Dear white genocide believers
If you think there’s a genocide going on against white people in South Africa, and it is within your power, I really do suggest you leave. No one has the time or patience to entertain your delusions. We have bigger problems as a country.
Should you leave? Yes. Should you be given priority over actual refugees whose lives are actually under threat? Hell to the mother effing no. But, yeah.. Go!
Are farm attacks real? Yes, of course and it’s horrific that people get robbed or murdered but crime is not a white farmer problem. In fact white South Africans are statistically the safest demographic.
“While white South Africans account for nearly 9% of the population they account for just 1.8% of murder victims.”
The attacks are not motivated by race, they are motivated by poverty and criminality. In these attacks black farm workers are also killed, but I bet you didn’t even notice that because what value do black lives have?
If you live in an upper middle class suburb you are not the #1 target for crime. People who live in townships are the ones who should be marching and protesting about the murder rates and crime in general. But privilege has a tendency to blind people and make them believe that they are targets and at the centre of the universe.
REALITY CHECK: If black people wanted to kill all white people in South Africa we could do it in a few days. Most white households have black domestic workers and black gardeners who have access to their homes. If black people really wanted to exterminate white people we could do it. But you know what? That’s not our thing. We are a people who subscribe to ubuntu! We won’t do to you what your ancestors did to us.
What we do want though is the sharing of wealth in this country with the people who work the fields, the mines, the factories, etc. It’s not good enough that 24 years after apartheid ended, black people are still subjected to an undignified and landless existence.
I know what you’ll say, “it’s the black ANC government’s fault that black people’s lives aren’t improving!” And I agree it’s their fault that we aren’t seeing much improvement but it is the colonialists and white NP government’s fault that black people’s lives were so bad to begin with. If you hadn’t stolen the land and resources and subjected black people to your weird superiority complexes we wouldn’t be in this position.
So what do we do now? Well the government needs to come up with a feasible way to ensure that resources and wealth are shared and, yes this will include land being given back to the sons and daughters of the soil amongst other things. Education standards need to improve. Education needs to become free and accessible to all. Service delivery needs to become a thing, not just in Constantia but in Khayelitsha too.
So if this doesn’t sound like something you will get on board with then Australia is that way —->
Ps Please take Steve Hofmeyr with you!