Dr. Christiaan Barnard a South African heart surgeon surprised, shocked, and almost staggered the world in December 3, 1967, when he performed the first human heart transplant. The rest is history in the world of medicine and in the world of politics.
What has happened to the once-great nation where heart transplants originated?
The unskilled, uneducated, unsophisticated, and unprincipled leaders in the South African government have turned a great nation into a nightmare. I don’t mean to be unkind but graphic and to the point: thieves and idiots (or thieving idiots) are running and robbing and ravaging South Africa. Highly trained and experienced engineers and other professionals have fled to other nations for better jobs and possible promotions. Unqualified Blacks have stepped into complicated positions and have made everything worse.
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), South African Airways PRASA, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa, and Eskom, the national power system, are riddled with scandal and all are facing bankruptcy. There is little hope for that nation because it seems that leftists, liars, looters, and loonies are in control of the government and major industries. Everyone knows what leftists, liars, and looters are and the loonies are characterized as racial loonies, political loonies, academic loonies, and looney loonies.
Lindsay Maasdorp is a racial looney and the Black Land First (BLF) spokesperson did not help the racial divide when he stated his views that he would support a rapist as long as the victim was white and the rapist was black. His party believes that all white people in South Africa are criminals by virtue of their existence.
ABC News reported that General Kehla Sithole declared, “White people brought crime to South Africa, they brought things they know we would be tempted to steal, just to make us look bad.” Sure they did. Whitey again. Sithole told 500 police officers in Pretoria “if it wasn’t for white people, there would be no crime in South Africa.”
All the official crime reports are clear that the great majority of rapes, robberies, and slaughters are black on black and black on white.
A Member of Parliament said, “Not all that visit our beautiful country come with the right intention, as they did 2,000 years ago by the person named van Riebeeck. He overstayed.” No, Jan van Riebeeck went to Africa in 1652, stayed about ten years, and “founded (1652) Cape Town and thus opened Southern Africa for white settlement.” It was not 2,000 years ago but less than 400 years ago. It seems most ANC members have trouble with numbers but they sure know how much cash to expect in bribes.
Other race loonies made an unnecessary problem for the nation when health officials advertised for 100 new doctors; however, Whites need not apply because they would not be considered because officials “aimed to fill the new posts with only black candidates.” Health officials, trying not to appear to be the racists they obviously were, said the move was “implemented to redress the country’s historical racial imbalance of Apartheid that saw most high-ranking positions filed (sic) by white doctors.”
The sick and dying don’t give a flip about apartheid, racial quotas, or whether their health care person is black, white, or polka dot. They just want a doctor.
There are political loonies, such as President Cyril Ramaphosa, who “assured ANC volunteers” that the ruling ANC is going to seize white land without any compensation. They also admitted that “90 percent of all black-seized farms have failed and lie fallow.”
South Africa cannot feed its own people so food must be imported, yet these loonies are taking farms from successful white farmers and giving them to Blacks who have no conception of farming. So, the confiscated farms (now black-owned) are overgrown with weeds, modern equipment is rusting in the fields, and all animals have been killed or sold.
The leader of the extreme left-wing party known as Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Julius Malema said, “There’s no system that has worked successfully for Africans, except the Zimbabwean system.” Of course, everyone in the most remote village in Africa knows about the Zimbabwean nightmare. There are academic loonies. South Africa has had a major scandal recently as numerous high profile officials have been exposed for lying on their credential vita. Some claimed to be high school graduates while others professed to have advanced degrees only to be revealed as frauds.
The selling of false credentials is big business and is illegal in South Africa. One online site boasts that a fake degree will be sent within 24 hours and promises “Our products are extremely realistic and professional…and we are South Africa’s safest and most reliable fake certificate online store, we guarantee you the best results always!” It adds, “Our products look so real that it will fool ANYONE!”
Many South Africans have purchased these degrees or lied about having a real one and unqualified South African officials in various levels of government have been a major embarrassment to the government. Just another reason why South African leaders have lost credibility.
Fake degrees are serious and dangerous as well as profitable business. The University of Zululand’s dean of the faculty of arts, Professor Gregory Kamwendo was killed “after he uncovered a fraudulent Ph.D. syndicate at the institution.” He was shot by another professor at the school and two men, including a lecturer at the same institution, were arrested for his murder. The professor was fighting against the illegal scheme that awarded doctoral degrees without academic preparation.
The African nation has major problems with unqualified people in other departments in addition to Education. Then there are looney loonies such as former Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang who raised many eyebrows when she gave her opinion about slowing the development of HIV. “Shall I repeat garlic, shall I talk about beetroot, shall I talk about lemon… these delays the development of HIV to Aids-defining conditions, and that’s the truth.” Dr. Tshabalala-Msimang was derisively called, “Dr. Beetroot.” A study by Harvard researchers stated that the defective South African AIDS policy was responsible for 365,000 premature deaths.
The incompetence went to the very top of the government when President Jacob Zuma opined that a shower [after sex] would minimize the risk of contracting HIV/AIDS. He also declared, “This continent [Africa] is the biggest continent in the world. All continents put together will fit into Africa.”
Some aide should have handed the President a world atlas and explained how to use it.
On February 2, 2000, South Africa’s Steve Tshwete, the late minister of safety and security, and former minister of justice and constitutional development Penuell Maduna were guests on the CBS telecast, 60 Minutes. The statement was made that “one person is raped in South Africa every 26 seconds” and their reply was “We’ve been standing here for more than 26 seconds and I haven’t seen anyone raped, have you … ?”
That callous attitude about rape is one of many reasons South Africa is the rape capital of the world and on a toboggan slide to oblivion. If South Africa is to be salvaged, the leftists, liars, looters, and loonies that are in control of the government must be removed. If not, they may manage to un-invent the wheel and return to the jungle.