Progressive movement and Mzansi's political lag

2016-12-31 16:09

When it comes to South Africa, most of us with privilege to share our views on social media, feel we have solutions to our challenges. We define on a daily basis, problem statements and rationale to why things are and what should be defined as challenges within our society. And without fail we default at the end into long held views about things we hate or love. I am no exception in this regard, with my passion being the rebuilding our society with progressive thinking.

The Bible says, "My heart overflows with a good theme; I address my verses to the King; My tongueis the pen of a ready writer."

Here is a progressive theme 

The foundation to transforming the economy and building a winning nation is rooted in how we build our national pride. This is the biggest political lag in South Africa. We have failed our biggest social experiment as South Africans. We have failed to progress to a point where we share a common understanding for social justice for all South African. Where clearly such an expressed lack has delayed any meaningful progress in race relationships, no champion has stood out for common foundation to rebuild a broken society.

We have what it takes to turn this nation into a winning nation. Thus the foundation to transformation begins with us tabulating our national psychology on issues that make transformation necessary:

  • Inequality between citizens
  • Common future across racial and ethnic lines
  • Commitment to growing the economy until we are all on equal footing
  • Work ethics as a people and
  • Commitment to building South Africa.

Apartheid was a sociological design and the biggest challenge even after 22 years remains, “How do you reconcile a people with no previous history of conciliation?”

Today race relationships are not built on equal people with equal contribution and equal benefit. This is becoming a new illusive dream, with each racial group still loyal to the well-being of its own. The common sense of National Pride within South Africa, is lost to the doldrums of an imaginary rainbow nation, that very few are working on building.

Message to Kings 

The inability of academic research to reach the market as products and services is called innovation chasm. The translation of the chasm into political leadership of South Africa is a huge gap between policy and academic research. How has research shaped the country, especially around nation building.

We have to now commission studies defining the needs of our future society. With 65% of the population said to be poor, and those on the top end having a class conflict, we need independent views to build sustainable future scenarios for SA. One thing for sure its no longer progressive for those ruling to continue blaming the past with out this required intelligence.

StatsSA are speaking of a demographic dividend between races. The impact of Bantu education is a quantitative graphic that has a defined causality. So undoing it with qualitative solutions is within our knowledge realm. Let's do the same for our society and begin to progress.

Pen of a ready writer

As for me I hope in 2017, I will write on progressive themes and continue to challenge how we rebuilding our society. Nation building despite how different we see it, remains foundational to all other discos and I hope we can explore many progressive ideas flawed in the new year.

In 2017, Let's be Inspired SA.

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