A commenter sent this link to my post of a few days ago in which I “Answered Hugh Fitzgerald”, and afraid the link would be lost there, I’m posting it here. It is a very informative analysis by Zombietime blog of Obama’s missing Columbia University years. I found it interesting to note Obama’s involvement in the anti-Apartheid movement (no surprise there). I would love to know what he thinks now of the national experiment in multiculturalism that is going awry in the “Rainbow Nation” today. See my post earlier this morning.
If you have been reading RRW for some time, you know we have been following the implosion in South Africa where native South Africans (mostly blacks) rampaged last spring and attacked fellow Africans (blacks) who have illegally made themselves at home in South Africa.
Some of those aliens are still living in makeshift refugee camps and are refusing the government’s demand for reintegration and instead are pressing for third country resettlement. Apparently the UN and the South African government are standing firm—no third country resettlement.
The refugees claim the following:
The group believe their situation is being used as a political pawn and they are being denied access to a third country, because of the damage it would do to South Africa’s image ahead of 2010.
South Africa, following the end of Apartheid has been called the “Rainbow Nation” for its professed openness to all races and its embrace of multiculturalism. The riots last spring where foreigners were slaughtered by native South Africans kind of put a lie to that notion. Now, the reference to 2010 must be because the World Cup (soccer) is schedued for South Africa that year. So, I guess it wouldn’t look so hot for thousands of African refugees to be airlifted out of there.
For more on the mess in South Africa, go through our Africa category here.