Seems we all have our story.
I am 38 years old and was born in an apartheid era.
Born in an amazing country .
When Nelson was released, What did I know?
I definitely never thought i would get goose bumps at times when his name would be mentioned.Seeing his statue in Sandton Square was one such time.
I learned this over the last many years.
Racism does not exist , Its non existent, Period.
Hate is something that is employed. You are not born with it.
If i had a staff member, suppose he was a black man and suppose he stole from me, And suppose I decided to say I don't trust blacks.We can all easily see the flaw in that belief or in that statement.
I mean, You would have to have met and assessed each and every black man before that statement could hold any weight.
If I decided to never again employ a black man because of a theft incident. What would I say then if a white man stole from me?Would I then class all whites as thieves ?, including myself, since im whitish and witnessed a white man stealing ?
The trap is this.
1) If I say I hate a race, I am lying to myself.If blacks murdered my entire family and if I found that to be a reason to say I hate all blacks. I am still eluded by my own belief that I hate all blacks. It is impossible to hate all blacks. Its easy to say, very easy, But it is literally impossible. There are way too many beautiful and wonderful black people in SA and around the world.Even if my families killers were black.
2) Its one thing falling into the trap, saying you hate all black people . The hypocrisy starts here. I treat black people at arms lengths, I don't communicate with them and I maintain my belief that I hate them. I treat others that are more like me well and am maybe more helpful to them, showing kindness and hospitality.
Now me have a gentlemen or a good person in one sense, Treating people like him well and with kindness and we have the same 'Nice ' person reserving a 'Hate' only directed to black people .
3) Now suppose my love for my people is evident, And suppose my hate for black people too was made evident.
What would I do If I found my wife in bed with my brother of best friend ?
Let me tell you what may happen....
I would employ that very hate i had reserved for black people over the years and I may hate my very own wife and brother or friend for their betrayal .Maybe just for a while but I may hate them for what they did.
Hate is a very funny thing, It has no quench, It solves nothing, It eats the soul, It makes your breath smell, It destroys.
Once , maybe 10 years ago, A family from Alberton was robbed by black people, The couple was bludgeoned with a hammer on their heads. The man died, The lady , flipping strong lady, survived, deformed skull, crushed hands etc etc...but survived..
I remember feeling anger towards somebody I never saw.
It was then I was forced to ask what could make somebody so cruel and hateful to hurt somebody, I guess hurt is hurt but imagine hitting people on the head with a hammer ?
What hate is this ?
Then I looked at myself, I thought about my reserved prejudice.
I thought of the times I had altercations with some black people. And I have had many, The words I uttered , The use of the K word to a obnoxious taxi driver, My contributions of this reserved hate...
By the simple act of ignorance and the spread of hate, How much did I contribute to black people feeling a hate towards white people ?
I could not forget that day... It was as if my eyes were opened.
Before that I was not racist only to black people , I employed equal prejudice to all people. If you were Chinese, and you cut me off on the way to work , I would make Chinese insults. If it were an Indian man, It would be Indian Insults, If it were black, Black insults...
I realized that its all Bull dust...
People with Hate are lost, You cannot hate and be found.
I treat all people as well as I can.
I hope to help the poor, I hope to change things and people's mindsets.
hating is so 1980's
ANC and Malema is making a fashion of it.
Keep the people hating while they share the spoils among-st a greedy few .
South Africans can create Jobs for all, I see it , A donkey can see it,
Many African Counties with less infrastructure is growing faster than us.
We are actually shrinking as a economy, The extra revenue is not put back into the system.
As long as whites get targeted or suppressed, South Africa will go down.
Stop crying about apartheid, You also were responsible through your fore fathers for allowing it !
You were set free by the whites and with the grace of God.
But, The whites were also set free, free from their stupid thinking, Free from their racist ways. We were both captives in our thinking.
Yes you laid a few bombs and killed innocent people .
That did not free you !!!
It did show the government you were serious, But it took over 30 years, ad the 20 that passed and that is 50 years and we still have a lack of education in SA.
Instead of hating so much , You black folk could have looked for education.
We didn't even know about 90% of the bombs you made. We were kept in the dark as citizens.
Mandela spoke about reconciliation
He happens to be the most famous man on planet earth .
Wake up ANC & EFF
We need an open market in SA, Lets get business booming .
Employ whites and black and colored and Indian on Merit ...
Lets grow our economy ten fold, we really can.
Imagine the cheek of black people thinking that colored people or Indian people did not feel the pains of apartheid ?
They just responded differently.
I am voting for a multi racial party , Are you ?
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