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SA is in its own kind of dark age.

29 February 2012, 22:37
Right, so before Polioplonky and whoever else jump on the racial bandwagon, the title refers to the lack of national access to information and has nothing to do with the troll bait you have running around in your head right now.

We need a kind of reformation in South Africa. 

You know, where the masses have access to free information and no longer have to depend on single sources of information via biased evangelists who charismatically hurtle ignorant statements at them as fact.

We need to get our nation online. We need to get the 40 odd million who are not internet literate onto the internet and teach them how to use it! 

You will probably hear many variations of this message from me because it is the clearest solution I can see for our future.

I started something (quite recently) called The South African Advance ( It's an NGO with one focus - get the nation internet literate.

The idea came to me one day when I was trying to figure out how things could be so bad in our country that someone like Julius Malema could rise to such power and prominence.

It suddenly dawned on me that crime, Malema and all this violence were just the rats scrambling over the garbage of ignorance. If we clean the garbage, the rats go away. 

Right now the garbage pile is getting higher and the rats are getting fatter.

As long as the masses do not have access to information, they will be easily manipulated by nefarious brutes who desire nothing other than attaining and retaining their grip on power.

Arm the nation with the ability to ask questions and get answers and we won't have to worry about war mongers baying for blood anymore. 

I don't know how many people actually would be willing to get stuck into something like this but I am going to throw my heart and soul into it and recruit as many like minded people as I can.

You don't need to chase the darkness, you just need to light a lamp.
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