Hallelujah! In the ANC church, this is a time of ‘science’ and ...

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Hallelujah! In the ANC church, this is a time of ‘science’ and wonders

Have faith, people, the ANC is in charge, yanking our chains, keeping the talentless in power and hoping for the best

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It’s hard to remember now, but long ago, way back in March, the ANC used to talk about “the science”.

It was startling, at the time, because it was so out of character. The scientific method, after all, works in exactly the opposite way to the ANC: scientists observe the world, formulate a hypothesis, test it and then draw conclusions, whereas the ANC formulates conclusions before skipping straight to observing the world, usually from the window seat in Business Class.

Since those first weeks of lockdown, however, the ANC’s appeals to science have faded away, gradually replaced by anecdotes and then by edicts, before the party finally dropped the white lab coat altogether, tugged on a robe of camel hair, and opened up churches and casinos just as the virus was getting warmed up...

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