The ANC had everything when it came to power: It was gifted a fully functioning nation, which had a respectable income. It was carried on the shoulders of the world’s moral endorsement, with a surplus of extraordinary international good will. It was to be the “Rainbow Nation”, the trumpet triumphal of Black success and capability. It was to be the final eclipse of “white exploitation”, and the mould for the world of the future. It was set to justify the “racial integration” of all the nations of the world, and the symbolic success of “multiculturalism”. It proclaimed a final defeat of the stratification of unique societies, and had succeeded in destroying the boundaries of societal identity expressed by culture and race.
How could that be? The ANC had no track record, no hard evidence of capability or moral commitment. Indeed, without exception, all black governed precursor societies in Africa had failed as economic and social entities
A perception constructed.
The European construct of a future South Africa as a highly desirable and successful society was a perception created entirely by Europeans. It was created by those who wanted to believe. Europeans structured a delusion, fuelled by an intrinsic belief in the ultimate triumph of Black Africa. The assumption was that “Africans are suppressed peoples” who, once released from their oppressors could only blossom into a new spring.
How did it start, this belief that Black Africa would eventually grow, prosper and blossom?
A stage set by missionaries.
This expectation has been present for centuries, as shown by the zeal and extraordinary endeavours of the European missionaries. The missionaries’ belief had been that Africa was made up of nascent societies and all that was necessary to invigorate Africans was to feed the intrinsic capabilities, to teach counting, writing and language. They believed they could inculcate into their aspiring pupils (as they perceived them) those rich virtues which the Europeans had established over centuries to be the keystones of a workable, satisfying society.
The missionaries’ qualities reflected the source of their recruitment (Christian institutions). Although the overt theme may have been to convert to Christianity underlying this, and reflected by the establishment of thousands of schools, the aim was far broader. It was spoken aloud that the missionaries wanted to “civilise savages”. Read another way, they planned to replicate their own society.
Part of their motivation was probably to assure themselves that they too would be recognised as possessing Christian virtues.
The Parenting Imperative
What were the incentives that drove the missionaries (and colonialists) to attempt to convert alien people to be become “like themselves “?
The answer requires taking a further step back, and to acknowledge one of the powerful imperatives which direct human behaviour – the parental commitment to the development of the child, that all-pervasive contribution to the societal structure of the succeeding generation.
Humans have a constant, unrelenting and at times unflinchingly need to have their offspring grow up to be “just like themselves” (or an improved version of themselves). Whatever the inadequacies of the child, and however far that child might fall short of its sought-for destination as a wholesome member of future society the optimism of the parents will prevail supremely.
There are other entrenched behaviours, of course, such as charity, compassion and “fairness”. However it is when these inherent (and distinct behavioural mechanisms) directives become muddled, one with the other, that the human “social psyche” fails its possessors.
Given this powerful and all-prevailing predetermination to parent, the strongest likelihood must be that when the Europeans were confronted with societies which they viewed as socially juvenile, those parental emotions surged to the forefront.
The Europeans therefore, and uniquely, set about the parenting those whom they regarded as inferior on the assumption and hope that if they could exercise “good parenting’” the subject societies would become “is just like theirs”.
Many will confidently interject in support of civic proselytising of “undeveloped and poor” societies, saying “That is expected” or “That is just natural” or the rhetorical “How can anyone think otherwise?” Becoming more aggressive the assertions will become “That is heartless” or “If you do not believe in this (or that) you are deviant, or a monster, or execrable”.
Those with a smug moral superiority soon discover that they have a powerful weapon to force their beliefs on others, via yet another powerful inherent directive – the need of people to evade criticism and sustain social acceptance.
The prodding and emotive phrases listed above are, however, merely word shifts, synonyms for instinctive or inherent or intrinsic or intuitive. Said another way these self-righteous people are demonstrating (perhaps without recognising it) that their behaviour is not governed by reason, but is a fixed, instinctive response. Since there is no rationale, the behaviour of the sententious cannot take account of context or probable outcomes. Because it is narrowly blinkered with much room for unintended consequences, such rigid self-assurance is therefore highly dangerous.
For aspirations, motivation, and tenacity to succeed, a favourable outcome must be assumed. It is the imagined outcome – when contradictory information is ignored, – which sustains most human affairs. Endeavours are wrapped in delusions. Humans cannot function without these delusions, be they delusions of immortality or the certainty that an intended outcome will be successful. If these are stripped away the psycho-personality collapses.
Politicisation of Missionary Zeal
The narrow aspirations of the missionaries broadened into the 20th and 21st centuries. and paternalism strengthened. In both metaphorically and literal senses as the cry went out “bring these alien people into our homes. They need encouragement, understanding, maturing, compassion. They need to be protected from criticism and from any reference to their racial background.” It became necessary to begin suppressing those foundational human instincts of self-preservation, demarcation of domain and the fear of alien intrusion.
In what then seemed to be a self–congratulating confirmation of their delusions, Europeans began to precipitously proffer awards to those Africans who seemed to bear out their faith of their own evangelism. Robert Mugabe, for example, was awarded The Africa Prize for Leadership for the Sustainable End of Hunger in 1988 with the comment that his agricultural programs “Pointed the way not only for Zimbabwe but for the entire African continent.”
Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and a plethora of other awards were made to Africans – often awarded so precipitously as to exsanguinate all value and status from what had previously been prestigious awards.
The Politician Supreme
Catastrophically, and simultaneous with what individuals were doing to “integrate” aliens into their own cultures by destroying sociological (and racial) barriers, European governments were gaining unparalleled, seemingly unlimited, power over their populations. From being gentlemen Civil Servants, politicians began to see themselves in a role of grandiosity. Those in governing authority began to evolve an autonomy of their own, which served their personal ambitions, and sustained their tenure. It became practice for governments to begin manipulating their society, and to progressively suppress human instincts when these interfered with their security of authority and economic status. These governments began to appease one another in what Solzhenitsyn described as “The United Governments of the World” They began to mutually gloat by displaying that they were non-racial, non-sectarian, and combined in reducing migration barriers.
The suppression of their populations increased too slowly for the people to realise how powerful was to be the strangling of their instinctive behaviours. The British government forced upon the population the cult of “non-racism” with a stronger propaganda than the Nazis would have dared to use with their cult of “non-Judaism”. To force the behaviour of their population into subservient complacency the British governments imposed a more severe and extensive legal infrastructure than the Nazis ever had. The British population was indoctrinated as to what it must think, and disciplined into what it could not say and how it must make value judgements. Expression of intuitive behaviour could be heavily and ruthlessly punished, notably where an instinctive response to the fear of an invading alien population spilled out.
When governments force onto people a behaviour which is contrary to their intuitive and highly sophisticated inherent patterns, that is tyranny. This may not be the dictionary definition, but it is a more tangible and qualitative measure of tyranny.
Delusions and deluding
Were the ambitions of the missionaries fulfilled, 15 years after the pomp and panoply of South African independence? Was the vision of the European exponents of “open house to all cultures” fulfilled? Were the arguments of those who advocated “give them a chance and they will melt into European culture seamlessly” justified? Has Black South Africa succeeded? Has Europe succeeded?
The European bitter-end protagonists of multi-culturism will say. “Yes. Some have” or “if not, this is just a matter of time, compassion, support, understanding” and advocate what is usually reserved for the mendicant or the child, further handouts of largesse. I have heard the same words spoken by parents whose wayward children are corrupt, manipulative, and extractive addicts. These failures of their children nevertheless still evoked in their parents that persisting, and instinctive delusion that all will come right eventually. They failed to see that the child was intrinsically flawed. They could not see their delusions. Instead those children not only eroded their parents’ lives but continued to gnaw destructively at a society which had not the reserves to continue to appease them indefinitely.
If we were to choose an “independent” South Africa as the design model for an ultra liberal society of the future, how should we measure the current moral strength of that nation? Surely the best we can do is to look for efficient and frugal governance and qualities of conscious care of society by those elected “democratically”? Surely we must assess the people who claim to be the most successful, the most evolved, those who believe that they are the most capable of demonstrating that black South Africa is successful. Are they?
Rather than distribute critical analysis over a range of variables, let us look at a single aspect of the behaviour of a selection of ANC politicians. An array of travel and other benefits of office are available to South African Parliamentarians. It would be expected that the availing of these implied a prudence and selectivity, with discrimination based on honesty. Have these “leaders” fulfilled the same expectations of honesty that the missionaries had hoped to inculcate into their prodigies?
How did these politicians, given the potential to cheat and exploit, reveal their anticipated morality and virtue?
[With acknowledgements to the Democratic Alliance website]
What a sad tale of failed expectation. What a reflection on those who appoint ANC candidates for parliament.
The Black Power Propaganda industry
Should it be argued that politicians cannot be regarded as a representative, let us look instead at individuals who are or were expected to achieve their positions by merit and endeavour.
The National Police Commissioner should exemplify critical selection for dispassionate honesty and unswerving compliance with the law. The Western world acclaimed Jacob Selebi in this role, and as part of the mission to defer to the Black African capability, he was also appointed President of Interpol. In 1998 he received a Human Rights Award for International Service for Human Rights.
Currently Selebi is on trial, charged with many offences, including corruption and defeating the ends of Justice. In evidence, it is claimed inter alia, that he had revealed secret UK correspondence to international criminals.
As much as the delusional expectations of the Europeans about Africa’s potential were formulated and executed by Europeans, so a parallel industry of Black Propaganda contrives to capitalise and exploit the European delusions. The aim seems to have been to demonstrate that Black Africans could compete on equal terms with the European in achievement and creativity. Sadly most of the claims promoted were fabrications, calculated to deceive.
If the above examples remain unacceptable examples, let us look at a contemporary example from sport, in which the Black Africans’ capability is unquestioned. Castor Semenya won the 800 m at the world championship in Berlin in 2009. An earlier commentary aimed at putting the subsequent furore into objective context.
However ANC high-rankers, which include the infamous Winnie Mandela and Parliamentary Ministers, instead of recognising that errors, misjudgement, and deception had occurred and that it would be appropriately prudent to withdraw and apologise to the world at large, chose to go into combat against the world in an even more astonishing ranting against Europeans and their “racism”. A desperate attempt to create a delusion of African competence via Black Power propaganda.
Europe, at least in the form of political assertions, wants its successful and often overcrowded populations to dilute their creative capacity with counter-cultural immigrants from failed nations.
European, look now and carefully at Africa if you wish to know your future, should the politicians’ aims be allowed to succeed.
Source:Sarah Maid Of Albion Blog