Change you can believe in

October 16, 2014

Ouch, Stupid White Males; that Michael Moore feller had it right all the time.

It has just been announced that the entire African continent will be Free, well fed, slick and happy comes April 27th next year.

We will celebrate our coming of age on that date and be happy for ever more. Saint Mandela is donating it to the continent and we won’t need you guys any longer. Change is coming to Africa.

How?

Now that is a really stupid question, you know. At midnight sharp when the clock introduces the new day we will get everything by flicking our fingers and say what we want.

Say you want a meal for six with vonkelwyn [that is champagne], flick your little finger and the INTERNET WILL LAY THE TABLES, THEY WILL EVEN POUR THE BUBBLY. All you have to do is drink it and eat until there is no more space in the tummy.

If you want to go to Addis Ababa, just flick your finger and the Internet will take you there instantaneously. The roads will become parks and playgrounds for the kiddies; who needs a car to drive?

You guys can keep to your old ways but we won’t need you. Every man, woman and all the kiddies by the dozen will be given free Wi-Fi, broadband at the flick of a finger. The old way of working for a living, planting and delivering truckloads of rotten stinking veggies will be over. The magic Internet will provide.

Cheers World. We have done it.

Post Office Down

October 16, 2014

http://www.fin24.com/Tech/Companies/Post-Office-on-the-brink-of-collapse-MPs-told-20141015

Do you still get mail deliveries out your way in the Old World we live in?

GMail Down

October 16, 2014

Google Wednesday, 15 October 2014 7:35:07 AM

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/h/i7whdlyqbcpr/?zy=e&f=1

HELP

Looking through my Windows

October 7, 2014

Hi Honey, William has just entered to visit us; he closed the gates and is looking through his car windows at your new plants.

Oh, he has starred up the driveway now and will be at the front door any minute.

I want to translate this Post into Dutch for him and need to test this hotlink to show him. Get the wine glasses ready, will you love?

I am curious, would love to see his face when I show him the translation. He is really a great guy. You wanna bet he will grin when he finds out that in Dutch he is “Willem Hekke wat ons Vensters ingesit het.”

Where two extreme opposites converge

October 7, 2014

When I published this Post in WordPress and in South Africa and it did not attract a lot of attention I smirked at first and decided to let it go but this one changed my mind for me.

I do not see an Apocalypse as some predict where the Globe itself will be shattered and all life will be gone; what we have and given to us free is just too perfect and so divine that it will last for evermore.

What we do on it is another matter; the dreaded apocalypse is taking shape right now.

The writer of the second Post shocked me into action.

At no time in World History have we seen or even considered possible the convergence of the two extreme opposites of Barbarism and Civilization; at no time did the excesses of the ruling Roman Empire come anywhere near the excesses of “modern civilization” in Africa.

Freedom has become the bondage that is destroying Liberty.

Americans in particular are often too critical about any restriction or even a perception of restriction on freedom of the individual that they forget that American Independence and a bitter War against the Colonial Masters came about for the freedom to trade for their own cause. The Declaration of Independence had nothing to do with individual liberty or democratic principles. Independence had nothing to do with the vote [or the right to vote] but was all about their right to trade.

What we see in Africa today is really a new Ruler Class [much like the old Roman Empire] of about 1% of 1% of the population living it up like the Roman Royal Blood with the rest of the population moving inexorably towards ever greater poverty.

Let me hasten to add that it has nothing to do with race or skin color; the present governing regime in South Africa makes a big fuss about the “demographic reality” that utterly ignores the truth of demographic Africa a mere one or two hundred years ago, leave alone five hundred years or more. Let me also hasten to add that the political governing regime, though mostly of the black races are gleefully supported by “white money” to such an extent that one can say that at their level race or skin color has no effect today.

Unfortunately this truism applies down the line as well. Poverty has never had any regard for skin color.

Read the second Post referred to above and enjoy the ride.

There will be an apocalypse, yes for sure; the hungry will take to the streets and kill the rich, much like happened in the French Revolution. It will not be a racial confrontation; white people will sit on the sideline watching the poor blacks killing the rich blacks.

Maybe we will then have the start of a new civilization with norms, duty, responsibility, honor and liberty for all.

Of Gaps and Definitions

August 23, 2014

So many gaps but few definitions, one can say. We tend to talk about all the gaps; we actually fight about them because we don’t share the same definitions or we can’t agree on them.

Let us take some everyday examples.

Many [most?] arguments often relate to money; some of us don’t agree right at the start about the definition of money. For instance, is today’s money real or not?

But let us just say money is the commodity that you use to pay for things and that you normally have to get that money from some effort or activity.

If we succeed in that we still have to define a host of gaps and things related to money. I will mention only the most common ones; please note that I am not going to define them at this time.

In money we have an Income Gap, a Wage Gap, an Earnings Gap, a so-called Gender Gap, a Salary Gap, a Wealth Gap and the obvious natural Currency Gap. Every single one of these things is vastly different from one another and needs to be defined in context in the situation where one is talking from.

Let me throw some confusion around. Wealth in India, America, Russia, and China [I can go on and on] is simply not the same, firstly for the currencies but also depend on the Education Gap, the Experience Gap, the Effort Gap and the Productivity Gap before you can even mention a probable definition of Wealth. Money alone cannot make you wealthy; the poor man may be rich in knowledge, practical experience, in his family life and personal standing in his community.

Allow me a silly one. In the days of our youth way back now, a silly boxing promoter saw a lot of money in a seven foot tall guy name of Ewald Potgieter and talked him onto the ring. Poor Ewald won a few bouts with his four foot long arms and then every little guy hit his brains out. What I am saying is that there is another natural gap; some call it the Equality Gap and others name it the Inequality Gap. That’s a lot of nonsense, as is proved by the case of Ewald the Boxer. There is a vast gap between a seven foot and a five foot six guy in the boxing ring or outside it; leave out the nonsense of race, gender, or all the other things.

Let us without further ado conclude with the growing Communication Gap. Information, Technology and the Media, are supposed to bridge the Communication Gap to make it easier for us to understand each other, to enhance Education and Knowledge. Yes, and that is what they do, you will say.

No, you are wrong if you think that is the case. There is an Article running right now on a feud [some say] in the South African Media about who owns or should own some small local News Media Group. The Media is used to divide instead of uniting us.

Go ahead; don’t let me handle it all alone; write your Articles about all the Gaps and publish them. Somebody said to me many years ago that a good statistician must learn how to read the bottom line. Please define and include your definitions; they are the bottom line for any debate to bring us together, or at least assist us to narrow the Gaps of divide.

ikejakson@gmail.com

Exits 47 to 74 on the Journey of Life

July 27, 2014

Life is a journey; you all know I have said that many times.

In the process we have discussed rest areas, road crossings, congested areas and many deviations where we have to sit down and think about the roads ahead.

In just recent times I wrote about age 40 and what that means; today I want to stop just briefly at Exit number 47. You will recall from my Post about 40 that I described the period from 40 to 55 as the most beautiful in human life.

Well, age 47 has two unique points that you don’t find in any other year. You have been well on the adult road section now; there may be young ones of 15 to 21 calling you Dad or Mom but oh blessed you are if you still have your Dad and Mom. They would probably be over 70 now and if you are extremely fortunate they may be 74 in your 47th year.

Our dad crossed the river in the year I turned 27 and I have missed him more in recent times than ever before. I remember that we found love rather late and had but a few years to make the most of it before he was called away.

Now I am almost there; just one more week from today. The unique thing about 47 is that you can turn the two figures around and presto; you have 74. That’s my marker; to make 74 and when I get there I shall exit the highway and make my way down to the river.

Rivers have been my great joy in life. Never been one for the oceans or the skies I did enjoy life in the high mountains. There is nothing more beautiful in nature than a gushing clean clear mountain stream tumbling down to the valley below from where it will eventually find its own way to the seas.

I have chosen exit 74 to leave the highway and the Interstates. Of course, being healthy except for the eye I could come up from the river and visit the cities again but I won’t. That’s now for the young ones of 17 and 18, and the poor 37 year olds who must make a living in that jungle.

From next week Sunday August 3rd in the year 2014 of our Lord I will hug the riverside until I find a good crossing to take me to Dad and my two brothers. I know they are missing me and will be waiting there for me. I loved them so much and still do; it will be a joy never having to leave each other again.

I shall be hugging the riverside from now on and wait for my call from the other side. Bless you all.

ikejakson@gmail.com

Of Mice and Billary’s Living History

May 31, 2014

You gotta see this:

http://boudicabpi.wordpress.com/2013/08/21/redneck-mouse-trap-you-have-got-to-see-this/

For an insight into the life and values of the great American Blogger, read his comment in my Post:

https://ikejakson.wordpress.com/2014/05/30/40-today/

For more on Rednecking, just Google for it.

For more of Mice and Nonsense on History read Billary’s book titled Living History; keep a vomit bag at your side.

Of May 31st and other dates

May 31, 2014

So much history has been re-written that the young of today often don’t know who their fathers were; often in fact, even the mother can’t tell who the father of her newborn baby is.

This day 104 years ago [on a Tuesday that year] was Union Day in South Africa. Four years later Sunday May 31st is quoted by some historians as the day the first events occurred that lead to Great Britain declaring war on Germany August 4th of the same year.

The young South Africa went through a bloody rebellion between those who still abhorred England and hated her for the Boer War of 1999 to 1902 and thus sympathized with Germany but common sense prevailed and we gallantly fought alongside England to beat the beast.

For 50 years we built on the development of a strong nation and celebrated Union Day.

Is it not a coincidence that Nelson Mandela was born on July 18th of 1918 [thus before the end of that War] and thirty years later started his terrorist life to destroy what we had built, first landing in prison in 1957 and soon after that England’s McMillan and America’s Kennedy, to be completed by Carter decided that South Africa would have to go?

But we managed to hang in there celebrating our Union Day until 1993; some still remember who their fathers were though those who don’t followed the hoax Mandela became.

He got his statue on Trafalgar; we know our fathers and will always remember May 31st of 1910. We know that we handed the present incumbents in power a strong clean nation rich in mineral wealth with a highly developed modern economy no matter how much or how long they will try to re-write history; it’s our history and we shall honor it regardless; we shall never forget.

40 Today

May 30, 2014

Somebody is 40 today; she is of course not the only one past that milestone but she is our daughter.

One finally enters adulthood at this milestone and leaves the burdens and anxiety [and the “how clever I am?"] of adolescence behind forever. I am referring to adolescence between 30 and 39, that awful period of being neither fish nor flesh, too mature to mess around with twenty year olds who know everything but not yet adult to understand what 40 and beyond will want from you.

Age 40 to 55 is the most beautiful years of human life. Physically male and female are at their peak; to reach their spiritual peak they must now mix with the early fifties soon to be 55 and finally prepare for the beauty of the sixty years old.

We are Dutch South Africans; 100 years ago our forbearers were proper Dutch but when good Old England incorporated us in the ways of the British Commonwealth in 1910 most in our family made the choice. This beautiful highly qualified professional daughter [a gift from heaven] could speak, read and write English and Afrikaans before she entered school at the age of 6 after 4 years in a bilingual nursery school.

We are proud of our Dutch Heritage and Colonial England for making this country a land to be proud of and she went one step further when she got her medical degree to move to England where she has since added three specialist degrees from Edinburgh Scotland and London University.

Her finest hour arrived when she was asked to represent England as an Official delegate to a large Medical Congress held in San Francisco USA a few months ago.

Go well my dear; you are an adult at last. We are proud of you.

I shall write more about you and our Country in the time ahead. God Speed to you; show them the stuff that made us what we are.

Don’t let anyone mess with your Dutch or British ancestry. We have every reason to be proud of what we brought to this land and what we contributed to make it the powerhouse of the entire Continent.

Go with God.


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