Thursday, 1 December 2011

Help a Fool

Thank you for your interest in supporting a fool.

Why support a Fool?

Two reasons come to mind.

The first is the matter of value. I believe in exchanging value for value. If you find value in my work, then you may consider repaying it in kind, in measure of your judgment of the value to you.

The second is simpler. I do this in my spare time. In order to keep food on the table I work full time. I also study essentially full time. This means I have very little spare time to direct towards thought on these matters. As such I do not produce a lot of posts.

If it became possible for me to do I would like to write much more often and in much more depth. The quality and volume of my writings would obviously benefit from this.

Time is money though and I simply don't have enough to do everything I would like to do.

More about The Fool

For those that are interested, I decided to share some of the realities of my life, as perceived by me.
I do so not to win your sympathy, but to give you perspective, and to have you reflect on whether my views gave any value to you, in the hope that you will exchange value for value.

I was born in South Africa to a middle class family in 1983. I was 7 years old when Nelson Mandela was released from prison, and 11 years old when we had our first democratic elections.

My parents were non-racist and voted in favour of democratic elections in the referendum in 1989. I don't recall my parents ever speaking in derogatory terms of suppressed black people. You may keep in mind however that such things were quite far from my mind at such an age.

Those were kinder years, and the conservatism of my inherited culture shielded me from growing up too fast. There was no internet, no mobile phones, no easy availability of drugs, no exposure to sexual advertising in every media form and being in a middle class family trying to make ends meet, no easy available money for getting into trouble with.

None of us have a choice as to the circumstances we are born into, nor the country or culture for that matter.

As I grew older, beyond what we were taught in school about our new reality in our young new democracy, the reality of living it also seeded in me a curiosity about the history of our country and our people.

I learned of the blatant hateful discrimination which included, but was not limited to : people not being allowed in certain areas, not being allowed the use of some public facilities, not being allowed to apply for certain jobs, not being able to travel without permission, etc.

A sad history of repression and oppression of a people based on race.

While not politically minded at a younger age, by 1998, at the age of 15, with the Rainbow nation speech of Nelson Mandela, I shared the feeling of hope for our new country, felt by my countrymen.

It is said that history rhymes, sadly this seems to be true.

Our bright new hope has spluttered like a candle in the night. Our dreams of a united nation killed by years of suppressed outrage and hate, fermented by those in newfound power for what was done to them. It would seem our mutual icon, Mandela, spoke in vain of forgiveness and reconciliation.

I understand why this is happening to our nation, but that does not mean I can condone it. The wisdom of elders is supposed to guide a nation from repeated folly. Or rather this is what I believed at a younger more idealistic age, and it did seem to be true in the figure of Mandela.

As I grow older however it seems that this projection of wisdom that is embodied by my elders is nothing but an illusion. A vestige of power worn self righteously and 'earned' by the passing of years.

As the years have passed I have seen the hatred between my countrymen grow again, sparked and encouraged by governmental policies seemingly designed specifically to create class and racial conflict, born of a lack of understanding and a desire for revenge.

This has led to policies such as BEE( Black Economic Empowerment) whereby there is preference(prejudice) for black candidates in applying for jobs, and transformation goals whereby a certain percentage of all businesses must be black, and ownership must be black for a significant percentage.

Our country is unique in that the empowerment legislation is to the detriment of a minority of the population, 5% or so, and for the benefit of about 90%.

This is in effect for all whites, a kind of reverse apartheid, with just the colours switched around. This will likely be in effect for the foreseeable future. It is truly sad for those whites who were born after 1994, the year of our first democratic elections, that will be entering the workforce next year.

It is very much harder to get a job if you are white and young than black, it is almost impossible if you are white and middle aged.

My middle class parents were chewed up and spit out by the machine of the state, and are now fast approaching poverty themselves, something that has happened for broad swathes of whites since 1994.

I have noted that the ideology of socialism is to be found in most countries today, and in that regard my country is not unique, though we do have our own unique history that amplifies the suffering, anger and lack of morality this system creates, by, for the most part, splitting it along racial lines.

The end results of this ideology is fast approaching, as it has done many times before in history. This time it will be a worldwide event, as opposed to the isolated historic incidents.

My current daily reality is this. I am thankful to have a job, a roof over my head and food on my table. In addition I am very thankful to have the opportunity to have Internet as it allows me a world of information.

I earn R4000 a month at present, which is about $500. From this I fund my costs of living, studies at university, Internet, and try and augment my preparations for the coming transition. As you may imagine it is a incredibly difficult task to do so on this income.

Luckily I have no debts, I believe in paying for what I use and have done so my whole life.

I am working on improving my position, hence the studies. However I doubt I will even be done with my studies before the transition.

There isn't really anything left over for me to save as wealth. Sadly I am unable to add more gold to my own savings, unable to follow my own advice and benefit from the coming transition, beyond my current small gold position, which was very hard won. This is very frustrating as you can imagine.

My previous blog can be found here :

What I would use the donations for

This could augment my income and perhaps even replace it, in which case I would be able to blog full time.

I would like to be able to afford a plane ticket out of this country if circumstances force me to do so.

Studying is a costly endeavor, and extremely hard to finance on my current income, I would use some towards this purpose.

I would of course love to own some more gold, so that in the holding of it through knowledge I will be able to use that at the right time to create opportunities to improve my life and implement some of my business ideas.


  1. Hi MF.
    I sort of figured that would be your story as soon as you let it be known you were white a few posts ago.
    I was early 20 s when NM was released from prison.I never fell for the happy clappy rainbow nation bull.NM kept things from decending to this point a lot earlier IMHO.
    My advice would be ,put studies on hold and put all money towards a plane ticket out of there.


  2. Hi Ozzy

    It is not that simple. As you may know a South African passport is not worth much. I can get out of the country, but I can't stay out without good reason.

    Either we have to move to full-scale genocide which I can hopefully escape, which would allow me to apply for asylum.

    The alternative is that I need sufficient education credentials that another country would accept me. So this is what I am trying to do, while hoping things hold together while I do so.

    It's not like I can get out because I am rich, and buy my way out. Haha.


  3. Sorry, i had to laugh when i read that.I m from the Uk you see.We have terrorists and illegal immigrant rapists that we can t kick out because of some stupid human rites laws.The government has officially lost count of how many illegal immigrants its lost track of.Most come here to study at bogus universities ,get a young british chav pregnant and never go home.
    If you can suss out how pecunix works,playing the system here in the Uk would be childs play lol.
    Thats assuming you de want to come here anyway.You ,being a Freegolder ,would probably prefare europe i would guess.Best of luck dude.


  4. Put on some black-face and try getting adopted by an American celebrity.

    Careful, don't let Woody Allen adopt you.

  5. I can not believe that you waste your life (sorry, I dont want to offend you, more the opposite, should be a compliment) in that country for $500 per month, with your capabilities. Social welfare in Germany is even higher. You are still young, you should really consider to take a new start somewhere else. I know, easy to say, but think positive on that.

    Greets, AD

    1. I am trying. :)

      As I said, in comments, it is very hard to leave my country. I'm from a third world country, we are not wanted. :(

      I agree it is a sad waste, but it is the life I have, I do the best I can.

    2. On the other hand, I have never been personally to South Africa. I have only been to a group of african islands and laying of the beach, watching the stars above me, talking to a black native lying there next to me, I noticed that there you have everything actually what at you need for life. They had a nice saying: "Relax and have mother nature do the job".
      Being on the island, I have seen, that a total electrical blackout, nothing much would have changed. Also a complete stop of the flow of oil would not have changed much to their living (okay fishing would be a little bit different, but still...). Imagining this to the western society for one year, we would probably have a bodycount during the chaos of 80%. That makes me really wounder about how we as humans should strive to live.
      Greets, AD

  6. Hi TF,

    Firstly I want to commend you on the bravery in writing this post. Secondly, how did I miss that you moved you to this platform. I found this new link on FOFOA.

    I will agree with the previous commentor, you are wise beyond your years!
    I will look into the pecunix site...

    Wishing you all the best!

    1. Hey Aslam

      I've been quite busy in real life so have not had much time for posting.

      I will be looking to add paypal, hopefully soon.

      Thank you.