SA youth must learn from Egypt

2011-02-20 20:14

Johannesburg - South Africa's youth should draw lessons from the active involvement of Egyptian youth in the political affairs of their country, the Young Communist League (YCL) said on Sunday.

"The lessons drawn from Egypt are symbolic of what happens when the socio-economic conditions of our people deteriorate, levels of corruption are rampant, inequalities deepen and the gap between the rich and poor widens," the YCL said in a statement.

"We also hope that those who are in power and the capitalist elite have learned lessons that as long as the conditions of our people do not improve, and that they continue to live a lavish lifestyle parallel to poverty, unemployment and HIV/Aids, the poor would take their share of the cake."

The YCL hoped the youth of Egypt would not tire in ensuring that the country's military regime "speedily initiates" free and fair elections.

  • Warren - 2011-02-20 20:36

    Are the Egyptian uprisings coming to SA?

      Jacques - 2011-02-20 21:15

      MMmmm We Have Pyramid Schemes here...... So yes i think so.

  • ASDEB - 2011-02-20 20:41

    What a poorly written article and what utter drivel sprouting from the source! From who in the YCL did these quotes originate? Are they advocating that the youth of SA rise up and strike JZ out of office? Maybe when the youth learn that nothing is derived from laziness and "we demand..." as opposed to reaping the benefits of hard work, then they may have a say in their own destiny

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  • Allin - 2011-02-20 20:45

    Who decided to publish this drivel?

  • Uncle Spud - 2011-02-20 21:09

    Communist League!!!! Another bunch of brain dead wannabees wanting to get on the gravy train of politics/corruption/mememe

  • za101 - 2011-02-20 21:31

    excellent video

  • Bulmung - 2011-02-20 21:35

    if their ideology (communism that is) comes into power, yes, we will learn from the Egyptians cause I can tell you I will NOT live in a 2nd world country!!

      dangerousd.69 - 2011-02-20 23:32

      It fine cause we live in a 3rd world country at the moment

  • Mervyn - 2011-02-20 21:36

    All our youth needs to do is recognise that it has power through the ballot box as embedded in our constitution. The Egyptians had no such democratic process, which in itself, and credit to all age groups in that country, brought about people power in a relatively peaceful, and mature fashion. Mervyn

      Bulmung - 2011-02-20 21:38

      that is all it is about, a box. very true!

  • awongwagxokwe - 2011-02-20 21:42

    whom do you want us to push to the top now becouse all of thise leagues like the lyc are used as tools by those who want to hike the gravy train.

  • - 2011-02-20 21:42

    Someone should mention to the Communist Youth League that we do in fact live in a democracy. They can simply vote the corrupt, useless despots in our country out of power in the next election. It is a privilege that we earned for them in the struggle.

  • nakkie1616 - 2011-02-20 21:46

    communism should not exist at all! FAIL!!

  • golanc2 - 2011-02-20 21:46

    a.n.c take not ...& stop ure coruption now!!!!!this need another revolution yestrday.

  • rurapente - 2011-02-20 22:02

    its always ironic to see them mumbling on about that. But their own party leaders of their youth leagues drive around in expensive german vehicles, and live in Sandton...

  • To The Point - 2011-02-20 23:07

    Unemployment - you refuse to educated yourselves and continue voting for the uneducated who are your leaders and who put you in this predicament. While you keep breeding as you do, there will never be enough work. HIV/Aids, well if you keep thinking like your leader and having unprotected sex with everything that moves then HIV/AIDS will be your reward, THAT is the share of the cake you asking for. When will you start thinking like intelligent humans?

      Kaizo - 2011-02-21 01:03

      You are not even intelligent yourself. You know absolutely nothing about people who live in poverty and how hard it is to get out of the poverty trap. Tell me how can people "get educated and start thinking like intelligent human beings" as you put it, when they can't even afford education? Of course the poverty-stricken people are going to need help to get out of poverty, if it was as easy as getting education and finding a job, then we wouldn't have the unemployment levels that we have. I hate this assumption people who comment on this site keep spewing that our fellow black-men are lazy and just want hand-outs because they are black. This shows a complete lack of understanding about poverty, and the effects it has on the poor. In all countries where there is vast amounts of poverty or even underdeveloped people you will find corrupt governments preying on the poor. This is nothing new, its happened everywhere around the world. What you need to understand is, to the poor, this is the party that saved them. It's obviously overwhelming to them that it has completely changed in this current day, which makes it harder for them to actually walk away from it. But the more the ANC keeps not giving a damn, the more the poor will looking for an alternative. Change doesn't happen over night, it's a process. If you were so intelligent you would know this, but clearly you are not. Look past the colour next time you choose to insult the poor.

  • Julius - 2011-02-21 06:56

    Is this not inciting a revolution ??? Could the YCL give details on a successful communist country

  • Julius - 2011-02-21 06:58

    Is this not inciting a revolution ??? Could the YCL give details on a successful communist country

  • Jaimo - 2011-02-21 07:02

    YCL: You really are just slaves to a higher capitalistic ideology/system that has caused the misery and suffering of untold millions accross the globe - including the MURDER of 30 million people in Russia, and 60 million people in China. Hell awaits you all!!

  • foitapoilet - 2011-02-21 08:15

    Learn what from Egypt? How can they when they cant even learn here? Besides they are already good at throwing stones and standing in big crowds, so whats new to learn?

  • shawnbrownphoto - 2011-02-21 09:00

    Go for it, go and stand against the corruptiong of the ANC government, root out those politicians that are only in it for themselves

  • NodrogBob - 2011-02-21 09:18

    The fury of hell awaits at your door YCL, your time is short, but there is time to repent and give your life to Jesus Christ who died for your sins. You are part of an organisation that has taken the lives of millions of people around the globe, particularly Russia and China, an organisation with blood on it's hands. don't think that God will not avenge that. Whilst there is yet time you can give your life to Jesus, by repenting of your sins, that means a 180 degree turn around from the way you are presently living your lives and find a spirit filled full gospel fellowship, that teaches the 2nd coming of Jesus, talking in tongues and the gifts of the Spirit and practices the laying on of hands!

  • Shadoz - 2011-02-21 10:54

    Maybe the YCL should look at failed communist states before looking at egypt. Personally i think that communists are mean as much as the little flakes of toilet paper and sh$t that form if u don't wipe ur A$$ properly to me. But then again so do the ANC and all there corrupt officials 2.

  • ratex - 2011-02-21 12:40

    I might be missing the point here, but apartheid was abolished some 26 years ago, the ANC have been in charge for those last 16 years. So exactly who are the youth league bitching about? Man you dimwits voted for the ANC, you put them in power, you keep them in power. So exactly who is the cause of your problems? Well suprise for you it's the very same party you are keeping in power. FFS, you need to wake up sometime.

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