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AA and BEE - Making the weak weaker since '94

22 March 2012, 22:05
First off, it is impossible to write an article like this without separating black from white as these very policies are very much so inclined.

This article is pointing at the effects of a policy, not the strength or weakness of any particular race.So please don't accuse this writer of racism, I refuse to be accused of such prehistoric thuggery thank ye very much!

Lets try to read this one with our 2012 glasses and chuck those eighties things of yours in the bin.

Righto.

Whites like to moan about AA and BEE but what they don't realize is that it is actually blacks who should be moaning about it.

To put it plainly: AA is a trap disguised as an opportunity if ye be black and an opportunity disguised as a trap if ye be white.

No-one likes the fact that adversity is the true agent of strength, but it is. Any gym-bob will tell you that resistance is your greatest ally if strength is your objective. You want bigger muscles? Lift heavier stuff so that your brain can tell your body to grow them.

Now, not many of us would willingly subject ourselves to hardship, especially if we perceive it to be financial at that but thanks to AA and BEE we (the whites) have been put under immense pressure to perform and innovate and if you look at the latest economic stats, we are doing better than ever!

Black people however, are not getting a fair shake.If the ANC was really concerned about it's people and not just concerned about fake empowerment gestures, they would throw tons of energy into real education.

When I say real education, I mean practical, powerful education at grassroots level in everything from relationship management to personal finance management.

But no, what they do is make it easier to pass school and almost effortless to get a job.

Take the barbells right off that bar and tell the guy he doesn't have to lift it too high if it hurts.
Now we have a nation of previously disadvantaged gym members who basically stand around the gym talking while the previously advantaged members are pushing heavier weights than ever before.

Did I just call black people lazy? No, let me clarify.

I have met many black people who refuse to have the barbells removed. They feel insulted by the fact that their government thinks they are too weak to compete fairly with whites and thus they do everything their power to avoid these governmental handouts.

Incidentally, the vast majority of these guys are very successful!

What the government is doing (whether they realize it or not) is very similar to the strategy used by the cowboys on the 'Indians' in the 'ol U S of A.

Give them whiskey and Tobacco and appease them with all manner of trinkets to keep them docile and weak.

All the while, pioneers and frontiersmen are becoming more savvy in their understanding of the land and it's available resources and developing organizational support.

Clawing your way out of a squatter camp must be hard as hell. But that hard journey provides character and wisdom beyond your years until you run into the Tobacco Whiskey and Trinkets department to have your growth curve totally flat-line.

I don't disagree with AA and BEE because I feel done in as a white man, I disagree with it because it is making our nation weak and simply increasing the disparity between the haves and the have-nots.

Failure, adversity, pressure ---> These are all extremely necessary tool of character growth but when you don't need to learn from your mistakes you have a terrible cycle of bad habit development.

Black people needed to be very strong to survive apartheid and enter a new dispensation with the relative calm that they did (not slaughtering every white man in sight) and for that I honour them. But to have that strength of character tossed in a bin for trinkets is the greatest tragedy that could befall them.

BEE - "Black Economic Empowerment"? I think not.

True Economic empowerment comes with character, wisdom and sheer determination! 

They should have called 'BEE' 'WEE'.



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