Tuesday, March 05, 2013
The athlete’s father Henke Pistorius told British newspaper The Daily Mirror that his family could not rely on the police for protection and owned guns for their own safety.
“Some of the guns are for hunting and some are for protection, the handguns. It speaks to the ANC government, look at white crime levels, why protection is so poor in this country, it’s an aspect of our society,” Pistorius sen. was quoted saying.
“You can’t rely on the police, not because they are inefficient always, but because crime is so rife.” [Source]
But....but...he killed a white woman.
Anyway, don't get mad at Mr. Pistorius, he is only saying what I am sure many white South Africans say in private. I mean an older South African being accused of racism is hardly news.
Mr. Pistorius, what your country needs is an NRA type of organization that will try to make sure that your country's white population will stay strapped to the hilt.
You can learn a lot from your white brothers and sisters here in America. The NRA is the public face of what many of them think privately: If we don't have our guns we could be overrun by our black population one day.
In South Africa there is black majority rule of a white minority, and this has been the norm for almost 20 years. Here in America, even though blacks are still in the minority, most Americans believe that they are living under black rule. If you replace "ANC government" for Obama administration you get an idea of where I am coming from and where we are in America.
This is why we have a rush to buy assault weapons and an irrational fear of a government "gun grab" among certain segments of the population. And why, no matter what, guns will never be put under control in this country.
I know that he was demonized here in America, but Chavez did some good things for the Venezuelan people.
Under Chavez education and health care for poorer Venezuelans improved. (The government gave away two million lap tops to school aged children.) Enrollment in primary schools "jumped 50% and university attendance tripled." And after registering "one of the world's worst economic declines between 1970 and 1998", the government made great economic strides with unemployment being cut in half and the infant mortality rate falling dramatically. And then there was that whole cheap oil for the poor thing with Joe Kennedy.What's not to like about that? Only [right] wingnuts and big oil companies hated the idea.
Venezuela has a ton of oil, and they are right in our back yard. We didn't like the last guy because he didn't think like us, but let's see what happens now.
One thing we do know is that the folks at Langley are going to be working overtime for the next few months.