Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Holding up the mirror to blacks for 350 years

By Mike Smith
17th of May 2011
One of the biggest fears of blacks in South Africa is that they would prove “white racists” right. When “white racists” point to the obvious lack of IQ of blacks, the lack of any meaningful achievements and contributions to modern civilization then they want to start shouting about the evils of colonialisms and Apartheid over the last 350 years.
Problem is that since whites came into contact with blacks in South Africa, we have reminded them of their inferiority. They looked at the wheels of our wagons and went. “Wow, why have we not thought of something like that?”
And so it was with some other white inventions such as scissors, mirrors, pocket knives, tobacco pipes, etc…It all reminded blacks that whites had something magical, something that made them appear superior to blacks.
The blacks thought that by possessing all this magical gadgets of whites, that somehow they would then become equal to whites or also obtain this something, this white magic…
When they could not trade it with whites then they were willing to steal it, or even kill for it, but over the years they have realized that no amount of stealing, killing or raping could take that feeling of inferiority away. In fact their behavior made this feeling worse. They saw themselves and how they behaved and they shamed themselves for who they were and their behaviour…and the feeling of inferiority became worse.
No amount of education could take this feeling of inferiority away as can be seen from the weird speeches and writings of Thabo Mbeki, most notably the one at the funeral of Sarah Baartman. Instead of looking into the mirror and accept what he saw, Thabo resented what he saw and looked for the fault in the person who made and handed him the mirror. It was everyone else’s fault except blacks themselves.
And maybe he had a point, for whites cannot help that they are whites and blacks did not make themselves either.

To say that blacks cannot govern a modern civilization, is not racist. It is a fact. It is as much racists as to say a horse cannot climb a tree. It is a fact.

There is not a single well run black country in the world. The liberals will quickly say, “Botswana”, when it is in fact common knowledge that Botswana is mentored and run by the Anglo_American mining company as Nigeria is run by Shell Oil.

The simple failure of blacks is first observed at personal hygiene. Then noticed in the abode where the person stays…then one has to ask the question: “If a person cannot even look after himself and his immediate environment…keep it clean at least…then how will he be able to run a farm or a small town?”

Is it then not absurd to expect blacks to run a white, westernized and civilized country?

Liberals believe that it is possible for blacks to do so. Just a bit more education, just a bit more mentoring and a bit more money, then blacks will be able to do it. Throwing money at a problem always seems to be the liberal’s favourite way of solving issues.

What these liberals forget is that they are admitting the failures of blacks. They are admitting that blacks are incapable of uplifting themselves.

Blacks who constantly cry about Colonialism and Apartheid that oppressed them, actually admits to the superiority of the whites, because if whites were not superior to blacks, they would not have been able to dominate them “For the last 350 years of Colonialism”.

The only solution that blacks see is to undo this “350 years” of colonialism. By that it is meant that Whites should leave behind everything that they have built with no compensation, all their gadgets such as cars and airplanes and those whites should leave the continent or be killed, but most of all that whites should take their mirrors with them. Blacks do not like to see themselves in it.

Would that take the inferiority complex of blacks away? Certainly not. We live in a modern global world. Blacks will continue having contact with Whites and Orientals and will constantly be reminded of their own inferiority complex.

Somewhere along the line blacks are going to have to face reality and start to accept themselves and be honest with themselves…that a horse simply cannot climb a tree. Horses can do lots of other useful things, but climbing trees is not what they are good at.

All the proof is there in the world: Haiti that has been independent for 200 years. Liberia which was never been colonized and never had Apartheid, and which has a constitution modeled on the American one, Ethiopia being independent for 4000 years and which has never been colonized or had Apartheid…are all failed states. Throughout Sub Saharan Africa you see the same thing, famine, civil war, disease, death, chaos…
Even when there are no more whites in the country, they will still be blaming whites for their own savage and uncivilized behavior.
In South Africa the liberal experiment has failed as well. By that I mean their expectations of  the ANC and Thabo Mbeki.
They thought that if they could have their own Western educated “Noble Savage” at the helm that things would somehow work out. Liberals thought that Thabo, backed up by “The most liberal constitution in the world” would somehow govern successfully and without corruption and South Africa would prosper.
For years Liberals have fought the system of Apartheid, the system of Bantustans and Black homelands where blacks could rule themselves, but what do we see today? What was the result of their liberal experiment? South Africa has turned into one Giant Bantustan.
The truth is that the period in time where South Africa had the biggest bloom, the best economy and the best standard of living for everybody on the entire African continent was during Apartheid, most notably during the time of Verwoerd.
Liberals and blacks believed that they could do better. After 17 years of experimenting with black rule, South Africa is a monumental failure and getting worse by the day.
So what comes next? We have tried Bantustans, we have tried an all-hold-hands-and-sing-Kumbaya, Multi-Culti Rainbow Nation…It all failed.
Shall we try Whitestans now? Shall we create an Afrikanerstan or Boerestan? Shall we create an Englishstan? What about a Colouredstan and an Indianstan? Hey?
How far shall we turn the clock back? To 1994 and renegotiate? To 1948 and accept Smuts’ model rather than the NP model? Or shall we go back to 1910 and recreate the two Boer Republics and the two British colonies? Or shall we go back even further to 1652 before Jan van Riebeeck came to the Cape...?
Oh hang on, the Blacks were practicing genocide back then in Shaka’s Defecane and murdering millions of each other, but it was somehow OK, because there were no whites holding up the mirror to them.
My guess would be that if Shaka was not killed by his own half brother that there would only be one black nation in South Africa today, namely the Zulu’s. There would not be any Xhosas or Swazis or Sothos. Thanks to Colonialism and Apartheid these people along with their cultures and religions have survived.
But the “350 years of Colonialism” is in any case a myth and a lie. Whites were in the Cape for 120 years already before they met the first blacks, namely the Xhosas on the Fish River. The ZAR and the Orange Freestate were only established in 1854 and 1857 respectively. Before that Blacks fully ruled themselves and were never under white rule. The countries of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland were British colonies and became independent since the 1960’s and during the 1970, the homelands of Transkei, Ciskei, Bophuthatswana, Venda became independent…So in effect, Blacks should not speak about “The legacy of 350 years of colonialism” when it was only about 100 years.
During that 100 years of Colonialism and Apartheid, Blacks have experienced the greatest leap forward in their civilization. Today they wear modern clothes, use cars, television….what part of colonialism do they want to undo first?
Blacks should finally admit that Colonialism and Apartheid benefitted everyone in South Africa. There is no shame in it, just like there is no shame in admitting that the Germanic tribes, The Gauls and the Ancient Britons all benefitted from Roman Civilization.
The difference is that the Ancient Britons, Gauls and Germans embraced the advantages that Roman civilization brought and built on it and improved themselves. Blacks want to undo 350 years of history and civilization.
How can they ever go forward in South Africa if they keep on wanting to go back? How does one explain this logic?

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