In the early 20th century, white colonists of South Africa institutionalized racist ideology and cemented white dominance by stratifying the white settler population from the native black and Indian population. By 1950, each and every individual South African was classified and recorded into one of a number of groups based on race. By 1953, all the necessary legislation was enacted to guarantee absolute state-wide racial segregation — systematically structured in favor of whites, of course.
Expanding global pressure to reform their racist legislation and swelling violence and bloodshed, South African legislators adopted the Constitution of 1983 that established a tricameral Parliament with whites and coloreds, and Indians newly represented. Blacks, the majority of the South African population, remained unrepresented. In an effort to isolate the blacks, white legislators modified apartheid law to consolidate the coloreds and Indians against the blacks.
Plagiarized from the “How to Maintain Apartheid for a Little Longer” South African guide, Israeli legislators passed a bill yesterday that isolates the (majority) Palestinian Muslims from the (minority) Palestinian Christians in an effort to divide and conquer Palestinians and perpetuate discriminatory ideology.
I earnestly hope Palestinians remain united and not fall prey to such dirty and cliché tactics.
My father had taught me to be nice first,
because you can always be mean later,
but once you’ve been mean to someone,
they won’t believe the nice anymore.
So be nice, be nice, until it’s time to stop being nice,
then destroy them.