3 Things That Black South Africans Hate Admitting (About Themselves)
That’s right. Nothing like a cold shower to bring things back into perspective. And if you read that headline and automatically thought that this is some racist bash from some white skinhead / AWB, than you really are an idiot. I’ve been black my whole life and can tell you from experience that yes it can be very tricky. Racist stereotyping is still a very hard reality of our society. When you are “black” there is a tendency for other races to assume that you are “just not as capable” or “you might just steal something” (especially if you wear AllStar sneakers). It comes with being born black and such perception wont be changing in the near future. And if you show that you are more than capable and are actually intelligent, than you hear comments like “you are so different!!!“. I really hate those.
With that said, black people have given themselves a very strange and noble idea of their place in society. And I think that bullshit has reached its use by date. In today’s society, it seems like everybody has to tip-toe around a black person to avoid offending them in some manner. So, since my fellow black people cannot use the “you’re so racist!!!” card on me, I think its time you admit that….
1. YOU ARE JUST AS RACIST
…. but just hide it very well (or not).
The thing about being black is that history has given you way way too many legitimate reasons to be distrustful of other races …. and yes, especially whites. The events of the past have given way to the more civilized society we have today (sort of) where outrite racism is social taboo rather than the norm. But because of the past, the black man still harbors all that hatred for he still feels that ALL white people still carry the ideologies of his ignorant and retarded NAZI grandfathers. And as such, black people use this to justify reverse-racism.
The basic idea is that they will hate another race, simply because of the perceived idea that other races hate them as well. That’s all. Keep in mind that to draw this conclusion, one does not need to even have an experience which can be termed as being on the receiving end of racism. This conclusion can be drawn by simply listening in on enough “black” conversations, or just being raised by ignorant parents. What cannot be disputed is that all societies have gone through a phase of being racist to a specific culture, what particularly annoys me is just how easily black people hide it and get away with it.
In South Africa, the most racist anything happening, is not the white only town in the Northern Cape or the Afrikaner Indoctrination Boot camp in Pretoria, but rather it is the government policy of Black Economic Empowerment (BEE). It is through BEE that in South Africa we have fat cats who get appointed to executive level salaries while having no fucking idea what they are doing in those jobs. Their presence is there to serve a single role of meeting government quotas. It’s through a byproduct of this very policy we can have a suspected murderer stand next to an American president and pretend to know what he is doing with sign language during a memorial service of one of the most important people in history. But somehow this is accepted, no-one cries wolf about the BEE policy in effect because of the usual story of how “it’s now the turn of black people to thrive and how we must never forget how the white man took everything away from black people so long ago” blah blah blah. It’s like a fucking religion. A bad religion.
Through this, black people have developed this entitled-handout mentality where they feel that everything should just be given to them. And hard work? Fuck that. While we are on that…
2. YES, YOU ARE FUCKING LAZY
The first job I got was working as an engineering technician in a production plant north of Durban back in June 6, 2006. Since then I have worked with a lot of people from here and abroad including Lebanese women…
… and I can say without a doubt that when I do start my organisation, only three past and present black colleagues will get a phone call from me purely based on work ethic. The rest will be other races. That is how bad the laziness epidemic is among black people.
I once worked with a black guy who would repeatedly not come into the office because he was “sick”. He stayed close to local shopping mall. The company was also close to same local shopping mall (you can see where this is going). So on lunch we would go out and get something to eat in the mall. Turns out this guy, who should be at home sick, is also in the mall catching up on some shopping of his own.
No problem, the company fired him right? Have you tried firing a black employee these days without being hounded by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) shoving employment equity numbers in your face? Good luck. While during the apartheid era, the system was rigged to make sure that whites do meaningful and important work to the development of the white side of the country, these days the system is rigged to encourage laziness for black staff – because you know … fuck accountability.
Don’t think that’s an isolated case. The cleaner which my sister had hired to clean the house on weekends – just stopped coming by. No notice, no apology, nothing. There are entire forums about this. It is interesting how the psyche of people can develop to the point where they are the authors and actors in their own economic destruction. The worst part about this is that it is seen as taboo to even mention this topic in any conversation, because of the usual risk of being labelled a racist – and no one really wants that. That’s why I can say this because I’m black, but my white friends cannot, even though they share the same frustrations.
And then, the very same black people will bitch about foreigners taking their jobs. During my stint at Nokia Siemens Networks, I worked with a girl who had relocated from her home country of India. Aside from that I had a small crush on her, she was a programming god. It would always puzzle me when this topic would come up while talking to some of my black colleagues about why she was hired. And when I asked “Can you do what she does?“. There would be an awkward silence in the room.
You would think that for a people who supposedly had everything taken away in the olden days, but who now have the chance to show just how much they can be would seize the opportunity given. Instead, you have the leadership of the country that is actively encouraging the laziness plague by reducing the school academic pass mark to 30%. And then they wonder why so many black kids end up as criminals. Growing up in a bad neighborhood, bad home and surrounded by bad peers, your last chance is really to make something happen somehow with school marks else your life is going to be a nasty train wreck. But not even a self-respecting criminal organisation would take you in with 30%. I know I wouldn’t.
Having something that you have worked for is lot more rewarding than having something that has been given to you. Maybe that is why people who have built their character or wealth from the ground up are able to maintain it even under difficult circumstances. And we actually have excellent examples of these traits such as Nelson Mandela or Raymond Ackerman to name a few. That noble trait of “hard word pays off” or the Zulu proverb which says “Ubokhuthala njenge ntuthwane” which literally translates to “Be as hard-working as an ant” has been completely lost in black culture.
The sudden obsession of affluence and wanting lots money because life is hard (hard = can’t afford a German saloon) has completely decoupled black people with what they used to consider as some of their most noble traits.
The usual argument I often hear in response to the actions of unfairly placing people in positions which they don’t really belong in is that “We are trying to level the playing field“. That would be true if it weren’t for that…
3. EVERYBODY IS IN THE SAME BOAT
Here is a very selective crash course on the economic system which our world has used for the last century or so. More so than the market system, the monetary system does not care much about your race. And guess which system is busy bringing down entire counties out there. Yep, it the monetary system.
Back in 1776, a Scottish economist by name of Adam Smith published what was to be the bible of economics as we know it today. The book titled An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations – is a mouthful about everything that concerns an economy such as division of labor, productivity, free markets and so forth. And given that this work was released in 1776, and it’s still the basis of running an economy today, maybe that should explain why economies are struggling to stay afloat around the world. By association, that is like trying to play Angry Birds, a 21st century game, with whatever this thing was…
What Adam Smith never saw coming is that the most profitable area of finance right now is in market trading where money itself is bought and sold for the sake of acquiring more money. And do you know what happens when the monetary system of a country cannot afford to absorb those bogus claims? The government has to fund the market system directly or the whole thing grinds to a nasty halt. How? By siphoning as much money as possible from the public. And by public I dont mean just black people. I mean everyone suffers.
Just to be clear, that is not the West Rand, even though it may seem like it at first glance.
That is what is happening right now in Europe. In particular, those pictures were taken in Greece, the same country which wrote the book on democratic governance back in 6th century B.C.
There are two holy grail(s) which black South Africans love to hold on to. The first being that a) whites had their chance back during apartheid to make all the money they needed so screw them if they are poor now. While it may be true that whites had more opportunities, it is important point out that the white apartheid economy was built on the assumption that blacks people would not be part of the economy EVER, unless that participation was to serve a white master. And because of this, it is only a handful of people in the top areas of business and politics who had contingency plans in place after the Dow Jones plunged more than 40% on October 19, 1987 (Black Monday). The apartheid economy never really recovered from that episode especially since at around the same time, it had started receiving unwanted economic heat as the Soviets had recently blown the lid on South Africa’s nuclear program. While the big shots even then had already seen that the apartheid party was over, the ordinary white guy and woman in the street had no idea how fast things were changing and what those changes would mean. All of a sudden, a job which was guaranteed was not anymore as there was long line of other candidates wanting the same position. The scale of adjustment for whites was immense and as much as we may like to deny it, a lot have gotten left behind since.
Holy grail b) for blacks is that whites are still living the good life so they should not get any privileges as they still have everything. Yes and no. Mostly no.
Yes there were a few who managed to carry their wealth forward into the new era of democracy. And the really smart ones managed to find new wealth during the switch. Good for them. For everyone else though, they are in the grind just like everyone else. What black people mistake as the wealth of their white peers is actually mostly wealth of the parents they don’t see. Parents who’s foundation of wealth was made during the apartheid era. Get the drift? When these two arguments fail, black people will normally revert to the default conspiracy theory argument of saying that whites are looking out for each other and try to empower each other first if they can. AS IF THAT’S A BAD THING.
The end of apartheid reminded white people that they are the minority … by a massive margin. Black people outnumber whites by a ratio of 8.9 to 1 in South Africa. Picture that for a second.
There are literally less whites in South Africa than the number of Jews that died in Hitler’s concentration camps. When you are in a country with a black youth that is sometimes responsible for the savage attacks in remote white owned farms, BEE policies as mentioned above and retarded fanatics gaining political status, that’s how you start viewing the demographics if you are part of that minority.
And black people hate that. They hate seeing the condition of the average white person for what it really is. Doing that would be a reminder that this white person is just like you, he has worries too, he also struggles with bills, he also wants to send his kids to Crawford College but sometimes cannot because things are tight. Doing so would mean looking at the mirror and seeing this person and everybody else around you as an extension of yourself. The enemy image would be gone. And that’s the one thing they don’t want to let go. Because there would be no justification for your bullshit and shenanigans anymore.
And this is exactly what Nelson Mandela always cautioned in us.