Hi Everyone

So as some of you know, I live in Cape Town South Africa. If you google the place you get stuff like this:

'The city is known for its harbour, for its natural setting in the Cape Floristic Region, and for landmarks such as Table Mountain and Cape Point. Cape Town is home to 64% of the Western Cape's population.'

Yes, this is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and I have had the honor to meet 2 TMB players, Protege and ShayneG when they visited here. I enjoy the city and I live close to the city center. Life here is very diverse and there is an enormous disparity of life quality between rich, poor, black, brown and white people. This is due to the thing called Apartheid which was a Neo-Nazi type extreme right-wing pro-white/kill/oppress all the blacks and browns government this country had for many decades until 1994.

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This party [called The National Party] was comprised of fucking evil assholes who believed they were God's chosen people and God help you if you were not White - You could count on a greatly diminished education syllabus, restrictions to the best beaches, jobs, not allowed to vote, and also as extreme as any person of color could not be found in a 'white' zoned area without permission or a special pass, if you were a domestic worker. Domestic workers were mostly the only people of color found in these areas.

I speak from the experience and viewpoint of having a black skinned Mom and a White dad. Stuck in the middle, And the term for people like me in SOUTH AFRICA was/is 'colored'.

Often times you could expect to be detained without trial for no reason, if the 'authorities' deemed you to be a 'threat' to their well being. I was 15 years old in 1976, at secondary school when all students had an uprising protest and boycott of schools because of segregation, apartheid, discrimination and fighting for the right to vote in the country of our birth.


The government controlled police had full right to shoot on sight, detain without trial, interrogate and punish or torture as they saw fit. Many POC lives were lost to the police. I was detained without trial for months on end, beaten and still have some buckshot and rubber bullet scars. this fucked up discrimination shit I continued to experience into my adulthood, I remember my first job was in a photographic Lab and in 3 years i was teaching 'white' people whom, as interns, were earning 5 times my take home pay.

My childhood was fraught with dodging cops, not being caught surfing or skating on/at a 'whites only' beach and basically just being pissed off at society in general.


PART 2 to follow soon where I will recount some stories of being detained, and gangster-ism in my city

- Storm

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