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The idea of an election is much more interesting to me than the election itself…The act of voting is in itself the defining moment.

Jeff Melvoin, Northern Exposure, Democracy in America, 1992

I found this cool PSA and I wondered if us South Africans will ever have something like this? People can be so apathetic about things, especially things like voting, I for one fall under that category. I know it’s wrong but like many young people out there voting seems like a shlurp especially if the people who make up the cabinet are “bad apples” and I do put that in quotation marks because not all of them are like that. We can sort of tell where we going to end up and whether or not the ANC will win again. However, as from today I’m going to change my ways because for some reason our country’s future seems bright with Kgalema Motlanthe as our interim president, in any case I think our country is in safe hands-we’ve got intellectual individuals running it and God by our side. So I’m happy with that and not at all worried about the state of affairs of this country-everything will work itself out… Check the PSA out and tell me what you think.

“There would be no great men if there were no little ones” George Herbert (1593 – 1633)

I’m not much of a political commentator but I will share a few words. I can’t believe Thabo is resigning…Who are the NEC compared to the presidency’s position, maybe I’m naive and ignorant but I don’t think what they did was necessary, they are acting like people never voted for Thabo, and until his term is over, they should let the man be. Yes granted the man wasn’t liked but hey this man did a great deal for our country economically, so please NEC get off his case. I’d like to see what Zuma will do when he gets into presidency [if he ever gets into it, because his other charges are still hanging over his head] and quite frankly I’m not impressed with that man. But hey, I say let Zuma become president and we’ll see where he ends up, all we can do right now is pray and hope all gets well. *sigh* I’m going to miss you Thabo.

In closing I’d like to quote Henri-Frederic Amiel who says, “Great men are true men, the men in whom nature has succeeded. They are not extraordinary – they are in the true order. It is the other species of men who are not what they ought to be”.

September 2020