Three things fascinate me 1) Top Gear and Cars 2) Music and more music and last but by no means least 3) my computer. We all know about cars, we all know about music and yes, we all love our computer. So I decided to write about something different: What to watch on TV?
Now that Idols is over in SA I find it hard to watch anything except CSI, Discovery and National Geo repeats and of course the crime channel. I should have been a psychologist. And the guy that decides whether we should have the death penalty. I love the idea of a death penalty. An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. So many harp on the forgiveness angle, but alas, I’m not a forgiver. A lot of George Bush 1, 2 and 3 in me. We only have one life and if we feel that it’s fair to kill an innocent then so you shall be killed. I just love the idea. I am not talking about war here, kiddo – I am talking about real life. Arrive in Taiwan and they have this wonderful banner up “Deal in drugs and face the Death Sentence”. Wonderful!
Go to Saudi, steal and have your eating hand cut off. Wonderful! Right now in Sunny South Africa the killer has more rights than the victim. Beautiful Brit tourist Anni Dewani was murdered in Cape Town recently because she and her husband decided to see the lights in Guguleto. (black township). I believe Guguleto is not safe after visiting hours. Hang on guys and girls – what right do you have to take another’s life because you like their car. Yes, there is more to this than meets the eye. What makes me seriously pissed is the attitude of our empathetic peers. I really don’t give a fig about what gets said anymore – now, it’s time to start sorting out the human excrement from those that care. Right now we should stop looking for excuses. I believe with the new “super roadblocks” there’s going to be a lot more arrests and money to be made in fines. I wonder what the “super-cops” think of this. Yes, in SA and yes, Black, Coloured, Indian, Asian and White – we do have super cops. Right now we are having road blocks. Can you imagine the amount of money that’s going to be made.
Let me tell you guys something else, a killer is not going to be caught in the super road block. This is a money making scam. Is a super roadblock going to bust the killer of beautiful Anni. NO! Why not, because we have allowed society to rot. Scientists all burble amongst themselves because our freshwater is running dry, frogs are no longer to be seen and the earth is a non-green place. Have these same scientists also forgotten that in the 70’s we had an issue with population? NO! Have these same scientists seen how newly born are trashed like garbage because the mother (or father) did not know how to deal with it, whether on a psychological or financial level? NO!
Right now the “Super Roadblock” mentality sucks. Not because our crime busters could be something better with their time but because we need to start from the beginning. The Apartheid era is a long 16 years back and the “Struggle” as we know it is dead unless we are looking at avoiding a taxi collision or getting a place on a train or bus. Start from the very beginning.
Build jails (gaols) in the Karoo. Get water. Grow vegetables. Use the inmates. High risk inmates can’t run far in the karoo. Killers get the death penalty. Taxpayers are the most law abiding people in the world – note how nobody complains about paying tax these days yet we all complain about the wastage. I may be wrong here but don’t tax payers pay government and civil servant salaries. We stand down, we bow down, we are the humble servants of the goverment. What a lock af crock.
Personally speaking I believe that SA will be on the brink of a civil war if we don’t start looking first at the unruliness and secondly at our education. Our military is a joke. Our medical and health schemes are a joke. The SAPS get hammered by the media yet we do have some great officers that aren’t worth a damn if they don’t get the respect of either the public or the government. (and media).
And where is this all leading to? Let’s start looking at our own roots, at our behaviour which dictates the behaviour of our children, the fact that our humble empire is crashing down even though we are trying to lead SA. We kill the elephants, the lions, the buffalo for the sake of money. We really have no place on this earth until we realise we are here to serve one another – with a bit of humilty and respect.
I wrote this article because of the anger I feel towards the totally uncalled for death of Anni Dewani. And the millions of others that get murdered on a day to day basis in this country. A beautiful country indeed – but one marred by psychopaths, stupidity and greed. More so than a lot of other countries.