Monday, December 30, 2013

Nothing says “I’m a loser” more than a neck tattoo

Over-all most people that get tattoos realise they cause offence to certain sectors of society. 

It is bleeding obvious to anyone with half a brain-cell tattoos are synonymous with criminal fraternities, mostly follow trends that render arguments “It’s an individual thing” baseless.   

Cutting to the chase: great leaders and inventors with coverable tattoos are few and far between.  

Most people who opt to get a tattoo are bright enough (room temperature?) to place it in a location on their body that can be hidden from public view as the situation dictates. 

Like say if you had a decent job, have to interact with customers who weren’t part of a sub culture and greater society.    

Following the thread that tattoos are symptomatic of outside trends e.g. some numbskull bass player from their fav band has one, invariably we expect to see sheeple follow what they perceive as fashionable or cool.  

So like day follows night, over just the last decade we now have people – not individuals – adorning themselves with neck tattoos as spotted on a music video, internet, mag etc.   

Until recently neck-tattoos were the defiant F.U badge of street gangs.  

Tragically we now see middle-class kids with them.  

These trend-seekers, attention deficit sufferers think they look cool or tough with their neck tattoos when to the rest of society it yells, via a large megaphone “I’m a loser.”   

Let me prove this brutal statement succinctly. 

Tell me one great person from the 7 billion on this planet that has a fucking neck tattoo?  

Taps fingers on the table await an answer he knows will never come.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Nelson Mandela’s legacy means 1 million S.A children now live with HIV/AIDS.

South Africa is riddled with AIDS.  

The term epidemic doesn’t do justice to the scale of HIV infection in South Africa. 

18% of the population is infected, a figure that isn’t falling.    

When apartheid ended and Nelson Mandela and his ANC Party gradually took power in 1990,  AIDS/HIV infection levels were at just 1%.  

When he ceased to be SA’s leader (1994-99) it was 10%. 

No one is prepared, even today; to destroy the image of ‘Saint Mandela’ by pointing-out 500 people died every day of a preventable disease with him ‘at the helm’.  

The first time Mandela even mentioned AIDS publically was in a 1997 speech, given not in Johannesburg - but Switzerland.  

Mandela left office in 1999 and became an AIDS campaigner, swooned over by sycophantic western media who failed to look at his motivations, nor his appalling record in stemming the disease when he was a power broker.    

On World AIDS Day in 2000, Mandela pronounced; "Be faithful to one partner and use a condom... Give a child love, laughter and peace, not AIDS." 

Mandela himself was a serial philander, hardly a poster-boy for chastity. 

One of his own sons, Makgatho, died of the disease – not that Mandela was ever really a real father to him, preferring to up-grade his women like cars. His last wife was 28 years his junior.     

To quote his daughter Dr Makaziwe Mandela “He was an absent dad.”  

It was his son’s death, not those of thousands of other fellow South Africans, that belatedly drove Mandela to tackle AIDS. 

But by then the disease was so endemic his efforts were futile.  

When he has the chance in Government to stem the spread of AIDS in its infancy: Mandela did all but nothing.   

Instead of giving the monstrous disease enveloping his country priority along with building hospitals, schools and roads etc the ‘peace and love’ new leader of a ‘New’ South Africa went out and spent billions on new jet fighters and tanks!  

Budget for up-grading South African military forces in 1998: 38 Billion South African Rand  

Budget for AIDS education: next to Zero.   

AIDS along with crime and poverty has blighted Mandela vision of a new South Africa. 

Mandela’s legacy means 1 million S.A children now live with HIV/AIDS.   

Most of them are black South Africans.     

Friday, December 6, 2013

Nelson Mandela was not a Great Guy

Brazen philander: His first wife Evelyn had to endure him coming home with the office secretary and them both retiring to their marital bedroom to do the business. Abandoned his first wife & four children to marry his mistress.    

Wife Beater: Evelyn Mandela went to the police after being threatened with an axe, but her complaint was withdrawn as the pressure went on her from his activist circles. Not a good look from a lawyer. Evelyn's claims of beatings continued to her dying breath.    

Terrible Father: His words not mine. One of his daughters Makaziwe Mandela wished her father could have been a father to her rather than ‘the country’.   

Terrorist: Attended a training camp in Ethiopia. Was behind bombings against government buildings, homes of government officials and public places like railway stations, banks for which he was convicted and imprisoned. Note: He pleaded guilty at his trial. Included in his death toll were innocent mothers and children.    

Communist: Sort aid from both Russia and China to fund the overthrow of not just the apartheid system but also democracy in South Africa. Was a member of South African Communist Party.  That's him (above) 'front and centre' at a Communist rally in 1990.  

Advocated Social Change via Violence: Founded the militant wing of ANC that rejected political change via peaceful means.   

AIDS: Twiddled his thumbs whilst in power when the number of AIDS/HIV cases went from 1 per cent to 10 per cent. It's now closer to 20. The 'rot set in' when he failed to address the burgeoning infection levels. Mandela only became an anti-AIDS campaigner after his own son died of the disease.  

Idolised Numerous Dictator Despots: Charles Taylor, Arafat, Castro, Charles Taylor, the list of despotic dictators Mugabe Mandela swooned over goes to double figures. He loved Muammar Gaddifi so much he insisted one of his grand-sons was named after him. Only a twisted mind would name their blood line after the orchestrator of the Lockerbie bombing.