Rich not concerned with the poor
A CLOSER analysis of the contents of various narratives presented to argue for the interests of the poor and downtrodden points to one conclusion: the powerful, both the wealthy and politically parachuted, will never have the plight of the poor at heart; not now and not in the near future.
Hence, those who led and are still leading the National Democratic Revolution have now been transformed into ruthless wealth proponents with a penchant for greed. Since 1994, a lot has been done but not much has changed to improve the lives of the poor as was the case in most east Asian countries. Most of the so-called leaders of society have been pursuing agendas that serve to enrich themselves to the detriment of the impoverished masses. Even the majority of the South African pro-communists have developed into “capitalist-communists”. Inequality has grown tremendously.
Institutions that are meant to drive the war against poverty have been collapsed, and the narrative around failure to implement “good policies” will remain only just that. Many of those who occupy positions of power are jostling to outperform their adversaries in amassing more wealth through whatever means possible. Worst of all, the very education system that is meant to bring about hope among masses of impoverished South Africans has produced two-tier education streams. One stream is called schooling, mostly endured by the poor; and it is hopelessly unable to turn their lives for better prospects. The other stream called education, “real education” has become the exclusive preserve of the powerful and rich.
However, there are a number of individuals who have continued with the discourse on the plight of the poor and raised the alarm on the repercussions of inequality. As for the charlatans, stop appropriating for yourselves titles of “leaders of society”.
Inequality has grown tremendously