Archbishop Desmond Tutu used to drive my late, much-lamented mother into a state of incandescent, quivering, foaming-mouthed fury every time he’d appear on TV. I’m not sure why he in particular elicited such a response. She probably felt outraged at the very idea of a black being an archbishop, his lecturing of whites adding to the outrage.
Despite this I always felt the little guy was a step above the rest of the ANC crooks and murderers currently looting South Africa’s resources. Until recently, when the bish called for a special tax. On whites only. This apparently would “help tackle the country’s grinding poverty and support reconciliation among its racial groups.” Sooooooo…..extracting even more mulah from the beleaguered whites will make them feel better towards their tormentors? Must say, I seem to be missing something here.
He went on to say that “white South Africans had failed to acknowledge the magnanimity of the country’s blacks since the end of apartheid”. Maybe they have. But at least 4,000 of them are not in a position to express their appreciation, having been brutally murdered on their farms since the Rainbow Nation was established.
And whites have ‘benefitted disproportionally’ from apartheid. From this are we to assume that, were whites never to have landed in SA there’d still be a First World country, with world-class infrastructure, universities and corporations? Maybe, or would it be more like the Congo, or Zimbabwe, or in fact anywhere in blacks Africa?
Where white guilt is the subject, you can always rely on some renegade white careerist to jump at an opportunity. Enter, stage left, Constitutional Court law expert Pierre de Vos. Licking his lips at this new-found opportunity to grovel before his new masters, he informs us “If I had been born black and poor, I almost certainly would not have gone to university and I would almost certainly never have been a law professor at UCT (University of Cape Town), earning quite a nice salary, thank you.”
Well, may be Prof, may be. But how then did Tutu himself, Nelson Mandela and many other of the ANC regime get their education in apartheid SA? They were poor and black, weren't they? They were even hostile to the regime, weren't they? Yet they all attended state universities.
There is a more serious side to all of this. It marks another, if unlikely, phase in setting the stage for total white dispossession. Violent illiterate thug Julius Malema, head of the ANC ‘Youth’ wing, has been making murderous threats against the white population for years and demanding total expropriation. With little or no sanction from his superiors. He spends a lot of time in Zimbabwe with Uncle Bob Mugabe, learning the finer points of this objective. Let’s just hope if and when the war begins, the likes of Pierre de Vos will be among the first to proudly sport their rubber necklaces.