Category Archives: South-Africa

UPDATE II (5/8/018): ‘Howdy’: Back From Speaking To The Texas A&M Free Speech Forum About South Africa

America, Conservatism, Education, Etiquette, Free Speech, History, Ilana Mercer, Law, South-Africa

Has absence made the heart grow fonder? I hope so.

I’m back from speaking about South Africa at the Free Speech Forum of  the Texas A&M University, on the College Station campus.

A remarkable young man, the president of the Texas A&M Free Speech Forum, invited me to speak for reasons that astounded and gave hope.

The Forum, I was told, doesn’t seek out the conservative/libertarian speakers, who’re usually invited on campus by “the established, libertarian/conservative/republican groups.”

You know. That boilerplate content.

“It is not our place to host them,” I was emphatically informed by one so young.

“Rather, we provide a platform for those who would not be invited otherwise by these established libertarian/conservative/republican group.”

Check.

I was further told that the Texas A&M Free Speech Forum criteria are “whether one is an expert in his or her field.”

Oh! So what the hosts had in mind was not a power-point, low-information presentation, with lots of gory images and a few recycled facts, harvested from one or two online posts!

OMG!

Your history in the country as well as your seminal work, “Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons For America from Post-Apartheid South Africa,” make you, in particular, stand out as the most qualified figure to present on the topic [of South Africa], in addition to specific requests to host you personally.

Imagine! A forum seeking thinkers who’re not part of the popular speakers’ circuit!

Here were young men who understood that those voices making the most noise about conservative freedom of speech denied were not necessarily the ones truly marginalized.

Having been given this opportunity, I aimed to provide a backdrop—the analytical foundation, if you will—for what’s unfolding in my birthplace of South Africa.

From land confiscation to the ethnic cleansing of the waning minority—I tried to explain why what’s happening in South Africa was baked into the political cake; was predictable, and was, to a large degree, the doing of the West.

The concept of white privilege was woven in as well.

To travel all the way to College Station, Texas, and not experience more of the “Lone Star State” was not an option. After driving from Austin eastward to College Station, we headed south-west to San Antonio, where we stayed for two days. Then it was a long drive back to Austin.

Other than the weather (brutal), Texas is a civilization apart. I live in a state in which the Yankee, busybody mentality dominates, as friend Professor Clyde Wilson would say. People are unfriendly, opprobrious, stuck-up, and, frankly, boring.

They tell you how to live. If they get wind of your beliefs—why, even if your use of the English language makes them uneasy—they will take it upon themselves to fix your flaws; to read you the riot act. Make you more “manageable.” More like them.

While civility and congeniality are generally not part of the Yankee repertoire; ordinary Texans, on the other hand—and from my brief experience—tend to be sunny, kind and warmhearted. I did not encounter rude.

As for telling you how to live; how do you like this sign? It’s from the ladies’ bathroom in  a Caldwell diner.

With two impeccably mannered, young gentlemen, who organized EVERYTHING:

Before.

The San Antonio River Walk is teaming with adorable, brazen birds. It sports zero barriers to protect the brats (people mind their kids):

The Alamo garden:

More later.

UPDATED (5/7/018):
Everybody was down with the birds scavenging leftovers. A restaurant put up a memorial to its resident duck, whose neck had been wrung by, as they put it, scumbag, human trash, homeless riffraff. In Washington State we have only honorifics for such scumbags .

Chapel at Mission Concepción, San Antonio:

This specter formed part of my address/lecture:

‘Indigenisation’ of the law:

UPDATE II (5/8): Jack Kerwick has as hopeful an encounter as I had. We discuss.

Hideous Nikki Halley. And Some Other Awful Fems In Power.

Donald Trump, Feminism, Foreign Policy, Hollywood, Racism, South-Africa

Trump campaigned on cooperation with the Kremlin against Islamists; Nikki Haley can’t quit running her mouth off about war and sanctions on the world. But who unleashed Haley on the world? Was is not POTUS? Haley has been allowed to freelance as a hateful hawk. But oh yes. We hire only the best people …

In my June, 2016 book, I first recommended Tulsi Gabbard (and was first to recommend her) as Secretary of State or anything in foreign policy. Wonderful woman.

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Charlize Theron is certainly not hideous. If anything, she’s beautiful. But she’s also a dumb brick whose flesh will one day reflect her vapid soul. Nary a word has she ever said about the death in droves of her Afrikaner brethren. Instead, she calls America racist. I lived in Benoni, Transvaal, where Theron is from. It was a place full of sensible sorts, not pretentious types like Charlize.

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A fake-news item circulated unduly flattered Theresa May. The clip claimed she had announced a boycott on South Africa for smoothing the way for land expropriation. May was given undeserved credit. She actually congratulated new South-African President Cyril Ramaphosa. I found no verifiable evidence that the British Prime Minister had voiced opposition to land expropriation.

Perfidious Albion is always predictable in its perfidy.

By the way, Nikki Haley’s British soul sister is the ghastly warmonger Karen Pierce.

UPDATE II (5/14): Three Tests Of Left-Liberalism

Communism, Left-Liberalism, libertarianism, Old Right, Paleolibertarianism, Political Philosophy, South-Africa

Leftists often parade as rightists, especially among libertarians. But they let things slip.

The hallmarks of a consummate leftist are:

1. He’ll rabbits on about the evils of McCarthyism, when Joe McCarthy was an American hero.

2. He’s wont to compare “bad” countries—the lefty usually chooses Israel—to apartheid South Africa, showing a knee-jerk leftist sensibility and absolutely no clue about apartheid.

Please add your litmus tests for leftism, which, naturally, includes most conservatives.

UPDATE I (4/20):

3. Hating

3. Hating on James Burnham (and his ilk) under the guise that he was once a Trotskyist. Not all former Trotskyists (like Michael Medvend) are worthless and worse. Burnham was on the wrong side before converting to Old Rightism, but in “Suicide of the West” and “Managerial Revolution” he came to embody the best of Old the Right. Monumental works. Of course Jeet heert, editor at the New Republic, would hate Burnham. All lefties do.

UPDATE II (5/14):

Monarchy:

That’s another thing that distinguishes left from right libertarian: the right kind (all 10 of us) likes monarchy, doesn’t cheer the prospects of a left-wing, tacky, radical feminist, Megan Markle, dismantling it. Read “Mobocracy Vs. Monarchy.”

Perth Turns Out For Pretoria: Australians Unafraid To Voice LOUD Support For South Africa’s Persecuted Minority

America, Education, Family, History, Race, Racism, South-Africa

Bless the Australians. Groups of unafraid whites—yes, whites—are doing for white South Africa what no other Western nation is replicating. Rising up and demanding state action or refugee status for this beleaguered minority.

Are Australians less fearful of the seething, aggressively anti-white identity groups withing (including the ruling elites)? Perhaps.

Americans, so-called Right and Left, are still apologizing for slavery and segregation for which no living American is guilty.  … Too obsequious to vigorously defend another group of protestant (mostly) settlers, who created the civilization at the tip of Africa.

Perth Turns Out for Pretoria:

By the way, Julian Assange, the greatest libertarian alive—and one of the few with a rightist sensibility, in my opinion—hints at the stuff WikiLeaks has on Cyril Ramaphosa. If only people could still read. I am told that the average attention span of a Millennial is … 30 seconds. (Is that the fault of Facebook or their fucking parents and pedagogues?)