Sunday, May 13, 2012

Julia Gillard Mandela Nomse Dube

Why in heaven’s name do the fanatics want to introduce Sharia law where it doesn’t exist? It might have been applicable in the time of The Prophet, but now? In the 21st century? What has prompted my thinking about this yet once again was reading what the Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard had to say on the subject – Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told to get out of Australia as the government targeted radicals in an attempt to ward of potential terror attacks … ‘Immigrants not Australians must adapt, take it or leave it. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture (she might have added or their religious beliefs.) This culture (Australian) has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials, and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom. We speak mainly English, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian or any other language. Therefore if you wish to become part of our society … learn the language.
Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture. We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us. This is our country, our land and our lifestyle and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, THE RIGHT TO LEAVE'.
'If you aren't happy here then LEAVE. We didn't force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.'
Courageous woman to say what I am sure many have wanted to say for some time but have not plucked up the courage to do so. Why, for example, in England are kids denied the right to enjoy the Nativity Play in case it should offend kids brought up in a different religion? It is PC nonsense gone mad. And it’s not just Muslims who are a problem. The subject of colour has people treading on eggshells. The police are handicapped because they are afraid of being accused of being racists. It is always the white man’s fault. We used to joke that if a double decker London bus knocked down a black man it wasn’t because he didn’t look as he stepped out into the street but it ran him down simply because he is black. Even the great man Mandela used this argument once when referring to Kofi Annan which demeaned Mandela slightly in my eyes. I never thought I would ever hear him use it.
African nations wanted their freedom from colonial rule and they got it. What then did they get say in Zimbabwe? They got a vile dictator. They got poverty, starvation, massacre, intimidation, fear and torture but you can bet your bottom dollar it’s is all the fault of colonialism by the white man.
The Boer used to use two arguments for the maintenance of apartheid. The first came from the Bible, the word of God, and of course no one can gainsay the Bible. The second was they didn’t believe Africans were capable of running a country for themselves. I am beginning to wonder if they were right on the second count. A president who denies HIV, another who believes HIV can be averted by taking a shower, taxi drivers who torch municipal buses so that passengers have to use their taxis instead, thieves who electrocute themselves by cutting into cables, witch-doctors who batten on the sick and the ignorant, even to the point where the police are scared gutless to do anything that goes against them, murder, violence and mayhem out of control, corruption, massacres, human sacrifice, the body parts of albinos for magic medicine, civil war, brutality and child soldiers, thousands of refugees,  the list is endless but of course it is all the result of colonialism and the white man.
Now comes the latest example  and I am not sure you are going to believe this but it’s true - KwaZulu-Natal MEC for “co-operative governance and traditional affairs” Nomse Dube called on the national department of science and technology to investigate the causes of lightning after seven people died in lightning strikes "We will do an investigation and talk to the department of science and technology on what is the cause of the lightning, and if it only happened to the previously disadvantaged as I have never seen any white people being struck by lightning," said Dube. She was visiting Mpumazi in Eshowe where seven people from two families died after being struck by lightning on Sunday.  "Scientists from the department could perhaps help us and come up with instruments that could help community members protect themselves against lightning. The department has dealt with floods and fires, but lightning was new to us," she said. I can’t help feeling it’s that double decker bus syndrome all over again.

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