I spoke more to the advocate about the Internet law. I asked if the law is retrospective. I was told that anyone going on to the Internet today, could find an article I wrote 5 years ago. Therefore, them viewing it TODAY, now causes a HATE CRIME – therefore, the law is retrospective … all the way back to the date of the creation of the Internet!!!
Again, like the hideous land seizure law, I ask the question, why must this law differ from all current Internet norms? For example, it is standard practise on the Internet to merely remove any offending article and then there is no need for any legal action. This is how the Internet functions with company copyright law, etc. I have had many requests to remove something because it violates something owned by a company. Once you remove it, the attorney’s leave you alone. WHY IS THIS NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR RAMAPHOSA?
Furthermore, Youtube, for example, has had to create a legal method to deal with sensitive or violent videos. (So has Facebook). In those cases, they warn you up front that this could be offensive to you. They therefore give you a button or image to click on to let you acknowledge it and then you view it. Therefore, you are warned up front, and if you proceed forward, and you are then shocked, then you have no excuse. You did decide to move forward and view it anyway.
Why can’t we use such a method for South African websites? Why can’t I set up a thing which warns a website visitor that this might be offensive to them? Then if they decide to move forward anyway, then its their problem? That would be in line with Youtube and Facebook. Why can’t we do that? If that is good enough for EVERYONE ELSE ON THE PLANET, then why can’t we have that mechanism? I would happily put it on my websites.
Another option would be to take my websites and make them totally private so that any person going in, has to register and then login. That way nobody can "accidentally" stumble on an article.
How in hell’s name can I get some confirmation from this deliberately malicious bloody govt of ours as to what will be acceptable in court – IF ANYTHING?
I just want to expand on this further: THE RIGHT OF WHITES TO PROTEST AND SHOW DISPLEASURE:
The blacks of this country, who, it seems, are permanently unhappy, even when they rule themselves; are always protesting. Their protests can be peaceful, but most often their protests are physically damaging to the country. They love to burn tyres and damage roads and infrastructure. I have heard on many occasions that blacks who engage in violent protests are NOT EVEN ARRESTED OR JAILED BY THE POLICE! (In previous times, in any sane Western country they would have been shot on sight for mass looting, etc).
These blacks cause massive economic disruption and their stupid, never-ending protests, cause a permanent drain on the economy.
WHEREAS FOR WHITE PEOPLE, our form of protest and showing our displeasure NEVER harms people, nor property. We show our displeasure by way of the Internet, Social Media and our phones.
Yet, it is our HARMLESS METHOD OF PROTEST WHICH IS TO BE SILENCED!
SHOULD IT NOT BE THE BLACK METHODS OF PROTEST WHICH SHOULD BE OUTLAWED?
SHOULD IT NOT BE THE BLACKS AND OTHER RACES WHO SHOULD BE TOLD THAT THEY SHOULD USE THE ELECTRONIC MEDIUMS LIKE US WHITES TO SHOW THEIR DISPLEASURE? WOULD THAT NOT BE BETTER FOR THE ENTIRE COUNTRY? WOULD THAT NOT BE A STEP FORWARD?
Men, in other countries have gone to WAR over their freedoms, and I think, this draconian removal of our right to voice our own feelings and our own displeasure in a HARMLESS and CIVILISED MANNER, IS ALSO A REASON TO GO TO WAR.
Here we are, a tiny minority, 9%. We can never hope to have any real influence in this legislation that is rammed down on us by the ANC and its allies like the EFF. We cannot veto anything. We have no power. Yet, they single us out, and continue to focus on us despite the fact that we are the goose that lays the golden egg.
All they are doing is making life untenable for us.
Now they are "fast tracking" "Transformation" which means: Get rid of whites … and replace them with blacks.
This Govt, under Ramaphosa is HELL BENT on making life here impossible for us.
I regard Ramaphosa as an utterly malicious communist who is finishing off Phase 2 of the Communist Revolution. i.e They got Political Power in Phase 1, and now they want Economic power – meaning they seize any assets that they want.