Monday, May 23, 2005

While We're On The Subject of Murderous and Despotic

I'm informed only slightly belatedly that we also have a winner in the category of Credulity-Beggaring Gall By A Deposed Oppressor Minority. Seems entire hundreds of Afrikaners marched on the South African culture ministry Saturday to oppose the name change of the capital city from 'Pretoria' to 'Tshwane', which means 'we are all the same' and is the name of a pre-colonial local chief.

That would be the same Pretoria, let us recall, which was named after Andries Pretorius, the man whose legacy to humanity was no less than the invention of South African apartheid.

Protest placards featured the fascinatingly unself-aware diktat 'Pretoria stays Pretoria,' and were carried by campaigners who, possibly through an inbreeding-induced genetic defect in the receptors for massive shrieking irony, report feeling 'marginalized'.

The words 'cry', 'me', and 'river' spring inexorably to mind. Also the words 'if a bomb happened to fall on the murderous racist scum while they protested and killed them all it would on balance have to be considered not at all a bad' and 'thing'.

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