‘Clever blacks’ fail the public
Will the true agents of change please stand up. Your nation needs you more than ever, writes Fana The Purp
The term ‘clever blacks’ refers to President Jacob Zuma’s definition of black individuals who look down on African ways and value Western culture more highly.
The term includes what are known today as black diamonds, modern Africans, politically correct k*****s, westernised middle class Africans, black global citizens, literate, well-informed Africans and black elites.
Mind you, a clever black is a different type of black person. He or she represents change and progress, and should know better. They are no longer victims of mental slavery, so the debate goes.
Clever blacks are vocal in society. They challenge the system. They do not settle for mediocrity. Clever blacks stand firm behind their beliefs and fight for what is right. Yet it’s different in South Africa.
How did such individuals fail South Africa? They did nothing. The nation is in the state it is because of their failure to act.
There are three kinds of black people in our society: those in power (politicians and capitalists), clever blacks (agents of change) and the general public (the voters and victims).
Politicians are in power because of the general public, capitalists are wealthy because of the general public. This results in endless manipulation, failure to deliver on promises, exploitation, mistreatment, and so on.
What have the agents of change done? Nothing, except bitching on social networks. Clever blacks have sold the general public to the dogs. They know better, but do not act better.
The general public is illiterate, psychologically tampered with, hungry, vulnerable and scared to oppose the system. This results in acceptance of whichever situation.
With that said, it is a moral duty for clever blacks to be the protectors of the general public. Yet in South Africa, our clever blacks are subscribers of individualism who have now turned into oppressors or spectators of social injustice.
There is no longer balance. The middle function of the system has moved aside, opening up the lower function of our society to victimisation.
How did we get to this point where we watch our fellow sisters and brothers being mistreated yet do nothing?
And I am one of them, a clever black, because I know better and have done nothing.
On the other hand, there are those clever blacks who feel they are on the right path as agents of change.
But how are you bringing change if you only interact with your ilk via social networks, blogs and columns? Only a selected few benefit, while those who need it most are sidelined.
The agenda is focused on exposing government failure. Yet no one comes up with a solution. Instead of bringing change to fellow Africans, the spirit of ubuntu died.
We call our kind “natives”, “abodarkie mara” and “they” or “them”. What happened to us, as Africans?
Clever blacks with an “if I did it, they can also make it” attitude and “this is expected from a teenager who cannot differentiate the pronunciation of work and walk” are institutionalised.
Who thinks success is achieved by who you know, not hard work?
The oppressor is no longer the white man; it is the clever black – the master’s pussycat, given position without power and sacrificed later. He takes offence when a fellow black asks why they speak funny, but he lights up when a white person says: “You speak so well.”
We watched a man dance and sing his way to power, and did nothing. Now we are bitching endlessly about him. Do we have the right to complain?
No number of articles, tweets, radio talks or TV debates will bring change if the general public is not engaged. This is the time to be radical, speak and act. The struggle never ended.
We cannot relax and be swallowed by individualism. The state our nation is in does affect us one way or the other.
When great minds unite, the results are endless. That is why the NP banned the ANC, PAC and the SA Communist Party. Does the ANC want us divided in order to stop us from enlightening the general public?
I am aware I have not provided a solution, but this is a cry to all clever blacks to wake up and do what is right. Let us redirect the debates and information to those with power to bring about change. It is evident we are not planning to relocate to Australia, thus we complain.
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