And Now the Status of South Africa is Pure Junk

2017-04-03 20:24

South Africa is on the chopping block. The real occupation of the country has began. South Africa today is the feast and the venue for vultures. When people fought (and many of them died) for freedom during the days of apartheid they were fighting to set their own course for self advancement. They were driven by the desire to stage their own opera to the deities of self determination. And they were midway in the very first sonatas to freedom, when a foreign orchestra of aristocratic greed hijacked the arena; and has continued to conduct the performance ever since.

South Africans must just accept defeat, they have been defeated and they lie low. The foreign vultures has out-fought them, out classed them and won decisive victory. And having won the war it is natural to show display their powers - they can do as they please. That is the nature of victory. Once you won then the people you have conquered are under you  - you do as you like.

The ideologies of greed have raised their banners and launched a brutal war against South Africans and now South Africans are captured like slaves. Who is in charge of your life, your destiny, the direction of your own dear country? Face the question with your two eyes? Stop fooling yourself and beating about the bush, the facts are they and can not be denied.

The country's neck has definitely booked an appointment with the hangman’s noose. These vultures are like a mafia enterprise, they decapitates their opponents and sends them to to swim with the fishes. They have saturated our public space that they is no space to breath anymore. A visit to the South African twitter space is to be submerged by these apostles of greed and avarice. Every imaginable lie—and many unimaginable ones—are manufactured and put into circulation. The credulous and gullible appear always in large supply.

As so the  world looks on as South Africa is spinning and spinning in a dizzying, ridiculous, violent dance, racing ever nearer to the edge of that jagged precipice we have been warned for so long. With the new cabinet reshuffle, the person or a gang of people that had made this hard-to-believe reshuffling, took a big gamble with the country. This is a country born in great hope and the vision of bright days ahead, but now has shrunk and reduced to a tiny dot on the global stage.

In Chinua Achebe’s novel A Man of the People, (Heinemann, 1966) we meet a Minister of Finance who is cast to the hounds, is reduced by a manipulative president to a widely ridiculed caricature. The minister’s crime in the novel is to balk at the president's order to print worthless currency in order to paper over a looming economic crisis in the country.

A Man of the People shows democracy that has gone rogue. The masses of the people elect leaders to represent them only for those leaders to turn their backs on the people. Instead of working for the masses who voted them, the leaders (each one calls himself a man of the people) splash on themselves, to maintain lifestyles that is not merely lavish – but obscenely, mindless bizarre. Legendary greed, mindless accumulation and recklessness in decision making is what drives them.

And because decisions are made not for the people but motivated by avarice, collapse come. The rating by Standard and Poor to make South Africa a junk country in economic, commercial and financial terms is not an event. It is a long series of political scandals and recklessness we are used to. Everyday brings new scandals in its dawn, and the new scandals are in competition with the previous scandals to shock our brutalized, and shell-shocked sensibilities.

The gang of people who made the reshuffling surely knew that they were poking a rattlesnake but they simply did not care. They were consumed by greed than to care. The country has been reduced to their personal desires and the rest of the people do not count. The millions of South Africans do not count, they are like ants. Ants do not matter, we trample them under feet and do not mind doing that. Vultures are scavengers.

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