Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Armchair Politics

My 8 year old of the next generation, somewhat displaced and extended holder of shared genetic-material found an errant abaya the other day and wore it; at first pretending she was a judge by sitting at the dining room table and pointing fingers at everyone and handing out sentences. Then she decided to be a part of some imaginary graduation ceremony and the abaya became her academic gown. Needless to say these non-fun situations soon passed and she found much more entertainment pretending to be Count Dracula (I did mention she was related to me, didn't I?) and then running up and down the passage singing the Darkwing Duck theme song with her "cape" flying behind her.She was warned about the dangers of being irresponsible and reckless. Yes, she did trip and fall and get hurt. And went back to being a Judge.

She is 8, she stopped and understood the meaning of reckless behaviour. Apparently it is quite a difficult concept to grasp. My gripe for the post: Julius Malema.

Not only is he well over 8 years old, but I find it very hard to believe how this uneducated moron can be considered "youth". Fikile whatshisface was about 45 and president of the Youth League, but hell, when did a few decades make any difference to semantics. I would venture to suggest that perhaps the immaturity of his statements qualifies him as Nduna of the masses. Statements along the lines of killing for Zuma (and then wondering how anyone else could possibly find his statement offensive?), let us not forget the latest one of how the media should stop focussing on the arms deal now, because in his esteemed opinion "it's old news and it's gone boring now".Need I point out that it was PRECISELY The Arms Deal which got us into our current predicament anyway? Does no one ever LISTEN to the utter rubbish that comes out of his mouth?

I find the hypocrisy way too blatant. This big mouthed, small brained, skivvy has proven to us that the ANC cannot rein him in (as Mr Harvester has pointed out). But that is besides the point, his antics at the ANCYL elections did more to publicise his ineptitude as a leader than his statements ever will.

This is the man who demands JZ is president, for the sake of the "poor". However, at tax payers expense him and his cronies have what seemed like a drunken brawl and threw around beverages such as R8/ 500ml bottled water? All in the name of the poor in SA, some of whom in the rural areas do not have taps or running water. But yes, that total waste of tax payers money was not enough. No sir. ANCYL top brass, probably including this fuckwit, needed to drop their trousers in protest over some policy or the other and give journalists present a shot of their nekkid butts. Which as some of you might recall, made front page of The Times the next day.

If that is the type of shamless behaviour he condones and considers appropriate on winning an election, then I think I speak for all of us when I say that this dude might just be the undoing of SA. It was the Marquis de Sade who said, "One is never so dangerous when one has no shame, than when one has grown too old to blush". And that is exactly the mentality of the ANCYL leadership headed by this "counter revolutionary" character. I agree with The Organharvester, regardless of what Thabo's done or how aloof or arrogant he is or was, this jackass has no right to humiliate him and should have a basic sense of respect for the man.

Trying times for SA indeed, but this has been perhaps the most fascinating political week since 1994. And I'll be damned if I let Malema (split that into it's Latin and Greek components and you get Mal or Male- wrong, evil, bad (Latin) such as that in Malleus Maleficarum, Ema or Eme is from the Greek meaning to vomit, I think the word emit probably takes its root from here...Shall we play spot the irony?) have his say without throwing in mine.

Aaaah bleh, I'm out of time now. When I return, more on the Ministers and their resignations and Motlanthe.

BRB (I mean it this time)

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Blogger KiLLa said...

Mr Malema is what i call a headless chicken.. He runs his mouth without knowing/understanding the implications of what he is saying.. Like a chicken with no head would run nowhere so does his comments..

Well its become a waiting game now.. We gotta wait and see..

8 yr olds of today know Darkwing Duck.. Is it back on TV ? (lets get dangerous)

September 24, 2008 6:06 pm  
Blogger bb_aisha said...

I've had to interview him a few times, and each occasion was torture. The ANCYL, Sasco guys don't speak-they shout. They become aggressive (like the Zim guys) when asked basic questions. We avoid having them on unless we absolutely have to.

What's dangerous is that Fikile Mbalula made it on to the NEC and will no doubt be granted a top seat in Zuma's cabinet. Will the same be true for Malema in the future? Some of my colleagues believe the NEC wants him to hang himself with his comments. I think they're using him & other YL members as political tools, and will possibly discard them if need be. But it's also likely that just like Mbalula, Malema will also rise to power. But then, while Mbalula often uttered inane rubbish, Malema utters inflamatory rubbish...

September 24, 2008 9:52 pm  
Anonymous Vord the Great said...

queen lestat, hey? so the ass finally found somebody stoopid enough to marry him (no offense)! well, congratulations and stuff. please could you tell lestat that he owes me money - since 1887 - that's a LOT of compound interest! come 'round the crypt sometime, k?

September 25, 2008 3:38 pm  
Blogger Ghulam said...

I read somewhere that a gag-order has been taken out against him by the ANC (notice how quiet he has become?). Having already served his purpose and scandalised President Mbeki.

For whatever its worth, I think we've lost the best President this country has ever had, and the developing world has lost a true champion. The irony is that insinuations against Mbeki caused him to give up his presidency, while the insinuations against Zuma have resulted in him gaining the presidency.

What never fails to surprise me, is how misinformed we are about the nature of the ANC and the pedigree of its senior members.

September 26, 2008 9:23 pm  

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