Freedom is an Illusion
For freedom to have been achieved there would need to be no traces of Apartheid and its systems in existence today. We can claim to be free but are we really free, can we be really free and what would happen if we found out that freedom is an illusion?
Freedom charter Illusions:
All apartheid laws and practices shall be set aside.
The mineral wealth beneath the soil, banks and monopoly industry shall be transferred to the ownership of the people as a whole.
All shall have the right to occupy land wherever they choose.
The law shall guarantee to all their right to speak, to publish and to preach.
Contract labour shall be abolished.
Education shall be free, compulsory, universal and equal for all children.
There shall be houses, security and comfort.
To prove that Apartheid is alive and well but simply concealed to promote the illusion of freedom. I have found snippets of what was a pamphlet written as a dedication to the founding member of The PAC, a Revolutionary Leader and Freedom Fighter, The pamphlet was published for the Canadian Communist League (Marxist-Leninist) 1977, Canada.
You decide if the steps we’ve made between now and 1977 the hardest hours of apartheid are worthy for us to claim “FREEDOM” and rebuke the statement that Freedom is an Illusion.
Some might ague that this is not the case in the present day, those people I would like to direct them to townships like Motherwell, Soweto, Khayelitsha and Mdantsane.
If something was taken for free and against the will of the people, should it not be returned for free back to those people when they want it back? We will not press any charges , we just want it back given to us.
To this day, the imbalances in remuneration still exists, cases of black people, coloured people getting paid less than their white counterparts are happening and we cannot ignore that injustice which was designed by Apartheid.
Did the concept of Multi-racialism deal us the shorter end of the straw?
If that were true then we would feel the effects of white privilege. Is that not the case today?
This is another illustration, we still get schools without chairs let alone labs. I would sleep better , knowing that at least this is the case with all white , coloureds and black students, that way i would blame service delivery.
I am glad that today police talk with students instead of using guns to talk like the Apartheid did… or do they?
You cannot kill an idea.
I would post some of those quotes but we have not reached a time where freedom of speech is human right.
If those countrie attained freedom as well as their languages back, how come we are still using a colonial name if we are also “free” ?
I hope that one day we will be free and we will get back our land.