Whites and blacks can make a great team

The Star Early Edition - - LETTERS - John Whit­lock

JULIUS Malema re­cently told the youth that they “are go­ing to have to fight in the streets to get rid of ‘white ar­ro­gance’”.

Re­ally Julius! Could he ex­plain just what this ‘white ar­ro­gance’ is, and how it man­i­fests it­self? Is he declar­ing war on white peo­ple? It is sad that, 23 years af­ter gain­ing in­de­pen­dence, cer­tain black peo­ple are still call­ing for civil war, rev­o­lu­tions, the re­moval of all whites, etc. Ap­par­ently free­dom and in­de­pen­dence is not enough – more is wanted, usu­ally for free.

Iron­i­cally, and in spite of the above, Malema, on Africa Day, im­plored his black com­rades to treat women with re­spect, stat­ing: “Why would a white man re­spect you when you don’t re­spect women”. So he strongly feels that the re­spect of the white man is still sig­nif­i­cant. Thank you, Julius!

How­ever, his state­ment: “When African men see a woman, they do not see an­other hu­man be­ing, in­stead they see a tool to be used in the bed­room for their sat­is­fac­tion”, was telling. Is he in­sin­u­at­ing that all African men are sex­u­ally ad­dicted? If so, why no out­cry and con­dem­na­tion?

Rather than call­ing for the ex­ter­mi­na­tion of whites, although just not yet, could I sug­gest Julius and a few other rev­o­lu­tion­ar­ies (sic) watch more Spring­bok rugby to see how blacks and whites can work to­gether as a team, and achieve fan­tas­tic re­sults. A model that can and should be fol­lowed. Ger­mis­ton

War talk: Julius Malema’s ‘white ar­ro­gance’ speech is not the model to fol­low.

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