Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has called for a “wealth tax” to be imposed on all white South Africans…
Moments earlier, he had told the whites in the conference room: “You all benefited from apartheid. Your children went to fancy schools, you lived in posh suburbs.”
He stressed, however, that this did not mean all whites had supported apartheid.
Speaking to the Cape Argus after his speech, Tutu expanded on his wealth tax call.
“There were many in the white community who were ready for this (at the time of the TRC process).
“It could be quite piffling, maybe 1 percent of their stock exchange holdings. It’s nothing. But it could have helped… maybe building new homes, and that would have been an extraordinary symbol of their readiness.”
Asked whether he was again calling for a “wealth tax”, Tutu said: “That’s what I’m saying.”
A “wealth tax” that applies only to whites. Most people would call this a “white tax” or a “jizyah“. If Tutu meant that only wealthy people would have to pay it, then why did he single out whites? There are plenty of poor whites in South Africa.
Another thing that bothers me about Tutu’s speech, is that he claims blacks in South Africa suffer from “self-hatred”. I doubt that blacks anywhere suffer from self-hatred. They seem to be genetically inclined to have the highest self-esteem of any race. This is one reason their suicide rates are so low. Tutu’s comment about being in an airplane (also quoted at Amren)…
He also recounted how a while ago he had been on a Nigerian plane with two black pilots at the helm.
“We suddenly hit heavy turbulence and my first thought was that there wasn’t a white man in the cabin to bring us back to safety.
… is merely an example of his subconscious recognition, that whites tend to be more competent than blacks, coming to the surface. When white leftists experience such lapses, they berate themselves for “racism”. When a black does it, he pities himself for being a victim of racism.
Perhaps South Africa should impose a “jizyah” on its blacks for their ridiculously high crime rates, corruption, littering and overall high cost to society. This would make more sense. But no. According to Tutu, all these black shortcomings are the fault of the white man, and that same white man, who built the nation of South Africa out of nothing, should be required to throw even more money into the black hole – as if the murders, rapes and robberies he is subject to are not enough.