We are celebrating 100 years of the existence of the ANC.
At the moment the ANC is doing their level best to outperform the Nationalist party and its midwife, the Broederbond.
The ANC and the Broederbond were born around the same time. Both are nationalist organizations. The ANC nationalists are of a black pigmentation and the Broederbond of a white pigmentation. Both had the principles of Ubuntu as focal point.
Both stood up because their nations and cultures were threatened by outside forces. The blacks felt threatened by the white minority that was in power in their country. The whites felt overwhelmed and controlled by the colonialists from Britain.
Both had seriously the interests of their tribes at heart. Both decided that they would make sure that their tribe gets the best that they deserve.
The Broederbond had its Umkonto We Ziswe in the form of the Ossewa Brandwag in an effort to persuade the powers in control that they were serious.
The Broederbond achieved their first objective in 1948 when the Nationalist party took power. Since then until the PW era they were the think tank and possessors of the political and to a certain extent the economic power in our beloved country. Unfortunately their noble causes were eventually hijacked by the power hungry and corrupt Nationalist politicians.
During the PW/FW era the Broederbond’s initial motivation, based on the concept of Ubuntu, were replaced by a strong dose of corruption and the securocrat’s’ total onslaught battle cry. To fight the enemy at all cost. The enemy was the ANC and its communist masters!!!
The velocity of maintaining political power by the National Party gained further momentum until an inner change took place and FW announced a turnabout of the political philosophy and the announcement was made to share power with the ANC and their aspirations. Let’s love the enemy and become a rainbow nation!!
The ANC achieved their objectives of gaining political and economic power in 1994. Since then more and more power were exerted and taken at will to achieve their objectives. Their (the founding fathers of the ANC) noble causes were hijacked by the power hungry and corrupt Nationalist politicians, sorry I mean the ANC politicians.
Unfortunately, as proved through history, power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. The ANC have lost the principles of Ubuntu.
The Principles of Ubuntu shifted towards the enrichment of the chosen, to the cadres and to attain raw power.
The battle cry has now changed to the’ total onslaught’ by the constitution and the courts on the ANC. Our constitution is now the ANC’s enemy number one instigated by its media ‘masters’!
This is where the ANC is presently outperforming the Nationalist Party. Or is it a matter that the noble principles of the founding fathers of the ANC; just as with the Broederbond, are now being replaced by who?
The ANC is riding on an avalanche of power grabbing and wallowing in the proceeds of corruption.
The stemming of the tide of the corrupt cancer within the Nationalist Party came from within the powerhouse, including voices from the Broederbond and through the white tribe’s academia and religious sense of morality. Of course the inner sense of morality was just that. The power hungry Nationalists had all the right arguments why they were protecting the rights of the nation and acted in the interest of the population. They believed their own propaganda.
It was ONLY through the pressure from outside that the breaking point was reached and the scale tipped towards equilibrium. Eventually they were forced to move towards true north.
As Julius Nyere concluded in his memoirs, it is impossible to stem such an avalanche of corruption from within, it has to come from outside forces.
Now a similar groundswell of resistance is developing against the tsunami of power abuse and corruption by the ANC. It started with certain civil society pressure groups. Unfortunately, due to the hue of their pale skins they were tarnished as being remnants of apartheid and counter revolutionary.
Of late and in addition to the uncontrolled frustrations displayed through toy toying around burning tires and flying stones by the populace, the ANC’s own tribe is getting gatvol.
Zwelinzima Vavi and others are trying to turn the corrupt ‘moral’ compass of the ANC towards true north. So are some intellectuals of the same tribe, the Ramphela’s, the Mbeki’s (the brother), Ramaphosa’s and others, who is part of the groundswell of basic common sense. Then of course there are our Tutus, the conscience that we so badly need.
So will these movements be successful in turning the tide and find true north?
They have a daunting task.
At the moment the ANC has become the most successful crime syndicate in the world. They do not need to bribe judges, prosecutors or police chiefs; they just appoint their own and remove those who oppose them.
They are exerting all their energy, instead of running the country, to muzzle the judiciary, the press and the constitution. As it would be difficult to change the constitution, they are designing methods to change it by any means, slice-by-slice, ignoring court orders and bulldoze immoral acts through parliament. The ENEMY is clearly THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT and its media masters!!!
The power hungry Nationalists, sorry I mean the power hungry ANC has all the right arguments why they are now protecting the rights of the nation and acted in the interest of the population. They believe their own propaganda.
Will we ever learn from history?
And apart from the corrupt political system that evolved since 1994, the ANC has also corrupted the economic landscape through the unintended but easily exploited affirmative action policy. The lip service in fighting corruption seems to be non-existent except as a handy tool to remove political opponents.
That seems to be the case when the ANC pounced upon the corrupt Limpopo government where our wee Julius has his tenderpreneureal hunting ground whilst in the North West where one of the ANC’s favorite premiers and holder of high office seems to outdo the Limpopo fiasco in crime syndication, are conveniently ignored. THE MORAL OF THE STORY? Do not challenge the Mafioso, respect the Godfather!!!!.
So let’s wish these movements that are diligently trying to find true north, the best of luck or even better let’s join hands and minds with them. Only then shall we overcome!!