I've been quiet for some time after hitting a speed wobble of note, mostly because I put to much faith in other people, but I've decided to start taking up the pen again, and to pen down ideas and to share them with like minded individuals who are not content with the world being the way it is ...
I've been following the local news the last couple of weeks and wondering to myself how far will we as a society actually fall, and, though I am not medical expert it looks like we are in for one hell of a ride.
There was as big bang about a certain painting by a white artist who has the habit of ridiculing the last ethically and morally corrupt governments we had, and currently have in South Africa.
One of his ways of ridiculing the current government was by doing an exhibition on called Hail to the Thief II, which portrayed our liberation movement and in particular, one of it's current national leaders, who also happen to be South Africa's president who came into power because of a few fancy dance moves, a couple of thousand T-shirts and a good PR team who knows how to play the tribalism card, how to make empty promises and to hammer the "faults" of the Apartheid system with the "sheeple".
- The Spear
Now lets not beat around the bush, South Africa's president's name has came up a lot of times in the past, and it was mostly due to the fact that he was caught with his hand in the cookie jar or because his trousers were on his ankles ...
This is a man with an obviously colorful, yet seemingly tainted history, and anyone with half a working braincell should be able to see this, but sadly, they don't. The PR machine employed by the leading party who is also the in control of the Government cannot allow for this to happen, so they hammer again on something which will divide the players ... the RACE card.
They blew it up so much that another enterprising artist took to painting a Eugene Terreblanche painting, reading out of the Bible to his killer whom I will not name because I will not contribute in turning him into a martyr, hinting towards the possibility that Eugene sodomized the man.
I just shook my head and had a smile, because apparently this was news worthy ...
My real issues are with articles like the one I am about to portray.
A 1 year old girl only got justice after 4 years because of a inept judicial system, a system which is very lenient on sadistic crimes, hate crimes and acts of barbarism.
The mother's 22-year-old boyfriend took the girl for a day, he raped her, and took her back to her mother as if nothing has happened.
And do you know what attraction it got?
72 comments after nearly 6 hours only (at the time of writing this piece) ... The Spear of course drew about 300 comments in the first hour alone.
After being witness to this spectacle in the media and in human behavior over the last couple of weeks I wonder if we as a species are worth while saving, some of us are desperately clinging to the last bit of moral fiber we have left; but as a whole, do we really deserve to be the apex species on this planet?
Why is it we put so much time and effort into fighting each other over a painting, why do we fight each other over race and culture? Does it really matter when things like this is happening in society all around us?
Why are we not fighting the criminal aspect of our society?!?
I am not sure ...
What I am sure of though is that I will not idly sit by and watch the world and society decay around me, I WILL strive and fight to better my immediate environment, I will carry on my spirit of Ubuntu to the next person, and that person will too better his or her immediate environment, and this chain reaction will change the world in the long run.
I do not know who you are, but if you are reading this then know this, I love you as a brother, a sister ... please keep on fighting the good fight and never give up hope as I can only assume that you have been searching ... this is what it means to have a purposeful driven life.