Thoughts about 1976 from 2015 and 2016

2015: Youth Day. Many years ago the South African government (the officially dodgy, whites only one) killed black kids. The issue? The kids just wanted to learn in their mother tongue. Yesterday the new South African government (the unofficially dodgy, all colours welcome one) defied a High Court Order, gave a large up yours to the ICC and rest of the world and let the guy responsible for the deaths of thousands of kids, leave the country from Waterkloof air base. Youth Day? Why celebrate when the kids are still suffering?

2016: We have a long way to go to become a truly decent society. There is too much division along artificial lines. The politicians in the ruling party – like pre 1994 – still don’t stand up against abuse of power and things that are just plain wrong. We need to stop the nonsense. We need to hear what the youth are saying. We need to stop talking about black, white, brown, male, female, gay, straight –  and talk about humans.