ELDER PATRIOT – This should come as no surprise to Americans who have watched the rise of movements such as Black Lives Matter and La Raza, people have a tendency to bite the hand that feeds them. In the case of Ntokozo Qwabe that is precisely what he did.
Qwabe recently recounted on his Facebook page that after enjoying some time with his friends in a Cape Town restaurant he decided to punish his white waitress by refusing to give her a tip. Instead, he wrote, “WE WILL GIVE TIP WHEN YOU RETURN THE LAND,’ on the check.
Why Qwabe connected a working class young woman to any past wrongs that he, himself, never suffered, was solely because she was white. That is the definition of racism.
Just to make sure his racist reasoning wasn’t misunderstood, Qwabe expounded, “The waitress comes to us with a card machine for the bill to be sorted out. She sees the note & starts shaking. She leaves us & bursts into typical white tears.”
Even after learning that the young woman was working to help her ailing mother Qwabe wouldn’t offer an apology.
Qwabe, from South Africa, also heads the Rhodes Must Fall movement. Cecil Rhodes founded the Rhodes scholarship program that is funding Qwabe’s education at Oxford.
Qwabe may be correct about one thing, perhaps the Rhodes Scholar program should be terminated if for no other reason than to prevent hate-filled scum like he has proven himself to be from rising to positions of leadership in tomorrow’s world.
As for Facebook, it is interesting to note that it took no action against Qwabe. Posts expressing similar forms of hatred, but with different racial components, are regularly blocked and the users’ accounts are frozen.
As reported by Breitbart earlier this year:
“Last month, Facebook launched what it called an “Initiative for civil courage online,” the aim of which, it claims, is to remove “hate speech” from Facebook
At the launch of the new initiative, Facebook’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, explained that, “Hate speech has no place in our society — not even on the internet.” She went to say that, “Facebook is not a place for the dissemination of hate speech or incitement to violence.”
Of course how Facebook chooses to enforce their rule and who they choose to banish is up to them and allows them broad discretion in determining which “hate speech” to ignore and which to turn a blind eye towards. This provides Facebook with the power to craft the political messaging that users get to see.
As the case of Ntokozo Qwabe proves, Facebook has chosen to use their broad platform to spread hatred when it suits their political goals.