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Dreaming won't make life better

By unknown | Mar 03, 2010 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

IT IS with extreme concern that I read the following from a letter in Sowetan on March 1 by Bongo from Alexandra.

Bongo wrote: "It is every black child's dream to live a life of quality, above poverty and sickness, to live a life full of abundance and opportunities for all, in which people are equal before the law."

Every black child's dream?

In 1963 Martin Luther King had a dream that all men and woman, black and white, would not be judged according to skin colour but their character.

I expect our necessities to be goals rather than dreams. To become president is a dream because the odds are extremely slim. But why should a black child dream about equality before the law, about having food on the table or living a good life when our soil is so rich with natural resources?

Why should this be a dream when our liberation movement is in power?

This is not supposed to be a dream in 2010 when we have spent billions on the World Cup.

The black child must rise above thinking that basic human rights are dreams. This attitude keeps us down because our empty stomachs prevent our minds from thinking beyond bread and butter.

We need to reclaim the glory stolen from the continent, when we were pioneers in science, maths and literacy. It is unfortunate that this knowledge is not taught in schools. If it were, maybe the black child would understand that our current dreams undermine the greatness of our ancestors.

Tebogo Moatshe Ditshego, email


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