a friend passed this onto me….. i tried to find the actual article to see what got this guy’s back up in the first place but haven’t been able to as yet…..

This comes from a comment on 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..? As certainly, what the ‘settlers’ found was not a hugely advanced infrastructure-, deep mines-, airports-, vast libraries of written works-, grandiose 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. Beings in skins, wielding sticks, living primitive dwellings, dragging- and carrying things around, who had not even invented the wheel yet.

2. Ethiopia – a country that was NEVER colonised. Today one of the most desolate places on the planet – who “disadvantaged” the people of Ethiopia..?

3. Put Zimbabwe and Germany next to 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 (unified) Germany back four centuries in time.

Yet, in (around) fifteen years (for the second time a few decades) it built an ‘economic wonder’ – today, fast becoming a global leader in almost every aspect. Reminder: a lineage very strongly associated with… WHITE AFRIKAANS SPEAKING people… One the ‘flip side’ – Zimbabwe – was handed one of the wealthiest countries in the WORLD (e.G. A currency that was worth more than the USA Dollar, etc) – what is it today..? Competing with Ethiopia to be the most desolate hell-hole on the planet..? Please explain…

I can carry on for days – but 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 – e.G. Calling people “racists” – and kindly 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 (a bit like the “rapture” we are all eagerly awaiting, for the 401 775th time since 2000 alone…), the same delusional inanity that claims the words “KILL THE BOER” really, actually means – “come over to my mansion for tea and cookies”…

– You cannot take something from somebody WHO NEVER HAD IT..! In fact, what is it that white people, specifically white men, 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 – iow the most savage ruled the land (a bit like Hillbrow today). They simply ran away until they could not run anymore – not having ANY grasp of the concept f a horizon or for that matter any measure of finite land mass – e.g. The boundaries – that is the fundamental concept of ownership..

— MINERALS..? More hallucinations aside – e.G. Ancient gold mines…. – a little bit like the Zimbabwe Ruins (the Pyramids, etc) – next to the magnificent structure, the indigenous people build 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 paper at Wits’ Engineering Library.

— WEALTH..? Money-, Capital- and the pivotal mechanisms of the wealth that allows you to breath, eat, have children, live a rather healthy productive and fulfilling live, 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 it is called ‘Wall Street’…? It was initially ‘Wal Straat’ – yes my dear, the Dutch took their cognitive substance there as well… The same Dutch that were the most direct decedents of the people that 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 took their aeroplanes-, their Breitling watches, their Italian Suits, or their German luxury limousines, their ‘Blue Light Brigades ‘ or perhaps their Space Shuttles..? Mmmm… I just hate the implicit assumption that ‘white’ stole from ‘blacks’…

J. Theron