Be careful what you wish for! Not long ago South Africa was one of the world’s most prosperous nations. It wasn’t perfect but perfection is awfully rare.
You wouldn’t want to live there today, according to reports I’ve heard. Although it’s hard to get reports on the conditions there today, why, because the liberal media doesn’t want to report on the miserable failure of the nation since it’s been “liberated”. Not only for the white Afrikaners but the blacks too.
- Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa
Erik Rush (Bio and Archives) Saturday, March 2, 2013
In my view, the most frustrating phenomenon relative to the reign of President Barack Obama is the unreserved sycophantic dedication held for him by the media. Indeed, a plethora of actions taken by his administration should have been enough to have him voted out of office, impeached, or indicted by now, but he has been shielded by the press and lionized by the entertainment media.
The intellectual dishonesty and outright duplicity of the press is not restricted to on-air deceptions regarding Obama, or even domestic issues. The aggregate compromise of America’s representation globally is being misrepresented, as are international events.
One of the most tragic and dramatic examples of this is the transformation that has taken place in the Republic of South Africa since the end of minority white governance in 1994. “Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa” by author and columnist Ilana Mercer reveals not only how the conceit of Western liberal elites served to bring down one of the most prosperous nations in the West, but how the same motivations and methods are at work in America’s decline.
Mercer was born in South Africa, and her father was a staunch and active opponent of the policy of apartheid; it is for this reason that her family was forced to leave in the 1960s. She returned in the 1980s, and now bears witness to how Marxists and liberal elites worldwide conspired to destroy this nation under the pretext of Social Justice.
And we thought that when Apartheid ended, so would this kind of behaviour. What kind of grudge could Black cops have against Black taxi drivers?—Online comment on news report of police publicly executing a taxi driver, Daveyton, South Africa, Feb. 28, 2013
When Ilana Mercer and I were growing up thousands of miles apart, of course the international contention over South Africa’s policy of apartheid was one of the most potent ongoing media issues. It is true that the practice was racist by definition, but what most Americans do not understand is that it came about due to cultural rather than racial incompatibilities, and events since the advent of black rule bear this out.
Since the inception of black rule in South Africa, it has become one of the most violent countries in the world, and has even been compared to Iraq and Colombia by journalists. “Cannibal’s Pot” describes a South Africa that is dysfunctional from top to bottom, a street thug’s paradise, and a nightmare for law-abiding citizens. Those Afrikaners (whites) who could not afford to leave or were not inclined to do so have been forced into gated communities; those who could not afford that have essentially become “fair game.”
Farmers in rural areas have suffered the worst. Far from organized law enforcement hubs (which have become pitifully ineffectual anyway), farmers are at the worst risk for home invasions at the hands of some of the most brutal and sadistic marauders one can imagine.
Most Americans are also not aware that the African National Congress (ANC), the organization that opposed South Africa’s government in the decades before the end of apartheid, and which took power in 1994, is communistic by nature. As “Cannibal’s Pot” illustrates, many of the foundational democratic principles that had been written into law when the nation came about have since been stripped away. One of these is the concept of personal property, which is now scarcely recognized.
The Amendments to the Criminal Procedures Act demand that, in the course of adjudicating cases of “private defense,” the right to life (the aggressor’s) and the right to property (the non-aggressor’s) be properly balanced.—“Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa,” page 29.
Sound familiar? This is the same sort of social philosophy that has crept into jurisprudence in the U.S., and which has made most of its major cities criminal havens, “gun-free” though they may be.
The reason that the story of South Africa’s fundamental transformation has essentially been spiked by the American press is threefold. One is that liberals don’t like to acknowledge (let alone advertise) that blacks are just as capable of oppression and atrocity as whites. Black-on-black crime has exploded in South Africa, and the liberal press eschews discussing this at least as much as they do the discussion of black-on-black crime in America as a result of liberal-socialist policies.
Two, is that this is South Africa; in the mind of liberals, the Afrikaners “have it coming” for decades of oppressing black Africans. Infantile, but wholly accurate.
Number Three is the most important. This lies in the fact that global socialist power players fear that if Americans knew the story depicted in “Cannibal’s Pot,” they might recognize the same methodology being replicated in their own country. They would realize that the same liberal elites who sold out Europe, South Africa, and Rhodesia are selling out America, and that these oligarchical collectivists have no regard for justice or even prosperity – just power.
A friend of mine has been traveling and doing business in South Africa for years. In 2005, he became friendly with a black employee in a service-related industry. This man was guarded in is discussions of social issues at first, but became quite open and friendly after a few days. He and my friend had long conversations, and at one point he told my friend that he wished apartheid was still in place.
My friend reports that he almost fell off of his chair. “Growing up in New Jersey,” he related, “I was kind of brainwashed in how horrible and evil the [white] South Africans were. Here was a black man telling me he wishes it was the way it used to be.”
“How can you say such a thing?” I asked him.
He responded, “Because it was safe…”
Erik Rush is a New York-born columnist, author and speaker who writes sociopolitical commentary for numerous online and print publications. In February of 2007, Erik was the first to break the story of President (then Senator) Barack Obama’s ties to militant Chicago preacher Rev. Jeremiah Wright on a national level, which ignited a media firestorm that smolders to this day. His latest book, “Negrophilia: From Slave Block to Pedestal ~ America’s Racial Obsession,” examines the racist policies by which the political left keeps black Americans in thralldom, white Americans guilt-ridden and yielding, and maintains the fallacy that America remains an institutionally racist nation. Links to his work are available at Erikrush.com.