Photo # 16: I must go down to the sea again…

I joined a few friends last week on an excursion to Port St. Johns, a well-known fishing haven on the South East Coast of South Africa.

Our timing could not have been worse as it coincided with a cold front coming up from the Eastern Cape that dumped a heap of snow in areas a little more than 150 kilometers from us, and freezing rain for days where we were lodging.

Needless to say, we only managed to catch a few fish, and decided to pack it in and move further up the coast to Margate…where we encountered more rain. However I did manage to get this shot on the only day that was relatively shower-free.

Spotting the socks left drying on the tree trunk reminded me of this little ditty I heard many years ago:

I must go down to the sea again

the lonely sea and sky

I left my socks there

I want to see if they’re dry

 

Behold the insanity in South African politics

South African politics is truly insane. If you live here you will soon realise this.

However it takes a special kind of idiot to highlight how depraved it has become. Such an idiot exists in the form of Julius Malema, President of the ANC Youth League (ANCYL), a puss-filled aberration that is a wing of the ruling political party. As far as Youth Leagues around the world go, the ANCYL should more aptly be called the Pee-wee League, but that would be an insult to minors.

Hardly a week goes by without this knob making the most ludicrous utterances about both serious and trivial issues, which tend to be both annoying and hilarious. While it’s mostly harmless, he does have a rag-tag following who may be led astray and are potentially a dangerous rabble who pose a threat to decent law-abiding citizens.

His diatribes are usually about nationalisation of the mineral wealth in the country, or preposterous claims about him being an economic revolutionary, but most times his rants are racially inspired and directed towards the White population. Recently his lunatic ramblings have been directed at Botswana’s legitimate government, calling for a “regime change.”

However, following recent revelations about how his lavish lifestyle is being funded through rather sordid means, his rants are guaranteed to be enshrined in the halls of mega denseness.

Here’s a sample to savour:

If someone gave me a bribe, where is the receipt? There must be paper trail…you can trace that money.

You don’t have a face, you bloody ape. I will explain where you can put your money and it will be stinking money.

Driving a Corolla does not make you [a] politician. They are fake…what does that mean…down with Helen Zille…fools can’t speak politics

They [white people] must pay for making us slaves . we must punish them. And now they must pay. If we don’t, we are paying them for calling us k*****s.

And the icing on the cake of utter stupidity:

Small minds that discuss people and not issues suffer from the mind of a rat. Illiterate, uneducated journalists are unable to reach youth league standards.

Some standards!