Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
When I was in college, my PoliSci pro confidently assured me that land reforms in Rhodesia would lead to utopia. 13 years ago, Blacks living in Zimbabwe admitted it didn’t work out as planned, and were wishing they had White Men in charge again.
Today, Blacks in South Africa are dead-set on repeating their neighbor’s mistakes.
Whatever we do, America must NOT send any aid. That would be imperialist aggression. It would be interfering in their chosen culture. Zimbabwean Blacks wanted out from under the White Man’s thumb, wanted to be independent and stand on their own. They insisted they were ready to manage their own affairs, learn from their mistakes. Who are we to judge the results?
Similarly, if South African Blacks want to take back their country and run it themselves – without any outside interference – then we ought to be fully supportive. Go right ahead. You’re on your own.
As for the White farmers who are losing their lands, well, I hear it’s nice in Australia. Might want to move before the necklacing begins.
I’m tempted to say the same thing whenever I heard about “Democratically”-elected governments destroying their own nations – see Venezuela and Bolivia along with Zimbabwe and South Africa.
We warned you – but you did it anyway. Fix it yourselves. Still feel good, sticking it to the Yanqui?