Thursday, April 23, 2009
Following the run up to the South African Elections 2009 , was a lot like watching reality television. There was the boisterous, the bitchy and the plain fucking stupid. It went from false promises (which are pre-election standard issue) to down right dirty American smear campaigns. From the hilarious fake ANC posters to Zuma calling the Afrikaners the only "true white South Africans" (rhymes with moron). Then there is Julius Malema, the anti-democracy (like anti-Christ), who is so daft, that he has interpreted the constitutional right to freedom of expression as a right to freedom of stupidity – need I say more?-
Yet there are reasons to be hopeful. Why you ask? Well because, history has shown that it is NOT actually, the president that runs the country and because South Africa does have a lot to offer as it runs faster to catch up with the “first world” ( another blog altogether – don’t even get me started).
In terms of democracy South Africa’s is young and it will take much more than 15 years to erase 300 years of racism and oppression. South Africa’s history is full of memories of those strong enough to take forward the struggle for justice no matter how heavy the odds. In all fairness at this point in our countries young democracy more underprivileged people have access to medical and water facilities than ever before .
And you have to admit Zuma has something even Obama doesn’t…. his own sound track !