LOOK, IT’S BLATANTLY OBVIOUS: the Government of the day neither has the will nor the ability to make South Africa the safe place we all would like it to be. Through years of silence on HIV/ Aids, Zimbabwe, crime and corruption, Government has shown itself to favour discussions concerning name changes of cities and streets and statues of past freedom fighters rather than heed the call of the man on the street, which is simply: “I want to live free.”
And therein lies my dilemma: I’m sick of moaning and listening to moans. I’m tired of pointing fingers and watching others point their own. I want action! And is a R20m ad campaign action? Are memos and articles and petitions and rallies and strikes really action? I want to suggest a bold NO!
The action this country needs is for the man on the street to get up each morning and go to work. (And to not drive like a lunatic to get to work.) To try his very best at work. (Thus continuing economic growth and job creation.) To go home after work and love his family and live his life. (Thus continuing stable education environments.) To get involved in charities and at church. (Thus continuing upliftment.) To be friendly to all people. To have integrity. To be honest. That’s ACTION!
In a report about free will in the New York Times, Daniel C Dennet, a philosopher and cognitive scientist at Tufts University, was quoted as saying: “You don’t need a miracle to have responsibility.”