Double Speak

EUROPE

Encouraged to believe lies (the word believe contains the word lie).
‘Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.’
Adolf Hitler

Political manipulation – being led by an evil hand
‘Europe’s nations should be guided towards the super-state without their people understanding what is happening. This can be accomplished by successive steps, each disguised as having an economic purpose, but which will eventually and irreversibly lead to federation.’
Jean Monnet – ‘Founding Father’ of the EU – 30 April 1952

SOUTH AFRICA – Pre – 1994

President Botha at George admonished the nation to ‘ride the waves remembering at all times to stay on their feet and sit firmly in the saddle, to avoid being unseated.’
Cape Times 8 October 1988

Rifle of Peace
In addition to granting him (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Pick Botha) the freedom of their town, the people of Komatipoort also presented him with a hand-made hunting rifle. Said The Mayor: ‘This is a rifle of peace. You have proved to South Africa what can be done through peaceful negotiation. Use this rifle along similar lines and it will provide you with unending pleasure whenever you hunt.’
Argus, 3 August l987

Sword of Peace
‘If you want to live in peace with your enemy then you must come and talk to your enemy with a sword in your hand and then you can attain peace.’
Louis le Grange, Minister of Police
Sunday Express, 1 June 1980

Freedom of Press
‘People have a silly idea there must be freedom of the press and no repression. They don’t realise ideas are also a source of evil.’
Prof Andrew Murray, Former member of the Publications Directorate,
Cape Times 20 February 1987

‘I want to make it clear today: It does not matter whether limitations are imposed on the freedom of the Press; nor does it matter whether there is a degree of control over the Press; nor does it matter whether action is sometimes taken against the Press. The Press is free in principle.’
Louis Nel, National Party Pretoria Central
28 January 1981

In recent times there have been cunning attempts to discredit the SA Defence Force. One of the arguments advanced is the following one:
‘How can you expect people to fight for an unjust society like South Africa?
However, when we examine this matter closely, the question arises:
Where in the world is there a more just society today than South Africa?’

P W Botha, Minister of Defence
6 May  1976

‘Contact across the colour line is welcome so long as the motive for the contact is greater separation of the races.’
SL Muller, Minister of the Interior
12 June, 1969

‘I’ve been in Parliament for 17 years, and I have never defended the concept of apartheid.’
F W de Klerk, State President
27 March 1990

‘The government has no intention of putting each race into a separate compartment. However we would never accept integration.’
FW de Klerk, National Party Union – July 1975
Weekly Mail 8 August 1975

‘As far as the non-White population groups in our country are concerned, we are not merely dealing with tribal differences. What we are dealing with are differences of ethnic diversity.’
P W Botha, Prime Minister
1 February, 1983

‘Differentiation is not the same as apartheid.’
F W de Klerk, Minister of National Education
Weekly Mail 18 August 1989

‘The word apartheid does not exist.’
D Christophers, National Party Germiston
10 April 1989

Using people for political benefit.
“A law should be introduced to bar White women from taking jobs between the ages of 18 and 25 or 30, to encourage them to marry younger, become more domesticated and produce more babies during their ‘best years’”.
Captain PG Joynt, a former Permanent Force office and now a prominent Letaba farmer, said at the annual congress of the Transvaal Agricultural Union in Pretoria this week. This was the only way to prevent the White population from being swamped by the non-Whites.
Sunday Times 27 August, 1967

On jailed ANC leader Mr Nelson Mandela, Dr Stoffel van der Merwe, Minister of Education said, ‘You could almost say that for practical purposes he has been set free. He must just reside (in prison) a little longer.’
Cape Times 5 February 1990

Winner says it all
‘It was unacceptable that school syllabuses should indicate that there was more than one interpretation of subjects such as history,’ the CP spokesman on National Education, Mr Andrew Gerber, said in a statement today.
SA Press Association 29 July 1987

While defending his decision to buy a large plot of land in Chatsworth which had been zoned as a public open space to build his R200 000 dream house, Amichand Rajbansi Chairman of the Ministers’ Council in the House of Delegates said, ‘I want to build my house in Chatsworth because I want to remain with the poor people.’

 

USA

Freedom of choice
‘Either you are with us, either you love freedom, and nations which embrace freedom, or you’re with the enemy – there’s no in between.’
George W Bush (who sent US troops into Iraq)

Rich, from the country that instigates wars around the globe
‘For generations, the United States of America has played a unique role as an anchor of global security and advocate for human freedom. Mindful of the risks and costs of military action, we are naturally reluctant to use force to solve the world’s many challenges.’
Barack Obama

‘We don’t necessarily discriminate. We simply exclude certain types of people.’
Colonel Gerald Wellman, ROTC Instructor

‘It isn’t pollution that’s harming the environment. It’s the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.’
Al Gore

‘We’ve got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?’
Lee Iacocca

‘Outside of the killings,  Washington   has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,’
Mayor Marion Barry,  Washington   ,  DC

ZAMBIA

Under the ‘democratic’ leadership of Kenneth Kaunda,
Zambia soon became a one-party state. To quote the president himself, “Zambia
is a one-party participatory democracy under the Philosophy of Humanism.”