The few who disagreed gave no reason for their disagreement. That bias is easy to see when looking at News24 where commentators can be vile and nonsensical. Despite me deliberately loading that blog with links to info and directly addressing expected negativity, they arrived anyway. Fake profiles are far too common, anonymous people who troll without educated debate or well-thought opinion.
There’s hatred and racism in South Africa, a growing frustration and dissatisfaction that is destroying our chance at a future. Don’t be one of those people. Despise those who do wrong but don’t divide yourselves into an unproductive Us or Them, White or Black, DA or ANC.
I may support independent thought (and dislike the DA and the ANC) but it’s essential that we be prepared to deal with everyone and every group. We have to seek commonalities… and there are many such as safety, education and freedom. Our government and society will never work without such.
Back to that News24 re-post, read the comments there. Throw a Like on the side of pursuing honesty. Don’t let internet trolls rule news and social media. Don’t allow hatred to represent us… as an “us” or “them”. It’s only through transparency that we can understand what is happening to our lives. Through understanding we can figure out what to do about it.