DID WHITES COMMIT
GENOCIDE AGAINST BLACKS IN SOUTH AFRICA?
by Shaun Willcock
Genocide: Annihilation of a race
(Oxford Universal Dictionary)
I received the following e-mail from a woman who visited
my website. She appears to be from the United States. This was what she wrote:
“I like your website and I saw your article about the SA Genocide...
“While it is a sad reality, it seems you have forgotten that the South African
Blacks have been through an even worse genocide put upon them by Europeans over
the last couple of centuries. The object and unimaginable poverty/apartheid they
experienced left horrible scars within the Black communities. They too
experienced murder, rape and molestation along with starvation and a lack of
education and medicine. Once a human being is treated this way, it is inevitable
that they would begin to act out in very bad ways. The Blacks have survived
sheer hopelessness and psychological trauma that will take decades to heal.
“There obviously needs to be a healing for the Black South African, but this
will take many years. So, what the white SA is experiencing is a sort of
manifestation of the actions of their forefathers.
“This website seems to have a belief in God and forgiveness. The White SA should
help the healing begin. Reach out to the South African Black. Share the wealth.
End the Aids epidemic. End poverty and hunger. End the psychological trauma. End
“Let the healing begin.”
Here is my reply:
Thank you for your recent email.
I don’t know where you live, although it’s possibly in America? Likewise, it’s
possible you don’t know that I am a South African, living here in South Africa.
You said “it seems you have forgotten that the South African Blacks have been
through an even worse genocide put upon them by Europeans over the last couple
of centuries.” This is factually incorrect. Firstly, as a South African I’m well
aware of my country’s history. Secondly, however, SA blacks did not experience a
“genocide” under white rule. In fact, they enjoyed a standard of living far
superior to blacks in other parts of the African continent. Granted, it was not
equal to the whites’ standard of living; but certainly not to be equated with a
genocide by any means. When the Jews suffered genocide at the hands of the
Nazis, their population was greatly diminished. This was not the case in SA. On
the contrary, the black population under white rule in SA exploded. Blacks were
not massacred. Under apartheid, they were certainly treated as second-class
citizens, and that was wrong; but being treated as a second-class citizen is a
far cry from experiencing genocide.
The history of SA, indeed the history of colonialism in Africa in general,
speaks for itself: despite its failings, colonialism brought much peace to
African tribes which had been warring with one another for centuries. Along with
colonialism came education, schools, hospitals, far better health care, and
many, many other benefits. If indeed the whites had perpetrated genocide upon
the blacks in this country, why do the blacks outnumber the whites something
like eight to one? So your statement that “They too experienced murder, rape and
molestation along with starvation and a lack of education and medicine” is
factually incorrect as well. The truth is, murder, rape and molestation are
committed far more frequently, and always have been, by blacks upon blacks than
by whites upon blacks.
Black South Africans today are suffering
far more murder, rape and molestation than they ever did under apartheid. Over
25,000 murders a year occur in SA, which is higher than any other country in the
world outside of a war context – and the overwhelming majority of those victims
are blacks. Furthermore, the overwhelming majority of the murderers are blacks
too. These are the plain and straightforward facts of the matter, easily
verified. As for starvation, if this was true then there should not be millions
upon millions of black people left in SA – but there are. In neighbouring
Zimbabwe, when ruled by the white government in the 1970s, there was not
starvation. Today, under the black government of Robert Mugabe, there is
widespread starvation. In SA, millions and millions of blacks are living below
the poverty line. And no, this was not a “legacy of apartheid.” That excuse, so
beloved of liberals, won’t wash anymore. The ANC government has been in power
for eleven years now, with vast resources at its command. The time for blaming
“apartheid” is long past... if ever there was a time for it.
You are also incorrect to say that what white South Africans are experiencing is
a sort of manifestation of the actions of their forefathers. No, men are
responsible for their own actions. Whatever their ancestors did, that is
history. It gives no excuse to men to act like beasts now. And again, the whites
of the past were simply not (the vast majority of them) the monsters which they
are portrayed to be by the liberal press etc. Africa would be a whole lot worse
off if the Europeans had never come here. European colonialism was actually the
very best thing to ever happen to Africa, despite its many failings and
shortcomings and sins. Africa prior to the European involvement was a place of
witchcraft, cruelty, slavery, degradation, etc. And now, Africa after the
European involvement is reverting rapidly back to that terrible state of things.
The facts speak for themselves, in one African country after another. It’s not
the fault of colonialism, the “legacy” of colonialism. That ended decades ago.
And African leaders have swallowed vast amounts of foreign aid, siphoned it off
into their own personal accounts while their people starve. Africa’s problems
are not the creation of colonialism. Africa’s problems are the creation of
Africans themselves, and no amount of whining and harping on about colonialism
will make those facts go away.
You wrote something rather incredible when you said: “The White SA should help
the healing begin. Reach out to the South African Black. Share the wealth. End
the Aids epidemic. End poverty and hunger. End the psychological trauma. End
hopelessness. Let the healing begin.”
Firstly, white South Africans are for the most part more than willing to help
their black counterparts, and have been reaching out for a long time. But many
blacks are doing their very best to make white South African feel as if this is
no longer their home. Affirmative action is nothing but apartheid in reverse.
Whites see no future in this country, but they can’t leave, for the most part.
It’s blacks who are not reaching out to whites.
Secondly, “share the wealth.” But – why? What a man makes for himself, he is not
obligated to share with those who will not work. This “sharing the wealth” is
Marxist language and it does not work anywhere in the world. Since apartheid
ended, huge numbers of blacks have become extremely wealthy, as they have been
fast-tracked into very comfortable jobs earning huge salaries. Thus there are
many wealthy blacks as well as wealthy whites. Also, many whites are living in
extreme poverty today thanks to racist black affirmative action policies. It is
a fallacy to imagine that all whites here are wealthy and all blacks are poor.
That is far, far too simplistic. When a man works hard and becomes wealthy, he
is not obligated to “share his wealth” with others. A true Christian will always
help those in real need out of what he possesses; but no man has to “share his
wealth” with others.
Thirdly, “End the Aids epidemic.” This naive statement sounds like you think
it’s in the power of whites to end it. May I ask you how, precisely, whites are
supposed to do that? Are they simply to click their fingers and the epidemic
will go away? Who is responsible for the spread of Aids in Africa? Whites? The
statistics speak for themselves. In Africa, Aids is overwhelmingly spread by the
sexual promiscuity of black men. Remember that whites are numerically negligible
in Africa today. Aids is rampaging through the black communities. The only thing
that will end the Aids epidemic is a major shift in black attitudes to sexual
“End poverty and hunger.” These things, like Aids, can’t just magically be
brought to an end. The policies of the Marxist-controlled ANC government of SA
are directly responsible for poverty and hunger, as was their vicious call for
sanctions against SA in the 1980s. Vast numbers of black South Africans have
been reduced to poverty by the Marxist policies of this government.
You wrote to me in a kind way and even though you are mistaken and misinformed,
I have sought to reply in the same spirit. However, given the facts as they are,
it is difficult to put such things across without expressing very strong
feeling. This too I have done. As one living here and seeing the misery being
brought upon millions by a Communist government, it breaks my heart. It also
breaks my heart to see how people in other parts of the world are still being
lied to about SA, and are still falling for the same old, worn inaccuracies
about this country and Africa in general. Please become better informed about
SA. The truth is nothing like the media, ANC politicians, and others would have
you believe. The people of SA, black and white, are not served or helped by such
propaganda and deception. This is a country that is coming apart at the seams,
not because of apartheid, which ended many years ago, and not because of the
previous white government, which was nothing like the disaster for SA which it
was portrayed to be, but because of the maniacal policies of the
Communist-controlled government of the African National Congress.
In Christ’s service
Bible Based Ministries