08 April 2010

South Africa's Malema Wants to Follow Mugabe's Way

Julius Malema -- up and coming star in South Africa's ANC -- recently met with Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe. Malema says he now favours bringing Mugabe's policy of land seizure to South Africa.
And, most concerning to foreign investors, he has called for the nationalization of South Africa's mines.

South Africa's mining industry produced 11% of the world's gold, 80% of the world's platinum, and 40% of the world's palladium in 2007.

Malema is young in the world of South African politics, but at the age of 29, he is already being considered a vocal threat to the ethnic stability established through Nelson Mandela's Rainbow Nation movement. _BI

The mean population IQ of Zimbabwe is only 66, after decades of Mugabe rule. The mean population IQ of South Africa is 72, but if Malema has his way, South Africa will drop in the national IQ standings to rest alongside Zimbabwe near the bottom.

South Africa's economic and political prospects have been collapsing for well over a decade now. Once the world leader in pebble bed nuclear fission technology, the country is now dependent upon international handouts just to keep a miniscule pretense of its pebble-bed program functioning. Like most Sub-Saharan African nations, South Africa now finds it very difficult to supply basic electrical needs to its population. In a democratic nation with such a low average voter-IQ, and skyrocketing rates of crime and corruption, wise leadership is virtually impossible to find.

The wisest political observers have been predicting that South Africa would imitate Zimbabwe's radical decline. Nelson Mandela was an exceptional leader -- a better leader than South Africa will ever again produce. From now on, it is likely that this low-IQ democracy will accelerate the elimination of its market-dominant-minorities -- the ones who have been keeping the country afloat against all odds.

President Jimmy Carter was there at the beginning of the fall, midwifing Mugabe's rise to power in Zimbabwe. Can Obama do the same for Malema?

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Blogger Ronduck said...

Most automobile catalytic converters use Platinum, if the supply is drastically reduced then such devices will either get very expensive or will have to be omitted from cars entirely.

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Saturday, 10 April, 2010  
Blogger Ronduck said...

In fact, 80% of the world's rhodium is produced in SA, and 81% of the world's rhodium is used in catalytic converters.

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What an amazing waste of such a precious metal.

Saturday, 10 April, 2010  
Blogger al fin said...

The average IQ of SA is 72. Without a market dominant minority such as Europeans, East Asians, or South Asians, SA cannot engineer its mines or operate and maintain its own electrical power grid.

SA is rich in resources, and China particularly wants the highly strategic resources. China has plenty of cash to offer the corrupt clods who run the ANC.

SA will have to go through hell -- like Zimbabwe did -- to get rid of the current market dominant minorities to make way for a new batch.

Sunday, 11 April, 2010  
Blogger Ronduck said...

SA will have to go through hell -- like Zimbabwe did -- to get rid of the current market dominant minorities to make way for a new batch.

This is pretty close to the conversation we had about Haiti, even the IQ estimates are the same.

Assuming that South Africa will have Chinese overlords in the future may be too optimistic. SA may just become Haiti, living off aid and producing nothing.

Of course, I am assuming that aid will even be available in five years, and I could be wrong.

And a week from now I can meet you here to discuss Newark, Detroit, NOLA, East St. Louis, Compton, or Long Beach. In a sense the story is the same no matter how often the scenery changes.

An Afrikaner weblog I ran across stated that the monoethnic/monotribal African countries were far more stable and peaceful than the normal multitribal former colonies, so if SA were to break up after the bloodshed was over the new states would at least be able to invite in foreign companies to mine their resources. Of course, if SA does break up I doubt the average Black will have access to a functioning electric grid.

As always, I could be wrong on all points.

Sunday, 11 April, 2010  
Blogger al fin said...

Just a word on staying focused when commenting: South Africa can never be Haiti while it has all the gold, diamonds, and other precious metals.

Haiti would not be Haiti if it possessed all of that mineral wealth.

When following a train of thought, try to focus on at least one thing that is demonstrably real and true.

Sunday, 11 April, 2010  
Blogger Ronduck said...

Such minerals may go unexploited if the country breaks down, hence SA could degenerate to the level of Haiti.

Sunday, 11 April, 2010  
Blogger al fin said...

No. That level of wealth never goes unexploited unless the governmental jurisdiction is strong enough to hold off powerful international interests.

Russia's Siberian wilderness contains vast wealth going unexploited because no one is going to go up against Russia to get to it.

That is not true for Haiti. It would not be true for an anarchic South Africa. The mineral wealth is too strong a bait. Someone would bite.

Your background reading may have been neglected somewhere along the way. You need to study more about how power works -- in the Machiavellian sense.

Monday, 12 April, 2010  
Blogger Ronduck said...

Your background reading may have been neglected somewhere along the way.

The Black leadership of SA could decide to follow the example of Rwanda, and not the example of Zimbabwe. Given the current political dysfunction of the United States I can't see the US doing anything to stop such a slaughter, which would leave the mines without technicians and managers.

A power outside of Africa would need the co-operation the US Navy in order to move enough soldiers to the country in order to conquer it. The other possibility is that an outside power may discreetly back a coup in order to replace the existing government with a friendly one.

Even if an outside power carefully lays plans to take over the mines, if the White population is suddenly butchered the electric grid would fail and the mines would flood, requiring several months or years to reverse the damage.

Of course, the Chinese could fly in advisers immediately, but that would look like they participated in planning such a slaughter, which they just might.

Monday, 12 April, 2010  
Blogger Ronduck said...

I'll concede the point, but genocide does need to be recognized as a wild card in the country.

Monday, 12 April, 2010  

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