In response to the imperialist action taken by a racist white right group protesting against so called
white genocide in South Africa under the flagship of Red October I propose a Black November
highlighting the plight of the black man in South Africa.
This illiterate march, by white farmers who haven’t read a book in decades was based on reference-less statistics and a face-less ‘black journalist’ called Vusile Tshabalala. In fact according to the Institute for Security Studies crime and justice hub;
"Whites are far less likely to be murdered than their black or coloured counterparts."
This is supported by a national sample of 1 378 murder dockets conducted by police in 2009. In 86.9% of the cases, the
victims were our African brothers while whites accounted for 1.8% of the cases.
The plight of the black man has gone on for too long! I propose a mass protest march in direct response
to ‘Red October’ called Black November highlighting the economic oppression the white man still yields
over the black man. In response to an interview question Steve Biko had the following to say;
(Interviewer) You speak of an egalitarian society. Do you mean a socialist one?
(Biko) Yes, I think there is no running away from the fact that now in South Africa there is an ill distribution of
wealth that any form of political freedom which does not touch on the proper distribution of wealth will
be meaningless. The whites have locked up within a small minority of themselves the greater proportion
of the country's wealth. If we have a mere change of face of those in governing positions what is likely to
happen is that black people will continue to be poor, and you will see a few blacks filtering through into
the so-called bourgeoisie. Our society will be run almost as of yesterday. So for meaningful change to
appear there needs to be an attempt at reorganizing the whole economic pattern and economic policies
within this particular country. BPC (Black Conscious Movement) believe in a judicious blending of private
enterprise which is highly diminished and state participation in industry and commerce, especially in
industries like mining - gold, diamonds, asbestos and so on - like forestry, and of course complete
ownership of land. Now in that kind of judicious blending of the two systems we hope to arrive at a
more equitable distribution of wealth.
Quoting the SA Institute of Race Relations, ‘In 1994, on a per capita basis, black South Africans could
expect to receive approximately 12 cents for every rand received by a white South African. In 2012,
almost 20 years into our democracy, black South Africans were receiving only 13 cents for every rand
received by white people.’ It is clear there has been no change for our people.
This is the time to take this message to the streets of South Africa! No longer can we be silent while our black brothers beg for
crumbs from the white man’s table!
Let us unite in one voice let us unite for Black November!
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