Being an idiot gets you popularity

They come from two different worlds, at some point in South Africa one of them was considered better than the other. He had more privileges than the other.
Both followed by controversy wherever they go, one would assume they came out of the same womb
As different as they sound, Julius Malema and Steve Hofimagemeyr, what do they have in common? They are both racist whether they know that or not.
Both voluntary and involuntary stuck somewhere in the 1940s.
Funny as that sounds, it’s also sad.
You can’t simply go after people because you don’t agree with what they say or do.
Maybe their actions could be justified by the fact that, Malema’s family went through horror in the past. But is that enough for that sort of behaviour where he would go as far as saying “white people are criminals. Many families went through hell in the past but you don’t see people running amok and calling others by names.
Malema and Hofmeyr’s foolishness in the last few months have dealt a blow to what the ANC and other political parties fought for back then.
Because it seems that by singing these songs, we are belittling that exact cause.
Do we really need this after 16 years into our young Democracy?
Are people so still caught up in the past that we try to justify our actions by saying were oppressed in the past.
There’s a list of prominent people who have said or done things which have have made me doubt whether we are the rainbow nation we claim to be. Those people include socialite/columnist Kuli Roberts and her stereotypes about coloured people , Author/columnist Annelie Botes who told the Rapport newspaper in an interview she did not like black people.
One could go back to the things they said and ask “do we really need this.”
As long as people continue with this unnecessary display of intolerance, we could forget about calling ourselves the “rainbow” because it obviously seems like other colours are more important while others are merely there for show.
Does it make sense to sing “struggle” songs in public when we know some people are offended by them? Isn’t that what anti-apartheid activist fought for, to tolerate each other.
Whether ‘Shoot the boer’ is hate speech or not do we really have to chant the song in public if we know other people find it offensive.
And then Hofmeyr’s retaliation to Malema’s singing of the song by writing one with reference to Ka*** shows exactly that we are far from forgiving each other and that the scars are still too fresh to heel.
Maybe we can forgive each other, but how - how do we start that whole process. Because we all don’t have an answer for that question I thinks the best way would be tolerate each other whether you think my slaughtering of a car in the backyard is barbaric.

So everyone please wake up it’s 2011, we don’t need all that.So please stop this attention seeking.

Being an idiot gets you popularity

They come from two different worlds, at some point in South Africa one of them was considered better than the other. He had more privileges than the other.
Both followed by controversy wherever they go, one would assume they came out of the same womb
As different as they sound, Julius Malema and Steve Hofimagemeyr, what do they have in common? They are both racist whether they know that or not.
Both voluntary and involuntary stuck somewhere in the 1940s.
Funny as that sounds, it’s also sad.
You can’t simply go after people because you don’t agree with what they say or do.
Maybe their actions could be justified by the fact that, Malema’s family went through horror in the past. But is that enough for that sort of behaviour where he would go as far as saying “white people are criminals. Many families went through hell in the past but you don’t see people running amok and calling others by names.
Malema and Hofmeyr’s foolishness in the last few months have dealt a blow to what the ANC and other political parties fought for back then.
Because it seems that by singing these songs, we are belittling that exact cause.
Do we really need this after 16 years into our young Democracy?
Are people so still caught up in the past that we try to justify our actions by saying were oppressed in the past.
There’s a list of prominent people who have said or done things which have have made me doubt whether we are the rainbow nation we claim to be. Those people include socialite/columnist Kuli Roberts and her stereotypes about coloured people , Author/columnist Annelie Botes who told the Rapport newspaper in an interview she did not like black people.
One could go back to the things they said and ask “do we really need this.”
As long as people continue with this unnecessary display of intolerance, we could forget about calling ourselves the “rainbow” because it obviously seems like other colours are more important while others are merely there for show.
Does it make sense to sing “struggle” songs in public when we know some people are offended by them? Isn’t that what anti-apartheid activist fought for, to tolerate each other.
Whether ‘Shoot the boer’ is hate speech or not do we really have to chant the song in public if we know other people find it offensive.
And then Hofmeyr’s retaliation to Malema’s singing of the song by writing one with reference to Ka*** shows exactly that we are far from forgiving each other and that the scars are still too fresh to heel.
Maybe we can forgive each other, but how - how do we start that whole process. Because we all don’t have an answer for that question I thinks the best way would be tolerate each other whether you think my slaughtering of a car in the backyard is barbaric.

So everyone please wake up it’s 2011, we don’t need all that.So please stop this attention seeking.

Being an idiot gets you popularity

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