A lesson for South Africa's leaders on MLK day

Today, the USA celebrates Martin Luther King Day. It’s therefore appropriate that South Africa’s so-called leaders take note of some of the things this icon of the freedom movement, had to say, apart from I have a dream…

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it

I am not interested in power for power’s sake, but I’m interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy

We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people

South African leaders on the other hand have a scheme:

I have a scheme to create 5 million jobs…

And it involves giving a lot of those jobs to pals.

I have a scheme to implement the 10 Point Plan on health…

Let’s see how healthy this plan is a year from now?

I have a scheme in education which ensures that teachers must be in school, in class, on time, teaching for at least seven hours a day…

Except when they need to strike and demand more money for ensuring that our kids make the 30% required to pass.

I have a scheme to ensure that our people are safe and secure…

And it involves keeping our police officers’ stomachs in and chests out, mostly.

I have a scheme to  restore land to the people who always been an integral part of the struggle for freedom…

Just like Mugabe showed us.

I have a scheme to provide more housing opportunities…

 And it involves giving more tenders to pals who will once again build shoddy houses that fall apart as as soon as someone moves in.

I have a scheme to appoint women to the National Prosecutions Department to ensure gender equity…

 And it involves giving a women with dubious character the opportunity to fuck justice over so that the glorious leaders can do as they please with the law.

And so on, and so forth; you get the picture…

[hat tip to Odin Rapscallion]
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