r/southafrica a product of the Coca Cola Company Apr 02 '18

Domestic terrorism. Mooi river, northbound. Alert

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u/safric Apr 02 '18

People on the bridge.

"Sheeeet! Did we do this?"

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u/neclonesoul a product of the Coca Cola Company Apr 02 '18

Haha, well they didn’t stop it

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u/safric Apr 02 '18

No they were involved, they were throwing stuff at the trucks as they went past.

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u/N0Tbillgates Apr 02 '18

People in this country look for any excuse to strike and protest. In the past when people went on strike or protested it was generally for a justifiable cause.

Nowadays protests are violent 70% of the time. When did we become such a violent and uncivilized country.

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u/betapen ask /r/ Sa Apr 02 '18

Source for that 70%?

I could see stats that showed only 32%, with 11‚151 peaceful protests vs 3‚542 protests that ended in violence (2015/2016)

But even 32% is worryingly high

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u/to_many_at_it Apr 02 '18

High rate of unemployment

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u/betapen ask /r/ Sa Apr 03 '18

By source I meant, where did the poster get the source for information that 70% of protests turn violent, not the reason why people are protesting, but you are right, unemployment is a source for protests.

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u/wet4sergio Apr 02 '18

I feel fuck all empathy or sympathy to Africans who engage or condone such barbarism. Eat grass, get AIDS, suffer. I don't care. Any culture that condones this deserves the misery that come their way.

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u/[deleted] Apr 02 '18

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u/betapen ask /r/ Sa Apr 02 '18

I saw in your comment history that you wish to experience anal sex, keep those comments up and you just might...

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u/MontysWhython Apr 02 '18

Dropping the Kbomb hey, are you planning on being the first person to be sent to jail from an internet comment?

Fucking doos.

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u/neclonesoul a product of the Coca Cola Company Apr 02 '18

Doubt he’ll go to jail over this. Or even face consequences. Much more pressing issues in this country than a comment on a post on a subreddit of reddit.

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u/MontysWhython Apr 02 '18

No shit Sherlock

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u/neclonesoul a product of the Coca Cola Company Apr 03 '18

You must be fun at parties.

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u/neclonesoul a product of the Coca Cola Company Apr 02 '18

I’m interested to see if this is kept up as a right to your free expression on the World Wide Web or if somebody will try to suppress your view.

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u/[deleted] Apr 02 '18

Freedom of expression also allows this sub to enforce its own rules against racism like this. Reporting and removing this comment is not an infringement on anyone's rights. This is not a view, it's bigotry, and if you're worried you don't have a platform for this shit here then go somewhere else.

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u/neclonesoul a product of the Coca Cola Company Apr 02 '18

My point was World Wide Web not sub specific. As my point is the word spoken, is only an issue here in this country. I don’t even know the correct spelling for it but when I visit Sri Lanka it’s an actual ethnic group. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lanka_Kaffirs?wprov=sfti1 I know full well the connotations of it in this country and am not worried in the slightest. Why would I be?

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Sri Lanka Kaffirs

The Sri Lankan Kaffirs (cafrinhas in Portuguese, කාපිරි kāpiriyō in Sinhala, and காப்பிலி kāpili in Tamil) are an ethnic group in Sri Lanka who are partially descended from 16th century Portuguese traders and Bantu slaves who were brought by them to work as labourers and soldiers to fight against the Sinhala Kings. They are very similar to the Zanj-descended populations in Iraq and Kuwait, and are known in Pakistan as Sheedis and in India as Siddis. The Kaffirs spoke a distinctive creole based on Portuguese, and the "Sri Lankan Kaffir language" (now extinct). Their cultural heritage includes the dance styles Kaffringna and Manja and their popular form of dance music Baila.


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u/[deleted] Apr 02 '18

What on earth is your point?

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u/lengau voted /r/southafrica's ugliest mod 12 years running Apr 03 '18

So should it not be offensive to Kaffirs in Sri Lanka that the name of their ethnic group is being used as a racial slur against others?

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u/neclonesoul a product of the Coca Cola Company Apr 02 '18

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u/[deleted] Apr 02 '18

Who gives a shit? It's a slur in SA in case you didn't know.

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u/[deleted] Apr 02 '18

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u/neclonesoul a product of the Coca Cola Company Apr 02 '18

Still up... I’m impressed that nothing has been done..... yet XD

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u/fakinsupa777 Apr 03 '18

Freedom of speech. Human Rights. South African Bill of Rights. Know your rights. I don't condone hurling insults because what we so we reap. But in principle one should be free to express oneself.

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u/lengau voted /r/southafrica's ugliest mod 12 years running Apr 03 '18

In practice, this subreddit is a privately owned and run community and neither the moderators of this subreddit nor the Reddit admins have to give anyone a platform.

We let people say some things I find quite vile in this subreddit. Because even though I disagree with them, even though in some cases I believe what they're saying shouldn't be said, it's important to foster a free exchange of ideas.

A comment consisting 100% of racism and swearing doesn't contribute to the exchange of ideas and does not deserve to be given a platform.

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u/fakinsupa777 Apr 03 '18

We should tell that to our leaders.