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Issue 2 {Thread}: In the midst of all the calls to NOT say All Lives Matter in response to #BLM , why is it that we do exactly the opposite in terms of #FarmMurders ? The argument is: yes, all lives matter, BUT we are highlighting a very specific issue right now.
It is therefore insensitive to bring up #ALM in response to #BLM. So let's say we agree to this notion. Why, then, is it that when people express concern about #FarmMurders in South Africa the overwhelming response from activists and the Media is that All Murders Matter?
And that singling out the plight of farmers and farm workers is somehow morally reprehensible? I don't have a dog in either fight - I'm not black and I'm not a farmer. However, I do believe in consistency, and I don't like double standards and hypocrisy. So what's it going to be?
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Issue 1: {Thread}. Perhaps using statistics is too dispassionate when dealing with emotive issues like deaths in police custody in the USA and deaths in farm attacks in South Africa. There will always be people who employ statistics (perhaps manipulate them even) to support ...
... or refute a certain narrative. It can go either way. So statistics aside, if we are to say that there is a disproportionately high instance in deaths of black men in police custody in the USA, what do we benchmark that against? New Zealand? Denmark? Canada? Now, what if ...
... we were to extend that same logic when talking about farm murders in South Africa? If we were to benchmark the South African situation against New Zealand, Denmark and Canada, what would the trends show? We wouldn't be able to get away from using some stats and figures...
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#FakeNews propaganda & one-sided reporting NEVER told the full story about "the struggle" of Apartheid. I'm simply posting facts from the other side never covered my msm. One need to look at both sides to understand the full context & not simply accept the desired narrative.
According to the HRC statistics, 21,000 people died in political violence in South Africa during apartheid - of whom 14,000 people died during the transition process from 1990 to 1994.
Of these deaths, the vast majority, 92%, have been primarily due to Black on Black violence.
This includes SA Defence Force actions, for instance the 600 deaths at Kassinga in Angola during the war in 1978.

The security forces caused 518 deaths (5.6%) throughout this period. - #FakeNews only showed footage of this side of the struggle - but why was the SF deployed?
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How Democracy Created Barriers to Freedom, Happiness, and Prosperity

🔹I read back in 2012, that Zuma earned more than David Cameron and François Hollande did, and that his salary cost #SouthAfrica five times what Obama’s did the US❗️😳…
🔹Why was that? Could we peg ourselves against America, France, or England? Hardly.
🔹Time Magazine recently showcased the abhorrent divide between the have & have nots in #SouthAfrica. So isn't it despicable? That our leaders...
... are paid above their international pay grade, in the face of their voters’ poverty and misery?
🔹The Uruguayan President, (In Uruguay GDP per capita is almost 3 times that of RSA, whereas GDP in RSA is 6 times that of Uruguay) José Mujica, lived to serve; even standing...
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A Destructive Lie Thread

In 2017 the towns of #Coligny & nearby Lichtenburg were the scene of extensive rioting following the death of a teen, Matlhomola Mosweu, who died en route to the police station after being apprehended by 2 white farmers for allegedly stealing sunflowers.
An eyewitness, Bonakele Pakisi, claimed he saw the farmers throw the teen from the van.

They pleaded not guilty, claiming that the teen had jumped from the back.

They were found guilty of murder, kidnapping, intimidation, theft, & pointing a firearm.…
Judge Ronnie Hendricks said that after all the contradictions, probabilities and improbabilities were taken into account, hos judgement relied on witness Bonakele Pakisi.
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