Commentary by Elizabeth Rogliani
Despite having a great Constitution, South Africa is imploding. The country is seeing an outbreak of the worst violence and looting in decades. Ethnic groups have formed enclaves and alliances to protect themselves. The white South Africans have gotten together with the Muslims, Indians and Chinese to protect themselves against the black majority.
For over a year South African white farmers have been trying to get the world’s attention because they were being targeted and murdered all over the country because they were white. But now the violence is affecting the entire nation on a whole new level.
The turmoil began after the arrest of former President Jacob Zuma, who resigned in 2018 under threat of impeachment for corruption from his own party; and since then, he has consistently defied a court order to testify before a Grand Jury investigating alleged corruption. Finally, a warrant went out for his arrest for his contempt of court he was apprehended after refusing to turn himself in, and subsequently sentenced to 15 months in jail.
While not in office, Zuma is still considered a very popular President among the South African people, and so his jailing – at least in part – is considered to have sparked this massive outrage from people (mostly the black citizens of the country).
Reportedly, upwards of 80 people have been killed in the violence; hundreds upon hundreds of businesses, like storefronts, shops, and warehouses have been looted, and some even burnt to the ground – mostly white-owned businesses, but they do employ black South Africans, thereby in an attempt to destroy a white person’s livelihood, the looters end up hurting their black counterparts in the recklessness.
Police are allegedly doing virtually nothing, in terms of stopping the violence or arresting the perpetrators, because apparently the jail cells are already filled to capacity. Law enforcement has reportedly completely broken down and armed South African citizens are taking to the streets to protect their communities.
It is an absolute societal implosion.
The government has been left with no choice but to call the army to attempt to restore order on the streets. The problem with that decision, is the political consequences. Already, the radical Marxist politician, Julius Malema called for an end of the deployment of South African troops, and he threatened to send his own fighters who will fight alongside of the people and against the army.
Malema wrote “No soldiers in our streets! Otherwise, we are joining. All fighters must be ready… they won’t kill us all. We need a political solution to a political problem, not soldiers.” He then said in an interview, “We are not calling for the killing of white people, at least not for now.”
Other than the obvious ethnic tensions in South Africa, the socio-economic system has also exacerbated the problems. Unemployment has hit a staggering 40% among young people, and many believe it is due to the damaging effects of the socialist economic system.
The economic disaster is simply the match that lit an already explosive powder keg. What is really happening in South Africa seems to have more to do with the collateral damage coming from the explosion of ethno-nationalism and neo-tribalism that has been going on – not only in South Africa, since ethno-Nationalism is sweeping much of the world today.
For over a decade now, a number of articles have been written about the rising tribalism and ethno-nationalism throughout South Africa. This made headlines in the United States when the SA High Court cleared the way for the government to begin massive land-seizures and expropriation from white farmers.
The government back then, took land from white farmers and “re-distributed” them to black citizens. The action undertaken by the South African Congress was a thoroughly racially charged action.
The United States, and many other Western nations which were traditionally ethnic European (and/or white), have in recent years touted themselves as “diverse” and have repeated the slogan “diversity is our strength” as if we were in the novel 1984, and that slogan was repeated alongside slogans like “slavery is freedom” and “war is peace.”
It has become clear, to anyone that is not denying reality, that diversity is not a strength. That a multiracial society can very easily become violently divided; and this has become very clear by what is happening in South Africa. So, we wonder if this destiny might reach the US in a not-so-distant future? Especially with daily reminders on the news which continually condemn white people, and strive to give victimhood status to anyone that is not ethnically European.