Dominique Masson, female, Wits graduate and lover of life, believer that change is possible and concerned about South Africa, wrote her 1st article in which she asked “When is it enough?” She went ahead and expressed her possible lack of emotional understanding of apartheid, skewing her perception of the situation. She sought to understand and comment why, even in the face of destruction, her colleagues would still vote ANC. She asked a valid question, which should not be drowned by verbal abuse.
The 1st respondent was Mr. Kobus Kaunda, racist, bigot and chauvinist, who started off with the attitude that an opening line stating: “with all due respect and without sounding rude”, constitutes an open license to indicate that the author 'is speaking crap' and after which one may then be rude with impunity.
This smacks to me of hypocrisy and poor manners. Dominique was then attacked by indicating the responsibility that coloured people have to vote for the ANC and their culpability for not doing so.
My posts were met with the accusation of “white war criminals not wanting to admit the truth” and pointing out the fortunate experience of the criminal whites not having landed up in The Hague. What truth exactly, whites had to admit to 20 years after ’94, is still unclear.
My re-iterated request for illumination with regards to precisely what these truths are, and response that the truths about Camp QUATTRO also need to come out, was met with silence.
This Kobus Kaunda unfortunately does not have the fortitude to stand and fall by his comments/convictions, or to indicate that he changed his mind. Deleting his posts seemed to be the safer option. This cowardly tactic seems to be the norm of a certain racist, hate-mongering and cowardly group, and has been observed repeatedly over the past months. (And no it was not N24 deletions, as they are quite tolerant on the MyNews 24 forums.)
This experience made it clear to me that there is a perception that the so-called ‘Struggle’ ended in 1994. Plain sailing from there. The hated whites were subjugated and the poor downtrodden blacks, the victorious.Now for the houses, fridges and cars.
Unfortunately this is untrue, the real truth was, and still is, hidden behind racism, slandering, name calling and pro-black propaganda, as well as a constant referral to apartheid. Keeping the ghost alive.
This provides a perfect opportunity to snuffle the gravy trough empty, thus ensuring the ignorance of the poor. It also feeds self importance and an insatiable hunger for power by a select few.
The real truth is that the struggle continues, and has never stopped. The countenance of the struggle has changed, and perhaps this new face is the one of a much more difficult struggle.
The real truth is that the struggle is now about putting the past behind us and putting the children of South Africa first. The same children, from whom the struggle was initiated, and for whom people suffered so that their grandchildren may have a better life. The real struggle is forgetting about racial prejudices to ensure that the blatant corruption, (and all the other nouns), is stopped.
The struggle now is to vote with your mind and not your heart. The struggle is not to be blinded by the bling and flash. The struggle now, is not to succumb to the hatred spewied by these Kobuses, but to forgive.
The struggle is to embrace the call of the much maligned Ubuntu, and discover the real spirit thereof. Not the one that unites against the ‘pale enemy, (all shades from very pale to quite black)’, but the one that attracts Grace. Living the Ubuntu that calls for the embracing of all of all colours, and the support of a struggle that will be for the betterment of all South Africans. The Mandela, (and dare we say de Klerk?), dream.
Voting for the ANC in the face of destruction WILL destroy this country.....