We are like lambs to the slaughter
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Drewan Baird. Oudtshoorn. 25 April 2013. 09h00. The local DA is much like the cousin one fetches from the school for the not so gifted every other Christmas to sit in a corner and play with his trifle to allay the collective family conscience.
He doesn’t register. He’s there. He’s visible. He can be heard breathing heavily through a snotty nose as he contrives to get some purchase on the red jelly.
He’s just never going to come up with anything but unsuccessful attempts at managing bodily functions.
And then he is returned for two years and the party starts.
Right now, what with the ANC’s NEC having rustled the feathers of the local caucus to the extend of probable dissent in the ranks, I am expecting, not as a DA supporter, but as an observer of Oudtshoorn politics, the opposition to muster some campaign to improve its influence in the council.
The circumstances in the council, as O!O had described it in the stories of yesterday, relating to the NEC’s involvement, surely must invoke at least some interest in DA ranks about gaining position on the playing field.
Politics, as a good friend likes to say, is the management of the possible.
I think that politics is a game at which the minority must play particularly hard.
There is little, if any skill required to play on the team with the majority. Skill is required to win when one is in the minority. Influence, wheedling, enticement, cajoling are demanded at politics.
Action is demanded.
But the DA’s go to man, Chris MacPherson, is not even around. And it is said that he has cooled of the DA; that the caucus needs to warm to him and get him back on board. He is, so it is said, somewhat disillusioned or something.
There are rumours that a senior DA functionary made disparaging remarks about MacPherson’s motleyed political career, inferring that his membership of the NP, NNP, ANC, Cope, and now DA somehow equated to some political adumbration of the oldest profession, and that McPherson took umbrage.
And there are misgivings about the ANC caucus at this time!?
By the way, THAT profession is only the second oldest. Politics is the oldest, for whom, my longsuffering readers, do you propose were responsible for the chaos of Genesis 1.i if not politicians!?
Ye princes of Serendip! We are as lambs to the slaughter.
It is challenging to even consider the possibility to decide to vote DA or ANC in any local government election. Are these people for real!? Do the local politicians have even a veleity of expectation that anyone with sufficient brain function to regulate bodily functions, unlike the cousin of this story, should vote for them; should charge them with the management of Oudtshoorn!?
About that cousin in the corner: Whatever you do, don’t give him an ice cream cone.
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