Thursday, 30 August 2012

Enough is enough South Africa

Seriously... enough is enough South Africa.
I am so sick of hearing a sob story of how this race is worse off because of this or that race is struggling because of that... I wish the leaders of today could wake up and look to the younger generations for some advice. I am a white South African Born in the late 80`s and I am proud to say that I do not care if you are black, white, yellow or purple. If you are going to run a country do it fairly. I was 8 years old when apartheid ended. I can not even remember seeing a different flag raised in my life. Our generations are open minded thanks to your words you preach. A free and equal South Africa. Our minds are open to it. We are ready and we have been for years now. So practise what you preach. The only race that should matter is the human race.
The other day I got out of my car and a elderly black guy came up to me and called me sir while offering to look after my car. As I was about to walk away I asked him how old he was. Obviously knowing he was older than I was (I think He told me he was 53). I said to him that he should not call me sir, out of respect I should be calling him sir, so I did. I don't know if the look on his face was utter shock or confusion. But what was evident was the fact that he was not used to being called sir by a white man, but respect has been drilled into me by my parents, and I have grown up being a very respectful person. I do not see race, I see age, experience in life and humanity.
My biggest wish in my lifetime is that this beautiful country will turn itself around and everyone from my generation and the one after, and the next will think the way I do. Because that is the only way this country will ever see its full potential. Seeing our leaders keep separating and differentiating between whites and blacks will only make the youngsters think there is a difference.
There is no difference.
we are human.
Ryan Johnston.

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