Freedom day and those crazy bald heads

Today is April 27, 2014.  It is 20 years and a few days since I voted for the ANC as a free and equal citizen of South Africa.  I never thought that I would live free of apartheid for almost half my life.  Some days more cherished than others, but always, I will take this freedom over apartheid.

In recent times, the leadership of the ANC, especially our State President Jacob Zuma, has been disappointing.  And this word – disappointing – is an understatement.   We cannot pause to feel sorry for ourselves, disillusioned.  The ANC has lost my vote. It is time for another struggle.  Vote with your head and your heart, but not out of sentiment and nostalgia.

Back then, Bob Marley protested against colonialism.  It’s ironic that these same words apply perfectly to the current ANC leadership. It is time to chase these crazy bald heads out of town.

Them crazy, them crazy
We gonna chase those crazy
Baldheads out of town
Chase those crazy baldheads
Out of town

I and I build a cabin
I and I plant the corn
Didn’t my people before me
Slave for this country
Now you look me with a scorn
Then you eat up all my corn

We gonna chase those crazy baldheads
Chase them crazy
Chase those crazy baldheads out of town

Build your penitentiary, we build your schools
Brainwash education to make us the fools
Hate is your reward for our love
Telling us of your God above
We gonna chase those crazy

Chase those crazy bunkheads
Chase those crazy baldheads out of town

Here comes the conman
Coming with his con plan
We won’t take no bribe, we got to stay alive
We gonna chase those crazy

Chase those crazy baldheads
Chase those crazy baldheads out of town

— Bob Marley, Crazy Baldheads

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