COME FELLOW AFRICANS, LET US REASON TOGETRHER

2016-05-05 06:20

Some feel proud of what they see, but some feel cry in what they seek. Together, when looking back in the eye of the binocular, they see their past hanged on the wall opposite the window of a nation that fell into ruin after the struggle. Yet, some rejoice but some utter a cry of despair. Only to find that, those who are happy to rejoice are the destroyers; and those who are crying in despair are the builders.

Fast forward to twenty sixteen, our democracy existed in the expense of black people. And when the lightning and thunder of racism starts to strike the ground of our society, they cry in despair. Because they know that blood was an equivalent currency of buying freedom, to build a nation of hope.

But there are still those who have guts to trigger unwishful remarks, in order to destroy our nation. While they know very well that, we are on the brink of losing our morale. These individuals are proud to justify their opinion of mass destruction, as quote, "Freedom of speech", unquote, that gradually breaks the spirit of our society.

The past carries different significance for different races. To white race it is an epoch of glory, while it projects an image of bondage to black race. And when they look back at it some rejoice and some whip, because it reflects different experiences that provokes different feelings.

Therefore, if as a society we will find it necessary to romanticize white supremacy or any type of supremacy for that matter, as was the case during apartheid. Then we have no right to call our society an equal society.

We must spare not rod of justice, for those who violate the principles of our democracy.

It must not be a priority to put serious matters behind sentimental issues. In some of the papers I write for; One is likely to be given rapturous applause when artistically ridiculing our president, for the web of allegations that circles him. But when one points out naked racism by critically ridiculing racist white South Africans, he is likely to be looked at wrong.

Because our society has an enormous appetite to label Africanists as Anti-white, of which that's not true. Its just that our society is ashamed of a person who dearly believe in his own people.

However, this sentimental approach is very visible in party politics. I'm not a partisan of any political party. But I noticed that, DA (Democratic Alliance) is vocally harsh in critiquing social development but very brief in dealing with racism. To me, this is a political foul play that borne a very dangerous carelessness towards race issues. Because from the very start it is not guaranteed that, under their command racism will be severely punished.

For us to be fairly reasonable we must fold our emotions together. When it comes to dealing with facts, an emotion is an enemy of facts. Therefore my approach here is not burdened by any emotion.

There is a need to interrogate the racial structures and how they function in time. I have discovered that, massacres has become a typical feature of our struggles. Years of fighting for a better life have taken so much lives of black people, even under their own leadership. Because black race is the only race in the history of the world, that continues to suffer throughout the period of time.

Black people are still subjected to a pattern of humiliation, even under democracy. Therefore, it is very important for black people to organize themselves and stand collected as one family. Against any force of negativity launched against them.

They must approve themselves before they can expect to be validated by others. They must be very careful of the consequential dynamism of political parties. Because to some extent, political parties serves as a strategic model of dividing a same group of people. And whatever ideology each party introduces, is capable of influencing each group of the same race. Which may possibly lead to social division among people of the same race.

Now, when you are dealing with same people but different mentality, you have to find a content that unites them, in order to detoxify these divided mentalities. And that is 'Pan-Africanism'.

In reality black people are the victims of political parties. Neither left nor right wing is devoted in improving their life more than they are willing to collect their votes. In return they boast about a bunch of promises, but they fail even to achieve average expectations of the people. 

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