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#1 Former ANC Youth Minister and devoted communist Julius Malema is stoking the fires of revolution. He has two goals, taking over the mines and evicting the whites. The mines are operated by the British and other foreign interests...NOT the Boere. The local whites are a convenient target. Not surprisingly, mines currently operated by the ANC have been run into the ground. It will be interesting to see how this is all sorted out.
"We are going to lead a mining revolution in this country. We are going to each mine. We will run these mines ungovernable until the boers come to the table,"
Posted by Besoeker 2012-08-31 06:34||
#2 The miners are reporting back to work in very low numbers. This is not going to just go away, it is in the bloed. See the piece on Bantu "High Law" below:
Credo Mutwa, the Zulu Sanusi and Bantu historian explains it perfectly in his Book, "Indaba my Children: African Folk Tales" a book he wrote in 1964.
On Page 628-632 he explains this preoccupation with revenge.
He says that blacks believe that if you killed one of them, that person's soul will die if you do not take revenge upon it.
So they go out and take revenge and kill ten people of the other tribe...
But that tribe has the same belief, so they take revenge for every one of their ten dead and kill a hundred. So the other tribe is obliged to take revenge again and kill a thousand, and so on and so forth.
Credo Mutwa also explains and give examples of how these feuds can last for 35 generations or 400 years and never end.
So let me tell you what is going to happen next.
Those blacks who witnessed their brothers being killed at Lonmin's mine at Marikana are not going to just dissipate and let it be. First of all, they are obliged by the "High Law" of the Bantu to take revenge.
Secondly, they were humiliated. And that is a cardinal sin to commit against the Bantu.
I quote Credo Mutwa on page 627:
"The Bantu can tolerate the cruelest humiliation, even with a smile; they can take the cruelest beatings as a matter of course; the vilest insults slide off them like water off a well-greased duck's back. Yet, when called upon, they will stand together with those who have treated them thus and fight with them a war to death. But if you touch a man's wife, mother, sister or daughter, call them names, or refer insultingly to their womanhood, he is bound by law to kill you. If he fails he will make his children's children take oaths to kill your children's children."
Posted by Besoeker 2012-08-31 06:48||