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 South Africa shames the left by uniting against criminality

25.07.21. We are lucky, to date, in Australia that very few people hate each other because of their tribe, colour, religion, or looks.
However, by treating groups such as Aboriginals, Muslims, Ethiopian youth, and some other designated disadvantaged groups we are setting ourselves up for problems in the next while.
When someone from these selected groups breaks the law, they should be punished the same as anyone else who does. We live in an equal opportunity society and pretending it is not and suggesting that is why some people become criminals serves no one well. Ilana Mercer discusses South Africa and has some lessons maybe we should heed:

Against the backdrop of conflagration in South Africa, I offer positive commentary about the country of my birth. Do I need to provide a disclaimer before saying positive things about South Africa mid-riots?
Probably—given that I’m the author of a scathing, 2011–dare I say prescient?– indictment of the political dispensation forced upon South Africa by the “Anglo-American Axis of Evil.”
That dispensation is the “one man, one vote, one time” arrangement, to quote “Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa”: “Democracy is especially dangerous in ethnically and racially divided societies, where majorities and minorities are rigidly predetermined and politically permanent.”
That’s what The West forced on South Africa.
For the last decade, I’ve seen South Africa as a sea of troubles—and a harbinger of things to come in America. When America becomes a majority-minority country, it will likely resemble South Africa.
But, in their darkest days, the country and its people need upliftment—and have, surprisingly, earned it. I saw a ray—nay, rays—of hope amid the revelry of looting, robbing and arson that has engulfed the provinces of KwaZulu-Natal and the Transvaal (my birthplace), following the conviction and jailing for contempt of court of former President Jacob Zuma.
Dozens have been killed in the two provinces mentioned, more than 200 shopping malls have been robbed then razed, and countless cattle have been stolen, which generally means sentient animals are being savagely hacked to death for food.
The courts issued a verdict that went against the wishes of a tribal faction of the South African population, and it erupted. I assure you, however, that Zuma’s loyalists, the Zulus, were not the only ones partaking in the bacchanalia. The dominant-party state ensconced with American imprimatur was once a variegated country of English, African and Afrikaner. For centuries, British, Boer and Bantu had been clashing and alternately collaborating on the continent.
Now, however, South Africa is an Afro-American multicultural society, united by an affinity for MacDonald’s and mobile phones and a strict enforcement of progressive “thinking,” attendant speech codes and cancel culture.
South Africa has been made over in the image of America, and the outcomes are not good.
While the ruling African National Congress (ANC) was once largely composed of the Xhosa Bantu tribe, the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) was Zulu. I wager, though, that the Zulu minority’s loyalties are no longer exclusively with its own IFP.
In the Afro-American society, particularism and tribalism are forcibly replaced with state-approved national identities. So, the ANC is indisputable king in the dominant-party state that is South Africa—just as the Democratic Party will soon command and control the burgeoning dominant-party state that the USA is fast becoming.
Largely Zulu and classically liberal (as in free-market oriented), the IFP had been inclined to cooperate with the defunct white National Party. For this, its leader, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, was dismissed in the West as a puppet in Pretoria’s blackface minstrelsy.
Rather than accommodate Zulu quest for greater autonomy–and, perhaps avert the current anarchic disintegration–America had demanded a strong centralized South Africa, with ANC revolutionaries at the helm. It got its wish.
The Afro-American multicultural society has prevailed in South Africa.
America: Don’t look down on South Africa. It is quite likely that, had former Officer Derek Chauvin not been convicted for the murder of George Floyd—America would have erupted much as South Africa has. Our saving grace being only that the rioting cohort responsible for the “blocking of roads, looting, damage to property and burning of trucks” forms a minority in the United States; a majority in South Africa.
In the US, reality and morality have been inverted. To the Democratic ruling party and its voters, a riot is really a peaceful protest. Crime is said to be the fault of a concocted abstraction known as systemic racism. Rising rates of murder, robbery, rape and home invasions, we are lectured, are exacerbated by guns, not goons. The more violent crime is committed, the less policing and punishment is deemed necessary by Democrats.
No such perverse sentiments have South Africans expressed during the riots, ongoing. Interviews conducted by BBC News’ Nomsa Maseko have revealed a rich seam of decency in ordinary South African men and women. All were united in condemnation of the criminality.
In the United States, a book “in defense of looting” was actually published. Its “thesis” for theft “argued” that looting is “joyous” and can produce “community cohesion.” Someone read this trash, endorsed its publication, edited it, set it in type, designed a cover, compiled an index, read the proofs, and gave it rave reviews.
No South African has offered such Democrat-style exculpation of evil.
Indeed, in 2020, America erupted in race riots. Cities across the republic were sacked, citizens left defenseless. The camera panned out across the country to reveal policemen and guardsmen caving.
Against the backdrop of “Mad Max”-like dystopian destruction–a portend of things to come–American men in uniform all collapsed to the pavements like yogis to the command of their black tormentors. Bringing in the feds was a must since the protection of individual natural rights trumps federalism. However, while the national guard was galvanized, the cavalry was sent to race-riot hotspots to protect not the citizenry, oh no, but federal property.
As bad and as broken as my poor former homeland is, South Africa’s ruling elites came out with powerful declarations of shared moral values. There was no blame game–no allusion to systemic racism. The system of apartheid was not conjured from the past as causality for criminality. Whites were not demonized as the Evil Other. Over 2000 criminals have hitherto been arrested and 117 killed, I imagine, some by cop. Five thousand soldiers are already on the ground.
As the July, 2021 riots in South Africa have shown, moreover, informal militia appear to have reconstituted. Armed, law-abiding South Africans, black and white, have formed “defense squads” to protect neighborhoods and businesses in Natal and the Transvaal. This warms the proverbial cockles and gives hope. After all, we fondly remember the Commandos, a private Afrikaner militia that had existed since the 1770s as the sole reliable defense at the disposal of South Africa’s farmers, and which was disbanded by the African National Congress.
Granted, President Ramaphosa has been a dismal disappointment. He has refused to forcefully get behind the nation’s white farmers. He has failed dismally to break the nexus of collusion and corruption between big business, big labor and big government.
Still, whereas riots make “Sippy Cup Joe (Biden)” weep for the rioters and wail for police reform, not for policing the rioters–Ramaphosa has sent a clear and moral message: “We will stand as one people, united against violence, unanimous in our commitment to peace and to the rule of law.”
And, in the thousands, South African authorities have been arresting rioters, not right-wingers. Stateside, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is proceeding energetically not against our BLM domestic terrorists, but against Trump-voting Deplorables; hundreds of whom have been investigated and charged.
An idea that American media elites embraced, Ramaphosa has outright rejected–it is that the criminality on display was a “form of political protest.”
Declared Ramaphosa:
“…what we are witnessing now are opportunistic acts of criminality, with groups of people instigating chaos merely as a cover for looting and theft.  There is no grievance, nor any political cause, that can justify the violence and destruction that we have seen in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.”
Zulu Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi was equally magnificent:
“The culture of violence and lawlessness is evident now in the burning of trucks and vehicles, the destruction of property, looting and criminal attacks. How will the State react? South Africa cannot afford a slow response, particularly in the presence of a devastating pandemic.
Anarchy has been unleashed. I urge our President to take a firm stand. I know the responsibility upon his shoulders and I will willingly stand in support of any measures he takes to protect South Africa. But I also know that if he does not act now, and act decisively, all will be lost.
Our beloved country is aflame. We need to act.”
Ramaphosa has since deployed 25,000 soldiers to quell the unrest.
“For everything there is a season under the heavens,” Ecclesiastes teaches. “A time to break down, and a time to build up.”
I’ve cried for the beloved country—to conjure Alan Paton’s poignant tale titled “Cry, the Beloved Country” (1948), which was to apartheid South Africa what Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” was to antebellum America.
Now is the time to comfort, praise, and build the beloved country up.

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  • luk1955 25/07/2021, 8:21 am

    Ever since that criminal mandela took over, SA has turned into a land of barbarism. These blacks there think they can improve their lot without the white people, well, SA has gone so far backward under black rule it is really quite funny.
    Under white rule, Zimbabwe once fed all of Africa. When the whites had the farms stolen from them and put in black hands, the country went bankrupt. Now we have 2 countries in Africa that went from white to black hands, and from prosperity to disaster. This makes my case that blacks cannot survive without the assistance of white knowledge, white rule of law, and the lack of barbarity and tribalism that white people brought to those 2 countries.
    With all those hundreds of millions of blacks around Africa, what medical procedures, what new inventions of mechanical or electronic means have ever come from Africa? Let alone the ability to build even the most basic forms of shelter. After all, it was the black African tribal chiefs who sold their black pieces of property to the slave owners of the US and UK, who in turn gave those blacks a far better way of living in freedom than the blacks in Africa have ever experienced. And liberated the blacks, whose freedom the Demoncraps KKK party tried to take away from the US blacks.
    Wasn’t it the current demented president of the US who stated if the blacks vote republican that they ain’t black?
    I am hoping that SA goes the way of Zim, so we can all see how “talented” the tribal people really are. I do hope the whites in SA get out. They are good hard working intelligent people that would benefit Australia tremendously.

  • Graham Richards. 25/07/2021, 8:45 am

    This situation has been on the boil for about 20 years now. The country has been on the skids as a result of really stupid, actually racist economic policies to supposedly favour blacks but which has in fact discouraged investment, both foreign & local. Unemployment we are told is about 25% whereas in reality it’s more in the region of 45% to 60%. So the population has been going backwards while the ANC government & it’s cadres are up to their corrupt eyeballs in what is basically theft of all & any resource they can lay their grubby hands on. Political promises of raising living standards & employment are always to hand but nothing has materialised for 20 + years!
    With least provocation the downtrodden decided that they too could steal & get some free stuff. The real provocateurs simultaneously went on a rampage destroying buildings , water treatment plants, reservoirs, communication towers.
    This has all played into ANC hands which will shortly declare a state of emergency/martial law and South Africa will be on the road to a Marxist one party state dictatorship, Africa’s standard “go to “ solution.

  • PW 25/07/2021, 9:11 am

    Time will eventually turn around ‘white privilege’ to ‘white smarts’.

    • Sir Peter 25/07/2021, 6:17 pm

      No!! Yellow smarts. The CCP will destabilise Africa (not much of a challenge) and then march in to take it over when the blacks develop a taste for c hinese take-away

  • Eliza 25/07/2021, 11:24 am

    Personally that bit of writing was over the top literary over kill.. The whole time the riots were happening I was in touch with my families in Pietermaritzburg/Eshowe/ Underberg and Durban and yes the support from all peoples was immense and Eshowe and Underberg were saved total destruction because of all hands on deck. The cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg had Blacks, Whites, Indians all supporting the army in fighting the rioters. So yes the author is right in his description but to bring American politics into the story was in my opinion to actually undermine the terrific actions of all these South Africans against straight out destructive riots .

  • Aktosplatz 25/07/2021, 11:44 am

    This is a good article about COVID and the developing world:-


    In reference to South Africa it says this (quote):-

    “In South Africa, it is now a criminal offence to do anything the authorities deem to be ‘defying’ lockdown. More worrying still are the reports that President Ramaphosa’s government is toying with the idea of postponing the next election as it continues to push for a land-reform bill. This bill would expropriate property owners ‘without compensation’, mirroring the actions of neighbouring Zimbabwe.”


  • Knight Templar 25/07/2021, 12:17 pm

    Zuma was hoping the SAP and Army would kill many protestors and cause a wide spread insurrection and and a civil war.
    Ramaphosa realised this was Zuma’s game plan. The SAP and Army used minimal violence against the looters.
    The whites, blacks, colooureds and Indians united as one to protect their communities.
    The communities can work together which is very positive.
    Zuma’s plan failed and kudos to Ramaphosa defusing a violent situation.

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