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Rory Atkinson
 
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A New Start: New Youth Party

24 March 2014, 13:08

I have sat for many months listening to the slow and steady failure of our politicians to deliver on their promises. I see how the older generation bitterly slides further into racial hatred of each other as a form of coping with the failures of past and present leaders of our country. I watch as the seven deadly sins; Envy, Gluttony, Pride, Greed, Sloth, Lust and Wrath; take hold on the hearts and minds of the mid to older generations of people and politicians alike through such forms as rape, racism, murder and corruption and so on. Mostly I weep for those of us that will have to clean up your mess when you are done destroying our country.

I speak now to those people that have grown up in the last 25 years. You are generally not among the people I refer to in my first paragraph. Those people criticise you at every turn for not voting, for not working, for drinking too much and for a great deal many more things. Ignore them; they are the ones destroying OUR country one layer at a time. I know why you hate reading or watching the news and I know why you are loathed to vote this year. It is because everything you grew up to believe, to hope would be true is not. I am not talking about becoming a movie star or something like that. No, I refer to our country’s change in 1994 and specifically our life political role model, Nelson Mandela.

We have watched as the generations before us that fought to free us all from the NP have won the battle for us and then steadily thrown that gift into the dirt and kakked on it, repeatedly. We have never had a chance to use that gift. I believe now is the time for us to stand together and say: “Enough is enough!”

It is time we stood together as one arm of the country and sweep these old farts destroying the country away. DA, ANC, EFF and all those other hundred odd parties are failing us. I believe very strongly, that it is time we form our own party. A party which will uphold our role model’s ideals and the ideals of the people that fought for freedom but fail to understand what that freedom is. I look around at the youth around me in South Africa and see a group of people. I do not see children of black, whites, Indians and coloreds. What I see are children of Africa. To quote Thabo Mbeki: “I am an African”. We have not forgotten those words as so many before us have and more importantly we believe in them. For those that have forgotten that speech please go reread it and see what we believe in.

The youth need something we can believe in again. I think that by forming a new party we can achieve this. The problem, as I see it, is that our current parties set themselves up with a five year plan and never think past those five years while remembering fervidly, the past one hundred years and casting blame on the past without foresight to the future. We have all studied the history of our country, we know it was bad but sadly it cannot be undone or changed and thus we must look to the next hundred years to change it.

I make a call to the youth of the country today to stand together as one and look to the future rather than the past. Let us form a party where the word “race” has no place and where we uphold the goals and dreams of those that have forgotten them. Let us do away with corruption and hate speech in politics that have become so common place amongst those we call our fore fathers.

It is too late for this election year for us to do such a thing however we can do something for the next one. If you feel as strongly as I do about this then let us sit down and build such a party from the ground up in time for the next elections and then we can vote for what we know to be right rather than what our parents say is right. So let us abstain from the vote this year to show we are serious. Let the old people see we are unhappy and that we are coming in the next election to change the status quo. If you are keen on this idea please email me on newyouthparty@gmail.com and we can begin to build just such a party together. One with a bright future rather than one with a dark history.

To end off I would like this to be a key thought in your minds one that is no longer remembered by our fore fathers but one that we should believe and act upon: “We enter into a covenant that we shall build the society in which all South Africans, both black and white, will be able to walk tall, without any fear in their hearts, assured of their inalienable right to human dignity - a rainbow nation at peace with itself and the world.” – Nelson Mandela, Inaugural Speech 1994

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