HAPPY FREEDOM DAY. …Really?

In our country, with a former president still esteemed by the ruling party on the loose with over 700 charges of fraud and corruption, how is this happy freedom? Anti-corruption institutions themselves that lost their legitimacy. Our rainbow future dimmed by corruption and drained by overpaid but under-qualified leaders, how is freedom is?

 

Diverting the ridiculously high unemployment rate (51%)  by citing historical causes is fantasy, not freedom.  Trapped in the entitlement mentality and a blame game paradigm, is this freedom? Economic empowerment initiatives that only secure votes, are we free?

 

Low literacy pass rates, short-term minded educational policies, shut down technical, teaching and nursing colleges, is this freedom?

 

An inadequate infrastructure that will not take us very far, poor exploitation of natural resources, a lack of professionals to meet the needs of a growing population,  how are we free?

 

Poor service delivery from the top down, way too many obstacles to overcome,  is this freedom?

 

Subconsciously, we are a nation, bruised, angry, fearful, and have more things that divide us than unite us. A nation with more heists than heroes,  is this freedom? 

 

Unfilled promises, one shameful election after another, those who sit in Godly seats of authority are much too afraid to speak up. Spiritual leaders are sharper to lash out against the Church then the state.  Injustice rides high in black Merc’s and BMW’s,  arrogance and pride parades victorious – throughout the land.

 

..is this what we are celebrating in our country, today?

On a hopeful note. …when a divided Church realises her authority and power and how only through unity it can be harnessed to influence the state. When religious leaders stop seeing political leader/s as the Messiah. ….trust in God alone. Then as in the days of old, the Church will once again stand. …as the greatest catalyst of change against injustice. 

 

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