This might have something to do with the fact that the cookie keeps crumbling for our beleaguered president Jacob, affectionately know openly these days as Showerhead. The 800 and more criminal investigation charges against him, which were dropped by what could be construed as a tame Judge on the grounds of it being what? What? Did our legal system really buy that? Looks like not. The collection of charges are been turned around by the DA, and are now moving slowly forward in a tortoise like determination to make it to the courts in time to save the nation. Like the fairy-tale race between the hare and the rabbit, the finish line approaches. Some of our politicians appear to be able to get away with treason, even threatening the ruling party (or was that the state) with military action, others are happy with a few million.
My resurgence in spirit could also be attributed to the decision by the Russian government to allocate arable land to poor families with lots of children. I love the idea, teach a man to fish rather than give him a fish, sound philosophical thinking. We should be doing this in our beloved country. Instead we are spending our energy on a dick measuring competition where the people voted into power are more passionate about retaining that power and growing it exponentially, than they are about serving the people who gave them that power, in a government of national unity. The whole kindergarten mentality of ?It?s mine, it?s mine? has become so nauseating, as have I, bemoaning it continuously.
Almost as nauseating as the 2,7 Billion Rand, that an arb group of banks profited by the sale of Optimum to the Guptas. Yawn!
May Day was intended for us to celebrate our freedom, as it was aptly renamed in SA. Freedom day and what to make of it? With the ripples of the Gupta scandals still being formed by yet another pebble in the pond, and yet another pebble in the pond. Where will this saga end? Cosatu being called ?Gupta?s shop stewards? and a call for a new trade union, this is revolutionary stuff.
Around the world May Day was not received very well in many countries. Turkey erupted with the riot police having to be called in and even Canada was awash with teargas and riot police trying to tame the crowds, Even The Big Apple was not immune to protests with Spanish chanting and huge banners saying ?F&%$ I.C.E. , which is the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency. In South Africa, the Freedom Charter seems to still be a ?bucket list? that is not getting very much attention, except maybe now that it is election time again.
The American elections are really heating up and I shudder to think that Donald and Hilary are the two most suitable people America can muster as presidential candidates. Still, as a South African, I really have no room to talk.