I only noticed it now. Over 11 000 words ago, i passed the half a million words mark on KnysnaKeep.org. That’s, roughly, the length of 5 Jonathan Kellerman books. It’s not the book i meant to write in Knysna but it is the ‘book’ that’s the most important now.
This wasn’t my intention. There was no way that i could have imagined that it would take so long to bring the board of directors of Knysna Tourism to justice or that people would approach me with so many other issues along the way.
When i began, most readers were here for the gossip or looking for a weapon to beat me with. The DA and our local government were considered saints. Support was hard to find whilst my enemies falsely labelled me as ANC, using white public fear and racism as their point of attack. I can’t picture myself as ANC or DA because, after all i’ve witnessed and learned, it would be a betrayal of Knysna. But i do believe that we have to all work together so my door remains open to all political parties. By doing so, i’ve discovered that the stereotypes don’t always apply and that there’s good and bad people in every corner of this complicated, political mess. And some of the people i like are the most controversial. Hell, some of the people i like i don’t trust. As said, it’s complicated.
Questioning is a basic human right. When questions are silenced by those who are suppose to protect our rights, be afraid or, as they say in the movies, be very afraid. At least the tide has turned in our town. There are only a few biased loons who don’t question our politicians and police now.
The greatest challenge has been getting a result. There needs to be a definitive outcome i.e. people should be in jail for the way they’ve abused us for their own gain. But we don’t live in a fair world. We should at least expect them to be kicked out of their jobs and never allowed to represent us again! And the compromise, if ratepayers’ or taxpayers’ money was involved, should be them forced to pay it back.
I wanted to decide my life direction at the end of January but with the latest court case already being pushed back to then, i have to wonder how long the others will take. I need to not only play catch-up these coming ‘holidays’ but have a plan that’s likely to produce a result… and an alternative plan if something goes wrong in court.
Looking back on my blogs, it seems fair to say that i’ve exposed more wrongdoings at Knysna Municipality than the local newspapers combined. If one thing has been achieved it’s that there has been a general education where there was none previously. I firmly believe that education is the root of positive action.
To those who still doubt, i hope your eyes awaken to the troubling future we’re heading towards if we don’t alter it’s course. We can change it!!! But only together.
To those who’ve stuck with me through thick and thin (and more thin), thank you!