In 2012 I participated in a protest at the South African Consulate in Los Angeles on the genocidal treatment of Whites in South Africa. Reports on the protests, which was part of a coordinated effort in other cities, routinely put the word ‘genocide’ in quotes and implied we were all neo-Nazis — an entirely predictable response by the respectable media from left to right that seems incapable of seeing Whites as victims of racial violence.
So I was pleasantly surprised to see that Josh Gelernter’s article “The End of South Africa” appeared in National Review. Nothing that Gelernter writes would be a surprise to a race realist, and indeed TOO‘s Francis Carr Begbie made several of the same points in his May, 2014 article “A blind eye to murder of Whites in South Africa.” Gelernter:
Things are very bad in South Africa. When the scourge of apartheid was finally smashed to pieces in 1994, the country seemed to have a bright future ahead of it. Eight years later, in 2002, 60 percent of South Africans said life had been better under apartheid. Hard to believe — but that’s how bad things were in 2002. And now they’re even worse.
When apartheid ended, the life expectancy in South Africa was 64 — the same as in Turkey and Russia. Now it’s 56, the same as in Somalia. There are 132.4 rapes per 100,000 people per year, which is by far the highest in the world: Botswana is in second with 93, Sweden in third with 64; no other country exceeds 32.
I was born in Sweden in 1960, when the Social Democrats were gonna rule forever and ever and our country was the nicest and safest and most progressed in the world. Now I live in Absurdistan – a country that has the highest figure of reported rapes in the world, hundreds of so called “exclusion areas” where people live outside the Swedish society and with newspapers that hide all these horrible facts to the people.
Of course, benighted Sweden does not keep statistics on rape and ethnicity, but a survey of 33,000 Swedish women showed that 38% were afraid to leave home because of fear of assault, robbery, other molestation.
Before the end of apartheid, South African writer Ilana Mercer moved, with her family, to Israel; her father was a vocal opponent of apartheid, and was being harassed by South African security forces. A 2013 piece on World Net Daily quotes Mercer as saying, with all her anti-apartheid chops, that “more people are murdered in one week under African rule than died under detention of the Afrikaner government over the course of roughly four decades.”
The “anti-apartheid chops” of Mercer and her father brings up the role of the Jewish community in ending apartheid in South Africa (see “The role of Jews in South Africa since 1948” by Sam Davidson, The Occidental Quarterly, Summer, 2011) and in defending the current regime. Like Mercer’s family, many of the secular Jews who spearheaded the anti-apartheid movement have emigrated to Israel and the West, leaving behind the disaster they helped create.
The South African government estimates that there are 31 murders per 100,000 people per year. Or about 50 a day. That would make South Africa the tenth most murderous country in the world, outpacing Rwanda, Mexico, and both Sudans. And that’s using South Africa’s official estimates — outside groups put the murder rate 100 percent higher. Choosing not to trust the South African authorities is a safe bet — South Africa’s government, which has been led by Nelson Mandela’s African National Congress since the end of apartheid, is outstandingly incompetent and corrupt. …
Of course, de facto one-party rule doesn’t promote integrity. Unemployment is 25 percent, but President Jacob Zuma, of the ANC, recently spent $24 million of public money to add a pool and amphitheater to his private home. Not long after the story broke, he was elected to a second five-year term. Think-tank theorist Leon Louw, who helped defeat apartheid, calls the crime and corruption “a simple manifestation of the breakdown of the state. The government is just appallingly bad at everything it does: education, healthcare, infrastructure, security, everything that is a government function is in shambles.”
He adds — citing “anecdotal data” — that “most people don’t bother to report crimes.”
It appears that South Africa is about the most dangerous place you can be outside a war zone. What’s more worrying is the chance that it might become a war zone. Nelson Mandela was able to hold the “rainbow nation” together, but he’s passed on. Now, according to the human-rights organization Genocide Watch, South Africa is at pre-genocide stage 6 of 8: “Preparation.”
The Genocide Watch page has a great deal of information on the horrors befalling Whites in South Africa. The Preparation Stage includes “a sudden increase in inflammatory rhetoric and hate propaganda with the objective of creating fear of the other group.” Here Gelernter cites statements by President Zuma and another prominent politician, Julius Malema, that are quite clearly genocidal in intent. “Shoot the Boer, shoot, shoot.” The video of Zuma is particularly terrifying.
Zuma’s words have had an effect. Gelernter:
According to Genocide Watch, the murder rate among South African white farmers is four times higher than among South Africans en masse. That rate increased every month after President Zuma sang his song, for as long as accurate records are available: The police have been ordered to stop reporting murders by race. The police have also disarmed and disbanded groups of farmer-minutemen, organized to provide mutual security. Consequently, says Genocide Watch, “their families” have been “subjected to murder, rape, mutilation and torture.” Meanwhile, “high-ranking ANC government officials . . . continuously refer to Whites as ‘settlers.’”
The targeted killing of Whites indicates that the situation is actually in at least the beginnings of Genocide Watch’s Stage 7, Persecution: “Victims are identified and separated out because of their ethnic or religious identity.” Genocide Watch states that in Stage 7, “a Genocide Emergency must be declared. If the political will of the great powers, regional alliances, or U.N. Security Council or the U.N. General Assembly can be mobilized, armed international intervention should be prepared, or heavy assistance provided to the victim group to prepare for its self-defense. Humanitarian assistance should be organized by the U.N. and private relief groups for the inevitable tide of refugees to come.”
But what we get from the left and from the hostile elites that run the media throughout the West is a giant yawn — and putting any reference to genocide in South Africa in quotes. Nothing but a figment of the fevered imagination of Nazis and White Supremacists.
White South Africans have been native for more than 350 years; whites were farming South Africa before Newton discovered gravity. If, however, no length of time erases the stain of colonization, it should be noted that the dominant Bantu peoples of today’s South Africa displaced the Khoisan peoples who lived in South Africa before them. The archaeological record, evidently, is unclear — but it seems that the first Bantu appeared in what is now South Africa about 400 years before the first European. A long time, but not time immemorial.
This is the sort of thing that liberals want to wish away. In their minds, only White people have been settlers and colonizers. In fact, the Bantus expanded throughout Africa, displacing the previous hunter-gatherers, creating more productive farming and herding economies which led to larger populations. Such displacements have gone on throughout human history. The unprecedented aspect of this situation is that it is occurring with the active complicity of Whites throughout the politically and militarily powerful West.
It is also easily forgotten that in 1868 Whites were half the population and there were more Whites than Black Africans. As Lara Johnstone, a South African activist on behalf of White refugees, wrote in TOO:
The advocates of a Boer Apartheid republic understood that exponential African population growth would, if unopposed, lead to them being ethno-culturally swamped — a major concern also of prominent Israelis …. To do nothing amounted to ‘national suicide’ of White South Africans. They also saw the breeding campaign as an act of war. Apartheid was their political Just War of Self Defense.
The choice before us is one of these two divergent courses: either that of integration, which would in the long run amount to national suicide on the part of the Whites; or that of apartheid, which professes to preserve the identity and safeguard the future of every race, with complete scope for everyone to develop within its own sphere while maintaining its distinctive national character.— Dr. D.F. Malan’s National Party in 1947. (1964-01-10: ICJ: Ibid (www.icj-cij.org): Counter-Memorial filed by Gov. of the Rep. of S. Africa (Books I-IV), p.473) …
Judge Jason G. Brent’s response to an individual doubting that the implementation of Apartheid was an act of Just War makes it clear that he, and by extension the pro-Apartheid movement, saw the ANC’s breeding campaign as act of war:
We must all understand that the most potent weapons of war are the penis and the womb. Therefore, if you cannot convince a group to control its population by discussion, debate, intelligent analysis etc., you must consider their action in using the penis and the womb to increase population an act of war.
Johnstone is involved with the Jus Sanguinis campaign for White refugees from South Africa. Their website has sophisticated arguments for White interests in South Africa, including an Ethnic Genetic Interests page featuring the writing of Jared Taylor and Frank Salter’s On Genetic Interests.
Gelernter is obviously unwilling to justify apartheid, labeling White South Africans “a group still suffused with the stench of apartheid.” Given that he writes for The Weekly Standard, one must suppose that he is quite positive about Israeli apartheid and quite understanding of the Israeli concern about being demographically swamped. Indeed, his suggestion for a Boer ethnostate is quite like the idea of Israel as a Jewish ethnostate, complete with “a serious self-defense force, modeled, like Singapore’s, on the Israel Defense Forces.”
They could take advantage of their geography and set up a Singapore-style city-state. With foreign investment, they could purchase a city-sized portion of coastal land and assert independence from the national government. First they’ll want to hire some sympathetic military as a temporary security force. They can set up a low-tax, low-interference economic zone that can compete with Durban for its tremendously large volume of shipping traffic. As South Africa has fallen apart, Durban has slipped off the list of the world’s 50 largest container ports.
Such a vision is quite possible, but only if the White South Africans separate themselves from Black Africans. Given the long history of Whites in South Africa, simply ceding a White ethnostate from the current cities whose infrastructure was produced by Whites would be eminently just and fair.
The demographic swamping of Whites in Europe, North America, Australia, and New Zealand is in its beginning stages, but make no mistake, it is happening. It took less than 150 years for Whites to go from half the population of South Africa to becoming an endangered minority making up less than 10% of the population simply as a result of differences in fertility and without the energetic immigration programs that are occurring throughout the West. White majorities are expected to disappear throughout the West within the century. If one looks to the future, in 200 years, one can expect Whites to be endangered minorities throughout lands that they once controlled. This is genocide in action.
Although the level of violence against Whites is extreme in South Africa, we already see high levels of interracial crimes targeting Whites in all White countries. Worse, these White countries are dominated by elites that are hostile to the traditional peoples and cultures of the West and are doing everything they can to speed up these transformations, regardless of the costs the native White populations, not only in terms of lessening political power, but because of the effects of immigration on the labor market, demand for public services paid for mainly by White taxpayers, and the environment.
Within the coming decades Whites will become minorities in countries they established and dominated for hundreds and, in the case of Europe, many thousands of years. Like South African Whites, they will then be in danger of being politically dominated by people with festering historical grudges, low intelligence, and high birth rates. The logical outcome that is staring us in the face is nothing less than the genocide of European peoples.
And the only solution is the creation of White ethnostates. The need for a White ethnostate is most obvious in South Africa, but Whites everywhere must begin thinking along these lines.