Moonsamy's rejoining of ANC is no surprise

2017-03-22 03:53

The reaction to Magdalene Moonsamy's  joining the ANC was a big yawn. I don’t know whether Magdalene Moonsamy has hunted ostriches before that she is now adopting its style.

Common sense tells you that in running an ultra marathon such as the comrade marathon, there are chancers and weaklings who will stop running and start walking, after walking they drop out. It is part of every comrade marathon that you have such people. And soon after they quit the race, most of the time, you see them licking ice cream on the side of the road.

EFF from the beginning was designed as a long distance overhaul, a comrade marathon. But now much ground has already been covered, and victory is on the horizon.

Those who run the comrade marathon will tell you that in running the marathon you are confronted with a steep hill called Polly Shorts. Pollys, as it is known among marathon runners, is about 2 kilometers long. This is the place that separate the champions and fighters from the amateurs and clowns. The amateurs and clowns dropout. They feel the heat, stomach cramps, heavy breaching and aches and pains on the knees. And then they drop out. They were not psychologically fit from the very beginning. So it is good riddance that they step out of the race. They were a constant irritation to champion runners.

Real champions advancing the winning line at the comrades marathon

It took Apple several years to create one of the first smartphones. The process of developing it started in 1999 and in early 2007, Apple introduced the iPhone, with a multi-touch interface. Steve Jobs in establishing Apple did not want to correct the computer industry outside. He wanted to change it. It was sheer determination, hard work and staying power that he lasted. He was involved in a revolution. EFF is a revolution. EFF is an idea whose time has come and its strength is founded on its difference from the diseased ANC.

All what Magdalene Moonsamy was saying on this eve of human rights day can be reduced to this: “ANC is evil……there is no alternative to it”. That is the new marketing strategy of the ANC. And as we head to the 2019 elections expect this strategy to feature more and more in posters, rallies and political advertisement. “ANC is evil……there is no alternative to it”. The message will be said in different ways, but it will pivot on one key topic to the voters, “Oh you say ANC is evil but there is no alternative to it.”  This is the last fighting line of the ANC. What the opposition has to do in this context is to shine more and more - remain relevant, close to the people - create and energize branches, never lose the ball.

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