If you could be a “fly on the wall” anywhere and at any time in history, where and when would you choose?
Photographers, artists, poets: show us SNEAKY.
I would love to climb in Doctor Who’s Tardis, and fly to Holland in 1652…
Knowing what I now now, I would have begged my ancestors to rather board the ship to America. For one brother sailed West, the other brother sailed south. Both brothers were formed by British Colonial thinking. Both brothers had a terrible influence on the local people they found in their new continents. Both brothers fought against the British, one won and one lost. Both brothers got convinced their behaviour against indigenous people were wrong, both tried their best to change, one in the 1960’s, one in the 1990’s 30 years after the other. One is welcome to stay and change the world, the other… I am not so sure anymore.
Why do I write this? I see people in other countries living peacefully on a small piece of land. They can farm a little, and do it in complete safety.
I would love to buy a small piece of land. I wouid love to farm it, have a horse and a cow and three chickens.
Julius Malema wants me to buy a piece of land too, and pay for it. He then wants to take it for free. If I could have bought a small piece of land, the chance of me and my family getting murdered for a cell phone and the cash in our purse, would be 8 times more than that of a policeman doing duty in Soweto on a bad day… In my country, I am now a racist for being white and wanting a small farm- I get the message that I do not belong here.
Will Africa’s tears never stop?
For more on future leader Julius Malema, read here at wikipedia
More on Farm murders in South Africa
Racism of any skin color is wrong!