It is one of those times when real life is hitting us in the face. The neighbours offered us a place in one of their utes for the howl of protest. Not doing that. Kea may go and have a look, but I've discussed with her that there will be a counter protest and if it looks dicey, ghost.
At the same time South Africa is imploding. The shortest summary of what is going on came from Adam, but there are further comments.
So it looks like critical race theory is playing out in real time in South Africa. In other words, a race war. Actually, the term race war is a bit of a tautology because outside of traditional civil wars, (ie before multiculturalism), all wars are race wars. But with so much purposeful confusion and misdirection around the subject of race, it helps to inject some clarity into the situation. Blacks teaching critical race theory in the USA are merely softening up the dumb whites for the coming slaughter. You will go to your doom in blithe contentment at your worthy sacrifice.
The Cubans have also finally decided that they have had enough and are now revolutionizing the revolution. They sure picked a hell of a time to do it though. If they do manage to throw off the Communist yoke then uncle USA will open its arms and before you know it their sons will be turning Havana into a tropical version of San Francisco while their daughters die their hair blue and begin the process of freezing their eggs so they can have it all.
These two current examples of things getting real in real time have some common elements, however. Namely, if you find yourself caught up in the near future in the same situation then you want to be armed and you want to have a close supporting network. By close supporting network I mean people whose skin color is as yours. That is the only close supporting network that is going to make a shred of difference.
This seems obvious I know, particularly when I began this little screed with the fact that wars are based on race. But it’s hard to get this through the head of Joe your neighbor because he knows this really nice guy who is black, one of the best guys he knows. ...
In other words, there is one more important skill that you must possess if you are to survive in such a situation as what is playing out in South Africa, also known as diversity + proximity = war. You must possess a complete awareness of race and your place in it on a macro level.
A comment here is that it is not as much race but clan. I praise God regularly that all the kids are no longer living in my city of birth. Diversity and proximity is unstable nitrogylcerin in a time where the ideology is one of division. Your support is your family and your brothers in Christ. All else will fail.
This might be cold, and Peter Grant has posted how the crap public school system in Pre and post apartheid South Africa has crippled the Bantu, but the ANC sowed the wind and are now reaping the whirlwind.
The current unrest and destruction in South Africa, about which we spoke yesterday, can be traced all the way back to a deliberate policy choice of the African National Congress (ANC) during the 1980's, when that organization was still banned and functioned as a resistance movement. It called at the time to make South Africa ungovernable, as part of the war against apartheid. The notorious encouragement to murder farmers and their families also dates back to this period.
I well remember the calls to "make the country ungovernable". Measures included "rent boycotts" and "electricity boycotts", where residents of racially segregated black townships were encouraged (and in many cases forced at gunpoint) to refuse to pay their rent, electric bills, etc. So widespread did this become that many townships were economically crippled, their administrations unable to pay workers or buy the necessary parts and equipment to perform essential services. Other measures included boycotting white-owned businesses. This was brutally enforced, including making housewives who broke the boycott drink the liquid soap and cooking oil that they'd bought to feed and sustain their families. Others were beaten, some were shot. Forced compliance through terror was the order of the day, and resistance or disobedience was branded as support for apartheid, with potentially lethal consequences. Any shops in or near black townships were in constant danger of being looted and burned as part of "nationalizing" white businesses by force - whether or not they were owned by whites.
This had devastating consequences for those who only wanted to live as peacefully as possible.
I have a certain use for those who supported the ANC such as John Minto. They are reliably wrong. He is angry with Mandela for keeping big business and mining in private hands post taking power. He wanted the nation to go communist. But Minto is honest enough to note the same thing.
South Africa’s current Prime Minister Cyril Ramaphosa was put in place by the ANC ostensibly to root out corruption but he is at the core of the problem. It was Ramaphosa, on behalf of the mining companies, who pressured the police to intervene in the miners’ strike at Marikana in 2012 which led to the massacre of 34 black miners by the South African police.
Marikana was the ANC’s Sharpeville massacre. Ramaphosa’s hands are dripping with blood.
Kim du Toit links to people who are showing how this has stuffed the logistic chain for the cities in Natal.
We have a leadership vacuum in the country. People in leadership positions, like the Man in the Hat, are there only because of political connections, and not because they have the core skills to do the job. Same with the bloated civil service they command, with too many generals, all unable to plan for, and procure the stuff that’s really needed. Like ammunition.
That same leadership vacuum is present in our intelligence service. If I could collect credible information through my informal network, without any resources at my disposal, and then make reasonably accurate forecasts about what to expect, then why can’t they with their bloated staff compliment and billion Rand budget squandered on inappropriate procurement and self enrichment schemes?
Which brings me back to the core issue – supply chain management. The mayhem of the last 48 hours has wiped out our supply chain in KZN. Last week it was there, but today its gone. That complex web of transactions that moves goods across the landscape, like an army of ants on a single minded mission, each moving their package relentlessly throughout the colony of ants. Our network is now gone.
So as the day dawns I can reliably predict that we will rapidly start to encounter shortages of crucial goods like fuel for motor vehicles, food for hungry stomachs, medication for the sick, cash to grease the wheels of trade and spare parts to keep the machinery of commerce going.
ATMs are gone, so we will rapidly run out of cash. Grocery stores have been destroyed, so even if they can procure goods from the warehouses now burned to the ground, they will be unable to transact because the tills are gone and the point of payment card machines destroyed. The retail malls have been so destroyed that it will take months to rebuild them. More importantly, the Clicks and Diskem pharmacy chains that are the most efficient delivery vehicles for the national vaccine rollout, are simply no more.
I therefore predict an acute shortage of fuel, food and medication. These three things will hit almost everyone, and very soon.
Why, then is this blogger, sitting in New Zealands South Island, which is 95% white, talking about South Africa imploding? A few reasons. The first is that the Springbok tour of 1981 protests (engineered by the same John Minto) were one of the factors in the death of Apartheid: we have to take responsibility. Note that I did not take part in those: i was running marathons, and the family has reliably been antiprogressive since we had members in Massey's Cossacks.
The second is that in the 40 years since then a fair number of South Africans have emigrated, to the point that in the North Shore Bays there are stores that sell the spices needed for a braai. I have friends who are from there. One of them married us. Many families have married South Africans. There are ties of blood throughout the southern English diaspora, from South Africa to Australia to New Zealand.
The final reason is that South Africa is a warning. The same policies of division will have similar results. Many people are saying that the European nations won't riot. That we cannot implode. Such people have not considered the street battles the NSDAP and Antifa had before the 1933 elections, or the fact that farmers have forcibly broken strikes twice in NZ: 1913 and 1951. And yes, the family were strike breakers both times.
So my respose to all this is to consider if this is the west imploding. Perhaps it has to. with the fact that throughout the West those who are supposed to shepherd us have abandoned God, so God will leave them alone.
17 Pick up your bundle from the ground,
You who live under siege!
18 For this is what the Lord says:
“Behold, I am slinging out the inhabitants of the land
At this time,
And I will cause them distress,
So that they may be found.”
19 Woe to me, because of my injury!
My wound is incurable.
But I said, “This certainly is a sickness,
And I must endure it.”
20 My tent is destroyed,
And all my ropes are broken.
My sons have gone from me and are no more.
There is no one to stretch out my tent again
Or to set up my curtains.
21 For the shepherds have become stupid
And have not sought the Lord.
Therefore they have not prospered,
And all their flock is scattered.
22 The sound of a report! Behold, it is coming—
A great roar from the land of the north—
To make the cities of Judah
A desolation, a haunt of jackals.
23 I know, Lord, that a person’s way is not in himself,
Nor is it in a person who walks to direct his steps.
24 Correct me, Lord, but with justice;
Not with Your anger, or You will bring me to nothing.
25 Pour out Your wrath on the nations that do not know You,
And on the families who do not call upon Your name;
For they have devoured Jacob;
They have devoured him and consumed him,
And have laid waste his settlement.
16 Now while Paul was waiting for them in Athens, his spirit was being provoked within him as he observed that the city was full of idols. 17 So he was reasoning in the synagogue with the Jews and the God-fearing Gentiles, and in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be present. 18 And some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers as well were conversing with him. Some were saying, “What could this scavenger of tidbits want to say?” Others, “He seems to be a proclaimer of strange deities,”—because he was preaching Jesus and the resurrection. 19 And they took him and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, “May we know what this new teaching is which you are proclaiming? 20 For you are bringing some strange things to our ears; so we want to know what these things mean.” 21 (Now all the Athenians and the strangers visiting there used to spend their time in nothing other than telling or hearing something new.)
22 So Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, “Men of Athens, I see that you are very religious in all respects. 23 For while I was passing through and examining the objects of your worship, I also found an altar with this inscription, ‘TO AN UNKNOWN GOD.’ Therefore, what you worship in ignorance, this I proclaim to you. 24 The God who made the world and everything that is in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made by hands; 25 nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all people life and breath and all things; 26 and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, 27 that they would seek God, if perhaps they might feel around for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; 28 for in Him we live and move and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we also are His descendants.’ 29 Therefore, since we are the descendants of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by human skill and thought. 30 So having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now proclaiming to mankind that all people everywhere are to repent, 31 because He has set a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all people by raising Him from the dead.”
To those who are living in a multicultural food desert, I have only one bit of advice. Flee. Get your family somewhere where the tribe is. The problem in South Africa is that for many people, there is no where to go. The West has abandoned the Afrikaaner, the Xhosa and the Zulu alike. The best one can do is rebuild settlements rurally and defend them. Alliances of the functional may help.
But for the rest of us, this is a warning. Do not cuck to evil. This world does not have proof of divinity. Not one of the great and good who tell us that the path of righteousness is debasement will rise from the God.
And many of them will find themselves being given a medal for being good idiots. In Hell.
We are here to serve a living God. We are not here to become martyrs to progessivism. Look after your family.
Mistrust the elite. They will profit from this destruction. And above all, do not be like them.