If you missed it, Part 2 is here.
“Logic” because a better life for non-whites will not be achieved by (misnamed) revolution seizing homes and businesses (i’ve been threatened with that). The reward would be anarchy because once something is taken so another will want to take it from the taker. And, in all likelihood, there will subsequent service delivery problems. That is not a criticism of ability (all races have the same potential if they receive equal education) but you only have to look at the history of Africa to experience the discomfort of likely truth. Temporary satisfaction will give way to a life of more despair than before.
“Fear” because whites and foreigners, as minorities, would be targeted as zeitgeist pours decades of frustration into a dam of anger that can only be quelled by release. At best, there’d be loss of possessions, at worst, the loss of life. I’m not exaggerating. The dam needs sluice gates otherwise it will drown us all. No amount of the proverbial Oudtshoorn ostrich sticking its head in the sand will make our problems disappear. Only action will.
What happened 30km away in Plettenberg Bay with the riots (burning of businesses and repeated N2 closures) should be reason to wake up. If not that, who of you hasn’t experienced crime? Isn’t it worrying to you that Knysna SAPS are dumbing the crimes even whilst they refuse to share statistics with us (and our “bright” local government doesn’t represent us by demanding that they do). Surely you want to feel secure within her, not afraid because, for example, there aren’t enough burglar guards on the house you just rented or that someone will mug you for your weekly pay whilst walking up Grey Street?
Knysna is awash with drugs. It is destroying communities. In the past year of the new municipal reign, politicians have failed to make a plan to combat it. If you are white, don’t fail yourself into thinking that it isn’t a white problem too. I’ve known several addicts, one a beautiful young girl who overdosed in her car behind the mall a 6 weeks ago.
If helping another isn’t enough to make you feel good, then try self-preservation.
Read Part 4 here tomorrow.