It seems that the rarest thing of all actually happened once – one of the government’s servants rebelled against the master.
We have go to back to South Africa in 1988. His name was Barend Hendrick Strydom. In the system’s language, he was a racist spree killer.
One day, he just snapped. He went into a busy area with a gun and shot anything black.
He was caught when a citizen played hero.
This story does not necessarily have a bad ending though. He went to……….. prison of course. A white Boer woman married him in admiration.
When Mandela took over in 1994, all political prisoners and revolutionary acts were forgiven. Strydom was set free then.
There is something else to mention. Our DAAs, unlike cops or soldiers, have to deal with the fear of imprisonment. The fear and panic one has to deal with often burns our guys out fast. Many times, after an action they have nothing left to give.
He was 23 when he did his action. That would make him today about 51 years old. One wonders what he feels today.
This is a video you’ll not forget. Baron does not apologize. He has no regrets. He must have been one of the strongest Boer who has ever lived. Fantastic.