When I was young I used to love playing that ‘Join the dots’ game where one drew a line from 1 to 2 to 3 (you get the picture) until you could see the form of a dog or yacht or something equally simple. I loved that game. I have been thinking about it a lot lately.

I have struggled, during this past traumatic six weeks of our country’s history, with the absolute disconnect of many wealthy South Africans from some of the ‘whys’ of what we have seen. People express outrage at the terrible things that happen to women and sigh at the violent behaviour of the young men who raped and killed Annene Booysen, for example. Rightly so! We shake our heads as if we cannot imagine how that could be. “Savages” some cry.

And then we go back to our tea and pay the person who works…

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  1. Posted by poobendran naidoo on March 11, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    I aree fully that we all need honest introspection as to how we are contributing to the ills in our society whether it is the excesses of Malema or the opposition and media who want to only focus on the ANC and government failings. Peace and democracy requires sincerity and honesty by all of us black and white to build the kind of society that all south africans can embrace.
    This is happening despite the dark clouds that occur at times freedom is been built by all south africans. Honest intropsection will certainly fasttrack the process.



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