Our programming is our greatest curse.
I AM ALSO A VICTIM OF APARTHEID. I was born into a racist system. I was programmed to believe I was superior. I was programmed to believe that others were inferior. My (well meaning) parents believed this too. My schooling reflected it. Those in power ensured I was not exposed to international opinion. I was even given (so called) biblical evidence that this was true. Changing your programming does not happen overnight. One may have an intellectual understanding of what is right and wrong and profess to be something other than what you are. Unfortunately changing who you are does not simply occur when legislation changes. We find ourselves in a God-awful mess with no simple solution. I do not know how to right the wrongs of the past, without creating new wrongs that will have to be righted in the future. I do believe that it will be our great grandchildren that will bear the true fruit of the changes. But can we wait that long?