Can we talk about our addiction to alcohol?
Since the dawn of freedom, alcohol consumption seems to have escalated. Sometimes it feels like freedom is interpreted as, the freedom to drink every weekend.
Heck, we’ve even renamed a whole day of the week to ‘Phuza Thursday.’
Without fail and with due diligence, we have programmed ourselves that come Thursday…we know we drink. That’s the habits and characters we are creating in our society.
How come nobody speaks about the fact that besides the short term ‘happy’ feeling….alcohol is like drinking poison?
What about the fact the worst decisions are made under the influence of alcohol?
How can something that has had such a negative impact on our society be allowed to exist so comfortably within it?
We have normalised the one thing that is responsible for MOST of our social ills.
When men are drunk, they have raped their wives and children.
When women are drunk, families are dysfunctional.
When children are drunk, they fall pregnant.
When people are drunk, they have unprotected sex and spread disease.
When uncles are drunk, they engage in criminal activities.
When girls are drunk they can make themselves vulnerable to violation.
When boys are drunk, they can be violent.
A lot of things happen because of this ‘drunk’ thing we do every weekend.
I was stunned when people were upset at the government for removing alcohol advertising on tv. I’m not quite sure what people are upset about but I heard some people speak of employment.
Are we willing to sacrifice the whole nation for a couple of thousand people to have jobs? Really? We will self destruct our own nation and teach people to be drunkards for the sake of these jobs? What about creating jobs in finding ways to manage the time of the youth? What about creating jobs that actually benefit our people, so that we are not so drunk that we have our land stolen again?
Why is it ok with us that being some kind of an alcohol addict is ok?
A phuza face in your 30’s is NOT ok!!!!! :””’D
Yes, I agree, all things in moderation….but look at us….look at what we have become.
The only way we have become the rape capital of the world is because SINXILILE.
It’s time for Mzansi to sober up, and start being serious, about being potentially, the most beautiful place in the world.