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Friday, September 27, 2013

Let’s hijack ‘Red October’, shall we?


RED OCTOBER - 2013


On 10 October 2013 the people of South Africa will stage marches and gatherings across South Africa and the World to let everyone know that we have had ENOUGH!

No longer will we be silent about the oppression of the White South African Ethnic Minority! No longer will we silently endure the killing of our people on our farms and in our towns and cities!

We can no longer tolerate the destruction of our infrastructure, our filthy government hospitals, our pathetic educational system, dirty dams and rivers, uninhabitable parks and public areas, dangerous neighborhoods and filthy streets and a disintegrating road network! The list is endless and we say it's ENOUGH!

We can no longer be silent about the brutal torture of the elderly and defenseless, the mothers, fathers and children of this minority group.

We are tired of corrupt governance, racist Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment and Affirmative Action, not only excluding white South Africans from the job market but also making it impossible for businesses and companies to make contributions to the thousands of white people living in squatter camps or our children in orphanages.

We, as an Ethnic Minority, are also entitled to the protection of our rights as enshrined in our Constitution.
  • We have the right to be in charge of our own schools and to maintain the standard of Education that we are accustomed to in accordance with our culture.
  • We have the right to demand that the current government provides us with a safe environment in which to raise our children.
  • We have the right to feel safe in our homes and communities and it is the responsibility of this government to provide us with the protection we deserve.
  • Our children have the right to receive tertiary education for whatever career they choose to pursue and to not be excluded from entry to our universities through Racist policies.
  • This government has a responsibility to safeguard our borders and stop the influx of illegal immigrants that are not only depleting our tax resources, but are responsible for a large percentage of the crimes committed against the citizens of this country.
  • The Constitution also guarantees the right of a South African citizen to an expedient trial, protection against torture and inhumane treatment during incarceration and the premise that one is innocent until proven guilty. This does not seem to apply to our people.
  • The Constitution provides for the right to Self-determination for any group should they choose it. Several efforts to engage in talks regarding this, are being ignored by the current government.
  • We will not apologise for owning farmland and view the current land reform debate as a populist tactic causing harm to legitimate citizens. Farmers are being murdered on an unprecedented scale and government should be held accountable.

These rights pertain to that of all minority groups and they will be joining us in a show of solidarity against the failure of the current regime to protect its citizens and provide them with a free, fair and safe country to live and prosper in.

People all over the World will release RED Balloons into the skies in protest against the inhumane Slaughter and Oppression of the White Ethnic Minority of South Africa, on October 10, 2013!

This needs to stop. We will no longer be ignored! - (Source)




This blog (TIA MYSOA) was initially hesitant to promote the Red October campaign, not only because its name had strong connotations with socialism and communism (see Wikipedia article here), but also because the campaign organiser(s) used a fashionable quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. without giving credit to his name.

However…

The following was sourced from a note published, presumably by Sunette Bridges, on the Facebook Page – Red October:

Why 'Red October'?

As with all things in life, there will always be those that will look for reasons to object to or distance themselves from an event that calls for action and 'Red October' has had it's fair share of objectors...

This note is to clear up any misconceptions regarding the reasons for choosing 'Red October' as the name for our call to protest action.

I have lost count of the number of people that have objected to the use of this, so called, 'communist title', for our Protest Action.

The October Revolution, commonly referred to as Red October, the October Uprising or the Bolshevik Revolution, was a seizure of state power.

A nationwide crisis had developed in Russia affecting social, economic, and political relations. Disorder in industry and transport had intensified, and difficulties in obtaining provisions had increased. Gross industrial productionin 1917 had decreased by over 36 percent from what it had been in 1916. In the autumn, as much as 50 percent of all enterprises and other industrial centres were closed down, leading to mass unemployment. At the same time, the cost of living increased sharply. The real wages of the workers fell by about 50 percent from what it had been in 1913. Russia's national debt in October 1917 had risen to 50 billion rubles. Of this, debts to foreign governments constituted more than 11 billion rubles. The country faced the threat of financial bankruptcy.

By October 1917 there had been over four thousand peasant uprisings against landowners. When the Provisional Governmentsent out punitive detachments it only enraged the peasants. The garrisons in Petrograd, Moscow, and other cities, the Northern and Western fronts, and the sailors of the Baltic Fleet in September openly declared through their elected representative body, Tsentrobalt, that they did not recognize the authority of the Provisional Government and would not carry out any of its commands.

Sound familiar?

Now, this is NOT Russia and we are NOT a bunch of communists but we are facing all of these difficulties, and more, at the moment and RED OCTOBER, in essence, is about revolt! …about rising up against what is wrong and about taking a stand.

The ANC and the SACP have both used the name 'Red October' to brand some of their campaigns. Campaigns that completely excluded white South Africans in its motives and outcome.

What better than to highjack the terminology of our enemies and use their weapons against them? What better than to create an event so big that all future references to this term will point to the uprising and revolt of an Ethnic Minority that could no longer tolerate an incompetent government! What better than to flood the internet with references to RED OCTOBER where searches from all over the world of this well known term, will be directed to OUR Red October?

Furthermore, in the Urban Dictionary, the term 'Red October' has the following meaning:
  1. Something really big
  2. Something (a person, animal, object, or anything) that is abnormally larger or bigger in size compared to the things around it.
  3. Something that is just pretty damn huge.

In the words of a friend: “I think we have some pluck using the a communist revolution against the communists to let the world know about the wrongs we are suffering!”

The colour, Red, has many different connotations and in our case, would in no uncertain terms, refer to the bloodshed we are currently experiencing! It is also the colour of anger, protest and revolt!

And last but by no means least, the 10th of October used to be a public holiday of some significance for South Africans. It was the Birthday of Paul Kruger, well known for being the face of revolt against British rule. He never accepted that one nation should rule over another. He rebelled against oppression and fought for freedom.

I can think of no better way to celebrate the his birthday, his life and his legacy than to stand up against the oppression, torture and the death of our people and fight for survival, freedom and righteousness.

Happy Birthday Oom Paul! I hope you will be proud of us!

Other significant events on 10 October:

1926 - SA War Memorial is opened at Delville Wood. The Memorial was unveiled by mrs Annie Botha, the widow of General Louis Botha, after an address by the then Prime Minister, Gen J.B.M. Hertzog in commemoration of the thousands of South Africans who fought during the First World War.

1992 - The Pan Africanist Congress's military wing, the Azanian People's Liberation Army (APLA) burnt down the farm house of Edmund Middleton of Fouriesburg on 10 October 1992. The attack was part of an APLA military exercise known as 'Operation Great Storm'. Its aim was to reclaim land from White people. This action can be seen as the start of what we are being threatened with today. - (Source)

---END NOTE

RELATED POSTS

The Tia Mysoa blog currently has 76 published articles labelled “crime”; 50 articles labelled “farm murders” and “farm attacks”; 50 labelled “genocide”; 10 labelled “crime protest”; 25 labelled “corruption”; 27 labelled “communism”, and about 17 articles related to South Africa’s “Democratic Farce”. There are even 3 articles with the label “Red October” published during October 2011… There will now be 4.

For purposes of this posting I’ve narrowed down the list to the following two recent articles:


1.7 million crimes a year not reported – SAIRR

Over 3.3 million crimes occur every year but half of them go unreported, according to the latest (March 2013) South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg.


South Africa’s Murder Stats – Envisioning the enormity of the horror

182 935 people have been murdered in South Africa during the past 10 years. This is according to the national crime statistics released by the South African Police. This figure seems featureless when we merely see it printed on paper or displayed on a screen… Click here to visualize in your mind the horrific magnitude thereof.

Now, let’s go hijack Red October!



20 comments :

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

Hi there , I did sign and complete the form for red october but there was no way of knowing if it went through . The dots below the form just keep on rolling. Anyway , greets from The Hague , Netherlands . Mr. Lawson

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

To Mr. Lawson, from the The Hague, Netherlands, and other visitors to this page:

I experienced the exact same problem as you. After hitting the “Sign Now” button it seemed as if the system was taking longer than usual to accept my entry (server problems of some sort). However, when I later checked on this page (signatures) I noticed that the system had in fact successfully accepted my signature.

For the record…
The number of signatures is now standing at 9,274.
WE CAN DO FAR BETTER THAN THIS!

Come on people - sign and share this petition… There IS strength in numbers!

http://www.redoctober.co.za/petition/

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

I also signed the petition, which now stands at 10,042 signatures. After having signed, a thank you notice appeared in the top LH corner of the page, so it definitely seems to be registering the counts.

What I did notice however, is that the site's hit counter at the bottom of the page has already exceeded 94,000 and I couldn't help but wonder why only such a small percentage of the visitors chose to sign the petition.

Surely it couldn't be apathy; or could it?

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

Apathy may play a small role, but there’s also been a massive drive to damage the reputation of Sunette Bridges long before she started this new venture.

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

There are now 10,537 signatures, to date. Rather pathetic, considering that this is a global initiative! On the positive side… TheSouthAfrican.com, a media source for South Africans living in the UK, has given the campaign some coverage in an article titled, “Protest against ‘slaughter of whites’ in South Africa heads to London”

The final sentence in their report reads: “Red October was contacted for comment but had not responded by the time of publication.” This is what really pees me off when people start campaigns! When you start something like this you should give it your undivided attention – this includes regularly checking what online media reports are saying about it, and then following-up with positive reaction of some sort.

The article on TheSouthAfrican.com website also poses the question, “What do you think? Is there a white genocide in South Africa?”

At time of posting there were 19 comments on their page, with varied views on the subject.

http://www.thesouthafrican.com/news/red-october-to-protest-against-genocide-of-white-south-africans-in-london.htm

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

It's up to 10,699 now, with a over 108,300 page hits. That is a very disappointing response to something as hugely important as this.

It's also very disappointing to hear that Red October hadn't responded after being contacted for comment. There is nothing that undermines a campaign more than this and unless there's a good reason for it, it really is unforgivable. As you say Tia, if one starts something like this, then one has a huge responsibility and obligation to see it through in a professional and thorough manner.

By the way, I tried to access that South African website you mentioned above, but I get a "Fatal error" report. It's a pity, because I wanted to leave a comment regarding the White genocide.

I hope it's only down temporarily, and that it hasn't been shut down like so many other outspoken South African websites have been in the past. The TRUTH hurts a bit too much sometimes.

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

I noticed early this morning that their site was down, but it appears to be working again.

www.thesouthafrican.com

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

That's good to hear - thanks for that.

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

Breakdown in comunication could also be that this ANC Gov. is responsible for it.
Red Ocktober is aimed at them.

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

And while people are bickering and nit-picking among themselves (on the website of TheSouthAfrican.com) about the validity of this ‘Red October” protest, what exactly constitutes “racism”, and whether “genocide” is an integral component of the uncontrollable crime-equation in South Africa, or not, here’s a small slice sourced from the latest news in the South African media:

Sabie - A farmer was shot dead near Sabie, Mpumalanga, on Thursday morning, police said.

Four armed men accosted Paul Madison, 63, and his wife, Gwyneth Madison, 58, when they returned to their home on the farm Kruisfontein, Colonel Leonard Hlathi told a Sapa correspondent.

"The wife was tied up and placed in the house. They took the husband outside and the wife heard three gunshots. She managed to untie herself and called for help," said Hlathi.

Minutes later, the police and a private security company arrived to find Madison dead.

The farm's gardener was found tied up and was thrown into a pit toilet. He was saved. The robbers took two laptops, bank cards, four cellphones, jewellery, cash, and several guns.

"We are now investigating cases of murder, armed robbery, and attempted murder," said Hlathi.

Asked whether the police were linking the attack to that in Hazyview after midnight on Thursday, Hlathi said nothing could be ruled out.

Read more @Source: news24.com

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

Here’s the latest news, sourced from the Facebook Page of Red October - published about 20 minutes ago:

Thank you for the incredible support, encouragement and prayers for the Red October Campaign. This journey has exceeded my wildest expectations!

Thank you to every organiser, everyone joining in our events and every message of support. I appreciate each and every contribution to this campaign - from sharing links to helping and encouraging others to join and sign our petition, contacting the media and telling your neighbour about Red October.

No 1 person can take on a project like this without the support of hundreds of others! ...and no one can do this without God's Blessing.

Red October is not about denying anyone their rights and privileges. It is about not allowing the privileges of others to be trampled on by the masses.

Red October is not only about protest, but about admitting that we are deeply dependant on the Grace of God and His heeling Hand over a devastated people.

This campaign has proven to me that we CAN unite and stand together for what is right and that, when we do, we are able to move mountains.

...and last but not least, this project is proof that one can never dream to big!

Drienie de Villiers said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Thank you Tia and readers. We as the minority are living in fear, we are targets for the last 20yrs. I have lost family and friends during this time. Gatherings is the ideal place for these savages to attack us. I have NEVER attended a gathering since May 1993 when I was almost killed in the Highgate Hotel Massacre. I was suppose to be there for a SPCA annual meeting, thank you Lord my car broke down. I might not be so fortunate next time. I have signed the petition and "God help us" I am going to attend. If ANYONE need help with signing the petition please e-mail me, hjdevilliers@absamail.co.za we are a team helping others to sign if they are having problems in doing so. GOD BLESS YOU ALL

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

Dear Drienie de Villiers, thanks for popping in and leaving a comment. God Bless you too!

For the record…
Your comment came through 3x. I’m mentioning this so that others can also take note that all comments are first moderated before going live. It may thus seem that your comment wasn’t accepted the first time, when in actual fact it was.

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

UPDATE:
The petition now has 16,965 signatures. It is still not enough to draw the government’s attention to our plight :-(

Sourced from the Facebook Page, 2 hours ago:

NOTE TO PARTICIPANTS IN THE MARCHES AND GATHERINGS:

You can wear what you want! There are groups attending that had special T-shirts made and you are welcome to wear red if you like, but it is not compulsory. We are not a Union or Political organisation. We are just people who are asking for change for the better of all in South Africa.

Please bring a poster that will make it clear to everyone why you are there. Refrain from racist remarks or hate speech. These posters will be removed by the marshals.

You are also welcome to carry banners and crosses with the names or photos of the loved ones you have lost. These crosses have to be made from correx board or polystyrene. We are not allowed to carry metal objects or anything that could be perceived as a weapon.

People from all over the world are watching Red October with great interest and many people in other countries are gathering in support of our plight. What the world will think of us after the 10th of October, is up to YOU!

For those not able to attend any of the events, please wear red on 10 October in support of this campaign. If at all possible, gather in groups with your colleagues and friends anytime between 12 and 2pm and release your red balloons! Remember to take pics and post them for us!

If you have any other questions related to the events on 10 October, please post them here.

FEEL IT! IT IS HERE!

Leon du Plessis said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Finally, some action from white South Africans. My question though: "we" release balloons and then what (we get slaughtered till October 2014 for another balloon release)?

The ANC is going to wipe their behinds with the balloons. Have u noticed that the schools that do not receive text books is not Sandton etc. Primary/High, but SOWETO etc. Primary/High. The ANC has to keep the majority dumb so that they can brainwash them with constant apartheid documentaries on SABC to keep them voting ANC.

I am in no way promoting violence and/or rebellion, but the time has come that we get off our armchairs (releasing balloons) and take the bull (ANC) by the horns - the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

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

Follow-up posting>> Obfuscating the Murder of a Nation

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

Mobile link to follow-up posting>> http://goo.gl/SU2NTB

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

The ‘RACIST' Red October Event, and the results of a TinEye image search>> http://goo.gl/yNe8iT

Mobile link

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

Well, for a change here’s a well-written, factual, and truthful report, published by Africadesk (allvoice.com). I only wish the local media in South Africa will start doing the same, or are they perhaps afraid of ‘upsetting’ the feelings of their liberal minded readers?

http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/15736560-red-october-will-there-be-a-positive-impact

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