Why Do The Leaders of the world and the main news agencies ignore the white genocide in South Africa? –WHISNews21
The whole world can talk about Oscar “The Blade Runner” but chose to ignore the biggest news story of the 21 Century. Below you will find another one of 1000’s of untold stories that are hidden from the world press.
WHISNews21 thank the people mentioned at the bottom for bringing this to our attention
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS ONLY ONE OF HUNDREDS OF WHITE SQUATTER CAMPS IN SOUTH AFRICA
Sheepishly we park our conspicuously shiny car at the entrance of the white squatter camp in Krugersdorp and head for Irene’s shack – “head-office” for this overlooked community. It’s our second trip to the informal settlement and this time we come bearing potatoes and awkward smiles. Irene, with her bleached hair and hardened soul, fails to flinch at our discomfort or acknowledge our downcast eyes. Instead she beckons us into her makeshift home to observe her newly assembled shrine, dedicated to the athletic achievements of her talented 14-year-old daughter. Excitedly she tells us of the possible opportunity for her to compete overseas – no small feat considering that her training regime consists of running barefoot around the desolate park she calls home.
The informal settlement in the corner of Coronation Park is currently home to 248 poor white South Africans (77 of whom are children). Shacks, tents, caravans and containers huddle close to one another on the grassy outskirts of this government-owned land.
Irene gushes like a proud mother for a couple of minutes before getting down to business. She knows what we are here for even though our ‘bribe’ came in the form of well-meaning carbohydrates. The people at the squatter camp have been exposed to their fair share of media types and journos, all looking for their slice of the story or the award-winning shot. The wary and accusing eyes that follow our movements around the park tell stories of exploitation and mistrust, an unavoidable by-product of being used as mannequins in the storefront of white poverty.
Accompanied by a peculiar array of stray dogs and cats, we stroll around the mishmash of makeshift housing trying (but probably failing) not to appear too much like tourists in an urban zoo. As we pass the concrete block that houses the bathrooms – the last remnants of this one-time caravan park – a putrid stench engulfs me. I feel sick to my stomach and hold my breath for fear of being infected by this filth, immediately feeling guilty for doing so.
Strewn around the camp are relics of past lives – broken down cars, old paintings, chipped ornaments and three-legged chairs. Many of the squatters once lived in comfortable homes and held stable jobs, but the lethal combination of economic crisis and affirmative action has left them retrenched and unemployable. Grumblings of reverse-apartheid and marginalised minorities waft around the park like a bad smell. Of course, there is also the typical cross section of miscreants present; the drug-addicts and alcoholics, the mentally ill and deranged, the strays and misfits who have nowhere else to go.
Our previous visit to Coronation Park was in the middle of winter, when the bitter cold, lack of electricity and running water and inevitable outbreaks of disease threatened the well-being of many of the families. Donkey boilers and semi-regular wood donations were their only saving grace – small pleasures in these tough times. As the wood truck pulled up a mass commotion erupted from the community. People emerged from out of the woodwork to claim their stake in the flammable offerings. A frenzy began, which lasted for about 20 minutes, until all that was left was an empty flatbed and sadness.
Summer at the squatter camp seems somewhat more bearable, but brings with it a whole new set of difficulties. A resident summons us over to show us a gaping hole in her tent caused by a particularly violent hailstorm. Just one of the countless victims of the icy damage and destruction – Mother Nature knows no mercy. Yet on this particular day, the sun is shining, the grass is green and the children (despite being somewhat dirty) are playing happily among themselves outside the camp’s improvised crèche.
My feelings of optimism are shattered by woeful tales of suicide attempts, drug addiction, violence and thievery, as told by a teary middle-aged woman whose husband had recently deserted her. “This is not a good place for anyone. It is not safe here,” she said. However, a couple of shacks down and things don’t seem as dire – vegetable gardens and double-story shacks speak of relentless hope and stubborn pride.
As South Africans, we know something about poverty. We’ve seen the upturned faces at traffic lights and we’ve heard the desperate pleas. Why is it then that talk of neediness and hardship too often seems married to a particular race? Is empathy reserved for a select few? Would I be writing this piece about black squatters? Or are they no longer newsworthy? Do some people deserve to suffer? In spite of our opinions, and all the questions, the truth of the matter remains – unbeknown to most and tucked away in a grimy corner of Krugersdorp lives a group of forgotten people, struggling to survive in hungry exile.
Republished from JHBLIVE by WHISNews21
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WHISNews21 Prayer Line and thoughts for yesterday, today and tomorrow by Marty Martel
Marty,Please keep Bernice & Curly Putnam & their family in prayer. Their son Greg passed away from a sudden heart attack. God Bless. Please forward to anyone whom you know would want to be aware. Thank you, Darlene
Please pray for our nation and the world as we continue to have crisis’s that are devastating with the mud slide, Malaysian plane crash and the many loss of lives from these disasters.
A Puritan Prayer
Almighty God, as I cross the threshold of this day I commit myself, soul, body, affairs, friends,
To Your care. Watch over, keep, guide, direct, sanctify, bless me. Incline my heart to Your ways.
Mold me completely into the image of Jesus, as a potter forms clay.
May my lips be a well-tuned harp to sound Your praise. Let those around see me living by Your Spirit, Trampling the world underfoot, un-conformed to lying vanities, transformed by a renewed mind,
Clothed in the entire armour of God, shining as a never-dimmed light, showing holiness in all my doings. Let no evil this day soil my thoughts, words, and hands.
May I travel swampy paths with a life pure from spot or stain. In every transaction let my affection
Be in heaven, and my love soar upwards in flames of fire, my gaze fixed on unseen things,
My eyes open to the emptiness, fragility, mockery of earth and its vanities.
May I view all things in the mirror of eternity, waiting for the coming of my Lord,
Listening for the last trumpet call, hastening unto the new heaven and earth.
Order this day all my communications according to Your wisdom, and to the gain of mutual good.
Forbid that I should not be profited or made profitable. May I speak each word as if my last word,
And walk each step as my final one. If my life should end today, let this be my best day.
This I pray in the name of Christ, my Lord and Savior.
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PANDORA’S COMIN’ ON STRONG On Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Edison Research and Triton Digital reveal their 22nd annual Infinite Dial study findings. Pandora continues to grow among all age groups. In March 2014, Pandora claims that it now has almost 9% of radio’s listening audience. When listeners want music, FM radio remains their number one choice. In March 2012, Pandora begins its monthly disclosure of information about users and usage. But after its June release (for May 2014) Pandora will stop providing monthly listening metrics because it says advertisers now know who they are. Infinite Dial study indicates 70% of those in the study (12 plus) are aware of the Pandora brand. 48 % are aware of iHeartradio. 31% of consumers (12 plus) use Pandora in the last month.
REBEL COUNTRY SINGER BANS GUNS If you pack an S&W 44 Magnum revolver or any other type of firepower you better leave them at home if you want to boogie down at Toby Keith’s I Love this Bar & Grill in Woodbridge, VA. That’s the name of Toby Keith’s recent hit record, but the tune makes no mention that your shooting arms are not welcome inside his place. As you approach Keith’s saloon, you’ll notice a big sign on its front doors that proclaims no guns permitted. That’s right. If you pack a sidearm you better get up and boogie because Toby Keith does not want your shooter around his hooters. Bryan Crosswhite, founder of 2amendment.org, fires back with his registry of pro-gun restaurants. Gun-rights businesses can sign up at http://2amendment.org/ to get window stickers.
ORBISON’S THREE SONS RIDE AWAY On January 29, 2010 Rock and Roll legend Roy Orbison receives a Walk of Fame star posthumously in Los Angeles, CA. Roy Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988) experiences his greatest success in the early Rock and Roll era from 1957 to 1964. Between 1960 and 1965, Orbison scores 20 consecutive Top 40 hits. His three sons are all musicians but never get to play music with their dad until now when Wesley, Roy Jr. and Alex create a new song by their dad from an old vocal track of The Way is Love originally recorded on a boom box. Roy Orbison’s three sons add new instruments with drums plus their backing vocals for their 25th anniversary reissue and expansion of Roy’s final album, Mystery Girl, that re-releases on May 20, 2014.
TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the original name of The Oak Ridge Boys singing group? The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Steve Kelly Saturday, March 22nd, Waltraud Hofmeister avid radio fan Tuesday, March 25th, Jay Noble Wednesday, March 26th and Kelly McClain Thursday, March 27, 2014. •LEN WEINER sports radio programming vet exits Genesis Communications as new PD of Lincoln Financial Sports Talk The Ticket WAXY-790/WAXY FM (104.3) Miami, FL beginning March 24, 2014. •WNEW TV CBS CH 5 (Former WNYW TV) Washington, DC opens Baltimore, MD office at WJZ TV CBS CH 13. •WGEE-970 Midwest Communications Adult Standards Superior, WI flips to Sports Talk using CBS Sports Radio programming.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1958 ELVIS PRESLEY (serial number 53310761) joins the Army on March 24th. •1966 BUCK OWENS kicks off his concert on March 25th with Act Naturally for his live album recording at New York’s prestigious Carnegie Hall. •1978 PAUL MCCARTNEY’S Wings release their single With a Little Luck (#1-1978) on March 24th. •1984 ALABAMA’s single Roll on (Eighteen Wheeler) lands at #1 in Billboard Country on March 24th. •1991 KUWAIT reopens its liberated Banks on March 24th. •2004 TOBY KEITH & RASCAL FLATTS grab four nominations each in third annual CMT Flame Worthy Video Music Awards on March 24th.
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JAY WEAVER [KCUL-1540/KBUY-1540/KPCN-730/KLBK/KDNT] (Fort Worth-Hurst, TX) A short note to let you know that Howard Wayne “Skeeter” Gordon has died in Fort Worth, where he lived after the end of his radio career. “Skeeter” (as he was known “On Air”) was 74 years old. According to his obituary, he went to sleep one night, and according to his life long plan, he simply did not wake up. He started in radio at WIRL (1290) in Peoria, IL. Some years back in an interview for a local newspaper I wrote for, I asked him how many stations he worked at and he told me “trillions”. He worked at KILT (610) while in Houston and during that time he received a Radio and Television Degree from University of Houston. He spent time at KNOW (1490) in Austin and in the D/FW Area, starting at KBUY (1540 while I was there) in 1968, KXOL (1360) and doing early afternoons at KFJZ (1270). Skeeter later got out of radio and was in the graphics business. He always loved art, almost more than radio so he then opened an art/tee shirt screening business in Fort Worth.
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STEVE RICH [Steve Lewis-KXOL/ABC satellite radio] (Plano, TX) Subject: Gene Dickerson at KFDI (1070). Did I answer your question about where Gene Dickerson is? Last I heard maybe 10 years ago he was doing sales at KFDI/Wichita. Enjoyed visiting with you. Maybe we can visit again to have you tell me about the majors you worked at? To those of us coming up from small markets, when we heard you, we viewed you as a Radio God. Steve Lewis
TRIVIA ANSWER: The Oak Ridge Boys name comes from Oak Ridge, TN which is where the quartet forms in the mid 1940s. But their original name is The Oak Ridge Quartet. Oak Ridge is a town about 25 miles west of Knoxville in the eastern section of Tennessee. The town has several nicknames: the Atomic City, the Secret City, the Ridge and the City Behind the Fence. In 1942, the United States federal government chooses the Oak Ridge area as a site to develop the Manhattan Project. In 1943, officials name the settlement Oak Ridge because of its location along Black Oak Ridge. The 44 acre K-25 uranium-separating facility is the largest building in the world at that time.
JIM GOUGH [‘Mr. Texas’-movie actor-voice actor] (Austin-Liberty Hill, TX) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio (#1287) March 21, 2014 [Friday] Thanks for mentioning my birthday. Keep up the good work, pardner! Jim Gough
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Wait in hope for Me; I am your Help and your Shield. Waiting in itself is not a virtue. The important thing is how you wait: in a resigned, impatient way or in hope-keeping your focus on Me. One aspect of hope is confident expectation. When your overarching hope is for Me, you have every reason to be confident. I have promised to be with you always, even to the end of the age. Moreover, at the end of time, I am coming back in glorious Power to judge the world and establish My kingdom.
While you are waiting, remember that I am your Help and your Shield. My unfailing Love guarantees that I am always available to help you. You access this loving help through your trust in Me. No matter what is happening or how bad you feel, voice your trust in Me! I have shielded you from many hardships, and I will continue to protect you. So put your hope fully in Me, and the Light of My Presence will shine into your waiting times.
“We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. -Psalm 33:20”
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. -Matthew 28:18-20 nkjv
“But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever. -Psalm 52:8”
The Lord is my portion, says my soul, therefore I have hope in Him.