To: Julius Malema
Afrikaners/Whites are suffering from confession fatigue. Even their
children are now paying for the "sins of their forefathers". They have
had to admit to past injustices and are now made to apologise for any
prevailing failures. They are secondhand citizens made to pay
firsthand taxes. Blaming them is a relief valve for black leadership
who has demonstrated zero accountability, confusing self-enrichment
with achievement. Hate speech songs ("Kill the Boer") as sung by ANC
leadership are met with quiet insolence and even pride. Our government
is now defending(with taxpayers
money!) the right of that chant in court. Peter ("One Boer One
Bullet") Mokaba has a FIFA World Cup Soccer stadium named after him.
All this while we sport the the most brutal murder-rate in the world,
second only to Columbia. Once again, blameless Afrocentric arrogance
abounds while we are asked to tolerate pathetic matric exam results
and understand perpetrators'
rights. Although South Africans have incompatible memories,
collectively we are all heirs of extremely aggravating circumstances.
The defeatist victim mentality perpetuates condescendence and alas,
inequality. We could have taught the world something. We have not.
1. It is time for Julius Malema to admit that Struggle math doesn't
tally. Mitigating and aggravating factors can't be quantified.
Denialism and/or Black Empowerment here is hypocrisy and vulgar
2. It is time for Julius Malema to admit that the gravest acts of
genocide did not occur during Colonialism/Apartheid, but before and
after (read today). Right now South Africa has a lower life expectancy
3. It is time for Julius Malema to admit that, unlike Native Americans
and Australian Aboriginal genocide, first-nation populations in South
Africa escalated under British/Afrikaner rule from 10-30 million in a
few decades. Verwoerd was building African schools with Afrikaner
money at the time Aussies could obtain fauna licenses to hunt fellow
4. It is time for Julius Malema to admit that the only real genocide
in South Africa was the Koi annihilation by his ancestors and what
Shaka and Dingaan did to their own people. Today, once more, South
Africans are wiping fellow citizens off the face of the earth.
5. It is time for Julius Malema to admit that South Africans have lost
more lives in the first four years of ANC rule than during the entire
four decades of Nationalist rule. This statistic should be staggering
by now, almost 18 years later.
6. It is time for Julius Malema to admit that more Boer children died
in the Anglo Boer War than South Africans in the entire century of the
Struggle. Fact: twenty times more. Let's talk entitlement.
7. It is time for Julius Malema to admit that discontented South
Africans of European descent do not burn down schools, drop their
pants, capsize dustbins, plunder and intimidate hospital workers
during marches and strikes. We certainly do our share of bad things,
but we do not sing while babies die in maternity wards.
8. It is time for Julius Malema to see the folly of transformation
from Western democracies to Africa-socialism, placing need over
Everybody is poorer and unemployment rife. There is nothing "just"
about economic equality when it implies market tampering.
9. It is time for Julius Malema (and Robert Mugabe) to admit to the
futility of still blaming this on previous regimes. That redemption
tool is now exhausted and merely perpetuates condescension and
promotes professional suffering.
10. It is time for Julius Malema to admit that the demonized Afrikaner
was also the rightful owner of land they had acquired after a brutal
war they had lost, at enormous human cost. Trivialising a blood
sacrifice is insensitive and dangerous. Don't question Afrikaner
reluctance to assimilate before you get this.
11. It is time for Julius Malema to admit that Verwoerd entrusted
Malema's tax-exempt great-grandfathers with gratis homeland larger
than achiever-countries like Denmark, Norway and Switzerland, and
still came up with nothing to show for it. Many Afrikaners found
Verwoerd way too liberal with their tax money.
12. It is time for Julius Malema to admit to his actual Western
appetite combined with Africans' neurotic leap from mother tongue
education to English, a treason which may still erase the little
literature and heritage they had bothered to record.
13. It is time for Julius Malema to admit he can only favour place
name changes in envy, as not one single Western city, town or street
was stolen from anybody on this continent. A child can solve land
14. It is time for Julius Malema to admit that almost all former
fruitful farmland dispossessed in land claims, have suffered the same
fate - brutal sterilization.
15. It is time for Julius Malema to admit that more Afrikaner farmers
are slaughtered annually than South Africans who died during the
Sharpeville violence, a figure that dwarfs Ireland's national
mortality rate (FYI, Bono).
16. It is time for Julius Malema to admit that the new South Africa
has contributed nothing to the world stage but shame and catch-up.
This explains the following patronizing and affirmative therapy
Black African Cricket Forum, Black Broker Service Network (BBSN),
Black Brokers Forum (BBF), Black Business Council, Black Business
Forum, Black Business Woman Association (BBWA) , Black Editors' Forum,
Black Filmmakers Network (BFN), is a network of over 200 individuals
and 25 companies nationally, Black IT Forum (BITF), Black Law
Students' Forum, Black Lawyers Association, Black Leadership Forum,
Black Management Forum, Black South African Students' Organization
(SASO), FEW - black lesbian organization in South Africa, Forum of
Black Journalists, National Black Contractors and Allied Trades Forum
(Nabcat), National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA),
National Society of Black Engineers, etc.
17. It is time for Julius Malema to admit that the voters of the
previous regime really voted the ANC into power and that they rule by
the grace of a benevolent yes- vote in a referendum in 1992. He was
pre-teen then. Everyday he parades his hypocrisy that yes-vote lives
18. It is time for Julius Malema to admit that the killers and rapists
in his songs are NOT an Afrikaner statistic. Examples abound 1,2,3.
The greatest butchers of South Africans, by far, were his own
ancestors (Dingaan en Shaka). Today 3500 plus Afrikaner farmers are no
longer with us.
This vile statistic of ethnic cleansing accumulates daily and is
19. It is time for Julius Malema to admit that poverty will prevail
for as long as they keep in power a government defined by nepotism,
judiciary containment, golden handshakes, silent diplomacy, BEE
charters, unprecedented unemployment, unethical grants, land grabs,
tenderpreneurs and futile dreams of nationalization.
20. It's time for Julius Malema to admit that the book on tender
procedures has been rewritten by ANC cronies, comrades and families.
By October 2010 the amount of R26 billion of that had been
investigated as fraudulent (The Star , 28 October 2010). By April 2011
the national press editorialized corruption as epidemic.
21. It is time for Julius Malema and other instant millionaires to
admit that one may only keep what one earns. This is capitalism.
Fallible but unchallenged. Possessing what you did not earn is common
theft in any language. "Deserving" politicians, nationalization,
landgrab etc. translate to Afrikaans as theft, theft and theft.
22. It is time for Julius Malema to admit culpability in keeping
leaders in power who are dragging this fine nation to the bottom of
international management, development and mortality indexes. The
latter is the measure of civilization while we sport a lower life
expectancy than Uganda.
The 2010 Global Competiveness Report by the World Economic Forum rated
the new, fair and Democratic South Africa such:
* Quality of the education system - 130th out of 139
* Quality of primary education - 125th out of 139
* Quality of math and science education - 137th out of 139
* HIV prevalence - 136th out of 139
* Life expectancy - 127th out of 139
* Infant mortality - 109th out of 139
* Tuberculosis incidence - 138th out of 139
* Business impact of HIV/AIDS - 138th out of 139
23. It is time for Julius to explain to other Africans that
circumcision and muti rituals are pre-civilization quackery, that AIDS
is not cured by raping virgins and that sangomas will always be
inferior to the Western tradition of health awareness as a science and
24. It is time for Julius Malema to admit that African folk are still
dependent on what South African governments force other South Africans
to do for them. Blunt patronization.
25. It is time for Julius Malema to admit that he has run out of
reasons and time to blame the previous regime and to sever the
defeating umbilical chord of Afrodebt. Ironically, the only two former
colonized states which became global achievers (India and China), did
26. It's time for Malema to understand that the settler lineage will
never fall for the Struggle propaganda that their contribution and
sacrifices were insignificant. You cannot suppress their heritage by
stealing the names of world class towns, cities and well established
infrastructure; you can defile it by not sustaining that incredible
27. It's time for Julius Malema to show gratitude for a tribe who
sacrificed almost 40 000 of its own population to rightfully own a
country Africans acquired by virtue of outnumbering them and then
agitating for a democracy.
28. It is time for Malema to admit that one man's liberty was always
another man's devastation and that the e entitlement tug-a-war can
only be solved by immediately declaring a breakeven point. Stop BEE,
AA, quotas, EE and affirmative therapy right now.
29. It is time for Julius Malema to admit that it is inconsequential
to bemoan Western influence when everything you do is for Western
style affluence and thanks to Western influence.
30. It is time for Julius Malema to admit that nobody wants to rescue
Apartheid, but that redress is only possible if something legally
owned was taken away. Forced removals were regrettable but almost
never done without offers of compensation. Why is this fact omitted
when rallying up emotions to grab land?
31. It is time for Julius Malema to admit that the oppressed during
the Struggle has long since assumed and surpassed the role of the
former oppressor. Collective amnesia at this point in our dour
histories is dishonest and suicidal.
32. It is time for Julius Malema to admit that his ancestors of the
time were not invited to the Peace Treaty of Vereeniging, because they
were, despite their numbers, economically, technologically, militarily
and politically insignificant. This explains decades and decades of
gross minority rule.
33. It is time for Julius Malema to admit that Afrikaners would not
have stood for subjugation by any minority, ever.
34. It is time for Julius Malema to read the previous point again and
ask the relevant questions.
35. It is time for Julius Malema to admit that the colonised is a
colonisable individual, and a very envious one at that (Fanon). The
pathology of eternal debt is misguided.
36. It is time for Malema to admit that no South Africans want to
return to a pre-Eurocentric African state of mind and affairs. African
anti-Western defiance is populist diatribe and hypocritical banter
tagged with a huge dollar sign.
37. It is time for Julius Malema to admit that Africa is the orphan
continent thanks to many that went before him, fat-cat despots who
sounded exactly like him.
38. It is time for Julius Malema to admit that not one single leader,
minister or mayor has been voted in legally or democratically. More
than half of South Africans still don't vote. The politically inept
and unqualified surface and after being discredited, resurface
elsewhere under the banner of ANC propriety.
39. It is time for Julius Malema to admit that South Africa produces
almost 25% of this continent's GDP . SA qualifies to host world cup
events on this continent. Not bad for the land that surrendered
colonial rule stone last.
40. It is time for Julius Malema to see that it is pathetic to use old
buildings, highways, systems and infrastructure but pretend to be
demoralized by the sight old flags.
41. It is time for Julius Malema to admit to the sometimes mutual
incompatibility between hatespeech and traditional songs, the way
Afrikaners had to sacrifice traditional terms like "kaffer". He can
not have his cake and eat it. If some can chant "kill the Boer",
others will gladly reciprocate by revoking the vocable.
42. It is time for Julius Malema to see that most South Africans do
not want the old South Africa back. We all opt for an accountable
government of any colour or tribe. What we do not want is an Interpol
boss serving time for corruption and the spouse of our Minister of
Security as a convicted drug smuggler. We demand safety and a future
for our children.
Now, Julius, go tally your populist and unfounded anti-western sentiments.
You are keeping my South African compatriots victims in this sad old
race to upstage Europeans. Ironically your efforts are still
subsidized by white money. This you use gladly and squander greatly.
We are not emmigrating. We shall secure a future for our children in
our motherland. This ship will be turned around by sober thinking
South Africans, and I want to be there.