A danger­ous com­bi­na­tion

Finweek English Edition - - Letters - RICHARD GOLD­MAN

THE ANC IN POWER is like giv­ing six- and seven-year-old school­child­ren per­mis­sion to take over and run the school tuck­shop. I some­how don’t think the ANC is purely ar­ro­gant, but ar­ro­gant mixed with stu­pid­ity. That’s a danger­ous com­bi­na­tion.

While the rest of the world is in a dire fi­nan­cial po­si­tion, with South Africa beginning to take a huge hid­ing, th­ese po­lit­i­cal buf­foons sit around ex­pen­sive venues en­joy­ing the best food and drink (at tax­pay­ers’ ex­pense) and ar­gue over power while you and I have to put in 12 gru­elling hours at work. Is the Bok em­blem some­thing we have to deal with now?

It’s rather pa­thetic to see and hear the piti­ful bleat­ings of our leaders, who are just a crowd of racist spendthrifts with no re­gard for the wel­fare of the coun­try or its peo­ple. Yet strangely enough, due to the men­tal­ity of the masses, they con­tinue to vote for the ANC. The con­tin­ued left-wing rant­ings are re­ally adding to the dam­age.

Pretty much like Zim­babwe, the peo­ple get what they de­serve. While the econ­omy is hurt­ing me badly, there’s a part of me glee­ful that the over­paid fat cats are now beginning to see their mas­sive, un­de­served share­hold­ings dwin­dle into a frac­tion of what they were worth. How many more stupid peo­ple can the ANC gather into its fold?

Re­al­ity hurts, even when you’re ar­ro­gant and stupid. But even the mod­est and in­tel­li­gent suf­fer.

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