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Does South Africa black-phobic blacks suffer inferiority complex?

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By Abdirahman Mohamed Dirye

South Africa blacks are notorious for xenophobia but only seem reserved for black immigrants from the continent as soon as they arrive. It’s just more than xenophobia because, in retrospective, they targeted and killed off black foreigners in South Africa. So far so good: 300,000 Chinese immigrants in SA remain intact let alone whites the former masters of the black until Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu are created to be their living legends to rule through them. Why South African black unleash their indignation against another fellow blacks rather than share their wrath against all? This the question being asked by the continent as to how the red or white are spared but targeted the vulnerable blacks of the same flesh and blood.

In 2008, before the “tragic joke” wasn’t spread out to other African races but confined to Somalis only regularly killed like rats and flies, I met white lady and asked where she was from “ I am from South Africa” she answered. I told her that South Africa is a great country but with high crime rate “who told you? Rhetorically, She sounded like I offended her, then I continued my unsupported single story about South Africa since there no was much media coverage about Somali murder rates in the hundreds a year or more for they are equally get killed in their “own” country. To win the debate, “my people became witchhunt like albinos get killed on daily basis” her answer was unequivocal “your people pretend to be a businesspeople but they’re criminals” “if south Africa is as you claim where crime is high why thousands of European or American tourists go every year? “ I used to be a police officer back in South Africa; I could drive my car 3000 KMs without anything happen to me. Period” my argument seemed utterly defeated ever since I stopped talking ill about South Africa. However, Somali-phobic black South Africans spread out their map of hatred included other blacks from Zimbabweans and Mozambiqueans. I returned.

Somalis my people are the last “Irish of Africa” as a great writer called, and there is some truth to that at the least before my people proselytized by the swaying Arab trained terrorists. While Somalia except Somaliland swims in ocean of chaos, some black foreigners like Kenyan teachers or doctors still live safely and work. Forget about the general war and the crossfire, no specific hell reserved for them as I far as I know.

I am in no way hint or otherwise to encourage South African black thugs to kill whites or Asians, that’s horrific but please don’t twist my words. Nevertheless, I wonder why black South Africans rewarded those participated in their emancipation and the freedom to drink after so many years of “no blacks served” signs hanging in the bars, with burning them alive or stoning to death. Where’s the moral of conscience of blacks in all these! Are we blacks less human than the rest of the humanity or our blacks in SA are pagans as much as Somalis of today who bite the hand that feeds them? What went wrong with the blacks? This is doesn’t need a white expert to elaborate, we’ve to take the sh*t out of ourselves and review, and rectify.

Black-on-black murder in Chicago alone estimation goes beyond Mogadishu terror deaths, close to a thousand or more , South Africa, a country very much developed, and economic powerhouse of the continent, black majority behaves brutally. Desmond Tutu a great world leader I admire condemned Gaza war, he’ s right but he fell short of his obligation to curse his black murderers in his own “ altar” who picked up the weaker section of South African society, that’s African fellow brethren. Addiction to murder is in the pipeline like Chicago. Blacks of the SA sand the US supposedly to look up to by the rest of blacks, as “role models” are not just disgrace but one very disappointing. Shall we prevent from spreading to other races? This trend is ill omen.

Despite the distance, blacks in the States and South Africa are very much in common, both co-faith with the majority and born and live in developed countries, yet always complain that they are f*cked up. “Civil rights Obama-like” activists blame white supremacists for the troubles of the blacks though only few cases—the murder of nine senior American citizens in the House of God and failing to call what’s the crime truly is, a terror as ugly as it could be — or the white majority of being often accused of indifference and directed marginalization of the black while South African blacks blame the few strangers in SA for taking jobs away! But which view is right and solvable? How simplistic explanations are! Scapegoating is always easiest loophole to let one escape. However, scientific examination on black addiction to crime has to be carried out rather than deflecting weaknesses and running away responsibilities to play blameless victim. We Somalis and Arabs play the same game and didn’t work out nor solved social ills. Arabs whenever failed scapegoat Jews; Somalis blame Ethiopians for their leadership failure. This insanity may not cease in the near future. Until we stop pretending to solve Middle East on-and-off clashes while we failed to put in our house in order. The purely “uniquely African criminalities” both in SA and the US will continue unabated threatening the fabric of the societies. In return, would incur the wrath of other races. Desmond Tutu with his charisma should undo the damage done to South Africa’s reputation.

If Somalis, uneducated with little English victimized by 20 years of hellish conditions, are that talented to take jobs away from South African highly learned blacks in “one country in one continent”. South African blacks have to be ashamed of claiming of living in a great country like resourceful South Africa.

Abdirahman Mohamed Dirye, is a Somaliland Activist, Political Commentator, and Senior Editor and Author At Democracy Chronicles his works appear in Jerusalem Post, African Review, Big News Network, Toronto Telegraph, New York Statesman, Austin Global, and Sudan tribune, Middle East Online.



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  • 19 July 2015 09:10, by Thyinka

    Black on black violence is tragic so is any other ethnically or racially motivated violence. I was expecting you to cite research sources claiming black on black violence is due to inferiority complex.

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