Dear White Liberals,
Let us, just as Trevor Manuel recently suggested, “drop titles for the purpose of a necessary exchange”. So let us forget for now that I am a normal i.e. [according to you racist by definition] White and that you are the liberal, noble, intelligent, educated, morally superior Whites that always feel that it is your God-given mission, much like a White man’s burden, to defend and help liberate all the oppressed Black people of the world.
I want to address you simply as compatriot (South) Africans.
I want to put it to you that your obsession and unhealthy preoccupation with the USA imported doctrine of so-called “White Privilege” to South Africa, even after almost 20 years of democracy and Black majority rule in South Africa, is against the letter and spirit of the South African Constitution, as well as the values espoused by the liberation Struggle and the great nation building project initiated amongst others by the African National Congress at the inception of the “new” South Africa in 1994.
I say this because the great African leaders who lead the Struggle, from Robert Subokwe and Steve Biko to Nelson Mandela, to Trevor Manuel and Jacob Zuma probably will not agree with your rather obnoxious brand of Racial Fundamentalism that you keep on pushing on your public pulpits as a means to advance your own narrow self-serving and in my opinion nationalist agenda. I say self-serving because you seem to build and advance your own careers by virtue of your extraordinarily virulent brand of anti-White liberalism, I don’t want to say that you seek favour from your new [Black] political bosses, but it certainly appears that way if you look for example at the background of Pierre De Vos: educated in the heydays of Apartheid at the Broederbond dominated University of Stellenbosch, then continued to enhance his [White] privilege at that very bastion of “White Privilege” - Ivy league institutions in the USA and now recently appointed as the Claude Leon Foundation Chair in Constitutional Governance teaching in the area of Constitutional Law at the University of Cape Town, yet another former bastion of [White] privilege some would say. All this while other less fortunate Struggle hero souls spent time in prison on Robben Island, those who were lucky enough to escape imprisonment got their education in the USSR because the USA government also supported Apartheid and was definitely not so accommodating of those “communists” and “terrorists” so as to allow them entry into the Ivy League. Even Comrade Jacob Zuma, whom Pierre De Vos and other White liberals seem to hate with a passion because of “his backward traditional African” views, did 10 years on Robben Island while De Vos got indoctrinated into all sorts of fashionable and postmodernist theories including so-called “Critical Race Theory“. One wonders what Stephen Biko’s take on this situation would be - White liberals attacking traditional African values as they rage against “whiteness”. Also a fascinating anomaly there, because the USSR, Russia and the Cold War are of course not part of your breathtakingly racialised, myopic and unscientific take on contemporary history. How would one ever explain that your world view and Critical Race “Theory”, which essentially boils down to one mammoth historical conspiracy of “White Supremacy” against all the Black people of the world, is apparently contradicted by the fact that the population of the previous USSR who (unlike the Ivy League where your CRT originated) consistently opposed Apartheid, are overwhelmingly White and that these Whites supported liberation struggles against colonialism, oppression of Black people and racism all over the planet? Never mind the modern day reality of the steady advance of China and India as new world powers and the so-called re-colonisation of Africa, how are you going to racially vilify them if they proceed to dominate economic relations in future. I assume they will have to be painted “White” to save your grand race theory, the South African government will have to seriously reconsider when they recently “classified” Chinese and Indian people as “Black” for the purpose of our race-based Employment Equity legislation.
But Gillian Schutte, Samantha Vice and Pierre de Vos never give up on an opportunity to publicly attack their perhaps less privileged White compatriots. De Vos for example starts almost all his blog entries with a snide back-handed attack on the “predominantly White middle class” in general and Afrikaners in particular. He steadfastly ignores a growing proportion of poor Whites, most of them Afrikaners, as he also ignores the fact that after twenty years of Affirmative Action (AA) and Black Economic Empowerment (BEE), Whites now constitute a rather small minority amongst the South-African middle/upper classes. Apparently just like the former Cold War, poor Whites and the majority of middle/upper class Blacks simply do not exist in his imagined “White Supremacist dominated” world. When he begrudgingly acknowledges the growing poverty amongst less privileged Whites he calls them “lazy” and “stupid”, they simply deserve it because [unlike him?] they should have taken more advantage of Apartheid when they had the opportunity to. Like most White liberals, De Vos is also a prominent advocate of the continued application of race-based Affirmative Action. Those young White kids who were born after the fall of Apartheid in 1994 are still riding the wave of their “White Privilege” and should just accept the fact that in future they will increasingly be excluded from higher education and economic participation based on their race. This according to De Vos is a moral necessity so as to atone for the sins of their [in fact his own] forefathers. However it never dawns on De Vos, given his own prolific accumulation of Apartheid privileges and his now enthusiasm for “racial equality” that perhaps he should lead by example and show all of us “privileged” Whites just how to atone for the past and “correct the demographic imbalances” by resigning from his very well paying job at UCT. Instead, just as with Gillian Schutte, he admonishes his fellow Whites for just complaining about the apparently trivial matter of future survival (De Vos obviously doesn’t have to raise any children) including but not limited to the continued impact of AA/BEE on the White minority, for not “making a contribution” by “getting their hands dirty”. It is really hard to understand given this envisaged regime of systematic racial exclusion from economical participation and public life just how these Whites are expected to make a “contribution”. Perhaps they must “contribute” by emigrating if they are privileged enough or alternatively also dropping out of the middle class into the ever growing unemployed White squatter camps.
Samantha Vice’s advice to all her fellow Whites is that they must just shut up and repent. They must not complain so much, nor should they speak their minds, even when billions of tax payer’s monies (including considerable taxes paid by “privileged” Whites) are misappropriated through a flourishing culture of racial entitlement and chronic corruption that is resulting in an almost universal deterioration if not total collapse of public services, education and the health system in South Africa. Apparently, according to Samantha the democratic and human rights guaranteed to all citizens that the Struggle was fought over as articulated in the Freedom Charter do not apply to Whites - they must pay their taxes, retire from the public scene and be silent - that is their “contribution”. As for Gillian Schutte - well nobody can really understand what she is trying to say with this type of unadulterated White bashing - “I call on white people to recognise how whiteness has unconsciously used blackness as a conduit for its own darkness and unacknowledged savagery.” Gillian also believes Whites should just “shut up”. Apparently Whites are to be blamed for just about everything that is wrong in South Africa, such “vile white practises”, one must assume even the greed, corruption and incompetence that have become a hallmark of the South African government and contemporary leaders of the ANC - “White people please just shut up for once and listen. Not everything is about white people being accused of racism. Sometimes it is about the black middle class and whether or not they have adopted vile white practices”.
So lets us conclude by imploring our White liberals to stop indulging in this tendency of public race baiting. It is not in anybody’s best interest, Africans of all colours and ethnicity, not Whites nor Blacks - only your own. Lets rather take the ideals of the Freedom Charter seriously, and let us not forget the preamble to our Constitution:
“We, the people of South Africa,
Recognise the injustices of our past;
Honour those who suffered for justice and freedom in our land;
Respect those who have worked to build and develop our country; and
Believe that South Africa belongs to all who live in it, united in our diversity.”
Until the colour of a man’s skin is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes.
There is a WAR.
“Thirty-four people were killed after police opened fire on striking miners at a South African mine on Thursday, the police chief has said.
Riah Phiyega said police had been forced to shoot after armed protesters charged them, “firing shots”, at the Marikana mine in the north-east.
At least 78 people were injured in the confrontation, she added.
Unions are demanding an inquiry into the incident - one of the bloodiest police operations since apartheid.
The Lonmin-owned platinum mine has been at the centre of a violent pay dispute, exacerbated by tensions between two rival trade unions.
Violence had already killed 10 people, including two police officers, since the strike began a week ago.”
It is hard to believe but its is true.
Nigeria continues to face some very big challenges. Mostly caused by evil white people.No comments
Jackie Selebi: South Africa’s ex-police chief to be freed.
Names: Selebi, Jacob Sello (Jackie)
Born: 7 March 1950, Johannesburg, South Africa
In summary: ANC Youth League head in exile, Member of the African National Congress, Member of Parliament, Director-General of the Department of Foreign Affairs, National Police Commissioner and President of Interpol
Jacob (Jackie) Sello Selebi was born on 7 March 1950 in Johannesburg. Selebi was the African National Congress (ANC) representative to the Soviet Union’s World Federation of Democratic Youth in Budapest, Hungary, from 1983 to 1987. In 1987, he was elected as leader of the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) while in exile in Zambia. In the same year, he was appointed to the National Executive Committee of the ANC.
In 1991, he was responsible for the repatriation of ANC exiles back to South Africa. After returning from exile, Selebi was one of the ANC’s acclaimed civil servants.
In 1993, he was appointed the head of the ANC’s Department of Welfare. After South Africa’s first democratic elections, in 1994, Selebi became an ANC Member of Parliament. Shortly thereafter, he was appointed South Africa’s Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) in Geneva, a post that saw him chair two key UN sessions, the 54th session of the Human Rights Commission and the Oslo Diplomatic Conference on a Convention Banning Anti-Personnel Landmines. From 1995 to 1998, Selebi served as the South African Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations.
In 1998, Selebi was appointed Director-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pretoria, a post he held until 1999. He had a distinguished career as a diplomat. In addition, in 1998, Selebi received a Human Rights Award from the International Service for Human Rights.
Former president Thabo Mbeki appointed him as the National Commissioner of the South African Police Service on 1 January 2000 as successor to the then National Police Commissioner, George Fivaz, whose term of office expired at the end of January 2000.
Selebi was elected Vice - President of Interpol (African region) in 2002, as post he held until 2004 and was elected INTERPOL President from 2004 and served until 12 January 2008.
On 10 September 2007, the National Prosecuting Authority issued a warrant of arrest for Selebi for corruption, fraud, racketeering and defeating the ends of justice.
“The Rev. Frank Chikane, a longtime anti-apartheid activist and respected theologian who has also served as director in the South African presidency, believes crime figures aligned themselves to ANC leaders before the first democratic elections in 1994 that swept the ANC to power.
Agliotti befriended Selebi when he was based at the party’s exile headquarters in Lusaka, Zambia and gave the ANC money donations, ostensibly for its liberation cause, Chikane said in public lecture on Wednesday.
Chikane, who was frequently arrested for his activism in apartheid-era South Africa, said criminals identified the country’s upcoming black leaders as soon-to-be allies in the new government and helped them with cash— both in exile and at home.”
“Kwame Nkrumah was born in 1909 to Madam Nyaniba in Nkroful, Gold Coast. Nkrumah trained to be a teacher at Achimota School in Accra from 1927 to 1930 . For the following 5 years he worked as a teacher in several schools in the Gold Coast including a Catholic school in Axim, whilst saving money to continue his education in the USA. In 1935 he sailed from Takoradi, the Gold Coast’s main port, to Liverpool in England, and made his way to London where he obtained his student visa from the US Embassy. It was while he was in London in late 1935 thet he heard the news of Fascist Italy’s invasion of Abyssinia, an event that outraged the young Nkrumah and influenced his political development. In October 1935 Nkrumah sailed from Liverpool to the United States and enrolled in Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. He graduated with a BA in 1939, and received a Bachelor of Sacred Theology in 1942. Nkrumah earned a Master of Science in education from the University of Pennsylvania in 1942, and a Master of Arts in philosophy the following year. While lecturing in political science at Lincoln he was elected president of the African Students Organization of America and Canada. As an undergraduate at Lincoln he participated in at least one student theater production and published an essay on European government in Africa in the student newspaper, The Lincolnian.
During his time in the United States, Nkrumah preached at black Presbyterian Churches in Philadelphia and New York City. He read books about politics and divinity, and tutored students in philosophy. Nkrumah encountered the ideas of Marcus Garvey and in 1943 met and began a lengthy correspondence with Trinidadian Marxist C.L.R. James, Russian expatriate Raya Dunayevskaya, and Chinese-American Grace Lee Boggs, all of whom were members of a US based Trotskyist intellectual cohort. Nkrumah later credited James with teaching him ‘how an underground movement worked’. Nkrumah’s association with these radicals drew him to the attention of the FBI and he was under surveillance by early 1945.
He arrived in London in May 1945 intending to study at the LSE. After meeting with George Padmore, he helped organize the Fifth Pan-African Congress in Manchester, England. Then he founded the West African National Secretariat to work for the decolonization of Africa. Nkrumah served as Vice-President of the West African Students’ Union (WASU). Nkrumah’s association with left wing radicals meant that he was watched by Special Branch whilst he was in England between 1945 and 1947.”
Jack Parrow with an angry, mutherf*cking fly, hardcore beat.
I laaik.No comments
“Whites not the enemy” in the democratic South Africa.
“Speaking at a wreath-laying ceremony in honour of the fourth president of the ANC, Josiah Tshangana Gumede, who led the party from 1924 to 1930, Zuma said the singing of such songs in a democratic dispensation was “tantamount to making peace with a so-called enemy while waving a weapon”.
This was after a struggle song, the lyrics of which, when loosely translated, are “We as the soldiers of Umkhonto we Sizwe are prepared to kill these Boers” was yesterday sung at Gumede’s graveside, at Mountain Rise Cemetery, in Pietermaritzburg, with new lyrics.
The new line is “We as the soldiers of Umkhonto we Sizwe are prepared to reconcile with these Boers”.”
Zuma said yesterday: “The debate on the songs with inflammatory lyrics is important. When we’re moulding our country we need to say we unite all South Africans, even those we fought against [during the struggle].
“There’s no need for certain people to feel unwelcome in their country. We need to include everyone in our country because the ANC will rule the country until those that are dead rise back to life.”
Freedom Front Plus spokesman Corné Mulder welcomed Zuma’s remarks. “I fully agree with President Zuma when he says the apartheid lyrics should be reviewed.”
So lets talk about class baby.
Sandile Memela writes:
“If truth be told, black people are not interested in the confessions of white people who suffer with guilt from the sins of colonialism and apartheid. In the 21st century where both colonialism and apartheid have – depending on how you look at things – been defeated, we don’t want to know of people who indulge in self-flagellation. In fact, we should be disappointed that there are some whites who think they please blacks by making the issue of race an obsession in a non-racial society.
If white people want to remain relevant to genuine transformation and change in this country, we want to hear or see them talk about the issue of class oppression and exploitation. It is only when they address the issue of class and power more than the matter of race that they can make significant changes to the economic structures in our society. For far too long, whites have expected blacks to embrace them and treat them as heroes for simply being so-called anti-apartheid or guilt-ridden. But we now demand that whites (and blacks) raise the issue of class contradiction in our society, especially those inherent within the capitalist condition. Perhaps blacks know that when white comrades and intellectuals raise the issue of class, we will sooner see how blacks have betrayed themselves.”
The idea is to aggressively manage glycemic index content in the diet by cutting back on sugars and starch. A relevant scientific study can be found here Low-Carb Diet Reduces Inflammation And Blood Saturated Fat In Metabolic Syndrome.
I have come up with my own diet, based on this principle, dumbed it down to two sets of 5 pointers to do and to avoid.
1. Nuts and seeds: for example almonds and pumpkin seeds (avoid high carbs like peanuts and cashews however)
2. Leafy green vegetables (spinach, avos, brussel sprouts, mushrooms, asparagus). Even frozen vegetables bought in supermarket is better than no vegetables at all.
3. Cheese and plain yoghurt
4. Fish + chicken
5. Plenty of water
1. Sugar. Chocolates, puddings and sweet drinks like Coke
2. Starch. Breads, toast, pastries and cake
3. Potatoes, chips and other high starch “root” vegetables
4. Pap, most breakfast cereals
5. Fried foods and anything in crumbing for example KFC
The weekly 500g steak and vegetables together with a couple of low-alcohol beers remains a treat without fear of contradiction.
The following website contains valuable data on the carbohydrate content of various foods:
Some handy numbers to help count the carbohydrate intake (per 100g/ml) as displayed on food labelling:
1. beer = 3.5g, i.e. around 16g in a draft.
2. teaspoon of sugar = 4g, i.e. around 2g in a cup of coffee if you take half a spoon of sugar.
The challenge for a low carb diet is to try and limit the total carbohydrate intake below 20g a day. with a maximum intake of 60g.
The good news in there is if you love beer like I do, you can still comfortably have three(3) drafts a day and claim you are on the low carb diet IF you manage to limit all other carb intake to below 12g during the day.No comments