The Shape It’s In

David Blair, Telegraph (London), June 30, 2013

President Barack Obama was in his element at the weekend when he addressed hundreds of young South Africans packed inside a sports stadium in Soweto. Visibly buoyed by their applause, he hailed their township’s uprising against apartheid 37 years ago as an inspirational struggle between “fairness and injustice”.

As for Africa as a whole, Mr Obama declared with all the force of a consummate performer: “There is a new Africa – more prosperous, more confident and taking its place on the world stage.” And that is the message of the president’s tour, which continues today in Tanzania. Instead of the popular image of Africa as a place ravaged by poverty, famine and war – a “scar on the conscience of the world” in Tony Blair’s phrase from 2001 — Mr Obama argues that a “new Africa” presents an image of opportunity and hope.

In every speech, the president points out that six of the 10 fastest-growing economies in the world are found in Africa. Rather than the traditional refrains of aid and debt relief, this trip is focused on investment and trade. Unless I have missed it, he has yet to utter the word “aid”. But how much of this is merely the soaring rhetoric for which Mr Obama is justly famed – and how much is real?

To begin with, two obvious questions spring to mind. First, if the rapidly expanding economies of Africa present such great opportunities, why has the president waited until his fifth year in office to embark on a tour of the continent? Until this week, after all, Mr Obama had devoted precisely 24 hours of his presidency to visiting sub-Saharan Africa, making a brief foray to Ghana in 2009.And, second, why is he only going to three of the continent’s 53 countries?

The answers to both queries serve to dampen the rhetoric. For all Mr Obama’s grand phrases, the truth is that Africa remains the minnow of the global economy. America exports twice as much to Holland as it does to all of Africa south of the Sahara. The British economy is more than 25 per cent bigger than that of the entire African continent, which has a population of almost one billion.

When Mr Obama arrived in South Africa’s capital, Pretoria, he stood alongside President Jacob Zuma and recited the facts about trade and investment between their two countries. The numbers were read out with an air of triumph, but they actually showed South Africa’s relative insignificance.

Trade between the US and South Africa totals £4.7 billion (the comparable figure for Belgium, with a fifth of South Africa’s population, is £30 billion). Meanwhile, only 600 American companies have any stake in South Africa, and their combined investment creates 150,000 jobs — not a tiny number, but not huge either in a country with 50 million people. So this is hardly a big commercial relationship — and that explains why Mr Obama has waited until his second term before landing there.

As for why there are so few stops on Mr Obama’s African itinerary, this brings us to the continent’s most glaring weakness. Africa still has a shortage of presidents who any leader of a Western democracy can visit without risk of embarrassment.

True enough, the era of grotesque tyrants — of Idi Amin or “Emperor” Bokassa — is over. Today, most African countries hold elections of varying degrees of credibility and, in general, the continent is significantly freer than it was a decade ago.

None the less, cleanly elected leaders of genuine democracies are still thin on the ground. You might have expected Mr Obama to visit Kenya, the land of his father’s birth. Unfortunately, President Uhuru Kenyatta is due to stand trial in The Hague in November, when he will appear before the International Criminal Court charged with crimes against humanity. So that strikes Kenya off the list.

What about Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa and its biggest oil producer? Well, President Goodluck Jonathan won an election of sorts in 2011, but a burgeoning Islamist insurgency is now sweeping his country, waged by Boko Haram, an extremist movement linked to al-Qaeda. The inevitable security risks would make any US president think twice about stopping off in Nigeria.

And how about Uganda, a country which two of Mr Obama’s predecessors, George W Bush and Bill Clinton, both found time to visit? The problem is that President Yoweri Museveni is becoming more autocratic and paranoid by the month. Having held power for 27 years, he is rumoured to be grooming his son for the succession in true monarchical fashion. When a Ugandan newspaper reported as much, Mr Museveni forced it to close for 11 days, suggesting that this really must be his plan.

Then there is Rwanda, a country also visited by Mr Bush and Mr Clinton. Inconveniently, however, President Paul Kagame has been caught supplying weapons to a brutal rebel army responsible for countless atrocities in the Democratic Republic of Congo. So Mr Obama cannot follow in his predecessors’ footsteps.

Meanwhile, some African countries still suffer the depredations of the worst leaders the world has to offer. President Robert Mugabe is seeking re-election in Zimbabwe at the age of 89 after 33 years in office. Congo, the second biggest country in Africa and the most naturally wealthy of them all, endures the rule of President Joseph Kabila, a bewildered mediocrity who inherited his position from his father.

So only a handful of African countries are possible candidates for a US presidential visit. Mr Obama’s tour duly embraces three safe choices: Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania.

Other nations, however, face no such dilemmas. China’s leaders are quite happy to confer their seal of approval on any leader with minerals or oil to offer. In 2009, China duly displaced the US as Africa’s number one trading partner, with the flow of imports and exports totalling about £130 billion last year, compared with less than £20 billion a decade earlier.

President Xi Jinping visited Africa on his maiden trip abroad as China’s new leader in March. Tellingly, he dropped in on Congo-Brazzaville, an obscure dictatorship shunned by Western leaders, but one that does have large reserves of oil, timber and minerals. For all Mr Obama’s denials, containing Chinese influence is part of the goal of this trip. The president’s rhetoric is exaggerated, but the notion of a “new Africa” contains more than a grain of truth.

At the beginning of this century, civil wars in Angola, Congo and Sudan formed an axis of conflict slicing across Africa. This war zone stretched from the Red Sea to the Atlantic and caused some of the worst famines and refugee crises in modern history.

Today, the situation is profoundly different. Angola is at peace and has become one of the world’s big oil exporters. Congo is not peaceful and Sudan has split in two, but the violence has eased since the days of unremitting bloodshed a decade ago.Meanwhile, it remains the case that Africa has achieved average economic growth of 5 per cent every year since 2000, barely missing a beat when the financial crisis hit the West in 2008.

Part of that is explained by high prices for oil and other commodities that Africa produces. But that is not the whole story: a study by McKinsey, a management consultancy, concluded that the commodities boom created about a third of Africa’s economic growth between 2000 and 2008. Mobile phones, the internet, urbanisation and improved infrastructure helped to explain the rest.

In truth, Africa is less poor than we think: this is a continent where almost every adult has a mobile phone. I can testify that you can sit in a dugout canoe floating on the Congo River in the middle of a vast rainforest and call Europe instantly. The very fact that Africa is now a focus of unspoken commercial rivalry between Mr Obama and China is evidence that, despite everything, this continent is quietly hauling itself up from poverty and towards the joys of consumerism.

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  • Puggg

    If you take out what’s left of white South Africa and the north of the Saharan Arab countries, the economy of sub-Saharan black Africa is probably a pitiful joke. Yes, you can say it’s growing, but someone with only a dime to his name will have a 100% growth rate when he makes his second dime.

    • Oil Can Harry

      And most of Africa’s growth is due to white technology, Western aid and investment and African immigrants in the West sending $ back to them.

      Not to mention some moolah from their new Chinese masters.

    • The__Bobster

      How long before we’re forced to forgive more loans made to Afreakan nations?

      • Puggg

        Maybe they’ll take their cases to Judge Judy. After all, if not for civil disputes over loan vs gift, she’d never have a TV show.

  • Spartacus

    “And how about Uganda, a country which two of Mr Obama’s predecessors,
    George W Bush and Bill Clinton, both found time to visit? The problem
    is that President Yoweri Museveni is becoming more autocratic and
    paranoid by the month. Having held power for 27 years, he is rumoured to
    be grooming his son for the succession in true monarchical fashion.
    When a Ugandan newspaper reported as much, Mr Museveni forced it to
    close for 11 days, suggesting that this really must be his plan.

    Then there is Rwanda, a country also visited by Mr Bush and Mr
    Clinton. Inconveniently, however, President Paul Kagame has been caught
    supplying weapons to a brutal rebel army responsible for countless
    atrocities in the Democratic Republic of Congo. So Mr Obama cannot
    follow in his predecessors’ footsteps.

    Meanwhile, some African countries still suffer the depredations of
    the worst leaders the world has to offer. President Robert Mugabe is
    seeking re-election in Zimbabwe at the age of 89 after 33 years in
    office. Congo, the second biggest country in Africa and the most
    naturally wealthy of them all, endures the rule of President Joseph
    Kabila, a bewildered mediocrity who inherited his position from his
    father.”

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    So… Obama has a problem with those things, but he had no problem visiting South Africa, a country where a violent genocide, supported by the government, is happening on a day-to-day basis? Oh, I’m sorry, I forgot, only white people die in that one, so it’s okay…

  • Bantu_Education

    Africans have only themselves to blame for their chaos and poverty. In the 1950’s under benevolent colonial rule Africa was content, safe, and growing steadily in prosperity. It was possible to travel safely, even camping at night, across most of the continent. Several travel books were written of white families with young children who did just that. Border crossings were a pleasant routine and not the scary shake-down with drunken trigger-happy black border guards they are now. It was certainly a much better and safer place in which to live than almost anywhere in Asia. If sanctions and dis-investment, etc, hadn’t been imposed on S.Africa – which basically flatlined its growth for 20 years – the economy would have continued to grow at the 5-6% rate (very high for that period) prior to that. The black S.Africans living standard would have doubled at least. Since 1994 and black rule the S.African economy has only grown (on average) about 3.5% a year which is pathetic given the lifting of 20 years of sanctions and the opportunities presented by that. But who in their right mind would invest in a country ruled by a govt with such an obvious Marxist re-distributionist agenda?

    • MawellAxel

      When one considers that the population of SA has doubled(from illegal immigrants) in the past 20 years, that 3.5% is actually a contraction. If the population had stayed the same, yes, that would be growth, but now you have twice as many people at the table but the pie is not much bigger.

    • David Ashton

      If instead of boycott, western investment had co-operated with the farsighted controlled partition plan of Dr Verwoerd (see your icon) life would have been better all-round, and whites would have migrated to the area from elsewhere also to general benefit. This could have been the basis of a Europe-Africa trading partnership linked to the white highlands of Rhodesia and Kenya. Instead the combination of western “anti-racism” and eastern communism produced the present mess, with the Chinese replacing Europeans as colonisers of a more brutally exploitative kind.

      • Bantu_Education

        I think that Sir Francis Galton’s 1873 vision of Africa colonised by the Chinese will one day come true. Google “Africa for the Chinese”.

        • JohnEngelman

          Most blacks seem to benefit from benevolent paternalism. Perhaps the Chinese will provide it. The challenge of any nation that wants to impose civilization on blacks is to scrape the criminals off the street and shovel them into prison.

          Most criminals cannot be rehabilitated. The only way to get any value out of them is with prison labor.

          • The__Bobster

            The Chinese aren’t interest in being benevolent. They are too pragmatic for that.

          • Non Humans

            That’s what I was thinking. Nearly every faucet of their culture demonstrates that.
            .
            Plus, the chinese have an innate disdain and deploration for the nonhumans that strongly rivals our own.

          • MawellAxel

            The chinese will not do any better in africa than the west has. They have africans rioting in some of their cities right now. Being even less aggressive, having lower levels of testosterone than even whites, they will not manage to do well against the africans. Africa will be a place that will devour millions of chinese.

        • David Ashton

          Let us hope not, or at any rate hope that his other expectations for human improvement may be fulfilled.

    • JohnEngelman

      The historical role of empires is to impose civilization on barbarians. The European empires in sub Saharan Africa ended centuries too early.

      • Unperson

        I’d much prefer if European involvement in Africa had never happened at all. We should have taken one look at these people and said to ourselves, “I don’t care what kind of valuable stuff might be hiding there, having to deal with the appalling natives makes it a raw deal, so let’s just stay away.”

        In fact, I remember reading on AmRen one time years ago, where the British govt, aware of their rival France’s early explorations of Africa, sent a representative there on a fact-finding mission. The rep reported back with words to the effect of, “The inland is pestilent, and the natives are primitives, I recommend we just avoid the whole place.” Tragically, this sage advice was ignored; and Britain followed France into the superficially attractive but ultimately disastrous game of trying to colonize an entire continent of spear-carrying simpletons who haven’t mastered written language, or even the wheel.

        Of all undesirable “foreign entanglements”, those with Africa are both the most foreign and the most entangling. Common sense says we should be seeking to disentangle ourselves from the Dark Continent as much as possible. Obama of course seeks the exact opposite: to maximize the US and Western involvement with black failure.

        • AutomaticSlim

          Best comment on this article. Agree 100%.

        • newscomments70

          I disagree. Africa should have been colonized for it’s resources and natural beauty. Why should China, Iran, and North Korea have all of that Uranium? What good could come out of that? The natives should have been sterlized. That is the most humane way of dealing with them. If they did that, the horror would have ended. If need be, the white liberals could build hospitals for them and hand out slop for them to eat, say prayers in the Anglican church…but that would have been the end of them. Honestly, with technology, we could do that today. Israel did that to some degree with their African immigrants. It is time we start ignoring liberals and changing welfare policies to preserve civilization.

      • Bossman

        The stated aims was to bring civilization to savages but the real aim was to exploit the resources of those lands.

        • JohnEngelman

          Empire builders are self interested. Nevertheless, the criminal justice systems of empires remove dangerous men from the gene pools of the barbarians they conquer.

      • MawellAxel

        You can not civilize blacks. They are not the same as humans. The colonies were let go because they were in fact, a net drain on the mother countries.

        • JohnEngelman

          Civilizing a race requires at least a thousand years. Those with criminal inclinations need to be removed from the gene pool. Intelligent people need to be more prolific than unintelligent people.

          Because blacks have more genetic diversity than non blacks it may have taken less than a thousand years, but it requires more than a generation, or even a century.

    • AllSeeingEyeSpy

      You begin talking about Africa and then all the information you specifically tell us about are all about SAfrica. Are you talking about Africa or SAfrica (only a tiny portion of the African continent).

      • Bantu_Education

        Both. What do you want from me, a detailed economic analysis of all 54 African countries? Sheesh.

  • ViktorNN

    The Chinese will strip Africa of its natural resources as fast as they can, but Africa’s problems will always be because of whites.

    • Bantu_Education

      I’m beginning to think that Sir Francis Galton’s 1873 vision of Africa colonised by the Chinese will one day come true. Google “Africa for the Chinese”.

      • Bossman

        Too bad they won’t be intermarrying with each other. Chinese and Blacks are not sexually attracted to each other. Chinese prefer their women with white skin (although they are called the yellow race!) and black males prefer women with lots of curves and Chinese women have none.

        • IstvanIN

          But the blacks will rape anything, male, female, dog, you name it, so the Chinese women are not safe.

        • Jefferson

          Hey Vato Essay, Why do you want the Chinese to marry Bantus in mass numbers ? Why do you have an obsession with wanting to see every Nonblack race on the planet mix with the Bantus ?

          I remember in the past you also said you want to see more White/Bantu mixing.

          Are you an Afro Hispanic ?

          • Bossman

            The way I see it is that the two races are the polar opposite of each other. Blacks have enormous problems with hair grooming so an admixture of Chinese would give them hair freedom. An admixture of Black would give Chinese women more womanly curves. We cross-breed animals to produce desirable qualities; the same can be done with humans.

          • Jefferson

            Mixing with Bantus would lower the I.Q of the Chinese gene pool.

          • David Ashton

            Racial incompatibility could result in outbreeding depression.
            We also select animals to produce desirable qualities, but who is going to organise the crossing between the racist Chinese and the Africans whom they despise?

      • Wim Kotze

        During the constuction of the Tan-Zam railroad the Chinese proposed the settlement of 1million Chinese woman in Tanzania. The Tanzanian parliament rejected the idea because “they have their own woman”. Shortsighted decision, they could have doubled the IQ of their Bantu population.

        • Bantu_Education

          I cannot believe that the Chinese would offer to send their women to miscegenate with blacks whom they consider as sub-humans.

  • MerlinV

    Like every Islamic hell hole on the planet, we should stay far far away from Africa. With Obama taking one hundred million dollars of our tax money for his vacation to Africa, he indeed could have visited all the waste-lands below the Sahara.

    Where is the media on this? Oh, that’s right, they are focusing on the racially-based murder of infant Trayvon. I forgot.

    • The__Bobster

      And the travails of Paula Deen.

  • tech

    If and when all of the first world countries and missionaries quit giving so much aid and medicine, Africa’s billion population will plummet. Their interfering with nature.

    • Spartacus

      I believe their pre-colonial population was less than 60 million… Although I’m not sure, as there don’t seem to be any concise articles online about it.

      • Bantu_Education

        The “Atlas of World Population History” (1973) estimated the pop’n of black Africa as about 70 million in 1870. Plus another 20 million or so in Arab North Africa.

        • Spartacus

          So about the population of France today. Though keep in mind, AIDS didn’t exist back then, so they might eventually fall below that.

          • Bantu_Education

            I wouldn’t put any hope in AIDS reducing the population – certainly not as long as white humanitarians are obsessed with saving “lives” of these filthy sex-crazed people.

          • Spartacus

            Well, more and more of these “humanitarians” get slaughtered, and even more of the get “converted” or killed in their own countries by the dark skin savages, so I’m reasonably certain their numbers will dry up eventually.

          • gemjunior

            That would seem to be under normal circumstances but the “humanitarians” are pretty impermeable to reality, even after their own child gets viciously murdered by them, rather than hate them like a normal person would they actually defend them and make friends with them. Or, after getting raped on a roof in Haiti they say they “understand” a ‘brother’s rage’….

          • AllSeeingEyeSpy

            reality is beginning to set it. . .

          • Oom Paul

            If I recall correctly, after that Haiti rape incident, the perpetrator was forgiven. However ALL WHITE MALES, past, present and future were blamed…

            So the rapist was actually also a “victim”.

            The world has gone completely insane.

          • Not “completely”. Remember always that there is no situation so bad that it can not become worse.

          • newscomments70

            I believe GW Bush donated 18 billion dollars to AIDS charities in Africa.

          • WR_the_realist

            Evil whitey will have invented inexpensive cures for AIDS long before that happens, and will provide them free or cheap to Africa.

          • There is no way to cure an infection by an RNA virus.

      • gemjunior

        Isn’t it about a billion now? Or almost a billion? That’s a lot of growth, and it’s all thanks to Big Bad Whitey. Imagine that, white haters gave money and medical care and all the aid money so the boonies could go forth and multiply (and the multiplied multiplied even more!) Yippee. Now we have a totally unnatural situation and they have no ability to support themselves. But not only are they a total liability in every way, they are like an unleashed weapon looking for any target that’s white.

        • Spartacus

          A billion is the total population of Africa, including the arab north, the whites, indians, chinese, etc. The blacks themselves are between 750 and 800 million or so.

          • Bossman

            China and India each have a population of over a billion people. So in terms of numbers, China and India are a bigger threat to the Western world.

          • Spartacus

            Not really. China’s fertility rate is below replacement level, and India’s is falling fast as well. Meanwhile, the blacks will more than double in numbers till 2050, and probably more than triple till 2100. Remember – In 1960, the population of Kenya was 8 million, less than half the population of my country. Today, Kenya has a population of over 42 million, more than double the population of my country…

          • Bantu_Education

            I’m trying to think of a white country with about 20 million people. The only one that comes to mind is Romania.

          • Spartacus

            That would be the one 🙂

          • Bossman

            They got a lot of Gypsies there and the non-Gypsies don’t like them.

          • Jefferson

            I have seen some Gypsies that look like they can easily pass for your South of the border Squat Monster Raza.

          • evilsandmich

            I’ve seen that written before, but then I’ve also seen the comeback as “it won’t because it can’t”. Some nations (notably Egypt, but also Kenya and others) have populations that have far outstripped the ability of their land to provide food, and given the lack of any other abilities to earn money, they’re on the ropes. The future for Africa will be one of worse wars and many pictures of starving kids, but at that time they will be well beyond our ability to provide the ‘help’ that they’ll require.

          • Creepy as a cracker!

            They multiply like rabbits!

          • Spartacus

            Cockroaches would be a more appropriate comparison…

  • Wethepeople

    ‘an inspirational struggle between “fairness and injustice”‘

    Think he’d feel that way if we were the ones revolting?

  • Spartacus

    Anybody wanna see what a reformist looks like ?

  • AngloCelt

    I thoroughly enjoy the irony that more and more Africans are publicly yearning for the days of colonialism and apartheid. Blacks demonstrate a consistent inability to plan ahead, and obviously didn’t account for the consequences of deposing of the white power structure which they so despised, but so badly needed. Tough luck.

    • WR_the_realist

      Yes. I say let the Chinese rule the damn place.

  • “The very fact that Africa is now a focus of unspoken commercial rivalry between Mr Obama and China is evidence that, despite everything, this continent is quietly hauling itself up from poverty and towards the joys of consumerism.”

    Yes, even with massive population growth, ignorance, superstition, corruption and violence, this is going to happen any day now.

  • IstvanIN

    I wouldn’t call having a sail foam a sign of advancement. To me an advanced society has running water, sewage systems, reliable electricity, paved roads, reliable rail service, clean streets, garbage pick up and can FEED ITSELF. An advanced nation has a relatively stable political system, whether elected, hereditary or a combination of both. An advanced nation is one where women are safe walking the streets and children have decent schools to attend. Where you can attend church and not worry about being attacked with machete and machine gun toting muslims. A nation of a few thousand robber barons who are filthy rich while the bulk of the population lives in squalor is not an advanced society.

    • WR_the_realist

      Good points. Someday Africa will be at civilizational parity with the United States. But that will be because the direction America is going, not Africa.

  • Bantu_Education

    You would think the awful “racism” – and evil whitey being in charge of everything (just like Africa under colonialism) – would completely put them off wouldn’t you?

  • rightrightright

    Why didn’t Obama visit Liberia? There is a strong historical connection with the USA, Liberia receives squillions in aid and was founded as a homeland for former slaves. Could it be that Liberia is such a filthy squalid tip that not even he could extract propaganda from the visit.

    • IstvanIN

      Very simple: Liberia is proof positive what African-Americans can accomplish when let loose on their own.

  • Bossman

    That is a depressing thought.

  • SoCal88

    It is likely that you will see a 21st century version of colonialism in the African countries that have the most natural resources that are coveted by the ChiComs. Expect to see their troops defending their economic interests, and conducting patrols to rid the area of those who are bad for business. When you think about it, who can blame them?

    • evilsandmich

      Good luck with that to them. Have fun dealing with savages, malaria and God knows what else. I doubt they’re quite so intent to re-learn the same lessons from white colonialism (but they are communists, whose motto is “it just hasn’t been tried by the right people”).

      • They’re not really “communists” anymore. I’d have to call their current economic system “state capitalism”.

    • David Ashton

      The PLA is the only force on earth that is big enough to control the situation on the ground in African conflicts, the USA relying too much on remote control drones, &c. It has already been suggested that Chinese troops should be used to protect their enterprises in Africa. This is reminiscent of British military support for its merchants in India in the early years of Empire, but the Chinese are unlikely to be similarly “sweet just masters” (Santayana) in Africa.

  • I think Oogabooga should have toured more of Africa. The Secret Service could have left him there.

    .

    • IstvanIN

      …and then watch the bros steal the hubcaps off his limo.

      • The new Presidential limo is supposed to be pretty good, but I think in some of those places over there, even a 15-ton MRAP wouldn’t be safe.

  • David Ashton

    I referred to his proposals for eugenics in western societies but white intervention would be needed again in Africa.

  • The Final Solution

    Africa is totally irrelevant to the world economy. they have never been part of the world and never will be. The only reason they have some of the fastest growing economies is because they have so far to go. Prosperous western countries have slow economic growth because they are at the peak of human civilization. Slavery happened because the only thing Africa had to offer were workhorses. The continent had very little else of value save for the diamond trade which the almighty Cecil Rhodes, founder of the Rhodes Scholarship which until recently was only for whites, made his fortune on. Instead of considering themselves lucky that they were graced with the presence of the POTUS, they complain that he only visited 3 countries. Africa is anything but taking its place on the world stage. What a joke. I have yet to hear of any achievements that have come from the dark continent.

    • The Congo is an important source of Coltan, but that’s just an accident of geology. The locals certainly didn’t produce it, and aren’t able to manufacture anything useful with it.

      • IstvanIN

        Once the west is completely overrun with third worlders the Chinese will be able to do whatever that want with Africa and we won’t be able to stop them.

        • MawellAxel

          No, the Chinese will regret their incursion into Africa. The africans are not good workers, and they have a fierce hive mentality. They will not put up with chinese colonies, they will not work the mines for the chinese. There was a miners revolt a year or so ago against a chinese company. If anyone is under the impression that the chinese are just going to waltz right in there and have everything their own way then they are dreaming. Also, large numbers of chinese will be reluctant to move to africa. You will see, this will be a disaster for the chinese. They will end up with a black population in china that will tear that country apart.

          • IstvanIN

            Without the West to stop them they could eliminate the African population.

          • Precisely Mawell. In fact, it’s already happening. The Chinese are not replacing themselves, but Africans never have that problem; they breed ferociously. There will certainly be big problems in China with the blacks.

      • MBlanc46

        Oil and minerals of all sorts, plus climate and soil to grow, cocoa, coffee, and bananas, among other things. Africa has always been a great supplier of natural sources, which is why the Europeans have been fighting over it for two hundred years and why the Chinese are investing so much in it. It’s the Africans that aren’t good for much, not Africa.

  • Bantu_Education

    I often re-read it myself in order to marvel at his brilliantly clear perception he had of the difference between the 2 races and at how far we have fallen by deluding ourselves to deny the obvious. One has to remember that in Galton’s time the Chinese were in dire poverty and their civilisation at its lowest ebb, yet he was able to see through that as being an historical anomaly. On the other hand this might give ammunition to those who would have us believe that Africans also have the same potential “if only there wasn’t discrimination”, blah, blah. So for this reason I am reluctant to show this article to liberals lest they twist it to their own nefarious anti-white agenda.

    • David Ashton

      Galton was quite clear in estimating a substantial gap between “white” (especially ancient Greek) intelligence and black African. The “liberals” know this and that is why he is falsely smeared, for instance, as an intellectual progenitor of the “Holocaust” in their literature; examples on request.

      • Martel

        Any examples?

        • David Ashton

          Patricia Herberer, “Science”, in Peter Hayes & John K. Roth (eds) “The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies” (Oxford 2010) pp.39-53 (including bibliography). Robin Jones & Rabbi Dr Walter Rothschild, “Railways and the Holocaust” (Horncastle, Lincs, 2013) pp.22f. Philip Zimbardo, “The Lucifer Effect” (London 2009) p.13 & n.23, p.512. E. Fuller Torrey, “Freudian Fraud” (NY 1993) p.102.
          These will have to do for the time being, as I am reorganising my extensive library of books and cuttings, but I shall add better examples to this post asap.

          • Martel

            Thanks David, i will look further into the literature you provided

          • David Ashton

            Alison Bashford & Philippa Levine, “The Oxford Handbook of the History of Eugenics” (OUP 2012) is most informative and separates eugenics from the “Holocaust”. Christopher Hutton, “Race and the Third Reich” (Malden, MA 2005) is the best truly scholarly study of this subject to my knowledge. The “notorious” German anthropologist Hans Guenther distinguished between a universal right to life and a universal right to reproduce life; I take a similar view, without subscribing to his obsessive Nordicism. You may be interested in the views of John Glad on eugenics and the Jews.

    • Spartacus

      Africans can, at best, be farm equipment, and nothing else. They’ve never achieved anything worthwhile in their entire history, not even a form of written language, and yet the left still insists “We’re all the same”…

  • Not even well-meaning, prosleytizing Christians who wanted to save the blacks could do that. It can’t be done.

    • Creepy as a cracker!

      We can only hope!

    • MawellAxel

      Not likely. India wont let China have africa. Neither will the middle East. South America wont let them do that either. The minute they start making such moves there will be many other parts of the world getting seriously nervous. The Europeans are not the only ones that would be nervous. I would say that if China does do what you say they will do, India will be the country that strikes China.

      • There’s a problem with that, and it’s called the Himalaya Mountains. India and China can’t really get at each other very easily. They’d certainly fight in Africa and the Indian Ocean where China’s greater material strength would be offset by inconveniently long lines of communication. China’s ally Pakistan would certainly become involved.

        An interesting scenario. I suppose I should pull out my old paper & pencil “Harpoon” rules and naval encyclopedias and work up a campaign game involving a Sino-Indian naval war.

      • Bantu_Education

        China thrashed India in the 1962 invasion in which they annexed a big chunk of Indian territory, known as Aksai-Chin. The Indians are too scared to protest or even mention it as they know the Chinese would sweep them aside and take more of their Himalayan territory if they did.

  • AutomaticSlim

    “If Africans colonising Europe is wrong, so is the colonisation of Africa by any non-African group.”

    Agreed. But I would add that all types of foreign aid (money, food, medicine, tech, etc..) should permanently stop. Let survival of the fittest take its natural course.

  • plaintruthforidiots

    The problem with Africa is that it doesn’t have enough white people, as simple as that. Everybody knows it.

    • Bossman

      The Arab north belongs more to the Mediterranean world. White people were not strong enough to withstand the heat, insects and germs of Sub-Saharan tropical Africa.

      • Jefferson

        You act like the Arab world has 4 distinct seasons just like Europe and North America, but they certainly do not.

        The Arab world is also hotter than an oven all year long. Why do you think Arabs on average have darker skin than Europeans, one of the reasons is because it rarely gets cold in the Arab world.

        • MawellAxel

          The Arab world is not hotter than an oven all year long. Their winters are much cooler than their summers. It sometimes snows in Jerusalem. In January Saudi Arabia’s average high temp is 67 degrees Farenheit

  • cloud_buster

    “True enough, the era of grotesque tyrants — of Idi Amin or “Emperor” Bokassa — is over.”

    Robert Mugabe says hello. “Grotesque” and “tyrant” describe him perfectly.

    • By an amazing coincidence, Amin also wrecked his nation’s economy, not by driving out white commercial farmers the way Mugabe is doing, but by expelling the subcontinental Indian business class.

      In addition to Mugabe, we also have Liberia’s Prince Yormie Johnson, who tortured, dismembered and then ate (!) the previous Liberian President Samuel Doe. Johnson never took power himself, but killing Doe allowed another murderous lunatic, Charles Taylor to take power. Unlike Taylor (now serving a 50 year prison sentence), Johnson remains involved in Liberian politics, having run for President there in 2011, placing third.

      Another one of these we have waiting in the wings is South Africa’s Jacob Zuma.

  • newscomments70

    They would love to come to Australia and NZ as well. No offense, it makes me angry as well. 20 years ago, Adelaide and Perth were beautiful first world citiies, with mostly white faces. Now they are full of violent Africans and Muslim gangs.

  • David Ashton

    The difference is this: most of the development south of the Sahara is the work of Europeans, the Afrikaners are indigenous to southern Africa, and the temperate highland plateau in Rhodesia and Kenya was fairly settled by productive white farmers.
    The resources of this giant continent of immense potential should not be wasted on or squandered by its black populations.
    Equally we do not wish to see them transferred exclusively to China.
    China-Africa is no more acceptable than Eurabia, Australindia or Mexicamerica.

  • David Ashton

    Both the “Africans” and the “Afrikaners” were migrants, and indeed many peoples have distant ancestral origins far from the places they eventually settled and productively developed, for example the white north Americans and Australians. The Dutch arrived at the Cape while the Bantu were still sweeping down from the north and encountered them in any numbers a long time afterwards. The grand apartheid plan of the Tomlinson Commisson was the basis for self-government for the black tribes, the whites and the Indians in South Africa.

    Where would the Arabs fit in your view that this giant continent belongs to blacks?

  • Since the Bantu expansion over the last 1000-2000 years originated in the eastern Congo, Bantu-speaking Xhosas and Zulus are also not indigenous to South Africa, and the current “government” of the Congo should assume full responsibility for South African blacks after they leave.

  • David Ashton

    Sorry, I assumed you were serious.

  • David Ashton

    Thank you for the link which also shows a reply to Galton.
    Dr Charles H. Pearson offered an alternative for the Chinese if and when their population exhausted their own living-space in “National Life and Character: A Forecast” (London 1894) pp.69-71.

  • Bantu_Education

    Despite Africans doing their best to expand the desert southwards and, by their primitive farming practices, ruining excellent land everywhere, Africa is still by far the most fertile continent and it is totally wasted on these useless Bantus. If “Africa” consisted of just a large island size of Madagascar that in itself would be a shocking waste of resources but I might then be prepared to agree with you and say, OK leave it to them to ruin. But NOT an entire continent – they do not deserve it and if Darwinian theory was allowed to do its natural thing they would and should have been dispossessed of it just as the Australian Aborigines were.

  • Wim Kotze

    Afrikaners indigenous to the Netherlands? You should revisit your facts. By your defenition New Yorkers must be Dutchmen.