Money talks and life is unfair, but get used to it
RYLAND Fisher’s racist rant against white people in general and rich people in particular (“If you have money, you can do whatever you want”, Weekend Argus, May 27) should have no place in your newspaper. The Spur incident where a white man was accused of verbal abuse against a black woman is only part of the story.
What is forgotten here is how the fight started. The man’s child was apparently hit over the head by the other child and came running to her father, who intervened.
A verbal debate ensued and words were exchanged. That is all. Anyone seeing their child thus abused would have intervened.
The problem here is that the Spur management chose to take the side of the aggressor against the victim who was subsequently banned from the restaurant. The incident was recorded on video, but Spur refuses to release it for all to see. What are they hiding?
White people in this country are considered to be second-class citizens to be insulted and assaulted, but who are good enough to pay taxes for the rest of the community.
The boycott against Spur is a sign of things to come. In fact, every entity which practises racism against white people, whether it is official racism (black economic empowerment) or unofficial, should be boycotted and, like Spur, be hit where it hurts.
Indeed, Fisher, money talks and life is unfair, but get used to it.
White people, by and large, did not benefit from apartheid as Fisher seems to believe; they worked hard to build something in this country. Where there was nothing, they built a modern state which was considered a First World country before 1994.
After that date, the UN changed its rating to a Third World country. Whose fault is that?