A man, trapped on roof during a flood, prays to God. "Save me," he pleads. Moments later, his wife, trapped with him, says, "A boat! We are saved!" The man says, "I have faith, take the boat, God will save me." The water rises. A rescue team passes by. "Come," they say, "swim to us." The man responds, "Help others, I have faith, God will save me." The water rises. In time, a helicopter descends. "Take the ladder," the pilot pleads. "No," says the man, "I have faith, God will save me." The water rises and consumes the man. In heaven, facing the Almighty, he complains, "Lord, I prayed, I believed, I had faith, yet you abandoned me." God, replies, "Not true, I sent you a boat, a rescue team and a helicopter."Watching the media over the past two weeks has been an interesting exercise. To an overwhelming degree its representatives unconditionally aligned themselves with students, as they rose up across the country.The protests were romanticised and defended in equal measure as platform ...

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