Promoting Racism and Intolerance in the Name of Combatting Racism and Intolerance, by Dr. Peter Hammond. A new anti-racism initiative in South Africa is an exercise in Orwellian doublespeak. However for South Africa’s remaining whites the impact is real, unlike the impact of many of these programs in the West — for the moment at least.
When I received an invitation to attend the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development Consultation on a National Action Plan to Combat Racism, Discrimination, Xenophobia and Intolerance, I was encouraged. It sounded like a great idea.
About time that somebody in government was going to do something constructive about all the farm murders and irresponsible politicians singing: “Kill the Boer! Kill the farmer!” and “one settler – one bullet!” rabble rousers wearing: “kill all whites” T-shirts on campus. With all the talk about “Eradicating Afrikaans”, destroying art treasures and national monuments, this initiative was obviously long overdue.
However, it was not long after arriving at the Conference Centre in Century City that I had this uncomfortable feeling … unless my ears were deceiving me, speaker after speaker seemed to be promoting racism, discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance! … They were making the most outrageous generalisations and racist statements, such as:
- All whites are racist!
- All whites must be re-educated!
- No more reconciliation!
- The white culture must fall!
- We need to deconstruct the systemic racism by eradicating whiteness.
- We have had 21 years of carrots – now we need the sticks! They must feel the pressure to compel them to hand over all their resources!
- We cannot allow the constitution to get in the way of redistributing all wealth and removing whites from all positions of authority and land ownership.
And the world objected to the overt racism in South Africa, saying it must stop or we’ll boycott South Africa! That was then. Now, not a peep. The principles so proudly proclaimed back in the 1980s and 1990s are being selectively enforced. Not hard to guess there might be a larger agenda at work.
This hypocrisy reminds me of that cynical refrain: Africa for Africans, Asia for Asians, white countries for everyone.
hat-tip Stephen Neil