As a young South African, I would like to share my thoughts on yesterday’s Red October events. Protesters pleaded for the rights of white South Africans who are murdered daily. The critics of the protests argue that ALL South Africans are being murdered, why only worry about whites? It seems racist, doesn’t it? Racist and selfish. I agree, but I’d like for you to consider the following:
It is estimated that South Africa has a population of 52 981 991 in 2013. 79.2% of the population is black. 8.9 % of the population is white.
If 10 000 die in the white population, 0.2121 % of the entire white population is lost. If the same amount of individuals in the black population died, 0.0238 % of the black population is lost.
Yes, according to the Constitution all of us have equal rights and yes, ALL South Africans suffer under crime – BUT, the numbers are not to be confused. Critics of the white genocide idea often state: “More black are killed than whites.” Yes, I agree. How can one argue with hard statistics? But, from the baseline, there are more blacks to begin with than there are whites. Can you start to see the problem in the statistics here?
We have equal rights, but NOT equal numbers.
If 1 white person is killed and 9 black people are killed in the same incident, the white population would STILL have experienced a greater loss (percentage of the population) than the black population.
Why does this matter? Because with race comes culture and cultural rights. If one race is threatened, should there not be steps taken to prevent a further decline in the population? Isn’t this the principle that is being applied with BB-BEE? We are trying to promote black economic empowerment because blacks’ role in the economy is threatened by primarily white owned companies.
By no means should black deaths be disregarded. Any premature death of any person in South Africa is tragic and unnecessary. But if an entire race is becoming affected by it, then it is something even more tragic... it is the loss of one part of South Africa’s cultural identity. Any person who argues that white culture does not contribute to South African culture in general, is by definition a racist.
The same principle can be applied to something like poaching. If 500 rhino are poached and in the same year a million pigeons died in cities all around South Africa, would we not be worried about the rhinos because their population is smaller than that of the pigeons?
Now, I know many people will say you can’t compare animals to human beings. Why is it then that if something like this happens to animals, our government acts, but if a similar situation is seen amongst human beings, then it is ignored? It suggests that the government thinks whites are not even to be regarded as animals. What are they then? Just things?
There are certain individuals that grasp the white genocide cause, but are racists themselves. They argue that most whites are killed by blacks so the deaths must be racially-motivated. No. This is not the case. There are, and let me restate this, more black people in South Africa than whites. So the statistical probability that ANYONE (whites included) will be murdered by a black person is much higher than that of any other race.
It is the above mentioned individuals that are the trolls on social media sites. It is they who give the cause such a bad name.
I beseech you to think this through. I urge you to take everything into account before being blinded by race. Most white South Africans love our country and we want our children and their children to love it too. That is the only reason we want government to do something about crime in general.
And no, the racists out there WILL demand that government protect only white people, but that is not our message or our demand. Our demand is that government drastically do something about crime in general, specifically focusing on rural areas as that is where most of these murders take place.
If all crime is reduced, the statistical probability that whites will still be with us in the future will also be higher. That is all we want.
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