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Aug 12 2018

South Africa: Incipient Failed State

Black Pigeon Speaks warns of the impending catastrophe in South Africa:

If the Afro-Marxist horrors that replaced the Breadbasket of Africa with Zimbabwe can be repeated right next door in South Africa, clearly lessons are not learned by the denizens of the Dark Continent. It is unlikely that they will become more apt pupils of experience as their exploding population combined with suicidal bleeding-heart idiocy allows them to colonize other parts of the world. Yesterday, Rhodesia; today, South Africa; tomorrow, France.

European Civilization, far and away the best thing ever to happen to the human race, is shrinking. Formerly advanced South Africa will not be the last First World nation to die.

Aug 11 2018

Caught Wearing a Backpack While White in South Africa

Observe the thanks whites get in South Africa for turning over the country they built. This occurred at the Small Street Mall next to the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg:

In a video which has been making the rounds on social media, a group of men are seen approaching the victim.

They are then involved in a scuffle and one of the perpetrators robs him of his backpack.

The mugged man then seemingly passes out for a few seconds, and the attackers lay him on the floor and search his pockets.

The victim then regains consciousness and attempts to fight them off.

The men are seen walking away. The victim then gestures for assistance, while people walk past.

The video may tell you all you need to know about Africa:

How thoughtful of the passersby to come to the assistance of the victim.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Aug 04 2018

South Africa Moves Forward with Expropriation of White Land Without Compensation

From the moment South Africans allowed themselves to be bullied into abandoning Apartheid in the absence of a reasonable alternative, the expropriation of white land without compensation was inevitable. The country’s constitution will now be deformed to permit this grotesque injustice:

President Cyril Ramaphosa said the ruling ANC will “finalise a proposed amendment” allowing the move.

Ramaphosa was handpicked by the liberal icon Nelson Mandela to be his successor. This unfolding catastrophe has been in the cards from the beginning.

The country’s white minority is believed to have a disproportionate hold over land, with a few thousand white commercial farmers possessing the most fertile lands.

That’s why the land produces food. It won’t for long.

Never mind that white farmers have been in South Africa for as long as they have been in North America — longer than the descendants of many of the blacks in South Africa, who migrated south to partake of the wealth Afrikaners generated. Progressives will righteously believe that the farmers deserve to have their land confiscated and be left to starve because they are white.

Whites aren’t the only ones who will starve. Zimbabwe was the Breadbasket of Africa when it was known as Rhodesia. Then came black rule and land confiscation. Suffice it to say that Zimbabwe is not exporting food these days.

South Africa, recently a prosperous First World nation, will soon subsist almost entirely on handouts from the Western World that it is no longer a part of.

On tips from R F, 1-Bodhisattva, Lyle, and J.

Jul 18 2018

Disarming Populace Gets Underway in South Africa

Julius Malema of the Economic Freedom Fighters party is not in charge in South Africa, but he is driving the agenda, as the ruling African National Congress knows it must keep pace with his radicalism or risk losing power. That may be why South Africa is moving forward with the confiscation of property from whites without compensation.

Malema says he is not calling for the massacre of all whites yet. “Yet” is a weighty word, especially when you consider that a South African court has now ruled that 300,000 people must turn in their guns, rendering themselves defenseless.

The ruling dictates that those who failed to renew a gun license 90 days before it expired must surrender the firearm to the nearest police station to be destroyed.

Many naïve political observers will paint this event as a casual gun control scheme, but any astute student of politics will recognize that the floodgates are now open for further encroachments…

Confiscating farms that have been in the family for centuries and that are a family’s only means of livelihood, without compensation on the basis of race, goes a lot smoother when only the government has guns. So does the straightforward state-executed genocide that is clearly visible on South Africa’s horizon.

[F]armers and their workers are already suffering ongoing attacks against their property. One could only imagine what it would be like for these persecuted farmers once they are stripped of their right to self-defense.

The best time to resist was when the treasonous government yielded to pressure from sanctimonious fools and abandoned Apartheid in the absence of a sane alternative. When the post-Apartheid government inevitably comes for white-owned guns will be the last chance for any resistance at all. After that will follow Rwanda-style piles of corpses.

South Africa should serve as a fair warning to Americans of the dangerous consequences gun control poses.

If we didn’t learn anything from the Nazis, maybe we will learn from the ANC. Or maybe we will just look the other way.

On a tip from R F.

Jul 06 2018

South Africa’s Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng Joins Hate Hoax List

Last month the South African National Editors Forum held a banquet dinner at which an award was announced for editorial integrity and courage in journalism. The keynote speaker was South Africa’s Chief Justice, Mogoeng Mogoeng, who took the opportunity to quote what he called “the loaded words of Lord Macaulay on 2nd February 1835 while he was addressing the British parliament.” The quote is remarkable:

“I have travelled across the length and breadth of Africa and I have not seen one person who is a beggar, who is a thief such wealth I have seen in this country, such high moral values, people of such calibre, that I do not think we would ever conquer this country, unless we break the very backbone of this nation, which is her spiritual and cultural heritage and therefore, I propose that we replace her old and ancient education system, her culture, for if the Africans think that all that is foreign and English is good and greater than their own, they will lose their self-esteem, their native culture and they will become what we want them, a truly dominated nation.”

Mogoeng used this quote as evidence that South Africa’s rapid decline toward failed state status since the end of Apartheid is the fault of white people.

Some may be skeptical of the veracity of the quote. But there is photographic evidence that Macaulay really said it.

There is also photographic evidence that Macaulay said the exact same thing, except about India.

Isn’t Photoshop fun?

Actually, Macaulay didn’t spout this nonsense about Africa or India. He wasn’t even in England when he supposedly made his speech before Parliament. See Politicsweb for a thorough debunking.

Mogoeng Mogoeng may not be the sharpest spear in the hut, but let’s given him credit for knowing that the quote is implausible. That way, we can add him to the Hate Hoax List.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Jul 01 2018

Farmlands: Lauren Southern Reveals What Is Going on in South Africa

Something sinister is happening in South Africa. The liberal establishment media, having helped create the situation with propaganda against Apartheid, has been slow to report on it. Lauren Southern is more informative. Her documentary Farmlands is over an hour long, but worth every minute:

South Africa’s history parallels America’s in so many ways that watching the country die is like witnessing the death of your twin.

If progressives like Emmanuel Macron and Joe Biden or those to their left prevail, South Africa is the future of the West.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Jun 20 2018

Members of South African Police and Military Personally Call for Genocide

The many South African farmers who find themselves under attack are advised not to rely on the police for protection. At best, the police reaction to white genocide has been apathy. To see it at its worst, consider some of the personal opinions expressed by members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) and South African National Defense Force (SANDF):

Mseleni Mogolwane Gwabeni, who is a member of the SAPS according to his Facebook profile, said on this social media platform “then we must continue to kill more of their farmers at least to make up for what they did to us”.

What they did to them was create a wealthy First World country and turn it over to them to ruin.

Chris Gumotso, who works at the SAPS youth crime prevention desk according to his Facebook profile, placed the following on Facebook: “All white man…deserve to die…in future..f*©k u..Mr white man.”

Gumotso urges civil war. Given that whites comprise less than 9% of the population now, with more escaping the rainbow utopia every day, and that they will receive zero support from the Caucasian-hating “world community” whose sanctimonious pressure brought about this hellish situation in the first place, civil war means throwing the genocide into overdrive. However, if enough Afrikaners retain firearms, Mandela’s heirs may encounter more resistance than they expect.

Maj. Mageti Mohlala, former member of the SANDF …, said in reaction to a photo of an attacked 80 year old man that the attackers should have stabbed out his eyes and tongue so that they would have been the last people he ever saw and that he could have gone to his grave with this nightmare. He also said: “Apartheid is in him. All of these old white people think we are stupid when they say they were opposed to apartheid. We will not forget what they have done. Now it is the white people’s turn.”

Now consider that the population of Africa is expected to explode from the current 1.2 billion to as high as 5.6 billion by the end of the century, that Europe and the USA do not effectively defend their borders from Third World invasion, and that mainstream politicians gloat about making America a white minority nation. South Africa’s problems will soon be ours.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Jun 12 2018

Only 7% of South African Cities Are Well Functioning

The other day we learned that less than 1% of hospitals and clinics could pass inspection in the rainbow utopia of South Africa. Fortunately, municipalities function far better than health facilities under black rule. According to a recent Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) assessment of South African cities,

– only 7% of the country’s municipalities are well-functioning;
– 31% are reasonabl[y] functioning;
– 31% are almost dysfunctional; and
– 31% are completely dysfunctional.

At least CoGTA Minister Zweli Mkhize has a plan:

Mkhize said while CoGTA was attending to most challenges facing municipalities – such as fighting corruption, political infighting, hiring of qualified professionals and financial management – business sector must support government through their investment which must be beyond Corporate Social Investment (CSI) to achieve inclusive growth.

So long as money in private hands still exists, the solution to every problem is obvious.

Have faith in South Africa’s Affirmative Action bureaucracy. It will get that 7% down to zero in no time.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Jun 09 2018

Less Than One in a Hundred South African Hospitals Pass Inspection

Among those paying the price for the glorious black-ruled rainbow utopia are patients in South African hospitals:

According to the Office of Health Standards Compliance (OHSC) report‚ only five of the 696 hospitals and clinics it inspected in 2016-17 complied with the Department of Health’s norms and standards to achieve an 80% “pass mark”.

The OHSC is a statutory body charged with assessing the quality of hospitals and clinics.

The bad situation is getting worse:

The OHSC conducted repeat inspections in facilities that scored below 50%‚ and found many of the hospitals‚ clinics and community health centres had deteriorated over time…

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi assures the public that the government-run healthcare system is not falling apart; however,

Motsoaledi issued a statement on Tuesday conceding that the public health system was overloaded‚ with long waiting times and diminishing quality at some health facilities.

No worries; steps are being taken.

Motsoaledi said he was aware of the lack of hospital management skills and the negative attitudes of staff in many facilities‚ and would deploy 200 officials from the national Department of Health to assist public hospital managers.

This army of Affirmative Action bureauweenies will put the situation to rights in no time.

On tips from ABC of the ANC and Pegon Zellschmidt.

Jun 07 2018

South Africa Demonstrates That Affirmative Action Does Not Stop Even When Whites Are Underrepresented

At least when Joe Biden gets his way and whites are a minority in America, we will be rid of Affirmative Action, so that merit will once again be the primary consideration in hiring, promotions, and admissions.

Or maybe not.

If those advancing the interests of blacks against those of everyone else already have the leverage to impose Affirmative Action with blacks at 13% of the U.S. population, what’s to stop them from throwing Affirmative Action into overdrive as massive Third World immigration coupled with welfare incentives causes that population to grow?

Consider South Africa, where whites comprise a small and shrinking percentage of the populace, just like they will in North America if demographic trends continue. The South African constitution that Justice Ginsburg prefers to our own specifically requires that civil service jobs be doled out on a racial basis so as to achieve equality. However, “equality” in practice means discrimination against whites, and that discrimination hardly stops when nonwhites get the whip hand.

There is still no sign that Affirmative Action (AA) will let up, despite the fact that demographic targets in the civil service have already been reached and that white people, in particular, are being forced out of the state’s workforce and have already been underrepresented for quite some time now.

Blacks make up 79.2% of South Africa’s population, but 81.4% of the civil service.

Maybe it’s because they are more qualified. Maybe people don’t need jobs anyway, because tomorrow winged pigs will fly down from the heavens bestowing us all with unimaginable riches. Then again, merit is probably irrelevant in South Africa’s obscenely bloated civil service, which has been called “the largest gravy train ever seen in Africa.”

Whites who have not escaped or been killed are down to 8.9% of the population and 7.5% of the civil service, the latter number being reduced from 8.8% 4 years ago. At this rate of decline, there will be no whites at all working for the government in 23 years, although it may be optimistic to project any whites left alive in the rainbow utopia that far in the future.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

May 17 2018

Condition of South African Hospitals

Despite the progressive obsession with government-mandated healthcare for all, going to the hospital is not a pleasant experience in the socialist rainbow utopia born of political correctness. Black rule has had a disastrous effect on South African hospitals:

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (Denosa) in North West has described what it calls the crippling effects of maladministration in the North West.

Among the complaints are lack of beds, so that patients are forced to share them; lack of food other than bread and mincemeat; lack of water; lack of medical supplies; lack of working generators for when the power goes out, so that babies have to be delivered by the light of flashlights; lack of linen and blankets; lack of infection control; and more:

“Non-functionality of mortuary fridges whereby deceased families are not receiving proper care. Smelling mortuaries with bodies of more than 150 days in some district hospitals has become the norm while mortuary attendants and nurses are supposed to wheel the deceased patients to such areas.”

Tembisa Provincial Tertiary Hospital is characteristic. Patients sleep on mattresses on the floor. Medicine is in short supply. The computer tomography scanner is broken. Newborns are packed close together, increasing the risk of infection.

The severely understaffed hospital serves a massive population. According to Public Servants Association shop steward Kansas Stefans,

“We don’t even have a proper referral system because we have an open-door policy where you cannot chase away any patient.”

Another sad lesson of socialism: When everyone gets healthcare, in the end no one gets healthcare.

On tips from ABC of the ANC.

May 16 2018

Despite High Unemployment, South Africa Imposes Minimum Wage

No worries; fundamentally transformed South Africa’s many problems will soon be over. The government is imposing minimum wage:

[Labor Minister Mildred Oliphant] said some of what she called propaganda against the minimum wage was “nothing but pure electioneering and attempts to score cheap political points” ahead of next year’s national elections.

“It is also disturbing that those who are against the national minimum wage, have nothing to offer as alternatives, but want to keep the status quo,” said Oliphant.

That is a familiar refrain among progressives. If you don’t have your own alternate plan for making things worse, then you lack ideas. Those who want to hold on to what’s left believe in nothing, unlike progressive nihilists who want to tear it all down.

The minimum wage will start low (at least by non-African standards) at R20 (US$1.59). But this being an easy issue for leftists to demagogue, you can expect it to climb upward until maximum unemployment is achieved.

Speaking of which, the unemployment rate in South Africa is 26.7%. Labor force participation is 59.3%. Anyone who expects minimum wage to improve these numbers needs to read Economics for Dummies.

On tips from ABC of the ANC.

May 09 2018

South African Army Lets Horses Starve

One group that definitely misses apartheid in South Africa is horses:

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) is engaging with the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to find solutions for horses that are poorly treated at the South African Army Specialist Infantry Capability (SAASIC) unit.

On Monday the NSPCA expressed anger at the poor state of care for horses at the unit in Potchefstroom. The organisation had to put down 25 severely emaciated horses.

The starving horses resorted to eating dirt and their own droppings in a desperate attempt to keep themselves alive. Apparently, it didn’t occur to anyone in charge to feed them.

Within memory, South Africa had a respected First World military. It even had nuclear weapons. Now, it can’t keep horses fed. Progress works fast in a rainbow utopia.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

May 08 2018

Decolonization: Universities in South Africa Begin Erasing Western Civilization

As Western Civilization is rolled back, memory of it will be deliberately erased. Progressives refer to this as “decolonization”:

While student protests at campuses around South Africa have been calling for “free quality, decolonised education”, one university has started taking the first steps towards breaking down the notion that Western knowledge is superior.

That anyone could dispute with a straight face that “Western knowledge” is superior to ignorance and savagery indicates that education is already breaking down.

At the University of Stellenbosch (Maties), a curriculum renewal project will lead to the “decolonising” of at least 10 academic programmes, including medicine and law.

Dysfunctional aboriginal culture will take the place of Western Civilization.

Meanwhile, at the University of Johannesburg, a compulsory online module, African Insights, has been instituted for all first-year undergraduate students to introduce them to the reflections and writings of African thought leaders.

In addition to medicine, fields of study targeted for decolonization at Stellenbosch University include math and engineering. If you visit Africa 10 years from now, avoid driving over bridges.

Romans had glass windows. But the technology was lost after Rome’s fall. Glass windows were reinvented in Europe during the so-called “Dark Ages.”

If progressives prevail, all of the technology developed by the West will have to be reinvented. It will be not merely lost but deliberately erased in the name of the same depraved ideology that is causing the West’s decline.

If you think this only applies to South Africa, read up on the African population explosion and give some thought to whether all these Africans will stay in Africa, where they cannot feed themselves. The Africanization of Europe, although only in its infancy now, is already becoming violent.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Apr 22 2018

Gabola Church: Worshiping Alcohol in South Africa

As South Africa dies of political correctness, relics of civilization will be adapted by the savages who inherit the ruins to create new cultural phenomena like Gabola Church:

Gabola’s founder and self-declared pope, Tsietsi Makiti, says the church is for those who have been rejected by other churches because they drink alcohol. Gabola means “drinking” in Tswana, one of South Africa’s official languages.

Services are held in bars. At least they aren’t drinking engine cleaning fluid.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Apr 03 2018

Fate of Tractors in South Africa Presages the Country’s Future

Anyone who believes that significant food will be produced in South Africa after white farmers have been thrown off their land is referred to the history of Rhodesia, former Breadbasket of Africa — or to a recent article describing the fate of some tractors in South Africa:

A R500-million project intended to help emerging black farmers is on the brink of collapse. President Jacob Zuma handed over 85 new tractors to the Masibuyele Emasimini (back to the fields) project in Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal in June 2010 to encourage small scale farming.

But, in Mpumalanga, of the 32 new tractors allocated to the Dr JS Moroka municipality only six are still running. The rest are idle because of lack of maintenance. …

In Mmametlhake and Marapyane, more than 30 farmers missed planting 65ha of sunflower seeds this season because 17 of the tractors allocated to their area were either broken or did not have fuel.

The African Farmers’ Association of SA said a total of 185000ha of once productive, redistributed land in KwaZulu-Natal was standing idle as farmers waited to benefit from the project.

No worries; a politician has a solution:

Eastern Cape DA [Democratic Alliance] leader Athol Trollip said all the agricultural colleges needed recapitalisation.

Confiscate more money from the last remaining whites and throw it at agricultural colleges. Surely this will convert African communists into people who can feed themselves.

The actual plan for after they have confiscated all the land and driven out or killed all the whites — unless South Africa’s rulers are completely delusional — is to let weeds take over the farms as in Zimbabwe and rely on international aid for food.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Mar 28 2018

Crimen Injuria: South African Woman Sentenced to 3 Years for Saying Racist Word

Imagine living in a country so tyrannical and deranged that you could receive a 3-year prison term for uttering a word deemed to be politically incorrect. This nightmare is reality in the rainbow utopia South Africa:

Convicted racist Vicki Momberg was sentenced to three years imprisonment with one year suspended by the Randburg Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Magistrate Pravina Raghoonandan, who imposed the draconian sentence, self-righteously barks:

“This case has become public interest, some may think the sentence is harsh … It must send out a clear message for people who use the k-word.”

The “k-word” is “kaffir.” It’s okay if Muslims call us infidels kaffirs, but in South Africa it means Negro, and is currently regarded as a forbidden pejorative.

Momberg will serve the full 3 years if she says the illegal word again — or presumably if she says anything else that qualifies as crimen injuria.

America’s Founding Fathers had good reason to list the right of free speech even before the right to bear arms. It makes no difference if your country is a democracy. If you can be thrown in jail for vocabulary infractions, you are not free.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Mar 23 2018

Making Education a “Right” Has Not Educated South Africa

Free countries honor natural rights, which generally entail your right to be free of coercion. The most crucial of them include the right to own property, the right of free speech, and the right to bear arms. In place of these rights, countries in the process of disintegrating into leftist tyranny offer privileges and goodies that come at the expense of the rights of others. A familiar example is the “right” to have other people provide you with healthcare goods and services, even if they have to be financed on a coercive basis. Like the United Nations, the government of South Africa has bestowed a universal “right” to education, so that everyone has a right for others to pay for it. Like all phony rights, this has not worked out:

Section 29 of the Constitution says every citizen has the right to a basic education and that the state – through reasonable measures – must make it available and accessible … and in South Africa our government each year allocates the lion’s share of its national budget to this very cause.

The results:

Of the 1 155 629 pupils who started Grade 1 in 2006, only 34.7% obtained a matric pass in 2017, according to data from Africa Check.

In addition, just 40% of 20-year-old respondents in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 General Household Surveys said they had a matric.

No doubt nonrespondents were even less likely to have obtained a matric — i.e., to have graduated from high school.

What’s worse:

Nearly 8 out of 10 children at Grade 4 level cannot read with meaning compared to 4 in 100 internationally, according to a PIRLS [Progress in International Reading Literacy Study] study conducted last year.

These numbers will not improve after the government has finished driving out (or killing off) the last whites.

Reasons given for this dismal performance include children dropping out of school to work because there are no parents in the household, drugs, alcohol, teen pregnancy, failure to see the value of education, the absence of books in the home, and of course, apartheid, which ended 24 years ago. In short, the reason is the dysfunctional culture, which brings us to the moral of the story:

Public education may be a good thing, but it is not a right. Authorities issuing a decree making it a “right” does not make people educated. Education, like wealth, is a product of a successful culture, not of government decrees.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

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