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Rooi Jan
8 Sep 2008, 16:52
Dit is 'n valse Utopia soos wat die NSA (of te wel Mandelatopia) geword het. 'n Mens kan dalk ook argumenteer dat die ou SA ook in 'n mate 'n distopia was.

Of is distopie dalk 'n meer korrekte vertaling? :icon_conf

A dystopia (from the Greek δυσ- and τόπος, alternatively, cacotopia,[1] kakotopia, cackotopia, or anti-utopia) is the vision of a society that is the opposite of utopia. A dystopian society is a state in which the conditions of life are extremely bad, characterized by human misery, poverty, oppression, violence, disease, and/or pollution.

The only trait common to all dystopias is that they are negative and undesirable societies, but many commonalities are found across dystopian societies. In general, dystopias are seen as visions of "dangerous and alienating future societies," often criticizing current trends in culture.[6] It is a culture where the condition of life is "extremely bad," as from deprivation, oppression, or terror.

8 Sep 2008, 22:21
So ons lewe in distopia.Ek het vandag n nuwe woord met sy betekenis geleer dankie.:)

Ek hou ook van die een "cacatopia"Dit is dalk n meer beskrywende woord van ons huidige regering.:rofl:

Rooi Jan
23 Sep 2008, 10:40
En vandag se nuwe woord is "declinism." Ek weet glad nie wat die Afrikaanse vertaling is nie, alhoewel dit my uitkyk oor die NSA soos 'n handskoen pas. Wat van agteruitgangkunde? :evil6:

declinism (di.CLYN.iz.um) n. The belief that something, particularly a country or a political or economic system, is undergoing a significant and possibly irreversible decline.
—declinist n., adj.

Example Citations:
The declinists, we might say, will always be with us. Wherever anyone believes in progress, someone, possibly the same one, believes in decline. Declinism emerges today from the triumphalism of the right: In our greatness, conservatives say, there is much to lose, and many who threaten us. So, too, does it emerge from the pessimism of the left: Power corrupts, and the corrupt will get their comeuppance. At present, both impulses—triumphalist and pessimistic, chest-beating and self-lacerating—are on the upsurge. So too, then, declinism.
—Laura Secor, "That sinking feeling," The Boston Globe, September 14, 2003

Nearly every sentiment and idea that Franzen relays about the fallen preeminence of literature has been expressed before, and better. No one needs to be reminded for the umpteenth time that Dickens was a popular sensation and that the audiences that once clamored at the docks for news of Little Nell now queue at the multiplex or congregate in cyberspace. Like Broadway, the fabulous invalid, the serious novel has seemed poised to breathe its last ever since electricity entered the home. As a cultural analyst, Franzen is simply the latest to join the chorus line of declinism: Gore Vidal has been signing the novel's death certificate for a half-century.
—James Wolcott, "Advertisements for Himself," The New Republic, December 2, 2002

First Use:
In 1988 the United States reached the zenith of its fifth wave of declinism since the 1950s. The roots of this phenomenon lie in the political economy literature of the early 1980s that analyzed the fading American economic hegemony and attempted to identify the consequences of its disappearance. ...

Although predominantly of a liberal-leftist hue, declinist writings reflect varying political philosophies and make many different claims. In general, however, they offer three core propositions.

First, the United States is declining economically compared to other market economy countries, most notably Japan but also Europe and the newly industrializing countries. The declinists focus on economic performance and on scientific, technological and educations factors presumably related to economic performance.

Second, economic power is the central element of a nation's strength, and hence a decline in economic power eventually affects the other dimensions of national power.

Third, the relative economic decline of the United States is caused primarily by its spending too much for military purposes, which in turn is the result, in Kennedy's phrase, of "imperial overstretch," of attempting to maintain commitments abroad that the country can no longer afford.
—Samuel P. Huntington," The U.S. — Decline or Renewal?," Foreign Affairs, December 1, 1988

Declinism has been called the "apocalypse soon" school of international relations. The word was coined in 1988 by Samuel P. Huntington (see the first use, below), but the noun "declinist" appears in the Oxford English Dictionary, where a citation from 1831 mentions the "doctrine of the decline of science" and labels one of its proponents as "the leader of the Declinists." The opposite is triumphalism, which originally (circa 1964) referred to excessive or blind pride in the achievements of one's religion or church, but now has a broader mandate in the language (for example, excessive or blind pride in the achievements of one's country).

Related Words:
dread merchant
imperial overstretch
panic merchants
soft power

26 Sep 2008, 13:51
Wat van Kuberkryger

Iemand wat dink die wereld word verander deur slegs daaroor te praat op forums.

Rooi Jan
26 Sep 2008, 14:18
Waarmaker, ons ken daai soort. :uhoh:

Vir die interessantheid - die Amerikaanse Lugmag het 'n ander definisie van kuberkryger. :ninja:

Air Force pushes cyber warrior training
By Peter Buxbaum
Published on December 6, 2007

The Air Force is establishing a professional force of cyber operators and developing cyber career paths for officers, enlisted personnel and civilians. The new Air Force Cyber Command and the Air National Guard are among the focal points of the plan.

“We’re asking ourselves, ‘What is a cyber warrior?’” Col. Anthony Buntyn, who is in line to become a brigadier general, told an industry audience at the Air Force IT Day sponsored by AFCEA in McLean, Va., Dec. 5. “What skills and equipment do they need? We are developing basic criteria.”

The Air Force intends to provide some basic cyber training to all who enter the service, said Maj. Gen. Charles Ickes, special assistant to the deputy chief of staff for operations, and plans and requirements at the Air National Guard.

In addition, as many as 40,000 cyber warfare specialists will be trained “as warriors, advocates and visionaries” for cyber operations. Ickes said.

The scope of the training involved will differ based on the assigned duties and could take six to 15 months. It could take seven to 10 years to develop the career cyber force the Air Force is envisioning, Ickes said.

“We’re trying to look at the best way to integrate air, space and cyber operations in everything we do,” Ickes added.

Cyber operators need the same freedom to maneuver as warfighters in the air or on the sea or land, Buntyn said.

“From a network standpoint, our priority is to ensure our networks are survivable under attack,” Buntyn added.

Ickes said the Air Force is working with universities, the Air Force Academy and the Doctrine Center to develop programs and curricula for cyber trainees. One result, he added, has been the development of a new Net Warfare Training course for enlisted personnel.

“The enlisted force will be performing the preponderance of this work,” Ickes said. “We are trying to create a career path and to make this a dynamic opportunity. I think it could be a very appealing career field for young kids as the come into the military.”

The officer force needs more broad training in the cyber area in addition to education about a particular area of expertise.

For Buntyn, connecting with private industry will be one key to developing the Air Force’s cyber skills. Ickes said the Air National Guard will provide one conduit for the transfer of cyber knowledge and skills to Air Force personnel.

26 Sep 2008, 14:27
Wel Rooi jan

Ons kan vir hulle n hele battiljon krygers stuur met baie ondervinding...

28 Sep 2008, 11:17
Wel Rooi jan

Ons kan vir hulle n hele battiljon krygers stuur met baie ondervinding...

Leadership for the Upcoming Age of Revolution

Some modern leaders demonstrate a propensity for tenacity which is offset in a new dominion of ignorance by lack of reason. This realm seems to be gardened by a sort of plastic Lentulism, with aristocracy purchased by self serving bravado rather than the traditional authoritarian fare of coin. This is of course is not to place within the realm of argument that non-authoritarian grandeur is obtained in this manner, it is to point out that a broad stretch of grey area exists in this League of Laertes, there are no anti-theticals, but simply new breeds of aristocratic-like personas. What then would surface as a standard, identifiable notion of ascension and “rank?” Would it be safe to assume that, in this brave new superficial world, self governance by humility, civility and common sense would be the hallmark of our regnant recreant regents? The answer of course, would be found in assessing the composition of the foundation of their façade: change and difference. This is the essential building block for the modern ideological leader to develop a personal -and this designation is important- sense of power and authority. Many reasons exist for this condition, but mostly the concept of simply expressing ideas passes for sufficient in the minds of most men. It seems that a more elusive higher order of men would have the premise of their existence archived in strategic accomplishments rather than to allow possession of their ideals and contextualization of their deeds by the self appointed, aristocratic-like, leader genre. Unfortunately, in a society that favors the gods of therapeutic self indulgence over responsibility, narcissistic gratification as a vector to collectivism and rewards incivility with attention and praise will find that this higher order of men, genus honestus, will rarely realize their threat to oppression and authoritarianism as they are often cannibalized by their own. Before an enemy can be struck down, the aristocratic-like modern leader class will have ruined most avenues of success after engaging in a campaign of semantic contextualization to consolidate opinion, simply for their benefit. Resolution is the enemy of the power hungry, despotic-lite, who seek to capitalize on the struggles of men. Tangible results are markers of success and identifiable avenues of eventual achievement, our pseudo-leaders require a constant struggle and an unachievable tangible goal to maintain their viability, so they tend to dwell in a hyper vigilant state of paranoia, perceiving anything that manifests itself as a substantial method of potential achievement a threat to their power. Of course their power of perception is driven by the same broken thinking which drove them to a position of perpetual leadership, guiding good people towards emotionally satisfying, yet ineffectual goals.

We swim in the warm waters of the atrophy of common sense. In the United States (and Western Society) we have now only one identifiable trait- the constant production of new illiteracies. Our new crop of leaders evolve from a 40+ year culture of replacing popular and common traditions, craftsmanship, civil responsibility and self reliance, with recondite, intentionally abstract, post-modern “knowledge” blocks. This monopoly on information contextualization is administered by so-called experts, which creates the idea that individual achievement is beyond the means of the average person. People are engineered to depend upon these “experts” so much so, that they feel they need to seek the authenticity of established and recognizable entities simply to act, learn or govern themselves. And what criteria exist to define expertise and who decides this? In our society it is the media conglomerates, businesses, whose aims are to ensure that issues are presented in a manner which maintains viewership by putting a carrot on the end of a stick. These are the exact same traits and methodologies of our new aristocratic-like leader class. People follow these leaders for the same reasons they constantly tune into news personalities for their fix of non-resolution. These leaders operate in the current power structure by mimicking the standards that already exist, practicing the techniques already in play and gain prestige and power by simply branding themselves as purveyors of change. Standards and empirical benchmarks do not exist in this world as they are items of direction which ultimately lead to resolution. The general “de rigeur” of most folk has no way of telling that it is falling off a cliff, and so as acceptable standards rapidly decline the average person cannot perceive this downward spiral as the canonical of their condition, which is of course intentionally provided for them by their new leaders, to which they have become dependent for their “expert” guidance. This is the current tragic paradigm of Western Civilization, continual authoritarian enslavement which devours any resistance by ensuring that most leaders of said resistance have only the toolset of non-resolution at their disposal. In truth, the authoritarian sees polarized interpretation as simply the most manageable brand structure and endeavors to control the expression of both “arguments” to issues they create and deliver thru their media systems. The new leaders rise to the top not by achievement, but because they have become zealots for a particular brand of argument and either demonstrated that they have a tangible marketing group that fits within the controllable limits of the accepted canonical or by simply taking possession of the true achievements of other organizations.

The modern leader has simply become the leader of a franchise, which calls upon patriotism and loyalty for their colloquial branding value and not their orthodoxical purpose, and denies true achievement with the ambition to obtain dominant shares of the marketplace of expressions on “issues.” This new leadership franchise could care less about truthful victory and truthful winning or losing, but more simply about whether it stays in business. So what then will make a successful leader? With such tremendous opposition and institutional foundation working against the emergence of a real leader, most definitely within the given paradigm, propagation of our current demise would seem inevitable. Yet the answer is quite simple! A new leader simply would act, without the need of followers, for the creation of a tangible victory that changes the current course of events in favor of, in the cause of Liberty, the restoration of the Constitution. It is not sufficient to plug holes in a dike; a true leader must take actions that do not comply with the authoritarian approved norms of behavioral branding. This leader must fight problems at their source and never look for consolation in anything other than himself, governed by their ideology and in our case the restoration Constitution. The anti-Liberty authoritarian system provides semantics and slander, used by the aristocratic-like “new” leader types as well, to govern and control their populations and members, consolidate power and provide for the continuance of a struggle they hope never ends. It is important for the true patriot to realize that suffering, caused by slanders, betrayal and misrepresentation isn’t real. The very minute one comes to a realization that their feeling of suffering for taking opposition to collectivism (or other oppressive forces for that matter) is simply a means of control, they have achieved the needed transcendence to operate free of authoritarian governance, then with clear conscious can begin to make tangible, truthful strides towards a path to resolution. With a concrete action in place that has changed the course of current events in favor of Liberty, only then could one be a leader of men. A man who has not endeavored to create this building block, but is desirous of position of authority and takes actions to react to problems but not solve them at their source, can be most definitely defined as one of the new aristocratic-like pseudo leaders. Again the supreme quality of a true Patriotic Leader is to deny the meaning given to suffering by the authoritarian collectivist system. Without this trait a potential leader is sure to be the manager of a branded franchise of expression.

The only true expert is the individual self and the only true leader is an individual who has, with or without the help of others, achieved a tangible victory for liberty which alters the current course of authoritarian collectivism. When a true leader speaks you will know it as they will speak of resolution and not maintenance by pseudo vigilance.

So ietse moois wat ek raak geloop het

9 Oct 2008, 10:45
"...a true leader must take actions that do not comply with the authoritarian approved norms of behavioral branding." — is absoluut waar. Moet sê dit lees deksels moeilik.

Rooi Jan
9 Oct 2008, 11:06
verewigBoerSeun. danki vir daai een. Die ou kan omtrent met woorde goël. Ek voel skoon stoepit as ek ek so iets lees. :)

Rooi Jan
9 Oct 2008, 15:25
Vandag se nuwe woord is "apocalypticism." Die rede vir my keuse behoort ooglopend te wees.

Wat sou dit in Afrikaans wees? :icon_conf

Apocalypticism is a worldview based on the idea that important matters are esoteric in nature ("hidden") and they will soon be revealed in a major confrontation of earth-shaking magnitude that will change the course of history. Apocalypticism can be tied to religious or secular views, and the expected outcome can be seen as positive, negative, or ambiguous. It can appear as a personal and group tendency, outlook, perceptual frame, or rhetorical style; and can lead people toward passivity while awaiting the inevitable end, or active preparation in anticipation of an "apocalyptic" event.

Apocalypticism is a frequent theme of literature, film and television. It also influences political policy through movements such as Christian Zionism, and in the dualism seen when politicians demonize their enemies as wholly bad, evil, or even Satanic. This process often involves conspiracism, in which the apocalyptic enemy is alleged to be engaged in a conspiracy against the good or Godly people.

The tendency was especially evident with the approach of the millennial year 2000, but it need not be tied to a particular calendar date.

9 Oct 2008, 15:58

Rooi Jan
22 Dec 2008, 12:15
Vandag se woord is "floccinaucinihilipilification" - om iets as waardeloos te ag. Moet my net nie vra hoe om dit uit te spreek nie. Ek het geen idee nie!

The floccinaucinihilipilification song of South Africa

I AM MORE than mildly perplexed by Achmat Dangor’s lashback at Breyten Breytenbach’s “attack” on Nelson Mandela.

Firstly, I confess I haven’t read Breytenbach’s article and would dearly love to do so. A subscription to Harper’s magazine, though perfectly justified at the price — it is one of the 10 best English magazines in the world — is quite simply way beyond my means given our exchange rate. If anyone has the article, ag please man, email it to me!

Anyway, assuming Dangor felt the bearded “albino terrorist’s” criticisms of our beloved nonogenarian icon were a tad unfair, what does he as its CEO or the Nelson Mandela Foundation achieve by snapping back? Or was it just a leaf taken from the ANC’s manual, “If You Can’t See Reason, Understand Logic Or Have Anything Worthwhile To Say, Call The Enemy Names”.

Whenever someone abroad (or here at home for that matter) levels criticisms, deserved or not, there is a blind rapid-fire response consisting of five mandatory steps — (1) ignore everything that is said, (2) make no effort to understand what is said, (3) deny everything, (4) retaliate with meaningless verbage or threats, (5) imply cowardice by telling the critic to stop complaining and do something to fix what’s wrong (oblivious to the implied recognition that the critic is right).

Few things in this country get me more riled up than this perpetually purile nettle-rash reaction by those suffering from Slashback Syndrome. SS is characterised by the uncontrollable primitive instinct to lash out at anyone who criticises South Africa, pointing out what fabulous weather we have and how nice the Kruger Park is and that crime happens everywhere and so on ad nauseam.

Among other distasteful and asinine displays, SS is the latter day version of floccinaucinihilipillification, which the OED defines as “the action or habit of estimating something as worthless”.

This marvellous word was explained to us yonks ago by Professor Guy Butler at Rhodes University as the sort of thing pre-schoolers do when one of them says something such as, “My dad’s so strong he can push the car with one hand,”. Without a moment’s thought, another kid will snap back: “That’s nothing!” and a totally pointless, but vigorous argument ensues. I think the great prof was only half joking.

It is the local-is-lekker version of Monty Python’s famous Dead Parrot sketch in which Michael Palin responds to John Cleese’s complaint that the parrot he bought is, in fact, dead by saying: “Beautiful plumage, the Norwegian Blue, ‘ey? Beautiful plumage”.

“Your rulers are corrupt,” says the critic. “Table Mountain is so beautiful, isn’t it?” SA –The Good News says. “Why aren’t you bringing crime down?” the critic asks. “Crime happens everywhere. Oh look, what a beautiful day!” The Movement for Good says. “It’s time you took a firm stand against Mugabe,” the critic says. “The Namaqua daisies should be really beautiful this year,” says the Homecoming Revolution.

Although no cure has been found for SS, it is spreading and seems to have more money behind it than big tobacco had in its heyday. Like any syndrome, it is a cluster of maladies including Tour-ettes Disorder, Twenty-tenitis, SAchosis and Possibility Paranoia.

Ah yes, this “Alive with Possibility” rubbish. It’s the kind of deliberately ambiguous marketing mumbo-jumbo that is simultaneously accurate and completely misleading. After all it’s quite possible you’ll go home in a box. It’s also possible you will not. **** the possibilities. Where are the probabilities?

Unlike most other mental disorders, SS pays very handsomely — ask Moeketsi Mosola, head of the International Marketing Council (now out of the closet and openly dot-gov — and what became of Yvonne Johnston?), or Stuart Pennington of SA — The Good News or any of the legions of factotums behind the army of heavily funded fronts spin doctoring our way to Halleluja Day in 2010 when everything will magically come right!

In his slashback reaction to Breytenbach’s criticism of the government’s disgraceful inaction in fighting crime, Dangor politely commiserates with the specific incidents the poet mentions, but denies (****, we’re good at denying aren’t we?) “the overall implication that our situation is irredeemable”. Wow! That is really helpful. Beautiful plumage, the Norwegian blue, i’nit?

Sapa reports that Dangor took particular issue with Breytenbach’s depiction of Mandela, who is 90 years old, retired and increasingly reluctant to take a public role. Maybe a poet sees an icon wielding power long after he or she is dead, but would rather they do so while still alive. Heck, every civil rights campaigner calls on Martin Luther King when they need to.

But Mandela has left it to his foundation to continue his development and aid work, so get on with it.

Dangor said Breytenbach depicted Mandela “as descending into frivolity while the country burns. In fact the opposite is true.” Dangor said Mandela “has used that world stage, yes, often in glamorous surroundings and in the presence of celebrities to make some profound calls upon his fellow country people — and the world — to act, against Aids, against poverty and inequality, to resist oppression and injustice. And most importantly, for others to take responsibility, to show leadership and to be courageous in that leadership.”

But since Madiba’s pleas are clearly falling on deaf ears — especially where his own “comrades” are concerned — Dangor called on Breytenbach to return to South Africa and help build the country. Yeah, right! We can’t even keep 20 000 people employed until next year, so inspan an aging poet. Even the normally sycophantic Business Against Crime has fingered government ineptitude, greed, corruption, cronyism and the lack of political will, intestinal and testicular fortitude as the biggest obstacles to progress.

Of course Mandela “did not choose to be an icon,” says Dangor, but now that he is — and bigger in Japan than in Jozi — what are you going to do with such incredible stature?

Then Dangor gets on the real roller-coaster. “We South Africans turned him into one.” What utter garbage! Mandela was an icon to millions worldwide while still on Robben Island. He is a global icon — maybe even THE global icon of our times. Mandela walked and the world hoped. Simple as that. Most of those great hopes have been dashed. That’s not the icon’s fault. That’s human nature.

The one place I find myself agreeing with Dangor is when he says South Africans clung to the iconic stature of Madiba “perhaps so that we can absolve ourselves from taking responsibility for our own destiny”. And we saw that in spades in his 90th birthday!

When it comes to taking responsibility for our own destiny we have failed. Now we have no answers because there’s silence from that house in Houghton where we received so much leadership before. Now look at the pile of discards we have left. We’ve got fruit salad. In the words of another poet, Koos Kombuis, “daar’s fokken baie fokkol in die land”.

So all the Slashback Syndrome spin doctors resort to the floccinaucinihilipilification song of South Africa — “Alive With Possibility”.

Rooi Jan
6 Jan 2009, 11:04
Wat is n teokrasie? Dis 'n regering wat die oppergesag van God erken en regeer volgens Bybelse norme.

Theocracy is a form of government in which a god or deity is recognized as the state's supreme civil ruler, or in a broader sense, a form of government in which a state is governed by immediate divine guidance or by officials who are regarded as divinely guided. For believers, theocracy is a form of government in which divine power governs an earthly human state, either in a personal incarnation or, more often, via religious institutional representatives (i.e., a church), replacing or dominating civil government. Theocratic governments enact theonomic laws.

Theocracy should be distinguished from other secular forms of government that have a state religion, or are merely influenced by theological or moral concepts, and monarchies held "By the Grace of God".

A theocracy may be monist in form, where the administrative hierarchy of the government is identical with the administrative hierarchy of the religion, or it may have two 'arms,' but with the state administrative hierarchy subordinate to the religious hierarchy.

Rooi Jan
10 Jan 2009, 15:42
Wat is biblisisme?

Biblisisme kom voor wanneer daar op ‘n eiesinnige manier met die Skrif omgegaan word. Wanneer daar met die Skrif omgegaan word sonder om ag te slaan op wat die Kerk bely en wat die Kerk leer. Biblisisme gaan om iets uit die Skrif te kry om jou siening te verdedig - sodat dit ten minste klink asof jy aan die Here gehoorsaam is.

In die praktyk werk biblisisme gewoonlik só:

Die biblisis neem ‘n besluit (dikwels uit gewoonte, of selfs onder druk van sy omstandighede, portuurgroep, of kultuur) wat reg en verkeerd is (byvoorbeeld dat kremasie, aborsie, eutanasie, disseksie van kadavers, orgaanoesing, ensovoorts reg - of selfs verkeerd is). Wanneer hierdie biblisis sy besluit oor reg en verkeerd moet verdedig, weet hy dat hy iets uit die Skrif moet kry om hom te verdedig. Anders sal die konfrontasie moontlik net toeneem. Dikwels word die biblisis deur gelowiges in die Kerk oor sy verkeerde besluite gekonfronteer.

Die biblisis doen dan naarstigtelik in die Skrif ‘n soektog na gedeeltes om sy siening te verdedig. Hy soek na Bybel gedeeltes om redes vir sy besluite te bied (en nie om uit die Skrif besluite te neem nie). Die besluit kom eerste en die redes kom tweede. Hierdie rasionalisering van reeds geneemde besluite sal aanhou totdat die kritici tot bedaring gebring is.
Die bespreking oor biblisisme is hier. Poste oor die onderwerp wat hier geplaas word sal soontoe geskuif word.
Dis in die godsdiens laer. Die wat toegang verlang - PM vir my of Genl C R de Wet of Baardman of Slagdoppie.

11 Jan 2009, 05:08
Among other distasteful and asinine displays, SS is the latter day version of floccinaucinihilipillification, which the OED defines as “the action or habit of estimating something as worthless”.

This marvellous word was explained to us yonks ago by Professor Guy Butler at Rhodes University

Dadelik kan die konnetasie raakgesien word. Net hulle sal so 'n woord uitdink en dit gebruik asof dit van waarde kan wees.

Hierdie woord kwalifiseer vir geen woord-groep nie, (nie Afrikaans;- en ook nie vir Engels nie) net 'n gebrabbel waarvoor hulle so lief is.

11 Jan 2009, 05:14
Byna elke dag vind ons nuwe woorde wat geskep word in die Engelse taal om aan te pas by vandag se vinnig-veranderde wêreld.

Hoekom probeer ons nie dieselfde vir Afrikaans nie? Kom ons probeer wegbreek by direkte vertalings (anglisisme - wat 'n anglisisme is op sy eie) en skep nuwe woorde met dieselfde betekenisse.

11 Jan 2009, 05:17
Hoeveel van ons Afrikaners (blank en gekleurd) praat straight Afrikaans? Die taal raak so geradbraak dat geen mens kop-of-stert kan uitmaak waaroor die gesprek gaan nie, en om van spelling (arme Piett) nie eens te praat nie.

Oom Henry
13 Jan 2009, 18:45
Hoeveel van ons Afrikaners (blank en gekleurd) praat straight Afrikaans? Die taal raak so geradbraak dat geen mens kop-of-stert kan uitmaak waaroor die gesprek gaan nie, en om van spelling (arme Piett) nie eens te praat nie.

Asbak, ja dis vir my 'n seer sakie daai. Ek dink mieks it maak dinge nog erger, veral omdat kinders wat nog moet leer spel, hulle woorde so afkort. Ek is seker die afgekorte woorde word dan later deur hulle aanvaar as korrek.

Ons is darem myle voor die Nederlanders, wat baie woorde net so uit die Engels oorneem en hul taal so vervuil. Soos lift ipv hyser of hysbak. Veral rekenaar terme word net so uit die Ingels oorgeneem sonder enige poging om Nederlandse woorde te skep.

13 Jan 2009, 21:17
Dit is tog makliker om te praat van "backup" my hard disc as om: Rugsteun my harde skyf?

Ek het so pas die file gecopy : Ek so pas die leêr gekopieër.

Ek dink die probleem lê by die leestekens. Nie almal het 'n programmetjie geskryf om leestekens te gebruik in die forum soos Asbak nie.

Nou lees dit as volg: Ek het so pas die legger gekopieer

Oom Henry
13 Jan 2009, 21:23
Dit is tog makliker om te praat van "backup" my hard disc as om: Rugsteun my harde skyf?

Ek het so pas die file gecopy : Ek so pas die leêr gekopieër.

Ek dink die probleem lê by die leestekens. Nie almal het 'n programmetjie geskryf om leestekens te gebruik in die forum soos Asbak nie.

Nou lees dit as volg: Ek het so pas die legger gekopieer

Dit klink vreemd omdat ons nie gewoond daaraan is om so te praat nie. Het jy al geluister hoe mooi klink hoog Hollands. So formeel. Ek dink suiwer Afrikaans is nog steeds meer loslit as jy die twee vergelyk. :)

13 Jan 2009, 21:23
. . . Ons is darem myle voor die Nederlanders, wat baie woorde net so uit die Engels oorneem en hul taal so vervuil.. .

Ons is glad nie sover agter hulle nie. Daar is baie woorde wat anglisismes genoem word, hoewel die spelling nie 100% dieselfde is nie, en ander woorde wat dieselfde geskryf word soos: gratis (gratis), stoep(verandah),sit.

Hoop nie stoel kom van "stool" af nie! :rofl:

Oom Henry
13 Jan 2009, 21:25
Hoop nie stoel kom van "stool" af nie! :rofl:.

Juis broer juis. En stool verstaan ek kom van Witbank af. Pro Nazi sê so. Vra hom maar. :rofl:

18 Jan 2009, 10:41
a'gra'fa ( agrafa ]

Woorde aan Jesus toegeskryf wat nie in die Evangelies voorkom nie.

En DIT sien ons baie op die forum!

18 Jan 2009, 10:46
Kwoteer of Quoteer - Word gereeld op BV verkeerdelik gebruik

Gebruik eerder aanhaal of aanhaling

Oom Henry
18 Jan 2009, 10:47
Kwoteer of Quoteer - Word gereeld op BV verkeerdelik gebruik

Gebruik eerder aanhaal of aanhaling

en kwotasie, soos in tender?

18 Jan 2009, 10:52
Daar is sover ek weet net een Vereeniging en dis die dorp

Ek sien baie vereenig en vereeniging hier op BV

Moet dit nie verenig en vereniging wees nie

Bv. Om die Boere te vereenig of verenig
Die vereeniging van of die vereniging van

My Juffrou het my geleer dis verenig en vereniging

Wat is reg?

18 Jan 2009, 11:33
Daar is sover ek weet net een Vereeniging en dis die dorp

Ek sien baie vereenig en vereeniging hier op BV

Moet dit nie verenig en vereniging wees nie

Bv. Om die Boere te vereenig of verenig
Die vereeniging van of die vereniging van

My Juffrou het my geleer dis verenig en vereniging

Wat is reg?

Verseker ver'enig. en ver'enig'ing.

18 Jan 2009, 11:55
Verkiesde ?

Ek dit dit behoort verkose te wees ?

18 Jan 2009, 11:58
Verkiesde ?

Ek dit dit behoort verkose te wees ?

Hey Superman,

Ek en jy het al tweekeer vandag met mekaar saamgestem!

Wat gaan aan? Is ek mak of het jy mak geraak?:rofl:

18 Jan 2009, 11:59
Hier is nog een:

Self-regeerend moet wees self-regerend

18 Jan 2009, 12:02
Hier is nog een:

Self-regeerend moet wees self-regerend

Ek sien waarmee jy besig is.

Jy moet oppas, daar waar daai skimpe val, spat die klippe.:)

Dames en Here, pluk uit julle woordeboeke, laai dadelik Afrikaanse speltoetsers af of gaan neem spel lesse by jou Gr 5 kind.

Superman hou jou dop!

18 Jan 2009, 12:11
My volk gaan ten gronde weens 'n gebrek aan speltoetsers :)

As ons wil vinger wys na "ander" mense se lae vlak van onderwys dan moet ons ook seker maak ons spelling getuig van 'n hogere graad van onderwysing ?

18 Jan 2009, 12:49
Fyt moet wees feit

Oom Henry
18 Jan 2009, 12:52
'n Fyt is 'n pitsweer. :D Ek wens partymaal party mense wil so ding in hulle g@t kry. :D

18 Jan 2009, 13:06
'n Fyt is 'n pitsweer. :D Ek wens partymaal party mense wil so ding in hulle g@t kry. :D

Hoe het jy geweet !! :icon_wtf:

18 Jan 2009, 13:09
oefeningkie ?

Die een is ek self nie seker oor nie ? tjie ?

18 Jan 2009, 13:11
'n Boesman se "tjie" as 'n rugby bal op sy kop val!:rofl2:

18 Jan 2009, 13:15
'n Boesman se "tjie" as 'n rugby bal op sy kop val!:rofl2:

So "tjie" = "Eish!" ?


23 Jan 2009, 00:57

Verkiesing sou dalk 'n beter woord wees om te gebruik?

25 Jan 2009, 06:08
'n Woord van toeka se tyd wat ook nie meer gebruik word nie:


Smal, taamlike diep uitholling, sloot, kanaal: 'n Nou geul tussen rotsriwwe in die see

25 Jan 2009, 06:25
Direkte vertaling van die engelse woord "freak" na die Afrikaanse "frats":

Dit was 'n frats-ongeluk (freak accident)

Net so kan ons sê: "Baas-Jhan es a superman freak" wat ook weer beteken "'n frats" ('n grappige oomblik)

1> Grappige, lagwekkende handeling; kaskenade; Fratse wat 'n bobbejaan, harlekyn uithaal.
2> Skielike afwyking van die gewone; die fratse van die weer.
fratsemaker, fratsweer

Hoe kan 'n "frats-ongeluk" waarin ses gedood is, 'n grappige oomblik wees? Wanneer is 'n ongeluk 'n "gewone" ongeluk en wanneer 'n "frats"ongeluk?

Oom Henry
6 Feb 2009, 18:22
Kan ons nie 'n ander woord uitdink vir Snelweg nie? Ek het vanmiddag 30 minute geneem om 5 km op die N1 te ry - tussen die N4 oprit en die Atterbury afrit. As ek met die agterstrate gery het sou ek veel vinniger by my bestemming gewees het.

6 Feb 2009, 18:54
Kan ons nie 'n ander woord uitdink vir Snelweg nie? Ek het vanmiddag 30 minute geneem om 5 km op die N1 te ry - tussen die N4 oprit en die Atterbury afrit. As ek met die agterstrate gery het sou ek veel vinniger by my bestemming gewees het.

Eerste rat pad. Ek sit gewoonlik my karretjie in eerste rat haal die voet van die petrol af en siedaar. Ek bly by die verkeer.

Oom Henry
6 Feb 2009, 19:01
Eerste rat pad. Ek sit gewoonlik my karretjie in eerste rat haal die voet van die petrol af en siedaar. Ek bly by die verkeer.

Ek hou hiervan. Eish Arend dis 'n skande hoe stadig daardie stuk pad is.

6 Feb 2009, 19:04
Daar word orals nou aan paaie gewerk. Veral aan snelweë wat opgegradeer word vir die 2010 sirkus.

Rooi Jan
24 Jun 2009, 14:34
Quisling is so 'n mooi woord. Dit beskryf 'n spesiale soort verraaier - een wat met sy eie mense se onderdrukkers saamwerk. Ons het sommer baie van hulle soort in Mandelatopia.

Quisling, after Norwegian politician Vidkun Quisling, who assisted Nazi Germany to conquer his own country, is a term used to describe traitors and collaborators. It was most commonly used for fascist political parties and military and paramilitary forces in occupied Allied countries which collaborated with Axis occupiers in World War II, as well as for their members and other collaborators.

The term was coined by the British newspaper "The Times" on 15 April, 1940, entitled "Quislings everywhere." The editorial asserted: "To writers, the word Quisling is a gift from the gods. If they had been ordered to invent a new word for traitor... they could hardly have hit upon a more brilliant combination of letters. Actually it contrives to suggest something at once slippery and tortuous."

The term was used by the then British Prime Minister Winston Churchill during an address to both houses of Congress in the United States of America on the 26 December 1941. Commenting upon the effect of a number of Allied victories against Axis forces, and moreover the United State’s decision to enter the war, Churchill opined that; “Hope has returned to the hearts of scores of millions of men and women, and with that hope there burns the flame of anger against the brutal, corrupt invader. And still more fiercely burn the fires of hatred and contempt for the filthy Quislings whom he has suborned.”

As julle dalk wonder wat die uiteinde van Vidkun Quisling se verraad was:

Vidkun Abraham Lauritz Jonssøn Quisling (18 July 1887 – 24 October 1945) was a Norwegian army officer and politician. He worked with Fridtjof Nansen during the famine in the Soviet Union, and served as Minister of Defence in the Bondepartiet government 1931-1933. In 1933 he founded the nationalist party Nasjonal Samling (National Unity/National Gathering), and during World War II, from 1942 to 1945, he served as Minister-President of Norway, after being appointed by the German authorities. After the war he was tried for high treason and subsequently executed by firing squad. Today in Norway and other parts of the world, "Quisling" has become synonymous with "traitor".

Rooi Jan
9 Oct 2009, 12:39
En vandag se woord laat my dink aan die politici wat dink hulle kan die ANC regime tot nuwe insigte bring.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Quixotism (\'kwik-ˈsä-tism\) means engaging in foolish impracticality in pursuit of ideals ; especially : those ideals manifested by rash, lofty and romantic ideas; or extravagantly chivalrous action. It also serves to describe an idealism without regard to practicality. An impulsive person or act might be regarded as quixotic.

Quixotism is usually related to "over-idealism", meaning an idealism that doesn't take consequence or absurdity into account. It is also related to naïve romanticism and to utopianism.

Quixotism as a term or a quality appeared after the publication of El ingenioso hidalgo don Quixote de la Mancha in 1605. The hero of this novel, that is written by the Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, dreams up a romantic ideal world which he believes to be real, and acts on this idealism, which most famously leads him into imaginary fights with windmills that he regards as giants.

Already in the 17th century the term Quixote was used to describe a person that does not distinguish between reality and imagination.

Rooi Jan
12 Oct 2009, 15:01
Vandag se woord is "serendipity." Ongelukkig het ek nie 'n woordeboek by my nie. Wat sou die Afrikaans daarvoor wees? Die beste waaraan ek kan dink is voorsienigheid.

Lees die onderstaande - ek dink dit is van toepassing op 'n vryheidstryd.

Serendipity favours the prepared
DAVID N ABDULAI - Oct 12 2009 06:00

Entrepreneurs will tell you that most innovations, inventions and businesses were started serendipitously. For example, dynamite was discovered accidentally by Alfred Nobel.

French scientist Louis Pasteur discovered the principle of vaccination against preventable diseases when he inoculated chickens with cholera bacteria.

It is reported that the chickens were supposed to die; however, they did not. They were sick for a while but recovered. When he used a fresh culture of the bacteria in the repeat experiment, the chickens were not sick.

Serendipitously, he had discovered vaccination. Similarly, Charles Goodyear accidentally discovered the vulcanisation of rubber. This happened when he heated natural rubber with sulphur.

What is serendipity?

It is often referred to as the case when one is in search of one thing and in the process, something else of greater or equal value results. It is what others call the “magical moments of discovery”.

A word of warning to the idle dreamers -- serendipity is hard, laborious and demanding work. It has nothing to do with luck or chance as it is often portrayed in business and other literature.
Serendipity requires a keen and sharp mind to recognise it when it presents itself.

Louis Pasteur encapsulated this observation when he said “chance favours only the prepared mind”. For the would-be entrepreneurs or aspiring business owners waiting for your serendipity or “aha” moments, here are some pointers to consider: You need to have passion for what you are doing. It is about having a boundless enthusiasm for what you are engaged in. Some regard this as going for the home stretch.

With passion and enthusiasm the long, arduous hours spent on a task amount to a labour of love. It is during that process of toiling away at a task that the moment of serendipity presents itself. You must have the courage to take risks, accept challenges and failure and yet keep on plugging away.

Success and failure are two sides of the same coin. Many of life’s great achievers realise that the path to the goal of realising their dreams is full of obstacles and challenges.

It is how you deal with them that presents you with the serendipitous moment which some people call luck. But as stated earlier, luck has nothing to do with it and according to Canadian humorist Stephen Leacock, the harder one works, the luckier one becomes.

To expect your serendipity moment, you must know your “stuff” -- you must know what you are doing and, indeed, be competent in whatever endeavour you are in. Being almost good is not good enough.

You must be excellent, for it is out of excellence that great discoveries arise. Finally, you must be open-minded: willing to embrace different and novel ideas.

Albert Einstein once said: “We can’t solve problems using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” We must think differently and we can only do that by opening up to new ideas.

Serendipity is therefore not about luck or happenstance. It is a lot of hard work, perseverance and persistence. Anyone who wants to pass through the door of serendipity will find the door labelled, “Push Hard”, because it will only favour the prepared and hardworking.

Professor David N Abdulai is the chief executive and executive director of the UNISA Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL)

Rooi Jan
30 Dec 2009, 13:12
Collaborationism describes the treason of cooperating with enemy forces occupying one's country. As such it implies criminal deeds in the service of the occupying power, including complicity with the occupying power in murder, persecutions, pillage, and economic exploitation as well as participation in a puppet government.
Hoekom klink die beskrywing so bekend?

Rooi Jan
14 May 2011, 15:19
Cognitive Dissonance

This is the feeling of uncomfortable tension which comes from holding two conflicting thoughts in the mind at the same time.

Dissonance increases with:

* The importance of the subject to us.
* How strongly the dissonant thoughts conflict.
* Our inability to rationalize and explain away the conflict.

Dissonance is often strong when we believe something about ourselves and then do something against that belief. If I believe I am good but do something bad, then the discomfort I feel as a result is cognitive dissonance.

Cognitive dissonance is a very powerful motivator which will often lead us to change one or other of the conflicting belief or action. The discomfort often feels like a tension between the two opposing thoughts. To release the tension we can take one of three actions:

* Change our behavior.
* Justify our behavior by changing the conflicting cognition.
* Justify our behavior by adding new cognitions.

Dissonance is most powerful when it is about our self-image. Feelings of foolishness, immorality and so on (including internal projections during decision-making) are dissonance in action.

If an action has been completed and cannot be undone, then the after-the-fact dissonance compels us to change our beliefs. If beliefs are moved, then the dissonance appears during decision-making, forcing us to take actions we would not have taken before.

Cognitive dissonance appears in virtually all evaluations and decisions and is the central mechanism by which we experience new differences in the world. When we see other people behave differently to our images of them, when we hold any conflicting thoughts, we experience dissonance.

Dissonance increases with the importance and impact of the decision, along with the difficulty of reversing it. Discomfort about making the wrong choice of car is bigger than when choosing a lamp.

Dis nou wat die reënboog kinders beleef as hulle aanhou vertel dat die nuwe SA nog sal uitwerk, alhoewel hulle baie goed kan sien hoe die agteruitgang onverpoosd voortgaan en hoe sleg dit in die res van Afrika gaan.

Rooi Jan
15 Jun 2012, 22:05
Ons het lanklaas 'n nuwe woord behandel. Kom ons hervat met Judasbok. Ons het sommer baie van hulle in ons volk. :(

The many aplications of a "Judas Goat".


Judas Goat is a term that has been established to describe the infiltration of group/herd by an "enemy" to lead the unknowing group to its death. It has its place in politics, WWII, slaughter houses, history and churches. The name Judas is derived from Judas Iscariot, one of the original 12 Apostles to Jesus. Judas was accountable for the money bag carried by the group. Ultimately Judas betrayed Jesus and led the Roman authorities to His location for 30 pieces of silver. Judas would then identify Jesus to the Roman soldiers by kissing Jesus on the cheek, "the kiss of Judas" or "the kiss of death".

Judas Goats

There are two forms of betrayal in which the animal is used. The other terms are fit into society with appropriate applications.

Slaughterhouses are where you find the origin of the term "Judas Goat". A goat is trained to lead sheep to the slaughter. Its life is spared because of its service to the house. Two issues to note: 1. the goat has an agenda, 2. the sheep are unaware of their destiny.

Eradication is the second use for an actual animal to be used in betrayal against another animal. This time the goat betrays goats. In many areas, feral goats impose havoc on the natural environment. Australia is a prime example of a country with feral goat populations. A goat with a transmitting collar and some paint to identify it is released into the wild. Unknowingly, it leads hunters to the other feral goats for extermination. Again, the life of the "Judas Goat" is spared. Does he realize that he is the only survivor time and time again?

Politics a book that comes to my mind depicts "the enemy within" or the "Judas Goats" infiltrating the American Nationalist Movement. The book is called "The Judas Goats" by Michael Piper. It carefully depicts the infiltration of Zionists and other elites into the American movement designed to restore patriotism and the laws that America was founded on. It becomes interesting to discover who the enemy is, as they are never a prime suspect and usually have wealth power and status. All the things that we are trained to admire, but not question. Many times the "Judas Goat" does not enter a group aiming to destroy it. Instead they are bought or fall short through self exploitation. Eventually they aim to destroy the cause they once held fast to. The phrase "everybody has a price" is derived from the victims of a Judas Goat. Can identify a Judas Goat in your political theater?

WWII the United States and England in particular engaged in "Strategic Bombing Missions" mostly in the European theater with large numbers of heavy bombers. These bombers were led into formation by guess who? That's right, the aptly named "Judas Goat". These war weary planes were painted with bright polka dots or a checker patterns so that the flight crews could easily identify them. They would form in front of the building bomber squadrons and slowly lead them towards the bombing mission until the formation was complete. Once the flight formation was formed, the Judas Goat would turn for home- Mission Complete. The US primarily used two bombers, the B-24 and the B-17. During the war 12,731 B-17s had been built and 4,750 were lost in combat. Many poor bombing mission attempts earned names. "Black Thursday" of 291 attacking B-17s, 59 were shot down over Germany, one ditched into the English Channel, five crashed in England due to battle damage, and 12 more were scrapped because of heavy damage or crash-landings, a total loss of 77 B-17s. Many more needed repair before they could fly again. The B-24 had similar losses throughout the war. Many military officials did not like the term "Judas Goat" because the term suggested low moral, but with such losses the crews associated the plane as leading men to their slaughter.

Church groups can assume that they are safe from enemy infiltration right? Wrong, many churches are under attack with Judas like betrayal. The best example that I can think of is a touchy subject because the group that leads the betrayal actually uses innocent people as a beautiful face to hide its sinister deeds. I am not going to name the group until later, lets see if you can guess it. A major worldwide church developed a secret group to infiltrate many foreign governments and other forms of religion. Their goal, to gain public and religious strongholds from within the two- church and state are covered. They heavily targeted the United States Government, our colleges and the Protestant movement. The group was extremely secretive to the point of becoming leaders within the various Protestant movements and government positions. They hold many young prospects at Boston College. Any guesses? It is the Jesuit order also known as the "Society of Jesus". Before you get mad at me, lets have a look at what the Jesuits no longer hide. 1. They are a secret society. Sure, you can participate in one of the many volunteer groups fronted by the society, but do you think they are talking about bake offs behind closed doors at undisclosed times in undisclosed places? 2. They study the art of infiltration. 3. Places of interest as per the Jesuit definition include; education(schools, colleges, universities, seminaries, theological faculties), research in intellectual behavior, and cultural pursuits, missionary study(not missionary work), inter religious dialogue, and other 'frontier' ministry. When I see the words "frontier ministry" applied to the Jesuit studies, I think "Hi, we have breaking edge knowledge in the infiltration of your church." and guess what, they do. You may ask yourself, whats so bad about the things they study? Here is what, if I am not a Catholic(who funds the Jesuits) there is reason for that. I don't believe what a Catholic believes. Should my church establish a secret society to infiltrate other churches in a secretive fashion so that at some point we will hold authoritative positions where we can influence the believers to think like us? No, people can hardly tolerate two members of a church knocking at their door. Why should we tolerate an infiltration of our church. At least the door knockers are in your face and not stabbing you in the back.

16 Jun 2012, 04:20
Judas Bok - wat 'n pragtige benaming vir FW de Klerk en sy trop verraaier bokke soos:
agterbakse Pikkie Botha,
Kortbroekie van Schalkwyk,
onnosele Roelfie Meyer,
klein Dawie de Villiers [ex Evangelie besoedelaar wat meer verdien het deur die verraad wat hy in die politiek verdien het],
die verraaier [blanko tjek] Gerrit Viljoen,
ou voetwas Adriaan Volk,
die boereverneuker Kraai van Niekerk,
die oneerlike Hernus Kriel,
dan die dubbel prater Tertius Delport

Wat 'n formidabele klomp Judas bokke in die een verraaiers kraal.


17 Jun 2012, 01:23
Judas Bok - wat 'n pragtige benaming vir FW de Klerk en sy trop verraaier bokke soos:
agterbakse Pikkie Botha,
Kortbroekie van Schalkwyk,
onnosele Roelfie Meyer,
klein Dawie de Villiers [ex Evangelie besoedelaar wat meer verdien het deur die verraad wat hy in die politiek verdien het],
die verraaier [blanko tjek] Gerrit Viljoen,
ou voetwas Adriaan Volk,
die boereverneuker Kraai van Niekerk,
die oneerlike Hernus Kriel,
dan die dubbel prater Tertius Delport

Wat 'n formidabele klomp Judas bokke in die een verraaiers kraal.


En moet nie vergeet van ou Konstante leunaar Viljoen nie

17 Jun 2012, 05:24
En moet nie vergeet van ou Konstante leunaar Viljoen nie

ja, Ou Kontant Miljoene was een van die groot verraaiers wat BKA binne gesypel het om die ANC oorgawe ter wille te wees. Daarvoor het hy 30 silwerstukke verdien.


Rooi Jan
11 Aug 2012, 17:17
Na 'n lang onderbreking -n nuwe woord:


Hierdie een was maklik om te vertaal.

Whites will become a minority in 2042 and will fall to 46 percent of the population by 2050, comprising only 38 percent of U.S. population under 18. So writes Patrick J. Buchanan in his formidable new book, "Suicide of A Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?"

Every immigration worrywart recalls the "astonishing episode" Mr. Buchanan recounts next. In 1998, Bill Clinton brought tidings of "their coming minority status" to a "largely white student body" at Portland State University. "In a little more than 50 years," rejoiced President Clinton, "there will be no majority race in the United States. No other nation in history has gone through a demographic change of this magnitude in so short a time." Taking their cue from their "enthnomasochistic" president, the students erupted in cheers.

"Ethnomasochism," laments Mr. Buchanan—who is surely one of the great patriots of our time—is "the taking of pleasure in the dispossession of one's own ethnic group." It is "a disease of the heart that never afflicted the America of Andrew Jackson, Theodore Roosevelt, or Dwight Eisenhower."

In this writer's latest book, the example of post-apartheid South Africa is used to deconstruct the effects of such a shift in a country's majority/minority power structure. Granted, the shift underway in the U.S.A. is incremental. But as is clear from the facts unfurled in "Suicide of A Superpower," the transformation of America will be as detrimental as the almost-overnight shift orchestrated in South Africa.

In 1994, South Africa's Europeans forfeited control over the state apparatus. They ceded mastery over their destiny, and vested their existential survival in a political dispensation: a liberal democracy. In a needlessly optimistic assumption, whites imagined that blacks too would be bound by the same political abstractions—they expected them to relinquish race as an organizing principle, in favor of a constitutional design.

Instead of political partners, South African whites got masters. They also got a low-grade war, waged by a sinecured criminal class, which grasped that the politically helpless minority was "historical fair game." "The physical vulnerability of white South Africans flows from having surrendered their political dominance for the promise of non-racial constitutional safeguards."

South Africa's political eunuchs are particularly vulnerable within a democratic political dispensation for the very reason the descendants of America's founders will be fair game: their history on the continent. Remedial historical revisionism notwithstanding, South Africa—with its space program and skyscrapers—was not the product of the people currently in control. Rather, it was the creation of British and Dutch colonists and their descendants. For what they've achieved and acquired—and for the sins of apartheid—South Africa's pioneering people are the objects of envy and racial enmity.


En so lyk 'n etnomasochis:

Max du Preez

11 Aug 2012, 18:28
'n Mens kan "Max du P Pol" natuurlik baie ander dinge ook noem, maarop hierdie forum probeer ons om nie vloekwoorde te gebruik nie.

Rooi Jan
11 Aug 2012, 18:35
Nee, sulke woorde is reeds bekend. :D

Hierdie draad gaan oor _nuwe_ woorde. :angel7:

Rooi Jan
15 Sep 2012, 18:47
En nou vir.....


Julius Malema is blykbaar een.

Malema is a 'lumpen': CWU
Sapa | 14 September, 2012 14:43

"The CWU condemns the populist, lumpen and right-wing demagogue Julius Malema, who is also known as tenderpreneur," said the union in a statement.

Lumpen, or lumpenproletariat , is a term coined by Karl Marx for those members of the proletariat (a citizen of the lowest social class) unlikely to ever achieve class consciousness, or ever be of much use in general.

The union accused Malema of using the recent shooting of 34 mineworkers at the Lonmin mine in Marikana for his own political gain.

"It is not exactly known when this lumpen started to be involved in the mining sector," said the union.

"The loosely-structured Malema, who suffers from a never-ending verbal diarrhoea, has been scavenging, among others, on deceased workers to gain popularity."

The union accused Malema of using the deaths to engage in attacks against President Jacob Zuma, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the Congress of SA Trade Unions.

CWU's slamming of Malema comes on the heels of comments from the National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu), criticising Malema and accusing him of "Nazi tactics".

Malema spokesman Floyd Shivambu hit back against the unions and defended the expelled ANCYL president's stance.

"We don't respond to fools. We don't dignify fools," Shivambu said.

Shivambu accused unions critical of Malema of themselves being in factional battles, and serving the interests of Zuma.

"They're narrow, they have no politics. They're just a lackey of Jacob Zuma," Shivambu said.

Since the shooting of the 34 mineworkers a month ago, Malema has been a fixture in the Rustenburg area, speaking to disgruntled mineworkers.

This week, Malema called on mine workers to go on a nation-wide strike to remove the leadership of the NUM.

Geen politieke bewustheid, van geen waarde in die stryd, vol verbale diarrhoea, eng, spul lakeie vir die regime. Hmm, klink baie soos die Afrikaner van 2012. :uhoh:

Rooi Jan
19 Sep 2012, 14:21

a group of diseases that is characterized by defective mental development. Oligophrenic diseases can be congenital or acquired in early childhood. Oligophrenia can result from diseases in the mother during pregnancy, including syphilis, rubella, toxoplasmosis, vitamin deficiencies, thyroid diseases, and diabetes mellitus. Other causes of oligophrenia include Rh-incompatibility of maternal and fetal blood, trauma, asphyxia of the fetus during childbirth, residual effects of meningitis, and encephalitis. Oligophrenia can also be inherited, as with Down’s syndrome (seeDOWN’S SYNDROME). Feeblemindedness is often accompanied by sequelae of focal lesions in the brain, including seizures, motor disturbances, and sensitivity. Abnormalities in physical development are also common.

The mental changes that occur in oligophrenia are stable and do not progress. This disease course differentiates oligophrenia from other mental diseases that originate in childhood but proceed with progressive feeblemindedness and an increasingly complex clinical picture.

Three degrees of oligophrenia are distinguished for purposes of raising, treating, and educating oligophrenics: idiocy is characterized by severe feeblemindedness, imbecility by moderate feeblemindedness, and moronity by mild feeblemindedness (seeIDIOCY). These degrees of mental inadequacy apply regardless of the etiology of the condition. The mental functioning of idiots is essentially limited to reflex acts. Imbeciles can learn how to tend to some of their own needs. Morons are able to acquire some knowledge and to master some occupational skills despite their poor judgment, narrow perspective, poor vocabulary, weak memory, and the slowness and concreteness of their thought processes.

Treatment of oligophrenia is mostly symptomatic, with pedagogical influences and the quality of care being of the utmost importance.

Voel vry om die woord te gebruik in besprekinge oor die ruwe nuwe SA.

30 Dec 2012, 05:36

Gebruik vrylik om hierdie plek te verstaan :-)

Rooi Jan
28 Mar 2013, 13:21
En Kiwi laat my aan die een dink...

The phenomenon of upper and middle class whites moving out of cities and into the suburbs is known as white flight. The opposite of white flight is gentrification, a process in which wealthy whites move back into an urban area, displacing the current residents and rapidly driving up the cost of living so that the previous residents are forced to move. Both practices have been extensively documented by students of demographics and urban development. White flight, in particular, has negative connotations, especially for those left behind in the suddenly impoverished neighborhood.

White flight began on a large scale after the Second World War, when African-Americans began to try to establish homes in America's cities. Many of these men and women were starting to enter the middle class themselves, with good jobs, education, and community values. In many cases, however, racism led whites to attempt to force blacks out. When this proved unsuccessful, the white population moved to the suburbs, establishing new and primarily racially homogeneous communities. This practice was termed "white flight," and resulted in class and racial segregation in many American cities.

Several practices, including redlining and restrictive covenants, keep neighborhoods racially segregated. Redlining refers to the practice of denying goods and services to people in certain neighborhoods. It is a reference to the red line which used to be drawn on banking maps, indicating a neighborhood which would not be invested in. Mortgage discrimination is also an important part of redlining, essentially forcing minorities to buy property in certain regions only, assuming that they can buy property at all. This practice is illegal in the US, and is prosecuted when proof that it is occurring can be supplied. Restrictive covenants are terms in a lease or bill of sale which dictate how the property is to be used, and although it is illegal to discriminate on the basis of race, many such covenants are on a thin line between discrimination and perfectly legal action.

A number of factors contribute to white flight. The first is racism, especially with growing numbers of immigrants from other countries, such as Latin American and Asian nations. Some whites may have a perception that crime rates are higher in neighborhoods with a high concentration of minorities, which may or may not be true. Some are simply racist. In either case, they move.

Blockbusting, a real estate practice, also contributed to historical white flight, and may continue to do so in some regions. This refers to the sale of a property in a primarily white neighborhood to a black family, facilitated by a realtor. When neighboring white households learn of the sale, they fear their their property values will go down; they sell their properties, vanishing into the suburbs. Meanwhile, the realtor stands to make a significant profit.

A number of Americans and communities are harmed by white flight. White flight causes the neighborhoods abandoned to decline, because wealthy families are no longer supporting the area. As a result, the gap in access to education and services between rich and poor grows much wider. The racial segregation caused by white flight also leads to lack of cultural exchange and enrichment. Several institutions and organizations are working in the United States to decrease white flight, encouraging the establishment of rich multicultural neighborhoods.

Rooi Jan
31 Mar 2013, 11:23
Vandag se woord is fachidiot.

Definition of fachidiot

Noun. A derogatory term for a one-track specialist who is an expert in his field, but takes a blinkered approach to multi-faceted problems.

Additional Information

The word originates from the German but there is no suitable translation into English. A "one-track specialist" is not quite right because you would not call someone like that an "idiot". The "fach" comes from the German for "subject". Example: "Despite being an expert in horticulture, the manager came across as something of a fachidiot when dealing with translation issues."

Die Afrikaanse vertaling lyk vir my na vakidioot. Ek kan aan 'n paar sulkes dink wat suid van die Limpopo woon.

Rooi Jan
11 Jul 2013, 22:48
Vandag se woord is "ne plus ultra." Goed dan, dis vandag se drie woorde. Dis 'n Latynse frase wat beteken:

die toestand van sonder 'n fout of defek,
ver buite die norm,
'n ideale plek,
'n perfekte verpersoonliking van 'n konsep,

Julle kry seker die die idee...

Die letterlike vertaling is "niks wat verder as hier punt geleë is."

Vir 'n voorbeeld van iets wat as ne plus ultra beskryf kan word, kyk mooi na hierdie klavier:


Dit het 102 note teenoor 'n gewone klavier se 88 en kos meer as $300 000 (drie miljoen rand vandag, maar seker vier miljoen volgende week). Dis enig in sy soort en daar is geen klavier wat dit oortref in die bereik van note wat daarop gespeel kan word nie.

Nie juis iets wat 'n mens kan gebruik in 'n bespreking oor die nuwe Suid-Afrika nie. Jammer daaroor, hierdie hele pos is irrelevant.

Rooi Jan
11 Jul 2013, 22:52
'n Beter woord vir hoe ek oor die nuwe SA voel is nadir:

'n uiterste toestand van teenspoed;
die laagste punt van niks
'n lyn van die laagste vlak bereik

Rooi Jan
8 Aug 2013, 21:40
Vandag se woord is stagflasie, dis nou wanneer stagnasie en inflasie saam gebeur.

..a term used in economics to describe a situation where an inflation rate is high, the economic growth rate slows down, and unemployment remains steadily high. It raises a dilemma for economic policy since actions designed to lower inflation may exacerbate unemployment, and vice versa.

Bg. scenario is nou baie naby:

Spectre of stagflation haunts SA
08 Aug 2013 00:00 Lisa Steyn

The Reserve Bank and government are at odds over the most effective remedies to stimulate growth.

The risk of stagflation has pitted the Reserve Bank and the government against each other over who is to blame and what solutions might be able to pull South Africa back from the brink.

From as early as April, when the International Monetary Fund slashed South Africa's economic growth forecast for 2014 to 3.3% from 4.1%, Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus warned that the country faced the risk of stagflation – when an economy experiences slow growth, rising prices and increasing unemployment.

She has since become progessively vocal about her concerns as the government's perceived lack of action continues and inertia begins to set in in the economy.

Marcus's criticisms include the need for labour-market reform, a suggestion that has not gone down well with the ANC's alliance partner, trade union federation Cosatu. Nor is the suggestion politically expedient with elections scheduled for mid-2014.

Things have only continued to get worse as the global economy shows little signs of recovery: the eurozone is projected to retract by 0.6% in 2013, the United States is growing at 1.8% and even China's economy is slowing. South Africa's gross domestic product (GDP) forecast has been revised down to 2% for the year, unemployment reached 25.6% in the second quarter of 2013 and inflation is in the upper end of its target band of 3% to 6%, which it is expected to breach soon.

Experts say the risk of stagflation is a real concern. "We are not there yet but we are knocking on the door," said Chris Gilmour, investment analyst at Absa Investments.

David Shapiro of Sasfin said: "The big question is where to from here?" Our three economic drivers – mining, manufacturing and credit – are under pressure ... Stagflation is a worry."

At the first sign of trouble from the global financial crisis, the *government poured money into propping up the public sector and the Reserve Bank cut interest rates to a 40-year low of 5% in July last year. But the new mutation of the downturn has hit emerging markets such as South Africa hard, and has seen the government .... :zzz:


Rooi Jan
21 Aug 2013, 13:14
Het julle geweet risiko en gedrag is nou een woord?

RISIKOGEDRAG is gedrag wat jou blootstel aan ’n gevaar of gevare wat ’n slegte gevolg of gevolge kan hê. Een voorbeeld is rook, wat jou aan die gevaar blootstel om kanker te kry.

'n Nuwe woord vir ruwe nuwe SA!

F a n i e
22 Aug 2013, 01:19
Kan ons nie 'n ander woord uitdink vir Snelweg nie? Ek het vanmiddag 30 minute geneem om 5 km op die N1 te ry - tussen die N4 oprit en die Atterbury afrit. As ek met die agterstrate gery het sou ek veel vinniger by my bestemming gewees het.
Daai N1 kruipweg het reeds 'n mooi afrikaanse naam, hulle roep hom die "hel haaiway". Die eh eh eh kan maar sy naam so verander ook en niemand sal dit teenstaan nie ;)

Rooi Jan
6 Sep 2013, 16:57
Die woord misplaas het nou 'n nuwe betekenis gekry in die nuwe Suid-Afrika:

State Land Audit: 8 million hectares unaccounted for

The DA looks forward to scrutinising the Land Reform Department's report on the results of the state land audit due to be tabled in Parliament, as announced during the Post-Cabinet Briefing today.

Full analysis of the report is particularly necessary as, according to a reply to a DA parliamentary question last week, the results of the land audit revealed that over 8 million hectares of the country's land is unaccounted for.

The reply further revealed that:

14% or 17 061 882 hectares are state-owned;
79% or 96 550 791 hectares are privately-owned; and
7% or 8 360 527 hectares are unaccounted for.

The Minister must urgently table this report in Parliament to allow for scrutiny of the veracity of the process used to conduct South Africa's land audit. Parliament and the public needs to know where the missing land is and who it is owned by. The DA will write to the Minister today, requesting specific deadlines for the tabling of the report.

The land audit process was meant to assist the state in its land restitution and reform programmes by outlining how much land is owned privately, by the state or communally. The redistribution of land, as part of the land restitution process, will not be possible if ownership patterns are not known or state figures are unreliable.

The DA fully supports the need for Land Reform in order to undo the horrific effects of the 1913 Land Act that dispossessed and displaced thousands of South Africans. Government must do everything to ensure that South Africa's land reform process is credible and beneficial to all parties involved. Credible data is necessary for this.

Statement issued by Kevin Mileham MP, DA Shadow Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, September 5 2013

As dit moontlik is om 'n gebou te kaap, is dit seker moontlik dat agt miljoen hektaar se grond wegraak. Die ruwe nuwe SA sal ook nooooooooooooooiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiit ophou om nuwe verrassings op te lewer nie. :BangHead:

F a n i e
6 Sep 2013, 18:19
Die woord misplaas het nou 'n nuwe betekenis gekry in die nuwe Suid-Afrika:
As dit moontlik is om 'n gebou te kaap, is dit seker moontlik dat agt miljoen hektaar se grond wegraak. :BangHead:

Jy meen as die Boer opstaan in die oggend is die swaaideur op die grens van die res van sy plaas ????

Nogge woord hier is "sissie"

As sekeres dinge doen is alles in hulle sissie in...
dit beteken jy beland regstreeks in die mis van daai plaas van misplaas.