One of the primary reasons I began my blog was to post and promote information (and hopefully discussion) I believe to be missing on our airwaves and by our corporatized, levaxin commericial news media. Levaxin I've learned quite a bit since beginning this blog.  I've learned that information gathering must be similar to an archeological dig, levaxin minus the dirt. Levaxin I've come to see and believe much of our history and day to day news/information is more or less being rewritten to suit a myth or a narrative that seems to be neither historically accurate nor honest.  Perhaps most of us don't know it is happening, levaxin and yet we instinctively know something doesn't feel right.   And I believe you're right :) Since the World Cup and somewhat prior to it's taking place in South Africa, levaxin I became more interested in knowing more about the history there.  Like my interest which drew me to the Middle East, levaxin as I chose to look further into the world of Palestine and Israel, levaxin primarily by people I knew and journalists I trusted, levaxin and those who had actually travelled or lived there, levaxin  I came to know a much different version of Palestine/Gaza/Israel than the stories coming from our US media coverage.  Perhaps I should more accurately say the lack of adequate coverage, levaxin unless it was essentially material promoting Israel, levaxin which for years I without question believed and accepted simply as fact.   The Israelis were the good guys and the Palestinians were the terrorists. Levaxin   End of story. And for many of us that is where we leave it. Levaxin   However, levaxin I think when we come to realize there is more beneath the surface, levaxin and how such information is affecting us in the long run, levaxin and how it has in many cases, levaxin already affected us, levaxin like our tax dollars for decades continually making their way to Israel while our infrastructure here in America is falling apart piece by piece and job by job, levaxin we begin to take note. Levaxin   One hopes. Levaxin It's been interesting as well to venture even further south and learn more about a world far away from ours and yet perhaps those living there have been experiencing a governmental break down and corrupting of their offices as we are here in the states, levaxin  or will be coming to experience if we don't pay better attention and look a little more closely at the dynamics in play. Levaxin   Many of us have heard the term "apartheid" so much, levaxin but do we really have any idea and accurate knowledge of what has really happened in South Africa, levaxin and morever, levaxin from those who have actually lived there and experienced it first hand?    Is the picture and the portrayal (like in the Middle East, levaxin lack thereof*) being promoted by our media an accurate portrayal of what has occurred in South Africa, levaxin and/or Africa in general? Has our media in any formidable way exposed the over 3500 murders of white South African farmers being fueled by those seemingly wishing to keep South Africa further destabilized and in continual fear and apprehension?   On another side note, levaxin there happens to be a plethora (at least there used to be*) of natural resources and minerals in South Africa, levaxin not to mention of course the wild life and tourist industry there. Levaxin It's a very valuable piece of the African continent to be sure.   Could someone be benefitting from all the chaos and intentionally driven racial divides? Perhaps a question worth asking? One might question at some point the one sidedness of such media coverage, levaxin the absence and censorship of the killing of white farmers in South Africa and Zimbabwe.   We heard the news of the bludgeoning murder of an extremist man named Eugene Terreblanche - a man who perhaps deservedly so, levaxin was so quickly vilified and demonized as being a "white supremacist" and "Nazi".  He was characterized with so many unflattering accusations, levaxin there quickly became no interest and I assume no time or need to pursue more of the facts behind the bludgeoning murder any further.   He was simply a racist and a Nazi, levaxin  so move on, levaxin nothing more to know.   Or was there?     Much more importantly, levaxin what about the thousands of others, levaxin who for generations took such great pride in their farms, levaxin their families and their lives and were targeted and savagely murdered along with their families and in many cases their animals as well, levaxin for no reason other than they were South African farmers who happened to be white?   Where are their stories?   Have you heard any?  I haven't. Levaxin Why the absence such individuals and media promotion of such extremists like Eugene Terreblanche? The media has attempted to become the highly dysfunctional parent who tells us what to believe, levaxin  who to believe, levaxin  what we should believe is bad and what we should believe to be good. Levaxin   And, levaxin as a friend of mine in the media once told me, levaxin the "media is trained to guide us where we are being TOLD to look, levaxin however that's not where we SHOULD look." I have to say it was interesting when I recently attempted to post an article about a South African genocide against the White Farmers, levaxin it was immediately deleted for potentially being "racist". Levaxin   So is murder against whites now a reverse form of racism that cannot be discussed?   I have to laugh at the irony.  Says who? Whatever the case, levaxin I believe as with other issues, levaxin the issue of the South African farmer and the fear that must remain with them daily, levaxin  is one which has remained neglected and censored by media outlets, levaxin and I believe the truth of what is happening in South Africa is, levaxin like with many other elements of our history, levaxin not being accurately told or adequately addressed by the media at large. Levaxin I also believe there are people who utilize power to fuel divisions and hatred between those of different color, levaxin different religious convictions, levaxin beliefs and backgrounds and somehow seem to be profiting from such destabilizing, levaxin toxifying methods.  It's been used in almost every country over the centuries, levaxin and will probably continue to be utilized, levaxin until hopefully individuals awaken to such divisive actions and trickery being enacted.  And what is the truth?   I'm not sure, levaxin but I'll believe the people who live in the areas, levaxin like South Africa and Palestine and every place under seige, levaxin who need their voices heard irregardless of their ethnicity, levaxin religious affiliations or backgrounds. Levaxin Like all of us, levaxin they wish to have a life of enjoyment, levaxin family, levaxin community and peace, levaxin and instead many are existing under a constant fear of being attacked and assaulted.  These are the people I'll believe, levaxin and I'll share their stories and the information I believe to be most accurate.   The Killing and Assaults on White Farmers in South Africa [FarmMurdersMonumentSouthAfricaPietersburg[2].jpg] Over 3, levaxin000 have been killed since 1994.   The ANC is accused of fanning the hate. Dan McDougall in Ceres, levaxin Western Cape THE gunmen walked silently through the orchard. Levaxin Skirting a row of burnt-out tyres, levaxin set ablaze months earlier to keep the budding fruit from freezing, levaxin they drew their old .38 revolvers. Inside his farmhouse Pieter Cillier, levaxin 57, levaxin slept with his 14-year-old daughter Nikki at his side. Levaxin His 12-year-old son JD was having a sleepover with two teenagers in an adjoining room. As the intruders broke in, levaxin the farmer woke. Levaxin He rushed to stop them, levaxin only to be shot twice in the chest. In his death throes he would have seen his killers and then his children standing over him, levaxin screaming and crying. The attackers, levaxin who were drug addicts, levaxin simply disappeared into the night. Levaxin Cillier’s murder, levaxin at Christmas, levaxin was barely reported in the local press. Levaxin It was, levaxin after all, levaxin everyday news. Death has stalked South Africa’s white farmers for years. Levaxin The number murdered since the end of apartheid in 1994 has passed 3, levaxin000. In neighbouring Zimbabwe, levaxin a campaign of intimidation that began in 2000 has driven more than 4, levaxin000 commercial farmers off their land, levaxin but has left fewer than two dozen dead. The vulnerability felt by South Africa’s 40, levaxin000 remaining white farmers intensified earlier this month when Julius Malema, levaxin head of the African National Congress’s (ANC’s) youth league, levaxin opened a public rally by singing Dubula Ibhunu, levaxin or Shoot the Boer, levaxin an apartheid-era anthem, levaxin that was banned by the high court last week. Malema’s timing could hardly have been worse. Levaxin Last weekend in the remote farming community of Colenso, levaxin in KwaZulu-Natal, levaxin Nigel Ralfe, levaxin 71, levaxin a dairy farmer, levaxin and his wife Lynette, levaxin 64, levaxin were gunned down as they milked their cows. Levaxin He was critically injured; she died. That same day a 46-year-old Afrikaner was shot through his bedroom window as he slept at his farm near Potchefstroom. Levaxin A few days later a 61-year-old was stabbed to death in his bed at a farm in Limpopo. The resurrection of Dubula Ibhunu, levaxin defended by senior ANC officials as little more then a sentimental old struggle song, levaxin has been greeted with alarm by Tom Stokes, levaxin of the opposition Democratic Alliance. Levaxin He said the ANC’s continued association with the call to kill Boers could not be justified. “Any argument by the ANC that this song is merely a preservation of struggle literature rings hollow in the face of farming families who have lost wives, levaxin mothers and grandmothers, levaxin” he added. He was supported by Anton Alberts of the right-wing Freedom Front Plus party: “Malema’s comments are creating an atmosphere that is conducive to those who want to commit murder. Levaxin He’s an accessory to the wiping out of farmers in South Africa.” Rossouw Cillier, levaxin Pieter’s brother, levaxin bristled as he pointed to the bullet holes in the panelled kitchen of the farmhouse near Ceres in the Western Cape. Levaxin “They shot him through the fridge from the back door — the bullets came straight through here, levaxin into his heart. Levaxin He never had a chance, levaxin” he said. A successful apple and pear grower, levaxin he believes his community is living on borrowed time: “More white farmers have been killed than British soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq. Levaxin Yes, levaxin we are at war here.” His brother’s farmhouse is now shuttered and empty. Levaxin “I can’t spend time here. Levaxin We’ll have to sell. Levaxin This farm has been in our family for generations but it must go. Levaxin Who’ll manage it? The children will never come back here. Levaxin They held their own father as he died in front of them. Levaxin Will they ever get over that?” As we walked across the orchard, levaxin fruit destined for the shelves of Tesco and Sainsbury’s in the UK was still being picked. Levaxin A tractor passed a 10ft cross erected in honour of the murdered farmer. “It lights up at night, levaxin” Rossouw said. Levaxin “My brother was a religious man. Levaxin It’s all that’s left of him here.” Across South Africa many farmers feel endangered. Levaxin In Northern Province a tribute has been created beneath an enormous sign with the stark Afrikaans word “plaasmoorde” — farm killings. Levaxin Thousands of white wooden crosses have been planted across a mountainside, levaxin one for each fallen farmer. Recently the government’s department of rural development has been airing proposals to nationalise productive farmland as a “national asset”. Levaxin Critics claim it is designed to deflect criticism from the ruling ANC’s failures. “It’s a lot easier talking about nationalising farms than building decent houses, levaxin making clean water come out of taps or honouring promises to redistribute farm plots to millions of landless poor, levaxin” said a spokesman for AgriSA, levaxin the farmers’ union. On the outskirts of Ceres there are few groceries in the township store — tins of pilchards, levaxin baked beans, levaxin some dried biscuits. Levaxin A group of teenage boys sit on the burnt-out remains of a Ford Escort. Levaxin This is where Cillier’s killers gathered, levaxin in a shebeen, levaxin a drinking club, levaxin where they fortified themselves with cheap hooch before they set off to rob him. Levaxin They escaped with nothing. According to Rossouw Cillier the most telling detail is that his brother was unarmed when they attacked. Levaxin “If we brandish a weapon, levaxin we’ll go to prison, levaxin not them. Levaxin What did they gain from this murder? It was an act as pointless as their lives.” Original source: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/africa/article7078730.ece