2014, Nick Hanauer, a filthy rich plutocrat was invited for a talk on TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) and he delivered a warning message for all the Have’s of the World.
The message was simple and in a nutshell boiled down to ‘Repent or pay the ultimate price’
A scary thought that one of the richest men in the World has come to that conclusion and has warned the World in general about their ways, yet to be ignored by the general populace.
All over the World the signs are there, the system as it is is failing. Since the collapse of the US Banking System and knock on effect it caused in World which could be seen in the rise of resistance to the system of control which is called Capitalism in the form of protests such as the #OccupyWallStreet movement to name but one of many such movement which arose after the crash.
You may wonder why I said that the capitalist system is a system of control? Is it not just an economic and political system?
Yes, it is both those things, but it is something more, for you see, through capitalism, the Government can keep a tight grip on the populace and swing votes in their favor as long as the stay ahead of the wave.
The reason I am saying this is because there is no real freedom for any man, woman or child born into the system, unless you are part of the political and corporate elite, or if you by some good fortune, were at the right time, at the right place with the right materials to start up your own little enterprise.
Without money, things like taking your kids to a place like the National Kruger Park is out of the question, firstly, you need time off from work (if your Master allows it) then, you need money to finance your trip to the park, after this you need money to pay entrance to the park, and then accommodation etc.
The average Joe on street does not have the finances to take himself or his family anywhere. So ask yourself, is this average Joe free to move where he wants, when he wants as enshrined in the Constitution of South Africa in Chapter 2, the Bill of Rights?
Money buys “Freedom” , or so people think … but even those who are, like Scrooge McDuck, filthy rich and swimming in the cash, have to build massive walls around themselves to protect them and their cash from the “evil” Have Not’s of society who wants to plunder and loot that which was acquired in their lifetime.
In effect, building their own prisons with 12 foot walls and state of the art security systems to protect them and their loot.
How narrow minded …
Here in South Africa, we are suffering the ills of our former Liberation Movement, which has turned self serving scavenging hyenas, the ANC Government.
They have, through their constant looting of the Nation’s Tax coffers leeched the life out of South Africa, and now they are standing back when the question regarding “Free Quality Education” as promised in Freedom Charter and in Chapter 2, the Bill of Rights are being asked and shunting the “problem” off to the Universities to figure out while the students are on a rampage.
It is time for the middle “class” to wake up and smell the manure … they have more in common with the Have Not’s and those who are still suffering under Economic Apartheid in South Africa, and they should stand up and fight the Government, and the system of control in order to buy some more time through initiatives such as raising the minimum wage to a fair living wage of R10 000 so that we can implement the changes which needs to happen to keep the country from falling into civil war.
Aluta Continua, amandla awethu …