In defence of pale males

Another pale male: Argentine model and presenter Mario Guerci
Another pale male: Argentine model and presenter Mario Guerci

by TAU Bulletin

The state of the nation is no more ludicrously evident than Gauteng premier Nomvula Mokonyane’s recent “warning” that “pale males” would return to government in Gauteng if SA’s opposition Democratic Alliance party wins next year’s provincial election.

“It can’t happen, it will not happen” she declared. “Reversals in transformation are unacceptable, and the Gauteng public must be spared the “white gevaar”  (danger).

Where in the world are efficiency, skills, creativity and diligence seen as a danger? Only in South Africa, where so-called liberation credentials, party membership and loyalty trump the need to maintain the first world country and its infrastructure which was handed to the ANC on a plate after the 1994 election.

Ms. Mokonyane’s racial invective and resentment has been received with a muted tolerance. Despite the non-racial assurances in the Founding Provisions of South Africa’s constitution, the governing party’s racial diatribes against, mostly, whites continue apace. Indeed, they seem to have increased. The State President’s YouTube clip where he urges his supporters to “kill the boers” and that his cabinet would “kill with a machine gun” is still running, without any apparent move by YouTube to take it out of circulation. (Yet a YouTube clip made by two white South Africans saying they refuse to apologize for being who they are was taken off within a few days of its appearance on the internet.)

South Africa has two parallel universes – the ANC’s self-delusion and the reality. The fact that the country has dramatically slipped down the world’s various achievement indexes over the past nineteen years has either escaped Ms. Mokonyane’s notice, or she is disingenuous in the extreme. Does the rather corpulent Ms. Mokonyane not realize that 90% of the food she and her countrymen consume is produced by pale males? That virtually everything she takes for granted in this country was created by pale males?

From where did the railways, roads, commercial farms, schools, hospitals, potable water and electricity transmission emanate?  The very language she uses in a legislature which is not part of her cultural heritage is a language of the pale male. The news print that distributes her humbug is not of her culture either. But she is selective in her vitriol.  When this lady shops, she hurries to the pale males’ luxury shopping centers:  she was recently seen at up market Hyde Park “posing proudly with her R10 000 LK Bennet shoes and matching handbag”. (Tony Leon, Business Day 30.7.13).  Pale males are excoriated but they are good enough to produce and supply the luxuries which she and her fellow anti-white friends cannot live without.

There is no empirical evidence to show that without the intervention of others in Africa (including pale males), Ms. Mokonyane’s culture would have evolved any further than that of those “lost” tribes one finds in the Amazon and Papua New Guinea.  She should be grateful that that particular ship sailed around the Cape of Good Hope many years ago and that it decided to stop for victuals. Non-pale male groups who could have manned that ship may not have been so conciliatory to the locals, then and now.

Who created the Sasols, the Iscors, the Eskoms and the country’s nuclear capacity? Who rid the country of the tste tste fly and malaria? Who developed Africa’s premier agricultural and veterinary service, used by the whole continent? Who produces maize and other grain surpluses year after year on the continent that cannot feed itself?

And, conversely, who is busy destroying what used to be the African continent’s pin-up country?

Certainly not pale males. Ms. Mokonyane and her compatriots should look in the mirror. But if one’s modus vivendi  is self delusion, then blame is the name of the game. The world has taken note of the Africa of today. It is not a pretty picture. Zimbabwe went from the continent’s bread basket to a basket case. Few if any of the continent’s governments can feed their people. Corruption, nepotism, inefficiency and venality are the order of the day. South Africa is no exception.  Who is to blame for Liberia’s status as an African cesspool, or for Ethiopia’s failed state ranking? Colonialism? Apartheid? Pale males? Neither of these countries was subjected to colonialism or apartheid. They are travesties because the people who live there are who they are.

South Africa today could certainly do with some pale males to put things right. But this is not the ANC’s priority: a deep racial inferiority complex trumps practicality.

The facts

Pale males around the world are denounced by the non-achievers with relentless regularity. Whites in the United States complain about this as well.  We quote Fred Reed from the US’s Nationalist Times:

“I am weary of the endless denunciation of ‘white privilege’; the calls to abolish all tests in which whites excel, and the need to make universities and police forces and advanced placement classes ‘look like American demographics’.  It might be well to note the utter dependence of the US on white men who have contributed virtually everything that keeps the affirmative action classes from living in mud huts.”

Reed continues with examples of this contribution: “Euclidean geometry, parabolic geometry, hyperbolic geometry and projective geometry.  Physical chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry. Classical mechanics. The indeterminacy principle. The wave equation. The Parthenon. Air conditioning. Number theory.  Romanesque architecture. Gothic architecture.  Information theory.  Entropy. Enthalpy. Almost every symphony ever written. Pierre August Renoir. The diatonic scale. The mathematics behind the twelfth root of two and all that. The Bohr-Sommerfeld atom. The purine pyrimidine structure of the DNA ladder. Single sideband radio. All other radio. Dentistry. The internal combustion engine. Turbojets, turbofans, Doppler beam-sharpening. Penicillin. Airplanes. Surgery. The mammogram. The Pill. The condom. Polio vaccine. The integrated circuit.

“The computer, computational fluid dynamics. Euripides, Sophocles, Aristophanes, Homer. Glass. Rubber. Nylon. Roads. Buildings.  Acetyl-cholinesterase inhibitors. Silicone. The automobile. Bug spray. Public cryptography.”

“Like it or not white men can do these things, have done them, and continue to do them. The evidence shows that all groups receiving affirmative action have not done them, and cannot do them, which is why they need affirmative action.

“The pattern of white men doing difficult things continues. Consider the founders of companies in information technologies. Not quite all white, but all men. Anyone who watched the landing of Curiosity on Mars will have noticed that Mission Control consisted overwhelmingly of white men. If I were rude, I would say to those who criticize: invent your own things.”

Reed cites South Africa as an example of a tragedy in the making. “A constantly dwindling number of whites are at the mercy of a predatory welfare class and it’s possible they can’t and won’t carry the rest of the population. If things get worse for them, they will simply flee the country.”

Whether this scenario plays itself out in South Africa is up to the whites. But Ms. Mokonyane mustn’t take too much for granted. Her dislike of pale males borders on the obsessive, to the point where common sense and practical considerations for the benefit of all South Africans are cast aside in an all-consuming and embittered realization that her ANC cannot feed its people, cannot govern, and are no better than what the world has seen emanate from the rest of the continent over the past fifty years. She knows this, the ANC knows this, and the world knows it. Keeping out the pale males won’t improve the ANC. This racial animosity is inimical not only to whites but, eventually, to the future of all South Africans.
The pale male acrimony is however selective. Ex president Nelson Mandela was not interned in an ANC-run hospital. The new ANC elite have quietly bought houses in so-called white areas. They send their children to white schools. They want the pale male’s education system. (Every university in South Africa is a white creation). What is the yardstick against which anything of worth in South Africa is judged if not against a pale male-created yardstick? Are the elite’s suits bought from Nigeria or Italy? Is there such a thing as a Ghanian IPod? Do they fly Air Kenya or British Airways? Do they go to Mali for their holidays or to Paris?

A South African business journalist refers to “the African No” – “a jumbled melee of endless meetings, unreturned phone calls and ignored e-mails”. Compare this approach with the white world. The United States for example accounts for 4,5% of the world’s population but 25% of the world’s GDP. When people flee their terrible countries they try for Europe, Australia and other pale male bastions. They don’t want to emigrate to Zambia or the Sudan.
A cursory trawl through South Africa’s productive sector sees pale males as police divers, as rescue helicopter pilots, as paramedics, as the donors to charities, as the bedrock of the taxpayer base, as the underpinners of the medical profession, the service industry, the banking and the mining sector. The country is divided into the producers and the consumers, and we know on which side of the divide the pale male sits.

Virtually all of the productive farms that were handed over to ANC supporters under the government’s land redistribution policy failed:  a pithy example of pale male producers and ANC-created destruction.

It is a pity that more media space is not given to a frank analysis of who are the drivers of the South African economy, instead of to those who talk about nationalization, about transformation, about white racism and so-called privilege. South Africans might get a clearer picture of who is really important in the grand scheme of things, as opposed to those who can talk the leg off an iron pot, hold press conferences,  fly all over the world first class, endlessly discuss turnaround strategies and blame everyone but themselves for their shortcomings.  Within ten years, South Africa’s social spending (including huge government employee wage bills) will exceed government revenue. Employee compensation as a share of government income went from 31,7% in 2008 to 44,3% in 2012. South Africa’s pale males are a finite group – even they cannot hope to foot the bill for this parasite profligacy forever.

Maybe then South Africa will value its pale males, but it may be too late.

(Extract from Nationalist Times courtesy of Impact magazine)

  • Pallidus Masculus

    In the early days of ANC rule I found the incessant references to “pale males” insulting and offensive. Now, after 20 years of ANC mismanagement and misrule, and the resulting destruction and decay of everything that made this a great country, I wear the title as a badge of honour!

    • guest1

      some people were only put on this planet to steal, pilage, plunder and destroy….do you know of any?

      • Nivek

        Your answer Guest 1 lies in John 10:10, (New King James Version)

    • morton

      What I find strange is that 20/25 years ago, I knew very few people that I would consider to be really racist towards blacks. today I know of hardened lefties from the 70’s and 80’s who are now so right wing they even make ET look left! well those that have not left the country that is!

  • Marthinus Wessels

    Thank you for publicly articulating what I have been thinking. I am so glad that I am not alone.

  • Paleface

    Zambia, Congo etc became independent from colonialism in the ’60s. Visit those countries and see the mess. Malaysia also became independent in that era, but it is one of the world’s success stories. Africa cannot make it on their own. If there is nor a white man with appropriate persuasion, they are failures. I went to see a local school black principal to ask him to have a word with black school children who are dropping empty cold drink containers and sweet wrappings in the street when they walk to school and back. He said he has given up talking to the pupils, “it’s a culture problem”.

  • Athena

    How does attacking others on the basis of race promote your case. I don’t agree with attacking white males but I don’t agree with attacking any group on the basis of superficial characteristics. Every race and culture has made contributions. How do you work alongside people to solve problems when there is such hatred on both sides?

    • Marthinus Wessels

      May I ask where you see the author attacking other races?

      • Michael Ian Wright

        Anything short of utter worship along with complete self debasement is now viewed as an attack on the exalted.

    • Karolina

      What contributions black race made?, maybe you should visit Detroit…

  • tommyk


    Or should it read ‘Black Athena’?

    Telling the truth – and even only a tiny part of truth ! – isn’t “attacking others on the basis of race”.

    In his – only seemingly- long list of inventions, achievements and discoveries made by white men (and some white women) the author of this laudable article left out the theories of Special and General Relativity, the steam engine, at least 10 different kind of motors next to the internal combustion engine, including the Diesel engine, the Stirling motor, the Wankel motor, the electric motor etc., etc. The Renaissance including all inventions as well works of art by Leonardo da Vinci, all work of art by Michelangelo, Titian, Veronese etc., etc. including the developments and inventions made by them with respect to the techniques of painting. The theories of astronomy from Aristarchos and Hipparchos further developed by Ptolemy revolutionized by Kopernikus and Tycho Brahe and eventually by Kepler brought into a form, which made it possible to show that it is just a model of classical (Newtonian) mechanics.

    I could easily go on with more such inventions, achievements and discoveries made by white men (and some white women) of the same rank as the ones I already mentioned.

    And now please give me a list of ‘contributions of the same rank made by other races and cultures’. Of the same rank means: silly dances and ugly music and the ability to scratch ones head are not of the same rank.

    To make a long story – or list – short: at least 95% of all relevant scientific, technical, and cultural inventions, achievements and discoveries have been made by white men (and some white women)! 5% have been contributed – in this sequence of relevance – by ancient and old Chinese culture, ancient and old Indian culture, Arabian culture (from 800 to 1400 A.C.), and ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian cultures. The relevant (!) contributions from Black Africa and precolumbian America and others then have to fit into the rest !!

    Oops – no rest left? Sorry !

    • julian

      Everyone should read “Guns, Germs and Steel” to get an idea of why Europeans and Asians developed in the northern hemisphere and why South America, Africa and Australia, the southern hemisphere continents, did not develop. It is simply to do with geography and a few other things.

  • Albert Brenner


    I`m so encouraged that Pale Males across the West are starting to stand up for themselves!

  • Derek van Rensburg

    I doubt whether this article warrants so much space. If qualities of understanding and historical perspective together with some serious introspection are important to racial harmony in South Africa or anywhere else for that matter, then this invective warrants no space at all. It oozes the repulsive arrogance of racial superiority and some of the comments it elicits are positively nauseating. As a “pale male”, I find all this despicable and embarrassing.

    Here in South Africa we Whites were inhumane on the basis of race and we expect Black people to be nice about it. Astonishingly, actually miraculously, many of them are nice about it but we shouldn’t be surprised that many others are not. We deprived them of opportunities under laws of “Job Reservation”, etc. and we expect them to “deliver”. We harnessed the economy to effectively accommodate about 5% of the population; now 100% of the population is demanding that. We imposed an inferior education system on them and we expect them to govern better than we did. We got it wrong for decades and decades (some would say “centuries”) and we expect them to get it right within 2 or 3 decades. We have no rights to such an expectation and it wont happen.

    A Black person needs to be no more than average in just about every respect to answer and refute this article; he has too much of the ammunition of bitter experience.

    • julian

      Unfortunately Derek you are right about the educational aspect. Education is the key to everything and putting Bantu education in place has to have been the most stupid thing I have ever heard of. However when I look back at what Rhodesia was like in the 50’s (I lived in a large hut on a farm near the Zambezi river), it was so basic it was frightening. We had no electricity, no fridge, no electric stove. Roads were dirt everywhere. To think that we could have put a good education system in place then is provably a dream. I think we could have educated some of the local black people, which we did, but not all of them. Secondly when we started farming we could not find enough black people to assist us as there were simply not that many blacks in the area. We had to drive down into the valley to find them and there were no tracks in the valley, just a canopy over our heads. At the end of the season we took them back to the valley to see their families and then went back at the beginning of the next season to collect them. A party would consist of maybe 6 people. There simply weren’t any more people to invite. Rhodesia then was very basic.I don’t think there is a coherent answer to our history. It happened we cannot change it. It will takes year to sort out.


      • Honda

        I think Bantu education was better than the current education. I ask you how can you put the following question in a matric math literature paper
        If the show runs at 2 liters per minute and Tandi stands under the shower for 5 minutes how much water does she use. This was an actual question from a few years – these questions belong in about grade 4 rather than grade 12.

    • morton

      Derek, I am surprised at your ridiculous responds. no matter how badly you feel the old regimes may have treated blacks, It was 1000% better than the treatment they received from their own kind under their tribal leaders! unless of course you have a copy of Shaka’s education policy or Dingaan’s white paper on infrastructure development, that you would like to share with us?

    • Byron Richmond

      If you hate yourself so much Derek van Rensburg why dont you kill yourself!

    • Gatvol

      You speak the biggest load of twaddle and self delusion I have ever had the misfortune to read, do us all a favour and emigrate to South Sudan

    • Francis Hanekom

      Those governing received a lot of education in communist countries. No excuse. With the lowered standard of education, worse than bantu education, they battle and needed the legalization of 30% passrate to be able to reach the final year. A fear for posterity if your argument hold any water at all. Even black academics and the Zulu king complained about the current status, saying they received better education back then.

  • WardKendall

    Pale males built the civilized world, South Africa included. Blacks have had their chance and they haven’t got what it takes. To understand why – and what’s at stake – pick up a copy of the book below. Every white South African should read it.

  • Riva Jeffrey

    It is the pale males that gave the black people every luxury that they are enjoying today.