Democracy in South Africa is still to be instituted. It is but a dream of South Africans to experience true democracy.
The problem, however, is that South Africa has been a non-democratic society since the National Party (NP) came to power in 1948 and ruled until April 1994. The NP became the NNP (New National Party) after losing control to the ANC. Subsequently, the NNP has become a distant memory on the South African political landscape. In fact, the NP/NNP lost its traction to such an extent, that it no longer has any presence on the internet apart from being mentioned on other pages as a party that no longer exists; and, it has been swallowed by the ANC. This non-democratic society even continues today under ANC (African National Congress) rule.
Just the way the ANC forced through some laws (legalizing pornography, abortion and same-sex "marriage"), even though the people overwhelmingly spoke against them, speaks volumes of the ANCs undemocratic nature.
The latest "democratic" offering of the ANC in the Johannesburg council is to limit parties' deliberations in council according to their representation in council.
This will severely limit the ability of smaller parties to have their say. A party, such as the ACDP (African Christian Democratic Party), will only get 4.14 seconds (maybe it is 4m14s) per deliberation, according to the information that I received.
Now, this will seem utterly absurd to any logical thinking person concerned about democracy in this country! How can democracy be served when smaller parties, practically, are kept from giving their insight into the political process?
Since when does brilliance need a majority? Einstein needed no majority of minds to come up with the theory of relativity. If brilliance needed the majority of people to deliberate, what does that say about the ANC's ability to come up with a truly workable solution to fight crime?
The fact is that in democracy we all have an equal voice before the law. It is entrenched in the constitution.
The fact is that the ANC does not want ANY conflicting voices in the market place of ideas. They will give anyone a chance to speak, as long as the ideas presented are not dissenting ideas from the ANC party line. Hence, all other parties oppose them, and as a result, their chances of airing their voices must be severely limited! It seems like democracy does not even exist within the party!
My question to all is: When will people come to the realization that South Africa is NOT run according to democratic principles and the ANC is not an advocate of democracy?
The writer of Ecclesiastes in the Bible, wrote exactly what is present in South Africa to day:
even there was wickedness,
and in the place of righteousness,
even there was wickedness.
This is what South Africa has become. In the place of justice and righteousness there is wickedness!
Monday, February 19, 2007
Democracy in South Africa is still to be instituted. It is but a dream of South Africans to experience true democracy.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
As long as crime continues to the extent that it occurs in South Africa I will just have to keep writing about it.
In the last week or so, several cabinet ministers made comments about crime in this country, however, not one of them gets it! I am now really convinced that either these people are aliens from another planet*, or they simply do not get it! Perhaps they do not want to get it!
I have already written somewhat on the crime situation in South Africa. You can read it here, here, here, here, here, here and here.
If anyone has a right to complain about the crime in this country, it would be my family. Two of my nieces had their cars hijacked at gunpoint, one niece was raped, one cousin and one uncle murdered. Our house was burgled and our car stolen. Yet, still, the government continues with its denial of out-of-control crime!
Lately, the Defence Minister Mosiuoa Lekota entered the fray on the issue of crime. On day one of the debate on the State of the Nation address, he took DA leader Tony Leon and ACDP leader Kenneth Meshoe to task "for relying on letters from South Africans living abroad to highlight the crime problem."
Pardon me for saying so Minister Lekota, but certainly you cannot be that ignorant to think that these expats have nothing to say about crime in this country! The fact is that the majority of these expats have had it with the crime in this country and have gone looking for a better, safer life elsewhere! I am still in South Africa, and God forbid that I will pay with my life for staying here, yet I believe that I must become part of the solution to the rampant crime and immorality in this country stoked on by the very government that should be providing safety and direction in this country! As someone who has chosen to stay behind, I have just given a list of some of the crimes committed against my family! Would that suffice?
Why in the world do you, Minister Lekota, believe that the stories of expats are irrelevant to the situation of crime we face in this country? It seems to me that this ANC government loves using their selective memory and is doing so once again! If my memory serves me correct, in the apartheid years, many of the ANC comrades escaped this country. Did they have a voice concerning the injustices committed under the apartheid government? Remember, you need to be consistent now! Of course they had a voice outside of this country! Certainly, you do not believe that what they had to say was irrelevant?! Do you? Maybe the world press should not have relied on their stories since they were also expats.
The fact that people are willing to leave a country because of the crime speaks volumes! Why did they not just move elsewhere in the country? People are feeling hopeless, because this ANC government is heartless and does not care for its citizens! All this government can do is talk, talk, talk! Why in the world are they so insistent that crime is not so bad, when all it takes is half a brain to see that crime is out of control? Is something sinister going on which the government is trying to keep silent?
Lekota continued, "Why single out the voice of some wealthy individual who can afford to take the whole family, leave this country and go to Australia and highlight that in this house? The Honourable Meshoe invites into this house the comments of someone sitting in the exaggerated comfort of European cities, pointing a finger and saying how wrong the country is."
Isn't that interesting? Lekota simply has no idea how to fight crime in this country, so what does he do? He attacks those who live in comfort! As if it is not important if those in comfort have experienced crime! What does one's financial status have to do with the state of crime in this country? Crime remains crime, whether one is rich or poor! The fact is that this government cannot handle criticism. It is like a spoilt brat with an oversized ego who cannot handle rejection. On top of that, the only way this government can respond to criticism is fire salvos at the critics. No solutions!
It amazes me that every time that someone complains about crime in this country, the first thing our honourable ministers do is shoot back with questions such as, "Why are you not helping in fighting crime?" The fact is that this ANC government does NOTHING against crime and expects everybody else to do it for them! One of the main mandates of any government is to keep order and to keep its people safe. This government is failing miserably in its mandate, and as a result we should claim our tax money back!
So, BTW, if a criminal comes up to me with a handgun, what am I supposed to do as a citizen who practically does not have a right to carry a weapon? Stare the criminal onto his knees? Or, perhaps I must just wish him away? The ANC wants us to help fight crime, but they have pulled our teeth and as a result we have no bite! We cannot carry weapons, and we cannot get our communities closed up with access control added at specified entrances to our suburbs. Apparently wanting to close suburbs and adding access control is racism. Next time a white South African is shot to death we will drop the body off at the government's front door. The racism here is reversed. It is simply because we live in white suburbs (discounting the black home owners among us) that we are not allowed to close it up. THAT IS RACISM! Oh, yes! "Racism" is a non-word when it is perpetrated by a black person on a white person!
Lekota added. "When are we going to speak about the majority of black and white south Africans, farmers, who are sticking it out on their farms in the Free State, North West and Limpopo, who are working to contribute to the national effort to fight crime? Those are the people we should be speaking about and speaking to."
Well Minister Lekota, here I am. Speak about me and my family. Come speak to us! For obvious reasons I will not bet on that happening. EVER!
The fact is that it is all talk and no guts!
As an aside, yesterday, the Rigel Avenue off-ramp, which I must use everyday when coming from work, claimed another two victims, one of whom died, after armed perpetrators shot at them. This is the reality in South Africa, everyday!
*NOTE: I do NOT believe in aliens from other planets.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
When I saw this video, I simply had to share it with you. Abortion is not just removing a piece of meat from a woman's body. It is cold-blooded murder! This is a song by The Piper, lead of the hip-hop group, FlipSyde.
After reading this article about the German crackdown on home-schoolers, I felt the need to challenge everybody concerned about educational freedom in the world to raise a complaint with the German government via their local German Embassies.
Contact information for the German Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa, is as follows:
German Embassy - Pretoria
Botschaft der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
180 Blackwood Street, Arcadia, Pretoria 0083.
PO Box 2023, Pretoria 0001
Tel: (012) 4278900
Fax: (012) 3439401
Please take the time to call, fax or email your local German embassy to raise issues regarding the unfair treatment of home-schoolers based on a law that was enacted by Hitler himself!
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
More than 5000 people have already sent letters to President Mbeki about their concerns and experiences with crime in South Africa. If you would like to send such a letter to the prez then visit Dear President!
PS. My Technorati Profile
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Ford Motor Company supports the homosexual agenda, thereby telling people around the world that the family is of no concern to them.
Start boycotting Ford today and do NOT buy any Ford products whatsoever!
If you live in the U.S.A./Canada, visit this page to send the CEO of Ford, Mulally, an email telling him of your stance against their position. If you live outside of U.S.A./Canada, then go here to send your email.
Sunday, February 04, 2007
The ANC government seems not to understand the state of crime in this beautiful country of South Africa.
According to the Times, "The bank had commissioned 2.8 million pamphlets containing a patriotic message on the concern about crime. Attached to each was an envelope addressed to [President] Mbeki. Postage had already been paid."
Officials from the Presidency met with management from FNB and "explained" sensitivities surrounding a campaign aimed at the president, "especially" since there is a current battle for succession in the ANC. According to the Times, government spokesman Themba Maseko saw this campaign as incitement against Mbeki, and that this "incitement" of "people to behave in a certain way towards the head of state cannot be condoned."
It is very interesting that the ANC holds several accounts with FNB, and the ANC must have threatened the closure of their accounts with the bank. This would have been a huge loss for the bank and as a result they must have backed down on their initiative.
Why is it that whenever the subject of crime rears its head, the ANC government must run around like chickens without heads trying to mislead the people about crime in the country? The fact is that the crime situation can be laid at the feet of the current government without any argument. This government has been soft on crime since it came into power. Why shouldn't they be? They would be hard on their own voter's base if they did become hard on crime. The vast majority of criminals in this country vote for the ANC. Why should the ANC government resist their own voter's base on this?
More and more, this government gives us unequivocal proof that it has no idea on how to solve the state of crime in this country; or,... they have no plans on stopping the crime wave! When the Minister of Safety and Security, Charles Nqakula, states that people make too much fuss about crime in this country, and then a short time after that President Mbeki states on national television that crime is not out of control; then, together with the FNB saga, we have incontrovertible proof that the current ANC government simply is not serious about crime and does not care about the welfare of its citizens. A government like this does not deserve to be in power!
On the other hand, the fact that FNB backed off so easily from this campaign has simply proven that they can be intimidated by government. The fact that governmental "sensitivities" are more important than the more than 18,000 people annually that die by violent crime, is simply beyond me! So many of FNB's own branches have undergone waves of crime, and this should have pushed the resolve of FNB's management to go ahead with their campaign!
A government that does not care about the welfare of its people simply does not deserve its power base, and it is time that those who vote for the ANC open their eyes to the truths about the ANC.
The ANC is a typical humanistic organization that would do anything to gain power, even if it means doing exactly what the people stand against. A case in point, in fact several cases: legalization of pornography, legalization of abortion and legalization of same-sex "marriage."
A "democratic" government, elected into power by a democratic vote, who simply does whatever it wants no matter what the people say, is in fact a false government that usurped the power of the people and is aiming at ruling by tyranny.
If, as the statistical claim goes, 70% of people in South Africa are Christian, then those Christians need to rise up and withstand this government and its "tyrannical" laws by voting them out at the next general elections in 2009.
It would be the duty of every Christian to vote against the ANC!
UPDATED 5 February 2007:
The latest in this saga according to News24 is that FNB will go ahead with their anti-crime initiative, but at a later date. It is my opinion that FNB should go ahead in order for the ANC government to feel the pressure from the people in order to bring about REAL change with REAL crime-fighting initiatives!
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Is another Hitler on the rise? You can make a difference and stop this madman!
Updated 5 February 2007:
I used to have a movie here created by aish.com, but it ran whenever my blog was entered. It is not very controllable until it finishes playing through. As a result I removed it, and you can now view it at aish.com.