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I'm not a racist, but...

24 June 2014, 18:15

Ignore the title, I couldn't be more proud to be a racist.

In fact, I'm not entirely convinced there's any such thing as a non-racist. How does one manage to
remain 'un-racist' in south Africa? All it requires for me is to read the news, listen to talk radio and peruse commentary on social media. It's the only logical option available to the informed.

However, before I mislead the reader, this in no way amounts to an admission of guilt on my part.
I fear that I digress to a misapprehension. That being said, I do not practise racism or unfair discrimination of any kind. I will not submit to the the vacuous noun - 'racist'.

This is to betray the paean nature of Racism, and to deny that prejudice is common to all. I will not accept culpability by thoughts or feelings. I couldn't agree more with the reasoning of the famous speech by Martin Luther King, but people forget the corollary, if the content of the character is filthy, then I stand to judge and judge I by all means shall.

The word racist is in service to police our thoughts and convict 'offenders' of thought crime.
Of course, there are many definitions and dishonest interpretations of the word in circulation.

The ANC's definition, as I have written before, is this: A white man who questions the infallibility of black
politicians, and the wider utility of the noun is that of a readied alibi for any form of hideous behaviour.

Racism's immediate offshoot is discrimination, a word with which the ANC is well acquainted. The ANC practices what it preaches and make no mistake, it preaches Racism. The writ of the constitution includes the line 'fair discrimination'. What should immediately strike the eye is logical incoherence. Discrimination by definition cannot possibly be fair.  What we have here is a equivocation to institutionalize the practice of racism. This is the true essence of the word.

Yes, there is a weakness in the human condition known as racism, but a widening gulf has devolved
between the true meaning and it's fallacious imposter. The glib assumption of the charge and it's routine assignment serves to rather rob the word of it's power and when instances of the practice do actually occur there is a hush silence from all quarters. The ANC have much to teach us about how racism really works.  

We all know that to be liberated from the scourge of racist ideologies is to live in a society in which race is a non-starting point of irrelevance. Can anyone admit to themselves that this is the society in which we live. Strictly in the social context, racist attitudes will never be eradicated, this is to kid ourselves. Precisely why it is crucial to protect the individual from its effects.  In the year 2014, it is, without question, the black man who monopolize the practice of racism.

In Africa, South Africa and Zimbabwe are the only remaining countries to institutionalize racism. In America and Europe, this is but a distant record of antiquity. Arab countries are also fond of the practice, but by divine order, and this somehow makes it more OK.


To shoot a bullet into the head, in order that I might have your car, or in some cases -no clear motive whatsoever - is in our current climate, less 'racist' that uttering the word 'nigger'. The former is just crime, the latter something far more heinous. Should we swallow this abomination whole?

The brain dead hasten to certify racism with the incurrence of specific utterances. This is of course a complete
non-sequitor. A verbal offense is not an offense at all. A human action is therefore a requisite to implicate true racism.  True, inaction may construe a racist offense, but you get my meaning. 

The  yoke of the zeitgeist means to exploit white guilt in a move toward reparations. I have to say, I spit in the face of these cheap and facile allegations. Look to the film,  12 years a Slave. A well acted, finely crafted film.
But to an education in slavery the film is to tell only a fraction of the story.

The director omits to mention when interviewed about the message of the film,  apart from the usual sullen, sermonizing excursion into sanctimony, that the last country to banish slavery was Mauritania in 1981. A Black African country. You will not find child soldiers in Europe and America, let that sink in.

 Black African countries are the only countries The mention of Islam also makes no appearance. The historical record of the Arab slave trade is kindly absolved from living memory. How does this gorgeous little detail find itself in absentia?

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