Listening, and watching, Bheki Cele, the South African Police Minister, go apoplectic with rage upon being quite sensibly challenged by Ian Cameron, a white community activist, looking for answers to his concerns about fellow citizens; mainly non-white people living wretched lives in the slums of Cape Town, was a profoundly disturbing experience. Everything about that ugly outburst from one of this country’s most powerful people, with him screaming ‘get out’ at his interlocuter, indicated a vehement, visceral hatred of white people. I was left asking myself if I could find a way to ignore the signal that was so clearly been sent to people of my racial group, that it was indeed time, to ‘get out.’ And this is the dilemma I face; I know our future is very bleak, the country seems firmly on track to a bloody denouement, and our time limited, but every time I look hopefully abroad for relief, I scratch my head and stop packing.
Continental Europe is in deep trouble and could be heading for a catastrophe. Industrial powerhouse Germany confronts an energy crisis that could have disastrous consequences. Having taken their cue from Greta Thunberg and the ‘Global Warmists,’ the Germans have abandoned their thermal and nuclear power stations, pinning their hopes on renewable energy options, while increasing their dependence on Russian oil and gas. A perfect storm beckons; spiralling inflation can lead to hunger and that might lead to riots and societal collapse If the German economy implodes, it will take much of Europe down with it.
Virtually all western European economies have been severely affected by the unnecessarily radical, authoritarian responses ordered by their governments in response to Covid. Sweden, which eschewed draconian laws, (and did not suffer increased fatalities), is the economy least affected by the so-called pandemic.
The elephant in the room is Ukraine. While the world, full of useful idiots, in the thrall of a deceptive media, is obsessed with hating Putin and Russians in general, few are prepared to try and understand the genesis of the war that is wrecking economic stability across the globe and threatens a nuclear conflict that could engulf mankind.
The catalyst for conflict was the US backed coup, which unseated a democratically elected government in 2014 and brought the current regime to the fore. This is not conjecture; proof lies in the recording of a phone call made by Victoria Nuland, then President Obama’s Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, in which she names the new prime minister two weeks before the incumbents were removed. Further proof, were it needed, comes from former National Security Adviser John Bolton, who acknowledged in a recent interview, US involvement in a host of recent coups. There is every reason to believe this intervention from Washington was deliberately done to provoke Putin and there would be peace in the region today had it not happened.
This behaviour makes a mockery of White House claims to be leading the fight against Putin ‘in defence of democracy’ – or do they mean democracy only works when the electorate select the leadership Washington wants? The Zelensky government has shut down opposition media outlets, banned opposition parties and seized their assets. It is also worth noting that when it comes to the Gulf States, notably Saudi Arabia, the Biden people don’t seem to have a lot to say about human rights and democracy. They need their oil at the moment.
Instead of looking for ways to end the conflict, the Biden administration pours fuel on the flames as it prepares to ship $40 billion worth of weapons and equipment to support the Zelensky administration. The warmongers and he weapon-merchants are jubilant, as the world edges closer to the nuclear precipice.
On Hunter Biden’s ‘hard-drive from hell’ is clear evidence that the president’s family, benefitted financially from business relationships with Ukrainian politicians that blossomed and flourished through the misuse of political leverage. There is little doubt, information in the possession of the FBI, proves Hunter Biden was involved in an array of criminal actions ranging from drugs to tax evasion but, just as in most African countries, the ruling family is above the law. Is the US on track to being another Banana Republic?
In Britain, thanks to an exaggerated response to Covid and reckless spending ordered by then Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, the country’s debt is at the same level it was at, at the end of WW II. Sunak, vigorously supported one of the harshest lockdowns endured by any country in the world. Despite his extreme wealth, his wife has ‘non domiciliary’ status which enables her to avoid paying tax in the UK and he is the likely prime minister to succeed Boris Johnson. He is Hindu and another likely successor, is Nadhim Zahawi, a Muslim; does this signal the end of Britain as ostensibly a Christian country? If so, the future for pale-faced infidels is uncertain.
Australia has been the preferred destination for many of my generation displaced by adverse events in southern Africa. I have been assisting two friends from Bulawayo who are in terrible trouble for helping a mother hide her two children who she believed were being sexually abused. The mother had despaired of a system that seemed to favour the perpetrators. My friends’ four-year ordeal is far from over. They have been jailed, bailed, and still await trial while living in penury. Their story is a disturbing one of a political, judicial, and law-enforcement apparatus that appears to be rotten at every level. Both of them rue the day they left Zimbabwe under Robert Mugabe and would return tomorrow if they could.
My bags remain unpacked and I’m still scratching my head.