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The Difference

08 July 2013, 18:54

I have a very important lesson for the “So-called” EDUCATED people on the forums and those who read the news. The term uneducated get’s thrown around loosely almost in every second comment when it comes to politically related articles. Now it’s your turn to be educated….

Being educated means literally having an educational qualification. Be it a matric certificate or more commonly a university diploma.  I only have a matric certificate, and I frankly consider myself at time intellectually more superior than some of the university graduates I have met.

It does not mean that if you have a university diploma such as a B Com or a B ”what-ever” that you are intellectually superior to people who may not have it. Unfortunately I grew up poor, so I was not afforded the luxury to go study.

So where (once again) am I headed with this… Simple

Please do not refer to people who live in rural areas as “uneducated” when you are under the impression they are stupid. That’s very insulting and frankly, I think that large amounts of the people who live in rural areas are smarter, tougher and more resourceful than you and I could ever be.

Why? Let me explain… If you had nothing, how quickly could you build a shelter from scraps to live in? These people live in what they can find and build themselves a home. Most of us can’t even lay a straight brick wall. I’m not generalising, as I myself am a rather resourceful individual, but I do feel the term uneducated get’s thrown around way too much on the opinion section.

They are just as smart as you and I, but unfortunately such as in my case, they cannot always afford to get the education they yearn for. They want to live in a nice house too. Is it their fault? Of course not. Are you going to generalise and tell me “but they vote for the ANC!” Sure. Most of them get forced to do so.

Check your info… We DO NOT live in a democratic society. And it’s up to you and me, yes us the “educated” folk to “persuade” them as to why they should vote differently. Remember, they fear everything “white” in terms of governance.

You see, we need them to understand we are a new generation of people who do not care what skin colour the government is. We simply want a government who can do the job based on merit.  And it would be easy actually. Look at what is happening in the North West.

A mayor who is corrupt get’s voted out, and those ANC counsellors who voted the mayor out, are under reprimand from the ANC. So do we have a government who really want to serve the people? Or serve themselves to our pockets? This is what we must point out to the majority…

So never look down or act superior. Those people who you so commonly refer to as “uneducated” could be our comrades and compatriots. They just as you and I, have the power to vote. And its up to us to show them a better way and for them to see that there is a better life.

The ANC were great LIBERATORS, but now we need a new government who are good GOVERNORS…

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