Posted on July 19, 2021

Sights and Sounds: South Africa

Gregory Hood, American Renaissance, July 19, 2021

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Police officers are positioned to deal with looting in Johannesburg, South Africa, on July 12, 2021. Soldiers have been deployed in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng provinces to deal with violent protests and looting. (Credit Image: © Yeshiel / Xinhua via ZUMA Press)

Though most media covered it sparingly, South Africa nearly collapsed. Revolver has an excellent article suggesting that South Africa has reached the endpoint of Critical Race Theory, or state-sponsored racism against whites. I’m not so optimistic.

I’m reminded of an old Ronald Reagan joke about Soviet citizens discussing Communism: “Is this it, have we achieved full Communism? Oh no, it’s going to get a hell of a lot worse.”

Blacks, more specifically, some blacks have taken over the government of South Africa and are running the country in their own interests. The new “Rainbow Nation” is built on repudiating the old, successful white South Africa. I suspect things will not get “so bad” that the people will rise up and overturn the corrupt African National Congress. Black radicals will probably gain power and push through more attempts to punish whites — even in tiny villages such as Orania — and there will be more attacks on “white monopoly capital.”

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A police officer walks in a looted shop in Johannesburg, South Africa, on July 12, 2021. (Credit Image: © Yeshiel / Xinhua via ZUMA Press)

Leftists occasionally invoke South Africa as a model for the United States. In These Times, Slate, Politico, Foreign Policy, NPR, The Nation, and other publications have called for “Truth and Reconciliation Commissions” for the United States. These commissions have made divisions worse. Some in South Africa speak of the possible separation of a greater “Orania” from “Azania.” That would be the best solution.

Unfortunately, the most likely solution is that the country will be held together by force. Moreover, South-Africa-style chaos could come here. Joe Biden and others who helped destroy the old South Africa bear moral responsibility.

One popular explanation of the violence is that supporters of former president Jacob Zuma are trying to get President Cyril Ramaphosa to pardon his predecessor and resign. It may have started that way, but now the process can’t be controlled.

It now appears that South Africa has imposed a tenuous order — after at least 212 deaths. President Ramaphosa responded energetically, making three national addresses in six days, and calling it an insurrection.

This is not just a “race war” between whites and blacks. This is often a conflict between blacks and other blacks (sometimes between different tribes, or, really, nations.) Indians and blacks are also not getting along.

Whites are organizing to defend their communities. Let this be a lesson.

South Africa is a nation in name only. It is a loose confederation of hostile tribes, and our white kinsmen are the most endangered. Every white in South Africa should be eligible for refugee status in the West.

The best solution is something even National Review suggested: a homeland for South Africa’s white tribe.