Letter: Why call me a ‘white bitch’ when I also love Mandela?

I am a white born-free. I was born in the year 1995 into a post-apartheid, democratic South Africa – the “Rainbow Nation” as Archbishop Tutu affectionately named us.

I am a “Millennial” or “Generation Y” as Time magazine likes to call me – free from the categorical narrow-minded stereotype my parents (“Generation X”) and their parents are neatly packed into.

A millennial is ideally a free- thinker, an open-minded spirit ready to take risks, as well as accepting of all races, and religions however diverse they are from their own. This is me.

This, supposedly, is also the girl who infringed my human right to dignity, as well as my right to feel safe in any given situation.

The boy and girl in the car that practised racism, violence, hate speech and assault against my friend and me in Stamford Hill Road outside Live – The Venue on a Saturday night in January could not have been older than 22.

While technically they may not be “born-frees” strictly speaking, these two people were born long after the apartheid regime had come to an end and democracy was a leading force in South Africa.

They have no excuse to harbour hate, vengeance, bitterness or any other negative feelings towards white people. The “race card” is being pulled out far too often in this country when nine times out of 10 race has absolutely nothing to do with the situation at hand.

All my friend did was cry out “a*******!” in frustration at the occupants of a speeding car that nearly ran us over as we crossed the road to get to our own car that night. But things escalated quickly.

Before I knew it, the speeding car had stopped and a drunk couple alighted, tumblers in hand, cussing at us.

The phrase “white bitches” were among others thrown at us as the girl screamed in my friend’s face, threatening to assault her.

We removed ourselves from the situation and as we walked away, we felt liquid on our backs as a glass sailed past, narrowly missing my head and shattering on the pavement in front of us.

One of the main things which set our Generation Y apart is that we are classified as “tolerant”.

Our generation is supposedly tolerant of other races, cultures, points of view, political standpoints.

I could fill this letter with a long list of examples of our tolerance, but the fact is many of us in South Africa are not tolerant and it sends a surging pang of guilt to my very core when I think of what dear Madiba would say of these attitudes.

This is the country he spent his entire life moulding into something he could finally be proud of.

But I do not think Madiba would be proud. He would look down on these backward, destructive, unproductive, entitled Millennials.

You don’t even deserve to be associated with the term since Millennials are meant to be forward-thinking go-getters. We are supposed to be a generation that makes its own future. But you sit back and wait for your futures to make you.

Well, guess what? You’re going to be waiting a long time and your frustration will cause you to riot and fight and scream and tear down statues unnecessarily.

You are your worst enemies and that will eventually destroy you. I can wash off the alcohol you throw at me, but you cannot wash away the hate that is inside of you.

All Millennials need to read this and consider which category they fall into for the good of their future – and more importantly, the good of our beautiful country’s future.

– Meghan Deonn Oberholzer, Vredehoek

  • Kurt

    I cannot fathom that anyone could speak dearly of Communist “Madiba” ever , but when he is in the background photo actually singing “kill the Boer” and you are white it becomes really screwd up. How liberal can you get? To the point of self destruction where all this is headed.

    • RSA PATRIOT

      It’s called severe brainwashing.

      • Obama

        The youth are the most brainwashed of all – and it’s the fault of the parents (upbringing) – after the media of course.

        • RSA PATRIOT

          Yes and also schools and universities propagating and enforcing “anti-racism” in the form of white guilt. A school in Joburg had to pay R27000 recently to erect and “anti-racism” plan and to have people come to “address” the children (white children) on the value of multi-culturism and the evil of white pride. I kid you not.

    • zombiekiller117

      It’s called ‘Stockholm Syndrome’.

  • Ciska

    I, myself lives in Cape Town, and I am always fascinated with white/collared “english” (and I put that in ” because in Cape Town you are not Afrikaans – pleeeease!) who is so liberal, and beautiful, and easy going, and doesn’t see collar, and hang out with nigerian drug dealers in Longstreet, have cocktails in Camps Bay, someone that is without culture or CLASS, starts to complain and wine and bitch about if there is anything happening to them like the above – and THAT from “my” BLACK liberated friend with the likes of “don’t mess with my tutu” and our beloved “black terrorist”. Kry vir jou meisie!

  • WhiteOak

    …and so it goes. Slowly but surely all Mandela loving Liberal ‘born frees’ will come to realise that having a white skin is the target. My experience has indeed taught me that blacks are different by almost any measure to all other people. They cannot reason as well. They cannot communicate as well. They cannot control their impulses as well. They are a threat to all who cross their paths, black and non-black alike. Wake up Whitey!!

  • Nevyn

    Borrn free, bwhahahahahahahah, you fools have no clue what freedom is. There is no such thing as freedom in a commies mind dear child. And mandela your living and now thankfully dead god was the destroyer of freedom.

  • Rooikop

    Dear Meghan – I hope you wake up from your mandela induced stupor – he was a convicted terrorist that helped plan the murders of people – both white and his own to gain power – I feel sorry for you if you believe such a person is worthy of your love.

  • RSA PATRIOT

    Hey I was also born in 1995, and nothing in my walk of life ever convinced me that I was “born free”. Nor that “Madiba” was a saint as you see him. I understand your point, but why speak so euphemistically? What you are trying to get across, is that many young blacks in this country carry an unjustifiable hate towards young whites as a result of false propaganda and envy. To get this point across, one can hardly say that “we are not tolerant”, as you say. When I talk of “we”, young white people, we are clearly the most tolerant group of people on the planet – for 20 years and counting we had to endure harsh discrimination and denial of education, jobs, ect. Have we ever protested? No. Have we ever bitched and moaned like the “disadvantaged” oaks at UCT? No. Have we ever stood up and tried to take a stand? No. Have we ever cried about being denied application for medicine because we don’t average 90% at school? No. We proceed to study something else in order to make place for the black student wanting to study medicine after barely passing matric.

    It appears that we are so tolerant that we are in fact pathetic.
    As for the poop-throwing, bottle throwing, cussing, screaming and protesting young blacks who are disgusted by “white privilige”, a strawman of envy – I believe that they are in fact the “intolerant” group that you are trying to refer to. So say it as it is – don’t be scared of being branded a racist. Even though “Madiba” wouldn’t be proud of young whites finally seeing this hateful regime for what it is, we need to stop beating around the bush.

  • zombiekiller117

    This what an example of what is called ‘Stockholm syndrome’.
    The self hating White Anti Whites who refuse to acknowledge White Genocide and who love convicted terrorists are as much a problem as the ANC

  • Obama

    Why does Praag often not provide details of the original sources of some of their articles.
    This article originally appeared on IOL ‘s website (Independant Online – i.e. The Cape Times/Argus group).
    See: http://www.iol.co.za/mercury/letter-why-so-racist-my-fellow-millennial-1.1869060#.VXn0AVJeMbY

    I see the value in posting the article here, but please can Praag / Dan Roodt at least say where it came from originally (if it’s not from a Praag writer.) It gives the impression this may have been written by a Praag writer.

    • un-PC

      I think it’s pretty obvious it’s not a Praag article. But i understand what you are saying. I guess Mr Roodt cannot be bothered too much with this disgusting high school essay.

  • ablg234

    All Whites should go back to Europe even illegally. Let the Black man have his country back. We do not want it. They can then stuff themselves like Zimbabwe.