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Yes! We Can!

24 January 2013, 11:04

Every second day someone pops up here or elsewhere claiming (or strongly implying) to be the voice of reason in a sea of lies. These commentators tell us, no, they assure us that they are the ones who know the kind of leadership needed in South Africa, how blessed we should feel.

So it’s Malema out, he made some feel too uncomfortable didn’t he? And anyone but Zuma for some, while Zuma all the way for most ANC members who voted at Mangaung.

If Only it was as easy as our talking heads tell us we’d not have a single thing to worry ourselves with, however in reality, it’s hard out.  No sooner will our perfect candidate be inaugurated followed by a lip-synched, but passionate rendition of our national anthem by a Beyonce (or someone like that) than the knives will be out getting sharpened.

You will not find any political leader today (here or elsewhere in the world) who has not found himself/herself having to be creative in their replies in order to conceal damning lies, Obama was found out not long ago, when asked if he would dump his current family medical plan and replace it with the one he has imposed on all Americans, there was a stony silence, cabinet ministers were asked the same question and they said they’d think about it.

A day later a law was passed exempting all cabinet Ministers from the new medical bill - that’s politicians the world over, in our infant democracy we are finding it hard to swallow and accept that fact.  Closer to home, Zille was caught on camera thanking Telkom for a breakfast they’d sponsored, fast forward a few years, Zille, as usual tries to score political points by not attending the same kind of breakfast because “it was not right for business to be sponsoring government events, political parties and the ANC” ,,Wait, did she  say anything about FNB and that advert? I doubt.

Point is, All politicians will let you down, make you cry, there’s no leadership that’s going to please us all, they will always say what their fans/supporter’s and audience wants to hear, JZ himself is a master at this – if we were objective in our assessment of people holding public office, we’d find that we actually have much more in common than we give ourselves credit for.

You naysayers, doubters and pessimists need only look at how united the majority of people are against the crookery that is E-tolling to see that it Can be done, we can make politicians tow our line, we deserve nothing less.  

Yes! We Can!

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