When standing and watching a flower grow, it appears as if the flower has not grown at all, but once you look away for a while and look back, the distinct difference can be seen. By then we are too late to stop its growth. If we stare at a situation for long enough, it becomes difficult to see a change in the situation, we need to step back and see the bigger picture.
In an attempt to understand the situation in South Africa, I have made myself blind to political and national issues for a period of 2 months. This involved ignoring the news, listening to classic FM, and walking past the news papers. Today I have opened my eyes again and seen the difference.
After reading the papers this morning, listening to the news on each radio station, and doing a quick Google search, I have now seen the growth in this escalating civil war. “Nag van die lang messe” is a mere fantasy compared to what reality holds for us as South Africans. There is no such thing as black vs white anymore; we now have a revolution, a civil war that is not racist, but political. We have reached a point where there are not enough whites left for Malema to blame, this tyrannical dictator is after the government, he wants to see the ANC fall at his feet. Power craved Malema appears to be anti-white to the ANC, however, he is anti-ANC, and wants to rule as a dictator. These statements may be my own opinion, but this is on the minds of every South African I know.
We are heading towards civil war, and this country will fall at the feet of Malema. If we do not stand up and fight, we will be sitting ducks for the hideous undertone of our nation. Africa is known to be a politically unstable place, and until recently, South Africa could have passed as a non-African country. There are few left in South Africa who understand war, there are few left who have been to war and learnt to survive, we are not prepared to stand up to an army of rebels, we will die.
I am a 23 year old white male who grew up in a mixed nation, some of my best friends are black people, there is no more racism in me than there is in anybody else, I have never had a single physical fight in my life, but I am prepared to stand up to this rebellion.
I may not agree with the ways of the ANC, but I will fight by their side if the enemy is a power craved racist. This country belongs to my neighbours, my friends, my family, and me, I will not let it burn. I may not be prepared for war, but I have a strong sense of what is right, and I have the will to survive, which is all we need to win this battle.
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