Our democracy? Don’t be fooled! There’s no such thing as liberalism, communism or socialism in South Africa. There’s only capitalism and politicians with different marketing strategies aimed at making themselves into better capitalists. Democracy has been capitalised!
Those selfish politicians exist because big business sponsors their parties. Municipal underlings aren’t exempt from condemnation if they’re obedient to the salary the party gives them instead of obedient to representing us.
They exist because millions of dumb and lazy citizens want to be gang members so that they can hate almost everyone else for their shitty lives whilst never doing anything about it. That limbo of hate is now more popular than striving for a better life.
They exist because the Media is composed of both kinds, the biased and the whores… but let’s not forget the cowards for whom journalism is a only a job, not a calling.
The fight against corruption is the fight for (and of) our lives. We’ll never meaningfully improve safety and health, or the lives of kids and pets and everything else, until we shrink corruption from an ocean into a stream. Until then, we’d be fools to call South Africa our democracy.
I’ve changed my website header into these rotating images that better express the resistance and/or lies I’ve received from the ANC, Media, SAPS, South African Human Rights Commission, Office of the Public Protector etc. The corruption of the oxymoronically entitled ‘Democratic Alliance’ is protected by those who were supposed to represent and/or protect us. Don’t trust anyone’s words, not even an anti-corruption NGO. The honest and the liars are only known through their actions. And what they don’t do is equally revealing, equally damning.