Let's Not Sell Our Heritage For Investments

2014-07-18 09:22

There’s a story about a beautiful woman, who had a young baby boy she loved a lot. Her man had been killed as an army general in a decisive war against foreign invaders. This dark skinned beauty found herself in the luring charms of a rich Aryan merchant, who had taken advantage of the aftermath of the war and become wealthy from trading.

When the young woman had finally formed and molded her world around the broad shoulders of her master and companion, she appallingly discovered that he was in fact frequently molesting her little boy, and this had been going on for a while now.

Upon the gruesome discovery of this hideous matter, she was faced with pressing choices with immediate effect. Does she stay and hope for dialogue and resolutions, seeing that she has nowhere else to go and no money of her own? Or does she pack her scanty belongings, grab her little one and make an escape out of the dungeon of destruction?

This type of scenario is ever present in our terrifyingly violent and abusive society. We've had too much discussion and commentary about women caught up in abusive relationships. The loud message from feminists and all rational society is: Get Out! Financial security should never be an excuse or an option to remain tied in shackles of physical and/or emotional abuse.

The woman in the story naturally found it logical to rather face uncertainty, and take a gamble with the dark and crooked streets, rather than stay in the luxurious warmth of the Victorian estate, where there is good tea and crackling fireplaces, but where disturbing and harmful psychosis reigned supreme.

The logic here is: on certain matters, one should never compromise morals for intermediary gains. This is the message yet to get firmly and thoroughly absorbed into the thinking caps of African leaders. It is better to starve to death a free man than to grow fat and plump under oppression. A free slave out about downtown is much better than a well fed slave in a lavish mansion.

So called African leaders should have never sat down and discussed with maniacs so to sign costly compromises on behalf of the expectant and overly burdened masses. You think you have a leader and representative, but when you really pay attention, you discover he is yet another lost rebel. But a true leader, as the Americans say, does not negotiate with terrorists.

As thinking South Africans, we cannot forever remain duped under pretentious schemes by foreigners in the name of trade and investments. If the ANC so blatantly failed to make economic settlements with local white supremacists, what then, when they’re faced with the vigorously serpentine branch of Western Europe?

The post-apartheid ANC therefore considers itself quite responsible, as opposed to the so called extreme left, who are un-calculative in their blind zeal. It pats itself on the back, for not ‘rushing change’ and for not ‘scaring away investors’, though by analysis it becomes crystal clear that the investors and the international bankers are in the wrong.

The ANC was supposed to not only represent the working class by nurturing the spirit of equality and democracy in the workplace. Mentally and physically, the ANC was supposed to also vigorously represent the rights of the historically oppressed. This was not done at all, since the oppressed were simply sucked into a more brutal system, where the struggle now became class as opposed to race.

Our leaders open their mouths to speak, but out comes the voice and rhetoric of the colonist - full of promises, full of threats, full of profanity, and full of spiritual desolation. These initiated leaders do not foster an essence of independence and innovation, but they sing the same old distorted tune of loans and investments.

Unlike the astute woman who left a comfortable house because the owner was abusing her beloved baby, today’s African leaders have invited ravaging wolves to the supper table, right alongside their children and their wives, in the name of progress and business. The wolves are hardly engaged in the conversation with the leaders, but their hungry eyes are firmly transfixed on the great possessions of these leaders, especially their stunning wives and children.

The crooked wolves, having clearly perceived that they were in a house devoid of manhood or any pinch of bravery, suddenly began to make threatening howls and blasphemous gestures of authority. Things basically went down south from then. This is more or less an analogy of the transaction which took place between Nelson Mandela’s congregation and the Nationalist Brotherhood, during that dreadful era of transformation.

The point is, we know there is nothing under the sun that Europeans can make that we cannot make ourselves, as black people or as the collective. Even if it were true that our entire nation ‘lacks skills’ to produce its own products and govern its own economy, we still have no obligation to continue a manipulative and eventually harmful social and economic relationship with Europe, or even Asia (China specifically). ©

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