reply to post by donwhite
When the first whites moved into the interior around the mid-1800's the black tribes were reduced to starvation and cannibalism because of the
inter-tribal crushing wars (the Mfecane) started by King Shaka. The refugees either joined the newly founded Sotho kingdom under Mosheshwe (which the
British made an independant state of Lesotho, thus starting the "homeland" system), or fled to the coast to the Xhosa people (who kept their tribal
lands). The Matabele refugees fled to Zim where they oppressed the Shona, and some Nguni refugees fled as far north as Malawi and the great lakes
(from where they all came in the 17th century). The entire black population was around 300, 000 people around 1900. Only under colonialism and
apartheid did they increase to 40 million. Who built the biggest hospitals in Africa, who poured millions into the homelands and black development?
Yes there were horrible abuses and policies, but we had a growing black middle class by the late 1980s.
The fact is: unlike the US, Canada or Australia we had a growing black population who retain lands and culture to this day. Unlike the liberals from
those countries, we never had their genocide, but an increase in native populations, even under the imported mulit-corporation capitalist exploitation
and eugenics of apartheid.
Who began the migrant labor system? Local whites? No the British introduced "hut tax" and the 1913 Land Act.
We had full employment and food security until the sanctions began in the 1970s. Even blacks from other African states were dying to come here as
migrant labor and often wanted to stay. That doesn't mean apartheid was attractive, but black African rule was even worse for the people.
Then came the cold war and whites were indoctrinated with anti-Marxist crap that came directly from the CIA.
So blame Britain, or the colonial powers, or multinationals that are now being sued by the Khulumani support group for apartheid reperations. Blame
Thatcher and Reagan and everyone who voted for them as a part of "constructive engagement". As white South Africans we had little information, and
many black factions like Inkatha were anti-ANC, and now we can see why.
Former white conscripts are only talking now about the horror of the CIA's Angolan War where they fought cheek to jowl with the black forces of
Savimbi. We might sue soon as well.
They want to blame individual SA remaining whites, but Justice Goldstone is carted around the globe as an expert on peace and reconciliation, but he
was a judge who enforced the state of Emergency under PW Botha! Did he ever confess or go to jail? Did the fat cat ministers ever get charged, was the
ANC ever held responsible for their Stalag camps like Quatro?
Why did the ANC pay 60 Billion for a corrupt multinational arms deal?
Oh sure, blame the local whites and their tax burden and the racial discrimination we face, never mind the hate speech. We made a peace deal at Codesa
and even dismantled our nuclear bombs. In 1992 we voted for the dismantling of apartheid in the last white referendum.
Apartheid was a global conspiracy against the people of South Africa, and soon the US and UK will start paying. Whatever the case, don't you dare
judge us, because every colony was run on apartheid lines, and global apartheid persists!