South Africa as it stands now... Where are we headed?

Anarchy is an ugly word but it may come to pass here in South Africa. Imagine four or five weeks of continued stock market sliding and a 50% plus unemployment rate.

Government would be at a standstill with most operations shut down. Government grants would be suspended. Investors will withdraw from SA, fearing no ROI. People would be hungry. Millions of drug addicts could no longer afford drugs to satisfy their habits.

Banks and cash run businesses have gotten by with no armed security and only cameras to deal with robbers. They'd be unable to cope with what's ahead for them. The proliferation of takeover armed robberies would make the 1929 Great Depression spawned gangster robberies in the USA, seem like child’s play.

Our cell phone and Internet services would be interrupted in a huge way.

Police resources could not handle the reactionary breakdown of law and order. The crime wave would be staggering and prisoners everywhere would be released. The bloodletting in our streets would top that of Baghdad at its worst.

We could expect unparalleled property damage; overflowing morgues that would be unable to cope with the post mortem examinations would end follow-up police investigations. Our criminal justice system would be suspended. Our medical care facilities would be only able to deal with trauma cases. Millions of people would die for lack of treatment for cancer or high blood pressure related illnesses. Darwin's law would be the only law in our streets.

We are a much different South Africa today with people who have been made totally dependent on government for support. A huge percentage of our population, have been led to believe that government entitlements are an absolute right.

The lucky folks in the rural areas of our country will have much better access to food and be able to keep order with the heavy percentage of civilian gun ownership. They also are much more self-reliant than our inner city folks.

The political fight would be to install full blown Communism in South Africa. That never worked anywhere else and it won’t work here either.

I have no faith in our politicians to be able to deal with that kind of a mess. We may be in for a really rough ride folks.

Ian Harrison 2014-08-07 08:27:21 AM
What a load of b*ll*cks. Try writing fiction. Oh sorry, you have already.
slipslidinaway 2014-08-07 08:32:46 AM
Wehr Wulf 2014-08-07 08:43:36 AM
World War Z?
Masedi Chichindua 2014-08-07 08:45:40 AM
True...I also have no faith in this leaders we have today...Sad!!!... "Grant dependancy sindrome"
Eyes TO See461 2014-08-07 09:20:14 AM
"The political fight would be to install full blown Communism in South Africa.' Took me a long time to see it (can't see the forest for the trees, I guess). I first thought the current government are really trying their best, then I thought they are trying but still learning and will still get it right, then I thought they are trying but inept, then I knew they were inept and finally the horror hit me: this is planned. Be careful that racist attitudes make the idea that this is planned seem far fetched.
BatongaBoro 2014-08-07 09:38:28 AM
i am sure Bono right now is writing a song about how South Africa needs to change, don't worry, it will all be OK.
Don Tandy 2014-08-07 10:00:44 AM
Anarchy Nepotism Corruption - business as usual on the gravy train.
stuzaza 2014-08-07 10:21:40 AM
Anarchy, in the true sense of the word, is highly desirable - its just a pity, as a word, it gets confused with chaos and crime
Ian Harrison 2014-08-07 10:22:20 AM
There are no signs. Everything still works: we have all necessary services, major Municipalities still function.
Annette 2014-08-07 10:48:17 AM
Yes, I agree ! What we are experiencing at the moment is only the tip of the iceberg...