05 October 2016
Update on the South African revolution - Running battles between police and students
By Mike Smith
5th of October 2016
The other day I was reading on the rightwing site Praag.co.za that in several articles about the #Feesmustfall protests, they call these students “rioters” (oproeriges) and “hooligans” (belhamels) making out as if they are just a few isolated groups enticed by the DA and the EFF, etc…and…this is what I don’t get…as if they at Praag want them to stop.
I cannot disagree more.
Look, it should be clear to the simplest of minds that these protests have nothing to do with real free education for the unwashed masses. It is a revolution. There is and will never be “free education” for anybody ever. What the one person gets free, the other one must pay for.
Further…I really feel sorry for the students (especially the white ones) who really do want to study and get a good job. I have nephews and nieces at varsity and it is hell for them and their parents, but what needs to be done, must be done.
Although it sometimes seems as if South Africa is cursed, I love this country and I swore a long time ago that I won’t let it fall apart without a fight.
The ANC must fall…as in yesterday. Zuma must go. Hlaudi Motsoeneng and the whole SABC board must go. They must take all the corrupt scum with them. We want them gone, whatever it takes. I don’t care if every single university is burned to the ground. They are all contaminated with the rancid disease of Marxism, Communism and other leftist rubbish anyway. They are all tainted with the ANC’s Affirmative Action, BEE and racial quotas. Burn it to the ground! Gone with it once and for all.
I want more protests. More revolution. I want untold chaos, anarchy and the streets flowing with blood, because that will ring in the start of our freedom. The ANC is the fly in the ointment. I want the ANC gone!! I want their supporters gone. Only then can we rebuild and study like civilized people again.
Nevertheless, these students are doing some things right and others horribly wrong.
If I can give these students some advice, then it is to read my pieces on the revolution I wrote a year ago. Read the books in the links on the right hand side of this blog. Read, Robert Taber’s “War of the flea”.
Rule number one. Peaceful protestors don’t throw rocks at the police.
There is a different place for that.
Don’t threaten the press. The press should be used to your advantage
Those are good things. More of that. Put all the pretty girls and old people (student’s grannies, aunts, etc) in the front line with flowers in their hands. Let them separate the aggressive men from the police. Dish out cigarettes to the police. When your friends get arrested go and support them and protest at the jails where they are held. Bring their parents and family along. Put as much strain on the police resources as possible…
…Then open a second front. A real physical revolutionary guerrilla war. Let Zuma’s goons in the police and armed forces no rest. Give them dilemma after dilemma. Give them problems they cannot solve. War is peace and peace is war. Let them not see the difference.
Let them double or triple their patrols. They cannot be everywhere. They don’t have enough cars, guns, jails or people. Let them spread thinner and thinner and then attack the isolated units one by one. Soon they will withdraw into their police stations and not come out.
Nevertheless…We are in for a rough ride, boys and girls. To paraphrase Gotham: South Africa is not a country for nice guys or sissies. Currently it is on a knife’s edge, but behold…However dark and scary it might look now, there will be light. We will prevail.