With Nelson Mandela dying today, how about taking a look back on the British, who, although they abolished slavery with the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833, they continued to act like “lords” in Africa, and have ‘slaves’ even though they didn’t call them that. I was curious about the British colonial rule, so I looked up some of the laws on Wikipedia tonight.
Here’s a list of Laws that helped kick it off.
- 1797: All Hottntots (slaves) moving about the country had to carry passes.
- 1806:, Cape Articles of Capitulations: the British colonial rulers were required to rule under Roman Dutch law, which gave them separation from British Common Law outside the British Empire.
1828: Hottentot Proclamation : Only blacks had to have passes for seeking work.
1835, Ordinance 1: Changed the nature of slaves to indentured laborers.
1848, Ordinance 3: Introduced an indentured system for Xhosa that was little different from slavery.
1892, The Franchise and Ballot Act: instituted limits based on financial means and education to the black franchise.
1894: Natal Legislative Assembly Bill: deprived Indians of the right to vote.
1905: General Pass Regulations Bill: denied blacks the vote, limited them to fixed areas.
1906: Asiatic Registration Act: all Indians must carry passes.
19th c: Various South African colonies passed legislation throughout the rest of the nineteenth century to limit the freedom of unskilled workers, increase restrictions on indentured workers, and to regulate the relations between the races.
1910, The South African Act: Enfranchised whites, giving them complete political control over all other racial groups while removing the right of blacks to sit in parliament.
1913: The Native Land Act: prevented all blacks, except those in Cape from buying land outside ‘reserves.”
1918: The Natives in Urban Areas Bill: forced blacks into ‘locations’
1923: Urban Areas Act: introduced residential segregation and provided cheap labor for industry let by white people.
1926: The Colour Bar Act: preventing anyone black from practicing skilled trades.
1927: The Native Administration Act: made the British Crown rather than the paramount chiefs, the supreme heads of all African affairs.
Apartheid was a bloody mess. Mandela, was by all accounts, was imprisoned for his fight to let the black people have their own country back. And after 27 years in prison, he won, and was elected President. Then…like George Washington, he left.
UNLIKE Obama, Mandela made friends with his enemies. Obama came out today, and made some lame speech. He was probably not too happy as his agenda for the next few days (fast food workers need more money, etc.) is going to be put on hold by Mandela’s death.
Nobody will be talking about Obama, and Obama didn’t need everyone comparing Obama to Mandela in their minds now, because he just can’t compete in that department.
On the other side of the coin, the British empire brought civilization and wealth to many areas of the world, who would still be in the dark ages if not for their influence.
Every rich person I’ve ever known, LOVES South Africa. I’ve never been, and probably will never go. But, if the white man hadn’t lived there all these years, would it have developed at all?
You have to wonder.
In the meantime, here in America, the black President is redistributing as much of the white man’s money as he can, to the poor blacks, and the rest of the world. That’s what he hopes will be his Mandela’ legacy. But Obama leads the blacks back down the road to slavery…
Then just don’t know it yet.
Nevertheless…Obama will try to hitch himself to that star, as every single American President has done. And here’s one of my favorite pictures of that idea!
Nobody Admits, I really don’t know much but what I read about Mandela. It could all be a fairly tale as far as I know. But…I do wish the man would have taught this current President a few lessons in humble. He could have helped the world…so…much…more.
So, they named the future King of England George, Alexander, Louis….
George makes sense. Louis sounds French…but Alexander?
Sure, it’s Greek. But it’s also a city in Egypt. Still, I suppose one must think of the future. By the time King George takes over the crown, the Muslims in England will outnumber the natives. Muhammad IS the most popular new baby name in England right now.
Over in England, there were some really big riots celebrating Margaret Thatcher’s death, and some lame ones like this. Notice that these people must not have jobs, to be able to gather around in the middle of the day, and I’m sure, they blame their unemployment on her.
No doubt, the funeral procession will really upset them.
Hold on…Before I write this: Let me say that my intention is not to offend any Catholics out there, but I wanted to report that I found out a few MORE things about the Catholic Church, which surprised even me…Witch burning, back in the fourteenth century, was big business.
It was a very lucrative way to make money.
I didn’t know that, did you? (Always follow the money.)
(NOTE: Protestants believed in witches too, but did not have the witch execution record of the Catholic church. LET ME BE CLEAR: No one institution, person, or religion, has any kind of perfect record.)
In 1484, Pope Innocent VIII declared:
“It has come to Our ears that members of both sexes do not avoid to have intercourse with evil angels, incubi, and succubi, and that by their sorceries, and by their incantations, charms, and conjurations, they suffocate, extinguish, and cause to perish the births of women.”
And so began the torture and execution of women all over Europe.
The Pope was so intent on wiping out witches, he appointed two guys, Kramer and Spreger to write the Malleus Maleficarum. or as it was commonly known…the Hammer of Witches. It’s suppose to be one of the most atrocious books ever written as it explained how to torture, and murder.
All it took was somebody to accuse you of witchcraft, and you were a witch. But here’s something that they didn’t teach you in school about the inquisition:
It became a great way to make money.
“It quickly became an expense account scam. All cost of investigation, trail, and execution were borne by the accused or her relatives down to per diems for the private detectives hired to spy on her, wine for her guards, banquets for her judges, the travel expenses of a messenger sent to a more experienced torturer from another city, and the faggots, tar and hangman’s rope. Then there was a bonus to the members of the tribunal for each witch burned. The convicted witch’s remaining property, if any, was divided between Church and State. As this legally and morally sanctioned mass murder and theft became institutionalized, as a vast bureaucracy arose to serve it, attention was turned from poor hags and crones to the middle class and well- to- do of both sexes. ” The Demon Haunted World, Carl Sagan.
And the witches were made to turn in other witches. In England, which finders called “prickers” were paid a bounty for each girl they turned in for execution. One guy turned in 220 women in England and Scotland, for twenty shillings apiece.
Here in America, we had our own Salem Witch trial, of which my cousin Donna (the genealogist in the family) said one of our men ancestors was one of the men accused at Salem. (She loves to do all that research)
But they let him off. I never bothered to ask her his name, but he must have been a smooth talker.
The good news is the Catholic church got out of witch hunting. Nobody knows how many innocent people were killed, but it’s probably in the millions.
Now we have symbolic witch hunts. The last ‘witch’ hunt I remember was the McCarthy era, where he was accused of witch-hunting communists…
There seems to be a witch hunt for tea party people. Good thing there’s no money to be made in it, or I would end up like my ancestors in Salem.
And some of them, claim to be very good Catholics.
The whole point is, all it took was one Pope to tell people to go get ‘witches.” and that’s what happens when you give ONE man too much power.
So…listen up Bill Gates. (Bill recently said he wished Obama had more power)
Obama doesn’t need anymore power. One Pope Innocent was enough.
Not many of us in America recall Britain sending warships to the Falkland islands, but you can see a bit of the history of that moment in the movie, “The Iron Lady.” Meryl Streep played an excellent Margaret Thatcher, and as you see, they show the scene, where Thatcher, went against all her advisors and went to war…to keep… that tiny little bit of rock, on which now, live about 3,000 people. In all fairness…there have been many that have occupied the strip of rock: the Dutch, the French, and the Germans, but in 1833, Argentina signed it over to Britain and so therefore…it’s theirs.
And now, Argentina’s wants it back. Typically, a woman is PMSING.
Thirty years after Britain and Argentina went to war over the Falklands, Argentina’s populist president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, has returned to the fray with a blistering attack on British “colonialism” and a demand to hand back “Las Malvinas”.In a stinging letter to David Cameron, Fernández urges the UK to abide by a 1960 United Nations resolution urging member states to “end colonialism in all its forms and manifestations”.
If we start letting the U.N. decide who gets what, we might as well call it quits.
By all accounts, she doesn’t have a chance in the world, and most likely could care less about it, because they never wanted it in the first place…but the subject of “colonialism” should be addressed, and why not now?
The question is: When a country conquers another by force or otherwise, does the country that lost the battle deserve to be given, what it considers to be its ‘land’ back?
The United States won the revolutionary war…how would we feel if England said it wanted it’s “land” back? Frankly, in 40 years it’s going to be all Spanish anyway, so maybe we should give it to them.
And while the United States has given many a land back to the Indians along with some pretty nice perks like Casinos,’ I think this “give me back my land” stuff needs to be nipped in the bud.
Margaret Thatcher was right to protect her little island, even at the expense. Israel is right to protect its’ land, and let’s hope England never wants America back.
Because…I hate to say this: But— until Obama sells it off to China..
It’s still belongs to us!…wait…uh…mmmm…
Anybody want to hear what I have to say about 2012? No?
Nobody Thinks this year was mutilated, as sure as a Kentucky Fried Chicken….but the main thing we are going to remember is…..is the rush of all of us stocking up on guns at the end of the year because, for the first time in history, SOMEHOW, a man who has single-handily changed America’s greatness to fast becoming a third world country, got reelected.
Yes, the election was a fraud….the race might have been close, but we’ll never know, because for the first time in America’s history, we have Hugo Chavez as President. He just has a much more expensive bombardier jacket, better teeth, and a bigger plane.
The year WAS– nothing but politics. Right down to the last day in November we were unmercifully bombarded with the fact that Mitt Romney kills dogs and people, and hides his money in the Cayman Islands. Mitt Romney somehow could not muster up the courage to call Obama what he really is: A crack head taking us all to communism on a fast bus to El Salvador.
And you know what? I CAN call the President a crack head. Since Obama became ‘President’ my neighborhood is full of them. If he can play golf with pimps, I can call him a crack head, knowing perhaps all too well that I’d better say it now…because it won’t be long before I can’t say such things.
The Republicans ran such a weak campaign, it was as if they hadn’t noticed that condoms are being handed out along with joints in our high schools, and the President lets his secret service have prostitutes at their beck and call. Mitt failed to mention that Obama, not only unfairly took the credit for killing bin Laden, but let 4 men die in Benghazi—and….not to mention, how he loves to sell guns to our enemies. And it’s not just south of the border that got Obama Guns…He’s arming half the Middle East.
When push came to shove, the Republicans were lost. They whisked Paul Ryan out..and then stupidly hid him.
They didn’t stand a chance. So now we’re stuck with a Putin understudy.
In the annals of history, Obama will look even more incredibly malevolent. What President could pull off making you and I pay for everyone else’s abortion? What President could celebrate closing our space station? Or our Military? What President could tell you that you won’t get that heart surgery after a certain age?
Obama can…YES HE CAN. And he can triple the deficit, destory our top credit rating, close down Gibson Guitars, and Hostess, and NASA , and Lucas, and even Solyndra, and thousands of strip malls all across the country, all the while offering amnesty, and drones, and setting the whole Middle East on the path to fanatical Muslim Brotherhood fairyland.
This from a man who hung out in the gay bars of Chicago.
But we had other news: It wasn’t only our country where the leaders seemed insane. Europe is starting to look like a travelogue for anarchy. Kum Jong Un thinks he is Dr. Strangelove, and the British Royals love to go naked. Prince Harry was naked in Las Vegas and Kate the new pregnant bride was naked everywhere else. I don’t know about you, but this Nobody Thinks she married the wrong Prince.
And yet, The Royals managed to have the biggest year yet, celebrating the Queen’s 60th, and naming Big Ben, Big Queen, and throwing the biggest most expensive Olympic ever seen in the Isles of Wright. Where socialized medicine will be the New British export. It was a great “green” display and a downright almost Benny Hill advertisement for the glories of socialism, the biggest propaganda display on that subject that we’ve ever seen, complete with Paul McCartney’s cracking voice at the end singing…”Live and Let Dieeeeeeeeeeeee”
And the elites get to choose, who lives and who dies in the future. But…what else is new?
Michael Phelps will no doubt lose all his gold metals someday to Lance Armstrong. Hockey…might never come back. And baseball…may give way to soccer by 2022, the year the earth might finally come to an end, because although the elites think that they might all just exist the planet, that doesn’t there’ll be any astronauts left to take them.
As far as disasters go, we had the worst drought in two -thirds of the United States. And more fires. My grass got green for one whole week…and then we had…Hurricane Sandy. Sandy hit the Jersey Shore, and Jersey Christie, stuck his finger into the union wind, and ran to the President’s side. FEMA was collecting discarded 16oz soda cups and forgetting to drop off food to the weary. By that time we were all so disgusted with politics, in our fatique we ignored how FAST they tallied the Presidential voting results, and crowned him King.
Which he is. Obama can now arrest any one of us, hold us without trial, and not even TELL anybody where we are or why…
And as if the devil himself was working for Obama–some kid went nuts and killed innocents babes at a school. Oh…and his mother was a Teapartier.
“She was from gun culture. Live free or die. That was truly her upbringing,”
You couldn’t WRITE a better power script for Obama…so next year we WILL have gun control..and once again the Supreme Court will demolish the Constitution.
They’re getting pretty good at it.
We lost some good people in 2012: Neil Armstrong, and Ray Bradbury…who befittingly died with our space program. Dick Clark— although I’m surprised they don’t stuff his body and just let it ride down the ball at midnight, in fact, I think Dick would be honored. Hell, his hair would be honored!
Whitney Houston will no longer have to give up cocaine: Opie can now claim Andy Griffith was a secret tea partier and gay: Donna Summer drag queens will get paid double on Sunday: I can finally name my next dog Fang, Phyllis Diller won’t care: and Helen Gurly Brown can get together somewhere with Nora Ephran (The lady who put the orgasim in When Harry Met Sally) and educate Joe Paterno on the finer points of child molestation.
And God Bless Mike Wallace, who had the wisdom to tell everybody that he suffered from depressions, making the rest of us feel better.
And then there was the saddest news of all. We had more soldiers commit suicide…than we lost in the war.
Mike Wallace didn’t see that one coming.
That’s another first. They served to help build a country, where they are hated, and they come home to a country, where they WILL be disarmed, and ignored, and if you think Obama has nothing to do with our finest men and women committing suicide, think again.
Yes, we are Kentucky Fried…unless…we arm ourselves with the truth.
And that’s why I’m posting this link. Please…take a look. (Movie…worth it…check it out…go ahead..good stuff…)
It’s all you need to know about how this all happened.
It’s long…I know….almost an hour. But…Honey Boo Boo…believe me, can wait.
2013 will be the time the last remaining Americans stand up and say..
THIS…is our finest hour.
At that, I am almost sure…..
____about the meaning of words.
I was talking today to my good friend amfortas in Australia (many of you know him from his more than enlightening comments) and he told me, while laughing, that Americans have so many things backward: For instance, we call our Democrats, liberals. To an Englishman, a liberal is a Ronald Reagan, who by our definition was a true conservative. They have the liberals and the labor parties. We have the ‘liberals’ and the ‘conservatives.’
After watching the video, it seems I am a classical liberal, as is …Ron Paul.
SO…WHY do the Democrats in this country call themselves liberals when they, by the English definition, are completely the opposite?
because they can’t call themselves socialists. In fact, up to this past year, it was a dirty word in America. Just four years ago, when running for President, Hillary finally did come out of the closet and admit she was a “progressive.”…communist being too strong a word. The Democrats always lie and confuse…whenever possible.
So, once again, the Nobody learns from the somebody. Give the video a watch, you might find out that YOU TOO…are a liberal! OMG…Who knew? And, it’s about time we ‘correct’ those masquerading as liberals out of respect for the real meaning of the word…don’t you think?
(Thanks to amfortas)
Just after Royal Harry was caught wandering around Las Vegas, nude, and showing various prostitutes his expertise with cocaine, well— Boys will be boys—
Sitting and having to watch that last Olympic Showdown must have been too great a strain on the lad.
BUT…when the future Queen Kate is caught lounging around showing off her naked breasts outside on somebody else’s porch, because you know, that’s how the Royals like to relax..nude….because let’s face it: Wearing all those millions dollar outfits is really hard work—The Queen goes all into a huff and sued the magazine who’s reporter voyeur was just waiting for the score.
Now I don’t care what kind of BS they put out about Royal privacy….the rulers of the world want a pass. It’s okay for them to put up an actual bloody police state, with camera’s recording every single citizen’s every single move but oh..catch them with their clothes off..and you will be punished.
Maybe all the woman in England should start flashing those corner cameras in support.
Here’s the deal. You can’t tell me, that with all the ‘properness” of being a Queen that somewhere in the Manuel it doesn’t say “Don’t take your clothes off outside because YOU are being watched.’
What kind of idiot does that? I can only assume that Kate either 1) Like Harry didn’t give a hoot about anyone and is a spoiled brat, or 2) She has a big ego about herself and wants to be photographed.
So what does the Queen do? She sends them off to the Solomon Islands for a photo shoot, where the women are KNOWN to go around like the natives, and Kate is photographed in her lovely clothes again. And where.. the local negroes carry the Prince and his bride like they should…on thrones.
Tell me, where else in the world can you get a bunch of negroes to carry you on a throne?
Funny: Nobody finds this offensive, in the 21st century?—A Prince and his Bride being carried on a throne by negroes.
In other news more pertinent to the days event’s, Cindy Adams reported this on her site this little nugget.”
I repeat: “In 10 years, there will be no more Israel.”
Ten Years? Nobody Thinks…has anyone in the news asked him…WHY?
What she didn’t say was whether he said this with a smile.
Politicians. They get in power— whatever country they lead, and none of us have any idea the pressures they face, and the decisions they have to make in times of war.
We don’t know—so much is kept from us.
The night I laid the book down, I dreamt about going into an apartment, and right in the foyer, I saw a bulldog, panting–looking up at me helplessly, while he was holding up his front leg, which was missing the bottom half—-no paw, no foreleg…and blood from the bitten- off leg was dripping on the floor profusely. At his feet, was the head of another dog, which had been torn completely off. No body anywhere. The other dog had attacked him.
The bulldog looked up at me in complete shock, sadness and confusion. Ah —the pity. To much of the world, America IS a bulldog.
And that’s war. One side gets attacked, the other side fights back, and wins, but at a tremendous cost.
And so, our leaders have to take into account so many variables. How exactly do you fight a war or even stop it? While Germany was burning, Hitler sent out small boys and old men to fight, rather than give up. Japan, we see, did the same. Iran, would be no different.
The leaders of England just before bombing Dresden, had a meeting. Churchill and his generals, gave this rationalization on the price they had from the first World War, and their final decision in the bombing of innocent civilians:
The most deadly fact was not the numbers slaughtered but that all these millions were in the main young men in the prime of life who had not yet had time to marry and have families What had been destroyed was the future as well as the present. The ghastly logic withal this selective carnage of the trenches was the very worst injury which nations could inflict upon themselves and upon each other. Aerial bombardment of cities even into its most indiscriminate for, would be far less damaging. It would kill or maim a nearly equal proportion of each element of the populations the women equally with the men, the young equally with the old, the weak equally with the strong, the sick equally with the fit. From such a bloodletting there might be a recovery whereas to kill for the second time in a century the best of the young men in their prime but without issue would doom Western civilization. There would be no hope. All the combatant nations must decline.
So, while the feminists have tried to erase the men as being, not so important…, to lose your men, means that Western Civilization would disappear.
And who has the most men in the world? China. The Muslims are not far behind.
It does make you think.
(Thanks to amfortas for the video)