Born Free 1994, April 27th

South Africans are today celebrating 20 years of Independence since the arrival of Democracy and Freedom from oppression under our Colonial Past.

Based on the number of children enrolling for final matriculation exams per annum and allowing for a reasonable percentage of them not completing their matriculation the country probably produced about 1500 new babies on that fateful day 20 years ago today.

What I would love to see are the statistics on the people born during the 24 hours comprising that day, what happened to them, where they are today etc etc. We have managed to produce the most awful statistics on babies born out of wedlock in recent years [the young mothers at fourteen or sixteen still at school], gang rape, murder but nothing else to show what Freedom has delivered.

I would like to see similar statistics in another twenty years on the little ones born today.

What I fear is the inconvenient truth that to most South Africans Apartheid [a Dutch word meaning separate development of races and later called Apart Hate by the Mandela regime], well that Apartheid is today deeper entrenched in our Society than ever before; the Apartheid Government has gone but in its place we now have a fast growing Class Apartheid between the Haves and the Have Nots.

We have so many examples. I wanted to do a Post and title it ‘Of Bees and Honey’ when I realized that it would be more fitting to call it ‘Of BEES and Money’ but gave up on it for the time being because I must now conserve my remaining eye.

The story will follow as it unfolds; have a good laugh while you wait.

The first link comes from a past Mandela fan turned rogue:

http://www.fin24.com/Womens-Wealth/News/Mamphela-Govt-stealing-from-the-poor-20130821

This one named her the Queen BEE:

http://www.fin24.com/Economy/Ramphele-I-benefited-from-BEE-20130823

She almost got the opposition nomination to oppose Jakes Zuma for the Presidential election just around the corner; lucky for the country that enough people who can recognize an opportunist when they see one dropped their blinkers in the nick of time.

Do pass the link to this Post on to Jimmy Carter; he worked so hard to push what he wanted for us down our throats that he should be a happy guy today.

Wish us well, please.

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6 Responses to “Born Free 1994, April 27th”

  1. Gregoryno6 Says:

    Wishing you well…

  2. christophertrier Says:

    But would it make a difference? Much like Carter rejected moderate majority rule in Zimbabwe-Rhodesia and demanded Mugabe take power, Carter was never a great believer in logic or competence. Perhaps Carter is the only one who benefits from Obama. Finally someone is even more inept and destructive.

    • Ike Jakson Says:

      Hi Christopher

      Thanks for dropping in.

      I have often thought of you though I have more or less come to the end of my Blogging days; other interests keep me out of mischief and the eye is now a serious impediment.

      Where are you now? Still out there on the West coast of the US of A?

      Take care.

      Well, over here Carter is long forgotten; though he was behind much our country has become nobody in present Government will even know of the poor sod. I think that they won’t even recognize the name.

      • christophertrier Says:

        Hello Ike.
        I disappeared in no small part because I’ve been incredibly busy and as a result have grown increasingly forgetful.

        I’ve been largely away from the West Coast for about two years now. Mostly, I’ve been in Minnesota braving two of the worst winters in its recorded history. I also completed an advanced degree here and will return to Germany in July indefinitely. I might try Australia after a few years, but best to take things one day at a time.

        Ah, time has been merciful to Carter. People forget how much damage he caused and he thus fade into irrelevance after the devil finally calls him home.

      • Ike Jakson Says:

        Hi Christopher

        Thanks for popping in again. Good luck with your new ventures. I am doing other things now [working on my book and developing my property] and I am very busy in my old age. Wish you well; let us know when you arrive in Germany and how you get along.

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