Say something

Last year, on May 7, more than 60 percent of South Africans voted for the African National Congress, the party of the people. All they got in return was another dose of pain and misery. Even under apartheid black people lived ten years longer. On May 7, this year, Britons go to the polls. Same date, and there will be the same outcome for the working class. Elections almost everywhere are now entirely about acquiring the power to loot the state and fleece the poor. Continue reading

Power to the party

Nelson Mandela may have been deluded about his long walk to freedom. “Freedom is  not a destination. It is a journey.” That rebuke comes from the party Mr Mandela  led to power, the African National Congress. Its general secretary,  Gwede Mantashe, has been warning “the people” not to make the same mistake. Enjoy the trip instead. Continue reading