The last few weeks has seen unprecedented violence against foreign African nationals in South Africa, a term known as Xenophobia, or as some say Afrophobia. The recent spat of violence started when the king of the Zulu's, King Goodwill Zwelithini seemed to demand actions against foreign elements that he saw as destructive. The unemployed Zulu's thought this was a sign to burn children, foreigners, and foreign property owned by Africans.
Xenophobia is not new in Africa, it
has repeatedly occurred since the end of colonialism. Cameroon and Ghana
at one point had to force Nigerians out of the country, burning their
shops and property,yet today people act like South Africa is only
country that does this, false.
Nigeria has the largest economy,
driven mostly by size of the population, but in general very few
opportunities for the ordinary people. Zimbabwe has been destroyed by
Robert Mugabe yet he is applauded by black nationalists around the
world. A country of 13 million people but 4 million are outside the
country should be a concern of worry not celebration. Mozambique went
through a terrible war and still has not recovered. Somali is in
shambles. Ethiopia is slowly mending. These countries are mentioned
because these are majority of foreigners in South Africa.
anti liberty All these countries could solve their problems by getting
rid of special interests and introducing freedom. Freedom is the free
market, it is a lie to say free market is destructive, a lie to say
freedom is destructive, a lie told by people who believe they are
smarter than everybody else because they have their own interests to
protect. These are people who fear the concept of equality before the
law. Yes South Africa has shown a reprehensible behavior, but why are
people in South Africa. They are in South Africa because their own
economies are in shambles and would be fixed by the actual practice of
equality before the law in the economy. South Africa's own economy is
about to go into free fall as political pressures rises as it also
denies equality before the law for special interests groups. Soon only
thing that will save South Africa is collapse of global economy and the
rise of the price of gold.
It becomes silly when Nigeria and rest of
Africa say they will sanction South Africa, why? What Nigeria and rest
of Africa should be saying is we will fix our economies, place proper
laws, give all our citizens rights to participate in the economy and
honestly nobody would be going to South Africa except for political
reasons, extremists people once Zulu's coming to remind Zulu's with us you are a force, without us, a mere entity in South Africa. This should be a wake up call for the need of liberty in
Africa. Get rid of the likes of Jeffrey Sachs and let Africa as a whole
plow forward with an unstoppable force.
Ideological Blunder by
South Africa What goes around usually comes around. South Africa being
the last country to get rid of the evils of European domination in
Africa should have learnt from the other countries. Since 1996 South
African economy should have been growing at around 7 - 10% per year with
proper economic policies. But greed got in the way with government
feeling it must create opportunities for its favored friends such that
now the inequality in South Africa is worse than at any time since 1948.
It is too late now to put the right policies, it will have to burn to
ashes like other African countries before people realize hey, we need
real freedom. The iron is cold, in 1996 it was time to strike the hammer
whilst the iron was hot.
After decades of bad economic policies
Ethiopia is fastest growing economy in Africa. A chance to do business
for South Africa, but like any human, Ethiopians might have a weary eye
at South Africa. Ethiopia is not nothing. Not long ago, per capita,
China was one of poorest countries in Asia, they faced discrimination
wherever they went, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, look now in one
generation. Ethiopia if it continues on this path will be way richer
than South Africa as a whole in a generation, and King Zwelithini being
short sighted has acted like this, pompous and short sighted as Shaka
cursed them to be in legend. This was not the business of the King, the
kingdom of Zulu's is but an illusion, it is a mere region under South
Africa. The idea that if King Zwelithini wanted to South Africa would be
in ashes is nonsense, why did he not put the country in ashes in 1976
when whites had gone crazy killing blacks, why not in 1986, suddenly he
finds his power. So he was so afraid of whites that he utters such
nonsense once there is a black government.
should be patient and look after Zulu's, the problem of foreigners, that
will be looked after by the government, it is their job, he should not
give Zulu's a bad name around Africa. That energy should be used not for
fighting but for schools, so that Zulu's participate in the future as
scientists, doctors, inventors, discoverers of knowledge, business
people. Nkosi Zwelithini, his proper title should have demanded freedom
for all Zulu's to participate in the economy, to start banks, have
telecommunication companies, to start any business that a high level
person with government connections can start.
Afrophobia is a bad thing, but each country should understand to move
forward, each and every country in Africa should have liberty. It would
be the richest continent on earth.
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