A draft of my letter to white people.Dear White People -Kanye Che Lephatsa
Posted by Panafricanigeria on August 7, 2011
My letter is neither a friendly gesture nor a reach out to you, but I felt that after the gross negligence and ignorance of the letter from Keitu Reid, I must, as a young black South African, be frank with you while at the same time highlight on issues Keitu’s letter overlooked at best and sugarcoated at worst.
See majority of black South African hate you, not any less because apartheid advantaged you nor because our current black government is failing us but also because you guys continue to live comfortably due to the legacy of the horrendous crimes of your forefathers and worse you continue to rub it in with both your arrogant liberalism and conservatism, depending on whether you are a DA sympathizer or a so-called civil rights activist.
The manner in which you still control mainstream opinion or national dialogue proves how much white supremacy is still alive albeit in a well disguised neo-liberal “democratic” way. The totality of your whiteness still overshadows black existence, over 30 years after Steve Biko and The Black Consciousness Movement tried stifling if not totally obliterate its influence in black affairs.
Make no mistake, unlike the neoliberal pluralism and ambiguity of the ANC Freedom Charter; we believe that South Africa essentially belongs to its black natives not every one who lives in it. Your continual comfort and ill-gotten privilege simply reminds us of how the CODESA talks sold us down the river while maintaining your superior, undeserved position, politically and socio-economically.
We observe with disgust as the ruling political class enriches itself with crumbs left from the economic pie still in white hands and from the state coffers due to its failure to holistically transform the socio-economic reality created by apartheid, while 70% of black people (the rightful owners of this land) continue to sink deep into the socio-economic mud of capitalism.
In essence the government’s failure to adequately address this racialised, historical disparities, cannot be directly attributed to you but make no mistake that, while the rhetoric spat by Julius Malema may actually be a merely tame howl or opportunistic antic from him and his cronies and funders, it is the actual feeling and view of the masses on the ground. Slowly we are realizing the contradiction between his stance as an ANC member (adherer of the neo-liberal democracy prevailing since 1994) and as the Chief instigator of the ANCYL Nationalization agenda. We are neither fooled by white liberal media’s criticism of ANC’s 17 year rule and the call for nationalization of the mines.
Frankly, we can see through the public shadow-boxing between two sides of the same coin and we are unfazed by it. Get this straight, number one, we do not have a common enemy, number two, our miserable existence was created by you but as Biko said, it is our responsibility to re-find ourselves without pre-occupying ourselves with you and number three, when we eventually rise-up against 350 years of white violence and 17 years of neo-liberal ANC rule, none of you will be spared, as you will all be swept by the wave of revolution.
We do not envy you because of the issues Keitu mentioned in as much as we hate you for your hypocrisy of wanting to exist peacefully with us, without redress of past and continuing injustices, which suit you just fine.
While personally, Keitu may feel that way, know that it is neither the sentiment nor the perspective of the rest of us. Unlike Keitu, I have been exposed to black education from primary to tertiary level, and harbor no intention whatsoever of replacing a white person in a blood-dripped Waterfront house or Sandton penthouse. My contestation is, the wealth of the country must be equally distributed amongst its black natives without trying to accommodate or alleviate the fears of the descendents of our fore bearers’ tormentors. Keitu indeed stroked your ego, and yes Keitu also calmed down your nerves regarding the much said swaartgevar but I am here to inform you that, Keitu merely followed the now popular, Mandela-famed Uncle Tomism, of buying white empathy and admiration by misrepresenting the facts.
Before I leave you, I would also like to highlight on that the eventual black revolution is a sine qua non process in true dialectic-materialism you guys are so fond of quoting in your quasi Marxism-Leninism rhetoric and maybe I should apologize for not alleviating but confirming your fears of the now legendary swaartgevar, although not one to be led by Juju Malema or his ANCYL hooligans but by the downtrodden masses of Alexandra, Makhadza, Khayelitsha, Rhini and Ermelo?
“We say to white people, if they are part of the maintenance and retention of the spoils passed on to the by their fore fathers, then they are traffickers in stolen goods, none of them can escape responsibility for the original theft. Because they were only two combatants in the conflict, the invaded and the invader, the dispossessed and the dispossessor”.
- Potlako Leballo
Yes. I think you make my point better than I did.
we hate these pink(white) devils with all our heart, we will never forget what you devils done to us, your actions is not different with that Satan, demon, evils that we all know.
we are a lot that we will hating these pink(white) devils, we wiil prove them that what they have done to us, we will do the some to them, i personnelly will take my weapon and start shooting these devils living in our land.
07:59 AM on August 09, 2011
What is it that you actually DO? You want to DEMAND an end to foreign manipulation? You want to FOCUS on white supremacists? You sound like a child. I'm a white South African. An Afrikaner. I work for the people of Afrika. I have fought for the people of Afrika. I did jail time for the people of Afrika. I buy my food from street vendors. I buy clothes made in my country. I raise and educate black children. But all you see is white. You are the fucking problem of Afrika. Sit on your black ass and blame everyone else for your problems. Here's a tip, sunshine. The victim mentality is giggled at when you're not around. Only losers do that. My forefathers were killed in concentration camps by the British in their country of birth (South Africa if you're historically challenged like 90% of Afrika) not much more than a 100 years ago. I know maybe one Afrikaner that has ever raised that part of history. We don't think about the past - we think about the future. I don't see an Englishman and think "Boer War monster". That's pathetic. You want a new agenda for Africa? I've got one - get off your fucking ass and do something useful. Get a freaking education. Unemployed? - join a library and learn how to do something. Make something. Fix something. Every second goddamn black chick is doing human resource management. Learn how to grow food, for Christ's sakes. I live in a rented flat and grow my own greens and I was born in the CITY. There's a BRAND NEW AGENDA for you - Get a fucking education like the rest of the world has. You struck bad luck being stuck in the Bronze age when the Arabs and then the whites found you and used you like cattle. Wanna know the truth? You're still a bunch of fucking cattle. Mooing and milling around and destroying the very land you feed off. Your so called leaders are selling you out at EVERY AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITY. Once in a while a Rhamaposa or a Mbeki rolls around - but no - They're TOO INTELLECTUAL - so you replace them with kleptocrats who you defend tooth and nail. Un-freaking-believable. As they say: "Only in Afrika". You're all so fucking intimidated by brains. I have many black and indian and coloured friends, china, and believe me - they are as embarrassed by people like you as I am. See - they think. They work. They produce. They assist people. They're my kind of people. They don't let the pain of the past turn them into victims. They recognise another thing - without the Afrikaners, this would have been just another abandoned colony like the rest of Afrika. Afrikaners came to build a country, and they did a fucking good job. We're a bunch of arrogant (insecure), generous (mean) and hard-working people - first choice for many countries all over the world. We are staying and we are Africans. Ek is 'n Afrikaner. You start producing people that can actually process the minerals we're just fucking giving away now, instead of chasing those people away, and we're (back) in business. The Afrikaners got klapped - they got carried away by legislating what is a normal human tendency (to stick with your own), and they got klapped. Not the first time in their short history either. The Afrikaner is very used to getting klapped. And then they move on. We want, more than you - lazy boy - to turn this continent into a global powerhouse. Why not? Everything the world needs is here. But you and your ilk are more than satisfied to sell what you're sitting on for a fucking tap, or a Swiss bank account. Then you complain that you only got a tap, and fight bloody wars to keep the guy with the Swiss account in power. No wonder the Chinese regard you as animals. Fight for a decent education, son. If you're a South African, you didn't get one. Use your vote to make change, and most of all, keep the money in the family. Fuck - you guys love the trashy bling. You'll watch SA's textile industry crumble, but you gotta have 'dem Diesels or Levis or whatever the fuck you're told to buy this year. Gotta show the homies dat u made it big time what what bullshit
Anyway - enough emotion ReplyHC
07:22 PM on August 08, 2011
No white should be trusted to represent Afrikans and put themselves on the driver's seat of our destiny. The history of Western ' bears witness to this. Afrikan power and redemption can only be accomplished by Afrikans. Afrika is for Afrikans! Whites good or bad, need to go and focus on the racist white supremacists who prevent Afrikans worldwide from feeding, clothing, sheltering, teaching and governing themselvesReplykola Afolabi
07:40 AM on August 08, 2011
Whatever anyone thinks about Africa, it is high time that they started to unite and demand an end to foreign manipulation and control of their lives and economies. It is truly disgusting how the west can manipulate, exploit and rob those countries, keep them behind, not allow them any innovation or a say or any technology, and then laugh at them and call them backward.
If Africa ever becomes modernized, wealthy, stable and independent, it will be DESPITE, not because of, the westReply kola Afolabi
07:35 AM on August 08, 2011