Drop-kicking Schwarzenegger a precursor to the coming black explosion?

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By Andile Mngxitama

It came flying out of nowhere like a bolt from the blue. The representation of whiteness staggered and the fan base gasped in collective disbelief. Arnold Schwarzenegger was drop-kicked in Johannesburg by what looks like a deranged fan.

His demands make no sense at first. The drop-kicker is yelling for a Lamborghini from the shaken Arnie. Haven’t those of us who subscribe to radical anti-white supremacy modes of thinking and praxis warned following Fanon’s teacher, Aime Cesaire, that black demands for justice strike the world as both illogical and illegal? After all, we are reacting to the gratuitous violence visited upon us from the last 500 years or so.

Blackness is universally illegal. To call for justice for black people is a declaration of war. Justice for blacks threatens the building blocks of white civilization from the individual rights regimes to stolen property protection laws and jurisprudence. The world, that is the white world, functions on the basis of black surrender. Any attempt of black demands for justice invites violence. The white world, like Arnold Schwarzenegger, walks around with absolute confidence in its invincibility. Protected from wall to wall. Such knowledge breeds white arrogance.

The world hates blackness and ensures it is kept excluded. After all, for whiteness to maintain its coherence it needs blackness kept in captivity and suppressed. The whole legal, ethical and moral edifice which governs the world is expressly anti-black. From this reality there is essentially no possibility for justice for black people under the current power configuration.

Like Arnold Schwarzenegger, the white world is protected. But like a thief in the night, a black drop-kick will come in flying when least expected and a crisis of confidence may be inaugurated for whiteness. Whiteness will raise its guards and walls even higher as a consequence, but the black explosion lurks not too far from the white Alcatraz always. One day, the floodgates will open and there shall be blackness all around. The white power switch will go off. Blackness.

That kick was for Tokkie Williams whom Arnold Schwarzenegger sent to the needle despite calls, even from Winnie Madikizela Mandela, to save his life. Occasionally, a drop kick comes in for blacks. We wait.

MEDIA ALERT: BLF Press Conference

Black First Land First (BLF) invites members of the media to a press conference on the following matters:

1 Response to FF+ appllication to try stop BLF from contesting the 2019 elections.
2 Update on DA complaint against BLF at the IEC
3 The Lucy Strydom; Human Rights commission and Afriforum equality court application against BLF.
4. Actions BLF will be taking against:
4.1 SAFA for its sexism
4.2 Orania for its racism
4.3 Steps to end Xenophobia

The press conference will happen under the following details:

Date: 24 April 2019, Wednesday

Time: 11h00am (PLEASE ADVISE)

Venue: BLF Head Office,
Office 541,
Klamson Towers Building,
151 Commissioner Street & Von Welligh Street,
Johannesburg

All media enquiries and attendees must be directed to Brian Tloubatla on 082 216 7664

Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF – NCC)

23 April 2019

Black First Land First
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Black First Land First
Twitter: @BLF_SouthAfrica
Website: www.blf.org.za

Zanele Lwana
(Deputy President)
Cell: +27 79 986 7225

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Head of Media & Communications)
+27 82 216 7664

Here is the REAL People’s Manifesto

History: the People’s Manifesto was drafted by Comrade Andile Mngxitama and adopted by the September National Imbizo (SNI) in 2011. It was also adopted by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in 2013 as part of the deal with the SNI to work together, but the EFF abandoned it soon after the 2014 general elections and removed it from its founding Manifesto. Then the Peoples Manifesto was adopted with minor changes by Black First Land First (BLF) in 2016. The People’s Manifesto goes hand in hand with the Sankara Oath.

The People’s Manifesto

We promise the politicians nothing! We demand that they deliver everything! All the political parties have now published their manifestoes; the empty ritual they buy our votes with. We say 17 years of elections without change are enough. Now we make our own manifesto:

We, the people of South Africa, hereby legislate a new law, titled “POLITICIANS AND PUBLIC SERVANTS: USE PUBLIC SERVICES”. This law compels all politicians, from the president to the local councilor, and all public servants, from the Director General to the sweeper and their families to use public utilities: Starting with the following:

1. Hospitals.
2. Schools.
3. Transport.
4 Housing! (The same standard house given to citizens must be used by all politicians and public servants)
5. A living wage for all!
6. Land belongs to the people

Our politicians and public servants have neglected public services for far too long because they know they can take their families to the private sector. We say, what’s good for you is good for us. Equality for all, for real!

Our hospitals are falling apart; doctors and nurses are overworked and underpaid. By and large our public hospitals are places of death. Simply put, no one is safe in our public hospitals. Our leaders, politicians, senior public servants and their families use private hospitals and that is why they don’t care about public hospitals which are used by the poor.

Our public schools are in bad condition, teachers are underpaid and the government is not investing in their training with the result that after 12 years of schooling most children from public schools can’t read, write or count. This leads to a high unemployment rate amongst the youth who are trapped in hopelessness. Politicians and senior civil servants take their children to private schools. This explains why public schools are not a priority for them.

Our public transport system is appalling. Every morning and night our people are packed into taxis, buses and trains like sardines. The queues are long and the fares are high. Our leaders, the rich and senior civil servants have big subsidies to get private transport. Some of our ministers can buy cars worth millions with tax payers’ money.

The townships are generally badly serviced. The houses are small and millions are forced to live in shacks. The RDP houses built by our black government are worse than the matchbox houses built during apartheid. Our leaders live in mansions, while the people are forced to live in rat-infested townships.

A living wage, the ANC and DA parties have legislated starvation minimum wages for our people. Farm workers earn a shocking R105 a day. Our government kills workers when they demand a living wage as in marikana but cabinet ministers and members of parliament give themselves millions in salaries.

Land For 20 years of the ANC has delivered only 8% of land to black. It would take 100s of years to buy back our land. Why are we buying our land back? We demand that all the land be nationalised without compensation and be equitably redistributed amongst the people.

We hereby commit ourselves to struggle to realize this legislation to hold public representatives and servants accountable to the people!

Together let’s make this law a reality.

This campaign is undertaken in the memory of Andries Tatane who was killed by our government for demanding quality services for all!

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee (BLF NCC)
12 January 2019

Black First Land First Email:[email protected]

Zanele Lwana
(Deputy President)
Cell: +27799867225

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Head of Media & Communications)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664

Historic meeting between BLF and USA-based African People’s Socialist Party

Historic meeting between BLF and USA-based African People’s Socialist Party

In the afternoon of this year’s Good Friday, the USA-based leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) met with the leadership of Black First Land First (BLF) in Johannesburg. The delegation of the APSP was led by its leader and globally respected revolutionary, Chairman Omali Yeshitela, while the BLF delegation was led by its president, Andile Mngxitama. The historic meeting was held at the BLF head office in Gandhi Square.

The objective of the meeting was for BLF to formally meet with APSP and discuss the possibility of cooperation between these two pro-black, anti-imperialist, anti-capitalist formations. The meeting kick-started with introductions and then each organization outlined its ideological framework and programmes.

A robust debate followed where points of disagreement were isolated and recognised, while points of agreement were also identified.

The meeting ended on a high note after the debate clarified that the two organisations have more in common than disagreements.

The APSP has committed itself to inviting BLF to its important meetings in the USA and BLF in turn expressed its wish to invite Chairman Yeshitela back to the country. An exciting area of possible cooperation and learning is community economic development. BLF is keen to learn from the APSP.

In the context of Azania/South Africa, the cooperation is likely to find expression in the BLF land occupation programme. The two organisations put an emphasis on cooperation to defeat the sytem of white supremacy which is inherently capitalist and evil.

BLF is looking forward to strengthening its commitment to revolutionary internationalism. The meeting today is historic for us and we are excited about working together with the APSP.

ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE OF THE BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST MOVEMENT (BLF NCC)

30 March 2018

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected] gmail.com

Zanele Lwana
BLF Deputy President
Cell: +27799867225

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Head of Media & Communications)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664