White Genocide in South Africa

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.”
-AfricaCheck

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!

Kind Regards
Busi Mjiyakho
Siyakhuluma_Mzansi

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#CheckYourPRIVILEGE (classism)

People who live in conveniently situated suburbs, who have never had to queue at dawn and dusk to take public transport. Those whose commute is shorter than 30 minutes. Those who have plenty of frequent flyer points and those who can get from Jozi to Durban in 45 minutes.

The ones who have a domestic worker who cleans their house, does their laundry, and cooks their meals. People who have a gardener who tends to their yards and take out their rubbish.

People who have internet banking and those who shop online and have luxury of avoiding queues.

The ones who have fresh and clean running water in their houses and geysers. The ones whose toilets are located in their houses.

The ones who can turn the lights on with the simple flick of a switch. The ones who have fast uncapped WiFi and printers in their homes.

Those are the first to say sh*t like “we all have the same 24 hours in a day!”

The ones who are so blinded by their privilege that they can’t see how much harder life is for those who don’t live behind high walls and gated communities.

#CheckYourPrivilege

Dear Black Men

Dear black men

I am tired.

As a black womxn, I find it extremely insulting when black men go on and on about racism, as if it’s the ultimate evil in this world, but when I speak about patriarchy, misogyny and sexism, those same black men speak over me and tell me that feminism is a “western tool used to divide black people”.

Those same black men, whose nostrils would flare if a white person dared to speak over them in a conversation about race, are the first to silence us.

The ones who equate the “suffering” they endured from reading a hashtag #menaretrash to the actual violence faced by womxn on a daily basis.

The men that say “all white people are racist” are the first to shout #notallmenwhen we protest about getting raped and murdered on a daily basis. The ones who tell us that Bill Cosby is a victim of a racist justice system.

The ones who talk about land and call us “daughter of the soil” are the first ones to ensure that we end up buried in that soil before we’ve even begun to live.

The ones who justify beatings and abuse by calling the victims gold digging “slay queens” and “disrespectful womxn who didn’t know their place”. Yes, the very same ones that can, in the same breath, reminisce about the days when queens like Cleopatra and Nefertiti ruled, without spotting their own contradiction.

The men we march with, the men we support. The men we give birth to. The men we call obaba. The ones who tell us they are “waiting for us to grow up”. The ones meant to protect us.

The ones who say they will only marry a virgin because any other womxn is a whore. The same ones who sleep with a different womxn every weekend. The ones who are attracted to trans womxn, act on their attraction, and then abuse/murder them the next day because they say they were “tricked”.

The men who say that “birds of a feather flock together” when referring to supposedly “loose womxn”, yet feel they can dissociate themselves from their violent murderous rapey friends.

The same ones who were relaxing their hair in high school and saying they only date blonde “dolls” who were rolling their Rs like “yarrrr brrruu” are the same ones saying we are betraying the struggle when we refuse to entertain them, as if now, as black womxn we need to donate our vaginas to the struggle.

Black men hate black womxn.

I’m tired. I’m so so tired.

Kind Regards
Busi Mjiyakho

Dear white genocide believers

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!
Kind Regards
Busi Mjiyakho
Siyakhuluma_Mzansi
thecostofabornfree.wordpress.com

Dear Privileged People

Dear privileged people
 
It’s very obvious that some of us were born more privileged than others. Like thank god that I was born without any physical disabilities or without gender dysmorphia. Thank god that I was born heterosexual. Thank god that I wasn’t born in a war torn country. Thank god that I was born into a christian home in a predominantly christian state.
 
I am not saying that there is anything wrong with being born disabled, queer, non binary, muslim, hindu, etc. I am saying that the way society is set up, life is that much harder for you if you fall into these categories.
 
None of us chose any of these things and in most cases we have no power to change them. That is called privilege and disadvantage. Some people really do win the birth lottery by being born a right-handed, cishet white male, without any disabilities, in a 1st world country to an upper middle class family.
 
Like congrats… 🎉🎊You have a super duper head start in life that you did not earn. Whether you choose to work hard after that is up to you, even though you have all of the tools at your disposal. The race is yours to lose. For goodness sake the idea of success is a white man in a suit.
 
So when people who weren’t born with the same attributes complain or point out how much harder life is for them, because of the same birth lottery, don’t preach hard work to them. Don’t tell them to get over it, because they can’t. The world won’t let them forget. It’s a very unforgiving place.
 
When people who are previously and currently disadvantaged celebrate a win, whether it be an athlete that represents their minority or it be a movie #blackpanther, let them have their moment. The Lord’t knows society has been celebrating cishet white males since the dawn of colonialism. If you don’t like it, you literally have a world class selection of people who look like you who can rather look to for inspiration. We on the other hand, are only just beginning to explore our potential. #wakandaforever
 
Learn about your privilege, understand your privilege, accept your privilege and then use it to make the world a better place.
 
Kind Regards
Busi Skinn’e Mjiyakho
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