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    We are already sheep on this farm

    In a previous post I posed the question "Are You A Sheep?". WClick image for larger version. 

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    Sheep do not think for themselves. They just follow whatever direction the herd has taken. Human beings are prone to behave in the same way. History is replete with examples. The educated German people allowed the 3rd Reich to lead them down a path of mindless destruction.

    In his iconic novel, Animal Farm, George Orwell brilliantly parodies a revolutionary context in which leaders behave like pigs, with their snouts in the trough of power and self indulgence, because followers behave like mindless sheep.

    South Africa has just witnessed the installation of a new Police Commissioner. There is absolutely no dispute that, although she is a perfectly good human being, she has absolutely no qualifications and/or experience that are relevant to the highly specialized profession of policing. In particular she has never received any police training that others are rigorously subjected to in police academies. Neither does she have any relevant academic qualification such as criminology.

    So how did she get the job? Why was she favoured with appointment to such a critically important post? Why were dozens of career officers discriminated against and denied even a chance to compete for the post?

    It is simple. The President exercised a Constitutional right he has to do so. He “deployed another cadre of the ANC”. However, in doing so, he trampled over another Constitutional right with reckless abandon. This is the right to equality. It is a most sacred right, that insists that every citizen is equal under the law as a fundamental imperative. That is why Lady Justice holds up her scales in which she keeps all rights (and human beings) in equal balance.

    The office of Police Commissioner is a public office, funded by the general public including, in particular, the current crop of police chiefs who have spent years conscientiously working to earn the right to lead others in the force. In law, a right now known as “a legitimate expectation” accrued to all of them, that they are entitled to compete for any higher post as equals, in a fair and transparent process. They were brazenly denied that right.

    All of this has been missed in the brouhaha over the appointment of the new commissioner. In particular, not one journalist asked the critically important question, when faced off by the Minister and the happy incumbent --- “is it now the position that in South Africa some are more equal than others as is the position on Animal Farm?”.

    In the many comments, elicited from the public, we see and hear not one comment that even starts to ask the question. No one takes issue with this surprising appointment on the basis of denial of a sacred and fundamental human right, even though it is staring us all in the face! No one says – “Mr President you have arbitrarily treated human beings as unequal, favouring one, discriminating against others!”

    What has happened is what is known, in law, as a purely arbitrary exercise of executive power. In the Menzi Simelane case our Superior Courts explained very, very clearly that such conduct is unlawful for being irrational. Simelane was at least qualified in the core skill of the office he was appointed to. Our new Police Commissioner has openly stated that she is “going back to kindergarten to learn” about policing.
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    The appointment could not be more irrational. It could not be more arbitrary. It could not be more discriminatory. It is a spectacular example of the fact that in South Africa today some are indeed very much more equal than others.

    But we are not saying it. We are not saying it because we are not seeing it. We are not seeing it because we are already sheep … ready for slaughter.
    Let us have the conversation!
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    This is what you get when you vote ANC. This party must be the most racist political party ever to rule South Africa. Refer to their stance against the promotion of coloured people in the Dept. of Prisons. Their open discrimination against Indians who "negotiated themselves into positions at the top". Their open racism displayed in the DA's march (which I did not support for various reasons) against Cosatu. The proposed land grabs of farm land and nationalisation.

    The ANC is now mobilising for their "second transition". The first transition was political, the second will be economical. Which means that they will grab (read steal) everything that they can to enrich themselves and their cadres.

    Time to wake up guys. The winds of change....
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    There is another take on this namely the media. The media reports all the rubbish that Malema and lots of other idiots speak. How much reporting is done when somebody ays something intelligent?

    I honestly think that the media is one of the major driving forces and influencers in this country and the question is; who pulls their string?

    Lots of clever people may be thinking and saying what Chris is saying, it is probaby not reported because it doesn't suit the media "coverage".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blurock View Post
    The ANC is now mobilising for their "second transition".
    I suspect the real story there is JZ is trying to mobilise his re-election.
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    Ba-a-aa-a-aa-a-a-d sheeple

    You better listen and vote for us or we will cut your ears off!

    And we give you this wonderful education system to keep the next generation stupid so they vote for us as well!
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    The leaders aren't keeping the voters stupid because of a great plan, they are doing it because they are totally ignorant themselves. It's not a question of the clever leading the blind, it is simply the doff & stupid leading the blind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianh View Post
    The leaders aren't keeping the voters stupid because of a great plan, they are doing it because they are totally ignorant themselves. It's not a question of the clever leading the blind, it is simply the doff & stupid leading the blind.
    Adrianh -- touche. That is the whole point of the thread. Just yesterday Justice Malala had two bight sparks, published authors, on his program. They flogged the issue to death without even coming near the realization that the real objection was JZ was acting like the country was his private company, in complete disregard of constitutional imperatives.
    The right to equality was central to the struggle to liberate South Africa, because the notion of equality was the antithesis of apartheid. It is therefore trully bad that out people do not seem to have passionate, even violent, culture to defend it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisNG53 View Post
    So how did she get the job? Why was she favoured with appointment to such a critically important post? Why were dozens of career officers discriminated against and denied even a chance to compete for the post?
    Hi ChrisNG53,

    Have you ever considered the fact that she was selected because she had no connection? Also consider the fact that her job remains within the realm of administration?
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    ...and what about the fact that she knows diddly squat about policing nor has she had any training, doesn't that count for anything?
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianh View Post
    ...and what about the fact that she knows diddly squat about policing nor has she had any training, doesn't that count for anything?
    The fact is, she is not going to run around and catch people. She doesn’t need to be a cop to run the office. The fact is her function is not to be a police officer. She is to be an administrator. Ok think about this how many of Eskom's VIP's are qualified electricians, operators and so on and so forth?
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