I’m not convinced apartheid was the way to go. I do know that what looks black and white to foreign nationals generally isn’t reality on the ground.
I see the whole thing something like this.
If the Palestinians were able to kick all Jews out of Israel, would there be peace? I’d give it about 24 months before the Palestinians would find someone else to be mad at, and it would start all over.
That’s what will take place in South Africa ultimately. When Whites have been kicked out, I pitty the African nationals that remain. There will be carnage of Biblical proportions IMO.
Honestly, I’m not sure how an industrialized society can enter a nation like South Africa, tap it’s resources and manage it so that the locals are compensated properly, and the economic success floats all boats.
I think it’s a lot easier said than done.
It seems like when it’s tried a few strong-men (more often than not ONE), becomes too big for his britches and the rest of the nationals are abused.
Those who oppose the West now, would have at some point have criticized the education of African nationals along the Western cultural lines. It would have been ugly no matter how it was tried.
As South Africa continues to melt down, those who hated the White governance in Africa may come to miss that governance.
What lies ahead is not bliss my friends.
I think that you are correct in your overall assessment of the way the situation will change in Sough Africa. Old tribal hatreds that had been kept under control will likely boil over and we shall see the gory, chocking consequences thereof.
Apartheid was on its’ last legs regardless of what course we took, it just turned out Constructive Engagement was the best hope that Post-Apartheid South Africa wasn’t going to devolve into chaos, at least for awhile.