A long walk through Berlin can be quite revealing. Without looking for the prompts, political themes start forming familiar patterns in your mind. My trip started with a security alert I had received regarding attacks by extremist youth groups on people of colour in Germany. Oddly enough, that security alert rated Berlin and Johannesburg on…
Walking through the city of London (while attending a conference recently) and observing the locals and tourists alike, I found myself contemplating a lot of truths we take for granted back home. I use the word ‘truth’ lightly in this case because much of how we perceive the world is based on conditioning and indoctrination…
Sunset from my backyard
Taken with my cell phone, in Johannesburg, South Africa. (c) Cynically Jaded – Oct 2012
A Rant About The Petty Impotence of Muslims
We had an interesting incident at work today. It was related to a new prayer facility that we managed to obtain from the company in recent months. The pettiness and irrationality of today’s incident made it clear why the Ummah is in the state that it’s in. This might sound overly dramatic, or it might…
South Africa, A Nation Under Siege
We had a security incident at our home tonight. It was literally a minute before midnight when I was prodded out of bed by the sound of the siren for the electric fencing screaming. In typical fashion, I loitered, somewhat from being disorientated because I was in a deep sleep, and partially because it takes…
You and your wife seem like wonderful people. My questions are: have you lived in South Africa your whole life? What's it like? Which important life experiences shaped you into person you are today?
Thank you…I’ll definitely pass on the compliment. 🙂 I’ve lived in SA my entire life, with two short stints living abroad as well. I spent a year in Saudi and 6 months in Tunisia. South Africa is often under estimated, over simplified, and grossly misunderstood. It’s beautiful and horrible at the same time. We spend…
At moments like this, I struggle to identify this ‘humanity’ that we talk about.
Robbers drowned boy, 12, in boiling water
The joys of living in a country where the superior education of our ministers leads criminals to believe that they can blame Satan for their deeds. The last line in this article was the kicker for me. Trying to explain away a deranged mind by claiming that she couldn’t afford a funeral, hence burying her husband in a shallow grave inside the house! And this is the kind of responsibility and accountability that senior members of government actually endorse? Definitely time for the ANC to get out of office and make way for genuinely competent people to govern this country.
MEC blames crimes on Satan | News24