It is time we as South Africans realized not only our place in the world & our power in the world, but also our place in the history of the world. It is time we recognized the price we pay, could pay & have paid for ignorance.
It is time we stopped sleeping at the wheel & become active citizens. Like the youth of our nation. Like the youth of our parents generation.
We have witnessed a shift in our world in the past couple of years & the past few weeks… the enemies of truth, justice, accountability & fairness have begun to show themselves! They have begun to exercise their power & are squeezing. Can you not feel it?
How the price of what you eat & where you live & what you need to live has gone up & up…
How the people meant to be serving you & protecting you have been steeling from you & violating your rights…
How the world as we know it seems to be becoming a more dangerous place everyday…
South Africa is no longer The Rainbow Nation anymore.
Britain is no longer in The EU anymore.
America is no longer the home of The Brave & the land of The Free anymore.
We are no longer in Kansas anymore.
It is easy to brush it all off & decide that this doesn’t affect all of us. It is easy to decide that it doesn’t affect you & the ones you love directly.
But the reality of the situation is that #RSA defenses are down & we are watching as a heist of epic proportions is occurring in our living rooms.
So as easy as it is to dismiss the events that are unfolding around us, it is perilous to do so.
Our peril is in the fact that we are being governed by people who have no idea how to govern. We are being lead by greedy, shameless, power hungry pawns. And in a world of deceptive agendas, escalating conflicts & increasing foreign dominance, we are in danger of being lead to destruction. We are flying blind.
It is time to put down the braai tongs & the balls & the joysticks & the credit cards & to pick up the boards & the cans & to march & to protest & to revolt.
Yes, I said it, revolt. This is a revolution. This is the turning of the tide.
Say no. Stand up & be counted. Take action. Make a change. Make your voices heard. Stop working. Stop buying. Stop agreeing. Stop the machine of the state so they can remember that WE are the country, not Them. Not The Elite. Not White Monopoly Capital. Not The BEE Cartel. Not the remnants of the failed Gupta Empire. Not The Zuma Cartel. Not The ANC Premier League.
We The People are South Africa.
It is time that those capable of leading should lead. It is time that those qualified to better our nation do their civic duty & apply themselves to bettering South Africa.
We need to replace the incompetent people, we need to replace the redundant systems & we need to have capable, trustworthy, intelligent & globally aware leaders guiding our futures.
We need people with solutions for our nation & ideas for our future. We need dedicated service delivery & citizen support. We need patriotic foreign policy & legislation creators & we need fit & proper hands in charge of our nations finances.
We need a whole new system. A system free from the corruption that has become our government.
We can only achieve this by removing President Jacob Zuma. We can only achieve this by removing the ANC as our government. But though the road to #RSAElections2019 is filled with many epiphanies that will help strengthen our collective resolve to rid ourselves of the cANCer in our government, we can no longer abide being lead by Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma.
The USA now has to deal with the fact that 25.6% of the eligible voters have managed to decide the future of their nation because 46.9% of their eligible voters didn’t vote. They couldn’t care less. It didn’t affect them. But now they see that it does. Now we live in a world where Donald Trump is the president of America. So in that world, we cant have Jacob Zuma or any of the current leadership as the president of our republic.
The revolution will not be televised… it will be photographed, recorded, written about, talked about, tweeted, liked, streamed, shared… & televised. But only if there is a revolution.