Thursday, 30 October 2008
The dangers of crying wolf..
Now as always let me say that I'm deeply sympathetic to anyone who has been affected by murder/rape/trauma of any kind and I truly hope nobody ever has to be again. This goes without saying on my website...we're humanists here. We don't wish harm upon anyone or anything.
But it's another of those things you matter of factly hear if you're unlucky enough to enjoy a white South Africans company for more than a few moments : "3000 white farmers have been killed since 1994 !"
If you're lucky enough you can get away from the crazy tin hat wearing idiot before he's started to tell you about idiotic things like "state sponsored genocide".
Now if this were true it would be a pretty bad figure. It would mean a white farmer was murdered once ever 2 days or so. Of course, like almost all the crime "figures" you hear and read about in South Africa it's pure mythology.
Firstly how are these figures produced ? Forensic reports ? Objective statistical analysis ? Studying the media released reports ?
Er...no. They're pulled out of someone ass. That someone normally being a bitter racist with a penchant for sensationalism to make their story more colorful.
Now before you need to believe me who you right wing zealots dub a "crazy liberal with a head up his arse"...why not read this excerpt sent in an email between a very prominent member of the S.A.S blog criticizing another….. now ex member.
( I'm withholding their names out of respect for their privacy and personal lives, not because I'm making this up.)
I'm perfectly well acquainted with the hundreds of records on your website archives, why - I was browsing them only last night. While I commend you for this, it troubles me that you can so easily distort the truth - the girl who was murdered in George this past weekend, Marisa Coetzee somehow landed up on your farm murders section. Some other names on there were suburban murders, or as it turned out later, were actually murdered by their (White) husbands or boyfriends. You think people do not notice? Think again.
Not long ago, you made a big splash about farm murders having reached 3 000 - to my own regret I ran with your story and gave it prominent publicity on the blog, only to see you quietly retracting and revising your massively inflated and manipulated figures later. Boy, did I feel the right royal clown! Despite this, I never said a word to you. Last week, a patently fraudulent email arrives purportedly from XXXXX XXXXXXX,asking for money. Without a second thought you posted it up on the blog, pulling it only after I asked you to do so, and leaving me to issue the
apologies and to try and maintain our integrity.
I'm sure you're keen on inflating farm murder figures so as to achieve the required shock value you so eagerly seek, but riding roughshod
with the truth serves only to damage your own credibility and impugn your reputation.
Did you get that ? Let me spell it out for you. Even the champions of gross hyperbole and sensationalism known as "South Africa Sucks" admit they KNOW the nature of how these figures in their own words are "massively inflated and manipulated figures". The fact you'll never see anything that honest on their blog speaks of their total lack of credibility...instead you'll see them rather say things like "massively underreported" and "state sponsored genocide". This should really cut right ot the bone of their avid readers who worship these guys are some sorts of "heroes" and "brave purveyors of truth!" and expose them for the total two faced Machiavellian manipulative and divisive f#cking public relations team that they are. If you want to be a racist bigot folks, you'll do better than being played like puppets by the agenda ridden expats.
Instead of cheering them you might want to ask why you've been treated like idiots not worthy of knowing the real facts and as someone to be whipped into a fervor based on known lies. S.A.S readers the knife is deep in your back whether you know it or not. In this very strange way this blog really works in your defense...for how many of you would hold onto your racist beliefs if you know how flimsy the foundations were that they were based on... and how easily you'd been played for a fool and used by your fellow white men for their own selfish causes ?
Back to the issue of the 3000 so called white farm murders since 1994. As hinted at in the letter the number of white farm murders is a mix of misinformation and deception. The irony is the real number is probably quite high in the grand scheme of things and world wide context. However when these idiots scream easily exposed bullshit figures and the likes it cheapens the message. It's the old story about the boy crying wolf. Eventually when you one day need it most your cries will fall on deaf ears ...all so that vindictive expat could feel a little better about having to do his own dirty laundry.
Making an estimate based on what information is available, white South Africans have a murder rate of worst case scenario of 30 per 100 000 but as I have frequently demonstrated the real number is closer to between 8 and 25 per 100 000. In fact staticts released up until 2001(our highest year of crime) show the murder rate for the white population has never been higher than 25 even then , compared to the colored population that that time being 140/100 000 and the black population being 40/100 000. All this puts to rest the mythology about farm murder figure than would imply murder rates for that group to be as high as 300/100 000.
But one does not need to go into complicated statistics to debunk this idea. One just need to look at the backgrounds of the people who make such reports and the "data" they used and how they used it. In doing so you quickly and easily can see they are full of subjective agenda, deliberate lies and ...as I like to put it so often....bullshit.
The moral of the story ? Well it's a good one folks. Don't trust those who would use fear to sell you their ideas. Talk of hell fires for non believers won't make god exist, but it will fill church coffers. Talk of "bird flues" that will kill us all , aren't real or based in truth , but they will have people rushing to for inoculations. This trick is as old as time people and you always need to be a step ahead of it. In the same way never trust those who'd use sensationalism to sell you something....you wouldn't rush to the phone to buy the new "miracle fitness flier" because they assured you were guaranteed a chiselled and tanned eternity surrounded by double dd's bottle blondes at the pool would you ? So why then would you fall victim to the politics of others who seek to sell their agenda's in the same way ?
Have some F#cking pride and start thinking for yourselves.
Posted by The Rooster at 06:13