In accordance with the narrative infused into Western thinking since the 1960’s and reinforced with the identity movement, the only racism that is worth fighting is “whites against blacks”. To criticize a “black” man for racism, simply isn’t politically correct.
Therefore, it becomes very hard to talk about South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that the ANC will amend the constitution to permit the seizure of white farmers’ lands without compensation and redistributed to blacks.
Ramaphosa wants to make it legal to steal the private property of farmers who have owned the land for centuries. It may be argued that this implies an authorization of violence and killing based on a generalization of an entire ethnic group and their skin color. In other words, pure Fascism.
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The ANC implementation of a new Apartheid
Aside from the obvious injustice this is to white farmers, many worry for the long term effects this will have on South African economy. “Some investors are concerned that the ANC’s reforms will result in white farmers being stripped of land to the detriment of the economy,” reports Reuters.
President Ramaphosa already has a stunning 27.2% unemployment rate.
South Africa’s jobless rate rose in the three months through March and is now at a 14-year high. The unemployment rate increased to 27.7 percent in the first quarter of 2017 from 26.5 percent in the previous three months, Statistics South Africa said in a report released on Thursday in the capital, Pretoria. That’s the highest since 2003, according to data from the International Monetary Fund.
The ANC has been in power for a quarter of a century. South Africa’s economic woes today are largely the result of ANC’s failed economic policies.
The ANC, which was supported with billions by the West to end apartheid, are reimplementing the very same apartheid – yet it is barely mentioned in the media. Black political leaders, such as leader of South Africa’s third largest party, the Marxist Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party in South Africa Julius Malema, speaks about “the need to openly call for the killing of white people” and “go after the white men, we are cutting the throat of whiteness”. Yet, nobody reacts. When Hitler and Mussolini did it, it was wrong. When African leaders do it, it is ok?
The horrifying example of The Congo
Land was grabbed from Belgian farmers, specifically targeting “the whites”, supporting assaults that led to hundreds of white bodies piled up at the city center of towns like Kisangani, allowing killing sprees until most of the white farmers and businessmen left, and the economy of Congo went straight to hell.
From this period, many remember the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis in 1964. The nationalization process in the early 1970’s equally produced horrible results. I know, because I am born and raised in Congo, and lived through the rampant deterioration of the country from the 1970’s and through the 1990’s.
Yet, those who land grabbed the farms, did not have the know on how to run these facilities. That was the problem. Congo exported rice and a variety of merchandise before independence in 1960, a few years later – into the 1970’s – Congo imported rice, textiles, and even the most basic of necessities. Before independence, primary education was provided for all in Congo, uniforms, school books etc.
There were functioning roads, airports, hospitals built, universities by the Belgians. This, of course, is not mentioned in most books today, rather we are notoriously and chronically presented to only one side of the Congolese reality, namely the atrocities by the Belgians.
The critique of African corruption and leadership
When African leaders become billionaires after a few years as presidents, says it all. Yet many are steadily asking for the Western aid industry to “help out”. Where is the accountability and desire to build the nation?
The brilliant Nigerian author, Kingsley Chiedu Mughalu addresses these issues in Emerging Africa. How the Global Economy’s Last Frontier can Prosper and Matter, addressing the need to stop the aid culture of dependency that does not inspire organic and sustainable economic growth.