Blame the President not the Guptas

2016-03-18 09:29

Can I ask that we set our prejudices and stereotypic conceptions aside for the moment?

It may be comforting to view the Guptas rather simplistically as a bunch of intoxicating snake charmers that bewitched and captured our helpless President (However, as the intellectual Edward Said pointed out, Orientalism can often limit your analysis).

I for one don't buy this rationale of the helpless President. The truth is there is no magic to snake charming. The truth is that individuals must be held accountable for their decisions and the relationships they hold.

I assume we believe in the concept of free will, at least to some degree. Otherwise, why even bother.

Who then is to blame for this - and gauging by recent accounts - costly relationship between the Guptas and the President?

Maybe I am missing something here. But if any of these allegations are true, I hold the President accountable. I hold the ANC NEC accountable. And I hold the South Africans that have been voting in this sham of a democracy accountable (If you voted, you put these kinds of people in power).

Perhaps, only then do I hold the Guptas accountable.

And can the prehistoric intellectual class of the ANC alliance stop using this term ‘state capture’ to deflect the issue. It makes me want to puke.

They are responsible for governing this country and therefore they are ultimately accountable for the relationships they hold.

Be honest gentlemen. The correct term to use is kleptocracy.

I will pose the question again to the reader? Do we need this elaborate form of government? No other party or politician is going to save you within the current structures.

Can we not see that our knowledge and technical capacities have reached a stage where we no longer need to have elaborate government structures and giant corporations, in the repressive forms they have taken?

Is it really that difficult to see that human liberty can do without these two oppressive structures?

I reject the current rules of the game. It is rigged in favor of greedy men. It is exploitative. It is ugly.

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