Today June 21st 50 year ago in 1968 on my Journey of Life Part One for the Young Folks of today

June 21, 2018

I stood there, and HOW, Boy oh Boy, I did; DONE HIM REAL GOOD and pulled him off.For my regular followers in WordPress, Yeah I did.  Gone and done were the days of innocence; had to face the test.

Would proceed and find myself all over to neet with its demands and find myself at another crossing of the roads exactly the same day and date in 197i; would miss that one at first but later on learn to catch up with him AND DO HIM.

hall now first Post Part 10 for the Old Folks to complete the story on Africa and then pick you up again right here.

Ike Jakson

In Americus GA saka Americoon

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A Requiem for the Loved One

June 14, 2018

I found it yesterday, late afternoon, my Brother.  You are the second One to know about it though you guided me in to anchor in our safe harbour.

You were always the Loved One.  Ouboet was the rock; he always was.  We know he had a presence; he was solid as, no much more, than Gibraltar.  He left large footprints in the financial history of our Country; they were cemented in that day in 1995 when he spoke and walked out.

He had to wait and got his reared posthumously in the Cape Town Supreme Court but he won and the Judge ordered them to pay.

That left us; and in the meantime you passed on that fateful day in May of 2010.

I rambled on and nearly missed it but got it now; will need a few days to treasure it but will do.

You were right, my Brother, so right though I almost missed it entirely.

Stay safe where you are Loved One; in just a few days that I still need to get it tight and sure I shall be ready to see you and we shall never part again.  I need to see it through and would like to but it won’t matter much after yesterday.  I did that for you while you held my hand.

Dedicated to my Boetie; there was only one of his kind ever in the World.

You are now safe, Boetie.  Broer will join you and Ouboet  soon and we shall never part again..

Ike Jakson

InAmericus GA saka Americoon

4 All Old Folks around the Globe Part 9 about a Fast Forward to the Past in order to get to the Future in Part 10

May 23, 2018

Something that happened a few days ago made me think of an old Saint in South African Politics; in a way it’s the story my old Blogging Buddy Cheech of Iowa once told about the Bishop who was asked to call the Bama a Saint.  Cheech, where RU?  Come in now and share your wisdom with all of us.

Well, it reminded me about old Saint Langenhoven and his story about donkeys.  I ran it in Facebook and it is a must read if you ever want to get to grips with Africa.

 ad it now:

 https://web.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=406410803174077&id=100014154821462&comment_id=406751016473389&notif_id=1526922310783607&notif_t=feedback_reaction_generic

Having had a career in Statistical Analysis I can tell you by reading the Headline of a Facebook Post what numbers of likely comments can be expected.

In this case getting two was a surprise, but I did expect at least one.

Part 10 is in preparation, in which we will get to Africa and I shall mention the name of Julius Malema in that.  Go ahead and Google that name; take some time on it and get yourself acquainted with a future President of South Africa, by the way highly likely to be renamed to become Azania in the not too distant future.

For the information of my regular WordPress readers, I am Part of the Half of FaceBook readers that are not Donkeys.

Ike Jakson

In Americus GA saka Americoon

4 All Old Folks around the Globe Part 8 about the mess the World was in as 1948 ended, and before that the mess we ended with in 1898.

May 20, 2018

Those of you that is old enough to know must speak out and say how to do it if we are ever going to meet the future in 2048 while we remain dead on course back to the past.

Here I sit today; my Vodacom Internet Connection is working smooth as silk, or butter; everything is fine but my Email is dead as a DODO.

I have lived long enough to have experienced the good and the bad; in fact I can handle both because I know the differences.  There is nothing any asshole can throw at me that I cannot handle and I shall do so with this one too.

If it is War they want War is what they will get.

For those living outside of Africa, I suggest you Google the name of a fellow called Julius Malema.  It is not just about the Land; this War is about Money Control.  The land story will be easy, Julius; it is the Money Control that you will have to destroy.

Julius, young Man, I have girthed my loins; my lances and spears have been sharpened and oiled.

Get ready, young lad; my first targets are nou PEP Stores followed by Velocity Trade and then I am going to expose the SA Financial Services Board [the FSB as they got named by the big Forces that are in control and tell the FSB what they must do].

Ike Jakson

In Americus GA saka Americoon

4 All Old Folks around the Globe Part 7 on dates and times on the Journey of Life

May 15, 2018

I have written on Life as a Journey:

https://ikejakson.wordpress.com/2009/09/25/life-is-a-journey/

 on Cycles and Circles on time in History of our Journey:

https://ikejakson.wordpress.com/2009/04/06/cycles-andor-circles-in-the-affairs-of-nations-and-countries/

And last for today, have a final look at:

https://ikejakson.wordpress.com/2016/02/28/things-and-time-get-better-with-age/

So, really, when are we ever old enough to be classified as Old?  When our daughter was in her mid thirties she did not understand that I called that the adolescent period with Adulthood starting at 40 …

On her 39th birthday I wrote:

https://ikejakson.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/a-look-at-age-39-on-the-journey-of-life/

…. and I left it at that but on her 40th birthday I wrote her:

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

to welcome her to adulthood to which she replied [and her reply told me she had made it and was quite safe then] well, she replied with a “it feels good this side of 40” and peaked early in life after that so that she is now strong, independent, self-reliant, and beautiful at 44.  She is a brick in the BHS though that has virtually collapsed in recent years and, I am sure of it, she will be one of the few that can really help to pull it out of the doldrums.

So, when are we going to be old then, some will ask.  My advice is that you get through your golden years from 50 to 60; at that point you are young and beautiful and all you need is to mature gracefully.

So we come to the end of the line … and I will close this off with that; with just more than two months to get to 78 I look around me and see older folks of 85 and some close to 90 but most of my compatriots have gone ahead and I know of not one who tried to resist their time and neither will I when mine comes around.

I have lived and loved it; most were days of joy but some were sorrows though very few of the latter.

Go well, my friends.

Ike Jakson

In Americus GA saka Americoon

4 All Old Folks around the Globe a short interlude as Part 7 about pumpkins, yams, soil potatoes and corn on the cob before Part 8 and what will follow on that.

May 6, 2018

Sunday, 06 May 2018

I can, and I am sure there are still many other Golden Oldies who remember when we planted and harvested our own food in the backyard.

We had yams year round; the pumpkins were left until the plants were all dead and gone and then we stored the pumpkins on the corrugated iron sheet roof or under the back awnings [pumpkin pie and sweet pumpkin year round, better food than in any Trump Castle or Tower] when the onions were left in the soil until the plants dried out and then hung up under the awning; how good was the corn, eaten raw straight from the stalk when young; enough to get dry to be stored with the onions and the pumpkin under the awning; so hard by then outside that you had to open them with the large meat cleaver, then boil them till soft before Mom would add the dark brown sugar by the cup full.  Oh, I can go on and on.

We never used fertilizers in the garden; all fruit and veggie roots and peels, dry leaves, weeds, and chicken and cow manure did that.  I don’t use any worm or insect sprays in my place or in my outside soil; when I asked my wife to leave my house I chucked all insecticides and sprays out with her.  Yes, I swat flies and mosquitoes inside my dwelling [and I am deadly with a swatter] but I don’t kill them outside the house, nor any garden worms, flies or garden ants outside; some little worms like my sweet potatoes [yams as some call them] but I don’t kill the little worm.  I cut the piece out where he sits and put the piece with the worm back into the soil.

You know what this World will be without worms and cockroaches?  You know what will happen to you without them?  What?  You wanna tell me you don’t like them?  I don’t understand you because they keep my place clean and don’t charge me one penny for doing it for me.

They are the creatures of God in whom I trust.  I am 78 years old any day now; no aches or pains, just the darn eye and that is why I cancelled my Hospital Plan after an ophthalmologist messed up the one because I allowed him to do it because the Hospital Plan paid him to do it.

I believe very little about modern Science; very, very little indeed and I don’t care whether you agree or not.  In God I trust and will do so until I die.

It’s getting later and it is now Sunday night.  The Lord is resting and I am going to bed now; tomorrow is the eighth day and we must get on with that in Part 8.

ke Jakson

In Americus GA saka Americoon

4 All Old Folks around the Globe Part 6 on Africa Then and Now

April 30, 2018

This is just an Interlude; read Parts One to 5 before you continue with this one.

The World is an old Place; very little is known about the origins and when it came about and I am not going to go into that.  Modern Science and Archaeology are mere speculation about the matter.

All that is documented is from Israel and Egypt; somehow they seem to have been there first and strong bonds still exist between the two countries.

That enables me to draw some sort of a distinction between the Continents of Africa and Europe, but [and a large But, that is], Egypt is there right at the top of the eastern side of Africa and Israel is smack in the middle of what was once referred to as Arabia.  Nobody knows about Russia or China; the so-called West never bothered to find out and these two giants were not ever in the past in the habit of parading around the Globe to announce their virtues.

To me sufficient evidence exist with substantial evidence that the first civilization came about in these four Countries; then Greece followed with the first and to me still the finest, “schools” of philosophy.

Italy remains a mystery; whatever and how they managed to grab control of early Christianity and keep it in Rome remains a mystery.  After all is said and done Italy like all other European countries were inhabited by wandering tribes that kept on the move to whichever place provided shelter and food; when the latter was depleted the migrants moved on, as indeed was the case around the Globe for all we know.

Just one thing remains for this Part.  Somehow the old Italian Monks started making the finest dry White wines in the World; try Est. Est. if you don’t want to take my word for it; on the other hand Portugal found the way to make the best “green wines” from “green grapes” ever and nobody has ever come close to copy their Casal Garcia and Aveleda de Blanca.  Chilli in South America makes some fine ones but the Porra has the secret to it.  I do believe it is because they still in this age chuck the grapes in the old foot vats and the entire family takes part in the ritual; maybe I shall move to Portugal one day.

England at that time; the noble Knights of the Round Table; nobility of any kind?  My foot; they were a barbaric bunch until barely 100 years ago today.  It came as no surprise to me when Old Jomo started ridding Kenya of the curse in 1960.

Part 7 to follow soon; the Continent of Africa deserves a special Part to do it justice.

Ike Jakson

In Americus GA saka Americoon

 

4 All Old Folks around the Globe Part 5 on the Dawn of the Day that we call Today in the year of 2018

April 30, 2018

Monday, April 30, 2018

I do try to avoid discussion of religion[s] in my work to avoid the accusations and arguments that go with it.  People must in my view respect the religion or the Faith of their neighbors [in this sense the entire World is one neighborhood] if they want the respect of the neighbor for their Faith.  Period.

Let me complete that [what I have said before] to me:

Creator=God=Allah=Yahweh=Jehovah=Allah=God=Creator.

Anyone may add other names [depending only upon where each one was born and grew up.

I demand respect for the religion of my neighbor and if that is not there I walk away from the discussion.  Period.

I therefore ask my Readers to allow me to use the Biblical reference to the Creation just this once.  In the World of this night of Sunday April 29th in the year of 2018 according to the Gregorian calendar our Creator is resting.  In the morning We the People will wake up to the eighth Day; we will have to decide what to do about it.

The way I see it [as in Parts One to Part 4 of this series] we need to refer to just a few events of late afternoon and evening of the 7th day.

In 1793/94 the French cut the heads off the Aristocrats and freed the people; the free French joined up with the American Colonists in 1812 to kick England in the ass and that helped to destroy England’s chances of Ruling the Waves forever, so they went on to conquer Africa.  Following that America fought a brutal “War of the States” [don’t you dare going around America of today and call it The Civil War; you are likely to be punched on the nose by many] and in the period that followed the American Colonists invaded the lands previously inhabited by independent peoples of many other natural pursuations; that set England free to conquer Southern Africa where they did the same thing as the American Colonists were doing in their parts of the World.

I shall come to War and Wars in Part 6; suffices for this Part to sum it up with.  The Spaniard had ended his invasion of the World; Portugal had their small pieces; the French had Canada and decided that was enough; in Africa the Netherlanders moved North while the American Colonists went on their “Manifest Destiny” to rule from the Atlantic to the Pacific [Lordy, Lordy, late afternoon on the 7th Day they would help the Dutch invaders [by now starting to call themselves Afrikaners which was a handy word to use instead of the English word African, which of course, they were not, but anyway, doing what the American Colonists were doing in America, which happened to be the same that England [having lost their Rule of the Waves, were doing in the lower central Parts of Africa] namely to invade and grab the lands of the people who just happened to have been born there.

America had decided to aid the “Afrikaners” for a short while purely because of the American dislike for Cuba but when Americans discovered the fine cigars that the Cubans were making they dumped the Afrikaner in Angola [at that time still run by Portugal].

Then, all of a sudden Americans, English, French [only half of the latter] realized Germany was becoming a threat and we had World War One.

That brings us to the World almost exactly 100 years ago late afternoon on the 7th day.

Part 6 will deal with the evening shadows and my hopes for the eighth day.

Ike Jakson

In Americus GA saka Americoon

4 All Old Folks around the Globe A New Part 2 for the Blocked One on how and when we started out

April 29, 2018

22 April 2018

Let me jump straight in and start the fight; you have a go at me and I give you the opportunity right away.

When did the World as we know it today come to be?

For starters, it was not one million years ago, leave alone even one millennium ago or as long ago as your telephone number.

Remember please that none of us had telephones or even bicycles when we started out.

There is sufficient evidence that India and others in that vicinity had started the spice Islands, that Egypt had their Pharaohs and that China and Russia had their dynasties but none of these peoples marooned around outside of their natural boundaries to rape and plunder in what was then the World; peoples stayed at home and lived their lives in peace.

I can cite you Noble House and the other works of the guy who wrote King Rat [have read them all]; sure I HAVE DONE THAT and even read Michener on that bastard that he called, or named, Abner Hale in his work on Hawaii.

Come on now, people had their “City Wars” [shall I remind you about “Alone stood brave Horatius ….. and ….  “down with him” cried false Sextus with a smile on his pale face, to which Lars Persena spoke “No, now yield thee, yield thee to thine grace” in the fight for Rome.

Perhaps I should briefly mention the Crusades over southern Europe just to annoy some people by ramming the truth down their throats.  There might have been a few good Christian hearts amongst the ruffians and the vile that were sweeping through the lands but the vast majority of them were pillagers, thieves and scumbags of the worst kind that ever lived.

OK, I shall stop my tirade.  This series will continue.  If you have not yet read Part One, do so now.  It was not called Part One because I didn’t know at that time that this was going to be a series.  Read it now:

https://ikejakson.wordpress.com/2018/04/06/4-all-old-folks-around-the-globe/

 Allow me to summarise for this Part.

The World we live in today is hardly 400 years old; throw one hundred years in if you wish to give you a nice one half of one millennium [that’s really stretching reality to the limit, but do so anyway if you wish].

Itwo more years, yup Folks, just around the corner from today it will be 400 years ago that the first England seafarers stepped off the vessel Mayflower in 1620 in what is the USA today with 107 pillagers, cutthroats, thieves and outcasts from “Mother England” with the Bible in one hand [only a very few of them could read it though because the vast majority of them could not read or write their own names] and started to take the land; though I should replace “take” with “rape” as England was doing all over the World of that time, soon joined by other groups of Hollanders, Spaniards and outcasts from France.

Were they spreading civilisation?  You call that civilisation?  Come of it, dear Reader.  They came to take the land; common greed was their Master.

 Michener sums it up so well near the end of his rk on Hawaii when he referred to this tall Hawaiian working as a “deck hand” on the seafront porch of a luxury hotel in 1960, shifting deck chairs and dining tables for the rich.

 Said Michener:

 “The missionaries had forced the original nations to embrace Christianity but by the time they did that they found that they had nothing else left to embrace because Abner Hale, his merry band and Christianity had taken all the land.”

 The pattern was set; other lands and peoples in other lands would be forced along on the same paths …. until 300 years later …. … and the Colonial Powers are surprised?  What a shame; such a pity, or so they say?

 Part 3 and more to follow soon.

 

Ike Jakson

In Americus GA saka Americoon

4 All Old Folks around the Globe Part 4 on the Truth of why the World is in the mess that we are in today

April 26, 2018

We are celebrating Independence Day in South Africa today, the 24th year since that Great Day on 27th April of 1994.

I beg of my Readers to allow me to explain; once and for all.

I am a follower and admirer of Freud on the influence of the environment in the formation of character.  In science I believe in gravity and never understood that some silly asshole had to stand under a tree with an apple falling on his head to prove the Law of Gravity; that apple was never going to fall anywhere else in the first place.  In matters of Economics I still believe in the Adam Smith analysis of Supply and Demand economics.I do not believe that Wars solve anything; the only War that ever served any purpose was when the American colonists kicked the English in the ass to become the first Nation ever to kick Mother England in the ass; the only problem was that it allowed England to proceed and set them free to exploit their positions for power in Africa and India.  There is a lot in written records about their efforts to Anglicize Africa; the pity is that nobody stood up against them.  The greatest pity is that America [where they had kicked all the “Royalists’ in the ass and confiscated their American property without any “compensation” after the 1812 War of Independence stepped forward in World Wars One and Two to save England from Germany and subsequently allowed them to grab ownership of South Africa’s mineral riches.

At that time the rest of Africa except Egypt and the northern part of the Continent had been invaded by the English [then the leading seafaring nation] but assisted by Portugal, Belgium, Italy et al, each one grabbing any slice that they liked.

By the time that England forced South Africa to form a Union of South Africa under the flag of England [very conveniently excluding the original populations of the land] and only allowing participation of the colonists, at that time a mix of English, French, Hollanders and somehow enough foreign religions to call them all a “Christian Nation” and as such they were obliged to rush to the defense of England in World Wars One and Two against Germany.  I got to admit that I would not have liked being Part of a “Greater Germany” during World War Two but I wasn’t born yet; must have been conceived by Mom and Dad just about the same day that England Declared War on Germany in 1939 because I saw the light of my first day on August 3rd 1940.  Mom told me in later years that it was on a Saturday.

However, Russia saved us from that potential disaster by defeating Germany and mercilessly hunted the remnants of the invading German armies down following their defeat in the fight for Moscow and saved England in the process.  Let us get this point clear once and for all. One: “Russia won World War Two”; it was not America that won it.  That America saved England is a fabrication of very tiny minds.

Two: “Were it not for Russia, and for China that stayed out of the silly war, the World of today would have been a different and a much better place” to live in.

America should thank their lucky stars for that and I shall deal with the South African situation in Part 5 in due course.

Ike Jakson

In Americus GA saka Americoon