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Friday, September 9, 2011

The Hilarious Demolition of Language and Heritage



A South African TV commercial for Spur showcases a court scene in which “Burger” is declared free. In this commercial a Black Judge delivers his final verdict of “not guilty” by stating: “Burger – I hereby declare you free, my man!” The court verdict is followed by loud applause.

I immediately recognized the connection to “Free Burghers” (Afr. Vryburgers), and often wondered how many others also recognised this obscure and delicate reference to South Africa’s early colourful history.  Some may argue that the producers of the advert probably didn’t even realize this connection - but I doubt it, as they would not have used a White policemen (with a stupid looking expression) as the court orderly, to say, “All Rise!” in such a clearly identifiable, atrocious Afrikaans accent.

In another amusing commercial, this time for “Chicken Licken”, the producers played ingeniously on the mispronunciation of the word “burger” - as in hamburger.  The commercial depicts a Black dude arriving home to his two room mates, who both happened to be White. The dialogue starts off as follows:

Black dude: “Hy guys!”
White guys: “Hi, where’ve you been?”
Black dude: “I just picked up a beggar on the way home… Yeah, a big beggar too, just sitting there next to me, in the box… smelled so fresh and looked so good… I just couldn’t resist. I ATE that beggar right there!”

The two young White fellows are completely horrified, and the advert skilfully depicts the dramatic imagery of cannibalism going on in their heads.
(Both videos are embedded further down on this page.)
 

Although I do realize that there are some Afrikaners who will find the “Chicken Licken” advert offensive, I personally find it quite hilarious. Maybe my laughter is also a laughter of despair - a peculiar phenomenon of the Afrikaner, which the English philanthropist Emily Hobhouse also observed with wonder, while she was reporting on the conditions in the Boer concentration camps and the aftermath of the scorched earth policy. Click here to read a short account of this terrible laughter of the Afrikaner.

The Chicken Licken “beggar” advert had me thinking that it was about time this blog featured an article on the Free Burghers of the Cape, particularly in the light of the fact that this blog already has numerous articles published about farmers – mostly bad news!  My decision to do so as soon as possible was inspired further when I read the rubbish that is currently published online, and how undue emphasis has been placed on the so-called expansion of farms into the territory of the Khoikhoi, as if these drifting hunter-gatherers had exclusive rights to any specific African territory!

Archaeological evidence shows that the Khoikhoi (or San) entered South Africa from Botswana through two distinct routes – travelling west, skirting the Kalahari to the west coast, then down to the Cape, and travelling south-east out into the Highveld and then southwards to the south coast –
Source.

These indigenous people were also displaced and victimized by successive waves of hostile Black tribes who were NOT truly indigenous to Southern Africa, but we seldom read about this part of South African history, do we?  All we ever hear, read, and see, constantly – is over exaggerated stories about White colonization and the brutality of apartheid… I’m sick of it!

The constant hammering on about scientific and genetic studies that apparently prove the Khoi-San people (with their distinctive Asian/Mongolian features) where the first modern humans, is another exasperating issue. This blog has touched on the issue here and here, but I believe it should be tackled persistently with supplementary research, until our ‘cultured’ professors someday awaken from their deep slumber… or is it fear?

Stay tuned for the follow-up posting, which will deal with those splendid "Free Burghers", the very first White farmers of South Africa. I will deliver the article speedily, before that part of our beautiful history gets totally grilled, roasted and toasted -
(pardon all the puns!)

The videos…






27 comments :

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Quotable quotes
This note is just so that you know that an absence of comments doesn't necessarily mean that no one is reading
Buck

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I read you blog daily.

Dingo

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Lol. Really ? I mean come on man this is paranoid even for you. Nut case.

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@ Anonymous
Yes you who called Tia a nut case... “Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you”
Ben Franklin January 5th 1773
Buck

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Ironice that wolf reference. This website after all is one big "cry wolf".

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Ok, but this nutcase lives in Australia , many many more is either joining this nutcase or attempts to join this nutcase from black run South Africa. You know whats nice? When this nutcase can go for a walk on the beach at 11 o clock at night and the worst that can happen to me is that I will get sand in my shoes. Yes your utopia is perfect and it's nice to be the butt of all jokes ( as a white male) on your tv ads. I read this blog daily because I still have dear friends in SA and the news in Australia does not portray what's happening in SA, because they don't care. By the way neither does the rest of the world. Dingo

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

When this nutcase can go for a walk on the beach at 11 o clock at night and the worst that can happen to me is that I will get sand in my shoes. Yes your utopia is perfect and it's nice to be the butt of all jokes ( as a white male) on your tv ads.

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So people in South Africa can't walk on the beach at night ? I hope you weren't being sarcastic about being a nutcase. You truly are one if you really believe that nonsense.

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Yes your utopia is perfect and it's nice to be the butt of all jokes ( as a white male) on your tv ads.

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Funny enough I have huge issues with how (especially white) males are portrayed as idiots in tv ads and sitcoms. Especially when we invented practcally everything and represent the top doctors, scientists, artists , chefs, mathmeticians, musicians etc etc. But this advert being offensive ? I don't at all make the connection. A play on the word "free" (a play on the difference between emancipated and "costing nothing") is reprentative of a conspirac theory against white males. If you think it does you have an Antares sized chip on your shoulder. Atlas has nothing on you.

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Ok , let me spell it out for you.
If you go for a walk on the beach in SA - lets say Durban. If you are a female, you will get raped. If you are a male you will get robbed, and then properbly raped as well. - To clear it up, not by the Smurfs but the blacks.
South Africa is not the kumbaya, lets all hold hands together bull that you see on TV. If it was then more than a million whites would not have left. The country is imploding, social services are non existent. Law and order depends how much money you have.
Multi culturism has failed all over the world, yet SA was the showcase for it. The hypothetical good feeling that everyone wants to see is South Africa. In 50 years from now, the world if it still exists will say. How unfair, how could they. How could the world destroy the youngest nation , with its own language , culture etc. But they did.
Coming to the adds, all whites are stereotyped as either nerds or dumb. Blacks are always portrayed as highly intelligent, cool and successful. These days its quite apt as whites can not get jobs because they are white. White woman is seen as sex objetcs and dumber than dumb, however if you live in South Africa you will know what reality is. Quite the opposite.
Maybe the Antares chip dropped on my head, but I deal with reality not what makes you feel good.
Dingo

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Ok , let me spell it out for you.
If you go for a walk on the beach in SA - lets say Durban. If you are a female, you will get raped. If you are a male you will get robbed, and then properbly raped as well. - To clear it up, not by the Smurfs but the blacks.


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Do you really believe even a tiny bit the nonsense you wrote there ? What complete alarmist nonsense not worthy of my time responsing to.

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

South Africa is not the kumbaya, lets all hold hands together bull that you see on TV. If it was then more than a million whites would not have left. The country is imploding, social services are non existent. Law and order depends how much money you have.


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You live in a dream world ! A million whites have left ? 1 in 5 ? Nonsense man ! Almost all that I know that leave did so for travel etc and have returned.


Country is imploding ? No service ?

How come 80% of people now have electricty and running water cvompared to 30% in 1994? How come murder rate is down over 55% since 1994 ? How come the average income is 180% more than 1994 (inflation corrected) ?

Your head is full of imaginary boogeymen.

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Point taken but I would like to quote a blogger from http://www.zionistconspiracy.info/Article.php...

This is Tia’s website, so it’s Tia’s rules.
That's it.
He runs it his way or you leave.
No views on Jews, (at least not on today’s topic)
no tomes of poems,
no says on gays,
whatever the webmaster wants,
IT IS HIS CALL.
His reputation for fairness or objectivity may be called into question but that's not the issue.
It is his place and he runs it his way.
Obey or go away.
And… let’s not forget to remember the part Australia had in the downfall of South Africa pre 1994.

Buck Roehart

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Maybe the Antares chip dropped on my head, but I deal with reality not what makes you feel good.
Dingo



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You deal with reality ????? Says the guy who claims if you walk on the beach you will get robbed or murdered?


Sorry dude, that's incredibly neurotic , dishonest or at best paranoid nonsense and I don't even know who you are trying to fool by claiming it. Next you will be telling me kids can't even walk to school or play in a park ! lol. Wow you expat south african guys have more mythology than the greeks and vikings put together.

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

As per your last point. You have never lived in Africa, never been there. Sorry mate but once you can speak from experience your comments are not worth the ink it's written on in cyber space.
Go there , go to Dube, Kwamashu, katlahong even Diepsloot and then come back and comment. Your ignorance about africa is only surpassed by your arrogance about something you nothing about.
It's about the massive cultural difference that exists in south africa , not the colour of the people. Surprise for you. I do not think that I am better than them(blacks) but acknowledge the vast difference . Only if that's excepted then SA would have a chance. Problem is that most white Europeans think that blacks are black struggling to become white. They are the real racists. Please read the teachings of Sobukwe , his (black man) knowledge is profound. Why do you attack me and what I am saying ? Why are you on a pedestal preaching something that you have no knowlage about ?
Dingo

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

As per your last point. You have never lived in Africa, never been there. Sorry mate but once you can speak from experience your comments are not worth the ink it's written on in cyber space.
Go there , go to Dube, Kwamashu, katlahong even Diepsloot and then come back and comment. Your ignorance about africa is only surpassed by your arrogance about something you nothing about.

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I've lived in Africa for over 30 years you muppet !

Diepsloot ? So you can't walk on the beach because there's a township at least 1000 km's away that's dangerous ? Again who are you trying to fool ?

It's safe to walk even in the most dangerous of townships anyway. I daily used to drive around the worst townships of P.E and do door to door drop offs and cold calling cales. All I got was smiles and friendly waves. Your imagination runs away with you when you think of crime in S.A which alsmost always is young black and coloured men men killing other young black and coloured men when drunk (normally in taverns.) Whites are hardly touched by crime (The MRC found 2.4 out of 100 000 white women get murdered which is very much the same as the U.S.A for example).

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Muppet se moer. Are you seriously saying that there is no black on white crime problem in SA ? It sounds that you have left SA a few years ago? If I am right , then you were one of the guys that was so against apartheid . Demonstrating and so forth , however a couple of years into the new Govt and you decided to emigrate due to "better" prospects.

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Sorry, but I was tired. Rooster why dont you ef off ?You troll the numerous and there is numerous blogs and spew your rubbish. If SA was the Eutopia, why all the blogs? Now please bugger off.

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

All the blogs ? There are 3 and they are followed by the same small group of people, mostly expats who try and validate their decision to leave this paradise by having a circle jerk and pretending (to each other)S.A is like some kind of war zone where you can't even walk on the beach (and other such rubbish). I mean psychologically it is a fascinating phenomenon.

member a: "In South Africa you see dogs walking with dead babies in their mouth everywhere you go"

Member b: "Oh yeah that's nothing ! In South Africa black people murder your children and eat them for muti !"

Member c: "That's not even newsworthy ! In South Africa ..."


etc etc etc..and so the idiotic mythology grows.


Hilarious bunch of tools you really are !

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

I never emmigrated S.A. I lived and travelled in many countries because I can and I wanted to see a bit of the world and it's exotic cultures. I will continue to do so if as the mood strikes me. If ever I want to leave S.A it's because many of the whites bore me. Ignorant, full of self pity, agro, hatefum,needlessly cynical, overtly jaded, self loathing hoping the country fails so they can say "I told you so". No man, who wants to be around such intolerable people ? If you had done the same you would see how unspecial the situation in our country is and how wide spread things like corruption and crime really are on this planet.

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@ Tia
Tia shut down this comment section… the comment here is starting to follow the rout of many whom has been shutdown due to some of the commentators on here.
Your topics are good and worthy of placing… those who have nothing to contribute but spews unwanted/unproven idiotic criticism about South Africa should rather spend their time trying to get to the “root” of the problems facing the whole World and bear in mind “what South Africa is going through” is already knocking at there door.
And if they can’t find it in themselves to every now and then look at the lighter (funny) side of life, then there’s no hope for the Human Race….
AntiCain

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

I’ve been away for a few days up north to the town of Louis Trichardt. On my return late yesterday afternoon I noticed that there are numerous anonymous comments posted all over the place… (56 in total). Many of these comments are not even vaguely related to the topic of the posting. I also noticed that there are several irrational debates taking place on several postings. It gets rather confusing when all the commentators post anonymously. There’s even one commentator writing as if he/she is the owner of this blog. One of the anonymous commentators is none other that that pesky fellow from Port Elizabeth, Mr R__ster – (who else?), who is totally obsessed with discrediting blogs that are supporting the extensive international campaign about farm attacks in South Africa.

The prevention of genocide starts with exposure of the culprits, which in SA’s case is BLACK RACISTS – of a similar devious kind than Shaka and his treacherous side-shoot Mzilikazi, who turned the country into a state of chaos and ruin BEFORE the arrival of Voortrekkers, such as Andries Hendrik Potgieter. It is only a demented soul that would want to side with these murderous bloodsucking savages - who, through the powers of the devil, are still among us. That such a demented being as R___ster would want go full-force to boycott the current international campaign about farm attacks and farm murders committed by these savages, completely boggles the mind!

R__ster, if you’re reading this, then TAKE NOTE: I’ve had quite enough of your insults, your slanderous language, and all your silly questions. You have, as you’ve also done in the past, grossly misused the right to post comments anonymously, without moderation. From now on I’ll be devoting a considerable amount of my spare time running your treacherous, underhanded schemes, and also your pathetic blogs -- into the ground!

Readers who don’t know who this foulmouthed R___ster is, can get a taste of this idiot here.

From now on…

NO MORE ANONYMOUS COMMENTS WILL BE ALLOWED ON THIS BLOG!


It is a real pity that this decision will also influence other commentators, but I believe it’s an essential step towards creating some form of regulation and order.

The Rooster said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Why can't you handle the truth ?

The Rooster said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Here's how to avoid genocide: Stop allowing radicals like Julius Malema to become popular by being overtly prejudicial and racist. They point to your rhetoric as evidence that whites don't want reconciliation and hold blacks back. A thing that is generally not true but a small group of people are messing it up for the rest of us.


Cough cough. You know who you are. vv

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

Truth: the most deadly weapon ever discovered by humanity. Capable of destroying entire perceptual sets, cultures, and realities. Outlawed by all governments everywhere. Possession is normally punishable by death.-- John Gilmore

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

Another fitting quote about truth…

The folks who know the truth aren't talking…. The ones who don't have a clue, you can't shut them up! --Tom Waits

The Rooster said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

I can't help that noicew the blogs that far too often "Ask why is the A.N.C bringing up Apartheid which happened over 17 years ago !"

And next post : Something about the suffering the Afrikaners faced over 100 years ago during the boer war.

Why can't we start to hold each other to certain standards ? If "you" won't tolerate "them" doing one thing (bring up the past to divide people?) then "you" must refrain from doing it too. This is a very simple ethical principle. And it goes vica versa for "them". At least this way if you play fair and don't be a hypocrit you always hold the ethical high ground.

Just some friendly advice.

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

The number of blogs that adhere to the standards you’ve mentioned far out way the number of blogs that don’t. I don’t even want to start listing the number of blogs, and the numerous online media sites, that blindly follow the sheeple’s Lala-land views. Fair play -- my arse!

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