At least apartheit is gone
A few days after the O.J. Simpson verdict in 1995 and blacks’ widespread and (to most whites) shocking expressions of jubilation about it, I called up Bob Grant’s radio program and told him that American blacks are to a large extent a criminal and criminal-sympathizing population, and that’s why blacks are anti-police and anti-law and order, and that’s why they justify black violence, particularly black violence against whites. In America, fortunately, blacks are a minority, so, even though blacks as they see it have powerful racial motives to hurt whites, or to sympathize with black criminals who hurt whites, they are limited in their ability to do so. What about the other major country in the world where there is a large black and a large white population, but where the blacks are the majority—South Africa? Well, there the criminal sympathizers are running the government, with certain predictable results. Recently the safety and security minister, Charles Nqakula, told law-abiding whites that if they’re going to keep “whingeing” (don’t know how that’s pronounced) about the extremely high violence in South Africa they should leave the country. As America’s first black president put it, better put some ice on that.
Karen writes from England:
Same problem with blacks everywhere!!LA comments:
I would qualify Karen’s statement that it’s “the same problem with blacks everywhere.” She herself indicates the better standards blacks had under the old South Africa; and this was the case not just under the Grand Apartheid starting in 1948, but under the older, English-ruled system prior to the takeover of the country by the Afrikaners. The point is, it is possible for blacks to have a better standard of civilization than they now have. As for Karen’s call for a return to apartheid as a general rule for dealing with blacks, while I would have no problem with a return to local and voluntary social segregation between the races, South African Apartheid with its massive racial engineering was a moral offense that led directly to the collapse of the old South Africa and the current disaster.An Indian living in the West writes:
South Africa is a strange case. It has all the usual signs of collapse—a flight of young professionals in very large numbers, horrendous crime rates, out of control corruption etc. But on the other hand, the economy is actually booming. Real estate prices have risen more steeply in South Africa than almost anywhere else on earth (including India and China where they have been skyrocketing for more than a decade). Also, South Africa came fourth or fifth in a recent survey of countries with the highest percentage increase in the number of millionaires (South Korea came first with a 21 percent annual increase, India was second with 19 percent).Jeff writes from England:
Ten examples of relatively recent savagery by non-black cultures or groups: 1) Chinese during the Cultural Revolution; 2) Balkan area wars and conflicts; 3) Arab Jihadists including Palestinians and Iraqi insurgents plus Saddam plus the savagery of the Afghani Taliban and other Afghan Muslim groups; 4) Chechnya conflict; 5) Japanese attacks on other Asian countries in W.W.2 period; 6) German genocide against Jews and other groups; 7) Stalin’s genocide against this own people; 8) Ceaucescu’s savagery against his own people; 9) Various Asian peoples’ savagery against dogs, cats etc.; 10) Robert Spencer’s recent personal attacks on Lawrence Auster … probably the worst of the lot. Of course other than the last two examples, one can argue that the savagery described is not a permanent state of affairs, rather they are due to specific conflicts or situations, while one can argue the black savagery previously mentioned is a long-term ongoing scenario. In addition one could say that wherever significant black populations have resided around the world there are high amounts of crime and violence, while many of the peoples and groups mentioned have lived relatively peacefully in areas other than their original homelands. Finally one could argue that there is a degree of violence and theft among blacks in everyday life WITHIN their own micro-communities which you don’t find in any of the other examples.LA writes:
Jeff makes a good point that while many groups have committed appalling acts of savagery, blacks seem to stand out in the degree of day-to-day, “micro” savagery that is common among black communities everywhere. I should also add that by by “savagery” I don’t necessarily mean horrific violence and cruelty. Savages are often peaceful, or at least seemingly so.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at June 24, 2006 06:48 AM | Send