Truth of our problem is ignored
NOW IT’S the turn of focusing on plastic choking the sea. Yesterday, it was concentrating on runaway chopping of trees. Now glass made out of sea sand is being crushed and recycled to produce sand “which is returned to seashores experiencing rising ocean levels and the subsequent erosion of natural shorelines”.
Crime is out of control worldwide. Wars for scarce resources, disguised as ideological or religious, continue. Proper nutrition, decent housing, effective education and quality parenting have all plunged into an irreversible vortex.
And instead of recognising this is solely to do with absolute overpopulation, leaders continue to shift from the truth and speak about godly, constitutional human rights and other ridiculous utopian principles that just won’t work.
The real crime against humanity is the indisputable fact that all leaders of the world have collectively failed the rest of us by blatantly ignoring this one genuine truth and, instead of leaving all else aside and amicably finding ways and means of controlling the world’s population, are focusing on issues that are not diseases but symptoms of the only real mother of epidemics.
Ignoring runaway population growth is worse than trying to fill water in a bucket riddled with holes. EBRAHIM ESSA Durban
Government has failed its people
THE GOVERNMENT’S inability to act against criminals means it has miserably failed its people.
South Africa is being called a flawed state with uncontrollable crime, and tourists are instead looking at other destinations.
The crime here makes the Wild West look like a picnic spot.
Elections are around the corner and the government must consider the plight of law-abiding citizens rather than the rights of criminals whose morals are below those of animals.
A urgent referendum must be held so the public can determine whether to reinstate capital punishment and establish a gunfree South Africa.
Failing to address this issue means we will fail to place a cross as the electorate on election day.
Political pundits take note. Make the right decision before this beloved country of ours ends up being ruled by a bunch of organised criminals.
LALLO M HARIRAM umhlanga FNB’S radio advert of moo(t) interest
CURRENTLY being aired on Safm is an ad from First National Bank which waxes lyrical about some financial product, the name of which escapes me.
I ascribe this lapse in concentration to the fact that the ad opens with glowing references to three different types of cow, each of which is followed by a moo. The narrator then informs listeners that the FNB cash cow is the one for them, followed by another moo.
Hard on the heels of this symphony of lowing comes information about the product itself, but this is lost in the sheer wonder of the moment.
With tears in my eyes I try to envisage teams of copywriters preparing this for the client’s approval. And senior marketing managers at FNB slapping one another on the shoulders amid cries of “brilliant, fantastic, wonderful”. Needless to say, the ad finishes with yet another moo.
The mind boggles.