Guest, honestly its time you let go and move on. Whatever the club does or does not do, you will continue to resent them it seems. Instead of asking for answers on this forum, Why not write a formal letter to them, have a few of your friends second it, air your grievances and get a proper personal response from them?
In response to most of your posts I would like to say this: absolutely NO good will come from stirring and not letting go (not meaning forgetting) of the past. Someone suggested things like giving away the land that was \"stolen\".Where will we climb? Where will YOU climb? You dont
solve problems with new problems. Two wrongs do not make a right.Too bad for us in SA we have an unfortunate history that we cannot erase.And its pretty unlikely that one day a light will shine on all of us so that everyone feels the spirit of unity and such and suddenly erase our problems and issues, present and past. But we can and will get better,much better if we all realize past mistakes, learn from them and move on.
Conscious positive decisions and continued effort will get us there.
I can not be held responsible because I was a toddler benefitting/not benifitting from apartheid and neither can you and neither can anyone's children 50 years from now (thanks mowhawk).I feel truly sorry for those people discriminated against during apartheid and I feel sorry that an \"educated\" people managed to enforce such laws that we look back on now and think WTF? But I do not and will not feel GUILTY for something I have had no control over and did not consciously partake in. Apartheid was a truly bad thing that happened and no-one can argue that. But it's over now. I'm moving on. Let's all move on.
If anything, this thread might have made a few people in the club sit up and realize that the members/non members out there are aware of what theyre doing or not doing and maybe this will make them take action for
the better of all of us who love the mountains.
I was under the impression that climbers, at least in my experience, are colour blind. Lets keep it that way.