Neoconservative Applauds White Despoliation In South Africa
NOTE: Max Boot`s trip to South Africa was paid
for by the
current government, i.e.. the ANC. (Apartheid Pariah, 10 Years Later,
April 1, 2004, By Max Boot).
During the period of
sanctions, when South Africa
was ruled by democratically elected government with a
limited franchise, acceptance of a government-sponsored
trip to South Africa could cost a reporter his job.]
tenth anniversary of the
Rwandan genocide is upon us this week, and some
predict yet another African genocide is about to unfold
in Sudan. In South Africa, however, where wicked white
supremacy was dismantled (also a decade ago) and black
majority rule established, all is happiness, a veritable
cakewalk to utopia, according to
neo-conservative pundit Max Boot.
African government has just given Mr. Boot a grand tour,
and he faithfully reports what he was told in articles
in the Los Angeles Times and the neo-conservative
Weekly Standard. If his adventures in fantasy
prove much of anything, they show why we need to ignore
whatever neo-conservatives tell us.
flourishing democracy has taken root in South Africa`s
rocky soil,” Mr. Boot
bubbles. The kind of democracy he admires there is of
interest — a species quite unknown to the Western
Flourishing Democracy Takes Root in South Africa
Weekly Standard, March 22, 2004]
National Congress, the
terrorist organization run by the
Communist Party that took over the country in 1994,
is the main political party and shows no sign of losing
power. As Mr. Boot tells us, “There is no chance of
the ANC losing the next election or the one after that.
For the foreseeable future South Africa seems destined
to be a
one-party democracy like
India prior to the 1990s or
Of course, in
our part of the world, where we actually have
democracies that (at least in theory) sport two whole
political parties or more, “democracy” is not
quite the term for political systems dominated forever
by a single party.
complains that these days no one ever hears about South
Africa except in terms of AIDS and
crime. As for the former, it has more
HIV-positive people than any other country in the
world, and AIDS is expected to reduce life expectancy to
the age of 36 by 2010. Mr. Boot is pleased that even
though “South Africa`s
crime rate has spiked to among the highest in the
world,” in recent years “it has at least stopped
rising and stabilized, though at very high levels.”
What he doesn`t
tell us is the truth about the
systematic campaign of murder and torture carried
out since 1994 against South Africa`s white farmers.
Some 1,600 have already been
murdered, and while the government claims it`s
simply uncontrollable crime, the indications are
that it`s a deliberate effort to exterminate whites and
drive them off the land.
But that`s only
farmers. Some estimates put the number of white
Afrikaners killed by blacks since 1994 at 30,000 or
more. Mr. Boot mentions none of this. “The most
inspiring thing about South Africa,” he sighs
pleasantly, “is that there seems to be so little
After Mr. Boot
finishes scribbling what the ANC`s one-party democracy
fed him, he should take a look at a forthcoming article
realities of South Africa by a man who actually
lives there, South African novelist Dan Roodt, in a
forthcoming two-part article in
American Renaissance, a monthly newsletter about
race and race relations.
While Mr. Boot
beams about the government`s promotion of “economic
growth” in the country but deplores the “bad
news” of persistent economic inequality between
blacks and whites, Mr. Roodt has somewhat different
facts to report.
“Increasingly, whites are
economic slaves,” he
writes. “They pay 80 percent of personal taxes,
despite earning only 50 percent of total salaries.
Afrikaners as a group pay the highest portion of overall
tax in South Africa — 36 percent — while white
English-speakers pay 32 percent. When he was in exile in
Britain, [President Thabo]
Mbeki is reputed to have said, `We will suck the
whites dry,` and that is more or less what is happening.
South Africa is like a small, first-world economy like
Denmark or Norway, still run by whites, but which
must support a welfare state for 40 million blacks and
That`s the bad
news Mr. Boot didn`t want to tell us.
happening in South Africa is simply the deliberate
transformation of a Western society,
economy and political culture into a
Third World swamp. The transformation is taking
place because the dominant race of white Westerners has
pushed out of power by the majority non-white,
But as Mr. Roodt
understands, what`s happening there is not unique.
“By a curious historical and
demographic twist, the percentage of white people in
South Africa — nine percent –corresponds precisely to
the portion of whites as a share of the global
population. South Africa is a microcosm of the world.
The processes of demographic expansion, territorial
occupation, and moral and intellectual subversion that
we have suffered are
similar to what the entire West is experiencing.”
And people like
Mr. Boot and his friends play a major role in pushing
that experience toward its grim conclusion.
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