I was recently reading and article by Malaika Wa Azania about what “our forefathers” dreamt of.
Of course she was referring to her black ancestors but I would like to take this in a broader sense.
The inception of the ANC saw a new day in South Africa, it gave oppressed blacks hope of a brighter future. That’s it, they envisaged the dawn of a new day when the white man who had stolen their land would have the tables turned on him.
When the white man came to Africa, he came to steal. He saw the opportunity to create an empire and he took it. The whites built roads, schools and hospitals (for themselves).
I read a comment in which someone claimed that his ancestors found a “barren land” and built hospitals and schools. This angered me because I believe Africa was NEVER barren. The white man used that as an excuse to steal.
Someone posted a comment in which they said something that seemed to end our debate. “different forefathers, different dreams…”
The white man’s dream was temporarily realized but it came to an end, the black mans dream however has been realized to a greater extent.
In conclusion, none of our forefathers have had their dreams fully realized.
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