Tuesday, May 15, 2012

South Africa’s Flawed Democracy versus Full Democracies

Picture Credit: www.eiu.com

Much of South Africa’s racial and social problems have been blamed on the so-called ‘inequalities’ created and institutionalised by colonialism and apartheid. It’s all a massive lie of course, but as a recent article published by Mike Smith explains, there’s a reason why the lie is being kept alive at all costs.

Lately, the blame for the ongoing chaos has been shifting more towards South Africa’s young democracy… In other words, the fact that the country’s democracy is not fully developed yet is being put forward as the reason why crime, corruption, and social disorder are still rampant, and why racial tensions are still widespread… What a load of crap!!!

Various liberal-minded politicians as well as the president of the country are fond of combining the three ‘accountable’ concepts in their speeches, as president Zuma recently did, on 3 March 2012, during an address at the South Africa-India Business Forum, Pretoria, when he said: “As a young democracy we inherited huge backlogs arising from three centuries of colonialism and apartheid. It would be foolhardy on our part to expect to dramatically reverse the impact in only 18 years of freedom and democracy.”

The truth of the matter is that South Africa is categorized by the Democracy Index as a “Flawed Democracy”, together with 53 other countries. The index functions on a scale from zero to ten. North Korea, for example, scored the lowest with 1.08, at the bottom of the list in 167th place - categorized as a “authoritarian regime” together with 52 others.

South Africa scored 7.79, and is listed in 28th place.

Only 25 countries are categorized as a “Full Democracy”, with Norway in the top position with an index-score of 9.10. Following Norway, thirteen other countries on the list include Iceland (9.65), Denmark (9.52), Sweden (9.50), New Zealand (9.26), Australia (9.22), Switzerland (9.09), Canada (9.08), Finland (9.06), Netherlands (8.99), Luxembourg (8.88), Ireland (8.56), Austria (8.49), and Germany (8.34).

The United States, for example, is categorized as a Full Democracy and listed at position No. 19, with an index-score of 8.11.

The Economist Intelligence Unit Democracy index map for 2011, with greener colours representing more democratic countries. Countries with DI below 2 (clearly authoritarian) are in dark red.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy_Index

One doesn’t have to be a genius to figure out why certain countries are listed in the top positions on the Democratic Index… The majority of people living in these countries all share a common ethnicity, and identify with each other through a common “White” heritage, consisting of a common culture, including a shared language or dialect.

However, all is not sunshine and roses as the results of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Democracy Index 2011 show that democracy has been under intense pressure in many parts of the world. The state of democracy deteriorated in 48 countries during 2011, out of the 167 that are covered by the index. This included the developed countries of North America and Western Europe. There was a decline in the average score for Eastern Europe and small declines for both Asia and Latin America. These were offset by increase in average scores in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Sub-Saharan Africa. – Source

Even Norway’s democracy is fast on the decline, with multiculturalism being the root cause of the dilemma. See in this regard the following articles:

** The article about the apartheid row at a Norwegian School includes an interesting comment from a Norwegian reader, which I’ll duplicate here just for the record:

23 — Oslo man wrote at 2:36 AM on November 29:

The influx of immigrants to Oslo has brought the following to the once quiet, safe city:

An epidemic of rape in public places, ie streets or parks, something which was unheard of earlier. Among the native Norwegians, rape meant “date rape”, a hard-to-prove allegation when taking place in homes or bedrooms. But there is no doubt about the newcomers. They assault random women in public, on the street or in parks at night. The police and media, afraid of being called racist, are calling the rapist from Africa and the Middle East “men of non-Western backgrounds”.

White flight from working-class areas in the east of the city. These areas are taken over by immigrants. The elite in media and politics, while claiming diversity is great, lives in all-white areas in the west of the capital.

The July 22 2011 massacre of the Labour party youth conference on an island, and the bombing of the government quarter, by a white Norwegian protesting immigration.

The assassination attempt on the life on a publisher who published a book critical of Islam.

Africans, in particular Somalians, putting minors to work as drug dealers since they are too young to be arrested.

Muslims demanding special food, special holidays, girls can not learn to swim or take part in PE, the old Muslims must have separate nursing homes because even when they are 99 and senile, men and women can not mix.

Aggressive gypsy beggars from Romania and Bulgaria.

Muslim gangs lurking outside gay bars to beat up the customers.

Muslim preachers telling native Norwegians they are infidels, sinners and perverts.

Roving band of burglars from Eastern Europe.

“Child muggers”, immigrant youths robbing people on the street.

Criminal gangs from Pakistan, Somalia and Vietnam.

Still, the influx continues. Anyone arriving in Oslo can utter the word “asylum” and get housing, food and pocket money from the government. There is no need to work. They can get welfare for life.

The same thing is happening in America – a “Full Democracy” where the mainstream media does not want to talk about the widespread racial crime and violence taking place.

Groups of black people are roaming the streets of America -- assaulting, intimidating, stalking, threatening, vandalizing, stealing, shooting, stabbing, raping and killing. But local media and public officials are silent.

Thankfully, the silent catastrophe in America has been highlighted in the 2nd edition of a new book, published in March 2012, and written by Colin Flaherty, a Washington Post-award winning author. The book is called, “WHITE GIRL BLEED A LOT – The return of race riots to America and how the media ignore it.”

For those who are interested in acquiring the book, it is best to purchase the e-book and not the print version, as there are a multitude of clickable references in the e-book that will obviously not work in the print version.

See also the posting: The Rise of Black-on-White Violence, by Alan Caruba.

At the end of the day, and in the light of the above -- no matter how hard we try convincing ourselves that South Africa’s current crazy affairs will eventually develop into a fully fledged mature and stable democratic system, we have to face the daunting reality that the chances of this happening are basically zero.

The liberal mob will argue, in whispering tones, that the savages living among us will gradually disappear or be ‘uplifted’ to an advanced state on par with the civilized minority, if we just keep on trying and hoping. They care less how wearisome this has become for the rest of us, who are being trampled upon by an increasing number of unskilled and uneducated blacks that are pouring into the country from the north. The social order has become so infected with this lot that I simply cannot see how it will ever recover.

It’s time that we demand the ANC government to grant us our own separate territory, where we can live in peace and harmony among intelligent people who know how to behave themselves!

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@Anon - Thank you!

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