Over the last two weeks there has been division in the United People’s Front ranks caused by a few people behaving badly and who are intent on despoiling our good work on social media; and then of course, the idiots who fall for the hearsay and then the mudslinging begins; and this in supposed common law groups; sis;
It is a well-established principle of law that: All things are presumed against a despoiler or wrong-doer.
One of the key divide and rule tactics is to dig up past history especially political history of those now in the UPF coalition;
It’s time to practice discernment people; if anyone makes any claim then they must have 3 pieces of factual proof; there must be at least two witnesses; and, a formal complaint must be lodged with SA Jural Assembly; otherwise it is baseless and merely hearsay; period; there can be no crime without a witness; and,
Maxim – The answer of one witness shall not be heard. [Deuteronomy 19:15]
DO NOT ENTERTAIN HEARSAY!!! Do not lend your ears out to gossip; and remove those from social media who are the real wrongdoers and despoilers and who regularly stir dissent as far as they go; they claim to stand for truth but are agents of evil – if they know it or not; you know who they are;
SA Jural Assembly has done some housecleaning and thrown out the trash and gave warnings to others; we encourage the UPF to do the same;
Here are some wise words from General Shezi in this regard:
…I think we’ve all underestimated the enemy. We’re in trying times whereas proponents of a Cause greater than ourselves, we should never allow ourselves to be governed by emotions. I can understand if we were fighting and directing our efforts towards a justified Cause that has harmed or hampered progress. But to entertain the mainstream social media is tantamount to playing in their hands.
…Here are some quotes from the greatest Statesman and Emperor of Rome, Marcus Tullius Cicero that deal with the situation we’re facing:
1. On enemies among our UPF ranks, he once said, “A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within freely, his sly whispers rustling through all alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in an accent familiar with his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, and he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear.”
2. Another lesson from this Roman Emperor, ― Marcus Tullius Cicero: “Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century:
a. Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others; (Who is gaining from the infighting?)
b. Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected; (Can any member change his past?)
c. Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it; (Does it mean when any Coalition partner resigns, we cannot achieve our Objectives?)
d. Refusing to set aside trivial preferences; (To me this speaks to the problem, we tend to be egoistic and stick to cultural norms)
e. Neglecting development and refinement of the mind; (We don’t take time to study the enemy, its modus operandi. PsyOps, media manipulation & develop our OODA process).
f. Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.” (It speaks to itself and there are deeply embedded patriarchal tendencies in South Africa, that view women as unequal to men)
Let me sign off by sharing some of Cicero’s antidotes:
3. ” The higher we’re placed, the more humbly we should walk.”
4. “Any man can make a mistake, but only an idiot persists in his error.”
5. “Read at every wait; read at all hours; read within leisure, read in times of labour, read as one goes in, read as one goes out. The task of an educated mind is simply put: Read To Lead!”
6. “LET THE WELFARE OF THE PEOPLE BE THE ULTIMATE LAW!”
General Sankara Shezi