Thursday, April 08, 2010
I have been watching videos of Eugene Terreblanche and his followers on YouTube. It struck me how aggressive and unintelligent his arguments were, he bullied the press, foreign and local. I can only begin to imagine how he acted to non-boer South Africans off camera. I loved the dude storming off of Etv, and it’s not because he was pushed into a corner, it’s because he could not debate on an intellectual level. And was outraged that a black woman was so “cheaky” to him. I loved him telling the body-guard to remove the mans hand, in fact I really began to LOL at that point. What scares me most though are the comments of my fellow South Africans on YouTube, the racial hatred and over-simplification of the current situation. Are there really so many racist and hateful people out there, black or white? The obviously PhotoShopped clippings from Facebook are also a joke and propaganda to stir up more racial hatred, you only have to search FB for the names of the alleged posters to know that these are works of pure fiction.
If you agree that ET and the AWB are out-dated, surely then you must also agree that a freedom song that glorifies the killing of boers, is also then outdated. I am deeply concerned that many people seem to think that the likes of Mandela, Sisulu and Tutu fought for the freedom of blacks only, when in fact they fought for the freedom of all people, freedom from all forms of oppression.
Come on people, don't buy into the haters like Malema or Terreblanche. Don't base an argument on race. And if you are not clever enough to debate openly and intellectually then give up politics and go back to school.
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By Michelle Thomas on
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
I agree, Dean. Much of what we believe in and follow is outdated and dictated by society, and we obediently follow rules and roles of the societies we are born into. Time to think for ourselves.