Friday, November 20, 2015
On Bantu Chief, Shaka Zulu
He was a monster and psychopath on the same level as Stalin, Pol Pot, Saddam Hussein, and Mao. Especially brutal was his wholesale killing-spree and ethnic-cleansing of what today is the Orange Free State (circa 1820) in which the lunatic slaughtered up to 2,000,000 natives and chased out the rest - the end result being a hundred mile swath of desolation. I mean, I know that we love throwing the word, genocide, around a lot these days, to the point where it has largely lost its descriptive oomph, but if this isn't genocide, what is?............Sources - Donald Morris's "The Washing of the Spears" and Ilana Mercer's "Into the Cannibal's Pot"