Letters to the editor

Wisdom requires knowledge and experience ( Cape Argus – USA depravity personified)

For months, even before his election, I supported USA President Donald Trump. I thought that as a wealth, industrious, white male that enjoyed a legacy of privilege he would be less corrupt and make ethical decisions when required. I defended him even when CNN, BBC and global media sought to end Trump with the “Russian connection” which is proving to be fake news. Since elected Pres. Trump has gone out of his way to prove that he has the maturity…

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Crime is the problem ( Cape Argus – 29 August -Crime hits the bottom line)

Most major media reports usually concern crime or suffering of some sort. Recent job loss figures shocked everyone and various sectors of society called for a job summit. A point to consider is how can any society construct an entrepreneurial class where business operates in fear of crime? Criminals murder farmers and shopkeepers who are most often elderly. Statistically 17 000 people are killed in South Africa annually, it must remain a concern why the stats increase without serious intervention.…

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History is often stranger than fiction (Sunday Argus – Lesson in war and history)

At 6:30am 25th July while watching CNN, a message sprawled across the screen stated that the Russians are supplying weapons to the Taliban. This came a day after a bomb killed 35 and injured many in Kabul. The ironically decades ago the USA supplied the Taliban with weapons to fight the Soviet Union. It was the Taliban who militarily shattered the Soviet Union collapsing communism globally. Armed by Israel, the USA and others, the Taliban with infinite resolve assured that…

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Insight required ( 11 August – Cape Times – Two votes per ballot)

Democracy may not be the best form of government; however, it is the best that we have at this interval in history. Democracy is an idealistic phenomenon that requires constant care and caution. No matter what the gurus, analysts and opposition leaders want to proclaim, President Zuma won again. So, why did he win? What most people do not understand is that the representatives seated in parliament do not represent South Africa or its people. Parliamentarians, strictly speaking are selected…

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Values matter – Weekend Argus – We need ethical leaders

Values can be described as ethics, principles, beliefs, standards and ideals etc. How we practice values, matters. Talking about values is trivial if we do not practice our values. This is often easier said than done. Most of us, struggle living our values as life is filled with trials as we are pursued by temptation and challenges. It requires a strong resolve to continually, do the right thing. Oddly, amid us, are some who do not struggle with their belief.…

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