I do not normally share my political views, because, well, they're private. But, I have to confess that this past weekend I have been abysmally dejected, despondent and disheartened with the human race, per se. I feared the worst for this country - and it's future.
And, that was all because of the actions on one pathetic individual who seemed determined to have his way - putting that before the country, before his (political) party and before the people who elected him.
What our "President" attempted to do at the end of last week was nothing short of a dictators action. Thank goodness for the people of this land, and his peers, as well as the financial markets, have all let him know in no uncertain terms that his actions were unconscionable.
(please, if you haven't already signed this petition, won't you do so. We, the public, cannot remove him from office, only the Executive can do so. But, the more that the public make their wishes known, the better the Executive can act in the best interests of South Africa. After all the politicians are not better than us, they are elected by the people, for the benefit of the people and this country.
"Be the change you want to see" - Mahatma Ghandi
But, it was because of that despondency that I was completely shattered and unable to write my normal weekly post this past weekend.
But, everything is better now ;) Sanity in South Africa has prevailed.
Onto a more positive topic:
Would you like some inspiration on producing no trash / garbage?
I came across these two short video's on YouTube. Please - check them out.
RMan and I have reduced our landfill quantity from 3 large black bags a week in 2005, to less than a third of a single black bag per week.
The bulk of our refuse we take to the recycling centre in Swellendam when we go through for our weekly shopping.
All it takes is a little bit of effort and the willingness...
Now, if our grocery stores would only allow one to purchase goods using your own containers that would be wonderful. One day... :)