Saturday, July 08, 2006

An Idea

500 of you have visited this blog and voiced your opinions. Now, I've had an idea. I've put some links down the side of the page. There are options there to donate money (which isn't necessarily the best idea in my opinion) and also options to DO something, countrywide. Some of the charities and foundations ask for volunteers or for money. Do what you can. Maybe give time and money. We all want to improve South Africa. Here's how. Also, keep your eyes open. FIFA will soon be looking for 2010 volunteers.

Secondly, I want to point out that I'm not sticking my head in the ground and denying that there is crime in South Africa. I don't walk down polished pavements and sing happy tunes (all the time). I am saying, and I think many people aren't understanding me, that Mr Watson is going about solving our problems in a repulsive fashion. Our government should do more, but we shouldn't sit back and be complacent. We should do something too.

If there are any suggestions for more charities or foundations, please let me know.

Addy

9 Comments:

At 11:13 AM, July 08, 2006, Anonymous TraceyJay said...

Thank you for believing its so inspiring to me.

 
At 11:30 AM, July 08, 2006, Anonymous TraceyJay said...

I think people need to start seeing, not with their eyes but with their hearts.

Change those prison-barriered glasses to noticing when your neighbour needs help.

My story is simple really. Coloured 24 year old female South African. My grandfather was assassinated- political reasons. We were exiled for 6 years. I missed my country so much- the open sky, and people who spoke Afrikaans.

We came back and I was treated no longer as a second class citizen, the political system acknowledged me as a person and I was free.

The country I came back to was now imprisoned by crime. I remember coming back to people being tyred by fire, and fridges blocking the roads on my way to school.

22 December 2004, I was raped and beaten. I spent Christmas in hospital.My ribs were broken, my facial bones broken, both eardrums burst, knife wounds on my neck and hand.

My grandfather didnt die for this. I am South African because I want to change what is not right. I am South African because I love its people and I love what makes us different, even though it may be scary. I am South African, because I know our past, and that if wecame through all that, there is hope for the future.

I volunteer at a baby's shelter. Not a big thing at all, but its the little things we do that contribute to a better society.

I am vigilant and careful but not paranoid. I refuse to not live fully, and trust fully. I've met the most amazing police officers when I was the victim of crime. I know things need to change, but I know we've started in the right direction.

We are standing together and we are letting our voices be heard.

 
At 11:55 AM, July 08, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ummm Addy you do realise that Mr Watsons website is trying to save lives on one hand and trying to force the government to do something about violent crime on the other don't you? No violent crime no Mr Watson website, simple. If the time and energy spent ridiculing one man for exposing the truth was instead spent on getting the government to actually do something then that would be achieving something i.e. saving lives.

 
At 1:42 PM, July 08, 2006, Anonymous Soylent_Green_is_People said...

Quote: "Mr Watson is going about solving our problems in a repulsive fashion..."

Hmmm.... nothing exists in a vacuum. If you are able to remove your ego from the equation, you might realise that you goals have been promoted by virtue of Mr Watson, his site, his attitude and energy.

This combined equation rises from the chaos and transcends doing nothing.

Your site shows inspiration. Keep up the good work!

 
At 4:12 PM, July 08, 2006, Blogger Patrick said...

Traceyjay, that is an amazing story!

Anonymous: I agree. Like it or not, Mr Watson's site was a catalyst for this one (though much like cow turd is a catalyst for flowers, IMHO). They both have positive potential - it's just that the positive potential of the Unbroken Barometer is easier to see.

Although Crimexpo's stated intentions are openly deconstructive, or negative, the mere fact that it caused its own backlash means that it might end up having constructive or positive results.

Yay for polarity.

 
At 4:09 PM, July 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil Watson works for an Insurance company. What's the best way to sell insurance?? Through FEAR!!

Where does the R3 you are charged per SMS on his site go to????

 
At 1:11 PM, August 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Where does the R3 you are charged per SMS on his site go to???? "

TO FUND HIS WEBSITE

 
At 1:13 PM, August 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To built a more Informative, Interactive site STUPID!!! That's where the R3.00 goes to !!..jeez some people got shit for brains!!

 
At 1:57 PM, August 07, 2006, Anonymous jeff mills said...

bwahahaha. what a pathetic loser this anony-mouse character is. why do you people actually waste your time with this tosser? he won't listen to what you say and will twist anything you do to suite his purpose. he also seems to be in full support of this southafricaiscrap character. have you seen this crap blog? the author of it thinly veils his racism by referring to "new south africans" instead of using the word black. he doesn't even have the balls to follow through completely. and this anony-mouse character is in support of him and probably the africacrisis site the southafricaiscrap blog too. they're both unashamedly racist so what does this character's support of those sites make him?

you would waste time on a racist who believes that apartheid was actually a good thing? you would have an argument with someone who believes a falsehood like that?

to call him a loser is an insult to losers.

 

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