There’s not much of school work I can remember, but one that stands out was the Starndard Seven lessons on Nazi Germany, the rise of Adolf Hitler and one of humanity’s worst dictatorships.
It was fascinating stuff, but I couldn’t comprehend how people could blindly follow a man without showing a sign of rational thinking. The lesson we were supposed to be learning back then is to ensure that we don’t repeat the mistakes of the past.
The supporters of Leonard Chuene and Julius Malema could do with a crash course on the rise of Nazism, although they seem to have perfected it already. A meeting by athletes was disrupted at the weekend, and a critic of Chuene emailed me claiming he received a threatening phone call last week. Coincidence or not, but a Nedbank branch in Randburg caught fire this (Monday) morning.
Can’t Chuene see the divisions being caused by his decision to stay?
I hope this matter is resolved permanently soon – surely it can’t continue like this!
I don’t think Chuene is capable of seeing anything.
Our people have a culture of destruction rather than construction. Our capacity for devaluing our hard-won struggle grows from the poor examples set by Zuma, Jelly Tsotsi Malema, Dull Blade Nzimandi, Vavi, et al. They speak so much c*** and are so power-mad that they do not realise the effect of their words on the various segments of our “rainbow” nation.
Disillusioned / Ill-informed with dire lack of sound objectivity . . . (characteristics that encompass your views – Luzuko)