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White Genocide, fact or fiction?

20 May 2013, 20:00

“Almost 70 000 White People have been murdered by Blacks since 1994!” this is what activist Sunette Bridges Tweeted on Jan 13 2013.

This caused quite a remarkable online spat between Bridges and several other Tweeters, including Afrikaans singer Bouwer Bosch, who questioned her astonishing statistics. http://sondag.co.za/face-te-klap/

If 70 000 whites were murdered by blacks since 1994, it could have indeed been close to a genocide. For a time period of 19 years such a figure leads to an astonishingly high number of 80/100 000 white people murdered by blacks people yearly. (10.6 whites per day!)

Bridges is but one of the dozens of people who have been distributing their own statistics and Fear mongering, especially aimed at an International audience.

No wonder these armchair activists gets upset when their exaggerated statistics gets debunked.

A letter in the PE Herald confronted the issue of white “extermination” and concluded that no such thing exists. http://www.peherald.com/news/article/15058,causing quite an outrage amongst extremists.

Bridges and others have published various articles in which they stated the number 70 000 (murdered since 1994), but since the twitter spat Bridges mysteriously edited that figure, without making a public apology or ever admitting she was wrong.

However, if you search the internet you will find this figure of 70 000 being quoted everywhere. Bridges herself comments on a Rapport article on 30 December 2012, “Waarvan PRAAT jy? Is byna 70 000 blankes vermoor aan die hand van Swart mense 'n mite?”http://www.rapport.co.za/Weekliks/Nuus/Verregses-is-ver-van-reg-20121229

After many people tried to illustrate the flaws in the 10.6 whites murdered per day theory, Bridges and other “Death counters” suddenly started with more accurate research: In her recent blog posting http://sunettebridges.co.za/a-year-from-hell-the-truth-about-south-africa/ A year from Hell, Bridges now comes clean with a more accurate figure, and strangely enough, it does correspond with previous research done into “white murders”:

169 murders in 365 days.

If you do a quick calculation, you will discover that this brings the murder rate to 0.46 whites killed every day. This equates to 3.6/100 000 whites murdered -per year.

A far cry from the 17/100 000 on the African Continent as a whole.

It is also less than the world average murder rate of 6.9/100 000.

It is almost similar to the rate of murder in Europe of 3.5/100 000 yearly. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate - As clearly illustrated the issue of White Genocide does not have any merit.

Our whole country is a target, and we must find our collective voice and inclusive solutions.

Comparing this to the rate of murder in our Country which is currently around 31.8/100 000, one can clearly conclude what others have been saying.

By far the likeliest victims of murder in this country will be the black population. In fact, if you do the calculation, only slightly more than 1% of all murders in South Africa are “black on white murder”.

Take into account that the white population is 8.9% of the total South African population. To conclude:

- Whites are 8.9 times less likely to be murdered than black people in this country.
- There is no way that a white genocide can be proven based on current statistics, and also the recent revelation that the 70 000 murdered since 1994, was a baseless rumour.
- We have a serious problem in South Africa, and I believe that one murder is one murder too many. Our black population suffers much more than whites do.
- If we stand together as South Africans, and stand up against this atrocious rate of murder against all our people, and not make it a “race exclusive” issue, we will be able to probably achieve more in combatting crime.
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