Yes, Aparthied was wrong but is the New South Africa, the 'Rainbow Nation,' any improvement on what went on before?
It seems that its ANC government is persuing its own form of racism almost as evil as the old.
Now, according to Afrikaans newspaper Rapport, one-third of South Africa's 3 million Afrikaans are "destitute, homeless, unemployable."
Rapport newspaper writes:
"South Africa's 3-million Afrikaners -- all multilingual people with a high standard Western education and a protestant work ethnic -- are being forced back into the stone-age by the current ANC-regime's laws which bars such 'whites' from the labour market."
Of course, it was inevitable there would be some forms of 'affirmative action' or 'postive discrimination' to make up for the years of Aparthied rule, but does it have to be so blatant, so widespread and so obviously so destructive to South Africa's people and economy, as this second report shows the impact of such poverty on families.
It seems totally unfair to replace one set of racism with another, especially when it means those discriminated against will be better educated, qualified, etc. And if you don't pick your best people, you don't do as well as you might. Thus, business, government, the economy suffers.
South Africa's wealth might be cushioned by the current global minerals boom, but how soon before it faces the racist destruction of a once-prosperous economy, as seen over the border in Zimbabwe?
You would think Zimbabwe under Mugabe, or the post-colonial experience of most other African countries, might guide South Africa down a better path. It appears not.
I guess we can look forward to more South African immigrants into New Zealand. I know quite a few already, typically liberal journos in Auckland who sought the end of Apartheid themselves. The one exception lives in Hamilton, views his country as 'the Third World' and probably subscribes to the view of this blog 'South Africa Sux.'
However, the new plight of South Africa's whites remains uncovered by the MSM, which is why my links for South Africa are blog-related.
Might I add, this comes on top of another rarely told story, the deaths of 1700 white South African farmers (according to Wikipedia) in recent years, many of whom already face the taking by government of their land.
Last Year, I heard about the subject of murdered farmers on an Australian radio station but it appears that you need to seek out more from the blogs, such as this, which talks of the 'genocide' of the Boers.
In the meantime, neighbouring Zimbabwe has gone further down the path of racial socialism with the fastest shrinking economy in the world. The Economist notes further economic destruction here and the Church of England Archbishop of York, a black man, is calling for sanctions against the "racist" Mugabe government.
It is interesting to see that the failure of racist Marxist Zimbabwe is there for all to see, that the media cannot ignore it, so we get reportage on how its new racism his killing its economy and people.
But I guess that after decades of championing the end of Aparthied in South Africa to see it replaced there with a new form of racism and 'genocide' is hardly what the MSM had in mind.
-Hat Tip:The Midnight Sun