Money talks and life is un­fair, but get used to it

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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?

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