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Whenever liberals are in a tight spot, they adopt the scorched-earth policy of argumentation. With no answer, they start demanding that you define words: What do you mean “liberal”? What do you mean “democracy”? What do you mean “patriotism”?
John Derbyshire: What Does South Africa Tell Us About The Prospects For A Successful Multiracial State?
Nelson Mandela will be buried on Sunday December 15. South Africa will, at least until then, have the world’s attention. What, if anything, does the history of that country have to tell us about the prospects for a successful multiracial state?
The official, Inner Party-approved dogma is upbeat.
The blacks of South Africa were cruelly oppressed by a white minority for many decades. The whites put in place a system of formalized segregation called “Apartheid,” and kept the pleasant neighborhoods and good jobs for themselves.
Among those jailed was Nelson Mandela. The moral force of the blacks—under his guidance, and inspired by the U.S. Civil Rights struggle—together with boycotts by Western nations, at last wore down the will of the white minority.
Mandela was released, and magnanimously negotiated a settlement with the whites. Full-franchise democracy was established and South Africa became the Rainbow Nation, a model for multiracial harmony, a triumph of Diversity!
This official not a totally mendacious account of what happened, although it leaves much out. The key factor in resigning whites to a full franchise in the 1990s, for example, was not moral force so much as sheer numbers.
The 1911 census in the newly-founded British dominion of South Africa showed whites as 22 percent in a population of 6 million. By 1980, although their actual numbers had more than tripled, they had dwindled to 16 percent in a population of 28 million, with a birthrate half that of blacks. The demographic writing was on the wall. (Whites are now nine percent in a population of 53 million, just twice the proportion of whites in 1970s Rhodesia, and of course still falling.)
The white South Africans of the late 1980s had grasped the thing we keep telling you at VDARE.com: Demography is destiny.
The feeling among whites at the time was that, absent some power-sharing accommodation with the blacks, they would be alone in a friendless world, fated to ultimate destruction.
They had, however, no illusions that their lives would be improved by admitting blacks into government.
Afrikaners ceded control despite their negative expectations of black rule. “More than eighty percent believed that the physical safety of whites would be threatened. Less than ten percent believed that life would continue as before.”
White South Africans will tell you, too, that F.W. de Klerk, who became President in 1989 and negotiated the transition to a full franchise, was less than frank with the white electorate about his intentions, and mixed his multiracial progressivism with good doses of crony capitalism.
The key factor throughout South African history, though, has been what Cold Warriors know as the Correlation of Forces between blacks and whites. (There are other recognized races, at about one-eighth of the population, but black-white has been the dynamic that matters.)
When I was growing up in 1950s England, the oldest of the Old Soldiers were those who had fought in the Boer War of 1899-1902. Key events of that war were
It really is the most wonderful time of the year—when I get to write about the War On/ Against Christmas, a subject hated by Left and quisling Establishment Right alike , which has earned me
In The Press and the IRS | Journalistic partisanship fed the scandal, September 19, 2013, the WSJ's James Taranto provides pointers to the Main Strem Media "dogwhistles" that may have led the IRS to target the Tea Party. A House investigative report [PDF] has this paragraph, which Taranto has a "annotated with links," describing the MSM "drumbeat" against the Tea Party groups.
Washington Post columnists accused Tea Party groups of "smolder[ing] with anger" [Colbert King] and practicing a brand of patriotism reminiscent of the Ku Klux Klan [Courtland Milloy]. Another Post columnist opined in late March 2010 that Tea Party rhetoric "is calibrated not to inform but to incite" [Eugene Robinson]. In April 2010, Reuters tied the Tea Party movement to "America's season of rage and fear."
I thought it would be useful to annotate that paragraph with pictures—aside from the Reuters guy, a European socialist left over from the Cold War, they're all black:
Taranto's point is that there doesn't have to be an actual conspiracy based in the White House—it was mid-level employees of the IRS reading this stuff who attacked the Tea Party.
Of course, they were attacking on behalf of this guy:
While the IRS was investigating the implicitly white Tea Party, Attorney General Eric "My People" Holder and IRS officials coached the explicitly black Conference of National Black Churches on how to be politically active without losing their ministerial tax exemption. [IRS Gave Black Nonprofits Preferential Treatment, by Paul Sperry, Investor's Business Daily, September 6, 2013]
In 2008, Joe Wurzelbacher (Joe The Plumber)
"Apartheid is an affront to human rights and human dignity. Normal and friendly relations cannot exist between the United States and South Africa until it becomes a dead policy. Americans are of one mind and one heart on this issue."
The Fulford File | Harlem Nazis Of The 40's—Black Admiration For Enemy Dictators Didn't Start With Kim Jong-Un
On his return, Mr. Rodman had things to tell us. What things? Listen for yourself.[Clip: "His grandfather and his father were great leaders. He's such a proud man. He's proud; his country like him; not like him, love him … Ilove him. The guy's awesome.]
You might be wondering: What is it with American blacks and commie dictators? Before Dennis Rodman swooned over Kim Jong-un there was Jesse Jackson dropping trou for Fidel Castro, quote: "Castro is the most honest and courageous politician I've ever met," end quote. That was in 1984. Thirty years before that there was Paul Robeson kissing up to Stalin and praising the Soviet suppression of Hungary's 1956 uprising.
The operative principle here is: My enemy's enemy is my friend. A lot of blacks think of America as their enemy. Since the U.S.S.R., Castro's Cuba, and North Korea are or were all enemies of the U.S.A.,
“Conservatives have a Mandela problem” runs the headline of a December 6 Salon post by Alex Halperin. Actually, according to Halperin, [email him] conservatives—by which he means what VDARE.com calls Conservatism Inc.— have not one but two Mandela problems, rooted in its current fawning praise of the late Nelson Mandela. (To give credit where it’s due, some well-known conservatives such as Joseph Farah, David Swindle, Robert Stacy McCain, Diana West, Gateway Pundit and Tim Graham of the Media Research Center have been critical of Mandela.)
The Left seems particularly fascinated by Ted Cruz’s Facebook page. Cruz gave a typical gushing statement, calling Mandela “inspiration for defenders of liberty around the globe.” But many of his supporters expressed skepticism. And these were not crazed “racist” ramblings, but the same criticisms that many Conservatism Inc. operatives themselves made in the 1980s. Of the thousands of comments left on Cruz’s page, the worst the Daily Beast’s Jamelle Bouie could point-and-splutter at were:
- “Let’s not forget that Mandela called Castro’s Communist revolution ‘a source of inspiration to all freedom-loving people,’”
- “Mandela was a communist trained by the KGB who sings racial hate songs…and now, the South Africa is a worst country for both whites and blacks,”
- “Ted, long before you were born, his reputation was the complete opposite. He was, in fact, a terrorist and a criminal, he persecuted and killed Zulus. All the apartheid BS you hear in today’s media is all lies.”
Ted Cruz Commenters Hate Mandela, By Jamelle Bouie, December 6th 20131:
And Bouie wasn’t the only one to point-‘n’-splutter about Cruz’s evil supporters: ABC News, MSNBC, Huffington Post and dozens of other mainstream/left-wing outlets run stories about how Cruz’s Facebook fans don’t like his pandering. An Austin Chronicle columnist proclaimed the comments were just proof Teddy Kennedy was correct to say that the GOP is the “party of Apartheid” not the “Party of Lincoln”
National Data | November Jobs: Immigrants Gain Jobs 7-Times Faster Than Americans Over Last 12 Months
The U.S. economy generated 203,000 jobs in November while the unemployment rate fell to 7.0%, its lowest rate in five years. In a familiar paradox, this apparent good news may be bad news for investors—because it increases the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates sooner rather than later.
In fact, the November numbers are not all that great. The job gain was slightly below October’s 204,000, and not much better than the 198,000 per month average registered in the first nine months of 2013. And note that the unemployment rate decline was driven mainly by the return of hundreds of thousands of federal employees following October’s government shutdown.
However, as seen below, LFPs for native-born American workers are considerably below those of immigrants, and have declined significantly more over the past year. So worker confidence may indeed be up—but it is skewed toward those born elsewhere.
- Total employment rose by 818,000, or by 0.57%
- Native-born employment rose by 700,000, or by 0.58%
- Foreign-born employment rose by 118,000, or by 0.50%
Over the past two months, job growth has traced a neat “V” shape, as federal workers left in October and returned in November. This is clearly seen in right tail of the New V-Dare American Worker Displacement Index (VDAWDI) graphic:
Native-born American employment growth is the blue line, immigrant
Are the ChiComs feeling their oats?
Exhibit A: British Prime Minister David Cameron spent the first three days of this week in China. The Communists greeted him with sneering arrogance. The Global Times, a major Party propaganda organ, honked that:
The Cameron administration should acknowledge that the U.K. is not a big power in the eyes of the Chinese. It is just an old European country apt for travel and study. This has gradually become the habitual thought of the Chinese people.
[China won’t fall for Cameron’s ‘sincerity’, Global Times, December 3, 2013]
Another Communist Party organ, the China Centre for International Economic Exchanges, invited to submit questions to Cameron, asked: “When will Britain return the illegally plundered artefacts?” This referred to objects looted by British troops in the 1860 sacking of the Summer Palace and the 1900 Boxer Rebellion, most of which ended up in the British Museum.
There are a number of responses Cameron might have made. For example:
- It is not possible, at this distance in time, after so many private sales, re-sales, and bequests, to determine which artefacts were actually looted.
The British Museum has, though, for some years been co-operating with Chinese scholars in cataloguing its Chinese collection in hopes of identifying items improperly acquired.
Would you like us to continue this co-operation?
- I’m interested in getting representative opinions from the Chinese people. In what way are you, a Communist Party organization, representative?
I may represent “an old European country apt for travel and study,” but I do actually represent them. They elected me to a seat in Parliament, and my party to enough seats to form a government. Who elected your Party to anything?
- If we had not taken these objects and preserved them in the British Museum, they would likely have been destroyed by rampaging Red Guards during the Communist Party-inspired Cultural Revolution of the late 1960s, as so much of China’s cultural heritage was.
If you will formally thank us for safeguarding your national treasures, and agree to a storage fee covering that hundred years, we will consider your request.
- The joint British-French expedition that burned the Summer Palace did so, as Lord Elgin said at the time, to punish the court while sparing the people.
A Chinese general, in the Chinese tradition, would have burned Peking and put its inhabitants to the sword.
The 1860 expedition followed a gross outrage by the Chinese authorities when, in violation of all civilized norms of international relations, they tortured and murdered emissaries sent to negotiate following a British military reverse.
(During which, Jonathan Spence tells us: “The American naval commodore Josiah Tattnall, despite his country’s declared neutrality, came to the aid of wounded British Admiral Hope with the ringing cry ‘Blood is thicker than water.’” And during which also, the immortal Private Moyse met his fate.)
- The China of that period was roiled by two great rebellions threatening the central government: the Taiping (1850-64) and the Nian (1853-68).
British military leadership and materiel were decisive in helping your government suppress those rebellions and restore peace to the nation.
- China has for thirty years been printing books and copying
On a break from pretending to believe they live in a country bristling with violent white racists, the Non-Fox Media have been trying to debunk stories about the “Knockout Game,” in which young black males approach random strangers and try to knock them out with one punch.
The left’s leading line of defense against the Knockout Game is to argue that young black males have always been violent, so, hey, this is nothing new.
You’re welcome, black America!
In Slate, Emma Roller wearily recounted other episodes of black-on-white violence in order to announce: “The ‘Knockout Game’ is a myth.”
Reminiscing about the flash mobs that shook many parts of the country a few years ago, Roller wrote: “I remember the summer of 2011, a story about a crowd of (black) teenagers at the Wisconsin State Fair randomly attacking fairgoers went viral as a sign of a burgeoning race war.”
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes reached for a different example of monstrous black-on-white violence in order to dispute that the Knockout Game is anything new.
Looking like a translator for the deaf with all the air quotes he had to make for “supposed” “trend” and “Knockout Game,” Hayes compared it to what he called the fake trend of “wilding” after a mob of black youths violently attacked and raped a white woman jogging in New York’s Central Park in 1989. According to Hayes, “there never was such a thing” as wilding.
As the author of the notorious essay The Talk—which was, lest we forget, a truthful satire of various lying claims by blacks that they have to warn their children about white cops— I’ve naturally been thinking about what to write when the MSM inevitably calls for my views, now that I have been vindicated by, most recently, the Knockout Game. [Brooklyn cops probe another possible 'knockout' after woman, 72, is punched, New York Daily News, November 25, 2013 ]
But I keep getting defeated by the obviousness of it all. They might just as well be calling with some such request as: “Can you give us 800 words by press time on whether the Sun will come up tomorrow morning / who’s buried in Grant’s tomb / where flies go in the winter?”
Of course young blacks who encounter a lone nonblack want to commit violence against him/her. Of course! As the English expression goes: You could knock me down with a feather.
In the first place, scrappy young men are anyway inclined to that sort of thing. In 1960s pre-Beatles Liverpool where I was a schoolteacher, the fad was for “nutting.” There is a certain way of throwing your upper body forward and down so that your forehead impacts the bridge of the counterparty’s nose, causing sudden intense pain, a gush of blood from the nostrils, and momentary loss of consciousness.
In the second place, in Western multiracial societies, whites are the wimps. Every other race asserts itself, lobbies, agitates, makes demands, and is given quotas, preferences, and privileges. Only whites cringe, defer, and grovel. It is natural to feel contempt for people who are so ashamed of their ancestors and of their own existence.
And in the third place, blacks in the generality hate nonblacks. Why would they not? Everything in the dominant culture encourages them to.
There is, for example, the Dogma of Zero Group Differences, to which all respectable people are expected to adhere. Assuming there are no essential statistical differences between human groups with different deep ancestry—a thing everybody does assume—what accounts for the observed differences between groups? For the huge black-nonblack differences in criminal offending as reported by victims, whether or not police and courts are involved? Or the sensational race gaps in household wealth?
If you cleave to the DZGD—as all the authority figures say you must—the only explanation can be white malice keeping blacks down.
You’d be mad, too.
And then again there is the encouragement young blacks get from older black authority figures. Listen to Michael Eric Dyson explainerating why blacks can’t be racist: Michael Eric Dyson Shares Why "Black People Can't Be Racist" Backstage At Don't Sleep!—YouTube. Dyson is Professor of Sociology at a prestigious university (Georgetown!). Why would a semiliterate black teenager not assume Dyson is speaking some kind of sense from a base of deep academic knowledge, rather than—as is actually the case—minstrel-show gibberish?
So I can never feel that much explanation is required as to why young blacks beat up on whites. But what needs explaining is why whites put up with it, even excuse it. [I Was a Victim of the Fake "Knockout Game" Trend, By Matthew Yglesias, Slate, November 25, 2013.] What needs explaining—what always needs explaining—is white ethnomasochism.
I'm stumped. Even the Yanomamo and the tribes of Irian Jaya think they are hot stuff, and want their people and traditions to endure for ever. Only whites—and only in the last 60 or 70 years—have been seized by some form of mass insanity that requires them to believe that their mere existence is an offense to others, and that the desire to live in a white society and enjoy European culture is “hate.”
We are not short of offered explanations. Most popular:
[See also: Then They Came For Jack Hunter. They Can Have Him].
It’s fair to say that Beltway Right columnist Jack Hunter, once known as the Southern Avenger, no longer views General Robert E. Lee as an inspiration. After all, General Lee once advised his son Custis:
You must study to be frank with the world: frankness is the child of honesty and courage. Say just what you mean to do on every occasion, and take it for granted that you mean to do right.
Jack Hunter was a staffer for Senator Rand Paul and a leading light of the Ron Paul-led “liberty movement.” Prior to his association with the Pauls, Hunter hosted a Charleston, SC talk show called The Southern Avenger and wrote for Dissident Right publications like Takimag.com. [SouthernAvenger website 2005 | 2007 | 2013] During this time, he made mildly politically incorrect statements about race, homosexuality, and immigration. However, for the past few years, he has deliberately moderated or even outright reversed his positions to create the most media-friendly image possible for Rand Paul.
But this past summer, the neoconservative Washington Free Beacon