a reply to: nullafides
In my country,to be fair,i have to state that with our black population,it is not so much about them "fearing" the black people from other African
countries and neighbouring nations,as in "oh i am so afraid of them". It's not out of ignorance whatsoever.
To them it is the very real fear of even Less jobs available.
I do not even mean official jobs-millions upon millions of South Africans earn,or should i say,Eke out a living by being informal vendors - putting
up a jerrymade table on the sidewalk from where they sell anything from fruit to loose ciggies,sweets,a multitude of things. But it's not really
regulated,so non-SA citizens can do the same. Grab any old ramshackle table/few pallets,put it down on the pavement and put your wares on top. Then
wait for customers.
So the outlanders who do the same,Are as a matter of fact cutting into the livelihood of citizens.Who have it hard enough.
The ANC made lavish promises to the SA black population which of course they had neither the integrity,intention,or aptitude to fulfil.
And now the majority of South Africa's black population is Still living in poverty,but now it is in the new regime,which seems to celebrate
lawlessness and corruption. Everything has deteriorated here since 1994,every aspect of life and society and infrastructure,from the free state-run
hospitals,which used to be among the best in the world,to the police force,whom now are little more than a token presence because a country is
Supposed to have a police force,otherwise it would be embarrassing.Not saying there are not some very fine,capable individuals in the SAP but as a
whole,the SAP cannot protect anyone anymore,they have lost about 95% efficiency. So we are now the crime and rape capital of the world.
So you have a massive and very impoverished population,whom just like white people, are beset by a tidal wave of crime and violence and corruption,a
pathetically inadequate police force,an army that could be overrun by the Goof Troop in one afternoon,and for medical needs,state hospitals that are
in atrocious condition,where people die like flies from neglect and staff+supply shortages. With very little prospect for a better life in the
foreseeable future.And a massive unemployment rate and job shortage.
So the poorest of the poor are the xenophobic ones,not so much the black middle class,who do have jobs,can afford cars and decent food at least some
of the time plus the occasional luxury.
Because the poorest of the poor in my country can not bear to see One job opportunity slip away for locals,and going to a non-citizen. As i
mentioned,millions upon millions eke out their living in an untaxed,informal way. Low overheads,but very low income too.I mentioned one example the
street vendors. Then there is the massive minibus-taxi sector,the informal transport upon which poor SA blacks are absolutely reliant to get to get to
work,be it formal or informal work. And millions depend on that minibus-taxi industry to feed their families,and they also can be a source of
employment to others. For instance if a guy is a taxi driver for some years and he manages to purchase a second taxi - there is a job opportunity for
his brother,nephew or son. But these people are not rich,or even well-off,they are just maybe managing financially a Bit better than the street
vendors. So they too,cannot and will not have outlanders cutting in on their trade.
It really in my country is not about blacks for some weird ignorant reason fearing other blacks -what they fear,is that every outlander's potential to
take away a job/street corner vendor spot/veggie stand/minibus-taxi passengers that They,whom are Citizens,could have had. Food being taken out of
their childrens' mouths indirectly,by people from other countries.THAT is what they fear. Starvation and even more dire poverty.
And that is why i am sure the ANC government would never even consider bringing in droves of Muslim migrants,or ME refugees. At the moment they can
still stave off the simmering anger and discontent by blaming white people and apartheid for all their mismanagement,theft,corruption and ineptitude -
but the time is approaching when that ol' excuse won't work anymore.
And if they,the ANC had to beset an already beleaguered and impoverished population with multitudes of migrants from elsewhere,especially migrants who
tend to "act up" like how we have seen in Europe -to add to all the other difficulties of life here..there will be blood flowing in rivers down the
streets. The blood of migrants,and the blood of those in parliament,the politicians,and their heads will be carried on sticks through the blood
drenched streets by enraged mobs. Because even a small army of bodyguards cannot fight of thousands+thousands of righteously furious people. It would
be like something out of Hieronymous Bosch's most fevered imaginings.
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