The South African national election is a month away, and the party for whom I have voted in the previous two elections has not yet contacted me to establish whether or not I will vote for it again. This is most likely because I have moved houses since then, and the buggers don’t have my new number, praise Buddha. What is strange, however, is that my colleauge was phoned by them at her home last night, and the caller asked her if she knew me. No reason suppled by the caller for his question, nor indication of how he might have known that my colleague and I know each other. A little freaky, actually.
At the same time, an Afrikaans colleauge was called by the Freedom Front, a political organisation that is extremely fond of the white Afrikaans person, less so of the English-speaking white person, and remarkably less fond of the black person, to request her vote. This pissed off my colleague as she believes it shows that the FF believes everyone with an Afrikaans surname secrety (or not so secretly) desires to live only with fellow Afrikaners to the exclusion of the rest of South African society.
So I’m trying to decide what to put on my Ipod’s playlist while I wait in line on election day. So far I have the following ditties up for consideration:
– Chain of fools – Aretha Franklin
– Ordinary world – Duran Duran
– Don’t look back in anger – Oasis
– Ideal world – The Christians
– If you tolerate this, then your children will be next – Manic Street Preachers
Can you suggest any others?