White African Resistance

2016-11-28 13:54

Bartholomew Diaz led the first modern Europeans to the Cape of Good Hope in 1488, four years before Christopher Columbus discovered America. Settlement in the Cape began in March 1647, forty years after the first colony was founded at Jamestown, Virginia and at the time that the first European settlers were arriving in South America. In Australia, settlement only began more than a hundred years later in 1788 and New Zealand began a short time after.

If you told a white America, a white Australian, a white New Zealander, a white Mexican, Brazilian or Argentinian that they were not welcome in those countries, and that as colonialists, they had no right to any benefits which their countries provided them, you would be derided and labeled a lunatic. Yet in South Africa, where the white population has been established for the same periods as in these other global regions, there is an accepted rhetoric that white people do not belong. We are outsiders, unwelcome and unwanted, without rights and subject to constant threats of genocide.

In fact, recently the leader of the EFF, a political party with a following of millions, stated openly that his party was not calling for the slaughter of white people “at least for now”. In translation, that implies that there will come a time when the EFF intends to call for the wholesale slaughter of white people in South Africa. If the leader of a political party had made the same comments in America or Australia, they would face criminal sanction. In South Africa it has become acceptable for black leaders to make such threats. The African National Congress, in their recent electioneering for local government elections, openly and without apology stirred up black hatred for the white population, as a means to gain votes.

The question is then, why is it acceptable after more than twenty years of majority rule, for black leaders in South Africa to openly threaten the white population. A population which has been established in the country for as long as the white population has been established in America and longer that the white population has been established in country’s such as Australia. Should white people shrug of the threats? Should we accept them as being justified?   When the black population was under threat in South Africa they formed revolutionary resistance movements to counteract their oppression. Faced with the same threats now, should the white population take the same action? What happens the day that Julius Malema calls on his supporters to begin their slaughter of the white population? He has asserted that he will do it, not if, but when? Will the rest of black South Africa jump to the aide of the white population?

When Julius Malema states categorically that the EFF intends at some future date to call for such action; which white people is he referring too? Will it include white foreigners, businessmen, diplomats, and tourists or will the slaughter be restricted to South African white people only. What about those with dual nationality, will they be spared and how will the slaughterers tell the difference? Perhaps we should ask Julius to elaborate and to spell out the EFF’s future plans for white slaughter. Forewarned is forearmed as they say. It would undoubtedly be a benefit to know how the slaughter will be conducted. Will the white children be spared; and what about the white spouses of black men and women.

Will Mrs. Tokyo Sexwale be spared? I believe that the white population has a right to ask these questions, because I doubt that we will sit by and allow the slaughter without a fight.

How do we fight back? Who are we fighting against, who are our allies in South Africa and who are our foe? Is the Indian population under threat, because they did not bring any lions to South Africa? What about the colored population. They are half white; perhaps they will just be maimed.

Certainly troubling times in South Africa, where we seem unable to move passed our race. It is troubling times for minorities. The white population has remained silent for decades, fearful of being labeled racists. When a white woman rants and throws an array of racial slurs, it is national news and she is condemned by all and dragged in front of the courts. Even the President takes time from his thieving to comment. When the leader of the EFF threatens to slaughter the entire white pollution of South Africa, no one speaks out. I do not agree.

It is fortunate for me that I was raised in a household were racism in any form was not tolerated, not condoned and vehemently opposed. I was fortunate that I attended one of the first multi-racial schools in South Africa. At that school we were taught, against the government edict of time, that racism had no place in South Africa and no place in the world. I stand by this doctrine with every ounce of my being; but that does not translate into me standing idly by while my children, my wife, my parents, my brothers and sister are threated with slaughter.

No, it is not a racist that says enough is enough. It is a father, a son, a brother and a husband. If I threaten you because of the color of your skin, I expect that you react with outrage and indignation. When you threaten me because of the color of my skin, expect the same. I am a white African, born and bred and I must resist any threat to me or others like me. So must all others who feel threatened in the same manner. White people have been in South Africa for generations. We are African, we are South African and we have a right to resist any suggestion that we do not belong. But White African Resistance should not be a movement exclusively for white Africans. It should be a movement for all people who understand and believe in the extraordinary benefit that South Africa and indeed Africa, reap from the having a large white population.

White people make a huge contribution to South Africa. Yes, we cannot deny that our leaders at some stage took a turn in the wrong direction and for three decades they prejudiced the non-white population to various degrees. Since then, for almost two and a half decades, the white population has been prejudiced by BEE, EE, BBBEE a seemingly endless list of acronyms. How long should this prejudice be maintained until we call it even? According to commonly accepted figures, twenty one thousand people died in political violence in South Africa during the apartheid era. Fourteen thousands of these victims died in the violence that marred the six-year transition process.

Since 1994, approximately seventy thousand white people have been murdered in South Africa, by non-white assailants. Do we keep tallying the scores; will someone eventually decide when we are even, and when enough blood has been shed. To the likes of Julius Malema, enough white blood will never be shed. The hatred in such people is too deep, and stems not from the genuine dislike of white people, but from self-loathing and low self-esteem.

This negative self-image drives people such as Julius Malema to hate of what they feel they can never become, but long to be. While we allow and enable such divisive rhetoric in our society, there will never be peace.

We are the only white population on earth that can claim great nations such as the Zulu and the Xhosa as our countrymen. To many white people this is a source of national pride. Black South Africans should not be ashamed to stand by their white countrymen and to say loud and proud that they are grateful to count the white population amongst their brothers and sisters, their countrymen and friends.

The black population should not give in to populist rhetoric. When Julius Malema states that he intends at some future date to call for the slaughter of the white population, he is not threatening white people, he is threatening five million South Africans and the future of every South African. Resist, say no to the hatred.

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