Monday, March 5, 2012

COSATU’s Dirty Tricks

COSATU is planning a nationwide series of protests on Wednesday, 7 March 2012. All indications are that it will be the biggest strike-action South Africa has ever seen.  This means that schools, hospitals, roads, transport, and the entire Public Service will once again be disrupted.

Cosatu says there will be a total of 32 marches across the country – from Durban, Port Elizabeth, East London and Bloemfontein to smaller towns like Lusikisiki, Sasolburg, Rustenburg and Mahikeng with the two largest strikes in Johannesburg and Cape Town. – Source

The nationwide series of protests are aimed against, among other things, the controversial practice of labour broking and government's decision to push ahead with plans to levy e-tolls on Gauteng's freeways. Although there are other underlying issues at play here, in a nutshell -- the whole striking business has a lot to do with revenge and greed.

South Africa’s tripartite alliance of socialist-communist gangsters, are effectively using the masses as mere pawns in their rebellion against “western-style” progress and development. Their sole objective is to mobilize the masses to bring South Africa to its knees. They’ll continue repeating this same old strategy until the country has fallen into a state of total dilapidation, in other words – into a “State of Negrology”. What is happening now basically amounts to Civil War. The fact that there is no guns and bullets involved, and that they call it an “economic war” or “a war against corruption” are all smokescreens. See for example: Battle won’t stop, says Vavi.

In the meantime -- the overwhelming majority of sheeple taking part in these mass actions have brains as thick as two short planks, and do not have a cooking-clue what the whole business is all about. All they ever hear is that “the warfare” is in their best interests, and to hell with the rest.

Other more intelligent folk (and organizations), who have been conned into believing the lie that communism is dead, have fallen hook line and sinker for Zwelinzima Vavi’s apparent charm, and thus have no idea that it’s all trickery and that the man’s primary motives are in actual fact being spurred on by deep-seated darker issues such as, anger, remorse and vengeance. The liberals sum this all up in fancy words such as, "retribution" and/or "righteousness".

For those who are wondering, this article contains clues as to why personal vengeance will forever remain the driving force behind this bright spark, and others like him.

The growing opposition to the Gauteng e-tolling system is of course Vavi’s trump card in the game. He knows too well that the majority hardworking folk in the country are already being overburdened with high prices and taxes of all sorts. On Wednesday, on the same day the strike begins, the new fuel price increase will see Gauteng motorists having to fork out more than R11 a litre. Cash-strapped consumers will thus, without blinking (or thinking) happily oppose any further commercial schemes that threaten their pockets.

In this regard it was rather sneaky of Cosatu to combine the issues of labour broking and the e-toll levy system into one mass protest-action, for the two issues have absolutely no connection with one another at all!

I, and many others I’m acquainted with, are for various reasons totally opposed to the e-tolling system, but we have no quibbles with the practice of labour broking. I’m sure there are millions of others who share these same sentiments... Vavi thus has a bloody cheek to call on EVERY South African to join this protest action, “be they black or white, rich or poor.”

The benefits of the labour broking system should become obvious once people understand the difference between a Labour Broker and a Recruitment Agency, and if one takes into account that almost one in four of the 3.4-million jobs created since the end of apartheid has been filled through a brokerage. Cosatu is thus missing the point, yet Vavi wants the labour broking system outlawed!

As for the Gauteng e-tolling system… Government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi has already stated that tolling will start at the end of next month “finish and klaar”. Cosatu’s massive strike-action is thus about ending the labour broking system - “finish and klaar”.

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