On Oscar Pistorius, singularity and libtards

Regarding convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius, almost everyone has had “an egg to lay”, as the Afrikaans expression goes. I purposefully tried to avoid his trial and its attendant hype, as it displayed once more the painful and colonial stupidity of South African society, with its stereotypical concerns that make the average TV soap opera look like Dostoevsky.

roodt_fbfotoHordes of local and foreign journalists swarmed around the court room, tweeting incessantly. More than one book rolled off the presses, in which the orgiastic display of superficiality, Schadenfreude and political correctness was apparently canonised. I say, “apparently”, as I have not read any of these tomes and probably never will.

The only comment worth making about Oscar Pistorius is that he is not an Afrikaner. Despite his surname which, incidentally, is of Dutch origin, being a Latinisation of “baker” (“pistor” means “baker” in Latin), he was raised as English and attended English schools. So if one’s culture makes one commit murder or shoot your girlfriend through the bathroom door, English must be lethal.

However, I strongly suspect that even if Pistorius had been a “Smith” or a “Jones” – the two most common surnames in Great Britain – he would still have been crucified by the media vampires as a kind of “Afrikaner by association”. So every journalist or commentator vaguely able to spell “sociology” or “psychology” launched into quasi-learned “explanations” of Pistorius’s behaviour which was mostly attributed to being a white, middle-class and “Afrikaner” male.

Alex Perry even wrote an early piece for Time magazine, in which he fell back on the ultimate English-South African cliché, the laager, retaining the antiquated Dutch spelling that Afrikaners never use:

The ultimate example of this private crime control is the security estate. The ancestors of the white Afrikaners, 19th century Dutch settlers, had their own response to overwhelming danger: circling their wagons in an impenetrable laager. The most celebrated laager was at the Battle of Blood River in 1838, in which 470 Dutchmen killed 3,000 Zulu warriors while sustaining light wounds to just three of their own. The security estate–a walled-off cluster of houses protected by razor wire, electric fences, motion detectors and guards–is the 21st century laager. Its purpose is the same: separation from what Afrikaners call the swart gevaar or “black threat.” The security estate is a private, individual, exclusive solution to that fear. And Silver Woods in Pretoria, where Pistorius lives behind electrified 8-ft.-high (2.5 m) security walls watched over by the estate’s dedicated security force, is one of the most exclusive guarded communities in the country.

Our crime statistics are, as everyone knows, “off the charts” as they say in America, and post-1994 South Africa has the dubious distinction of having both the highest incidence of rape in the world and almost the highest murder rate. OK, so Honduras and Venezuela beat us in the number of murders per 100 000 members of the population, but in absolute terms an extraordinary 16914 people got murdered last year. Probably Pistorius’s crime will be classified as a “culpable homicide” of which there were 11257 in 2013. If you add the two together, you get 28171 people killed in one year. On average, 43 people are murdered every day, 77 if you include the culpable homicides. That means our daily number of murders exceeds the annual body count in places like Denmark (47 murders per year), Switzerland (46 per year) and New Zealand (41 murders per year).

I specifically mention Switzerland, as it is well-known that the Swiss army system, a citizens’ militia, entails that every man aged 55 and under has a government-issue assault rifle at home. As the adage goes, guns don’t kill people… and Switzerland is the living proof of that.

So the avalanche of clichés in the media on “Afrikaner gun culture”, “whiteness”, “masculinity”, the “laager”, “black peril”, etc., merely represents the self-referential black box of libtardism and its incapacity to grasp or describe even the stuff of so-called “genre fiction”: murder.

One of the first and most obvious aspects of the Oscar Pistorius story is that it is a singularity. Here is a man without legs who ran in the Olympics and then shot his girlfriend through the bathroom door for some peculiar personal reason which may have been tantamount to a crime passionel. It will never happen again. We all know how lawyers train their witnesses to say certain things in court to make the evidence fit a certain legal outcome. The entire narrative around Pistorius’s “fear of crime” may have been the figment of Barry Roux’s imagination, for all we know. Yet Steinberg and his fellow libtards see in this statement a corroboration of their “white/Afrikaner paranoia theory”.

Within the delirious fantasy world of the libtard where whites are always violent and evil, as opposed to blacks who are congenitally innocent, but sometimes “pushed” into crime or violence by white racism or socioeconomic conditions, Oscar Pistorius was the ultimate “proof” of white, male and Afrikaans wickedness. Security estates, or “gated communities” in American parlance, of which there are literally thousands in South Africa, are an expression of “white paranoia” and have nothing to do with defending oneself against the ambient social war raging on the streets of South Africa.

I have referred before to the English-South African need for imitation and colonial deference to Britain. For the elites of Johannesburg and Cape Town, white or black, London will always be our real capital, and Washington to a lesser extent. Anglo-American political correctness is also the national creed, and woe betide anyone who deviates from it. South African “intellectualism” consists of simulating or conforming to such British or American PC views, regardless of local culture or conditions.

Even where a “muti” or “medicine murder” takes place in the age-old African tradition, it will be explained in terms of “apartheid” and things like “white patriarchy” or “masculinity”. The resulting anachronism, logical absurdity and sheer dishonesty of such explanations are cavalierly disregarded by libtard genii whose racial fixation trumps all other interpretations or even facts. Naturally, every libtard is a genius who regularly sneers haughtily at any conservative, rational or logical criticism of his or her prejudices, as being “stupid” or “dumb” in a revealing demonstration of the Dunning-Kruger effect.

Even though the Pistorius murder case was a clear-cut interpersonal crime between two people with an intimate relationship, white-on-white as they say, the libtard mainstream media (MSM) immediately set about racialising it. Even where any form of racial motive shines in its utter absence, it has to be imagined or filled in, because otherwise they would have nothing left to say.

Op my ou ramkiekie met net een snaar, we say in Afrikaans to convey someone’s one-dimensional conversation or ideas. Libtardism is indeed a musical instrument with a single string: race. Without a racial monotone, the libtard reaches the end of his little universe where, as Wittgenstein said:

“What we cannot speak about we must pass over in silence.”

One day even maths and physics, or the origins of the universe, will be described in terms of a libtardist, racial paradigm.

Forgetting for a moment about Oscar Pistorius’s notoriety even before his murder trial, the hullabaloo over the trial was indicative of a kind of cognitive and semantic crisis at the heart of political correctness. Conditions in South Africa being what they are, with rampant crime and violence, including the killing and rape of children, even babies, the most confident libtard must sense imminent mind-control failure. No matter how powerful the Anglo-Saxon media machine and “neurolinguistic programming” in this country, sooner or later the average citizen is “mugged by reality”, as the expression goes. Or rather, the fortunate ones get mugged, the unfortunate ones become rape or murder statistics.

From within the newsrooms and the inner sanctums of academe where an even more convoluted jargon circumlocutes the generalised sociopathy, or sadism, of South Africa, the ramkiekie is sounding more and more like a crackling short-wave radio somewhere in the Congolese jungle. London is calling, but she is no longer getting through.

Some of the most pitiful imitations of politically correct cultural-Marxist or feminist “discourse” – a word more commonly used in French, but that became strangely fashionable in English – are to be found among South African blacks. Political correctness for blacks has the added advantage of also being profitable, in that it justifies affirmative action, BEE (black economic empowerment) and the other Orwellian policies pursued by our government. As I have also stated elsewhere, South Africa is the only country in the world where an ethnic majority with unfettered political, military, police and economic power – if its share of the state-owned economy is taken into account – has to be protected from a dwindling, disenfranchised and powerless minority.

It follows that, not only does a white “perp” like legless Oscar represent a valuable pawn in the ongoing semantic war against Afrikaners/whites by the PC horde, but he also has great economic and political value. Like Penelope’s face launched a thousand ships, the abject figure of Oscar the white “Afrikanerised” criminal will launch a thousand tenders. As “white male evil incarnate”, he will assuage the pangs of conscience in looting our state down to the last, devalued rand, if ever there were such pangs. The ultimate objective of revolution in South Africa was not to “liberate us” but to fall upon the state and municipal coffers in a feeding frenzy of sleaze and corruption that puts the Caribbean piracy of yore to shame.

But let me get back to the “feminist” interpretation of Oscar, alluded to a paragraph or two ago. A black male and a deputy director-general in the Presidency at that, Mr. Busani Ngcaweni, has alerted me on Twitter to his “analysis” of Oscar under the ominous title, White masculinity since 1994, published in the Sunday Independent yesterday.

The astute reader will by now have realised that, in South Africa, we do not really have a problem with rapists or murderers committing all these heinous crimes, but with abstract nouns. As rape is notoriously under-reported, it is estimated that up to a million women get raped every year, not by real, live rapists, but by abstract nouns such as “masculinity” and “patriarchy”. In the libtard media and in academic journals, there is a whole industry devoted to blaming “masculinity” and “patriarchy” for rape and murder and “femicide”, with the underlying suggestion that white, middle-class males are somehow also involved in the rape and murder epidemic. Anyone questioning this is immediately censored, or fired.

However, even a casual perusal of the South African Police’s own statistics, will demonstrate that violent crime, including rape and murder, is not reported at police stations like Randburg or Bellville where middle-class white males cluster, but in areas like Soweto or the Cape Flats where few, if any, whites live. Now, unless the victims of crime in white middle-class areas, pursued by white male accountants, lawyers and members of middle management, drive across Johannesburg or Cape Town to go and report their crimes in black or Coloured areas, we may safely assume that those crimes had indeed been committed within or near the police precincts where they were first reported. Unlike what Jonny Steinberg claims, there is no “culture of violence” in predominantly white, Afrikaner suburbs and legal gun owners do not shoot up the neighbourhood, as a rule.

So while sundry white libtard-feminist harpies like Gillian Schutte or Christi van der Westhuizen rail against abstract nouns such as “whiteness” or “masculinity” or “patriarchy”, no-one has ever tendered any concrete evidence that white South African males commit any more crime than ones in Denmark, Switzerland or New Zealand, our already-mentioned three low-crime countries.

Oscar Pistorius’s singular murder is therefore not representative of anything, let alone “a source of racial shame” as Steinberg in his libtard zeal pontificated shortly after his sentencing:

…I get the sense that the feelings of vengeance are much stronger among whites than blacks. Pistorius has offended a sense of racial pride, and a lot of white people are hungry for his blood.

Wandering around the eastern Free State and Gauteng these past couple of weeks, I get the sense that many people in the townships don’t care one way or another about Pistorius. Another rich person received soft justice. So what? It happens all the time.

The vitriol spewing across the airwaves has been disproportionately white, as far as I can tell.

Are libtards capable of “sense”? As someone said, journalism is a low-paid job where most of the job satisfaction comes from fraternising with important people and regularly smearing them. So it does not really attract the mathematically gifted or people with analytical, logical skills.

On Twitter last night, Busani Ngcaweni suggested that Steinberg had even gone so far as to claim that Afrikaners had “initiated” pristine, innocent blacks into violence during the ninenteenth century:

Even though libtards are capable of the most extreme and outlandish statements, I would be surprised to see such a quote, even from a Boerehaat author such as Steinberg, but then in South Africa, anything is possible.

South Africa’s one saving grace is that we are a member of BRICS, with the ultimate hope that either Russia or China will assume a neo-colonial role in this country, to staunch the destructive excesses of Anglo-American, racialised political correctness. However, Ngcaweni does not offer me any hope, as he sounds just like some indoctrinated 2nd-year social-science student from Wits or UCT, although he claims never to have been to university. He merely recapitulates the groundless speculations of Steinberg et al when he concludes his piece on Oscar by saying:

It is the fascinating peep into a particular world that this trial gave us: the life of guns, sport cars and blondes, the new cultural signifiers of Afrikaner masculinity in post-apartheid South Africa.

If anything, the non-Afrikaner Oscar’s evidently shallow and flashy Hollywood-lifestyle is more indicative of the dominant “global” culture than anything remotely Afrikaans or Afrikaner. Being Calvinists, with a strong patrician bond to the land, the plebeian display of material wealth and symbols of consumption has never been part of the Afrikaner make-up. Around Johannesburg, I see more black males in expensive, million-rand plus sports cars than white ones. Most Afrikaners drive utilitarian bakkies or pick-ups as many are self-employed and have to transport stock or equipment in their struggle for survival against a hostile, anti-white system.

One of the many paradoxes of our self-proclaimed “genius” pundits is that, apart from mixing metaphors and facts so often, they also have no sense of logical consistency. When using modish, postmodern language from a few decades ago, you should at least be aware that, by implication, you are rejecting the very notion of “representation” in favour of complexity, paradox, multiplicity, singularity, and so on. That is Postmodernism 101.

Not only has representative government failed us in South Africa, but the libtard in search of his “representative” white male perpetrator has become even more risible than some of our politicians.


  • Götterdammerung

    Ja swaer. As Thomas Sowell indicated so brilliantly the “intellectuals” of today are nothing more than self aggrandized professional liars that has less in common with intellectualism than a garden variety snail. Of course this whole episode is a bright orange display of self-righteous moral “outrage”, being professional offended on behalf of someone else, Dunning-Kruger, narcissism, intellectual McDonald’s and neurosis caused by “white privilege” and other assorted useless neologisms

  • Johann Theron

    “London is not getting through” indeed. The more the Afrikaans minority gets smaller and smaller, the more virulent and panicky the liberal retards get “because” the logics of it all dumbfounds even casual perusal. One day there will be no Afrikaners left and heaven will have no mercy because they will turn on each other, like they did in Zimbabwe. My uncle asked me how long it will take (in 1994) – and I said before 2044. My prediction is based on Sales Generation Ratio over time – so we’ll see. At this point the West have ditched us (despite SA being part of the prized colonies of yore) and now the Mines have ditched us also. I am starting to disagree with the learned writer about BRICS, the offer to help SA is there, but the hands to grab the rope, will miss because our leader squints..

  • Rooikop

    Die Afrikaner sal vir alles die skuld kry – selfs as die kat kleintjies kry soos my ma sou sê. As jy die hond wil slaan sal jy altyd ‘n stok kry en Oscar is nou maar net weer ‘n gerieflik nabygeleë stok. Die feit dat ‘n witman kan moor – tog sooo gerieflik. Die feit dat ‘n blanke vrou vermoor is – nou ja, die straf wys dat dit ook nie vir die reg van veel belang is nie.

  • FR2P

    Yonni Steinberg should leave. 80% of all Jews live in the US. He should be inciting the new South American immigrants against Anglo whites

    • Guest

      “There are about 13-14 million Jews in the world. The vast majority of these Jews live in either the United States and Israel, both with 5-6 million Jews. There are about 1.5 million Jews in Europe, 400,000 in Latin America and 350,000 in Canada. In Africa, there are less than 100,000 Jews, about 90% of whom live in the country of South Africa. There are about 100,000 Jews in Australia and New Zealand combined. There are about 50,000 Jews in Asia (not including Israel).” http://www.jewfaq.org/populatn.htm

      • Arkan

        They have a home state of Israel, why do they not return home ?

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  • Saamprater

    Great read Dan. Thanks. I will share this.
    Just a bit on the piece about Ngcaweni. It is part of the dehumanizing efforts against the whites that they blame/project their criminality onto whites.
    How far does one have to go back to prove this guy wrong? Nimrod? (For those who don’t know who he was, and as a self study, read the Old Testament)
    But back to the dehumanizing of whites. It is obvious that the ANC are preparing themselves to act out against whites and by means of dehumanizing a person/people it is easier to live with your own conscious afterwards.
    We need to point these things out every time we see it in the media/radio/tv and insist that MSM are aware of being complicit. Not that those libtatds will be spared if mass genocide happens.
    The drive for a Homeland for whites are a non negotiable in the light of above, therefore, I implore all to let go of the egos, take hands with fellow Afrikaners and like minded people and lets start a serious push for our Constitutional rights.

    • Jochen Peiper

      It often happens during the period presaging genocides that those set to be genocided are subtly and sometimes crassly dehumanised….

  • Albert Brenner

    A gem! 🙂

  • Cuan Elgin

    After today’s sad announcement on Sky TV of the fatal shooting of South Africa’s soccer captain, the presenter went on to say that this had occurred just days after the jailing of Olympian Oscar Pistorius for shooting dead his girlfriend, and that South Africa had a “culture of violence” which raised the question of “gun control”.

    The solution is not “gun control.” South Africa already has draconian gun control legislation. The problem is, who controls the gun?

    Currently, it …is very difficult for a law-abiding citizen, even one who is fully competent in gun matters, to simply relicense his existing firearms, but it is dead-easy for a criminal to acquire a gun; even an AK-47, with which to commit murder and create mayhem.

    Many countries abroad do not recognize that South Africa is now governed by a former terrorist movement whose modus operandi was violence, and who, aided and abetted by some of those very same countries abroad, smuggled in huge numbers of AK-47’s for their vaunted “freedom struggle”. Those assault rifles still exist, and circulate; often hired out for the day!

    When an amnesty is declared for unlicensed firearms, no AK-47’s are handed in, and no criminals hand in their guns; only law-abiding people hand in weapons, which often, it has emerged, are then sold out of the police station “back door” to criminals, to be used against the now-disarmed, law-abiding citizenry. It is highly unlikely, and extremely rare, for a legitimately licensed firearm to be used in a robbery or murder, for the obvious reason that it is traceable.

    If in fact the disgraced Olympian genuinely did believe that there were criminals in his house, and did in fact shoot to protect his loved one and himself, albeit recklessly, then he was reacting (or over-reacting, the court decided) to what every man in South Africa fears; a house invasion, and having to kill to prevent the gang-rape and murder of the females of his household and/or endure cruel torture and/or death himself at the hands of ruthless, sadistic criminals, who are rampant in the South Africa of today.

    This aspect of crime in South Africa was not put forward at the widely televised trial, and it is a shame that it was not, as the false perception has been created that South Africans are gun-toting, gung-ho types, who shoot at the drop of a hat. Far from it. That ignoble label should be reserved for the thousands of violent, illegally armed criminals terrorizing South Africa, whose reign of terror the current regime does not appear to have the will, nor the way, to stop.

  • Jochen Peiper

    When I read discourse such as that by Steinberg I become despondent.
    People like him and his libtard friends are capable of repeating each other incessantly and so wagging the dog. Lisa Vettin and Africheck have used this tactic over and over and in each instance the repeated quoting of their website by media has lent an aura of “truth” to their lies by repetition. The result is that the adage that a lie cannot be true no matter how often you repeat it is not true… because these people repeat a lie until everyone thinks it is the truth. The problem is they and they alone have access to the capability to “speak to the people” via the news media which is held in any regard by the masses. It is lietrally a case of wagging the dog. The result is that when an imbecile like Steinberg is part of the news media cabal (or little clique if you want) he is able to achieve credibility by sheer weight of having his friends repeatedly bleat his words in a authoritative manner. Given that his little cabal controls what we are hearing this is what the masses read and then believe…
    I really do become despondent…

  • Dolk

    “Oscar Pistorius versus Nelson Mandela” sou dalk ‘n sprekende opskrif gewees het? Want die glibberige-terte het beide “verhef”. Van ‘n CON na ‘n ICON en, van ‘n ICON na ‘n CON. (Verskoon die ICON/CON – ek moes darem iets in Engels sê ;))

  • Karel Combrinck

    South Africa, and Afrikaners specifically, have always been the subject of propaganda slogans. Such another example, although not new, is “culture of violence”. Of course violence is rife in South Africa especially, but not uniquely, violence perpetrated against whites. However, cheap slogans such as “culture of violence”, derived directly from the British press and its hereditary hatred of Afrikaners, bring us no closer to any understanding of South African society at all. Despite Jonny Steinberg’s anti-Afrikaans contortionism, the Oscar Pistorius episode tells us nothing about Afrikaner, or South African society as such. The Oscar Pistorius episode is in fact the kind of human drama that occurs on a daily basis in every society on this earth, whether it has a “culture of violence” or not. Attempts by persons like Steinberg to prove the contrary at all costs, are manifestations of extreme bad faith.

    • Guest

      I’d say. As if “culture of violence” somehow is not relevant to passport-holder Jonny’s home country Israel after his tribe blazed through Palestine and every newspaper cover took note. Jonny’s not a libtard, he’s a retard

      • Karel Combrinck

        I did not realise that our friend was an Israeli citizen. Thank you for reminding us, Guest. This means of course that he comes from one of the most violent cultures on earth, as you rightly point out. Perhaps they justify the violence against Palestinians as somehow “biblical”. Is the name “Palestinian” not precisely derived from the Old Testamentary Philistine?

  • P.W.B

    Another exceptional article by Dr Roodt.

  • Sonia

    Excellent article again. The libtards forget to mention how many black middle class people own/rent in the “gated communities”. I myself, as an estate agent, on many occasions wasn’t able to sell to black buyers because there were too many of their own kind living in the same area, which made me smirk I can tell you. Black people today live much more affluent lives than most whites ever did and ever will.
    As white Afrikaner people we rise above the onslaught as we have in the past, we always will exactly because we know who we are inherently. okay, maybe there are a few liberal so-called Afrikaner journalists but they have to live with their conscience eventually, if they ever have such a thing. Thank you Dan, it is as ointment to the soul to read something of value and truth and real intellect I might add.