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Thursday, 13 December 2012

Reinstate Farmworkers or We'll Get Violent Again - Tony Ehrenreich

This tosser is really starting to burn my bacon! I wonder when the cops will see his statements and threats as incitement and arrest him? Things would be much better. But on an unrelated note I have only 1 thing to say to Tony: If workers engaging in illegal strikes are fired (legally) then they cannot strike seeing as they are unemployed. Any action taken by them will be an illegal protest and they should immediately be arrested. Typical COSATU brainfart you had there.

Dismissed farm workers must be reinstated by Dec 19 - COSATU WCape
Tony Ehrenreich
12 December 2012

Tony Ehrenreich warns that strike action will resume on Jan 9 on those farms where there is no agreement

COSATU Western Cape Provincial Secretary, Tony Ehrenreich, has sent to following letter on 11 December 2012:
To Agri-South Africa - Carl Opperman
To Minister of Agriculture - Honourable Minister Ms Tina Joemat-Petterson
To Minister of Labour - Honourable Minister Ms Mildred Oliphant
To organisations and unions
And: To CCMA
Per: Mr. Leon Levy
On-going developments in agriculture in relation to the farm protests
From COSATU on behalf of farm workers
Dear Colleagues
Please receive correspondence from our offices in relation to developments in the farm protest actions. We have, as COSATU, been asked by the workers to clearly communicate their message to the parties concerned. The workers have made it clear that they will not be constrained from pursuing protest for justice and fair wages on the farms, by technicalities and legalities. As far as the workers are concerned their struggle for an end to apartheid relations on farms have not been suspended, only the strike was suspended until 9 January 2013.
The workers have elected to take the offer put forward by the representatives of the Agri SA for farm level negotiations, and to commence engagements in this "farm by farm" level' negotiations immediately. These negotiations will be assisted by unions, NGO and workers committees, and will discuss the R150 wage demand as well as the profit sharing. Farmers are urged to not put in place technicalities to restrict union access to farms and to facilitate these engagements and negotiations.
The Strike will continue on the 9 January on those farms where there is no agreement, as well as the reporting to foreign markets on specific farmers not cooperating with this process.
The farms where disciplinary action and dismissal of workers as a result of strike participation has been initiated by farmers to intimidate farm workers - will see strike action taking place if those workers are not reinstated by the 19 December 2012.
The CCMA will assist in facilitating access to farms and getting resolutions on dismissals and victimisations, where these have been opposed by farmers' attitude and conduct. As COSATU we will also be making representations to the Minister of Justice to have charges dropped against workers for protesting against slave wages.
This message is communicated by COSATU, to all parties, on behalf of the workers who have elected to take up this struggle against oppression. Albeit that COSATU is not the representative union of the workers, we have been requested to, and therefore are purely assisting and supporting the workers to find a negotiated settlement that would avoid violence and dissent.
We believe, as COSATU, that the call by workers to still pursue the construction of good relations with decent farm owners, to be the desired route, while equally understanding that exploitation and oppression should not be allowed to continue in South Africa, for one more day.
Ons will n nasie bou met regte boere, maar ons will weg maak met slegte boere.
Yours Faithfully
Tony Ehrenreich
Provincial Secretary
C.c. to All Agricultural organisations
Issued by COSATU Western Cape Provincial Secretary, Tony Ehrenreich, December 12 2012

See the original article and comments here

More Blatant Theft - Court Sanctioned Too Nogal!

Well, we now have a court ruling saying that it is perfectly fine for the ANC to rob the public blind. The North Gauteng High Court ruled in favour of SANRAL and Treasury which effectively allows them to go ahead and steal money directly from our bank accounts! I would usually respect the views of the court but in this instance they'll have to come and take my money by force if they think that I will pay a fifth time to drive on the same roads. I already pay income tax, a fuel levy on every litre of petrol I buy, I license my car and I renew my driver's license. I refuse point blank to pay again. How can they punish the public for their failure to plan ahead? If Zuma hadn't been stealing funds to upgrade his personal compound together with the billions stolen by government in the last 18 years there would have been more than enough funds for the infrastructure upgrade.

When the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project was approved I was on board because the roads were desperately in need of a little TLC - but NO mention was ever made of them funding it through tolls! This part was deliberately left out and now they are trying to force legislation through that will effectively legitimise them stealing more of my money! I say over my dead body!

There has been no mention made of how they plan to maintain all the back roads which will see 10 times the amount of traffic as people avoid the highways. No mention is made of how the backlog in traffic will be dealt with either! I predict that 2013 will see a huge increase in the amount of road rage incidents because I know that I will be in an extra foul mood having to deal with traffic (which is already as bad as I can take) being 10 times worse.

People are going to be late for work on a daily basis - I wonder how that will go down with employers and clients? Not going to have a happy Jhb in the new year - except for the taxis of course seeing as their toll fees will be subsidised - they will be happy that they can do whatever the hell they want on the highways simply because traffic will be almost non-existent.

Food prices will skyrocket (again!) because transport costs will go through the roof and all of that extra will be passed onto the consumers. Strikes will begin with renewed vigour due to the resultant loss of jobs and public violence will be at an all time high. Sounds like a lovely year right?

And all the while the ANC and the fatcat BEE tenderpreneurs at SANRAL will be laughing all the way to the bank to withdraw all of it!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Multiculturalism at its Best

Multiculturalism will be the death and end of all things classified as "white" and "western". The increased drive by European countries to import as many foreigners as possible is literally going to destroy all of their history and culture. This is increasingly obvious in the latest "racist" and "offensive" traditions which relate to a character known as Zwarte Piet. Black Pete Criticism Grows: The latest news out is that the tradition of Black Pete "should be given a makeover or banished from the holiday scene, seeing him as a blight on the nation's image as a bulwark of tolerance." Its amazing how only western countries should be tolerant. And how many people of colour who choose to move to these functioning first world countries know that traditions and cultures clash but the second they arrive they set about trying to destroy all of the culture and heritage in their new home. It really does my head in. The entire process if one of reducing all white countries to third world hellholes - just like the ones the new immigrants originated from. And what confounds me even further is that all of these idiotic liberals think that destroying their own heritage is a fantastic idea simply because in some deep dark past white people did what it was human nature to do - explore and expand. 

From Wikipedia for those of you who would like to know a little more about the tradition:
In the folklore and legends of the Netherlands and BelgiumZwarte Piet ['zʋɑrtə pit] (About this sound pronunciation) (meaning Black Pete) is a companion of Saint Nicholas (DutchSinterklaas) whose yearly feast in the Netherlands is usually celebrated on the evening of 5 December (Sinterklaas-avond, that is, St. Nicholas Eve) and 6 December in Belgium, when they distribute sweets and presents to all good children.
The characters of Zwarte Pieten appear only in the weeks before Saint Nicholas's feast, first when the saint is welcomed with a parade as he arrives in the country (generally by boat, having traveled from Madrid, Spain). The tasks of the Zwarte Pieten are mostly to amuse children, and to scatter pepernotenKruidnoten and "strooigoed" (special sinterklaas-candies) for those who come to meet the saint as he visits stores, schools, and other places.
The original Zwarte Piet is sometimes associated with Knecht Ruprecht, but in the Low Countries the tradition has not merged with Christmas.
The first origin of Sinterklaas and his helpers can probably found in the Wild Hunt of Wodan Riding the white horse Sleipnir he flew through the air as the leader of the Wild Hunt. He was always accompanied by two black ravens, Huginn and Muninn. Those helpers would listen, just like Zwarte Piet, at the chimney - which was just a hole in the roof at that time - to tell Wodan about the good and bad behaviours of the mortals. During the ChristianizationPope Gregory I argued that conversions were easier if people were allowed to retain the outward forms of their traditions, while claiming that the traditions were in honour of the Christian God. Saint Nicolas tradition is one of them, converting Wodan to a Christian counterpart.[citation needed]
According to myths dating to the beginning of the 19th century, Saint Nicholas (Sinterklaas) operated by himself or in the companionship of a devil. Having triumphed over evil, it was said that on Saint Nicholas Eve, the devil was shackled and made his slave. A devil as a helper of the Saint can also still be found in Austrian Saint Nicholas tradition in the character of Krampus.
Some sources indicate that in Germanic Europe, Zwarte Piet originally was such a mastered devil forced to assist his captor, but the character emerged in the 19th century within the Netherlands as a companion of Saint Nicholas resembling a Moor. Saint Nicholas is said to come from the Byzantine Empire, modern Turkey.
The introduction of this new Zwarte Piet was paired with a change in the attitude of the Sinterklaas character that was often shown as being quite rough against bad children himself and thought unbefitting of a Bishop by teachers and priests. Soon after the introduction of Zwarte Piet as Sinterklaas' helper, both characters adapted to a softer character.
Still, the lyrics of older traditional Sinterklaas songs warn that while Sinterklaas and his Zwarte Pieten will leave well-behaved children presents, they will punish those who have been very naughty. For example they will take bad children and carry these children off in a burlap sack to their homeland of Spain, where, according to legend, Sinterklaas and his Zwarte Pieten dwell out of season. These songs and stories also warned that a child who has been only slightly naughty will not get a present, but a "roe", which is a bundle of birch twigs, (as a warning they could have gotten a birching instead) or will simply receive a lump of coal instead of gifts.
Until the second half of the 20th century, Saint Nicholas' helper was not too bright, in line with the old colonial traditions.[clarification needed] Once immigration started from the former colonised countries Zwarte Piet became a much more respected assistant of Saint Nicholas, who is often a bit inattentive, but playfull
According to the more modern Saint Nicholas legend, a Zwarte Piet is a servant who accompanies Saint Nicholas on his holiday travels. In some versions, Saint Nicholas is said to have liberated a young slave named Peter, who decided to serve Nicholas. Zwarte Piet is today commonly depicted as a black person in the colorful pantaloons, feathered cap and ruffles of a Renaissance European page, a tradition that started based on a single illustration in a book published in 1850.
Zwarte Pieten are often portrayed as mischievous but rarely mean-spirited characters. The character is believed to have been derived from pagan traditions of evil spirits. Also told for decades is a story that the Zwarte Pieten are black because of chimney soot and/or in mockery of the darker Spanish occupiers of the Low Countries in centuries past.
During recent years the role of Zwarte Pieten has become part of a recurring debate in the Netherlands. Controversial practices include holiday revellers blackening their faces and wearing afro wigs, gold jewelry and bright red lipstick, and walking the streets throwingcandy to passers-by.
Foreign tourists, particularly those from the United States and Britain, often experience culture shock when encountering the character, as dressing in blackface is considered offensive in these and other countries. Since the 1990s, there have been several attempts to introduce a new kind of Zwarte Piet to the Dutch public, among them replacing traditional black makeup with various other shades of colors. As an experiment in 2006, the NPS (en: Dutch Programme Foundation) replaced the black Pieten with rainbow-colored Pieten but reverted the characters back to the traditional all-black makeup a year later.
The tradition continues to be popular in the Netherlands but some activists have protested against it. Four people wearing t-shirts with the words "Zwarte Piet is Racist" were arrested during the second weekend of November 2011.
The largest Sinterklaas celebration in Western Canada, slated for December 3rd, 2011 in New WestminsterBritish Columbia, was cancelled for the first time since its inception in 1985 following a debate over the inclusion of Zwarte Piet. Rather than remove the character, the organizers cancelled the festivities entirely because, as spokesperson Tako Slump of the organization said: 
"We got a lot of replies back from our customers in the Dutch community. It became pretty clear to us that we love Sinterklaas and we can't have it without Black Peter. Those two go together."
In 2011, legislators in the former Dutch colony of Suriname stated that government-sanctioned celebrations involving Zwarte Piet were considered an insult to the "black part of Suriname's community." Efforts have begun in the Republic to prevent future governmental promotions of the character.

Friday, 30 November 2012

Shaving, Bathing, Meat and Sewage

I have been following a series of articles on News24 the last few weeks with a great deal of interest and some degree of disgust as well. The articles are written by a woman called "Maureen Dent". Maureen is a typical judgemental hippie vegan - who lives on a golf course! Her self-righteous and entirely annoying tone of writing makes people immediately take offence. Maureen has regaled the News24 audience with her rants about how she refuses to shave (anywhere), how she never uses soap or shampoo and bathes only with warm water (irregularly it seems) and had tried to prove that all the world's problems are caused by the consumption of meat (according to Maureen meat-eaters are inherently violent and angry - she doesn't realise that Hitler and Pol-Pot were vegans and look at the horror they caused). Her final article has espoused the joys of fertilising her home veggie patch with effluent from her own septic tank. She has even informed us that she NEVER uses toilet paper either. And to top things off she accuses anyone who showers on a daily basis of selfishly wasting water that will be needed by future generations. Thank God the woman is self-employed because I highly doubt anyone but her own breed of militant ignorant vegan hippie-types could stand to be near her.

So, to Maureen I would like to say the following:

1. Shaving is healthy and hygienic. And on top of it all it is attractive. Yes, you may say that I have been brainwashed by the male species but to be perfectly honest I like the way my smooth skin feels. You see, I have done the whole "not shaving" thing and I have never been itchier or battled with such horrible body odours. Shaving is definitely the way to go. But you need not shave if you prefer not to... that is your prerogative.

2.  Soap is a fantastic invention. You see, as one goes about their daily business they will perspire and pick up bacteria everywhere. Something is needed to kill that bacteria so that you do not get sick and as an added bonus you don't stink up the place. I would think that after a few thousand years of societal evolution and scientific advances soap must be one of the very best inventions in the history of man. I hate to be near people with bad body odour - as would any NORMAL person. I also hate the idea that I would smell bad. Its not a nice way to treat people around you. I'm sure you have become so used to your own foul smell that it no longer bothers you - but to the rest of us you would stink. I am very glad that I am nowhere near you and pity your neighbours and people you come into contact with.

3.  Toilet paper  is another of those fantastic inventions I was talking about. You see, man devised a method of cleansing himself after relieving himself so that we no longer had to use leaves to do the job. its much gentler. And I am sorry - but your diet means that you never have to wipe? How the hell would you know unless you check? And to top it off - how can you NOT wipe after peeing? Or do you prefer to drip dry? In which case I am even happier to state that I am not in your vicinty at all because not only would you smell like wet dog because of all your untamed body hair that has only been scantily showered with some warm water but not washed - but your underwear must reek of urine and faeces. And what about when your period arrives? You don't wipe or use any form of sanitary towel or tampon? That is really disgusting and not to mention unhygienic. But looking at your picture I see that you have probably already hit menopause so that  must be why those things never bother you.

4.  Meat was placed on this earth for man to eat. If not then why is it possible that there are nutrients in meat that we need to be healthy that we CANNOT get from plants? Why have our teeth evolved in such a way so as to enable us to tear and chew meat? And why the hell does meat taste so damn good if we were not meant to eat it? You asked if I would kill and eat a pet? If it came down to it and there was nothing else to eat then damn well yes I would eat the dog - its him or me. But while there is an ample supply of beef, chicken, fish, lamb and pork to choose from then there is no need for me to do that. I think what you are lacking is a lovely medium rare steak.

5.  Now, I am all for having a veggie patch in your garden and growing your own food. But please do not tell me that I should use human waste. That is quite simply one of the most disgusting things I have ever heard of and if I were one of your neighbours I would have called the department of health a long time ago - I hear that unsanitary behaviour that endangers an entire community actually carries a jail sentence. Typhoid Mary? No longer - now it is Ecoli Maureen. No wonder you speak such crap - because you eat it! I would not accept so much as a precooked microwave meal from you. But not all of us have a garden - it seems that living on that golf course has made you forget that not everyone is (undeservedly) wealthy - although maybe you got that cash by people paying you to not stand upwind from them?

6.  Showering on a daily basis - do I really have to discuss this one? If you have not mastered the art of basic hygiene the I see no help for you. And I really do enjoy a long soak in a hot tub with a good book and a glass of wine every now and again - its to soothe away the aches and pains of long, hard weeks. A shower in the morning is the most refreshing way to start the day - washing off all of the sweat accumulated on my skin during the night. And it means that the people in my office don't have to run shrieking while holding their nose closed when I walk through the door.

Having said the above -  your honesty is refreshing and you damn well have the right to say whatever you want and I will defend to death your right to say it. But I will always be grateful that you will be judging me from halfway across the country safely behind a computer screen because I would not want to ever be in the same square kilometer as you - I'm pretty sure I would smell you.

You can read all of Maureen's articles here:

Thursday, 29 November 2012

David Bullard Pulls No Punches

I can see the man being called a whole host of things with "racist" as the most common as a result of his most recent article. The article is a staunch criticism of the state of affairs being bolstered and encouraged by the ruling ANC - and he is 100% correct! He highlights exactly what is wrong with South Africa today and the bottom line is that the ANC wants to maintain the status quo by continually hyping up the wrongs of the past and hiding behind them like a shield to cover up all of their ineptness and inability to govern. The most eloquent David Bullard says it best:

David Bullard
28 November 2012

David Bullard says the ANC has fostered a culture of dependency, failure and blame

Regular readers of this column, and more particularly the comments that follow the column, cannot have failed to notice the recurring leitmotiv of colonial oppression offered by some of my critics as an excuse for the perpetual non performance of South Africa, both as a democracy and as an economic powerhouse. Blaming the legacy of apartheid/colonialism is also a favourite ploy of politicians who, after stuffing their pockets with tax payer's money and buying a couple of luxury cars, have to think up some explanation to deliver to their constituents for being so damn useless at their jobs.

I realise that this week's column may come across as hugely insensitive to some readers but think of it as tough love. Somebody needs to man up and acknowledge the truth. To listen to some black South Africans and white lefties drone on you would think that this country was the first in the history of the world ever to experience subjugation by another race. And therein lies the major obstacle to South Africa's progress.

Every failure of the ANC is blamed on our dreadful apartheid past. That may have rung true in 1996 but in 2012 it's beginning to sound a bit lame. While there are many black South Africans who remember the injustices and indignities of the apartheid era there are an increasing number who haven't a clue what life was like under the Nats. And yet the same tired old excuse for non performance is trotted out with monotonous regularity, partly to make whiteys feel guilty but mostly to cover up the scandalous lack of delivery on the part of the ANC.

Thanks to the ruling party the country has developed a national inferiority complex which dooms us to a future of mediocrity. Instead of weighing up the account in 1994 and telling the electorate that the new democratic South Africa had survived apartheid and come out with a vigorous free press, an independent judiciary and a clutch of parastatals which did what they supposed to do pretty well, the ANC played down the more positive legacies of apartheid because they knew they would need someone or something to blame should things go wrong. And boy, do they milk it for all it's worth.
The current disastrous education system, for example, is blamed on the legacy of apartheid.  A convenient excuse but utter baloney. The reason our education system is a global joke is that the ANC tinkered around with all sorts of social engineering designed to give kids the impression they were doing well at school, even when they weren't.

The harsh reality is that the majority of kids in the state school system end their schooldays ill equipped for either university or for the workplace. They will only find that out though when they have been screwed over by the system and finished their schooling. The 85% matric pass rate that the government may brag about will not translate into a job. But, of course, that's not the fault of the's the fault of the legacy of apartheid.

So how come other oppressed people manage to get over life's obstacles and we don't? For example, the Asians that were kicked out of Uganda by that madman Idi Amin back in the 1970's. My late mother was one of many volunteers to go to RAF Stradishall in Suffolk where the refugees landed and help them settle into a new life. They had only the clothes they wore and had not been allowed to take any personal possessions and yet they saw their expulsion from Uganda as an opportunity to begin again. I clearly remember my mother's amazement at their lack of self pity. The majority of those expelled Asians, many of them highly educated professionals, went on to do very well in their new adopted country.

The answer to the question of why we just can't move on is that blaming our past has turned into a lucrative industry in itself. It has spawned the obscene BBBEE system which guarantees economic inefficiencies and corruption while pretending to redress the wrongs of the past. The plan to lay a heavy guilt trip on those who were deemed to have befitted from apartheid has meant that the goose that lays the golden egg continues laying.

By keeping guilt ridden whites in harness the government achieves several objectives. Firstly, nobody dares speak out against the absurdities of the system for fear of being labelled racist. Secondly, successful companies can only get their BBBEE ratings by creating completely superfluous positions based on demographic requirements while ignoring economies of scale. This gives the impression that the government has created jobs for people when all it has done is to flout economic good sense. Thirdly, the tax system benefits because more taxpayers and consumers are artificially created. This may sound like a smart idea but the creation of so many non-jobs just to please a commie dominated government is bound to make us less efficient than our global competitors. All we are doing is fooling ourselves that we are productive and impoverishing ourselves in the long term.

The vast majority of the population have been indoctrinated and believe that everything that goes wrong is the fault of our apartheid past, because that's what they've been told. As a result, very few ANC supporters can see any reason to take responsibility for their own lives and strive for success.

The reality is that that the majority of people don't excel in life but simply trundle along. But what about those who really could become shining examples to others and important community leaders? Does our current system encourage them to reach their full potential or does is constantly drive home the message that they're bound to fail? But that's OK because it's not their fault. It's the fault of apartheid.

See the original article on Politicsweb here

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Zuzulicious Ad Banned By SABC

I go away for a couple of days and this is what I come back to - the SABC (a government owned media company) has unilaterally decided that a new advert (that they had originally agreed to air) was "offensive". the ad which features Jacob Zuma and family eating fish and chips plays on the latest scandal involving his extravagant spending of public funds on his private residence. It also touches on the fact that his traditional culture has allowed him to amass a vast amount of wives and children. You have to wonder why the SABC would suddenly decide, 2 hours before the ad was due to be aired, that it was "offensive" without there being any complaints from the public which has not even seen the ad?! There can only be one camp that would want the ad scrapped (thinking about it again it does kinda highlight the fact that our president lives in the lap of luxury all funded by the taxpayers money while the majority of his supporters still live in squalor and poverty - might lose him and the ANC some votes in the next elections if this keeps up). Looking forward to seeing how this one will play out. I for one love the ad but then again I don't believe that the sun shines of out Zuma's backside and that night only comes round when  he sits down like millions of other sheep do.

SABC bans Zuma fish & chips ad

2012-11-27 09:45

Johannesburg - The SABC has banned a fish and chip commercial depicting President Jacob Zuma and his family having dinner, according to a report on Tuesday.

The ad would have been aired on SABC on Monday night until February but it was pulled just two hours before it was scheduled to be flighted, The Star reported.

The animated commercial begins with the words "Dinner time at Nkandla" appearing over a picture of a mansion.

The next frame is indoors. A woman, seated at one end of an extremely long dining room table lined with children and several other women on both sides, says in isiZulu: "Oh Zuzulicious, we're having fish and chips from Shabba today."

The huge family enjoys the fish and chips dinner.

An animated Zuma responds: "Eat up honeybunch, there is a lot of good food here. It's from the Fish and Chip Company. There are many of you in this house, at only R25 even Pravin will approve this."

Paul Warner, the creative director at MetropolitanRepublic Group, the agency that made the ad, said they were told the commercial was banned because it was "degrading to the president".

"They said our [SABC] bosses have made the decision not to flight it," he was quoted saying.

Warner reportedly told the newspaper that there was nothing wrong with the ad, he did not understand how it could be pulled on the basis of being offensive without anyone complaining about it.

Carlo Gonzaga, the chief executive of Taste Holding, under which the company falls, said it was "astounding" that the SABC would take a unilateral decision on behalf of the public. "I think it's presumptuous."

SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago said he was not aware of the ad or any official issuing instructions for a commercial not to be aired.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Why does the Left see the decline of middle class White Christians as a blessing?

It may not be specifically speaking about South Africa and South African issues but it explains the thinking of useless Liberals down to a tee. And if you apply that thinking to South Africa you can see why they are so happy for the ANC to systematically take away every single right that whites have and bring us down to the level of the masses - much easier than trying to bring the masses up to our level isn't it?

Alec Baldwin is gleeful after the election, and apparently he is euphoric over what he sees as the decline of White middle class Christians
The politically progressive actor rejoiced at President Barack Obama’s re-election precisely because it means his demographic, to his eyes, is politically on its last legs.

“Obama’s election signaled one change. His re-election signaled another — the end of white, middle-aged Christian male dominance,” the star of NBC’s “30 Rock” tweeted Saturday through his “Alec Baldwin Foundation” account.

Baldwin joins a long list of white liberals who eagerly use their own race as a pejorative
Yes, think of all the times the Left, often White Liberals, use terms like “lily White” or vanilla, or Cracker as if White is bad? I had a professor in college, in an American Sign Language class who called me white bread and peanut butter, as in stale, boring, and uninteresting. And yes, she was White. She was also overbearing and rude, a fact I shared with her and the whole class after her remark. I had another professor, in a Sociology course that told a story of Native Americans allowing a child to beat them in races. He then asked, in a serious tone, if any of us could imagine White people ever doing such a thing. And, yes, he was as White as they come. Most people in the class were stunned at his question, and we gave example after example of how our families had done similar things, I imagine people of all races do these things myself.

I have never understood this side of the Left, until today, I was thinking of Baldwin’s remarks, and  it hit me, the Left, and Baldwin is certainly a Leftist, have a very perverse definition of equality. In their view, White Americans, of all socioeconomic classes have it better and easier than minorities. So, there is some inherent inequality there that the Left must put right. Usually, that inequality is, in the mind of the Left, racism, sexism, or the evils of Capitalism, which is evil because it produces not just winners and losers, but different levels of winners as well. Of course, America itself is an easy target for the Left to blame. America has been a nation with a White majority, a nation where most are Christian, and where Capitalism has been the economic system for decades upon decades. And all of those things make America bad because America has inequality.

Of course, every nation has inequality, every nation always has, and always will, but the Left cannot tolerate inequality. This is why they can look at the Israel Palestine conflict and so readily sympathize with Palestine.  Terror groups in Palestine attack Israel, targeting civilians, and the Left says nothing. But, when Israel, uses its military to strike back, targeting ONLY terrorists, and doing everything it can not to harm civilians, the Left goes ballistic. They find it unfair, because Israel has far superior weapons, they have even called for Israel to only use “fairness” in retaliating. Fairness, in this case, means that if a rocket fired into Israel kills two Israelis, Israel should only kill two terrorists. Of course such a course will only lead to a longer, bloodier fight, but, it appeases the insensibilities of the left. But back to America and Baldwin’s inane comments.

Alec Baldwin and the Left see America as a bad nation. We are richer than other nations, we are more powerful than other nations, we have a higher standard of living and more prosperity than other nations, this is not fair, it is a clear case of inequality to the Leftist mind. This explains why the Left, if you notice, NEVER encourages poor nations to emulate America, or other Western nations. A sane person would think that teaching the less successful nations to copy the economies and governments of the West would lead at least some of those less wealthy nations to a more prosperous existence. Yet, the Left always wants to punish the more successful nations, especially America. They see this as more fair, because, even if some of the less successful nations raise themselves up, they still might be unequal to the West, and that equals inequality in Leftist thinking.

So, therefore, the Left prefers to use their “redistribute the wealth” strategy to make things more equal. All this will ever do is to tear down the West, and instead of spreading the wealth, it will spread the misery instead, but, that is more desirable to the Left, because it means all nations will be more equal.

So, Alec Baldwin, and the Left hate inequality, and thus hate America, and thus hate the people they associate with America’s rise as the world power, White, Christian men. What they miss in their hatred is that America has not become great because of skin colour  or religion, but because of freedom, and opportunity. In other words it is not the skin colour of the Founders, it is their ideals that set forth the successful nation the Left has been trying to tear down for 200 plus years.

From The Daley Gator:

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Dumb Ways to Die

Sometimes the Aussies really come out with something amazingly wonderful. This ad by Melbourne  Metro Trains is amazing! The funniest thing I have seen in months!

Monday, 19 November 2012

Words of Wisdom

I knew there was a reason that people thought of Nelson Mandela as a decent leader and the quote below reminds me of what that reason is. Strange how his struggle speeches and actions are touted constantly in the media and by the ANC and yet absolutely none of them are interested in adhering to the following:

EXPOSED: How Zuma got off the hook

And here is why the ANC feels that we need the proposed Secrecy Bill – so that high ranking ANC members (read Jacob Zuma) do not get caught out in lie after lie after lie and exposed for having their hands in the cookie jar repeatedly.  Despite a last minute bid by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to halt the distribution of the Sunday Times newspaper Judge Nomsa Khumalo ruled in favour if the Sunday Times Newspaper. And as a result there are a few South Africans who were feeling exceptionally vindicated and jubilant on Sunday. The report sheds light on a few of our esteemed President’s dirty dealing and blatant disrespect of the law.
The Sunday Times reporters say it better than I ever could:

             REVEALED: Jacob Zuma's lawyer accused of blackmailing NPA  (sourced from the Timeslive website)

South Africa's top prosecutors were overwhelmingly in favour of pressing ahead with the case against Jacob Zuma and had dismissed the so-called "spy tapes" as irrelevant just days before the charges were sensationally dropped in April 2009.
This is revealed in more than 300 pages of explosive internal e-mails, memos and minutes of meetings leaked to the Sunday Times.
The documents raise questions over why then-prosecutions boss Mokotedi Mpshe ignored all their advice and let Zuma off the hook, citing the "spy tapes" as evidence that Zuma was the victim of a plot.
They also lift the lid on the high drama and intense internal wrangling that put SA's criminal justice system on trial in one of the most dramatic episodes of the country's recent past. The documents reveal for the first time that the Scorpions team prosecuting Zuma:
  • Believed Zuma was trying to "blackmail" them into dropping the charges by threatening to release information on the tapes that would be embarrassing to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA);
  • Urged Mpshe several times to proceed with the prosecution after being briefed about the "spy tapes";
  • Pointed out "fatal" legal flaws in Mpshe's decision not to proceed; and
  • Questioned former NPA boss Bulelani Ngcuka twice about the tapes. Ngcuka said the same people who accused him of being an apartheid spy were behind these tapes.
The documents include minutes of a briefing held in Mpshe's boardroom on March 18 2009 by asset forfeiture unit head Willie Hofmeyr and Pretoria prosecutor Sibongile Mzinyathi - the only two NPA officials who listened to the tapes.
The minutes reveal that Zuma's lawyer, Michael Hulley, approached Hofmeyr with "new evidence" that he said warranted dropping the charges against Zuma - phone taps of Scorpions boss Leonard McCarthy - that he asked Hofmeyr to listen to.
Hulley did not disclose evidence of these "spy tapes" in written representations he made to the NPA on Zuma's behalf weeks earlier. The tapes "seemed to be" from the National Intelligence Agency and would be used by Hulley to argue for a permanent stay of prosecution.
According to notes made by Hofmeyr and Mzinyathi while they listened to the tapes, the recordings reveal McCarthy was "part of a campaign for Thabo Mbeki" to win the ANC elective conference in Polokwane in December 2007, which Zuma won. But Hofmeyr and Mzinyathi's notes also state that Mbeki had told McCarthy not to charge Zuma and former police commissioner Jackie Selebi before Polokwane.
Notes from the meeting say the team prosecuting Zuma "was not aware of this manipulation and conspiracies - they followed the evidence. Unfortunately, I doubt if any will ever believe them. This is a sad, sad day in the history of SA!!!".
These new documents intensify the mystery of why Mpshe would take a decision diametrically opposed to his senior prosecutors working on the case, and is likely to add weight to a case brought by the DA to have it reviewed.
They reveal that on at least two occasions after the "spy tapes" briefing - on March 20 and on April 2 2009 - prosecutors sent a memo to Mpshe urging him to press ahead with the Zuma prosecution. Attached to one of the memos was a letter prosecutors expected Mpshe to sign and send to Hulley, rejecting the "spy tapes" as a reason for dropping charges.
"A decision not to prosecute ... would undoubtedly be regarded by many as simply caving in to political pressure," the letter, which was never signed by Mpshe, reads. "After anxious consideration, I have concluded that my decision to indict your client in 2007 was not influenced, improperly or otherwise, by McCarthy."
The letter also states that Hulley's threat to include allegations of political interference based on the "spy tapes" in a court application, and his "observations that this would be a great embarrassment to the NPA and the persons concerned" amounted to "blackmail".
The new documents unearthed this month show Zuma's chief prosecutor, Billy Downer, former KwaZulu-Natal Scorpions boss Anton Steynberg and two top jurists they consulted - Wim Trengove and Andrew Breitenbach - were unanimous the "spy tapes" should not give Zuma a free pass.
"We consider that the oral representations [from Hulley about the tapes] do not change our recommendation [to charge Zuma] and we stand by it," Downer states in a memo on behalf of the prosecution team sent to Mpshe on March 20 2009.
"To accede to [Zuma's] representations, apart from being contrary to the merits and the interests of justice, would not be appropriate. Such a course of conduct, however weighty the reasons given in support thereof, will forever leave the impression that the NPA has become a pawn of the political establishment and cause irrevocable damage to public confidence in the system of justice."
Mzinyanthi - the only other person who listened to the tapes with Hofmeyr - and Thanda Mngwengwe, the former Scorpions boss who charged Zuma in 2007 - also reportedly wanted Zuma's prosecution to go ahead despite the "spy tapes".
Despite this, on April 6 2009, Mpshe announced that charges against Zuma would be withdrawn because the "spy tapes" contained evidence that McCarthy and Ngcuka had conspired to remove Zuma from office.
Only Hofmeyr apparently believed that McCarthy's "alleged prosecutorial misbehaviour" warranted dropping the charges against Zuma, according to one memo.
After Mpshe made his bombshell announcement of dropping charges , a flurry of e-mails and memos reveal how unhappy other top prosecutors were with his decision. In one sent to Mpshe on April 14 2009, setting out the team's reservations, Downer states that the "legal motivation" for the decision is "questionable and may be vulnerable on review".
He criticises the prosecution boss for relying "heavily" on the "abuse of process" doctrine in the UK and Canadian law, without any reference to SA law. "We are concerned that this doctrine may have been inappropriately applied without due consideration of its applica-bility in our law."
The key issue, whether the abuse of process would have prevented Zuma from having a fair trial, "was not even addressed", the memo states. Moreover, two key questions - whether McCarthy's manipulation of the prosecution improperly influenced Mpshe's decision to charge Zuma after Polokwane, and whether he still considered that the decision to prosecute was correct - were never answered. "This failure appears to us to be fatal to the correctness of the decision," the memo states.
The documents also reveal fascinating details never published before about McCarthy's role in manipulating Zuma's prosecution for political ends.
One memo, titled "Combined team synopsis of the November/December 2007 decision to prosecute", states that Scorpions investigator Johan du Plooy objected to McCarthy's plans to serve summons on Zuma at Nkandla on December 26 2007. Du Plooy considered this "outrageous and unsafe", and the plan was shelved. Two days later he joined the sheriff in serving the summons on Zuma at his Joburg residence.
E-mails also reveal that after being briefed about the "spy tapes" Mpshe repeatedly tried to reach McCarthy at the World Bank, where he now works as vice-president of integrity, to get him to answer the charges of being part of a political conspiracy.
"It would appear, on the face of it, that the recorded conversations may damage your integrity," Mpshe wrote in one e-mail. "They include that you may have been party to a conspiracy to use the NPA's prosecution process irregularly to attempt to influence politics."
McCarthy eventually replied that he deemed Mpshe's questions "irrelevant" and declined to answer them.
DA chairman James Selfe said this week that the NPA was clearly in contempt of court by not handing over the "spy tapes", which Mpshe said in 2009 were independently obtained and declassified.
Despite the court order given in March, the DA went back to court in September to force the NPA to hand over the tapes - a case only likely to be heard early next year. "We'll go to the Constitutional Court if we have to. We'll go to the gates of hell to get this," said Selfe.
Hofmeyr and Downer referred all questions to the NPA, which declined to answer them. Asked if it had caved in to blackmail by dropping charges against Zuma despite strong opposition within its own ranks, NPA spokesman Bulelwa Makeke said: "This is a sideshow that the NPA would rather not be part of at this point, as it is still awaiting a court ruling on this matter."
Ngcuka failed to answer questions he asked to be sent to him. McCarthy and Hulley didn't reply to e-mails or messages left for them.