Category Archives: Colonialist

Frozen Fleeting Fish-like Flashes


The Daily Post photo theme for the week is Evanescent and I have chosen to interpret this with the fleeting images of airborne dolphins we had at a child’s birthday party held today at Durban’s Sea World. I know the subject … Continue reading

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My Word, How Really Awful


A word from a poem should give rise to something written for GloPoWriMo Day 29 – the first and most distinctive one I thought of was ‘Jabberwock’ but I can’t labour that again completely. I’ll just bounce between Shakespeare, Carroll, … Continue reading

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A Really Awful Stay


  For Wordle 296 (a tough one to do in order and in rhyme — I’ve added far more than my usual tally of words). Thrum of the rig as stay snaps at the deck; Disaster is courted off Florida … Continue reading

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Benefits of Colonialism


Following the events I discussed here, an unending storm of colonialist condemnation has continued in the media, in articles, speeches and letters.  In response to this tweet:   a typical response was this:   Astonishingly infantile, from an educated leader … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Policy is to Deny Truth


The recent debacle with Helen Zille remarking that some good things did come out of colonialism, thus causing a storm of infantile denial of what should be seen as a self-evident fact, is a sad reflection of how political expediency creates … Continue reading

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Bits of Blocked-out Sunlight


© February 2017 Colonialist

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Merely categorical …


I received some lovely presents from the family overseas this year. One of them was this delightful new meerkat companion for the one on the left I was given on our previous visit. More about my Christmas loot to follow … Continue reading

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