In an incredibly blind and bizarre turn of events in the world of South Africa’s race relations, a campaign to mourn and protest the ‘Oppression and Slaughter’ of white South Africans has been launched.
Their Facebook page describes the mission:
“We call on people across the World to raise their voices against the oppression of and violence against White South Africans! www.redoctober.co.za
On 10 October 2013 we will stage marches and gatherings across South Africa and the World to let everyone know that we have had ENOUGH! No longer will we be silent about the oppression of White South Africans! No longer will we endure the killing of our people on our farms and in our towns and cities!
We can no longer be silent about the brutal torture of the elderly and defenceless people of our Ethnic Minority!
We are tired of corrupt governance, racist BEE and AA policies. We can no longer tolerate the destruction of our infrastructure, our filthy government hospitals, our pathetic educational system, dirty dams and rivers, uninhabitable parks and public areas, dangerous neighbourhoods and filthy streets! The list is endless and we say it’s ENOUGH!
We also call on people all over the World to release RED Balloons into the skies in protest against the inhumane Slaughter and Oppression of the White People of South Africa at exactly 12.30pm local time on October 10, 2013!
This needs to stop and can no longer be ignored!”
Written by Ian McNair for a now-defunct section of Platform called ‘What Do You Think?’.