Look before you leap, or send a letter

Johannesburg: A city of stark contrasts to its own citizens. Johannesburg: A city of stark contrasts to its own citizens.

I don’t often react to mail I receive, particularly those that are non constructive and often downright nasty, but I do feel a couple of last week's missives merit a certain repudiation from the ol' boy. Of course, as usual the wrong end of the stick was firmly seized by at least one of these communications.

My point about Facebook removing my posting of the naked white man being kicked and stoned to death by black youths, without intervention on a SA street, was not that it was actually taking place, but the fact that the site seemed to allow the most horrendous acts by terrorist groups to remain but deemed it necessary to remove, and subsequently continue to sweep under the carpet, the desperate and totally unacceptable treatment of the white citizens who still live in these African countries. Contrary to one of your letters, I do in fact know exactly what I am talking about.

Not only do I receive weekly updates from friends in Africa, but I have also toured and lived for a while in both SA and Rhodesia/Zimbabwe; experiencing the apartheid and also' their so-called liberated eras. Well I remember, during my trip to a then fairly young Zimbabwe, having local black residents furtively sidle up and inform me how much better their lives were under Mr Smith!

At least during those far off days these countries prospered. Although the blacks were disgracefully oppressed and reduced to second class citizens in their own land, they did at least reap the benefits of the hard work, efforts and expertise of the white settlers; i.e. roofs over their heads, food on the table and schools for their children.

Both countries have now descended into utter anarchy under the jackboots of the ANC and the despot Mugabe. Whites are afraid to shop or go into many public places alone.

Muggings and robbery are the norm. Abduction rapes and murders of whites are not even reported. Johannesburg has become the most dangerous city in the world. Those whites, who have survived, are forced to live in virtual fortresses, with high walls topped by barbed wire and compounds patrolled by dogs, backed up by armories of firearms.

Farms seized by the authorities, once productive and highly successful, lie barren and unattended, while the ordinary local black citizens, most living in poverty and starvation, look helplessly on as the privileged few indulge themselves in lives of luxury and a decadence, far in excess of the white politicians and leaders of yore. And the world looks on and does precisely nothing.

I rest my case. Please, if you do feel the need to communicate, either by email or on line, can you first make sure you actually understand my point and not merely pluck a couple of lines or phrases out purely to be unpleasant? It really is such an utter waste of precious time and energy. Keep 'em coming however, I do peruse them all. Hang in there.

Keep the faith Love Leapy / [email protected]

Leapy Lee’s opinions are his own and are not necessarily representative of those of the publishers, advertisers or sponsors

 

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  1. Alan Bailey

Hi Leapy. One of the pleasures of our times on the Costa is reading your articles, and it's nice that we can still access them online when we are forced to go home.

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  1. Chris Burke

Dear Leapy,
My Dad has been reading your articles every week for as long as i can remember(he lives on the costa blanca),and has nothing but praise for your comments and thoughts.As he points out every week,no one would get away with printing...

Dear Leapy,
My Dad has been reading your articles every week for as long as i can remember(he lives on the costa blanca),and has nothing but praise for your comments and thoughts.As he points out every week,no one would get away with printing this in the UK and he has a very valid point! we both think your thoughts are nail on the head so keep on keeping on my friend,keep up the good work.
Chris Burke

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  1. Sam B

Online social networks are struggling to deal with a deluge of inappropriate posts, including yours Leapy. Violent videos are not permitted. You're old enough to know that without being told. Unfortunately, you're still not listening. Stop...

Online social networks are struggling to deal with a deluge of inappropriate posts, including yours Leapy. Violent videos are not permitted. You're old enough to know that without being told. Unfortunately, you're still not listening. Stop complaining and grow up!

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