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Hello D_punkster Fans!
Heita da! 👌😎
See you there punks! 👌😎
D_punkster and Mlustar The General
I gotta admit it: Arriving at West Side FM studios in Kagiso on Wednesday for the first time to promote my debut album – I never imagined Mr Nkuna would ask me to come back on Friday morning to do an interview with Mlustar The General on his Breakfast Show.
Saying I was excited that day would definitely be an understatement. That happened to be the happiest moment in my life as an artist EVER! I truly felt like a fully-fledged artist.
When Friday (this morning) came, I made sure all my online friends knew about it alright. I reached the studios 15 minutes early, which gave me enough time to prepare myself accordingly.
After the 8am news, Mlustar The General signalled me come in. Realising that I was panicking he eased my nerves by guiding me jokingly where to sit and to pick up the headphones.
One of my gut songs, Tshwarelo was already blasting away at that moment. Mlustar acted cool but I could see he was feeling the song himself, which is why he chose to play it first anyway.
The interview soon began afterwards. The General made sure I got more than enough time and space to promote my Holamjipa Arts Business record label, album, artistic and personal profile accordingly.
He then followed up by playing another hit song from my album on called: Realove. Got a chance to also explain both songs as well as advice and inspire other local artists. By the time the interview was over I was already feeling like a REAL Popstar.
Really would like to take this opportunity to thank my younger brother, Bongz for hooking me up with the West Side FM Crew. Another big shoutout to West Side FM Crew itself for giving me such a platform to promote my company as well as my album…
YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST!
“Government is like a big bully!” – Robert Kiyosaki
History of taxes has never been a pleasant one – the poor guy always gets fucked! From selfish kings and queens collecting ridiculously high rates of revenues in painfully short spaces of time, thus creating a huge wealth gap which still affect us even today. Eventually leading to the industrial revolution as we know it.
Governments to rule nations were created soon afterwards as a result. Before you know it, classes between the haves and have-nots soon emerged. Due to the dissatisfaction of the lower class citizens, another revolution broke out, this time between the upper class and the lower class respectively.
And for peace to prevail, the then government officials promised to deduct a certain amount of income from the rich to give it back to the masses, in a form of taxes. That was a mistake. As the government became greedy, the very same poor citizens who gave them the go ahead were soon heavily taxed as well, and the rest is history…
Fast forward to 2016: 1% of the world’s population owns more than half of the entire planet’s wealth. World economy has taken a serious financial beating. Poverty it’s at it’s highest level since 1929. Governments all over the world (including Europe) are facing massive recession.
South Africa is about to reach junk status. In fact – the financial situation in South Africa is so bad, minister of finance just introduced the “new” controversial sugar tax law, which still needs to be finalized once business and the government reach an agreement.
Of course big business has already gone on the defensive by threatening to reinvest some of their revenue to other foreign countries, while claiming that if this fucked up law come into being – 60 000 jobs will be lost as a result. Shocker!
“Wtf was this stupid, greedy government thinking anyway?”, I ask myself. How low can they go just to milk away at the already fragile, vulnerable, poor, under performing, South African economy anyway? Are we as citizens so understanding that we’ll put up with any shit thrown our way?
More like the big bully kicking some sand on to your face and dare you to do something about it. Obviously these big companies will once again create some loop holes before passing the baton towards you and I. After all – these assholes never pay for shit. Their job is to create more wealth for their so-called foreign investors. The sugar tax bill will be taken straight towards our hard-earned salaries.
If this bill sees the light of day – we’re all in deep shit! Those so-called “fat kids” they’re busy targeting will get even more fat, leaving us with even more sugar taxes to pay dearly for. And only then we’ll get this message loud and clear – taxes were only meant to empower the selected few elites…
You were warned!
Fronting | Dictatorship | Individualism…
Now those are just some of the few things holding us back as Africans (blacks in particular) to true financial freedom we’ve always wanted for nearly four centuries to date.
Yesterday I was taking a 15 km walk from work to my current residence and reality suddenly hit me like a home run – South African townships are getting crappier by the day. Not only does it’s business no longer belong to it’s very own home-based entrepreneurs, it’s hapless odour is getting stronger by the day. “Where did it all go wrong?”, you ask.
Nearly thirty years ago, just as the apartheid regime was about to be officially “eradicated” – township business was surprisingly thriving, even though it’s movement as well as expansion was strictly monitored not to mention limited. It was like as if the then oppressed entrepreneurs used the very same negative energy as an inspiration to be great.
Then all of a sudden during 1990: Nelson Mandela was released from prison and some of the political prisoners were also given a pardon, before being released. Finally – blacks were officially feeling their political wealth getting a major boost. In fact the impact was so great, most of the previously disadvantaged entrepreneurs decided it was time to follow the political entourage. That was a mistake…
Fast forward to 2016: South Africa is being run by a bunch of loser clowns who have no slightest damn idea on how to empower the previously disadvantaged economically. BBBEE turned out to be fronting haven for the colonial masters. Ministerial positions have being privatized. Politicians are the new entrepreneurs. Funds are leaving the country daily. Companies are jumping ship. Mines are no longer profitable. South African economy is reaching JUNK STATUS.
HOW DO WE SORT OUT THIS ECONOMIC MESS?
Unfortunately for South African economy to escape the looming JUNK STATUS: poor blacks must also contribute directly to the currently ailing economy by being included on the running as well as ownership of it’s local assets. In fact – the more you exclude them, the faster this country will reach the dreaded status. The sooner, the better.
As an entrepreneur who was mentored by the best myself…
“Don’t be such a big pussy…” – Unknown
News flash: South African economy’s on its knees. “Why’s that?” – you ask. Answer is simple: Lack of kahunas! Whether it’s the apartheid government trying to hang on to power ’til Jesus comes back or Pakistani and Somali foreign nationals building spaza shops all over the townships not to mention “Bra Jay” selling us to the Russians through dodgy nuclear power deals – we are in deep shit!
Don’t get me started with foreign investors holding us by the balls, thanks to those selfish whiteys who put all our resources on sale – so that they can simply eat in a better cafeteria. Now a man can’t even take a shit without feeling like he might just offend them, which will lead to South Africa turning into the next Zimbabwe.
In fact our currency: Rand, is so fucken useless that even when America is facing a crisis somewhere out there, it’s the one that ends up losing its value. How fucked up is that? I’ve even heard stories (hoping it’s just rumors) that babies belonging to foreign spaza shop owners are scattered all over our townships. Hehehe… I’m not laughing – just secretly disgusted (not to mention disappointed). Statistics SA claims unemployment rate is at 25% when actually it’s at 50%. Even political parties are pushing different personal (not to mention racial and tribal) agendas, on which, funny enough – ain’t got nothing to do with true economic empowerment of our country. The latest parliament saga is living proof of just that.
Let me see:
2. “Bra Jay” sold us to the “power-hungry” Russians.
3. Foreign babies are scattered all over the townships.
4. Our currency depreciates in value each time the Americans cough.
5. 50% of South Africans are actually unemployed.
6. Opposition parties’ agendas make the situation even worse.
All I ask is this:
– Who’s our next “practical” Nelson Mandela?
– Who’s tough enough?
– Who knows how to get there?
– Who’s got the plan to strengthen our hopelessly weak Rand?
– Who can break down the chains of this ridiculous inequality?
– Who can bring us the true economic, social and mental freedom?
South Africa needs a courageous, ballsy hero asap…
AFRICA NEEDS YOU!
“If a man and a woman decides to part ways, that RDP house belongs to the woman and her children. That man must just take his jacket and VOETSEK!” – Lindiwe Sisulu (Minister of housing)
South Africa’s rated as one of the most unequal societies in the world. With a history of extreme poverty, racism as well as gender-based violence incidents (just to name a few). With all of the above mentioned facts, you’d expect it’s politicians and leadership to know better, right? You are wrong!
The entire planet knows that black africans in general suffered the worst treatment during Apartheid years, yet strangely enough, fast-forward to 2014: you’d swear that only black women (including children and the disabled) deserves some sort of comfort and attention in the “New South Africa”!
All the countries’ limited resources, especially the government’s, seems to be mainly focusing on the above-mentioned folks. Poor black men just don’t seize to exist anymore. They somehow seem to have “benefited” from Apartheid. Marikana incident to them was nothing but a bunch of privileged black men acting stupid, instead of being thankful for their jobs.
Whether is “Take a girl child to work campaign”, the latest controversial Papgeld ruling or the Minister of housing, Lindiwe Sisulu running her mouth making uncalled for remarks regarding ownership of RDP houses: South Africa is slowly but surely turning into a feminist country. Poor black man is finally on his own.
I’m not saying we shouldn’t tackle violence against women, disabled and children – can’t we just do that while ensuring that we don’t introduce reverse sexism at the same time? I’m even too scared to ask about the role men are allowed to play on their children’s lives without feeling like their nothing but sperm donors or the legitimacy of paternity tests in this country.
You think that’s bad enough? Even little boys (especially poor blacks) are included in this sexist, messy nonsense. Nobody’s preparing them for the future. While their fathers and grandfathers suffered the worst by being ridiculed and humiliated publicly right in front of their wives and children during apartheid years by white folks and policemen, unfortunately they are again forced to watch their little boys miss an opportunity to be decision-makers of the future in their own country.
Somehow the ANC government is using their ruling powers and limited resources to promote reverse sexism to the core while ensuring the poor black men stay poor and hapless. Not to mention – break up happy families as well as communities! Black South africans in general have suffered long enough already…
They don’t need another apartheid: REVERSE SEXISM!
“Tithing is a god-given must in your life, otherwise you won’t be blessed!” – Pastor Zondo
Since when the pastors where counted amongst the wealthiest? Didn’t Christ himself trash a church after realizing they were too much focused on financial issues? Why put a percentage on tithing? Does a senior pastor even need a private jet?
More importantly: if church members contributed their hard-earned cash on a church – shouldn’t they get value in return? This is the kinda question I raised quietly to myself after witnessing the collapse of TB Joshua’s church (pictured above) on national TV. Where one of the survivors confessed on just how “it crumbled like sugar!” Another victim reminiscing on how she survived on her own urine for seven days underneath all that pile of cheap cement. Shocker!
I’m not saying whatever happened during that spiritual event was of their own doing or whether the victims deserved it. My problem is the way the building fell. It crumbled so cheaply. For a moment you’d swear the building was simply built on cheap cement – nothing more nothing less. The place looked like a dumping site afterwards, with no sign of a building whatsoever. Forcing care workers to remove the bodies underneath a pile of white dust.
Who was the architect? Where’s the building plan? How cheap was the building material? How come steel pillars weren’t used? Which company was it? Who hired them? Are they even registered? Are they qualified? Who inspected the building after completion? Where’s the churchgoers’ ROI?
More importantly – Why expect tithing if you know you won’t be using the money to build a better, safer & more convenient church?
Blame it all on greed…