Soo, apparently, Oscar Pistorious has been charged with killing his girlfriend.
Apparently, he thought she was a burglar or intruder and shot her 4 times in the head and once in the arm. According to yahoo!, 'The estate where South African athlete Oscar Pistorius lives is supposed to be one of the safest in the country. In 2009, Silver Lakes Golf Estate was voted "the most secure estate in South Africa", according to its website.'
South Africa has some of the highest rates for violent crime in the
world, with an average of nearly 50 people murdered each day. There are also high levels of assault, rape, robbery and carjackings with some home-owners having to carry weapons to defend themselves against intruders.
Now, some people believe that the blacks in SA are the ones who inadvertently caused him to murder his girlfriend. I had nothing to say until I started reading some comments on yahoo!
and someone wrote, 'If the blacks didn't commit 18,000 murders a year
there, then decent
folk wouldn't need to live in gated communities. That is the problem.'
That got me MAD.
You don't go to someone else's country and then
try to run them down/out. White South Africans are not the original South Africans. I don't care if their greatest grandfather was born there, but they aren't to me anyway. Now, they've waltzed in from Europe and American and have settled in SA, they have the best of EVERYTHING and look down on the original inhabitants of the land. There is a lot of poverty amongst the blacks that live there. They are pushed away and subjected to inhumane degradation whilst these immigrants come in and take the best of what they have. Now tell me, why won't they be MADDDD? Why won't they be angry? Why won't they do whatever they have to do to survive? To provide for their mothers, fathers and siblings? I DO NOT CONDONE VIOLENCE for any reason, but when you take away everything necessary for a man/woman to make a honest living, they will have no choice but to turn to the dark side to provide for themselves.
I live in England and I have heard and seen firsthand English people who get angry at the rate of immigration and how black immigrants seem to come into the country and take the best of what they have. The government has implemented measures to reduce immigration to the UK from African countries and there is a lot of racism and hardships for blacks in terms of getting jobs or moving to the top in careers. We complain and moan about it, but at the back of our mind, we empathise or I do anyway. I can't come into another man's country and uproot him out to make myself lord over him and those like him.
It is the same in Nigeria, in the Niger Delta area. All these oil companies go there, take the oil and ruin the land and the indigenes are left to suffer. Forget all the story about building schools and crap. The farmlands are destroyed, many of the rivers can never have fishes and whatever clean and healthy rivers have in them. You can't send a hungry child that has no clothes or shoes to school. How will he/she learn?
Now, as I've been reading all these about blacks in SA, I remembered the shooting incident in this same SA a couple of months ago and the inhumane way the mining workers were treated and how they fought back. As I've said, I do not condone violence, but if I am mining gold or coal or diamonds from my own FATHER'S LAND and yet I am living in abject poverty and when I get the courage to ask in my own father's land for a raise or better working and or living conditions, I am shut up like an annoying child, I will FIGHT. I will not take it.
I am so bloody angry at how blacks are so displaced all over the world. How we are nobodys in the west and nobodys even in our own homes. Indians come over and take our jobs and or become our bosses even though we are better qualified. Let's go to India and see if they'll make a Nigerian or black man bosses in many of their companies.
Shebi, if Nigeria was the Nigeria of the 80s or when things were good, no one wanted to go abroad. People went abroad to study, and most of the time, ALWAYS came back home. Now, people will sell their mother to leave.
It irks me that our leaders are so daft and have little or no intelligence to see all these and don't feel pain and shame for their people. It irks me that for some, it is better to live in a foreign land where at least, they will be able to use their degrees rather than be cast aside for 'oyinbos' who are 'always better' in their own home countries. It irks me that for others, it is better to live in a foreign land where they will be able to see the fruit of their labour no matter how small it is. At least here in the UK, there is racism, but there are laws that 'protect' us from it. Sometimes, these laws don't work and we have to bear the consequences, but I don't know if I will be able to live in my own father's land and be discriminated upon, take it silently and say 'it is well' as we Africans are always wont to say.
EVERYTHING IS SO WRONG WITH THIS WORLD. EVERYTHING! I AM SO ANGRY.
ps: my title makes no sense, but it was all I could come up with for now