The Pitchforks are Coming …

2014, Nick Hanauer, a filthy rich plutocrat was invited for a talk on TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) and he delivered a warning message for all the Have’s of the World.

The message was simple and in a nutshell boiled down to ‘Repent or pay the ultimate price’

A scary thought that one of the richest men in the World has come to that conclusion and has warned the World in general about their ways, yet to be ignored by the general populace.

All over the World the signs are there, the system as it is is failing. Since the collapse of the US Banking System and knock on effect it caused in World which could be seen in the rise of resistance to the system of control which is called Capitalism in the form of protests such as the #OccupyWallStreet movement to name but one of many such movement which arose after the crash.

You may wonder why I said that the capitalist system is a system of control?  Is it not just an economic and political system?

Yes, it is both those things, but it is something more, for you see, through capitalism, the Government can keep a tight grip on the populace and swing votes in their favor as long as the stay ahead of the wave.

The reason I am saying this is because there is no real freedom for any man, woman or child born into the system, unless you are part of the political and corporate elite, or if you by some good fortune, were at the right time, at the right place with the right materials to start up your own little enterprise.

Without money, things like taking your kids to a place like the National Kruger Park is out of the question, firstly, you need time off from work (if your Master allows it) then, you need money to finance your trip to the park, after this you need money to pay entrance to the park, and then accommodation etc.

The average Joe on street does not have the finances to take himself or his family anywhere.  So ask yourself, is this average Joe free to move where he wants, when he wants as enshrined in the Constitution of South Africa in Chapter 2, the Bill of Rights?

Money buys “Freedom” , or so people think … but even those who are, like Scrooge McDuck, filthy rich and swimming in the cash, have to build massive walls around themselves to protect them and their cash from the “evil” Have Not’s of society who wants to plunder and loot that which was acquired in their lifetime.

In effect, building their own prisons with 12 foot walls and state of the art security systems to protect them and their loot.

How narrow minded …

Here in South Africa, we are suffering the ills of our former Liberation Movement, which has turned self serving scavenging hyenas, the ANC Government.

They have, through their constant looting of the Nation’s Tax coffers leeched the life out of South Africa, and now they are standing back when the question regarding “Free Quality Education” as promised in Freedom Charter and in Chapter 2, the Bill of Rights are being asked and shunting the “problem” off to the Universities to figure out while the students are on a rampage.

It is time for the middle “class” to wake up and smell the manure … they have more in common with the Have Not’s and those who are still suffering under Economic Apartheid in South Africa, and they should stand up and fight the Government, and the system of control in order to buy some more time through initiatives such as raising the minimum wage to a fair living wage of R10 000 so that we can implement the changes which needs to happen to keep the country from falling into civil war.

Aluta Continua, amandla awethu …

Freedom of the Press – Time to make your voices heard!

Call me a tad paranoid if you want, but it strikes me as funny that only after SH-Zuma’s political enemies were silenced, and the free press as we know it did their job in dishing out the filth on these enemies oh SH-Zuma, did a quick call come from up stairs to push the Bill through.

Because for whatever people say about Starvi Vuk, one cannot say that he is not a ice cold and calm strategist, pulling the right threads at the right time so that it would benefit him, this was clear when he pulled Potty Mouth Malama’s strings back when he needed him to oust Keeping on Walking Mbeki.

I have no doubt in my mind that this Secrecy Bill will go through, unless by some miracle it happens that some of those MP’s actually start caring for the good of South Africa as a whole, and not only to hide away their shame.

The Freedom of the Press should be protected by any means possible, because our Government can’t govern themselves into making the right choices, hence our need to all stand up and protect our right to know what the State is doing with our money, our futures and our lives.

Only a morally corrupt Government would need to curb the flow of information to keep them in power for as long as possible, so that they can leech and siphon off the “life” that was intended to better South Africa for everyone.

Hear me on this, I will not sit idly by and watch the patriarch hyena and his ilk, destroy this country.  I will intensify my push to get people across the colour divide to think critically and rationally, and I will do this in the way that I’ve always done, by sharing knowledge.

I will even sacrifice my leave days, which I could have spent with my family over the traditional family gathering time to go and protest as a middle class, taxpaying South African.

To quote Patrick Henry:
“Give me Liberty or give me Death!”

Because this morally corrupt Government who squabbles between themselves for riches, and who allows for a environment to exist where children in one of the most advanced and prosperous  countries in Africa dies of hunger, have no business governing me or anyone else!

Education – The road to Freedom

I live in a country which is plagued by corruption and maladministration in most of it’s crucial functions.

One of these, which I believe is the most crucial towards building a better future for everyone in the country and not just a specific group of people is education.  Sadly, the Education system is rifled with horrible maladministration and a poor curriculum which is failing not only the country, but the children in the system who are tomorrows voter base.

Prof. Jonathan Jansen says in his article on Mediocrity the following:

With the young woman’s claim to study I have no problem. With the society that sets the bar for performance so low, I have serious problems.

Here is where I whole heartedly agree with Prof. Jansen.  We as a society are allowing for the creation of drones, where we actually need to cater for the creation of mentally liberated young entrepreneurs who can take the country, and the global community further.

Through education one will be able to liberate yourself in various way, most importantly from a Government who does not really rely on the votes of intellectuals who can distinguish between wrong and right and what is best for the country or not, but who relies on the fear of the uneducated masses with a dash religious fear mongering ahead of election time.

This will pave the way for a Government who will take the tax money which everyone pays to better local communities as a whole instead of MP’s or parliament lining their own pockets at the cost of the poor and destitute.

Being a teacher is still a noble profession, and one has to do it out of passion, and not because of the need for the pay cheque at the end of the month.  Between the teachers of today, and the children in our classes we can build a better tomorrow for everyone.