Human Rights Day? What for?

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South Africa celebrated Human Rights Day today. Well actually, some of us just celebrated a free holiday and took time to do stuff that had nothing whatsoever to do with human rights.

Personally, I can’t see the point to Human Rights Day – in South Africa, that is. It was put in place by the post-Apartheid government to commemorate the shooting of 69 people by the police in Sharpeville, South Africa in 1969. The same police kill many more people in post-Apartheid times – their Commissioner is a member of the ANC, so I guess that makes it all RIGHT. Is the government going to give us a holiday for every 69 people his policemen kills?

Why bother commemorating Human Rights? This government supports some of the worst violators of human rights across the African continent and abroad. They are friendly with and openly indulge in the favours offered by the slimiest politicians to sully this planet – Robert Mugabe, Muammar Gaddafi, Kim Jong-il, Obiang Mbasogo, Omar Al-Bashier and Paul Biya, to name a few. This government’s own conduct in the general administration of its mandate is not far off from that of the evil tyrants already mentioned – it is only just picking up steam.

And today, they used the Human Rights platform to pay lip service to Human Rights, and perform the more pressing task of electioneering in the Western Cape; the only Province they don’t control politically, the only one in South Africa functioning reasonably well.

How about talking about and showing some responsibility for a change, instead of beating that monotonous RIGHTS drum every time you need to seize the attention of the people?

It’s only a matter of time when that tune goes out of favour with the people, and you need to dance to the sound of anger.

3 thoughts on “Human Rights Day? What for?

  1. This is one thing that I agree on! But sorrliy, I need more info, so I cannot afford to sit back here and give you the reward to get you moving. You give me too little info, although, you filled up my homework page … at least I’ll give you a compliment on your brilliant example on Human Rights Day, only because this is by far the only info I got, you gave me the 2nd bunch of info that I needed!
    Thank you for giving me all this info, I guess that you have brains and a perfect blog. I am 9 years old, I will tell my mommy! MWAH

  2. Mark you words. There is no violation of human rights in Cameroon. Do you think you can back up your comment if you are sued to court for defamation? Don’t speak vaguely, we need proofs.

    • Hi Christelle,

      Biya has been ruling cameroon since 1982. He has been consistently names as one of the world’s worst dictators. Listed in the top three of “Tyrants, the World’s 20 Worst Living Dictators”, by David Wallechinsky. He was ranked 19th by Parade magazine in a list of “The World’s Worst Dictators.”

      The guy’s a disgusting slimeball. That’s probably why some in the ANC look to him as a role model, including my own scumbag President.

      BTW, who’s WE?

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