Skip to comments.The T Spot: Pansi with e-toll robbery (#OWS-style rant against tolls in South Africa)
Posted on 11/15/2011 12:37:55 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
HAIBO man, I mean really, its not fair. Its not right. Haibo, angeke! (Hell no!)
The thing is that we only earn so much money, and in my sector that isnt very much at all, and we give so much of it to the tax man and the electricity man and the gas man and the pool man and the hair man and the mani-pedi man and the restaurant man and the education man and the church man and I can go on into a lot of et cetera.
From whence comes this e-toll man, now? There is not space for him. What money does this e-toll man think is left over for him?
I havent even started on the shoe man and the boutique man and the airline man. Haibo, e-toll man must take e-hike along e-highway.
I know they said that they had repaired the highways. Well, should we be impressed? Thats why we pay road tax man in the first place isnt it? We pay the road tax for the upkeep of our highways.
Not only do we pay the road tax, but we stand in those uncomfortably hot department of transport offices at Marlborough or Langlaagte in long queues, which takes a lot of time, and, as we all know, time is money.
It is most inconvenient and it is sacrifice enough. If you have ever been a month or two late in paying your road tax you will know that they are totally unforgiving and make you pay extra. Its as though they think that paying road tax is top of mind. No, we have other things on our minds, if you dont mind.
How is it that e-toll registration is starting already? I thought we were going to discuss it. Wasnt there something about the citizens not having been consulted and needing to have their say by way of a referendum? What happened to that? Was that discussion cancelled because it is already brazenly clear that the citizens say hell no!
They probably think that they dont have to ask us. They probably think that we just have to pay. We dont, you know.
Its not that Im calling for a revolution or anything so treasonous, but I feel it would be remiss of me, given my revolutionary heritage, if I did not at least get on my soap box, lift my right fist high and suggest that we take to the streets, occupy the highways, hack into those e-toll stations rendering them chaotic and useless, and in general make our displeasure felt.
Make e-tolling ungovernable. United we stand. Lets get some harum-scarum going with e-toll tax. Its highway robbery.
Bring your vehicles and block those highways. I know there are some who need to get to work, but thats only a few of us. The rest of us have nothing to do with our days but sit in cars on tolled highways. We are the 99%. Let us not forget that. We are the great unemployed, uneducated, unwashed, unwanted majority and these are our roads. How dare they even begin to suggest that we rent space on our roads? Take back the roads?
Pansi with e-toll roads, Pansi! (Down with e-toll). Pansi with the SA National Roads Agency, Pansi!
Viva the liberation of the highways and byways from e-tolls, viva! Its in our blood. Pansi with e-toll robbery
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