…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
I have neither time, nor space, not to mention an inclination, to write about it all. The list of economic woes, public health disasters, ever steeper moral decline, rising unemployment, violent xenophobia or crime statistics left by the ex-terrorist and the Nobel Peace Prize recipient is too long and too depressing.
By any but Leftists’ standards, Mendela’s and his party’s governance of South Africa has been a dismal failure. Twenty years after the white population bowed to the pressure of the world media and accepted the ostensibly democratic rule by Mendela’s terrorist Umkhonto we Sizwe (Spear of the Nation) and its political wing, African National Congress (from Vikipedia – The African National Congress (ANC) is the Republic of South Africa’s governing political party, supported by its Tripartite Alliance with the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and the South African Communist Party (SACP), since the establishment of non-racial democracy in April 1994. It defines itself as a “disciplined force of the left“) the ordinary citizens and denizens of the liberated South Africa, and women in particular, have no tears left to cry.
Rampant criminality is just one aspect of the “independence” catastrophe, but nastily symptomatic of the whole malaise.
South Africa, which has a population of approximately fifty million, now has one of the highest rates of violence in the world, e.g. more than forty murders a day. 2009 statistics of the International Police Organisation show that in the victorious Mendela’s South Africa a woman is raped every seventeen seconds, with nearly half of the victims under the age of eighteen. One woman in two can expect to be raped at least once in her lifetime.
In 1996, the two years into the Mendela’s rule, South Africa as the first in the world passed a Bill of Rights with a clause explicitly forbidding discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation. Western feminists rejoiced. Yet somehow the lesbians suffer assaults twice as often as heterosexual women. This is known as “corrective rape” – raping a lesbian in order to “cure” her sexual orientation. Since 1998 at least thirty-one lesbians died during the treatment.
Neither the South African leaders, nor its judicial system, provide a good example. In 2006 the President and the leader of the ruling party, African National Congress, was acquitted of raping the thirty-one-year-old daughter of a family friend. He said that, “she had provoked him, by wearing a skirt and sitting with her legs uncrossed, and that it was his duty, as a Zulu man, to satisfy a sexually aroused woman”.
As can be expected, it is all our fault. After interviewing 1/250 000 of South Africa’s female population (one hundred women), a certain Dipika Nath wrote an “extensive study” for Human Rights Watch. According to her, the factors to explain the appalling increase in violence are: “mass migration of male workers to cities, unsafe working conditions, legacy of segregation, apartheid policies, widespread firearms use, beginning during the colonial rule and continuing through apartheid.”
She does mention “unemployment, lack of educational and economic opportunities, uneven functioning of state institutions, and the devastating effect of HIV and AIDS”, all of which are, of course, somehow the apartheid after-effects. After twenty years of dictatorial, socialist, non-white rule of the richest sub-Saharan country, she has to blame “unsafe working conditions”, colonial “firearms use” and “uneven functioning of state institutions” (I think she meant “corruption’, but perhaps the memory of “necklacing” of the opponents of the Mendela’s gang is still too vivid) for the shocking rape rate?
To Nath’s credit, she did not mention any blue ties; obviously she is not totally unintelligent, just ideologically blind. The left ideology, white masochistic cringe and feral feminism have a lot to answer for. Women suffer and murderers are glorified.