Skip to comments.Communist Storm Clouds Gather in South Africa
Posted on 02/24/2014 12:24:21 PM PST by massmike
Moonbat demigod Nelson Mandelas collectivist legacy continues to unfold in what was once a prosperous and relatively civilized country:
The Economic Freedom Fighters have stuck to their guns for the nationalisation of mines and expropriation of land without compensation.
Party leader Julius Malema on Saturday unveiled the organisations elections manifesto at Mehlareng Stadium in Tembisa, east of Johannesburg.
We want to do away with colonial patterns of ownership in South Africa, he said.
That means if a white person owns it, the government is going to take it, just like in Zimbabwe, which has been reduced to basket case status by similar policies.
Malemas manifesto consists mainly of one word: nationalization. Very little will be left in private hands if he has his way. The name of his party is appropriate: it exists to fight economic freedom.
Malema revved up supporters by proclaiming that after 20 years of democracy, blacks are still poor. The implication is that it is time to give up on democracy, and go whole hog on the communism.
When communism doesnt work either, there will be no going back. After the wealth that was produced when property rights were honored has been devoured by the government, there will be nothing left but poverty and tyranny, as in Zimbabwe.
The insanity of Malemas agenda guarantees economic ruin. For example,
Malema said his party believed all jobs in the country should be permanent.
The EFF would implement legislation that would ensure this.
What effect will it have on employment if once hired, a worker can never be let go? No one likely to vote for the EFF would think it through far enough to wonder.
Malema also plans to impose set wages for various occupations, to inflict nationalized health insurance that will incorporate traditional healers (i.e., witch doctors), and to pass out all sorts of goodies like social grants, increased pensions, increased child support grants, free education, scholarships to study abroad, et cetera, ad nauseam. Peggy the Moocher would love it.
Any of these goodies that actually materialize will be financed by Western aid, since there is no chance South Africa will generate significant wealth without property rights.
EFF sticks to guns in manifesto
Democratize everything and you have communism.
So, can these retards win?
Or is this a tiny group of crazies?
Time for the Boers to re declare independence.
It’s coming to America, too. Read “Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America from Post-Apartheid South Africa” by Ilana Mercer.
African natives acting as they have always done.
Africa wins again.
I guess South Africa is not big on history? or even the present?
“...Time for the Boers to re declare independence....”
Depends on how dumbed-down and mind-numbed the white South Afrikaaners have become.
If they’re anything like the guilt-infested, gullible white liberal idiots in this country, they’re in big, big trouble. They’re about to find out that maybe it wasn’t such a great idea giving in and giving up.
If they’ve retained the self-preservation ferocity of their ancestors, then I’d put my money on them.
permanent jobs is idiocy.
Has any African nation or nation populated primarily by Africans ever succeeded without the government being dominated by other ethnic groups?
What happened was that the smart people who were running the country had their control of the country taken away by the stupid people who greatly outnumbered them. What do you think the results would be in a profitable business if the dumbest workers got rid of all the owners and managers who had made the business profitable? Can we say BANKRUPTCY!!!
Liberals operated under the delusion that all that wealth in SA simply existed, and the whites were just hogging all for themselves. It was just a matter for the blacks to take control, get rid of the whites, and things would keep on humming like before. Another lesson in gross stupidity on a national scale.
“...It was just a matter for the blacks to take control, get rid of the whites, and things would keep on humming like before...”
Good luck with that...
For the most part, white South Africans don’t see any problems. Remember, a large part of them are English-speaking liberals who fought against the Afrikaners, and still do.
Here is a good article that discusses the issues in more depth: http://praag.org/?p=12911
Malema is an opportunist and political agitator, who was expelled from the ANC. He would no doubt take South Africa the route of Zimbabwe. Given that he is a demagogue, is already well-practiced at self-promotion, and fact he is only 33 years old - means he will be around for a long time in S. African politics. Even though he is outside the ANC (at the moment) this doesn’t bode well for S. Africa’s future.
Funny, we’ve always had difficulty maintaining good relations with the Africans.
Obama must be establishing American influence down there.
And the remaining whites in South Africa are surprised by this? Anyone who has even briefly studied the hard left’s thinking knew this was coming. Also president for life: one man, one vote, once.
Does Haiti count?. Once considered the “Paris of the Caribbean” it actually had a higher GDP than America. Of course the French gave complete control to the “black population” over two hundred years ago.
It has been ruled by blacks ever since.
Today it’s a world class cesspool on every level. The World Bank notes that more than half of Haitis population lives on less than $1 a day, while about 80% of the country lives on less than $2 a day. The countrys estimated unemployment rate as of 2010 was 40.6%.
It is the poorest country in the world.
Sounds like a worthwhile book.
It is, for the most part, a good book, and a good summary of the culture wars. Bear in mind that Mercer is a South African liberal, and she still holds some curious positions, even if she describes herself as libertarian. I enjoyed the book, but I cannot stand reading most of her columns.
I'm surprised there are any white land holders left anywhere in S. Africa...
That fellow sounds like a likely nominee for the Democrats in 2016.
Better start stocking up on that toilet paper now.
If the USA had any sense we’d let white people from South Africa immigrate before the genocide starts.
Obama only wants Muslims to come here
Short answer: no.
Majority of them are as you fear...they will not stand tall.
“...a large part of them are English-speaking liberals who fought against the Afrikaners, ...”
Then they deserve what follows. F*** ‘em.
Then as I said in the post immediately above this one - they get what they deserve.
They’re complicit in their own demise.
Breaking news......mandela is still dead
My friends family is six or more generations removed from France living in SA. For over 20 years I have been warning them as to what was coming their way. They should have seen it since SA is thick with refugees from Zimbabwe, the SA folks call “When-We’s”, because every conversation with someone from Zimbabwe start with “When we lived in Zimbabwe....”
These people even have photo’s of Mandela on their mantle. They lost their spirit somewhere.
“...They lost their spirit somewhere....”
And their minds too, evidently.
Sorry for your friends. They’re probably going to be “Kulaked” like Stalin did to the Ukrainians.
Same playbook, different set of thugs.
The brainwashing of our people has been almost unbelievable.
I say “Go For It.”
Let people see once and for all the failure of Communism.
Yes South Africa’ try Communism, then all - except the ruling class will be poor - the Ruling class will be RICHER!
Sad to say, but yes. By the time they believe what the consequences are, it will be way too late, and South Africa will become yet another African statistic. I quite frankly don’t care what happens to the liberals there, they are still fighting “apartheid” 20 years later, even though very few of the current issues are related to that.
One just has to feel for the 400,000 Afrikaners living in absolute poverty in squatter camps, not because they won’t fight, but because they have no means to do so. They do not qualify for government help, and charities cannot give to them exclusively.
“...One just has to feel for the 400,000 Afrikaners living in absolute poverty in squatter camps, not because they wont fight, but because they have no means to do so...”
In a better time, with better people in charge, we’d be airdropping advisers and weapons to them to help them.
Hopefully they’ll find a way to leave and bring their brains, expertise, and productive mindset here.