I just finished a book written by a friend of mine. Ilana Mercer calls Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America from Post-Apartheid South Africa a “labor of love to my homelands, old and new.” I call it a dire warning to a nation that has become my beloved homeland – America.
Ilana wanted to see a review from a woman’s perspective. She also wanted to see what a gun rights advocate would say about the book. And while I am, in fact, a woman and a gun rights advocate, the book struck me on a deeper level – on the level of a human being who has been watching the slow, systematic deterioration of American society into petty vat of politically correct fawning to any group that claims Victim-of-the-Month status.
From a woman’s and a gun rights advocate’s perspective…
I remember reading this story a few years back and how appalled I was at the thought that any woman would be forced to wear this contraption in order to avoid being immolated by armed criminal scum. I wrote about this long before Ilana’s book was published, and even back then I knew this was one of the ultimate consequences of victim disarmament.
Meet the Rapex! The hollow inside is lined with rows of razor-sharp hooks, which are designed to latch on to a rapist’s penis during penetration. They can only be removed by a doctor.
I remember thinking at the time, “What kind of society allows women to become so defenseless that they would be forced to
wear this sick contraption inside them all day for fear of getting
raped instead of packing a pistol and blowing the festering piece of
shit away with one well-placed bullet? What kind of society forces
women to adapt to rape?”
Ilana answers the question in her book. It’s a society so filled with hatred and venom for wrongs of the past, that it relishes the thought of revenge upon the perceived perpetrators – a revenge so foul, it defies description. It’s a society that has no respect for life or property. It’s a society that is heartless, unjust and barbarian in its nature.
It’s South Africa today.
I won’t go into the heart-wrenching descriptions of the savage crimes perpetrated by South African blacks against the few whites that remain in that nation today. I will say the level of cruelty is not analogous to being a human being. It’s not human to do what these armed thugs are doing to families, raping women, murdering husbands, fathers and sons, violating infants… They’ve become worse than animals… savages who have no respect for life, whose hatred for whites has taken over their very core and transformed them into primordial killing machines with no conscience and no heart.
And as these barbarians wander the country, preying on their victims, the South African government has made it nearly impossible for terrorized whites to legally defend their lives and their loved ones against these bloodthirsty troglodytes.
Their recourse? Rape insurance that provides policies for victims of rape just in case they get AIDS from their rapists, which is entirely possible in a country where garlic and beetroot, as well as rape of infants is considered “medication” for the HIV positive thug. And because the African National Congress (ANC) has no regard for life or property (at least not when it comes to its white citizens), justice is nonexistent.
“Before you can act in self-defense,” remonstrates Anton du Plessis of the Institute for Security studies, “the attack against you should have commenced, or at least be imminent. For example, if the thief pulls out a firearm and aims in your direction, [only] then you would be justified in using lethal force to protect your life.”
If you stop to contemplate the severity of the threat against you, you could very well watch helpless as armed thugs gang rape your loved ones. If you take action, you could be arrested and charged for defending your life. Additionally, thanks to the Firearms Control Act of 2000, firearms licenses which were previously valid for life, have to be renewed, the renewal involving reams of paperwork, testing, fees and other hoops that could drag on for years. Effectively, the majority of lawful firearms owners in South Africa no longer have the right or the means to protect themselves from armed marauders.
But this is from a woman’s perspective… from a gun rights advocate’s perspective.
From a simple human being’s perspective, Ilana describes – honestly and directly – the true nature of this principle we call “democracy.” She doesn’t beat around the bush or dance around uncomfortable race issues. She states facts – facts that may be uncomfortable to those who have forgotten how to discuss race with dispassion and objectivity. Many of you know my feelings on unchecked democracy. It’s tyranny of the majority – and no matter how you couch it, it’s still tyranny. So what happens when a previously-subservient race takes over a nation, aided by well-meaning governments and celebrities ignorant of the unintended consequences of their actions?
In the case of South Africa, the ANC made sure that the blacks were properly “compensated” for their years of inequality under the Afrikaners. Propped up by the westerners as a successful democracy, the ANC implemented policies of redistribution that allowed the government to take any property – anything from land to livestock – for any reason. (Sound like a familiar eminent domain policy, America?) South African land is now a “national asset” to be redistributed according to the will of the majority. The majority just happens to be South African blacks, most of whom believe they’re entitled to whites’ property and livelihoods by virtue of being previously oppressed. Blacks have preference in hiring, preferential treatment in courts and relative ease when stealing (legally) property they covet from whites.
Currently the minority in South Africa lives in terror – victimized by the tyranny of the majority and aided and abetted by the West, where intellectual elites sing the praises of democracy improving the lives of previously oppressed blacks. What Ilana describes is revenge at its most foul – a majority that has apparently set out to destroy those whom it perceives to be the enemy – an enemy judged by its skin color – an enemy that they plunder, rape and have set out to destroy.
Don’t think it can happen here?
Think affirmative action quotas. Think preferential hiring. Think eminent domain.
Into the Cannibal’s Pot is a warning to America. I have no doubt that if we allow our government to continue confiscating our land, mandating hiring practices to private companies and violating the basic principles of liberty, we will be heading in the direction of South Africa. If we allow racist regimes to be lauded as just by politicians, regardless of which race wields control, who formulate foreign policy accordingly, we won’t be too far behind South Africa when it comes to sheer cruel prejudice and injustice. And if we laud these regimes as moral, ethical and fair, what’s stopping us from following in their footsteps?
Maybe not now, but gradually.