Radical transformation instils fear and favour in voters

2016-05-05 06:00

THE marking of 21 years of democracy last year gave political parties the opportunity to debate “Consolidation of freedom through accelerating radical economic transformation” in a joint sitting of Parliament.

The result was as diverse as the opinions on what the real definition is. Politically the goal is to obtain a vote with a promise of change for the better.

Every citizen must believe that interventions by his or her chosen party will bring relief to his /her need.

Most people want to be free. Free of debt, free of responsibility, free of pain and ageing.

We all want to tour the world care free for the rest of our lives.

Unless you are a top politician, government cannot provide this sort of freedom.

A clear definition of the result of transformation is needed for the voter to believe it and vote for it.

The fear of transformation comes from the fear of losing value. The down turn in the economy, morality, safety, education, production and profit creates the idea that current transformation causes more loss of value to the country than value gains.

The value of the rand reflects our current value compared to other countries. It is now 2.5 % of what it was. It seems to be the price we pay for the short-term favour politicians gain through “radical” interventions.

The political focus on racial transformation creates the idea that excluding, barring or extracting white people and foreigners from all levels of the economy, sport and politics and property will elevate inclusion of a specific group of black people in the void that is created.

Such inclusion is expected to bring prosperity, happiness and healing to all and result in trust and love for the government and for the country.

A person who believes in the open- ended contract offered by politicians in exchange for a vote during these coming elections must at least spend some time on the internet and get some perspective.

Look at what is happening in the world and how politics and greed is killing the world.

I am yet to meet a politician who has a clear vision, that is constitutional, achievable and who knows how to achieve it. I will vote for such a person.


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