While the government is doing the opposite of what needs to be done, here are some masters of the pithy quote to lighten your day … and help to explain the madness.
We’re witnessing an economic crisis the likes of which we haven’t seen since the dying days of apartheid.
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet illustrates the fundamental characteristic by which he governs – give South Africans the impression that the government will do all that is necessary to improve the economy, and then do the complete opposite.
We desperately need to start attracting investment, but the African National Congress (ANC) is, in fact, consolidating conditions that will extinguish any hope of investment and prosperity.
As the ANC pushes us down the slippery slope towards a socialist/communist ‘utopia’, the rest of the world is going in the opposite direction.
If this is as bewildering to you as it is to us, the following choice insights may help to explain the seemingly inexplicable.
- Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery – Winston Churchill
- Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies – Groucho Marx
- I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle – Winston Churchill
- Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods – H L Mencken
- ‘Kakistocracy’: A system of government that is run by the worst or least qualified people. – Early 19th century, from the Greek ‘kakistos’, meaning ‘worst’
- If voting made any difference they wouldn’t let us do it. – Mark Twain
- The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything. – Joseph Stalin
And, finally, back to the master:
There are two places where socialism will work; in heaven where it is not needed, and in hell where they already have it – Winston Churchill