I think I have said it before and certainly did in several of my legal books. Be very careful what you post on the internet for it will come back and bite you in the ass. It seems that the message is not reaching those who are in need of such advice, so I am probably wasting my time saying it again. Yesterday I read how a fellow got himself arrested because he said "he hated South Africa" on his LinkedIn profile. That is, of course, not a crime and you cannot be arrested for saying it. I myself am on record to say that my loyalties lie with my late wife's tribe, which for me was only natural. I support her. After the nonsense we were fed as young people by the long haired liberals, which is what I call politicians from all sides of the spectrum, right wing nutters and left wing whiners, I am very wary of believing a word they say. Yes, I became cynical and realised it is all about power and money. It is all very interesting to note that most politicians are former lawyers or preachers. That says it all as far as I am concerned.
However, this fellow also stated he will or wanted to supply arms and ammunition to the right wing nutters. To do what with? I don't know, the article did not elaborate and today it cannot be found on the same website which is also weird. I have no comments on the arrest or trial, if there is one, for it is sub-judice and I don't know the facts. What I do know is that every now and then a few white men are arrested and put on trial for treason-related activities. I have to wonder, what make them think they will have any support from the rest of us? Or that they will be able to keep what they gained, if anything, for it is extremely unlikely that their silly plans will ever succeed. Such men are dangerous to themselves and all around them, and live in Cloud Cuckooland. I have no sympathy with fools, drug addicts and do good liberals.
The law is neutral, I keep saying so. It can be used to your own purposes and should be abused to that effect. If you have a civil liberty problem, reach for the law books and stay away from two-bit plans to lead an armed insurrection. There is no way that the average Afrikaner is going to go to war again to support you. Otherwise, leave the country if you can and if not, join a political party which suits you and vote for what you want. This should be very clear to any sane person. Stop this insanity of talking of insurrection.
What should also be clear is to think three times before posting nonsense on the internet for the world to see that you plan to arm an insurrection. Granted, this is an extreme example. What about the constant negative & spiteful comments we get from the "posters" who seem to think they cannot be tracked down? Listen to me, I am an expert in legal forensics and can tell you, you can be traced. It is very easy to do in a technical sense and when you have gained the Intelligence Apparatus interests they have the technical backup and the law to come after you. Once they do so, you will be financially ruined trying to defend yourself. Your taxes will be checked and cross checked and your life will become very complicated.
Many of these "I hate South Africa" websites are red flag operations, meaning that it is run as a pseudo operation to see who joins, who says what and who is planning on doing what. Many of the posters are actually people trying to provoke you into making silly comments - and remember there is no such thing as complete freedom of speech. Not at all, it is limited by something called "hate speech" and once again, the law is neutral. It can go both ways. If someone calls you a "boer" in a way meant to be the same as you calling someone a "kaf..." then you can use that law to got to the Human Rights Commission and complain. But if you are the one abusing someone else, then don't be surprised if you are arrested. The law is neutral and works both sides depending who did what.
This also means if you don't use the law to protect yourself, and try the private route of bitching and whining and posting crap on the internet, you shoot yourself in the foot and more. You clearly show that you don't get the system and cannot play with the big boys. Then you run a very real chance of being destroyed by that system and if that is you, rather keep quiet.
I have also found, with a little bit of research, that most of the right wing plots start at a braaivleis (barbecue) where someone gets the great idea. No doubt with the help of alcohol and he starts talking his nonsense which sounds so good when not in court. Hear my words; you have no idea who is listening to you. That bearded fellow speaking decent Afrikaans - yes he may be working for NIA or he may be tempted to explain your views to his mates who work for them and other organs designed to keep the State safe. And it would be very silly to say you live in a police state because of the above. No, you don't. Such organs are normal in all countries. No matter where you go, you will find such organs watching and listening.
The Afrikaners have always had a trust problem. We see it in business where we trust an oom just because he has grey hair and the Bible under his arm. Man, I say in every book, they are almost all crooks, run away. You know what is nice doing business with a Nigerian? You expect, often wrongly, to be abused, so you take every precaution known to man in law and life. Perhaps we should expect the worst from our own and act accordingly. That is why all contracts start with divorce proceedings. Think before you say something silly.
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. During his police years, he was awarded the South African Police Medal for Combating Terrorism twice besides lesser awards. 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 commercial law attorney for eight years. These days he is the owner of JKLS Africa and Associates, a specialist legal consultancy which specializes in reducing legal risk in sub Saharan Africa. He wrote several books on business, law, counter-terrorism and security issues. At times he is asked to participate on the Voice of America regarding legal forensic matters.