You are also incorrect to say that what white South Africans are experiencing is a sort of manifestation of the actions of their forefathers. No, men are responsible for their own actions. Whatever their ancestors did, that is history. It gives no excuse to men to act like beasts now. And again, the whites of the past were simply not (the vast majority of them) the monsters which they are portrayed to be by the liberal press etc. Africa would be a whole lot worse off if the Europeans had never come here. European colonialism was actually the very best thing to ever happen to Africa, despite its many failings and shortcomings and sins. Africa prior to the European involvement was a place of witchcraft, cruelty, slavery, degradation, etc. And now, Africa after the European involvement is reverting rapidly back to that terrible state of things. The facts speak for themselves, in one African country after another. It’s not the fault of colonialism, the “legacy” of colonialism. That ended decades ago. And African leaders have swallowed vast amounts of foreign aid, siphoned it off into their own personal accounts while their people starve. Africa’s problems are not the creation of colonialism. Africa’s problems are the creation of Africans themselves, and no amount of whining and harping on about colonialism will make those facts go away
You wrote something rather incredible when you said: “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.”
Firstly, white South Africans are for the most part more than willing to help their black counterparts, and have been reaching out for a long time. But many blacks are doing their very best to make white South African feel as if this is no longer their home. Affirmative action is nothing but apartheid in reverse. Whites see no future in this country, but they can’t leave, for the most part. It’s blacks who are not reaching out to whites.
Secondly, “share the wealth.” But – why? What a man makes for himself, he is not obligated to share with those who will not work. This “sharing the wealth” is Marxist language and it does not work anywhere in the world. Since apartheid ended, huge numbers of blacks have become extremely wealthy, as they have been fast-tracked into very comfortable jobs earning huge salaries. Thus there are many wealthy blacks as well as wealthy whites. Also, many whites are living in extreme poverty today thanks to racist black affirmative action policies. It is a fallacy to imagine that all whites here are wealthy and all blacks are poor. That is far, far too simplistic. When a man works hard and becomes wealthy, he is not obligated to “share his wealth” with others. A true Christian will always help those in real need out of what he possesses; but no man has to “share his wealth” with others.
Thirdly, “End the Aids epidemic.” This naive statement sounds like you think it’s in the power of whites to end it. May I ask you how, precisely, whites are supposed to do that? Are they simply to click their fingers and the epidemic will go away? Who is responsible for the spread of Aids in Africa? Whites? The statistics speak for themselves. In Africa, Aids is overwhelmingly spread by the sexual promiscuity of black men. Remember that whites are numerically negligible in Africa today. Aids is rampaging through the black communities. The only thing that will end the Aids epidemic is a major shift in black attitudes to sexual promiscuity.
“End poverty and hunger.” These things, like Aids, can’t just magically be brought to an end. The policies of the Marxist-controlled ANC government of SA are directly responsible for poverty and hunger, as was their vicious call for sanctions against SA in the 1980s. Vast numbers of black South Africans have been reduced to poverty by the Marxist policies of this government.
You wrote to me in a kind way and even though you are mistaken and misinformed, I have sought to reply in the same spirit. However, given the facts as they are, it is difficult to put such things across without expressing very strong feeling. This too I have done. As one living here and seeing the misery being brought upon millions by a Communist government, it breaks my heart. It also breaks my heart to see how people in other parts of the world are still being lied to about SA, and are still falling for the same old, worn inaccuracies about this country and Africa in general. Please become better informed about SA. The truth is nothing like the media, ANC politicians, and others would have you believe. The people of SA, black and white, are not served or helped by such propaganda and deception. This is a country that is coming apart at the seams, not because of apartheid, which ended many years ago, and not because of the previous white government, which was nothing like the disaster for SA which it was portrayed to be, but because of the maniacal policies of the Communist-controlled government of the African National Congress.
In Christ’s service
Bible Based Ministries
5 September 2005
Shaun Willcock is a minister of the Gospel, and lives in South Africa. He runs Bible Based Ministries. For other news articles (which may be downloaded and printed), as well as details about his books, audio messages, pamphlets, etc., please visit the Bible Based Ministries website, or write to the address below. If you would like to be on Bible Based Ministries’ electronic mailing list, to receive all future articles, please send your details.
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