58 years ago, Aldous Huxley predicted our world under “frightful dictatorship”, voters happy to be ruled by people who look good on television but who are not good politicians.
South Africa is in trouble because too many South Africans are stupid… and armchair critics, especially us white folk, full of meaningless, online farting… Our country is under threat. Chaos beckons. International forces and internal politicians play for our future. Our fellow countrymen and countryladies suffer… and should expect greater suffering… In one week, the Rand has lost 11% of it’s value. One major credit rating company has dropped our investment status to ‘junk grade’. Officially, 27% of our fellow citizens are unemployed (unofficially, much more). Over the past 24hrs, the ANC’s Alliance partners, COSATU and the SACP, made history … ‘Click here to read full article…’
What use is democracy if we cannot remove failing politicians and municipal employees? Are they here to serve us? Are they elected representatives and public servants… or are we exhaustively working for them, our slavery ensured by skin colours and political parties that have no intention of walking the talk? Are we chained to a justice system indifferent to justice… sometimes a criminal perpetrator of injustice? As a man wanting a better life, as a human being capable of helping my neighbours, I raise my double barrel of middle fingers to the CORRUPT. My two flags of flesh, grown from … ‘Click here to read full article…’
“Politicians are just the unnatural lubricant on the democracy-flavoured condom that government dons every time it tries to disguise the fact that it’s about to screw its citizens again”. Chris Roper’s famous article in video form, a scathing attack on the ridiculousness of South African politics, especially the citizen’s role of stupidity within it. Read the word form at ‘Suck on this, Honourable Member’.'Click here to read full article...'
Is this what we want “democracy” to be? Where One Desire, One Vote = Foolish Democracy? Colin McGinn is one of the greatest thinkers of our age. He uncharacteristically blogged, prompted, as many have been, by shock at the USA’s election of Donald Trump… except that Mcginn posted his blog days before. I read it whilst my spirit was slumped by the stupidity and hatefulness of my South Africans who, too quickly, have fallen into camps that have nothing to do with fairness and justice and too much to do with whose black or white, whose intolerant or cowardly. What … ‘Click here to read full article…’
R27.99. That was the special price of the Old Brown Sherry i bought at Tops. I drank half and, since i’m a lightweight, that proved enough for me to talk to myself… ACTION VS APATHY – DEMOCRACY NEEDS WORK I was feeling frustrated and trying to gather my thoughts. When i listened to the recording this morning, i was obviously talking to you as well. I ramble a bit but stand on several matters such as the childish people at Helen Zille’s meeting, apathy versus action and negative versus positive – i retain the conclusion that the value of our … ‘Click here to read full article…’
It isn’t democracy, it’s insane. The Municipal Councils that rule us sometimes have little to do with democracy and everything to do with a minority having too much power. Imagine 19 politicians on a Council. To keep it simple, let’s say that 10 are DA and 9 are ANC. On the hypothetical agenda is a proposal to award a tender to a company that will plan the future of the town. 9 ANC vote against he proposal whilst behind the scenes 4 DA members also vote against it. 9 + 4 = 13. Theoretically, 13 opposing councillors defeat the 6 … ‘Click here to read full article…’
It was a scandalous meeting that decided once and for all that the DA despise democracy in Knysna. Think i’m exaggerating? Then read this and learn a hard lesson about our mafioso local government. In December 2015, Knysna was to appoint a Municipal Manager (MM). Instead, Knysna Municipality re-advertised the position. The reason given was that they wanted to look for an equity candidate i.e. a black, coloured or female person. This made no sense as they had not stipulated that and thus the top candidate, a white male, had his time wasted and was given the boot. Since Lauren … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Nathan Kirsh is one of the richest men in South Africa, alleged DA benefactor and alleged man behind the DA-AGANG (failed) merger. I wrote about Nathan Kirsh last year and immediately had Primedia sending me a lawyer’s letter and News24 taking down my post whilst refusing to explain. Bizarrely, the ANC Youth League even offered him an apology. Yes, be scared of billionaires and lawyers. Coincidentally, i was at the Knysna Literary Festival last week for Tony Leon’s speech wherein he referred to Nathan Kirsh, or ‘Natie’ as he called him, giving advice. Today, the Mail & Guardian posted an … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Unless you know where political parties are getting their funding from, you don’t know who you’re voting for. You could be voting for foreign countries and corporations. The DA and the ANC won’t tell us where they get their money from and, unless they do, it’s wrong to call us a democracy. Today, the court will hear argument from a movement called My Vote Counts. I have no doubt that the odds are against them so they could use your support. Please consider, at the very least, subscribing to their newsletter at www.myvotecounts.org.za/join. Without transparency, we don’t know who rules … ‘Click here to read full article…’