Spirit: Now, let’s just look at African tribes. The African continent is basically, if you could look at the whole world as being positive and negative, the two most prominent countries would be America positive, Africa negative. And that’s simply because of the way that things have evolved in Africa, with corruption, dictatorship and so on, suppressing the people.
Spirit: It’s been going on for centuries, and they’re just been used to it, each generation just carries on as the last generation does.
Spirit: There’s very little evolving. And with colonization, a lot of the information was brought here, but that has simply been rejected as not the African way. And the new generation are just thinking, this is what we’ve been told, this is our lot, this is what’s been handed down to us. It’s the white people’s fault when things go wrong. That’s just the way they think. So now, when you’re going to get to widespread famine and so on, a lot of the outlying areas are quite used to famine. They’re used to a certain degree of famine, they’re used to having very, very little, to put it that way. And they will survive, they’re going to have an awful lot less, but the people who are really going to suffer are those that have made it into the cities and overcome shack dwellers. Because they’re now part of a Western civilisation, if you like, but on very, very lowest rungs.
Spirit: So they don’t have their own gardens growing, their own food, their own animals and so on, they can look after themselves. They can’t sort of help each other because they don’t have the means or the material to help each other. Those that have made a slight success, first of all, move out of the slums into Western areas where they will start to progress. But they won’t go back and help their fellow people living in shacks.
So what’s going to happen to the people in the shacks? They’re going to have an uprising, if you like, and they’re going to say, well, it’s the government’s fault, or the municipality or the white people, etc. And there’s going to be a lot of killings and a lot of civil unrest, that’s the correct word.
Spirit: And they will have to be suppressed. What else can you do? You can’t let them carry on just rampantly looting and so on, they have to be suppressed. But you’ve got to suppress these people so far, and what happens when you continue to suppress them? It’s not going to solve any problems. So what you need to do, and the governments will need to understand this, is negotiate with them, is to take one person, you want a Nelson Mandela, for example, to take from the center of Khayelitsha and teach them what needs to be done because only he can teach his group.
Now the little boy this afternoon, Blessing, is one of those people. Now you needn’t put this across yet, but that’s one of the things that’s going to happen. He’s going to be a voice in the future that will help make serious changes. So this is how we can assist in the African market.
It’s going to take a lot longer for the African continent to change compared to other countries. They will get out of it in 3, 4, 5 years, things will start becoming right, etc. But the African continent is going to be a lot longer, mainly because it’s going to take time for the people to understand that what they’re going to go for when they’re so starting and broken, no jobs, etc. is anybody that comes along and says, I can give you a job, I can give you money. And whether it is Mandela or Blessing or whoever, they will follow that.
They haven’t yet learned to think for themselves and make up their own minds. They’re very much a group energy, a tribal energy.
Spirit: Also they have their kings and their tribal chiefs, as you have here with Jacob Zuma, your Zulu chief, and they will follow him. He’s a strong tribal chief and their way of thinking is not the same as the average person’s way of thinking. It’s very much a tribal thing where the strong survive, you’ve got to be a strong chief to control the people, etc. And that is why it’s going to take a lot longer to get the right person and a chief that can influence the people and get the right thing done.
Now, imagine what will happen if you had just one of South Africa’s tribes, let’s just say it’s the Zulus, who you get the right chief in charge, he pulls all the Zulu people together, he says, right, we must do this, this, this and this, and suddenly the economy is booming, there’s food for everybody and so on. And they are a shining example for all the other African communities and they will then follow suit. They have somebody to follow, or an ideology to follow.