PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Clive Robertson
 
Comments: 12
Article views: 889
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all Clive Robertson's badges.
 

Who is Jacob Zuma?

01 April 2014, 14:44

Post-apocolypse


As a post-apocolyptical-apartheid white man, I find that I have been through incomparable emotional heights and troughs like no other over the last two decades, and it has landed me in a place of relative indifference to the dishevelled state of the nation. Why? This is the attitude required by one such as myself in order to survive with any sort of optimistic country view intact, and the latter is the natural state of my being.

Media indifference


While I must habitually maintain my distance from current media reported events and the primitive antics of the people in force, I do have the inclination to sometimes have a say in the public sphere, albeit only to send out a sonar signal to see if there are other bats out there who also feel as though they have been abandoned to a dark cave of archived sanity.

Insane!


This leads me to the question... where has Sanity gone? Abandoned, along with her sisters, Common Sense, Accountability, Morality, Integrity, and their mother, Reason. We seem to have lost a family of positive traits to the dark corner of the basement and replaced them with an ever darker force of autocratic chaos. The order of today seems to be self enrichment, nepotism, disinformation, illusion, and a lack of basic human interest in the tax-paying denizen – something that I would expect to glean from a medieval history book.

Who?


Ayn Rand wrote, “Who is John Galt?”, way back in the 50’s... he was a man who disappeared to a new land, along with the reasonable and moral brothers of productivity, innovation and industry, and left the remaining half-wits to savagely consume each other into self implosion and waste. I draw disturbing similarities with the last two decades in South Africa. I don’t need to mention the gross degradation in the infrastructure and basic services, and I know that those on the same vein already have the sad headshake of acknowledgement, but I must add myself to the numbers who are rather disappointed in our leadership.

Can we afford it?


When one remembers the old unspoken South African law, the law of the reasonable man, then what do we do when the majority elects an entire cabinet of unreasonable. If we are to preserve any measure of sanity, then we need to act, as unfortunate and costly as that would be, would it ever be too much?

Who is he to say that he will not pay back our money?

Who is Jacob Zuma?

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
12 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Annette Nel
Water crisis: City of Cape Town h...

Unluckily, the toilets have to be flushed or epidemics will be the next problem. I understand the drought, but I'm sorry, you as government have left it to late. Read more...

0 comments 1042 views
Submitted by
Shaun Nel752
Fees aren't everything

Higher levels of employment and university graduates that have the necessary skills for employment both locally and abroad is not impossible.  Read more...

0 comments 96 views
Submitted by
Lawrence Fengu
Dealing with Zimbabwe's fault lin...

Zimbabwe has been a ticking time bomb for almost two decades and, in that period, SADC actions have merely been a futile exercise of papering over the cracks. Read more...

0 comments 90 views
Submitted by
Ken Sibanda
Why Robert Mugabe should not agre...

Military rule in Africa has done nothing but cause continued human suffering in all parts of the world. Read more...

0 comments 5086 views
Submitted by
Michelle Swanepoel
Praise for Mugabe is baffling

The country is run by fear. If you want too look at a father of independence, then look at Mandela. Read more...

0 comments 1169 views
Submitted by
Langa Khumalo
The Last Massacre, Zimbabwe's im...

The final pieces have been set, the fool's show goes on and the horror that is about to happen in Zimbabwe will be historical if not biblical. Read more...

0 comments 3578 views
 

services

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2017 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.