History is to be learnt from. Something our National Party government forgot to do when they sat down with a liberation movement/terrorist organisation called the ANC, to hack out the future of South Africa. The NP should have learnt the lesson that Piet Retief and countless other Boers learnt when they went to sit with the tribal Blacks many years ago....and never made it out alive.
So, whilst Liberal FW (F-Wit) de Klerk was busy feeling up his Greek mistress's skirt, he allowed another Liberal named Roelf Meyer to take the lead and sit and smoke a peace-pipe with the ANC. And while old Roelfy was getting high on power and self-importance, he was giving everything away to the ANC....for free - everything the White's had built up. He "forgot" to negotiate a Boer state - which should have been first on his to-do list. The Boers had every right to self determination. But, no, he and F-wit de Klerk were more interested in appeasement, good-feelings and their 30 pieces of silver than the good of the country and the minorities. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if the Nobel Peace Prize wasn't waved in front of de Klerk's flat nose to get him all excited about selling out his country down the Marxist river.
Old Roelfy may have been a lawyer, but that didn't make him very bright. In 1991, FW de Klerk appointed him as Minister of Defence as successor of Magnus Malan. Allegedly, the verligte Nat ("liberal" or "enlightened" NP politician) couldn't win the respect of the generals in this position. He lasted a full 9 months before he resigned and ran to his master with his wimpy tail between his legs.
So, what did old Libby de Klerk do? Why, he elevated him into the position of Minister of Constitutional Affairs and of Communication as successor of Gerrit Viljoen, and it was this position which brought him into the negotiating process with the ANC. If only the bloody generals had warned the South African public about the little limp-wristed turn-coat!
So, old Roelfy and Traitor de Klerk handed a fully-functioning country over to the Marxist organisation, made up of clueless liberation fighters and 'exiled' Blacks and the saint Mandela . And all of the exiles came running back to the country with their hands stretched out for their share of the loot. And most of them have made it into government positions with not a cooking clue as to what they're doing - these fine ANC cadres. And most are multi-millionaires today. Some are even billionaires.
For years our White boys and men (and Ovambo Blacks from South West Africa which formed Koevoet) defended our country on the borders - many with their lives - keeping us safe. They fought the Communist rubbish from Cuba, the USSR and East Germany as they tried to invade from Angola. They bled to keep South Africa free. And for what? All the time we had our sleeper-cell of Liberal traitors within the NP, waiting to make their move and hand the country over to the commies. Shame on them.
So, what has happened since this 'negotiated settlement'? Well, de Klerk divorced his wife in 1994 and immediately
Cockroach de Klerk brings himself out of hiding from behind his mansion walls every now and then, especially when he feels the ANC needs some help with their international public relations. He's only too eager to help keep up appearances that all is well in SA and that it's only the pessimists who doubt South Africa's future.
And old Roelfy? Old not-so-bright Roelfy is now a member of the ANC party. No, you don't say! Oh yes I do....Old Roelfy finally came out of the political closet (and I'm sure he also needs to leave another closet...) in 2006 and stopped pretending that he was a conservative who cared about South Africa. He's now a proud card-carrying member of the Marxist ANC.
South Africa has quite a history eh? Full of traitors and Liberals masquerading as conservatives. Sound familiar America?
So people, remember the golden rule. Don't believe the lovely flowery words that politicians utter. No, follow what they do. That will tell you far more about what's in their head and heart than the words they speak from both sides of their mouth.
Actions speak far louder than words. And if this is true then South Africa is still going to suffer a lot under the ANC....
From Mangaung to Nkandla - a Journey to nowhere!
In the third week of December 2012 Jacob Zuma was re-elected as president of the ANC at the 53rd National Elective Conference at Mangaung (Bloemfontein) in the central Free State.
Nkandla is the personal country homestead of Zuma in rural Kwazulu-Natal. It has also been called the "presidential compound" or "tribal village". It is an extensive complex housing his extended family, with state of the art electronic surveillance systems, helicopter landing pad, elaborate roads, underground bunkers and security personnel. What brought Nkandla into the limelight are widespread allegations that much of the country homestead has been funded by taxpayers' money.
Zuma's redeployment by the ANC at Mangaung in December 2012 may guarantee his continued presence at Nkandla as president of the country which could put him in power up to 2019.
This journey from Mangaung to Nkandla explains the interaction between the ANC as liberation movement and the ANC as government in power and the current impact on the country. In particular, it provides a much needed understanding of the complex interaction between party and state in the present political dispensation and exposes the reasons why the current political dispensation has been failing for the past decade or more.
It has to be understood that the country's functional decline is not solely the result of Zuma's deployment in 2007 and neither will his recent redeployment in December 2012 fix the problem. What has gone wrong by 2013 can be traced right back to the political settlement of 1994.
It is part of a self-destructive process that had been embedded very deep in the political system by the political power brokers at the time. The mere appointment of a new president with a new (old) team will not solve the problem; what has been emerging now is broad system failure. It is something entirely different!
At the start of 2013 the country is in deep trouble, however, this concept will have to be explained. Suffice to state as introductory comment is the observation that Zuma's journey from Mangaung to Nkandla is expected to be a journey to nowhere. Over the past year or two, the possibility of a "failed state" has surreptitiously emerged in the media.
The concept of a "failed state" was mentioned, but not really discussed, as if the people involved were politically too scared - or ignorant - in dealing with the implications. The slow emergence of a failed state, and then very often unobserved under the radar scan of parliament, implies a certain fatal decline of a constitutional democracy and the role of political parties. Even mentioning the possibility of a failed state situation is not only serious, but has extremely dangerous implications for any state.
A document like this is not for broad public consumption as it may endanger the established and comfortable mindset of the voting public and threaten the perceived and propagated logical framework of party policy. Politicians prefer a happy voting public, not a disturbed one. This document may challenge the existing, fixed mindset - and that is politically not always welcome! It is a document for the decision maker, who does not have the luxury of deferring difficult situations. It has been written for a reader who thinks and plans for up to 2020 and beyond, for the current political dispensation is unlikely to continue past Zuma's second term in office.
The critical question by 2013 is therefore: if there are convincing facts and arguments that the current political dispensation may decay to the point of systemic collapse - a failed state - in the next five to seven years, what has to be done? This is a question that can be posed to every business executive, every activist group in civil society, and each parent with kids in school or on their way to school. It is also true for expats with family in South Africa and families with children abroad. Will there ever be an opportunity for them to return?
The unthinkable of 1994 will have to be contemplated by 2013. The country may slide into a process of governing collapse. This does not necessarily imply a civil war, but an inevitable decay of governing functions to the point of spontaneous implosion - the key functions of state just cease to exist! Society just becomes governmentally empty - a stateless society. This was never considered in 1994; however, by 2013 it has to be argued as an alarming reality.
If spontaneous implosion of governing capabilities materialises, what becomes of government? Equally important, what happens to society and population? When society arrives at this point, is there still any meaning in a free and fair election? If the past has not been a success, what about the future?