It's better to listen to the wise beggar than a rich fool: iLIVE
The (DA) Democratic Alliances’ young lions have initiated a dialogue in which the youth in this country can voice their concerns. Such dialogues need to be taken seriously and be directed to the president of the republic with cautious and constructive interventions.
As the youth, we edge our president to take our concerns very seriously and forget about the upcoming elective conference in December. Let face the facts and reality here Mr President, this country lies in our hands as the youth and if we are not taken seriously, then that will be a downfall of this country. The DA Youth have a solution to the mysterious problems we face as youth and I bet that the job is simply for your office not to seek for policies to curb the escalating unemployment but to adopt the first-rate proposed wage subsidy.
Do not challenge our harsh tones that has rooted from the inequality, unemployment and poverty that has stroked this country since end apartheid era. The feeling you had recently experienced from the depicting of your genitals by Brett Murray have been on our faces since you failed to keep your promises of a dramatic five millions job creation. The funny part is that anything that hurt your feelings can be taken into consideration as quickly as possible but what we have been facing as the youth has been ignored for years. This reminds me of Mbali Ntuli’s articles which titled “Ignore the youth at your peril”. We are capable of adopting and change the newly invented slogan “Anything but Zuma” to “Anything but The ANC government” in the next general election.
We demand the implementation of the Youth Wage Subsidy as quickly as possible to fight poverty and unemployment. We demand series of engagement to our problems we face as the youth of this nation. If the Youth Wage Subsidy is not implemented by the end of August this year, trust me, we will ask help from the DA and march to the Union Building and I bet you don’t want see that happening there soon.
One thing that saddens me is that you listen to the so-called COSATU which act as stumbling blocks to us and you ignored our voices. It is better to listen to the wise beggar than a rich fool, the DA Youth being a wise beggar here and COSATU being the rich fools. Don’t forget the anger that is filled in our faces when we go out looking for jobs and companies gate written “No Jobs”, “Awukho Umsebenzi” and other companies illustrating 3-5 years’ experience needed.
No wonder scholars have argued that a dominant party is hardly conducive for the democratic state as party members tend to be more concerned about their interests than a nations interest.