Black propaganda and white suffering: the real victims of race in South Africa

2014-10-16 22:02

A symbol of the struggle for freedom.

Will black people ever say, “We are sorry, Good White People”?

While modest whites shy away from this difficult question, Politics Web (Not to be confused with Politicsweb) has plunged in, with unrelenting bravery, publishing a not-to-be-missed opinion piece. (See a similar piece: here.)

The piece, which is penned by an anonymous contributor, bemoans the insurgency of black propaganda in South Africa and juxtaposes it with the untold tale of white suffering.

A staggering 20 years after De Klerk and the National Party struggled for democracy in South Africa, selflessly saving whites from over 342 years savage oppression, black people refuse to acknowledge white suffering.

Instead, black people linger in racism, resentment and greed. Black people continue to exalt insatiably-murderous leaders like Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo.

Black people insist on “affirmative action,” “black economic empowerment” and “land restitution” – all codenames for a state-sponsored programme to steal resources from poor white people with impunity.

The author bemoans media-propagated lies about black people being subjected to racial violence at good universities like the aptly named University of the Free State.

What the author forgets to mention is that Good White People, the Founders of South Africa, built such universities with blood, sweat and tears for the benefit of black generations.

The media, black political parties and “race-aware commentators” all propagate lies about black people being subjected to race-motivated violence. Pure lies!

Blacks tuck away safely behind high walls in posh suburbs like Westcliff in Johannesburg and Clifton in Cape Town. White people, on the contrary, are condemned to galling murders (of genocidal proportions!) in apartheid-style shantytowns like Soweto, Gugulethu and Lwandle.

Blacks, while being a minority in South Africa, run the country’s economy! They run the top tier companies in the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. They own most of the properties in rich areas like Sandton. They own most of the mines and other means of production.

What do whites get? Well, they get crumbs! They are domestic workers, garden boys, tea ladies and toilet scrubbers. White people are the farmworkers toiling the soil under the scorching African sun, sometimes for less than R1000 ($100) a month!

While black children go to top-tier private schools, white children are subjected to a subpar education system in dusty mud huts, without even the most basic resources.

Children of white people starve. Mothers queue shamefully for measly government handouts, all because they were denied an education by a brutal and oppressive regime!

Yet, despite all of this, the author had a single and noble request: we should just forget about race!

The author says it will do South Africa some good if we all stop using silly and archaic racial identifiers like ‘blackness’ and ‘whiteness’ to describe "black privilege". Despite indescribable white suffering, shame and sacrifice, (past and present) he believes we are all just human beings. We have a similar past. Our destinies are tangled in a common future.


This post is satire. Albeit bad satire, but it’s satire nonetheless. I neither intend to entertain nor to annoy. Also, I do not intend to spark a thoughtful debate.

However, I hope South Africans (at least) will take the time to think, deeply and sincerely about race. I hope South African readers will imagine a future South Africa and their place in it: whether they are black or white!

The revolting brain-in-buttocks piece that prompted this post is available here.

Other pieces in this series: "What SA stand to lose, thanks to the EFF"

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