The ethnic nationalist and revolutionary socialist party, Black Land First, has caused widespread outrage among South Africans. Party leader Andile Mngxitama recently told a crowd in Potchefstroom that “for every one black person we will kill five whites. We will kill their children, we’ll kill their women, we’ll kill their dogs, we’ll kill their cats…we’ll kill anything we find in our way.”
After a long period of bestial white farmer murders and increasingly racist policies, whites in South Africa live under an increasing fear of genocide. However, the institutions of national unity that former President Nelson Mandela put in place are doing their job of keeping the black nationalist forces reined in – for now.
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is planning to take the incident to the Equality Court, and other political parties are branding Mngxitana’s utterances as hate speech.
Black Land First Responds
Mngxitama defended himself saying that his statements were “misunderstood.” He explains that he responded to billionaire Johann Rupert’s statement in an interview with Power FM that “I also have my own army. When those red guys come, they’re gonna have to remember the taxi association.”
Mngxitama interpreted this as racial incitement to violence against blacks, and that he and his party members would respond in self-defense. He assured that whites who have no intention of killing blacks have nothing to fear.
Rupert, in turn, made his statement in the context of the ongoing plans of expropriating land without compensation from white farmers. Black Land First is a significant supporter of this land grab, and the schemes of expropriation are moving forward.
In the West, there has been almost complete radio silence on the ongoing racist policies against whites in South Africa. In the United Kingdom, Member of Parliament Andrew Bridgen was recently a lone voice in calling upon Prime Minister Theresa May to oppose the expropriation. May responded that if it was within the laws of South Africa, she would support it.
The Multiculturalist Experiment
In the West, the left is constantly warning against the rise of white nationalism, but the development in South Africa indicates that if they truly are concerned with ethnonationalism, their focus should be elsewhere.
The founder and first prime minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew explained that he had seen how multiculturalism led to racial conflicts and civil war in Malaysia, and he vowed never to repeat that mistake. In one of the most racist regions in the world, he managed to produce a unified country based on civic nationalism by actively avoiding the pitfalls of multiculturalism.
…the future of whites in South Africa is highly uncertain.
Mandela, to some extent, tried to do the same in South Africa, promoting racial healing and national unity, but he failed, and his own party ANC has gradually grown more racist, to the point where the future of whites in South Africa is highly uncertain.
In the West, we can still learn lessons from these failed experiments. As Lee noted: In a multicultural society, people vote racially and ethnically, and not according to their class interests. South Africa is the most recent example, but it will not be the last.