I see the Facebook tribute to murdered South African right-wing leader Eugene Terre Blanche to which I linked on Monday
has been shut down. A shadow still remains on Google. Here is the cached version of the main page:
In Memory of Eugene Terre`Blanche. Enough is enough!
In its place is a snivelingly politically correct alternative has now appeared: In Memory of our leader Eugene Terre`Blanche
It carries as its introduction a spitefully hostile AFP
article which avoids mentioning that the young black men who killed this 69-year old bravely attacked him as he was asleep.
The page grovels
This group is strickly for the use of sending out messages of love to the family and not to be used as a platform for racism , hate speech and or any other illegal activitiesâ€¦
In South Africa, Act No. 4 of 2000: Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act.contains the following clause:
10. (1) Subject to the proviso in section 12. no person may publish, propagate, advocate or communicate words based on one or more of the prohibited grounds, against any person, that could reasonably be construed to demonstrate a clear intention to -
(a) be hurtful;
(b) be harmful or to incite harm;
(c) promote or propagate hatred.
Which apparently is interpreted as forbidding saying anything about blacks they might not like. This is where American hate laws are headed
As I suggested in Mondayâ€™s blog, I do believe American bribery had a good deal to do with the demise of white South Africa. But it has also to be noted moral weakness and intellectual naivet?© amongst South Africaâ€™s (then) amazingly sheltered white upper class played a role.
How wise it is to prevent the expression of genuine grief on a website is obviously a question. A Bleg
: does anyone know what role Facebook itself played?
Meanwhile, for an insight into African reality check out Robert Mugabeâ€™s dirty diamonds
Jon Swain Timesonline.com
April 4 2010 which reports that a recently discovered rich diamond field in Zimbabwe has simply been stolen and is being looted by Mugabeâ€™s cronies with Chinese Government help.
the crackdown began on October 27 with military helicopters indiscriminately firing automatic weapons to drive out the diggers. On the ground, hundreds of soldiers opened fire without warning. In the panic miners were trapped and died in the tunnels they had dug. In three weeks, more than 200 perished.
Sam Francis was right