I support the evil of Populism, even though the world would like to decry the populist leader.
The UbuntuFoodChain, is based on my belief that Land Reform is impossible in South Africa, unless we can free the ‘Food Chain’ from the elite. In the background to our drive, we have the very complex Human Rights protection of all minorities, which hides the most important minority protection, that of the elite group, who controls the majority of the world wealth.
For this reason I interrupt the regular posts, to get the ‘danger of populism’ off my chest, giving a reader insight into the fact that we know, just how big the problem is that we are challenging:
Watching from the shores of South Africa, I put all my money on a Trump victory, with eighteen months to go, to the election.
He was talking my language, when it comes to resurrecting the empty factory buildings, that stand as monuments in the USA, there are just as many of these monuments in South Africa.
We watched Industry close down in South Africa, during the late 1980s, we attributed it to the ‘white flight’ afraid of what the New Democracy will bring.
South Africa produced shoes, clothing, furniture, among other products, today, we import all these items, blaming the Chinese for killing our Industry, through labour abuse and cheap prices.
In 22 years, we have done nothing to re-establish Industry in South Africa, not only do we not bring manufacturing and employment to the South African, we continue to import ‘cheap goods’, including cheap chicken, causing our agricultural sector to retrogress.
As I follow the Trump protests, minority rights groups afraid of the threats, and these threats felt in South Africa, few supporters of Trump are found, completely overshadowing the need to feed our poverty group first, before protecting individuals and their minority rights.
I see this invasion of our Western Economy, very differently. The Asians were used by the ‘Western Colonising Capitalist’, to make greater profits through trading with the ‘cheap goods’, from the 1980s.
We, the ‘Western Block’ signatories to the Human Rights Declaration, do not want to be seen as labour abusers, our Colonial heritage, needs to be forgotten, we never did abuse black people. Instead, to achieve maximum profit, we take advantage of the huge profit potential, offered in the guise of the Asian economy, at the expense of the blue collar workers, finding employment.
The Asian & Muslim and African groups, controlled the worlds wealth pre-1400, then, from the ‘Age of Discovery’, the European countries drive to get around the horn of Africa, funded by the White Christian groups, accessed this wealth though Colonising Africa, bringing with it, xenophobia, racism, and Islamophobia.
The Colonisation process, following the 1948 Human Rights Declaration, related to Africa, is never mentioned.
Today, the power of the Asian and Muslim groups, is a threat to Western Economy, strangely thanks to the Western Capitalist, who from mid-1980s, elected to buy cheap items produced through child labour abuses, making greater profits, rather than protecting the job opportunities, of the majority.
Backed by the Asian groups, the Muslim Refugee groups are finding their space in the Western Economy, and even Donald Trump is feeling the impact on his pocket.
I support the evil of Populism.
The media and minority groups reaction to the Trump victory, has caused my mindset to move back and forth, keeping my mouth shut, reading and listening, researching, drafting, afraid to comment, as both black and white in South Africa, take the anti-Trump route, my social activism, goes through a period, during which I am only going through the motions, of driving the populist revolution.
My African spiritual force, directs me to break the shackles that hold me, the fear of being excluded from society, from the economy, through the perceived attack on the minority groups, the woman’s liberation, the supporters of the death penalty, the supporters of abortion, the gay rights activists, the disabled, the child, the prisoner, the Boer, and all of those that I have not respected, sufficiently, to identify in this blog.
Robert Sobukwe, when launching the PAC, April 6, 1959, made it very clear, that he did not support minority rights, as a minority right, never allows for a united country.
As the Brexit and Trump surprise results, shocks the world, I reflect on:
Prince Charles has this to say about the rise of many populist groups:
“The suffering doesn’t end when they arrive seeking refuge in a foreign land,” he said. “We are now seeing the rise of many populist groups across the world that are increasingly aggressive towards those who adhere to a minority faith.”
Populist attracts my attention, and also ‘minority faith’.
Minority faith on the surface looks confusing, is he referring to the numerous ‘minority rights’ groups that are protesting, fearing the direction of the new President?
No, I am of the opinion that he is concerned about his ‘minority faith’, the wealth that he worships.
My Google search also brings the following article into play;
Kenneth Roth, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch @kenroth
The Dangerous Rise of Populism;
Global Attacks on Human Rights Values
Populism; support for the concerns of ordinary people;
This definition is too simple, it can’t possibly be what Kenneth Roth understands as ‘The Dangerous Rise of Populism’.
I Google again, and find this extract from a FORBES blog, hoping to give balance to my biased emotions;
What is populism?
There is disagreement on this point, but we can define it in broad terms. At the root of populist movements is a delineation between “normal folk” and “the elite.” For example, “We” are the people and “they” are the ones who cheat, control and subjugate us, along with their supporters. These concepts are impossible to define in clearer terms because they don’t reflect objective realities. More than anything else, the divide is grounded on identity and emotion that stem from making a sharp distinction between friend and enemy.
Here, the elite is defining Populism, exactly as described above,
support for the concerns of ordinary people;
What is the Human Rights issues, that the Human Rights Watch, Executive Director is warning us against? (Quotation in italics)
1: Human rights exist to protect people from the government abuse and neglect. Rights limit what a state can do and impose obligations for how the state must act.
I accept this comment in its entirety;
2: Yet today a new generation of populists is turning the protection on its head. Claiming to speak for ‘the people”, they treat rights as an impediment to their conception of the majority will, a needless obstacle to defending the nation from perceived threats and evils.
I will not comment on Trump, rather use Julius Malema, and the Populist South African calls from other leaders, their calls for ‘land invasion’ ‘mine and bank nationalisation’. According to Human Rights Watch, this is nothing more than these Populist leaders, conning the concerned ordinary people, the majority, into voting for them, because, the elite know, the UN knows, these leaders will never be able to meet their promises, thus, the people will perceive government abuse and neglect, resulting in anger, and a potential revolution, against the elite.
3: Instead of accepting rights as protecting everyone, they privilege the declared interests of the majority, encouraging people to adopt the dangerous belief that they will never themselves need to assert rights against an overreaching government claiming to act in their name.
When alleging that the Populist, is not accepting rights as protecting everyone, who is the South African Populist excluding?
In South Africa, those excluded from the Populist political calls for transformation, are the white minority, the property owners, the bankers, the shareholders of the conglomerates, the wealth of the World.
Therefore, this Populist drive is a great danger, the Populist leaders, without a structured plan, will never achieve the removal of the wealth from this group, resulting in the threat of a revolution, due to the failure of this ‘populist leader’, to meet their promises.
4: This dangerous trend threatens to reverse the accomplishments of the modern human rights movement.
In it’s early years, that movement was preoccupied with the atrocities of World War II and the repression associated with the Cold War.
The United Nations Human Rights Movement, initially was, in my opinion, a ‘West versus Communist East’ movement. Setting standards of Human Rights, clearly defining the protection of the woman, children, race, gender, sexual orientation, and other minority groups, separating states into satellite groups, all protected from Abuse from their Government.
This Declaration will allow the powers of the Western block, to be able to attack any state, who did not comply with their definition of ‘Human Rights’, whether they were signatories or not.
Importantly, with regard to South Africa, is that they Abstained from signing the 1948 Human Rights Declaration, and Africa in general, as not part of the UN, did not participate.
South Africa’s Human Rights Abuses, between 1948 and 1990, was ignored, just as the Western block, presently ignores the Asian Labour Abuses, in the Interest of huge Profits, and wealth, generated by the Western Block.
The African and Pan African struggle for Freedom in South Africa, ended in a victory for Human Rights, and the 1948 UN Declaration of Human Rights, as the South African Constitution, brought the structure of Human Rights protection in our Constitution in 1996, that ensured the entrenchment of Economic Segregation, not seen as an abuse, by the United Nations.
Our Constitution, brought the ‘Minority Elite’ protection, protecting the wealth that the Coloniser had stolen, this minority right will be protected by all other minority groups, in the name of the UN Human Rights Declaration.
I question why, Africa, in general not signatories of the UN Human Rights Declaration, 1948, is not Governed and Judged by the;
AFRICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN AND PEOPLES’ RIGHTS
My answer is quite simple;
A change in our Constitution and local bye-laws, will free the wealth trapped and protected, by the UN Human Rights Declaration, 1948, which protect the minority elite, the hidden minority, who own the majority of the world, and manipulate all other minority groups, as they shout the message;
The Danger of Populism:
As they use the media to attempt to discredit the populist leaders, all minority rights are protected at the expense of the poverty, in the protection of the elite.
UbuntuFoodChain promotes changes to our Constitution, based on the “African Commission on Human and People’ Rights”, making special provision to permit the Food Chain to be freed from the control of the elite, and placed in the hands of the people.
This process will bring Land to the People, will bring economic freedom to all minority groups.
Cedric de la Harpe.