by Brian Faul
First off I am writing this mail in English in order for the message to be available to everyone. I am deeply concerned as to what is presently taking place in South Africa.
I am a white Afrikaans-speaking male in my 40’s. For all intents and purposes, this makes me enemy number one for those currently ruling South Africa.
I am a highly qualified professional in my field of expertise with many years’ experience. Among the problems I currently face is the total onslaught against people with similar profiles to mine. For the sake of correcting issues of twenty and more years ago, I am now after all this time being victimized to the extent of total poverty.
I have a forced financial commitment toward the state regarding rates and taxes. I am also taxed on the little revenue I generate on the side and I pay tax in the form of fuel levies and VAT every time I go to the shop. In return for this I get zero back from government. I am not allowed to parcipate in the formal job sector because I am not black enough..
A number of years ago I was destroyed financially by an unfair land claim that was eventually thrown out to my knowledge. During this time my business went insolvent as we were unable to operate on the property during the course of this bogus land claim.
As a result 15 people – all African – lost their jobs and the means to feed and house their families on the property and were put on the streets as a result. This, after living and working on the property with me for 16 years.
It later came to light that a very high-ranking police official who was later found guilty of fraud charges and corruption was behind the entire bogus claim. This is only one claim; there were many in surrounding areas that had exactly the same outcome: unemployment and poverty for hundreds of families.
Currently South Africa is living within a bubble.This bubble is bound to burst as more and more corruption comes to light and unemployment increases due to restrictive labour legislation being implemented. The problem by and large is that the people who are supposed to benefit most from this are standing to lose the most in the end.
I want to reiterate that this is not just an Afrikaner problem but a national problem for any white, coloured and Indian person in South Africa.
It is time for people to unite in thought and action before it is too late. There is still a small window open in this regard and this relates to the upcoming elections. It will in fact be the last chance for any white, Indian or coloured person to make a difference. After this election has passed and there is no significant opposition, the writing will be on the wall for all South Africans, including African people who are going to suffer the most, as in Zimbabwe. There will be no new dawn in South Africa, only poverty and strife leading to civil unrest and economic chaos.
The current government is essentialy anti-South African as it is embracing people from all over the world such as the Chinese who hold their allegiance to China and not to South Africa. Their interest is to take whatever they can back to build their own country, using our resources. In the long run millions of Chinese may settle in South Africa claiming our resources and living off our welfare system that is already overburdened and in a shambles as it is. It is known that the Chinese make the worst slave masters in the world.
Time is running out for creating an alternative. In this regard a formidable opposition is not yet available that will hear the concerns of the people. As far as I am concerned, Helen Zille and the Democratic Alliance have sold us out, following upon recent events. They have clearly unmasked their long-term intentions and they are not going to be acting in the interest of the minority voters.
In general South African people are hospitable, hardworking and honest, seeking a better life. By and large people of all races are not out to deliberately cause harm and conflict with each other. There is a very bad criminal element at present that is committing the most horrific crimes and gving a political slant to their actions. These crimes are often committed by people born after the democratic dispensation of 1994. They are often uneducated individuals that have been swept up by the words of a man such as Julius Malema that is forging ahead with a revolution based on self-enrichment and hatred because he was born black.
If one views what is taking place in South Africa at the moment a lot of it can be traced back to revolutionary tactics put in place by the ANC and Communist Party during their so-called struggle phase, including cadre deployment. It is as if no-one has given them the instruction to stop using these tactics as the struggle ended 20 years ago.
The cadre deployment tactics is what is currently driving economic collapse in many sectors including the most important: that of the future generation’s education.
The solution to this and many other issues is not a simple process and should be well thought through while we still have some time and this leads me to the following question.
Dan Roodt, will you be willing to lead us? I can only speak for myself and my family, yet I am sure that thousands of people in similar circumstances would ask you the same question.
The fact is, we the Afrikaans and English white people, as well as the coloured and Indian people, do not have leadership or rather coherent leadership at the moment. We are floating in a sea of doubt and despair, seeing civil strife ahead. This question is asked by people that have noticed your leadership skills. People that are willing to trust you and give you the support necessary to obtain this objective.
Those that do not arrach value to this letter, let them simply skip it and move on. This is a question raised by your followers and not by your enemies.
I believe you have been a victim of an onslaught by certain individuals to undermine your financial and moral support base.To those people I say: go to hell.
I have been made to understand that there is obviously a financial implication for yourself to enter the political domain. I believe the white people holding the same values as myself who are currently at the receiving end of this onslaught will commit financially to a few rand here and there. If people can donate cash to a host of causes without a direct impact on their future surely they will commit a few rand to this critical issue?
Perhaps you can set up a fund in this regard and outline the cost factor as I don’t believe people are actually aware that there are large amounts of funds needed for a venture such as this.
Time is of the essence so the sooner people are made aware and there is a manifesto in place the sooner people can act and commit to this.
Dr Dan Roodt, I urge you to consider this option and to at least put it out there for the general public and your support base to see.