Why I won’t blog about Madiba

28 Jan

Amidst the hype, trauma, media, tears and tweets… there is a man.
We should all take a moment, and ponder on this reality.

Before I continue, I just have to establish a view points:

  • I have a whole heap of respect for Mandela.
  • I do not idolise him.
  • I do, however, believe that he could run South Africa better in his sleep than Zuma, Mbeki and Obama put together.
  • I can do a mean Mandela-accent 🙂

 

Now that I have established the above points, let me tell you why I won’t blog about him.

  • The media is already vulturing his personal life so much, and I wouldn’t like to add to the frenzy
  • In my mind, above any of of his accomplishments, he is still a husband, father, grandfather etc. Heaven forbid that my dad end up in hospital, I would NOT like to be harassed like his family
  • I do not want to turn Madiba into Bieber – Just another trending topic, popular hashtag, or icon-of-the-moment.
  • I do not have to use Madiba to make a political statement. And yes, I do believe that that is exactly what a lot of the “concerned” people will do/are doing.

Why am I telling you this? Well, I have had quite a few people ask me in the last day or so whether or not I intend to do a Madiba-post. And I had to say no, and each time explain myself.

Now, for the irony part of it all, I suppose that I just did blog about Madiba. I apologise.

Amandla.

 

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7 Responses to “Why I won’t blog about Madiba”

  1. Wayne Bisset 28 January 2011 at 06:55 #

    You are one of very few. Salute!

  2. Willie 28 January 2011 at 11:06 #

    Dude… Dis maar soetsappig met heuning om die mond. Ek neem neem hom kwalik dat hy toegelaat het dat ‘n moegoe soos zuma so ‘n k@k job doen. Hy moes meer gedoen het. Ek kan nie wag vir die aftermath nie. Die k@k gaan spatty.

    • BaasDeBeer 28 January 2011 at 11:20 #

      Bra, ek hoor wat jy sê, maar daar is net soveel wat een man as mens kon doen. Ek dink dis onregverdig om NOG meer van hom te verwag.
      Kan jy IMAGINE hoe goed sou uitgedraai het as bv Zuma ons eerste demo prezzi was??

  3. DA BLAZE 29 January 2011 at 00:35 #

    Persoonlik dink ek dat Mandela ten-spyte vir wat wie se steeds vir ons afrikaner generation opstaan en ek is bevrees die dag waneer hy die tydelike verruil met die ewige…. gaan ons SH%t He

    • BaasDeBeer 29 January 2011 at 02:15 #

      Ek stem saam met jou, maar ek glo darem nie dinge gaan erger raak net omdat hy wel eendag gaan doodgaan nie. Daai U-HOER-u crap is st00pit . . .

      • DA BLAZE 29 January 2011 at 15:13 #

        EKE hoop so…. die probleem met ons vandag is… ons staan nie saam nie… kyk na daai generasie…as iets verkeerd gaai toi-toi hulle todat hulle kry wat hulle wil he…. ons aanvaar dit maar net omdat ons nie lus is vir die storie nie….

        Daar is ‘n baie maklike oplosing en dit is om die Doodstraf trug te bring… vandag as hul nie huise het nie nie werk het nie maak hulle iemand dood…
        Ja hulle hry tronkstraf maar hulle kry kos ‘n bed geld klere en hulle is voor gesorg die res van hulle lewe

        Hoefeel erger moet dit raak voordat dit beter raak… dis te se as dit eenigsins gaan beter raak… (net my opienie)

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