One of the most pitiful things about the left is their selective moral outrage. Today’s political narrative, for instance, focuses on the supposed benefits of white privilege in today’s society, as well as the need for white people to pay reparations. Accordingly, we are supposed to accept as fact that white people invented, and have a monopoly on, racism and bigotry.
When I was growing up, the moral outrage of the day was the apartheid regime in South Africa. Fortunately, after years of boycotts and pressure, apartheid ended. One poignant highlight of this sordid period in history features both the remarkable trials and the triumph of one Nelson Mandela, one of few men in history who went from prison to president. He advocated for forgiveness and reconciliation as he dreamed of a multi-cultural society, where every man, woman and child would be treated equally and live in harmony. Mandela would be bitterly disappointed to know what is happening in his beloved country today.
The left in America, and their sycophants in the media, are conveniently ignoring a pogrom in the making being carried out against white people, with a specific focus on white farmers, in South Africa. These farmers are not simply being killed, they are being raped, tortured and butchered on a routine basis.
Moreover, the corrupt government in South Africa is debating an amendment to their constitution that would allow the property of white people to be taken without any compensation whatsoever, despite the fact that this land was developed by their ancestors over the course of the past 400 years.
To add insult to fatalities, food shortages are already becoming common because the people taking over the farms don’t know the least about farming. This is all made possible because the black government in South Africa is entirely corrupt and inept. It is creating a flashpoint of instability fueled by ever-increasing poverty. Where is the outrage?
Relatedly, 25 years ago, Rwanda was in the middle of a black-on-black genocide. Specifically, Hutus killed upwards of 1 million Tutsis and Hutu sympathizers, in a little over one month. Neighbors killed neighbors. Husbands killed wives. It is even reported that priests and nuns killed Tutsis seeking a safe haven in the church. The inexpensive and ubiquitous blunt and brutal weapon of choice among the murderers was a machete. However, if the Tutsis who were about to be murdered could afford a contribution toward the cost of a bullet, they were accommodated with a relatively painless and quick dispatch. In the aftermath of this genocide, several million more people in the region lost their lives as the conflict spilled into neighboring countries.
Of course, we don’t have to focus our attention on the post-apartheid era or the Rwanda genocide to dispel the notion that whites are inordinately responsible for oppressing and murdering black people. Just take a trip to Chicago or any other inner-city hell hole in America, where 90 percent of black decedents will be murdered by other blacks.