05:37 PM Aug 15, '11 on post The FW de Klerk Foundation reacts to Statements made by Archbishop Emeritus Tutu
Thank you. It's so difficult to remain positive in this country which seems to still be in the thrall of apartheid, albeit of a different ilk these days. And to hear such disappointing words coming from a man who I respect.. Well, glad you've come along and redressed the balance - if only in my mind.
10:41 AM Aug 15, '11 on post The FW de Klerk Foundation reacts to Statements made by Archbishop Emeritus Tutu
This is the most rational article I have read since Archbishop Tutu made his speech last week. I agree with what you have written here. Sadly, the idea of non-racialism seems to have been placed on the back-burner in the last few years.
10:22 AM Aug 15, '11 on post The FW de Klerk Foundation reacts to Statements made by Archbishop Emeritus Tutu
Excellent, measured commentary on the Archbishop's very controversial statements.
09:17 PM Aug 10, '11 on post Join the CFCR online community
As a democratic country and as a South African citizen as an Afrikaner, I personally feel that it imperative that the constitutionsl right of every citizen in this country be protected against comments made by the ANCYL Juju, and that the president does not protect the Afrikaner or the right of the Afrikaner in this country instead the president will attend the ANCYL campaign support and share the stage with Juju Malema!
I feel as a citizen that peoples tax money pays their salaries and they are violating the right of not only the Afrikaner but of the whole nation and it is a shamefull situation.
06:55 AM Jul 23, '11 on post How we should all live in this wonderful place
Geagte Adv Jacques du Preez en Dave Steward,
Ek het die vrymoedigheid geneem om 'n kort filosofiese resensie van Dr Samantha Vice se onlangse gepubliseerde artikel te skryf. Ek hoop dat dit met reg die kern van haar argument sal verduidelik sowel as 'n sterk ondertoon aan die leser voorlê van die gevaar in haar pleidooi.
Dankie vir die vorige artikels.
Hiermee my opsomming van Dr Samantha Vice se kruks vanuit haar tesis : How do I live in this strange place
Sy begin eerstens met daardie gelukkige individu wat verlig genoeg geword het om sy eie selfheid te kon ontdek, en dit wat so 'n verligte individu in homself waarneem of ervaar is hoogs onrusbarend en teleurstellend.
Daarna personifieer sy haarself in die skoene van so 'n verligte individu in. Sy verduidelik aan ons dat sy oortuig is van haar verpligting om weg te breek van dit wat sy as eksterne tot haarself sien. In haar interpretasie, behalwe dat hierdie eksterne haar onaanvaarbaar en aanhoudend probeer definieer, voel sy dat dit haar brose selfheid verkrag na 'n agteruitgaande moraliteit. Die sogenaamde eksterne, volgens haar, is die onvermydelike witheid in haarself, beide waarneembaar in haar velkleur sowel as in haar wêreldbeskouing. Hierdie witheid word dan fisies gemanifesteer in al die onregverdige voordele of bevoordeling wat sy outomaties as 'n witmens moet beleef.
Dit is hierdie omvattende witheid wat sy onwillig geërf het wat die onverbloemde vlekke op haar siel verteenwoordig, dié siel wat sy as haar beskadigde 'selfheid' beskryf. Hierdie geïdentifiseerde eksterne,wat in haar geval 'n toevallig immorele witheid is, verhoed haar om die doel van 'n persoonlike moraliteit te bereik. Dit omrede haar selfheid deur die toevallige erfenis van witheid so onweerlegbaar beskadig word.
Sy glo vas sy kan deur moeisame selfwerksaamheid haar eie aanvaarbare morele standaard bewerkstellig en handhaaf, wat dan hopenlik aan haar 'n sekere mate van interne tevredenheid sal bring. Sy beklemtoon ten sterkste dat enige moontlike morele heil, uitsluitlik net sonder die vertroebeling en vervuiling van hierdie onderdrukkende eksterne invloed (haar witheid) sal kan geskied. Haar voorgestelde metode om van hierdie vernietigende eksterne witheid ontslae te raak, is deur 'n self-antagonistiese verootmoedigende proses, waar haar siel deur die vaevuur van skaamte-, jammerlike- en skuldgevoelens gesuiwer word.
Die einddoel van haar pogings, a.g.v. hierdie georkestreerde moraliteit, kulmineer in die hoop van 'n moontlike utopiese havana van algehele nederigheid en sielstrelende innerlike stilte. Daarmee voltrek sy haar aspirasie van self-heiliging in die konteks van 'n afgesonderde en kloosterlike gewete.
01:28 PM Jul 20, '11 on post How we should all live in this wonderful place
Ms Vice's attitude is extremely dangerous, as it negates our worth to the new constitution and democracy. Ms Vice wants whites to have the same low self esteem that the new black racist seem to have. We should not be dragged down, but look forward and find our own place in this country. Yes, Apartheid should never have happened, but it did, we have to ensure that it never happens again. Globally we should stop flagelating ourselves with the past - Jews, Blacks, etc...
04:20 PM Jul 10, '11 on post Speech: The Role of Leadership During South Africa's Transition
I heard President de Klerk give this speech at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA USA recently and I am sooo glad that I got to hear it! What an amazing Leader!!!! And what valuable truths I learned!!! I am a South African (living in the USA) and listening to this speech made me even more Proudly South African!!!!!! I am so thankful for the good work that President de Klerk did and the amazing example he set for all South Africans!! I learned so much from this speech; thank you President de Klerk for continuing to teach and share so that we can learn from your wisdom!! God bless President de Klerk and God bless South Africa!!
02:43 PM Jun 24, '11 on post Military Veterans and the Need for Reconciliation
Well said sir. I only hope that true democrats from all sides of the issue are paying attention to what you are saying.
I became a fan of yours after hearing you speak at the National School Boards Association annual conference in San Diego in 2005.
Keep the faith and God bless.
11:58 AM Jun 24, '11 on post Making a Democracy - an Article by FW de Klerk published in Foreign Policy Magazine
Based on what has been written,I personally think that we are still very lucky in our society to have a person of Mr FW De klerk's manner of thinking.If one had to compare the manner in which he handled our transition to democratic road,I think what he has written in this article,may assist a lot of those willing to move away from authoritarian rule without any loss of blood.I am an ordinary South African who does not believe in any political party except to admire certain individuals like FW De Klerk,Mandela & a few other great thinkers in leading the way.
05:19 PM Jun 23, '11 on post Media Kit
Julius Malema must be brought into books of justice, judgement and punishment. It is unacceptable and forbidden for anyone to sing the racism song "shoot the boer kill the farmer". I read the comments of the former president Mr FW De Klerk, posted from Beeld newspaper to on-line news24,dated;2011-06-02 where he complained about Jacob Zuma's failure to rebuke Malema on singing that racial discrimination and hatred's song. As "Concerned South African Citizens Abroad"(COSACA), we would like to join FW De Klerk Foundation to condemn Malema's bad behaviour and ridiculous way of living in our democratical country. He is nothing but a racist himself towards others.
As long as the word "Shoot the Boer" is still sung by this boy Malema; our "Democracy, Peace and Reconcilliation" among our White and Black South Africans, are at risk and under dander. He is also a threat to our country's economy for his behaviour of bullying, harassing and insulting our investors. This song is encouraging and promoting killings and murder to our white South African Farmers who contributed in building economy of our country and they are among big tax payers in the country. Our Farmers made us proud as they are counted and rated among world top "Wine Exporters" which has gave South Africa a good name and image in business world.
As group of Concerned South African Citizens Abroad (COSACA), we are watching and monitoring any political move and corruption in the government of ANC under Jacob Zuma's leadership and so-called Julius Malema. Malema needs to be reminded and told in public that the same Boers he hates and encourages shooting at them, are feeding him ang paying his bills as he is today a rich and wealthy boy because of their tax which he [Malema] inherited from the government through the corrupt and unfair allocation of tenders to his companies.
Zuma's failure to rebuke Julius and tell him to refrain from singing the song and stop his public hate speeches towards whites, all these resulted to cause division among South Africans and teaching Blacks to dwell in the past. Julius is a danger to our young and upcoming generation as his preaches are evil and full of hatred.
We heard more than enough of ANC government and Julius Malema. We cannot allow and afford to be ruled and governed by the government of corruption, hatred and injustice. Julius has crossed with impunity, the bountries of country's constitutional law. We are very much disappointed at Zuma's leadership and failure to discipline and reprimand Malema.
We will fight until we destroyed this division caused by ANC and Julius among our South Africans, and unity is what we want to build. As group of Concerned South African Citizens Abroad (COSACA), we support any party, groups and every individuals criticising and strongly standing against whatever corruption and unfair ruling happening in our country.