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No Quotas for Me Please

01 April 2014, 07:18
A lot of people moan about quotas and BEE, AA etc. I'm against the grain in this regard, as I acknowledge that without a bit of pressure the advancement of the previously disadvantaged would be compromised.

I'm pleased that some common sense has prevailed regarding quotas in sport. Like in rugby, the Vodacom Cup, which is more a development ground for the sport, has quotas. At a senior level merit is the criteria for choice, above race. This makes a lot of sense. There is no doubt rugby still has a lot of "verkramptes" dominating its administration, and the development quotas force them to give those of other races a fair chance. If its at the expense of a few good white players, so be it, if they're good enough they'll come through if they have the will and perseverance anyway. It actually makes the white players even more competitive, as they have to be that much better to get in. A bonus to my race, our standards are lifted. (Our cricket team is another prime example of success through merit, where no race dominates, without quotas at national level)

I also have no problem with the concept of AA and BEE. I mean really, some levelling of the playing field was required, surely any sane person can see that. I have thrived due to the latter, as I could no longer bear work as a civil servant, where standards were becoming so low. I left and became my own boss, I now make an excellent income, and I'm now an employer, not employee. Its benefited so many white people, who never realised they could actually easily start their own businesses rather than be stuck in a bad bureaucracy with seriously low and prideless standards. A lot of white people have been forced into wealth, amazingly, by BEE and AA.

As for black people I think the implementation of BEE and AA have not uplifted them much, due to shocking implementation of a logical concept. BEE ended up being Black Elite Empowerment, it only gave to those who were "connected" to the correct people. It made a few very powerful people very wealthy overnight, with no effort. In the civil service AA ended up putting black people in jobs they were not qualified to do, again due to who they knew instead of ability. AA has ended up making black people look incompetent, as the competents only got a chance in the private sector. Hence shocking service delivery by the state, and a false feeling amongst the white community that we are superior to black people due to the failure of governance under black control. Meanwhile the failure is just due to incorrect application of AA, due to corrupt people dominating the positions that decide upon employment.

As a white person, I never ever want to be part of a quota system. I think it will weaken my people, as we need to be competitive to stay strong. Some suggest that in soccer whites should demand a white quota in a black dominated sport. Please, please, no, no. I only ever want my kind to get a chance on merit, I don't want to devalue my peoples ability. Apartheid provided sheltered employment for a lot of useless white people. Many of those never deserved the work they had based on their skin colour alone. I see many of them now, down and out, doing work that in the "good old days" was only suitable for black people. They are now where they truly belong. Protecting them did nothing to empower my race. I want my kind to survive on effort and ability, not some superficial protection of the undeserving.
Perhaps some black people should consider my opinion on the matter in terms of their "empowerment". My warning is, empower yourselves, don't allow poor implementation of empowerment turn you into a weaker people that what you were before. I see this happening right now ....
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