Judge them by their deeds
September 18, 2013
Candidly speaking, the latest ‘hot' topic is the comments regarding the Deputy Mayor's stance on the gay community. Additionally, the statement by the Home Affairs Minister, referencing the said comments, has garnered equitable sentiment by those of similar sentiment. Albeit, the comments made by Donal Smith were of a personal tone/ideology, one cannot dismiss the fact that because of his public office, has brought about public scrutiny. I cannot help but recall, a similar scenario, when comments were made that insulted the Christian community, in one instance, and another to the effect that if the general populace do not like the way the current legislation is heading, that they have a choice to either accept it or flee the country.
In light of the proposed amendment act, regarding the municipalities, I too would take advantage of the opportunity. However, one needs to consider the hypocrisy/double standards demonstrated. Especially when the said Minister, was guilty of offending/insulting the general populace — a perception of the majority, referencing certain remarks, yet an apology is pending. Transparency was the clarion call in the lead-up to the general election. Despite the obvious lack of public disclosure of pertinent public information/interests, it is quite apparent through the lack of public press conferences that one is as always judged by deeds not words.