The Conservative Government and Miners are in heated conflict. Then, at one event, Police open fire and 34 miners are shot to death. The outcry is global, the UN calls an emergency session and Thatcher is demonised as a brutal killer. The Government falls as the International Community unites in utter condemnation of the mass killing.
That’s right, it never happened. But THIS did…
South African President Jacob Zuma has announced an inquiry into violence at a mine in the north-east of the country, calling the deaths there “tragic”. Thirty-four people were killed when police opened fire on striking platinum miners on Thursday. At least 78 people were injured in the confrontation. Mr Zuma said he was “saddened and dismayed” at the “shocking” events and offered sincere condolences to all families who had lost loved ones.
Where is the outcry? Where is the fury? Is it possible that there is a double standard when it comes to the Rainbow Nation, even when it is dripping in blood? Zuma’s administration is getting away with murder, literally. But it strikes me that such is the “sensitivity” concerning this utterly corrupt regime that such massacres such as that above can be almost whitewashed, lest we wonder if what has followed apartheid is really that much better. Don’t get me wrong, I was glad that Apartheid was ended. But what has been put in place subsequently seems brutal, cruel, and as we can see, murderous. Yet the UN remains MUTE, the MSM pliantly accepts Zuma’s spinning, and the dead get buried. This is one coalmine NO canary will sing in.