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rkbabang

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Re: South Africa is doomed
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2018, 10:21:38 AM »
This is why every human being has the right to keep and bear arms.  And not just revolvers and shotguns.


rukawa

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Re: South Africa is doomed
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2018, 12:40:03 PM »
I am no fan of this law and I am not defending it. But, before you attack it, suggest another solution that doesn't ultimately result in revolution. A gradual policy of free market wealth creation allied with moderate redistribution via tax spent on education and good housing would be a wonderful thing, but the ANC is too corrupt and inept to implement it and the population, understandably, too impatient.

As far as I can see there is nothing that can be done to avoid a Zimbabwe or worse type scenario. The appropriate solution would have been to have educated the blacks with very good schools but takes time and they are out of time now.

HOWEVER, should any of this be implemented, I imagine there would be violence.

Once there is violence, this will make bigger headlines. 

There already is tonnes of violence and nobody cares. Of course part of the reason might be that South Africa has violence everywhere.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_farm_attacks

DTEJD1997

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Re: South Africa is doomed
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2018, 10:36:39 PM »
Rukawa:

Yes, there is a lot of violence in S. Africa currently.  It is a shame that it does not make the news.

In my earlier post, I was thinking of "industrial scale" violence...a level 10X or more of what we are seeing today.

Are there enough white farmers, do they have enough arms, and are the willing to use them that there would be violence on this scale?

Also, where are all the "social justice warriors"?  I would think that they would be against what is currently going on and what could potentially happen in S. Africa.

Of course, maybe they are just left wing hypocrites?

The crazy thing is, this will help NOBODY except for those at the VERY tops of power.

Zimbabwe has an economy that is non-functional.  Unemployment is estimated at 70% to 90%.  Zimbabwe can't produce enough food to feed it's own people, let alone give them a chance out of poverty.

Is S. Africa doomed to follow in their footsteps?  I certainly hope not.

 

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Re: South Africa is doomed
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2018, 10:21:06 PM »
Rukawa:

Yes, there is a lot of violence in S. Africa currently.  It is a shame that it does not make the news.

In my earlier post, I was thinking of "industrial scale" violence...a level 10X or more of what we are seeing today.

Are there enough white farmers, do they have enough arms, and are the willing to use them that there would be violence on this scale?

Also, where are all the "social justice warriors"?  I would think that they would be against what is currently going on and what could potentially happen in S. Africa.

Of course, maybe they are just left wing hypocrites?

The crazy thing is, this will help NOBODY except for those at the VERY tops of power.

Zimbabwe has an economy that is non-functional.  Unemployment is estimated at 70% to 90%.  Zimbabwe can't produce enough food to feed it's own people, let alone give them a chance out of poverty.

Is S. Africa doomed to follow in their footsteps?  I certainly hope not.

Packer made an interesting point that farming is less economically important in South Africa. It may be that you can freely kill off or terrorize the farmers in South Africa and everybody can keep going without it destroying the country. They will just become a food importer.

After all America fairly successfully did that to Native Indians (e.g. Trail of Tears) and practiced Slavery for decades without disintegrating. So it might be possible to systematically oppress a relatively economically unimportant group without the country turning into hell on Earth.

So maybe my conclusion is too extreme.