The Manyi factor
JEEPERS! We have a trigger happy trailblazer as Government spokesman. Recently labelled a racist by Trevor Manuel for his comments (rather malicious attacks) on the coloured community in the Western Cape, it isn’t hard to argue otherwise. Many words come to mind when the name Jimmy Manyi pops up in a conversation: imbecilic, aloof, supercilious, brave, maverick and, oddly enough, sympathetic. But one word stands out in every utterance of the Manyi appellation: Controversy.
So, after all the warning signs and disapproval from inside the ruling political party, the question one has to ask is: Is Manyi the “best” candidate to be Government’s spokesman?
Well, if lobbyists who push for the nationalisation of everything (I won’t mention names) have their way, it’s yes. But come the time of a viable and robust counter party to the ANC watch us flock in the other direction. a democracy, in contrast to the states which surround it. So we might ask what political rights the Palestinians will enjoy in the larger Israel, of which they will, willy-nilly, become members. And if they do receive full political rights, what becomes of the Jewish state?
If events since 1967 are anything to go by, Palestinians are destined to be ruled – politically disenfranchised – by people they have no wish to be associated with. There’s a word for that and it begins with an “a”.
I wonder how Mulholland feels about the apartheid state that’s now arising in the shape of the Greater Israel.
The apartheid state that’s now