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Cuan ElginBULALA by Cuan Elgin
From an expat South African [presumably] now in Australia:

"The real truth about the
‘PREVIOUSLY DISADVANTAGED’

The author of this article is right on the money. The fact is nobody owes
blacks anything. This is from a comment on a News24 site.
Please explain the term "PREVIOUSLY DISADVANTAGED"
Kindly make special reference to following:

1. Who "disadvantaged" the black people of the interior Southern Africa
before the (supposed) ‘belligerent’ white settlers moved inland in the
mid-19th century? What the settlers found was not hugely
advanced infrastructures -- deep mines, hospitals, vast libraries of written
knowledge, imposing institutions of learning, etc. No, as little as 170 years
Ago they found masses of black people (indigenous to the Southern tip of
Africa) living on the fringes of the Stone Age. Primitive beings dressed in
skins, wielding sticks, living in primitive dwellings, dragging- and carrying
their meager possessions around, since they had not been introduced to
the benefits of the wheel yet!

2. Ethiopia - a country that was NEVER colonised is today one of the most
desolate places on the planet! Who "disadvantaged" the people of
Ethiopia?

3. Compare Zimbabwe and Germany with each other and please explain the
differences. In 1945 Germany was, for all intents and purposes, flattened to
ground and torn in half. Fifteen years later, West Germany was described as
an "Economic Wonder". Around the same time as the end of apartheid, Germany
was re-unified. It yanked the now-unified Germany back four centuries in time.

Yet, in about fifteen years (for the second time within a few decades) it built
another 'economic wonder'. Today it is fast becoming a global leader in almost every
field!
On the the flip side – Zimbabwe’s people were handed one of
the wealthiest countries in the WORLD (for eg: a currency that was stronger
than the US dollar!). What is the situation today? Competing with Ethiopia as
the most desolate hellhole on the planet? Please explain...

I can carry on for days -- but let that be enough for now.
Just one more request: please, pretty please, kindly respect the
intellect of our audience and refrain from cheap (ANC-like) red herrings
for eg. calling people racists. Just answer the questions directly
and with tangible substance.
In parting, I would suggest the following: The term "Previously
Disadvantaged' is as much a fantasy as is the delusional lunacy that
threatens voters with the revenge of the ancestors. The same delusional insanity
that claims the words "KILL THE BOER" really, only means, "Come over to my
mansion for tea and cookies."

You cannot take something from somebody WHO NEVER HAD IT in the first place!
In fact, what is it that white people, specifically white men, are supposed to "give back"
to black people? Can someone PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE explain to me what it
is that white men took from blacks?

LAND? Blacks NEVER owned any land. Any form of formal ownership is a
Western concept. The black tribes of the mid-19th century haphazardly
SETTLED in an ad hoc manner -- effectively governed by tribal savagery – in other words,
the most savage ruled the land (a bit like Hillbrow today). They simply ran
away until they could not run any more -- not having ANY grasp of the concept
of a horizon or for that matter any measure of finite land mass – for eg. the
boundaries -- that is the fundamental concept of ownership.

MINERALS? More hallucinations aside -- eg ancient gold mines -- a
little bit like the Zimbabwe Ruins (the Pyramids, etc) -- next to the
magnificent structure, the indigenous people built stone-age dwellings out
of dirt and sticks (at best emulating the birds). Minerals beneficiation is
an entirely Imperialist/Western concept -- in fact, in many ways it saw some
of the most tangible advances, by WHITE SOUTH AFRICAN MEN -- just peruse
some of the academic papers at Wits' Engineering Library.

WEALTH? Money, capital and the pivotal mechanisms of the wealth that
allows you to breathe, eat, have children, live a rather healthy productive
and fulfilling life, but also allowed the cognitive development that leads
you to make your daft comments here -- it is ALL of Western origins. In fact,
the key advancements in modern finance and economics were made by the
DUTCH. Why do you think New York’s financial center is called 'Wall Street'?
It was initially called 'Waal Straat'.when the settlement was under Dutch
control Yes, my dear, the Dutch took their cognitive substance there as well.
The same Dutch that were the most direct decendants of the people who
landed at the Cape in 1652. In fact, the modern 'WEALTH system' was originated
by the Dutch and it funded the explorations around the tip of Africa.

Perhaps we robbed the ‘disatvantaged’ blacks of their private jets, their Breitling watches, mismatched convertible wears for bridesmaids
their Italian designer suits, or their German luxury limousines, their Blue Light Brigades
or perhaps their space shuttles?
Mmmm... I just hate the implicit assumption that whites stole from blacks.

J. Theron
Brisbane
Australia
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