Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Mob Justice in Diepsloot


The first thing that jumped out at me was the origin of Diepsloot. I regularly drive past Diepsloot and the contrast between the affluent suburbs that basically surround Diepsloot would make anyone point a finger at those evil, selfish white racists. But where did it come from? And when?

Well, according to video 1, Diepsloot was 'founded' in 1995, a few years after Apartheid ended. And it is populated by a lot of immigrants from bordering countries. So, if you want some good anti-white propaganda, all you need to do is drive around and take a picture of a white-owned house in Sandton and another one of the shacks in Diepsloot and you've got your punch. But it's not as simple as that.

I never saw squatter camps when I was growing up in the 80's. I saw poverty, sure, but poverty was just small houses, built by the Apartheid government.

I'm not justifying Apartheid. All I'm saying is that there are more than just one thing to blame when it comes to poverty and squalor. It's all too easy to just blame everything on whitey.


The South African blacks who live in these townships are obviously going to get pissed off at these guys who come over and take their jobs etc... even if it's not justified.

With the collapse of the police force and the military in South Africa, our borders just aren't secure anymore. And add corruption on top of that... You just pay the guy at the border. When you get to home affairs in Pretoria, you bribe someone to get into the queue, you bribe someone to get into the gate, you bribe someone to get your visa. No shit, some of the guys who worked for me told me (and asked me to borrow them money for the bribes)

So basically Mugabe's fucked up his own country and three quarters of his 'liberated' subjects have fled to South Africa and they flock to places like Diepsloot. That's just the Zimbabweans. What about all the other fucked up countries in Africa?

The Misconception

Now some die-hard white racists and hard-line religious freaks will obviously not agree with me. But the mere fact that the people of these townships get involved in mob justice shows you a couple of things:

Firstly, not all black people are criminals. This is pretty self-explanatory, but still hard for some people to comprehend. If they were all criminals, they wouldn't get into big groups and kill criminals. Easy.

Whites are not the only ones who suffer from crime. Black people in townships suffer more from crime than anybody else in this country. They don't have electric fences and alarms and armed reaction. They're lucky to have a fucking padlock.

The Curve ball

Having said all of that, there is still room in this debate about farm murders and hate crimes against whites. If you torture a white farmer and his family for hours and hours and kill them for nothing, there's probably a bit more to the crime than the cell phone you get away with. Maybe instigation by politicians? Maybe some kind of underground land reform? I don't know, but it is worrying.

If we want to move forward as a country, we've got to get rid of these idiots that are in power. Firstly, the ones who are pointing the finger and shifting the blame for everything that is wrong in this place. 

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