commented on The Spazz Age
But if I hated Moulin Rouge, I will hate this movie, right?
Because I hated Moulin Rouge.
May 22, 2012
commented on Israel Is for Jews
Well caught, The Accidental Theologist @8. In the same week, the Israeli govt. branded South Africa "racist" for suggesting a change to branding laws that would require vendors to label goods made by Israeli settlers in Palestine as originating from Occupied Palestinian Territory. Currently many products are labelled as coming from Israel. Ironies, like injustices, abound.
Mar 21, 2012
commented on The LGBT Commission Apologizes for Canceling Meeting with Israeli Visitors
Having attending an Israeli Apartheid week at a South African university recently, I can assure the commission that they made the right decision. If they wanted to have a reasoned debate about this issue, rest assured: it is near impossible, and it is certainly not possible to do so without making the Palestinian issue a central topic. If they do decide to have this debate, and I would encourage them to do so, they need to organise it very well and be prepared for an absolute barrage of special-interest speakers, including a number of rabid Israeli supporters (who are paid for attending events like this and) who read all their statements and responses from a web site specifically designed for the purpose.
Oh, and as for the "boo hoo, the poor Palestinians" comments: you obviously understand nothing about the extent of the persecution that Palestinian civilians suffer at the hands of this regime. At least two of the speakers at the Israeli Apartheid week argued, the main difference between Israel's occupation of Palestine and South Africa's Apartheid system is that the Israeli system seems harsher and more cruel. Say "boo hoo" to the Israeli man who, while attending a peaceful protest against the occupation of Palestine, saw a sniper shoot an unarmed 15yo in the stomach and then saw the same sniper shoot an Israeli protester in the head when the latter came to help him.
Nov 30, 2011
commented on A Fucking Brilliant Ad
If you ever come to South Africa, Charles, let me know and I'll buy you half a chicken.
Sep 26, 2011
commented on Why Socialism Is Right
What a wonderful thought. Many thanks for providing a lovely start to my Monday.
Jun 22, 2011
commented on Tim Minchin Doesn't Perform "Do Not Feed Donuts To Your Obese Children" Anymore
Fnarf, he's way ahead of you. Check out his song called Prejudice. Referring to yourself as "tampon" gives you a certain leeway.
Also, he didn't say the "full meaning" of nigger, he said "the history of that word in all its power". Similarly, you wouldn't think "cockroach" was too much of an insult, but it got thousand killed in Rwanda.