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By Andile Mngxitama
It came flying out of nowhere like a bolt from the blue. The representation of whiteness staggered and the fan base gasped in collective disbelief. Arnold Schwarzenegger was drop-kicked in Johannesburg by what looks like a deranged fan.
His demands make no sense at first. The drop-kicker is yelling for a Lamborghini from the shaken Arnie. Haven’t those of us who subscribe to radical anti-white supremacy modes of thinking and praxis warned following Fanon’s teacher, Aime Cesaire, that black demands for justice strike the world as both illogical and illegal? After all, we are reacting to the gratuitous violence visited upon us from the last 500 years or so.
Blackness is universally illegal. To call for justice for black people is a declaration of war. Justice for blacks threatens the building blocks of white civilization from the individual rights regimes to stolen property protection laws and jurisprudence. The world, that is the white world, functions on the basis of black surrender. Any attempt of black demands for justice invites violence. The white world, like Arnold Schwarzenegger, walks around with absolute confidence in its invincibility. Protected from wall to wall. Such knowledge breeds white arrogance.
The world hates blackness and ensures it is kept excluded. After all, for whiteness to maintain its coherence it needs blackness kept in captivity and suppressed. The whole legal, ethical and moral edifice which governs the world is expressly anti-black. From this reality there is essentially no possibility for justice for black people under the current power configuration.
Like Arnold Schwarzenegger, the white world is protected. But like a thief in the night, a black drop-kick will come in flying when least expected and a crisis of confidence may be inaugurated for whiteness. Whiteness will raise its guards and walls even higher as a consequence, but the black explosion lurks not too far from the white Alcatraz always. One day, the floodgates will open and there shall be blackness all around. The white power switch will go off. Blackness.
That kick was for Tokkie Williams whom Arnold Schwarzenegger sent to the needle despite calls, even from Winnie Madikizela Mandela, to save his life. Occasionally, a drop kick comes in for blacks. We wait.