The ‘k’ word and demagogues

2016-05-12 06:00

I QUOTE Eusebius McKaiser’s article which appeared on the IOL website on Monday.

“Matthew Theunissen – he of k****r infamy – has penned an open letter of apology addressed to the universe. Apologies for racism are now as popular as racism itself, so what do we make of this latest attempt by a racist to cover up their naked parading of their true self?”

Spoken like a gifted demagogue who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices with particular skill in manipulating the press.

The man’s ambiguity is evident in every book and article he writes. What annoys is the fact that the more hate and controversy there is, the more money goes in the bank. He thrives on spreading the word with no positive impact on the issue. The division caused by campaigning for profit has never done the world any good.

It is people like him who benefit from the hurt of others. Every author who writes about war, cruelty, suffering and Jesus on the cross to earn a living with the excuse that it should raise awareness is just wrong.

Not speaking about evil is as good as not speaking evil.

I truly hope the world is going to outgrow its hate and its demagogues, who promote it.



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