‘ANC is most racist party’


One respondent told the researchers that “in the ANC racism is still very strong and it can be proven any day, anywhere.”

Grassroots members of South Africa’s ruling ANC believe that the famed anti-apartheid party is sidelining non-black supporters, according to a potentially politically explosive study published on Wednesday.

'ANC is most racist party'

Research by the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation — formed by Nelson Mandela’s ex-prison mate and fellow anti-apartheid activist — showed that ANC members who are not black feel left out because of their race.

“Generally speaking, branch members have deep-seated concerns with non-racialism in the ANC and in society more broadly,” said the report posted on the foundation’s website.

One respondent told the researchers that “in the ANC racism is still very strong and it can be proven any day, anywhere.”

Another said “the ANC is more racist than any political party at the moment.”

The ANC “preaches about being non-racist… but is doing the opposite,” added another party member.

The impression that the party promotes the interests of blacks first has seen its support base eaten away in sections of the population, the report concluded.

“Indeed the perception (whether real or imagined) that the ANC is advancing only the interests of Africans has led to loss of electoral support in ‘minority areas’.”

The study was conducted in the country’s largest city and its economic hub, Johannesburg.

Respondents were sampled from South Africa’s four main racial groups — blacks, whites, people of Indian descent and those of mixed race, known colloquially as “coloureds”.

Branch members in the predominately coloured Eldorado Park neighbourhood and those in the highbrow and mainly white suburb of Sandton “are frustrated with the party and feel much anger about the way they are treated,” the report said.

“This has made the role of being an ANC branch member in these areas very challenging, and often thankless.”

The results of the study showed that the party, which prides itself as an example of democracy in Africa, has fewer members of the minority races occupying leadership positions at branch level.

“Many branch members are disillusioned about the manner in which members are awarded senior positions,” said the study, with many believing these are ‘only open to Africans’.”

“This raises significant questions about democracy in the party,” it added.

ANC officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

While acknowledging that race relations have significantly improved since the ANC took to office nearly two decades ago, the study noted that members also feared broader societal trends.

“Branch members feel not enough change has taken place and that racial tensions are impeding social cohesion and concomitant growth and progress in the country.”

ANC is most racist party

Ierse maatskappy verkoop SA-koerantgroep


‘n Ierse mediamaatskappy het sy koerantgroep in Suid-Afrika, wat The Star insluit, vir $227 miljoen (sowat R2 miljard) aan ‘n plaaslike maatskappy verkoop.

In ‘n verklaring wat Sondagaand uitgereik is, het Independent News & Media PLC, wat in Dublin gebaseer is, gesê hy het sy Suid-Afrikaanse groep aan Sekunjalo Holdings verkoop.

Iqbal Surve is die uitvoerende voorsitter van Sekunjalo Holdings.

Independent News & Media se Suid-Afrikaanse portefeulje sluit in The Star, wat in Johannesburg gebaseer is en tans ‘n daaglikse sirkulasie van 105 000 kopieë het. Dit sluit ook in The Pretoria News, Cape Times en die Cape Argus, sowel as weeklikse koerante.

Die koerantgroep is glo verkoop omdat sirkulasiesyfers in Suid-Afrika afneem.

SAPA

Ierse maatskappy verkoop SA-koerantgroep

Dié ‘nare’ boer het ’n groot hart


Dit ontstel my toenemend as ek in dagblaaie en tydskrifte lees van die “nare” boere wat hul werkers slegs R69 per dag betaal – so of net dié syfer die volledige arbeidsprentjie op ons plase beskryf.

Dié ‘nare’ boer het ’n groot hart

Niemand is verplig om op ’n plaas te werk nie, al klink ’n arbeider se loon vir die buitestander na min. Plaaswerkers doen dit omdat hulle besef hul pakket is veel beter as dorpsbetaling, meen die skrywer.| Foto: Jaco Marais

Ek is een van daardie sogenaamde nare boere wat ’n loon van net meer as die minimum betaal – die laags besoldigde van ons nege werkers verdien R78,50 per dag.

Tog is daar ’n waglys van mense wat eerder by my wil werk as om in ’n plakkerskamp te krepeer of om op die dorp te werk vir ’n werkgewer wat geen van die byvoordele bied wat plaaswerkers kry nie.

So, kom ons kyk bietjie na die omstandighede soos dit op baie plase is en vergelyk dit met wat werkers in dorpe en stede het.

My werkers bly in gratis behuising wat waarskynlik beter is as enige laekoste-huis in Suid- Afrika. Ek het elke sent vir die bou daarvan betaal.

Elke huis het ’n sonverwarmer vir warm water, ’n volledige badkamer met ’n stort en ’n spoeltoilet.

Maar dit tel seker niks?

Ek het met my eie geld meer as ’n kilometer ver water en krag aangelê, opgaartenks opgerig, mangate gegrawe en riool- stelsels gebou om dit alles moontlik te maak.

Boonop is ek my eie dienslewerings-en-instandhoudingsdepartement. Hier is nie ’n munisipaliteit wat jy kan bel as daar ’n probleem is nie. Wanneer daar op ’n Sondagoggend voor kerk nie water by die werkershuise is nie – omdat iemand per ongeluk ’n kraan oopgelaat het – kanselleer ek my kerkbywoning en neem onmiddellik ’n enjin en gaan pomp water sodat my werkers binne ’n kwessie van ’n paar uur water kan kry.

Hier is ook nie ’n munisipale amptenaar wat ’n verstopte toilet kom oopmaak nie – ek doen dit self!

In teenstelling hiermee verstaan ek die naburige dorp sit dikwels tot twee weke sonder lopende water. Met die riolering gaan dit duidelik nie veel beter nie, gemeet aan die onaangename stank wat gereeld oor die dorp hang. Dis so erg dat my plaaswerkers verkies om op hul naweke vry eerder op die plaas (met sy “nare” baas) te bly as om dorp toe te gaan.

Terloops, elke werkershuis op my plaas het ook ’n Fire World-stoof – deur my voorsien – wat in die Vrystaatse winter die hele huis heerlik warm maak. My trekker, wa en gereedskap is gratis beskikbaar vir plaaswerkers om soveel hout as wat hulle wil te gaan bymekaarmaak.

Tel dit nie?

Elke werker kry ook elke oggend twee liter melk gratis vir sy huisgesin se gebruik. As hy dit op die dorp sou moes koop sal dit hom ongeveer R450 per maand uit die sak jaag.

Die plaaslike taxi-man sê hy sal my werkers R800 per maand vra om hul kinders skool toe te ry – ek doen dit gratis.

Ek gaan doen die meeste van my werkers se kruideniersinkopies op die dorp – selfs die battery vir die afstandsbeheerder van die skottel-TV wat ek by elke huis laat installeer het.

Ek ry siek mense, wat nie eens vir my werk nie, dokter toe. My vrou vang babatjies in die nag omdat die ambulans nie opdaag nie. En ek gaan staan selfs elke maand in die ry by die bank om my werker se onderhoud te betaal en ja, ons doen dit ook gratis!

Moet dit nie iets tel nie?

Ek gaan koop selfs die gif vir sy hoenders se luise en verskaf die mielies wat die hoenders eet.

Dan is daar ook die gratis springbokbiltong wat elke huisgesin elke jaar kry, wild wat hulle vang, vrugte uit die boorde en medisyne as hul siek is.

Tel dit ook niks?

’n Inspekteur van die departement arbeid was ongeveer ’n maand gelede hier, aanvanklik baie skepties toe hy hoor wat ek my werkers betaal. Ek het hom uitgedaag om die sommetjie te maak en uiteindelik het ek hom oortuig dat die bykomende “in natura”-verdienste meer as R2 000 per maand beloop. En dit sluit nie eens die koste van die bou of die instandhouding van die huise in nie.

Bowendien is niemand verplig om vir hierdie “nare” boer te werk nie. Hulle doen dit omdat hul besef die totale pakket is ’n beter alternatief as wat hulle in die dorp kry en, meer belangrik, omdat hulle wil.

Dit is hul keuse.

So, asseblief, volgende keer as iemand kla oor die “nare” boer wat slegs R69 per dag betaal, vra hom bietjie uit oor die kilometer kragkabel wat R60 per meter kos. Vra hulle of hulle ’n werkgewer in die stad ken wat al een meter kragkabel vir een van sy werknemers se huis gekoop het.

Nog beter, vra hom of sy werkgewer in die stad ook bereid is om sy verstopte spoeltoilet op ’n Sondagoggend voor kerk te kom oopkrap.

Ten spyte van al die vyandigheid teenoor boere beskryf Van Schalkwyk hom steeds as ’n “baie gelukkige boer en voorsiener van skaapvleis vir die land”. Sy plaas is in die Suid-Vrystaat.

‘Iewers moet ’n ou sny’

Dries van Schalkwyk sê die nuutvasgestelde minimum loon van R105 per dag sal sy salarisrekening met R7 000 per maand of R84 000 per jaar laat toeneem. Terselfdertyd moet hy die skok absorbeer van lamspryse wat nou R14/kg of R490 per lam minder is as ’n jaar gelede. “Op 800 lammers is dit ’n daling van amper R400 000 per jaar, terwyl my loonrekening met R84 000 styg.

“Iewers moet ’n ou sny, so wat doen jy? Jy verminder die werkers.”

Deur Dries van Schalkwyk

Dié ‘nare’ boer het ’n groot hart

Willing buyer, willing seller principle to go


Government is to drop the “willing-buyer, willing seller” principle with regard to land reform and restitution, President Jacob Zuma confirmed on Thursday.

Willing buyer, willing seller principle to go

President Jacob Zuma with wife Sizakele Khumalo Zuma at the opening of parliament in Cape Town. (Nielen de Klerk, News24)

“We must shorten the time it takes to finalise a claim. In this regard, government will now pursue the ‘just and equitable’ principle for compensation, as set out in the Constitution,” he announced in his State of the Nation address on Thursday.

Telling MPs that the land question in South Africa was a “highly emotive matter”, Zuma said the willing-buyer, willing seller principle previously applied had forced the state to pay more for land.

“The land question is a highly emotive matter. We need to resolve it amicably within the framework of the Constitution and the law.”

Zuma said he had been urged to accelerate land redistribution.

“From 1994, we have been addressing the land reform problem through restitution, redistribution, and tenure reform. As stated before, we will not be able to meet our redistribution targets.”

Government’s mid-term review last year had revealed a number of shortcomings in its land reform implementation programme.

Zuma said there were proposed amendments to the Restitution of Land Rights Act “in order to provide for the re-opening of the lodgement of restitution claims, by people who missed the deadline of December 31, 1998”.

Also being looked at were “exceptions to the June 1913 cut-off date, to accommodate claims by the descendants of the Khoi and San, as well as heritage sites and historical landmarks”.

Zuma said commercial farmers also needed to be offered better incentives to mentor smallholder farmers.

“Another challenge we have faced is the preference for money instead of land by some claimants, which also does not help us to change land ownership patterns.”

Willing buyer, willing seller principle to go

Brief uit ‘n wit plakkerskamp


My God, My Anker – Ek stap vanoggend weg van die plek waar dit dié slag Sarie se beurt was om haar kindjie te begrawe, sommer hier in die kamp, op 10 Julie2010. Sal iemand ooit weet of onthou klein Jana was ook vir ‘n rukkie, ‘n volle 16 maande, hier op aarde, of beteken dit as jy arm is en jy gaan sommer dood van koue, dat dit nie saak maak nie en dat die lewe maar net moet aangaan sonder jou, sonder om jou te mis of om ‘n gat te los? In Sarie se hart het haar kind se dood ‘n gat gelos -vir ewig. Die winter het ons gevang hierdie jaar. Ag, Here, hoekom is ek hier? Hoekom is my lewe en my kinders en my hele bestaan opgesom in ‘n vuil, gemufde tent vol uitgooigoed en vrot goed?

Brief uit 'n wit plakkerskamp

Ek leef en oorleef met ander mense se weggooigoed op hierdie godverlate vlaktes waar nie eers ‘n boom of gras se wortels wil vat nie. Niks wil hier wees nie, niemand moet hier wees nie… Die kamp en sy mense en die moedeloosheid is besig om my siel lagie vir lagie af te skil tot daar niks van my gaan oorbly nie. Dit maak my dood, maar op ander maniere as wat honger of siek wees jou dood maak. Dit maak die rede dood ‘n die rede vir opstaan en die rede vir weer probeer. Dit maak dit net dood. Daar was vandag niks om te eet nie. My maag het al so gekrimp dat ek net een keer ‘n dag hoef te eet.

Ja, om te dink daar was ‘n tyd wat ek maer wou wees. Ek wonder of dit my maag of my hart is wat pyn, want sien, Here, ék kan nog honger gaan lê, maar ek kan nie my kinders so sien nie! Dis ‘n pyn wat jou lyf nie kan vat nie! Ek het vanaand net water op die gel-stofie gekook tot Magrietjie en boetie, Jan, op die ou end aan die slaap geraak het. Hulle het bly wag en mamma vertrou en nie eers gevra of getwyfel nie. Ek kon nie sê hier’s niks om te eet nie. Die kerk se mense het oor die naweek die afvalkos gebring wat Checkers uitgooi, maar wat jy nog kan eet – en jy sal dit eet, selfs al stink dit soos iets wat die varke moet eet. Jy grawe die beste uit vir jou kinders en jy eet dit. Dit het gehou tot gister, maar vandag was daar niks.

Ek probeer, Here, regtig, ek probeer. Ek versamel “scrap metal” en ek pas die mense se karre op by die Spar en soms kry ek ‘n “tip” of ‘n brood, maar ek vra nie ander mense om agter my te kyk nie, regtig! Ek sál nie vra nie! Ek kán nie, Here, ek voel ek mág nie! Ek sal eerder iets by iemand vat en u my laat straf – al is arm wees genoeg van ‘n straf. Ek sal eerder nóg straf vat, maar ek kán nie ‘n ander mens vir iets vra nie. Asseblief, Here, moet my nooit so arm maak, dat ek moet vra nie. Ek vra net vir u, Here, want u weet. U móét weet, want u het dan alles gemaak. Of het ék hierdie omstandighede gemaak? Is dit my skuld dat ek hier is? Is dit iets wat ek gedoen het en nou verdien ek om arm te wees? Miskien nog ek, Here, maar nie my kinders nie! Hulle het mos nie gevra om hier te wees nie. Hulle het mos nie gekies nie… Hoe maak u kinders en laat hulle doodgaan van koue … doodgaan omdat hulle nie medisyne kan kry wat die siekte stop nie? Hoe laat u kinders vanaand honger gaan slaap omdat hulle ma net water het om te kook? Hoekom laat u toe dat wrede, ryk kinders hulle spot uitspoeg na dit wat ons huis noem? Hulle weet nie wat hulle doen nie!

Hulle weet nie hoe hulle woorde, wrokke en wrakke van ons harte maak nie. Vergewe hulle, Here, want hoe móét hulle weet? En hoe kán jy, as jy alles het, jou in mense se nood indink of inleef of invoel? Maak my kinders sterk, Here, want hulle maak my sterk. Ek wil ook opstaan as ek sien hoe hulle elke dag sonder kla of moeg raak of inkrimp op hulle voete bly en selfs trots bly. Ja, hulle lag nog, hulle hoop nog. Ek wil selfs sê hulle vertrou nog op my as ma wat maar sal sorg en sal voorsien soos wat u vir my gee om te kan voorsien.

Hulle leef met ‘n verwagting. Hoe kan ek dan opgee? Ek kan mos nie. Nee, solank as wat u my genadig is en ek vandag oorleef, sal ek maar weer opstaan more en sal ek veg vir die more daarna vir my kinders. Ek sal more weer my kinders vertel daar kom iets goed hierna, al kan ons dit nog nie sien nie en al kan ons dit nie eers dink nie, want op ‘n manier glo hulle dit. Al leef ons hier eenkant waar die lewe ons weggegooi het. Al reën dit weer en muf dit verder en al koop niemand meer my “scrap metal” of “tip” my vir die karre wat ek oppas nie.

Ek kies lewe! Ek kies dit, want dis in my bloed en dit loop deur my are en deur die eeue. En dit loop deur ons geskiedenis en deur elke uithoek van hierdie land. Dit loop deur my en dit loop ook deur Oom Bertus wat die kos bring, Sarie wat treur, Liena wat te veel drink, Pieta wat ‘n brandweerman wil word en selfs Magda wat wag om dood te gaan.

Lewe. En hoop. En geloof. Wees ons genadig, Heer, terwyl ons bewerig en bang die lewe kies.

Jesusliefde!

Brief uit ‘n wit plakkerskamp (Facebook login required)

Cape’s population by the numbers


The white and coloured populations of the Western Cape have shrunk, while the number of black Africans in the province has grown by nearly 7 percent over the past decade.

This was revealed on Wednesday in a presentation to the province’s social development standing committee.

According to the statistics, based on the 2011 Census, the Bitou and Overstrand municipalities were the fastest-growing regions of the Western Cape.

The population of the two municipalities grew by 160 percent and 120 percent respectively between 2001 and 2011. The growth has been mainly attributed to migration by jobseekers from the Eastern Cape.

The percentage of coloured people in the Western Cape dropped from 53.9 percent in 2001 to 49.6 percent in 2011 and the white population from 18.4 percent to 16 percent while the black population increased from 26.7 percent to 33.4 percent. The Indian population grew from 1 percent to 1.1 percent over the same period.

Gavin Miller, a chief director in the Social Development Department, told the committee that 16 percent (894 289) of the 5.8 million people living in the Western Cape were born in the Eastern Cape, 3 percent (167 524) in Gauteng and 1 percent (61 945) in KwaZulu-Natal. Four percent (260 952) of the province’s population was born outside South Africa.

“So only 71.9 percent of the Western Cape’s population was born in this province.”

On the subject of school attendance among children aged seven to 16, Miller said 94.8 percent of pupils in the Western Cape were in school.

“This is slightly below the national average of 95.4 percent,” he said.

Twenty-four percent of coloureds aged 20 and up in the province had completed matric, compared to blacks (28.5 percent), Indians (34.6 percent) and whites (39.6 percent).

“Looking at the labour market status among those aged 16 to 64 years in the province, two million people are employed, 552 733 are unemployed, 122 753 are discouraged workseekers (want to work, but do not look for work) and 1.3 million are economically inactive,” he said.

The statistics also showed that one in seven people in the Western Cape live in an informal dwelling.

Robert MacDonald, head of the province’s social development department, said the data was “very important” for provincial government departments.

“We will definitely be using this information for our forward planning,” MacDonald said.

By Clayton Barnes

Cape’s population by the numbers

Oscar Pistorius accidentally shoots girlfriend


At about 04:00 Thursday, 14 February 2013, paralympic athlete, Oscar Pistorius, shot & killed his girlfriend of the past year at his home in Silver Lakes, Pretoria.

He apparently thought she was a burglar.

Oscar Pistorius shooting girlfriend

Oscar Pistorius

Captain Sarah Mcira of the police confirmed that Pistorius’s girlfriend was shot in the arm and the head.

She died at the scene.

By Fanie van Rooyen

Oscar skiet vriendin

UK gives £19million aid to South Africa – its president spends £17.5million on his palace


It is a nation racked by poverty, where 13 million people survive on less than £1 a day, and two million have no access to a toilet.

Yet as his people struggle in squalor, South African president Jacob Zuma has sparked outrage by spending £17.5 million to upgrade his rural family home.

Lavish works – which include the construction of 31 new houses, an underground bunker accessed by lifts and a helipad – will cost almost as much as the £19 million British taxpayers send to South Africa in annual aid.

UK gives £19million aid to South Africa - its president spends £17.5million on his palace

Not quite right…South African president Jacob Zuma continues to have a lavish lifestyle despite many parts of his country struggling for survival

The costly upgrade to Zuma’s once-humble home in the village of Nkandla includes Astroturf sports fields and tennis courts, a gymnasium and state-of-the art security systems, including fingerprint-controlled access pads.
And nearby roads have benefited from a further £40 million of improvements.

When African journalists revealed the astronomical cost of the work, Zuma’s ministers turned on the whistle-blowers, saying that revealing the details of ‘top secret’ documents was illegal.

Originally the cost of the project, which began two years ago, was put at £500,000 – but it has since skyrocketed. South African taxpayers are footing most of the bill, although Zuma, a polygamist with four wives and at least 20 children, is said to be contributing £700,000 of his own money – a stretch on his annual £185,000 salary.

However, he also receives a controversial £1.2million in ‘spousal support’ for his wives – despite recently calling on fellow politicians to tighten their belts – and pays only a peppercorn rent of £560 on the tribally owned plot in the Zululand hills where his mansion sits.

Zuma has named his residence a ‘national key point’ – a status invented by the previous paranoid apartheid government – which means it is entitled to security measures ‘in the interests of the nation’.

Last week he was grilled in parliament about what he and his family were costing the nation, and struggled to answer, protesting that he was unaware of the scale of the work.

‘All the buildings and every room we use in that residence were built by ourselves as family and not by the government,’ he protested. He did not know the amount spent on bunkers, claiming: ‘I don’t know the figures; that’s not my job.’

Under pressure, Zuma has been forced to agree to two investigations: one to probe the spiralling costs at Nkandla, the other to see if there was a breach of parliamentary spending rules.

‘Nkandlagate’ – as the state-owned media have been banned from calling it – is just the latest scandal to engulf the 70-year-old African National Congress leader. In 2004 he faced trial with his financial adviser Schabir Shaik over racketeering and corruption claims for accepting tens of thousands of pounds in bribes from European arms firms.

Shaik was imprisoned for 15 years, but Zuma’s case was ‘discontinued’ after complicated legal wrangling – even though a judge said there was ‘overwhelming’ evidence of a corrupt relationship between the two men.The following year, a 31-year-old HIV-positive woman accused him of rape. Although he was acquitted, Zuma’s ludicrous claim that he took a shower after sex to prevent contracting HIV made him a laughing stock.

His personal life also came under scrutiny following the 2000 suicide of his first wife, who left a note describing ‘24 years of hell’ with him, and again after the illegitimate birth of another child in 2009. He accused the media of invading his privacy when revealing the scandal.

Meanwhile, South Africa is in an increasingly parlous state, having had its credit rating downgraded following industrial unrest. Workers at the Marikana platinum mine were mown down and killed by armed police last month when they dared to demand better pay. A truck-drivers’ strike later led to more deaths, and last week thousands of farmworkers downed tools in protest at their £4.85 day-rate.

Yet Zuma – who glories in his nickname ‘100 per cent Zulu boy’ – still has substantial support among the people, bolstered by his freedom-fighter credentials, having spent ten years imprisoned on Robben Island alongside Nelson Mandela.

Britain is committed to spending an average of £19 million a year in aid on South Africa until 2015, mainly aimed at reducing HIV. But the Department for International Development is examining how it spends the UK’s aid budget, and recently announced plans to slash the controversial £280 million a year it sends to India.

By BARBARA JONES – 24 November 2012

UK gives £19million aid to South Africa – its president spends £17.5million on his palace

Breather for blacklisted South Africans


For those who cannot find jobs or accommodation due to blacklisting please take note and grab the opportunity:

A proposed new credit amnesty could benefit up to two million blacklisted South Africans, the department of trade and industry told MPs on Wednesday.

“At this stage, research indicates that around two million people could benefit,” said deputy director general Zodwa Ntuli.

He spoke after briefing Parliament’s portfolio committee on trade and industry.

Ntuli said the department would, within a month, present the committee with final proposals on how to introduce a new amnesty, seven years after the last reprieve, to those with bad credit records.

She said officials were finalising deliberations on independent research findings carried out by the Matlotlo Group, commissioned by the National Credit Regulator.

NCR chairperson Trevor Bailey said it had shown that the removal of adverse credit information under R10 000 would benefit 86% of people earning less than R15 000, which translated into about two million people.

He said the object would not be to write off existing debt or to enable people to take on more credit if they could not afford it.

Rather, it was to give some of those blacklisted in the past a clean slate so that they could have access to housing and jobs. This would stimulate economic growth, he said.

“It cannot be about creating more debt, but done rationally and responsibly, an amnesty can create growth impetus and give people access to accommodation and employment.”

Indications were that the amnesty could also help the property market pick up.

Ntuli said the next meeting should result in the department making recommendations about the thresholds and the time-frames for people to qualify for an amnesty.

The department argued that if criminals were pardoned and released from prison, it was only fair that those with a poor credit record should also be allowed a second chance.

She said a new amnesty would not alter the workings of the National Credit Act.

“Other countries come to us to learn from our act, so we will never do anything that can harm it.”

Portfolio committee chairperson Dumisani Gamede said he hoped to see the amnesty in place by year’s end.

“We hope that by Christmas we will have a Christmas present for the consumer.”

Breather for blacklisted South Africans

How to attack Western Civilization


Is this how and organized Western society get’s attacked by a regime with alternative motives in mind:

  • Corrupt the young, get them away from religion.
  • Get them interested in sex.
  • Make them superficial, destroy their ruggedness.
  • Get control of all means of publicity and thereby: Get the peoples’ mind off their government by focusing their attention on athletics, sexy books and plays, and other trivialities.
  • Divide the people into hostile groups by constantly harping on controversial matters of no importance.
  • Destroy the peoples faith in their natural leaders by holding up the latter to ridicule, contempt and obloquy.
  • Always preach true democracy but seize power as fast and as ruthlessly as possible.
  • Encourage government extravagance, destroy its credit, produce fear with rising prices, inflation and general discontent.
  • Foment unnecessary strikes in vital industries, encourage civil disorders and foster a soft and lenient attitude on the part of government towards such disorders.
  • By specious argument cause the breakdown of the old moral virtues: honesty, sobriety, continence, faith in the pledged word, ruggedness.
  • Cause the registration of all firearms on some pretext, with the view that confiscating them would leave the population defenseless.

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