Short Walk back to Old Africa

Many of you will recognize the pun on Nelson Mandela’s book Long Walk to Freedom.

 It looks like our day is unavoidable now; it has been just a short walk in time.  One link is enough; if you read all the related links that you will find as you surf around you will be reading until Election 2012 day and I don’t want to do that to you.

 So just read my closing comment in this one:

 We have always been the last bastion at the southernmost point of the continent.  Thanks to England, America and the World the end of the road is nigh.  For you who don’t know where and what it is [that specifically include the Kennedy, Carter, Clinton and Obama Administrations] we are now just round the corner from Zimbabwe as these ignoramuses wanted it to be.

Non-Racist Strikes and violence

Malema’s Strikers

 For the very first time the evil Colonists can smile; though we don’t smile with glee we could if we want to because the killing is between black and black.  The “haves” are now virtually 99% black and so are the have not’s, except that the gap is wider and the great divide is growing.

 Don’t cry for me America; cry for thee.  You have wished it upon us and thee are heading in the same direction.  You may not be immune to the same fate.

 I hate to do this to you and ask that you please note that it excludes “America of the 49 States” but our hope in this World lies in China and Russia.

 Your only hope, and one last opportunity not to be repeated lies in getting Romney into the White House in January of next year.  It will be numbered 2013 in the Gregorian Calendar; don’t fail.

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24 Responses to “Short Walk back to Old Africa”

  1. Short Walk back to Old Africa « Jaksonian Philosophy Says:

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  2. boudicabpi Says:

    Reblogged this on BPI reblog and commented:
    A warning to America from South Africa.

  3. Nolanimrod Says:

    S’Africa didn’t formerly need to look elsewhere for its Hope.Perhaps S’Africa can rediscover some of its former self. Seems like sitting on the lion’s share of gold, diamonds, many strategic materials, and a big chunk of the rare earths ought to be a recipe for some kind of independent success.

    Of course, this rosy prognosis will require that the rest of the world have any money with which to buy those things and currently China’s economy seems to be stuttering as a result of America’s inability to refinance overpriced homes in order to put a wide-screen hi-def TV in every room including the dog’s and Russia’s wealth seems tied up in the hands of a few dozen financial warlords.

    It will also require that S’Africans ditch the current American Political Playbook, wherein it is written that members of the preferred political class grow rich beyond the dreams of avarice by mouthing childish platitudes about how much they care for the multitudes they are beggaring (and buggering???) in order to furnish their bank accounts.

    Failing that you may emulate the Americans and ascribe any outcome deemed less than paradisaical to racism. The beauty of this is that it doesn’t even require actual oppression of one race by another. When Los Angeles blacks were protesting their oppression at the hands of whites by burning down the stores of Korean shopkeepers the top military general in the country, Colin Powell, who would later be Secretary of State, said that he understood their rage because it is almost impossible for a black man to make something of himself in this country.

    It should be noted that for this you need at least two white people, as noted in the following joke:

    Q: How many white people does it take to change a light bulb?

    A: Two. One to stir the martinis and one to call the electrician.

    The joke was originally meant for WASPSWhite Anglo-Saxon Protestants but it will probably do.

    • Ike Jakson Says:


      You may not realize how accurate your summation is; see, we have emulated all the things that you mention about America but without understanding that we are too young and too small to be America.

      Now that very small truth is getting through to them but instead of adjusting to what we are capable to handle we blame the employers because that is so easy and they are easy prey; so the rioters believe.

      My reason for mentioning Russia and China is simply based on one aspect that made them World Leaders; it’s called discipline. You may disagree but in my thinking China did what China had to do at Tiananmen; mob rule or rioting by the few that see that as the way to power need to be disciplined. The gun is the only way to do it but that is frowned upon by most including America as a very bad thing to do.

  4. Nolanimrod Says:

    P.S. I think you meant Gregorian, not Georgian. So, when proof-reading, remember: If thine eye offend thee, pluck it out!

    NOTE TO MONOCULAR READERS: This does not apply to you.

    • Ike Jakson Says:

      Thanks also for the humor old Friend. You are so good at it and I always enjoy as much as you can use it in our mail and everywhere else. You are a master of the art.

  5. Jamie MacNab Says:

    Morning, Ike.

    The whole world seems to be in a state of change and turmoil these days ; it will be a long while, I think, before things will return to something like normal. Perhaps the European Adventure into far-flung regions is drawing to a close. But, then again, perhaps not.

    But how hard it is to see things in a historical context, when you’re right in the middle of great changes! Unsettling hardly describes it.

    I hope all is well with you and yours.


    • Ike Jakson Says:

      Good evening Jamie

      It is true as you say that the entire World is in turmoil; it makes it worse and I find it very sad indeed that everyone is pointing fingers. On the other hand I am not one to suggest that we are all to blame.

      At our age, if I may put it that way, or at least I feel that I am now old enough to look at this as just another phase. Nothing ever stands still in humanity; whether movement improves the situation or whether it is negative we are creatures of movement. I think I shall “retire” in as far as I am permitted to let it affect me as little as possible and rather concentrate on the good that I have had in my life.

      Bless you and yours too. “Love each other” is probably the best advice. I appreciate your visit.

  6. Jamie MacNab Says:

    Ike, I always bear in mind the words of Lady Julian of Norwich – “All shall be well ; all shall be well ; all manner of thing shall be well.” We need not despair at the turmoils of this world ; after all, civilisation is very young yet, and the long future holds many opportunities to do good.

    Keep well, my old friend. (Did I say old? Ah! But I turned seventy a few weeks back! Never thought I’d make it. 🙂 ….)

    • Ike Jakson Says:

      Good morning Jamie

      Thanks for the visit in the first place.

      In the main place [which enters really even before the first place] don’t even think that I despair of my future. I did this Post to be able to provide a link in a financial “e-paper” that I subscribe to for my few bob in investments; they are very good and I regard them as the very best on what I am looking for in financial reporting even though I only discovered them a few months back.

      They also publish opinions and even a small Blog Site and if you have read it thoroughly it seems obvious that the readership consists primarily of the young High Tech IT youngsters highly knowledgeable of everything since they were born in 1980 and later but totally and utterly ignorant about the World before that; smile, you know like you or at least I was in 1960. I wrote the Post for their benefit.

      Overall I agree with your Lady of Norwich. In the grand design of the World the current period is just another Phase and there will be more as sure as that the past produced phases of change. Be assured that I have found great peace of late; there is nothing that can scare or make me mad no longer. Except for the eye I live a good healthy life and love it.

      In the final instance I must confess that I was always under the impression that you have a few years on me; heck, I was 72 “a few weeks ago” as you describe it. But it brings me to the fact of the date; my “few weeks” ago was on 3rd of August, born in the first full year of the war. Boetie was born almost smack in the middle in June of 1942 so you and he must have been very close in timing.

      Now that you know my exact date, please let me know yours; there will surely be another few left for us and I would like to raise an elbow on your occasion on the right day next year. You will be 17 again. What a joy?

  7. Ike Jakson Says:

    A note from the author to all my readers. I haven’t the foggiest idea how the “cartoon tip” picture got into the Post right at the end, who the person is that placed it there and how he/she managed it. But I am leaving it in and won’t report it or do anything to spam it. In fact, I thought it was extremely funny and gave me great joy. At my age we still know when fun is funny. Thanks dear one that placed it.

  8. Ike Jakson Says:

    Thanks oneanna for ticking that you like my Post; we all appreciate it if others enjoy what we write.

    I followed your Gravatar from my Post and got to oneanna65; and a sneaky suspicion developed that I should inform you that you may call me ike72; old dogs can smell a trick you know.

    So, I am offering you a change to come clean and tell us who you are and what your game is. I won’t report or spam mark you at this stage; it is not my style.

    However, unless you explain who you are and why you collect email addresses [which is the impression I inevitably arrived at from my visit to your Site but which I am willing to change if I am wrong] but if you don’t explain and/or bother me one more time I shall not hesitate to press the button to remove you from WordPress.

  9. christophertrier Says:

    If you put your hope in China or Russia you will be sorely disappointed. China has bred a generation of little emperors and divas. Those with money and education, the future leaders of industry, of government, or commerce, of culture, of education can — if you forgive my gratitous vulgarity — barely manage to wipe their ownposteriors. Those who can still stand on their own, can still manage are often poor in financial as well as educational matters. The best of the lot often end up working not in Shanghai, Beijing, or Tianjin.They go to Sydney, London, or Vancouver. Russia is hardly better. The quality of education, of its workers has rapidly declined. Anyone with any means and/or marketable skills leaves the country. Many go to London, many to Berlin. Those with strong skills but not much money often have epiphanies: they “forgot” that grandmother Anna or grandfather Ivan was actually Jewish. They then get the “proper” documents procured and board a flight to Tel Aviv. We cannot expect anyone to deliver the world from itself. We can only hope that the majority of our countrymen — be it in Suid Afrika, the UK, Germany, or Japan realise that if we are to have a future we must own today.

    • Ike Jakson Says:

      Hi Christopher

      I see your point and perhaps I did not make mine clear in my reference to China and Russia. When I say that I am looking at them to save the World I was purely looking at it from the point of “law and order” and mob control.

      We can’t survive mob activism and lawlessness. And our mobs are now running out of control.

      Do let me have your views on the matter. Are you well and ready for the next step? Keep at it and good luck.


  10. christophertrier Says:

    For weeks prior to the clamp-down at Tiananmen the Chinese policy and military were actually quite constrained. They did not beat anyone, they did not attack anyone. Even when protestors took weapons from the police (they forwarded them to the People’s Liberation Army) the police did not open fire. It was only later, when the student leadership left, when the radicals had firmly taken over and anarchy was descending, that the military moved in. That is often left out of the narrative in the West. When protests in Russia get out of control, well, they won’t be permitted to last much longer. The whole “Pussy Riot” controversy reflects more badly on the West than it does on Russia. The ones arrested had broken the laws of the land and decency over and over again. Yet they got away with it. Only when they took their message of political radicalism to the sanctum sanctorum of Russian Christianity, disrupting a service, did they finally have to face the law. Even then, their sentence was clement and far from as severe as it could have been. Both countries have frequent protests that go by uneventfully, unremarked. It’s only when something goes wrong that it’s used as a stick to beat them with. I know I’m getting long in this post, so I will get to my point now. I’m not so sure that China and Russia are all that strict with it. Rather, it seems that they are only using necessary force to keep the peace — something which frequently happens in the Western world to little criticism. It’s just that they’re better at it and that the powers that be here want to find excuses to condemn them for not going along with their PC agenda.

    • Ike Jakson Says:


      Exactly! You get 100%. Need I say more?

      • christophertrier Says:

        To answer the second part of your question… (I get distracted easily) I am now firmly ensconced in central Minnesota. Compared to the execrable San Franshitco it’s a veritable Garden of Eden. The university is small which has both good and bad sides. I don’t get a great course selection, but I do have professors eager to help me and eager to ensure that my next step will successful. As one of them told me, it’s a university that has a record/reputation of success for allowing students to transition to greater things — either as a second chance, or in my case, the chance to get something done in a lower-pressure environment. (San Francisco drove me up a wall)

  11. Ike Jakson Says:

    Good for you, Christopher. You will do well and I am pleased for your sake. You know that the official starting place of the Mississippi is from Lake Itasca in Minnesota. When you go there one day look for the signboard about the Moskietoes.

    After that it is not a long hop to Scenic in South Dakota for the most beautiful view of the Badlands Mountain Ridge simmering in silver on the northern rim. It is awesomely beautiful in late September and you have to drive through the grasslands of the Dakotas. It is serene.

  12. christophertrier Says:

    Ike: in May I will go by train from Minnesota to California, travelling through North Dakota and Montana before sadly having to enter Idaho, Washington, and Oregon before reaching California.

    • Ike Jakson Says:


      I always wanted to see Idaho; it was scheduled for my next trip in 2001 when the eye interfered; you must enjoy it.


      • christophertrier Says:

        Idaho is a very unfortunate place. It’s a very sad, sad place. It’s beautiful without a doubt, but it’s a very creepy, scary place. The south is populated by poor Mormons who couldn’t manage it in Utah, Boise is filled with embittered ex-Californians, and northern Idaho is filled with an off assortment of retired police, neo Nazis, and militias. The only redeeming part about having to go through Idaho is that I will be passing through the northern handle which is very narrow.

      • Ike Jakson Says:


        The name Idaho always fascinated me; what you tell me now makes me feel less lousy in having missed it.

        My favorite States have always been Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Wisconsin in the north. In those days when I wanted to relocate if I could follow my heart I would have looked for a small town in any of the three states of Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky somewhere [anywhere] in the corner closest to all three.

        But it was not to be.


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