Body Unpolitic - Part 40
By Dishonourable Ember
A friend of mine always maintained that the most difficult task in the world was to fit blockheads into round holes. At the same time, he remarked, it was quite surprising
that a Blockhead's head fitted
into a round helmet.
He was, of course, tongue in
cheek referring to our fellow citizens
of German descent and those
Germans who have for many
years considered Namibia to be
the much greener grass on the
other side of the fence, but still
leave their German passports at
the embassy for when they need
them to travel, etc.
They are also known to be
somewhat worse than our Martin
Luther steam locomotive
down at the entrance to
Swakopmund (thus immovable)
once they have made up their mind
to do something.
It came as a major surprise when
Vaatz and his consorts stopped
Vaa(r)tzing around and just
dropped the threats to start taking
government to court until
Kingdom comes, dismantle any
statue that stood in the place of
the Horseman and thus turn the
clocks back to the Kaiser's time
It is so good to know that
common sense penetrated even
Talking about turning the
clock back: that is exactly what
we are going to do this Sunday
(April 6). Yes! Rejoice all!
We can sleep an hour longer
and once again provide an opportunity
for endless reams of
newspaper copy for those who
have for the past 24 years complained
about Winter Time.
I must say: there is a remarkable
symbiosis between the
group mentioned above and the
group engaged in the futile exercise
of trying to convince sundry
and all that Winter Time is
the worst thing that ever hit
Namibia. Maybe they so prematurely
stopped their hullabaloo
about the Statue because
they found an exiting new windmill
to tilt their tongues at ...
Wouldn't surprise me a bit!
Kudos to our Electoral
Commission! Their hard work
and media-friendly approach is
refreshing. Even more refreshing
is the fact that the Provisional
Voters Register for 2014
is ready, checked and printed.
The material was available to the
public for inspection as from 3
April 2014 - countrywide. Well
Done! Now our ever so vociferous
opposition parties get their
teeth into it and try and find the
million of mistakes they are always
complaining about because
each political part received
their own electronic copy as
Hope you guys get finished
before the end of the year trying
to prove the impossible.
PS: It is also good to know
that when the elections come
around at the end of November
we will be the first African country
and the third in the world to
introduce electronic voting machines
The opportunities may seem
few and far between, but I always
rejoice when we start producing
another product that in
the past had to be to imported.
Thus, the new tinned fish is more
than welcome on our shop
shelves and as - possibly - another
export commodity. Yes,
we have been tinning fish for a
number of years now, but this is
a new product range.
It is always good for us
Namibian to be able to stand up
and proclaim: We can do it!