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Mzantsi Africans Reinstate Apartheid: Apartheid Lives: Africans Helped Bring Apartheid Back in 2016-Modern Y2k Slaves

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This is what many of our houses, homes and families today as seen and foretold/Drawn by Dumile

This is what many of our houses, homes and families today as seen and foretold/Drawn by Dumile

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We Are The First People To Give Back Our Struggle To Our Former Masters

Apartheid Is Alive And Well, And We African People Of Mzantsi Helped Bring It Back To Life On 2016...

The local elections in South Africa just concluded, and the aftermath has been a loss for the ANC on Key economic cities and other Wards in the once tight, loyal collective of followers and members. 18 million did not vote for any party. 18 million plus voted for the ANC. 8 million plus for the DA. 2 million plus for EFF. All these are national statistics.

Although the ANC retained many of their wards throughout the land, they lost Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, Cape Town and Johannesburg(which DA won through an unstable coalition with the EFF). This comes at a time when the ANC had totally turned a deaf ear to the wailing, moans and cries of the poor Africans they were lording over, and this was their main voting block.

The ANC has been inebriated by the "Gravy Train" for the past 20+ years of their [Kleptocratic rule, as tagged by Malema] and in the process forgot and did not care about their African voters.

They only came to their voting masses, for the past 20 years whenever it was National voting, as was the case in the recent Local elections. And always, whenever the voting was finished, and the ANC back at the helm, it became business as usual, and every time, they became more arrogant and caring less about their polity, and did not even see to it that service delivery was efficiently rendered.

On the other hand, the army the poor was growing restless, and very much disgruntled with their elected leaders and officials. Meanwhile, the ANC carried-on with their devious and corrupt ways in ruling and controlling South Africa. Their followers' decrepit living and other social malaise visited upon them, were ignored or snarled at, and discarded by the fattened handkerchief heads who ruled over them.

The ANC, during the last National Voting period, even arrogantly and disingenuously declared that they are going "To Rule Until Jesus Comes."

It is also important to talk a little bit about the DA, who were a vociferous and feisty opponent to ANC rule. They have accused the ANC of malfeasance, mal-governance and corruption ceaselessly. So that, the results of the 2016 elections were affected by the so-called African middle class, the supposed-'Born Frees,' and many opportunists and disgruntled ANC followers, and Malema's paltry followers, all voted and coalesced with DA in order to defeat the ANC.

This has been a mega-disaster that the ANC created for themselves. The voting African(18 million of them) punished the ANC by not voting for the ANC or any other party. The ANC realized too late that their defeat was going to come at the ballot box by their own followers.

There is a dulled and lulled aching and searing feeling of sadness that the ANC lost, amongst many people(silently or otherwise) that the ANC lost, and some are celebrating this ANC defeat with fully throttled denunciations of the ANC ruling government. Many are celebrating, and happy that the DA is in some key areas and in control of local power, tin the many hard-core ANC followers and loyalists.

Yet, there is a foreboding sense that something dreadful has happened and is going to happen under DA rule. The EFF is under heated attack by many of its followers, as is the ANC, by many of its Youth-league crew and many in the ANC. The ANC is pushing back and will not remove Zuma. Malema is accused as having sold out the struggle by pairing up with the DA…

Many ordinary South Africans have adopted a stance of standing back and seeing what the DA is going to and deliver and govern like-this is more apparent in ANC strongholds that have now been taken over by DA… And now of late the ANC has been accused of sabotaging the rule of the DA in the Key ANC voting areas.

The lessons the ANC has to learn from the recent Local elections debacle is the glaring fact that they have to humble themselves and begin to listen to and respect their own voters. I heard the other day Mantashe saying that his cadre needs to Humble themselves and be amongst the people.

At the same time, the very same ANC is subtly blaming those who did not vote. The ANC still has a long way to go to mend its relations with the African people of Mzantsi. The ANC is going to have a very earth-shaking paradigm shift, as soon as now.
Now, a brief look at the Democratic Alliance.

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) was instructed by its London handlers, just like Dr. Mamphele Ramphele, to join hands with the racist right wing party, the Democratic Alliance (DA). Soon after the secret meeting with the agent of the British Queen, Lord Robin Renwick, EFF announced that it would be uniting with other opposition parties.

This was a coded way to say an alliance with the DA shall be formed to advance the anti-BRICS agenda and to defend monopoly white capital.The Sunday Times has revealed that the EFF has held multiple secret meetings with the DA after the London trip. Sources say that the London agenda shall be realized should the ruling party get less than 50% in most municipalities and metros.

According to these sources, the EFF shall promptly enter into coalitions with the DA to co-govern. This claim has been confirmed by the national chairperson of the EFF, Advocate Dali Mpofu, who told weekend newspapers that, “EFF shall go into coalition with anyone but the ANC.”

The implications of this London agenda is that those who are voting for the EFF are essentially voting for the racist and pro-white monopoly of the DA. Voters are being duped with faux radical rhetoric in order to maintain white power.
Lord Robin Renwick: Malema's Handler From London.

Rehad Informs us:

During October 2015, the top leadership of the ostensible“Marxist-Leninist” parliamentary party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) led by its “Commander in Chief” Julius Malema took a tour to London where they met amongst others, ‘Lord’ Robin Renwick.

The meeting with Renwick and other representatives of imperialism happened under the secret rule called the “Chatham House Rule”. Up until now no one knows what was said between the EFF and the representatives of British colonialism.

The media is also not interested to ask the relevant questions. What is known is that after meeting Robin Renwick and others, EFF changed its policy in a number of significant ways. Renwick gloats about being the man who converted Nelson Mandela from demanding nationalization of the economy to becoming a servant of capitalism and private property.

Since meeting with Renwick, EFF has been quite on things like “land expropriation without compensation”and“nationalization”. EFF has been focused on the “Gupta Must Go” and the “Zuma Must Fall” campaigns which are in turn fully supported by British and Afrikaner imperialism.

We don’t know what was said between Malema and Renwick but leaked pictures show the two men in deep conversation. After meeting Lord Renwick, EFF radically altered its anti imperialist stance and has since become an agent of imperialism.

They have also denounced radical land reform as well as Robert Mugabe who is only person who has been able to return land to black people in Southern Africa in recent times.
The Most bizarre, and still to be explained, policy change of the EFF after meeting Renwick is the attack on the late President Mandela’s legacy.

Not even a year before, the EFF was singing praises of Mandela including leading a big procession to his home after his death to pay homage to him. What has led to the change of heart? One explanation is that white global capitalism is worried that it has elevated Mandela to such a high point that he is likely to be regarded as a saint by even the white population.

This is not acceptable as its inconsistent with black representation by white supremacy. In this context Mandela must necessarily be brought down to normal black status as a figure with no legacy to celebrate. Whites have used Mandela when it suited them — now they are abusing him. It’s the same old story. What is shocking is to see the willingness of Julius Malema and company to do the dirty work of white supremacy.

Lord Robin Renwick – Malema’s new friend — is a nasty piece of work. He is a chief imperialist negotiator who was deployed to Southern Africa by the Queen under the Margaret Thatcher administration. He has successfully negotiated neo-colonial settlements consecutively in Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa. In November 1978 he was deployed to Zimbabwe, where he was appointed head of the Rhodesia Department in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

He later served as Political Adviser to the Governor of ‘Rhodesia’. He had clear instructions to find a suitable black successor government that was: amicable to working with the British; willing to keep the economy in the hands of White Monopoly Capital, and willing to accept the neo-colonial constitution drafted by the British that served to protect White minority rights.

As indicated below, in order to delay and confuse the process of negotiations Renwick is not shy to share his strategy:“So we produced a rather wild plan, if you like, rather than recognizing Muzorewa we should change the constitution into a respectable constitution but with protection for minority rights and that we should ourselves take over the running of the country for a period and then de-colonize it as we had in other countries.

In 1987 Robin Renwick was deployed to South Africa by the Queen under similar instructions. South Africa had declared a state of emergency and like Zimbabwe (seven years earlier) was costing European investors billions of rands. Renwick's orders was to find a suitable successor to President PW Botha, for the purpose of freeing Nelson Mandela who the British had identified as the black leader that they could best work with, and drafting a new neocolonial constitution that protected the rights of the white minority who owned the SA economy.

Renwick also had instructions to get SA to agree to giving Namibia its independence. Two conditions were attached to this nominal independence. Firstly, that no radical return of land must be realized and secondly, that SA destroys all its nuclear weapons. South Africa has been allowed to develop nuclear power under white rule, but the global white system was worried that independence would put the bomb in black hands.

Renwick, achieved both objectives within a four year period. In his book ‘Mission to South Africa, Diary of a Revolution’ Renwick details the critical role he played in persuading Nelson Mandela to abandon ANCs policy on nationalization.

'He became close friends with Nelson Mandela who regarded him as his advisor during the negotiation process between 1987 and 1991. The Queen Knighted Renwick in 1989 for his service rendered to the crown in SA. Renwick serves in the House of Lords in the British Parliament and has business links to the Rothchilds, the Ruperts and some of the biggest multinational companies in the world including mining companies in Asia, Europe, Australia and Africa that mine gold, diamonds, copper, coal, natural gas, petroleum , etc.

In Africa he has held director positions in SAB Miller the second largest brewery in the world, Harmony Gold the third largest gold mining company in SA, Gem Diamonds a company linked to forceful removal of Bushmen peoples in Botswana. It must be pointed out that Gem Diamonds also has mines in the following African countries: Angola, Botswana, Central African Republic, DRC and Lesotho.

Here are some of the key changes to policy that Renwick has already achieved with the EFF:Abandoned revolutionary violence to reclaim land. Pledged loyalty to section 25 of the SA Constitution which is about buying land.Attacked Zimbabwean land redistribution.

Announced alliance with the DA. Embarked on an anti-Gupta and anti-duma campaign instead of fighting white capital. Formed an anti Gupta and anti Zuma alliance with the representative of white monopoly capital, Johann Rupert. Malema is attending private meetings in the Chamber of Commerce under the ‘Chantam House Rule

This means that it’s a secret, that one bind oneself to, not to reveal who one is meeting with. This includes meetings with affiliates of the principal party(s). White Power handlers like Renwick are preparing Julius Malema, like they prepared Nelson Mandela in the 1990s, to carry out the mandate of the Queen.In the press conference held after the London tour, the EFF had promised to make the footage of the secret meeting available.

This seems to be the modus operandi of EFF. It knows the media is not interested in its contradictions or lies. The media has for instance up to now not cared to ask what happened to the promise of occupying ABSA which was the key demand of the march to the JSE.

The relationship between the media and the anti Zuma faction is now decidedly unethical. EFF shall not reveal the content of the secret meeting. However we can clearly observe the policy changes that are directly linked to the meeting.

There is little doubt that South Africa is facing real prospects of an anti capitalist and anti settler colonialist revolution in terms of which every sector of black life — the poor, the unemployed, the landless, the black middle class which faces racism everyday and black business that is subverted by white capital.

An important dimension that needs serious consideration here is that Renwick has massive interest in the energy sector. EFF support for the Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan, who is poised to unleash privatization, explains how the financial interests of Renwick shall be taken care of.

The big question in this context is, what is Renwick giving in exchange? The value of the pound right now is very high and this makes conditions conducive for Renwick to spend for his political and imperialist project. Evidently, Renwick has been very consistent in serving the British Empire.

It must be asked — has Mr Malema now finally agreed to serve Empire, if not, what is he doing with the servant of the Queen?

The Following questions should be asked of EFF leaders and their followers:

What did EFF hope to achieve by meeting a coup plotter and arch imperialist?What did Renwick give EFF and what did they (EFF) promise in return? How is working with Johann Rupert consistent with their stated aim of “land expropriation without compensation” and “nationalization”? Has EFF now changed policy from viewing white monopoly capital as the enemy into seeing it as a strategic partner to topple Zuma? Does EFF care for the billions stolen everyday by white capital? How is working with the DA advancing the interests of the black majority?

Andile Mngxitama wrote:

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is put in a unique position to either use its share of the vote to demand land expropriation without compensation, free education and other progressive policies, or it can choose to consolidate white racism. The African National Congress (ANC) is in a seriously vulnerable position as a result of the possibility of dropping to below 51% in some of the key metropolitan cities.

This presents the EFF with the opportunity to press for real change. The ANC can be forced to change national policy on land and other key areas in exchange for the votes to keep some metros. A deal could be structured with clear objectives and time frames.

Unlike the initial offer of the 6% national vote to amend section 25 of the constitution (the property clause), which the ANC rejected because it could afford to at the time, the ruling party now needs the votes and it would be more difficult to say no. Forcing the hand of the ANC to take on the land thieves and white capital is the most progressive option to use the mandate given to the EFF by voters.

But the EFF has chosen to rather consolidate white power by deciding to go into a possible coalition with the racist pro-white capital Democratic Alliance (DA).

Only DA benefits from a coalition with EFF and it serves white power. An EFF and DA coalition is in line with the London agenda which is about maintaining white power. See post above I cited about London's interfering with our elections and selection of leaders and white capital's priorities above.

The lack of interest by EFF to use its votes to demand radical change shows how far to the ideological right it has turned as it worries about how its viewed by white capital here and abroad. This is another lost opportunity for using the ballot to push for radical change.The behavior of the banks shows just how exposed and vulnerable black businesses and black people are. African

s do not have a bank of their own.

The South African government has done little to ensure that a state bank is properly developed to counter white monopoly over the financial sector. A black bank is now a matter of absolute urgency if black business wishes to free itself.

A new theory has emerged that seeks to explain this attack on Nelson Mandela by Malema. First, Malema has taken over the position of a trusted agent of the West to carry out their agenda after losing face with Jacob Zuma who is now seen as part of the eastern block of Russia, India and China.

This theory suggests that the western world having elevated Mandela too high and having used him to safeguard their interests no longer needs him, hence, the need to destroy his legacy. Mandela’s image as a saint has to be annulled because it disrupts the logic of white supremacy that reduces all blacks to savages incapable of certain heights of achievement which are the sole preserve of the white greats. White supremacy is inherently conspiratorial against blacks.

Mandela had been elevated above the general black position in the white imagination. Incidentally, it was whites who elevated him, and now they want him cut to size. Malema has become a willing agent in this battle of the white world to re-establish itself and expel Mandela from the symbolic place of greatness. It would appear that the London controllers of the regime change process demanded, amongst other things, the attack on Mugabe, Mandela, Zuma and the Guptas.

The attack on Mandela has been the most difficult to understand but the theory put forward begins to give coherence as to why Mandela’s legacy must be destroyed so that his place in the symbolic order of whiteness is obliterated. That is how white supremacy functions. It uses you and then abuses you.

This is the fate awaiting those who have gone into an alliance with the likes of Johann Rupert – they shall be used and then abused. Malema’s criticism of Mandela has gained him some new admirers even from some Black Consciousness and Pan Africanist quarters. The followers of these ideologies have long and correctly identified Mandela as a leader who had a great weakness for whites.

This criticism of Mandela from such giants as Robert Sobukwe was principled. However the current assault on Mandela is a white project aimed at purifying itself. EFF leaders, wittingly or otherwise, have offered themselves the job of assisting whites to carry out this program of destroying the legacy of Mandela. What those blacks, who work with whites against blacks, don’t know is that, like Mandela they shall be used and then abused.

There is an unbroken link between the assault on Mandela’s legacy and now the calls for armed struggle. The whole of the African continent is littered with rebel armies funded and armed by imperialism. We would do well to remember that Johann Rupert, one of the richest men in South Africa, assisted by the media has called for a coup.

It is now public knowledge that Malema has called out to Rupert to help him topple President Zuma. Rupert has delivered on engineering economic terrorism. What is left to be seen is whether political destabilization, that would include political terrorism so as to impose white control completely again, can be engineered. If they can go for Mandela, who is safe?

Now, Let's talk a bit about DA in Cape Town

Many of the African people, I mentioned at the beginning of this piece, are taken by the DA, and yet, never took time to see how the DA is Doing In Cape Town areas, especially for the poor people in and around Cape Town… I dug up the architectural designs of Apartheid era still prevalent today in South Africa. Johnny Miller's photographic series shows that Apartheid spatial planning is still present in Cape Town.

The legacy of the Apartheid regime is often spoken of in terms of the divide it left behind in South Africa’s economic structure. The national system of racial oppression left people of color without access to adequate jobs, housing, education, or healthcare. Now, 21 years after the abolishment of the oppressive regime, its remnants can still be seen in the country’s spatial planning.

In a photo series titled Unequal Scenes, photographer Johnny Miller presents the greenbelt between wealthy-gated communities and poor informal settlements of Cape Town as seen from the air. During the Apartheid regime, towns and cities were constructed using buffer zones of land, bush, or infrastructure to separate the haves from the have-nots, systematically pushing people of color out of the inner cities where they could easily be dislocated and controlled.

While movement is no longer restricted by law, sprawling informal settlements are still largely occupied by black and colored people.“Many people who have seen the photos, including myself, told me that to see it from the air, was a perspective that they had never seen before,” explains Miller. His first photographs focussed on the two communities, Masiphumelele and Imizamo Yethu, both informal settlements located close to wealthier neighborhoods.

“This series immediately went viral,” he adds.Speaking to the University of Cape Town, his alma mater, Miller said his aim was to encourage a dialogue about the discrepancies in how people live in Cape Town. The legacy of Apartheid and specifically the architecture of separation provides a unique context in which to view this particular form of inequality,” Miller was quoted as saying.

“Not only that, but the extreme inequalities are usually not present in other parts of the world. For example, you can see in Imizamo Yethu, how the shacks — literally, tin shacks — exist just meters away from very wealthy houses with swimming pools.

”This weekend, the residents of Bromwell Street in Woodstock, Cape Town face eviction. Many families who reside there, have called it home their entire lives, fondly remembering the vibrancy of the neighborhood even under apartheid rule. One of the only areas that managed to avoid total segregation under South Africa's former regime, it's classification as a colored community meant that people of different races were able to reside relatively close to the economic hub of the city centre.

As more restaurants and high-rise apartment buildings spring up in the area, poorer residents are finding themselves homeless with nowhere to go. The ever-present XCollektiv wasted no time in pointing a finger at some of the individuals they deem responsible for these forced evictions.

Conflict over housing and land is by no means a new phenomenon — particularly in a city like Cape Town, where the wounds from apartheid-era forced evictions are still somewhat raw. Many people forced from areas like District Six have already died in wait for the return of what was taken from them, they're surviving relatives still battling to reclaim the space.

This new spate of work from the Xcollektiv speaks to what many feel as the root cause of the City of Cape Town’s perceived reinforcement of apartheid-era spatial planning, starkly invoking the group’s adaptation of the city’s slogan:

Cape Town – This City Works For A Few.

On Saturday, June 11 the residents of Woodstock and Salt River held a meeting under the campaign, “We Are Not Going Anywhere” to engage, discuss and consolidate ideas in response to the evictions they face from their homes by the City of Cape Town.

A follow up meeting will be convened shortly where a way forward will be developed. The organizing slogan of the campaign was “resisting gentrification”. Woodstock and Salt River are low and predominantly no income, overcrowded and under serviced areas.

Residents are objecting to the commercial developments in their areas (via gentrification) that have proceeded for a decade now under the guise of urban regeneration in a bid to ultimately get ownership of the said properties.

To this end the urban regeneration program of the government results in increased rentals, rates and property prices which can’t be afforded by the residents who are in turn evicted or forced to move due to non payments of such rentals, rates and property prices.

Gentrification in Salt River and Woodstock – just like in Bo Kaap, De Waal Drive Flats and Zonnebloem – is being pursued in the interests of white capital.It is evident that the City of Cape Town led by the Democratic Alliance (DA), in the context of an African National Congress (ANC) led national government, has adopted a very aggressive stance against the poor on the questions of land and housing.

The contradiction between white supremacy and black oppression finds clear manifestation in the wicked and criminal tactics used by the DA led Western Cape Government to evict the urban poor. Twenty-two years into so-called democracy, affordable housing for the poor in Cape Town’s CBD remains elusive. What is happening is that the City of Cape Town, in cahoots with white capital, has identified Salt River and Woodstock as investment hubs.

Consequently big business is establishing and entrenching itself in these areas. To free the space for white capital to thrive the apartheid method of removing people via direct and open state violence has taken on another more sophisticated form being forced removals via unaffordable increased rates, rental and property prices.

Many families have consequently lost their homes in these areas and have been banished to Bliekies Dorp where conditions are manyfold worse. New commercial buildings are mushrooming all over Woodstock and Salt River. Whites are buying out the property in these areas. The development of the white owned “Old Biscuit Mill” in Albert Road, Woodstock – where expensive food and other stuff are sold — has not amounted to any benefits for the residents.

Moreover it is frequented mostly by whites and other tourists.It is incumbent upon the ANC government to immediately declare a stop to all evictions. The ANC government has a duty to serve and protect the poor and the power to end all evictions. It is obliged to decolonize Cape Town, to decolonize South Africa. President Zuma is urged to declare a moratorium on all evictions nationally.

The poor have a right to land and housing.This is just a smidgen of what I have to write about DA local governance which many of us have not done enough research and homework on. What has happened to us is that we have a powerful White owned media in all its manifestations being fed to us daily without respite, that we are now more or less incapable of processing and deciphering what messages, memes and zines are being promulgated to us.

It is important that we begin to think out of the box. Finding independent information about our real-politick, from information all over the news media, learn what is being said to us, and not what is not told to us… Apply and propagate all this information and knowledge from our own African personal lived experiences

There have been the unenclosed toilet debacles and issues in Makhaza that the DA was taken to court for, and the DA lost, because what is not said is that this was part of the gentrification action against the poor, and the poor are being segregated against, and Cape Town is the Temple of Apartheid, today. I have published a Hub dealing witness issues of toilets built in the open Veld/Field, with no walls of any sort or privacy for their users, here on HubPages.

Since the loss of the ANC in many areas throughout South Africa, we also can now see the rise of racism in Natal, and Pretoria and Johannesburg. The ANC is appalling and dangerously ingorant in helping the poor overcome Apartheid, structurally, mentally, spiritually, politically, socially, and is being unable to helo Africans to practice their freedom as the indigenous of Mzantsi.

But DA, in Cape Town, where they have ruled for many years now - The DA has become too comfortable in the City of Cape Town, ignoring important issues like gentrification, homelessness and inequality.

In an interview leading to the 2016 elections, in Ward 62, which included wealthy areas like Constantia, Bishopscourt, Kirstenbosch, upper Claremont and some of Table Mountain, the DA in these areas, under Elizabeth Brunette, was that of very mindset, they think that Whites will vote for them.

Muizenberg Ward 64 is in an area that has always been DA with people needing help in the community and that residents are ready for change. In an area where property prices range from a modest R750 000 to R14 million, residents are struggling to keep up with high rates and the poor are being overlooked, she said. A fishing community in Kalk Bay was having an especially hard time trying to afford the high school fees in the area.

''I am talking about a beautiful ward, but drive at night and you will see the homelessness,'' said the business science student. Here's a pice written by a collaboration between Kings College London and UCT research project:

The city of Cape Town in South Africa has a population in excess of 3.5 million and is South Africa's second largest city. It has a distinct demographic composition, with half of its inhabitants classified as Colored, almost 20% White, and just over 30% African. Average annual income is 2,000 pounds and the city has an unemployment rate of 23%.

However, this headline rate masks the gross spatial and social disparities in unemployment, and in some of the poorest parts of the city, anything up to 80% of residents are thought to be unemployed. Both the city and the western Cape are governed by the Democratic Alliance, with the ANC as opposition. Cape Town is a city of contrasts — the Central business District and its surrounding neighborhoods have been upgraded, securitized, gentrified(removing Black Spots(Poor peoples shacks, etc.) in Apartheid times), and attracted new residents.

However, while urban upgrading programs in the rest of the city continue apace, the gulf between the rich and poor remains fierce and stark. This divide is equally marked when it comes to drinking. The city's alcohol retailing patterns are a product of its colonial and Apartheid past.

Indeed, under Apartheid, Africans were not permitted to buy European liquor until 1965, leading to a proliferation of so-called illegal bars and drinking 'spots' that got to be known as 'Shebeens', and now of late dubbed 'Taverns'..The construction of municipal beer halls and spaces were supposed to feed back into the development of Townships, instead, it destroyed and dislocated the poor who became alcoholics, en masse, in many poor Townships, nationally. By the end of [Apartheid-which never ended of course] alcoholism is one of the most devastating weapons on the African collective and many poor Boers/wites.

'Shebeens' were prolific and for all extents and purposes, seemingly outside the purview of state control-but bribes are part of the sham and scam, between the tavern owners and the local police departments. The city's two tier system of alcohol retailing for Whites and non-White areas meant that in 1994, there were fifteen times the number of licensed premises in white areas as in non-White parts of the city.

The legacy of Apartheid's form of spatial and social control remains in the drinking halls of many South Africans(Now lately it is no longer Shebeens, but are called Taverns)We also have a drug pandemic and this is destroying communities and many lives. Too many of our youth and young/old adults are unemployed, and days are long and dreary/bleak for millions of South Africans, daily. The Future is dim.

The Alcohol problem pointed to above, amongst the poor of South Africa, is national in scope, and growing by the hour. The alcoholism in the Cape is also a global problem faced by middle-income countries, where liquor regulation is deeply contested and ineffectively enforced. The influence of the liquor industry strong — as in many countries — due to the importance placed on its economic contribution.

In my neck of the Hood, since we are next to an old man-made mountain from the gold being dug in Crown Mines, during the August and September season, we are overwhelmed by the Dust that dots the Eastern side of the Whole of Soweto, and people , children and the elderly, are coughing very much; their eyes are affected by the Dust from the mountains/I only pity those whose houses are built on the foot of these mammoth man-made yellow cream white dumps.

My own Township is a liquor mecca, and sales of alcohol have morphed into many versions of Shebeens and what have you. Drinking is an activity engaged in by many of our people, and it is destroying the frayed basic social cohesion of our people; eroding our collective souls; and drowning our spirits and bodies deeply into the swirling alcohol.

I say this because so many of my peers have died early because of alcoholism, TB, and from the 80s wiped out by AIDS. Many of my relatives have been swiped and devasted/killed by the HIV/AIDS disease, and many are still going to die.Poverty is an issue that the ANC could not control and the people die from hunger and malnutrition. Instead, as has be oft pointed out, we we are dying and killing ourselves selves with the paltry wealth that was left as crumb, by the Apartheid oppressors,s for for to nibble at during the past 20+ years.

The former Apartheid Homelands planted all across South Africa, were not gotten rid off by the ANC. Even today, many of our people still work on Some White farmer's lands, in droves, and we have people living in the Houghtons of Johannesburg; owning yachts; and taking government junkets to shop overseas.

Again, lest we forget that Hellen Zille who characterized the DA's official position on the Employment Equity Amendment Bill as the inadequacy ad classic liberalism in addressing racial justice in post- Apartheid South Africa. Hellen Zille characterized the bill as "Verwoerdian Social Engineering' and that, 'there is nothing progressive about coercion that enforces racial quotas.'

We learn more about Zille from Mandisi Majavu: Additionally, what underpins Zille’s argument is that there is nothing progressive about compelling employers to comply with the Employment Equity Bill. Liberals all over the world mistakenly think that non-racialism or color-blindness is a fundamental principle of justice.

On the contrary, as Amy Gutman, an American philosopher, points out fairness is a fundamental principle of justice; and that principle, especially in a country that is struggling to overcome the apartheid legacy, does not always call for color-blindness with regard to employment and university admissions.

According to Gutman, “To respond to racial injustice with a color consciousness principle or policy is therefore not to commit any wrong at all, provided the principle or policy is consistent with fairness.”

Research findings show that 19 years after the demise of the apartheid, 85 percent of black Africans still remain poor, whereas 87 percent of white South Africans occupy the middle to upper class categories-and the same amount of land.

Further, according to the Commission for Employment Equity 2012 / 2013 Annual Report, “For the past 10 years we have not shaken the stubborn domination of the Whites substantially in the private sector compared to the public sector.” Whites, particularly white males, are over-represented in the top management levels in all the provinces.

The Western Cape Province, the DA’s stronghold, 'Has the most representation of Whites at the top management for both males and females.'

Generally, black professionals in South Africa have always viewed Cape Town in particular as a zone for white privilege—that is, Whitopia. For example, last year, Mail and Guardian’s reporter, Verashni Pillay, wrote about her experiences in Cape Town pointing out that, “What drove me slowly mad was how racism was an elephant in the room that you could not talk about.”

This is consistent with a liberal view that discussing race is unethical because somehow, such discussions, automatically lead to Verwoerdian social thinking.

Historically, the liberal tradition that Zille represents opposed apartheid policies on the basis of the classic liberal principle of possessive individualism. The liberal tradition I am referring to is, Helen Suzman’s Progressive Party. It was an elitist white tradition that has a shameful record of accommodating Verwoerdian Apartheid’s racist policies.

For example, for decades after its establishment, Suzman’s Progressive Party restricted its membership to whites only.

In post-apartheid South Africa this tradition is defended by black liberals such as Lindiwe Mazibuko and Mmusi Maimane. Black liberals in the Party give legitimacy and moral weight to a gentrified race analysis of DA politics. Mazibuko, the DA’s parliamentary leader, is aligned with certain people in the DA who believe that race matters, according to newspaper reports. She admits that “inequality is racialized…”

She further explains that, “We wanted to support employment equity, we thought the legislation wasn't as draconian as it turned out to be…'Similar' to Zille’s appeal to a Verwoerdian false dilemma, Mazibuko uses the word 'draconian' in the above sentence to delineate the perimeters of the debate.

Hence people who support the Bill are by default neurotically undemocratic. On the other hand, Mazibuko and other liberals utilize ‘liberalism speak’ to appear reasonable while in reality they oppose practical approaches to address racial inequality. A free market ideology is thrown in the mix for good measure. Thus, Zille argues that the Bill “will undermine growth, reduce jobs, drive away investment …”

In his seminal work, ‘The political theory of possessive individualism,' CB Macpherson, a Canadian philosopher, highlighted the contradictory logic inherent in the liberalism that subscribe to both democratic principles and market ideology.

What further makes this liberal tradition untenable in post-apartheid South Africa is its lack of intellectual tools to talk about race convincingly. Presumably, the aim of the so-called “black caucus” in the DA is to consolidate a still nascent gentrified race analysis into DA politics.

One of the challenges facing black liberals within the DA is convincing the conservative faction of the Party to give them the intellectual space necessary to further develop a race analysis that is palatable to wealthy whites and, a race discourse that resonates with blacks who have middle-class aspirations.

That is where the future lies for the DA. Obviously, astute political players in the DA understand this. Likewise, Lindiwe Mazibuko and Mmusi Maimane perfectly understand their political roles.

We can now see much dearth given to the phenomena of Malema and DA, that this was long in the making. What the people of Port Elizabeth face similar circumstances of the poor people in Cape Town-is one of the many places that the DA is having a gentrified political feast.

There is no other way around this issue. As I have said, we have given leeway to our detractors, with the hope that they will be better than the ANC. Malema ignorantly believed this, was told to do so, and his 'revenge' mind-set satisfied as he put it, "We have the ANC by its ...,"(unmentionable body part reference).

But questions are looming within his picayune enclave, and some in his group are decrying his coalescing with the White people was simple sell out. I have explained above what has made Malema endure, and the knuckle-head he is, he cavorts with Lords of London… This is way beyond his league and he will never be able to warp his warped pea-brain around it.…

Andre Lorde.....

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What I have been discussing above was a bit about Malema, the DA, their origins and modus operandi/modus vivendi. It is important to connect the most recent, but past history of how puppets have been crated in order to thwart and derail the African people's struggle, and in the midst of that struggle, it is also import to pay attention to how the White Liberals and their Imperialist cousins operated and wormed their way into dislodging us from our intended struggle and revolutionary goals.

What those who voted for Malema, who sold them to DA, and those who voted for DA, do know or concern themselves about, is the fact that they have not read nor hear what Bantu Biko had to say about such matters.

Biko:

"No race posses the monopoly of beauty, intelligence, force, and there is room for all of us at the rendezvous of victor." I do not think Aime Cesaire was hinting about South Africa when he said these words. The Whites in this country have placed themselves on a path of no return. So blatantly exploitative in terms of the mind and body is the practice of white racism that one wonders if the interest of Africans and Whites in this country have not become so mutually exclusive as to exclude the possibility of there being "room for all of us at the rendezvous of victory."

"The White man's quest for power has led him to destroy with utter ruthlessness whatever has stood in his way. In an effort to divide the African world in terms of aspirations, and their powers have evolved a philosophy that stratifies the African world and gives preferential treatment to certain groups. Further, they have buildup several cocoons, thereby hoping to increase inter-tribal ill-feeling and to divert the energies of the African people towards attaining false prescribed "freedoms".

"Moreover, it was hoped, the Africa people could be effectively contained in these various cocoons of repression, euphemistically referred to as "homelands". I predict that a time will come when stooge bodies will prove very costly not only in terms of the credibility of the story the Nationalists, [but the reinstatement of the former oppresors].(DA?)

I Paraphrase here: "Biko said that the legislation of Apartheid, the use of propaganda on Radio Bantu, and promises of freedom granted to the 'homelands' that Apartheid meant well... the mass removals from urban areas by Apartheid goons. The unnecessary harassment of Africans by police, inside and outside the Township, and the ruthless application of the dreaded pass laws, which Biko says just goes to show how much Africans are being 'tolerated' by White people-[this will be the achilles heel for apartheid, but also a victory of having their stooges bring them back to power once they lose it].

Biko closes by stating: "Needless to say, anyone finding himself at the receiving end of such deliberate [though uncalled for] cruelty must ultimately ask himself the question: what do I have to lose? This is what the Africans are beginning to ask themselves."

We learn the following from Biko:

To add to this, the opposition ranks have been thrown into chaos and confusion. All opposition parties have to satisfy the basic demands of politics. They want power and at the same time they want to be fair. It never occurs to them that the surest way of being unfair is to withhold power from the African population. Hence, one ultimately comes to the conclusion that there is no real difference between the United Party and the Nationalist Party.

"If there is, a strong possibility exists that the United Party is on the right of the Nationalists. One needs only to look at their famous slogan, "White supremacy over the whole of South Africa," to realize the extent to which the quest for power can cloud even such supposedly immortal characteristics as the "English sense of fair play". Africans long ago dismissed the United Party as a great political fraud.

"The Colored people have since followed suit. If the United Party is gaining any votes at all it is precisely because it is becoming more explicit in its racist policy. I would venture to say that the most overdue political step in South African White politics is a merger between United and Nationalist Parties.[The reader needs to recall what I have stated above about Helen human and Zille].

"Some Africans argue that at that moment the 'Progressive Party' lost their only chance of attaining some semblance of respectability by not choosing to disband rather than lose their African constituents. Yet, I cannot help feeling that the Progressives emerged more purified from the ordeal. The progressives have never been an African man's real hope.

"They have always been a White Party at heart, fighting for a more lasting way of preserving White Values in this southern tip of Africa. It will not be long before the Africans relate their poverty to the their Blackness in concrete terms.

"Because of the tradition forced onto the country, the poor people shall always be African people. It is not surprising, therefore, that the Africans should wish to rid themselves of a system that locks up the wealth of the country in the hands of [European] few.

Freire....

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Message To The African People Of Mzantsi...

We, the African people of South Africa, those of us who have participated in this effort, to be more specific, i.e., those who voted for EFF and DA in the most recent local elections, have given back our power to rule our country back to the Oppressors(Boers): doing so smiling broadly and hat-doffing.

Many people I have been able to talk to, my friends, relatives, you name it, many of them, and those I overheard in certain settings howling above everyone else, how happy they are that the ANC has lost Key cities and wards throughout South Africa, that, in that celebration, lies a very fundamental point: we, then, as I started saying, have given back power to the Master and are celebrating our dim-witted noble effort, deliriously.

Yes, the ANC got spanked, very hard and badly in the recent 2016 elections, to the point that its detractors even boldly point out that the ANC is finished-it will never recover, and some even say, there is nothing like a people or person called Boers or Whites, and that others gleefully point out that we as a people in Mzantsi have reached our nirvana of racial mixing and equity. Many of our African people feel vindicated after the ANC's losses in the local elections just expired. Life can very strange, indeed.

The DA has held in some contested places by forming a coalition between the EFF. I suppose, for all these people, it's honky-dory. Their venom, those celebrating the DA win in our communities is palpable. It is deep, and seething. What the ANC did or did not do to and for these people, runs so deep, that talking to them, only reinforces their perceived and dedicated hatred for the ANC.

I regard myself as a chronicler of our people stories and history, and what I am doing in this Hub, is to jot down, as to my observations what I am seeing happening to us, as a people. I do not need anyone to give me a title as to what I write about nor stand for. It is in this role that I decided on this part of the Hub to talk about how I see us as , we the Africans of Mzantsi.

Also, to be clear the about my motives, I belong to no political party or expose any type of ideology. Al I am doing, I am using my own life lived experiences and those around me, our people, our nation and struggle as an African people to bring to light and into the viral forefront, what do we have to say or write about what is happening to us.

Many African people have gotten 'very rich' since the ANC took power, and these are clinging to their paltry wealth-albeit a lot for most of the few of us. The 20+ years since the ANC took over, there have been radical changes as to how, we as an African people have evolved, and 20+ years, are what we all see ourselves as, a broken and divided, ultra rich few, and living alongside the armies of the poor. Looking at us pre-ANC and post ANC-grip on its voting polity, some of us, who have lived through Apartheid, do not forget that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

We have been at this stage, before, with the homelands, and Boer shenanigans of the 'petty Apartheid' and the giving of limited controlled forms of government, have finally yielded the desired results, for the former rulers, and they achieved all this, mainly, with the vote and coalitions of their former oppressed slaves. Many of us behave, today, as if giving power back to the DA, is the norm, that is, is what we as people have been doing, and in fact, many believe, it is better to be under the rule of the Whites, than Africans, because, they correctly point out, look at what the ANC has not achieved and is presently lloking and behaving like.

The cacophony brought about by the media and its apparatuses, mobile phones, modern technology, the height of European artifacts and culture, the uncontrollable flow of immigrants from other countries, the bleeding of the cash within the townships by foreigners, foreign companies, like the Beer, cigarette, etc company is a sight to behold. Our preoccupation with sounding and behaving Westerly, or Easterly, but not African South African, is at the top of our priority list, and is funded, shaped and formed by International Public relations operatives and the mega companies, in all spheres of our lives.

We still are the best and gullibly easy market for Western and Eastern vultures, and we welcome them with false 'Ubuntu,' and in the end, that very "Ubuntu" is hawked, and formed and deformed, that, like the African North of South Africa, African tourists guides who walk tourists around Vilakazi Street, whiles our brothers and sisters, children and indigenous of Mzantsi sit and gawk at this spectacle, leaves one at loss for words and thoughts. It's a Dumbing and Numbing lived shared experience, in all respects and spheres.

We have been scared out of our bodies and minds, today, that many of us even refuse to talk about these matters, of the change of the guard, and reenactment of the past, today. Many of us are scared to the extent that we simply sit back, and watch, and die, in droves, and the few surviving, and the ANC being recalcitrant, and the DA diving in for the Dig and Kill, that, at this point, it is important for us to begin to review and talk out of the box about these issues.

The other least spoken about issue are the unseen players I have mentioned above, Like Lord Robin Renwick, who have bent the ANC to admit that it is a multi-class movement composed of capitalists, middle class, workers and the poor. If I were to simplify, it is the ANC, as we see it, in cahoots with Liberal operatives that we find ourselves in this position of the DA now ruling over our lives. I have always regarded the DA as the morphed Nationalsist Party of the Apartheid era) NP, and I know that they claim to come from Helen Suzman. Well, that is why I have cited Biko at length, below, to give people as to what it is they have done by putting the DA in power, again in our communities.

I have already tabulated what the DA and Malema are up to, under whose orders, and what the outcome has been in Cape Town ruled DA, for the readers. Now, For the African people of Mzantsi, I am letting Biko below tell us about Liberals, because Helen Suzman was a Liberal, and Zille swears by her, and as shown above, with along with their mentor,Verwoerd… Typical of Liberals, as explained so plainly and clearly by Bantu Biko Below:

Bantu Biko

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The Liberal Establishment According To Bantu Biko

Biko Talks about Liberals below:

We now come to the group that has longest enjoyed confidence from the African world — the Liberal establishment, including radio and Leftist groups. The biggest mistake the African world ever made was to assume that whoever opposed Apartheid was an ally. For a long time the African world has been looking only at the governing party and not so much at the whole power structure as the object of their rage. In a sense, the very political vocabulary that the Africans have used has been inherited from the Liberals. Therefore, it is not surprising that alliances(Coalitions? Today) were formed so easily with the Liberals.

Who are Liberals in South Africa?

"It is that curious bunch of nonconformists who explain their participation in negative terms; that bunch of do-gooders that goes under all sots of names - Liberals, Leftists, etc. These are the people who argue that they are not responsible for White racism and the country's "inhumanity to the African Man/Woman; these are the people who claim that they too feel the oppression just as acutely as the Africans and therefore should be jointly involved in the African people's struggle — for a place under the Sun; in short, these are the same people who say that they have 'African Souls Wrapped In White Skin".

"The Liberals set about their business with the utmost efficiency. They made it political that all groups opposing the status quo must necessarily be non-racial in nature, They maintained that if you stood for non-racialism you could not in any way adopt what they described as racialist policies. They even defined to the African people what the latter should fight for.(Recall Malema's saga and Lord Robin Renwick talked about above).

"With this sort of influence behind them, most African leaders tended to rely too much on the advice of Liberals. For a long time, in fact, it became the occupation of the leadership to "calm the masses," while they engaged in fruitless negotiations with the status quo. Their whole political action, in fact, was a programmed in the art of 'gentle persuasion' through protests and limited boycotts and they hoped the rest could be safely left to the troubled conscience of the fair-minded English folk.

"Of course, this situation could not last. A new breed of African leaders was beginning to take a dim view of the involvement of Liberals in a struggle that they regarded as essentially theirs, when the political movements of the Africans were either banned or harassed into non-existence. This left the stage open once more for the Liberals to continue their work of "fighting for the rights of the Africans.'

"It never occurred to the Liberals that the integration they insisted upon as an effective way of opposing Apartheid was impossible to achieve in South Africa. It had to be artificial because it was being foisted on two parties whose entire upbringing had been to support the lie that one race was superior and others inferior.

"One has to overhaul the whole system in South Africa before hoping to get African and White walking hand in hand to oppose a common enemy. As it is, both African and White walk into hastily organized integrated circle carrying with them the seeds of destruction of that circle — their inferiority and superiority complexes."

This is what has and is happening with the DA and EFF coalition.

Biko continues:

The myth of integration as propounded under the banner of the liberal ideology must be cracked and killed because it makes people believe that something is being done, when in reality the artificially integrated circles are soporific to the Africans, while salving the consciences of the guilt-stricken Whites.

"It works from the false premise that, because it is difficult to bring people from different races together in this country, achievement of this is in itself a step towards the total liberation of the African people. Nothing could be more misleading."

Biko

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Liberals Are Assuaging Their Guilt-Biko

Biko enlightens us thus:

"How many White people fighting for their version of a change in South Africa are really motivated by genuine concern and not by guilt? Obviously, it is a cruel assumption to believe that all Whites are not sincere, yet methods adopted by some groups often do suggest a lack of real commitment. The essence of politics is to direct oneself the group which wields power. Most White dissident groups are aware of the power wielded by the White power structure.

"They are quick to quote statistics on how big defense budget is. They know exactly how effectively the police and the army can control protesting African hordes — peaceful or otherwise. They know to what degree the African world is infiltrated by the security police.

"Hence, they are completely convinced of the impotence of African people. Why then do they persist in talking to the Africans? Since they are aware that the problem in this country is White racism, and why do they not address themselves to the White world? Why do they insist on talking to Africans?

"In an effort to answer these questions, one has to come to the painful conclusion that the Liberal is in fact appraising his own conscience, or at best, is eager to demonstrate his identification with the African people only so far as it does not serve his ties with his relatives on the other side of the color-line.

"Being White, he possesses the natural passport to the exclusive pool of White privileges from which he does not hesitate to extract whatever suits him. Yet, since he identifies with Africans, he moves around his White circles - White-Only beaches, restaurants, and cinemas — with a lighter load, feeling that he is not like the rest…

"Yet, at the back of his mind is a constant reminder that he is quite comfortable as things stand and therefore should not bother about change. Although he does not vote for the Nationalist(now a majority, anyway), he feels secure under the protection offered by the Nationalists and subconsciously shuns the idea of change.

Karabo Ngoepe wrote:

Pretoria - Black First Land First leader Andile Mngxitama has accused the Democratic Alliance of only serving white people in the municipalities it governs, while leaving black people destitute and in the cold.

"The DA is a party of white monopoly capital and white supremacy. Go to the Western Cape, Cape Town, Khayelitsha, Nyanga. See how DA manages that city that benefits whites, and blacks are excluded,” Mngxitama said during a debate on coalition politics.

"Our people in the Western Cape, as we speak, are using pota-pota. That city has billions of rand. The DA does not put money for infrastructure of black people in the Western Cape.

"Money has been rolled over because they need to give white people tenders. White people's companies in the Western Cape are oversubscribed. All the educated black people are running to Joburg, but unfortunately now they can’t anymore."

Mngxitama was part of a panel that consisted of Women’s Justice Foundation founder Magdalene Moonsamy and DA MP Stevens Mokgalapa. The debate was hosted by the South African Association of Public Administration and Management's Gauteng chapter.

Mngxitama said the African National Congress and Economic Freedom Fighters had let black people down.

"EFF and ANC, you have cost us too much. I’m talking as a black person. For me, from Black Consciousness, this thing of political parties means nothing for me. An EFF comrade without the red regalia in the street is a black person, an ANC person in the streets is a black person.

"When racism deals with us, it does not ask if we are EFF or ANC, it treats all of us the same. We, as black people, need to realize that our enemy is not one another," he said.

People are bombarding the City of Cape Town with letters and emails in solidarity with the residents of Bromwell Street, who face eviction.

The Story Of The Bromwell, In Cape Town

As Cape Town residents continue their fight against property developers and the City, campaigners have stepped in to support their eviction battle to Wolverivier.

Property developers The Woodstock Hub bought land in the area in 2013, with over two dozen residents protesting against the City’s attempts to move them 30 kilometres out of the CBD to Wolverivier as a result.

Activist group Reclaim The City is calling on people to contact councillor Brett Herron, Mayoral committee member for transport & urban development, who represents the ruling Democratic Alliance.

They see the move as a re-enactment of Apartheid planning, with black and colored families pushed out of the CBD to grim wasteland outside the city and away from vital services.
Mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille, has also been accused of being dishonest about the relocations.

Among those to have commented on the Reclaim The City Facebook page so far, Stuart Hoosen-Lewis described the evictions as “morally unconscionable.”

He continued: “As a resident of this city, this is not the kind of place I want to live if we are simply going to follow in the footsteps of a government that my parents fought against, that so many South Africans fought and died against.

“As a representative of our democratically elected government, you should be having sleepless nights about your complicity in this.”

Cara Mazzola, addressing councillor Herron and Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille, added: “The obvious truth is that gentrification disproportionately affects people of color. These evictions are eerily reminiscent of the District 6 forced removals.”

This comes a week after a video was published online showing drone footage of the proposed relocation camp for evicted residents, on farmland 30 kilometers north of Cape Town.

On the footage, 29-year-old Charnell Commando, a lifelong resident of Bromwell Street and campaigner against the removals, says: “This is my neighborhood, this is where I grew up, what I know."

“The mayor says, ‘the city works for you, for the people,' but the mayor hasn’t done anything for us in Bromwell.”

Residents have been locked in a court battle to fend off the evictions, with Advocate Sheldon Magardie last week arguing that the accessibility of amenities including public transport, schooling and healthcare was insufficient in Wolverivier.

He said: “While it’s not unique to Cape Town, the City is facing one of the worst housing affordability crises.”

Deeming the argument inadequate, Acting Judge Leslie Weinkove said: “If they are given land in the area, what about the hundreds of thousands of other people who would also love to stay in Woodstock?”

On the residents’ campaign, making direct reference to Commando, he added: “How does this person know what the cost implications will be on these properties?
“She doesn’t know what the City’s budget is; she is just a kitchen assistant.”

In the following piece below, Biko gives the sum of his thoughts as follows:

"The limitations that have accompanied the involvement of Liberals in the African man's struggle, have been mostly responsible for the arrest of progress. Because of their inferiority complex, Africans have tended to listen seriously to what the Liberals had to say. With their characteristic arrogance of assuming a 'monopoly on intelligence and moral judgment,' these self-appointed trustees of African interests have gone on to set the pattern and pace for the realization of the African man's aspirations.

"I am not sneering at the Liberals and their involvement. Neither am I suggesting that they are the most to blame for the African man's plight. Rather, I am illustrating the fundamental fact that total identification with an oppressed group in a system that forces one group to enjoy privilege and to live on the sweat of another, is impossible.

"White society collectively owes the Africans so huge a debt, that no one member should automatically expect to escape from the blanket condemnation that needs must come from African world. It is not as if Whites are allowed to enjoy the privilege only when they declare their solidarity with the ruling party. They are born into privilege and are nourished and nurtured in the system of ruthless exploitation of African energy.

"For the 20-year old White Liberal to expect to be accepted with open Arms, is surely to overestimate the powers of forgiveness of the African people. No matter how genuine a Liberal's motivations may be, he has to accept that, though he did not choose to be born into privilege, the Africans cannot but be suspicious of his motives.

"The Liberal must fight on his own and for himself. If they are true Liberals, they must realize that they themselves are oppressed, and that they must fight for their own freedom and not that of nebulous 'they' with whom they can hardly claim identification.

"What I have tried to show is that in South Africa, political power has always rested with White society. Not only have the Whites been guilty maneuverers, they have managed to control the responses of the Africans to the provocation .

"Not Only have they kicked the African, but they have also told him how to react to the kick. For a long time the African has been listening with patience to the advice he has been receiving on how best to respond to the kick. With painful slowness, he is now beginning to show signs that it is his right and duty to respond to the kick in the way he sees fit."

Corrupt ANC....

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In The Belly Of The ANC: Sinking Into The Darkness Of Corruption

This much we know and have seen:

As such it is a host to class struggle within a society imbued with capitalist values and consumerist temptations. Despite the early efforts of Congress of South African Trade Unions and the South African Communist Party to shift policy to the left, many within their own ranks have fallen victim to the temptation of following a political path to personal enrichment. In such a situation, it is not surprising that it is the rich and the powerful who have benefited overwhelmingly from our fledgling democracy.

Biko foresaw the whole saga. The ANC has been and is till in cahoots with big money, because the ANC has long ago claimed the mantle of non-racial society, and that very ideology has come to haunt and topple them. Bantu Biko has aptly and succinctly addressed the point of being friends with the colonizers. As Biko instructs, they were groomed into a rich life, and in the end try to assuage their guilty by becoming involved with the struggles of the African poor, and dictate how they should act and react in their pursuance of their cause.

The ANC was derailed because it lost its moorings and itself in its meandering with the Powerful rich western countries and their companies, that they forgot whence they emerge, and became astute students of Vulture Capitalism. Greed and opportunism held sway within the ANC ranks, that looting the public coffers became so endemic that half of their supporters did not Vote for the ANC, nor anyone else. I am not talking about those who voted for DA and EFF. The juice flowing from the Gravy Train, oozed so much, that the people sucking it, found no time for the armies of the poor.

Power And Money

One of the things that has people scared is that they can see for themselves the role of power and money in their lives, and what that can mean or means, that many are trying to get that power, whatever it is, and money, no matter how much [but at least be in the loop], that many have given away their humanity in order to achieve that aim and ends.

One of the key challenges is that the South African political economy continues to revolve around an odd combination of new (political) power without money and old money without power. Each needs the other to advance its interests. This is structurally disposed to favor corruption, as is indicated by the incestuous relationship which has developed between Chancellor House and parastatals. Chancellor House is listed as a charitable trust designed to facilitate economic transformation. However it has become clear that its intent is to fund the ANC

And the need for party funding is more likely to increase than diminish. Although the case for public disclosure of private funding of political parties is by no means so strong as its supporters proclaim, it remains difficult to exclude influence peddling from this particular terrain.

Many seem not to realize that upkeep of ANC, by foreign interests and investors is still in force, and this is the nub of the issue. In its attempts to try and recapture its credibility as a party that can lead, ANC is going to have to find a way to distribute the wealth, power and be accountable to its voting polity.

At base, the ANC was a nationalist movement whose principal focus was on the capture of the state and the pursuit of democracy. Within this formula was embedded the commitment to the overthrow of “internal colonialism” (the domination of whites over the majority African population). It followed that capture of the state and internal decolonization would require the rapid growth of the African middle class and indeed, the expansion of a class of African capitalists. This was true both in terms of social justice and the needs of the economy.

However, the problem facing an emergent black capitalist class was its lack of capital and capitalist expertise. One of the solutions was that, from the moment the ANC moved into office, the ANC viewed its control over the civil service and parastatals as the instrument for extending its control “over the commanding heights of the economy”. Parastatals accounted for around 15% of GDP.

This included the strategy of transferring state-owned enterprises on discounted terms to blacks via privatization. In the event, this did not prove to be particularly successful simply because the amounts of capital required for the purchase of all but non-core assets was too large for aspirant black capitalists to raise.

Nonetheless, the national democratic revolution charged the ANC with using state power to deracialize the economy. This predisposed the ANC to regard the parastatals as “sites of transformation”. The ANC’s control of the state machinery became a source of tenders for its cadres. This aspect has lent itself to corruption, patronage and the monetarization of relationships within the ANC.

The extent of corruption in tendering is difficult to estimate. The ANC is appropriately anti-corruption in its official stance, and indeed has put in place important legislation and mechanisms to control malfeasance. Equally, however, it has proven reluctant to undertake enquiries which could prove embarrassing.

There have also been two other activities at work. First, certain corporations have distributed financial largesse to secure contracts and favor from government. (Their success in so doing is hard to prove given the secrecy of party funding.) Second, ANC politicians at all levels of government have sought to influence the tender process in their favor.(ENCA)

What we are seeing today, then, is what the ANC has always touted, but with the other half of its mouth, Liberation and Revolutionary rhetoric, in hopes of appeasing its followers, but in actual deed, carried out the instructions of its partners: Western And Eastern Bidding, Commands And Will.

Bribes and favor to the bribers has been the ANC modus operandi-a cardinal sin and the ones calling themselves a revolutionary and conscious party. They are then only conscious so long as there is a pay-for-play — when there is a tit for-tat — when there is rubbing/scratching each other's backs — to receive large amounts of cash for certain favors or overlooking the laws of the land, and keeping all of it away from its voting polity and other African people in Mzantsi; also, leaving them in the dark and confused.

This might look like a factional battle with good guys on one side and bad guys on the other. But I would argue that the challenge of economic transformation within a racially polarized capitalist economy provided opportunities for careerism, personal enrichment and corruption.

At the heart of the morality problems faced by the ANC are fundamental forms of relations it has carved with capital as driven by two principal factors. Firstly, as a political party the ANC has needed funding. Secondly, there is the factor of how the ANC has chosen to promote what it terms the National Democratic Revolution, most notably through Black Economic Empowerment[famously known as BEE(Black Economic Empowerment).

There are suggestions that the African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa lost the plot after the ascension of Jacob Zuma as the party’s president in 2007. There may be important elements of truth in this. However, there are compelling reasons that situate the morality challenges faced by the ANC – and by extension the country — in the 1994 political transition.

Recent developments do indeed place Zuma, who is now also the president of the country, at the centre of the web of corruption at the present time[I have written a Hub on this story]. And it is clear that some within the ANC hold him personally responsible for the drastic decay in the party’s morality. For many, the present battle between Zuma and his minister of finance Pravin Gordhan is viewed as the culmination of between those who view the ANC as a machinery for accumulation and those who hold true to its historical mission as a vehicle of liberation fighting for a more socially just society.

The harassment suffered by Gordhan at the hands of the Hawks, an elite police unit, is seen as an extension of the “state capture” agenda that led to the firing of Nhlanhla Nene in December 2015. This comes after a host of allegations that the country’s key state owned enterprises, like South African Airways and the power utility Eskom, have been captured by the Zuma faction of the ANC elite.(Roger Southall) I have discussed the role played by Pravin above, the reader could back and refresh)

In the mid-1980s, South African capitalism had begun to lose faith in the capacity of the National Party government to stem the rising tide of revolution. Increasingly, therefore, business looked for an accommodation with the ANC. For its part, the ANC leadership recognized the unreality of strategy premised on a revolutionary seizure of power. It presented itself as a partner with which large scale capital could play.

While it was the political negotiation process which grabbed the attention, much was happening behind the scenes. Individuals at the top of the corporate ladder struck up relationships with the incoming ANC leadership. Above all, this was exemplified by a focus on Nelson Mandela, who after his release from jail came to enjoy the 'company of the very rich'. He forged strong relationships with both Harry Oppenheimer, Chairman of Anglo-American, and Clive Menell, vice chairman of the rival Anglo-Vaal mining group, Lord Robin Renwick and Rupert.[The latter two have been discussed in the first part of this Hub above.]

Just as the ANC was unable to overthrow the political power , so it was unable to overturn the economic order. The collapse of the Soviet Union, one of the ANC’s principal supporters, fundamentally changed the international landscape. This played to the strengths of those leaders within the ANC who were less than enamored with state socialism. Such factors, along with pressure from bodies like the International Monetary Fund, underlay the shift away from the left.(Roger Southall)

ANC's Poor Practice Of Capitalism

In the mid-1980s, South African capitalism had begun to lose faith in the capacity of the National Party government to stem the rising tide of revolution. Increasingly, therefore, business looked for an accommodation with the ANC. For its part, the ANC leadership recognized the unreality of strategy premised on a revolutionary seizure of power. It presented itself as a partner with which large scale capital could play.

While it was the political negotiation process which grabbed the attention, much was happening behind the scenes. Individuals at the top of the corporate ladder struck up relationships with the incoming ANC leadership. Above all, this was exemplified by a focus on Nelson Mandela, who after his release from jail came to enjoy the company of the very rich. He forged strong relationships with both Harry Oppenheimer, Chairman of Anglo-American, and Clive Menell, vice chairman of the rival Anglo-Vaal mining group.

Just as the ANC was unable to overthrow the political, so it was unable to overturn the economic order. The collapse of the Soviet Union, one of the ANC’s principal supporters, fundamentally changed the international landscape. This played to the strengths of those leaders within the ANC who were less than enamored with state socialism. Such factors, along with pressure from bodies like the International Monetary Fund, underlay the shift away from the left.(South all)

These last two paragraphs above by Southall, need to be deealt in much in-depth below.

Chris Hedges....

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The Economics Of The Unfree...

I have addressed this issue of the control as imposed upon the ANC by The IMF and World Banks elsewhere in my Hubs. I will cull from one of them I titled "Post June 1976 Revolution: The Continuing Struggle to Date..."

If Mandela led the ANC to power and nationalized the banks and the mines, the precedent would make it far more difficult for Chicago School economists to dismiss such proposals in other countries as relics of the past and insist that only unfettered free markets and free trade had the ability to redress deep inequalities.

On February 11, 1990, two weeks after writing that note, Mandela walked out of prison a free man, as close to a living saint as existed anywhere in the world. South Africa’s townships exploded in celebration and renewed conviction that nothing could stop the struggle for liberation.

Unlike the movement in Eastern Europe, South Africa’s was not beaten down but a movement on a roll. Mandela, for his part, was suffering from such an epic case of culture shock that he mistook a camera microphone for “some newfangled weapon developed while I was in prison.”

The ANC went into negotiations with the ruling National Party determined to avoid the kind of nightmare that neighboring Mozambique had experienced when the independence movement forced an end to Portuguese colonial rule in 1975.

On their way out the door, the Portuguese threw a vindictive temper tantrum, pouring cement down elevator shafts, smashing tractors and stripping the country of all they could carry. To its enormous credit, the ANC did negotiate a relatively peaceful handover.

However, it did not manage to prevent South Africa’s apartheid-era rulers from wreaking havoc on their way out the door. Unlike their counterparts in Mozambique, the National Party didn’t pour concrete—their sabotage, equally crippling, was far subtler, and was all in the fine print of those historic negotiations.

The talks that hashed out the terms of apartheid’s end took place on two parallel tracks that often intersected: one was political, the other economic. Most of the attention, naturally, focused on the high-profile political summits between Nelson Mandela and F. W. de Klerk, leader of the National Party.

De Klerk’s strategy in these negotiations was to preserve as much power as possible. He tried everything—breaking the country into a federation, guaranteeing veto power for minority parties, reserving a certain percentage of the seats in government structures for each ethnic group—anything to prevent simple majority rule, which he was sure would lead to mass land expropriations and the nationalizing of corporations.

As Mandela later put it, “What the National Party was trying to do was to maintain white supremacy with our consent.” De Klerk had guns and money behind him, but his opponent had a movement of millions. Mandela and his chief negotiator, Cyril Ramaphosa, won on almost every count.… But in the smoke-filled backrooms of negotiations, the Apartheidizers won all what they wanted

Running alongside these often explosive summits were the much lower profile economic negotiations, primarily managed on the ANC side by Thabo Mbeki, then a rising star in the party…South Africa’s whites had failed to keep blacks from taking over the government, but when it came to safeguarding the wealth they had amassed under apartheid, they would not give up so easily.

In these talks, the de Klerk government had a twofold strategy. First, drawing on the ascendant Washington Consensus that there was now only one way to run an economy, it portrayed key sectors of economic decision making—such as trade policy and the central bank—as “technical” or “administrative.”

Then it used a wide range of new policy tools—international trade agreements, innovations in constitutional law and structural adjustment programs—to hand control of those power centers to supposedly impartial experts, economists and officials from the IMF, the World Bank, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the National Party—anyone except the liberation fighters from the ANC.

It was a strategy of balkanization, not of the country’s geography (as de Klerk had originally attempted) but of its economy. This is one fact/strategy/modus operandi of the creation of the present-day South African government that is still being unknown/misunderstood by many would-be revolutionaries in South Africa today.

This plan was successfully executed under the noses of ANC leaders, who were naturally preoccupied with winning the battle to control Parliament. In the process, the ANC failed to protect itself against a far more insidious strategy—in essence, an elaborate insurance plan against the economic clauses in the Freedom Charter ever becoming law in South Africa.

“The people shall govern!” would soon become a reality, but the sphere over which they would govern was shrinking fast… And ultimately, that approach was dumped by the ANC

“We were caught completely off guard,” recalled Padayachee, now in his early fifties. He had done his graduate studies at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He knew that at the time, even among free-market economists in the US, central bank independence was considered a fringe idea, a pet policy of a handful of Chicago School ideologues who believed that central banks should be run as sovereign republics within states, out of reach of the meddling hands of elected lawmakers.

For Padayachee and his colleagues, who strongly believed that monetary policy needed to serve the new government’s “big goals of growth, employment and redistribution,” the ANC’s position was a no-brainer: “There was not going to be an independent central bank in South Africa…” All fiscal ownership, control and holding were party to, and controlled by foreign Banks and multi corporations, with the assistance of the powerful governments.

Padayachee and a colleague stayed up all night writing a paper that gave the negotiating team the arguments it needed to resist this curveball from the National Party. If the central bank (in South Africa called the Reserve Bank) was run separately from the rest of the government, it could restrict the ANC’s ability to keep the promises in the Freedom Charter.

Besides, if the central bank was not accountable to the ANC government, to whom, exactly, would it be accountable? The IMF? The Johannesburg Stock Exchange? Obviously, the National Party was trying to find a backdoor way to hold on to power even after it lost the elections—a strategy that needed to be resisted at all costs. “They were locking in as much as possible,” Padayachee recalled. “That was a clear part of the agenda.” Attested by most accounts, to date, that strategy has succeeded.

Padayachee faxed the paper in the morning and didn’t hear back for weeks. “Then, when we asked what happened, we were told, ‘Well, we gave that one up.’” Not only would the Central Bank be run as an autonomous entity within the South African State, with its independence enshrined in the new constitution, but it would be headed by the same man who ran it under apartheid, by Chris Stals.

It wasn’t just the central bank that the ANC had given up: in another major concession, Derek Keyes, the white finance minister under apartheid, would also remain in his post—much as the finance ministers and central bank heads from Argentina’s dictatorship somehow managed to get their jobs back under democracy. The New York Times praised Keyes as “the country’s ranking apostle of low-spending business-friendly government.”…

What happened in those negotiations is that the ANC found itself caught in a new kind of web, one made of arcane rules and regulations, all designed to confine and constrain the power of elected leaders.

As the web descended on the country, only a few people even noticed it was there, but when the new government came to power and tried to move freely, to give its voters the tangible benefits of liberation they expected and thought they had voted for, the strands of the web tightened and the administration discovered that its powers were tightly bound-they could not do as they pleased-they had to consult and if possible, get the consent of the Central bank and its cronies-and usually, their petitions and suggestions were voided and rendered useless. These programs were cut off and left out of the negotiations and government protocol for ruling.

Patrick Bond, who worked as an economic adviser in Mandela’s office during the first years of ANC rule, recalls that the in-house quip was “Hey, we’ve got the state, where’s the power?” As the new government attempted to make tangible the dreams of the Freedom Charter, it discovered that the power was elsewhere. Meaning, they had no power and they were just Pons in a huge International Chess Game.

The self-entrapment that the ANC created for itself thus far, is about to continue for the Gravy is too sweet to let go or forgo. The rulers of the ANC would rather sell their souls to money than listen and take care of the needs of their poor people. They have essentially told them that now they are free, it's every man for themselves… It is/still is indeed.

Because, just reading the piece above, the reader begins to get a sense that the ANC are amateurs in this game of governing(The Johnny-Come-Late-lies), and that is why they do not control the economy and currency of the country. They are all paid workers for obscure and covert powers that they themselves are still unable to discern nor comprehend. They have not even spoken about or legislated according to the premises enshrined in the Freedom Charter… And this will never happen anytime soon, or ever.

It is at this point that I will introduce John Perkings, because what he has to say, makes much clearer what I have been saying above.

Confessions of an Economic Hitman - John Perkins | Short Documentary

African Struggle Against The Apartheid Regime, Sold For A Song To The Highest Bidders...

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Bought, Sold And Auctioned To The Highest Bidder

Want to redistribute land? Impossible—at the last minute, the negotiators agreed to add a clause to the new constitution that protects all private property, making land reform virtually impossible.

Want to create jobs for millions of unemployed workers? Can’t—hundreds of factories were actually about to close because the ANC had signed on to the GATT, the precursor to the World Trade Organization, which made it illegal to subsidize the auto plants and textile factories.

Want to get free AIDS drugs to the townships, where the disease is spreading with terrifying speed? That violates an intellectual property rights commitment under the WTO, which the ANC joined with no public debate as a continuation of the GATT. Need money to build more and larger houses for the poor and to bring free electricity to the townships?

Sorry—the budget is being eaten up servicing the massive debt, passed on quietly by the apartheid government. Print more money? Tell that to the apartheid-era head of the central bank. Free water for all? Not likely. The World Bank, with its large in-country contingent of economists, researchers and trainers (a self-proclaimed “Knowledge Bank”), is making private-sector partnerships the service norm.

Want to impose currency controls to guard against wild speculation? That would violate the $850 million IMF deal, signed, conveniently enough, right before the elections. Raise the minimum wage to close the apartheid income gap?

Nope. The IMF deal promises “wage" restraint. And don’t even think about ignoring these commitments— any change will be regarded as evidence of dangerous national untrustworthiness, a lack of commitment to “reform,” an absence of a “rules-based system.” All of which will lead to currency crashes, aid cuts and capital flight.

The bottom line was that South Africa was free but simultaneously captured; each one of these arcane acronyms represented a different thread in the web that pinned down the limbs of the new government.

A long-time anti-apartheid activist, Rassool Snyman, described the trap to me in stark terms. “They never freed us. They only took the chain from around our neck and put it on our ankles.” Yasmin Sooka, a prominent South African human rights activist, told me that the transition “was business saying, "We’ll keep everything and you [the ANC] will rule in name-[only]."

You can have political power, you can have the façade of governing, but the real governance will take place somewhere else… It was a process of infantilization that is common to so-called transitional countries—new governments are, in effect, given the keys to the house but not the combination to the safe…

In the first two years of ANC rule, the party still tried to use the limited resources it had to make good on the promise of redistribution. There was a flurry of public investment—more than a hundred thousand homes were built for the poor, and millions were hooked up to water, electricity and phone lines.

But, in a familiar story, weighed down by debt and under international pressure to privatize these services, the government soon began raising prices. After a decade of ANC rule, millions of people had been cut off from newly connected water and electricity because they couldn’t pay the bills. At least 40 percent of the new phones lines were no longer in service by 2003.

As for the “banks, mines and monopoly industry” that Mandela had pledged to nationalize, they remained firmly in the hands of the same four white-owned mega-conglomerates that also control 80 percent of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

In 2005, only 4 percent of the companies listed on the exchange were owned or controlled by blacks. Seventy percent of South Africa’s land, in 2006, was still monopolized by whites, who are just 10 percent of the population.

Most distressingly, the ANC government has spent far more time denying the severity of the AIDS crisis than getting lifesaving drugs to the approximately 5 million people infected with HIV, though there were, by early 2007, some positive signs of progress. Perhaps the most striking statistic is this one: since 1990, the year Mandela left prison, the average life expectancy for South Africans has dropped by thirteen years.

Radicalized Protest

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The Stocks Is Impacted By The Perception Of Radicalization

Underlying all these facts and figures is a fateful choice made by the ANC after the leadership realized it had been outmaneuvered in the economic negotiations. At that point, the party could have attempted to launch a second liberation movement and break free of the asphyxiating web that had been spun during the transition. Or it could simply accept its restricted power and embrace the new economic order.

The ANC’s leadership chose the second option. Rather than making the center-piece of its policy the redistribution of wealth that was already in the country— the core of the Freedom Charter on which it had been elected—the ANC, once it because the government, accepted the dominant logic that it's only hope was to pursue new foreign investors who would create new wealth, the benefits of which would trickle down to the poor.

But for the trickle-down model to have a hope of working, the ANC government had to radically alter its behavior/ideology to make itself appealing to investors.

This was not an easy task, as Mandela had learned when he walked out of prison. As soon as he was released, the South African stock market collapsed in panic; South Africa’s currency, the rand, dropped by 10 percent. A few weeks later, De Beers, the diamond corporation, moved its headquarters from South Africa to Switzerland.

This kind of instant punishment from the markets would have been unimaginable three decades earlier, when Mandela was first imprisoned. In the sixties, it was unheard of for multinationals to switch nationalities on a whim and, back then, the world money system was still firmly linked to the gold standard. Now South Africa’s currency had been stripped of controls, trade barriers were down, and most trading was short-term speculation.

Not only did the volatile market not like the idea of a liberated Mandela, but just a few misplaced words from him or his fellow ANC leaders could lead to an earth-shaking stampede by what the New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman has aptly termed “The electronic herd." The stampede that greeted Mandela’s release was just the start of what became a call-and-response between the ANC leadership and the financial markets—a shock dialogue that trained the party in the new rules of the game.

Every time a top party official said something that hinted that the ominous Freedom Charter might still become policy, the market responded with a shock, sending the rand into free fall. The rules were simple and crude, the electronic equivalent of monosyllabic grunts: justice—expensive, sell; status quo—good, buy. When, shortly after his release, Mandela once again spoke out in favor of nationalization at a private lunch with leading businessmen, “The All-Gold Index plunged by 5 per cent."

Even moves that seemed to have nothing to do with the financial world but betrayed some latent radicalism seemed to provoke a market jolt. When Trevor Manuel, an ANC minister, called rugby in South Africa a “white minority game” because its team was an all-white one, the Rand took another hit.

Thomas Friedman

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ANC Is A Poor Copy Of Their Former Apartheid Rulers

The ANC Blame The Debt They Inherited After Apartheid

The fact that the ANC dismissed the Commission’s call for corporate reparations is particularly unfair, Sooka pointed out, because the government continues to pay the apartheid debt. In the first years after the handover, it cost the new government 30 billion rand annually (about $4.5 billion) in servicing—a sum that provides a stark contrast with the paltry total of $85 million that the government ultimately paid out to more than nineteen thousand victims of apartheid killings and torture and their families.

Nelson Mandela has cited the debt burden as the single greatest obstacle to keeping the promises of the Freedom Charter. “That is 30 billion [rand] we did not have to build houses as we planned, before we came into government, to make sure that our children go to the best schools, that unemployment is properly addressed and that everybody has the dignity of having a job, a decent income, of being able to provide shelter to his beloved, to feed them . . . . We are limited by the debt that we inherited."

…What makes the ANC’s decision to keep paying the debt so infuriating to activists like Brutus is the tangible sacrifice made to meet each payment. For instance, between 1997 and 2004, the South African government sold eighteen state-owned firms, raising $4 billion, but almost half the money went to servicing the debt. In other words, not only did the ANC renege on Mandela’s original pledge of “the nationalization of the mines, banks and monopoly industry” but because of the debt, it was doing the opposite—selling off national assets to make good on the debts of its oppressors.

Then there is the matter of where, precisely, the money is going. During the transition negotiations, F. W. de Klerk’s team demanded that all civil servants be guaranteed their jobs even after the handover; those who wanted to leave, they argued, should receive hefty lifelong pensions.

ANC landed with apartheid debt

According to Allan Williams who posted the following article in 2014:

This was an extraordinary demand in a country with no social safety net to speak of, yet it was one of several “technical” issues on which the ANC ceded ground. The concession meant that the new ANC government carried the cost of two governments— its own, and a shadow white government that was out of power. Forty percent of the government’s annual debt payments go to the country’s massive pension fund. The vast majority of the beneficiaries are former apartheid employees.

THERE is a major omission in Andrew Tainton’s letter entitled “We’ve dug ourselves into a hole” (November 3). The flaw is that the context of his letter ignores our colonial and apartheid past.

As President Jacob Zuma reminded us in his state of the nation address when reflecting on the many challenges we face as a nation, “South Africa is not a normal country because of apartheid”. In their analysis and comments many ignore this truth, as Tainton has done.

Tainton writes: “I don’t think he has given the South African public either all or real reason why we are in the situation in which we find ourselves.” Neither does Tainton.

The apartheid debt is the real reason we are in this hole. The ideology of apartheid not only divided our nation, but it left the ANC with a bankrupt economy with hyperinflation among other nightmares.

The new ANC government was abandoned by imperialist forces to resurrect a destroyed economy and, to boot, pay back Verwoerd et al’s debt. There was no Marshall Plan like in post-World War 2 Germany, despite both the Holocaust and apartheid being declared “crimes against humanity” by the UN.

Why no Marshall Plan for South Africa? Might it be because of the racist nature of imperialism?

The ANC took up the challenge and slowly but surely under finance ministers Trevor Manuel, Pravin Gordhan and now Nhlanhla Nene the crater has become a hole. We have brought down hyperinflation to below 6% because of sound fiscal and monetary policies of the last 20 years.

Indeed we “have a good story to tell” and South Africa is a better place than it was before 1994.

DR Galloway, Uitenhage

Mandela, The Boers & Codesa

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During The Negotiation For Power Between The ANC and The Boers, The Boers Got All What They Wanted..

By citing how the ANC became what it was at length, I was trying to refocus the reader to all the dastardly deed done by the ANC because, above, this is what I had ended up by citing from Southall again

In the mid-1980s, South African capitalism had begun to lose faith in the capacity of the National Party government to stem the rising tide of revolution. Increasingly, therefore, business looked for an accommodation with the ANC. For its part, the ANC leadership recognized the unreality of strategy premised on a revolutionary seizure of power. It presented itself as a partner with which large scale capital could play.

While it was the political negotiation process which grabbed the attention, much was happening behind the scenes. Individuals at the top of the corporate ladder struck up relationships with the incoming ANC leadership. Above all, this was exemplified by a focus on Nelson Mandela, who after his release from jail came to enjoy the company of the very rich. He forged strong relationships with both Harry Oppenheimer, Chairman of Anglo-American, and Clive Menell, vice chairman of the rival Anglo-Vaal mining group.

Just as the ANC was unable to overthrow the political, so it was unable to overturn the economic order. The collapse of the Soviet Union, one of the ANC’s principal supporters, fundamentally changed the international landscape. This played to the strengths of those leaders within the ANC who were less than enamored with state socialism. Such factors, along with pressure from bodies like the International Monetary Fund, underlay the shift away from the left.(South all)

These last two paragraphs above by Southall, is what veered me in the trend of the topic, about the ANC I have just discussed above, and this is important as I try to sketch out the protagonists of our miseries in the Age of ANC rule, and the ascendance of the DA into the lives of its former enslaved African populations. It is important that any south African who reads this, begins to form a sense of how much has really been going on to get our country today in the state it was in, concretely speaking. We need to begin to put our struggle today in a contest heretofore never envisioned by our contemporaries who are now in cahoots with the Boers.

Even as I am onto this piece, today in 2016, our Rand is around or close to R15 equal one Dollar, and the articles above demonstrate how this is done against us, ordinary people, and how the ANC is complicit in all these shenanigans. If we are going to have to come to grips with our plight and condition today, we are going to have to dig from other information pastures, and look at all these parties straight in the eye, and tell our people, through such Hubs, what we are seeing, and by writing about that, enables the people to learn about the reality for themselves.

That is why, we can now see and read, the Rand is like a Tumbleweed in the financial strata. The demands, whenever echoed by any group perceived anti-privatization, or allowing foreign investment to exploit the African labor, and pay literally, no taxes in the country of their investment, is a well known strategy known to be run and applied by foreign multinationals. We also learn from the excerpts above how the ANC came around to being in the deep pockets of Big finance, and how this is affecting us today.

Higher food prices; poor and underperforming schools; poorly equipped hospitals; sick populace; drugged and alcohol driven milieu; poverty stricken, confused and dumbed-down armies of the poor; broken families and shredded culture; distorted. These, along with other social maladies, have been and are still visited on the poor Africans of Mzantsi, and anytime they "Toyi-Toyi," the Rand dips in value, and the currency becomes less, and poverty and hunger increases, meanwhile, the ANC has been cavorting with the very people who call the shorts, and supply the money.

What the Freedom Charter asserted was the baseline consensus in the liberation movement that freedom would not come merely when blacks took control of the state but when the wealth of the land that had been illegitimately confiscated was reclaimed and redistributed to the society as a whole.

When the ANC took over power, they were doing so from position, economical, untenable for them to have complete power. They made deals and agreement with the Old Monied class in South Africa, that, what we see, is what we now have 'instant' millionaires, who were a creation of the old monied class in South Africa-like the Johannesburg's, and local and national Boer millionaire from the Apartheid lab since 1948, and so on. So that, when we contemplate the fact that we are supposedly in power, we really have no money and are dependent on very powerful Corporation, institutions and foreign governments. In essence, we no power... That's the long and short of it.

We have to set certain parameter whenever we are discussing our struggle today, utilize information that leads us to the protagonists, and we can infer what we read and understand, and how that relates and affects us as an African people under siege here in Mzantsi. We are going to have to be honest how we approach dealing with our oppressed, depressed and discarded selves as a people of South Africa.

The ANC went into negotiations with the ruling National Party determined to avoid the kind of nightmare that neighboring Mozambique had experienced when the independence movement forced an end to Portuguese colonial rule in 1975.

On their way out the door, the Portuguese threw a vindictive temper tantrum, pouring cement down elevator shafts, smashing tractors and stripping the country of all they could carry. To its enormous credit, the ANC did negotiate a relatively peaceful handover.

However, it did not manage to prevent South Africa’s apartheid-era rulers from wreaking havoc on their way out the door. Unlike their counterparts in Mozambique, the National Party didn’t pour concrete—their sabotage, equally crippling, was far subtler, and was all in the fine print of those historic negotiations. But the Boers also shredded a lot of information, documents and tapes in various ways never ever seen before in modern times.

The talks that hashed out the terms of apartheid’s end took place on two parallel tracks that often intersected: one was political, the other economic. Most of the attention, naturally, focused on the high-profile political summits between Nelson Mandela and F. W. de Klerk, leader of the National Party.

De Klerk’s strategy in these negotiations was to preserve as much power as possible. He tried everything—breaking the country into a federation, guaranteeing veto power for minority parties, reserving a certain percentage of the seats in government structures for each ethnic group—anything to prevent simple majority rule, which he was sure would lead to mass land expropriations and the nationalizing of corporations.

As Mandela later put it, “What the National Party was trying to do was to maintain white supremacy with our consent.” De Klerk had guns and money behind him, but his opponent had a movement of millions. Mandela and his chief negotiator, Cyril Ramaphosa, won on almost every count.… But in the smoke-filled backrooms of negotiations, the Apartheidizers won all what they wanted.

Running alongside these often explosive summits were the much lower profile economic negotiations, primarily managed on the ANC side by Thabo Mbeki, then a rising star in the party…South Africa’s whites had failed to keep blacks from taking over the government, but when it came to safeguarding the wealth they had amassed under apartheid, they would not give up so easily.

Once we understand this is what we are faced with, we had better begin, right now, with the DA in our midst, set out to expose them for what they are: containers and maintainers or White Monied power and privilege-I have thus far pointed it out about Cape Town above, where the DA has been in power in just as many years as have been the ANC in power as a government

Racism has returned with a vengeance in Cap Town, and this is the reason I am interrogating the coming into power of the DA in our African localities, and am question the fact that we, as an African people, have ceded power to the former oppressors… Well, What were we thinking, and what are we expecting?.

Finally, I am arguing, throughout the Hub, that, the ANC, DA and EFF, have colluded totaling power away from the poor masses, through the use of a few opportunistic and Apartheidized Africans-A feat I have never ever seen any people in theWorld do. We did it, We handed power back to the Boers and the British, and that is why Biko's assessment of Liberals is at the heart of my discourse on our handing back power to the former oppressors...

This is what we are going to soberly and clearly aware and knowledgable of what happened to, upon and on us.

Huey Newton....

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The last four sections about the ANC are from one of my Hubs on this subject of how the ANC became and is still corrupted. I post repost these on this Hub because I am making point to begin to talk about the ANC, DA, and the EFF, by trying to give up a thumb-nail sketch of how they came into being. This is in an effort to assist our people to bacon to come to grips with the magnanimity of those who are in power and are not serving the interests of the African people.

"What I have tried to show is that in South Africa, political power has always rested with White society. Not only have the Whites been guilty maneuvers, they have managed to control the responses of the Africans to the provocation .

Back to re-citing Biko, from above:

"Not Only have they kicked the African, but they have also told him hot to react to the kick. For a long time the African has been listening with patience to the advice he has been receiving on how best to respond to the kick.With painful slowness, he is now beginning to show signs that it is his right and duty to respond to the kick in the way he sees fit."

We have been Apartheidized to kow -tow to the master's bark. We have had, for some time now, people who have been saying it was better under Apartheid. We have seen some of our brightest and smartest boys play second fiddle to their master's dictates, orders and plans. They boldly parade themselves in front of us and non-racialists and upholding he Rainbow coalition.

We have, some of us, heard that refrain before, and I have pointed to it above, as was espoused and practiced by the ANC in its debut in power: non-racialism. Biko says it's a farce and it handcuffs African people to be total slaves of white people, and do the White people's bidding, without opposing or thinking about. Nowadays, we know, from their Ancient apartheid tactics, was to use Africans to reinstall them into power. This is what has happened in the last election.

Why it is we are seeing this action of the DA in power, well...

South Africa’s whites had failed to keep blacks from taking over the government, but when it came to safeguarding the wealth they had amassed under apartheid, they would not give up so easily.

In these talks, the de Klerk government had a twofold strategy. First, drawing on the ascendant Washington Consensus that there was now only one way to run an economy, it portrayed key sectors of economic decision making—such as trade policy and the central bank—as “technical” or “administrative.”

Then it used a wide range of new policy tools—international trade agreements, innovations in constitutional law and structural adjustment programs—to hand control of those power centers to supposedly impartial experts, economists and officials from the IMF, the World Bank, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the National Party—anyone except the liberation fighters from the ANC.

It was a strategy of balkanization, not of the country’s geography (as de Klerk had originally attempted) but of its economy. This is one fact/strategy/modus operandi of the creation of the present-day South African government that is still being unknown/misunderstood by many would-be revolutionaries in South Africa today.

This plan was successfully executed under the noses of ANC leaders, who were naturally preoccupied with winning the battle to control Parliament. In the process, the ANC failed to protect itself and the poor Africans against a far more insidious strategy—in essence, an elaborate insurance plan against the economic clauses in the Freedom Charter ever becoming law in South Africa.

“We were caught completely off guard,” recalled Padayachee.

He knew that at the time, even among free-market economists in the US, central bank independence was considered a fringe idea, a pet policy of a handful of Chicago School ideologues who believed that central banks should be run as sovereign republics within states, out of reach of the meddling hands of elected lawmakers.

For Padayachee and his colleagues, who strongly believed that monetary policy needed to serve the new government’s “big goals of growth, employment and redistribution,” the ANC’s position was a no-brainer: “There was not going to be an independent central bank in South Africa…” All fiscal ownership, control and holding were party to, and controlled by foreign Banks and multi corporations, with the assistance of the powerful governments.


If the central bank (in South Africa called the Reserve Bank) was run separately from the rest of the government, it could restrict the ANC’s ability to keep the promises in the Freedom Charter.

Besides, if the central bank was not accountable to the ANC government, to whom, exactly, would it be accountable? The IMF? The Johannesburg Stock Exchange? Obviously, the National Party was trying to find a backdoor way to hold on to power even after it lost the elections—a strategy that needed to be resisted at all costs. “They were locking in as much as possible,” Padayachee recalled. “That was a clear part of the agenda.” At by most accounts, to date, that strategy has succeeded.

Padayachee faxed the paper in the morning and didn’t hear back for weeks. “Then, when we asked what happened, we were told, ‘Well, we gave that one up.’” Not only would the central bank be run as an autonomous entity within the South African State, with its independence enshrined in the new constitution, but it would be headed by the same man who ran it under apartheid, by Chris Stals.

It wasn’t just the central bank that the ANC had given up: in another major concession, Derek Keyes, the white finance minister under apartheid, would also remain in his post—much as the finance ministers and central bank heads from Argentina’s dictatorship somehow managed to get their jobs back under democracy. The New York Times praised Keyes as “the country’s ranking apostle of low-spending business-friendly government.”…

What happened in those negotiations is that the ANC found itself caught in a new kind of web, one made of arcane rules and regulations, all designed to confine and constrain the power of elected leaders.

As the web descended on the country, only a few people even noticed it was there, but when the new government came to power and tried to move freely, to give its voters the tangible benefits of liberation they expected and thought they had voted for, the strands of the web tightened and the administration discovered that its powers were tightly bound-they could not do as they pleased-they had to consult and if possible, get the consent of the Central bank and its cronies-and usually, their petitions and suggestions were voided and rendered useless. These programs were cut off and left out of the negotiations and government protocol for ruling.

The ANC got the State but Not the Power(Economy)

As the new government attempted to make tangible the dreams of the Freedom Charter, it discovered that the power was elsewhere. Meaning, they had not power and they were just Pons in a huge International Chess Game.

The self-entrapment that the ANC created for itself thus far, is about to continue for the Gravy is to sweet to let go or forgo. The rulers of the ANC would rather sell their souls to money than listen and take care of the needs of their poor people. They have essentially told them that now they are free, it's every man for themselves… It is indeed.

Because, just reading the piece above, the reader begins to get a sense that the ANC are amateurs in this game of governing(The Johnny-Come-Late-lies), and that is why they do not control the economy and currency of the country. They are all paid workers for obscure and covert powers that they themselves are still unable to discern nor comprehend. They have not even spoken about or legislated according to the premises enshrined in the Freedom Charter… And this will never anytime soon, or ever.

A Quote By Dr. Verwoerd

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Post-Apartheid Stooges...

So that, up to this far, we need to put things into their proper perspective. The ANC rolled throughout these years when it ruled the nation and many Wards talking about non-racialism. Now that we see the DA in power in many of the ANC's stronghold, we are going to be seeing the Black Consciousness/Pan Africanist part of the ANC trying to recapture its lost power… This will prove to be very interesting to behold.

In this Hub, I am setting the record straight. The views expressed by different protagonist dueling for this power, is laced with influences and power points. All these are made possible by the fact that I view this is modern day colonization of South Africa. What has been achieved here by Lord Robin Renwick and Johann Rupert(modern day operatives for decolonization of past colonies), have emerged and are looming larger than life in the background of All the ANC, DA and EFF. and as 'handlers' of all these organizations and their members.

These operatives named above are working for Big foreign Capital investment and past colonial policies and interests of and in South Africa. They are purposely and fully deployed to ensure that White power, financially and politically is installed and maintained. They gave the same orders to Mandela, through Renwick,and also to Malema about not hollering for Land reform and Nationalization.

But instead, in the case of Malema, he was instructed that he should use a decoy of issues-such as "Zuma or Gupta Must go," "Fees Must Fall," or such picayune issues that do not address any of the material concerns and interests of the African people. These, they were instructed, should be used as flash-points to deflect the stated demands of the ANC, who have to deliver to their polity. This never happened. It was a complete sell-out.

Malema followed orders. The resuscitation and creation of the DA, was financed and sponsored by Lord Renwick and his British and global financiers. The ANC thought it can have it both ways: non-racialization as its modus operandi, and bluffing its followers as being a party of liberation for African people. Male wanted revenge after being outed from the ANC. Perfect type Muzorewa and Savimbi/Renamo-both ANC And EFF-as perfect outfits and operations for Renwick and Rupert.

Rupert represented the Local Apartheid Deep Pockets, and Renwick the British and other Western powers whose interest in South Africa is both strategic and a constant cash-cow.

Dr. Leornard Jeffries...

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Just as the ANC was unable to overthrow the political, so it was unable to overturn the economic order.

One thing our poor people that they still have to wrap their heads around is the fact that we still do not have any power. With the coming into voted of the ANC, we were already powerless, and some of the pieces above point out to the deficiency in wealth, experience ruling a nation, and the loss of the ANC in the most recent local elections, in 2016.

Mandela summed it up this way:

“What the National Party was trying to do was to maintain white supremacy with our consent.”

The Boers, after ruling over Africans and conditioning them like the Pavlovian dog, achieved their goal this year in 2016, wherein they(DA) used out vote to take back power in South African local elections.

This can be seen when it began:

Then it used a wide range of new policy tools—international trade agreements, innovations in constitutional law and structural adjustment programs—to hand control of those power centers to supposedly impartial experts, economists and officials from the IMF, the World Bank, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the National Party—anyone except the liberation fighters from the ANC.

The people who are ruling and detaining policy in South Africa with the ANC as their conduit, are IMF, World Bank, GATT and the Former National Party(Now DA). The National Party did not die, as Apartheid did not die. The Nationalist Party of the Apartheid era morphed into the DA with the help of the British.

The powerlessness of the ANC can be gleaned from the following statements:

Want to redistribute land? Impossible—at the last minute, the negotiators agreed to add a clause to the new constitution that protects all private property, making land reform virtually impossible.

Want to create jobs for millions of unemployed workers? Can’t—hundreds of factories were actually about to close because the ANC had signed on to the GATT, the precursor to the World Trade Organization, which made it illegal to subsidize the auto plants and textile factories.

Want to get free AIDS drugs to the townships, where the disease is spreading with terrifying speed? That violates an intellectual property rights commitment under the WTO, which the ANC joined with no public debate as a continuation of the GATT. Need money to build more and larger houses for the poor and to bring free electricity to the townships?

Sorry—the budget is being eaten up servicing the massive debt, passed on quietly by the apartheid government. Print more money? Tell that to the apartheid-era head of the central bank. Free water for all? Not likely. The World Bank, with its large in-country contingent of economists, researchers and trainers (a self-proclaimed “Knowledge Bank”), is making private-sector partnerships the service norm.

Want to impose currency controls to guard against wild speculation? That would violate the $850 million IMF deal, signed, conveniently enough, right before the elections. Raise the minimum wage to close the apartheid income gap?

Nope. The IMF deal promises “wage" restraint. And don’t even think about ignoring these commitments— any change will be regarded as evidence of dangerous national untrustworthiness, a lack of commitment to “reform,” an absence of a “rules-based system.” All of which will lead to currency crashes, aid cuts and capital flight.

The bottom line was that South Africa was free but simultaneously captured; each one of these arcane acronyms represented a different thread in the web that pinned down the limbs of the new government.

We are captured free slaves of the past Apartheid era, and now, are re-enslaved Africans, but the same crew of Apartheid, and this time, we, the Africans, went with our tails between our legs and voted the DA into power. And many of us, vociferous opponents of the ANC, are gushing all over ourselves, in glee and hope that the DA will vindicate our choice of them to come back and rule over us, again.

We have just given our voting power to our former oppressors, the Boers and the Liberals, and we are celebrating that as a feat worth noting and acknowledging.

As pointed out throughout this Hub, the ANC long started the ball rolling, and splinters and remnants which are outside the ANC loop have used the strategy of non-racialism to usher-in former and present Racist into local power, whilst aiming for 2019, to take over total power from the ANC, and totally hand all of it to DA.

This is what happened:

If the central bank (in South Africa called the Reserve Bank) was run separately from the rest of the government, it could restrict the ANC’s ability to keep the promises in the Freedom Charter.

Besides, if the central bank was not accountable to the ANC government, to whom, exactly, would it be accountable? The IMF? The Johannesburg Stock Exchange? Obviously, the National Party was trying to find a backdoor way to hold on to power even after it lost the elections—a strategy that needed to be resisted at all costs. “They were locking in as much as possible,” Padayachee recalled. “That was a clear part of the agenda."

I wanted to go as deep as I could regarding the foibles and flops of the ANC. I do not write representing anyone, but am writing to engage and inform our people what really happened when the ANC took power; what exactly we have done by putting the DA into power. This bromance between DA and EFF will not last long.

Many disgruntled members of the EFF, and those whose branches have been shut down in the Eastern Cape, and those in the Gauging, they see what Malema has done as a sell-out and that they were never consulted, except that they saw all this coalition thingy with DA thorough the media.

There is a sad mood amongst many of the poor people in South Africa, and they all just waiting to see what will the DA do now that they are the powerhouse, locally. Things are not really looking up for the DA, and my sense is that they might even end up sparking a real revolution from the poor masses they are about to rule over.

This brings us now to those matters and issues facing and amongst ourselves as the poor masses of South Africa. This is not a much spoken about topic for many people avoid it, or just do not have the time and fortitude to engage in the discourse about us as a people since the ANC came into power.

I would like to attempt to delve in much deeper into the state of the African nation, and bring about the dialogue that I have pursued in other Hubs about us as the African people of South Africa, today.

African Aphorism

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We, African Peoples.... Things Changed Just To Remain The Same In South Africa For Poor South Africans

Used to be we respected, loved and protected one another here in Mzantsi. But if any people loose their core, they are apt to falter badly and commit irreversible errors, because of confusion and lack of knowledge. From Apartheid to Zuma's ANC, a lot of water has gone under that bridge.

The mishandling of politically rule was botched by the ANC. Inexperience, opportunism and greed were the tools that ANC had when they begin to rule South Africa under Mandela. At the center of everything, though ignored and discarded, were the rest of the Poor peoples of South Africa, who were still being affected by Apartheid rule, and were now well prepared by and for the ANC rule that was to completely last for the past 20+ years.

It is a well-dcoumeted fact and history/story what Apartheid did and is still doing to African people. By the time the ANC took over, African people had been battling the Apartheid regime to a standstill, and were still dying and being tortured throughout the whole time. Even when the ANC took over in 1994, death squad goons were roaming the land, and persecuting African people, till Mandela called them out as the Third Force. Up to that time, African people had been living under a nightmarish terrorism, and in-as-much as they were fighting back, the battle was one-sided.

If it were not for the International protest, the Boers would have not relaxed, I do not mean abdicate, the deathly song hold they were maintain as a matter of course. It is what has happened and been done to African people over the years of Apartheid rule, that carried over into the rule of the ANC. Crippling of the Apartheid religion forced them into talks with the ANC. New terminology suffused our language system with terms like Codesa, Talk-of-the-talks, Sunset Clause, new national Constitution, Rainbow Coalition; also, a new flag was created, fusing the old Apartheid colors and the ANC colors and the Two national anthems: that of the Boers("Die Stem") and the Africans' "Nkosi Sikelel' i-Africa".

There was fake change in the air. Why do I say fake? Well, the more change was being touted by the two protagonist, the poor people were never in it, and nothing changed, but it all remained the same. Apartheid conditioning was not met with correction of colonial mental disorders amongst the African people. The ANC took poor within the intoxicating euphoria that the poor accepted and received Mandela walking out of jail, hand in hand with Winnie. As a people that was internally fighting with the Apartheid regime, we, as a people, completely let our guard down.

With South Africa being the Mega economic engine in Africa, all 'trekked' down into our country from the whole of Africa, to the Mid and East Asia people, and they really help arrest and clog our progress. The ANC was poorly equipped to begin to empower its followers and the armies of the poor in South Africa. Instead, they doled out "Mdende'(Sort of Social Security as Food stamps money on steroids), RDP poorly built houses, no jobs for the poor, but a lot of fruitless volunteering with nil resources to carry out the help to the needy.

The ANC did not further build or increase Teachers Colleges, Desperately needed Hospitals and Nurses Colleges, Improve and equip Schools in the Poor Townships; gave people small books o the Constitution, but never arranged for free classes for the poor to go and begin to study the South African Constitution; million in South Africa are now ignorant of the Bill Of Rights enshrined Within The Constitution. In fact, the ANC further Dumbed-Down its own African base, which enabled it for the past 20+ years to plot clean the Public coffers.The African people were left staring agog at the waste and fraud that took place since the time of Gravy Train to today.

Granted, the World Cup and some of the programs introduced pre-World Cup and post World Cup need be acknowledged. The only problem with such measures and public offering was that the ANC did not adequate structures amongst the poor for them to access and process them for their own use. Immigration was not controlled nor curbed, and the job givers(Boers and other Westerners) utilized the incoming masses from Africa as 'cheapened' labor, as compared to the local labor of Africans. This created a fissure between Africans of South Africa and those Africans and Mid-Easterners and Far West Asian.

When Apartheid was conditioning Africans as their Modern Slaves, they ensured that the achieved maximum success with this segregated relationship. Biko addressed this above as it being that Africans are expected to react when being kicked, and they are even taught and told how to react to the kick. The Apartheidization of African was deep and long. Apartheid was so damaging to African people that when the ANC was messing its rule, many of the poor kept on saying that life was more organized and better during Apartheid.

As an African people, we put too much expectation in the beginning of ANC, and many dreamed of having houses in Houghton and all the grand suburbs of Johannesburg. Many envisioned themselves as the new Bosses of the land, and that everything in it is due to them. Many of our people saw and came across the incoming exiles and many other African foreigners and a sign of their being free and rid of Apartheid. People stopped reading and being in a confrontative mode, pre ANC. Many cavorted with the 'new incoming' people, others saw opportunities for themselves. Most saw the 'end of Apartheid' as being real and permanent.

Many of us stopped being vigilant, and let go of our protections. Reading became a useless endeavor. Ignorance and hear-say acme the talking points. New English words, that sounded so 'huge' and making one seem smart evolved and rotted themselves in our lingua franca and consciousness. To the extent that many think that they are Americans, British, Chinese, Germans, Italians, Spanish and the whole bit. Now of late we are foisting Mandarin Reading and Writing to our Children. Our present ANC government wants or has already imported Teachers of Maths and Science from overseas, and are going to rolling out the languages of all the people or nations above to be taught to our children.

Us as poor people are left cowering, scared, confused, ill-informed and mum at all these incoming missiles of life onto our fragile selves. The ANC failed to protect and advance the African people, and neither will the EFF and the DA do any better. We as a people are there for a taking. We are enthralled with Western values, languages, and material well-bing along with its spirituality. We have been conditioned to view and disregard our own cultures, histories, languages, material being, mores, norms with utter disdain and rejection. We are a very well and finely well-tuned and slave educated people that this World has ever seen.

Dr. Amos Wilson...

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We Blacks(Africans) - We Just Gave Up Power To Our Oppressors

What I have been talking about has been cogently discussed by Biko in the following piece. It is important that we revisit Biko and try to remind ourselves why is it we have, today as of the writing of their piece, have elected and given the DA power of our local Wards and cities.

Biko Wrote the Following Pice in His Magazine, Frank Talk:

"Born shortly before 1948[The year in which the Nationalist Party came to power], I have lived all my conscious life in the framework of institutionalized seafare development. My friendships, my love, my education, my thinking and every other facet of my life have been carved and shaped within the context of separate development.

"In stages during my life, I have managed to outgrow some of the things the system taught me. Hopefully, what I propose to do now is to take a look at those who participate in opposition to the system — not from a detached point of view, but from the point of view of an African man, conscious of the urgent need for an understanding of what is involved in the new approach — "Black[African] Consciousness")

"One needs to understand the basics before setting up a remedy. A number of the organizations now currently "fighting against Apartheid" are working on an oversimplified premise. They have taken a brief look at what is, and have diagnosed the problem incorrectly. They have almost completely forgotten about the side-effects and have not even considered the root cause… Hence, whatever is improvised as a remedy will hardly cure the condition.

"Apartheid - both petty and grand — is obviously evil. Nothing can justify the arrogant assumption that a clique of foreigners has the right to decide on the lives of a majority. Hence, even carried out faithfully and fairly,the policy of Apartheid would merit condemnation and vigorous opposition from the indigenous peoples as well as those who see the problem in its correct perspective.

"The fact that Apartheid has been tied up with White supremacy, capitalist exploitation, and deliberate oppression, makes the problem much more complex. Material want is bad enough, but coupled with spiritual poverty, it kills. And this latter effect is probably the one that creates mountains of obstacles in the normal course of emancipation of the African people.(I have touched upon this in the preceding piece).

"One should not waste time here dealing with manifestation of Material want of the African people. A vast literature has been written on this problem. Possibly, a little should be said about spiritual poverty.

"What makes the African man fail to tick? Is he convinced of his own accord of his inabilities? Does he lack in he's genetic make-up that rate quality that makes a man willing to die for the realization of his aspirations? Or simply a defeated person?

"The answer to this is not a cleat one. It is, however, nearer to the last suggestion than anything else. The logic behind White domination is to prepare the African man for the subservient role in this country. Not so long ago, this used to be freely said in Parliament, even about the educational system of African people. It is still said even to this day(and still in 2016), although in a much more sophisticated language.

"To a large extent, the evil-doers have succeeded in producing at the output end of their machine, a kind of African man who is man only in form. This is the extent to which the process of dehumanization has advanced.

African people under the Smuts government were oppressed, but they were still men. They failed to change the system for many reasons which we shall not consider here. But the type of African man we have today has lost his manhood.(Worse in 2016 and Beyond). Reduced to an obliging well, he looks at awe ate the White power structure and accepts what he regards the "inevitable position".

"Deep inside his anger mounts at the accumulating insults, but bents in the wrong direction — on his fellow men in the Townships, and on the property of African people[One can look at the spite and raise of housebreaking and theft by the Nyaope Druggies today]. No longer does he trust leadership, for the 1963 mass arrests were blamable on bungling by the leadership, nor is there any to trust(Which is case evidenced in the 2016 South African Local Elections).

"In the privacy of his toilet, his face twists in silent condemnation of White society, bright brightens up in sheepish obedience as he comes out hurrying in response to his master's impatient call.

"In the home-bound bus or train he joins the chorus that roundly condemns the White man, but is first to praise the government in the presence of the police or his employers.

"His heart yearns for the comfort of White society and makes him blame himself for not having been 'educated' enough to warrant such luxury.

"Celebrated achievements by Whites in the Field of Science [The Dr. Barnard Heart transplant comes to mind-whit it was lately prove to have been started by an African] — which he understands hazily — serve to make him rather convinced of the futility of resistance and to throw away any hopes that change may ever come(And we just gave it back now in the 2016 elections to the former Apartheidizers).

"All in all, The African man has become a shell, a shadow of man, completely defeated, drowning in his own misery, a slave, an ox bearing the yoke of oppression with sheepish timidity.(This is still the case, if not worse, the African people of south Africa used their vote not to vote(18 million of them) and others voted for EFF and DA, and gave away hard earned freedom, just so that they can be enslaved agains, and things will be as they were for Africans, as I have explained by Biko again, under Apartheid-Which as I have said above, they have been conditioned to avert to in case they decide to try and rule themselves.

"This is the first truth, bitter as it may seem, that we have to acknowledge before we can start on any program designed to change the status quo. It becomes more necessary to see the truth as it is if you realize that the only vehicle for change are these people who have lost their personality.

The first step therefore is to make the African man come to himself; to humpback life into his empty shell; to infuse him with pride and dignity, to remind him of his complicity in the crime of allowing himself to be misused and therefore letting evil reign supreme in the country of his birth. Thesis what we mean by an 'inward-looking' process. This is the definition of "Black[African Consciousness].

Bantu Biko

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Biko On African Consciousness.

Biko Continues:

"One writer makes the point that in an effort to destroy completely the structures that'd been built up in the African society and to impose their imperialism with an unnerving totality the colonialists were to satisfied merely with holding a people in their grip and emptying the Native's brain of all form and content,they turned to the past of the oppressed people and distorted, disfigured and destroyed it.

"No longer was reference made to African culture, it became barbarism. Africa was the "Dark Continent". Religious practices and customs were feared to as 'superstition'. The history of African Society was reduced to tribal battles and internecine wars. There was no conscious migration by the people from one place of abode to another.

"No, it was always from flight from one tyrant who wanted to defeat the 'tribe' not for any positive reason but merely to wipe them out of the face of the earth. No wonder the African child learns to hate his heritage in his days at school. So negative is the image presented to him, that he tends to find solace only in close identification with the White society.

"No doubt, therefore, part of the approach envisaged in bringing about 'Black(African) Consciousness' has to be directed to the past, to seek to rewrite the history of African men, and to produce in it the heroes who form the core of the Africans.(Which I referred to above, the core of Africa people, as been destroyed) ... Scant reference is made to African heroes. A people without a positive history is like a vehicle without an engine.[Whilst the other local ethnic groups retain and practice theirs, fully and freely]

"Their emotions cannot be easily controlled and channelled in a recognizable direction. They always live in the shadow of a more successful society. Hence, in a country like ours, they are forced to celebrate holidays like 'Paul Kruger's Day,' Heroes Days, etc., — all of which are occasions during which the humiliation o f defeat is at once revived.

Then, too one can extract from our indigenous cultures a lot of positive virtues which should the Westerner a lesson or two. The oneness of community for instance is at the heart of our culture. The easiness with which Africans communicate with each other is not forced by authority, but is inherent in the make-up of African people.

"Thus, whereas the White family stay in an area without knowing its neighbors, Africans develop a sense of belonging to the community within a short time of coming together.

Many a hospital official has been confounded by the practice of Indians who bring gifts and presents to patients whose name they can hardly recall. Again, this is a manifestation of the interrelationship between man and man in the African world as opposed to the highly impersonal work in which Whitey lives. These are the characteristics we must not allow nurses tools. Their value can only be appreciated by those of us who have not as yet made slaves to technology and the machine.

"One can quote a myriad of other examples. Here, again, "Black[African] Consciousness seeks to show the African people the value of their own standards and outlook. It urges African people to judge themselves according to these standards and not be fooled by White society, who have white-washed themselves and made White standards they yardstick by which even African people judge each other.

Kwame Nkrumah...

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Democrazy: The Struggle Is Being With The People, For The People, And By The People

Biko sums the whole eloquent narrative clearly as follows:

"It is probably necessary at this stage to all-and-sundry about the limits of endurance of the human mind. This is particularly necessary in the case of African people, Ground for a revolution is always fertile in the presence of absolute destitution. At some stage one can foresee situation where African people will feel they have noting to live for and will shout unto their God, "Thy Will Be Done." Indeed, His will shall be done, but it shall not appeal equally to all mortals for indeed we have different versions of His will.

"If the White God has been doing the talking all along, at some stage the African God will have to raise His voice and make Himself heard over and above noises from his counterpart. What happens at that stage depends largely on what happens in the intervening period. Black/African Consciousness" therefore, seeks give positivity in the outlook of the African people to their problems.

"It works on the knowledge that "white hatred" is negative, though understandable, and leads to precipitate and shot-gun methods which may be disastrous for Africans and Whites alike. It seeks to channel the pent-up fires of the angry African masses to meaningful and directional opposition basing its entire struggle on realities of the situation. It wants to ensure a singularity of purpose in the minds of the African people and to make possible total involvement of the masses in a struggle essentially theirs."

Biko On Religion And the African People Misunderstanding Of it:

"What of the White man's religion - Christianity? It seems the people involved in imparting Christianity to the African people steadfastly refuse to rid of the rotten foundation which many of the missionaries created when they came(Read Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe).

To this date, African people no message for them in the Bible simply because our ministers are still too busy with moral trivialities. They blow these up as the most important things that Jesus had to say to the people. They constantly urge the people to and fault in themselves, and by so doing, detract from the essence of the struggle in which the people are involved. Deprived of spiritual content, the African people read the bible with a gullibility that is shocking.

"While they sing in a chorus of 'mea culpa," they are joined by White groups who sing a different version — "tua culpa".

"The anachronism of a well-meaning god who allows people to suffer continually under an obliviously immoral system is not lost to young Africans who continue to drop out of church by the hundreds. Too many people are involved in religion for the Africans to ignore. Obviously, the only path open for us now is to redefine the message in the Bible and to make it relevant to the struggling masses. The Bible must not be seen to preach that that all authority is divinely instituted It must rather preach that it is a sin to allow oneself to be oppressed.

Thus, in all fields. "Black/African Consciousness" seeks to talk to the African man in a language that is his own. It is only by recognizing the basic set-up in the African world that one will come to realize the urgent need for a re-awakening of the sleeping masses. ... Needless to say it shall have to be the African people themselves who shall take care of this program for and Sekou Toure was right when he said:

"To take part in the African revolution , it is not enough to write a revolutionary song; you must fashion the revolution with the people. And if you fashion it with the people... the songs will come by themselves and of themselves.

"In order to achieve real action you must yourself be a living part of Africa and how her thought; you must be an element of that popular energy which is entirely called forth for the freeing, the progress and the happiness of Africa. There is no place outside that fight for the artist of tor the intellectual, who is not himself concerned with, and completely at one with the people in the great battle of Africa and the suffering of humanity."

Apartheid Setlatlama(Babalaas) - Hangover....

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African People Were Educated Into Ignorance and Obedience By the Apartheid Regime: We Are Suffering From An Incurable Apartheid Hangover

What Biko is talking about above is the Apartheidization of African people, and this was done more extensively since Apartheid took over. All of us, African people, grew up just like Biko, and were totally indoctrinated by the Apartheid reality and life that were forced to live under. So long as we do not accept nor interrogate tour Apartheid lived reality, we will keep on repeating the same mistakes, intended or not, like we have just done in the 2016 Local elections.

The life of us African people under Apartheid has still not yet been resolved whatsoever. The thing that the ANC did was become opportunistic, via, greedy and selfish when they began to see some little loopholes of money grabbing and looting in the State public coffers. As to whether the ANC worked very hard to be of the people, within the people and alongside, front, center and backwards with and within our own Africa people, they decided to begin playing the non-racialism side, and forgot about the ailing and disgruntled poor.

When our places of abode were segregated into so-called 'tribal' peoples that we supposed are according to the White people, when our schools were broken along tribal lines, made unable learn, to go forward and become educated, instead, they educated us into slavery. This is borne by the fact that, like pavlovian conditioned dogs, we sheepishly gave power back to our former detractors, who regarded us as merely slave, when they were in power back then 22 years ago.

Our present youthful generation is affected immensely by their being purposefully made ignorant about themselves, their families, their communities, their African nation in various ways.They were taught that their culture, history, customs and traditions, including music and dance are non-consequential, meaningless and useless. As Biko said, no wonder our children hate our story, our history, customs and tradition, and opt to have strong affinities with White culture. This has be set up to be so over the decades, by apartheid, and Western powers, we are merely pons in a game of chess we are not even playing in.

We were misled and indoctrinated by Apartheid and have never recovered from that. We live our lives with the embedded consciousness and sense of Apartheid, that our children today, who are totally ignorant of the shenanigans of Apartheid, are playing right into its orbit of spin, propaganda and confusion. Our children think that speaking English, living in the Technological Age and Societies, having gadgets in their paws and pockets, and being a member of Twitter, Facebook and so on, makes them immune and more advanced than their predecessors and those presently elderly and living in their midst, they are somehow better off... What hogwash and false conscious operating in their dumbed down minds.

Ignorance in the Age of Techne is not an excuse; laziness and not wanting to read and put in an effort to understand contemporary is as much conditioned and dictate to by Techne, inasmuch as the fact that our children are adept at applying themselves to anything short-cut-a la McDonald fast food feed, pun intended, that, so long as they only Google it, the rest, in their understanding of knowledge, is fait accompli. Well, that is not going to cut it, and more needs to be done, just in the areas of reading and writing, which, our youth is incapable of doing efficiently, or unable at all to perform and deliver.

If we let other people teach our children for us, we are not only abdicating our responsibilities, but are all of us sell-out and traitors to our history, culture, tradition and power. The many scoundrels, who are now seizing the opportunity when the DA comes, these African rascals and turncoats, who are rubbing their greedy paws in heightened expectation that they will earn their keep once the DA come abroad.

As it has already done in the past, as the Apartheid Nationalist Party, who are happy when their fellow South Africans are jailed in front of their eyes, hounded on the corruption they have been involved,celebrating because the ANC has been defeated in many Wards and key economic cities-these gendarme vulture-capitalist here in South Africa, are merely trying to earn recognition from the masters that they are the "good" Africans; the compliant, Africa; the collaborating charlatans willing to sell their people and souls for mere pittance-that's what I am talking about.

This is how Biko put it:

"This is the major danger that I see facing the African community at the present moment — to be so conditioned by the system as to make evener most well-considered resistance to fit within the system both in terms of the means and of the goals. ... Does this necessarily mean I see no absolute advantage in the present set-up? Unless the political astatine of African people involved in these various Apartheid institutions is further sharpened, I am afraid we are approaching an impasse.

"The new generation may be right in accusing us of collaboration in our own destruction.(Here, Biko was talking about the homeland, he may as well have been talking about us today in 2016). Reading up on Biko, if one were to replace the past with our present system, it is very eerie and spot, albeit written in the 1970s.

We are yet still going to have to say and believe the following about ourselves as African people:

"We African men, in this specific moment of historical evolution, have consciously grasped n its full length, the notion of our peculiar uniqueness, the notion of just who we are and what, and that we are ready, on every plane and in every department, to assume the responsibilities which proceed from this coming into consciousness.

"The peculiarity of our place in the world is not to be confused with anyone else's. The peculiarity four problems which aren't to be reduced to subordinate forms off any other problem.

"The peculiarity oh how history, laced with terrible misfortunes which belong to no other history.

"The peculiarity of our culture, which we intend to live and to make live in an ever reeler manner."

Are we even capable of reading the piece above, as Africans of Mzantsi, comprehend, and apply it to our decrepit reality, presently, for therein lies our weakness, lacking capability to make our present better as our number one priority. We are not going to wing towards our emancipation, we have so much work to do, especially when it comes to reading, which is a basic thing we have to do.

Biko:

"The fact that American terminology has often been used to express our thoughts, is merely because all new ideas seem to get extensive publicity in the United States."

For me, as an African of Mzantsi, I am cognizant of this reality for I am a Media Ecology perpetual student, and in my understanding of the media(a la McLuhan), I have over time gathered that 'the message is(in) the media'-averring McLuhan here, and in so doing and saying/thinking, I understand clearly what Biko is talking about, since the capital of media in New York, So that, even if ideas emerge from poor countries, once many Americans catch on to that, it becomes an American new idea, by virtue of the fact that the US has spread it cultural imperialism, world wide, and dominates the media ecology-globally-heavily, and extensively,

In our being conscious people and Africans, we are going to have to pay close attention to how and why we speak the way we do. We are also going to find out, form ourselves, how many of us are still speaking throughout the land, and evaluate these unnatural discrepancies to our African constitution, clearly and convincingly to try and expose the fact that we are colonized linguistically, intellectually, spiritually, historically, culturally, and so forth, and what that is, and what can we do about that.

Poem Africa....

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Africans In Mzantsi Should Work On Rediscovering Our Identity, Heritage, Culture And History

For us to survive as a people and the indigenous, we need to calibrate our understanding of our culture, history and people. Many of us have been simply resigned to the fact that we are no more Africans, but are foreign in our land of birth. We learn the following from Biko:

"Our culture must be defined in concrete terms. We must relate the past to the present and demonstrate some historical evolution of the 'Modern African". We must reject the attempts by the powers that be to project an arrested image of our culture. This is not the sum total of our culture. They have deliberately arrested our culture at the 'tribal' stage to perpetuate the myth that African people were near-cannibals, had no real ambitions in life, and were preoccupied with sex and drink.

"In fact, the side-spread vice often found in the African Townships is a result of the interference of the White main the natural evolution of the true native culture. Wherever colonization is a fact, the indigenous culture begins to rot and among the ruins, something begins to be born which is condemned to exist on the margin allowed it by the European culture. It is through the evolution of our genuine culture that our identity can be fully rediscovered.

"We must seek to restore to the African people a sense of the great stress we used to lay on the value of human relationships; to highlight the fact that in the pre-Van Riebeeck days, we had a high regard for people, their property and for life in general; to reduce the hold of technology over man and to reduce the materialistic element that is slowly creeping into the African Character and Constitution.

The words of Biko above are so prophetic and illuminating that they sound creepy and too real to have been uttered in the early 1970s.

Just as some clarity of our situation is brought to the fore by Wilson who writes:

"Many of us view history as a continuing progression upward and onward. We have ought the American concept of progress" the idea that things must over time necessarily get better. There is no law in the universe that tells us our future survival is assured; that we will continue to exist now andante the future.

"There have been races and ethnic groups who have been virtually wiped out on this planet. There is no guarantee that our own group will not be wiped out as well The idea that we must necessarily arrive at a point greater than that reached by our ancestors could possibly be an illusion.

"The idea that somehow, according to some great universal principle we are going to be in a better condition than our ancestors, is an illusion which often results from 'not' studying history and recognizing that progressions and regressions occur; that integrations and disintegrations occur in history."

We are at the stages of both having progressed, and now have greatly regressed our gains. Many of us, as an African people, have bought totally into the lie that we had no history, we also are holding to our Apartheidized conditioned selves that whenever the Boers enslaved us, it was better than the ANC rule of the past 2-+ years. Many of us sound like President Zuma who broadly and stupidly boldly assert that, "He is not an African, He is 100% Zulu"!

Many of our intellectuals badly and ignorantly declare that they belong to such-and-such a 'tribe,' with the arrogance and mien unsurpassed as the trumpet this crass and distorted view of themselves.

To which Wilson counters with this ominous warning:

"So, as I stated earlier, history contains both progress and regress. However, regressing at this point in history will not be a situation where we will be able to fight the battle all over again(as we did in 1976). Regressing at this point in history essentially spells annihilation for Africans, not only in [south Africa, but for Africans all over the world."

Many of us are not even thinking about all what I am addressing above because we are mostly drunk or drugged or doing lewd and lascivious actions, that talk about such matters, is considered a waste of time or boring. We are desecrating our funeral processes and carrying on after the deceased are laid to rest, with what is now known as "After Tears". In such shindigs, drinking and sex are part of the celebration, just after the people turn from the grave yards.

We have other illicit get-togethers termed "Marikana" where liquor flows, and sex is the main attraction. There are Taverns and Stokvels, of which, though many of these are money making entities, at the core of their entertainment is liquor and in some cases, sex and so on. We are virtually living what the Master tagged us as being-people who are alcoholics and are prone to indiscreet sex — normlessness and amoral decrepit existence and characterized by anomie.

We have been abusing women from the days of Apartheid to the present-day ANC. Men still and on their children, scorn and trash their wives and girlfriends, rape and murder women, introduce many of our women to alcoholism, and never ever have a mind-set of building families and communities. We are now devoid of any awareness and consciousness of creating a better life for our children, wife, girlfriends, families and societies.

What we are doing, we are committing national suicide under the false pretext that we are enjoying our lives, we do not care whatever happens, everybody for themselves, and pulling oneself with ones bootstraps; that being normal and building ones people is not our problem and that one does not care. This is prevalent amongst the African people Mzantsi, and it is eroding any semblance of teachings and ancient foundations from our culture that we could utilize.

Carter G. Woodson

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Educated Servants and Miseducated Slaves: This Is All In Mzantsi

How we've been conditioned is explained below by Wilson as follows:

"With the political approach to Skinner's rat, the African student not only learns what the White student learns, but learns more and learns something of value to himself. What he learns becomes a basis for self-understanding and knowledge, a plan for the future and a means by which he or she can change his or her situation.

"Without the lesson being taught in tis way, we will have a bunch of educated people who wonder why we cannot get out of the condition that we are in. We thus produce a bunch of educated people, as I have expressed before, who, the more degrees they get in Business Administration, the fewer businesses they have to administer; who, as they go into colleges and the Wharton Schools of Finance and the Harvard Schools of Finance, etc., find their communities being inundated by Asians and other groups.

"Apparently,their degrees are not designed for them to control their own economic situations and circumstances. But because the information in the courses in economics are seen as "neutral" and "non-political," the student is more radically politicized than in any other way.

"African-centered education recognizes that the whole of human life is a political system and, therefore, it interprets its materials politically. It is through political, economic ad military action that we must change our circumstances. If those things are not applied in the context of our education, then we are being educated just to be servants!

"Because it is the intention of Europeans that Africans never escape their condition of servitude. A higher education means that we will just be educated servants — nothing more, nothing less. Hence, we have to look at our situation politically and socially.

"History can become a basis for self-criticism, a basis for self-understanding, anymore importantly, the basis for the understanding of the motives and the psychology of others.

"We must recognize that merely going to work, merely studying computer science, merely going to the office, is not enough. We are going to have to understand the psychology of the people who run this world.

"We can only understand our oppressors' psychology by understanding their history. They rob us of a knowledge of history and want us to think that history is irrelevant, and unimportant, so that we cannot see through their deadly game. We cannot take the psychology of Europeans. We cannot always follow the route of European people. They build history in the textbooks, and they build it into the world, or vice-versa.

"If you forgot your past, you would not be able to understand me right now. You would not be able to walk or talk. You did not learn to walk, talk and do the things you're doing art the moment you entered here; you learned to do them in the past. Forget that then! Since that is history, leave that behind. You will see that you also have no future! Past, Present and Future are one, and that proposition is at the center of an African-centered history and approach.

[And yet...], "in every discipline we study in the college.university/school, we're not going to run into european history: it is intimately intertwined with all disciplines."As I have pointed out up above within this Hub, many of us have now decided and declared African history as useless, and not of value nor relevant for African people today, that, without a tinge of conscience, helped bring into power the DA and Malema, of the EFF in the 2016 South African Local elections.

That is why knowledge of psycho-History is paramount. As Wilson wrote,

"We have a school system that is based upon the psychology of White children and White people. We are trying to educate our children in that system; they are bound to fail. The very structure of the educational system itself is based upon a White model and therefore it has a built-in failure mechanism for us, one way or another."

"We have to recognize that European history-writing is an institution the way any other discipline is an institution. And the function of institutions in any oppressive society is to maintain the status quo. I don't care what institution we may talk about; whether we talk about the family institution, the criminal justice institution, the economic institution, the religious institutions; they all have one thing in common in a Eurocentric oppressive system — to maintain the status quo and to maintain African people in oppression.

"We must keep this in mind. It is not so much what they say or don't say, they represent. It is how they function that is of importance. The European writing of history is in tandem with everything else European, and its purpose is ultimately the same: to maintain European power and domination."

"What I call the theft of history, by omission and commission, is that, we, in studying Egyptology are trying to take back what European historiography has stolen, completely falsified; to erase the new false identities it placed on the African Egyptian people."

We, Africans in South Africa, have imbibed and are completely in cahoots with our own oppression as Biko pointed out above. If all cited in this article does not derive the point home, then it is going to take us many centuries to appreciate and hold on to our own power.

What we Africans of South Africa think that if we dismiss the fact and reality that Apartheid lives, we have chosen to forget and be ignorant about that; forget that our own African history's been hijacked and trampled upon and discarded. We are merely acting out our conditioning by the way history has been written for and embedded into our psyches. We are only too happy, today, to oust an ANC government and replace it with a former Apartheid party, which has merely settled itself within the structures and creations that the ANC has lost, and are evermore corrupt and very racist.

The problem for us is that we have not yet done an intensive critique and a deeply probing analysis of poor and rich African South Africans, except as victims of Apartheid, but now we are going to link African South Africans as the perpetrators of their own oppression and suppression. This is key, for in this instance, we would have to examine a bit of pre-apartheid Africans, and post Apartheid, and contemporary ANC rule, and post ANC rule. In doing that interrogation of the African People in this manner, we can then begin to reset our paradigms and goals much more better

Malema The Buffoon...

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We Really Think And Believe That We Have "Freedom"-'Free' to be 'dom(dumb)

According to Wilson:

"Historiography may function as 'propaganda' — propaganda being an effort to persuade people to a point of view on an issue, plus put people into action. History can be used to intimidate. European achievements are inflated and the next thing we know, we are asking ourselves: "How we can fight this great people?" We've been frightened! They talk about the great discoveries they've made and we say to ourselves: "Hey, we'd better hang in with these people because if we lose them, we're going back to the Dark Ages."

"We think this way because they've destroyed our confidence, our capacity to think for ourselves and to believe that we are capable of creating a world as great or greater than the Eurocentric one that presently exists. In this way, European Historiography functions to maintain a social system, to "psychologize" and create a personality orientation in its readers or hearers.

"Even if we forget every fact and detail of inflated Eurocentric history, its intimidatory impression stays with us even when the content is lost. That's the point of it, to leave an 'impression,' because that 'impression' will become a dynamic source of behavioral orientation toward the world.

"Why is our cultural history stolen from us? So that we can think that we had no culture until the European gave us his, or projected his own upon us; so that we can feel that we are not capable of culture, and of developing a culture of our own, one that could be respected the world over; so that we develop an inferiority complex and the other kinds of complexes we talk about so often today.

"European historiography functions to maintain repression. Often, the person represses painful information that threatens his equilibrium, because he may be profiting by the things he tells himself and others. Therefore, truth and a more realistic history threatens these gains. His self esteem and vision of who he is and what he is, is maintained thorough the projection of his history as mythology. That's one of the functions of mythology — to maintain self-esteem.

"The European projection of history not only serves to drive out and repress truth, but also to maintain the inflated European ego. Therefore, truthful history is not only seen as a correction of history, but as a direct attack against his ego, status and position in the world.

"That's why African-centered history is reacted to with such great anxiety and alacrity. That's why almost anything African is reacted to with alarm. But it is only through Africans, only through the projection of the truth of Africans, only through the projection of the truth of Africans, that our freedom can be attained as a people, and European domination brought to an end."

I begun, above, in this section of this Hub, by citing extensively from Wilson to make the point that: it is always the case that we, african people, in order to talk and write our history, we have to begin by apologizing, diverting and point things into perspective, firstly to go through the Europeans, then we write in order to try and appease our African peoples.

As an African peoples of Mzantsi, although this will take time to gel in our minds, we can rule our nation, we can teach our children and ourselves, we can make our economy better, we can tell and re-tell our past and present history, adequately and eruditely, without consulting with the White people first. We can, in fact tell ourselves and project ourselves as a confident people, not a people that we have been showing to be weak, confused, trying hard to copy-cat our masters, and end up putting them back to power from which we have suffered so much since 1652, 1948, 10960w, to date.

We now already know from many sources and the one I have just cited above, from Wilson, that our history has been distorted, falsified and trashed, many of us have become that much indoctrinated, so much flipped from being Africans to 'Wanna-be White', in many ways that are too numerous to list, and that is what is presently our psychiatric problems: finding our own self-identity from that which has been foisted upon us by white people.

Our African consciousness has been replaced by us bring to dress like White folks, talk like White folks, walk and act and wear our hair back like the Europeans do. In fact, in many quarters of our communities can be found a lot of people castigating other Africans for talking like Africans, dressing like African people and behaving like African.

What I am talking about is the inverted African consciousness that has been replaced by the imposed European behavior, making our hair look like those of Whites, that is, bleaching of our skins, and copying all the questionable mores and norms of Western society, for in so doing, many of us believe that they/we are now advanced, modernized and not backward Africans.

To be like our White masters has become the goal and objective to attain, and many of us would sooner dump their cultures, African spirituality and customary practices, traditional garb, our African mother-tongues, our own original cultural and modern African music, for all things European. We hate and detest ourselves, and we humbly now-tow, and doff our hats in the presence of White people, just as we have done giving our former detractors back the power we took from them through our fiercely fighting to 'free' ourselves, and with that freeing ourselves, we ended up being and achieving our 'FreeDom' — "Dom(Dumb)-'Free' to be 'Dom'(dumb).

Cabral...

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There's So Much Cultural Work To Be Done - We cannot Afford To Do This Revolution Inebriated...

Today Is The Day For Culture... Heritage Day Is One Of Many Diluted Realities We face Within Our Culture...

"Good History Is A good Foundation towards understanding our present and future

The Best History helps us Recognize the mistakes we ave made in the dark corners of the mistakes we have made...

As I have initially stated above, today is what I have chosen to call it "Cultural Day". The Day we remind and try and deal with our culture, understand it, and elevate it to better heights. Many of us today take it as a day to really get drunk and act up like buffoons. But in truth, with all the activities and music on TV and other media, we still have to really put the screws on into understanding our Culture, and What it means, and that means to us and for us-also, what to do with it and through it.

Much has been written afoot how our African traditional and customary culture has been decimated over the years. That is why today we hardly even recognize ourselves to ourselves and within our now partly decapitated milieu in a cultural sense. But our culture does not have to be celebrated in one day of the Month of September 24, as a holiday, or day to kick back and listen to many the fabulous cultural going ons that are part of the day, only. We are going to have to teach and explain why today is important and why and how we should be celebrating it everyday of our living lives.

We cannot let down our ancestors who have gone before us who decried the fact that we were losing ourselves and our culture, and today, with the advent of the Technologic Viral Stream, and its gizmos, we should pay attention as to how we are going to have to disseminate and transmit our culture, to ourselves and the world. That is no easy feat, and many of us have been blinded by the false promises of the Technological Societies we now live in, and think that our culture has long been lost and is no more existent.

Even when we celebrate it in one day, it is still awfully inadequate as a means of transmitting our culture to our children, people and nation. A day of celebrating our misnamed culture, to make it sound elegant, and called "Heritage" Day, does not really relate to us and is in no way relevant to our imposed cultural poverty and neglect that we too, its children, scorn and scoff at our culture and look down upon it as backward… We are merely conduits in what has been indoctrinated to us about culture by our detractors.

For our African nation to be transformed, we are going to have to teach and apply our know-how about ourselves to our children, who in turn will be empowered by the power and depth of our culture, which is there for them and it is theirs, too. I guess what I am decrying is the War that has been foisted upon us and our culture, and in writing such articles, to try and rescucitate our trashed culture, custom, history, traditions, custom, music and the whole bit, is no easy feat.

We cannot keep on pretending that we are today a better people because we can speak English with our African accents, pretend that we are of the Western wing of that foreign Humanity and progress, and yet, I contend that progress is by us and it is us. That, for a moment in historical time is what I call false historical consciousness, and the latter part of that statement, is consciousness personified.

We have been indoctrinated by our former slave masters that we are 'tribes' who were fighting each other, for sake of fighting each. We were told that we are a people who drank a lot, had a lot of sex, and indolent and irresponsible. We have, today, all but internalized this falsehood, and are living it out, to the justification of our detractors that we are who they say we are. We really believe that, subconsciously and consciously in our decrepit existence today.

Our communities can benefit greatly if we would collectively resist the meaningless holidays and ceremonies which are promoted in contemporary Capitalistic societies. These holidays, and their aggressive promotion, are meant to encourage spending and enrich certain businesses and corporations. These holidays have no positive transformative value for individuals and communities participating in them.

We are a diverse nation made up of 11(eleven) diverse people-I call the Nguni/Bakone, including some foreigners not indigenous to our land. That's a fact... Many of us confuse the concept of Ubuntu/Botho and try to Westernize it as being Europeanized, trying to accommodate the World, and discard of our own people, and not really practicing it amongst ourselves anymore. So that, we see ourselves acting up our culture for a 'day' and from then onwards, revert back to our self-destructive ways, under the guise that we are a modern people, because we have access to gadgets and technology, therefore, leading many to utter, we have arrived... No… We have not...

Our African culture lives, even as I am onto this piece… It is a living and breathing entity and reality that we are going to have to come to real stark terms in dealing and applying ourselves and our own culture to our present existence, to the best of our abilities. Many of us do not really know our culture, except as it related to those confined social creations of the Apartheid regime that we are 'tribes', so many reckon that we do not need to know and really understand and respect the varied cultural kaleidoscope that is our African culture here in Mzantsi. We are going to take, head on, our diverse African culture, and promote it in all our existential spheres and endeavors, today and into the future.

Even when we had no money, during and before Apartheid, our African communities were consciously and subconsciously committed to quality child, youth and elderly development. There are many practices we can list that we had going for us as a people, which today, some stolen versions of our culture have been taken, and the rest discarded to the dustbin of cultural history — not to be seen nor practiced anymore.

So, as we celebrate what I choose to call Cultural day, we should bear in mind that there is so much work to be done in bringing our Cultural past and present into the present-future, for us, our children and our African nation-that we should be working on it, from today, everyday and ad infinitum…

We have been forcibly be told that we are not a nation, but different 'tribes' that when the White people landed in the Cape, we were out killing each other. The Great Trek and Chaka's forays into the inner-land created for the Mfecane/Difaqane(Scatterings), and this can be historically fact-chemed and checks out. So that, what they are saying is that we were underdeveloped, and we did not have a social order to speak of.

I prefer to think of ourselves not as 'tribes' but one large and diverse nation of South Africa. This is lost to man people and some do not even know the fact that we are One Nation, since this has not gelled in their consciousness. Many of us still see ourselves as different and not diverse, and yet our culture in all its manifestations proves us wrong, and in fact screams to and at us, in all its colors and glamour that we are one nation and with diverse cultures, which are but one culture and same and one people

African We are going to have to know, recapture and understand what cultural dissemination and integration plus cultural transmission is all about. Rather than celebrate, as we are doing now, just like many of us do, during 1976 celebration, which has been changed to "Youth Day", Sharpeville Massacre is now Human Rights Day," to obfuscate, derail and diminish our achievements on that day-or cultural meaning, so is the same principle applied to us with the so-called "Heritage Day", designed to water down our perceptions and perspectives of our real understanding of our own African Culture.

Let's get a bit of a closer look as to what I am talking about:

According to Asa:

"African socialization practices served to assist communities in day-to-day operations, collective survival, interpersonal relations, and basic quality of life issues. The content of an African education and socialization process contains many components which are modified according to the specific goals and aims of a community. It includes at least the following parts:

- Study of the whole Culture of the Community

- Study of the spiritual significance of everything

- Study of the whole life of the community

-Study of the whole environment and ecology

- Study how to maintain health

- Build Up an African Philosophy and thought system-through MAAT[Balance]

- Building strong community values

- Building fundamental and advanced skills(social or otherwise)

- Build strong social bonds

- Building a strong ethnic family identity

- Study of geopolitical and economic forces

- Building [and acknowledging] respect for elders

- Building and maintaining effective nurturing systems for children

Asa proceeds to add:

"Our methodology for socialization follows from the above. Bonded relationships among teachers and students are the foundation for the method. Collective efforts of students, teachers, families and communities are essential. Rituals, rhythms and performances[cultural garb] and our African languages, are essential. Meditation and reflection is essential. Conducting socialization in specially prepared "sacred spaces"[I have my 'Mtundu'(African Ancestral Altar) to access my Ancestors - in my bedroom], is essential."

Intergenerational Cultural Transmission

We further learn from Asa that:

"A core part of our mission today is to study and transfer the valuable information about our cultural traditions to our people. This will serve, in part, to reconnect many Africans who are far removed from our ancient and traditional intergenerational cultural transmission practices.

"Traditionally, our socialization was under the independent control of knowing and wise African elders, who were legitimate representatives of the African community. While many people are exposed to all sorts of propaganda via television, radio, newspapers and the Web, few of us have either acknowledged or been exposed to the wisdom of our elders right in our own communities; let alone the wisdom of those who practiced our best traditions.

"We have lost our understanding of the indispensable role that control of socialization, plays in our survival and destiny and thus, we have failed to ensure proper Intergenerational Cultural Transmission.

"We have a vital responsibility to our children and to our community for intergenerational cultural transmission. Our survival and our enhancement as a people are dependent upon our embrace of this responsibility and our release of total dependent on European systems. We must mobilize to think and to act to restore this vital functions of Intergenerational Cultural Transmission to all of our families, communities and African nation.

"We must study our African indigenous traditions in order to understand and to evaluate our cultural situation, now. Many of us remain African at a deep structural level. A study of our traditions will reveal that they rival any tradition past of present, and that we have valid options for world view, values, and practices-which are suitable for us today, with appropriate modifications.

"We must be assertive in countering denigration and defamation, which charge that African people have no meaningful traditions[history, traditions, customs], to recall.

"We, as a community, must rescue and reconstruct the most viable elements of our powerful African indigenous socialization processes and systems. We cannot avoid it. We cannot delegate it. There is no short cut."

I mean, I could go on citing Asa, above, but I need to wring-back the whole saga to a point where, when we are celebrating Cultural Day today, we should be also be able to capture the manner of Cultural dissemination, transmission of social and cultural practices as the indigenous of Mzantsi, to serve and empower us.

We cannot continue emulating an aping Western mores and norms in our lives forever. We have to stop being copycats of other people's cultures and tradition and values. We have ours here in Mzantsi. One can go and read. "Inqolobane Ye Sizwe," "Insila Ka Shaka," Umbuso Ka Chaka," "Inhlalo Kwa-Xhosa," "Mmila Wa Segageso," and tons of other books that can be found in our local and many libraries strewn across our land-about the authentic African culture, which is our own culture. We also have to stop disbelieving and attacking our African people whenever they write something cogent for our people to read and edify themselves.

We cannot make light of such articles as this one, and for one to really appreciate what I am talking about above, they will have to read the whole article. I have been insisting over the years that reading is fundamental; also, that we are going to have to read, study and write about ourselves from an African-centered perspective without having to depend on foreigners and non-indigenous Africans of Mzantsi, would have us believe.

We also need to be pro-active in our communities and 'Hoods;' Right now we are being vain and blasé about our reality; we still, many of us, prescribe to the 'import' of anything as a means to enhancing our self-perceived status quo and see-importance-all of which run contrary to our the principles and dictates of our culture which clearly asserts that 'respect, and the recognition of others as humans and people, and coming together as a unit, not as individuals, which many of us scorn, and now hapless 'individuals' in their total African milieu. this is dysfunction and confusion.

So, sealing about our own African culture in Mzantsi, it is a 'live'. Colorful, energetic, human-centered wonderful culture. We are going to have to develop a mission, have a concrete and concise purpose, respond to it as a calling, have competent vital knowledge and essential well rounded skills,design character development, embed a sense of belonging, always, we should try and strive for perfection, have an ability to critique structures of domination, as foisted upon Africans, by others[Europeans, Asians and Africans, etc. We need to develop measures and tactics to defend our people, land and culture, and instill in our children and our people the ability to 'build for eternity'.

That is what we must do for this culture we are celebrating today. We should begin to have authentic jargon and an overarching sense and view of what our culture is all about, and proceed to reconstruct and rebuild of what is left of it. We have a responsibility to bring these cultural issues into being. We should not abandon these aims, methods, contents, and outcomes just because alien scholars do not support these value.

We are the ones who have to transmit our cultural cohesion and permanence without having to be depended on other people to do it for us, while we sit and on the sidelines and cheer on our own repression, repression and Cultural Genocide...

The pictures below are a collection of photos of African South African women in their customary and traditional garb in contemporary South Africa. The original clothes and designs still exists, and the younger generation of worm are showing, through their clothes as selected below, that our culture, the cultural garb of African people has evolved and is still evolving, and being up to fashion and rising standards of the modern era, but never losing their cultural signatures and originality as they change and evolve/morph.

As we celebrate the "Cultural Day," we should remember that our cultural is not a one month and one day thingy, it is a constant and real-reality of our existence on this earth, If ever we have a problem with issues of identity, we should look and use our culture to show and lead us along, for it only, has the staying power.

Let's Get To Work!

Education Of Slavery

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We, Of African Ancestry In Mzantsi Are In The Abyss... And We Keep Clawing Our Way Deeper Into The Yawning Chasm

On the 24 of September, it was the celebration of the so-called "Heritage Day" in South Africa. As is now the norm, there was a total and complete bingeing and inebriation that we have come to know very well. We are so well soused, that it is now an abnormality to see a sober person.

Why can't our leadership deal with this issue? Why is it that we can now see the African people in Mzantsi losing the struggle haplessly and so hopelessly? Why aren't we questioning and replacing our leaders, with more authentic African leaders, whom we know have been vociferously fighting against Apartheid in the 1950s?

We have a leadership that refuses to confront forthrightly the issues and circumstances in which we find ourselves. For that, we must hold ourselves responsible(We the African peoples of south Africa). For the madness and disorganization that flows from that, we must hold ourselves responsible.

For not capturing economic and social control of our communities, and for not building up an African-centered reality, and for not building up our brains, and studying, and reading, and writing, and developing, we must hold ourselves responsible, in part, for the madness.

It is important that whenever we do a diagnosis, it should be not be one of diagnosing a patient, but a diagnosis of ourselves, a diagnosis of the system, and more so than that — getting on with the work of uplifting and empowering our peoples.

Wilson writes:

"Collective pathology precedes individual pathology. That is, 'diseased' social interactions between groups generate 'diseased social interactions' within groups, generate diseased psychological interactions within individuals who are their constituents.

"The discontents of individuals reflected the discontents of the groups; and these, the discontents of the societies and cultures they constitute The Great Chain of Discontents inextricably binds together individual, group, society, and culture.

"These behaviors, whether labelled 'normal' or 'abnormal,' can only be fully and accurately comprehended, along wing with the process and purpose of labeling itself, in terms of the historic power relations between dominant European and the subordinated African people or groups.

"These social power relations involve social practices and processes which mediate the White socioeconomic, sociopolitical, sociopsychological manipulation and construction of African Consciousness and behavior. Under White supremacy, African Consciousness and behavior are socially manufactured, labeled, and judged by Whites in ways consonant with their social control and expropriation on African natural and acquired human resources.

"Normal African Consciousness and behavior under the various regimes of White domination are characterized by habitual thought patterns and behavioral tendencies which render them pliable to White authoritarian social control with minimal resistance; which induce Africans to accept their subordinate states as natural, perhaps actually to misperceive their oppression as freedom.

"... 'Abnormal' African Consciousness and behavior under White supremacy involve habitual thought patterns and behavioral tenders in Africans with make social control by Whites intolerably difficult or ineffective; which induces them to protest, resist and reject their subordinate status as destined or natural, to perceive their oppression as 'unfreedom'.

"From the vantage point of the continuity of White supremacy, this is not for the labeling of African consciousness and behavior, by Whites, of discreet states of consciousness and their correlated behavioral tendencies in Africans, but on the discovery of the degree to which African Consciousness/behavioral tendencies are perceived as serving or dis-serving their hegemonic interests. Disturbances of thought, emotions, motivational and values priorities, and psychological processes in African, are the unavoidable outcomes of their oppression by Whites.

"To be oppressed is by definition, is to have one's thought processes disturbed, emotions impaired; motives and values inverted; and one's body functions imbalanced. There can be no "normality" of consciousness and conduct for Africans as long as they remain dominated by White/Europeans and Asians. — Merely socially acceptable or unacceptable adjustments to the ever-changing demand characteristics of White Supremacy.

"The 'normality' of Africans under White domination is by that circumstance, above all, a 'pathological normalcy' — disturbances in African Consciousness and behavior which are deemed serviceable and beneficial to the needs of their White oppressors.

"The alleged normality or abnormality of African Consciousness under White supremacy requires that Africans involuntarily and obsessively deceive themselves. This collective self-deception, is the main product of White-African social power relations, motivated by anxiety and ignorance, founded on the denial and distortion of reality.

"Both the normality and the abnormality of African Consciousness and behavior as reproduced by the power relations of White supremacy, also require that they operate against their own best interests in the interests of their White oppressors; that they be self-denying, self-defeating, and oft-times, self destructing, while convincing themselves that the opposite is true.

[Some have even answered to my post on Facebook that they would rather work with the enemy in order to achieve the service delivery they demand-which they have never really gotten as African people-ever! I had pointed out to these lost souls]

We are going to have to face ourselves as we see ourselves looking back at ourselves in every mirror we use to see ourselves: we are going to have to accept and deal with what is staring back at us. We are going to accept and read about the fact that we are a hurt and damaged people; we are going to have to begin to look at, through participation observation about what we have read about ourselves and have that truth and reality sink into our consciousness.

We are going to have to accept the fact that we have no power, no land, we do not own our natural resources and jobs that we slave in; the fact remains, we are going to have to acknowledge that our powerlessness, our confusion, our ignorance, our emaciated youth and people, our dumbed down communities, our present decrepit existence is our present-day reality, and we are going to have to read pieces like this in order to be true and progressive people we aim to be.

As long as we are shallow, blasé, vain and ignorant with some petty jealousies about and to each other; as long as we keep on dragging each other down like crabs in the barrel; as long as we do not recognize that if we unite, the more strong we will be; as long as we do not work hard to teach our people to read, write and pay attention to the details of their daily lives, as long as we do not create jobs, we do not build adequate housing and good schools and well-equipped hospitals, we will be doomed to genocidal suicide as a nation.

As long as we do not train our teachers and nurses, and build colleges for them to train and teach us their people; so long as our youth and people have no technical colleges built for them; as long as we ignore and our interests, and work hard to please foreigners at the expense of our people, we are merely killing ourselves and our people, and we are going to end up losing everything-our lives, our lands and our cherished cultural identity and historical relevance in the world today. We will become a nation of beasts of burden and we will be wiped-off the face of the earth.

Apartheid Colonial Mental Disorders

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Apatheidized Hungover Mind Set Our Unacknowledged Achilles Heel And Hell

As I was saying, the 24th was what was billed as "Heritage Day".. A very generalized and amorphous term. A term designed to sully and desensitize the meaning of "Culture" in my opinion. This can be seen in the way we behave and carry ourselves on such occasion-very despicable and rowdy drunk and drugged-see my Wilson quote on this matter above…

Our condition today is that we see families breaking up, people dying in droves from various ailments[hypertension, liver diseases, TB, HIV-AIDS, STD's, depression and stress, diabetes on the rampage; alcoholism the norm and drug addiction the staple. Poverty is wreaking havoc in our midst; Joblessness, broken families and marriages, poorly equipped schools, large swaths of use drug and alcohol addicted-specifically drug-addicted.

Elderly, parents, wife and women abuse plenty; discarding of our children is the norm for decades now foreigners leaving their children with our African women; prostitution galore; we have a lot of people confused and ill-informed; many of our people are dying in large numbers and we now bury many of them during the week and on weekends… If this is not genocide, I will not know any better in the future.

Let's look at ourselves now… Proud and very ignorant and a people who have their mouths and hands open for handouts; our youth is ill-equipped to do anything, whether academically of socially; our children, as many have been decrying for so long of no respect for their elders, their communities, their families, and everything that we are supposed to be withholding and upholding. Our youth, talks too much English without even being able to write it; we have a youth that is dysfunctional and sick.

Those who are not disheveled, albeit a paltry, are trying to do their best in these hellish circumstance, and these are the ones that need to be assisted and cuddled and helped to deal with such trying circumstances. The youth that is trying to understand their roots, their culture, respect their elders, and work hard to better their families, these are there, and they need us to side with them in their struggles as we know them to be like.

My concern is with them and to them, because we are now having fewer-and-fewer of such responsible, sensible and sensitive, caring and progressive youth. We also have adults, they too are in the minority, who are trying their level best to correct the ailments in our midst, It is to these adults and youth I address this part of this piece, to them I say, some of us, as chroniclers of our people history and culture, say to them, "Much Respect".

This whole exercise is to all of us who are voters and belong to different political parties and are African. This is to those people who attack our elected and corrupt ANC government, who chose to vote the 'enemy back to power'. All those African people who stay clear of politics, but are affected, nonetheless, by the very politics and , to them, I say, when will it be that we begin to critique and hold ourselves, as an African people, responsible for what is going on in our midst and land-and take responsibility for that?

For me, there is no doubt that the ANC is completely corrupt, and it has not served nor fully fairly and successfully ruled over the voting polity that begun in the year Mandela was voted into power. I am also talking-to the 18 million people who never voted for the ANC and no other party. These are the people who punished the ANC, and correctly so, for they knew it does not represent their interests, so they did not vote.

This piece is addressed to all those 18 million-plus who voted for the ANC, and the Africans amongst the 8-plus millions who voted for the DA, along with the 2 million-plus who voted for Malema, nationally, that I say to these Africans, what happened that we should go to the extent of hating ourselves so much that we find, about 10 to 12 million of us voting for other parties, and laud our efforts in so doing?

Many are not even aware nor conscious what has really happened here. Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis a folly to be wise. In these particular case, it will not be a folly for me to castigate our people, and will maintain being wise as a prerequisite to everything I write here-and how we learn and act in the interests of our own people.

The World Health Organization has reported that Nigerians are the highest users of such products: 77% of Nigerian women use the products on a regular basis. They are followed by Togo with 59%; South Africa with 35%; and Mali at 25%.

Image captionStudies have found that men are also beginning to bleach their skin[I know for a fact that many men, in south Africa, and all over the world, have been bleaching themselves since the 1960s)

South Africa banned products containing more than 2% of hydroquinone — the most common active ingredient in the 1980s. But it is easy to see creams and lotions containing the chemical on the stalls here. Some creams contain harmful steroids and others mercury.

Psychologists say there are also underlying reasons why people bleach their skin — but low self-esteem and, to some degree self-hate, are a common thread.

We used to be a tight knit Apartheidized African people. We had our communities function very well. Children were involved in many community activities; the elderly were also doing their thing, which was positive for the society. There were men and women who took care of children's activities and well-being. We have totally lost our moorings and bearings as the struggle morphed under the ANC in power… It has been a disastrous 22 years plus of malfeasance and malgovernment, with extreme anomie corruption as a way of life

Teachers were able to teach some of us to being what we are today. Many of us were involved in the struggle against Apartheid; there were those who tried their best to see us overcome and become empowered, and these are the pre-ANC rule times. Oppressed, yes we were, but we had the determination, as a nation of African people, to at least not to be made and become spectators of our oppression. Instead, we took the Bull of Apartheid by its horns and wrestled its grip on us and our lives. This has all changed, today

But, as Audre Lorde aptly stated:

"The true focus of Revolutionary change is never merely the oppressive the oppressive situation that we seek to escape, but that piece of the oppressor which is planted deep within us."

It is with this mind that I call upon many of us to interrogate who and what we are today in Mzantsi. The point here is that we are going to have to recognize this as "Apartheid Hangover" on our part. The sad part is that many of us do not even recognize nor realize that we are suffering from the condition noted above. To many, we are just normal, and we have not been affected by Apartheid, since we got our "Freedom" now. That is, we are "Free" to be "Dom"(Dumb). This is what is really crippling various levels of our decrepit existence and falsified consciousness.

The struggle, thus far, is how we get rid of this feeling and midst to be 'Free' to be "Dumb" embedded within our psyches, consciousness and reality. How are we going to de-Apartheidize ourselves given that we have been thoroughly tutored, conditions and dogmatized and psychological impaired and indoctrinated to work against our interests, and to partake, fully in our being made to modern day slaves in Y2K? Do we ever really think like that? Really?

Some of our people think that writing such pieces like this one is useless because none of our people read nor care about what I am writing about. I am not really writing for such static minds, but for the coming generation who will be able to read and see what really happened to us. They will be able to read and learn about us, as written by us about ourselves, and maybe they will become a better people with a more human face.

For us to become normal, again, I will cite from Foucault:

"The 'normality' which inhabits a person and brings him/her into existence is itself a factor in the mastery that those in power exercise over that person's consciousness and behavior."

Normality, as a functional state of being, as a circumscribed set of states of consciousness and their correlated behavioral tendencies, is the effect and instrument of dynamic political-economic relations. The "norm" is in essence a principle of coercion; a constraint on behavior, a rule to be followed. It involved the establishment of a set of values or standards, a range of behaviors to respected which must be achieved through conformity, reinforced by social sanctions, rewards, and punishments.

"... Normalization, the process of using the values of the norm to compare, differentiate, hierarchize, homogenize; to determine the level and value of abilities and the 'nature' of persons and groups; to exclude to mark the frontier of the abnormal — and thereby ration power wielded by those who rule and dominate others. Hence, under White supremacy, the "normality" of Africans is to a significant extent both the effect and the instrument of White power. For the subordinated African, "normality"is the prison of his mind and body."

Many of us are going to have to read this far, talking to my African brother and sisters, because, what is also our problem is that we do not read and hope to wing it through short-cuts in life. That is not going to happen, and we are going to forever live our lives drunk and drugged by the Apartheid Setlamatlama(hangover) for the rest of our existence as a people here on earth.

Tata Madiba.....

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The Futility Of The FeesMustFall Movement

In pursuing the theme of a mind-set that has been Apartheidized, and that, even our action, have been pre-determined, long before we got to this point in our lives in 2016. Of course, Apartheid has had an adverse effect on our psyche and souls as an African, but if we do not face up to these effects, we are going to keep on being self-destructive, as I have pointed out above.

For us, for instance, to get a grip at the phenomenon of the FeesMustFall movement that took over the university scene by storm in south Africa, there is a historical antecedent to the events we see. There's a lot of subterfuge and covert intrigue in the mix, and the consistency of worse-than-apartheid education, which, since the ANC took over power, has deteriorated to an abysmal level, to say the least.

We are going to dial it back a bit now in order to put things into perspective. These young students are not the first to try and change things, and in their going about ding so, they ignored the smarts they needed to apply from the classes in dealing with this matter. That African people have no money, is a fact, not only today, but from their Apartheid past. It is important to keep in mind that what's happening with the FeesMustFall student is nothing new, but in this case, it emanates from the Ivory Towers.

Now, speaking our children in these schools, their academic performance is abhorrent, and there are many who are taking this opportunity to avoid writing exams, that is the core of the truth in the clashes that are mow emerging about the movement.

There is lack of serious planning and community involvement in their pleas to the government, that if one were to look deeper into why this is so today, about our students, it is an event that has been long pre-planned, and many people are involved, and there is a very Dark side, historically speaking, behind this movement and actions.

Many of these students do not read, and they are not competent enough to effect the change they are calling for. It is really not about the issue that FeesMustFall, but that the whole Educational system should be destroyed, rebooted wherever possible, and designed to meet up to and help educate a whole nation.

Up to this far, this has mow only become a farce, and we have to begin picking up the pieces since there is now a destructive force, I have addressed above, that emanate from a people who are so oppressed that they in the end do not have an outlet, and destroy the very things, institutions, they could be working to make hem work form, form now all the way into the undetermined future. Just because our reaction has been anticipated by us having been indoctrinated into self-haters, we are merely performing our slave role, destroying ourselves even further, and decimating any hopes of building a nation and our youth.

What I am really alluding to here is the level of 'amnesia' being displayed here. While we tout our 'free' 'domness'[dumbness], we also are destroying everything, our people, our education, our culture, our lives just because we chose to ignore and become very amnesic about our historical past, and chose to believe that we are now modern, all these 'things' do not count nor matter today. Well, time for us to have Hubs like this one and begin at the beginning. Instead of indulging the reader here with the details about Apartheid, I choose to point out our deficiencies as an African people in Mzantsi

What I am talking about is the fact that there was this post, which depicted a Bar Graph which showed South Africa, among 11 countries selected as to how much they spend for their Education, South Africa was number last with an expenditure of 0.71%, With Cuba 4.50, followed by China, 3.00, with the US spending 1.39% at number sixIn this case, I am reference a brief discourse between myself and a 'Friend on Facebook which went like this:

JH: what is your problem, I know that the country can offer free education but my 5cent worth is why not let primary and high school be free so your parents can save for your Varsity fees. I know that free education is a must, but imagine the resources, research that your fellow student must do in order to qualify in their respective study, why deny them a chance at a greatness. shit free everything would create chaos via those who were denied in the past can just apply without having to worry about fees. I'm down with #fees_must_fall_movement but at what cost do those than can pay varsity fees fully before its February when normal classes commence.

Iowa: So as feesmustfallandfail, protesters also seems to be saying, doing and acting/stressing schools-and-varsities must burn and fall… The Result "Everythingmustfallandfail".. Genius! Thus, partly the result of the Bar Graph above...

BL: Hmm... I think this stems from a political dream that won much favor amongst South Africans back in 1994 which was a promise made as JH says; free education which barely made the junior school levels.
Even at that level back in 2012 as indicated in this graph it would be impossible for SA to achieve the dream now that other punch lines have entered the equation like 'remove colonialism' then I too feel this can only be achieved through destruction which will never fulfill the dream of parents seeing their children well educated.
Again in my opinion we as a country have become so disconnected from reality; parents do not have the money for education period.
Education is now a misnomer as it has been downgraded from what it used to be. Whilst I acknowledge it is not the government that should be creating jobs; it should not be passing legislature that negates businesses expanding. We desperately need leadership and there is none to be found; corruption and the power of their ego has seen to that.

Ixwa: We have a conundrum, here... The money the State should have used is in the private accounts overseas; the promises made by the ANC, were just that, empty promises; with the dwindling cash nexus, greedy people in government have ingratiated themselves to the public coffers; the gullible masses were left with an empty hand. As young Sisulu clearly stated it: All will have to pull themselves with their own bootstraps.

At the same time, the IMF , World Bank and the South African Reserve Bank pulled the string of project priorities, like paying off the Apartheid debt, by the ANC; invest in certain infrastructural projects dictated to by the aforementioned clique; the waste of the 2010 World Cup, too...

Education was never a real priority, were one to come to my Kasi and see our primary schools and high school, not only lack of adequate facilities are absent, but the quality of education below par(Below Bantu Education levels); in the inebriated state of Mandela becoming President, empty and hollow promises have been made; without all but helping all and sundry in South Africa understand and apply their Bill Of Rights in their lives, ignored and forgotten...

Look BL, I can go on and on, but the upshot is that, since Apartheid, nothing has been done for Education of Africans by the government, and people were lured into sending their children to private schools, this, by the way, begun during the period of the 80s doing severe Apartheid oppression, children taken away from the Townships because the violence in the Township was at its zenith, till the incoming ANC government took paltry power-which too, is not real power, without the government controlling Key economic areas, which the Americans sold them the idea of outsourcing our meagre wealth; no college for teachers and nurses were ever built, the curriculum underwent various changes, and like during Apartheid, poor and scarce government funding for the poor has never been an issue nor the goal.

What wasBantu Education, during Apartheid when I grew up, is worse, now, with exorbitant fees paid for transporting Kids to private schools, and poorly trained teachers in charge of our kids education-lack of night schools, let's put it this way, After Bantu education, we have been dumbed-down in a myriad ways. If today our kids say that 'Feesmustfall', well,what next; if our kids burn down schools, universities and high schools throughout the land, what do we expect when there was a time of 'pass one pass all,' and other weird schemes that have been introduced in what stands for education, as you so accurately and pointedly observe, above-that have the lingering effects we see today.

What I think is happening here is that we have to begin to talking with a straight tongue, if I may say, when dealing with the complex and miseducation process fronting as 'Education' in this country. If we are going to feel sorry for the paying and fleeced parents, we have to destroy the whole structure of Education as it stands, and create a National Education system, financed by both parents and the government(the government using its subsidies to defray the costs for the parents). Something like that, or better, but Education for the all the Children and Elderly of South Africa…

See where that'll get you, when you start reading up on the agreements that the ANC had to accept in order to get the crumbs we are now accusing them of corruption of; also, add to that the inexperience ANC had of not being able to rule a country, and all the bad judgements and malfeasance that we have now seen and are decrying. There's much more, but I get it, when I made my comment above, was merely to point out that certain actions, from a historical point of view, have that element that is our reality today, short-cut to everything we want… I do not support nor buy that.

We need to try and remedy our broken educational system, but do we also burn the infrastructures of the Private learning and poor local schools for all our children, and begin to see that as good. So, Revolution would suffice, and revolution, civil war, is one thing really too ghastly to even contemplate. The schools are as they were since the Apartheid regime and Bantu Education were replaced with this phony-baloney Education department with Motshega at the helm.

I like JH's postulation and take above, I am only questioning the modus operandi of getting education to be funded by all involved in it, as I have suggested above, parents and the government all working in tandem. This has yet to take place. We, who are in the Townships, are seeing a very different Educational infrastructures and warped pedagogic methodologies which are useless and very poor.

I say this, and invite the students to come out of their ivory towers they are burning, and begin here in the poor sections of the oppressed majority children/adults and their outmoded and outdated classrooms and empty libraries and decrepit labs. Talk about sport in our schools… need I say more... Yeah, the more things have changed, the worse they have gotten for many in the poor townships...

Those varsity student are invited to come and do researches about the present state of our schools in the Townships-both structurally and pedagogically, and they should do something about it, whilst engaging the government, to their best, in changing their own situation in the process.

African Adage...

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We Are Stuck In Dysfunction And Living Our Apartheid Past As Of Today...

I want to reiterate this point: This Hub is specifically written for and about the African peoples of South Africa we fondly call Mzantsi. Until the day we all decide to take our own educational process and pedagogy into our hands, controlled by us, dictated by us and formed by us, we will not escape this endless cycles to nowhere. Readers should read my June 1976 series articles under two titles apiece published here on HubPages.

In the aforementioned articles, I cover the history of education from the 1800s AD to the education misdirection of Angie Motshega today. Hubs like the ones I am making mention of above, do not get proper circulation amongst my African people because for the to afford the exorbitant changes of Data and the Web access, is too much, compounded by the fact that this artificial reality of African people not reading, has dumbed us to the extent that we really know nothing that is going on in our country, today.

What we really do not know about ourselves and our country and nation, is definitely killing us en masse. How we are not respecting each other neither honoring and making it our lives worth helping others, we have instead chosen to act like confused individuals who are not connected to any family nation and human being with many basic Human and Bill of Rights that protect us against the vicissitudes of our decrepit existence that are decimating us at present.

When we beat up our wives, mothers, sisters children and babies, and when we discard and deny our responsibilities as men and fathers and brothers, what do we expect, really, the outcome and the results should be? We are the ones, both men and women, and especially Men, who are dismantling and allowing our women folk and children to be the target of vicious attacks and all kinds of abuse in the hands of other men in our African communities.

Also, men who come from North of Mzantsi and from elsewhere in foreign lands, and are using and abusing our poverty-stricken women and children, how do we have the courage and pride, as men and women, to say anything coherent and serious about ourselves? We are going nowhere fast.

If, we as African men of Mzantsi, laud lascivious and lewd mannerisms and behavior towards our women folk, and teenage and young female babies, why is it so important that we leech-upon, and stalk, victimize the women in our African communities, further entrenching of the whole fear-syndrome, sane decision-making, confused states of being that many of our women-folk, parents, friends and anyone we have relations, suffer from and become affected and infected with devastation and dehumanization of their entire reality and existence, soul and spirit.

It appears to me that we reveal and binge in the Western-style of living, mores and languages. o us, having been groomed by Apartheid, self-esteem will never be our forte, instead, we are hell-bent into trying to imbibe as much as we can all forms of Western materials, mores, morals, values, laggers, that, in so aping the West, we instead have become the laughing-stalk of Africa, the Diaspora and the whole world.

We look and sound awkward and unreal, untutored, unhinged, out-of-sorts, beleaguered and pre-occupied with petty-vain-and-useless antics of trying to be as great as we imagine ourselves copying and poorly acting like the people we imagine are superior, advanced and better than us. That is the truth that bites at the core of who we are as African people. We are poor copies of what we imagine, copy, tact-like, talk-like, pretend in our tortured lives and soul, that we have arrived as a people, and an imaginary nation of south-a sad untruth we keep on telling ourselves.

The truth about this point can be found in the less-known story and history of our having been made into slaves who extol the virtues of "Imports" as part of our psyche, behavior and thinking. Many people rarely point out to this abnormality and screwed-up priorities which have been embedded into us, through Apartheid slavery, to never let them go, but keep on going back to that conditioned Apartheid slave, mind-set and perception. That is, those who made us so, need not police us, we do what they want us to do, and we think, doing so, it is as if we are normal, we have better taste in clothing, education(which has been given to us by our very detractors, locally and Overseas) that we are great prototypes of a seriously damaged and hopeless Apartheid stooges and slaves-mind-se or otherwise

Breaking these physical, mental and spiritual chains is proving very daunting and still an obstacles still blocking our human and African growth, as an African people. I am talking about this issues not from some hear-say, but as part of those multitudes of Africans who have and are still being enslaved by Apartheid, their own elected African officials, and everyone from outside South Africa, that sees an opportunity to exploit this chasm, confusion, and laissez-Affair when in comes to our country of our birth.

If then, my saying all these discrepancies, is not so-called politically correct, these are the issues we are going to have to deal with, and we can no longer duck and dodge the truth, and we are going to have to be accountable for all what we do and say and act-like-as a people, amongst ourselves and including people not of Mzantsi.

I do not see why we should be host to the whole world, and degrade and destroy ourselves in the process, trying to show-off our misunderstood and misperceived cultural foundation of "Ubuntu"/"Botho" and 'Respect Of All', these along with many other principles and philosophies of our culture, have been sold and hawked throughout the Web, whilst these are not longer our lived and practiced reality, amongst ourselves as an African people of Mzantsi.

We are in a hurry to show-off our 'big' houses, flashy foreign cars, modern fashion, whee we lunch and dine, the prawns and caviar, dress in me-brand-name suits and sporting clothes, groom and prune our nails and hairs, go to spa's and all the offered and exorbitant socially offered accouterments, live in-end abodes and neighborhoods, shop at the best high-end stores in South Africa and all over the world.

Several of them own yachts, Huge boats, helicopters, various mansions; of which some of us own some Vineyards and huge tracts of land and a bevy of wives. Garages full of foreign cars, expensive reeking perfumes; junkets to foreign lands to buy China dishes, and other very expensive material things, like one would walk to their gates in their homes.

This is what we are and more. We have lazy intellectuals who many-around their ignorance and bad behavior without giving it a second thought. We have African men and women who have become so rich that they have become alienated from their people, families, communities and extended lives and families, and do not give a rat's-ass in acting and living as I have just indicated above.

They tutor their children that they are not African, or some subscribe to the notion that we are 'tribes', thus perpetuating the Apartheid myth, wittily and willingly, and do so with such fervor and reckless abandon, that it least we, the poor who are voyeurs, aghast and astounded.

This is not the only breakage and cleavage that has occurred in our midst. I may not cover all ground about the pomp and circumstance overlaid by sickening and obscene opulence that is who we are, I might maybe, if space and time allow, delve much more deeper into the even more disastrous and apocalyptic consumption patterns and behaviors exhibited by those in our African who happened to swim in the cesspool of abundance, and what that is all about and what it means.

Amilcar Cabral...

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The Poor And Poverty-Stricken Wretched African People Of Mzantsi

Frantz Fanon crystalizes and edifies my fledgling and rickety analysis above, albeit an original stream of thought on my part and effort, I defer to him below to put it all in its proper perspective. According to Fanon:

In order to assimilate the culture of the oppressor and venture into his fold, the colonized subject has had to pawn some of his own intellectual possessions. For instance, one of the things he has had to assimilate is the way the colonialist bourgeoisie thinks. This is apparent in the colonized intellectual's inaptitude to engage in dialogue. For he is unable to make himself inessen­tial when confronted with a purpose or idea. On the other hand, when he operates among the people he is constantly awestruck, he is literally disarmed by their good faith and integrity. He is then constantly at risk of becoming a demagogue.

He turns into a kind of mimic man who nods his assent to every word people, transformed by him into an arbiter of truth. But the fellah, the unemployed and the starving do not lay claim to truth. They do not say they represent the truth because they are the truth very being.

During this period the intellectual behaves objectively like a vulgar opportunist. His maneuvering, in fact, is still at work. The people would never think of rejecting him or cutting the ground from under his feet. What the people want is for everything to be pooled together. The colonized intellectual's insertion into this human tide will find itself on hold because of his curious obsession with detail. It is not that the people are opposed to analysis. They appreciate clarification, understand the reason­ing behind an argument, and like to see where they are going.

But at the start of his cohabitation with the people the colonized gives priority to detail and tends to forget the very purpose of the struggle-the defeat of colonialism. Swept along by the many facets of the struggle, he tends to concentrate on local tasks, undertaken zealously but almost always too pedan­tically. He does not always see the overall picture. He intro­duces the notion of disciplines, specialized areas and fields into that awesome mixer and grinder called a people's revolution.

Committed to certain frontline issues he tends to lose sight of the unity of the movement and in the event of failure at the local level he succumbs to doubt, even despair. The people, on the other hand, take a global stance from the very start. "Bread and land: how do we go about getting bread and land?" And this stub­born, apparently limited, narrow-minded aspect of the people is finally the most rewarding and effective working modeL

The question of truth must also be taken into consideration. For the people, only fellow nationals are ever owed the truth. No absolute truth, no discourse on the transparency of the soul can erode this position. In answer to the lie of the colonial situ­ation, the colonized subject responds with a lie. Behavior toward fellow nationalists is open and honest, but strained and indecipherable toward the colonists. Truth is that hastens the dislocation of the colonial regime, what fosters the emergence of the nation. Truth is what protects the "natives" and undoes the for­eigners. In the colonial context there is no truthful behavior. And good is quite simply what hurts them most.

We have seen that the Manicheanism that first governed colonial society is maintained intact during the period of decolonization. In fact the colonist never ceases to be enemy, the antagonist, in plain words public enemy number 1. The oppressor, ensconced in his sector, creates the spiral, the spiral of domination, exploitation and looting. In the other sec­tor, the colonized subject lies coiled and robbed, and fuels as best he can the spiral which moves seamlessly from the shores of the colony to the palaces and docks of the metropolis.

In this petrified zone, not a ripple on the surface, the palm trees sway against the clouds, the waves of the sea lap against the shore, the raw materials come and go, legitimating the colonist's presence, while more dead than alive the colonized subject crouches for ever in the same old dream. The colonist makes history. His life is an epic, an odyssey. He is invested with the very beginning:

"We made this land." He is the guarantor for its existence: "If we leave, all will be lost, and this land will return to the Dark Opposite him, listless beings wasted away by fevers and by 'ancestral customs' compose a virtually petrified background to the innovative dynamism of colonial mercantilism."

The colonist makes history and he knows it. And because he refers constantly to the history of his metropolis, he plainly indi­cates that here he is the extension of this metropolis. The his­ story he writes is therefore not the history of the country he is despoiling, but the history of his own nation's looting, raping, and starving to death. The immobility to which the colonized subject is condemned can be challenged only if he decides to put an end to the history of colonization and the history of de­ spoliation in order to bring to life the history of the nation, the history of decolonization.

A world compartmentalized, Manichaeans and petrified, a world of statues: the statue of the general the statue of the engineer who built the bridge. A world cock­ sure of itself, crushing with its stoniness the backbones of those scarred by the whip. That is the colonial world. The colonial subject is a man penned in; apartheid is but one method of com­partmentalizing the colonial world. The first thing the colonial learns is to remain in his place and not overstep its limits.

Hence the dreams of the colonial subject are muscular dreams, dreams of action, dreams of aggressive vitality. I dream I am jumping, swimming, running, and climbing. I dream I burst out laughing, I am leaping across a river and chased by a pack of cars that never catches up with me. During colonization the colo­nized subject frees himself night after night between nine in the evening and six in the morning.

The colonized subject will first train this aggressiveness sedi­mented in his muscles against his own people. This is the period when black turns on black, and police officers and magistrates don't know which way to turn when faced with the surprising surge of North African criminality. We shall see later what should be made of this phenomenon. Confronted with the colonial order the colonized subject is in a permanent state of tension.

The colonist's world is a hostile world, a world which excludes yet at the same time incites envy. We have seen how the colo­nized always dream of taking the colonist's place — not of becom­ing a colonist, but of replacing him. This hostile, oppressive and aggressive world, bulldozing the colonized masses, represents not only the hell they would like to escape as quickly as possible but a paradise within arm's reach guarded by ferocious watchdogs.

Apartheid Doctrinaires

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The Ways In Which The Apartheid African Slaves Were Indoctrinated And Dehumanized

Frantz Fanon further informs us:

The colonized subject is constantly on his guard: Confused by the myriad signs of the colonial world he never knows whether he is out of line. Confronted with a world configured by the colonizer, the colonized subject is always presumed guilty. The colonized does not accept his guilt, but rather considers it a kind of curse, a sword of Damocles.

But deep down the colonized subject acknowledges no authority. He is dominated but not domesticated. He is made to feel inferior, but by no means con­vinced of his inferiority. He patiently waits for the colonist to let his guard down and then jumps on him. The muscles of the colonized are always tensed. It is not that he is anxious or terror­ized, but he is always ready to change his role as game for that of hunter.

The colonized subject is a persecuted man who is for­ ever dreaming of becoming the persecutor. The symbols of so­ciety such as the police force, bugle calls in the barracks, military parades, and the flag flying aloft, serve not only as inhibitors but also as stimulants. They do not signify: "Stay where you are." But rather "Get ready to do the right thing."

And in fact if ever colonized subject begins to doze off or forget, the colonist's ar­rogance and preoccupation with testing the solidity of the colo­nial system will remind him on so many occasions that the great showdown cannot be postponed indefinitely. This impulse to take the colonist's place maintains a constant muscular tone on us. It is a known fact that under certain emotional circumstances an obstacle actually escalates action.

The relationship between colonist and colonized is one physical mass. Against the greater number the colonist pits his force. The colonist is an exhibitionist. His safety concerns lead him to remind the colonized out loud: "Here I am the master." The colonist keeps the colonized in a state of rage, which he prevents from boiling over. The colonized are caught in tightly knit web of colonialism. But we have seen how on the in­ side the colonist achieves only a pseudo-petrification. The mus­cular tension of the colonized periodically erupts into bloody fighting between tribes, clans, and individuals.

At the individual level we witness a genuine negation of com­mon sense. Whereas the colonist or police officer can beat the colonized subject day in and day out, insult him and shove to his knees, it is not uncommon to see the colonized subject draw his knife at the slightest hostile or aggressive look from another colonized subject. For the colonized subject's last re­ sort is to defend his personality against his fellow countryman.

Internecine feuds merely perpetuate age-old grudges entrenched in memory. By throwing himself muscle and soul into his blood feuds, the colonized subject endeavors to convince himself that colonialism has never existed, that everything is as it used to be and history marches on.

Here we grasp the full significance the all too familiar "head-in-the-sand" behavior at a collective level, as if this collective immersion in a fratricidal bloodbath suffices to mask the obstacle and postpone the inevitable alterna­tive, the inevitable emergence of the armed struggle against colo­nialism.

So one of the ways the colonized subject releases muscular tension is through the very real collective self-destruction of these internecine feuds. Such behavior represents a death wish in the face of danger, a suicidal conduct which reinforces the colonist's existence and domination and reassures

Men are not rational. The colonized subject also manages to lose sight of the colonist through religion. Fatalism relieves the oppressors on all responsibility since ­the cause of wrong-doing, pov­erty, and the inevitable can be attributed to God. The individual accepts the devastation decreed by God, grovels in front of the colonist, bows to the hand of fate, and mentally readjusts to acquire the serenity of stone.

In the meantime, however, life goes on and the colonized subject draws on the terrifying myths that are so prolific in under­ developed societies as inhibitions for his aggressiveness:malevolent spirits who emerge every time you put one foot wrong, leopard men, snake men, six-legged dogs, zombies, a whole never-ending gamut of animalcules or giants that encircle the colonized with a realm of taboos, barriers, and inhibitions far more terrifying than the colonialist's world.

This magical super­ structure that permeates the indigenous society has a very precise function in the way the libido works. One of the characteristics, in fact, of underdeveloped societies is that the libido is prima­rily a matter for the group and family. Anthropologists have amply described societies where the man who dreams he has sexual intercourse with a woman other than his own must publicly confess his dream and pay the penalty in kind or in several days' work to the husband or the injured family party — which proves, by the way, that so-called prehistorical attach great importance to the conscious.

In scaring me, the atmosphere of myths and magic operates like an undeniable reality. In terrifying me, it incorporates me into the traditions and history of my land and ethnic group, but at the same time, I am reassured and granted a civil status, an identification. The secret sphere in underdeveloped countries is a collective sphere that falls exclusively within the realm of magic.

By untangling me in this inextricable web where gestures are repeated with a secular limpidity, my very own world, our very own world, thus perpetuates itself. Zombies, believe me, are more terrifying than colonists. And the problem now is not whether to fall in line with the armor-plated world of colonialism, but to think twice before urinating, spitting, or going out in the dark.

The magical, supernatural powers to be surprisingly ego boosting. The colonist's powers are infinitely shrunk, stamped by foreignness. There is no real reason to fight them because what really matters is that the mythical structures contain far more terrifying adversaries. It is evident that everything is reduced to a permanent confrontation at the level of phantasy.

In the liberation struggle, however, this people who were once relegated to the realm of the imagination, victims of un­speakable terrors, but content to lose themselves in hallucina­tory dreams, are thrown into disarray, re-form, and amid blood and tears give birth to very real and urgent issues. Giving food to the mujahideen, stationing lookouts, helping deprived fami­lies and taking over from the slain or imprisoned husband-such are the practical tasks the people are asked to undertake in liberation struggle.

In the colonial world, the colonized's affectivity is kept on edge like a running sore flinching from a caustic agent. And the psyche retracts, is obliterated, and finds an outlet through muscular spasms that have caused many an expert to classify the colonized as hysterical. This overexcited affectivity, spied on by invisible guardians who constantly communicate with the core of the personality, takes an erotic delight in the muscular deflation of the crisis.

Another aspect of the colonized's affectivity can be seen when it is drained of energy by the ecstasy of dance. Any study of the colonial world therefore must include an understanding of the phenomena of dance and possession.

Another aspect of the colonized's affectivity can be seen when it is drained of energy by the ecstasy of dance. Any study of the colonial world therefore must include an understanding of the phenomena of dance and possession. The colonized's way of relaxing is precisely this muscular orgy during which the most brutal aggressiveness and impulsive violence are channelled, transformed and spirited away.

The dance circle is a permissive is a permissive circle. Everything is permitted for in fact,the sole purpose of the gathering is to let the supercharged libido and the stifled aggressiveness spew out volcanically. The ill humors seep out, tumultuous as lava flows.

Not, it is at this point I will come back later in the Hub to really give my own impressions about this very cultural practice, belief and performance and reality[to African people], that I will add my own interpretation and understanding.

I his concluding his observation as to the transformation of the African, from what Fanon claims is the belief in phantamasgoria, to facing the reality of the liberation struggle, when tortured and having to deal with a knife or such mayhem in that process, Frantz concludes:

"After years of unreality, after wallowing in the most extraordi­nary phantasms, the colonized subject, machine gun at the ready, finally confronts the only force which challenges his very being: colonialism. And the young colonized subject who grows up in an atmosphere of fire and brimstone has no scruples mocking zombie ancestors, two-headed horses, corpses woken from the dead, and djinns who, taking advantage of a yawn, slip inside the body. The colonized subject discovers reality and transforms it through his praxis, his deployment of violence and his agenda for liberation.

"From the point of view of political tactics and History, the lib­eration of the colonies poses a theoretical problem of crucial importance at the current time: When can it be said that the situation is ripe for a national liberation movement? What should be first line of action? Because decolonization comes in many shapes, reason wavers and abstains from declaring what is a true decolonization and what is not. We shall see that for the politi­ cally committcd, urgent decisions are needed on means and tactics, i.e., direction and organization. Anything else is but blind voluntarism with the terribly reactionary risks this implies."

Like I have indicated above, I will try to revisit this point and discuss more in-depth as to what happened to those Liberated states and African and role played by African spirituality post-their revolutionary wars amongst Africans throughout Africa.

Revolving Death: HIV-AIDS

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Dread And Death, Our Most Closely Aligned Reality In Mzantsi

From my point of view as an African person, I am extremely bothered by the effects and affects on our African lives and everything we stood for and believed made us a people who we are. As Fanon clearly states above, it is often leading to the inevitable revolution, which, he saw and believed that it's deadly reality, sobers up African people to not believing in their spiritual bearings and moorings, but have to deal, concretely with the reality of the true vicious nature of armed combat.

I therefore hold and state that, without their African spirituality, customs and traditions, those that are for the good of he people, these will never be erased from the lives and being of Africans. I will explain myself much more clearly in some part of the Hub below, as I have indicated above when I was pointing out to the fact that the beliefs of Africans, as understood and laid-down by Fanon, I do not necessarily agree with because of what I want to discus below.

At this juncture, I would like to pivot and synthesize Fanon with my own personal synergy, which I had somewhat started to do in the foregoing section.

The way I was brought up weighs in more to my being educated. I thoroughly was steeped-into and immersed-within our cultural in many unique ways. My behavior, thinking and beliefs were soundly implanted income from birth up to util the writing of this piece. I am very fortunate to have pursued history as learned in the classroom, and have grown up applying myself to my culture, as to my learning in western schools. These two are important to me, for I chose to know much about history(specifically, African history) and the environment and origins of the burgeoning and emerging technologies, and their techniques.

Having lived under Apartheid, my sensibilities were infused with opposing any form of dehumanization of myself. It is still an ongoing process, and that is why I have written this Hub.

My assertion is that we are the first people to cede our hard-won power to our detractors, and I still stand by my assertion that we are 21 century slaves, and I directed my analysis to us, African people. It is up to us, as an African people, to begin to talk about ourselves without apologizing to anybody for speaking about our history, culture and humanity.

Records and tons of literature amply show and are awash with information purported to be about us, but not by us. This about and for us, this Hub, is by Africans of Mzantsi.

It is true, according to Fanon that we have, some of us in our midst, become "vulgar opportunist". A fact I have pointed out above as being 'poor copies' of our former masters. But for the poor, is another matter. But, in tandem with the elite, we have been infused with Apartheidized reality, that some of us were willing to give up anything, just so that we can become White and live like White people. Just the same as the poor have been affected by poverty, hate their oppressors, take it out amongst themselves in fracticidal fights, kill each other at slight provocation, just so that they can cope with their incarcerated beings, souls and spirits.

We have seen this sad belief that has gripped those engaged in such fights(for us a great example is the Natal region), in the belief that they are still living-in, and fighting like it was during the days of Shaka. This is the brainwashing that had been done to Africans, over the years of their total rule, that they are tribes, denying funding to their schools and education, building us sub-par uses with no foundation, which the incoming inhabitants had to build themselves.

If we are going to talk about the poor, who suffered daily from different diseases, induced by the belligerence of the Apartheid draconian strictures. Poor diet, and mind-numbing environment, and in our Townships, shielded from the Southward blowing winds by white man-made gold mountains, still containing cyanide, used in peeling gold off the rock, and made it to this huge dumps-blow into our houses, beds, dishes, cupboards, cars, street the air we breath, year in and year out… The dust from these, especially in August and September, sicken us, and has killed millions of us, and still does, and nothing has succeeded to grow, from trying to plant all sort of grass, and tree, which never live nor thrive on its dumps.

As of the writing of this piece, we live with rodents bigger than our cats. The eat way our doors; bite sleeping children and the elderly incapable; poverty reeks from many houses, and joblessness is chronic and the Townships are filled with many poor people, drugged-out youth, alcoholic parents and their children, prostitution, theft, distrust, poor medial services, and poor service delivery for the people; electors gets shut down through what is called "Load Shedding"; water gets shut-off during the weekends and on some days during the week, and holidays.

Many of the people who blame and overlook the poor, they should try to come and live, for a year, what we Africans are still going through, everyday. Where in many instances, many of our streets a littered with drug dens, taverns and nondescript Shebeens of tawdry speak-easies, broken families and homes; families feuding over houses and killing one another; men abusing women; children being affect by much of this varied social maladies and dysfunction. I would like to see what they will do to survive.

Our having been slave, and renewed slaved in the latest local elections, has divided the African milieu, albeit a small portion of the African people, but there are many self-hating and ANC-hating people, that they even justify that there is no more boer; and they declare that they will win the 2019 oncoming election, and some even body declare the ANC as defunct, and dead for it to be of any use. these utterances are form African people, for many reasons of their own, but we have in the end really give up the fight, and are aggressively trying to work with the Master to be appreciated in the world as Europeans, but from Africa and are Africans.

As Fanon, in our zest to replace the White master, but in this recent voting show off of intent, voted with the Master to unseat the ANC in various Wards, and have seething hate in working hard to take out African leadership from power and replace it with a sprinkling of Africans, and majority whites, back in power. And this is what the DA does, it takes care of the metropoles, and in the rural areas of Africans, does nothing, and in so doing, implements Petty Apartheid, and many of their African supporters, hail this move, and see as having al the ANC people imprisoned. Well, Welcome to the grinding mill of Apartheid, again, in 2016, after 22 years of ANC rule. We did this, and this is why I am onto it, and have many things to say about this matter.

Music Of the Elite Africans...

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Let's Look Again At The Elite Africans In Mzantsi

I cited Fanon to make much more clearer, to crystalize my diatribe above, because, as I was talking about the new affluent Africans, I had indicated that they imbibed this behavior, thought and language from the Master. Fanon fleshes-up the whole conscious stream I was developing as my thesis to my people that recognition of our condition is depended on us understand and learning[reading] about it, and working to figure out a better outcome and existence.

What makes the elite in Mzantsi tick is their being very efficient and proficient in aping the Master and like Fanon says, become a demagogue to those whom he holds in high esteem: White people. We are not acting and behaving like Africans of Mzantsi, but pretending that we are Americans, Europeans, but not Africans of Mzantsi.

We have become what Fanon refers to as "vulgar opportunists" in energetically working our way what we believe is the upward mobility into acceptance of wAfricans by White people as the same, as equals, and not being seen as Africans but Human beings and Europeans. We have become experts at projecting and manifesting European life-styles, mannerism, languages and etiquette along with European values. I have often pointed out throughout my writings in other Hub and this one, that we are truly poor copies of what we are aping.

So that, our elite does not fit comfortably within his milieu which he perceives as backward and uncouth. So that, even when they try to help, they never even understand how to talk to, communicate in an interpersonal way and manner with his own people, and he is only able to apply what he learned from his own Master, academically of otherwise. He fails to understand the base needs of the poor of his people; he uses the rose-colored glasses he has acquired from European education and socialization, and armed with this skill and knowledge, he tries to transplant it to his poor brothers and sisters.

Meanwhile, according to Fanon, they want "bread" and "land". Also, they want to know how they are going to go about getting bread and land. Our elite and recently rich, go on TV, strive to be celebrities as they see on American TV as shown of South African TV. Tries to act the part, dabbles in a culture, some of them have never understood, lived in nor are good in become its imitators and agents in our African communities, that, some people envy such scum, many are befuddled, a paltry few know what they are up to, and as I am doing in this Hub, castigate, excoriate and expose them aggressively.

And what the people are always demanding, in many forms and ways, in all these cases, the people are justified and right.

This whole Hub is truth to ourselves and about ourselves today in our country. Many people may not read as it is intended for them, but I will tell the truth about stressful condition that many of us have to love with in our country of our birth. I will take Fanon's advice that the good that we do for our people, will ultimately be what does our detractors in.

As we have seen throughout African decolonization and post colonial periods that these former colonies still remain satellites of their former Colonial masters, even today. South Africa is not different, it's just that we are now just undergoing the early phases of these times, talking of 22 years as to the writing of this Hub of ANC, that, it is about time we have had such an assessment about ourselves by ourselves: African people of Mzantsi.

As I have pointed out in discourse above, few of us even know what happened to the material wealth of our land; meanwhile, as we learn from Fanon, those who are controlling the wealth of our land, design and keep up the oppression in many forms upon the indigenous of the land of Mzantsi. Whilst this is happening to us, Fanon gives us a true picture of ourselves today how we are reacting:

"In the other sec­tor, the colonized subject lies coiled and robbed, and fuels as best he can the spiral which moves seamlessly from the shores of the colony to the palaces and docks of the metropolis."

The reaction of the South African nouveau-rich is to shrug their shoulders, and protect their gains and lifestyles.

The colonist's presence, while more dead than alive the colonized subject crouches for ever in the same old dream. The colonist makes history. His life is an epic, an odyssey. He is invested with the very beginning:

"We made this land." He is the guarantor for its existence: "If we leave, all will be lost, and this land will return to the Dark Opposite him, listless beings wasted away by fevers and by 'ancestral customs' compose a virtually petrified background to the innovative dynamism of colonial mercantilism."

We know that long before even the ANC took power, Apartheid rulers were pointing to us at what they called a mess of freedom and poor governance being displayed by the liberated countries, and pointed out to the what they called a fact that Africans cannot rule themselves, that is why they tried to pull a Homeland stunt on us, which too is another matter that has really destabilized us seriously.

I re-cite Fanon when he notes:

"A world compartmentalized, Manichaeans and petrified, a world of statues: the statue of the general the statue of the engineer who built the bridge. A world cock­ sure of itself, crushing with its stoniness the backbones of those scarred by the whip. That is the colonial world. The colonial subject is a man penned in; apartheid is but one method of com­partmentalizing the colonial world. The first thing the colonial learns is to remain in his place and not overstep its limits."

We are locked 0n and thinking that we are now free from all what Fanon is describing above. What we have not done was to try and heal ourselves as an African nation that is still being plagued and oppressed by both the AN and everyone who wants power in our land, today in 2016. That is why we are still, if now more tense today than we had ever been, because, as Fanon points out, we are constantly faced with Apartheid in its myriad formations and manifestations.

We have so completely Aparheidized that we end up giving up hope of being ourselves and live and envy the world of our oppressors and we keep hope that we too can have it, be respected by our oppressor and live to be with him and like him. This is our existing false consciousness and skewered belief.

This is what prompted Fanon, whom I have cited above, and am now re-citing to conclude:

"We have seen how the colo­nized always dream of taking the colonist's place, but to becom­ing a colonist, but of replacing him. This hostile, oppressive and aggressive world, bulldozing the colonized masses, represents not only the hell they would like to escape as quickly as possible but a paradise within arm's reach guarded by ferocious watchdogs."

This is what we dealing with and faced with we the poor of South Africa. Our elite are preoccupied in doing their best to replace the colonists(Apartheid in our case here in Mzantsi). They have a very unrealistic hope that if they replaced the colonizer or Apartheid, they will escape quickly as possible their decrepit existence, and enter in the White heaven, which, to their consternation, they find our, soon enough, there are many obstacles, and end up being slaves, as we see them with titles in companies they do not own. They remain the most compliant and docile slaves we have ever seen, in our country and in the world. That is the truth.

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Apartheid Redux Part Deux: Talking African Culture

The Oppressed Have Become The Oppressors - And colluding With The Oppressor Times-two

Paulo Freire picks up this narrative below:

While the problem of humanization has always, from an axiological point of view, been humankind’s central problem, it now takes on the character of an inescapable concern.[1] Concern for humanization leads at once to the recognition of dehumanization, not only as an ontological possibility but as a historical reality And as an individual perceives the extent of dehumanization, he or she may ask if humanization is a viable possibility. Within history in concrete, objective contexts, both humanization and dehumanization are possibilities for a person as an uncompleted being conscious of their incompletion.

But while both humanization and dehumanization are real alternatives, only the first is the people’s vocation. This vocation is constantly negated, yet it is affirmed by that very negation. It is thwarted by injustice, exploitation, oppression, and the violence of the oppressors; it is affirmed by the yearning of the oppressed for freedom and justice, and by their struggle to recover their lost humanity.

Dehumanization, which marks not only those whose humanity has been stolen, but also (though in a different way) those who have stolen it, is a distortion of the vocation of becoming more fully human. This distortion occurs within history; but it is not a historical vocation. Indeed, to admit of dehumanization as a historical vocation would lead either to cynicism or total despair.

The struggle for humanization, for the emancipation of labor, for the overcoming of alienation, for the affirmation of men and women as persons would be meaningless. This struggle is possible only because dehumanization, although a concrete historical fact, is not a given destiny but the result of an unjust order that engenders violence in the oppressors, which in turn dehumanizes the oppressed.

Because it is a distortion of being more fully human, sooner or later being less human leads the oppressed to struggle against those who made them so. In order for this struggle to have meaning, the oppressed must not in seeking to regain their humanity (which is a way to create it), become in turn oppressors of the oppressors, but rather restorers of the humanity of both.

This, then, is the great humanistic and historical task of the oppressed: to liberate themselves and their oppressors as well. The oppressors, who oppress, exploit, and rape by virtue of their power; cannot find in this power the strength to liberate either the oppressed or themselves.

Only power that springs from the weakness of the oppressed will be sufficiently strong to free both. Any attempt to “soften” the power of the oppressor in deference to the weakness of the oppressed almost always manifests itself in the form of false generosity; indeed, the attempt never goes beyond this. In order to have the continued opportunity to express their “generosity,” the oppressors must perpetuate injustice as well.

An unjust social order is the permanent fount of this “generosity” which is nourished by death, despair, and poverty. That is why the dispensers of false generosity become desperate at the slightest threat to its source. True generosity consists precisely in fighting to destroy the causes which nourish false charity. False charity constrains the fearful and subdued, the “rejects of life” to extend their trembling hands. True generosity lies in striving so that these hands — whether of individuals or entire peoples — need be extended less and less in supplication, so that more and more they become human hands which work and, working, transform the world."

For me, for the purposes of this part of this discourse, this is the kick by Freire:

"This lesson and this apprenticeship must come, however, from the oppressed themselves and from those who are truly in solidarity with them. As individuals or as peoples, by fighting for the restoration of their humanity they will be attempting the restoration of true generosity. Who are better prepared than the oppressed to understand the terrible significance of an oppressive society? Who suffer the effects of oppression more than the oppressed? Who can better understand the necessity of liberation?

They will not gain this liberation by chance but through the praxis of their quest for it, through their recognition of the necessity to fight for it. And this fight, because of the purpose given it by the oppressed, will actually constitute an act of love opposing the lovelessness which lies at the heart of the oppressors’ violence, lovelessness even when clothed in false generosity."

We, the people of Mzantsi, with our ANC liberation wing negotiating a settlement with the former masters, realistically means we have never had to fight for, in battle, against the Boers, and win our power by dying for our land. that we never did, and this is the negotiated settlement is what we have inherited

Zulu Women In Traditional Garb....

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As I have said, there's plenty of literature about the dehumanization of Africans, and I have fleetingly touched upon this issue. Which then brings to light what I have alluded to above that this whole transformation of a people, has had some devastating effects and affects on the intended and targeted audience, the voracious and greedy African elite and their consumption behaviors and mannerisms and how this has become an obstacles and hinderance to our being a free and intelligent people.

I would also like to add the important roles played by African customary practices, traditional adherence and spiritually edification's affect and effect on African people, globally-somewhen below in the Hub…

I am about to publish a Hub that explores Africanness throughout South Africa, Continental Africa and the African Diaspora.

Fishing Amongst And Being One With The People

Many of us, today, as African in Mzantsi, have lost the art and touch of living in our midst. What I am talking about, many people are unable, for the first time in our cultural memory, to mingle with, be with the people, of the people and for the people. Facebook is the easiest short-cut to not having intimate intercultural, inter-and intra-social relationship with our kith and kin, and the community and nation of Africans at large. Many have amnesia about who we are, have been and still are, as an African people of Mzantsi. We respected each other, and uplifted one another at all times,

Many talk about African culture as if it is some magic involved, hapless and un-inquiring backward beliefs and mind set, a practice which has no objective sense of direction and value to it, some call it "Mumbo-Jumbo," and so forth. Well, I have a different conception as to what I know as my diverse culture. By saying 'diverse,' I really mean that our African culture in Mzantsi is One Diverse Culture-but properly stated… the culture of the Nguni/Bakone of South Africa.

I have a different way of engaging in a discourse about our culture, and declare and firmly state that many cultural aspects of each of the 11(eleven) people have solidly in common in the cultural appreciation and application, in their customary beliefs and traditional practices, is their own sociological and psychological approaches to life as lived here in Mzantsi. We are one African people of Mzantsi, and as long as we are ignorant about each others diversity and commonalities of our own Mzantsi cultures, we will forever be ignorant and remain divided.

We have a perception and self-esteem problem which Fanon discusses love, as cited already, that we act like, and want to project our learning experiences under the Master in order to live our in our oppressed societies. I reiterate Fanon:

"But at the start of his cohabitation with the people the colonized gives priority to detail and tends to forget the very purpose of the struggle-the defeat of colonialism. Swept along by the many facets of the struggle, he tends to concentrate on local tasks, undertaken zealously but almost always too pedan­tically. He does not always see the overall picture. He intro­duces the notion of disciplines, specialized areas and fields into that awesome mixer and grinder called a people's revolution."

This happens because the concrete conditions of the oppressed and the oppressor, their dialectal relationship is wrapped up in this hard core reality as explained by Fanon above:

"The oppressor, ensconced in his sector, creates the spiral, the spiral of domination, exploitation and looting. In the other sec­tor, the colonized subject lies coiled and robbed, and fuels as best he can the spiral which moves seamlessly from the shores of the colony to the palaces and docks of the metropolis."

Meaning that, our natural wealth, from our land and the labor of our masses, are taken from us in plain sight, without any of us letting out a whimper, drinking and drugging ourselves to oblivion, that, it is sad for me to say this about ourselves because the truth, in the times I live in, Matters!

We watch as our families and societies die and breakdown, everyday, without respite. We are watching our elite jump into the fray of scrapping and stripping us of our humanity, our land, our resources, our culture our history, and our legit right as the indigenous of Mzantsi. Anyone of Mzantsi reading up to this far knows I am telling the truth about what is really happening to us.

Also, the fact that we have been dumbed-down is apparent in the many fissures and cracks and made-to-be-ignorant armies of the poor, is what keep me writing and unveiling this farce we are facing decimating us in a genocidal fashion. See my Hub on Genocide of African Peoples Of South Africa, published here on HubPages.

For us then, Africans of Mzantsi, we are going to have to recognize and realize that we have our work cut out for us when it comes to our Nation. We are going to have to dig in deeper, read more and research, go out and observe, note and write about our reality, from the people's experiences, and one's experiences being with the people, from an Africa-centered point of view. This is one huge part we are lacking in. We use what other people write about us, and we cannot even originate nor write about our own experiences from our own learned and lived experiences.

All these things are run by us and those who so, know that we are still slumbering and do not understand the fact that we have our country, ours, its taxes and wealth plus opportunities, which by the way, we still have to know, understand, receive and enjoy, to date. there is this squinted view about Africans in Mzantsi which purposely overlooks history and what happened to us Africans in that history of slavery.

When today, after being divided and conquered since 1652 to 1994, 22 years pales in comparison, and we can hardly walk as a nation, unite as one people, All of us in Mzantsi holistically apply and manifest our culture and its allure and power,because, if one keeps on dipping and dabbing into the historical dustbin, that is where we have beeb discarded, one will find gems and many parts of our culture we can retrieve rebuild and own plus disperse it as we see fit.

Whither Africans

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House Of Bondage: (IL-)Legal Shenanigans And Oppression Of Women: The Case Against The Protea Maintenance Court...

There is an institution which lords over us, as criminals, and sort of social dregs and women, who have become it's handcuffed and disempowered victims. This is the reality we face, places like the courts of Protea, and amongst which we have the Court of Maintenance.

If we are going to talk about dehumanization, then we must pay attention to what is going on in courts like the one I have mentioned above. This is clearly indicative of the type of society we are living in today. Our broken families, neighborhoods, societies, custom, morals, mores, norms, are treated by many of us who hold positions over the poor-like their own fiefdoms.

The abuse which is endemic in these institutions bears talking about, and it's about time we call out these people of as monsters who are a throw-back into Apartheid, and are bitter at their present positions and levels of education, that they take all this out on the poor women seeking financial help from the absent hubbies and boyfriends.What Freire says below remains true to this day, in 2016 Mzantsi:

"The central problem is this: How can the oppressed, as divided, unauthentic beings, participate in developing the pedagogy of their liberation. Only as they discover themselves to be "hosts" of the oppressor can they live in which "to be is to be like," and "to be like is to be like the oppressor," this contribution is impossible. The pedagogy of the oppressed is an instrument for their critics discovery that both they and their oppressor are manifestations of dehumanization."

Some of the many Maintenance Clerks and the Social workers, in this court are inept, incompetent and unprofessional. Their ignorance is appalling, and they operate on the basis of bribes and corrupted intimidation of the poor women, who are left staring agog, shaken and deflated. The very acts we decried about the way the Boers were treating us, is being imposed, practiced and laid to bare on the poor women seeking maintenance from their irresponsible husbands and boyfriends.

If many people were to observe and see what is going on in these sessions, where women, in the case of Protea Courts, the Maintenance Court, women, before seeing a Magistrate, are herded like sheep into the verbal slaughter, harangue, defilement, scorn, hatred and dismissive talks, into containers, and put down about their being low lives by these African Court Clerks and Social Workers.

When we are talking about the Apartheid horrible rulers, we see in our own African people in power, and the position they take in their interaction with African people(Women specifically), dressing them down, asking why they had intercourse and had babies, in the first place; or, coming to the Maintenance Court to waste the Court's time, resources with their useless and stupid complaints about their non-paying men and are being victimized by these lazy and dumb (expletive) women.

The vermin like these Court Clerks, prey upon women's vulnerabilities, curse their children, and demonstrate deep seated hatred, through ugly vicious tirade and swearing at them, and the vicious berating given to women in these courts left me awe-struck.

Many either do not remember(Which I question, especially those, let's say of June 16 generation) or have maybe forgotten, or plainly do not know what it was like at the Maintenance Court then known as "Kwa-Muhle" operated and run under the draconian laws of Apartheid. Women were practically nothing, and were made to wait for hours on end, and their spirits and souls demolished in the nasty and sexist trash-talking, that many never bothered to go there-but many went, for there was no other alternative, except bribe and sexual favors. I am speaking here, a bit about the Maintenance court in Downtown Johannesburg during the Apartheid era…

Today I focus on the Maintenance Court in 2016, which has been moved to Protea Courts jurisdiction. Protea, I once gathered, is the Main Headquarters for all the Police Stations and Courts in Soweto, or maybe beyond. The point here is that, certain steps have been taken to change, albeit poorly, the operations of this court since the ANC came into Power.
When the women get through into the courts after electronic searches, they are herded into the 'Containers, where they meet up with the Maintenance Clerk-whose supposed to mediate, if possible or take their information and give them court dates to see a judge

This ugly monster, Mr. ....(Maintenance Clerk) is the focus of this story. He is the type of person who cannot extricate himself form the observations of Freire below:

"In order for the oppressed to be able to wage the struggle for their liberation, they must perceive the reality of their oppression not as a closed world from which there is no exit, but as a limiting situation which they can transform… The oppressed can overcome the contradiction in which they are caught only when this perception enlists them in the struggle to free themselves."

The last time I checked the Bill Of Rights in South Africa, the second line After 'Rights", line number 2 states: (2) The State must respect, protect, promote and fully protect [implement] the Rights in the Bill of Rights.These are written down order and rules on how we should be treated, taken care of, and is the law that required its personal to know, observe and practice this law with care and sensitivity.

But what goes on in the Maintenance Court in Protea, the Maintenance Court Clerk broke the first rule of the Bill Of Rights by not even introducing himself to the women, for that day. He just went into a vicious and mean-spirited tirade, berating them and telling them that they must respect him; also, he was taking his cassock(ball) on and off, and carrying on belligerently with a foul mouth and disrespect of women.

He plainly told them to commit abortion on their children rather than have them and come and demand maintenance from the men. He accused the women of being irresponsible, being lewd and lascivious, and having no mores and moral, that they ended up with all these useless kids who are going to amount to nothing, anyway.This is a situation cryptically described by Freire below, regarding Mr. ... and his reality and lived experience and life.

Freire breaks this contradictory/ameliorative dialectic down:

"Since it is a concrete situation that the oppressor-oppressed contradiction is established, the resolution of this contradiction must be objectively verifiable. Hence, the radical requirement — both for the individual who discovers himself or herself to be an oppressor and for the oppressed — that the concrete situation which begets oppression must be transformed.

"To present this radical demand for the objective transformation of reality to combat subjectivist immobility which would divert the recognition of oppression into patient waiting for oppression to disappear by itself is not to dismiss the role of subjectivity in the struggle to change structures.

"On the contrary one cannot conceive of objectivity without subjectivity. Neither can exist without the other, nor can they be dichotomized. The separation of objectivity from subjectivity, the denial of the latter when analyzing reality or acting upon it, is objectivism.
"On the other hand, the denial of objectivity in analysis or action, resulting in a subjectivism which leads to solipsistic positions, denies action itself by denying objective reality. Neither objectivism nor subjectivism, nor yet psychologism is propounded here, but rather subjectivity and objectivity in constant dialectical relationship."

It is impossible for the Maintenance clerk to discern what I have cited from Freire above. What this means is that, in his inability to transcend and overcome the psychology of Apartheid embedded in him, he has remained a moron who missed the good old times of Apartheid, when he was a nothing, but a Man(oppressed) to his community and the women folk they exploited, as clerks and officials in kwa-Muhle.

Now, that he is in Protea, is bitter, left behind by the times, and continues to harangue, intimidate, put-down women with colorful and hurting language, berate them mercilessly, blame them for misfortune with their children, and exonerates men in the process.

And having said that, he ends up boasting that his child is in University, and that the prisoners in jail, whenever he sees them, enquire about their children, and yet, he contends, that all the women in the Container are useless even when they live with their children-declaring that the men in prison are better than the women who had come to claim their maintenance. A great speech and a very 'big' man, indeed.

After that, the couples are ordered to go outside and try to agree on the amount agreed-upon, by both, how much the maintenance is going to be worth. If the couples do not reach any agreement, he becomes livid and incensed, and adds more a barrage of abuse and expletive, directed toward the women, and the men are never attacked, and this is what I am talking about here.

We are now living in a country that protects women from sexism, racism, abuse, and many of these rights are enshrined in the Bill Of rights. The rights protected in sum are:
How these Rights are to be Applied; Equality is guaranteed; Human Dignity and Life regarded as rights; Freedom For Security Of The Person.

There are also Rights Against Slavery, Servitude And Forced labor; Privacy Rights; Freedom Of Religion, Belief And Opinion rights; Rights to Privacy; Every one of Mzantsi has Rights to Freedom Of Expression; all have the Right to Assembly, Demonstration, Picket And Petition; Our Freedom of Association Rights are protected; as much as Freedom Of Movement And Residence.

The Bill of Rights further covers Freedom Of Trade, Occupation And Profession; People's Labor Relations are in the Bill Of rights.
Everyone has the Right to the Environment; all people have the Right To Property; Every One has a Right to Housing; People are guaranteed Health Care, Food, Water And Social Security.

Children have their Rights protected within the Bill Of Rights; Every citizen of Mzantsi has a Right to Education; Everyone has protected Rights Of the Culture And Language protected under the Bill Of Rights; The rights of Cultural, Religious And Linguistic Communities is protected in the Bill Of Rights; All people in the Country of South Africa have a Right to Access To Information.

Everyone under the Bill of Rights have a Right to Just Administrative Action. Everyone in South Africa has the Right to Access To Courts; There are also Rights For Arrested, Detained And Accused Persons.

There are Limitations Of rights; rights in case State Of Emergency Declared; Enforcement Rights; Interpretation of The Bill Of Rights.

Now, After I listed the main topics and themes of the Bill of Rights, this begins to give us an even broader picture as to what we could do, should, and how to, and begin to come out of our doldrums. As for Mr...(Maintenance Clerk). And his Social workers, they do not want to read,nor care to know their protocol, also, they are more inclined to be bribed, and this is from the days of kwa-Muhle under Apartheid, and worse today under the ANC. Mr...(Maintenance) Has never been able to come out of his Apartheid carcass... It is now a hardened shell, and the bitterness that goes with is suffocating and very crass.

Mr...(Maintenance Clerk) His meltdown came out as being deliriously and angrily shouting and yelling at the women to "Get Rid Of That Thing!" Meaning, that they must abort their children... He clearly followed that up that, "You women chase after the men, and you become pregnant, and you cannot take care of the children. Why not get rid of that thing!"... He shouted.

If you want sex, use a condom and have an abortion instead, because these children will end up being in jail, on Nyaope[drug] or dead-he intoned… They are useless, these children of yours, and they will not amount to anything!" he hollered.He rattled-off threats to the effect that if any of the women opt for going to the Magistrate, they are in for a shellacking, their children being taken away from them, and they, in the end not getting a cent! So much for the Bill Of Rights.

This is after the women have been called out with their private parts, and description of their sexual acts, that they end up being given Court dates at the end of Dec ember or in January. This is what the Maintenance Clerk is all about, and how he operates.

Instead of helping the people resolve or counsel them as to the possibilities in their undertaking, the women are dressed down, and abused brutally with a harangue bordering on hate. This is from those of us we call Africans.

Freire crystalizes my pint above by informing us thus:

"In affirming this necessity, Lukacs is unquestionably posing the problem of critical intervention. “To explain to the masses their own action” is to clarify and illuminate that action, both regarding its relationship to the objective acts by which it was prompted, and regarding its purposes.

"The more the people unveil this challenging reality which is to be the object of their transforming action, the more critically they enter that reality. In this way they are “consciously activating the subsequent development of their experiences.”

"There would be no human action if there were no objective reality; no world to be the 'not I' of the person and to challenge them; just as there would be no human action if humankind were not a 'project' if he or she were not able to transcend himself or herself, if one were not able to perceive reality and understand it in order to transform it.

"The pedagogy of the oppressed, which is the pedagogy of people engaged in the fight for their own liberation, has its roots here. And those who recognize, or begin to recognize, themselves as oppressed must be among the developers of this pedagogy.

"No pedagogy which is truly liberating can remain distant from the oppressed by treating them as unfortunates and by presenting for their emulation models from among the oppressors. The oppressed must be their own example in the struggle for their redemption."

It is also important that I note that the oppressed have to begin to find it within themselves to want to learn about learning and learn about reading, and take these two experiences manifest and apply them so that we can start to change our lives and position we are in, in many of our communities.

For us to appreciate our existence and reality, I will cite Freire again:

This may seem simplistic; it is not. Resolution of the oppressor-oppressed contradiction indeed implies the disappearance of the oppressors as a dominant class. However, the restraints imposed by the former oppressed on their oppressors, so that the latter cannot reassume their former position, do not constitute oppression. An act is oppressive only when it prevents people from being more fully human.

"Accordingly, these necessary restraints do not in themselves signify that yesterday’s oppressed have become today’s oppressors. Acts which prevent the restoration of the oppressive regime cannot be compared with those which create and maintain it, cannot be compared with those by which a few men and women deny the majority the right to be human.

"However, the moment the new regime hardens into a dominating 'bureaucracy' [the humanist dimension of the struggle is lost and it is no longer possible to speak of liberation]. Hence our insistence that the authentic solution of the oppressor-oppressed contradiction does not lie in a mere reversal of position, in moving from one pole to the other. Nor does it lie in the replacement of the former oppressors with new ones who continue to subjugate the oppressed — all in the name of their liberation.

" Even when the contradiction is resolved authentically by a new situation established by the liberated laborers, the former oppressors do not feel liberated. On the contrary, they genuinely consider themselves to be oppressed. Conditioned by the experience of oppressing others, any situation other than their former seems to them like oppression.

"Formerly, they could eat, dress, wear shoes, be educated, travel, and hear Beethoven; while millions did not eat, had no clothes or shoes, neither studied nor traveled, much less listened to Beethoven. Any restriction on this way of life, in the name of the rights of the community, appears to the former oppressors as a profound violation of their individual right — although they had no respect for the millions who suffered and died of hunger, pain, sorrow, and despair.

"For the oppressors, 'human beings' refers only to themselves; other people are “things.” For the oppressors, there exists only one right: their right to live in peace, over against the right, not always even recognized, but simply conceded, of the oppressed to survival. And they make this concession only because the existence of the oppressed is necessary to their own existence."

The present people working in such institutions like the Maintenance Clerk in the Maintenance Court in Protea, clerks in shops and people in the business of public service, are the worst curs one can ever encounter. They make life difficult for the ordinary women, they are bored with the drudge of their unexciting work, they are in it for the monthly check, that, it is within the word they live their lives and try to project it as meaningful.

This can be seen in many sectors of our lives in South Africa, those who regard themselves as successful, and having the means, really believe and think that they are better that the non-works loitering in the Townships. Their Whitened mind-set looks at their Brothers and sisters, lumber under the heavy-weight of poverty, ignorance and confusion, they detest them; they treat customers like they are fools and nobodies. This is done to us by those of us in better positions.

These are the traits of a disturbed people who have a low self-esteem. This is what has become of our children, whom we struggle to put through school and higher learning, who look and talk to us with such disdain, that it hurts. These are the people who are manning our legal systems, and using these entities to treat us, women specifically, like dirt/trash.

If Apartheid died when Mandela came out, it buried itself within its retained legal system, with hordes of Apartheidized slaves playing the slave-driver, and doing their dastardly deed with such impunity, that all in all, they are trying to outdo the Boers.

That is 'US,' here in Mzantsi - that is, many of those who were fortunate enough to have jobs, and a better life-than those of us, who are still struggling and are worse off, today, as modern underprivileged slaves, ruled by the privileged class of gendarmes, slavedriver-All of us are still suffering the same Apartheid mind set and pre-determined slave fate.

The Maintenance Clerk in Protea, is many of those who are our people who are the worst of us and in us. As long as we look down upon women, of course, we are going to do the same to our mothers, sisters and females in our families and extended families. This is happening in a devastating way in our families, communities and Nation, that we are going to take a pause. The Maintenance Clerk is what we see throughout our lives, in anything we do and live for — from the top to the poorest individual in our midst, to the lowly individual at the bottom.

I still maintain: We Are Much Better Than This...

Revolution Of June 16 - Soweto

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June !6 - The Student Revolution that Changed South Africa Forever.. Or Did It?

June 16, 1976, - Sad Day; Revolution In Perspective: POWER!

Apartheid was at its height, very arrogant and deadly. I was in high school at that time, and we were fed up with being oppressed. During that year, the small school of Thomas Mofolo, Naledi High school, Orland West Junior High School and Belle rose against the Apartheid decree that all subjects, except English, were going to be taught in Afrikaans, But, that was not only the issue fixated upon on the Wednesday of June 16, 1976, It was the Apartheid rule and regime that we were prepared to deal with.

There was no Social Media; no Internet, neither did we have TV as it is today. It was in fact the beginnings of TV broadcast in South Africa, with commercials every 30 minutes. A confluence of abuses by Apartheid came to a head, and the school of Thomas Mofolo, Naledi High School, Orlando West Junior Secondary School and Primary school in Belle set the whole revolution into motion. These were followed by Naledi High and Orlando West Junior Secondary. The Roots Of Our Revolution were firmly anchored.

Bantu Education, implemented by Verwoerd and his minions, was our battle cry-we really rejected it, and in the end, Bantu Education did the Apartheid system in…

There have been sporadic revolts by different students since the 1700 under Sir George Grey. These went on throughout the years, pre-and post world War Two. In fact, reading up on these struggle should be a matter of importance for todays people of Mzantsi.

Nonetheless, from the 70s onwards, to date, schools have never stopped rebelling, and there have been dire consequences on the students and their parents in all these epochs.

These 'troubles' I would like to pick up from reorganization of African secondary schools entrance with the conditions bordering on chaos. This is part of what led to the June 1976 story that few know about.

In December 1974, all pupils in the sixth grade who obtained 40% would qualify for entrance to secondary schools. It was averred that this would double the number of high school entrants in Form 1. This was later reported to prove to be disastrous.

Kwa-Mashu, then with a population of 22,000 families, contained one secondary school and it was already overcrowded. After the 1974 December examinations Parents were informed that, "Hundreds of standard six pupils who passed their standard six exams in 1974, were required to repeat standard six in 1975, because of shortage of classes."

In fact, in my High School in Soweto, when I was doing my Form three, we were 95 in our class that most of our teachers encouraged us to miss classes for lack of sitting space and class space.
From 1972, there were strike all the way to 1976, there were school strikes reported in Parliament of Apartheid; there was violence, damage to property in at least five schools in 1972, 296 students were arrested and 37 convicted.

There was in 1973 widespread strikes and demonstrations in the two years following the World War II. By then, at least six schools or training colleges in Lebowa, Northern Transvaal, Two schools in the Transkei, and one each in the Ciskei and Kwazulu, in which over 600 students one 472 convicted by the courts.

In 1973 at Cofimvaba High School in the Transkei, pupils stoned the principal's house, overturned a police car and looted the school shop. One hundred and thirty were arrested, and 116 convicted, either fired from school or sentenced to be lashed by cane.

Nine schools in the Transkei, in 1975, including five primary schools in Mariannhill near Durban, Hammanskraal near Pretoria, the Moroka High School at Thaba Nchu in the Free State, and a school in the Ciskei, were all reported to have had some scenes of violence. Over 2,000 pupils were sent home, some too to re-apply for admission, hundreds were expelled, and large scale arrests were made… One would find the similar strikes, violence and property destruction throughout the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s.

One has to bear in mind that from 1972-1975 all the principals and teachers were Africans of Mantis, and they were working, all of them, under the system of Apartheid. This was part of what happened in a boarding school in High school I attended at one time, and when we strikes, we were expelled, and I received my school report with a Big Red "NR"(No Return), and I went back to the high schools in the Townships. So that, when June 1976 hit the fan, I had been expelled from my boarding school in 1972, and belonged to the large cadre of vocal students about the conditions in our Townships schools.

I really never joined any party whatsoever, although there were many to go into. I belonged to the loose and independent students who were with any and all action that mattered to us students. There were various student bodies, SASM, SASO, BCM, later in 1976 SSRC. I was never a member of such groups, but was part and parcel of the armies of students who did some damage to Apartheid in many ways than one.

By the time Belle revolted, those of us who have had the experience of fighting as student, at least this, had the whole Township to operate within, unlike in the Boarding School's hostels and campuses, to which we were confined in 1972, when we struck and were expelled from our schools. Soweto was a perfect situation for one to cut ones Revolutionary teeth in

This time, were let loose into the Townships, wherein a lot of discussions and planning took place, with no organization to influence the events, and the action independent of any organization's interest and fighting Apartheid. Some people say it was spontaneous, but I reiterate, it was well planned, and even when the bullets were flying, there was a lot of damaging action that took place in the government infrastructures and their related assets.

Our Township consciousness was raised, in our midst, by events in Africa regarding liberation of African States, by the Literature we were able to read, beside the mind-numbing and dumbing material from Apartheid's Bantu Education. For some of us, this has been happening for the past fifty years, and has not stopped, even today.

For us to understand this Historic day, we are going to have to seriously read and link the story and history of African students in South Africa From 1700 to 1976 ad beyond to really have a holistic view of this important day: June 16, 1976, on a Wednesday of Power!...

AMANDLA/MATLA!!! POWER!!!

The day on Wednesday, June 16 dawned like any other normal school day. This had been preceded over the months by debates, arguments, and towards June, teachers were sidelined, and students had control of schools, which became total on June 16, 1976, onwards.

We were miffed by then after the campaigns to Stop Afrikaans As Medium of Instruction sullied and went awry. These instructions were issued from the Office of Bantu Education Department that half the subjects in standard five and Form 1 be in Afrikaans. This was immediately rejected by us the students and our parents. This opposition grew during the closing most of 1975. By early 1976 there were demonstrations in some schools against Afrikaans, and they refused to let the instruction be done in Afrikaans within eh2/our curriculum.

This widespread opposition to these draconian regulations brought together conservatives and radicals, teachers and students, and these differentiated strands revolted based on different premises, but united against more than an instruction over Afrikaans. It was patently a revolting Revolution against Apartheid

1976 Students revolution had a much deeper manifestation of the deep resentment inside the Townships against the entire administration. Afrikaans was regarded as the oppressors language and predominantly used by the hated SAP police goons, warders, pass-office officials, township administrators and the entire Apartheid Bureaucracy.

Bantu Education was so inferior that the education we were given under this system was so low that a Junior Certificate(Form 3) was the equivalent of standard six. The Apartheid Godfather(Verwoerd) had no intentions of improving this education, one can only read what Verwoerd had to say about the Education of African children and what it should be like and mean: slavery.

As early as March 1976, Thomas Mofolo was the first school to have Afrikaans imposed on it, and immediately there was a student protest. Im March 1976, the Principal was told to cool the students by the Apartheid authorities, and force them to accept Afrikaans. Some students from Naledi High School went there to investigate the problem. Some of these students visited some schools in Meadowlands. They found out that the students were bitter about what the government was doing. They immediately stopped attending classes, and saw a need for a positive reaction.

The Naledi High SASM branch also went to Orlando West Junior Secondary... The students there agreed with them and started destroying their text books and refused to attend classes. This was the first effective protest started in Soweto .... Because the students were quite clear about what they wanted.... Despite the threat by Bantu Education Inspector that the schools will be closed…

They remained firm ... And by May 1976, the school children's protest actions was common in many schools.

In my school, there were constant discussions, debates and arguments, and classes were interrupted consistently, and no learning was not taking place, except that there were plans needed to stop this hideous idea of learning in Afrikaans.

We then began to see more and more Lower Primary schools, High schools closing down and students refusing to go into classes, but coming to schools for meeting and talks, arguments and discussions. It was lively and highly charged meetings, and no organization was in charge or in control, strictly speaking.

By now, large swaths of students in many schools throughout Soweto were in an uproar. Some teachers joined in these students discussions and debates. Everything political, locally and internationally was discussed, fully…

Change within South Africa was discussed; there was a lot of revolutionary talk from any meeting in schools throughout Soweto. We were there, saw and heard/were part of these talks amongst us as students, since we were part of the Soweto Students Body politic and revolutionary fervor.

The first over violence was reported on May 27, since the Orlando West Secondary School students , about 1,600 of them had withdrawn from school. Some students in many schools, like mine, tried to return to classes-they even stoned the principal's office. That was when the Shit started hitting the fan on May 27, 1976

A teacher at Pimville High School(Musi) was stabbed with a screw-driver. When the police arrived to arrest the student, they were stoned by the students. The stoning became a trade-mark of the student's revolution, henceforth.

On June 5, puppies in a School at Belle Higher Primary stoned children who had returned to classes during an apparent lull in the boycotts.

About this event:

"Early in June the police sent their men to collet one of our colleagues(SASM's) They arrested one student, but he was later released. Then on the 8th they came again. They were beaten and their car was burnt. On that day, they had to come to arrest the secretary of the local SASM in Naledi High... They said this was in connection with the student's protest.

After having been informed that they would not write the year-end exams, on June 13 SASM called a meeting to discuss the entire issue. There were about 400-500 students present who then decided to call on a huge demonstration, and this was the body that was renamed Soweto Students Representative Council(SSRC) after June 16, and it led many of the events and not all of the events that were taking place in June 16, 1976.

It was planned that, by hundreds of thousands of students, who marched , bearing placards and banners, all makeshift, which bore slogans simple to the point:
"Down With Afrikaans,"
"Afrikaans is Oppressors language,"
"Abolish Afrikaans," Blacks are not dustbins - Afrikaans Stinks."
To go and congregate in Orlando Stadium.

We had planned, throughout Soweto, by word of mouth, it was transmitted that we were to all converge Orlando Stadium, from Deep Soweto, To Orlando West Junior Secondary school, and on the way, we raised fists and shouted, "Amanda!"/"Power!"

As the columns of students wound though from Deep Soweto, to Orlando West, they were , the police blocked the road leading to the bridge over the railway road, but Sophia Tema reported that she saw a policeman throw a tear fas canister into the crowd. Willie Bokala a journalist, said he saw a white policeman pick up a stone and hurl it into the crowd.

That was when some children scattered, and some children retaliated by picking stone and hurling them back at the police. One reporter put it this way:

"I did not see the police give any order to disperse before they threw tear gas canisters into the crowd of singing school children. The children scattered in all directions… The pupils then regrouped and when the policed charged again, they threw stones at the police. The police then fired many shots, a few in the air, mostly into the crowd. They kept advancing on the police-the police kept on shooting now into the crowd more"

More students were killed on that day and time and this is rarely spoken nor written about. This was the form and pattern that the fight between the police and the student took for the whole day on June 16, 1976, and beyond.

The fight spread into the outlying streets of the Townships throughout Soweto. There were running battle with cops who were shooting rubber bullets, so-called iron pellets, a pistol shots, R1 gunshots and submachine gun from the helicopters. There was black smoke plumes and teargas dotting the landscape.

There were burn-out offices of the West Rand Board, and other institutions of the like. Some stores of considered sell-outs were burn, very few schools were burn. Administration cars were burn and gutted.

We were running all day from the cops, nailing those we caught in strategic areas; children to the elderly were shot and maimed. Many were killed in the place stations and hospitals; unknown number were buried in mass graves, dead and alive. Beer halls and bottle stores burn and liquor spilled to the ground.

Yes, there were those who drank, and many paid for it in various ways to many to discuss here. Baragwanath hospital was like a total war zone. Many died there too and in the outlying clinics and homes. Funerals became risky business for many were shot there too and died running into empty graves from the police volley of shots.

Many were murdered and tortured in the secluded cells of BOSS(Bureau of State Security) and such like deadly murder squads. Two white administrative officials, one caught in the administrative centre, were killed, and the last one killed by being dragged from his car, and brutally murdered, and covered with a pile of stones.

Some of these officials were trying to work for the interests of Africans, but it was a very bad time for them. Putco buses were used to transport students from one venue to the other and later burnt and gutted; Those in cars who did not raise their fists to shouts of Power!! had their cars stoned.

The June 16, 1976 Revolution was not about getting drunk and burning buildings. It was a build up, as I have shown in the beginning, of decades old struggle between the students and the Apartheid Educational and social system. This time, for some of us, it was no longer a matter of the 'strikes' in the Boarding schools, but it became a fully fledged revolution in the Soweto open terrain.

As the struggle continued, we quickly learnt that when organizing a march towards confrontation, it was essential to begin in 'home' territory, and march out, so that there is somewhere for people to stream back to if this proves necessary. I can recollect such march to the city by Way of Canada route, and just beyond Noordgesig, we were blocked by several Hippos, and eventually teargassed. and driven to the White-man-made Mountains, where-upon, those who ran to the top, they were waylaid by R1 riflemen who tore them to shreds.

POWER! Sent the chills down the spines of the system managers and puppets alike. The day when we were shouting for Power! In 1976, it resonated and meant just that… Amanda!/Power! This was the day that changed South Africa, not to be what it is today, but gave Africans a breathing space from the Jackboot of apartheid on our backs and throats for 48 years-unceasingly.

This is our story, our history, and although I would have liked to delve even much more deeper than I have above, I hope the historical and the part actual account will receiving favorability and attention of many of the readers here on the Social Media. I have used a few citations because one could not have been all places at once, also to knead and weave our narrative so that it remains prime and important in our psyche, minds, bodies and souls and spirits.

I have written a lot of pieces, and have published an even much more in-depth article on the Soweto Students Revolution. This article is to mainly flesh out some points that are not necessarily the schtick of the 40th anniversary of this event. I also want to make the younger and also the older readers aware of the fact that we can write our own stories and history, and we can do so with due diligence and deft articulation

The war on June 16, 1976, was against the Apartheid System and everything it stood for and as understood by its victims: Africans of South Africa.

Marcus Garvey...

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African People, Know Your Selves

Akbar intones:

"Self Knowledge comes first. You must know that you are ["Thabo, Joe"] and your make-up is your ability to rule. You need to understand: I can run it. I can rule it. I did it first. I can do it again. I taught them how to do it, and I can do it now."

You must learn to transcend beyond the separateness of the egotism, and understand the concept of "I".

Yet, in our African culture of Mzantsi, we say, "Sisonke" [We are all together one], we really man it in the communal sense with which we have been raised, many of us African peoples, even today. I do understand the crept of the "Me," "Myself" and "I"... What I am talking about is the African sensibility of acknowledging others as human beings and due their respect, and care. That is the basis of what we have been brought up to be like. The "Individualism" of the African elite is nothing else but the copy-catting of the Western values, mores, languages, clothing, cars, perfumes and the whole bit, over and above what is African cultures, customs, traditions, music, dances,languages and so on.

Due to the advent of the Web and the emerging communications gizmos, many have all, but totally thrown out their culture and their senses in the process. There is this behavior amongst many of us, as Africans, to behave in unbecoming ways devoid of our cherished humanity and respect of and for each other. This is what has been lost and is now replaced by 'individualism'. If we are going to try to address our madness in this day and age, we have to begin to see and understand that we are going to have to recover our humanity, respect, and love for each other, otherwise, we will forever remain in this dysfunctional spiral.The BlHeavy

Ancient And Present Blows To Our Humanity

According to Akbar:

Racism is a strange Phenomenon that blocks human opportunity, that destroys human potential, that is predicated on the destruction of people on the basis of physics racial characteristics. This is a European phenomenon of the worst kind and what does it do? Even though it teaches the inferiority of non-European people, it has a much more important logical source. You must understand that the premise of racism is not "Africans" inferiority,but White Supremacy and Superiority.

We have been unable to dislodge this harness and chains from our midst, psyche and souls, and mind for over 500+ years of our first contact with Europeans. Many just assume the role White power assigns them, and never even want to change that allocated place for us by our Masters. Many are incapable to even think outside this box. They live their assigned lives as slaves even when they are free to be free.

Akbar:

"It is necessary to understand White supremacy as way of not only denigrating Africans. It is done by a group of insecure Europeans trying to raise their own questionable self-esteem and raise it to a level at which they can begin to justify their own authenticity on the stage of human progress. So that they define their own superiority on the basis of African people's inferiority.

In order to do it, they had to distort history, they had to distort records, they had to go out and wipe out the signs of the greatness of our history. They stole the evidence fro Ancient Kemit(Egypt) and put it in the basement of the British museum. They shot the noses off the Great Egyptian statutes that showed that these ancient people were African men with big lips and African women with big lips and big noses, and kinky hair

They disfigured the figures so that no one would know that this land that gave to the world civilization was an African land with African folks with big hips and big noses and big lips and kinky hair. They began to falsify the history and to teach the world world's knowledge had its origin in Greece. They said that the Greeks were the originators of ancient Medicine and that Hippocrates was the father of medicine. They said that Herodotus was the father of history and that Alexander founded the libraries of Alexandria(Egypt).

They said that Aristotle was so brilliant that he wrote books in field he never studied.He received credit although he stole the books from African people in Egypt, and put his name on them. These are all the things that were done in order to justify the inferiority of people of African descent and to insure the sagging of self-esteem of European people

Bantu Biko...

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We Are Immolating Ourselves As An African Nation And People..

This article is about Africans of South Africa, and if those of Mzantsi read up on what I have been writing thus far, it is because I am trying, to the best of my abilities to tell us about ourselves, and have the issues that permanently hold us down be recognized,realized and shorn-off.

This is the first of its kind for it does not ignore the Apartheid rule that has gotten us to this point, but in another way, I am saying to us Africans of South Africa, now that we know, we saw, and tried out best in fighting against Apartheid, what is it that really happened to us that we are now so confused that we handed back our power to the former oppressors? Many of us, who colluded in ousting the ANC, justify this move, and some of my friends I grew up try to tele and others that the there are no Boers nor White people in South Africa.

Many people are careless about our first ever power and somewhat ruling of our country. I really blame the ANC, for they took their eye off the ball, and missed an opportunity that they could have really hung on to forever. But what they did, undid them. The greed and lack of experience of ruling a country was their Achilles heel.

They had become very arrogant and were deaf ears to the cries of their poor voters, who, after being ignored, did not vote at all in the 2016 local elections: 18 million of them

House Of Bondage: (Il-)Legal Shenanigans And Oppression Of Women: The Case Against The Protea Maintenance Court...

There is an institution which lords over us, as criminals, and sort of social dregs and women, who have become it's handcuffed and disempowered victims. This is the reality we face, places like the courts of Protea, and amongst which we have the Court of Maintenance.

If we are going to talk about dehumanization, then we must pay attention to what is going on in courts like the one I have mentioned above. This is clearly indicative of the type of society we are living in today. Our broken families, neighborhoods, societies, custom, morals, mores, norms, are treated by many of us who hold positions over the poor-like their own fiefdoms.

The abuse which is endemic in these institutions bears talking about, and it's about time we call out these people of as monsters who are a throw-back into Apartheid, and are bitter at their present positions and levels of education, that they take all this out on the poor women seeking financial help from the absent hubbies and boyfriends.What Freire says below remains true to this day, in 2016 Mzantsi:

"The central problem is this: How can the oppressed, as divided, unauthentic beings, participate in developing the pedagogy of their liberation. Only as they discover themselves to be "hosts" of the oppressor can they live in which "to be is to be like," and "to be like is to be like the oppressor," this contribution is impossible. The pedagogy of the oppressed is an instrument for their critics discovery that both they and their oppressor are manifestations of dehumanization."

Some of the many Maintenance Clerks and the Social workers, in this court are inept, incompetent and unprofessional. Their ignorance is appalling, and they operate on the basis of bribes and corrupted intimidation of the poor women, who are left staring agog, shaken and deflated. The very acts we decried about the way the Boers were treating us, is being imposed, practiced and laid to bare on the poor women seeking maintenance from their irresponsible husbands and boyfriends.

If many people were to observe and see what is going on in these sessions, where women, in the case of Protea Courts, the Maintenance Court, women, before seeing a Magistrate, are herded like sheep into the verbal slaughter, harangue, defilement, scorn, hatred and dismissive talks, into containers, and put down about their being low lives by these African Court Clerks and Social Workers.

When we are talking about the Apartheid horrible rulers, we see in our own African people in power, and the position they take in their interaction with African people(Women specifically), dressing them down, asking why they had intercourse and had babies, in the first place; or, coming to the Maintenance Court to waste the Court's time, resources with their useless and stupid complaints about their non-paying men and are being victimized by these lazy and dumb (expletive) women.

The vermin like these Court Clerks, prey upon women's vulnerabilities, curse their children, and demonstrate deep seated hatred, through ugly vicious tirade and swearing at them. And the vicious berating given to women in these courts left me awe-struck.

Many either do not remember(Which I question, especially those, let's say of June 16 generation) or have maybe forgotten, or plainly do not know what it was like at the Maintenance Court then known as "Kwa-Muhle" operated and run under the draconian laws of Apartheid. Women were practically nothing, and were made to wait for hours on end, and their spirits and souls demolished in the nasty and sexist trash-talking, that many never bothered to go there-but many went, for there was no other alternative, except bribe and sexual favors. I am speaking here, a bit about the Maintenance court in Downtown Johannesburg during the Apartheid era..

Today I focus on the Maintenance Court in 2016, which has been moved to Protea Courts jurisdiction. Protea, I once gathered, is the Main Headquarters for all the Police Stations and Courts in Soweto, or maybe beyond. The point here is that, certain steps have been taken to change, albeit poorly, the operations of this court since the ANC came into Power.
When the women get through into the courts after electronic searches,, they are herded into the 'Containers, where they meet up with the Maintenance Clerk-whose supposed to mediate, if possible or take their information and give them court dates to see a judge

This ugly monster, Mr. ....(Manitainence Clerk) is the focus of this story. He is the type of person who cannot extricate himself form the observations of Freire below:

"In order for the oppressed to be able to wage the struggle for their liberation, they must perceive the reality of their oppression not as a closed world from which there is no exit, but as a limiting situation which they can transform.. The oppressed can overcome the contradiction in which they are caught only when this perception enlists them in the struggle to free themselves."

The last time I checked the Bill Of Rights in South Africa, the second line After 'Rights", line number 2 states: (2) The state must respect, protect, promote and fully protect [implement] the Rights in the Bill of Rights.These are written down order and rules on how we should be treated, taken care of, and is the law that required its personal to know, observe and practice this law with care and sensitivity.

But what goes on in the Maintenance Court in Protea, the Maintenance Court Clerk broke the first rule of the Bill Of Rights by not even introducing himself to to the women, for that day. He just went into a vicious and mean-spirited tirade, berating them and telling them that they must respect him; also, he was taking his cassock(ball) on and off,, and carrying on belligerently with a foul mouth and disrespect of women.

He plainly told them to commit abortion on their children rather than have them and come and demand maintenance from the men. He accused the women of being irresponsible, being lewd and lascivious, and having no mores and moral, that they ended up with all these useless kids who are going to amount to nothing, anyway.This is a situation cryptically described by Freire below, regarding Mr. ... and his reality and lived experience and life.

Freire breaks this contradictory/ameliorative dialectic down:

"Since it is a concrete situation that the oppressor-oppressed contradiction is established, the resolution of this contradiction must be objectively verifiable. Hence, the radical requirement — both for the individual who discovers himself or herself to be an oppressor and for the oppressed — that the concrete situation which begets oppression must be transformed.

"To present this radical demand for the objective transformation of reality to combat subjectivist immobility which would divert the recognition of oppression into patient waiting for oppression to disappear by itself is not to dismiss the role of subjectivity in the struggle to change structures.

"On the contrary one cannot conceive of objectivity without subjectivity. Neither can exist without the other, nor can they be dichotomized. The separation of objectivity from subjectivity, the denial of the latter when analyzing reality or acting upon it, is objectivism.
"On the other hand, the denial of objectivity in analysis or action, resulting in a subjectivism which leads to solipsistic positions, denies action itself by denying objective reality. Neither objectivism nor subjectivism, nor yet psychologism is propounded here, but rather subjectivity and objectivity in constant dialectical relationship."

It is impossible for the Maintenance clerk to discern what I have cited from Freire above. What this means is that, in his inability to transcend and overcome the psychology of Apartheid embedded in him, he has remained a moron who missed the good old times of Apartheid, when he was a nothing, but a Man(oppressed) to his community and the women folk they exploited, as clerks and officials in kwa-Muhle.

Now, that he is in Protea, is bitter, left behind by the times, and continues to harangue, intimidate, put-down women with colorful and hurting language, berate them mercilessly, blame them for misfortune with their children, and exonerates men in the process.

And having said that, he ends up boasting that his child is in University, and that the prisoners in jail, whenever he sees them, enquire about their children, and yet, he contends, that all the women in the Container are useless even when they live with their children-declaring that the men in prison are better than the women who had come to claim their maintenance. A great speech and a very 'big' man, indeed.

After that, the couples are ordered to go outside and try to agree on the amount agreed-upon, by both, how much the maintenance is going to be worth. If the couples do not reach any agreement, he becomes livid and incensed, and adds more a barrage of abuse and expletive, directed toward the women, and the men are never attacked, and this is what I am talking about here.

We are now living in a country that protects women from sexism, racism, abuse,. and many of these rights are enshrined in the Bill Of rights. The rights protected in sum are:
How these Rights are to be Applied; Equality is guaranteed; Human Dignity and Life regarded as as rights; Freedom For Security Of The Person.

There are also Rights Against Slavery, Servitude And Forced labor; Privacy Rights; Freedom Of Religion, Belief And Opinion rights; Rights to Privacy; Everyone of Mzantsi has Rights to Freedom Of Expression; all have the Right to Assembly, Demonstration, Picket And Petition; Our Freedom of Association Rights are protected; as much as Freedom Of Movement And Residence.

The Bill of Rights further covers Freedom Of Trade, Occupation And Profession; People's Labor Relations are in the Bill Of rights.
Everyone has the Right to the Environment; all people have the Right To Property; Every One has a Right to Housing; People are guaranteed Health Care, Food, Water And Social Security.

Children have their Rights protected within the Bill Of Rights; Every citizen of Mzantsi has a Right to Education; Everyone has protected Rights Of the Culture And Language protected under the Bill Of Rights; The rights of Cultural, Religious And Linguistic Communities is protected in the Bill Of Rights; All people in the Country of South Africa have a Right to Access To Information.

Everyone under the Bill of Rights have a Right to Just Administrative Action. Everyone in South Africa has the Right to Access To Courts; There are also Rights For Arrested, Detained And Accused Persons.

There are Limitations Of rights; rights in case State Of Emergency Declared; Enforcement Rights; Interpretation of The Bill Of Rights.

Now, After I listed the main topics and themes of the Bill of Rights, this begins to give us an even broader picture as to what we could do, should, and how to, and begin to come out of our doldrums. As for Mr...(Maintenance Clerk). and his Social workers, they do not want to read,nor care to know their protocol, also, they are more inclined to be bribed, and this is from the days of kwa-Muhle under Apartheid, and worse today under the ANC. Mr...(Maintenance) Has never been able to come out of his Apartheid carcass... It is now a hardened shell, and the bitterness that goes with is is suffocating and very crass.

Mr...(Maintenance Clerk) His meltdown came out as being deliriously and angrily shouting and yelling at the women to "Get Rid Of That Thing!" Meaning, that they must abort their children... He clearly followed up that 'You women chase after the men, and you become pregnant, and you cannot take care of the children,, Why not get rid of that thing!"... He shouted.

If you want sex, use a condom and have a abortion instead, because these children will end up being in jail, on Nyaope[drug] or dead-he intoned.. They are useless, these children of yours, and they will not amount to anything!" he hollered.He rattled-off threats to the effect that if any of the women opt for going to the Magistrate, they are in for a shellacking, their children being taken away from them, and they, in the end not getting a cent! So much for the Bill Of Rights.

This is after the women have been called out with their private parts, and description of their sexual acts, that they end up being given Court dates at the end of Dec ember or in January. This is what the Maintenance Clerk is all about, and how he operates.

Instead of helping the people resolve or counsel them as to the possibilities in their undertaking, the women are dressed down, and abused brutally with a harangue bordering on hate. This is from those of us we call Africans.

Freire crystalizes my pint above by informing us thus:

"In affirming this necessity, Lukacs is unquestionably posing the problem of critical intervention. “To explain to the masses their own action” is to clarify and illuminate that action, both regarding its relationship to the objective acts by which it was prompted, and regarding its purposes.

"The more the people unveil this challenging reality which is to be the object of their transforming action, the more critically they enter that reality. In this way they are “consciously activating the subsequent development of their experiences.”

"There would be no human action if there were no objective reality; no world to be the “not I” of the person and to challenge them; just as there would be no human action if humankind were not a “project” if he or she were not able to transcend himself or herself, if one were not able to perceive reality and understand it in order to transform it.

"The pedagogy of the oppressed, which is the pedagogy of people engaged in the fight for their own liberation, has its roots here. And those who recognize, or begin to recognize, themselves as oppressed must be among the developers of this pedagogy.

"No pedagogy which is truly liberating can remain distant from the oppressed by treating them as unfortunates and by presenting for their emulation models from among the oppressors. The oppressed must be their own example in the struggle for their redemption."

It is also important that I note that the oppressed have to begin to find it within themselves to want to learn about learning and learn about reading, and take these two experiences manifest and apply them so that we can start to change our lives and position we are in, in many of our communities.

For us to appreciate our existence and reality, I will cite Freire again:

This may seem simplistic; it is not. Resolution of the oppressor-oppressed contradiction indeed implies the disappearance of the oppressors as a dominant class. However, the restraints imposed by the former oppressed on their oppressors, so that the latter cannot reassume their former position, do not constitute oppression. An act is oppressive only when it prevents people from being more fully human.

"Accordingly, these necessary restraints do not in themselves signify that yesterday’s oppressed have become today’s oppressors. Acts which prevent the restoration of the oppressive regime cannot be compared with those which create and maintain it, cannot be compared with those by which a few men and women deny the majority the right to be human.

"However, the moment the new regime hardens into a dominating “bureaucracy”[the humanist dimension of the struggle is lost and it is no longer possible to speak of liberation]. Hence our insistence that the authentic solution of the oppressor-oppressed contradiction does not lie in a mere reversal of position, in moving from one pole to the other. Nor does it lie in the replacement of the former oppressors with new ones who continue to subjugate the oppressed — all in the name of their liberation.

" Even when the contradiction is resolved authentically by a new situation established by the liberated laborers, the former oppressors do not feel liberated. On the contrary, they genuinely consider themselves to be oppressed. Conditioned by the experience of oppressing others, any situation other than their former seems to them like oppression.

"Formerly, they could eat, dress, wear shoes, be educated, travel, and hear Beethoven; while millions did not eat, had no clothes or shoes, neither studied nor traveled, much less listened to Beethoven. Any restriction on this way of life, in the name of the rights of the community, appears to the former oppressors as a profound violation of their individual right — although they had no respect for the millions who suffered and died of hunger, pain, sorrow, and despair.

"For the oppressors, 'human beings' refers only to themselves; other people are “things.” For the oppressors, there exists only one right: their right to live in peace, over against the right, not always even recognized, but simply conceded, of the oppressed to survival. And they make this concession only because the existence of the oppressed is necessary to their own existence."

The present people working in such institutions like the Maintenance Clerk in the Maintenance Court in Protea, clerks in shops and people in the business of public service, are the worst curs one can ever encounter. They make life difficult for the ordinary women, they are bored with the drudge of their unexciting work, they are in it for the monthly check, that, it is within this world they live their lives and try to project it as meaningful.

This can be seen in many sectors of our lives in South Africa, those who regard themselves as successful, and having the means, really believe and think that they are better that the non-works loitering in the Townships. Their Whitened mind-set looks at their Brothers and sisters, lumber under the heavy-weight of poverty, ignorance and confusion, they detest them; they treat customers like they are fools and nobodies. This is done to us by those of us in better positions.

These are the traits of a disturbed people who have a low self-esteem. This is what has become of our children, whom we struggle to put through school and higher learning, who look and talk to us with such disdain, that it hurts. These are the people who are manning our legal systems, and using these entities to treat us, women specifically, like dirt/trash.

If Apartheid died when Mandela came out, it buried itself within its retained legal system, with hordes of Apartheidized slaves playing the slave-driver, and doing their dastardly deed with such impunity, that all in all, they are trying to outdo the Boers.
That is ''US," here in Mzantsi - That is, many of those who were fortunate enough to have jobs, and a better life-than those of us, who are still struggling and are worse off, today, as modern underprivileged slaves, ruled by the privileged class of gendarmes, slavedriver-All of us are still suffering the same Apartheid mind set and pre-determined slave fate.

The Maintenance Clerk in Protea, is many of those who are our people who are the worst of us and in us. As long as we look down upon women, of course, we are going to do the same to our mothers, sisters and females in our families and extended families. This is happening in a devastating way in our families, communities and Nation, that we are going to take a pause. The Maintenance Clerk is what we see throughout our lives, in anything we do and live for. From the top honcho to the lowest and poorest individual in our midst.

I still maintain: We Are Much Better Than This...

Land Question In Mzantsi, Eh!

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Controlling Our Land And Its People Should Be A National Goal And Priority

"One of the other error we are making as a people is that we do not read nor learn about present condition, We assume it is our 'economy' that we see in our land today. It is worth appreciated Wilson's musings below:

"A people who not share history, who do not appreciate the shared experienced that their history represents, are a people who cannot utilize mutual trust, dependability, and forth, upon which to build an economic system. African people who forget their history are a people who forget that they had an economy before the European came into existence. They are a people forget that their economy was developed and maintained prior to the European ascendancy."

That is Why when we fail to understand/know and wrap our heads around the fact that in lacking knowledge of our Basic History and Culture, we are therefore prone and susceptible to any con regarding our lack of any control say about that.

Wilson:

"We're suffering from the absence of an economic system. Money is not a system; money is what it is This is what Wilson has to.

"A system involves the systematic and organized utilization of money. Without the pattern, pitot the system, without the organization, one does not have an economy.

"An economy exists prior to money. Thee were economies in the world before money was invented. We don't even have to have money to have an economic system.

"So, ultimately, when we study economic systems we recognize that an economic system at its base, refers to the nature of the relationship between people.

"It's the systematic way people choose to relate one to the other that makes an economic system - Not money. When we lack a systematic way of relating to each other, then, we can have money and still be for, have money and be robbed-which is what we are."(Wilson)

Local Economic System.

To the people who have our Spaza shops and are from foreign lands, Wilson teaches us that:

Their success is dues to three factors:

-A willingness to work more hours than most competitors will/Open earlier than competitors;

-Reliance on strong family and community ties, and money[thank you, because things got faster and cheaper that way.

My thing is that we are going to have to start reading such posts and apply ourselves by manifesting the workable ideas in our African midst. I do not see anything wrong with that. We have to also begin to support one another and make sure that each one of us success and we work towards such a goal. We implement serious Health and Education institutions, structures like Teacher Colleges, and Nursing Colleges, and as many as possible,Vocational colleges and improve night classes attendance for our people, and bring back sporting and Musical activities to our schools and for our children, that is where Free Education must begin, according to the way I see things.

We also need to get rid of hundreds of drug dens dotting the land, and do away with Taverns and work of making our nation healthy again. The 'Fong Kong' cigarettes, poor and cheap Soda(Cold Drinks) and such like garbage from our midst; We need to begin to have our people it full chicken meat, not subsist on chicken legs. Work to give access to and cheapen food prices and collection to our starving millions, improve our educate by equipping our schools with libraries, our children lab with the necessary modern equipment; install Wi-Fi in our Schools; Improve teacher pedagogical skills.

Paulo Freire explains this by s point imply stating:

"Conversion to the people requires a profound rebirth. Those who undergo it must take on a new form of existence; they can no longer remain as they were. Only through comradeship with the oppressed can the converts understand their characteristic ways of living and behaving, which in diverse moments reflect the structure of domination.

"One of these characteristics is the previously mentioned existential duality of the oppressed, who are at the same time themselves and the oppressor whose image they have internalized. Accordingly, until they concretely “discover” their oppressor and in turn their own consciousness, they nearly always express fatalistic attitudes towards their situation.

"The peasant begins to get courage to overcome his dependence when he realizes that he is dependent. Until then, he goes along with the boss and says, “what can I do? I’m only a peasant.”

"When superficially analyzed, this fatalism is sometimes interpreted as a docility that is a trait of national character. Fatalism in the guise of docility is the fruit of an historical and sociological situation, not an essential characteristic of a people’s behavior. It almost always is related to the power of destiny or fate or fortune — inevitable forces — or to a distorted view of God. Under the sway of magic and myth, the oppressed (especially the peasants, who are almost submerged in nature) see their suffering, the fruit of exploitation, as the will of God, as if God were the creator of this “organized disorder.”

"Submerged in reality, the oppressed cannot perceive clearly the 'order' which serves the interests of the oppressors whose image they have internalized. Chafing under the restrictions of this order, they often manifest a type of horizontal violence, striking out at their own comrades for the pettiest reasons."

Instead of us Africans focusing on the few things I have mentioned prior to citing from Freire, it is chilling and spooky to read from Freire and recall the same words uttered by Biko about our having internalized the oppressor, and instead of going on to develop our emancipated people and their lives, we went begging to him, vote and cap in hand, to ask him to come and rule over use again because they ANC is corrupt, and they White DA party will 'fix' the rot brought on by the ANC.

As Biko once said, we are quick to kill-off each other, we are prone to anger with our own people, but, are unable to shed-off our Apartheidized adornment. Sadly, according to Freire, this is us:

"The colonized man will first manifest this aggressiveness which has been deposited in his bones against his own people. This is the period when the niggers beat each other up, and the police and magistrates do not know which way to turn when faced with the astonishing waves of crime in North Africa. ...

"While the settler or the policeman has the right the livelong day to strike the native, to insult him and to make him crawl to them, you will see the native reaching for his knife at the slightest hostile or aggressive glance cast on him by another native; for the last resort of the native is to defend his personality vis-a-vis his brother.

"It is possible that in this behavior they are once more manifesting their duality. Because the oppressor exists within their oppressed comrades, when they attack those comrades they are indirectly attacking the oppressor as well.

"On the other hand, at a certain point in their existential experience the oppressed feel an irresistible attraction towards the oppressors and their way of life. Sharing this way of life becomes an overpowering aspiration. In their alienation, the oppressed want at any cost to resemble the oppressors, to imitate them, to follow them.

"This phenomenon is especially prevalent in the middle-class oppressed, who yearn to be equal to the 'eminent' men and women of the upper class. Albert Memmi, in an exceptional analysis of the “colonized mentality,” refers to the contempt he felt towards the colonizer, mixed with “passionate” attraction towards him."

This what we have seen with Mr...(Maintenance Court Clerk), that his venom was a manifestation of this duality that Freire is talking about. Many of us in Mzantsi have not yet been able to diagnose this duality, and the inner conflict that is forever churning in our hearts and chests. Many of us, in role-playing the oppressor in their present positions, are more vicious and malicious that the Boers, and in fact, we so much know about slavery that we dispense it to our brothers and sisters with impunity-that is, those of us in better positions in our land today.

Let's look much more deeper at this social miasma, anomaly and dysfunction of us and our people today.


Walter Rodney - African History Master Teacher....

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We Have Run Away From Ourselves And Our Freedom:

Many of us have whining and pining for the return of the Boers and many went out of the way to make this is a reality. We saw many of us 'running away from themselves'. I will support my observations of Africans 'running away from themselves and the Freedom they had' by consulting with Fromm:

Authoritarianism

The first mechanism of escape from freedom I am going to deal with is the tendency to give up the independence of one's own individual self and to fuse one's self with somebody or something outside oneself in order to acquire the strength which the individual self is lacking. Or, to put it in different words, to seek for new, “secondary bonds” as a substitute for the primary bonds which have been lost.

The more distinct forms of this mechanism are to be found in the striving for submission and domination, or, as we would rather put it, in the masochistic and sadistic strivings as they exist in varying degrees in normal and neurotic persons respectively. We shall first describe these tendencies and then try to show that both of them are an escape from an unbearable aloneness.

The most frequent forms in which masochistic strivings appear are feelings of inferiority, powerlessness, individual insignificance. The analysis of persons who are obsessed by these feelings shows that, while they consciously complain about these feelings and want to get rid of them, unconsciously some power within themselves drives them to feel inferior or insignificant. Their feelings are more than realizations of actual shortcomings and weaknesses (although they are usually rationalized as though they were); these persons show a tendency to belittle themselves, to make themselves weak, and not to master things.

Quite regularly these people show a marked dependence on powers outside themselves, on other people, or institutions, or nature. They tend not to assert themselves, not to do what they want, but to submit to the factual or alleged orders of these outside forces. Often they are quite incapable of experiencing the feeling, “I want” or “I am.” Life, as a whole, is felt by them as something overwhelmingly powerful, which they cannot master or control.

In the more extreme cases — and there are many — one finds besides these tendencies to belittle oneself and to submit to outside forces a tendency to hurt oneself and to make oneself suffer.

This tendency can assume various forms. We find that there are people who indulge in self-accusation and self-criticism which even their worst enemies would scarcely bring against them. There are others, such as certain compulsive neurotics, who tend to torture themselves with compulsory rites and thoughts. In a certain type of neurotic personality we find a tendency to become physically ill, and to wait, consciously or unconsciously, for an illness as if it were a gift of the gods.

Often they incur accidents which would not have happened had there not been at work an unconscious tendency to incur them. These tendencies directed against themselves are often revealed in still less overt or dramatic forms. For instance, there are persons who are incapable of answering questions in an examination when the answers are very well known to them at the time of the examination and even afterwards.

There are others who say things which antagonize those whom they love or on whom they are dependent, although actually they feel friendly towards them and did not intend to say those things. With such people, it almost seems as if they were following advice given them by an enemy to behave in such a way as to be most detrimental to themselves.

The masochistic trends are often felt as plainly pathological or irrational. More frequently they are rationalized. Masochistic dependency is conceived as love or loyalty, inferiority feelings as an adequate expression of actual shortcomings, and one's suffering as being entirely due to unchangeable circumstances.

Besides these masochistic trends, the very opposite of them, namely, sadistic tendencies, are regularly to be found in the same kind of characters. They vary in strength, are more or less conscious, yet they are never missing. We find three kinds of sadistic tendencies, more or less closely knit together. One is to make others dependent on oneself and to have absolute and unrestricted power over them, so as to make of them nothing but instruments, like "clay in the potter's hand.”

Another consists of the impulse not only to rule over others in this absolute fashion, but to exploit them, to use them, to steal from them, to disembowel them, and, so to speak, to incorporate anything eatable in them. This desire can refer to material things as well as to immaterial ones, such as the emotional or intellectual qualities a person has to offer. A third kind of sadistic tendency is the wish to make others suffer or to see them suffer. This suffering can be physical, but more often it is mental suffering. Its aim is to hurt actively, to humiliate, embarrass others, or to see them in embarrassing and humiliating situations.

Sadistic tendencies for obvious reasons are usually less conscious and more rationalized than the socially more harmless masochistic trends. Often they are entirely covered up by reaction formations of over-goodness or over-concern for others. Some of the most frequent rationalizations are the following: “I rule over you because I know what is best for you, and in your own interest you should follow me without opposition.”

Or, “I am so wonderful and unique, that I have a right to expect that other people become dependent on me.” Another rationalization which often covers the exploiting tendencies is: “I have done so much for you, and now I am entitled to take from you what I want.” The more aggressive kind of sadistic impulses finds its most frequent rationalization in two-forms: “I have been hurt by others and my wish to hurt them is nothing but retaliation,” or, “by striking first I am defending myself or my friends against the danger of being hurt.”

This is what has happened to us prior to our escaping from ourselves and our freedom, up to the point of handing over power to the oppressor so that they can rule over us, one more time.

From continues:

In the mechanisms we have been discussing, the individual overcomes the feeling of insignificance in comparison with the overwhelming power of the world outside himself either by renouncing his individual integrity, or by destroying others so that the world ceases to be threatening.

This particular mechanism is the solution that the majority of normal individuals find in modern society. To put it briefly, the individual ceases to be himself; he adopts entirely the kind of personality offered to him by cultural patterns; and he therefore becomes exactly as all others are and as they expect him to be. The discrepancy between “I” and the world disappears and with it the conscious fear of aloneness and powerlessness.

This mechanism can be compared with the protective coloring some animals assume. They look so similar to their surroundings that they are hardly distinguishable from them. The person who gives up his individual self and becomes an automaton, identical with millions of other automatons around him, need not feel alone and anxious any more. But the price he pays, however, is high; it is the loss of his self.

The majority of us are supposed to be individuals who are free to think, feel, act as they please. To be sure this is not only the general opinion on the subject of modern individualism, but also each individual sincerely believes that he is “he” and that his thoughts, feelings, wishes are “his.” Yet, although there are true individuals among us, this belief is an illusion in most cases and a dangerous one for that matter, as it blocks the removal of those conditions that are responsible for this state of affairs.

We are dealing here with one of the most fundamental problems of psychology which can most quickly be opened up by a series of questions. What is the self? What is the nature of those acts that give only the illusion of being the person's own acts? What is spontaneity? What is an original mental act? Finally, what has all this to do with freedom?

Most people are convinced that as long as they are not overtly forced to do something by an outside power, their decisions are theirs, and that if they want something, it is they who want it. But this is one of the great illusions we have about ourselves.
A great number of our decisions are not really our own but are suggested to us from the outside; we have succeeded in persuading ourselves that it is we who have made the decision, whereas we have actually conformed with expectations of others, driven by the fear of isolation and by more direct threats to our life, freedom, and comfort.

As a matter of fact, in watching the phenomenon of human decisions, one is struck by the extent to which people are mistaken in taking as "their" decision what in effect is submission to convention, duty, or simple pressure. It almost seems that “original” decision is a comparatively rare phenomenon in a society which supposedly makes individual decision the cornerstone of its existence.

The automatization of the individual in modern society has increased the helplessness and insecurity of the average individual. Thus, he is ready to submit to new authorities which offer him security and relief from doubt.


Post Apartheid Democracy Gone Crazy

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We are Free Automaton In The Poor Likeness Of Our Masters

"The basic entity of the social process is the individual, his desires and fears, his passions and reasons, his propensities for good and evil. To understand the dynamics of the social process we must understand they dynamics of the psychological processes operating within the individual,just as to understand the individual, we must see him in the context of the culture that molds him.

"Freedom, though it has brought him independence and rationality, has made him isolated and, thereby, anxious and powerless. This isolation is unbearable and the alternatives his is confronted with are either to escape from the burden of his freedom, into new dependencies and submission, or to advance to the full realization of positive freedom which is based upon the uniqueness and individuality of man.

"Modern man is still anxious and tempted to surrender his freedom to dictators of all kinds, or to lose it by transforming himself into a small cog in the machine, well fed ad well clothed, yet not a free man but an automaton"

We as a people of Mzantsi, have to face the facts that, according to Freire, Fromm, Biko, Wilson, we are snared by the way our personality, characters, being, culture and history have been spun around, stigmatizing everything African as Bad and Backward. Many of us have bee educated by the very people who twisted and turned around everything about us, and try to fit a square in a circle. There are those amongst us who've been turned against themselves and whatever their ancestors stood for, believed in and lived like.

Just like Mr...(Maintenance Clerk) in the Protea courts, many of us in such positions behave worse than bests, and try to emulate the Masters ways, values and langurs, at the same time, scorn and discard of their own culture, customs, traditions, languages, music and behavior, values, morals and mores. We sacrifice and dumb these into the masters logic that they are useless, and we see ourselves, many of us, better-off without our own indigenous lives and existence.

This has come back to haunt us, for nice we thought we were free, that is the more so we became dumbed-down and confused, For the past 22 years, we, ourselves, and our government, had a bromance of corruption and running-down our own power and government. We did so, as Fromm points out above, that we felt lonely, no one to lord and be master over us, and we taking the reins with a mindset such like that of our masters, and we destroyed ourselves even more so, as Fromm said, feeling good about our own self-destruction.

This is madness and sickness unmitigated by anything in life. We have what I have termed to be "Apartheid Setlamatlama(/Babalazi(Hangover) that we cannot seem to be able to quench or erase. Many of us have been blaming the ANC for the past 22 years, and now, have we really looked back at ourselves in the mirrors in our houses? What do we see staring back at us? What about our families? Our Communities? Nation of African people? Our material and spiritual reality and existence? Our discarded children and women and the elderly/babies-infants too?

We must really not see, nor like what we see staring back at us, to the extent we deny to ourselves that what we looking at is an African who has no power, no good life, mo work, no country, no government, exploited, abused, drugged, drunk, confused, illiterate, poor and poverty-stricken-that is what I see and more, when I stare myself in the mirror. That is the 'true self' Fromm touched upon above that I see staring back at myself, and then-some...

We are free as slaves that we had remained since the transition from Apartheid to ANC rule. The ANC, in this case, dropped the ball and went for the money, which Wilson above demonstrated that only the system is the economy, money is not the economy, it is what it is-paraphrasing. As pointed out above, the oppressed vie-for and pine to be in their master's boots and act like the master, talk like the master, and behave like the master. This is where most of us are still inebriated with and by Apartheidization.

This Hub is calling attention to our inaction and lack of pro-activeness is lacking, absent and non-existent amongst many of us. Many are comfortable in their moorings under this uncertain period in our land, and happy to be within this system, working and getting paid, buying cars and sending their children to 'private' schools locally and overseas. This, to those who have the means and wherewithal, is what matters, and is of interest to them.

As we speak, DA is finding out that within the locals of the Wards that had been run by the ANC, there's resistance on matters of electricity, of water, and garbage collection. The ANC had a ruling style of refraining as much as possible being in confrontation with the poor when they are protesting. The incoming DA is talking about Law and Order and locking up the perpetrators. This is beginning to sound like a throwback to Apartheid days and times. And the DA has been accused of doing precisely that, Apartheidizing their Wards, and giving preferential treatment to Whites in the cities, ignoring Africans in the cities and rural ares under them.

The whole rebirth of Apartheid has been made possible by the rigorous opposition the elite and many impressionable youth, fell for, and now they are discovering that what they thought was real-politick, was instead, trickery, teachers, sell out and they were led by charlatans, riffraff and conmen, crooks, and capitalists of the likes of Malema, Mashaba, Hlaudi, Maimane?

This coterie and foursome are really wreaking havoc, because what they have in common with each other, they directly work with the White people against the interests of the African people or are proxies to those who are connected to the Imperial Lords who control South Africa. The very points that have been made about our propensity to behave like an oppressed people who only deliriously want to be like their masters, work for them, and be part of their power system, is spot on in this case.This should be our studied and known political Science theory.

African Vulture Capitalists

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The Vulture Capitalistc Illegitimate African Elite

This history of the revolutions that took place in the then known as the Frontline State, north of South Africa, have a lot of literature written about this events that shook Africa loose from the stranglehold of European powers like the French, the British, the Portuguese, the Germans.

And we have also seen the emergence of a rich class of what got to be called the Benzies, who shaped around 5th Avenue in New York, and spent the country's party riches of junkets wth there families and friends, and went about and carried on in the same way we are seeing in South Africa-today.

The Boer propaganda during their absolute rule were fond of poking and raising the corruption that was going on throughout Africa, and also designed that propaganda to us, trying to convince us that African self-rule was chaotic , corrupt and very bad, They went out of their way to tell us that we need 'homelands' where, under their tutelage, we will learn to tribe as separate 'tribes, following all their instructions.

If this gerrymandering of our psyches and souls and spirits is being applied and imposed, also conditioned and embedded in us all the years since 1650, it will not take 22 years to yank it out of us. It will only take a good palaver and honest one for that matter, between African peoples amongst themselves, first. We are going to have to relearn respecting and caring about the others. We have to begin to learn about learning and reading and making sure that these are manifest and applied in our communities, families and so on.

What am I saying, instead of carrying on as we are, as a people, being very cruel, insensitive, jealous of each other, bringing each down like crabs in a barrel, celebrate and gossip about the fall of one of our people; using our money to buy into witchcraft and its opposite, for good or bad intentions, wires up to that extent we never get to think clearly, properly and honestly. We shelve truth and settle for denial and untruths.

As a people, we can achieve unity once we have a direct and honest discussions about our fate and decrepit lives. This can be seen in the way many of our families are breaking up, not only today, let's just say from 1900 to 2016 and beyond. There has been a constant hemorrhaging of families, and upgraded by Apartheid to refreshed and updated legal minefield and raw police/military force.

Family Reunion

Jail was used as one other, of many tactics used to break our families; 'crime' was used to stigmatize and justify African people's incarceration, as is the DA saying and about to do, to imprison those accused of corruption, that those of us who grew under Apartheid, this is beginning to sound familiar.

I have written several Hubs here on HubPages about Apartheid from various points of view and its impact on African people. In tis Hub I am looking at the family, which was broken up the Day South Africa had mines, it was already involved in killing-off the family when they disposed the African people of land and their wealth, this affected the famous too in a big way.

The opening of the Gold and Diamond mines in South Africa had men separated from their families and home and warehoused in the Barracks of men.-only spread through out and close to the mining Dumps found all over South Africa. In this compounds, men were prohibited to live or cohabitant with their wives and children, They only saw them when they were home in December, and in many cases, depleted and eaten by TB, and were now useless to the family, which had no money for health coverage.

Families were broken when people had to migrate from their houses in the rural areas, and headed to city to find jobs. Many left their children, wives, parents and extended families to find a job and sent t it home, and this too has had adverse effects on the African family. Living and being slaves of Apartheid in the cities in various menial and underpaying jobs, Africans were impoverished, many malnourished, and TB hospitals full to the brim, poor schooling and curriculum, daily beatings, arrests, jailing, torture.

These had a very devastating impact and affect on the lives of African people and their family. This was a daily thing in the Ghetto of Soweto, and such like, blank and barren places where the Boers placed those who came to the farms to Big cities for jobs.

These African families were dismantled though the type of jobs African men had to do. In many cases, they had to live at their master's house, in the outside backrooms, and tend to the needs of the master, 24/7/365. non-stop maid cores and as garden-'boys', for the house. These people could only see their families and children maybe once or two days a week, and they brought scraps from the master's table for the family.

African families were being systematically trashed by the introduction of hard liquor, which, up to the coming into power by Verwoerd, Africans were prohibited from purchasing hard liquor, and contravening that order meant jail. Ever since Verwoerd came to power, he instructed that the African people should be allowed and sold hard liquor. Not only that, he wanted all Liquor(bottle) stores to be built next to railways stations so that the men could buy liquor long before they got home.

Liquor has destroyed and is still curtailing the lives of many African men, women and children-Drugs now in the mix. Families are now shredded and dissipated heater-skelter, and the social fabric and foundation of the African family has been badly decimated, that as of the writing of this piece,that is what has happened to us, and then some.

The dismantling and destruction of the African family, is one of the man reasons that today in South Africa, people are scared, tense, confused, angry and spoiling for a fight that the leaders of the ANC, still do not see what is going on. They cling to their 'Gravy Train' motion, whilst the trains going into a ditch. Today, families in South Africa have been clinically shred to ribbons, that what needs to be done, at least, is to read about it here on this Hub and observing for oneself once in South Africa.

The family is where we ought to begin to look at it from a historical point of view and as we get better at it, begin to siphon-off the political games that were being played with us not participating in the politics of the British and Afrikaner rule. It is through studying their laws and their social interaction and dealings with us that we will begin to see what the Broederbond did so very well for the Afrikaners: unify and direct heir rule and ideology.

The families of Africans have undergone a barrage of assaults on it reigned upon them by the British and Boers, as cheap labor and nothing else. Verwoerd did not think that education nor maths was important for Africans to learn because they will have no use for it in the world of the White man. So that,education suffered from no funding by the Boer State, and also, the families and their children suffered as a result, and for this part, one needs to read my Hub on the History of the African Students' June 16 revolution, to get an in-depth perspective as to how families and student were being treated in demanding and very devastating ways by school authorities…

Not only that a, it is not the treatment of the students and their families I am talking about here only, I am also talking about the level of education that Africans and their families were allowed to reach from early 1800s to the present, that, even today, we can see how parents and the students are made to pay exorbitant funds, and many of the Township schools underfunded, that this imposed dumbing down and illiteracy permeates the schools, families, communities and nations of Mzantsi.

This whole specter affect and derails many families who cannot keep up with the destruction. Today we are seeing an even darker specter embodying our families. Drugs and poisonous foods available to our people. Many of our people are sickened by canned fishes, and other canned substances, which are old, and this is causing havoc amongst the needy and poor.

Families cannot even get good healthcare service, and there are no jobs to speak of. This is happening daily, that in the end, the ANC, taken up by looting the public coffers, was caught flat-footed, the perennial cookie in the jar, when 18 million of its core voters did not vote for them nor any party in these past 2016 local elections.

Studying and writing originally about our families, we are gong


The Facial African Look - Dumile Feni

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Revising African History

I wanted to preface my remarks with a background history of the first meeting of Africans and Europeans. This is one part of the history that is never really talked nor written about, except the history of how we were enslaved, and yet, there's ample literature written about the first European contact with Africa and the Africans.

... And what was the reaction of the European, who, we know, proceeded to destroy and sack African civilizations and made their people European slaves in the New Land(US, the Caribbean, and South America.) The best thing readers can do is to read my article that talks about Africans in Africa(this part of it still being written into a Hub), and the Story, history, culture and music of Africans in the Diaspora, published here on HubPages.

Prof. Clarke wrote the following piece and cited B. Moore after a few remarks:

"In order to create an excuse and a rationale for the Slate trade and the colonial system that followed it, Europeans had to forget, or pretend to forget, all they had previously known about Africa, African history, African people and their culture… In one of his last public speeches on this subject, Caribbean writer and historian, B. Moore observed:

"The Significance of African history is shown, though not overtly, in the very effort of deny anything worthy of the name of history to Africa and the African peoples. This widespread, and will nigh successful endeavor, maintained through some five centuries, to erase African history from the general record, it is a fact which of itself should be quite conclusive to thinking and open minds. For it is logical and apparent that no such undertaking would ever have been carried on, and at such length, in order to obscure and bury what is actually of little or no significance."

"The prime significance of African history becomes still more manifest when it is realized that this deliberate denial of African history arose out of the European expansion and invasion of Africa, which began in the middle of the fifteenth century. The compulsion was thereby felt to attempt to justify such colonialist conquest, domination, enslavement and plunder.

"Hence, this brash denial of history and culture of Africa, and indeed even of human qualities and capacity for "civilization" to the indigenous people of Africa"

Clarke adds:

"It is too often forgotten that more than five thousand years and unfolded before what was to become Europe was a political factor in the World Affairs.

"When the Early Europeans first met Africans, at the crossroads of history, it was a respectful meeting and the Africans were not slaves. Their nations(Africans) were old before Europe was born. In this period of history, what was to be later known as "Africa" was an unknown place to the people whole someday be called Europeans.

There has been an attempt on the part of some European "scholars" to deny that Egypt was part of Africa. The distorters of African history also had to ignore the fact that the people of the ancient land which would later be called Egypt, never called their land by that name. It was called 'Ta-Merry' or 'Kampf,' and sometimes 'Kemet' or 'Sais.'

"The ancient Hebrews called in Migraine. Later the Moslem Arabs used the same term, but later discarded it. Both Greeks and the Romans referred to the country as "the Pearl of the Nile." The greeks gave it the simple name "Aegyptus." Thus the word we know as 'Egypt' is of Greek origin.

Clarke maintains that Egypt came into being as a result of the indigenous Southern African origin of the Ancient Egyptians, who were equally, "Africans," is based on the historical message extracted from highly respected "Papyrus of Hunefer" found in the Egyptians' and other indigenous Africans' Bool of the Coming Forth By Day And Night, these state:

"We came from the beginning of the Nile, where the God Hapi dwells, at the foothills of the mountain of the Moon(Kilimanjaro-between Kenya and Tanzania, or Ruwenzori in Uganda)".

Now, it is important for the readers of this Hub to understand that my citing the past European History to showcase for Africans in Mzantsi, is that I want to deconstruct and debunk the Boer myths and falsification of Africans in Mzantsi as having on culture, no history, and that they were never a nation, and were having internecine fights with each other, and that they came form the north, trekking into south Africa, when the Boers(Dutch) were landing in the Cape in 1652.

I have written a tome of a Hub titled from "Gondwanaland To Mzantsi".. That trace the history of Africa, and of South Africa from about 200,000 years BC. In this Hub, I am presenting facts and evidence that in fact, the History of Africa begun in South Africa, and this has progressed north, thus dispelling the untruths that Africans came from the North migrations, according to the Boers. In the Hub I have just mentioned, I established and demonstrated that Africans of Mzantsi's original and contemporary domicile has been South Africa, form the days of the Continents being Fused together and called Gondwanaland to the present-day South Africa.

Many Africans in south Africa have not really read nor know about my Hub from "Gondwanaland To Mzantsi," and I implore them to read it, and think about it contents and assertions. I also have been writing about the history of the meeting of Africans in various ways above to make the point that African history in South Africa is still falsified, and the Africans of South Africa, because of all the dirty tricks played on them about their education and everything else, are still not yet hip to the fact that the very oppressors, whenever they came to South or Africa, found an Africa that shocked and awed them immensely, and they felt ashamed of themselves, and in the end, decided to destroy what they saw, made Africans slaves, and took their lands and wealth.

This is the long and short about our story and history, and I write this Hub in order to begin to inform our Africans people in Mzantsi that we are better-off when we begin to correct and upgrade our history, as we see fit, and we should control the content and the research, along with the publication and distribution of the real history and story of Africans in Mzantsi(South Africa).

But if we remain scornful and ignorant of our past, the point at which we collided with the belligerent European thus and robbers, and do not want to understand whence these colonists come from, and never even want to read new material about the historical antecedents of our plight today, right up to he contemporary times I am interrogating in this Hub, we will never ever be authentically free, and will keep on making errors of re-instating the Boers as we have done in the most recent 2016 elections.

Master Scuplture: Dumile Feni...

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The Untold Hisstory Of European Origins Of Envy, Jealousy and Destruction Of African Civilization And People

Political History Pedagogy

Before I talk about the African Zeitgeist, I would like to preface my remarks with the following piece:

To understand why Europeans were so afraid of the content of African education we must go further back into our past. Before they had even set foot in Africa, Europeans had heard about African glory and its extraordinary civilizations. Philip of Macedonia, like the typical warmongering European megalomaniac, decided that as he was the most powerful person in the West he had to conquer Egypt, the most advanced African civilization at the time and own it for himself. Fortunately, he was killed while waging another one of his numerous wars.

Unfortunately, his son Alexander, who only a twisted mind could call great, decided to fulfill his father's dream and did eventually conquer Egypt. When Europeans entered Africa for the first time and saw the tremendous civilization our ancestors had methodically collected, stored and preserved from millennia they were mesmerized. They were overwhelmed by its organization, its opulence, its style, its architecture, its creativity, its intelligence, in short, everything but most particularly, its tremendous wealth.

Today in the western media we are inundated with propaganda of "a poverty stricken Africa" but Europeans knew then and still know now how tremendously wealthy Africa is. In fact, it is precisely because of Africa's genius and its tremendous wealth why African people were enslaved in the first place. Africa is the richest continent on earth, and it is neither a so-called Third World Country/Continent.

Europeans were envious and wanted to have Africa all for themselves but they also felt ashamed and it was at this moment that the crime which they would carry out later in the 15 century when they discovered the New World, began to take shape in their minds. One of the things that struck me as I studied Ancient Egyptian civilization was the number of times the word 'shame' appeared in the writings of many of the European travelers to Egypt. It's a leitmotiv in their writings. Even Jean Francois Champoleon who deciphered the hieroglyphs on the Rosetta Stone felt shame when he visited the tombs of the Pharaohs in the Valley of Kings and saw the different races depicted there. This is what he said.

"We also found Egyptians and other Africans depicted in the same way, which could not be otherwise: but there were some important and strange differences between the Namou ( the Asians) and the Tamhou ( the Europeans) ……

"Finally [and I am ashamed to say this because our race was the last and most savage of all in those ancient times] but we must be honest and admit that we did not paint a very pretty figure in those days. Here I am referring to all the people with blonde hair and white skin, living not only in Europe, but in Asia, their place of origin." [Asia here means people from the Middle East and not from China.]

This forces us to ask the following question, Why did Europeans feel shame when they came into contact with Africa? Where did their shame stem from? It is this shame which is behind our enslavement and oppression along with mis-education and Dumbing us down perpetually…

Historical Pedagogy

In recent years, there has been a lot of talk about the end of western civilization and we have all heard conservative and right wing politicians in the West lamenting the loss of western values. But what is Western civilization? What exactly are Western values? If you have traveled across Europe as I have, you will see walled cities, military forts, canons, pistols, guns, all manner of swords and statues of war heroes.

In short, you will see an arsenal of weaponry and materials for waging war. In my opinion, war is not what most people imagine when they think about civilization. This may surprise many people but the West has never had a civilization if you exclude war from that definition. So where did the West get all its architecture, laws, religion, human rights ideas, its so-called values, etc?They got them from Africa. Before they visited Africa they had none of these things.

In fact, Europeans had spent their time on the planet developing more and more lethal weapons to wage war and kill each other. Africans in contrast, had spent their time on this planet mapping the stars, studying the changing seasons, inventing literature, the arts, architecture, mathematics, writing, inventing the calendar, medicine, worshiping their gods, mummifying their dead, preparing for the afterlife, even inventing the very wig that so many black women can no longer do without today, in short, trying to build the things that we consider today as Civilization.

As a result, when they came into contact with Africa's splendor, Europeans felt inadequate, ashamed, inferior, because they had built nothing similar in Europe, only weapons of war, and so they were envious and started plotting to take Africa for themselves and enslave African people and that is exactly what they have done. So what has been promoted as Western civilization during the last 500 years is none other than the civilization of African people which they have simply confiscated and claimed as their very own.

This is what we African people do not know about our White European detractors: they envied Africans for what they had and accomplished when they first came into contact with them. The felt ashamed of their own backwardness and awkwardness. Upon reading Basil Davidson's, "The Lost Cities Of Africa," there's a part in his book where he describes the total shock Africans had when they saw Vasco da Gama, and they saw them as thugs, whilst they[Africans] were dressed in silk and golden sandals, and da Gama and his men wore heavy clothing that made them look scary to those African people.

We Africans have been duped to believe that we are inferior by people who were shocked to see the African spirit of the times when they met with them, to be that of a very civilized and progressive and rich people. They went on to sack those nations, they enslaved Africans, took their lands and riches, and turned around and falsified and demonized African history, culture, traditions and customs, languages, plus music and dance-along with spiritual beliefs and practices. This, we have been taught, was barbaric, ungodly and unholy, that our being is flawed and we behave like and should be treated like children, All we know is drink beer and have a lot of sex.

Today, the West has reached the peak of its power and it is still in the warmongering business, and still sowing death and destruction in its path. Iraq is a recent example and perhaps Iran will be next in line, however, it now prefers to let the other races kill each other while it concentrates on supplying all the materials necessary for them to accomplish this task and rake in the profits from their deaths, especially from the deaths of African people who unfortunately have become infected with the western warmongering virus after centuries of close contact, to the point where Rwandans exterminated 4 million of their own people in the short space of only 3 months.

As many people are unaware that the West has claimed African civilization as its own, they are often confused by the contradictions they see in Western society. So they can't understand for example how slavery and human rights can co-exist side by side but if you understand that one comes from Europe (slavery) and the other comes from Africa (human rights), then there is absolutely no contradiction whatsoever.

Furthermore, as they do not genuinely believe in such concepts they often end up only paying lip service to them. Do you remember that Europeans were holding a book in their hands which clearly stated 'thou shalt not kill' while they were raping and killing our ancestors? Worse, the ships our ancestors traveled across the Atlantic ocean on had biblical names such as 'the good ship Jesus' or "John the Baptist."

African Proverb As Panacea

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We, Africans Of South Africa, Are The Most Exhuberant Spectators Of Our Own Oppression

Wilson informs us as follows:

"The 'normality' and abnormality of African consciousness and behavior as politically mandated and socially manufactured by the power relations of White supremacy, are denoted by the relative prominence of certain disturbances of thought, emotions, motivations and values. These disturbances of consciousness serve the interests of White hegemony by making Africans highly responsive, for better or worse, to White-instigated social controls. So that:

Pathological normalcy in africans refers to those disturbances in African consciousness and behavior which are beneficial for the needs of Whites and to the perpetuation of White supremacy while being ultimately inimical to their own needs and liberation.

Now, I will be consulting with Wilson's experts regarding the various Pathologies that affect us as we have been and are still under oppression. Understanding and learning about these conditions will benefit the coming African generations, and will wrap up this Hub in a more positive note for the African people of Mzantsi.

Wilson writes:

"It is only when the disturbance are of such character, intensity or pervasiveness that they negate the usual or customary social controls and threaten the established social order are they deemed by the White mental establishment as 'abnormal,' maladaptive," pathological."

1. Amnesia:

Total or partial loss of memory. A dissociative reaction, occurs when an individual represses from consciousness the recall or remembrance of entire periods or episodes in his life in order to deny, escape, avoid the re-experiencing of certain painful feelings associated with those periods or episodes. Amnesia therefore results in the loss of pre-trauma identity , the motives and values related to that identity due to the repression of its relevant, crucially defining memories.

We therefore learn further from Wilson that:

"White supremacy is to a large extent founded on the social amnesia of subordinate Africans. The ruling White supremacist regime's strategic need to deprive massive African population of a common cultural platform from whence to mount a collective counterattack against its domination requires that it negates their common African identity, cultural, historical memories and related practices.

"This eradication of African cultural/historical memories was [is] undertaken so as to make possible the social manufacture or fashioning of an erstwhile African identity which can be reactively shaped and molded to fit the ongoing needs and interests off White supremacy.

The subordinate African can only be what he needs to be for dominant Whites if he has no true knowledge of who he/she is and how he came to be who he is. This requires hat he not remember who he truly was.

"The operative oppression of Africans by Whites depends on the ability of Whites to create and maintain a discrepancy between what subordinate Africans 'think' they were and what they truly were; what they think thy should be and what they must be. These discrepancies are the foundation stones upon which the superstructure of White supremacy is constructed.

The reclamation of their true history, cultural continuity and unalloyed identity by Africans would precipitate the ruinous collapse of White hegemony. Thus, in self-defense and in the interest of self-perpetuation the White supremacist establishment is compelled to induce and maintain in African Consciousness a pervasive social Amnesia regarding things positively African - an Amnesia which is ostensibly "normal."

"Social amnesia in the subordinate Africans was [is] socially manufactured by the dominant Whites through the propagandistic slander and falsification of African history and culture by constricting the continuing discovery, effective exposition, weld-actualization practice of their true and liberating realities; by punishing, deriding and negatively reinforcing the reclamation and manifest behavioral expression by African persons, groups, and organizations.

"In addition the White supremacist establishment, through its control of the domain of discourse of information and its general power to define reality, excludes the truth and beauty of African history and culture from its own and the collective consciousness of African people.

"It thereby effectively denies their existence or their worthiness of African history and culture. Their contribution to the collective character of African peoples is thereby negated and repressed, consequently distorting their cultural soul and cultural essence.

"Moreover, dominant White regimes have (and do) so expertly and consistently associated the history and culture of Africans of Africans with the evocation of feeling of shame, guilt, anxiety, betrayal alienation, fear of social disapproval, mental and physical abuse, social ridicule, loss of social and economic status, humiliation, and all other types of aversive emotions and consequences, until in the pursuit of ego- and self-defense many Africans have (and do) feel compelled to reject and repress the search for the discovery of a true liberating knowledge of themselves — thus creating the social Amnesia which makes them behave like reactionary puppets strung along by machinations of their dominant White Puppeteers.

"This 'compelled' social Amnesia on the part of subordinate Africans [which facilitated by parental and subcultural modeling and conditioning through the life-span] not only disallows the discovery and reclamation of true self-knowledge by Africans themselves:

"It also disallows and culture of White supremacy and of those pathologically depraved Whites who are its perpetrators. Ultimately, the repression of a true knowledge of self, i.e., of African history and culture in subordinate Africans, is tantamount ago the repression of a true knowledge of reality — the one true foundation upon which psychological and social sanity must be constructed.

"Up to this point in this Hub, and citing Wilson, which I will follow up again after this comment, it is instructive for the African people of Mzantsi to read the next citation, which is a very well summed notation of what this whole Hub is all about, above. The action about Amnesia is what I have been addressing above, albeit needing a more coherent send as to what I am talking about that we, Africans of South Africa, have really forgotten all about ourselves, and it is important to see how this is the case according to Wilson.

"The historical/cultural amnesia imposed on the collective African psyche by the repressive White supremacist regime results not one in the sheer forgetting of their past, but also to their failure to learn from it; their failure to utilize it in their reckonings regarding reality and their appropriate relationship to it.

"The imposed social amnesia of Africans markedly reduces their capacity to know the murky side of the history and culture of their White oppressors. It leaves them without a historical/cultural basis for engaging in realistic and beneficial assessments of themselves and of others, for establishing corroborative expectations regarding their own behavior and that of their Caucasian nemesis.

"Furthermore,The compelled social amnesia results in the absence of self-knowledge as we as in the impairment of a related sense of purposive and meaningful existence.

"The absence of functional knowledge of their cultural/historical past not only binds Africans to important aspects of past realities, but also to crucial, critical aspects of contemporary and future realities.

"Thus, they are easily beguiled and misdirected by their oppressors and their own ignorance to the benefit of their exploiters — and consequently to their own detriment.

"In being forced to lose their past, Africans are, in effect, forced to lose their priceless wisdom and invaluable coping skills so painstakingly accumulated over aeons of trial and error by their ancestors. They are thus forced to 're-invent the wheel" invented centuries earlier by their forebears. Social amnesia destroys the sense of continuity the foundation of personal and collective identity… Consequently, the consciousness of the African amnesiac is marked by discontinuity and disconnections, episodic experiences and views of reality — the most important of which are unsystematically closeted together, unorganized by automatic principles and concepts.

"African social amnesia impairs long-term, conceptual, sequential, relational, cause-and-effect, abstracted thinking, since this style of thinking is developed through the practiced, systematic, detailed consideration of reality of the near and distant pas and its relationship to present and future reality.

"The liability and malleability of the subordinated African amnesiac permits his consciousness and behavior to be rather easily and quickly molded, shaped and impelled to obsessively pursue the latest commercial fads and fashions and social behavioral styles in further pursuit of an ever-receding, ever-changing, illusory identity — to the economic and social benefit of his White exploiters.

"Finally, the reinforced social amnesia of the subordinated African permits him to absent-mindedly, obsessively seek to assimilate; to eat with, sleep with, live among, 'be just like' to identify with the captors, torturers, enslavers, lynchers, and race-baiting sadistic exploiters.

"In his 'sweet' forgetfulness he is no longer motivated to seek revenge, reparation, restitution, or reconstruction for the past and present wrongs perpetrated by his White oppressors; he is not motivated to construct a new African-centered, humane utopia on the shattered remains of White supremacy's evil empire, but to become an equal partner in it — thus sanctioning the annihilation of the personhood of both his ancestors and himself.

"The pursuit of this 'impossible dream' by the African amnesiac supplies the motive force which advances and enriches White supremacy and therefore perpetuates his own subordination and impoverishment.

"Thus the subordinated African does not indict the supremacist regime for its misdeeds and require it to atone forts sins. Its constituents are left blameless and guiltless — having committed the 'perfect crime' against African humanity.

"These are some of the benefits to White supremacy afforded by African Amnesia."

The whole Hub has been about all what Wilson has made more concrete above. We, the Africans of Mzantsi, are our own worst enemies, detractors, participants in our own oppression, depression, suppression, and we are working assiduously hard to destroy ourselves, our nation and indigenousness.

African Destruction By Jacques Chirac(Former President Of France)...

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African People's Delusions Of Grandeur

What I am trying to highlight here in this Hub, are the social ailments and psychological along with psychiatry problems we have had from the days of Apartheid Many amongst us, those professional counselors, have been educated and groomed by Apartheid, as we have seen above with the like of Mr...(Maintenance Clerk) in the Protea Courts of Maintenance court, who clearly are still suffering from Apartheid 'Setlamatlama'/'Babalazi'(Hangover).

What is really troubling is the fact that the very educated elite, cannot diagnose our own people, and they do not read, therefore they do not have an inkling of what they should be doing to heal our people. I have chosen to use Wilson's Psych-Psychiatric History and counseling to try and help heal our people, should they read