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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Viva Nambobbejania!

The forthcoming Presidential and National Assembly elections in Namibia are scheduled for November 27 and 28. The country has been governed by the Marxist South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO), since the country gained independence in March 1990. Since then it has been a walk in the park for the ruling party, who draws its strength principally from the Ovambo tribe who make up the greatest population in Namibia.

According to Wikipedia, Namibia has a population of 1.8 million people. White people, mainly Afrikaans-speaking, make up about 7% of the population, --- so SWAPO doesn’t really need their votes to stay in power! Why then, have they chosen a campaign poster with cheerful white faces beats me? (See image below)

This African country is another prime example of UN–democracy. (If you’ve been following the postings on this blog, then you’ll know what UN stands for!)

Various mining activities in the country provides more than 50% of foreign exchange earnings. Rich alluvial diamond deposits make Namibia a primary source for gem-quality diamonds. The country is also the fourth-largest exporter of nonfuel minerals in Africa, the world's fifth-largest producer of uranium, and the producer of large quantities of lead, zinc, tin, silver, and tungsten.

Despite this apparent wealth, and almost 20 years of democracy, half the population are stil living below the international poverty line of U.S.$1.25 a day, --- AND now read carefully, --- the mining sector employs only about 3% of the population. These facts come from the CIA Online Factbook. which is updated bi-weekly.

The growing concern regarding issues of poverty and inequality in Namibia, were recently discussed in one of the few political debates that took place in the run-up to the elections. Full details here.

BORN FREE TO VOTE STUPID

This Is Africa --- and there is absolutely nothing we can do to change that! While the indoctrinated masses line up to place their crosses in the right spot, firmly believing that this simple little act will magically guarantee their freedom forever, the politicians and mining tycoons laugh --- all they way to the bank! And the poor will be fed just enough to keep them alive, in order to produce offspring for the next generation of Marxist comrades, --- born free to vote stupid!

Viva you bunch of communists – Viva to the comrades! May you all wake up one day with the shocking realization that the Chinese and other foreigners, actually own your beautiful country.

THIS SHORT ARTICLE WAS INSPIRED BY A POSTING ON SNOTBLOCK.

The image below caught my eye while browsing the, "Flat White Snot Blog", a site managed by folk who are now firmly settled in Australia, but who evidently still harbour memories of their old habitat in South West Africa (Namibia).

I must confess that I really enjoy reading the stories published on snotblock, because between their unique, and witty expressions, which use words such as ‘Nambobbejania’, -- ‘Oestraliejuh’ and ‘Julius Dilemma’, I can relate, 120 percent, to what they are talking about. Their blog explains why they’ve chosen such an odd name, --- and it’s not as gross as what it may seem!


Picture source: www.swapoparty.org/elections_2009

2 comments :

Flat White said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

I'm glad to see that some of my imaginative creations (like Baboonia, Nambobbejania and Julius Dilemma) are becoming part of general conversations! (You didn't mention Casper Semenbal!)

Thanks for the reference, we're actually just a bunch of mad southwesters who like to tell stories - and tell the truth like it is...

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Ja-nee, ek het so agter gekom. Ek volg julle blog vir 'n geruime tyd, en geniet die stories baie!

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