By Allan Bartram*
I have a dream for South Africa – I
dream that all younger nationals will remind themselves that the
majority of middle aged white people still living in this country, voted
for a change and an all-inclusive South Africa. I dream those same
people will also realise that FW de Klerk and many other very brave
white and black people stuck their necks out, in dangerous times, to
start this process on the road to a successful and very unusual, unified
I dream too that these people who were previously
disadvantaged all take their governing ANC to task because they might
realise we privileged few, voted for an inclusive unified country that
the poor could also benefit from – schooling and health facilities and
jobs to look forward to and a roof over their heads.
I dream you will
not listen to the rhetorical lies from the mouths of the desperate
ruling party sliding towards chaos and a violent split the country may
not recover from – all in the name of personal agendas and greed. I
dream that us white people will realise too that it was not only “us”
who built this country – if one looks around there is not a single road,
bridge, building or structure that has been erected in Africa by white
hands alone and black people played a huge, majority role in this
magnificence, and still do play a huge role in the construction of
everything in our country and continent.
South Africa the whites took everything up to 1994. Since then the ANC
leaders have taken everything they could lay their hands on and only
shared what they have been forced to. I dream there will be an awaking
and the ANC will be decimated. It is in everyone’s hands – and then
let’s get the country going again together. I dream of a new South
Africa without the treachery of the ANC who have destroyed almost
everything whites and blacks built up to 1994.
What they have not
destroyed they have taken for themselves and sat and watched and
encouraged colleagues to loot and rampage. I have a dream that all the
wealth and intellectual power and leaders and great sportsmen and their
families will one day return to our wonderful country, which is still
filled with enough wonderful generous souls to make a difference – and
that can only happen when the ANC and its lies and treachery are
This dream we owe to the poor and we
owe it to these people who started the process including Nelson Mandela,
Desmond Tutu and many others. The ANC had their chance – and yes they
liberated the blacks – but the new age ANC – we owe them nothing! One
full stadium does not a summer make!
Bartram runs the Modderfontein Environmental Community Initiative, with a
manifesto to defend the area he was born in. His first love, however,
is gardening and landscaping.
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