The Great October Socialist Revolution, commonly known as Red October, was an armed insurrection that became a pivotal step in the larder Russian Revolution of 1917. What followed was the world’s first self-proclaimed socialist state.
Fast forward almost a century and we have a movement started under the assumption that the white ethnic minority in South African are oppressed and targets of violence. This might just be my opinion but Red October seems like a poor choice of name for a movement completed unrelated to its historical origins.
Poor choice of name aside, how about examining the merits of this movement? Let’s start with some statistics, since we all love some good statistics:
The top 10% of the population in terms of net wealth, most of whom are white, account for 58% of South Africa’s income.
The bottom 10%, most of who are black account for just 0.5% of the countries income.
As for crime and violence, Crime Stats SA shows the prevalence of crime, this is not all crime, trends toward more affluent areas. This means that because the more affluent areas are largely populated with the white minority, that minority are victims of house breaking, high jacking and muggings. However in terms of many types of violent crimes like rape and murder, the poorer areas of the country see a much higher prevalence.
So let’s sum up, the white minority, on average ,are better educated, more wealthy and although they are victims of crime they are by no means targeted.
Thank you Red October for taking the time to do your research… oh and change the name so you don’t look like a complete bunch of muppets!
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