Red October, asseblief

2013-10-12 17:24

This blog post proudly brought to you by the tourism board of Australia and the sensual, frothing mouth of Steve Hofmeyr (but not really).

It's important to pay attention to these issues before it's too late. What would we be otherwise? Just a nation united working together for the greater good of all? Psh, get over yourselves! Who wants that anyway?

Democracy wasn't the only thing born in 1994. Before then, white privilege was known as just privilege, or to white people, like, you know, life, and stuff.

I have this feeling in the pit of my penis that this Red October thing was simply just a big misunderstanding, because red is like a colour, and October is now. Boom! I just united the nation.

Now we all know that it's never nice to make fun of anyone, so I do take this Red October business very seriously. In fact, it could actually be a business. If we do not commodify it and export it to other nations, then we are not doing our jobs as the most developed country in Africa.

For those not aware, “red October” actually means "save october" in Afrikaans, because October is mid Spring and that's a terrible time for hair because frizz and this makes no sense! Just like Red October! It is, however, still necessary. Just because you don’t like something does not mean it shouldn’t exist.

What I do like about this protest is that we live in a country where, even if we don't always agree with it, everyone has freedom of speech. The validity and tact of said speech is questionable at times, but at least no one is being muzzled.

Actually, in partial seriousness, the world premiere of The Walking Dead starts on the 14th of this very month. Coincidence? Us vs Them, lots of bloodshed, a people under fire in a world that is not what is used to be, mumbling zombies lurching around… Although even on that show the racists and blacks worked together to fight the real threats. So much for that theory.

Speaking of television, not too long ago we had a revolutionary show for all our revolutionaries, freedom fighters and fighters of freedom. Now don’t scoff, but Egoli was way ahead of its time. Introducing a black word in a show with Afrikaans people speaking - insanity. But it worked. For a second there everyone lived harmoniously (even Mr Hofmeyr) and we all knew that maybe there was a link between "plek van goud" and Egoli. If only we could figure out where this virtual Eldorado was!

This was real synchronous stuff, plus it wasn't like the national anthem where we all mumble the parts we don't know and don't even know the meaning. Right?

If nothing else, at least we can laugh at ourselves. If you’re not laughing, well then you probably deserve to be laughed at.

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