Open letter to the DA
Firstly I would like to start off by saying that these views expressed in this article are mine and mine alone. That said I may begin DA you are slowly turning your own voters against you. Ever since you came into South African politics you have brought about changes which from where I’m standing makes no sense infringe people’s rights and enforce your own twisted fantasies of glory and superiority. Firstly I’m a black male who is in my twenties in Cape Town I grew up in the township went to school in the suburbs so I speak with a twang however growing up in these two different worlds I have developed a sense of self and I thank you DA for showing me that the people of this province will be as long as they are voting for you be bullied with the upmost disregard for their rights.
What brings me to say this is When you twice cancelled the Metro and SAMA music awards and this might not seem important to the readers but think about the fact that it’s okay for rock bands or “white music to be appreciated” we’ve had lady gaga linkin park red hot chilli peppers Bieber is coming yet we can’t have metros or SAMAS as they are too noisy that was the reason given by the ruling party of the western cape a couple of years ago. But wait I grew up in the township and I went to the schools of suburbia does that mean now that black music is that much louder than the white music I don’t know can you answer this for me please . We have the met every year and majority of people who can afford to truly have an experience are our fairer complexioned neighbours.
We have the International jazz fest okay we as the darker neighbours have officially adopted it. But still this make me wonder as a young black male in this part of the country what is there for me here I get treated with rudeness until I open my mouth then to my surprise I get some sort of acknowledgement does this mean that I’m a clever black why is nothing being done to address the unbalance of the three groups of people in my province. Why does it cost so much money for certain things in certain areas. I mean I’m sure a Gatsby made in Ryland’s surely can’t be a whole R100 more than one in Camps Bay can it.
Am I to believe that if it had not been for my schooling I would feel like there are areas I’m not supposed to be at in my province why is it I’m asked as to where I’m going when in Bishops court and not in khayelitsha. Why is it that I have worked under someone who never went to varsity and they don’t even know what AIDS is and what to do if someone should bleed if they had it. I mean surely my being darker doesn’t mean that I cant think I have in may instances out thought many a manager and not purposelfully made them look incompetent but I have when will inequality be stopped in Cape Town.
Why is it that cops can ask me where I got my BMW from when driving in Pinelands. Why do I get told that themes no way I’m black when I’m speaking over the phone with a white or colored person? Is our great DA led society only benefiting certain people? Why is it that There are vacant houses in Langa in the phase two project of the N2 gateway project. Why does the DA keep quiet when the people who are on purpose not taught the simple workings of government by the DA ask questions directed at the wrong people like you will hear Capetonians say the ANC is K@#!K because they didn’t address the high volumes of no jobs.
You do not hear the DA saying then no we are working on something they would rather have it that way because it means people will continue to vote now they want to take away alcohol without discussions what happened to democracy what about the two million xhosa people who have traditional ceremonies that need alcohol to be present as is the way of old? Are we leaning to a new world order are we being bullied what happened to the promises of free and fair democratic cape town. What next are they going to approve their Visa to Cape Town idea what isn’t that dividing a nation what about crime levels yes the SAPS is national but surely the DA can Equip the metro cops and implement better crime fighting in the townships what about Roads in the townships lanes are faded roads are deteriorating suburbs are looking better than ever Capetonians you vote every year is this it are we heading towards a dictatorship state are we in the first stages of Animal farm like changes to the promises and laws.
In closing I think we need to ask ourselves is napoleon wearing a Blue T-shirt. I think he is and remember Absolute power corrupts absolutely
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