South Africa is in very grave danger

Recently many of us have been suffering a measure of cognitive dissonance.  This has been induced by the spectre of seeing and hearing none other than Julius Malema presenting as a sentient counterpoint to the arrogant ignorance and ignorant arrogance now routinely paraded by the likes of Gwede Mantashe in ANC leadership.  Compared to Gwede and Jesse Duarte for instance, Julius has come across as a rock of sense and a fountain of wisdom and common sense, spewed out in the public interest.  It is difficult for any reasonable person to reconcile this "new" Julius Malema to past reality, that includes him securing leadership in an elective conference that would have shamed a bad shebeen as it included delegates proudly exposing their anal anatomies.  We are also aware, as Justice Malala correctly observes that he was born and bred into the ANC, nurtured by the ANC, fattened up by the ANC and then unleashed on the public.   Once unleashed he frothed at the mouth like something rabid, announcing that he "would kill for Zuma". 
He is credited with having been central to the ignominious downfall of the once revered "I am an African" Thabo Mbeki.  Jacob Zuma reciprocated by publicly endorsing Malema as an ideal future President of this fledgling democracy.   However once he and Zuma fell out of love with each other he has flown a revolutionary flag, preaching racist divisiveness and committing to tearing up the Constitution and implementing policies that would violate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that the whole World was constrained to adopt after two (2) bloody World Wars and the Holocaust.  Now Julius is presenting as a sentient hero. No reasonable person could disagree with one syllable, word or sentence that he voiced in Parliament when demanding that President Zuma comply with the Report of the Public Protector.  So too as regards his rejection of the Speaker's suspension of members of his EFF Party.
He is coming across as a true champion of the public interest. Herein lies a very grave danger. It is a truism that "a leopard never changes its spots". The very reason why there is this clichéd saying is because long history has proved it to be so true.  What needs to be understood is that it is all too easy to attack, fault and embarrass the ANC. ANC leadership has simply failed the people over the last 16 years, firstly under Thabo Mbeki and now under Jacob Zuma.
At the heart of this failure has been a racist reform model that ANC leadership was only too glad to accept from the same big business sector that underpinned the corrupt apartheid system. In the result ANC leadership has always been obsessed with a highly materialistic approach to socio-economic reform, as opposed to an understanding and implementation of true social justice. The result has been the creation of a new African elite in an incestuous relationship with traditional big business, leaving the majority still stuck in apartheid poverty.  So it is really so very, very easy to attack, fault and embarrass the ANC.  Julius Malema was very much part of this preoccupation with dealing in assets, power and influence, as opposed to advancing the public interest. As President of the ANC Youth League he was one of the architects of the drivers of the failure of social justice.  It is to be extremely naive and foolish to believe that the"leopard has changed its spots". The reality is that the man is simply employing artfulness and cunning that notoriously present in those that are greedy for political power. The likes of Julius Malema, Idi Amin, Adolph Hitler ... etc ... know that all you need to do to gain power is to promise the masses what they want to hear, and they will support you ... because they have nothing to lose by doing so.   It is that simple. It works. This simple populist strategy works ... because people really do have nothing to lose by following you. What you are giving people is Hope, in a situation of hopelessness.  Hope is the most powerful instinct human beings have. 
Since current ANC leadership has made such a terrible mess of things it is defenseless. Julius Malema and the EFF are onto a very good thing ... in their strategy to expose the rottenness of the ANC government.
It is harsh irony that the EFF actually has a duty to beat the ANC with the stick of its failures on every aspect of such failures. In particular the EFF is duty bound to hold a brief for the poor ...  something the hypocritical avaricious  so called SA Communist Part has simply failed to do.
The ANC is check mated as it cannot turn around and say to Julius "a'ah but you were part of the team that created these problems" as that would be an admission of failure.
So what is this danger that I seek to warn off?  It is this.
   As the ANC wilts under attack and starts losing ground to the new "Messaih" the point will be reached where, for purely survivalist motives, current ANC leadership will have No Option but to sit down with the EFF and broker a deal.
It should be remembered that this Constitution has been a thorn in the side of current ANC leadership for a very long time.   Feel free to see this in the same vein as the deal brokering that the Mafia routinely indulged in their Al Capone hey days. At that point our own brand of gangsters will agree to amend the Constitution so that the EFF's lunatic agenda to grab private property, for instance, can be effected. Between the ANC and the EFF they have to two-thirds majority needed to tear up the Constitution. That will be the beginning of the end for South Africa as it sinks into becoming a pariah State, like Zimbabwe, and falls out of the 21st century ...........
Kiss123 2014/08/30 11:30:30 PM
The country is improving everyday as Zuma is making it more like Africa , so for the black man its the right thing , not sure the whites understand this so well ! 62% of Sa,s population agrees and support Zuma actions ? Why is it that its only the whites complaining here ? Murder rape robbery no education , see Zumsa credentials ,is ok for them . Whites are lost here, with their work ethic morals etc
Goldie Saturnz 2014/08/31 12:15:35 AM
*yawn* just wall of doomsayer words
Brent Van de Stadt 2014/08/31 12:32:09 AM
Excellent observation , well done .
ThinkingApe 2014/08/31 12:52:39 AM
The role of leadership in the rise of this EFF mass movement is being overstated. It is impossible that any leader, including Juliaas, has created the conditions which have made the rise of the EFF possible. He could not have conjured a movement out of nothing. There had to be an eagerness to follow and obey and an intense dissatisfaction with things as they are, before a movement like the EFF could make an appearance. We were headed for the gradual and very painful decline of our country under mismanagement and corruption until it becomes just another failed African state, until Juliaaas's EFF came along. Now one of two things will happen. Either the ANC will do its best to get its act together to keep its current disgruntled but faithful followers 'in the fold'. OR we face a revolution by the poor masses. I think Julius Malema may just force the ANC to wake up, for even if they use him to get their 2/3 majority, the 'forgotten poor masses' will still be there rising up, they do not want reform or the fixing of things, they want the present destroyed totally and to start afresh, and we all know when the masses begin to rise a leader will appear. If Julius wants to stay that leader he will hurry along in the direction the masses are heading.
Ame Ombre 2014/08/31 05:26:23 AM
Take heed of the reality facts as stated by ProJusticio... this is merely highlighting the exact serious situation that exists at the moment... Government cant change the condition of a nation unless its members themselves change their condition!
Muzi Myeni 2014/08/31 06:00:00 AM
Brilliant article I must say!
Debbie Bird Davies 2014/08/31 06:46:23 AM
an amazingly written article
Kiwi 2014/08/31 06:56:05 AM
Who gives power to these buffoons if not the mass of buffoons who are like them? You get what you voted for
Pieter Van De Venter 2014/08/31 07:49:02 AM
I must be living on a different planet. I thought the basis of the ANC struggle was to rid the country of racism? And here we are, debating whether blacks need the whites!! So everything done, said and all the propaganda of the ANC for all the years were total lies? Wonder what the African Americans in the USA and the Pakistanis/African Blacks in the UK would say and do if they were told they are not needed and wanted in the respective countries. SA is more racist today under the ANC than it has ever been in the known history of the country!! Just different names - BEE/Affirmative action used to be called Job Reservation Act.
John Greystoke 2014/08/31 08:38:58 AM
The writer is commenting on comments! I like that, thanks Mr.Judge!