The author brings us up-to-date on affairs in South Africa:
Suffering from the highest income divide and the worst violence in the world, the time has come for the people of S-Africa to rise up and reclaim their country.In 1994 US media made much of the overturning of the regime of apartheid in South Africa. But, isn't it once again so amazing how "the more things change the more they remain the same". We in the US and many others in the world have experienced the same phenomenon. Our ancestors in the US felt that with the American Revolution they had achieved liberty and some real democracy only to discover that there was only a change in the names of their oppressors.
Because of the ease of the new electronic communications, ideas now spread at the speed of light across the world with the result that people everywhere are encountering new ideas about social-economic arrangements and their effects on societies. People are becoming aware of the real source of their oppression--a social-economic arrangement called capitalism which allows private individuals to "own" wealth that is socially produced, and the overwhelming power that this arrangement gives to the "owners".
Corporations from America to Europe through Israel and Saudi Arabia and all the way East to Japan, China and Australia have a dominant control of our countries resources and property while we the people who were already poor are becoming even poorer.Probably the most revolutionary new idea is that we, all of us, are, or must be, kings and queens. Which means that we must all take responsibility for our lives and our societies. It means that we all, collectively, possess those many qualities that are needed to make a healthy, just society: skills, creativity, initiative, endurance, patience, mental and physical strength, empathy, intelligence, etc. We must no longer allow the fiction of private ownership over socially produced wealth to rule our societies.