Get up, stand up for what is right, for not all that glitters is gold

2017-02-23 06:00
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Media people are expected to run stories about current trends.

This requires one to be well-informed at all times.

Another requirement, in order to keep up with the times, is to be constantly glued to news channels.

I try my hardest best to bring issues I deem important.
Some of the events or issues at times do not require the focus that they sometimes receive as they do not bring value to our society.

Mzantsi people have become accustomed to having their lives dictated to by the media, which means that whatever the media deems fit to sell copies of newspapers, will be published.

I am not at once suggesting that the individual needs to act differently, but there are many issues that we do not need somebody else to tell us how to react.

Which brings me to the very notion of these celebrations that we have become so fond of.

Take the “National Braai Day”, “Father’s Day”, “Africa Day” and the recently passed “Valentine’s Day”, for instance.

The last one seems to be the source of trouble every time it comes around.

I think people should make it one of their New Year’s Resolution; that we are not celebrating it or we will never celebrate it as it brings complications to a couple’s life.

I feel that as Mzantsi people we need to breakout and exercise our so-called freedom.

I feels like we are living double lives.

We always try and be relevant in some but in most cases we fail. ’

Last week I touched on the failure of the Department of Labour to protecting workers by enforcing remedial strategies to make our workplaces better.

It seems we have become submissive, fretting over where our next plate of food will come from.

Or what impact will it make by voicing discontent(in the workplace.

Should I keep mum and let things be as they are.

I do not blame those who do because the current economic trend is such that although we hoped for better with the ushering in of a new regime, things are not what they are supposed to be in reality.

This may sound harsh, but unless anyone else proves to the contrary, I stay by my critic of the present status quo.

Things are bad out there, Mzantsi, and if no one sees that, then I do not know how you will see, unless one is trying hard to be politically correct and relevant and does not want to rattle the even tenor.

I think its high time that we stand up for what we believe is right.

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