Remember the post I did on apartheid?
Using FW de Klerk’s CNN interview as a basis.
Of course, he’s issued an apology or a retraction or some such. It just would not do to have an opinion that other people don’t like. What’s the use of having an opinion then? And if you know people are not going to like it, might be best to keep quiet – I’ve had to learn that lesson the hard way. Speaking of which, maybe I should not even post this particular blog. That being said though, it’s not really meant to insult, more of a toungue in cheek babble about the crap that we deal with every day if you bother to read the news that is…
Here’s the article about the retraction.
What follows is some of the comments made to the article.
There were a few more, much on the same vein as these comments, only quite a bit shorter.
The first one does not really make much sense. The gist is very much what we’ve come to expect when you put the two sides of this particular coin up against one another. I’m finding it difficult to take a person like this serious though. But hey, he has the right to his opinion. Same as anybody else. Fact that I can get a good chuckle out of it is completely besides the point. And probably morally wrong of me. Then again. I’ve never proclaimed to be a good person.
you were ant-democratic popularists. it is not suprising to share those comments in his interview, but separate davelopments in pleople of south africa that is what the majority of white is willing to archeive.when this white people deliever their own notion to the social media it is allways precisely the fact of disgusting the black man.even if they can give to the black person to lead as a president i tell they run as if they are the idiot srcemming like a foul without parent.This type of a sour method of badmouthing black as it was they culture sshould stop now if they declare something on a sleeply manner i suggest to thing think otherwise cause they will never.Like statement of DA leader but after they say it was misinterpretation as he is imitating his white colleagues.
The second one makes slightly more sense. Tells me I should use my time to go look for my origins.
Well, I was born in Johannesburg. So was my mom. So was my dad. Think my grandparents was born in Zeerust, since the town was founded by my great-grandfather, Diederik Coetzee.
Also a majorly tender point with the Arse, since he wants all white people criminilised because we stole the country from black people. Be that as it may though, he is also entirely entitled to his own opinion – stupid though it may be.
Are my origins then gold and ?
I do think, from my mother’s side I might have some French Hugenot’s blood, and from my father’s side, in all likelihood, German Jew. Which of those countries do you think will give me claim to an ancestral passport so I can go back to my origins? Which one do I choose though? Can speak neither French, nor German, nor Russian. Don’t think I’d do very well in the climate they have there – way too used to glorious sunshine. I even have to say that the rules imposed on the citizens of those countries might chafe a little. Rules are not something many Africans, myself included, pay much attention to. And much as I would like things to work, the fact that they don’t always work to optimum capacity lets me fall through the cracks where I can disappear, and not be bothered.
Where does that leave me then? Am I homeless? Countryless? Am I to become a wandering person because no country wants more immigrants, and my own country does not want me either? How is that supposed to make me feel? My money was good enough when I still payed taxes. It was good enough when I employed people to work for me. It’s good enough every time I have to pay my electricity bill, R12 per litre of petrol, R25 for a box of smokes.
When Zimbabwe started with their de-colonilisation, almost all the whities in Zim moved down to SA. This is unfortunately as far down as you can go before ending in the ocean. Am I to go and live on a ship then? Doomed to sail the seven seas until the stupid people in this stupid government can get their act together and stop seeing me as the enemy? Where do they want me to go? Are the African Americans all going to come back to Africa? I doubt that seriously! They might come for a visit to their roots, but they’ll go back to America – because that’s what they are. American. They may be black Americans, but they’re not Africans either.
So sure, I’m a whitey. I’m not an American, nor a Frenchman, nor a German though. I’m a South African. I was born here, same as most of the people living here now. I was not imported from somewhere else. Why can’t this be my country just as much as it is the black people’s country?