Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Louis Theroux in rural South Africa

"I'm a racist..he's a racist as well"


9 Opinion(s):

Ron. said...

The sad thing is that many people will dismiss this fellow in the video: Eddie von Maltitz - simply because he asserts that he is a "racist" but even Theroux himself noted that Eddie was the "strangest" racist he had ever heard of because - as the video shows - Eddie regularly meets with members of the Sotho community near where he lives & he is fluent in Sesotho much to the consternation of Theroux who was nervous about what Eddie might have said in Sesotho to the cook. Though Eddie pointed out that he was racist in the sense that he wanted his culture protected & for his children to be educated with members of their own culture. Also he pointed out the reality that Black Africans have often shown to be even MORE racist than the stereotypical portrayal of White Africans & pointing out the mass genocide of Rwanda. While Eddie was once deeply involved in the Boer independence movement having been part of the AWB & left it to start the BWB - he ultimately left it all behind to focus on "improving the level of society" as he put it in this doc. Westerners unfortunately though do not recognize degrees of "racism" & tend to vilify anyone who might assert to protect their own culture even if he [ as in the case of von Maltitz here ] might also help to protect other races & cultural groups.

Viking said...
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Viking said...

I remember seeing this on tv, very good!

Dachshund said...

I was going to put this one up as well but von Maltitz didn't come off very well either. Some Westerners don't understand why you don't drink tea with your maid in your lounge with your pinkies crooked.

Doberman said...

Well put Ron. I like the degrees of racism viewpoint, so true.

Anonymous said...

There ia an interview of Eddie von Maltitz some time ago on Youtube. He speaks very well.

Here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rX-mQ0PZTo

Viking said...

I was quite impressed with him - he just smiled a little bit too much and that was offputting. But the sense he spoke was far more evident than how he came across.

Exzanian said...

Very interesting. What comes across clearly to me is that even if you can get over the colour differences, the cultures are foreign to each other and will never mix. I'm happy on that basis to call myself a racist.

Vanilla Ice said...

What do you think Canada does? They have french Canada, where french is the dominant language. You are not compelled to learn english. They get to make there own rules, select their own immigrants and determine their own culture. There are exclusively french schools within english Canada. So, it is not stated publicly, but amounts to the same thing.