I'm being filled with a dread. A fear. A negativity I've never known.
I've been avoiding ATS (and most of the Internet) lately because of the increasing negativity people have towards each other. Yes, it's always been
there. But it's always been contained by some good. Now, the cracks are showing and it's oozing out. Almost as if there's a vast river of pink slime
like the one that flowed underneath First Avenue some 20-something years ago. The claws are out and the knives sharpened.
So, I found out I was being screwed sideways, salary-wise, at my work, which is pretty much a family run business. And I'm not family. You'd think
that I can simply pack my little lunch box and go. But I can't. See I'm a white male in South Africa. The person least likely to be hired in the job
market, thanks to "Affirmative Action" and "Employment Equity". Surely the only "modern" country in the world where the laws disadvantage the
. So, I have to suck it up. Knowing that my "colleagues" earn twice as much as I do, but does half the work I do - if that much. Smile
and wave boys. Smile and wave.
Alas, it's much bigger than that. South Africa is going down the drain pretty quickly. After our
president's little faux pas
the local currency has yet to recover.
And the ruling party simply doesn't give a smiling crap. As a matter of fact the government is giving out bonuses left and right, spending millions on
vehicles, parties and "gifts" for all the ministers and their entourage...
See, a growing problem is if you're white and say something, then you are racist. And I'm not exaggerating. Google "Penny Sparrow" and you'll find a
woman that called black new years party goers "monkeys". She's now facing criminal charges. Yes, she most definitely shouldn't have done it - it is
racist. But her life as she knew it is now over because of one FB post.
Yet, no one acknowledges the fact that our own president has on several occasions sang the "Kill the Boer
" song [Boer is a racial slur for
white South African]. An ANC MP posted just some months ago that "All whites must %*&$-off" [I censored the actual word he used]. Yet, he still has
his job and you'll hardly find any news articles about it (His name is Govan Mbeki if you want to Google it). Mugabe (Zimbabwean dictator) recently
visited South Africa. He publicly said that he doesn't want to see any white people during his visit here - and he was still welcomed with open arms
and even praised for his words (Link
). Julius Malema
(ex ANCYL president) chased a white BBC journalist out of a press conference, accusing him of "white tendency" and calling him a "bastard", "bloody
agent" and "small boy" (Link
). Yet Malema remained in his
post for some time after that.
I can go on and on with examples, but apparently it's fine for black people to be hateful towards white people... But god forbid a white person says
Also this week a leading economist, Chris Hart (white guy) Tweeted this: "More than 25 years after Apartheid ended, the victims are increasing
along with a sense of entitlement and hatred towards minorities….
" The guy lost his job.
For the record white people are in the minority by far with being less than 9% of the population.
And these resulted in retaliation like these examples:
It's really not the general population. We (black and white) go about our business - and just try and survive. Yes, there are obviously the far right
and far left extremists, but they are by far the minority. It's the politicians that plays the white guilt
card whenever they screw up. 25
years later they still blame any problems on "apartheid
A failing electricity infrastructure. Apartheid. Corrupt politicians. Apartheid. (I kid you not.) The foreign exchange rate - which is at it's lowest
point ever... Apartheid...
And what else can white people do but take the punches. Apartheid was a horrible, horrible
social system. But for how long must the children of
those that implemented it be punished? Would the country ever be able to recover from apartheid as long as the guilt of apartheid is held up over the
heads of the minority?
And it's simply those in power. Absolute power corrupts absolutely, right?
Another person posted something to think about on Facebook the other day. If you look at the human race's history over the millennia, there have been
many great and powerful nations. The Aztecs had a great and mighty civilization centuries ago. The Egyptians, thousands of years ago, the Romans, the
Ottoman Empire, the Persians, the Chinese empires, the tiny island of Britain, the Russian Empire, the Mongol Empire, etc. etc. Yet, after thousands
of years no African tribe rose to be an empire. There were no paper invented. No wheel. No abacus. If you consider the awe-inspiring buildings the
Romans built 2,000 years ago. Yet, 2,000 years later no African tribe bothered to move past the most elementary mud hut... And I watched how the
person that posted that on Facebook got torn to bits. "It's racist. You can't say things like that you racist white pig."
This is obviously not 100% accurate - the Nubian civilization was pointed out for example. Yet the further South you go, it seems the less you find
And as if the politics and economics weren't bad enough the country is experiencing the worst drought it has in years. Parts of the country that
should be providing us with food is literary turning into a desert. There are no crops. Farmers are killing live stock because there's nothing to feed
them and no water to give them. There are towns that has no running water in their taps...
South Africa is officially the rape capital of the world...
Crime figures are at its highest. Police has never been this useless - citizens have to pay private security companies thousands just to feel some
sort of safety...
South Africa - the country that was once the economic powerhouse of Africa is turning into yet another third world cesspool. Falling under a corrupt
dictator. Another Liberia. Another Cameroon. Another Zimbabwe. Nigeria. Guinea. Angola. Mozambique. Somalia. Uganda.
By the time the loyal followers realized that they were lied to by those in power - that politicians (the ruling ANC party) only want to enrich
themselves, it will be too late. There is going to be a rebel faction (the EFF) and this will in turn result in a civil war. A genocide. The country
will be left in burning and in ruins.
edit on 7/1/2016 by Gemwolf because: Grammar