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Article written and posted by: White Nation correspondent Cape Town   30  May  2019









” I HAVE recently received a few messages from people asking me why I only post negative things. The easy answer would be “What on earth is there to post that is firstly truthful and secondly not ASININE? Posting something about a road sign that I observed while riding my bike or what I had for Sunday breakfast is not worth the trouble, in my opinion”.

However, I feel as if I should make more of an effort to explain why I publicize the predominant madness of South Africa. It is not that I get a kick out of it. I am mostly a sunny person who would prefer not to be miserable. My response to anyone and everyone who feels that I have some sort of obligation to them to post positive stuff on Facebook and that I owe them an answer about the negative stuff I advertise is as follows.

For people who have good jobs and secure positions, it is all Rainbows in South Africa. However, for the farmers that I spend so much time with – whose land values dropped over 32% in 5 months (see Dr Johan Bornman, Parliament, 1 Sept 2018), who are committing suicide left-right-and centre in the Graaff-Reinet & Beaufort-West districts because NOT ONE CENT of the promised R975million in drought aid has reached them, and for the ONE THIRD (according to Volksblad) of the Northern Cape farmers who have given up and deserted the land in the past few years, and for those of them who live in fear of their lives, life is not quite so cushy.

For people whose lives in walled suburbs are largely unaffected by the decline of the country, “Simunye We Are One.”  However, for those people whose opportunities are so reduced that they are fleeing South Africa in droves, it is not so ideal… otherwise they wouldn’t be leaving. By the way, the great irony here is that the people who are leaving tend to be more liberal than conservative. They prominently display a copy of Long Walk to Freedom on their bookshelves for the benefit of their dinner guests right up until the day that they pack up. The hypocrisy is difficult to put into words.

One of the main problems with posting positive stuff is that there is so little that is positive to report. The government recently admitted theft (although they used other words) of R700 billion. Our parliament is chaotic. Our electricity and water systems are buggered. Corruption is rampant. Many areas of South Africa are no-go zones. Dr Mark Tomlinson recently revealed that 1 in 5 (one in five!!!) of the world’s AIDS cases is in South Africa. Should I be reporting that Cyril Ramaphosa is fighting corruption? People are either very stupid, demonically-possessed, or deliberately lying, if they believe, or claim to believe, such nonsense. Should I be reporting that crime has decreased? It has not. Should I be reporting that our economy is doing well? It is most certainly not. Should I be reporting that affairs are hunky-dory in, say, the City of Johannesburg? They are not. What positive stuff – excluding the joys of life in still-privileged suburbs because I am not ever going to talk about that, should I be talking about?

I think that I should be reporting the many things that barely make it into the media, especially the matters that never make it into the global media – for the sake of my 500 foreign Facebook friends. Somebody has to tell them. Somebody has to do this. Someone has to counter the banal nonsense about South Africa that is forced down the throats of ordinary middle-class people both here and abroad. In any case, it’s not like my Facebook page is dominating the narrative of the New South Africa. I am merely one (almost) lone voice saying something other than what News24, CNN, & SABC are telling everybody, namely “Have you seen Bonang’s booty, lately?”, “Formula 1 might be making a return”, “Cyril Ramaphosa promises to fight corruption” (while appointing David Mabusa deputy-president!!!!!!!!!!!!!!), “Blitzbokke come third in Hong Kong“, and “Meet SA’s new quadriplegic, lesbian, HIV+, black mezzo-soprano opera sensation” (of whom you will never hear again until you bump into her tuning guitars for R12000 a month at the State Theatre).

Foreign governments, our government, and various “agencies”, (all of whom I have met in person at senior levels), are panicking over what is occurring in South Africa… they just aren’t telling you because it is not politically acceptable to criticize the land of post-apartheid harmony. Really! They admit it just like that. And someone needs to advertise that truth. For you; not for me. But, you might be wondering if I am telling the truth. Perhaps I have not met the (senior) people whom I claim to have met. In that case, don’t take my word for it.

I’d like to quote the man whose interests include A. Lange & Söhne, Azzedine Alaïa, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, Chloé, Dunhill, IWC Schaffhausen, Giampiero Bodino, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Lancel, Montblanc, Officine Panerai, Piaget, Peter Millar, Purdey, Roger Dubuis, Vacheron Constantin, and Van Cleef & Arpels… um, that is not to mention Rothmans, 25% of Unilever, 30% of Distell, 28% of Rand Merchant Bank, 13% of First National Bank, 25% of Total (South Africa), 23% of Grindrod, and much, much, more… a man whose one company has over R180 billion in assets. “I don’t think that you realize how much trouble South Africa is in”. He was referring to an existential crisis, not a rise in the fuel price or a sovereign bond ratings downgrade. You may feel that you have a slightly better insight into the severity of South Africa’s impending crisis, than he does because Nelson Mandela, Nadine Gordimer, Helen Suzman, Cyril Ramaphosa, Radio 702 and your local newspaper told you so, but some pretty serious people agree with him rather than with Cyril, Radio 702, and The Eastern Cape Herald. Read on.

His words echo those of a representative of one of the world’s top government agencies whom I met in Europe (an expert, a genius on South Africa) “South Africa faces an existential crisis”, meaning an all-out collapse “but you had better not tell ANYone that WE told you that”. Or the world’s undisputed foremost expert on genocide who told me in Washington D.C. “Every criterion for a civil war has ALREADY been fulfilled. Now it just has to happen”. What about the old National Party guys who are preparing to secede the Western Cape from South Africa? They told me to my face in a restaurant above a petrol station in the Karoo, thrice, that their deadline for implementation is the beginning of a civil war. Can you believe it??? It is worth mentioning that they are not mamparas. These are guys who ran a country (profitably). We are talking about the former government here, guys! It is also worth mentioning that the reasons for their fear are symptomized by PRECISELY the “negative” matters I am advertising to you. It is the same stuff as I am talking about that has led them to scientifically conclude that war is approaching.

But, again, perhaps I am exaggerating whom I have met and what I have been told. In which case, you would do well to search out for yourself the brutal words that Dawie Roodt, Magnus Heystek, Christ Hart, and Mike Schussler have used concerning South Africa’s outlook. All in all, what I have told you today suggests to me that I should become MORE vociferous on MORE severe topics. You might not yet be feeling it in Ballito, Kommetjie, Simonstown, Hilton, Kenton on Sea, and Sandton but South Africa is in big kak. Therefore, somebody must reveal the symptoms of it, even if that person only occupies a microscopic fraction of the overall discussion of the New South African Rainbow Nation (Simunye we are one) (Umunthu ngumunthu ngabantu) (Freeeeeeeeeedom!). Lastly, feel free to unfollow me if you don’t like what I post. I promise you faithfully that I will not be offended. I mean, I won’t blame you for not following stuff that scares or depresses you.”

Simon Roche




White Nation