Big Bollocks Zuma Plans To Wed Again and Again and ...
I will add my commentary at the end, in italics.
[Source - BBC News] South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has defended polygamy during a question and answer session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Mr Zuma, who married his third wife earlier this month, said it was part of his Zulu culture and did not detract from his belief in women's equality.
Asked if he loved all his wives equally, he replied: "Absolutely".
Correspondents say Mr Zuma's belief in the traditional practice of polygamy has divided South Africans.
Some support him but many younger people believe it should have no place in a modern society.
Newsweek International's editor Fareed Zakaria was chairing the session on South Africa with Mr Zuma at Davos.
"There are many people who say that symbolically this is a great step backward for the leader of South Africa to be embracing a practice that they say is inherently unfair to women," he said.
But Mr Zuma dismissed the criticism.
"That's my culture. It does not take anything from me, from my political beliefs, including the belief in the equality of women," AFP news agency quoted the president as saying.
"Some think that their culture is superior to others, that's a problem we have in the world."
His answer on equality drew laughter from the audience, AP news agency reported.
"There are many people in this audience who find it a challenge to be married to one person," Mr Zakaria quipped.
This journalist could have done a lot better. This isn't just about the equality of women. Zuma happens to be the leader of a country racked by HIV and AIDS. What kind of signal is being broadcast, when you not only insist on being polygamous, but you enjoy extra-marital affairs at the same time, without protection nogal? As for equality, don't joke, your track record speaks for itself.
But Zuma's utterance, that the sense of cultural superiority by some, is the problem. Really? So, in a nutshell, I MUST accept the practices of any culture, no matter how retarded or barbaric. That's a laugh; I suppose we can then see a return of cannibalism, burning of witches, sharia law and polygamy.
You see, what he means is that the white world deems itself to be superior, and is therefore racist, given that the sense of superiority is a fundamental part of racism. But is it a sense of superiority, or is it simply a matter of knowing better? Being in a more informed position, does not make you superior, but certainly more enlightened. Of course, the retarded cultures of the world wouldn't want to frame it like that, because it would highlight the REAL problem in the world; STUPIDITY.