Ten Fundamentals on the coming South African Uprising
1. The state in its entirety (legislative, judicial and executive) is an illegitimate cooercive authoritarian entity that must be completely eradicated. All calls to continuing bonds towards the state must be confronted whether these calls come from the media, trade unions, clergy, your father or best friend.
2. All product of the earth in South Africa belongs to all who live in it and control of the means of production must be an immediate goal of the people. Immediate distribution of these resources and essentials among all the people (starting with those most in need) should be an immediate goal of the revolution.
3. Any foreign intervention must be challenged and confronted whether it be from nations in the East or West or whether it come from the United Nations or African Union.
4. Inhumane crimes such as hard drug trafficking, murder and rape should be dealt with by the people and the weak should be protected by their neighbours. The state entity called the ‘police’ should be ended. As Emma Goldman stated: “The most absurd apology for authority and law is that they serve to diminish crime. Aside from the fact that the State is itself the greatest criminal, breaking every written and natural law, stealing in the form of taxes, killing in the form of war and capital punishment, it has come to an absolute standstill in coping with crime. It has failed utterly to destroy or even minimize the horrible scourge of its own creation.
5. The essence of the revolution will be the people who find themselves in South Africa and racism or xenophobia should not play a role. The only criterion should be whether a person shows animosity towards the uprising by siding with the state. In this event any person has the natural right to self defence.
6. A culture of self free from state manipulation education should be promoted and encouraged.
7. The people should cultivate in ourselves before the uprising good characteristics such as boldness, bravery, steadfastness, patience, respect for women and the elderly, softness towards children and animals, good manners, admitting and recognising shortcomings and mistakes etc.
8. Remember that one who lacks something cannot give it to another. Revolution begins with ones self.
9. We should share and learn from other uprisings in terms of methodology and ideology so as to avoid mistakes others have made and to shorten the road to liberty as much as possible.
10. A society that can bring the most to all the people in terms of sustenance, clothing, housing, knowledge, security, harmony and leisure should be our common purpose and none should be given authority to do this on “our behalf”.