Labour farm slaves
I READ WITH INTEREST your cover story report on human traffic (12 April). That really is a reflection of what’s happening in the democratic part of our economy and to my mind quite exciting. However, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Since our country really has a Social Democratic system, I think it’s also relevant to say something about the social part of human traffic(ing). In mental institutions globally, where around 75% of patients are classified as schizophrenic, 50% of them are healthy discards of the democratic system with nowhere to go and stand in line to become slaves on free labour farms.
The psychiatrists think they are in fact doing these people a favour in diagnosing them, because at least they’ll have food and a place to stay. The reality is that the hard line communists who run such farms are picky and only choose the healthy or almost healthy to become free labourers on vegetable and flower farms, of which there seem to be an endless list at the social welfare offices of said institutions.
It would be interesting to find out just how many readers want to know why this issue is never reported on in the South African media. Perhaps KGB style communism is more alive in this country than we care to realise.