- Jun 23, 2008
The funny part is I know exactly the strategy that you are regurgitating here. I just recognize it.You are not following this discussion, like, at all. We are done.
Such a blinkered outlook. It's all black v white, white v black... looks at the system that results in these outcomes, shouldn't we be talking about changing that? Remove the fence not the peoples legs.
This is a motte and baily tactic you are doing in full force.
You are taking the easily defendable position that we both likely agree upon (that poverty in South Africa predominantly affects black South Africans, and that reducing said poverty is of the highest importance), and using it to justify tearing down the "system" that you claim is producing these discrepancies. Even when the system that you so want to tear down is the system that would reduce the problem.
That system just "happens" to be free-market capitalism and the concept of meritocracy. Which brave activists like yourself conveniently want to get rid of.
Thuli Madonsela does exactly the same thing when she, who has never run or started a business in her life, claims that capitalism needs to be rethought.
https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/art...ics-unite-to-call-for-basic-income-guarantee/Madonsela called for the need for “rethinking capitalism” because income, which is now denied to millions of people, “is the basis for every other human right”.
You are pretty much a lost cause on this, when you defend and justify the very worst of bigoted behaviour (requiring that skin colour be relevant in judging someone to be suitable for the job).
If anyone else want to understand how individuals like SlinkyMike and Madonsela come to their twisted points of view, I recommend reading this essay by James Lindsey: