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What statistics teach us

08 July 2012, 14:58

An article I read today refers,

The gap between the 'haves' and the 'have-nots' is massive. Check this out:
2011 population group statistics indicate: African 40 206 275 (79.5%); White 4 565 825 (9.0%); Coloured 4 539 790 (9.0%); Indian/Asian 1 274 867 (2.5%)
Whites own 42% of property, blacks, Indians, coloured own 27%, government owned property is 31%.
Whites control ZAR6 trillion of productive economic assets while blacks control ZAR250 billion.
83% of JSE stock market value owned by white and foreign ownership, with the debt free portion of JSE black ownership at 1.6%;
Whites monthly earnings per capita R16,500p/m; Blacks R4,200 p/m.

My thoughts?

These figures are extremely disingenuous - possibly not with malicious intent but even so - in that they use race-based percentages which cannot in any way be utilized to measure the disparity that exists between the various peoples in SA, or between the “haves” and the “have-nots”.

It further creates a distorted view of SA which somebody with an agenda would leap on to create further disharmony – and we have, in parliament, those who are already doing so. Probably with these same figures in fact.

Furthermore, how much of the land mentioned is under cultivation -  to feed the hungry, the unemployed and the aliens - and if you’re really going to get into it, how many children does each adult in each of the races have, how many are at school or employed or belonging to gangs?

If you are going to use percentages in this manner then figure this one out. If 23% of the population are unemployed then how many of each of the different races is employed, what is their per capita income and how much is each one producing – including mouths to feed and added value?

Do you, or in fact anyone, actually believe that the SA economy can absorb all 50 million of the people mentioned, and pay them – and feed them, and clothe and house them?

The government already employs over a million – generally ANC supporters – and we’ve all seen what they are capable of.

If the 2011 census came up with this tripe - especially the breakdown by race - then the people releasing said stats should be ashamed of themselves as they too are further disharmonizing the country and its people by accentuating differences and not similarities.

SA needs a vision, and hard work and less breeding, if we are to obtain both harmony between the races and a future for all and this is not the way to go about it.

Preach work ethics, preach honesty and the rule of law, even preach one child per household or polygamy if you wish to but do no break the population down into percentages of races who have and own stuff and those who don’t. This is wrong, wrong, wrong.

Whilst we’re on it, why do government own 31% of the property and what exactly are they doing with it?

You are never, ever, going to create a “balance” as we don’t live in Utopia, nor can the economy raise everyone’s per capita income to the levels as indicated above that the whites enjoy. You could no doubt drop it to what is indicated that the blacks earn but that would equally destroy the economy and the country.

Economically, a balance is when approximately 10% of the population are unemployed which creates a situation where employers have a choice of potential employees, where the economy is growing at a greater pace than the mouths needing feeding, where infrastructure - including the provision of electricity, water and medical services – is at least keeping pace with the numbers being born and where government is not attempting to create civil war between either the races or the “haves” and “have-nots”.

We have a disaster, any which way you look at it, and it’s going to get worse if the numbers needing stuff, including food and water, don’t stop breeding as the number of those giving cannot grow in a stagnant economy. That’s the reality, everything else is bullsh*t.

Thus, the answer is not education and mentorship – too late for that. Nor is it the continuance of abuse of power by those in power.
The answer is contraception - enforced if need be - the sealing of the borders and a new government.
One with vision if possible.



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