Dan Roodt, American Renaissance, October 26, 2017
This essay is part of our symposium on “the world’s most important graph.”
We asked our contributors to answer the following questions: “What should the white West do about this prediction, and what will we do about it?”
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Most experts now accept that the African population explosion that started around 1900 with the spread of Western medicine and technology will reach a climax in this century. By 2100, nearly half of all people on earth will be black, with an aged white population slowly dwindling into an almost insignificant minority.
Of course, inventive and disciplined Europeans will still play a major role in economic and world affairs. But in all things political they will be subservient to an African majority. In a sense, Asia is fortunate in that, during modern times at least, it came into contact with Africa only at a fairly late stage. Most Africans wear Chinese clothes, and Toyota is the dominant vehicle brand on the continent, but few Africans speak Chinese, Korean, or Japanese. There is therefore very little cultural interaction, and Asia is shielded from waves of African migrants and Africanization.
China is embarking upon its own form of colonialism in Africa, investing billions of dollars in infrastructure. But unlike altruistic Europeans who shower Africans with money for education, health and “development,” the Chinese are much more conscious of their own interests. They create jobs for their own people in Africa and channel the continent’s minerals into their own economy, even while Chinese colonialism presents itself as a form of generosity. According to a recent article in The New York Times (Is China the World’s New Colonial Power?), China’s trade with African nations has increased 40-fold in the past 20 years.
The West is already being squeezed between China’s (and to a lesser extent India’s) economic ascendancy and Africa’s population expansion. It finds itself between two gargantuan forces that could make even the World Wars seem mild. Ironically, both of these ascendant threats — the Asian economic miracle and Africa’s demographic explosion — were spawned by Europe and its missionary zeal, educating and healing the world.
As Japan and Korea did before it, China is inundating Western markets with its products. Apart from raw minerals and some plantation-type commodities, Africa has only one export: people. It is a truism to say that the people make the country, and not the other way around. Justin Trudeau may think that Canada could import 30 million Africans while his country remains unchanged, but the evidence points to the opposite. Wherever Africans have become the majority — whether in neighborhoods, cities, or states — we find a loosening of morals and standards, as well as squalor, crime, violence, and corruption.
Nowhere is this more evident than in South Africa’s four major cities: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town. Apart from Cape Town, where blacks are still arguably in the minority compared to whites and the highly Westernized mixed-race “coloreds,” the other three have become thoroughly Africanized. This is what the future of the West looks like: high-rise buildings that once were corporate headquarters, law firms, or five-star hotels, will be boarded up. In the streets and on the sidewalks, informal and chaotic African-style trading will take over. As one black security guard told me the other day about the former five-star Sun Hotel, “This not work hotel; this work park.” He meant that the hotel was boarded up and derelict, with only the underground parking garage still functioning — and only because it was right next to the city’s High Court. Most lawyers have long since disappeared to the northern parts of the city, yet they still have to put in furtive appearances in what was once a landmark building. For that they need parking as close as possible to the court — for physical safety as much as convenience.
Criminals and beggars abound. Last month, the entire downtown area of Johannesburg was without electricity because copper thieves, purposefully or not, set fire to several kilometers of cables underneath the city. The fires and short-circuits tripped the main switches, shutting down the entire network. According to one expert on the radio, South Africa is “the most advanced country in the world as far as the theft of copper cables are concerned.”
Africans sometimes go to great lengths to commit theft or robbery, but mostly they are opportunists. Any valuable left unguarded, such as a handbag on a car seat, is too tempting to resist. In South Africa, most car windows are equipped with so-called “anti-smash and grab” film to prevent opportunistic theft at traffic lights. But being in charge of a government department also leads to opportunistic crime or corruption. Even South Africa’s liberal mainstream media scream every day about corruption and embezzlement — to no avail. In a future African planet, that will be a global complaint.
The rise of Africa as a demographic power will also mean the rise of powerful African families who will use their voters and foot soldiers to ensure a disproportionately large slice of the pie for themselves. European and North American taxpayers are going to be the future prey of African dynasties that will spread from the continent on the wings of the ethnic African networks already operating in most major Western cities. One by one, cities will succumb to the invasion, and finally Western states themselves will reach the tipping point, becoming subordinated to global African interests.
Countries such as Angola, Nigeria, and South Africa tell the future of our planet. In Angola, a single family controls most of the country’s oil wealth, power, and influence. José Eduardo dos Santos has ruled Angola since 1979, with token elections every now and then. His mulatto daughter, Isabel dos Santos, is Africa’s richest woman, reputedly worth $3 billion. The vast wealth, savings, and resources of the USA, Canada and the EU will ultimately become a gift to Africa’s corrupt elites; they are already abusing the state treasuries and aid flows to Africa.
In South Africa, one of the key posts is the head of the “PIC,” or “Public Investment Corporation” that controls the government employees’ pension funds. The head of the PIC can channel billions into failing state-owned corporations that have been laid waste by years of corruption and what is euphemistically termed “wasteful expenditure.” He can also invest in new businesses dreamt up by Africans that mostly consist of eating and drinking in five-star hotels, dressing in expensive suits, and driving even more expensive German cars. Many Europeans or Asians spend their entire lives working, with limited social lives. Africans are the opposite; their elaborate social lives, relations, and positions within the web of power are what matter most.
Emperor Nero’s Rome was supposed to have been the height of ancient Western decadence, immortalized by Latin poets and satirists. Yet on present trends, our immediate future will make imperial Rome’s worst moments look tame. We are about to experience a world-wide revolution at least as disruptive as South Africa’s vast cultural-racial transformation since 1994. Major Western cities will file for bankruptcy just as Detroit did.
Imagine if Barack Obama ruled for 30 or 40 years. Picture his wife Michelle gradually taking control of about half the Fortune 500 companies. Imagine her with a monopoly on all business between the federal government and those mega-corporations. The result would be a vast, corrupt channel for the enrichment of the global African elite.
This is the dystopia that awaits us.