Friday, November 13, 2009

What the whites feared

White South African attitudes in the 70s and 80s. Was 'swart gevaar' (black threat) real? Let's see with the benefit of hindsight. I'm not going to differentiate between Afrikaans and English speakers and I'm taking the average of the three studies done in 1979, 1984 and 1987.

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Q1: Life for whites would carry on as before
A: 86.5% said NO (correct, quality of life markedly swirling in the toilet)

Q2: The physical safety of whites would be threatened
A: 78.2% said YES (big effing yah)

Q3: The language and culture of white society would be protected
A: 77.2% said NO (the Afrikaans language is under attack constantly)

Q4: The income and living standards of whites would suffer
A: 82.6% said YES (30% of whites are now classed as poor white and many live in white squatter camps)

Q5: Law and order would be upheld
A: 77.0% said NO (ha ha ha ha ha, good one..!)

Q6: Blacks would discriminate against whites
A: 88.9% said YES (AA/ BEE, quotas, um, yeah)

Q7: White women would be molested by blacks
A: 77.7% said YES (almost every white female is raped in hijackings and home invasions)

Q8: Communist policies would be implemented
A: 85.0% said YES (er, yes, hello SACP/ Cosatu/ Zuma alliance)

Q9: White possessions would be safe **
A: 78.5% said NO (farms are being removed from whites, guns,..)

So yes, everything whites feared has come to pass. Swart gevaar was and is still very real.

Source: Pierre Hugo, "Towards Darkness and Death: Racial Demonology in South Africa", The Journal of Modern African Studies (December, 1988)
**This statement was not included in the 1979 and 1984 studies.

3 Opinion(s):

WHITEADDER said...

Considering the realistic outlook of the Whites at that time you can imagine the gigantic hatchet job and mind phuck the media and the National Party unleashed on the Whites that they were so brainwashed that about 70 % of them voted for their own demise in the 1992 referendum. Interesting figures.

Anonymous said...

Well, you don't have to be a genius to have predicted these figures. Remember, the whites knew the black man's character...that's what you judge a person by and obviously this has come to pass 100% acurately. Now, if the whites knew this then why did the first world ignore what was before their eyes???

Viking said...

This is enlightening. Great post