South Africa was supposed to be a powerful example to the world of how a country could move past racial divisions and become a “rainbow nation.”
But with Nelson Mandela long dead and a worsening economy, it looks more likely South Africa is on the way to becoming another Zimbabwe.
One author says it’s time for the United States to start admitting white South Africans as refugees to the United States – before things escalate to genocide.
International journalist Alex Newman, a onetime resident of South Africa and the author of “Crimes of the Educators,” says South Africa has reached a critical turning point in recent weeks.
“The situation has deteriorated significantly,” he told WND. “The lunatic president has announced a scheme to steal land owned by whites without compensation, for instance.
Under pressure from anti-white radical Julius Malema’s “Economic Freedom Fighters,” scandal-plagued South African president Jacob Zuma recently called for the unity of black parties to allow the expropriation, literally theft, of white-owned land without compensation.
South Africa is already facing an economic crisis, with slower-than-expected economic growth, drastic declines in critical economic sectors such as mining and a jobless rate of over 25 percent.
Racial tensions are increasing, with black students recently rioting over paintings and statues of white people at South African universities, and persistent rates of high crime, especially against white farmers.
For that reason, Newman says it is time for President Trump and the U.S. to allow white South Africans, especially the 3 million Afrikaners descended from Dutch Calvinists, French Huguenots and German and Scandinavian Lutherans, to be allowed into the U.S. as refugees fleeing violence and state persecution.
“With that said, though, I think many Afrikaners are determined to stay. But I do think Trump and other Western leaders should at least allow those Afrikaners who wish to come to do so peacefully. These people would generally make wonderful Americans – they’re hard-working, God-fearing Christian people with valuable skills who are facing an intolerable situation in their homeland.”
Charl Van Wyk, the author of “Shooting Back: The Right and Duty of Self-Defense,” who famously defended a church congregation during a 1993 terrorist attack, says being a white farmer in South Africa is “the most dangerous job in the world.”
“The attacks on the farmers are just absolutely unprecedented, and the most barbaric acts are taking place, with farmers having cow dung shoved down their throat until they suffocate to death, people being disemboweled, and all these terrible things that are happening,” Van Wyk said in an interview with WND.
“And sometimes after that attack, very little is actually stolen from the home on the farm. In other words, this seems to be a real political attack that’s taking place. If people just wanted to just get firearms or money or cell phones, then they would have taken what they wanted and maybe shot the farmer dead. But to torture them before death, that really seems to be a politically motivated crime.”
“Many of those who were able to leave – financially, and in terms of acquiring visas – have already done so,’ Newman observed. “But for hundreds of thousands of Afrikaners in squatter camps due to racist laws and discrimination, they don’t even know where their next meal is going to come from, much less how they might afford a plane ticket and what country might be willing to take them in.”
Allowing white South Africans to be designated “refugees” would obviously remove a major obstacle for those seeking to flee the country.
In 2015, a Brazilian man submitted a petition on Change.org calling on European governments to extend the “right of return” to white South Africans, sparking international media coverage. Over 59,000 people have since signed the petition.