Fake Humble

When Casspernyovest did FILL UP THE DOME: it was inspiring. When he did FILLUP THE STADIUM: he taught us how to dream.

When he stood on his two Bentleys…he was simply bragging and it degraded what he represented to me as a young South African.

 

What I used to like about Cassper was that he was humble, he gave us room to big him up and relate. As soon as Cassper made money he ditched the humble act.

Our youth need stars who will teach them noble characteristics. More than losing our land to white people, we have lost our principles and moral fibre. Our strong cultural and family foundation meant that before we were contaminated by white people, we were highly principled people. We were raised on Ubuntu. Our concept of God was Ubuntu. This meant that we had a deep understanding that human connection and mutual respect made a normal life, beautiful. I realise that most black people have amnesia but there was a time when we worked as a community and shared resources. There was a time when no family went hungry in any community. We even went as far as helping neighbours farm their lands. Even emakasi, no child went hungry. If a child had alcoholic parents who were not paying attention, that child always had another home in the neighbourhood. We had no orphans.

We lived on values that were about serving our community. Success was based on how much you uplifted other people, it was not a status given to you by a white man. Success was never about things you own, it was more about the things you did.

The white man comes along and gives some of us things and now we call that success. Who does that success serve? It feels nice on the ego but who does it uplift? Are we so desperate for white validation that all we want is a piece of their privilege and to look down on other blacks? Damn.

Is that what the struggle was about? Being like white people? Do we stand with our chests out because we are now in the white people’s club while millions of our people suffer?

I am not saying black people should not be proud of their success however if that success is based on material value then we are in more trouble than we think. Our people were raised to be humble, not because we are submissive and inferior, but because we have a deep understanding of the importance of human connection. It is possible to have all the money in the world and have no one to share it with- just as it is possible to have very little money and experience heaven on earth.

What has happened to our value systems? Izikhothane are a reflection of us. Everything that happens on our public domain is a mirror of what is going on within us.

For me, Cassper was inspiring when he was creating his own magic, he truly is a magician and it is beautiful to watch; but he was not inspiring when he was bragging about things outside of himself. Bentley is the winner here, they got all his millions. He could have invested that money on Fees Must Fall or building a decent school for black children in a village in the North West. (and if you don’t wanna be told what to do with your money, then keep it in your private life lil bro.)

There are African values we have forgotten and they made life so much sweeter. It would have been more powerful to discover the Bentleys sometime later, randomly. And when we found out we would have mused about how humble Cassper is.

Instead his friendslaves had to climb on top of each other and almost break their necks so that he could ego fart for us. Hehehehe no stru guys. Lol! Even the memes that followed, showed us that this is a strange thing hence all the energy around it.

And a young message to the youth….Don’t Brag. Stay Humble, that is where the magic of human connection lies. Don’t alienate and xhomela people because life happens in cycles. Everybody has Ups and Downs….keep it cool. People will always be ready to celebrate you if you want to be celebrated just be wise about how you ask for attention.

The economic state in SA is not at a level where blacks should be bragging to each other about money and cars.

 

Please… eat quietly if you are doing nothing to change the situation for other black people….we are asking you nicely.

 

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PEOPLE (lyrics)

(This is just about people who use people)

People who use people

become too many people in one person

and if one person becomes too many people

then that person is not your people

That person is just a people who uses people

People who just

People who just use people

People who just

They are just people who use people.

 

What’s become of them?

Shame on them

Those who use human spirits

To advance their own benefits

Disregard emotions

With an ability to create illusions

With an ability to create illusions

With a false sense of connection

Gifted with tongues

Spitting melodic lies

Excited highs

While they walk to your demise

Energy drainers

Their intensions are not blameless

People who use people

Ngobani aba?

People who use people

 

People who use people

become too many people in one person

and if one person becomes too many people

then that person is not your people

That person is just a people who uses people

People who use people

Ngobani aba abasebenzisa imikhuba

Ukufumana izinto?

Dintho tsa lefatshe di kao makatsa

There is people who use people

Ngabantu abatheni aba

Dintho tsa le fatshi di kao makatsa

Dintho tsa le fatshi di kao makatsa

There are people who use people

People who use

People who use

People who use people

 

People who use people

become too many people in one person

and if one person becomes too many people

then that person is not your peoples

That person is just a people who uses people

People who

People who

People who use people

 

Have you mastered your smile

Rehearsed your lines

in that masterful mind?

Have you mastered your smile

And rehearsed your lines

In that masterful mind of yours?

Strong and resolute in your deception

You give me the impression

That you are driven by passion

But you’re not

You’re just a people who uses people

You give me the impression

That you are driven by passion

Little do I know that it is just manipulation

This outcome is part of your manifestation

People who use people

People who use

People who use

People who use people

 

I am stumped by you

I am stumped by you

Your sincerity is insincere

Your truth is dishonest

Your words have no weight

Your insincerity

Your sincerity is insincere

U nolwimi oluxokayo

Intliziyo engathembakali

You’re people who uses people

People who use people

 

People who use people

become too many people in one person

and if one person becomes too many people

then that person is not your peoples

That person is just a people who uses people