The mist rolls over the people of South Africa as sleazy politicians spin their web of anesthesia, numbing our brains. The sign that we have the right leader is someone who doesn’t play the party lines, someone who transcends political and racial rhetoric, someone who honestly addresses the fears of our citizens, and provides thoughtful and logical solutions for the future.
A summary of ‘fears’ that my friends, neighbors and church-family share with me:
- fear of further economic depression & poverty..with C-19 not helping
- fear of worsening crime & corruption
- fear of further losing control of our country to political & economic sellouts (i.e. Cadres succumbing to bribes and selling SA assets to thugs & criminals)
- fear of losing what makes us uniquely African
- fear of losing ground on the little bit of progress we have made these last 20 years
- fear that we are overlooking ‘good governance’ as a core competency & desired skill/trait for electability
- the fear of fear itself, inadvertently facilitating the rise of a despot ruler, an option far worse than any hybrid version of apartheid.
- fear that we have to admit failure to ourselves before we can heal
- fear of failure to address the core needs of our millions of poor black South Africans, and facing the reality of a falsely advertised socialist system which is a disguised version of ‘ANC Cadre Capitalism’
- fear of the ANC masterminds who milk the tragedy and fears of the formerly disadvantaged, to harvest their votes, to the point where everything disintegrates under ANC mismanagement, and there is nothing left.
Let the sun come out, to clear the mist, so that we no longer are cold, and can lift up our faces and smile into the sun’s warm rays with pride in our country again, with a leader who stands hand in hand with us, truly serving the people. Let us find this person, without doubt, he or she lives and breathes among us, with a resilient and strong soul that resonates with our dreams as Africans.
Come forth, my leader!