Ineptocracy !!! South African Government

I N EPTOCR ACY

b y D avid Hil l

Much like inheriting a billion pounds only to die broke or forfeiting a three goal half time lead;

ineptocracy is one’s failure to succeed from a position of strength.

A political example of ineptocracy would be South Africa’s ruling party the ANC; who
after 18 years of leading one of the most fertile and resource rich countries in the world
hasn’t developed any sustainable solutions to generating wealth for its people beyond affirmative
action, land redistribution and the nationalization of assets.

After almost two decades of rule, the ANC’s sole solution to endowing its people is still to merely
take wealth away from others. Surely this is their failure?

 

SOUTH AFRICA IS THE ONLY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WHOSE AFFIRMATIVE AC TION POLICY FAVOURS A MAJORITY W
HO ALSO HAPPENS TO HAVE COM PLETE POLITICAL CO NTROL

Consider that South Africa is the only country in the world whose affirmative action policy
favours a majority who also happens to have complete political control. In the rest of the world
affirmative action is designed to favour the politically un-represented minority, not the
politically strong majority.

South Africa now appears to have a system of government whereby the ruling party is
elected by the non- contributing majority, who in turn are then rewarded with subsidies, goods and
services paid for from the earnings of the contributing minority.

English: South Africa (orthographic projection)

English: South Africa (orthographic projection) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The flaw with this system is that nowhere does there exist a plan, nor an incentive, for this

impoverished majority to actually start contributing to the economy and hence they continue to
demand more from their elected leaders who in turn continue to deflect the wealth generation burden
onto the contributing minority.

Clearly this cycle of diminishing returns is not sustainable as eventually the expectation of the
non-contributing majority will become too high and the burden on the contributing minority will
become too great. In the end something has got to give as no economy can bear 20 million people
supporting 50 million people.

To further illustrate just how poorly the ANC has done at generating wealth solutions for its
people over the past 18 years, consider Germany and Japan who at the end of World War II were
completely decimated by the Allied bombings and were thus economically distraught. Neither had any
industry, agriculture nor natural resources to generate wealth from, yet within 20 years both
countries had uplifted themselves to being highly employed, economic powerhouses. Clearly both
these governments achieved vastly more for their people with significantly less over a similar
period of time and without disadvantaging any demographic.

So the fact that after two decades of complete political control the ANC has failed to secure
wealth generation systems for its people beyond affirmative action and nationalisation, well is
that not the very definition of ineptocracy?

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