Blacks remain marginalised 23 years after apartheid as the mainstream economy, markets and resource capabilities are very much still in the clutches of whites.
The State of the Nation address and every political campaign thereafter’s undertone was and is that of radical economic transformation. A cliché linked to this rhetoric is “white monopoly capital”. White monopoly capital aka capitalism.
It was the great and late Fidel Castro who said: “Capitalism has neither the capacity, nor the morality, nor the ethics to solve the problems of poverty.” These words cut deep into the heart and minds of the marginalised. Some of us are so blinded by our poverty and suppression that we look to the oppressor for the answers to our freedom and emancipation.
Current occurrences across South Africa illustrate a brewing undercurrent of revolt… quite a few studies conducted proved the following true: when injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty. Just refer to Coligny, Eldorado Park, Reigerpark and Elsies River to mention a few. These are all red flags which indicate that soon the revolution will be at full force. Tata Madiba once said: “When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.”
The forgotten people with nothing to lose are the most dangerous creation in any society. The biggest factor of a revolution is the disparity between the haves and the have nots. Is this not a true reflection of SA, a handful of whites are extremely wealthy and the majority blacks are living below any kind of living standard. Inequalities between the masses and minority (black and white) have persisted despite the post-apartheid rhetoric that created an illusion of equality, with the minority of blacks holding power and wealth.
The time has come to reap what 50 years of apartheid has sowed. And the fruits are not poverty, it’s not inequality or slavery. Let us take what belongs to all blacks and stop being apologetic or asking the puppet masters if we can please have our land back. The revolution can only start when you change your mind set. Educate our people, as a nation, that without knowledge we shall perish. We can only be free when the illusion of white supremacy is eliminated. Salute