Wednesday, March 31, 2010

All this Bullshit about History and freedom songs is annoying

ANC Defends Kill the Boer speeches and Songs

A defiant ANC has vowed to push for the continued singing of controversial liberation struggle songs for "generations to come" so that memories of the past can be preserved.

TALKING TOUGH: ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe

TALKING TOUGH: ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe
"Kill the Boer"

Judge Leon Halgryn on Friday ruled that the singing of such songs was unconstitutional.

If it is in the interest of History and memories to sing “Kill the Boer” and other offensive songs to the public then we open a whole can of worms because what one can be allowed to do so must all!

So what we are saying is white people can also sing “kill the Kaffir” highly offensive to black people and wave there old South African flags around because that was part of white history?

No I say put a stop to all of this now stop all sides antagonizing each other.

History is exactly that "history" the past and in so saying some history needs to be left in the past. We will never live in harmony and as one nation as long as we keep opening old wounds with insensitive songs and speeches, that incite the populist mood. All that achieves is cheap tacky politicking. However tacky seems to be the flavour at the moment and cheap tacky politicking has incited wars and even Genocide in the past so beware!