It’s became the most popular one-day blog in Knysna Keep’s history. Are Lauren Waring & Chris Mulder Destroying Knysna? fueled this blog to almost 1200 page views yesterday which is a lot considering the niche topic it represents.
It shows that Knysna does give a damn and that you are concerned for your future. You are not powerless. We have to become a community again, one that gets to know our neighbours so that we help design our lives rather than have them designed for us by politicians and municipal workers who will never get to know us and have instead chosen to ignore that they work for us.
There have been too many cover-ups such as the millions misspent or missing from Knysna Tourism, the lack of punishment for those who robbed 50 people in a rental scam, the 7-figure payout to Johnny Douglas, the blatant failure by politicians to uphold their election promises, environmental laws broken by developers etc.
I, as an activist, have been blacklisted by the powers that be; politicians will not meet me, Knysna Tourism has denied my rights as a member, newspapers will not print a single expose or research info i’ve given and police have threatened me, even deliberately bungling my own attempted murder.
This is not democracy. It’s Knysna having become a controlled society. Silence is a crime. Every time we don’t speak up, we give away our freedom. Elections are nearing us again. Don’t let the bullshit continue.
I’m hoping that you don’t treat what i’m saying as radical but rather give some thought back to those days when neighbours helped one another, the media spent more time on real issues and you were treated as a citizen. Knysna is a small town. We can easily bring that back.
Have no doubt that South Africa, as a whole, is in trouble and that that will only be amplified in small towns such as ours. Apathy is our greatest challenge yet ironically can be easily overcome with positive thought leading to action. With your participation, Knysna can weather the storm and become productive again.
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