Oppelt, Murray and race: iLIVE
A response to Phylicia Oppelt's column 'How to silence the voices of patriotic dissent' (27 May 2012).
Well said, Phylicia. Well painted, Brett.
We have short memories, don't we?
Back in 1967 a UCT student drew a cartoon in the Rag magazine (Sacs Appeal) of someone asking a toilet 'are you the Prime Minister?'The magazine was promptly banned. That is what artistic oppression and censorship is about, and that is what is still under siege by prim and devious elements in our society.
On the larger issue of black-white racism you have struck a rock, Phylicia. Today, at the end of the day, we are once again labelled by skin colour or religion. This I learnt on returning from exile, after which I became first a white, and then that 'Jew boy'. The fact of having been in the ANC underground was and is irrelevant. The Africanist agenda launched the day after the adoption of our oh-so-liberal Constitution has seen to that.
We have a very long walk to freedom ahead of us.