re: this wikipaedic heap of good and righteous thinking: Israel and the apartheid analogy
The ANC’s AIDS denialism claimed several hundred thousand of lives, on top of other hundred thousands, mostly Matabele, killed or starved to death by Mr Mugabe’s Shona power base–that Mr being ANC South Africa’s protegé, that finances Zimbabwes‘ economy almost on its own and backs it at the UN and OAU whenever it can. So the comparison to the Apartheid state, who killed about 2.000 in the course of the 40 years of its existence is unwarranted, even for those who have an axe to grind–ironically, for those in particular; a comparison to the ANC would be far more egregious.
There’s more to it. While the regressive left’s anti-racist activism beat conservative and liberal (think eurostyle and historical, we’re not talking librlz here) forces into submission, regaling the ANC with soccer world championships and recognition various and sundry, it follows that Apartheid’s 2000 victims were of no more concern than the ANC’s half million plus–the former were expendable tools of political instrumentalisation, the war on colonialism, imperialism, and racism in particular being a thinly veiled attack on Western social and political order, as neither African or Muslim slaughter was ever meant, but white man’s rule that saw to it, Messrs Mugabe, Mbeki, and their colleagues being pictured as hapless victims of colonial trauma and engrams. The latter, however, more than half a million of them, expendable as well, are not even utile; they are an embarrassment, so we won’t see calls for sanctions or boycott, as that would render the obvious, well, just that.
That’s for the intelligentsia’s avantgarde, of course; for its liberal mitläufers (G: tag-alongs), jumping on the bandwagon for fear of being ousted as racist hicks, it’s just the pleasure of dissing underclass thinking, thus ensuring status among their equals, and being spared from persecution by their superiors of more radical chic. In the end, the eumenides of discourse correct and proper don’t care for any human live other than their neurotic, self-centered variety.
Whether it’s about explaining:
- why fascist and commies should unite, when the need arrives
- why the ANC is a worthy third-world progressive movement, not a regular, murderous, African corruptophile elite
- why welcoming Islam as salt in our soup is due and legit–the world’s most „retrograde force“ (W. Churchill), that creates „permanent enmity between Muslims and non believers„ (K. Marx), a world-view equally authoritarian, regressive, and anti-semite
same ol‘, same ol‘.
- The River War: An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan (1899), Volume II pp. 248-250. The quote was omitted in the 1902 one-volume abridgment at the behest of the Foreign Office.
„How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.
Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen; all know how to die; but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.“
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