I have been blogging for awhile now, and I have seen most of the arguments; the outpouring of pain, anger, grief and loss. But what is sorely lacking, on all of the blogs, from the most vitriolic to the more mild, is a real call to action. We are all very similar to a bunch of barking, teeth gnarling kaffir dogs; they look ever so fierce, until you mock charge them, then they scurry away, yelping with tail between the legs.
I have toiled with my purpose on this blog, and despite me having learnt an inordinate amount, it remains important to have a goal. Quite recently we lost a great supporter, and the initiator of this blog, Doberman. And, I can tell you that efforts remain afoot to see us discontinue our struggle. You all know who our detractors are; they continue to threaten and harass, in the most vile and childish manner, without caring that there is a greater good to accomplish.
So, it becomes an imperative to define why we do what we do, if we have to endure the petty bullshit, dished out by our own countrymen.
I, for one, am sickened to my core at the destruction of my country, and the lives that are lost and broken. We all decry the savagery of it all; some of us call for an independent volkstaat, others say we will rise up again, the skilled say emigrate, but the large majority of us have to suffer in silence. Impotent, insecure, frightened and hopeless.
I doubt there will be any civil war or any secession. White South Africans have never been able to muster the strength to stand together. God knows, the followers of the blog would readily have seen how we disagree. Disagreement is good, if it progresses towards a better understanding, but in our case I think it merely defines the battleground.
So what is my point?
My point is that I am tired of hearing all the false bravado, the cries for action, the criticisms and the wailing. I am also tired of seeing families destroyed, when the parent/s are butchered or bludgeoned to death. It is time to do something about it.
Here is my proposal. ILSA has a very large readership base, but we have a very strong core group of repeat visitors. I would like to see a trust fund opened up for the victims of crime. The details could be determined later, but the gist would be that the fund would be administered, pro-bono, by an attorney; and that all disbursements from the fund would be discussed on the blog, with the financials, equally, being published for all to see.
In this way the process remains transparent, the world gets to see what we are doing; we get some teeth, and we actually do something for our people that are suffering in South Africa. I envisage that we could offer temporary relief to those seeking to emigrate, to mothers and children who have lost a bread winner and to older folk that are destitute, all as a result of savage crime.
Without this sounding like a life insurance pitch, or by creating a dualistic view of things, I am interested to see how many of the piss-and-vinegar, "let's kill the kaffirs" types would be willing to put their hand in their pocket regularly. Let's debate this issue and see where it leads us, but the time has come for some action.
Go on, show me how committed we really are to helping.