aturday, March 22, 2008
Many black people are now starting to realise that life is worse under the ANC than under white rule.
This man is obviously thinking of the time during the last decades of Apartheid, when there were no more pass laws, forced removals or "whites only" signs.
People find this statement fascinating, because over decades a completely distorted picture of the actual situation in South Africa has been presented to the world by the media and activists.
The images of police violence and the blatantly racist apartheid laws of the 50's to the early 70's (whites only public amenities, beaches, hotels etc.) were portrayed as telling the full story. The fact that 90% + of people of colour were treated with respect and kindness by the average white South African never made the news, was kept hidden from the world. The fact that those petty Apartheid laws had mostly been repealed by the early 70's and remaining ones like pass-laws were gradually being phased out throughout the late 70's and 80's was not widely reported.
It is therefore indeed the simple truth that this black man speaks -- during the last decade of Apartheid, black people were not repressed in South Africa. The only remaining issue was the lack of political rights for people of colour. It is not surprising though that the ANC was elected to government with a landslide victory -- black people outnumbered the rest by 10 to 1, and were promised good houses, electricity, jobs and wealth.
Only now, after 14 years, are they starting to realise that they've been misled, expectations were too high, and in fact many aspects of their lives were better under Apartheid -- at least during the last decade or so of white rule.
Unfortunately, the reforms of the last white government were seen as weakness by those activists and ambitious black leaders who knew that, with the large numerical supremacy of black people, they could bag an easy victory through "democracy", ensuring themselves a ticket to riches and power.
With the doctrine of "liberation before education" during the 80's they encouraged violence, i.e. killing of other black people (15 000 from 1990 -- 1994, compared with 5 000 during the preceding 40 years of Apartheid) and destruction of property -- schools, libraries, community centres etc. This led to conflict with police, who were trying to restore order and protect property. These scenes of violence were then broadcast across the world, creating the impression that black people were being oppressed by a "police state".
It never made the news that most black people, particularly in their homelands, were living in peace, and just wanted to get on with their lives and make a living. Something this man obviously is finding more difficult now under black rule. This is likely to get worse with the current infrastructure collapse in the country's electricity supply, water & sewage systems, health care system and police.
These are precisely the things that had happened before in the rest of Africa, and this knowledge contributed to the white people's wish to retain political power in South Africa, remaining in control of its infrastructure - the most advanced in Africa.
In recent times this blog has been infested with liberal ANC terrorist sycophants, black arse dingle berry suction artists and self induced guilt ridden white scum all tearfully bleating about the “Atrocities” of apartheid and how South African whites must fall, yodeling loud acknowledgement of the “Crimes” of apartheid at the feet of the ANC Terrorist regime begging them to perpetuate the biggest black on white race war in history.
Now I’m somewhat perplexed as to what exactly white people in
In the absence of any sane reason for this brutal campaign of unparalleled and outright ethnic cleansing of South African whites the entire world would have us understand that nearly 15 years after the “Crime of Apartheid” was relegated to history there is still a civilized expectation that for the sin of a system of separate development implemented 60 years ago modern generation white men women and children should not only accept that their sole purpose of existence is to pay permanent penance for “Apartheid” but that such penance should be in the form of sudden and unexpected savage brutality in their homes, businesses, their cars, in shops, at service stations and generally anywhere.
Not only should whites accept that every last white individual must pay such penance but that it is perfectly acceptable that any random member of the general black population has the moral authority to butcher, sexually violate, sadistically torture and plunder any white person as and when the mood grabs him as payback for apartheid and if a couple of his mates want to join in that’s also cool.
There are a variety of definitions of apartheid but as defined by the International criminal Court, apartheid is in part defined as follows:
Crimes against humanity
- For the purpose of this Statute, 'crime against humanity' means any of the following acts when committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population, with knowledge of the attack:
- Deportation or forcible transfer of population;
- Imprisonment or other severe deprivation of physical liberty in violation of fundamental rules of international law;
- Rape, sexual slavery, enforced prostitution, forced pregnancy, enforced sterilization, or any other form of sexual violence of comparable gravity;
- Persecution against any identifiable group or collectivity on political, racial, national, ethnic, cultural, religious, gender as defined in paragraph 3, or other grounds that are universally recognized as impermissible under international law, in connection with any act referred to in this paragraph or any crime within the jurisdiction of the Court;
- Enforced disappearance of persons;
- The crime of apartheid;
- Other inhumane acts of a similar character intentionally causing great suffering, or serious injury to body or to mental or physical health
Later in Article 7, the crime of apartheid is defined as:
The 'crime of apartheid' means inhumane acts of a character similar to those referred to in paragraph 1, committed in the context of an institutionalised regime of systematic oppression and domination by one racial group over any other racial group or groups and committed with the intention of maintaining that regime
Now I would ask, by way of honest, objective comparison to what extent was this definition of apartheid applied to blacks by the general white population during the Apartheid years and to what extent this definition of apartheid is currently being enforced against the white civilian population of South Africa by both the ANC Terrorist regime as well as the general black population.
The liberal pieces of excrement routinely regale us with tearful accounts of how apartheid police shot children during the Soweto riots and how activists died in detention and even worse how the dompas infringed on the rights of the general black population to freedom of movement amongst the white population. Of course horror of horrors, there is the supremely racist mixed marriages act that forbid interracial marriages and fornication between liberal whites with a penchant for black genitalia and black whores.It would seem that the liberal sac of shit mentality harbours primarily one school of thought and that is that the worst crimes of Apartheid were death in detention, racial segregation and the immorality act. However, when the true “atrocities” of Apartheid are unpacked and investigated we see that much of apartheid was implemented to isolate whites from the attentions of blacks that we see in SA today. Attentions that if anything encapsulate the definitions of Apartheid as detailed above by the ICC more than Apartheid itself ever did. Very little else of apartheid had anything to do with state sanctioned killing of blacks unless it was by way of execution for capital crimes for which even the arch terrorist Nelson Mandela escaped with his life; or death as a result of combatative engagement with the security forces of the nation.
I would challenge any liberal piece of excrement attempting to masquerade as a member of society to enunciate how the death since 1948 under apartheid of a few thousand ANC terrorist cadres, activists and agitators justifies the slaughter of white farmers and the general white civilian population on the scale that we have seen since 1994.
Come on liberal scum – let’s hear you !!!
One can only fervently hope that even as they are being exterminated, white people in South Africa will find it within themselves to stand together and for the sake of their own survival fight back at the true crime against humanity that is the ANC communist terrorist regime’s agenda in SA today and against which apartheid is emerging as nothing less than an attempt by whites to isolate themselves from the savage brutality that is the primary and most recognizable characteristic of blacks anywhere in the world.
Finally, the fate of those liberal white scumbucket traitors that bleat the cause of white ethnic cleansing in SA should be carefully formulated and cast in stone so that one day, in a civilised manner, they are arraigned before a court of law and held accountable as accomplices, aides and abettors of the worst black on white genocide in modern history.
According to Hobbes, without a state to protect citizens, society would resemble a war of all-against-all. Life would be "nasty, brutish and short."
Despite the existence of a state in South Africa - and a democratic one at that - life for many is "nasty, brutish and short." This is certainly true for the 300,000 South Africans that have been murdered since 1994.
What we are seeing in South Africa is the failure of the state to carry out one of its basic functions - to protect its citizens from each other. There may not be a war of all-against-all in the Hobbesian sense, but there is a war being waged between violent criminals and honest, law-abiding South Africans.
So where are the police in all of this? It must be said that there are many, many honest and good police officers that carry out their duties under the most difficult circumstances. The problem of crime is not their failure; it is the failure of the government to implement effective crime-fighting policies. It is a failure of leadership.
The National Police Commissioner is implicated in a corrupt relationship with a known drug lord, while the Minister of Safety and Security consistently downplays the problem of crime instead of confronting it head-on.
This lack of leadership is not limited to the top. It extends to every police station. Recently, it was revealed in Parliament that only 10% of police station commissioners are adequately trained to head them, because, once again, performance is secondary to political pressures.
As senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies, Johan Burger said last week:
"People currently in these key posts are not really equipped for the job. They are simply placed in these positions without any experience or knowledge, to achieve equity targets."
Even the most qualified and experienced police officers would be overwhelmed by the extent of South Africa 's battle against violent criminals. What chance do rookie police officers have of running a police station effectively under these conditions?
A disturbing trend that can be attributed directly to a lack of leadership and a lack of skills is the increasingly brutal treatment meted out to innocent members of the public by police.
In terms of the state's constitutional obligation to protect the human rights of its citizens, this is a double whammy. Not only are people threatened by criminals, but by a police force that is increasingly using force against people it should protect.
According to the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD), the body mandated to oversee police conduct, there were 698 deaths of people either in police custody or as a result of police action in 2006/7. This figure increased by 11% compared to the previous year.
I believe that the increase in police brutality is the direct consequence of a frustrated police force, rudderless and ill-equipped, turning on its citizens - the soft targets - in a misguided bid to salvage credibility.
There have been a number of instances of this recently. Last week, informal traders in Mitchells Plain in Cape Town were attacked by police in full riot gear. In January, police raided a Johannesburg church housing refugees. The police allegedly made xenophobic remarks, held guns to people's heads and packed women and children on to the back of a truck.
The manner in which university students were recently assaulted by heavily armed police in Stellenbosch nightspots has provoked the most outrage. It is alleged that students were shoved around, sprayed with mace and women were indecently molested. When the owner of one of the bars protested, he was punched in the face and his hands were tied behind his back with cable.
I am all in favour of the police taking a tougher stance against drug abuse and drug peddling. 80% of the crimes that are perpetrated in this country are linked to substance abuse. Any indication that the police have been shaken out of their own ‘narcolepsy' should be welcomed.
But the problem in this case is the target. Why take aim at students when drug dealers are able to operate with impunity in our poorer communities? Why is the full force of the law not directed at them?
The answer is clear. Instead of tackling the problem head-on - in the drug dens and the smokkelhuise - it is easier to attack a soft target to give the impression that something is being done.
It is also easier to target people who fall outside of the web of complicity between the police and drug dealers in every seriously drug-ravaged community in the country. In these areas, unlike in the student bars around Stellenbosch, drug peddlers get away with plying their illicit trade precisely because they are protected by the police in return for a pay-off.
These recent events must lead us to question who the real targets are in the war against crime. Who are the police protecting? Is it the criminals or the innocent people that live in fear of them?
It is encouraging that the recent acts of police brutality have provoked widespread outrage and are being highlighted by the Human Rights Commission and the ICD. The South African Police Service must now take steps to deal with it.
Police brutality has no place in a democratic South Africa in which all citizens' human rights are protected by the Constitution. In terms of their own safety and security, South Africans have enough to be worried about without living in fear of the police too.
- By Helen Zille
Article published in SA Today, the weekly letter of the leader of the Democratic Alliance, March 21 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
CAN THE WORLD AFFORD TO SIT BACK AND TRUST THIS GOVERNMENT WHO RECENTLY EVEN HAD THE CHEEK TO CELEBRATE A COMMUNIST ALLIANCE VICTORY AT CUITO CUANAVALE?
We are making an URGENT plea to all those who can possibly assist us in procuring the legal funds needed to stop this unconstitutional victimisation of Pomfret residents by the ANC Government.
Any amount no matter how small will greatly contribute towards assisting the destitute people of Pomfret and will truly be appreciated.
WELCOME TO THE RAINBOW NATION
VICTIMISATION OF THE PEOPLE OF POMFRET CONTINUES AS ANC CELEBRATES "VICTORY" AT CUITO
~Statement by Chris Hattingh MPL - DA Leader North West~
19 March 2008
The intimidation and victimisation of the people of Pomfret escalated during the past week. This happened in spite of agreements reached between lawyers of the community and the Premiers office on Monday morning to the effect that people of Pomfret will be allowed a period of 48 hours to decide if they wanted to leave Pomfret or elected to stay on in Pomfret. People who wanted to leave would on Wednesday morning assemble at the community hall and those who wanted to stay would remain in their houses. In addition an agreement was reached that henceforth the North West Provincial Government will subject itself to the letter of the Prevention of Illegal Evictions Act.
Reneging on the agreement demolition teams under control of the Dept of Public Works continued with their destruction of habitable houses vacated by people who elected to move to Mafikeng. In addition two houses still occupied by people who intended to stay on in Pomfret were also ransacked with all the furniture and curtains stolen.
In addition the Dept of Public Works is busy vandalising the water infrastructure by breaking pipes and removing taps. If and when the water supply to Pomfret is repaired the vandalised water reticulation system will ensure that the people of Pomfret remain without water.
The intensified intimidation and victimisation of the people comes in the week when the ANC is celebrating the “victory” at Cuito Cuanavale - a further indication of the vindictive and political nature of the ANC goverment's campaign against the Portuguese speaking SA citizens of Pomfret.
SAPS members "confiscated" (Stole?) all military medals in the possession of ex-combatants who chose to be relocated. Military service certificates and any clothing or personal items that had any links with former 32Bn were also "confiscated". No authorisation for this action could be presented neither were any receipts given to the people from whom this was taken. It is clear that the reality of the 1987 -1988 Cuban-Fapla humiliation in South East Angola in which 32Bn participated remains a serious and unforgivenable issue even 20 years after the event.
It is clear that the objective that the objective to break up the Portuguese speaking community and to disperse them to locations far apart remains intact. This can be regarded as ethnic cleansing reminiscent of the Apartheid era.
The Molopo Local Municipality also joined the latest ANC driven "free for all" against the Pomfret citizens by closing the municipal office and by removing all the chairs, tables and all other equipment from the Pomfret community hall. Church services and community meetings will now have to be held with people sitting on the floor.
The local clinic has also been closed and health services for the 5000 SA citizens have become non-existent. The death of an epileptic girl can be linked to the closure of the clinic and the subsequent limited medicine supply.
In what must be regarded as one of the major achievements for the ANC Local Municipality - if judged by the deep and saddening impact on the community - the chairs (infant size), children's toys, stove and refrigerator were removed from the local crèche and taken to Tosca on a municipal bakkie, leaving the infants without any equipment or furniture in a barren building without any means to have food prepared.
The events of the past weeks disrupted activities at the Pomfret school and teaching was suspended.
The DA regards the intimidation and victimisation of the people of Pomfret as not only illegal but also as gross human rights violations.
The DA welcomes the presence of members of the Human Rights Commission from time to time at Pomfret and will also accompanying concerned foreigners to Pomfret to witness the statutory abuse of SA citizens by the ANC Government.
The DA also supports pending legal action after these gross human rights violations.
- Chris Hattingh