Khuluza, after reading your arrogant, ignorant, racist and bigotry filled article I decided I'll answer every single thing wrong in your post and educate you, because clearly your ANC has failed you...again.
"It is nauseating the way whites think of themselves as the saviours of Africa. “Without colonialism, you would not have any infrastructure, without us there would be no development or technology”, they claim. The yapping goes on and on. And frankly it gets me sick to the stomach."
So coming from a black person who's sole culture is based around another culture from colonising and pushing out the San people. Your ancestors stole their hard earned technologies, hunting and tracking skills and their way of life. Your culture is based upon dishonesty and THAT makes me sick to my stomach.
"What they forget to mention is that they contributed a lot to Africa’s woes. One can mention disease, famine, wars and the erosion of our moral fibre as some of Africa’s challenges. Behind each of these is a white hand."
Dont blame the white for that. You had famine WAYYYY before the british or even thought of coming to Africa. In regards to war, your ancestors started trivial fights over cows and witchcraft which sparked fueds in neighbouring tribes and villages years before war even started in Africa. In regards to moral fibre, there is NO WAY you can blame that on white people because I believe that your very same ancestors (and people in the townships) have intercourse with goats to rid themselves of diseases...
You can thank the ancestors for the loss of moral fibre so start there and work your way up all the way till you reach why you guys are still voting ANC.
"HIV or AIDS was first found in the gay community in USA in the 80s. Today the scourge has decimated and torn Africa apart."
Don't flatter yourself, HIV and AIDS is everywhere. Your culture tears its own people apart because your elders and "witchdocters" believe that having sex with a baby or virgin (or taking a shower) will rid you of the disease. Once again, blame your ancestors.
"Talking about gays, what is it with the west trying to shove this practice down our throats? Aid to Africa is now linked with gay rights. Allow same sex marriage in your country and America will reward you with funds. Joyce Banda the Malawian president repealed some anti gay laws and the USA sent in Hilary Clinton as a show of support. The funds followed."
There is nothing wrong with same sex or gay marriage. Who are you to say who and who should not get married? No one should dictate if you cant marry another person because they are the same sex. The whole point of living in a democratic and free society is the Free Will prospect. If you cannot have free will and free reign over your life you are not free.
"Before the colonialists landed in Africa, the continent used to be a land of plenty."
Africa was lush to begin with. Infact, i think all continents started out like that.
"Whilst the San enjoyed their nomadic way of life, the rest farmed and hunted in a sustainable way."
"Enter the colonialists and suddenly, elephants had to be killed for their ivory, cattle had to be slaughtered for export and the land had to be raped to produce crops for sell locally and overseas."
I say again, your ancestors pushed the San out so you can blame your ancestors for that one. In response to your "raping of the land", the Earth was meant to be exploited of its resources. If you don't destroy the ground how are you supposed to plant and grow crop? You are a hypocrite for saying so because you probably live in a house that caused quite a good number of little woodland critters and birds to find a new home. Shame on you!
"Never mind the chemicals which were used to poison the land or the destruction of the forests as land was cleared for commercial farming."
Oh what, like your ancestors weren't guilty of such. They also burnt wood and destroyed the land so they can reap the wealth deposits of the Earth. If you don't farm you don't eat, THAT is the way it works. Surely you must have learnt that in Grade 3...?
"Today the whole of Africa is a cesspool of overused, crowded and barren land."
Don't confuse Mozambique, Congo, Zimbabwe and the rest of the failed states to SA. We have working high speed internet, a stable economy, a working constitution, a working rapid transport system (GUATRAIN), a working tourism industry to boost trade and systematic growth the economic and overseas funding and investment...do i need to go on...? South Africa is not a barren land, it is the largest man made jungle in the world and we also have most trees in one city...so...your argument is invalid. Again.
"Believe it or not wars were as rare as a diamond. But since the first white man landed in Africa we have never known peace."
I hardly doubt that one single white man can cause so much strife. Please, refrain yourself from sounding over-dramatic.
"Uprisings, civil strife are the order of the day across Africa."
How is that our fault? We CONSTANTLY tell you on a daily basis to not vote and support the ANC because it is a corrupt and fascist liberation movement...and you vote them in and support them willingly and then after election when the poor are still living in poverty...you burn your own schools down and complain about lack of education! When you start listening to others and get over this whole "color" issue you will move on LIKE THE REST OF THE WORLD.
"With the democracy that they introduced, elections are a bloody affair."
Ignorance again... The Afrikaners didn't introduce democracy. They borrowed it from the French who in fact actually invented democracy. You are blaming the wrong people.
"War apparently is their culture."
And violence is deeply embedded in your culture. Sacrificing, slaughtering, canabilism, un-healthy and risky circumcisions....muti and witchcraft...you are not so different.
"This is why the two biggest wars were fought in Europe. This is why America is the bully that she is. They are a warring people."
What did the wars in Europe and America have to with you? NOTHING. Did you know that over 500 000 Jewish people died in the holocaust because of Hitler? That's MORE people than your entire genocide put together. I'm Jewish and we make fun of Hitler! We don't look to the past and blame Germany for our misfortunes. What is the point of looking back?? There is no point.
"We did not manufacture guns or bombs. These were introduced by colonialist so we could kill each other en masse."
How could you kill each other when you just stated that you did not manufacture bombs and guns...?
"I watch television a lot and one of my favorite programs is ‘Psychic Detectives’. It is shocking the crimes that are committed in America and Europe. And yes, this has found its way to Africa too. Today we have crimes of passion and serial killings influenced by Europeans."
Crime is global and not just influenced by one particular continent so your argument is invalid for the 5th time.
"Remember the Swiss psycho who mowed down close to 90 people? Remember too the constant school yard shootings? This is what has been introduced to Africa-callous disregard for another's 'life."
But killing and hacking a tribe member for stealing a berry is fine?
"Today we read about rape cases on a daily basis. When the imperialists arrived, they unleashed a brutal onslaught of rape."
Rape was rape before the "imperialists" arrived. So because another person had lighter skin that made it worse? Please...
"This resulted in the creation of a colored race. All over Africa there are millions of coloreds as proof of how widespread this practice was."
Funny. I thought that coloured people were created when loving white and black people passed the racial gap and married and had children, thus creating coloured people.
No...that cant be right. YUP! Blame the imperialists.
"As Africans we respect our elders and it is taboo, to insults one’s elders."
Ummm...about 99% of all cultures try to give respect to their ancestors because it shows courtest and good nature and mutual trust. It is not synonymous to only black people.
"Not so in white culture."
In most cultures and societies around the world, respect is earned. Not given. It takes time to earn mutual trust and respect and not just demanded like a dictator. This is EXACTLY the problem with your culture, because not only is it out of date but because it is conservative and based around tribalism. You treat the president like a chief FFS. If he rapes someone, you must still show them respect. If they steal and pillage from you, you must still show them respect.
WHY do you need to respect someone who has no regard for you or others? It is absolutely absurd.
"A famous cartoonist in South Africa is well known for ridiculing the very person who is his President. The attack on black leaders by the white media is ruthless and unrelenting."
Zapiro yes. You can say his name you know. And the fact that the the president is black has nothing to do with it. The reason political cartoonists exist is to make fun of the presidents mistakes, regardless of race or gender or nationality. In cartoons, everything is black and white so you cannot distinguish as such. Cartoonists poke fun at the leaders not because they may not respect them but because it pokes a fundamental flaw in the politicians mandate in his position.
Sometimes the only way people can see that is through humor. Just because you laugh at your leader does not mean it is disrespectful. If you cant laugh at yourselves even then you are going to be in for a long hard journey my friend.
Sometimes devoid of fact, it seeks to ridicule them at every turn. As with all things influential, this has passed on to our kids.
That's what jokes are. Poking fun and ridiculing others for pointing out poignant problems in our society. THATS what jokes are.
"Our morals as African are in danger of being totally washed away in the name of freedom of expression. You have a DA parliamentarian who thinks by associating with whites she can now speak as she please against a president old enough to be her father."
Yet you have a sitting president who steals billions, rapes his best friends daughters and has over 10 wives and wishes to pass a bill banning EVEN YOU from saying anything bad about him. If you said anything to the media about something you saw him or his friends doing, you would be locked up for 15 years. What a nice and respectful president...
"I do not disagree that colonialism brought development. But how certain are we that if whites had not come to Africa we would not have developed on our own? It is the theory of evolution after all."
Evolution has nothing to do with it. The fact of life is that other civilizations moved past from a certain culture and way of life and began experimenting with other technologies decades after your ancestors settled. I hate to break it to you, but your tribes did not invent the wheel. You can thank Europeans for that...and the crop harvesting...and fire...pretty much everything. Another fact of life is that your people spent too much time waiting for things to happen and expected the gods to give them all the answers. Your ancestors lacked the mental capacity to think outside the box and enrich their lives and embrace other cultures other than their own and because of that you could not have POSSIBLY transformed in the same way as Europeans. It is not a bad sign to ask for help. Your ancestors just went about receiving help the wrong way...maybe you should look into that...
"History shows that the Egyptians were the first of the ancient civilizations to develop handwriting, Throughout Africa we have buildings or structures that were built even before the first white man sailed to Africa."
Oh my gosh...the Egyptians were White...even BEFORE the first white man sailed to Africa. >_<
"Our only sin was that we were developing at a slow pace and because Europe now had guns and boats they conquered us. In the process they unleashed all problems which outweigh any benefit."
Your ancestors had about 400 years to get their act together. What were they doing for that time? Hunting and gathering instead of approaching other cultures to see what they could learn from them? Your ancestors spent decades sticking to contemporary and conservative means of living so there is no way you could have even had a chance. Your ancestors probably never even bothered to travel outside the boarder of their village to see what was on the other side of the mountain. If your previous generation had embraced other cultures instead of fighting it you would not be so bitter.
"We might have taken 100 more years to get to where we are today, but this would have been hundred times better than swallowing the evils of apartheid."
Funny. Cause i distinctly remember hearing that even fellow ANC supporters said they were better off in Apartheid...If that is the case, please donate all your cellphones, monies, shoes, jewelries, TVs, credit cards, car, computers...anything and everything the Europeans invented to a charity because that is basically what you are saying.
"What is even worse though is that instead of admitting the evils of their ways, whites pretend like they are a God-sent to Africa which is contrary to the truth. Sorry to say, but you are not superior."
We basically are because without us you would still be stuck in the bush learning how to not get eaten by lions. Face it, without the help of white people, you would not be on the internet, you would not be driving a car, you would not be allowed to travel abroad, you would not be able to watch television, you would not be able to text your mates, you would not be able to cook food, you would not be able to wear nice clothes. 99.5% of everything is because of white people.
It's not racist. It's fact.
Sorry, but you are not superior.
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