Skip to comments.U.S. Supported White Minority-Rule in South Africa
Posted on 12/25/2013 4:58:05 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
PRETORIA, South Africa (NNPA) President Obama and former presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush flew to South Africa to pay their respects to Nelson Mandela, the countrys first democratically elected president who died on Dec. 5 at the age of 95.
At the height of South Africas campaign against the warrior for majority rule in South Africa, the U.S. governments behavior was far from respectful as it supported a regime that oppressed more than 90 percent of its people.
Under South Africas rigid racial segregation system known as apartheid, Whites were only 5 to 10 percent of the population but allocated 87 percent of the land to themselves, forcing other racial groups Black, Coloured, and Indian to live in segregated homelands away from Whites in the central cities. Officials denied people of color citizenship while maintaining an all-White government, prohibited Blacks from traveling outside their overpopulated segregated homelands without a passbook and operated segregated, unequal education systems that tracked Whites for professional jobs and Blacks for menial employment.
In 1947, South Africa passed the Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act that prohibited marriage between persons of different races. A year later, it passed the Immorality Act, which made sexual relations with a person of a different race a criminal offense. When there were Black uprisings to protest minority-rule, anti-apartheid leaders were either arrested or murdered.
Yet, the U.S., which prides itself as the worlds foremost democracy, continued to support the violent apartheid regime.
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What a bunch of crap.
They knew the consequences of just pulling the rug from out of the SA government....chaos and civil war....Constructive Engagement was the way to go.
I read a book around 20 years ago about the KGB.
One thing I recall was they were given 3 missions which were of great importance and which they placed most of their resources.
One of those was the takeover of South Africa. That included Angola, Mozambique, SW Africa as well as the country of South Africa.
They’re just rewritting history, it just wouldn’t do
for the US to have played a honest helpful part of
the narrative. When they are done, no one will say
United States of America, without spitting.
When will we get tired of this?
I’m over it.
Personally, I never gave a crap. Why should we support a bunch of communist murderers anyway?
Andrew Young was Pres.Carter's rep in the UN at that time: He was making a lot of noise about how the indigent populations should take control of their home countries (especially South Africa) and rule as democracies - complete with unicorns, fairy dust, and lots of sparkle! This was AFTER Rhodesia went down, too ....
Well look how well its all turned out. sarc
I see the one on the right is ready to celebrate Kwanzaa with a Kwanzaa necklace!
It was also prosperous, relatively safe and a 1st world nation. Now what you got?
Of course the so-called apartheid minority government
WAS the government at the time.
These same people who call us on this are the ones
that think we shouldn’t have gone in and overthrown
Reagan met with Chief Buthelezi, and Buthelezi even warned Reagan that Sanctions would be disastrous.
Of course Mandela, who was a Xhosa, hated Zulus, especially Buthelezi.
Ahhhh, but they never tell you about how the two main black tribes in SA still hate each other, even more than they hate the Afrikaners.
The whites need to totally leave and let the tribes kill each other off. Period.
In 1993 Curry published a bold depiction of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas with an Aunt Jemima handkerchief on his head on the front cover.
A regime that oppresses 100% of its people?
Well...it is a kind of "progress"
I guess we were afraid it could turn into Detroit.
(((YAWN))) Another America-hating crybaby. So what else is new.
That said, South Africa was, and still is, no more ready for pure democracy than is the West Bank. The last two decades have proven that.
At lest they had something to eat then.