Category Archives: South Africa

Pistorious Tales Of Woe

Every so often we normal humans need a good old fashioned murder trial to keep our attention away from such mundane things like possible war in the Ukraine or that other place called the Crimea. So pleasant not to worry about Putin goons beating up homosexuals or Fascists from the West who dare to invade the great Motherland of Russia. Down in South Africa they have a nice, pleasant murder trail which features a famous runner, the Blade Runner, himself who is accused of murdering his girl friend. Oscar Pistorious claims that he heard noises of an alleged intruder and blasted away and in the process blasted out the life of his girl friend. Anyway, another girl friend was called as a witness. Samantha Taylor said that Oscar was an angry sort of guy who enjoyed screaming and did enjoy firing his pistol. He once fired his gun through the top of his car after some cop dared to halt him.

Samantha did describe an occasion when Oscar went prowling through the apartment because he heard “noises” just as he claimed in the recent shooting. A major point of dispute are claims by neighbors they heard women screaming. The defense team argues that Oscar can scream like a woman. So pleasant not to talk about mass murder and only focus on a single murder. We humans are proceeding in life.

Banality Of Evil

A half century ago the state of Israel placed Adolf Eichmann, the notorious Nazi who helped organize and carry out the Holocaust on trial for genocide. At that time Hannah Arendt, a famous historian, wrote a book in which she argued that Eichmann was a bureaucrat who carried out orders because they were orders and it was his task as a bureaucrat to carry out orders given by superiors. Arendt was harshly criticized because she employed words such as “banality of evil” as to transform the Holocaust into a process carried out by bureaucrats rather than a systematic murder of millions. Alas, we continue to live in a world in which whoever is in charge employs the bureaucracy that exists to enforce laws because it is the duty of bureaucrats to enforce laws. Barack Obama twice ran for the presidency arguing that he would end the disabuse of rights by the Bush administration and restore basic Constitutional laws that guarantee the rights of individual American citizens. Instead, Obama has become the defender to spying and surveillance because since he is the president then he must do what presidents do-catch the spy and enforce whatever technology has been used in the past to catch the spy.

If tomorrow, someone else became president- Chris Christie or Ted Cruz or even Rand Paul, we could expect that president would continue a campaign of surveillance and disregard of human rights. The power of bureaucracy is even more powerful than the power of common sense and respect for the Constitution. Military leaders, bureaucrats, technicians always argue that in the name of “our national security” certain actions must occur. Edward Snowden, in one sense, was the anti-bureaucrat because he chose to pose questions concerning which comes first, Constitutional rights or “national security.” In so doing, Snowden made clear the choice was NEVER between “national security” and the Constitution.

The evidence is overwhelming. For over a decade we have allowed bureaucrats in the armed forces or the NSA or the CIA to decide what constitutes “national security” and in so doing, have allowed nameless bureaucrats who simply are “doing their job” to continue doing a job that has failed for over a decade to protect “national security.” What is unusual about Edward Snowden is that a nameless bureaucrat who was just doing his job, began to question the nature of his job, and set in motion the concept that those who run the machine of death can always stop and question why this program of death?

He Is Signing Out Anyway

There has beeb extensive controversy over the sign language expert who accompanied President Obama at the funeral for Nelson Mandela. Apparently Mr.Janttjie really didn’t know anything about being sign language expert and sort of threw his arms around imitating what he had seen sign language folk do for a living. There are charges that he is a fake, a criminal, a rapist and so on. Why is everyone so upset? We daily have members of the United States Congress speak the English language in words that supposedly make sense, but to whom, I do not know. Republicans want to reduce taxes in order to reduce our debt, and that apparently makes sense to the American people. Republicans want to get people back to working at jobs paying $7.50 an hour which somehow will restore economic prosperity to the nation.

Nelson Mandela is dead. Those who hated him today are hailing him, those who followed him are daily betraying every principle he upheld. So, why get upset because some character out of a comedy decided to play around with his arms. I urge the American government to hire this sign language guy because waving his arms around makes more sense than anything said by Ted Cruz or the “experts” on Fox News.

Is There An Israel Mandela?

There is no comparison in terms of human depravity with the murder of six million Jews during the Holocaust. South Africans endured the horror of Apartheid and its brutality. If one reviewed the history of slavery in terms of how many died, then one might envision a parallel. Perhaps, it is time for Israel to take a step back and enter into the mind of Nelson Mandela. If he was able to forgive and offer friendship to those who tortured and killd his friends and himself, perhaps, it is time for Israelis to forgive Palestinians who hated and murdered. By reaching out to those who are willing to move away from violence, then the people of Israel will surpass the limits of hate.

We all can transform ourselves by challlenging our emotions of pain and become something other. As Jews we believe God placed us on Earth to become models of decency and love. Let us lead such lives.

Ted Cruz And Communists

During his brief encounter with the American people, the man from Texas(who was born in Canada) has made clear his opposition to communists, spics, fags, lesbians and other forms of scum in the world. He has stood tall for true 100% Americans who were born in this country(naturally, those born in Canada to an American mom are exempt from the scorn), and his opposition to foreigners remains part of the new America he seeks to establish. Many of his loyal supporters were shocked to learn their hero actually issued a positive statement about the commie from South Africa, Nelson Mandela. For some strange reason, Ted referred to the radical as “a defender of liberty.” Wow! A man who engaged in “terrorism” was praised by a true son of the wild west and a defender of the beloved state of Texas.

Some of his supporters are furious because in their view, the Nobel Peace Prize winner was “a communist,” a “terrorist.” a “scumbag” who consorted with radical and, most probably, a friend of Osama bin Laden. Ted, if you want to become an icon for liberty, quit praising scumbags!

Welcome China To Africa?

It was just a few decades ago that Chinese products began appearing on the African continent and shortly after arrived Chinese workers plunging into various activities ranging from building railroads to factories and to stadiums for rulers of these nations. If one desired a new hospital or a convention center, simply contact your local Confucius Center and money would be available. However, it is increasingly clear to people of the African continent that arrival of Chinese money is usually followed by arrival of Chinese workers to do the building. Africans expected that Chinese money would result in high paying jobs for African workers but that dream has yet to become reality. It is quite easy to lure an African leader with a road or police station or some visible physical entity that was built with Chinese labor.

The end result of this process is making available to the Chinese government huge tracts of land for agriculture which is cultivated by Chinese workers. Africa supplies the land, China the money, and profits head eastward to Asia. It is simply a modern version of colonialism and the colonists speak Chinese!

IT’S JUST A LION

Melissa Bachman is a brave young woman who is ready to take on one and all in her quest to prove that she is as tough as any male chauvinist. She ventured into the wilds of Africa with her weapons of war seeking to encounter some well armed lion with teeth of white. Melissa is one brave women, unafraid of lions or tigers or whomever is out there in the dark African nights. She produces TV programs about hunting and stalking and all those brave things those with weapons of war do in the quest to prove bravery in action. She posted a photo on her Facebook and Twitter accounts of the heroic woman with a huge smile as she kneeled beside the dead body of a lion. “Incredible day in South Africa” claimed the self styled “hardcore Huntress. ” She boasted that she had “stalked inside 60 yards on this beautiful male lion.”

Within twenty four hours thousands of other hunters were stalking this woman of bravery for attacking and killing an innocent lion who was not bothering anyone. Down came her Facebook, down came her twitter account and down came Melissa who has been told to stay out of South Africa. I wonder is there is any connection from this “Bachman” with the other one from Minnesota?? They both are brave women who will readily prove to the world they are idiots in action.

Mugabe Murders Democracy–AGAIN!

Robert Mugabe is 89 years old and has been president of Zimbabwe since the first day it became an independent nation. Initially, he was loved by the people of Zimbabwe because of the role he played in the fight to end British colonialism. That was three decades ago, but he continues singing the song of anti-imperialism as his rationale for being needed to run the government. An election was just held, or should we say, “a version of a true election was just held” and guess who, once again was elected? Once again, Mugabge stole an election. His opponent, Morgan Tsvangirai is challenging the election, much to the anger of Mugabe. He gently informed those who do not accept his version of “democracy,” that”those who were hurt by defeat can go hang if they so wish.”

He believes that God, in his infinite wisdom, wants him to rule Zimbabwe. Other African leaders do not give a damn about the people of Africa and will back Mugabe because they know he will back their stolen elections. The crooks run Africa and the people of Africa lack the right to participate in a free and fair election. Oh well, it is 2024 and Robert is once again standing for the presdency. Go hang if you do not like it.

Tragedy Of Zimbabwe

There is the African tragedy of poverty, the African tragedy of disease, the African tragedy of lack of educaton, and the African tragedy of ignoring the need for competent government. Robert Mugabe once again stole and election and his fellow African leaders hailed this travesty of democracy. After all, Mugabe has been around for thirty years, is 89 and certanly is entitled to another thirty years of brutal dictatorship. Not a single African leader denounced this “election.”south African President Jacob Zuma offered his “profound congratulations.”

Morgan Tsvangirai, who cooperated with Mugabe in hopes of providing the basis of a fair election is devastated. His Movement for Democratic Change(MDC) wound up with about 34% of the vote, if one actually believes that was the final count. Tsvangirai told the media, “I thought l like everyone else in the world, president Mugabe, Zanu-PF would respect Zimbabweans.” Ha, Ha.Dream on. Mugabe is a thug and dictator and always will be this type of ruler.

Mugabe Murders Democracy–Again!!

Robert Mugabe may be 89 years old, he may have ruled the country of Zimbabwe for over thirty years, but he still retains the old drive for power. He lost the last presidential election to Morgan Tsvangirai, but simply held another version and won that one. Of course, thousands died, thousands of women were raped, but the old man kept power. A new election was held over the weekend, and guess who won this one?? About 99.9% of those in rural area who lean toward Mugabe were registered to vote while only 67.9% of those in urban areas leaning to Morgan Tsvangirai were able to vote. Tsvangirai who leads the Movement for Democratic Change(MDC) termed the “election” to be a “huge farce.”

The tragedy of this “election” was failure of African nations to support the principle of democracy. They went along with Mugabe and refused to stand in defense of the people of Zimbabwe. Independent election monitors like the Zimbabwe Election Support Network denounced this travesty of freedom while African monitors went along with the thug and murderer who once again is president. Why not simply hold an “election”that makes him president for life?