- Those who are courageous enough to speak out
- Those cowards who are play ‘monkey see/hear/speak/do nothing’
- Those who believe in the power of prayers and God's Plan with His people.
I have to emphasize the fact that in spite of sharing the same fears and hopes, white South Africans are not able to ‘stand together’, displaying themselves as a crowd. “Each and everyone holds their own and minds their own business,” is their way of living. Individualism and independence were goals most of them have achieved at the age of twenty-one. If you want to see obstinacy and resistance, try to force a couple of Boers (white South Africans) in one pen.
Seasoned organizers of events know that they should count on a 10-20% attendance of all people involved. Before 1994, a 30% attendance was the order of the day. Only special occasions, such as some religious sermons, especially weddings and funerals, family reunions, the ever so popular braai (barbecue) with friends and also the matches of their favourite sport teams may encourage the average white South African to go to all the trouble of attending it.
However, with the exception of teenagers in search of excitement, white South Africans are cage-people. When they are not obliged to work in groups, they want to be alone with their beloveds in a comfortable home. Attending a meeting of any kind is considered to be WORK, including the rendering of moral support to a beloved child, a close relative or friend.
- Firstly, as loyal, conscientious, hard-working, law-abiding citizens only sickness, death and a well-deserved leave will prevent them from being present at work.
- Secondly, they cherish the time they have available for relaxation and will not easily allow any diversions.
But this is also true about ALL races in South Africa.
What about those hordes of blacks wreaking havoc during demonstrations of protest?
Truth is: 90% of those blacks are volitionally or against their wishes victims of bribery, victimization and shrewd incitement. They are threatened with death if they are not THERE to support those who are furthering a cause to the benefit of all.
But this is beside the point.
The point I want to make is that white South Africans are free to be conspicuous by their absence at any gathering. They are expected to be absent when:
- They have no interest in the cause of a gathering
- Their work and/or personal obligations or circumstances keep them from attending an event
- They believe that their attendance will be superfluous, as the leaders and organizers are capable of achieving success without the support of an audience
- They trust their appointed leaders and the ability of those leaders to take care of all matters on the table
- The 90% Christians among them believe in God and His Ultimate Plan. They believe in the power of prayers and would rather pray before demonstrating distrust in God by attending a demonstration of protest. The rest who are either atheists or agnostics are living in a world of their own where human behaviour may or may not amuse them.
Read my article about red balloons that were released into the air on 10 October 2013 – Every balloon was supposed to be a scream: “White South Africans have had enough of the brutal killing of whites by blacks since the demolishing of Apartheid in 1994.
Just click on this link - http://martiecoetser.hubpages.com/hub/Red-October-in-South-Africa