I’m a young, virile, white, Afrikaans man. Unfortunately I have to write this letter in English. I’m not sure what your linguistic capabilities are, but I’m sure if you put your mind to it you’ll be able to figure some of it out. I have to warn you that I am going to use some complicated words & phrases but if you struggle reading this for some reason, I’m sure you can get your good friend Dan Roodt to help. It will also contain sarcasm. I have found that most racist Afrikaners are quite familiar with it even though they might not be aware of the English definition of it.
I grew up in a small town & I have been dealing with racists like you for my entire life & I am tired. I’m tired of people like you telling me how I should live my life. I’m tired of hearing about how many white people are killed by black people. I’m tired of you telling me that I am a disgrace to my people & my country & to my ancestors. I’m tired of people like you pretending that you were in this country first & that the world & this country owes you a debt for having a white skin. I’m tired of you quoting the bible & invoking god as if white Afrikaners wrote it. I’m tired of people like you degrading other people when you share the exact DNA.
Who do you think you are? Does the fact that you have white skin make you better than any other living person on this planet? Does your white skin entitle you to lands & honours? Does your white skin give you the right to claim land which your race took away from the people who originally inhabited it?
It doesn’t. This has to stop. Let me help you out with a little bit of information.
You & me are both white & we weren’t the first people in Africa & we definitely weren’t the first white people in Southern Africa. Neither were our ancestors. But I know how you feel about facts & history so it’s probably pointless to tell you about how deoxyribonuclic acid & evolution works… It’s all just a bunch of made up facts thrown around by left wing liberal cowards anyway.. Oh, and let us not forget the hand the devil has in all this polony…
But let’s do it anyway… Your earliest ancestors are black. You share one hundred percent of your human DNA with these ancestors. The exact same chromosomes in you are found in Zulu people, Chinese people, Enuits & other indigenous people around this world. Your great ancestors are monkeys. No Sunette, this is not an insult. I mean actual monkeys. I know it’s a very hard thing to hear since this is not what they teach in Sunday school. You share 99% of the same DNA & if you speak to a molecular biologist he’ll be able to show you exactly where our chromosomes mutated & what the slight difference between the stance of our DNA & that of other higher primates is at this point.
So you might at this point wonder : “What point is he trying to make?” Well, here goes..
We are the same. All of us. White, black, pink, yellow. We have the same blood, the same genetic material & the same common ancestors. You are no better than me biologically just because you have white skin. I don’t have even have white skin but I’m as white as they get genetically.
There is however, a difference between yourself & I. I use my brain. I use it to think critically. I use it research my world & issues around me. I use my brain to find out more. You use your brain to condone hate & your platform to push made up statistics as if they are fact. I don’t use my brain to judge people on the color of their skin or where they come from. I know better than that. I think before I write things.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that white people haven’t made a substantial contribution to this country. They have. Unfortunately for you though, we weren’t the only ones.
Are white people dying in farm attacks? Yes. Are white people suffering. Yes. But people get killed everyday. Thousands of people are murdered everyday. Thousands are born dead. White, black etc.. You use statistics but I’m not sure if you understand them?
You are part of what is called a minority. Yes. It means there are less of us than other ethnic groups. The reason that you are part of minority is also very clear. A lot of your ethnic group was murdered by the English in the Boer War. You should remember that event.. You act as if you were there..
If you hate this country & it’s people so much then leave. Technically you have no ancestral right to it anyway. Neither do I. But this is MY country. The Indian, Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, San, Sotho, Tswana, Venda people & all the others are MY people. And there are more of us than there are you. So if you don’t like it, get out. We have real problems to deal with.
J.J. ‘the Phoenix’ van Rooyen
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