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Monkey see, monkey do!

2014-04-24 07:57
David Jacobs Comments: 2 Article views: 0
All hail the king, or president, or God, depending on how Mr Zuma currently views himself. I wish to address the said Mr Zuma on a certain topic of UBUNTU, which is something that I think he has forgotten about.

Today I thought about the fact that I am an African, a white one, but still an African. I was born and raised in this country, also experienced apartheid a bit and the birth of democracy. I was excited with the majority of people when we stood together and started to dream together of a South Africa full of potential. And now, I am even more excited. 

You see, Mr Zuma may have forgotten the following very simple fact. When one communicates, only 7% of the meaning of your message is carried over in the words one chooses to use. Fantastic, which means that the other 93% is carried over by your body language and tone of voice. Body language indirectly translates into actions for me. Which means that, as a citizen, I may surely look up to my president and view his actions as the sociably acceptable behavior standard to follow.

With that in mind, and seeing that the ANC preeches UBUNTU everywhere, but practises individualism instead, I will be knocking on Mr Zuma's door firstly to obtain some money for some unexpected upgrades that MUST be done to my home. Also then, I will be joining him at Nkandla, which obviously is "our" home (UBUNTU), as we stand together, we share together and we grow together. Somehow I dont think that I will receive a fabulous welcome.

With my tongue firmly stuck into my cheek, I truly hope that young South Africans find a leader (not a Hippocrate - fattening himself on lies) that they can look up to. I truly hope that we can find it in ourselves to remove the blinkers and to realize that we owe ourselves a good governing body where the people are properly cared for, money is spent on the necessary (education and economic growth) and that we can stand together and give ourselves what we deserve. With this, I also believe that individuals that do not work / contribute to the economy have no say in an election, along with prisoners. 

Okay, that feels a bit better.

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