We are far from free
Truth be told South Africa is far from where it is supposed to be as a free and democratic society. This picture is proof of the nature of this country where racism is rife, segregation still prevalent and where bored afrikaaners can get away with such atrocities.
Word is, that this picture is three years old. Now because this asshole was ignorant enough to use it as his facebook profile picture, the picture landed in the papers – what of the countless horrors that we don’t get to hear about, or see? A police investigation has been launched to try and find those responsible. Real event or staged, this picture is just unacceptable. It reaffirmed my political stance which is that I will never vote to put a white government in power, ever!
The ANC (African National Congress) is hardly meeting the needs of the people with issues of poor service delivery and about a thousand other problems but I say rather a poison you know than one you don’t. Viva ANC Viva! Viva Black Power Viva!
– Then the police ministry has the audacity to say that people should not make racial connections to this picture, like what the hell?… get the fuck outta hear with that bull shit! As it stands I feel that the bastard with the rifle should be lynched!
However I will just let it go and let God deal with it.
It’s been all over the news – British youths are rioting. At first glance the anarchy spreading through the UK may seem to not have any justification. In keeping up with the events taking place in the UK I have seen just how dangerous a mob mentality can be. There can only be fatalities when a crowd of people starts to act like a pack of rabid dogs. Windows have been smashed, shops and homes broken into and ravaged, buildings and cars have been torched…its chaos.
In a short attempt to ‘place the passage in context’… apparently an alleged drug dealer was shot and killed in a shoot out with the police. This led to a protest against the killing which some believe happened because of racial prejudice by the police. Somehow this protest devilishly morphed into wild and violent disorder, looting, arson and other criminal behaviours. In the classic case of ‘monkey see, monkey do’ the anarchy has spread to other parts of the country. The senseless violence had spread to a fourth city by the time I decided to write a post about the situation in the UK.
Why is this happening though? …is it really just acts of lawlessness from opportunistic thieves?
It is believed that government cuts and the resulting poor social conditions are one of the major contributors to this violent disturbance of peace by these crowds. Young people from poor societies in the UK are hugely uninspired in life – the rich keep getting richer and for the poor, every new day is worse than the previous one. The sad truth is that these deprived young looters have nothing to lose and no reason to conform to social norms the experts say…not forgetting that the police force in the UK just wasn’t prepared for these riots nor were they expecting them.
A youth interviewed on the Sky News network said “we know that this is wrong, don’t get it twisted but we feel like we don’t have a future, everything is expensive these days and we can’t get jobs.” Another alleged that “the police stop us and nick us for nothing”. Authorities have also listed parenting (or lack thereof) as well as gang culture as contributing factors to these acts of unrestrained revelry.
As a youth, living in a country with high levels of unemployment, social discrepancies and unequal balances of power I am able to empathise with the british youth to a certain extent. What I am totally against is the ruthless act of breaking into someone’s home or business and robbing innocent people of the possessions they acquired with the sweat of their own brow.
In almost a week of rioting over 200 arrests have been made. As British Prime Minister, David Cameron (probably still mad about a holiday cut short) whips out the water cannon and more police reinforcements with rubber bullets are deployed and the arrests continue…Let’s pray for The UK and all those affected.
Heads up! Do check out Sky News tonight at 8pm for a live debate about what the causes of the riots may be.
No story here! No news!
I feel empty, or rather blank. I’ve had a few and this is just a moment of reflection. I would describe this feeling as being a blank page, just plane A4 size white paper…
Some poor tree lost its life and I have nothing (I am nothing). What do you do with a blank piece of paper?
-fold me up and make a paper jet, throw me in the air and watch me sail into a puddle of muddy water…
-draw appalling pictures of your worst lecturer…hell wipe your ass with me should u find yourself in that undesirable situation…
-tear a piece off & fold me into a tooth pick
If society is shaped in the form of a pyramid then I’m nowhere near the bottom which means I shouldn’t be feeling like this but Sometimes I just can’t help it.
They say when days are dark friends are few…not so in my case because I’d like to think I have friends who care. Unfortunately, I’m the type that was bred wrong in the sense that I do not like to discuss my problems. My issues are just that – Mine.
Through sunshine and rain, through joy and pain life goes on…Thank You God for all that I have in my life.