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Before I move forward, I need to define my anger, why am I angry, why am I critical of our new Democratic Government and our 1994 to 1997 Constitution?

Maybe it is because I am racist, I was never anti-Apartheid?

My wife Nettie and I, first visit Soweto in July 2004, and our lives change, not too many of the people that have helped our lives change, have received life changing benefits from us.

During 2013, as South Africa commemorates the  1913 Native Land Act, me, a South African, classified as white, enjoying the privileges of this classification, decides to research South Africa’s history, off a very simple question I pose to myself;

“Who were we, the people of South Africa, prior to 1913, and how did we get from 1913, to where we are  today?” 

My findings shake me to the core, if I was classified black during Apartheid, I would have sourced an AK47, and mowed down as many whites as I could, before I was killed.

For six weeks I was paralysed with anger, unable to talk to my white brothers and sisters, about my ‘findings’, my black brothers and sisters looking at me with blank stares, as if I was stupid.

A young Nigerian Princess, visiting Soweto with a Taste of Africa, interacts with me, at the height of my anger, and her advice to me, is to convert my anger into the positive, and do something about it.

My outlet for my anger, is to ‘write’ manuscripts, everything that I wrote, I needed to present in such a manner, that I never let the white Capitalist economy, feel that my revelations are a threat to their business interests, and prevent my black brothers and sisters from feeling uncomfortable, as I attack their economic masters, any seen support for me, places their opportunity for employment in jeopardy.

What are my findings that cause this anger?

“If it was not for what my English Colonisers did, the Blacks would be the ‘wealth’ of  South Africa today, the Townships would not exist, and black poverty would not exist.” 

Economic Segregation is the prime evil. 

“I equate the damage that we did with the Holocaust, and I ask the question, was it equal to, was it lesser than, or was it greater than?”

“In my personal opinion, it was greater than.”

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