Poor or Criminal?
Yeah sometimes you push yourself to levels you shouldnt. It hurts, you take a breather and you hope it doesnt happen again. Well it more than likely happens again at even higher levels. As South Africa finally is hurtling itself into future one shoud look back and really ask themselves if its getting better or worsen. Unfortunately we seem to be having a wider wealth gap as our economy "Grows".
This is becoming more imp ortant now as we seek to define the success of the ANC government. I think its time we ask the right questions and demand answers. It does not help us if the poorer are getting poorer and the richer richer. We are then heading to a destination that we probably did not forsee. We then enter an environemtn where we will be asking "Does Poverty Cause Crime?". Our crime stats seem to be gloomier every year. One stat goes down another goes up. Now we even have a "Heist season in South Africa". I am always a bit edgy in December around cash in transit vehicles. This year will be no different. Is it greed? Are the needy resorting to getting what they want with force? Are we ignoring those that need us most (Black, White, and all other colours) and thus causing our own downfall? I know some will throw mud at me for just saying this but it has to be said. We have to ask ourselves. What are you doing to make a difference? Who are you waiting on? What are you waiting for? When are you going to start?