A Picture of Tainted Reality


This week CAST would like to feature one of our own in-house artists, Lungelo Dlamini!  Lungelo is CAST’s Sports Coordinator in KwaDabeka.  Enjoy!

As I flex my wrist moving my fingertips, trying to construct messages, uttering alphabets with this thin piece of lead.

Thoughts of formulating imagery with the purpose of painting a perfect tainted picture of what reality is, blossom distinctively in my head.

I ask myself, whether mankind’s laws and systems are no different from Mother Nature’s ecosystem?

I mean let’s look at our current state of affairs, everything is backwards, facing upside down:

Doctors destroy healthcare

Lawyers destroy justice

Universities destroy knowledge

Governments destroy freedom

Media destroys information

and Religion destroys spirituality.

What we call democracy has transformed to corruption, what we call democracy has crippled our nation’s mindsets, backsliding our progress of needed social transformation.

What we call democracy still accommodates segregation, not driven by the colour of our skins anymore, but by the size of our pockets and greediness and what others call “economic apartheid”.

What we call spirituality has elevated to blasphemy, we shout out the name of Jesus Christ earnestly but still rely on today’s animated prophets to prosper, still sacrificing creatures burning incense, calling upon our ancestors to give us riches.

Oh Lord!  Deliver us from still being cursed by the sins of our fathers and blatantly doing evil.

I am no preacher.

I am no revolutionary.

I am no Marxist.

I am no extremist.

I am no terrorist.

I am just an artist trying to purvey the truth of present reality.


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