Recently a post has been floating around the internet showcasing what are reportedly extremely xenophobic and racist posters erected at the Cape Town and Bellville campuses of the Cape Peninsula of Technology.
This poster is in support of the removal of white as well as international students specifically from the faculty of engineering as well as showing its support for the political standpoints of the now expelled ANC Youth League president Mr. Malema, and all this on the eve of a agreement signed between the ANCYL and Afriforum cementing an agreement of stemming hate speech.
Firstly let me state that I’m struggling to believe that this poster was posted by SASCO. I cannot believe that any party can be so ignorant that they truly believe removing the white population will make their lives better.
In fact this kind of thinking is the same as plotting your own demise; it is like telling a life guard his services are no longer required and then jumping into the deep-end without knowing how to swim, tied to a grand piano. Which as I write this, has just dawned on me resembles an aerial view of the African continent, which makes this simile work that much better.
Our country cannot afford the loss in skills. What about the doctors, lawyers, farmers, who cannot be replaced at a whim, because these are the skills we already have a shortage of. Why not learn from those who excel instead of ostracising them?
Not everything wrong in this country can be heaped onto the already heavy laden guilt pile of the white South African. Hunting for witches is so last millennium.
If we are to move forward into a brighter future for all South Africans we cannot place all our focus on trying to correct the past, it is the past it cannot change. At some point this shifts from being a process of reconciliation to reprisal, which is against nation building. We must focus on finding solution for the future, because we can make tomorrow better.
This can only be achieved through empowerment. However many fail to realise is that empowerment does not mean you get handed everything on a silver platter, or that you take power at the detriment of others. Empowerment is a process that assists those who wish to gain power to do so through hard work. Bettering and uplifting themselves by their own merits.
I must concede that the dreaded “A” word has created a 99% situation in which whites people are in the top 1%. This does not however change the fact that those currently at the top possess much needed skill sets that our country cannot afford to disperse into the rest of the world without dire consequences to ourselves.
If South Africa was the human body this would translate to gutting it of its vital organs. Removing the engineers and scientist would be a lobotomy, removing the doctors like transplanting our liver to
Canada, Killing the “Boers” like stapling the stomached of an already undernourished nation.
Why must destruction always come before betterment? Why do some men want to see the world burn, only to claim dominion over the cinders? Why rise from ashes when so many of your South African brothers and sisters are just waiting for you to take their hands and stand tall beside them?
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