December 1, 2015

You know [to adopt an expression of Hillary for once] how things can change?


Just when you think you have at last found the right thing to do, or the wrong one [whichever] something triggers something else and it is as if the entire World has changed.  What do you then?  Do you change course accordingly or do you buck the trend.


It’s just happened to me, like in a flash of a second.


There I was in my previous Post and I had just started feeling good about it when reality dawned on me.


I realized the effort was but a small fraction of the enormous gridlock in World Affairs right now.  My efforts were puny because I had missed the point where it all happened.


It was 1960 again; something dragged me by my hair and I found myself back there; then somebody kicked me in the ass right out of 1960 and I landed in 1961.  Suddenly the entire Global view came into focus and things changed, not so much in physical shape but more in perspective.


I am going to keep you busy on this for quite a while I am sure, so I decided that some humor is required before we take ourselves to seriously about what happened more than 50 years ago.  Good grief, I realized most of us weren’t even born yet whereas the early ones are now heading for fossil status and to supplement the future oil reserves when the Arab World has pumped all their stuff out and Climate Change set in to convert the old oil fields into lush green hills and trout streams for the refugee people fleeing from America.


Folks, this is serious stuff and I will need help.  Don’t sit this out and miss the boat; we are all in it and have only one boat.  Really, it is as serious as that; we have no time to waste.


I have had these dates in my mind for decades and should have noticed it.  What we have today is because of 1960 and ’61.  I am going to start Googling and you may do the same.  Here is my first list:


1960 Harold MacMillan on Winds of Change in Africa.


1960 De Waal Drive invasion.


1960 South African referendum.


1960 American Presidential Election.


1960 the Mau Mau start the slaughter of the British and Indian people in Kenya.  Other White people were left alone; old Kenyatta just hated British and people from India.


John Steinbeck travelled with Charlie to rediscover America.  I discovered his book by that name in 1961 and enjoyed reading it, but did not discover what a true epic that work was of America then.  The genius of the man stands out today more than ever.  I would in later years re-read that book probably a dozen times and commend everyone to spend some time in it.


1961 The Bay of Pigs.


1961 South Africa withdraws from the British Commonwealth to form a new independent Republic.


1961 The Cuban Missile Crisis and the whole joke of it.  You will have to pick up on that; the Sefriken Nation had just been formed [though we did not realize that until much later] and we were highly bemused by the Cuban Missile comedy.


1961 old Rhodesia declared a UDI and got kicked out of the British Commonwealth.


1960 and 1961 NIBMAR and Rhodesia.  Just do NIBMAR if you wish.


1961 Rhodesia told England to take a jump.

That will more or less do it but I am sure research will add a few points to the list.


For instance, white people in Africa [which never existed but we were called that] became Europeans [in Dutch it was Blankes and in American Indian folklore it was Pale Skins].  The American Indian word choice was much more accurate.  If you see a white person [meaning like white in chalk], you are looking at a ghost, OK.  You must after all know and understand the difference between chalk and cheese if you want to study the History of the World.


Just a last word of caution is required.  If you get all the above you may wish to laugh for a year and there were a few things of 1963 and 1964 that may affect your thinking.  In total though, those were the years [1960 to 1964] that put into shape what we have now, though you may leave 1962 out of it.  Nothing happened in 1962; give it a miss.


Ike Jakson

In Americus GA saka Americoon


Putin Acts Swiftly and leaves America Bamaboozled

November 29, 2015

You got to hand this one to Putin’s Russia.  It was so well done.

 Vladimir Putin announces Russian sanctions against Turkey


It is sad news all round but President Putin had to do it.  Turkey is a good country to have on your side but shooting that Russian plane down was a serious mistake; more than just a little opportunistic by Turkey’s President Erdogan.  Let’s hope it was just a slip of a little erdogance.


Well done, Russia; we used to call it LEADERSHIP.  The entire World should be glad that it still exists.


Come on folks, salute the man.


Ike Jakson

In Americus GA saka Americoon


What’s Up with WordPress

November 29, 2015

Can one be kicked out with no notice; or is it the ongoing fight they have with Google and the latter gaining the upper hand?

 An independent Media doesn’t always necessarily mean a good Media, or that the myth of independence is truly so.  A myth remains a myth.

 If you know more, fill me in please.  I am just an old Sefriken living in South Africa.  That doesn’t mean that I am a South African; nor does that make me an African; the latter I am most definitely not.

 What is England?  Is it a colony of the Arab Block, or is India in control of what used to be the UK?  What about the USA?  Who is in control of the English-Americans, the French, the Italian, the Irish, the Chinese, Russian, Polish, et al and etc, and after all that you also had the Eastern European gay and lesbian Tennis Player Americans at one time.  Do you still have any regular un-hyphenated Americans?

 Let me explain.

 Africa is a big continent; we start off as things stand now with more than 50 independent Countries.  Each one has a number of tribes [much like the old England with the Irish, Scots, and good great grief the Gaul’s of Old] [just like France of old, AND probably the entire “Western” Europe barely one thousand years ago.

 In South Africa after the tribes are counted we have nine Provinces [much the same as the 50 USA States] but we have 11 official languages, English being one though at most 20% of our population can speak English.  Probably only 10% can read, speak and write it.  That’s us, one of the more than 50 Nations in Continental Africa, and you want to call me an African.

 In England you also have Richard Dawkins and my daughter, now for years already a citizen of the little Island and the mighty EU, has the temerity to call me names if I call Richard Hawkins an asshole of an Englishman.  Hell, I wouldn’t dream of going to live there!  With all that mess surrounding it or pushing as hard as they can to push the entire Island off into the Atlantic Ocean, do you think anyone would like to live there?  Thanks but no thanks, guys and gals.

 I will just stay in Sefriken South Africa remaining a Sefriken, thank you.

 Ike Jakson

In Americus GA saka Americoon

The chasms of empty voids and the lost years of History

November 25, 2015

It is now and shows on my computer as 3:31 AM Wednesday, November 25, 2015.  This moment like any other comes but once; once it has passed no one can go back to find it.  What was left as empty voids will remain so; lost time can never be retrieved.


It has been tried; some have tried hard and others are still trying, by “re-writing history” but it is of no avail.


What has passed in lost opportunities, wrongs and errors of judgment of the recent past have all gone; tragically enough the sins of the past will be compounded by more errors and omissions in efforts to cover up for the sins of the Fathers; the children will reap the fruits of the whirlwinds that the Fathers have sown.


Just read this one link:


I have decided not to include any more quotes or links in this Post because too much has been done in that regard already.  Richard Dawkins is just one more opinionated fool that stepped into the current void the other day.


Where are we in the World today?


We are sitting on the precipice of an economic disaster.  Religion and wars with words on religion as we have never experienced in the past are sweeping across the oceans.  We don’t need Richard Dawkins and his ilk stirring in the brew; it is ugly enough.


Voters in the so-called Western World are making it quite clear that they are disenchanted with their Governments, but even John McCain is calling for the nukes to go out and bomb the World apart.  Thank the Lord Russia and China is keeping their heads even though Russia recently absorbed a vicious punch.


Where did it all go wrong?  My answer is it happened in the 50 years from 1960 to 2010.  In what should have been the healing decades after the wars of the previous 50 years something horribly went wrong.  Despite IT and the abilities through that of uniting the World, we have had the exact opposite.  An era in which communication should have made it possible to heal and repair old wounds and differences; instead it produced greater conflict, increased poverty and levels of greed previously denied but on which strife can flourish.


I shall deal with that in follow-ups on this Post.


Ike Jakson

In Americus GA saka Americoon


America at War Part 5 on taking heart because so is the World

November 14, 2015

Yup, you are not alone!


Who must get the blame for this?


So who gets the blame now?  Ask your experts; read all about them here:


It’s time to let the people speak!  None of all the above experts know what they are talking about.  Experience?  Of what?  Do you want another Bama, or God helps you, elect Hillary and become a “hang-on State” of Africa?


Tut-Tut, cry not for us, America.  Cry for thee and for thy children.


Let your students PROTEST in all the land!  There was a time when South Africa got the blame for everything; maybe it can now serve as your guide.

Maybe this can help:


Ike Jakson

In Americus GA saka Americoon

America at War Part 4 on Ash Carter

November 9, 2015

Who in hell is Ash Carter, or what in hell is he doing in American Defense?


Russia & China are ‘challenging the world order’ – US …


1 day ago – U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter. … Carter delivered this surprisingly direct and candid program statement, riddled with accusations against …

Ashton Carter vows to ‘defend US interests and allies’ – The … › … › North America › USA

The Daily Telegraph

1 day ago – The United States is adapting its “operational posture” to counter Russian aggression,US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said on Saturday.


When and where did he go to school?  Are you sure he did attend school?


The man sounds like a one man army, or some ISIS lunatic that wants to burn the whole World down.


You okes must put a bridle on him and bristle his mouth before he succeeds.


Ike Jakson

In Americus GA saka Americoon

America at War Part 3

November 7, 2015

What the World looks at:

 We read through floods of reports; character assassination on opponents in the race for 2016; leaders and wannabee leaders of all Parties are at War with each other and with the Country.


And the next President of America says?

 Hillary a little Teapot

Then we see a real President.  Do take note he has not yet spoken after their airline crash over Egypt:

 Putin after plane crash


Be your own judge of character and make your choice.

Ike Jakson

In Americus GA saka Americoon

America at War Part 2

November 4, 2015

When I first thought of writing this Previous Post the American Third World War had just started whereas over in Africa we were already in the thick of it and getting worse.


We now seem to have reached a state of equality with America except that we are slightly in the lead having recognized and nobody is denying it any longer, that it is a thing of race.  You poor guys know it full well that it is the same on your side but for some or other strange reason do not want to call it by its name.


The American melting boiled over as it would one day; now the fat is in the fire and the latter is spreading into the country sides.  On our side, having recognized the problem we can contain the damage; to a degree, that is.


We accept that the white man will never rule again, not in government that is.  In fact, except for a few token white faces in Government [and as time goes on getting fewer], no respectable white person is really interested.  The government is in a deep hole but the general attitude of the white guy is “you got yourself in there, so suffer baby, whether you get out of it or stay in it, does not concern us in the least.”


Perhaps America will also achieve some kind of equilibrium one day; we don’t care whether you do or not.


We have no enemies since we settled our mess.  China and Russia are our friends and pump a lot of money in here and we marvel at the stupidity of America making war all around the Globe, even challenging Russia and China, having NATO but also find a reason to start a Pacific Rim pact that extends right to the front doors of Russia and China.


How much more stupid do you guys want to look to the World?  Is enough not enough?


Ike Jakson

In Americus GA saka Americoon

America at War

November 1, 2015

Today 373 days to go; to decide whether to die by their own hands or to change their ways and live.


It’s a very difficult decision for a big country at war with itself.


To be continued.

America today and how times have changed

October 27, 2015

I found myself in a flood of memories of old America half an hour ago and Googled Gary Hart.


Here are a few extracts of what is recorded; actually there are pages of it:


Gary Hart – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


For other people named Gary Hart, see Gary Hart(disambiguation). ….. What news did filter out was that he was not excluding a return to the race. ….. up ^ James Coates, “Hart Starts March For The White House: A `Deadly Serious` Campaign …

How Gary Hart’s Downfall Forever Changed American Politics…/how-garyharts-downfall-for…

The New York Times

Sep 18, 2014 – Gary Hart Credit Ian Allen for The New York Times … His famous mane, still intact but nowwhite and unruly, framed a sunburned, … “When I announced for president in 1987, we did it right up there,” Hart …. “You’re gonna want to run the country? … About 8:40 p.m. Saturday, Hart and Rice left thehouse and …

Who blabbed about Gary Hart-Donna Rice affair? | Miami …

Miami Herald

Sep 20, 2014 – Weems flatly denied it: “No, I did not call the Miami Herald.” … In the wake of the Herald story about Rice and Hart, it didn’t take other reporters long torun across Weems and Armandt. … Gone to the White House, ha ha ha!

37. Donna and the Senator – The Eighties Club

Within a matter of days Gary Hart — the leader in a crowded field of aspirants for the … A late entrance into the 1984 presidential race did not prevent Hart from giving the …. everyone in his campaign to tell the truth — and won the White House.

They were with O’Malley for Hart’s ’84 campaign. And they ……candidacy…garyh

The Washington Post

Jun 8, 2015 – Young Gary Hart aides Martin O’Malley, left, Doug Wilson, Trevor Cornwell, … a house party the day after O’Malley launched his White Housecampaign. … emboldening him to run for mayor of Baltimore in 1999 even though an early poll … “For the campaign to have ended as it did perhaps made that bond …

How Gary Hart Became the First Political Sex Scandal ……/how-garyhart-became-the-fir…

The Daily Beast

Oct 1, 2014 – In a new book on the 1987 episode that wrecked Gary Hart’s presidential … figure in a sex scandal that sank his front-running presidential campaign and provided … and lying about it—and went on to win two terms in the White House. …. I will be judged by how I did or did not use the talents that I was given.

What It Takes: The Way to the White House – › … › Elections, Inc.

What It Takes: The Way to the White House [Richard Ben Cramer] on … By delving into the lives of these men–George Bush, Robert Dole, Gary Hart, … reader to experience palpably what it feels like to run for president in 1992. …. (Bob Dole, GHW Bush, Jesse Jackson) in quite the same way you did before.


What on earth happened in America during the few short years between Hart and Clinton 1992?  I know the Internet started but that cannot be the only thing.  Operation Desert Storm could not have triggered it.


What did it?  How did the Clinton dynasty managed to take hold?


America, America, you will have to find the answers to this before you elect Hillary, the latter as it now seems to me that at least 50% of your voters are virtually demanding of you.


Do you really want to, and so badly want to find yourselves on the ash-heap of Nations of the World; for a Clinton?  Shaking my head in disbelieve?


Ike Jakson

In Americus GA saka Americoon


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