What is very evident in global politics, economics and sport etc is the existence of a super elite that operates way above the systems and laws that control the realities of average people.
These elite which include political leaders like former President George Bush and others spread untruth to the world and murder millions in Iraq, Afghanistan etc. and cannot be held accountable.
Silvio Berlusconi the former Prime Minister of Italy sexually exploited underage girls, held bunga-bunga parties and used his position to enrich himself yet remains unrepentant and free of liability.
Sepp Blatter the President of Fifa for 20 years presides over an organisation that is drowning in corruption, yet he is re-elected to power as if theft, extortion and bribery is normal in global sport.
American and European bankers including the Royal Bank of Scotland and several major financial institutions have been indicted by judicial processes for laundering drug cartel money etc. yet no-one goes to jail. Bankers manipulate currencies and create false profit and loss causing unemployment as if to suggest that crime does pay if you have the right connections.
Like Fifa who bid South Africa to pay $10 million into a soccer developmental fund, law enforcement agencies in Europe and America also request monies from bankers to be paid into special funds which are dutifully called a fine yet there is no need for admission of guilt and no one goes to jail.
Our President has been exonerated by his Minister of Police from any liability concerning the Nkandla project. The Arms deal which cost taxpayers billions has gone nowhere and so will the Marikana probe. While it is vital to insist on accountable governance, what is the point when those guilty of obvious corruption is vindicated on reasons that would make a grade 7 learner feel embarrassed.
The message is obvious; our elite like other global elite, operate above the law that average citizens have to abide by. Injustice is the new world order and the connected remain unrepentant. If we cannot bring stadium contractors to justice for robbing ratepayers with the 2010 World Cup, then all is lost.
Democracy must be built through open societies that share information. When there is info, there is enlightenment. When there is debate, there are solutions. When there is no sharing of power, no rule of law, no liability, there is abuse, corruption, subjugation and indignation for ordinary people.
In the words of the wise, sometimes I consider if the world is controlled by smart people who are taking the rest of us for imbeciles or by imbeciles who really believe that what they are doing is just.
Cllr Yagyah Adams
Cape Muslim Congress