I was surprised to see Helen Andrews getting so close to the truth yesterday in her new article in TAC called “Boiling the Frog in South Africa.” Usually, conservatives tiptoe around the issue.
The scenes which are playing out in South Africa are nothing new. Rhodesia and South Africa were merely the last dominos to fall in the decolonization and Africanization of sub-Saharan Africa. There were several decades in the early 20th century in which Western civilization was artificially introduced to the continent like in North America and Australia. Those decades were the most peaceful, prosperous and progressive decades in the history of the Dark Continent as cannibalism, human sacrifice and slavery were suppressed by the evil White man who was otherwise distracted by the World Wars in Europe and Asia. Life in sub-Saharan Africa in the early 20th century got much better while the rest of the world was devastated. The last 70 years have been a glorious experiment which has decisively proven that Africans DO NOT have the same capacity to maintain a European-level of civilization and institutions on their own.
Here in the United States, Joe Biden led the charge against the Afrikaners and their “morally repulsive regime” in the 1980s. In spite of the precedent which had been set by the rest of the continent, civilization was sacrificed for multiracial democracy and the sanctimonious antiracist cause.
“Alas, muddling through is a tactic that can only work for so long. There are about 14 million registered taxpayers in South Africa, out of a population of nearly 60 million. The bulk of income tax revenue comes from just 574,000 individuals. The ANC’s wager has always been that this tiny tax base could be squeezed for all it’s worth in order to fund lavish social benefits for the rest of the population.
Ramaphosa has articulated this gamble explicitly, according to the posthumous memoir of Mario Oriani-Ambrosini, a longtime MP for the Inkatha Freedom Party who died in 2014. During negotiations over the post-apartheid constitution in 1994, Ambrosini wrote, “Ramaphosa told me of the ANC’s 25-year strategy to deal with the whites: it would be like boiling a frog alive, which is done by raising the temperature very slowly.” Under majority rule, “the black majority would pass laws transferring wealth, land, and economic power from white to black slowly and incrementally, until the whites lost all they had gained in South Africa, but without taking too much from them at any given time to cause them to rebel or fight.” …”
The Zulu riots in KwaZulu-Natal have grabbed the attention of the world.
There are other things going on though in South Africa. If you can believe it, there are taxi companies which are at war with each other in Cape Town. Anti-foreigner riots have resumed.