Poepol van die Week – Franz Jooste


Of course these guys are pushing a religious agenda. Watch their Youtube video at the end of the article. They are exactly the same as the previous government. Praying, then marching up and down the square all day, then pray some more, sing some anthems, march some more, then go and play some war games, then sit everyone down for a real good old fashioned religious session where they tell them god chose them as his people and they are safe as long as they believe in him, and he will guide them through battle and tough times etc etc etc. Sounds like a bunch of poepolle to me.

Inside the kommando camp that turns boys’ doubts to hate


Thick clouds of diesel smoke fill the air outside a run-down guest farm outside the town of Carolina in Mpumalanga. As the stench dissipates, a group of boys, aged between 13 and 19, spill from the bed of a rusty truck. The trip from the city to the country was long and hypnotic in the old jalopy.

  • Dashing the great right hope

An extremist right-wing survival camp, about 230km east of Jo’burg, is breeding virulent racism, training teenage boys in its ideology. Elles van Gelderspent a week in the veld.

It is after midnight when the boys heft bags full of military clothing. “There are old blood stains on my uniform,” one of them says, as he trades his sneakers for army boots.

Shouted orders ring out. The harsh intimidation begins immediately. Groaning, the boys raise 4m tent poles among the cowpats dotting the grassland. The large army tent will be their home for the next nine days.


Thirteen-year-old Jano, the youngest at the camp, spreads his sleeping bag on the bumpy floor. He is at the camp because he wants to prove to his father that he isn’t a sissy but a real man, he says with a shy smile.

At 18, Riaan is already a little more self-assured. His lily-white skin is recovering from acne. “I want to learn how to camouflage myself in the veld.” He, too, seems excited to be camping out and playing soldier, as if he’s living an adventure out of a boyhood novel.

But soon they will realise this survival camp is different to others held in the veld.

The boys run from the tent to the mess hall. Before them, under the glare of fluorescent lighting, stands 57-year-old Franz Jooste. Old army decorations gleam on his apartheid-era uniform. The uniforms of the boys also come from that era.

“We’re going to make men of you all,” he tells them in Afrikaans.

‘Protecting its own people’
Jooste is the head of the Kommando-korps, a small, little-known right-wing group bent on breeding hate and banking on some young Afrikaners’ sense of not belonging in the new South Africa to get there.

On its website, the Kommandokorps describes itself as an elite organisation “protecting its own people” in the event of an attack, it writes, necessary “because the police and the military cannot provide help quickly enough”.

Last year, it signed a saamstaanverdrag (a unity pact) with the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) and the Suidlanders — a small whites-only group that is awaiting the racial apocalypse — to coordinate their security strategy together.
The organisation claims to have trained more than 1 500 Boere-Afrikaner jongmanne in defence skills over the past 11 years. Jooste, who spreads his message by e-mail and in newsletters, says that 40% of boys sign up themselves. The rest are volunteered by their parents.

The teenagers at the camp all know crime horror stories and feel responsible for protecting their families. “We always have to lock our doors at night,” 18-year-old Nicolas says. “This camp will teach me how to protect my father and mother, and little brother and sister.”

At 4.30am on the first morning of camp, the boys are sent out on a 2km run in their heavy army boots, down a rocky country road filled with potholes. The organisation aspires to instil discipline through sweat. The war of attrition has begun. Indoctrination takes root best in exhausted ground.

Sixteen-year-old EC is in the middle of the panting troop. He is one of the smallest boys here, a childlike teenager who is thrilled at being able to shoot his paintball gun.

‘I don’t like racism’
“I want to be able to defend myself. And I am also doing this for my paintball career,” he says with a smile. His mother is a single mom and sent him to the camp because she feels it will be good for her boy to be surrounded by men.

After they catch their breath, we talk about their country. The teenagers say they believe in the idea of the rainbow nation but the contradictions soon emerge.

“People generally get along pretty well,” Riaan says. “We have to fight racism.” EC has two black friends, Thabang and Tshepo. “I don’t like racism.”

“I don’t know what apartheid is,” Jano says. “But a long time ago, Nelson Mandela made it so everyone has the same rights.” Then EC adds he would never marry a black woman and Jano says he is afraid when he walks past black people.

The group is called to a small field next to the community hall. They line up in military formation while a camp leader unfolds the old South African flag. They fill their lungs with air and start singing: “Uit die blou van onse hemel, Uit die diepte van ons see, Oor ons ewige gebergtes waar die kranse antwoord gee.”

Some struggle with the words of the apartheid national anthem.

Meanwhile, Jooste sits in the mess hall. Kitsch paintings of buffalos, elephants and rhinos hang on the walls, and the wicker furniture is covered in zebra print. He looks through the glasses on his nose at the camp’s schedule. It is written down in military style and every minute seems accounted for.

Proud veteran
There are slots for self-defence techniques, radio communication and how to patrol, as well as lectures on patriotism and the history of the border wars.

Jooste is a proud veteran. He fought on South Africa’s borders with Zimbabwe and Mozambique and in Angola. He is scarred, he says, by what he calls treason; while
he was fighting for the white regime, his leaders were making peace with Nelson Mandela. After his army service, he was active in the AWB.

Before his most important lecture, “Die vyand en bedreiging” (The enemy and the threat), Jooste boasts that it will take him just an hour to change the boys’ minds. “Then they’ll know they aren’t part of the rainbow nation but part of another nation with an important history.”

His cadets sit cross-legged on the ground in the mess hall. When he speaks the teens listen quietly. “Aside from the Aborigines in Australia, the African black is the most underdeveloped, barbaric member of the human race on Earth,” he says. He tells the boys that black people have a smaller cerebral cortex than whites and thus cannot take initiative or govern effectively.

“Who is my enemy in South Africa? Who murders, robs and rapes?” “Who are these creatures?” he asks. “The blacks,” he answers.

He picks up the current South African flag and lays it before the entrance to the mess hall like a doormat. He orders the boys to wipe their filthy army boots on it. They laugh uncertainly, then they do as they are told. Only Nicolas stands back.

Jooste tells them that they should love the old South African flag and the old national anthem.

Fear and superiority
An extreme form of patriotism runs through groups like this one; the cadets at this camp are taught that the country should not return to apartheid but, rather, they must work to acquire their own independent nation. Jooste last year got elected on to the Volksraad Verkiesing Kommissie (People’s Council Electoral Commission), a group that fights for Afrikaner nationalism.

Hermann Gilomee, a renowned writer on Afrikaners and an extraordinary professor in history at the University of Stellenbosch, says apartheid stemmed from two sources: fear and a sense of superiority. You can still see them in Jooste. The primary fear is for the loss of Afrikaner identity — their culture, language and symbols — as a separate people. Jooste is desperate to conserve this sense of separateness and create a new generation of Afrikaners who carry his ideas. It is his mission to indoctrinate young Afrikaners like Nicolas, Riaan, Jano and EC, who are struggling to determine their position in the country.

Born after the end of apartheid, they feel unwanted, says Unisa associate professor Eliria Bornman of the department of communication science who did research on Afrikaner identity. “They know they’re different from the rest of the population. Any leader can take their frustration and channel it in a negative way.”

Outside the tent, the cadets are made to crawl across the ground, army-style, gripping a wooden beam they call liefie in their arms, their knuckles bleeding. “Persevere! You’ve got to learn to persevere,” Jooste shouts. The sound of crying rises from the rearmost ranks. Jooste’s assistants, older members of the Kommando­korps, grin as they take photos of the boys with their cellphones.

EC is struggling. The beam weighs almost a third as much as he does. The nights, too, are hitting him hard. “We sleep on the ground and our sleeping bags get wet. In three nights, I’ve slept six hours. Every day I think about giving up.” But his paintball career seems to keep him going.

‘You should hate black people’
The next night they move from the army tent to a nearby forest where they set up two camps. They each get one small tin of canned beans or vegetables to eat and warm themselves near the fire. At first light, one of the groups launches an attack. With the sleep still in their eyes they point and shoot their paintballs.

The young faces are increasingly marked by exhaustion as the days pass, yet the boys seem to grow more and more confident. “The training has taught me that you should hate black people,” EC says. “They kill everyone who crosses their path. I don’t think I can be friends with Thabang and Tshepo anymore.”

Riaan repeats what he has learned in nine days almost word for word. “There’s a war going on between blacks and whites. A lot of blood will flow in the future. I definitely feel more like an Afrikaner now. I feel the Afrikaner blood in my veins.”

Jooste insists his job is to teach them to defend themselves. He doesn’t want to force the boys into any particular direction. “All we want to do is channel the feeling they already carry within them. We don’t want them to hate.”

But in nine days, boys who once carried a budding belief in South African unity have become toughened men with racist ideas.

At the end of the camp the two boys who performed best are selected. They will get the next course, the gevorderde weerbaarheids kursus(advanced preparedness course), for free. There the paintball guns will be traded in for the real deal.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online
Web Address: http://mg.co.za/article/2012-02-24-the-kommando-camp-that-turns-boys-doubts-to-hate

This is a video from their own website. Makes you want to cry!!!!!!!


Light a Candle for the Atheist by Daniel Boone Savage


Savage has been gracious and asked me to put all the contents of his book, Light a Candle for the Atheist, here on this sight. So it is free to read for anyone. Enjoy, and thank the man if you liked it.


I haven’t been able to format it right, so the cartoons are missing for now. If I ever get my finger out of my arse I might figure out why and fix the problem, but right now I am a little bit too busy, so enjoy it the way it is for now.

PS: You can also get it on Kindle from Amazon for very very cheap, with the cartoons etc included.

Poepol van die Week, dr. Jac ­Howell, predikant van die Gereformeerde Kerk Heidelberg in Gauteng


Hier is nog ‘n groot poepol, dr. Jac ­Howell, predikant van die Gereformeerde Kerk Heidelberg in Gauteng. Kan iemand asseblief hierdie drol laat weet hy het die geeerde prys gewen hierdie week. Tipies geloof en die kerke. Onderdruk vrouens en diskrimineer vreeslik teenoor andere. Soveel so dat hulle heentemal bereid is om hulle organisasie op te breek. Surprise surprise, nog ‘n drol met ‘n doktors graad in “toordokter spoke wetenskap”.

Dr. J. Howell
Pretoriusst. 12
Tel: 016 341 2354
Sel: 083 655 1538


‘Los kerk as jy meen vroue hoort in ampte’

2012-02-14 08:48

Neels Jackson

Keer terug na die gereformeerde verstaan van die Skrif sedert 1859 of sluit aan by ’n ander kerkverband.
Dis die raad van dr. Jac ­Howell, predikant van die Gereformeerde Kerk Heidelberg in Gauteng, aan van sy kollegas wat ten gunste is van die toelating van vroue tot die ampte van ouderling en diaken.
Howell skryf in ’n ope brief aan die Gereformeerde Kerke in Suid-Afrika (GKSA) die gereformeerde Bybeluitleg soos dit sedert die stigting van kerkverband in 1859 aanvaar is, bepaal dat vroue nie predikante, ouderlinge of diakens mag wees nie.
Geleidelik het daar egter nuwe sieninge posgevat waarvolgens die omstandighede in Bybelse tye bepalend raak vir die uitleg van die tekste.
Dit lei volgens Howell onvermydelik en uiteindelik tot vrysinnigheid en relativisme in die teologie.
Hy meen diegene wat vroue tot die ampte wil toelaat, het hulle vasgeloop teen gereformeerde teoloë wat van hulle verskil het.
Toe moes hulle subtiel te werk gaan en hul strategie geleidelik deurvoer.
Hy gee toe diégene het indringende Bybeluitleg gedoen, maar sê dit het hulle by ander antwoorde uitgebring as die gereformeerde uitleg wat die Bybel en die Bybel alleen as bron van waarheid beskou.
As ’n mens dié Bybeluitleggers toets deur te vra of daar werklik ’n slang in die paradys was wat met Adam en Eva gepraat het, en hulle brandmerk jou as Biblisis, sal jy weet waar jy met hulle staan, sê Howell.
Hulle gaan ook ander antwoorde hê oor sake soos die maagdelike geboorte van Jesus, die evolusieleer, homoseksualiteit, verassing en sport op Sondae.
Howell vra of daar nie maar nou openlik erken moet word “dat ons onderskeie Skrifbeskouings wesenlik van mekaar verskil nie”.
Deur dit te erken, verketter hulle mekaar nie, maar is hulle ten minste eerlik met mekaar.
Verder wil hy weet of so ’n situasie houdbaar is binne een kerkverband.
Hy het geen twyfel nie dat die GKSA sal skeur as daar besluit word om vroue tot die ampte toe te laat.

Malaysia deports Saudi blogger. Talk about a death sentence!


Malaysia deports Saudi blogger

2012-02-12 14:45

Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia deported a Saudi Arabian blogger on Sunday, police said, despite fears voiced by human rights groups that he could face execution in his home country over Twitter comments he made that were deemed insulting to the Prophet Muhammad.

Hamza Kashgari, a 23-year-old columnist, sparked outrage in the oil-rich kingdom with comments posted on the Prophet’s birthday a week ago that led some Islamic clerics to call for him to face the death penalty.

Kashgari fled the country, but was arrested by police in majority-Muslim Malaysia on Thursday as he transited through Kuala Lumpur international airport.

“The Saudi writer was repatriated to his home country this Sunday morning,” a police spokesperson said. “This is an internal Saudi matter that we cannot comment on.”

Malaysia has a close affinity with many Middle Eastern nations through their shared religion. The Southeast Asian nation is also a US ally and a leading global voice for moderate Islam, meaning that the decision to extradite Kashgari is certain to be controversial.


“Saudi clerics have already made up their mind that Kashgari is an apostate who must face punishment,” Christoph Wilcke, senior Middle East researcher at Human Rights Watch, said in a statement on Friday.

“The Malaysian government should not be complicit in sealing Kashgari’s fate by sending him back.”

Kashgari’s lawyer in Malaysia, Mohammad Noor, said that he had obtained a court order to prevent the deportation, but had not been allowed to see his client.

“If the government of Malaysia deports him to Saudi Arabia, disrespecting the court order, this is clearly contempt of court, unlawful and unacceptable,” he said.

The Star newspaper quoted Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein as saying that Kashgari had been repatriated and that the charges against him would be decided by Saudi authorities.

“Malaysia has a longstanding arrangement by which individuals wanted by one country are extradited when detained by the other,” he was quoted as saying.

Blasphemy is a crime punishable by execution under Saudi Arabia’s strict interpretation of Islamic sharia law. It is not a capital crime in Malaysia.

Reuters could not verify Kashgari’s comments because he later deleted them, but media reported that one of them reflected his contradictory views of the Prophet – that he both loved and hated him.

Kashgari later said in an interview that he was being made a “scapegoat for a larger conflict” over his comments.

Poepol of the Week Angus Buchan


Angus with a hard-on for god

Angus Buchan is hard at work fighting evil for South Africa in the name of his ghosts, jesus, the lord and the other mighty spirit up there in the sky, against the evil devil that lurks behind every stone waiting for a chance to fuck us all over. These little titbits comes from his website:

Potato seed for the day


Dear Friends,I greet you in Jesus name. Early this morning when I was going out for a jog, I felt the Holy Spirit impress upon me very severely that at this moment our nation is caught in a spirit of uncertainty and fear. We know exactly where it comes from, it comes from the devil himself. I believe, like never before, that there is an urgency not only in this nation but indeed all over the world. On television at the moment, every secular program that we see is speaking about spiritual things. People are seeking the truth.

by Angus Buchan

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Mighty Men will never die because the Holy Spirit lives in the hearts of His men.  This is not an organisation, it is a move of God.  It does not belong to any individual – God orchestrated it and God will see it through. Unfortunately we have had to register the names ‘MMC’, ‘Mighty Men’ and ‘Angus Buchan’, the reason being to protect the integrity of what it stands for.  We have been very concerned over the past while with well-meaning people taking the true meaning of MMC out of context.  We have encouraged all men, and continue to do so, to preach the gospel, but also to get involved in their local churches and minister to the local men themselves. In two months time the release of the feature film ‘Ordinary People’ will take place in this nation.  It is all about Mighty Men and we firmly believe it will touch the world.  We are also in consultation with GOD TV at this moment with regard to Mighty Men (and their families) possibly going to Israel next year for a tour of the Holy Land. There are MMCs taking place in South Africa this year, viz. MMC Bosveld, MMC Karoo and MMC Vaal Dam, not to mention MMC Yorkshire, England where I will be speaking.  There will also be conferences…

sent to Shalom Ministries

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I see Angus has taken my sound financial advise from years ago and started his own tv network, and has made many more dvd’s and trademarked his products. Ker-ching!!!!!!!!!! The lord loves $$$$$$$$, the lord needs $$$$$$$$$, the devil has nothing to do with $$$$$$$$$$$.