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    State of the Nation

    I wonder how many people are watching the address purely to see what happens.
    So far...most intriguing..
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    Wha ha ha ha....

    Julius Malema and the EFF might have $h1t for brains but they sure have balls of steel.
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    I certainly made a conscious decision I was going to watch it, come what may.

    The writing was on the wall that there was going to be a testing moment in the development of democracy in SA. The only question was exactly how events would unfold.
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    "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" ...while it serves my strategy!

    I am going to make a crapload of money selling red berets with a DA logo and the following slogan "Moer hulle"
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    Simon Dingle's tweet summarises this nicely:

    "A summary of the president's SONA address:

    - Fuck freedom.
    - Fuck democracy.
    - Fuck foreigners.
    - Basically, just fuck you South Africa."
    Only stress when you can change the outcome!

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    Here is a prophetic cartoon from May 2014
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    EWN apologised for the cartoon but a lot more could be added now.
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    I was left with a few thoughts:

    If some of the roles were reversed, how would the outcome have differed? If the EFF had the majority and the ANC the minority, would:
    1 The ANC behave similarly?
    2 Would the EFF have pulled in the bouncers?

    I am in no doubt that the answer in 1 above would be "yes"; they have demonstrated far worse behavior when they seem to not be getting their own way.
    The second question ... I don't know, but I know that it bothers me, because the slippery slope is getting increasingly steep.

    A role reversal between the DA and the ANC would be equally interesting. I know exactly how the ANC would have behaved, but it again bothers me that I don't know how the DA might have, given that type of provocation.

    In a way the events played into zoomer's hands. I for one have very little idea what he said; the content of the address hardly played any role. That which I did hear was drivel. It turned into a mini-mini-mini budget speech, while the REAL state of the nation was a huge mammoth in the room.

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    The EFF are playing the game the ANC way, what else did you expect, I have always said Julius is not stupid and he is proving it every day.

    This was overheard at the speaker's podium when the cellphone signal was blocked at the SONA.
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    In Davos JZ invited foreigners to invest in SA, then last night he announced the banning of foreign land ownership.
    It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. Charles Darwin

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    If I was EFF I would have had someone stand up every 5 minutes and interrupt.
    I heard that thing on Buthelezi's head was the jamming applicance.
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