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Portraits of diversity’s success: South Africa

Posted just for humor.

A report by the international NGO ActionAid, backed by the South African Human Rights Commission, said the horrific crimes against lesbians were going unrecognised by the state and unpunished by the legal system.

“Every day I am told that they are going to kill me, that they are going to rape me and after they rape me I’ll become a girl,” Zakhe Sowello from Soweto, told the paper. “When you are raped you have a lot of evidence on your body. But when we try and report these crimes nothing happens, and then you see the boys who raped you walking free on the street.”

Research shows 86 per cent of black lesbians from the Western Cape live in fear of sexual assault. Triangle, a gay rights organisation, said it deals with up to 10 new cases of “corrective rape” every week.

The Telegraph

This would shock me, but once you start peeling back the layers of stupidity, it’s impossible.

Did you think the new South Africa was going to be different from any other African state? No: each continent has its rules, and by displacing those who brought in other rules, you’ve returned to the default.

Which, quite honestly, is hilariously miserable:

Crimes against property, such as carjacking, have often been accompanied by violent acts, including murder, when victims resist or are slow to respond to attackers’ demands. South Africa also has the highest incidence of reported rape in the world. Foreigners are not specifically targeted, but several have been the victims of rape. Victims of violent crime, especially rape, are strongly encouraged to seek immediate medical attention, including antiretroviral therapy against HIV/AIDS. Questions about how to receive such treatment should be directed to the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

US State Department

Too bad, it was once a leading world power, now a third world backwater.

A decade-and-a-half after the end of apartheid, violent crime is pushing more and more whites out of South Africa. Exactly how many are leaving is impossible to say. Few admit that they are quitting for good, and the government does not collect the necessary statistics. But large white South African diasporas, both English- and Afrikaans-speaking, have sprouted in Britain, Australia, New Zealand and many cities of North America.

The South African Institute of Race Relations, a think-tank, guesses that 800,000 or more whites have emigrated since 1995, out of the 4m-plus who were there when apartheid formally ended the year before. Robert Crawford, a research fellow at King’s College in London, reckons that around 550,000 South Africans live in Britain alone.

In some cases, idealism remains a draw. Whites who left in previous decades because they were repelled by apartheid, or who expected apartheid to end in a bloodbath, can find much to admire. Whites build tall walls around their houses and pay guards to patrol their neighbourhoods; they consider some downtown areas too dangerous to visit. But on university campuses and in the bright suburban shopping malls it is still thrilling to see blacks and whites mingling in a relaxed way that was unimaginable under apartheid.

The Economist

Diversity, even if all of the ethnic groups involved are good, becomes a problem because it suspends the consensus a civilization needs to survive. What falls into the void? Selfishness (anarchy) and predation-parasitism (crime).

I found this quality definition of multiculturalism, which is one of the many indicators that our civilization is declining, as it was an indicator in ancient India, Greece, Rome, France and Russia:

Multiculturalism is a denial of the simple truth that cultures clash. The proponents of multiculturalism attack this truth by claiming that:

All the different cultures can live like one big happy family as soon as we get rid of the bad people—the racists, sexists, fascists, chauvinists, bigots, red necks etc.— all those people who will not change their beliefs to match fashion.

Our Civilization

Yet this doesn’t seem to work, even when participants are all noble, because cultures clash and two cannot occupy the same space unless one is the leader and the other the segregated follower. Brutal but truthful assessment brought to you from the same reality that brought death, entropy and disease — and it’s there for similarly vital reasons.


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