- Jan 22, 2015
People tend to become extremely defensive of certain positions instead of really having a chat or debate about issues. SA has issues. I highly doubt that you will find a large amount of people in SA that don't want to be party to any solutions. The frustration is what gets to most of us. In the end, having an open, honest conversation and having your beliefs/thoughts questioned is very enlightening! We just need to be able to have our minds changed./snip
Hope that answers your question. Please tell me if you think I have dodged it somehow and I will try to clarify my positions.
Guys, really enjoying the tone of debate here it feels much more productive that what I have experienced in the past. Good schit.
Now - to the point. I have a big issue with policies that classify races with broad brush strokes. It always gives rise to identity politics. It also gives rise to a division among a unified populace. We should have an individualised system instead of a class/race based system.
People wonder why white people get so defensive about identity politics? It is because politicians portray white people as land thieves and apartheid apologists/denialists.
As for sunset clauses, we don't have SLA's to hold these trough feeders accountable for their promises/actions. Introduce SLA's in all spheres of government and watch the sunset clause fall into place.
Lastly, whilst MMT will go a long way in ensuring equality (if taxes are used with 100% efficiency), we are stuck with a system where utterly incapable politicians are put in charge of extremely difficult and complicated processes all whilst the politicians chop and change roles every couple of years instead of having experts and professionals guiding the way. No amount of MMT will help whilst the trough feeding piggies are playing identity politics instead of employing political neutral professionals to institute and implement the solutions.