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Body Unpolitic

By Dishonourable Ember
On Thursday last week, it was the 12th anniversary of the events of 11 September 2001 (YES, 9/11, as the Americans call it). Today it is called Patriot Day in the USA, an annual observance on September 11 to remember those who were injured or died during the attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001.

One may get the impression that the terror of that day has not taught them very much. They are still as arrogant as ever and try and prescribe to the world the way it should act. They still think they are the top cop and were appointed by a higher power to make sure the rest of the world behaves. One has but to look at Iraq, Libya and now Syria. None of these has worked out and, at least on the latter, Obama turned around a bit and gave Assad and the people the benefit of the doubt.

Thus, the wake-up call of 9/ 11 has had virtually no effect. What will it take to make the Cowboys of World Politics fall into step with the rest? Happened to see a sort of 'balance sheet' of the financial affairs of the recent BBA Chance. Very illuminating reading indeed. For next to nothing in expenditure they made a whopping US$43 million (In Namibian Dollar terms some 434, 4 million) profit on those 51 days of pure humdrum and painful melodrama. That means our delicious, but dillyDillish got a scant 1 percent of the profit when they gave here N$ 3 million. Small change, really!

And talking about Dilly Dillish: One of our well-known and respected insurance and investment companies had just announced a mutually beneficial investment with PR photos and all and exposure in the media - bragging that the delicious one had brought her nestegg to them - when our Dizzy Dillish does another turnabout and lamented that they the company was telling the truth very economically. She did admit getting a sweetener of some N$10 000.

The media is very happy. To them these are simply more salacious revelations. Make up your mind, girly, while the media sun still shines. There comes a time when you should stop trying to please everyone and just focus on pleasing yourself. Shakespeare had a good way of putting it: There is a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;omitted all the voyage of their lifeis bound in shallows and in miseries. Be careful of these shallows and miseries.

By now everyone know that the unproven but eager beaver Venaani has taken over from that has been Kaura. About time too if that insignificant bit of the once well thought of DTA is to have even a minuscule chance of survival before it lands on the political Kupferberg.

And now the equally redundant RPG is split into two camps. Honestly, I did not know that they had enough people to make up two camps. It seems the only one to gain so far is the tottering relic of a warrior. HH coolly took his members for N$ 35000 per month for a venue to talkand make plans that are not worth the paper they may be written on.


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