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Thursday, 5 March 2009

Parallels of Nazism with the ANC

Special permission granted by author to publish article at The Right Perspective

Adolf Hitler and Jacob Zuma

Adolf Hitler and Jacob Zuma

Nazism is a benchmark against which ruthless human control and a demonstration of “evil” political behaviour have been measured. So great and so unfettered by external criticism was the political power allowed to it, that Germany destroyed itself and much more.

The following describes aspects of the evolution of the Nazi party prior to the Second World War.

A cascading adulation of the masses voted in what they were lead to believe was a heroic and charismatic leader: Having had a military history and been imprisoned he was seen as a “person of the people”, capable of bringing great changes. Acquiring overwhelming power and supported by the unemployed youth, he was in a position to overcome the constitution, abolish all controls & restraints on this power and so entrench that party into seemingly permanent control.

However, the intellectuals had grave reservations both about the leader’s intelligence and about the unconstrained direction he seemed to be taking. Sadly, their limited numbers made them irrelevant. Many of these outstandingly capable people with a foresight left the country.

In Germany the government began to target the vibrant, creatively and financially successful minority.

The minority was then selectively and progressively excluded from earning a living. The rationale was that the majority had been prejudiced by the success of this group and the population had been “disadvantaged” by the creative skills of this minority. There was to be an enforced (and legislated) transfer of property and wealth away from those who had created it. Businesses were to be taken over by the majority race, whose members were to be awarded (by law) shareholdings which they had not earned. This minority was progressively deprived of their land, even when the title holders depended upon the land for their livelihood.

The minority had their entry to the professions restricted via a stranglehold on university admissions where selection was by race, not merit.

The majority race was pushed by propaganda into a “consciousness” of their “superiority”. The success of isolated individuals was projected, promoting any petty successes, which were minimal in relation to their numbers. Money was poured into projects designed to “prove” the superiority of the majority race. The propaganda machine began to emphasize examples of the success of selected individuals, claiming that they “represented” the capabilities of the majority race.

An attempt was made to convince the world of the capabilities of Germany by putting it on the international stage. Sport was recruited and the Olympic Games were pursued as a potential grandstand.

The ultimate goal of this selective prejudice against a minority race was to appease an electorate in times of economic stress and ultimately ensured the political “success” of the party in power, which meant ensconcing that political party into permanent power.

Large arms and other industrial manufacturers funded both politicians and the party in power initially, notably Thyssen, in the belief that they were protecting their interests.

The world outside Germany was impressed. “This is a country going someplace!” was heard. “This is a model for the capitalist world! A place to invest! This is a country aware of its moral high ground!”

Eminent persons visited and then expressed their favourable impressions. The most senior ambassadors were dispatched to Germany. It was visited by Royalty.

However, there were skeptics who comprehended the underlying dangers.

One result was the silent but eventually massive loss of the unique creative skills possessed by the minority which had proven itself by its success, but was now so threatened. Emigration was propelled, leaving large skill vacuums: those emigrants subsequently added mightily to the capacities of their host countries.

Now read the above again, changing only two words: Germany to South Africa and Olympic Games to Soccer World Cup.

Postscript:

The last election gave the ANC an 80% majority, well over the threshold allowing it to change the constitution and entrench it in power.

Comment on SABC news @ 19.00, 17 January 2007 “Makhaya Ntini, South Africa’s greatest sportsman, was given a Kaizer Chiefs jersey.” (Unless you watch cricket, you would have no idea who this guy is. His claim to fame is that he appeared in court for rape.)

Jan Christiaan Smuts, internationally famous as a leader of the Western world, politician, Field-Marshal, jurist, scholar, classicist, botanist, philosopher and author, was remembered by naming South Africa’s main airport Jan Smuts International. The ANC removed Smuts’ name and replaced it with Oliver Tambo Airport.

Thyssen-Krupp and the South African arms deal.

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