I read all these articles about the Clifton Beach Incident and the inference is always that people are being excluded from the beaches because of the colour of their skin and that black people are the target.
I find this troubling as:
The real group being excluded here are those of us who cannot afford to buy property at Clifton and let’s be frank here; “It is not only black people who cannot afford to buy there – a whole swathe of lesser privileged coloured, white, asian and other shades of the rainbow also do not have the wherewithal to afford to live in such luxury.”
On the other hand it is very sad to see how certain black people have taken on the mantle of being downtrodden and persecuted because of their skin colour. Come on guys; “If you believe that you are sh!t you will stay sh!t, if you believe that you are loved, you will be loved.”
Let’s get a bit of positivity back in our country.
Even during the days of apartheid the people in the homes surrounding Clifton looked down their noses at anyone using ‘their’ beaches as do the people closer to home in our seaside suburbs of Schoenmakerskop, Summerstrand, Humewood, Bluewater Bay, even Redhouse and Amsterdamhoek – you either belong or are tolerated and all the locals have special ways of recognising those who stay in their enclave of privilege.
Human beings like to gather in packs reflecting like minds or, in this case – like sized wallets, deal with it.
It is so much easier to tear something down than to improve and aim high.
What if we rather engaged those of large wallet size and learned from them how to also have fat wallets?
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