The purpose of these articles is to counter the deliberate re-writing of history with those stubborn things called facts, and that wonderful thing called truth. "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil" (Isaiah 5:20)
Genocide: Annihilation of a race (Oxford Universal Dictionary)
I received the following e-mail from a woman who visited my website. She appears to be from the United States. This was what she wrote:
“I like your website and I saw your article about the SA Genocide…
“While it is a sad reality, it seems you have forgotten that the South African Blacks have been through an even worse genocide put upon them by Europeans over the last couple of centuries. The abject and unimaginable poverty/apartheid they experienced left horrible scars within the Black communities. They too experienced murder, rape and molestation along with starvation and a lack of education and medicine. Once a human being is treated this way, it is inevitable that they would begin to act out in very bad ways. The Blacks have survived sheer hopelessness and psychological trauma that will take decades to heal.
“There obviously needs to be a healing for the Black South African, but this will take many years. So, what the white SA is experiencing is a sort of manifestation of the actions of their forefathers.
“This website seems to have a belief in God and forgiveness. The White SA should help the healing begin. Reach out to the South African Black. Share the wealth. End the Aids epidemic. End poverty and hunger. End the psychological trauma. End hopelessness.
“Let the healing begin.”
Here is my reply:
Thank you for your recent email.
I don’t know where you live, although it’s possibly in America? Likewise, it’s possible you don’t know that I am a South African, living here in South Africa. You said “it seems you have forgotten that the South African Blacks have been through an even worse genocide put upon them by Europeans over the last couple of centuries.” This is factually incorrect. Firstly, as a South African I’m well aware of my country’s history. Secondly, however, SA blacks did not experience a “genocide” under white rule. In fact, they enjoyed a standard of living far superior to blacks in other parts of the African continent. Granted, it was not equal to the whites’ standard of living; but certainly not to be equated with a genocide by any means. When the Jews suffered genocide at the hands of the Nazis, their population was greatly diminished. This was not the case in SA. On the contrary, the black population under white rule in SA exploded. Blacks were not massacred. Under apartheid, they were certainly treated as second-class citizens, and that was wrong; but being treated as a second-class citizen is a far cry from experiencing genocide.
The history of SA, indeed the history of colonialism in Africa in general, speaks for itself: despite its failings, colonialism brought much peace to African tribes which had been warring with one another for centuries. Along with colonialism came education, schools, hospitals, far better health care, and many, many other benefits. If indeed the whites had perpetrated genocide upon the blacks in this country, why do the blacks outnumber the whites something like eight to one? So your statement that “They too experienced murder, rape and molestation along with starvation and a lack of education and medicine” is factually incorrect as well. The truth is, murder, rape and molestation are committed far more frequently, and always have been, by blacks upon blacks than by whites upon blacks. Black South Africans today are suffering far more murder, rape and molestation than they ever did under apartheid. Over 25000 murders a year occur in SA, which is higher than any other country in the world outside of a war context – and the overwhelming majority of those victims are blacks. Furthermore, the overwhelming majority of the murderers are blacks too. These are the plain and straightforward facts of the matter, easily verified. As for starvation, if this was true then there should not be millions upon millions of black people left in SA – but there are. In neighbouring Zimbabwe, when ruled by the white government in the 1970s, there was not starvation. Today, under the black government of Robert Mugabe, there is widespread starvation. In SA, millions and millions of blacks are living below the poverty line. And no, this was not a “legacy of apartheid.” That excuse, so beloved of liberals, won’t wash anymore. The ANC government has been in power for eleven years now, with vast resources at its command. The time for blaming “apartheid” is long past… if ever there was a time for it.