The Facebook reaction to this post is for some to ridiculously call me racist instead of entering reasonable discussion that’s on topic and towards a better South Africa for all. I hope that some will think before jumping, gaining perspective of my position by first viewing some of my previous thoughts on racists and racism.
Is this what we want “democracy” to be? Where One Desire, One Vote = Foolish Democracy? Colin McGinn is one of the greatest thinkers of our age. He uncharacteristically blogged, prompted, as many have been, by shock at the USA’s election of Donald Trump… except that Mcginn posted his blog days before. I read it whilst my spirit was slumped by the stupidity and hatefulness of my South Africans who, too quickly, have fallen into camps that have nothing to do with fairness and justice and too much to do with whose black or white, whose intolerant or cowardly. What … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Gay-hating, Pastor Steven Anderson has been banned from entering South Africa. It’s rare when we can compliment our government so we should do so without dilution. It’s an even rarer moment when the public, through petition and media, scored a victory for common sense and human rights. I don’t know what the last count was (i stopped receiving notifications about a month ago), but approximately 150 of you here added your name to that petition – thank you! You can read more about this story at The Cape Times. If you need a reminder what an arsehole Steven Anderson is, … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Dear Donald Trump supporters: Vulgarity is not the new high. Lies are not presidential. No bigot should be allowed the possibility of influencing world politics. Trump is a cruel joke, an indictment of the Western world losing its self-proclaimed “civilisation”. Trump is the crime of entertainment becoming more important than real lives. When we look back at our bloody history as Humankind, we observe that this is the kind of person we should have stopped. I’m proud of the protestors at Trump’s Chicago rally last night. Everyone who stands against that man is standing up for human rights, is standing … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Xenophobia frightens hell into me, not only as a member of a minority group but as a human being trying to see a future for us all in a South Africa that never stops crying. Xenophobia has struck our small town of Knysna before and we, as a community, did little if anything about it. It’s as easy to be hopeless as it is to have a hopeless opinion about hate that has no valid argument. Surely it stems from individuals who fill their personal holes of unemployment, drugs and threatened ego by blaming someone else rather than those truly … ‘Click here to read full article…’
When people blame the distant past because they screwed up the present, they do not deserve to be leaders. I’m talking about Jacob Zuma, of course. What makes his blame even more detestable is that he uses race as a weapon just like one of his cronies recently did with the riots in Soweto. Promoting hate is not a good leadership quality either. Surely there are good ANC members in Knysna who disagree with him on this??? If so, why are they so silent? Is it because a salary is more important to them than human rights? Hate is not … ‘Click here to read full article…’
I’m used to being criticised by white people for being too liberal when i try present an alternative view of poorer black and coloured people in Knysna. I find reverse racism as despicable because it’s equally destructive when trying to build a future which can only be done together. With my workload increasing, i’ve continuously fallen further behind my goals of writing about many topics so i’m relieved when i can point you towards the writings of others. This article is by an unknown author, his or her anonymity likely intentional considering the uproar it was bound to cause. It … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Chatsworth to Sezela Knysna to forever Does it matter, your birth? We’re all from this earth Durban to Mafikeng Sandton to Soweto From apartheid to democracy We decide our worth Chorus [sung like a children’s rhyme by children] Stand in your place and name your face Subscriptions are welcome to One human race Moscow to Istanbul Mumbai to New York City We’re getting out of breath With hundreds still left Beijing, Ho Chi Minh, Tokyo, Rio and Jerusalem Every city rhyming with sin stand up, sign your name in Bridge Huh huh…catch that breath [gasping – out of breath] G7, … ‘Click here to read full article…’