I became a Grandfather at the very young age of 53. Not something that I had thought of, nor had looked forward to, but I was surprised how excited I was, not only for my daughter, but for myself knowing that life indeed carries on no matter how twisted and unsafe the world becomes.
Naturally I am now planning on putting as much money away as I can so that she may be educated in the best Public schools that the United Kingdom has to offer.
I can imagine that many people living in South Africa reading this blog will be upset that I do not want her subjected to the education system that has been foisted on the population of South Africa by the CancER government. To those I say very simply that I will not stand by and allow her potential to be destroyed by a system that was designed to remove any form of excellence, where the mediocre is held up as the norm and those that are exceptional derided for their ability. Not only that, I want her to learn about the world, it’s history, it’s tribulations and most of all its innovations and opportunities that will open up to her if she works hard and applies her mind to those things that will help her to rise above the mundane.
Also, I do not want her to grow up in a country that has risen to Level 6 of Genocide Watch, where her young life may be ended by murder, rape or Black on White revenge attacks. I want her to grow up in a country where the law is sacrosanct and the difference between the different race groups is not as intense as it is in South Africa.
Nor do I want her to live in a country that is on the fast track to a Marxist, Communist Single Party Regime, (or as Zimbabwe had, a Single Party Democracy) that does not care one jot about the people that they are meant to serve. As it is now blatantly obvious that with the ramming through of the State Secrets Bill, that is what the CancER government’s aims are. Not just the muzzling of the Press and Civil Society, but eventually the banning of all opposition parties.
No, I want her to have a chance in life. A chance to grow up, free, to learn, to stumble, to explore and finally to get her wings to soar above the mundane and strive for the stars. To live a life free of fear and angst, but filled with curiosity and discovery. To learn that the colour of her skin means nothing and only by being better at what she has decided to apply her mind to than those around her will she find true happiness in life. Where walking down a street at midnight is not an invitation to rape or murder.
But most of all, I want her to be free of guilt for something she had nothing to do with. She does not need that curse of being somehow responsible for Apartheid and all those other attempts by Blacks to curtail the advancement of “Whites” that lives in the Beautiful country by the name of South Africa.
I want her to discover her potential, without any form of guilt holding her back.
In fact, I want her to be given the chance to be not only a woman, but to be the best woman that she can be.
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