5th of May 2013
Apparently “strike season” is open again. SA braces for “strike season”
We must be the only country in the world that has a “Strike Season”.
Every year when these COSATU union members go on a chimpout, they destroy public infrastructure, loot shops, burn other people’s cars, etc…It is nothing but sabotage.
Destroying other people’s stuff to intimidate the government, mine bosses and big business into giving you an underserved raise seems to be the way things are done in the post Apartheid rainbow Utopia of Mandela and the ANC.
Gone are the days that if you thought you deserved more, you made an appointment with your boss and you asked for a raise. You stated your case and evidence of how you increased production or output, your boss stated the overall situation of the company and if the company could afford it, you would get a raise or at least the two of you would come to some agreement where you can both walk away feeling like a winner.
That is the civilized way of doing things.
Not these strikers. To them it is nothing to throw other people’s cars with stones, burn down trains and busses or block the N1 highway…holding other people at ransom. It is nothing different than what a terrorist highjacker does; Holding a gun against the head of some innocent person to get his demands carried out.
Same with striking teachers holding the education of innocent children at ransom.
Stuff that! If they destroy public or private property and hold innocent people at ransom then these bastards should be treated like the saboteurs and terrorists they are; with no mercy.
Not only that. The long term investment damage is incalculable. Through their actions, they are preventing foreign investment in South Africa, chasing money and jobs away. Mines are closing, farmers are emigrating or mechanizing and businesses are disinvesting from SA… These strikers are stifling the economic development of the country, costing people jobs instead of creating them. In the end it can only lead to economical ruin and the people who will suffer the most are they themselves, the workers.
Further, no jobs means more social ills and rampant crime.
It is as if they are unable to think about the long term effects of their actions and are only interested in instant gratification, for example the recent farm worker strike in the Western Cape where the ANC dished out free T-shirts and food parcels to strikers.
What they fail to see is that the ANC is not their friend, rather their worst enemy. Would they rather have a food parcel today and starve for the rest of their lives, or have a job and have food to eat every day?
I am sorry, but if you are unable to grasp these basic facts of economy then you must have the mental capacity of an 8 year old child and are classified on the Stanford-Binet scale as a “Moron”.