Friday, January 29, 2016
On the Fact that the U.S. Government (Under the Auspices of the Clownish, Though Well-Meaning, George Bush Senior) Actually Entrusted the African National Congress, the South African Communist Party, and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Yet Another Communist Entity) to Bring Ordinary Democracy (a System that Barely Functions Even in Western Countries) to a Multi-Racial South Africa
Somehow the West has come up with this cockamamie notion that voting equates to freedom, economic growth, respect for individual rights, etc. - this, despite the humongous amounts of evidence to the contrary; Gaza, Iraq, Iran, India after WW2, and now South Africa. I really think that the Founding Fathers (not to mention political scientists worth their salt; Robert Dahl, Benjamin Barber, Donald Horowitz, Hans Hermann Hoppe, Samuel Huntington, etc.) had it right, folks; that freedom DOES work better when a) power is decentralized, b) authority limited, and c) minority rights protected, and how pathetic is it that an African (Mangosuthu Buthelezi) whose lineage goes back to Shaka Zulu comprehended this better than a Yale-educated U.S. President?