June 16. I am even ashamed to mention this date. What is it we the youth of South Africa are celebrating? Do you remember how those of that fateful date put their lives on the line to fight for something just? They knew that life could be better, should be better and will be better even when the odds were so heavily stacked against them. Look at you today, all you care about is yellow bones, drinking, parties, nyaope, weaves, nails and shoes! You sit on your brain and when you can’t qualify academically you blame the government on your own failure to pass well enough to get the bursaries, scholarships and grants your want so much. Did you know that most parents who work and even in good jobs want their children to be on bursaries too? For twelve years they watched their child prosper in primary and high school but did not have the foresight to put something aside every month so that their child could attend university. Now you wonder why NSFAS has no money? You are angry at government for it? Really? Was it not meant to be for the poorest first going up? Our love for hand outs has taken out the fighting spirit of the Youth of 1976. Let me ask you a few questions…
I see people laughing at Sarafina the movie on Twitter today. It has become a joke as they do not even have an idea why year after year they show it on TV. Is this what they call ignorance? Are the events of that day a joke now? When last did you and me do something to better our communities, we the self entitled lazy and selfish modern youth? When last did you young men rise up and march up against the rape and abuse of our women? When last did you put your bottle down and say let me check if the kids at that orphanage down my street have eaten tonight? When last did you park your GTI and tell the school girls in your car that you were just giving them a lift and you have a girlfriend or wife at home whom you love very much and will not cheat on her? When last did you men discuss amongst yourselves since you act like you know it all that leaving this world littered with your unwanted children was incorrect? It’s so sad that just to make you pay maintenance they had to arrest you at roadblocks just to make you do the right thing. Have you no shame you women when you wear school uniform to work on June 15 to celebrate this great day when you know you are sleeping with your colleagues or another woman’s husband? Have you no pride when you are posting semi naked pictures on your instagram just to get followers? Are you that hungry to be famous that you now parade your skin for the whole world to see so that you can call yourself a tweleb? Is this what being youth stands for? What tragic thing happened that you suck a dick to get a weave, chase men both foreign and local with money just so you can sit in VIP? How many of you drank themselves into the ground last night because you were celebrating yet another holiday and worse it was pay day? Are you so blinded by ignorance that you blame everything on government especially employment? I will give you a true story, when the government stopped hiring white people on so called employment equity what did they do? They realized they had no choice but to make a plan. They went on create a massive private sector and guess what, because they did not sit and wait for handouts like you do, they did not toyi toyi with their 33 percents for NSFAS but instead they swallowed their pride and started using their brains to create something out of nothing. Is this not what the youth of 76 did? They dreamed of freedom and fair education and actually did something about it! You sit, complain, blame and have babies you can’t afford, drink and smoke when you have no money to start with, without making a plan. You then blame le kwerekwere who is working hard to irk out a living out of nothing, with no government grant, that he is taking your job? What job you lazy fool? Now I read to punish the white man more for using his brain a new BBBEEE law is coming to take that private sector he created, so that we can feel good about ourselves for not having a brain to be innovative. Your thought patterns are so linear, you don’t even realize that when you go school today your goal should not be to get a job but to create one! Your greatest achievement is getting a tender eish I am done! Look at you get incensed by what I am saying and again blame the government or wait… apartheid! You were born in 1994 dwee!
We are not the youth of 1976 but we are youth regardless. We need to have a vision, purpose and stand for something. We cannot keep on doing so little and expecting so much! I will put on my school uniform to remember yes but when I take it off I know I have so much to work on just to match their fighting spirit.
Happy June 16