07 April 2016
Revisiting the revolution's detractors
By Mike Smith
7th of April 2016
"Revolution? Mass demonstrations of white people in SA? Neverrrrr."
That is what my detractors told me a few months ago when I spoke about removing the pillars of support from underneath the regime.
The Afrikaans journalist Charles Smith said Whiteys must now learn to Toi-Toi because if not, Zuma and his cronies will destroy the country within a year. If ever there was a time then it is now.
He wants every white guy and gal…in fact every man and his dog to unite against Zuma and join the planned mass action (16th of April, Freedom Day) along with opposition parties such as the DA, EFF, COPE and the ACDP.
He calls on every citizen who has declared war on the corrupt “Zuptastan” to step up on that day.
He calls on “farmers, workers, accountants, bakers, café owners, lawyers, academics, churches, NGO’s, associations, garden clubs, grandmothers, grandfathers and granddaughters”…to come and report for a higher service with tractors, Rugby boots, velskoens, and placards to oust Zuma.
He says that people should buy the booklet with the Constitution and shove in the faces of Zuma and his goons. They should realize that the constitution belongs to us.
He also warns that leaders and people should be prepared, because Zuma’s “Warlords” and goons (army, police, Hawks, etc) will crack down on any and all opposition. Teachers and civil servants will be fired and arrested. He calls on everybody to be “Unashamedly South African”, because “if you are today not angry about what is happening to your country, you should expel yourself as a citizen”.
Says Smith further: “If you are not willing to march to claim your country back, you are not a patriot. Motions of no-confidence are good, but not enough. Do the right thing. Let Zuma fall.”
Aahhh yes… I haven’t seen such a passionate call to oust Zuma with Civil Disobedience since I presented Gene Sharp’s “From Dictatorship to Democracy” to South Africans last year.
Powerful book, that.
People even accused me of sedition although I called on South Africans to get rid of the thieving and corrupt ANC scum through non-violence and People Power which is fully allowed under the constitution.
Many shot me down, “It will never work”…”Mike you are crazy. Do you really want white girls and grandmothers to go and protest against black cops?” they asked…
Damn right. That is exactly what Charles Smith is saying above too.
Critics said, “But big business won’t allow it. Big Business will not abandon the ANC”.
And now? Following KPMG, ABSA and Sanfin, First National Bank (FNB) became the latest financial institution to cut all ties with the Guptas They closed all Gupta accounts and the Guptas are livid.
In fact, more and more people are joining the revolution against Zuma.
Churches and NGO’s are putting their voices to the cry, “Zuma Must Fall” and has formed under the umbrella “Unite Against Corruption” (NG Kerk or Dutch Reformed Church, Anglican Church, Evangelical Alliance, South African Christian Leadership Initiative, United Front, Corruption Watch, Treatment Action Campaign, etc.)
Mass action plan to push Zuma out
Come 16 of April (Freedom Day) they want people to talk about getting rid of Zuma in Churches, Mosques, towns, townships and informal dwellings, sports clubs, and cultural organizations.
But even more heartwarming is the increasing amount of ANC members calling for Zuma to resign.
The Sefako Makgatho branch of the ANC in Johannesburg wrote a letter to General Secretary of the ANC Gwede Mantashe that Zuma should be recalled
They are only one of many. More ANC branches ready to revolt
Cheryl Carrolus, Ronnie Kasrils, Anglican Bishop Joe Seoka and Judge Zak Yacoob are just some of the ANC heavyweights who have added their voices to Zuma Must Fall.
I won’t say the Zuptas are unhappy. They are worried shitless.
Zuma’s son alleges plot to unseat the President
Crumble pillars, Crumble! Zuma must fall!
Beautiful textbook stuff straight from the 198 methods of civil disobedience by Gene Sharp out of his book “From Dictatorship to Democracy.”
People have lost all respect and fear of the dictator and the regime. They are openly calling for the dictator and the regime to fall in newspapers and on public platforms. Who would have thought? They said this would never happen in South Africa. I said it could and it would. I have been waiting for this for months now.
Now you will start seeing things happen at an exponential rate. You will see in two weeks what used to take two years to accomplish. It is the natural flow of revolution. It cannot be stopped anymore. I have studied revolutions in great detail.
Believe me. Zuma’s days are numbered. He should rather take himself, his corrupt sons and nephews and his slut wives and get the hell out of Dodge while he still can, because when this angry machete carrying mob gets hold of him, he will probably be graced with a rubber necklace and doused with petrol.
Oh how the times have changed, my friends. A few years ago people were still singing the ANC’s praises most notably the white MSM and their white liberal journalists. If you dared to criticize the ANC they would sensor your comments. Eventually they closed the comments completely to stop an avalanche of truth.
It was up to a few daring bloggers like myself to keep the flames of truth burning. Now the Newspapers are calling for a revolt themselves…
I am by no means taking all the credit for all of this, but I never believed this junk that one man cannot make a difference. I have always maintained that there is no need to put up with a tyrannical government. You should never fear your government. Your government should fear you.
I for one will not stand for an incompetent and criminally corrupt government. I cannot sit or stand or otherwise wait idly by whilst these bastards are destroying the country of my birth. I don’t fear the fuckers. I despise them and I have made it explicitly known for the last ten years of blogging. I knew that if enough people believed like me, we COULD make a difference. People sometimes just need a shove in the right direction and be shown the way.
Nevertheless…These are the methods that was used by revolutionary movements in Serbia, the Arab Spring and Iceland with great success. I mentioned it all in my series of posts and analysis during August and October last year when I planted the seeds of revolution in the minds of all South Africans who still gave a fuck about the country. I was convinced it could work in SA as well. Shortly afterwards the revolution started.
Now, mere seven, eight months later, we see that those seeds have germinated well and are growing bigger and stronger by the day. Those who said that this would never happen in South Africa are now eating their words.
As for the poor ANC...they are faced with a terrible dilemma. Best they can do now is to let Zuma go as soon as possible and hope the people are not angry enough yet. The longer they back Zuma the worst they make it for themselves and the more people will come to resent them. In the end people will not just call for Zuma to fall, but the entire ANC to fall.
If they let him go the whole parliament will have to go, because they are all his supporters and appointed by him. People will come after his backers and the Guptas as well. The ANC will splinter apart. Either way...they are stuffed. They will have to pull a rabbit out of a hat or something.
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