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Re: News From Southern Africa

PostWed Jul 26, 2017 2:05 am

Wade Hampton III wrote:'Whites-only' Town To Launch Digital Currency!

http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/25/africa/wh ... index.html

Wade says, "If they can do this, why can't North
American Whites do the same thing?"

Nothing, although a digitally based currency is (as the article mentioned) very susceptible to hacking. For that reason, I wouldn't want to invest in the whole system until that concern is overcome. The Oranians face a huge hurdle here.

But really, a monetary system is the least of our woes at present.
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Re: News From Southern Africa

PostWed Jul 26, 2017 8:10 am

Jim Mathias wrote:
But really, a monetary system is the least of our woes at present.


Economic freedom and political freedom are corollaries.
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Re: News From Southern Africa

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South African Protesters Trash H&M Stores Over ‘Monkey’ Shirt, Causing All Stores To Close

What should have been 24 hours of internet outrage over a marketing faux pas turned into destructive protests in South Africa, as supporters of the Economic Freedom Fighters party trashed H&M stores across the country over the retailer’s “monkey” shirt.

As MRCTV previously reported, H&M issued an apology for their advertisement that showed a black child modeling a shirt with the phrase “coolest monkey in the jungle.” Even though H&M issued an apology, and even though the mother of the child in the photo called for people to “stop crying Wolf” over racism, EFF decided to lash out at H&M by destroying their stores.

Footage on social media shows protesters destroying the stores at various locations across South Africa:

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In response to the protests, H&M closed all of its stores in South Africa.


The protests came after H&M issued another apology for the sweatshirt, writing, “We’re deeply sorry that the picture was taken, and we also regret the actual print. Therefore, we’ve not only removed the image from our channels, but also the garment from our product offerings.”

H&M also wrote they will “investigate why this happened to prevent this type of mistake from happening again.”

Addressing the South African protests on Twitter, H&M wrote that they want everyone to know their South African staff had nothing to do with the products and therefore, they shouldn’t be targeted:

To all customers, staff, media, stakeholders, partners, suppliers, friends and critics. We would like to put on record our position in relation to the image and promotion of a children’s sweater, and the ensuing response and criticism. Our position is simple and unequivocal – we have got this wrong and we are deeply sorry.

The H&M website main pages for South Africa, the United States, and English-speaking Canada all currently display this message

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When trying to make amends with people who are perpetually offended, it’s never enough.

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Re: News From Southern Africa

PostWed Jan 17, 2018 11:34 pm

Benjamin Bice wrote:South African Protesters Trash H&M Stores Over ‘Monkey’ Shirt, Causing All Stores To Close

What should have been 24 hours of internet outrage over a marketing faux pas turned into destructive protests in South Africa, as supporters of the Economic Freedom Fighters party trashed H&M stores across the country over the retailer’s “monkey” shirt.

As MRCTV previously reported, H&M issued an apology for their advertisement that showed a black child modeling a shirt with the phrase “coolest monkey in the jungle.” Even though H&M issued an apology, and even though the mother of the child in the photo called for people to “stop crying Wolf” over racism, EFF decided to lash out at H&M by destroying their stores.

Footage on social media shows protesters destroying the stores at various locations across South Africa:

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In response to the protests, H&M closed all of its stores in South Africa.


The protests came after H&M issued another apology for the sweatshirt, writing, “We’re deeply sorry that the picture was taken, and we also regret the actual print. Therefore, we’ve not only removed the image from our channels, but also the garment from our product offerings.”

H&M also wrote they will “investigate why this happened to prevent this type of mistake from happening again.”

Addressing the South African protests on Twitter, H&M wrote that they want everyone to know their South African staff had nothing to do with the products and therefore, they shouldn’t be targeted:

To all customers, staff, media, stakeholders, partners, suppliers, friends and critics. We would like to put on record our position in relation to the image and promotion of a children’s sweater, and the ensuing response and criticism. Our position is simple and unequivocal – we have got this wrong and we are deeply sorry.

The H&M website main pages for South Africa, the United States, and English-speaking Canada all currently display this message

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When trying to make amends with people who are perpetually offended, it’s never enough.

https://www.mrctv.org/blog/south-africa ... c.facebook
This reminds me of a t-shirt I saw a negroid wearing at a Kansas City gun show a few years back that said "NIGGA WHAT?" Instead of being offended I busted out laughing and had a lot of fun pointing it out to friends.
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Re: News From Southern Africa

PostWed Apr 11, 2018 9:52 am

South Africa hails 'retraction' of Australian
minister's offer to white farmers

However, Australian home affairs minister denies that
offer of humanitarian visas has been withdrawn


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South African foreign minister Lindiwe Sisulu with President Cyril Ramaphosa. ‘No one is being persecuted in South Africa, including white farmers,’ she said. Photograph: AP

The Australian home affairs minister, Peter Dutton, has denied that the Australian government retracted his offer for white South African farmers to come to Australia on humanitarian visas.

A spokesperson for Dutton reportedly issued the denial after the South African government claimed Australia had gone back on plans to offer fast-track humanitarian visas to “persecuted” white farmers.

The difference of opinion suggests Australia has attempted to smooth over offence caused by Dutton but will still consider white South African farmers for humanitarian visas, despite the United Nations high commissioner for refugees warning that refugees should be prioritised.

Dutton triggered outrage in March when he said the farmers deserved “special attention” for visas to Australia on humanitarian grounds.

He said the home affairs department was examining options to enable the farmers to flee their “horrific circumstances” for a “civilised country”.

Dutton should prioritise refugees on Nauru, not white South Africans, UNHCR says.

His offer was in response to a pledge by the South African government to enact land expropriations without compensation to redress the land confiscations of the colonial and apartheid era.

The Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and foreign minister Julie Bishop both appeared to publicly contradict suggestions of “special attention” by stressing the non-discriminatory nature of the humanitarian visa program. However, neither explicitly rejected the claim South African farmers would qualify.

The South African government said it was offended by Dutton’s call and demanded a full retraction from Australia.

“We have received a letter from the [Australian department of] foreign affairs that indicated that what was said by the minister of home affairs is not the position of the government of Australia,” a South African foreign ministry spokesman, Ndivhuwo Mabaya, said on Monday.

“We also had a meeting with the high commissioner who conveyed a message from the prime minister, who said the same thing, to indicate that this is not the view of their government.”

South Africa’s foreign minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, claimed the Australian prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, and foreign minister, Julie Bishop, had made a “retraction” of Dutton’s comments, and she welcomed it.

“We must emphasise, as we have stated before, that no one is being persecuted in South Africa, including white farmers,” she said. “We call upon all non-governmental organisations to desist from spreading untruths and misleading information.

Peter Dutton’s offer to white South African farmers started on the far right

“South Africa is a law-abiding country and, through a constitutional process, it will arrive at solutions on land redistribution that will take the country forward without violating anyone’s rights.”

On Tuesday a spokesperson for Dutton reportedly told Sky News the statement “does not accurately reflect the prime minister or minister for foreign affairs position on this matter”.

“There was no rebuttal of the words of minister Dutton,” he said.

In March Dutton’s call was supported by the former prime minister Tony Abbott and prompted a group of seven MPs in the ruling Coalition parties to raise the matter in the party room.

Concerns were expressed white South African farmers may not qualify as refugees, even if they left South Africa, because of the possibility they could move to cities in the country and be free of persecution.

But the party room was assured Australia could still grant humanitarian visas. MPs were told applications, including from referrals in Australia, will be considered.

Bishop stressed the consistency of her stance with Dutton’s because both agree that South Africans would qualify under existing humanitarian visa rules.

Land is a hugely divisive topic in South Africa, where 72% of individually owned farms are in white hands 24 years after the end of white-minority apartheid rule.

By contrast just 4% of such land is owned by black people, according to an audit cited by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

According to police, 74 farmers were murdered between 2016 and 2017 in South Africa, which has one of the world’s highest crime rates.

Up to 500,000 white South Africans have left the country in the past 30 years, according to official statistics. Australia is the most popular destination for relocation.
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Re: News From Southern Africa

PostWed Apr 11, 2018 5:48 pm

A Glimpse of Things to Come in the USA: Blacks in America Support Black South African Government Confiscating White-Owned Land Without Compensation

A Glimpse of Things to Come in the USA: Blacks in America Support Black South African Government Confiscating White-Owned Land Without Compensation
Shot. [WHITE PEOPLE IN SOUTH AFRICA SHOULD STOP PANICKING ABOUT LOSING THEIR LAND: OPINION, NEWSWEEK, 4-518]:
Land reform is a key issue in South Africa, due to the long history of dispossession of indigenous populations by white settlers. Progress has been painfully slow over the past 24 years, but the question of land is now suddenly at the top of the political agenda.

A glimpse of things to come in the USA...
A major controversy erupted at the end of February following a motion adopted in parliament, tabled by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and modified by the ANC, which started the process of potentially amending the constitution to allow for the expropriation of (white-owned) land without compensation, and its subsequent redistribution (to black people.)
In March, the main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, sent out phone messages stating: "ANC & EFF working together to take all private land and homes. You can only stop this if you're registered correctly to vote! Check now."
As a result, white South Africans are panicking that they will lose their land and their homes, and some white commercial farmers believe this is the beginning of Zimbabwe-style ‘land grabs.’ Australia’s minister of home affairs even offered to fast-track visas for white farmers.
In contrast, the motion was supported by many other political parties and has been greeted with approval by large numbers of black people. Given the bitter history of large-scale land dispossession, refusing to pay for stolen land is seen by many black South Africans as essential to restoring their dignity.
Parliament recently resolved to investigate whether or not the country’s constitution should be amended in order to allow for expropriation without compensation. A constitutional review committee is organising public hearings countrywide, and will report in August.
The ANC is clearly attempting to regain political ground lost to the small but vocal opposition party, the EFF. The unresolved land question, and in particular the issue of compensation, has been a key rallying cry for the EFF since it first emerged in 2013. It is sure to make land a central issue in national elections due to take place on 2019.
Chaser: what do Africans in America think about the black-controlled government of South Africa confiscate white-owned land without compensation? [Do You Believe African Countries Like South Africa Have The Right To Take Land Away From Whites?, The Seattle Medium, 3-29-18]:

Anthony Spearmen…You know its delicate you have White people who were born in Africa, who believe they are native, and of course you have native born Black Africans who dispute this claim. The right to redistribute the land is an argument that is going to be decided by the people and as it looks they are up in arms about reclaiming it. Violence in my opinion is never the answer, but it was taken through violence and most likely it will have to be reclaimed by violence. Those White folk are not going to give up easily.
Charles Townsend…From my personal opinion anyone is justified in reclaiming property that has been stolen. I know if I had something of value stolen from me I am going to all that is in my power to retrieve it. I think South Africa has every right. Apartheid has been a stain in that country for a long time and it’s time to remedy that.
Shirley Johnson…As far as I am concerned it was never the Europeans’ land in the first place. I think it is a difficult task — the redistribution of land. But from a justification point of view, yes the native born Africans do have a right to reclaim what was naturally theirs. What they will have to be prepared for is the blowback both politically and socially.
Mike Pierce…I don’t think the violence is necessary, but I think from a theoretical perspective the people of South Africa are justified and have the right to redistribute the land stolen. White colonization has run it’s course as consciousness is rising and awareness is growing in terms of the wrongs of the past. Society is becoming more compassionate towards the victims of those wrongs and the victims are beginning to fight back.
Monique…South Africa has every right to claim what is theirs. White people have been robbing the resources of that continent for centuries and the chickens are coming home to roost. Karma is what it is. It looks like to me that the African has had enough and are fighting back, fighting for what’s theirs. I hope they succeed.
Peace? No peace.

Today, white-owned land in South Africa will be confiscated by the black-controlled government to rectify historical inequities; tomorrow, white-owned land in the United States will be confiscated by the multicultural government to forever end white privilege, deliver a fatal blow to implicit bias, and squelch once and for all systemic inequalities.

You didn't think teaching an entire generation of non-whites to resent white people in the USA for their unearned privilege wasn't going to have consequences?

Did you?

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