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Day 2453: Focus on Where Your Power Lies

There’s a lot of things we can’t change but there’s a lot of things we can change – that’s what I’ve realized.


It’s 11 : 55 AM on day 2453 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,   have breakfast, read Revelation 3: 5   and learn a new word – Definition of suborn
transitive verb 1 to induce secretly to do an unlawful thing 2: to induce to commit perjury; also : to obtain (perjured testimony) from a witness.


This morning I found myself thinking about the political situation here in South Africa and to be honest it sucked the life out of me but there’s not much I can do about it so I’m going to do what I can, where I can and when I am because after all nobody needs to be President to make a difference (and sometimes even when you are President absolute power corrupts absolutely and you have no interest in helping people).

Day 1284: My thoughts on the Nkandla Report

What this country needs is more unemployed politicians. – Angela Davis


It’s 1  : 00  PM on day 1284 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to  pray,   brush my teeth, feed myself All Bran Flakes for breakfast, read Job 18, watch the news, publish my Disability of the Day feature,  and  promote my Eradicate AIDS campaign – no donations so far today – practice sitting up straight to strengthen my core muscles, stretch my hamstrings and spend time outside.


Yesterday I read Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has found President Jacob Zuma misled Parliament when he claimed that the Zuma family was responsible for the cost of upgrades to his private homestead in Nkandla and I was fuming there are kids starving in the streets and our head of state, the one who is supposed to lead this country by example, reportedly spent an estimated 246 MILLION rand of the government’s money on upgrading his homestead I know he’s the President of South Africa and that I’m supposed to respect him but my respect is earned not given.

Day 170

All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers … Each one owes infinitely more to the human race than to the particular country in which he was born. – Franois de Salignac de la Mothe Fenelon

It’s 9: 15 PM on day 170 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, feed myself  a banana for breakfast, watch TV while feeding myself a chicken polony sandwich for a snack,  tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign for a few hours – no luck  –  feed myself rice and curry for lunch, tweet about my campaign some more – still no luck – send the priest who I mentioned yesterday another link to my campaign – he lost the one I sent him before – a few hours  later he replied back saying Hey this is wonderful what you are trying to do. If you don’t mind, can I share this with others? Let’s see how many respond. All my support and wishes for your good campaign. Best…. I am not sure how much it will help but he’s trying and in my book that counts for a LOT 🙂 –  feed myself butternut and grilled chicken for dinner, watch the Cricket World Cup match: England vs. Ireland – it was positively brilliant everybody had counted Ireland out before the second innings even started only they didn’t count on Kevin O’ Brian scoring a 100 of 50 balls which gave Ireland a 3 wicket victory over England with 5 balls to spare – well done to the Irish they played superbly just goes to show anything is possible if you believe 🙂 –  and  The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Yesterday I was watching the news and heard Noureddine Mezni – the spokesperson of the AU – say it is an African problem and we have to seek African solution. This is also an internal issue. Libyan people themselves are against external interventions. We are supporting them and strongly condemn the use of force against peaceful protestors and I thought to myself you’ve got to be kidding me ‘it is an African problem and we have to seek African solution’ crude oil prices are raising… everything that happen anywhere affects everybody else   that’s when it occurred to me that the problem with the world today is that people are so busy trying to protect their territory that they can’t see that there is truly only one territory – Earth.  Do you recuse yourself from certain situation and conversations because you feel it doesn’t affect you or ‘your people’?

Day 142

A riot is at bottom the language of the unheard. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

It’s 11: 42 PM on day 142 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign for a few hours – no donations were made today but somebody  – you know who you are – sent $5 to my PayPal account so that I could make a donation on her behalf – which I will do ASAP 🙂 –   feed myself bun and chicken nuggets for brunch while watching TV  – I decided to postpone this week’s meet-free day to Saturday 🙂   – exercised for 10 minutes and feed myself rice and curry  for dinner.

Today as I watched the chaos in Egypt through the 7 o’clock news I was so filled with outrage because at the end of the day being President is about putting the needs of your people above your own and sadly for the people of Egypt Mubarak has proven time and time again that he is incapable of doing so and to make matters worse his actions have jeopardized the stability of countries like Jordan who were otherwise peaceful. If you held the highest office in the land and your people no longer felt you were serving them well would you hear their voices and step down or turn into a dictator and stand your ground?