Are whites becoming the scapegoats for our new democracy’s failures?

2016-12-11 04:34

There’s little doubt that many are now blaming SA’s white people for our new democracy’s failures.

The EFF’s Julius Malema was recently reported to have said:

“We’re (blacks) unemployed because of them (whites). We’re dying of diseases because of them. We’re illiterate because of them. We’ve surrendered to drugs because of you (whites). You owe us a lot.”

He added that if white people didn’t return what belonged to blacks (land?) there would be problems (for whites).

“One day we’re going to have an outburst”.

Let’s look separately at each one of these accusations:

The Cause of Unemployment?

Job creation requires capital, because capital is needed to build the factories, buy the equipment etc. – without capital there can be no new businesses/expansion of existing businesses – that means increasing unemployment.

An investor-friendly environment is key to attracting capital and it’s mainly Government’s responsibility to create such an environment.

However, government action/inaction has caused a significant decline in “investor confidence”, mainly due to:

• political uncertainty;

• continual threats of “nationalisation” and “land dispossession”;

• pro-employee/anti-employer labour laws;

• Employment Equity and B-BBEE laws;

• Tolerance of “revolutionary talk”/Anti-White Rhetoric;

• Widespread corruption etc.

SA’s unemployment rate in 1995 was 17,6% and 20 years later (2015/6) it has risen to 25,4%!

IS THIS THE FAULT OF WHITES?

The Cause of Diseases?

I assume that this is aimed at the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

SA currently has the World’s largest AIDS prevention/anti-retroviral programme, mainly funded by South African taxpayers.

People contract HIV/AIDS through the voluntary (in virtually all cases) exchange of “bodily fluids” ie. it’s self-imposed.

IS THIS THE FAULT OF WHITES?

The Cause of Illiteracy?

Accurate figures on literacy are difficult to find, but I was able to ascertain that SA had a literacy level of 81% in 1994 and 97% in 2012 – a definite improvement under our new democracy.

THE APARTHEID GOVERNMENT WAS THEREFORE CERTAINLY LACKING IN THIS REGARD, BUT LITERACY NOW APPEARS TO BE APPROACHING 100%.

The Cause of Drug Abuse?

As with contracting HIV/AIDS, the decision to engage in drugs is self-imposed/a personal choice – no one forces anyone to “surrender to drugs”.

IS THIS THE FAULT OF WHITES?

I must AGAIN remind readers of the incredibly close similarities that exist between how the Nazis perceived the Jews in the 1930’s and how SA’s Whites are being perceived, by some, right now.

The Nazis blamed the Jews for all that was wrong in Germany - it was a conscious conditioning that started in the early 1930’s and culminated in the Holocaust, during which some 6 million Jews were murdered by the Nazis.

My concern is that the “conditioning” has already started in South Africa – it’s a fool who would believe that genocide exists only in history.

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