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JULIUS!

I fail to celebrate your greatness
when your MORALS are as dirty as oil

I fail to feel united in your words
when they are as tainted as your VALUES

Zapiro. Julius Malema

I fail to feel a thing
when I listen to the tune that you sing


Revolution Comes to South Africa

South African War Memorial, St Ann's Square

Image by George M. Groutas via Flickr

Tell me your name
revolution
On the wings of Malema or an Agent?
I’ve yet to find a host
Do you speak for the people?
yes
English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, Sepedi, Sesotho?
whoever understands and heeds the call
You’re in the wrong queue


And my change?

Map of South Africa

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Segregation
Solidarity
Uprising
Protest
Gun shots
Screaming
Death
Negotiations
Speeches
Treaties
Passion
p e a c e
No
Never

“I greet you all in the name of peace. Democracy and Freedom for all.” – Nelson Mandela, 11 Feb 1990


Their revolution

ANC logo

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The revolution is on trial
It’s revolving, revolting, EVOLVING!
The revolution is on trial!
Raped by accusations and denial

‘We agree!’ they chant
It’s much more threatening this way
Toyi-toyi, chant!
Watch the white people run

The revolution is on trial
Revolutionaries stomp their feet
We’ve got the same rhythm
But we’re marching to a different beat


Afri-ocracy

Look at me all democratic
Ignoring life on the streets
Ignoring the new struggle
I am South Africa
I don’t look at policy
It’s still about race…


This is peace

bullet in the head

Image by sick_rdm via Flickr

This is peace
A bullet hole through your head

This is peace
Blood drenching your streets

This is peace
Soldiers parading and beating ‘useless’ people

This is peace
A president sitting on his fat ass getting fatter by the day

This is peace
And this…
is what you voted for


Feel too…

EGYPTIAN PEOPLE'S PROTEST RALLY AGAINST MUBARA...

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Make a fist
Continue to shout
Forget the cost
Feel too…


Feel…

President George W. Bush and Egyptian Presiden...

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Tally the bodies
Wash the streets
Count the cost of the broken homes
Feel…


R.S.A. 4

Julius Sello Malema

Julius Sello Malema - ANC Youth League President

You’ve played upon my heartstrings
Taught me the value of truth
Shown me the ultimate axiom of change
Change does not exist, reshuffling does

You taught me to give up hope
You’ve made me cynical and repugnant
Your politics hurt me the most
More than a gun shot or smashing glass

This truth is impaled in my head


R.S.A. 3

15a - Extra Credit Weeping Man

And bitterly I wept as you passed me by
I saw all that you were and what you have become
I saw that change is a PIGMENT of the imagination
Racism will never leave, colour will merely change