Please sign this petition asking the UK Government to denounce SA land expropriation without compensation

Please sign this Government Petition http://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/214338

Here is some information that might enlighten further…

I have ties with South Africa. As I have said on this blog, I taught at an ANC school many years ago when the ANC was outlawed. I listened to the “old guard” ANC and their plans for the future. And I have written about how, in their manifesto, the original idea was that ALL peoples in South Africa were necessary for a robust and prosperous nation.

The old guard ANC are NOT the same as the new, young EFF (Economic Freedom Fighters), whose leader Julius Malema, is savaging at the heels of the ‘old guard’ to change.

But, as in the West, White Culture is being overcome by the very left of left “No Peace Without Justice” victim socialism, so it is flourishing in South Africa too. Anything ‘white’ is rejected – Shakespeare, Literature, Art, History, Music etc are being spurned in universities and young black South Africans are growing up ignorant. Malema’s education is minimal, but his ideas are finding foothold in the victimised minds of the left of left socialists; the young people.

So, we see the old guard ANC in a crises. Malema alleges Quote –

Cape Town – EFF leader Julius Malema has blamed the Democratic Alliance (DA) and president Cyril Ramaphosa for US President Donald Trump’s tweet on South Africa’s land reform.

In a tweet which sparked social media outrage, Trump said he had asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to “closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures” and the killing of farmers in South Africa.

Malema speaking during a media briefing accused the DA and Ramaphosa’s “Group” (faction) of being responsible for the utterances by Trump.

“We’ll not engage government about Trump, this is a government of cowards. Our suspicion is that the DA is involved in this thing. Our suspicion is that Cyril’s group is involved in this thing.

“They do not believe in the expropriation of land without compensation, including Cyril himself. So they want to use these types of threats to get out of this thing. We must never be fooled here, we’re not kids,” said Malema.

During an answer and question session in Parliament, Ramaphosa hinted that land will be expropriated, but was mum on whether without compensation.

Ramaphosa also rejected a proposal by the EFF that all land should be under the sole custodianship of the state.

Malema said South African Communist Party and Jeremy Cronin, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan did not agree with the view that land should be appropriated without compensation.

“Our suspicion is that Cyril’s group, the DA are involved in this thing. They don’t believe in land expropriation of without compensation. They are lobbying for international support against this. (My bold) At least Afriforum is doing it in the open,” said Malema.

Lobby group Afriforum has claimed credit for Trump’s tweet, saying that its work in the US has led to his tweets on land expropriation and murders on farms.

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Michael Persinger and others

I became interested in Consciousness as an unexplained phenomena in about 1998 when we came to the UK.

Before that, I simply believed, like most people, that consciousness was me in my soul – my spiritual aspect.

But the UK made me question that. The UK had a negative attitude to things spiritual and growing atheist attitudes everywhere. Atheism was rapidly becoming fashionable. Instead of simply experiencing my observer self as the experiencer experiencing being alive – my soul, so to speak, I found everything had to be ‘proved’ by science.

Someone on an Atheist forum I was following suggested I find answers to my questions by researching Michael Persinger. So I did.

It didn’t really help me, as I have had spiritual experiences of my own, ones not triggered by magnetic fields. I don’t think real experiences can be induced – they are spontaneous, ‘given’ really. Other people who had a negative effect on me were Susan Blackmore and Richard Dawkins both of whom I consider spiritually ‘locked’. They were at the height of their brief fame.

Dawkins sat in Persinger’s God Helmet and NOTHING happened to him. Say no more! So did Susan Blackmore (video below).

Anyway Michael Persinger has just died. He was persecuted for his use of swearing in lectures by the rise of the very far left fashion of thinking that pervades universities today. Read here…

Laurentian University’s Michael Persinger, human brain researcher, dies

“One of my techniques is to expose people to all types of different words,” he told CBC Sudbury in 2016.

“Silly words, complex words, emotional words, profane words. Because they influence how you make decisions and how you think.”

Persinger said he had used the form for more than 10 years, but later in 2016, he was told he was no no longer teaching the course. His union filed a grievance against the school for violating Persinger’s academic freedom.

Some students also started a petition at the time to have Persinger reinstated to teach the course.

How the mighty fall nowadays, not for the challenging ideas they offer, but for the way they behave. Death is a natural way to get rid of old academics whose time is over. I liked Persinger. He should have been better cherished.

 

Vaping – ignore the fearophobes

I am a vaper. I have been vaping for seven years. A friend has been vaping for ten years. We feel great! We think we feel better than if we’d stayed smoking.

I am absolutely sick of all the bullshit we keep hearing in the mainstream media quoting bad science to prove vaping is harmful. To find out if vaping is helpful for smokers we have the millions of anecdotal stories from delighted smokers themselves: such as stories from smokers like me, who smoked for fifty years, and who stopped (accidentally) seven years ago by taking up vaping and not had a cigarette since.

The press are doing smokers a terrible dis-service by putting fear into society about “the dangers of vaping”. First of all, they put the fear of god into the families of those smokers who try to switch from smoking to vaping; secondly, fearophobics stop smokers trying something to replace smoking – with vaping – which is SIGNIFICANTLY safer.

Please stop reading the fear stories about vaping. The fact that Australia has banned vaping has nothing to do with questioning the health benefits of vaping, but everything to do with the control the Anti Smoking Industry has got over the government there. The Anti Smoking Industry is an example of totalitarianism gone wild. It is criminal to withhold beneficial technological progress from the people because YOU disapprove.

Thank goodness, the United Kingdom has more common sense.

Slavery in South Africa

South Africa was saved from the dreadful shame of mass slavery by the abolition (in Britain) of slave trading on 1807 and completely in 1834. Up to then, the Portuguese brought slaves TO the Cape, and the Dutch brought Malay slaves TO the Cape. The indigenous population of the Cape were never enslaved by White people. Though Black tribes had slaves enslaved to them through conquest.

The 1820 White settlers to the Cape were not allowed slaves by Britain, who won the Cape as spoils from the Napoleonic wars, and who settled ex-soldiers there. This group of settlers acted as the ‘filling’ sandwiched between the Xhosa Tribe to the East and the Dutch in the West. The ‘filling’ was supposed to stop the cattle raiding that the Xhosa’s were expert in and the Dutch endured.

White people generally had servants, not slaves.

When the Malay slaves became free men, they stayed in the Cape producing a rich culture of foods, music, art and ‘stories’. They naturally spoke Afrikaans, a derivative of Dutch.

“Hier kom die Alibama” is a song about Malay slaves reaping reeds for weaving and thatching from the Berg River. The boat they loaded their harvest on was called Die Alibama. When fully loaded, it would ply to the harbour and offload the reeds at the dock.  Reed Mats for their own Malay weddings were also woven from the reeds they had cut. Reeds were used for thatching weaving and many other uses. Slaves had only reed beds themselves, presumably whilst their owners had more comfortable sleeping arrangements!

People mistakenly think this song is about CSS Alibama, an American Confederate raider that docked in the Cape during the Amercan Civil War in the 1860’s.

But it is not. It’s a Cape Malay song – from slaves, passed down by many generations of Cape Malay Coons or Minstrels, through the annual carnivals they hold in Cape Town. Here’s a flavour….

Daar kom die Alibama,
Die Alibama die kom oor die see
Daar kom die Alibama,
Die Alibama die kom oor die see.

Nooi, nooi, die rietkooi, nooi,
Die rietkooi is gemaak,
Die rietkooi is vir my gemaak
Om daarop te slaap.
Nooi, nooi, die rietkooi, nooi,
Die rietkooi is gemaak,
Die rietkooi is vir my gemaak
Om daarop te slaap.

Die Alibama, die Alibama,
Die Alibama kom oor die see.
Die Alibama, die Alibama,
Die Alibama kom oor die see.

TRANSLATED

There comes the Alibama,
The Alibama that comes across the sea
There comes the Alibama,
The Alibama that comes across the sea.

Invite, invite, the reedmat, invite,
The reedmat was made,
The reedmat was made for me
To sleep on
Invite, invite, the reedmat, invite,
The reedmat was made,
The reedmat was made for me
To sleep on

The Alibama, the Alibama,
The Alibama comes across the sea.
The Alibama, the Alibama,
The Alibama comes across the sea.

South Africa – which land is your land?

South Africa is a strange country. When white people first arrived in the Cape, the inhabitants were the KhoiSan (Bushmen). Bantu tribes, assimilating and overcoming the smaller San, were moving down the East Coast but hadn’t yet reached the Cape, only the Xhosa had reached the edges. Together, White and Black people subsumed the original indigenous people.

The Zulus on the north-east coast of Southern Africa launched the M’fecane and practised genocide in the interior, so that when the Whites trekked North, they found NO inhabitants, except piles of whitened bones.

The M’fecane pushed the Matebele North into what is now Zimbabwe. So when White Colonists arrived there it WAS populated. But the interior of South Africa was not populated because the Zulus had cleaned it.

The North Eastern Cape and Kwa Zulu were populated by Xhosa and Zulus – enemies (still).

The story of South Africa is that the White Man has been there for over five hundred years. They never practised genocide and believe they have contributed much to the country, despite colonisation and the shameful years of apartheid.

The old guard of the ANC – the ones who fought for freedom are NOT the same as the young ignorant politicians like Julius Malema  who are demanding the removal of land from White people without compensation. Young Blacks are the same ilk as our ignorant far left young people – victims of terrible wrongs done to them by others. I think Malema is dangerously attractive to young South African Blacks.

I want to ask Mr Malema WHICH land is he talking about, considering history?

And can he guarantee the next generation that South Africa will do better than Venezuela or Zimbabwe who now both import 70% of the food after land expropriation. And poverty is WORSE!

Here is the EFF (Malema’s party) representing itself at the Government consultations…and the original KhoiSan…and others each making their own case.

 

Monsanto exposed for all the world to see -and about bloody time too!

At last, all our suspicions – well, I have had mine, I don’t know about you, have been confirmed. Monsanto are lying through their teeth. The Roundup they produce is killing us.

Glyphosate-based herbicides are so widely used around the globe (roughly 826 million kg a year) that residues are commonly found in food and water supplies, and in soil and air samples. US scientists have even recorded the weed killer residues in rainfall. Exposure is ubiquitous, virtually inescapable.

This is science for profit. And they have lied about the safety of Glyphosphates for many years telling us ‘scientifically’ they are safe.

Now evidence from their internal files and secret knowledge stores are being perused by lawyers in this case and what they find is not nice!…..

Company’s own records revealed damning truth of glyphosate-based herbicides’ link to cancer

It was a verdict heard around the world. In a stunning blow to one of the world’s largest seed and chemical companies, jurors in San Francisco have told Monsanto it must pay $289m in damages to a man dying of cancer which he claims was caused by exposure to its herbicides.

And this won’t be the end – there are 4000 ‘cases’ in the pipeline.

And about bloody time too!

Take the test! Where do YOU stand politically?

I have just had fun doing this test and reading information on the website

called

The Political Compass

Do you know it?

Our essential point is that Left and Right, although far from obsolete, are essentially a measure of economics. As political establishments adopt either enthusiastically or reluctantly the prevailing economic orthodoxy — the neo-liberal strain of capitalism — the Left-Right division between mainstream parties becomes increasingly blurred. Instead, party differences tend to be more about identity issues. In the narrowing debate, our social scale is more crucial than ever.

Take the test (it’s entirely anonymous and your responses are not logged) — but be sure to check out the other pages as well….

And do the Quiz – Iconochasms:if you know anything about History, its an eye opener.

If you enjoy Politics, you’ll enjoy this site. There’s lots to see and do!

The rudder that steers the ship of culture is Very Left

Since I was born almost 75 years ago, the culture has changed unrecognisably.  Some of the changes are good. Some are dangerous. And ideas about how we should behave and what we should think are spreading at lightning speed. Technology is responsible for that. We have, now, a modern ‘Tower of Babel’ of ideas.

You can be ‘Far Left’, ‘Left’, ‘To the Right of Left’ ‘Centre’ ‘Centre Right’ ‘Right’ ‘Far Right’ in your basic political philosophy. All these groups are supposed to be protected by the ‘right to free speech’. But not ‘Far Right’ because we all know (supposedly) how dangerous they are!

In the new ‘Tower of Babel’ of the Internet, and Media, not everyone is allowed to speak. The new term for Censorship is popped under the ‘Very Left’s’ term ‘hate speech’.

Hate Speech is a term like Second Hand Smoke, that makes the user  become guilty of fouling society and the righteous attack them. It has been taken up by many Governments trying to appease their people.

Hate Speech is a punishable offence. I first noticed the irony of it in 1998. To be Hate Speech, someone has to take offence to it no matter your intention.  In the modern ‘Tower of Babel” of the Very Left news media, the truth, now, may not be told lest it “offends” someone. One may now not rely on the Press to investigate as they used to in the old days, because they are muzzled by Leftist cultural dogma.

On the Internet, things have been more Wild West. Truth can be found there if you look. But Censorship is on the rise there too. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google are all multi corporations steered by ‘Very Left’ ideas. They can simply remove you – which they have done with the dreadful InfoWars. (if this gets taken down, the link won’t work…..)

I have never liked InfoWars for Alex Jones’s shrieking, so that’s no loss to me. It’s the PRINCIPLE of the thing that matters. Cooperation of big corporations to stamp out ideas they deem unacceptable IS what matters. It has happened in the Press. It is happening in Society. We are being manicured into obedient, quiet individuals – society’s monkeys – who speak no evil, see no evil, do no evil – on PURPOSE.

The rudder that steers the ship of our modern culture is Very Left. The rudder is a small part of an ocean liner, but only the Captain and staff have any power over it. The rudder steering our ship is set for the Island of Repression!

This is an interview not allowed on YouTube – but of course it’s still ‘out there’ on BitChute. The New Zealand TV Interview They Wouldnt Show You! with Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux….

How the old guard are accepted in their new ignorant land – South Africa.

I was caught up in the ANC – The African National Congress – in my life in South Africa. I taught in an underground ANC school funded by the USA in one of the big cities there. I was a teacher – a specialist in History. My days teaching there were some of the most exciting times of my life. BOSS (Bureau of State Security) once arrested one of my students and dragged him out of class, never to be seen again. Our phones were tapped. My home phone was tapped. All the teacher’s phones were tapped presumably whether we belonged to the ANC or not.

The reason for the school was not ANC indoctrination, but to educate as many young people from the black townships as possible, so they could pass their examinations at school and become worthwhile members of society.

It was a time of  political struggle and many were imprisoned on Robben Island. The leaders and the people suffered as the Nationalist Government tried to keep the lid on their political pot.

I taught the parents of the young people now. They were hungry for education. Hungry! That is what made teaching there so wonderful. It was the dedication, enthusiasm and desire to learn you got from your students that buoyed you up, something quite lacking in White Schools.

The young Black South Africans now, know nothing of the struggles of the old guard. I never belonged to the ANC, but I admired the courage and determination the old guard displayed.

Mosiuoa Gerard Patrick Lekota(early life) was one of the imprisoned. He is now the leader of COPE, a split from the new ANC. COPE stands for Congress of the People. He represents, to me, the ANC as it was. It is not a popular political party. Nowadays, the opinion of Black South Africans, is that the Whites ‘stole’ the land, and now they want their land back.

But the fact of the matter is that much of the land the Whites ‘stole’ was vacant after the Mfecane  genocide. There was never a genocide in South Africa, except at the hands of Black people.

It was with great sadness I watched this video of a lecture at UNISA (University) by one of the old guard – Terror Lekota – named terror for his prowess in soccer.

He was jeered, boo’ed and shouted at, by ignorant students (the children of the children I taught) even though his history of South Africa was meticulous!

Well done Terror! Hats off to you….you have given your best.

Stephen Hicks and Stefan Molyneux on the history of the past, and the ‘new’ philosophy of now

Wonderful ideas in this video. And a great History of Philosophy from Stephen Hicks. I just wish Stefan Molyneux wasn’t so bouncy – ‘tiggerish’ to take a character from the Pooh stories.

Celebrity Big Brother: The wonderful thing about Tiggers ...

Here is the video – worth watching and archived here.

Its on Bitchute – and I don’t know how to embed it on my post.

Click on this LINK HERE

“Tracing postmodernism from its roots in Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Immanuel Kant to their development in thinkers such as Michel Foucault and Richard Rorty, philosopher Stephen Hicks provides a provocative account of why postmodernism has been the most vigorous intellectual movement of the late 20th century. Why do skeptical and relativistic arguments have such power in the contemporary intellectual world? Why do they have that power in the humanities but not in the sciences? Why has a significant portion of the political Left – the same Left that traditionally promoted reason, science, equality for all, and optimism – now switched to themes of anti-reason, anti-science, double standards, and cynicism? Explaining Postmodernism is intellectual history with a polemical twist, providing fresh insights into the debates underlying the furor over political correctness, multiculturalism, and the future of liberal democracy.”

Stephen Hicks is the Professor of Philosophy at Rockford University and the Executive Director of the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship. He is the author of several books on philosophy, entrepreneurship, ethics and postmodernism including “Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault.”