Ok so i rarely write something longwinded about politics apart from throwing in my 2 cents here and there…i leave the serious stuff to the proper journalists, but recent developments have forced me to type out this little rant because i found it rather annoying that in a country with some serious issues our leaders have resorted to petty behaviour that quite frankly is f**king childish. I’m not gonna even take sides here, im gonna direct it at both the DA and the ANC for their lame-ass poster war. I understand you guys and girls in government are vying for voters in the run up to elections, but as a voting member of this country i can honestly say i don’t give a crap about whose poster campaign is better…especially if you are going to resort to cheap shots.
You are supposed to be leaders of this country and this playground politics must end.
To put things into context i have added below the two recent posters that have grinded my tits. First up was the DA’s attempt at getting the electorate to ‘Know your DA’ by creating a poster showing Nelson Mandela holding founder Helen Suzman
‘We played our part in opposing apartheid’…seriously?! Thanks for letting me know that you did coz it totally makes me want to vote for you after you insulted my intelligence with such a blatantly patronising display.
The ANC condemned the campaign calling it a “cynical and opportunistic exercise in propaganda”. For once i felt that they had a case and thought the DA poster was scraping the barrel, but then on Saturday the ANC revealed a poster at it’s Freedom Day event in response to the DA using Mandela in theirs.
You could have taken the high road and make the DA look silly, but nooooooooooooooooo…you had to go and release a comeback poster that make both look like fools.
I’m aware of both your roles in the history of South Africa, but i’m not voting on what either of you have done in the past. I wanna know what you are gonna do for me in the future.
Leave Mandela and his legacy out of it and act like f**king leaders and not spoilt kids.
As that great politician John McClain “if you’re not a part of the solution, you’re a part of the problem. Quit being a part of the f**king problem“.