I registered to vote today. Even though i remain in Ward 10, the voting station has changed because i moved. Physically, the new station is only 200m away from the old station. But i had to re-register, even though they have no proof where i stayed or where i am now. Voting can be a bit funny.
Some of you get bugged by me “bashing the DA” but the fact is that they’re plain evil in our town of Knysna. No, “evil” isn’t a harsh or melodramatic word considering their shenanigans which seems to benefit a few, not us.
They’ve done so much wrong that i wish that most were in jail, not in office earning good bucks. I can hope that my efforts get a bunch of the old politicians kicked off the new candidate list.
I keep asking for constituents to make a better DA, even offered my help, but so far all that they’ve appeared to do is become woolier sheep.
Self-interests, who we drink wine with, and how invisible we can become during problem times will not help us, will not help Knysna.
No, i will not be voting ANC. I consider them to be allies of bad DA politicians, not opposition. It feels like there’s no political parties, just one massive Blob looking to hurt us all in the generally accepted B-grade version of Knysna.
I don’t think of Knysna that way. I call her the “prettiest town in South Africa”. I consider Knysna to have the potential to be the best, the most awesome, the absolute glorious… which is why i fight rotten politicians no matter how little public support i receive and no matter how tough my enemies make it for me.
I want a better future for me, my dad and other people i care about. I’m also practical i.e. a better future for all means a safer future for me. Crime isn’t going to miraculously go away. It’s up to us to make Knysna corruption free whilst we focus on uplifting our poorer neighbours.
But i digress. In all of this madness i’m engaged with, it’s important to find a giggle. I got mine from seeing this post on Knysna Knews, the DA’s propaganda page. As ex-DA politician, Michelle Wasserman, so rightly said in the comment section, “REGISTER FOR CHANGE is an odd slogan for the DA to use in a DA-led municipality.”