Saturday, July 11, 2015

A Personal Warning To All South Africans

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Open Letter to ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe

Dear Comrade Gwede,
Well done on giving our courts a swift kick in the nuts. That’ll teach them to have what you call a negative attitude towards the government. It’s almost as if they believe the myth that they are an independent branch. They need to focus more on ‘branch’ and less on ‘independent’. And what do we do when the branch of a tree turns rotten? Yes, we send our least favourite child up the tree with a chainsaw to cut it off. Or, even better, burn the tree down and plant a new one. A tree approved by the ministry of forestry.
As you so rightly pointed out, “There is a drive in sections of the judiciary to create chaos for governance.” At first I was skeptical. After all, judges are overweight, unfit and shortsighted. Quite unsuited to leading baying mobs to the barricades. However, this is probably nothing more than a cunning disguise. Beneath those black robes they are all Batman. The moment they receive the Bat-Signal – transmitted from DA headquarters – they will implement their dastardly plan and, amid the chaos, overthrow the ANC regime.
Police Minister Nathi Nhleko is also aware of what’s really going down. When he spoke to police investigators a few weeks ago, he said, “some elements of the judiciary meet with characters to produce certain judgments.” He’s absolutely right. That’s what a Full Bench does. Well, they call it a Full Bench in public but it’s really called the Star Chamber and they have funny handshakes and virgin sacrifices when they meet in underground caves at midnight on every full moon.
The problem seems, as you say, to be limited to the North Gauteng and Western Cape high courts. But for how long? Attack is the best form of defence, comrade. I’m sure you learnt that when you read Chairman Mao’s Little Red Book as a child. Launch a pre-emptive strike. Do it now, before this incendiary talk of “judicial independence” infects other courts in the country.
Obviouslythe Western Cape High Court would turn maverick. It’s embedded in a province controlled by rebel forces. But North Gauteng? That’s ANC country, that is. Even more inexplicable is that two of the three judges who ordered the arrest of the much-loved humanitarian pacifist Omar al-Bashir are not members of the Caucasian race. Why are these brothers not on your payroll?
There is an outside chance, I suppose, that the robed renegades are simply doing what they are paid to do. But even that would be an aberration in the brave new world you are trying to build. Let us, for a moment, hypothesise that these judges are not, as unlikely as it sounds, attempting to bring the government to its knees and are merely applying the law. If that is the case, then it is the law that is at fault.
Guy Fawke’s Day is just over four months away. This gives you enough time to collect the statute books and burn them in a magnificent bonfire on the lawns of the Union Buildings. Invite the peasants. Let them toast marshmallows or Mozambicans. It will be a fresh start and people will laugh and clap and dance.
If that sounds too much like hard work, all you need do is rig the next election so your party wins a four-thirds majority and then change the constitution to exempt all card-carrying members of the ANC from all laws. Or scrap the constitution altogether. I mean, really, what are laws when you think about it? They are just things invented by Romans and Dutchmen to discourage civilisation from descending into savagery. Personally, I am all for a bit of savagery. There are too many people standing politely in queues, driving at the speed limit and apologising for pushing their trolley into your ankles. When I go to the bank, I want to be able to use a machete to get to the front of the queue. Hell, why even bother with queues? If you can afford plastic explosives, blow up the bank and go straight to the vaults. Why even bother with money? Just take what you want. Impunity rocks, man! If Dostoyevsky lived in your beautiful dystopian new, new South Africa, he would rewrite Crime and Punishment and take out all the punishment and just call it Crime and it would be even better than the original.
Like millions of other South Africans who aren’t members of the counterrevolutionary opposition, I embrace your vision. Like you, I, too, watched the brilliant socio-political documentary, Mad Max: Fury Road. Did we see Imperator Furiosa laying charges of assault against Immortan Joe? Or Joe’s hot wives taking him to the maintenance court? Of course not. They had complete freedom to do as they wished. It was almost as if they were members of the ANC’s national executive committee.
By the time you have silenced the courts, those who have fuel, water and guns will be the law. I have petrol at the moment, but I swapped my gun for a bag of weed. Yes, I know. I should have just shot the dealer and taken the weed. And I don’t have much water. The municipality has put me on some kind of trickle system and I am forced to bath in vodka and drink gin to stay alive. No, I’m not complaining. Really. I’m not. I swear. Please don’t send the black helicopters.
Let’s keep things tribal. Your leader and mine, Comrade Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma the First, by the Grace of God
President of the Republic of South Africa, Head of the Household, Defender of the Faith, Pastor of the Flock, Defeater of the Mbeki, Unifier of the Nation, Msholozi of Msholozis, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Sea, Conqueror of the Apartheid Regime and Owner of Property in Nkandla … where was I?
Oh, that’s right. As you know, he has ordered the provinces to divert R100m away from the grasping hands of the ungrateful proletariat and give it to junior traditional leaders. If you move quickly, there should still be enough left over to build a dozen or so rudimentary kraals where pro-law agitators can be fined. Or executed. Depending on the weather.
You do know, don’t you, that it is not just the courts that are jeopardising our chances of achieving full dictatorship. There are also people walking openly in the streets, as we speak, who have negative attitudes towards the government. They need to be rounded up and sent to re-education camps like the ones they had in Vietnam and still have in China and North Korea – countries you surely admire for their robust approach towards anyone foolish enough to disrespect those accorded the divine right to rule.
As for the International Criminal Court, well, you probably can’t shut them down. But you are quite right when you say they are dangerous. They have the power to put people in jail, for god’s sake. You don’t get more dangerous than that. And, yes, we should withdraw from it. While we’re at it, let us withdraw from any organisation that thinks it can tell us what to do. It’s time to take a stand. New visa regulations are stopping anyone from coming in and the falling rand is stopping anyone from leaving. This is good. We’re on the right track. Show the world, comrade, that the ANC can fuck up this country far more than the National Party ever could. That will teach them. Or us. Whatever.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The Black Herd

There are many African tribes in this region.
Before colonialism they were very proud to identify themselves and be recognized as separate, distinct, proud groupings of humans.
That has all changed.

Now they have all submerged their individuality to coalesce under a "black" identity, regardless of their actual skin tone.
They are undeterred by the fact that the label "black" was a creation of the racist Deep South in then USA during the "Jim Crowe" era to ensure that all humans with just "one drop" of African blood could be lumped together for the purpose of oppression, even if visually as "white as snow".

The unifying element is a shared culture of grievance. They are all aggrieved at the events of colonialism, even though "invade, conquer and subjugate" was a universal culture at that time that had been in place from the time Cain killed Abel and which African tribes themselves practiced.
So they stubbornly refuse to acknowledge the barbarous mfecane campaigns of King Shaka Zulu and Mzilikazi. The fact that it was Africans that delivered Africans to the slave ships is simply ignored.
The events of the past involving dead people fulfills the needs of the new found dogma and shared identity by way of what is known in jurisprudence as "fictional fulfillment", i.e, the past subjugation/abuse is assumed to be of current validity, even though the participants are all dead.

In this way the new held together by a victim complex.
It is rallying point, the glue that holds it together and the flag under which the group always musters. The Greeks are a current example.
The black label serves to keep all the African tribes together to the exclusion of all others.
The victim complex serves to infuse a "black nationalistic" culture in the new found grouping that replaces and/or complements any residual "tribal culture" that existed in the individual tribes before. Black nationalism submerges tribalism.
To the black group, they see themselves as the aggrieved "us". They see the Whites as the privileged "them".  Coloureds, Indians, Chinese ... etc ... are seen as "the other", i.e irrelevant for being powerless.

The culture of common humanity has no place here.

GEORGE ORWELL had this to say-
"By ‘nationalism’ I mean first of all the habit of assuming that human beings can be classified like insects and that whole blocks of millions or tens of millions of people can be confidently labelled ‘good’ or ‘bad’. But secondly — and this is much more important — I mean the habit of identifying oneself with a single nation or other unit, placing it beyond good and evil and recognising no other duty than that of advancing its interests. ....... Nationalism, on the other hand, is inseparable from the desire for power. The abiding purpose of every nationalist is to secure more power and more prestige, not for himself but for the nation or other unit in which he has chosen to sink his own individuality."

The syndrome, because that is what it is, is not new. History is replete with examples of humans herding under a leadership that promoted nationalism to keep the herd together. Adolph Hitler and his 3rd Reich are a famous example.

Nationalism inevitably inhibits individuality, limits creativity, stifles the human spirit ... and, in effect, ensures that the grouping acts as a herd that progresses at the pace of its self serving leaders. The problem is compounded by the fact that the herd, being a herd, is very bad at choosing capable leaders.

To my utter astonishment what all this has done has been to also induce a new kind of human thinking. It is called "thinking like a black". Apparently a hitherto unknown cognitive process now reposes in the craniums of African humans.
This new found type of thinking espouses something called "neo-colonialism" that has apparently replaced colonialism. Colonialism was a form of physical domination so it is very easy to understand. Neo-colonialism however appears to be a form of trickery in which asset, resource and trade management is diabolically manipulated under, over and around our beloved leaders to our shared detriment. So the litany of failure in Africa is never due to the ineptitude, incompetence and or, personal and functional corruption of our leaders.

Apparently you need to be a "pan-Africanist" to understand this.
This camp has members of a gang styled as the "African Union" as its heroes. These AU members are paranoid about "regime change" but hold no brief for human rights and human rights does not feature in their Charter. They don't have any discernible achievements apart from holding meetings, summits, symposiums and other frivolous gatherings in which pious statements are then issued.
But you cannot understand that this is not actually a form of buffoonery, unless you "think like a black".
I cannot even try.

South Africa is proving to be quite a spectacular example of all of the above.

No good can come of this.
No good has come of this.
No good will come of this.

To help you understand ... just think of ISIS.


... and now we are seeing the rise of the "alt-Right" ...

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

A Personal Warning To All South Africans.

When we left Zimbabwe ALL the fundamentals in the country, such as Health, Education, Energy ... etc ... were sound.
The ONLY thing that went wrong was that Robert Mugabe "attacked" the Judiciary for the first time.  Nothing else was wrong. He made an observation to the effect that "we should have known, that they could not be trusted" .  That was all.

We decided to leave because I concluded that this was a VERY Dangerous sign, and marked the beginning of a process in which humans would end up with little or no rights.
Friends and relatives thought we were mad. I was giving up a High Court Judgeship. Pam was giving up teaching at the best school. We lived in the best suburb. We were giving up a really wonderful life.
We gave it all up and went to "safe" Botswana for 5 years before coming to "Mandela's South Africa" in 1996.
We were fleeing from what we concluded was very, very dangerous ... a mind set that was in the process of rejecting the constraint of constutionalism.

We were to be proved right; quite spectacularly.
Our "premonition" about Zimbabwe, on account of Mugabe's "attack" on the Judiciary was realized.  Zimbabwe collapsed as Mugabe then followed through in terms of the mindset that the attack had signified.
The rest is history. Zimbabwe is a failed Sate, with over 3,6 million of its people having deserted and others diving under the SA border fence to get here as I am typing this, and despite xenophobic violence.

Unlike Zimbabwe, just about ALL the fundamentals in this country, such as Health, Education, Energy .. etc .. are a mess ....
... AND we now have ANC leadership brazenly breaching the Constitution, treating Court orders with contempt and attacking the Judiciary.

As regards the Al Bashir matter we see much lamenting about the "unfairness" of the ICC. Everyone forgets that Africa did set up an African Court. It was called  the SADC Tribunal. It had its seat in Windhoek. It was staffed by African Judges.
The moment it gave one decision against an African government, i.e, Zimbabwe, the AU and SADC gang scrapped the Tribunal/Court.
So the mindset and culture that African leaders should be above the law and not subject to the constraint of democratic accountability is deeply entrenched at AU leadership level.

I am not being gratuitously alarmist. I am simply giving you hard facts about what happened when the Executive displayed the culture we are now seeing in beautiful South Africa.

As Judge Dennis Davis says .. ."Judge for yourself".

Beware ... Hokoyo ... Passop.

PS: There is much hope for South Africa as, unlike Zimbabwe, there are many voices of protest and reason.
By the time Zimbabweans woke up, it was too late.
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