Knitting Red Barets

Post ’94, the Afrikaners, as a group, did not contribute much to reconciliation and restitution. Mandela extended grace and we, as a group, gave nothing in return. Yet, it seems we did now, 20 years later, actually create something of significance. So, before complaining about what you see on TV, consider this:

With every passing week of indifference and ignorance

With each passing payment of private healthcare and private security

With each racist joke and remark

With each cheap criticism of the ANC and government

With each complaint about BBBEE

With each look of disdain at a poor black face

We unconsciously, unknowingly

collaborated in unintended unity

to the knitting of the thing, the movement, the sentiment

that is know by the letters:



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