Dear Helen Zille Reverse Racism Does Not Exist

2014-12-08 11:02

Dear Helen Zille, reverse racism does not exist

If you are reading this blog it means you have access to media and you are aware of the recent racism incidents that happened over the past few months.

Most of these attacks on black people by white people happened in Western Cape, a province Zille presides over as a Premier.

With increased public pressure on Social Networks the Premier responded with a newsletter.

Unsurprisingly, Helen Zille did what most white people do; when confronted with racism most whites talk about reversed racism and attack those who stand against it instead of addressing the real issue.

Premier Helen Zille is not a racist but suffers from what most people suffer from. The inability to understand what racism is and who is responsible for it and the consequence of this in further fuelling and spreading it.

Most white people including Zille don't understand that there is no such thing as reversed racism.

As Aamer Rahman a comedian comically puts it, for reverse racism to exist black people would need a time machine to go back in time before Europe decided to colonise Africa.

It would require black people to steal white people’s land and resources, impose and exert control over white people’s social, political and economical lives.

Blacks would have to implement laws that ensures they don't lose this economic power and that whites would remain powerless and unequal for centuries.

In simple terms it would require black people to go back in time and colonise areas where white people live.

This we would call reverse racism because blacks went back and change a social and economic order that favours whites to now favour them.

So reverse racism does not exist because whites in many parts of the world still control all powers. For blacks to be racist it will require power for subjugation. Blacks don't have institutional power to do so but whites do. From academics to the economy whites control what opportunities blacks must get and where they fit in society.

Blacks on the other hand are a group of people with no power to define the terms of existence for white people, they cant limit their opportunities and can't dictate the direction their lives must take.

Black people are not racist towards white people but defensive because of what they did in the past. Blacks have never been racist towards white people, I struggle to recall a single derogatory word invented by blacks to white people. I can only think of praises for all that is white.

A thief comes to your place, steals your belongings and somewhat you find where he lives and go to him to claim your belongings.

Does that make you a thief, is taking back your belongings reverse theft ?

That is what most white people struggle with, they call redress in terms of Affirmative Action and other policies reverse racism. Forgetting that our Constitution allows this as a tool to “BRING BACK THE BELONGINGS OF BLACK PEOPLE FROM THE THIEFS (in this contexts the enforces of unjust laws).

In another race blunder Premier Zille responds to T.O Molefe on Twitter with “ALL LIVES MATTER” rebutting a statement that said “Black lives matter”.

From Ferguson in America to Marikana here in South Africa Molefe draws contrasts between the two and how both show the disregard of the importance of a black life. #BlackLivesMatter said a #tag on Twittter and Zille responds to it with #AllLivesMatter.

Dear Madam Premier

We know all lives matter, but your rebuttal shows ignorance. In the world we live in it has been established that White lives matter but its still a mystery if black lives do. That is what the world order favours whites, because their lives matter, this we know.

We go on twitter, we write blogs and we protest to in streets and scream “Black Lives Matter” because this has not been established while for whites it has been for many years and the institutional settings favours them. Black people are still at the receiving end of the most harshest treatment in our society, economy and the laws that exist even in old democracies such as America.

To make it easy for you as a white person I will make an example of a Rhino which is threatened by poaching. Look at black people as Rhinos, the poachers represent the economy and the society with its unjust laws.

When white people go on a #SaveTheRhino campaign its like blacks when they go on a #BlackLivesMatter campaign. When you say #OtherLivesMatter it’s like someone saying #SaveAllAnimals in opposition of #SaveTheRhino as if people who say “save the rhino” are saying other animals shouldn't be saved.

Moreover Gogo Zille your attack on Chester Missing in your Newsletter left many of us confused. You agree Steve Hofmeyr is a racist but you go ahead to attack Conrad for exposing and standing against Steve's racism.

We need more white people like Conrad to use their profiles in society to speak against racism. Its now obvious you Madam Premier we can't trust you for that. Your silence on racism and attacks on white people who speaks against it shows your stand.

Moreover, you chose to keep quiet for when these incidents of racism happened but spoke very late.  Its crazy how your party protest over corruption and takes trips to Nkandla yet on racism you just write a Newsletter and you see that as a fight.

Your Newsletter does nothing to fight racism but is self serving on DA's part. Like you say "ALL LIVES MATTERS" you also say "RACISM HAPPENS IN OTHER PROVINCES".  Here your intentions are not to fight racism but are to show "hey we have racists here in Western Cape, so what, they also have them in other provinces.

Your assertions here are again self serving and ignores that Cape Town is the racism capital of South Africa. Accepting this instead of giving us a propaganda Newsletter would do a great deal in fighting racism.We see your balancing act, pretending to be fighting racist yet embracing them.

You were also quick to tell us "Blacks do cross the race line too". Again here my Gogo you are not speaking against racism but you are defending it.

If you were through in your racism fight you would not be as defendant as you were in your newsletter. You acknowledge Hofmeyr's racim yet you attack ChesterMissing for fighting the very same racism you say you are also fighting.

Tell me Gogo Premier, if Chester Missing is fighting Steve Hofmeyr racism because he wants publicity would it be fair for us to say you are fighting racism because you want political mileage ?

Racism is real in South Africa Gogo Zille a trip down this blog here on news24 will show you a group of racist individuals under anonymous names parading their hate for Black people. They live amongst us, they vote for your party because it does not really speaks against racism, it says it rejects racists yet embraces them.

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