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Revelations returning to Cape Town

Our sailing future remains unclear, it is costing a small fortune every month to keep Revelations in Trinidad and we miss our yacht. For these reasons, in October 2017 we decided to bring Revelations back to her home port - Cape Town, South Africa. On 2 November 2017, I flew to Trinidad for a 2 month period to prepare and get her ready for the return voyage. Barring a few great people, almost everybody there sees you as a walking US Dollar sign - the place is ridiculously expensive. Labour is expensive, food is expensive, yacht parts are expensive - even common labourers earn a small fortune simply to stay alive.

I had a hectic (shit) time in Trinidad and spend a small fortune fixing, repairing and hammering Revelations into shape. It is astounding the number of things which went wrong, broke for no reason or simply did not work anymore. A lot of "supposed" work previously done to the engines had to be redone due to the thieving, lying and cheating Adian Gittens, a Yanmar agent in Chaguaramas, Trinidad. What a thief! What an arsehole! Then to get the local tradesmen to work a fair number of hours per day was simply an uphill battle. Some of the workmanship delivered was pathetic to say the least and had to be redone a couple of times before it was done proper. For me, it was a very frustrating two months. On top of it all, when I arrived, I found a large number of items stolen - these items were locked up inside one of the cabins. Somebody gained access to the yacht by removing a set of burglar bars over a hatch and helped himself (herself) to almost five hundred thousand Rand of items and equipment. Damn thief! Now we probably face another big fight with the insurance company!

The delivery crew arrived in Trinidad on 30 December 2017 and had to work their backsides off to get the last remaining things done. Revelations finally managed to leave Trinidad on 20 January 2018 and set sail for Antigua - they safely arrive there in the early evening of 22 January 2018. They will leave Antigua within the next couple of days for the next leg to Natal, Brazil where they will stock up on supplies before the long voyage home. We simply cannot wait to have Revelations back home!

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TRUMP - The man many do not know

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Only if you are open and interested to learn more, do some reseach - only then will you find amazing human stories with direct links to Donald Trump. Despite many expecting a perfect human being, there is no such thing as we are all flawed in one way or another - so is Donald Trump also flawed. However, he remains a very special, talented and caring person. Here is one such moving and motivational story about somebody who received compassion and generosity from Trump.

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50% of Adult Americans are NOT idiots!

50% of Adult American are NOT idots. This is the about half the United States of America population who voted for Donald Trump as President of the United States of America. Thank God for these people and that sanity did prevail on election day. Now perhaps for the first time in may years, will there be progress regarding the economy, the illegal aliens, unfair trade agreements which are bankrupting America, a stop to the endless wars around the world and it's devastating consequences. Perhaps it is also possible to normalize relations with Russia and the endless needling and baiting towards a war will stop. THANK YOU!

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50% of Adult Americans are IDIOTS!

50% of Adult American are TOTAL IDIOTS. This is the about half the United States of America population who supports Hillary Clinton for President. How on earth can any person with half a brain, support (and vote) for a corrupt and scandalous criminal like her!? Are these voters ignorant, blind perhaps, don't they care, are they brain washed - or are they just plain stupid! I doubt of there is anybody in the US who have not heard about her scandals, her corruption, her lies, her cheating .... and so many other devious ways. So, it can't be ignorance nor blindness! Clearly they are either brainwashed or simply don't care - and this, is what makes them stupid! BIG TIME IDIOTS!

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Here is yet another incident of her corruptness! - by Kimberley A. Strassel

Grifters-in-Chief

The Clintons don’t draw lines between their ‘charity’ and personal enrichment.

In an election season that has been full of surprises, let’s hope the electorate understands that there is at least one thing of which it can be certain: A Hillary Clinton presidency will be built, from the ground up, on self-dealing, crony favors, and an utter disregard for the law.

This isn’t a guess. It is spelled out, in black and white, in the latest bombshell revelation from WikiLeaks. It comes in the form of a memo written in 2011 by longtime Clinton errand boy Doug Band, who for years worked simultaneously at the Clinton Foundation and at the head of his lucrative consulting business, Teneo.

It is astonishingly detailed proof that the Clintons do not draw any lines between their “charitable” work, their political activity, their government jobs or (and most important) their personal enrichment. Every other American is expected to keep these pursuits separate, as required by tax law, anticorruption law and campaign-finance law. For the Clintons, it is all one and the same—the rules be damned.

The memo came near the end of a 2011 review by law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett into Clinton Foundation practices. Chelsea Clinton had grown concerned about the audacious mixing of public and private, and the review was designed to ensure that the foundation didn’t lose its charitable tax status. Mr. Band, Teneo boss and epicenter of what he calls “ Bill Clinton, Inc.,” clearly felt under assault and was eager to brag up the ways in which his business had concurrently benefited the foundation, Clinton political causes and the Clinton bank account. The memoed result is a remarkably candid look at the sleazy inner workings of the Clinton grifters-in-chief.

The cross-pollination is flagrant, and Mr. Band gives example after example of how it works. He and his partner Declan Kelly (a Hillary Clinton fundraiser whom Mrs. Clinton rewarded by making him the State Department’s special envoy to Northern Ireland) buttered up their clients with special visits to Bill’s home and tête-à-tête golf rounds with the former president. They then “cultivated” these marks ( Coca-Cola, Dow Chemical, UBS) for foundation dollars, and then again for high-dollar Bill Clinton speeches and other business payouts.

Teneo’s incestuous behavior also included Mrs. Clinton’s State Department. The Band memo boasts that Mr. Kelly (while he was Mrs. Clinton’s State envoy) introduced the then-head of UBS Wealth Management, Bob McCann, to Bill Clinton at an American Ireland Fund event in 2009. “Mr. Kelly subsequently asked Mr. Mccann [sic] to support the Foundation, which he did . . . Mr. Kelly also encouraged Mr. Mccann [sic] to invite President Clinton to give several paid speeches, which he has done,” reads Mr. Band’s memo. UBS ultimately paid Bill $2 million.

American Ireland Fund meanwhile became a Teneo client, and made Mr. Kelly (of former State envoy fame) a trustee, where he “ensured that the AIF is a significant donor to the Foundation.” AIF then bestowed upon Mrs. Clinton a major award on her final trip to Northern Ireland in 2012, in an event partly sponsored by . . . Teneo.

Not that this is all one way. Mr. Band let slip just how useful all these arrangements were for Teneo, too, when he backhandedly apologized in the memo for hosting 15 client meetings in a hotel room rented by the Clinton Global Initiative.

The memo removes any doubt that the foundation is little more than an unregistered super PAC working on the Clintons’ behalf. Donors to the charity are simultaneously tapped to give Bill speech requests and other business arrangements, including the $3.5 million he was paid annually to serve as “honorary chairman” of Laureate International Universities. Mr. Band’s memo also notes his success at getting donors to “support candidates running for office that President Clinton was supporting.”

It’s now 2016 and Bill’s most favorite candidate is running for the presidency. There’s no question foundation donors are being “leveraged” for Mrs. Clinton.

Mr. Band wants credit in the memo for prodding existing foundation donors to pony up more money, though the donation statistics he provides paint a different picture. By and large, donations to the foundation begin to spike dramatically in 2009 and 2010. Mr. Band didn’t form Teneo until 2011. What was happening in 2009? Mrs. Clinton was sworn in as one of the most powerful politicians on the planet.

The obvious question is where are the prosecutors? (For that matter, where is Lois Lerner when you need her?) Any nonprofit lawyer in America knows the ironclad rule of keeping private enrichment away from tax-exempt activity, for the simple reason that mixing the two involves ripping off taxpayers. Every election lawyer in the country lives in fear of stepping over the lines governing fundraising and election vehicles. The Clintons recognize no lines.

Here’s the lasting takeaway: The Clintons spent their White House years explaining endless sleazy financial deals, and even capping their exit with a scandal over whether Bill was paid to pardon financier Marc Rich. They know the risks. And yet they geared up the foundation and these seedy practices even as Mrs. Clinton was making her first bid for the presidency. They continued them as she sat as secretary of state. They continue them still, as she nears the White House.

This is how the Clintons operate. They don’t change. Any one who pulls the lever for Mrs. Clinton takes responsibility for setting up the nation for all the blatant corruption that will follow.

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Disgusting politician - Hillary Clinton

This is how politicians play the ordinary voter for their support and then end up enriching themselves. This is the double standards, the lies and deceit we as ordinary citizen will normally never see. This is why some politicians so desperately wants to be in power. It has never been about the people, uplifting the ordinary citizen and improving the lives of all. It is disgusting, despicable and at the expense of the ordinary voter. This is why Hillary Clinton should never be allowed to become the President of the United States of America. Frankly, she has lied over and over again, she is a crook and should be locked up like any other criminal, she and Obama indirectly created the vacuum for the rise of ISIS - and so many other troubling issues.

The appointment of the President for the United States of America does not only effect America, it affects the entire world. As we have all witnessed, the past eight years has been disastrous in so many ways - international terrorism, a stagnant economy, devastating proxy wars, the killing of hundreds of thousands of people, millions of people have been displaced, refugees at unmanageable levels, entire cities and countries destroyed. The choice of the next President in the United States of America has never been more serious as now. For these reasons, Hillary Clinton should never be in a position of power again - NEVER EVER!

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It's NOT her turn!

Instead ... she should be charged with war crimes and jailed for life!

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To Rinette, Patrick and Joe

RevelationsCrew

We spend the past 6 to 7 weeks together on Revelations, a floating platform of only 15 x 7.6 meters on a HUGE blue ocean, we faced numerous challenges such as hectic seas at the start of our voyage, Rinette was sea sick for the first 3 to 4 days, equipment failures causing us to hand steer for days on end, continuous and tiring shift work, some great moments - and all the while you guys were part of this adventure and a steady crew. Rinette and Patrick never complaining about the tasks handed down to you and getting the job done on whatever task was on hand. Joe on the other hand, an innovative and dynamic sailor stretching far beyond his peers of similar sea miles - getting his back into the more challenging, risky and physical work - even sustaining several minor injuries. For you guys, there must surely have been misgivings, moments of frustrations, perhaps even anger, concerns and a host of typical human emotions - but you all faced and surpassed these challenges head on. Then, let us never forget the good of what we have all achieved together. We successfully and safely crossed the Atlantic Ocean - a feat which most people will never be able to experience. But not only have you achieved this, you guys came through in an unprecedented way and it was absolutely fantastic to have people like you on board Revelations.

Rinette - you have certainly come a long way, you have grown tremendously in sailing terms the past month and we hope that you and Patrick will follow in our footsteps one day (in a catamaran of course! Laughing). Patrick - all those ideas in your head, carefully formulate your plans, do your homework and then just do it man! Joe - I can see you go a long way in sailing or for that matter, anything else that you put your mind too - your knowledge regarding sailing stretches far beyond your peers of similar sea miles!

You have now all gone your own separate ways, back to your families and carrying on with your lives - but we will most certainly not forget you. We thank you one more time for everything you have done, contributing to our lives and making this voyage possible. Without you, your dedication, commitment, diligence and hard work (without complaining), the voyage would have been so much more difficult for us. We wish you every possible success in the adventures and challenges ahead. We are already missing your presence, laughter, stories and experiences - so please keep in touch with us.

Best regards
Wiets and Sue

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Jinne Wiets! Hier het jy my amper bewoë! It was great following you guys the past 7 weeks (actually more if you count in the prep... Read More
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The Fucked up half dead specie

You will never see anything quite like the "Fucked Up Half Dead" drivers you will encounter in Cape Town. They are fast asleep behind the wheel, texting and chatting away on their cell phones, drive like lethargic half deads, disobey road rules, refuse to move out of the fast lane for cars driving faster than themselves, drive 40 kilometers per hour in a 120 kilometer zone, totally self consumed and oblivious to anything going on around them and a host of other shit. Plain and simple - they are fucked up! There are no other or better words to describe these "half deads" with an IQ less than an ant. You will find them all over the Cape Town area and this must surely be the source and original place of creation for this parculiar sub human species. Outside of their cars, these things look and behave like ordinary people going about their business. But the true nature of this specie, the "Fucked Up Half Deads" are revealed when they get into their cars. Then there is no question anymore about who and what they are - no more camouflage and hiding amongst us ordinary folk.

So straight ahead of me, was a car approaching us at about 40 kilometers per hour. Coming from the opposite direction, I was in my lane and also travelling at about 40 kilometer per hour - everything seemed quite normal. Now only about 20 meters apart, the "Fucked Up Half Dead" specie revealed himself. Fiddling with his cell phone and not looking were he was driving, he completely ventures over into my lane - driving on the wrong side of the road. At the last split second, the last remaining IQ in his brain wakes him up and he starts to swerves - but all too late!

So here is my car, in broad daylight, clear skies, dry road with no obstructions smashed in by this damn "Half Dead". "What's wrong with you?" I asked. He proves his half dead status by saying; "I don't know what happened!" What??? You don't even know that you were fiddling with your phone and not looking where you were driving??? Damn moron!

For more than 26 years, at the best of times driving at high speeds - sometimes in access of 300 kilometer per hour, I have never had an accident. Here I find myself in the mother city of the "Fucked Up Half Dead's" and this thing smashes into my car whilst driving at 40 kilometers per hour on the wrong side of the road. You have been warned! Make sure that you are on the lookout for this sub standard specie - the "Fucked Up Half Dead's" of Cape Town. Brent Gray, a real human, came to our rescue - thank you!

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welcome to the cape disease, it manifests itself the moment they see the mother city and pisses me off non stop
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Hey Grant! It is indeed a weird phenomenon and damn frustrating. It's almost like they are in a zombie state. I'll add your "Cape ... Read More
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Frustrating!

It is so damn frustrating dealing with people who feel shit for you, your stuff or your money!

Sue wanted her own little tool box. So she carefully selected the very essence of what she thought was require, carefully inspecting each tool, assessing it's function and deliberating whether a particular tool should be in her toolbox. So, over time she built up this small and compact toolbox of handy yet crucial tools - carefully packed and arranged. Yesterday, I required a Alan Key and Sue goes to her toolbox - only to find that some tools are missing, other tools have been used and now filthy, stuffed back into the toolbox. All this whilst everybody was told in no uncertain terms to leave Sue's toolbox alone. Jacque Basson and your helper Jonathan, thank you for this!

So, I'm at the nav station doing routine checks - starting the engines, switching on the navigation equipment, the chart plotter and the AIS system. I see some local boats reflected on the AIS and wonder whether they can see Revelations on their AIS system. So I call a couple of yachts on the VHF but get no response. So I walk to a fishing trawler close by and ask the captain to have a look for Revelations. No, he replies, nothing. The same story with another boat. So whilst we can see other boats on our AIS system, they can't see Revelations. Thank you Des Holtman, DH Auto Marine Electrical, Cape Town for adding this to your LONG LIST of fuck ups! You must certainly rank as the most useless marine electrician out there. Sitting on your fat arse all day whilst your "cheap" (read incompetent) labour does the work for you is certainly not good business savvy!

Then, there is the fuel polishing system which has now taking more than 5 months to complete. The first attempt was a cock up of note. Diesel spilling everywhere, no fuel return lines from the engines - a real disaster caught in the nick of time. So, it was all redone costing thousands of Rands in material and labour. Now I found out that it is nothing else but a fuel transfer system with a couple of filters in between. This was exactly what we had prior to starting this so-called "fuel polishing system"! Thank you Jacque for not looking at the schematics/drawings, doing your own things and then building this system over the past 5 months which is nothing more than a fuel transfer pump between two tanks.

We recently installed 2 x 90 Liter Indel Inox freezer in the port hull. "Is the job done?" I asked calling from Johannesburg. "Yes" replies Jacque. "Are the freezers working?" me again. "Yes, they started getting cold after a couple of minutes. They are working although I did not run them for too long" Jacque replies. Anxious to demonstrate the new freezers to Sue, yesterday I switch them on. A couple hours later I go and check the temperature. Not only is it not cold, it is luke warm! Seems like a another botched up job! We work - but we do not check to see whether things actually works! Just not caring enough!

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The "We demand!" culture!

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South Africa has become infamous for it's "We demand!", "Feel sorry for me!" and "Hand out" culture. No longer is the onus upon you to find a job, become good at it and be in charge of your own financial well being. No longer is the obligation to deliver quality performance in your work and in this way make progress in life. That is a long bygone era! Today, we simply demand what we would like to have and in addition, we demand that it is supplied for free. So, we demand clean water - for free. We demand electricity - for free. We demand housing - for free. We demand education - for free. In the same way and without giving anything back, we demand higher wages, transport, jobs, medical and a host of other essentials. We demand!! We demand!

Failure to give in to these demands leads to strike action, violence, killing and the destruction of businesses and property. By strike action I do not mean the peaceful strike action or picketing as seen in civilized nations. No, this is African style strike action in it's most brutal and barbaric form - intimidation, violence, killings, destruction of property, burning of cars and looting. These perpetual and violent strikes hurt the economy and scares would be investors away. The result is even less wealth, opportunities, job creation and revenue. This entire we demand culture originates from Nelson Mandela and his African National Congress during the apartheid era. To ensure their success in the democratic elections, they made all sorts of promises - free water, free sanitation, free hospitals, free education, free housing and many others. Whilst on face value, this all seems good, but the reality is very different. When making these promises, they did not do proper financial calculations. Although supplying these things for free and without charge, somebody will ultimately pay for all of this - tax payers. The problem is that the expense of these free commodities far outstrips the available income. The reality is that 30% of the population is paying these expenses so that the remaining 70% of the population can have it for free. The solution? Impose more taxes on the 30% and pacify the 70% by granting more tax exempts. A vicious and cruel system causing South Africa to be one of the highest taxed nations in the world. A staggering 70-80% of your income directly or indirectly lands in the pockets of the South African government - taxes on income (PAYE), VAT taxes, company profit taxes, vehicle taxes, license taxes, property taxes, sin taxes (cigarettes and alcohol), import taxes, capital gain taxes, petrol taxes and a host of other hidden taxes - do not forget the latest E-Tolling taxes.

The demand for these free services are rapidly increasing and by far exceeds the ability to deliver. The "We demand!" voices are growing in number, in frequency, in volume and in violent action. This is completely unsustainable and the pressure is building. Instead of applying brain power, resorting to proven monetary policies and bringing about a new mindset - into the fray enters Julius Malema. If he comes to power, not only does he promise to deliver on all these free promises, he intends paying for it by confiscating land and property from the citizens of South Africa without any compensation - all land will belong to the government. In addition, he also plans taking over all the foreign and international companies doing business in South Africa. When reminded of the very same thing that happened in Zimbabwe and the devastating result, he has another glib but hollow answer. "This is a revolution. In a revolution there is always pain, we must take this pain and we are ready for this pain." Whilst perhaps sounding noble to some ignorants and the uneducated, this of course is utter bullshit. As the supposedly leader in South Africa and like Mugabe (Zimbabwe), he will not feel the pain - the pain will be felt by all ordinary South Africans for many decades. Millions of people will be financially crippled and ruined for life. And what if you don't like it? His answer is simple and most understandable - "Then you are not welcome in South Africa" - meaning "LEAVE South Africa".

Looking over the bankrupt political scene, the "We demand!" culture, socialism, communism, the dumb half brain policies from these dimwits - no wonder people feel that the situation is now much worse than in the apartheid era. Unless South Africa dynamically changes direction, this is going to be one hell of a rough ride! Finally, let me remind you that these communist policies are the brainchild of Nelson Mandela himself.

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The truth about Mandela

The views of people speaking out against Mandela will certainly not be very popular in the minds of most. The lovers and fans the world over will most likely attack and condemn any critical views and thinking about Mandela. But before they speak, they should ask themselves "What do I know first hand about Mandela?". Seems like the majority of people have lost their critical thinking ability. Instead they rely of second and third hand information, the views and writings of others. The overwhelming majority of people simply know of Mandela through the writings and propaganda of others. They personally know nothing about the man and do not bother looking at the hard facts and true history. Yet, they declare their adoration and love for somebody they certainly do not know. The irony is that what they believe to be true is indeed a tiny fraction of the truth. The real truth is shockingly very different! Seems the saying "Love is blind" is indeed true. Anyway, here is a non South African who is clearly not the blind loving kind. Indeed, his video is remarkably accurate.

 

 

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Case in point

Talking about the "Rainbow Nation" myth, here is another scandal which illustrates what I'm talking about. Here is a fake sign language interpreter translating the various speeches made at the Mandela memorial service. This criminal/fraudster have done many translations in the past at major events for deaf and hearing impaired people. The problem is that it is all fake and utter bullshit. He is simply making nonsensical hand and arm movements. Despite numerous complaints and numerous reports to the South African government, he remains their main sign language interpreter. The idiot aso did translations for 4 years in South African courts. I shudder to think of the legal consequences caused by his gibberish sign language translations. Here is this con artist employed by the government sucking away at my hard earned tax money. Another prime example of the Governments BEE system at play - incapable black folks get access to opportunities which are denied to capable white folks. Bear in mind that white folks pay about 70% of all taxes - yet they cannot get work or contracts from government. It is nothing but racism in reverse. In addition, the best man for the job will not necessary get the job - it is now all based whether you are black or white. This leaves the door wide open for corruption as is the situation here. We live in an era of fake certifications, diplomas and degrees. Are you black and need employment? Go and buy yourself a fake but instant degree and then approach the South African government for employment. Eisch! This is a good job! To hell whether you can actually do the job. When questioned, simply speak in riddles, do not forget to mention that you are black and also your suffering under apartheid.

The BEE system was one of Mandela's defining policies introduced in his time and applied to this day. South Africa have lost billions of dollars due to this policy, the corruption it feeds and the total inadequacy of the people then getting work and contracts from the government. This is one of their political corner stones and they cannot cancel this "apartheid in reverse" policy as they will loose the elections and will no longer be in power. By the way, the ANC as founded by Mandela is also the only political party in the world who openly enrich voters (providing free houses - paid for by taxes) to vote for itself. This is yet another brain wave of Mandela - all designed for the ANC to stay in power. So much for democracy he so-called championed for. Then he talks about equal rights which he declared he was willing to die for! The fact of the matter is that there are no equal rights within South Africa. In the end, it all boils down to milking the white working class to the maximum whilst making it extremely difficult to leave South Africa. This is the reason why the South African currency is so weak - your money means very little outside South Africa and you therefor dare not leave unless you are willing to start all over. I am no visionary neither can I predict the future, but I know that the pressure is building and all these difficulties are fertile ground for major problems ahead. A South African uprising and revolution perhaps?

None the less, what is more astounding is that this conman was repeatedly reported to the government over a number of years and they did not bother to take any action. Now that there is a world outcry, now only will they investigate! All designed to cover their own uselessness and shift the blame elsewhere. Why only now you bunch of geriatric idiots? What an embarrassment! In addition, this person is mentally unstable and have a history of violence. This damn idiot stood right next to all the speakers at the proceedings including President Barack Obama. I shudder to think what could have happened? How on earth did this bullshitter get this job? How did he pass all the security protocols? But then, knowing the slack and useless South African government, perhaps there were no security protocols! This is the kind of thing that is saturated and prevalent throughout South Africa - a thin layer of glossy veneer covering a pool of festering pus. Have a look at this video - what do you think?

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The Rainbow Nation

The world refers to South Africa as the Rainbow Nation which creates visions and perceptions of a "Heidi and Peter" type scenario where love, peace and tolerance reigns supreme. This is further perpetuated by the Mandela media hype that there are no troubles in the South African landscape. International tourists flock to South Africa and mostly visit the idyllic commercial tourist traps and with arms full of Mandela memorabilia then return back home believing that South Africa is a fantastic place. This is all a farce, a pretense and mostly void of the reality. South Africa is not just about tourist traps which will do their utmost to lighten your pocket of your precious dollars. Neither are the shebeens (drinking places), the Mandela museums, the many friendly faces you will encounter in the up-class hotels a true reflection of South Africa.

To experience the TRUE South Africa, you need to live and work here for at least twelve months in a normal environment like any typical South African. That is when you will see what South Africa is really about. That is when you will see the unbelievable high crime rate, the total police incompetence and the pathetic 5% of successful prosecutions, the injustices dished out by the lower Courts, the pathetic work ethics and performance, the corruption, the political bias, the violence, the murders, the rapes - the total disregard and disrespect for life. This is when you will encounter injustices of the Governments BEE system, the discrimination and bias against minority groups, the laughable education system, the point system used to gain access to higher education where white folk are at a massive disadvantage and discriminated against. This is when you will meet the tenderneurs (corrupt criminals getting Government contracts), the nepotism in just about all Government departments, where what should be ordinary government employees become instant millionaires, where politicians are enriching themselves beyond imagination.

You will discover the true South Africa and arrive at the conclusion that doing crime pays far better than a honest day of work and that you can do so with impunity. You will find that most South Africans live in fear, feel isolated, helpless and are desperate. Doing a decent job and thus earning a fair wage will give you the satisfaction that you will pay some of the highest tax rates in the world. You will then discover that your taxes are used and abused by corrupt officials and that you get almost nothing in return for these extreme high taxes you pay. You will also discover that you are wasting your time reporting a crime to the Police as nothing ever comes of it. Then you will hear prominent politicians talking about passing laws to confiscate your house. Overnight, you can have any professional certification or degree your heart desires - just pay the asking price to this friendly but corrupt official. Do you need a drivers license? No problem, simply say which type and then pay the fee - all done within one day. Free electricity - no problem, simply hook up your own electrical wires. You want to stay somewhere but don't want to pay rent, easy - move in and simply refuse to pay and refuse to move out (called squatting). You will get away with it for about 4 to 5 years - then simply repeat elsewhere.

You will discover that just about all South Africans have personal experience of some crime or another committed against themselves and with impunity. Not only will you see the fear, anxiety and desperation within other South Africans, you will start feeling the pressures within yourself. You will now start seeing the cracks and destruction within South African society. You will now realize that the so-called Rainbow Nation is nothing other but media hype and a complete myth. You will start seeing beyond the lies, deceit and utter bullshit. Many South Africans, black and white, will now tell you that things were much better in the apartheid era than currently. Sadly, this is the true South Africa today. This is the result of the 20 year old democratically elected government of South Africa. This is the result and true legacy of Nelson Mandela.

The "Rainbow Nation"?
Yeah, like the man in the moon!

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Mandela

MandelaNelson Rolihlahla Mandela - 1918 to 2013.

Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. Born: July 18, 1918, Mvezo, South Africa. Died: December 5, 2013, Houghton Estate, South Africa. He is/was held in high esteem not just by most South Africans but also the world. Ordinary folk, learned people, famous people, politicians alike all cry out devotion, love and praises to the man. Most of these people have never met Mandela, they know very little about the man, his failures and his successes. Most of the devotees simply heard about Mandela, know that he is famous, things that other people say or wrote about him. Thousands of stories are written based on the writings of yet other writers - stories about stories if you will. People tell stories about the stories told by other folks - nothing more than hype about hype. South Africa have about 12 TV stations, for the past seven days they have done nothing else but talk about Mandela non stop. There is literally nothing other than Mandela to watch on South African TV! But why all the praises? Where does all the love come from? Why is/was he held in such high esteem? He must have done something REALLY MAJOR to take ownership of all this devotion. So, what has he done that is so incredible?

But on the other hand, there is a well oiled Mandela propaganda machine raking in millions of Dollars. Friends and family are multi millionaires due to the Mandela phenomenon. This machine is literally printing money and making certain individuals wealthy beyond imagination. Books, articles, memorabilia, interviews, connections, opportunities, commodities, trust funds, donations, endorsements, branding, museums, subsidies, tenders ... the list is substantial. If you have the Mandela name or have connections to the name, many doors the world over open up and beckon you inside - which doors would be closed for ordinary folk. Being connected means opportunities and money will be thrown at you. Herein lies the truth, a massive propaganda machine virtually printing it's own money. A multi billion dollar corporation carefully plotting the course forward, building the Mandela brand and sucking in riches beyond imagination.

So, what did he do that is so AMAZING? What do you really know about the man?

He fought apartheid. Hundreds of thousands of other people also fought apartheid - black and white people alike. Some of these people even made the ultimate sacrifice and died.
   
He ended apartheid. No he did not. Mr. FW de Klerk takes credit for that.
   
He became a President. Thousands of other politicians the world over also became Presidents/Leaders during the past 100 years.
   
He brought South Africans together. Rubbish! He certainly did not introduce each South African to each South African. Besides, people are now more divided than ever before.
   
He was innocent when he went to jail. Nonsense! He authorized and instructed the bombing and killing of many innocent people. In the High Supreme Court, he voluntary plead guilty to all the criminal charges against him.
   
He brought about one man one vote. Not true. White South Aficans voted for this after which this was so declared by FW de Klerk - long before Mandela got out of prison. This was finally achieved through numerous negotiations between all political parties.
   
He was not bitter after jail. Perhaps he knew it was justified for him to go to jail and therefor there was no bitterness. Thousand of other people the world over are not bitter when they come out of jail.
   
He apologized for his wrong doings. Maybe he did pray for forgiveness. But he has never once said sorry to the families of the people he had killed. In fact, he has NEVER apologized for any of the 1000's of atrocities he authorized and innocent people (including babies) he had killed.
   
He was a peacemaker. Perhaps he made peace with his Maker. But a peacemaker does not kill or refused to apologise for killing innocent people. There are numerous gross injustices today within South African due to his policies.
   
He brought justice to South Africa. Not true! Millions of people will tell you that things are now much worse than the apartheid days - all as a result of the Mandela communist policies.

 

Think carefully about admiring, adoring and loving an unapologetic killer, a communist, a jail bird, a criminal against humanity and a close friend of many infamous world dictators.

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Preacher going crazy - but with some truths.

This preacher goes overboard and beyond in his fire and brimstone preach. Although he certainly struts his stuff and does his nut, there is certainly merit in some of the things he says. Take Mandela for example; Whilst the world throws accolades at the man and he is now a recognized symbol of peace, the fact of the matter is that he caused many innocent people to be killed. The fact of the matter is that he killed and maimed many innocent people. After he fought the injustices of apartheid, when he and his government came into power, they did not hesitate to introduced their own brand of reverse apartheid - the very injustice they fought against!? The police force is a total mess, schools are a joke, whites cannot get equal access to universities and jobs, there is no justice in the legal system, ever increasing taxes but no return value, corruption and crime is rampant, woman and children get killed and raped on a daily basis, politicians are instant millionaires, totally incapable people in government, the poor gets poorer, etc. Then, just about every politician in the government have some sort of criminal record - there are so many things wrong with South Africa, it is sick! None the less, I could hardly believe my eyes and ears when I watched this preacher doing his thing. Born and bred in South Africa and having worked with all sorts of black folks in every aspect of business, I honestly cannot say that the preacher is entirely wrong. Add to this the very little regard for life, no respect for another persons property, get into power simply to enrich yourself, the low work ethics, the forever "feel sorry for me", the never ending victimness of apartheid, the perpetual "toy toys" and fuckup demands, the atrocious service levels of the government departments. The future does not look good for South Africa!

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