Is SA turning into a communist country?

2019-05-14 06:00

The government taking privately owned land without compensation, high taxes, and the regulation of religion are only some of the key features of communism.

Given the fact that these are currently becoming a reality, what would the situation then be like in three years’ time? State control and seizure of financial institutions and personal bank accounts? No freedom of religion at all? Closure of the majority of churches due to nonconformity to a certain political ideology or politically correct message?

Common terms such as socialist and Marxist being used in the manifestos of certain political parties for the general elections, actually refer to communism.

Do we also want a failed government, in which religious persecution by the state is rife and all ordinary people actually become poorer; as happened in all communist countries?

Just as one cannot expect good fruit to grow from bad seed, it cannot be that people vote for corrupt, immoral, ungodly, unjust, violent, unruly and constantly protesting leaders and parties, yet they expect a government that is financially and morally sound. Their actions reveal the true state of their hearts.

Unrighteous leaders cannot deliver results of righteousness. They, however, appear initially as wolves in sheep’s clothing, to deceive the flock – even while addressing large church gatherings; in order to gain votes.

Just as happened in Zimbabwe, the reality is that only a small minority of people will benefit from productive or valuable land seized by the government, due to its limited availability.

No party is also able to create jobs as promised, unless they foster a positive socio-political climate in which jobs can be created through international investment.

G. Contaldi Tafelsig
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