they make the laws
While pulling my sickie I did manage to watch one of the best motorcycle races I think I've ever seen: last weekend's MotoGP from Assen, so the day wasn't a complete loss. How anyone could find F1 car racing exciting (let alone soccer) after seeing this I will never know, but each to his own. I'm grateful I'm allowed to enjoy it. Many people would have a problem though if our government made it compulsory for everyone to not only watch, but be enthusiastic about watching Grand Prix motorcycle racing. Such a government may not last very long.
But you know, it's amazing how much more abuse on really important matters people can put up with from their government than this...
Yesterday I also watched Lauren Southern's documentary on the difficulties faced by South African farmers at the moment: Farmlands. I was really disturbed to see that the government of South Africa has plans to take all the land off the white farmers without compensation. But this is OK you see because laws will be passed making it legal. So everything's just fine and dandy about this.
Starting at 42:50 Ms Southern interviews Thabo Mokwena, a Member of ANC's provisional executive committee. He states:
"There's nothing that government can do that is illegal ... there is nothing that the farmers can refuse which is law ... it is not the intention of the ANC to go and grab the land illegally ... [we will] introduce new laws that allows us to be able to [take the land without compensation] ... once it's law no farmer can ... disobey this law, no - do it at your own peril."
And Presto! We're all happy.
Just don't argue with the government. Trust them, they have everyone's best interests at heart and they have access to information that you do not. So just suck it up & do as you're told.
Right. No problem.
On a similar note, those involved in German State governments are stealing information, unjustly removing liberties and persecuting & silencing people. The Gatestone Institute has published the story below, which is nearly as scary as the South African one. I mentioned the German government and its attitude to troublesome videos the other day and now they are at it again.
They really do not like certain information getting to the public over there do they?
But here I found something interesting happening within me: I find my inner scales of justice responding differently to this information - isn't that odd? Corruption in a White context vs. corruption in a Black context.
I noticed that my unconscious attitude was "well of course South Africa would produce this kind of thing - post Mandela - under the Communist inspired ANC , there's a huge wish for reparations - or even retribution masquerading as "justice" - felt by a majority of the population and Africa has a long history of inter-tribal enmity. The Blacks are poor and much less educated too. But Germany? I expect them to know better."
Isn't that wrong of me? Why on earth did I expect Germans to know better?
I apologise, I wasn't aware I had a double-standard on such issues. Apparently I expected less moral decisions from Black Africans than White Europeans. This is the very definition of racism. I confess it now, all I can say is that did not know I had it in my heart.
I had also forgotten all the fine Universities that many black leaders have been through in the Republic. And anyway, how much book learnin' does a person need to know that lying and stealing is wrong? That really was patronising of me. Especially as I have made friends with lots of wonderful black Africans on my travels and know them to be very fine people. As the black leadership in South Africa are neither stupid nor uneducated they are just as culpable as the white Germans in this. So, aware of this blind-spot, I will henceforth strive to apply equal standards to all people regardless of colour, culture or religion.
I will remember that we all know that lying, abuse of power and stealing are wrong. I'm so glad I've got that off my chest. Let me never make excuses or apply a "soft bigotry of low expectations" to any group again.
So the governments of the RSA and Germany are equally accountable for their lying, stealing and double-standards. The scale may differ, but the means are similarly shocking. We just make new laws you see. There! No more problems! Everything we do is legal.
Read below what the Authorities have done in Hamburg. A man from Niger seems to have attempted decapitating his 1 year old daughter and to murder his estranged German partner after their relationship failed. He did this in front of her 3 year old child. The government effectively tried to bury the story - why we're not sure, but they were very strenuous in their efforts.
But don't worry. It was all perfectly legal.
Germany: 'Decapitating' Freedom of the Press?
by Stefan Frank
July 5, 2018 at 5:00 am
- If it was indeed the authorities' plan to censor the news and keep the information of the beheading under wraps, then it backfired. Due to the reports about the raid, thousands of people have seen the video, and hundreds of thousands have heard about the botched censorship attempt.
- Hamburg's government is still trying to conceal the beheading. Among other things, they [the AfD party] wanted to know whether the child had been beheaded. The administration -- in breach of its constitutional duty -- refused to answer. It also censored the questions by blacking out whole sentences.
- Why the beheading should be kept a secret is anyone's guess. What has become clear is how easily authorities in Germany can censor the news and punish bloggers who spread undesired information. They have a vast toolbox of laws at their disposal. It does not seem to bother them that the law invoked in this case stipulates explicitly that it shall not be applied to the "reporting of contemporary events."
In an apparent attempt to sweep under the rug a recent double homicide in Hamburg, Germany, authorities there censored the story. They also raided the apartments of a witness who filmed a video describing the murder, and a blogger who posted the video on YouTube.
The murder, which made headlines worldwide, occurred on the morning of April 12. The assailant, Mourtala Madou, a 33-year-old illegal immigrant from Niger, stabbed his German ex-girlfriend, identified as Sandra P., and their one-year-old daughter, Miriam, at a Hamburg subway station. The child died at the scene; her mother died later, at the hospital. The woman's three-year-old son witnessed the murders.
A detail of the murders that has never officially been revealed, is that Madou apparently attempted to decapitate the baby. This detail was mentioned by a commuter -- Ghanaese citizen Daniel J., a gospel singer at an evangelical church in Hamburg -- who happened to arrive at the subway station moments after the attack and filmed the scene on his phone. In the video, police officers can be seen questioning witnesses, and paramedics are surrounding what appears to be the baby girl. Daniel J. says, in English, "Oh my God. It's unbelievable. Oh Jesus, oh Jesus, oh Jesus. They cut off the head of the baby. Oh my God. Oh Jesus."
Heinrich Kordewiner, a blogger from Hamburg who discovered the video on Daniel J.'s Facebook page, uploaded it to YouTube.
A few days later, a team of state prosecutors and officers of the cybercrime unit of the Hamburg police arrived at Kordewiner's apartment with a search warrant, and confiscated his computer, mobile phone and other electronics, allegedly to find "evidence" of the "crime". He was -- and still is -- accused of: uploading the video.
If it was indeed the authorities' plan to censor the news and keep the information of the beheading under wraps, then it backfired. Due to the reports about the raid, thousands of people have seen the video, and hundreds of thousands have heard about the botched censorship attempt. Even worse for the would-be censors, they unwittingly revealed the very detail that they wanted to keep from the public. This is because the search warrant -- a copy of which was handed to Kordewiner -- happens to provide a detailed account of the murders. It elaborates that Madou had "wanted to punish the mother of the child" and "enforce his claim to power and ownership." With an "intent to kill," Madou "suddenly" took a "knife from the backpack he was carrying, stabbed the child in the belly and then almost completely cut through the neck."
Hamburg's government is still trying to conceal the beheading. This became clear when, in May, MPs of the anti-immigration party Alternative for Germany (AfD) made a parliamentary enquiry about the police raid and details of the murder case. Among other things, they wanted to know whether the child had been beheaded. The administration -- in breach of its constitutional duty -- refused to answer. It also censored the questions by blacking out whole sentences. The newspaper Die Welt noted: "That the text of an enquiry and the questions are blackened out without consultation" is something "that almost never happens."
Do read the whole article HERE.