To the emancipation of Africa and true Africans
My honourable friend and brother Samora Machel believes that there’s no more comradeship amongst black people. He believes that consumerism has and is taking away our humanity as we live in a very materialistic world. He believes as I agree that our main focus is to chase brands and status, and to our peril that’s what started the bitterness between the middle class and the working class.Everybody is chasing stuff. Samora believes that people have fallen in love with “STUFF” and they would even sacrifice another human being for their stuff. Thus I write to the emancipation of Africa and true Africans.
And though I might truly agree with him, I also believe that those of us who know better, the ones that I might even say are somewhat enlightened (In no manner relating to the evil illuminati), we tend to be cowards and point fingers at others hoping that some leader that resembles the goodness we would like to see, that which we know we want to test our own characters on but refuse to try. We lack the courage to take the reigns and take back the destiny that the corrupt steals from our people. Africa could be great, we have more than enough wealth even though so much has already been stolen from us.
The biggest problem we have as I see, is that we do not meet to discuss these things and plan on them as a people, it does not help to only watch as the institutions of old fail to address our people’s current issues.
We must formulate new structures led by people like you and me. So we can teach each other and lend a hand to each other and uplift our society consciously and deliberately, create strategic plans to combat our problems, not everything is only solved in government offices.
We can set-up science outposts in the rural areas to teach kids to make electricity and show them how to build solar panels and use them at home. We can improve the level of education in the rural areas by finding a lasting solution that will fund the integration of technology with our old worlds where there is no harm in doing so.
Our people should be taught and shown in practice how to use permaculture to combat the hunger of our children. We must hold hands as truly outstanding and upstanding gentlemen and ladies. There is so much to be done yet we linger in the world as time passes us by. We must find each other and start to create a successful and inclusive society that is progressive and loving, that does not tolerate Satanism and homosexuality, we must be a God fearing and Jesus aware and worshipping people.
Our culture should also not die, we must advocate for its preservation and honour, and though much may not merge with the culture Jesus tries to inspire, we must not oppress those that choose to live it, and even those that choose to be anything other than heterosexual must be allowed their choice under democracy, but not to the point where such is flaunted in our faces as they walk our streets and parade what was the cause of God’s wrath and destruction of Sodom and Gomorah.
We must be hard working and communal, caring for each and every one of the souls from here in Mzansi and all the way to Egypt.
And now specifically to my brothers and sisters in the struggle that continues (Aluta Continua). I call on you to begin as we agree, to make an effort to bring the change we want to see, to plant the seeds that will grow when we are dead. Wherever we live, let us all suggest a place to meet. It starts with you and I, and a few others who you and I may already have identified.
The time for talking alone and posting insightful messages on Facebook and twitter alone, must come to an end. Now let us begin to build ourselves as one people. So let us meet and start to build our children’s tomorrow through deliberation and strategic planning, and in our plans education must be at the forefront, we must help those who are capable by giving them direction and encouragement.
So that tomorrow those children may be the leaders like Trevor Manuel that know economics very well, that also know mathematics, engineering and other fields of study very well. All of this to the building of our children’s tomorrow, children that we hope will aspire to build space-ships to travel the universe and defeat diseases and hunger for all who breathe, black or white, from here in Africa, regardless what pessimists may say.