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1. Some of ya'll are REALLY like SERIOUSLY in the sunken place! These institutions didn't ascend to "excellence" because of their "innate adminstrative, academic, and programmatic superiority". Stop spouting that FOOLISHNESS! No, their ascendancy was, is, and always has been
2/ a byproduct of their progeny in proximity to white wealth (Rockefeller, Carnegie, Ford, etc.). Their proximal access to white wealth (not some overblown administrative genius or philanthropic magicianry) is SINGULARLY responsible for their "achieving excellence".
3/ It IS what it IS but let's stop with this revisionist historical take. E. Franklin Frazier chronicled their cultural capitulation in exchange for access to white philanthropy quite well nearly 70 years ago. This ain't "hating" these are the factual realities of classism that
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Is History All True ❓ Series Finale:

(Ag; the fight was already done❗️😂)


d’Evil showdown edition - “part two”, anyhow❗️
So; in the last part of this thread, we identified some potential #StolenHistory “older” buildings, from the Burghersdorp, aka “The Brickfields” and Fordsburg areas. (Man; now Burghersdorp is a “two block” area 😂right next to one of the “original” Fordsburg maps of the 1890s.)
And Burghersdorp is identified by its trade name of Brickfields❓ 🤷🏻‍♀️Or something like that. (Man; that tyranny by naming control and other muddles❗️)
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So Joburg was rebuilt 4/5😳 times in 120 years❓🤔Hmmm. Where’s the landfill site for ALL that rubble then❓
I mean, historic mine slimes dams are in clear sight, if you follow main reef road through the city. Where have they buried the remains of ALL those old bldgs❓🤷🏻‍♀️Lawless❓
Real business folk; it make sense to you that the (exceptional) OLD Carlton Hotel on Eloff Street was torn down (TOOK A YEAR❗️😳) around a decade BEFORE they built the new one down the road❓Which is now owned by a SOE (asset sheet🤔) & has been abandoned & empty for past 20yrs❓
Come to think of it; #StolenHistory armchair archeologists - if there’s at least the rubble of another WHOLE city, out there, but who knows buried where❓🤔Then what of the speed of change in this city, mense😳; and the why❓Or is it so we won’t notice that ...
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How Democracy Created Barriers to Freedom, Happiness, and Prosperity

🔹I read back in 2012, that Zuma earned more than David Cameron and François Hollande did, and that his salary cost #SouthAfrica five times what Obama’s did the US❗️😳…
🔹Why was that? Could we peg ourselves against America, France, or England? Hardly.
🔹Time Magazine recently showcased the abhorrent divide between the have & have nots in #SouthAfrica. So isn't it despicable? That our leaders...
... are paid above their international pay grade, in the face of their voters’ poverty and misery?
🔹The Uruguayan President, (In Uruguay GDP per capita is almost 3 times that of RSA, whereas GDP in RSA is 6 times that of Uruguay) José Mujica, lived to serve; even standing...
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Today there is a @CapeTimes story about Mouquet Farm in Retreat. There were plans for the 2,7ha site to be developed into social housing but now the plans have come to a halt. THREAD
I believe progress on this site may be just one victim of this season's political infighting within the @Our_DA the WC... and there are at least 4 other pieces of land suffering the same fate
In 2015 the City wanted to strip Mouquet Farm for cash. By 2017 the politics around urban land appeared to have changed, reflecting the national mood regarding land and debates around #EWC plus the work of @NdifunaUkwazi @ReclaimCT
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