Anyone who still clings to the fantasy that majority rule in South Africa ushered in an era of peace, prosperity, reconciliation and all-round good feelings under the wise and benevolent leadership of the great Nelson Mandela needs to read Ilana Mercer’s book Into the Cannibal’s Pot
Mercer’s father was a noted anti-apartheid campaigner who saw his dream of peace and freedom for the country turn to ashes.
The grand experiment in democracy and freedom has of course been an unmitigated disaster. South Africa had been a First World country and is now well on the way to becoming another Third World hell-hole like Zimbabwe (another dream of starry-eyed western idealists that became a nightmare).
The problem is the stubborn insistence by the United States that democracy is an unqualified good thing that must be imposed on every country on the planet, whether it is wanted by that country or not. What western liberals refuse to accept that in any country that is divided along ethnic, tribal or religious lines democracy simply cannot work. Democracy in such cases will be the destroyer of freedom.
This has of course been the case in South Africa. Political allegiance is essentially a matter of tribal allegiance. The result is that the African National Congress is guaranteed of victory in every election. This is reinforced by the ANC’s very effective methods of getting the vote out. Those who don’t wish to vote for the ANC know the price they will pay for disobedience. They are likely to become acquainted with the charming cultural practice of “necklacing” – having a petrol-filled rubber tyre placed over their upper body and then set on fire. This is democracy in post-apartheid South Africa.
With the ANC having achieved what is in practice if not in theory a one-party state any other ethnic group can forget about their political rights. The Zulus make up around 20 percent of the population. They vote along tribal lines as well, for the Inkatha Freedom Party. They might as well not bother. Along with the whites and other minorities they have no chance of ever gaining any share of political power.
Of course the ANC does have some achievements to its credit. South Africa leads the world in murder and rape.
The frightening thing, as Mercer points out, is that the ANC doesn’t even need to hide its failures. They know that the tame western media simply won’t report those failures. The western media will continue to assure us that all is sweetness and light.
While world leaders seek to outdo each other in expressing admiration for Nelson Mandela it’s worth asking the question – what kind of legacy has he really left?
Archbishop Desmond Tutu has described the African National Congress government in South Africa as being “worse than the apartheid government.”
The African National Congress were of course Marxist terrorists and they have not changed. Margaret Thatcher expressed the view that anyone who thought the ANC could govern South Africa was “living in cloud-cuckoo land.” As usual she was right. It is depressing that no conservative leader of today would have the courage to express such a view.
The ANC were terrorists, albeit incompetent ones. Mandela was a terrorist and a doctrinaire Marxist. He has left a legacy of hatred and violence. He was not a great man. He was not even a flawed great man. He was simply a terrorist.
A story you won’t hear about from the mainstream media – the continuing genocide of whites in South Africa. You won’t hear anything about the two Afrikaner old-age pensioners who were tortured for two hours in Blackheath. You won’t hear about the 3170 white victims of racist murders since 1994.