LEARNING DESPITE OUR UNIVERSAL BANTU EDUCATION
Politics for Beginners
Heeeyy, kids! Ever wonder what this ‘politicals’ thing is the grown-ups like to pretend is so grown-up and important and mysterious? Well, wonder no more, for uncle Cilo is here to explain it quick. There is nothing too complicated, the whole thing is just a bit of a trick. The players are the same as you meet on any playground, the rules are the same as anywhere the bullies are at play, and growing up is mostly the choosing of which part you want to play in this big playground tragedy of bullies and victims, scared nerds hiding in the library and giggling girls tanning their shaven legs in the sun of that creepy teacher’s adoration. Standard playground stuff…
As on the playground, so in adult life, you can choose to be a bully, or a victim, or just another sensible human being that uses every opportunity to learn, to better life for oneself and those around you. Bullies only worry about bettering their own life, victims expect everyone else to make life better for the poor victim at the cost of everyone else. …cost of everyone else except the bullies, a victim will risk his all to protect the bullies, bullies don’t deserve the bad rap they get from jealous ‘haters’. The bully’s greatest victory lies in the victim’s desire to maintain the bully’s happiness. The victim is convinced that keeping his bully satisfied is the only way to secure his own continued happiness. Victims will visit the cruellest of punishments on others in an attempt to pacify their bullies, always complaining about being bullied. Victims are more dangerous than bullies.
Bullies can be handled; you and your pals wait for him around a dark corner, pull a sack over his shoulders, and then, without a word that may betray your identities, you proceed to beat some decency into the little bastard, each using a sock with a bar of hard soap in the toe. This leaves no permanent marks or breakages, so it really is very humane, compared to what the average bully is willing to do to you. This technique is quite old, and popular for its immediate effectiveness at teaching a bully some manners, even curing some of them.
Another way, of course, is to pay another bully to beat up your bully, which, of course, means you have just upgraded in bullies! Now you need a bigger bully to control the new one, and then a bigger one, and before you know it, you are either bankrupt, or running a ‘business’ with partners who like to keep their business ‘private’. This is how you become a criminal, dealing with criminals, living off criminal proceeds, because you have allowed yourself to be bullied into a life where your only concern is to survive the next level of bully, until you are a full-fledged Mafioso, or in government, and you have to open your gate by remote control so the other gang, sorry, party candidate’s bullies don’t accidentally shoot you down in your own driveway. The fun thing is, it is most likely someone in your own party that pays for the bullets. One day you may become president, then the whole country has to pay for your bullies to hang around in black suits and sunglasses, looking like Hollywood gangsters high on Armani, sniffing their Gucci and spiking Diesel. Bribing bullies is a most dishonourable way of life, yet you will not find anyone more set on his honour, than a gangster or politician. The thicker the varnish of respectability outside, the more rotten the wood at the core inside, a standard rule when acquiring old furniture or new ideas.
We have shown some basic ways of dealing with bullies, but what about victims? As we said, once you are in the clutches (and debt) of the bullies, you have become a habitual victim, and a victim is continually concerned with his own right to survival. This is why professional victims are forever claiming special rights and privileges, they feel the world owe them and should compensate for their suffering. Denying a victim his special status is often portrayed as institutionalised cruelty and discrimination against minorities and their rights. In truth, of course, victims survive by keeping the bullies happy. This means that all special interest, minority or anti-victimisation rights are actually bullies’ rights, demanded by bullies, for the benefit of bullies, and enforced upon the common folk by victims doing their damnest to keep their bullies happy.
There is another kind of victim: the one that withdraws into a corner and plots revenge. These are dangerous people, you never know when they will decide to poison the town well, you never know when they will give up on life, especially other peoples’ lives. If you know someone like this, please be kinder to them, draw them back into society, their loneliness may kill them. Do not hand them over to professional pill-subscribers. The landscape is filling up with graves of people killed by prescription psychosis and the innocents they tend to demand go with them.
There is another kind of victim: the one that goes home and kicks the cat. Some torture the cat a bit. Some end up hurting little birdies and setting the cat on fire and then one day we hear about that dear, quiet dude next door, you know, Jeffrey Darmer? Or Hannibal Lechter, or Hillary Clinton. These people have problems only experts have any hope of making legal money off. They also serve well as employees of Victims of Serious bullies. You have little hope of recognising this kind of victim from far way, and they avoid detection merely by being disagreeable; nobody wants to play with them, because they think everybody hates them. Many of these people start off as victims of those who were supposed to protect them. They then become victims of their own distorted view of emotional realities and social interactions. By us showing simple, non-judgemental kindnesses, not emotionally demanding favours and indulgences, just simple humane kindnesses, such people may be introduced into common society. This is where a general love of humanity and feeling of belonging, serves as your own personal contribution to the welfare and wellbeing of total strangers who urgently need to feel included, instead of excommunicated victims of forces they cannot understand, because they grew up knowing emotions we could never understand, or even admit to having ourselves.
As people grow up, their social role may or may not change, this is called personal growth. A victim may gain enough self-confidence to deal with bullies, he may grow up to be stronger than his bullies, he may become the new bully. These tend to be dangerous people: a victim that becomes a bully does so with much vengeance upon those who allowed the bullies to bully him, all those who looked the other way, even if they lived in cities far away and did not even know I exist, “I’ll get them all!!!” he said, as he threw the bottle of psychotherapeutic drugs against a wall. They never attack their bullies, they prefer assigning blame, rather than justice. When the bullies own the entire system of dispensing justice, blame and vengeance becomes an acceptable replacement for self-worth. The bullying victim is never satisfied by the amount of suffering he sees in his victims; his cowardice is exceeded only by his blood lust. Winston Churchill, Bill Gates and the people who teach little children the world is overpopulated, all tend to forget who is required to spill their innards all over the floor, they just want to ‘save the world’.
There is little chance of defending yourself against the onslaught of a victim. After a lifetime of claiming special privilege, backed by bullies, and at the service of the highest level of criminal domination, the cost of all these special privileges has to fall on someone, and the only people able and liable to bear that cost, is the ordinary citizen unconcerned with the social hierarchy as it pertains to career criminals and those who owe them their existence. The unconcerned citizen lives his life as happily as he can, unaware of the influence bullies have over their victims, and unconcerned with the lengths career victims are willing to go to, to please their bullies. There is, of course, the danger that those unconcerned citizens may accidentally recognise the institutionalised criminality that has grown around them, so every professional bully, first class bully is sure to help us not notice, or if we notice, to not care enough to stop the shenanigans of the criminal classes. Remember the bully’s first weapon? Secrecy? How does the bully ensure secrecy? By implicating his victims. How do you implicate an entire social class in your international crime syndicate parading as a regional government, international treaty or global corporation?
You shut your competition up by making them complicit in your crime, thus forcing an unconcerned citizen into the role of unwitting victim witlessly thinking he can bully the government with his vote. The top bullies will appoint their most useful victim-nerds to the fore, presenting them as the people responsible for our welfare (or otherwise!!) and then they will demand we cast ballots to express our preference amongst this row of scared stooges. Whichever victim becomes leader, it will inherit the complete set of bullies that “advised” the previous bunch of victims. As every victim-leader before him, he will be using the nation’s second-grade bullies for exactly the same purpose as what the police and army has been used for ever since the bullies took over management of the world: maintaining order amongst the unconcerned who suddenly became very concerned when the rot started showing in their neighbourhood too. When the whole pot of corruption boils over and spills misery, poverty and hunger over the land, those professional victims will be sure to turn upon the population and scream: “you voted for this!” and promptly punish us with higher taxes and inflation. These are times when young people find plenty opportunity in the safety and security sector of the employment market. It is also when personal services become commonly marketed on late-night sidewalks. Then someone pays a few bullies to rub out some people. This job may be out-contracted to individuals, groups, gangs, armies, United Nations, NATO etcetera. Normality returns when the unconcerned once again outnumber those educated enough to be concerned enough to be of concern.
Bullies rely on their actions remaining hidden from justice. They either have to prevent their victim from complaining, or otherwise make their victim’s complaints unbelievable, even crying libel. The standard technique for bullies is to pre-emptively accuse their victims of the crime visited upon them. This is why you have to collect evidence and witnesses before things get out of hand.
When you see someone being bullied, make sure you identify the bully correctly, and call him out. Some day, you may be attacked, and unless you have convinced those around you of the bullying and gain their assistance, you may find yourself victimised. Defending yourself against a serious bully is difficult: The day you touch a bully, you will suddenly discover the full extend of retribution as applied by lawyers and laws and the whole world will turn upon your violence against the poor little victim who has long stories to tell authority about your transgressions. Bullies survive by being more believable victims than anyone else. You avoid being a victim by not allowing any potential bully to build secrets around you. Call them out where you find them, that is honour and civil rights as practised by decent people. Also, it helps if you are carrying a sturdy stick. DO NOT SHOW THE BULLY YOUR STICK. He will come take it off you, and you will do nothing, because the bully was only defending himself. Hide it behind your back and strike when you achieve a legally excusable level of need. In the open, without fear, because you have long informed the community of the bully’s actions. Revenge is not justice. Justice, however, takes revenge upon those who cross those who dispense justice. By now, you must realise, justice is determined by your relation to the top criminals, via their lieutenants in government, via their second-rate bullies in government-issue uniforms, past the second-rate victims fighting for human rights, past the third-rate bullies employed as private security guards by the second-class victims parading as first-class bullies. All of this is paid for by taxes, levies and fees extracted from the only productive class: those too busy trying to make a living and providing for their loved ones to be concerned with the shenanigans of the criminal classes and their vindictive little nerds that run that other mythical thing: The Economy.
To learn about The Economy, kids, please read our stories on that topic by typing into the Search Bar at top right of this page, the words, ECONOMY, or FRAUD, or EUGENICS. Try POVERTY and DEBT. All those stories are too gory for words, and do not belong on the same page as the relatively exuberant and fun piece full of flowers and puppy breath I tried to paint above.
First, they came for those scary guys who acted so scary, I was too scared to say anything.
Then, they came for those other guys who made fun of me. They were nothing to me, so I kept quiet.
Then they came for me. I called for help, but there was no-one left to hear my screams.
Don’t be a bully, don’t be a victim. Be responsible, be safe, be accountable. Do nothing your favourite maternal figure would not approve of. Be good by not being bad, be careful of doing good for bad reasons and be aware of the bad being done to others in your name. Good bye for now, good luck, stand up straight, eat your vegetables while they are still alive, and report bullies to everyone who listens, because those in authority are blind to the transgressions of bullies, they feel no compassion for your petty suffering. If you feel like a victim, don’t whine to everybody, stand back, look at your bully, then build for yourself a life where you do not accept responsibility for your suffering, but responsibility for your life and those around you. If you dismiss those around yourself as victims, bullies or persons of no concern, who will believe you the day you try defend yourself? Besides, if the only known effective treatment for bully-ism is a good battering with soap-filled socks, someone has to hold the sack, you will never achieve the job alone. No man is an island.
Motho ke Motho ka Batho.