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Why not Malema?

20 July 2014, 11:46
The Internet is a lot like democracy. It embodies free speech and everyone can have access, and within reason, express their own view - within the rules.  I dont want to take issue with what the *rules* are - but we all know there ARE rules and these need to be there in order that anarchy be kept in check. Theoretically.

South Africa NEEDS mr Malema. Not HIM personally of course, but we need someone in his place. Richard De Figueirdo (nice name by the way) is missing the point when he laments Malema's radical, race-infused politics:  Malema rides the wave of sentiment that racial politics provides; and now and then he has to whip up a new froth for the followers to enjoy; and it is vital that somebody do that.He scares people. He makes people laugh. He makes others very angry, still others maybe even hate him and what he seems to stand for; but heres the point: He represents the crazy lunatic radical revolutionary end of the spectrum,
and in doing so, he shows people just what crazy politics would LOOK like, if it ever grew up,moved out of the house and started paying its own way. So people get a reminder
to keep things sane. THAT should be Malema's purpose. Of course its also useful and good that the crazy guy lose no chance to stand up and point fingers at the ruling party in the loudest, rudest manner possible: or else
our rulers might begin to think no one cares what they do. There is a fine line between Comedy and Horror, and people laugh at a comic because he reminds them that reality is sanity, and what they see on stage, is not.

The ANC currently have something like 62 percent of the seats in parliament; the closest opposition - 23 or so. Malema got-what 6 to 8 percent? which was HUGE for a newly formed party.Some say he split the vote..stole votes from the DA: who knows really - maybe he stole more from the ANC.

How will things look when Malema has 30 percent, and the DA 28? Suddenly you can have a coalition on certian things; the ANC would be reined in completely, and, for once, completely accountable.

The rest of De Figueirdo's article where he pads out his position with his Christian values and anectote about his restaurant, is of course complete drivel. It is, as they say "not even wrong" - had to be said.

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