South Africa is Begging for God’s Wrath
By Todd Strandberg
The South African Parliament passed a measure last week that would confiscate all land owned by white farmers. The vote is the first step in amending part of South Africa’s constitution that would allow the government to take the land from the white farmers and not provide them with any financial compensation.
The proposal, which passed 241 to 83, has the full support the Marxist African National Congress (ANC). When the apartheid system ended in 1991, it was replaced by the much loved Nelson Mandela. Widely regarded as an icon of democracy and social justice, Mandela received more than 250 honors—including the Nobel Peace Prize. The cult of personality that surrounds him could not find the fact that he was a communist.
South Africa was once the richest nation on the African continent. Its vast mineral wealth once had it producing most of the world’s supply of gold, platinum, and diamonds. Today, South Africa has fallen to third place as an economic power. Its production of gold has fallen to fifth place. The basic income of the South African people has been in a slow decline over the past two decades.
The failure of socialism in the USSR, Cuba, and Venezuela should have spelled extinction for this system of government. It continues to thrive because of greed and envy. People cannot resist a government that promises them free things, and the idea of stealing from the rich to give to the poor is equally appealing.
When the number of takers in a society grows faster than the number of producers, the wealth of the nation begins to decline. This is what is happening in South Africa. The ANC blames the downturn on its white citizenry. Even though the blacks have a monopoly on power and comprise 90% of the population, somehow scapegoating the whites will make things better.
The leader of this effort to drive out the white farmer is Julius Malema. This radical Marxist is following the game plan of the Nazis. In 2016, Malema said he was “not calling for the slaughter of white people – at least for now.” At a recent rally, Malema called on his followers to “go after the white man” and “cut the throat of whiteness.”
The persecution of white farmers is already a reality. Last year, more than 70 people were killed in more than 340 such attacks,” reported the Australian News.com. Over the past 20 years, the number of white farmers has declined from 60,000 to 30,000.
South Africa is traveling the same path as Zimbabwe, which “plunged into famine after a government-sanctioned purge of white farmers in the 2000s.” The now deposed President Robert Mugabe thought that food just popped out of the ground. The Zimbabwe government has asked for the farmers to return; but now that many of them have set up farms in neighboring Zambia, it’s unlikely that they would return.
It is an absolute disgrace that the world has been mostly silent on this land grab by the South African Parliament. Because we live in a world where civil rights don’t apply to Caucasians, the major news media have seen no need to cover this story.
I think South Africa’s troubles are going to blossom in the coming days for a far greater sin. Cape Town has a deep devotion to anti-Israel ideology. In December, the ANC decided to downgrade the status of the country’s embassy in Tel Aviv. Last month it voted to cut ties with Israel ‘over abuse of Palestinians.’
South Africa has even refused any help from Israel over its growing water crisis. Cape Town is in the grip of the worst drought the city has experienced in 100 years. Day Zero is the date when the taps run dry. By summer, four million people in the city of Cape Town may have to stand in line to collect their ration of drinking water.
It’s interesting that South Africa was at its glorious peak when it had a close relationship with Israel. Now that South Africa is ruled by a gang of Israel-hating racist thugs, this nation is a shadow of its former self.
“As I have observed, those who plow evil and those who sow trouble reap it” (Job 4:8 NIV).