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Worse Than Rape!

20 April 2012, 14:13

Greetings comrades,

I wish it were under the blanket of more pleasant news that I write this, my very first SOBER article (that says a  lot about how seriously I take this topic) to News24, but South Africans are now reeling from the vicious and sadistic rape of a sixteen-year-old  girl by seven demonic miscreants. I’m not going to do the typical South African thing which is bewail in public, and on radio, and in the newspapers whilst repeating the same old dead arguments about reinstating the death penalty, and getting the ANC to WAKE THE F**K UP! I am not! I think by now I’ve set my mark higher than the average South African regarding issues that warrant something more than the mindless repetition of fashionable chants to rectify.

Instead, I want to focus on the people who are now making a horrific situation even worse. I won’t name and shame them just yet, first I want to disarm the kneejerk ‘ag v*k jou’ response that this group is most renowned for.

Imagine, if you can, that your mother, sister, grandmother, niece, aunt, cousin, wife, or girlfriend has been brutally raped by seven young men; now imagine me coming to you and telling you, ‘it’s not so bad, they didn’t rape her self-awareness,’ or ‘if she talks to the sky long enough, she’ll get over this.’ Would I be safe in my assumption that you would probably attack me on sight?

Why is it then that when others do this in the name of their religion, it is perfectly ok to say inhumane, insensitive, insulting, degrading, and downright sick things, such as ‘don’t worry child, they raped your body, not your soul,’ and ‘god will help you overcome this tragedy if you ask his help.’ Where do you get off saying such a thing? Is that supposed to make the victim feel better? Can you keep your dimwitted religion to yourself for just one goddamn comment? Or do you absolutely mean it when you tell someone who has gone through such a horrific experience, that the sky will rectify this if they ask it sincerely?

This is as insulting as when a religious person tells the living relative of a recently deceased loved one, ‘don’t feel sad, he/she is in a better place now.’ But the sickest aspect of this whole religious bile that spilled onto this sad case is about to take a bitter (pun intended) tone. In prison, where those seven societal melanoma’s will, hopefully, shortly reside, and for an extended period of time, therein will be the pastors who preach to them about god’s grace and forgiveness and power to WASH AWAY the sins of ANY man!

Oh my god indeed! And the religious people always run to scripture and start chanting when news like this rape case make the headlines. All of a sudden, everyone is looking for answers in a doctrine that has always preached that there is an EASY WAY out for any wrongdoing you’ve ever done, without the need to rectify or atone for them; you simply go down on your knees and scream to the sky at it will wash away ALL your sins and make you… this is a sickening thought, HOLY as Jesus himself is holy.

The idea that there is a fat b@stard on a cosmic throne that would, with sufficient propitiation, pardon and forgive these seven devils WITHOUT them EVER having to atone for or rectify their actions (not that they can, can they?) is sickening on its own, until one realises that most people actually believe this to be 100% true. Go look at these remarks filling up comment boxes on every news site in SA; turn on your radio and listen to people say it; go into the church and observe them advocate this tripe to no end!

Religion makes people crazy, moments like these prove it!

Even the senior clergymen, bishops, and even the pope himself, forced to deal with the issue of child rape and abuse within their church, could only say that the victims deserve the most tender love and care from god. F**k you, you catholic obscurantist apologetics! Those children already experienced god’s love FIRST HAND! How dare you say they should go get help from the very institution and religious mindset that harmed them in the first place? How dare you!

To end this fuming article of mine, let me be one of the few to remark sensibly, lucidly, humanely, and realistically on this sad news; I ask that the government and the community of this teenager work together to ensure that she gets the best, most professional medical, psychological, and emotional support that there is available in South Africa. Don’t pray for her (it makes you feel better, not her), and whatever you do don’t take her to a goddamn church! Take her to trained PROFESSIONALS who can treat her physically and help her, in time, to cope with, or even overcome the psychological damage this experience will undoubtedly have caused her.

To the justice system in SA, I say this; please, screw this case up as you have done COUNTLESS times in the past with other cases. Let all seven of them escape at their first trial hearing (as so often happens when you lot are involved). PLEASE, because I want to read the news article next week that tells us these seven rapists had been caught by members of the community, rounded up, and necklaced, one after the other, in the streets of Soweto! VIVA mob justice—because our justice system in South Africa is a joke!

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