“I hate banks.
They do nothing positive for anybody except take care of themselves.
They’re first in with their fees and first out when there’s trouble.”
For all the many complaints and opinions about the Recession in Knysna, it’s disappointing that few people actually know how and why it happened.
Knowing why so many Knysna businesses have gone under (or being replaced by national franchises) should be something that we not only seek but also have taught to us by our local government. As they’ve repeatedly proven, the Knysna Municipality, (DA, COPE and ANC councillors) feels no obligation to the public it’s suppose to serve unless it’s to repeatedly present the misguided notion of pretending that problems don’t exist so as not to damage our all-important, yet lessening, tourist industry. If you don’t acknowledge the problem, you cannot fix it!
As much as they are at fault, we, as the public, are far more at fault if we do not investigate for ourselves. Knowing why we are in the shit is one of the most important things we can do. We not only have a responsibility to our friends, families and self but also to one another. You and i are interlinked. If we don’t change things, we will fall together.
As a precursor to the bigger picture, i composed a small story to ram home just how stupid and abusive the current financial system (that rules our lives) is. I ask you to think, share and alter the limited mindset you’ve accepted those before us as well as the current crop of banks, insurance companies and corrupt politicians (especially if they’re South African). Read it at www.knysnakeep.org/banks-have-failed.
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