“I’m inside a pretty box that feels real, taught to believe that everything outside is terrifying darkness. So no matter how much my little-little box keeps shrinking-shrinking, I’m going to bend and squeeze to stay inside it… and never discover that inside is the lie, and everything outside is all that matters.
Constitutional democracy is more for the politicians than voters… which makes them fear other politicians more than us. There’s always someone who wants their chair, or to fight them for the chair with the bigger cushion. From our viewpoint, them switching places doesn’t change much. Different faces don’t alter the nature of politics, only who builds the boxes.
We’ve little to do with who rules the DA or the ANC. Jacob Zuma is the ultimate proof of that. But the same logic applies to President Cyril Ramaphosa and DA Federal Executive Chairman James Selfe – they live in a world of chairs not boxes.
You’re right if you pointed out that there’s leeway at the bottom. At some point, they had to climb out of the box and onto the chair. It’s more probable that someone lowered a ladder. No matter how they got there, ask yourself how many politicians names you knew when they got elected in your backyard. And if they later got kicked out of Council for being a thief, was it because of Public action… or because another politician or their own party wanted their chair? And of all those thieves that lost their chairs, how many got sent to that box called jail?
There are too many useful idiots and not enough anarchists.
It isn’t democracy, just fucking boxes and chairs…”
Those words were from ‘Same Shit, Different Government: Book 1 – The Corruption & The Intimidation’. The book will be released in digital format for R200 on April Fool’s Day 2019, South Africa’s national holiday for politicians. Subscribe for free and be notified of a R50 discount during the first week of sales.
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