AfriForum and the Transvaal Agricultural Union Have Complicated a Simple Matter. Judge Colin Lamont Further Complicated It

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AfriForum and the Transvaal Agricultural Union Have Complicated a Simple Matter. Judge Colin Lamont Further Complicated It


AfriForum and the Transvaal Agricultural Union have complicated a simple matter. Judge Colin Lamont further complicated it.

The matter of the song was not supposed to have been taken to court. A judgment that would have forced the parties to dialogue about the matter would have been a win-win one, but the one we got is a recipe for disaster.

Firstly, there is a difference between a song and a speech. When you give a meaning to a song, you just cannot apply the method you use with a speech. If you do, chances are the meaning of the song will be lost in translation.

There are so many songs that you cannot give a literal meaning to. In fact, most songs across all genres cannot be literally interpreted. And this is the case whether the meaning at the ultimate end would be a "positive" or a "negative" one, the fact is literal interpretation misses the point in so many songs.

Now, why must this particular song be interpreted literally, Judge Lamont? In court the complainant could not produce any evidence that the song had incited violence and "Boers" had been killed because of it being sung, because there is none, which also calls into question the basis of the judgment. …

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