Policy is the allocation of money in simpler terms. It directly and indirectly affects our daily lives. And I have mentioned before that the general public cannot influence public policy.
So even though social networks are packed full of public opinion. These do not influence public policy. But public policy influences public opinion.
Only the elite can influence public policy. And who do I speak of when I say the elite? I mean the leadership ranks, political activists and influential people. Of course these include the people we vote for.
And they all act individually to maximize their own interests. This phenomenon is called the public choice theory. But nobody cares about that as long as their interests was also our interests.
To bring this subject closer to home. South Africa in 1994 ratified the UniversalDeclaration of Human Rights. Which the USA and China refused to sign. South Africa could not do this before 1994 because of the apartheid policy.
Of course everyone puts their guard down when they hear ‘human rights’. But once this was done it became law in South Africa. And this prevents us from doing the same things the white people did to us.
So all the things they did to us to enrich themselves is now unlawful. And now they are rich and we are poor. And as the saying goes the rich are getting richer. And the poor are getting poorer.
So should we adopt the apartheid policy to enrich black people? Or should the struggle continue?