Originally posted by @philokalia
One of the issues with the Left, I think, is your unwillingness to accurately describe the world.
Because you cannot accurately assess or describe situations, for fear of hurting other people's feelings, there is a challenge in actually engaging with reality.
If you do not perceive the situation accurately, you cannot fix the problems that the so ...[text shortened]... ety is actually facing. You cannot even notice the proper courses of economics and civilization.
Its not only the left that has an amnesia about the way of the world. Once you step down from your triumphalist view where the white man was saddled with the burden of bringing non white men, kicking and screaming into a modern industrial age, you might notice certain anomalies that make a fantasy of your wonderful feelgood fairy tale.
Because your great civilizing project did not falter due to a lack of intelligence or application on the part of the black and brown man, rather the white minority in its English or Dutch descended form, always preferred to close off all avenues of education and advancement for the non white person, except for a very small favored few. And what was the white man afraid of? That the majority would get tired of tugging their collected forelock and genuflecting in their general direction when they were similarly empowered through education to participate unimpeded in every aspect of the economy?
That great luminary of Afrikaner politic Hendrik Verwoerd was so caught up by his own brilliance that he was blinded to the fact that only he and his sycophants could not see past the bleeding obvious that Apartheid and separate development only favored the whites, a fact not lost on any non-white person, and the black majority by the economic imperatives of economic survival were enslaved into harsh working conditions, penned up in dormitory townships in one or two roomed dwellings, often 3 or 4 people to a room, cut off literally and metaphorically from all the riches that South Africa had to offer.
But the British were always brilliant at teaching every other white man the value of rule 303, and how with God and their right/might, aided and abetted with liberal lashings of physical force, was all the authority you needed to assert your claims and rights above others, and the Afrikaner happily ran with that paradigm, corruptly grabbing the wealth of the land and heaping it into the hands of an increasingly spoiled minority, ever estranged to the blood, sweat, tears and denial of freedom that they imposed on the majority, in order to enjoy their pampered lifestyle.
So spare us the turgid trotting out of white right benevolence. Its only because the whites were such a small minority, that their looting remained largely unseen. The famous trope of black corruption as exemplified by sell outs like Zuma and Co only tell us that South Africa has long been run on corrupt principles. It only looks bad now because the press is no longer muzzled on what it can safely report on, something it could never do under the strict fascism of National Party rule in South Africa from 1948 to the early 1990's.
But don't forget and don't misrepresent the truth of the economic miracles of South Africa and Rhodesia in the middle part of the 20th century. It came about by violent suppression of all civilized rights of black peoples living in South Africa and Rhodesia. Townships with one road in and one road out were common. Police with German Alsatian dog squads patrolled these townships with absolute impunity, stopping residents and requiring them to show their pass-books to indicate legal standing in those areas. It would be fair to say, that while the whites and a small minority of nonwhites enjoyed first class first world facilities and amenities, the vast majority lived the most oppressed, squalid and servile lifestyles of any group of people in the recent past when compared to the lifestyles of the minority that had captured them and held them hostage to their protestations of culture and civilization and moral imperative infused with base hypocrisy as the hand that held the whip also claimed the revelation of Christ.
But hey, don't let that slow your roll, don't let that bother you or your narrative. You live in a free world where every opinion is celebrated as truth and has value, so don''t let anyone stand in your way and, carry on.....