Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Interesting times

There is never a dull moment in our politics! And it is clear that the so called unifying JZ is loosing his unifying powers! The stand off between the unions and gov is proof of this! Not only that the war of words between Vavi and the ANC is proof to this too. But we just have to wait and see how these play themselves out!

But I assure you that more spins are going to come out and more lies are going to be peddled. We are going to be lied. President JZ got there by lying to the nation and we can not expect them to stop now when it worked so well for them before!

Amazing how quiet they are about the alleged wrong doing done by Mccarthy and Ngcuka! Are they not going to be charged? (Smoke and Mirros)

Kgalema stated last week that Thabo did everything by the ANC book and was not dictating to the ANC as JZ, Blade, MAlema and Vavi claimed. Kgalema says that the presidency was run quite efficientlythen. Lets hope there would be a more efficient Government!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The New national Assembly!

Watching Jacob Zuma and the new national assembly! Quite interesting to see if this is going to bring a new dawn as we all hope it will. Are these men and women going to shape our country for the better or worse? But some of them I would not trust them with anything let alone that they have access to the national coffers! Blade, Sexwale, Madikizela, Motshekga, Godongwana, Mbalula, Routledge, Shiceka, Mbethe, Sisulu, etc

They are about to start with the proceedings! I will be back!!

Friday, May 1, 2009

State of South African Politics




Welcome to the South African Banana republic! Some of us have been saying the campaign to get Zuma to the presidency is riddled with lies and misdirection. Zuma and crew have been managing the NIA and using the Police for a long time now. History will prove this and it has already started. The mild and vilified victim here is Thabo Mbeki. The real Machiavelli of our politics has been Zuma and his handlers! This all goes back to those who died in exile, Hani's death, and the ARMs deal.

We have been led to believe that Thabo was behind some of these things. But we should ask who had more access to the information on these issues the one running government or the one running the Intelligence services. Where is Masetla now?
Which begs the question did JZ cut ties with the spies when they became part of RSA government We are being misled! And the real culprits are running government now! To quote Machiavelli “Men are so simple and so much inclined to obey immediate needs that a deceiver will never lack victims for his deceptions”

And right now the Zuma ANC is doing what Machiavelli once said “If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared” to Thabo. They have done all in their power to vilify him. The question is why did we let this deception to go on? Why did we not want to see what was right before our eyes?

South African wake up!! And Journalists do some real work for a change instead of reporting political press reports.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Orania witch-hunt

As the first results of South Africa's general election start coming in, the residents of Orania are in shock after it emerged that three people in the town voted for the ANC.
Meanwhile staff on Robben Island are celebrating a Democratic Alliance win there, as they hope they will now be provided with a working ferry to get back to Cape Town to buy groceries.

From Hayibo.com

Sunday, April 26, 2009

My Post to a discussion on Thabo Mbeki on anothe forum

To quote Machiavelli “Men are so simple and so much inclined to obey immediate needs that a deceiver will never lack victims for his deceptions”

The deception that we have experienced has disappointed many of us. What is even scarier is the hatred that they feel for the man Thabo Mbeki. Why would they hate him so much? And why would they say all these false things about him?

I guess the Zuma ANC is doing what Machiavelli once said “If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared”

They are trying to ensure that Thabo does not have a chance to avenge the way they have treated him. They have tried discredit anyone who writes positive things about him.

But as Machiavelli once said “Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.”

All these things that have been happening since 2005 have proven what Ben Okri says “The magician and the politician have much in common: they both have to draw our attention away from what they are really doing.”

Vavi, Nzimande,Ramaphosa, Phosa etc have really drawn our minds away from the power games they have been playing all this time. And in Polokwane they reached the pinnacle of those games.And after Polokwane they have showed us the real Machiavellis the media has been saying Thabo is them and the shady business men behind them.

But luckily for them “Men are so simple and so much inclined to obey immediate needs that a deceiver will never lack victims for his deceptions”
And “The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.”

And those columnist or analyst have forgotten these words “To poison a nation, poison its stories. A demoralised nation tells demoralised stories to itself. Beware of the storytellers who are not fully conscious of the importance of their gifts, and who are irresponsible in the application of their art” They have poisoned our stories to a point that we no longer feel hope for the future! But then from the lessons learned from Mandela,Dr King, Chief Luthuli, Thabo Mbeki and currently Obama, We will rise and lead South Africa to greater heights!

Thabo Mbeki once said "Whatever the setbacks of the moment, nothing can stop us now!
Whatever the difficulties, Africa shall be at peace!
However improbable it may sound to the skeptics, Africa will prosper!"

We will continue the revolution to get South Africa and Africa to the top of the world, as envisioned by Thabo Mbeki's African Renaissance!

leaders who overcome political attacks!

"The ambitious citizens of a republic seek in the first instance (as we have said above) to make themselves sure against the attacks, not only of individuals, but even of the magistrates. To enable them to do this, they seek to gain friends, either by apparently honest ways, or by assisting men with money, or by defending them against the powerful; and as this seems virtuous, almost everybody is readily deceived by it, and therefore no one opposes it, until the ambitious individual has, without hindrance, grown so powerful that private citizens fear him and the magistrates treat him with consideration." excerpt from Machiavelli's Discourses

The question I have is to what extent is Jacob Zuma going to protect himself from future persecution? He states that he is standing just for one term. Why? Is this a ploy so that later he can say the people want me back? Or has he been pushed so that those who want the power would emerge later? And to what extent is he sure that what they have done to Thabo Mbeki would not be done to him?

Questions questions! Only time will tell!
To quote Henry Brooks Adams
Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds. So how true is this going to be for our New President And Crew

Quotes about elections

It is not the job of the candidate to win. His job is to BE the best candidate. Electing the best candidate is the job of the people. We have to let the people do their job, and if they fail to do it well, we will all pay the price together.
— Jon Roland, to a discouraged campaign worker, after losing his campaign for Congress, 1974

Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything.
— Attributed to Josef Stalin