This morning I glanced at News24.com where I usually look over the news when bored. In this country, depending on the season, you can expect to see two things. How terrible the president is, by which I include the skulduggery and the shenanigans of the ruling party, which includes their offspring, the EFF. The other is the old and the same reasons why the Springbok rugby team lost yet again another game and why this will influence their world cup chances next year or two years or three years down the road.
I don't care about that which makes me a very odd Afrikaner male. To be honest I rarely to never watch rugby and cannot tell you who is currently in the team. If I get out and someone talks rugby I usually switch off and think of other things remembering to agree now and then trying to look manly and wisely at the same time (never works I am told). I frown on parents who want little Johnny to become what they never were, a good rugby player. It is rather pathetic and no woman looks good in a rugby jersey either, no matter how much she supports her team. Ironically, I am friends with a few former top-class players. We get along because they know there is no hero worshiping from my side. Frankly it is embarrassing to see how people react when they are recognised and to be wondered at why they venture outdoors for coffee or at all. They have no peace. And you know what, all of them are very relaxed on what their own kids do, yep, you want to play I will help you, if not, also good. They could not care less.
On the political field I have nothing to say which has not already been said and I could not care that much either. Anyone expecting a professional politician, who is a reed blowing in the wind at best and a shyster at worst, to act like an angel is delusional. They are like that, will always be like that and nothing will ever change. There is a reason, you know, why most are either former lawyers or disgraced clergymen. That says it all and now we have the brilliantly uneducated too. What did you and do you expect from these fellows? Don't frustrate yourself, smile cynically and vote them out. They are very replaceable human beings.
I also noted that the gullible long haired liberals are on the self-flagellation road again. There is an article / blog whatever, titled "Why I Hate White People" designed to attract unworthy attention for the contents are as bad as my own blog. Why that name? Nothing but a despairing cry to be read and attract more readers and then the income goes up. Christmas is coming you know. They all do that, a while ago, one fellow wrote "blacks can only build huts" or something in that vein. He got crucified legally and fired despite the fact that he was told to be controversial. Will this liberal get away with her silly article? I don't know for it is borderline hate speech in the title; the rest is the usual crap on how badly the privileged kids are acting out. Of course, only other privileged whites, not her, her boyfriend or anyone she knows is doing such things. In other words it is you, who have a job, works hard, and treat your kids now and then who are bad people in her eyes. Don't bother to read it, it is not worthy your time and designed to anger you - let it go. Tomorrow we have found something else to shock us enough to glance at it.
But can you imagine if the blog read "Why I hate Black People?" What would the reaction be? Take a guess for we are two faced in this country and the liberals the worst of them all. Why they have this desire to attack their own all the time I would never understand. It is not wrong to be rich or to be blessed, not from the eyes of God nor in the world. Some of the most famous men in the Bible were rich men. It is what you do with your money entrusted to you which is important. When you eat your nice Christmas meal and receive your presents, remember there are many of your own skin colour that will be eating bread and have nothing to give or receive. For these people Christmas means nothing or rather the Christmas of the shopping malls means nothing; it is just another day and one to worship God as is every day. Most privileged would not; they would be either drunk or upset with what they did not get. Luckily they will answer for that one day.
Then I read our brave minister of education, yes written in small letters because it is not worth capitals, now wants to ban all "Afrikaans only" universities. I have news for him, there is no such thing in this country as an "Afrikaans only" university. Not even here in Bloemfontein where no one speaks English or desire to. No they have all capitulated many years ago and have double medium education since 1993. So only he would know what he meant or perhaps he was misquoted. Fair is fair, if Afrikaans goes, then why not also Xhosa and Zulu and what have you? Let us follow Nigeria and keep English as our only formal language and the rest banned in courts, universities and public service. Of course this cannot be since most of us cannot speak decent English. It is all Apartheids fault. What else, I mean for twenty years we could not change anything, it has to be the Apartheid regime. Quo Vadis etc. See you next time.
Koos Kotze is a former member of the South African Police Force. He served between 1985 and 1991 primarily as a sergeant in the Pretoria Flying Squad. After leaving the Police Force he obtained the law degrees B Iuris & LLB at the University of the Free State (Bloemfontein, South Africa) and was a practicing commercial law attorney for eight years. He also wrote several books on business, law, counter terrorism and security issues. He is a widower and lives in Bloemfontein, South Africa.