Rant

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Yep – been MIA again. I’ve seriously considered giving up on the whole idea of writing books, or anything at all this week. My “always look on the bright side” attitude has taken a tumble lately. We moved here a year ago, and from day one we have had rotten things happening. Killer bees, diseases, weird, sponge like people, more horribleness than a really cool life view could make up for a lot of times. But – not being keen on being overly ranty, I’ve tried really hard to justify it all, and just shut up – blog wise. Life. Lessons. Normal.

If you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all – my dear old mother used to say. Theoretically a really cool idea, but life being what it is, you’re going to have to be a saint if you claim to have never said anything not so nice. But – good for me! Not said a word so far. This week has been “interesting” in all the wrong kind of ways, and I actually do have quite a lot that I’d really like to say right now. But so far I’ve managed to hold my tongue and not utter not a word. Sorry though – limit reached. I’m pissed off. And as soon as I’ve gathered my thoughts, I will be saying something. A lot. Indeed I will. Not cool letting rotten people get away with attempting rotten deeds, so – you nasty guy who thinks you are above all the laws of this land because of your greatness and awesomeness, oh yes, I will be discussing you, and people like you, so drunk with their own power that they think they can do just what they like. You really suck. Soonish too. Note to you. You picked on the wrong “victim”. Guessing I’m going to out you for being a tool? Oh yes I am.

It’s never been my plan to involve myself in any sort of politics here. Still isn’t. My target has always been racism and the results today of the abuse of the African continent. That abuse is far from over. But I honestly think that all politicians everywhere are the biggest tools on the planet. Can’t stand the posturing buggers. Not a one. Really not partial to politicians. Not many of them set out on their careers with human rights on their agenda, I don’t think. I’ve always got the impression that they’re a bit like wannabe film stars, and that they all think they look really cool in suits and are really keen on the lifestyle – and the sound of their own voices. They earn big money, and live in mansions, and that’s what it seems to be all about. Power and money. Considering the state of the planet, they really haven’t much clue about running things anyway, so their aim really can’t be trying to fix things. This world is well buggered. People are dying of hunger right now. As you read this, some poor, uneducated woman is watching her baby die from lack of food or medicine – right there in her arms. Not cool at all. I don’t think that there has been one tiny part of recorded history where there wasn’t a war going on somewhere or other. Bring on the powerful guys. Yeh. There are arbs all over the place who have shot to fame, done something really cool, garnered the adulation of grateful peoples, and then forgotten all about what they started out to do in the first place, and proceeded to crap right on the heads of those that they set out to help in the first place. Lost your way a bit guys?

Sorry about that. I’ve not lost my motive. To highlight the abuse still going on – and all those crappy people who are doing it – nor have I lost my love for Africa and its unheard voices. I never will. But just lately, finding myself and my family in the way of a “powerful” black man, I’ve personally felt what it’s like to be targeted by someone only concerned with personal gain – squishing all in his path regardless. Yes dude, I have heard that you strongly believe that women should hang around really, really, quietly in the background, looking after your children, in the kitchen preferably, and well out of earshot, but I really don’t give a damn what you think fella. Or what you do. I’m not one of those women. I have every intention of speaking out as loudly as I can – see how weak us wimmen are then – oh not so clever one. At this point it’s not about race or colour – but about the blackness of your heart and spirit – and I really mean black – as in demon black.

I’m not a Zimbabwean, so I haven’t felt it was my place to comment on what’s been going on here – still don’t – apart from using it as a locale for my book. But really guys – you are not gods. Trampling over people for the sake of your bank account sucks. And this hasn’t really got anything to do with politics – just the most outrageous kind of bullying.

We have lately been subjected to all sorts of outrageous treatment. Being a South African citizen, even though I’m rooting for Zimbabweans to have a cool election on the 31st and move on forward to the happy nation you deserve to be, I really never for one second expected to be exposed to any form of threat of actual violence or harm. But in these last few weeks I have been, and I don’t like it at all.

So – pardon for my absence and lack of upbeat blog posts just recently guys. I’ve been trying really hard to maintain my online presence. And failed dismally. Trying to pretend that all is rosy and most cool. But it hasn’t been. Apart from Pestilence having taken up residence here from the day we moved in, I’ve come face to face with the first African person I’ve met in my entire life that I really don’t like at all. No saving graces at all. A really horrible kind of guy. And yes – I really, really, do plan to name you dude – just not today. I’m going to research you first – that’s what we scribblers do – even the female variety who shouldn’t be able to read. And I’m going to lay your soul bare, and all the rotten things that you’ve done out there, for all the world to see.

Right.

Normal fluffy birdy blogs will resume shortly.

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32 thoughts on “Rant

    Christine Campbell said:
    July 25, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    There are some black-hearted people out there…of every race, creed and colour! They are despicable.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      July 28, 2013 at 4:15 am

      Sorry I’m late – LOL – my mantra. You’re so right Christine. I’ve had my nose in books for so long now I haven’t noticed what’s been going on, but still, as Lucy always say’s, Karma is a bitch, so hopefully people will get what they deserve at the end of the day. xx

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    Christine Campbell said:
    July 25, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    You go for it, girl!

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    roseshadows said:
    July 25, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    This doesn’t sound good at all Jo, I hope you keep safe. Let us know how you are when you can. My thoughts are with you.
    Take Care,
    Teresa

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      July 28, 2013 at 4:22 am

      Thanks Teresa. It’s going to be an interesting couple of weeks ahead, but we’ll be fine then. And I’ve got loads of story material too now – don’t thing anyone will believe it though. 🙂 x

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        roseshadows said:
        August 2, 2013 at 7:33 pm

        That’s good to hear Jo, sometimes truth is stranger than fiction as they say. Will look forward to reading it.

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          jorobinson176 responded:
          September 2, 2013 at 12:52 pm

          It certainly has been for us lately – LOL! Everything is so happy now Rose, I’m just dying to read all your scribbles I missed. And catch up on any lurking ghosties too! 😀

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            roseshadows said:
            September 2, 2013 at 1:36 pm

            Glad to hear that all is fine Jo and to see you back online! Will probably catch you around the web as well.

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              jorobinson176 responded:
              September 5, 2013 at 11:07 am

              Thanks Teresa! It’s great to be back – just got to pick up some speed. I seem to have developed a “slow” thing. 😀

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            roseshadows said:
            September 3, 2013 at 3:34 pm

            Hi Jo, I did reply to this but I don’t know where it went??? Great to see you back again! I have been reading your posts, you are certainly working hard. Thank you so much for the re-blog.

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              jorobinson176 responded:
              September 5, 2013 at 11:04 am

              I know my comments often do disappearing tricks too – good old blogging! It was an absolute pleasure to reblog – that’s a really fantastic magazine for indies – the best I’ve seen – and enjoyable for all of us. 😀

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    Marian Allen said:
    July 25, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    I’m with Teresa, Jo. Love you and want you safe. HUGS

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      July 28, 2013 at 4:25 am

      Thank you lovely one. We’re being really careful and speedy with moving on too. That’s the main thing – zoom on out as fast as we can. HUGS back too. 🙂 xx

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    LucyPireel said:
    July 25, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Show them your teeth Jo dearie, but please be safe!

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      July 28, 2013 at 4:29 am

      So far so good Lucy dearest. I’m thinking once I’m settled in our new house, I should have some interesting blogs to share. This coming week I’ll be packing, and hopefully will be able to ignore everything around me. Thank you my friend. 🙂 xxxxx

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        LucyPireel said:
        July 28, 2013 at 7:47 am

        Ignore and pack and BE SAFE!
        xoxo
        Looking forward to those blogs my dearie.

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          jorobinson176 responded:
          July 28, 2013 at 9:08 am

          Ignoring and packing like mad Lucy love! Those are going to be doozie blogs – ha haaaa! Just been to do a big Twitter catch up. Thank you so much for your lovely review for Fly Birdie. XXX I must say, you’re a Twitter queen – you have some awesome retweeters. It just goes to show, that truly lovely people like you really are much loved. Much respect to you dear friend. 🙂 xxxxxxx

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            LucyPireel said:
            July 28, 2013 at 10:09 am

            Well, I am who I am and me luvs and respect you toos! 🙂

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    Peter said:
    July 26, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Hey Jo, I read your blog. Can’t begin to imagine what it is like out there, and how hard it is.. particularly when theres people in a corrupt system. You have my support and hugs, and my total respect 🙂

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      July 28, 2013 at 4:33 am

      Thank you so much Peter! If it wasn’t for the support and hugs from my lovely online friends things would be a lot bleaker too. We’re all really hopeful that things will get better now. You never know with life though – unbelievable things happen all the time. 😀 xx

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    Jane Fritz said:
    July 27, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Very sadly, this is more like what I expected you’d be up against, just based on what I know and have read. You had given me some mild hope for Zimbabweans; I pray there may be SOME mild hope. I know that it is a country that has lots of potential, if only good government – for all – could be given a chance. Take care.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      July 28, 2013 at 4:39 am

      Thank you Jane. We’re still hopeful. There have been so many improvements lately, and I thought that everything would really carry on that way. As a whole though, what’s going on with us lot is more of a personal thing. But still – using power for your personal agenda in a really bad way. Everyone here is so tired of any sort of agro. I’m still hoping that they get their peace and happiness. Just not happy to see these things first hand though – popped my rose coloured bubble properly. 🙂 xx

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    ihidemychocolate said:
    August 7, 2013 at 1:41 am

    Your rants are always right on. Never apologize!

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      September 2, 2013 at 12:50 pm

      Thanks my friend! I like reading a good rant too, so you’re right again! All safe and sound now, and looking forward to reading everyone’s news on the blogs. I hope you and the family – feathered family too – are all still great? 😀 xx

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    kizzylee said:
    August 13, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    i feel so awful i hadn’t read this until now, you have my full respect and admiration not just for the lovely person you are but also for your strength of character i hope you are safe my friend, i agree it is hard to keep a bright and breezy blog all the time and i think we wouldn’t be human if we did, life happens
    you have come through some very difficult times my friend and i hope you will stay a writer in whatever form you choose but for me i love your blog and your reasons for its being, you not only are a good friend but you educate people like me, so please even when things seem difficult always know you have people like me who like to read your words and on all subjects i do not look for only positive blogs i only look for genuine and you are genuine intelligent and articulate
    when you speak, i listen,
    as i know many others do to.
    The world needs people like you and little old me needs to read people like you
    be safe
    be you
    and know i am your friend always
    kizzy
    xx

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      September 2, 2013 at 12:46 pm

      My wonderful, sweet, KizzyLee. I’m sorry I’m so late, but all that’s over now, so no more disappearing, I promise! Thank you so much for being the absolutely lovely person that you are, and always thinking of others rather than yourself. I know how lucky I am to have a friend like you, and thank you for reading my scribbles. I love reading everything you write – you know that. It’s been a funny old year for both of us, hasn’t it? But now we’re both back, and can start having fun. Loves to you my friend. XXX

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