Although Henno made some interesting and valid points in his article “e-Tolls… it is YOUR fault” about the white middle class there is a couple of things I would like to point out.
It is not fair or reasonable to blame the white middle class for the e-tolls or even the fact that they did not participated in all the action to prevent the e-tolls. Most of the whites, I believe, have already protested against this government and its corruption, nepotism and incompetence in the previous election but the majority refused to join. Where were the majority of the blacks then? Where were COSATU then? Why did the majority, COSATU and the SACP refuse to work together and joined the minority?
No, they prefer to support the same corrupt, thieving and incompetent government. Then when things don’t go their way they run out in the streets, burn tires, throw stones at the cops and vandalize property when government frustrates them.
This type of behavior is not part of the white’s culture that is why they don’t participate. Democracy was specifically invented to give the public an instrument to deal with incompetent governments without the necessity to plunder shops or destroy property.
So here is the plan. Next year we will once again have an election and everybody including the majority blacks, COSATU and the SACP have the opportunity to STAND TOGETHER and elect a new party into power. Not only will this be an interesting lesson to the ANC but it will also serve as a warning to future governments. Don’t mess with the voter else you are out!
If we can manage this we won’t have to waste money in court, drive slow on the highways, obstruct traffic in Joburg CBD, pollute the air and destroy property we can all skip directly to a better future! We won’t even have to blame a minority which doesn’t even have the numbers to enforce e-tolls on the majority.
Just imagine we might even have working traffic lights in future, who knows.
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