Posted on May 24th, 2012 by Richard Catto 1,986 views
This is in response to an article written by Elna Boesak.
She opens by writing about talking the “naked truth” about Apartheid. This refers to her wish for all white South Africans to accept personal responsibility for their part in Apartheid and to actively seek to reconcile with all South Africans.
However, I don’t think this is going to happen in our lifetimes. Undoing the effects of separation does not happen overnight. It is the children and grand children of this generation which will enjoy a togetherness that this one will never. There is a mountain of enmity and mistrust that separates the current generation. This is normal. World War II had a similar effect of alienating much of Europe from Germany. People do not simply forgive because the scars run too deep.
So we can do our best to reconcile but I think we ought to accept that it is simply not realistic to expect this current generation of South Africans to become one happy nation today or next year. In 40 years time, maybe. But not today.
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Posted on May 24th, 2012 by Richard Catto 1,798 views
Ever since Apartheid ended, and even in the few years before it ended, the concept of white victimhood has arisen in self-entitled white South Africans who are always on the search for a new weapon to hit blacks over the head with.
The following blog post was made by some anonymous coward, a white South African woman. It is a despicable article, full of racism. The fact that so many white South Africans are lauding it as “good” shows only one thing: many white South Africans still just don’t fucking get it. They don’t hold themselves responsible for Apartheid. They don’t feel sorry. All they feel sorry about is the fact that their DSTV subscription has gone up.
A South African artist called Brett Murray has been causing a huge stir since his painting of South Africa’s president titled The Spear was put up in a local gallery. The ANC have worked themselves up into a total frothy about the painting and their biggest issue with it – It’s racist. ???????
Disrespectful, maybe. Rude, maybe. But racist???
That little word that has become the political whip with which the ANC work the masses up into angry mobs and riots anytime something happens that they don’t like. And it’s becoming really really tiring.
In South Africa, the word racist has lost it’s original meaning and now only get’s used to describe a white person doing something a black person doesn’t like. You never hear it used in any other context. You can’t say to a black CEO that he is racist because he won’t hire white people, no – he’s just making sure that only blacks get hired because of BEE. You can’t call a university racist because they won’t accept an application from a white student with straight A’s for 8 subjects – instead taking on a black student who barely passed matric. Nope, they’re not racist, they’re just correcting the wrongs of the past. But god forbid you do hire the white person or you do admit the white student, you’ll be branded racist by the government quicker that you can say “colour shouldn’t be the issue here” because how dare you choose a white person over a black person in a democratic South Africa.
Most of the time when you are a white person and you call your fellow countrymen to be held accountable for their unacceptable words and actions such as corruption, nepotism, fraud, theft, you’ll be branded a racist. Today, I shouted at a taxi driver who pushed in-front of me nearly driving me into the curb with no regard for the fact that I have a child in the car – I must be a racist, because only racists care about road safety it would seem.
I complained to the manager of my bank because the woman handling my account is so incompetent and hasn’t responded to one email or message I’ve left her for over 2 months! Nevermind that my account is about to be shut down because of FICA. I must be a racist then because only racists expect service from a bank and stupidly think an organisation is going to actually do the job they promise to do in all their marketing material.
The other day my husband confronted a woman outside a shopping centre after she carelessly threw her fast food packet on the floor less than 10cm from a dustbin. Her response – “you’re just a racist”. Yes, you’re absolutely right, because only racists care about keeping their city clean and litter free.
I fired a lady who worked for me once because I caught her rummaging through one of my cupboards and she had taken my passport and other belongings which I found in her bag. Her only response – “you’re a racist”. Yes, yes I am. Because only racists think that stealing is a criminal offense and is done by people with no morals or conscience. I swear being a white person in this country can be very bloody exasperating at times. The ANC has brainwashed the masses with this little word – racist – to the point that it’s actually completely lost its meaning and now get’s used totally out of context. Most days I just let it pass and I don’t go into effect of it. But today is not one of those days. Today I’m angry and today I’m sick and tired of it.
I’m not shouting at you because you’re black, I’m shouting because you’re a maniac on the roads who is a danger to society.
I’m not complaining to your manager because you’re black. I’m complaining because you’re an incompetent moron who is incapable of doing her job properly.
I’m not firing you because you’re black. I’m firing you because you’re a thief.
I’m not confronting you because your black, I’m shouting at you because you’re a messy pig who expects other people to clean up your mess.
Please get over yourselves and move out the way of the remarkably amazing black people who DO take total responsibility and who actually want this country to work for ALL the people who live in it. If being a racist in this country means that I will stand up for my rights, fight for what is fair and true and hold everyone around me accountable for their words and actions, then I am a racist through and through. If being a racist means that I believe in freedom of speech and expression and that everyone’s point of view is relevant, no matter what colour, age or sex, then I will proudly announce to all who can hear that I am a racist. If being a racist means that I believe we should all be treated with the same rules and consequences and that no-one, especially not the President, is above the law and exempt from criminal prosecution when that law has been broken, then print me a t-shirt saying “I am a racist” and I will wear it in the streets. If being a racist means that I will not stand idly by while the few, corrupt pigs in the ANC rape this country for everything they can get with no regard for the poor and the homeless and the uneducated, then I’ll get I’m a racist tattooed on my back.
Mr Zuma and the ANC – you need to get a different vocabulary. Instead of shouting at someone like Brett Murray about a painting being offensive, maybe you should be asking yourselves why he painted it in the first place. Instead of wanting to take Zapiro to court every time he depicts the president & his shower head in one of his cartoons, why don’t you stop to realise that there is truth in everything he draws and that your angry responses are really due to the fact that he keeps hitting a nerve that’s a little too close to home.
Maybe, Mr Zuma, it’s time to take a long, hard look in the mirror. If you were honest with yourself you’d see that people actually have very little respect for you because some believe you have lied and cheated your way through your Presidency. According to reports you have been involved with more seedy, corrupt criminals than Horatio Cane and that you have abused funds for personal gain. Even the great Oliver Tambo’s daughter doesn’t think much of you based on what she had to say about the painiting: “He should inspire the reverence he craves. This portrait is what he inspired”
You Mr Zuma and your ANC are a bunch of CANTS!
CAN’T let go of the past
CAN’T stop operating from a place of revenge and hate for what’s happened in the past
CAN’T stop the out of control corruption that is rife throughout every government department
CAN’T seem to get the education right in this country
CAN’T say goodbye of Affirmative Action and BEE which is ruining businesses across this land
But what do I know?
I’m just a white girl talking about a black man.
I must be a racist
**Due to the nature of some of the comments in this article, the text has been edited by the MyNews24 Editor.
The most telling thing about this article is the last line. I would love to read the full unedited article, because I’m sure it contained some precious racist gems. In this respect, news24 has done us a disservice by editing out bits they found offensive, because that just fuels speculation.
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Posted on April 24th, 2012 by Richard Catto 1,713 views
The world we live in today is often a very confusing place to live with its twisted politically correct logic. For centuries, it was a well known and completely accepted fact that men and women who are married to each other, have given explicit consent to the other to have sexual intercourse with one another.
Marriage, by definition is a physical union of two people. Marriage vows include the statement that spouses no longer have sole claim to their bodies but that they also belong to the other. Marriage is a sexual union of two consenting people.
In 1736, Sir Matthew Hale wrote a legal treatise in which he said that in marriage a wife has given herself to her husband (sexually) and cannot retract this consent.
In common law, in both North American and the British Commonwealth spouses have conjugal rights to sexual intercourse with each other and marital rape is therefore impossible.
However, in the latter part of the last century, the politically correct faction finally got their way and as of 2006, 104 countries now have laws against marital rape. The problem with these laws is that they are for all practical purposes nearly impossible to prosecute because a prosecutor needs to prove that consent was withheld. In marriage, by default, one must assume that consent is given and it is difficult to prove the inverse.
There is only one South African case so far where a man, Frederik Christiaan Bossert, has been convicted of marital rape (Janaury 2012). This case is on appeal. Bossert, a former policemen, was a brutal man who abused and assaulted his wife frequently. Bossert is certainly guilty of assault and battery.
They say that marriage is not a thing to be entered into lightly, and there is a good reason for this. By marrying someone, you are giving up many freedoms that you enjoy as a single person. You are joining yourself to another person, taking on all their problems as your own. Your body no longer belongs solely to you. Your time is no longer your own. Your assets and liabilities are also joined. If the person you marry turns out to be a very imperfect picture of how they present themselves to you while unmarried, you may find yourself in a world of hurt. People lie and deceive others in order to accrue personal advantage and marriage has been abused by both men and women in this fashion for as long as the institution has existed.
By writing this post, I am in no way condoning spousal violence or forced intercourse, I am stating my view that marital rape is an absurdity because marriage is explicit consent. If a couple is separated, then under those circumstances, I believe that marital rape can be prosecuted, but not when a couple is living together as man and wife.
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Posted on March 26th, 2011 by Richard Catto 3,224 views
I’ve just finished watching episode 11 of Season 4 of Californication, a season which has been dominated by Hank’s trial for the statutory rape of Mia, who was 16 at the time (in Season 1, 3 years ago). Personally, I can’t relate to this or find anything to be outraged about, firstly because in South Africa the age of consent is 16 and therefore Hank would be guilty of nothing in this country. Secondly, it was quite clear he had no idea that the girl was 16 as she presented herself as being 20+.
In episode 11, Hank is found guilty by 12 jurors, another thing I can’t relate to, because in South Africa we don’t have juries. In South Africa, judges hand down judgement, not lay people who have no understanding of law. So I found the whole trial concept a non-starter and a silly thing to base an entire season around, unless the charges had some meat to them. Like if Hank had killed someone while driving drunk or high. Getting drunk and high is something Hank does on a regular basis. He also has sex on a regular basis but he’s not a rapist, he’s actually a gentleman when it comes to the ladies. It’s not as if he’s out there luring young girls into hotel rooms and molesting them.
Also the whole relationship with Karen (played by Natascha McElhone), his ex, has become very stale. I’ve never found Karen’s character particularly interesting. She’s mostly humourless and serious whereas Hank is lighthearted and fun which makes for interesting viewing. Hank’s daughter, Becca, has also not developed into much of a character. She could be a lot more interesting. She could be out there ingesting drugs, playing at rock concerts, sucking dick and taking guys up the ass, getting pregnant, wrecking cars (okay, she’s finally managed to achieve that) and generally being a total out of control wild ass rock star teenager. But she mostly hangs out at home with Mom (and sometimes Dad) and doing very tame gigs with an ineffective vocalist as her band’s lead singer. She could be out there turning her mother’s hair prematurely grey and sharing laughs and drugs with her totally irresponsible father. That could be the real reason for the rift between Hank and Karen, not this overblown outrage over a half-forgotten pomp with the utterly characterless and boring Mia. Mia (and her dumbass father) from Season 1 should be dead and buried and consigned to the trash heap long ago already. We’ve all moved on from that shit already. Mia (and her dad) are yesterday’s boring news. Bringing them back in Season 4 to torment Hank is just not cool and it’s boring the crap out of me.
The one scene that made me chuckle was when Hank was wearing a dickass suit and had his hair all wet and combed back and he said (with disgust) that he looked like a fucking FBI agent. (David Duchovny who plays Hank Moody in Californication previously played the part of Fox Mulder, an FBI agent in the X files.)
So episode 12 is the season finale. Californication has been renewed for a 5th season and I truly hope that we won’t have to endure watching Hank sit behind bars being visited by Karen, Becca and Charlie Runcle, because that would truly blow. Unless we finally get to see Hank blow some dick. That might actually be worth it, but only for 1 episode.
I really hope that the writers of this bitching series will get some inspiration and produce a truly mind blowingly exciting Season 5. If not, I may have to consider a career change and start writing some motherfucking TV episodes to show them how its done.
Posted on March 26th, 2011 by Richard Catto 3,013 views
Following on from the demise of the House and Cuddy stupid little “relationship” which has infected Season 7 with healthy doses of relationship insanity, House meets a gorgeous and very compliant Russian chick who wants a green card via the marriage route.
House marries the Russian trollop who then attempts to seduce him on their wedding night, but House declines her affections. Considering that this is the same guy who (in the previous episode) blew $30 000 on high class hookers while holed up in a 5 star hotel with an exceptionally eager to please and equally exceptionally overweight bellhop, it is hard to believe that House would not tap that Russian ass. Fuck, I’d tap that Russian ass!
Oh and House’s team saves the life of an asswipe who turns out to be a serial killer. Pity. If Chase had cottoned on sooner, this could have been his second patient he snuffed out.