By Rich Kozlovich
One of the things I never cease to be fascinated with is why so many smart people who write about international affairs miss the most important component in understanding international affairs. And that is:
Most of the world has no concept of capitalism or democracy as we know it, understand it and practice it. It is not part of their foundational social and cultural paradigm. And when we make economic or political decisions based on our concept of how the world should work – it usually fails to produce the desired results
In Muslim controlled countries democratic institutions are impossible because Islam requires all to obey those at the top, and we have to remember, the real violence is mostly going on in these countries because of two factors. Tribalism and Muslim sectarianism - both tribal issues. When you scratch the surface of those who took sides in Libya and Syria you find they were tribes fighting the dominant tribe, just as they have always done. These are medieval societies with modern transportation, weapons, and communication trappings imposing tyranny on those from a different tribe. Capitalism, rule of law, and democracy cannot exist in that kind of political drama.
In most African countries it is all about tribes. It isn’t about capitalism versus socialism - it’s about tribal culture - even in South Africa. White South Africa was at one time was one of the world’s most stable economies. It’s now a third world nation due to the black South African leaders thinking that had been molded by the socialists of the ANC, and their foundational tribal social paradigm. And now they are a corrupt third world country needing financial aid, and is a crime filled disaster.
Tribalism is a form of socialism just as Islam is a socialist concept in its practical application, or perhaps we should be calling it “central planning collectivist tyranny” as a more instructive term. Those at the top make all the rules and everyone else obeys, or else! Until all that changes, it doesn’t matter what outsiders do. They will always be a mess, preventing solid investments from anyone, inside or outside of Africa, or the Middle East.
As for those on the outside, they will merely take advantage of whatever opportunities arise and then walk away when those opportunities end, leaving Africa with less than they started with, and its fault of tribal cultural mentalities.
And let’s try and get this once and for all. Giving untold billions and crying a river of tears won’t change that! In fact, it exacerbates the problem since those billions go into the pockets of corrupt petty dictators and their corrupt myrmidons, allowing them to stay in power and abuse those not in power.
Remember, whether it’s in the nations of Africa or the Middle East, if you’re not part of the ruling tribe, you’re not a real citizen. They treat those of other tribes as a conquering army would treat those conquered, and it's interesting how outraged the world was at the apartheid governments of Rhodesia and South Africa yet remain totally silent at the atrocities perpetrated by these now totally corrupt murderous black governments, and it started early in their rule.
In this 2012 article by Alex Newman, Genocide looms for white farmers , he notes:
South Africa's black president sings killing songs as thousands massacred - The eyes of the world were on South Africa two decades ago as the apartheid era came to an end and Western governments helped bring the communist-backed African National Congress to power. Last month, however, when Genocide Watch chief Gregory Stanton declare that white South African farmers were facing a genocidal onslaught and that communist forces were taking over the nation, virtually nobody noticed. Few outside of South Africa paid attention either when, earlier this year, the president of South Africa began publicly singing songs advocating the murder of whites.............Disemboweled, drowned in boiling water - Many more victims have been savagely tortured, raped, disemboweled, drowned in boiling water or worse. The horrifying evidence is available for the world to see on countless sites throughout the Internet: pictures of brutalized dead women and children – even babies.
End Apartheid Now! Wasn't that the sign that Bill Cosby demanded the show’s producers put up on the set of The Cosby Show, insisting on the importance to black Americans, and that every black home would have one, or something of that nature. And the media blasted anyone who disagreed! Who knows, he might have been right, but in all my years as an exterminator I serviced a lot of apartments and homes occupied by black folks in those days, and I don’t remember seeing one. There may have been some, but the numbers would have been so small as to not make it a noticeable situation.
The problem with Americans is that we only see their world through binoculars in reverse and in irrational ways. We think that because we live the way we do that's the way everyone should live, and everyone should have the same privileges we have, and as a result we foolishly think there will be “little Americas” all over the world. After all, we explained it to them so, we will all think alike, act alike, and then we'll all see the world in the same ways.
And this goes to both sides of the philosophical spectrum. Bush’s drive to bring democracy to the Muslim world worked so well the minute they had the right to vote they promptly voted in a radical Islamist groups who promptly worked to take away their right to vote. Voting and individual rights is antithetical to the Muslim faith. What does the word Islam mean? In Arabic usage Islam implies “absolute submission, surrender and obedience that is obeying the injunctions of the ruler without objection.” No matter what anyone says to the contrary, we need to be true observers of reality, and that's what really goes on in the real world.
As for South Africa; they have the same problem that all of Africa has; corruption of leadership on a massive scale that is foundational to the African experience. In days before the European colonization of Africa, they were ruled by tyrannical kings, many of whom enslaved blacks from other tribes, and those who opposed them, then sold them to Muslim and European slave traders. That kind of corrupt tyranny is their social foundation. They have merely returned to that which is foundational to their societies, and slavery is still going on in Africa.
America is unique in the world today, and for that matter, in all of world history. Until recently we really believed we shouldn't be told what to do, what to eat, what to wear, what we are taught or what we will believe. Why? Because for the first time in human history we were a society created from the bottom up. Demanding that black Africa be just like black America was irrational, because South Africa, much like the rest of the world, is a very complex society, without any national standard as to language, religion or societal structural philosophy.
In 1948, “National Party leaders argued that South Africa did not comprise a single nation, but was made up of four distinct racial groups: white, black, coloured, and Indian. These groups were split further into thirteen nations or racial federations. White people encompassed the English and Afrikaans language groups; the black populace was divided into ten such groups.”
If there was ever a good reason to abandon this insanity called ‘multiculturalism’, South Africa is a perfect example.
The French Revolution was such a failure for the very reason that the American Revolution as such a success. Minimal government with every man making his own decisions about life versus the French concept of central planning run by an elite, which promptly started murdering untold numbers that had done nothing to deserve having their heads cut off. There is a reason the current French government is the Fifth Republic and may be on its way to a Sixth, versus America with its original republic intact. But the American republic is now under serious attack by the left and especially the Biden administration, in their quest to impose central control on all things!
As for Africa, as bad as some things were under the colonial powers, it can be argued that it couldn’t have been as bad as it is now. No one in America, at least among normal people, likes the idea of anyone being declared officially inferior. It is antithetical to our very concept of existence. However, that is what goes on in much of the rest of the world all the time, especially in Africa.
They do not view members of other tribes as equals. They view them as inferiors to be exploited. In the Muslim world the public is finally becoming aware that these leaders and their governments are nothing more than tribal societies with one tribe in charge, made up of one of the sects of Islam, and consider the other sects, who may be members of other tribes, as infidels and heretics, and therefore can subsequently exploited and even killed.
Where are the media and Hollywood now? Where are the protestors now? Where is the Federal government now? Where are the embargoes now? Most importantly, where was Nelson Mandela and Bishop Desmond Tutu? They, like Hillary Clinton, when she was Secretary of State while in South Africa had no time to notice the atrocities against whites in South Africa.
Remembering that this was a country that abolished slavery in 1833. I would like to ask; did the white government of South Africa perform the atrocities that the black South African government is either perpetrating, promoting, or allowing to happen now? If so, I don’t remember it on the news of them main stream media at the time; so, I think we can assume it wasn’t normal or ongoing. Remember, the current black population of South Africa was not indigenous to South Africa, they migrated there.
Multiculturalism is antithetical to Americanism. We really need to start seeing the world as it is and the consequences of adopting insane policies. Multiculturalism is based on the mistaken idea that all cultures are equal, only the Church of Wokeness crowd wants us to think that all cultures are equal except the American culture.
I have a question. If the American culture is so bad why are so many trying to get here...even illegally...and with the support of those who decry our culture! And if the American culture is so bad, why is it Americans aren't flocking to get passports to live in every other country in the world? One thing should be clear.
The left is doing all it can to turn America into an unstable tribal society with their diversity, inclusion and equity schemes of "multiculturalism", and while all that may sound great on the surface, but foundationally, it's still tribalism, and that kind of societal Balkanization destroys national stability, and that's their goal.