Tuesday, February 07, 2017


A Comment –

Scroll on by or write something? Or just pass on Cut and Pastes that fit into your mind set.

You have 15 seconds to decide.

I watched, today, a very interesting program about the ‘Echo Effect’.

It was about how the internet and in particular, social media, has separated the world.

There were some mind boggling facts and charts. But I summarize using  FB - RWW as a classic example.

The division has been emphasized by algorithms that calculate what you, as a person, are now mathematically classified.

The machine knows who your friends are, what you have in common and target you and your chinas with news and postings that have a common interest.

Regardless of the rest of the population who may actually digress from your opinions.

Democracy , as we hope it is, was based on the very simple recipe -
‘We agree to disagree.’

THAT – is the founding centre of democracy – because it leads to COMPROMISE, without wars.

As Godwin and Hancock so correctly pointed out in the brilliant academic book, ‘Rhodesians Never Die’, the only thing that held the frail tangible web of fabric of White Rhodesians – was a mutual hatred of terrorism.

We, the white minority along with 80% of volunteer black combatants - lost.

Think what you like. This posting is not interested in the whys, what’s, and fuck-ups – but about modern attitudes of ‘Rhodesians’ in the cyber world.

It is – a car crash. I know and have experienced the whole internet sensation for two decades. It all started with the ‘Bush Telegraph’.

Rhodies with money enough to pay many thousands for a 133k PC with windows and ISDN, flocked to the common eating ground. One person emerged as leader.

In a space of two years, via this medium, affairs were struck up, marriages destroyed and eventually great leader was murdered on his door step. C'est la vie.

But when Facebook arrived along with cheap PCs, and cheap internet connection – the world changed for the Rhodesian Diaspora. And how...

So – with perhaps less than a population of 200.000 and loads dropping dead everyday – the so called community, seems to have fuck all else to do than prove the ‘Echo Theory’.

Gather in huddles of selected groups who agree on anarchic and blinkered vision of the past and future.

From one Rhodesian site to another – like the head of Medusas - a monster, a Gorgon, generally described as a winged human female with a hideous face and living venomous snakes in place – is that what ‘Rhodesians’ - have accomplished?

Always the same. Boring, un-original, no contributions but cut and pastes of – shit. I exclude brave members who post their art – well done.

And then – for no apparent reason – hatred. Incredible pouring of comments against someone they do not have a clue about. So extreme – in Germany, you would find yourself arrested.

Why do you – yes, you – do that?

Do you get a thrill because some equally mentally retard ‘likes’ your stupid posting? Have you ever thought that – if you forward enough - you will actually get your original (not), posting back again.

A perfect cycle of repetition - created by clever people who get their kicks by watching the peasants paying for the internet to actually become brain dead.

I rest my case. It is up to you – The Last of the Rhodesians, to work it out.

I have no problems with my mental health issues – I understand them.
AND - this is an academic comment. Not aimed at anyone. And I love you all. I think - therefore I am.

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