10 August 2015
How do we want South Africa to be after the ANC is gone?
By Mike Smith
10th of August 2015
This past weekend I read a review of the latest book by Dr. Alex Boraine ”What’s Gone Wrong? On the brink of a failed state” It appeared on the Praag website. It is a pity the excellent review is in Afrikaans only.
Nevertheless…The reviewer mentioned the words of Dr. Boraine published in the Afrikaans newspaper “Die Burger” of 30th June 2015 where the illustrious church minister and general liberal idiot from the “Des and Alex show” aka the TRC or the Lies and Estrange Commission said that, “What we need is to use all our powers to get rid of this damn government”.
Now that made me think. It forced me to face some realities, which is sometimes difficult, because it is not always the ideal of what one truly wants.
Dr. Boraine, as a member of the former PFP now the DA, was also an MP during the 70’s and 80’s and spent almost his entire adult life trying to get the Marxist terrorist ANC into power in SA and to vilify the whites. Now he wants to get rid of the ANC?
Like I always said. The right-wingers were right all along and the day would come that these libtards would come over to our side. But enough Schadenfreude.
I have a few issues with Dr. Boraine’s statement. Who is this “WE” he is talking about that will have to get rid of the ANC? All South Africans? Just the whites? He seemed to have a lot of plans getting the ANC in power. So where are his plans to get rid of them now?
Further it is not a “damn government”, because they have proved that they cannot govern and have never “governed” South Africa. It is a totalitarian dictatorship; a Marxist terrorist regime that can only mismanage and ruin. This fact is becoming so obvious that even Malema says SA becoming a dictatorship ruled through fear and the TAU said: SA becoming a Democratic Dictatorship
Since the ANC government unconstitutionally defied a court order and helped mass murderer and genocidal maniac, Omar Al-Bashir, escape from South Africa, it has become clear to the whole world that the country has become a de-facto one-party, dictatorship.
The rule of law does not apply when the ruling party sets itself above the law, ignore the judiciary, the constitution and act arbitrarily without a mandate.
Even one of the ANC’s best known praise singers over the years Max du Preez was shocked and said that the ANC showed a middle finger to the courts by aiding Al-Bashir
Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu said that allowing Al-Bashir into SA spoke volumes about South Africa's moral fabric, as it had on three occasions denied entry to the Dalai Lama.
Tutu bemoans Bashir entry into SA
The ANC is the most hypocritical, corrupt party to ever (miss)-rule this country and not even the staunchest liberal can deny it anymore. People in South Africa of all races are feeling how it is to live under a dictatorship. Therefore everyone agrees; the ANC has to go. There simply is no other way.
Now, getting rid of the ANC is not so difficult. Contrary to what people might think, dictatorships are not immovable monolithic structures. All dictatorships are built on certain pillars of support and if you know how to pull out these pillars of support the dictatorship collapses. Some people are experts in this, but this is only half of the story. The other half, and more importantly, is: Who or what will replace them?
This is very important, because unless you want a TRUE democracy, the ANC will just be replaced by another totalitarian regime with a despotic asshole at the top.
Therefore, before you can topple the ANC and tell them to bugger off, you have to answer a vital question: “How should the South Africa look like that you want for the future?”
Now I am not talking about wish lists and pipe dreams. I am talking about a realistic view of a country post ANC.
For example...When I am hungry, I can easily say I would like to eat a steak at a restaurant, but if I only have R20, reality says that I will have to settle for something less from the supermarket.
So when we are realistically honest with ourselves, what kind of country do we want after the ANC?
Some may simplistically answer, “A white homeland” or “An independent Cape” or a “Boer Republic”…the Zulus might say an “Independent KZN”, but how feasible is it in the reality of SA and the way South Africans are? Self rule might be the wish, the ideal, but is it reality? Most white business owners do not want to and cannot do without their black labourers. That is a reality. White farmers do not want to and cannot do without their black farm workers. That is another reality. And 99% of white South African women cannot and do not want to do without their black maids. That is the ultimate reality.
Further the Zulus cannot and do not just want to kick out all whites and Indians from KZN. The same with the coloureds and Muslims in the Western Cape. Over the last 360 years some kind of symbiosis developed between us South Africans that cannot easily be undone and in fact there is no real will from any side to undo it either.
The white homeland idea is a nice dream, but how real is it? I cannot for the life of me see millions of whites pack up, leave their houses in Sandton and Waterkloof and resettle in the Cape or a piece of arid Karoo, even if I want them too. I have to face that reality that it is never going to happen.
No, sometimes we hate each other. Sometimes we love each other, but it seems like we, black and white South Africans are, at least for now, stuck with each other, unless someone can come up with a realistic alternative, not a pipe dream, that can convince me otherwise.
At the moment we all have something in common. We are stuck with the ANC. Black and white South Africans, liberal and conservative alike have realized that there is no other way. This corrupt and useless ANC must go. They are destroying our beautiful country and we cannot allow that to happen.
So, we have tried Apartheid and for all its good intentions of “good neighbourlyness” it didn’t work. Then we tried the Multi Culti Rainbow Nation with the ANC at the helm and it was even worse. A complete disaster where the citizens are more divided now than ever. So what now? What comes next? What comes after the ANC is gone?
Those who have the skills, education or money have left SA already or are in the process of leaving. They just could not see any alternative.
How wealthy South Africans are buying overseas citizenship
For those who are left behind, their beloved South Africa is fast becoming hell on earth. Violent crime and immeasurable corruption is the order of the day. Sky high taxes, bad services, daily electrical blackouts and a weak currency is destroying the economy and destroying the people’s hopes and dreams.
The result is as obvious as it is predictable.
A sense of helplessness and despair has gripped the people of South Africa left behind. People are depressed and if you look into their eyes, you will see the result of years and years of Communist misrule. That same look of a dead soul you see in the eyes of people who lived under communist dictatorships in the USSR, GDR, Romania, or Yugoslavia during the Cold War.
People are becoming desperate. They know their choices are limited. They feel isolated, scared of the future and like deer staring into the lights of the oncoming truck most of them have given up already and just accepted their fate…to slowly die in misery under a Communist dictatorship with a boot stomping down on their necks.
When you look at social media and online forums you will see that people are looking for solutions, a leader, a military general, a plan, outside help from a savior nation or the UN, a hero, Superman, Batman….ANYTHING to drag them up, but nothing is forthcoming and they just sink further back into morass of despair and helplessness. It is a vicious circle. A dark whirlpool from which there seems to be no escape...
…But it doesn’t have to be like that. We, the people of South Africa can change it. It has to be you and me. No one else. We South Africans need to take the first steps now and decide what kind of country it is that we want for ourselves, not what the ANC wants for us.
Problem is that people in general don’t care much about others. They hardly speak to each other. They have their own problems to contend with and are just trying to survive the daily hell of what SA has become, but we need to talk to each other and listen to each other. We need to ask ourselves what kind of country do we want to live in.
Remember that people don’t care much for lofty and abstract principles of liberty such as civil rights, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly, etc. Just ask the average person in the street to tell you what it states in the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. They don’t know and they don’t care.
People want simple things. Speak to South Africans and you will find that it is never sweeping stuff. It is the mundane things that move people.
People want a decent job with a decent pay. They want their salaries paid on time. They want job security. They want respect and dignity. People want to be safe in their homes and on the streets. People want decent health care and look forward to a decent pension in their old age. They want their children to be able to play outside without fear. They want to live normal lives in normal homes without burglar bars, safety gates and armed response.
That is one of the first signs of a dictatorship. Life is not normal. So it is up to us to MAKE it normal.
Most people just feel that they have been cheated out of a dream and cheated out of a country they wanted in 1994. Instead of the true democracy they wanted, the ANC created a tyranny of the majority.
So I am putting it out there to ALL South Africans. What is it that YOU the farmer want for South Africa? What is it that you, the fisherman want? Doctors, teachers, women, old people, young people, students, blacks, coloureds, whites…Tell me, what country do you want to live in and raise your children in? I am not going to judge or criticize and say who is right and who is wrong. I have my own "view of tomorrow". I just want to listen and hear what yours is. Then we can see if we can create it together.