In 2013 when Informal Living printed its last Universe Examine, retail spending was starting to recuperate, but the trek upward was a slow one. In my pain I began to suspect that my thoughts had been, through the years, held prisoner in a den the place mental opiates were served me by official schools, by authorised lists of books, by the blatant as well as subliminal propaganda of films, and by an overwhelming assortment of media controlled by interests inimical to, and justifiably petrified of a real and thorough-going African Nationalism.
Our kids suppose that speaking English, residing within the Technological Age and Societies, having devices of their paws and pockets, and being a member of Twitter, Facebook and so on, makes them immune and extra advanced than their predecessors and those presently elderly and dwelling in their midst, they’re one way or the other higher off… What hogwash and false aware working of their dumbed down minds.
It’s both we do as we’ve got been made as much as be to date-that we need to begin to recognize, study and concretely know our cultures, traditions, customs, music, dances, conventional clothes and so forth earlier than we can even countenance the unknown and unclear freedom and autonomy that so many tout, and yet that is still has not been realized nor achieved by nearly all of Africans in Mzantsi-to date.
Consequently, corruption turned enterprise as standard; nepotism the new South African method of constructing a nation; Cabals reigned and ruled supreme; many of the incoming officialese became in a single day capitalist Vulture of African origin; We have now seen a poor copy of Mafia-like operatives oppress their own people with none care on this planet.
I have been posting repeatedly over at Scrap ‘n Stamp Canada’s weblog in my Tuesday with Tara posts, so know that I have not utterly dropped off the face of the earth 🙂 I shared a cheery little card this week and wished to submit about it here too- I’m still loving those Chicken Loopy stamps Tim Holtz put out final yr, and have been having fun with some mixing up of different media products and creating my very own customized glazes with translucent texture paste!