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Archive for January, 2016

Max Du Preez ‘sanitises history’ – I disagree

SA has so much potential, that is being squandered by very very poor leadership.

A united SA could be a true powerhouse on this continent – we have it all, the brains, the brawn and the resources – what we lack, is the political will, to see that every single person, has a roof over their heads, a hot meal in their stomachs and a hot shower every day.

Instead, the current leadership has chosen to lash the minority for the sins of the past and use them at every opportunity as the blame for all that ails SA. And introduce more laws than any other country in the world – to protect the majority from the minority.

Apartheid was a system created by evil men to ensure an impossible future. BUT IT’S GONE NOW, only the dust and the skeletons remain. BUT, a new form of apart-hate is taking root as the ANC, run by Zuma, is fast becoming a dictatorship as it changes laws, ignores it own courts and hires and fires people and does not deem it necessary to explain the rationale behind decisions that kick our economy in a place that really hurts it.

It’s time we voted with our brains and not our prejudices. It’s time we held the government accountable for the reckless manner in which it conducts itself. Before they usher in a new dark age, like Mugabe did in Zimbabwe.

It’s time we stopped fighting and started building, building a future for EVERYONE, not just those on the gravy train. You can’t CHANGE the past, but you CAN learn from it.


It’s the fifth day of January 2016.

2015 was a blur of a year. It was a year of stark contrasts. From movies that set records, and one that is continuing to shatter records. A disappointing cricket world cup, and a not so bad rugby world cup. The end of winter and the start of a very long heatwave, which shows no signs of letting up. Rain has fallen, but not in the quantities we need or the places we need it the most. Drought threatens.

I believe that the world is in the mess it’s in because we¬†elected politicians instead of leaders, and those ‘leaders’ have lead the world down down a very dark path. Wars and rumors of wars abound.

In South Africa our genius of a president fired the minister of finance because he was doing such a great job – this act wiped a shit load of money off our countries worth. Then after begging the genius, he recalled an old favorite, redeployed the new guy, and plugged yet another hole that he’d hammered into the dam wall. Our currency soared to record lows and is still there.

South Africa faces a local election in a few months time, I’m hoping, but am not optimistic that the mindless masses that usually cast their vote in favor of the ANC will by now realise that the party they voted for, is now being run [into the ground] by a dictator – his every word and action only serve to reinforce this fact. I spent a week in George last year. It was quite an amazing experience. It’s hard to believe that one can travel to a first world country, that’s in YOUR OWN country – the only difference being is that it’s run by a different political party. Then I got home, back to the traffic chaos and the rubbish that is pretty much everywhere.

The Yanks will also go the polls as it’s time to elect a new president – I haven’t really followed this ‘race’ as I am very disappointed by the lame duck that currently sits in that chair – I had very high hopes for Obama.

This year, there are a lot of movies coming out, a lot of them are superhero movies and oddly enough, most of them are about superhero wars – ironic, art imitating life ?

I read a lot of good books last year, spent some time by the sea, followed the news with a growing sense of horror, dropped my Kindle in the sea [and fixed it courtesy of some good advice from my sister in law and a guy who posted a fix that sounded like a load of crap, but wasn’t].

2016 is going to be a tough one, on every possible front. Here’s hoping that we’ll emerge from it, alive and better people, and with a lot less dictator scum on our planet.

If you’re reading this – may the force be with you my friend.