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    Some reports say that South Africa is basically beginning a genocidal campaign and land massive land confiscation scheme, while other people are saying that's all fake right wing news. This particular situation seems to me to be even more of a mental trip than domestic affairs. Few Americans actually have direct exposure or firsthand knowledge of what's actually going on in South Africa. It's all about which media sources you listen to and who you choose to believe. The fact that those dismissing concerns about what's going on and has been going on typically refer to it as "alt-right" news kind of strikes me as odd because it's not necessarily a refutation of the reports as it is attacking the messenger. Such attacks seem to imply people being more concerned about their biased worldview being maintained than actually figuring out what's going on.

    Meanwhile, whether bad things are actually happening or not, large scale gun confiscation doesn't typically bode well for the future of the country if you ask me.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-28/land-confiscations-loom-south-africa-rules-300000-gun-owners-turn-over-their

    A report from The Citizen explains what Section 24 and Section 28 entail:
    “Section 24 of the Act requires that any person who seeks to renew a licence must do so 90 days before its expiry date Section 28 stipulates that if a firearm licence has been cancelled‚ the firearm must be disposed of or forfeited to the state. A 60-day time frame was placed on its disposal, which was to be done through a dealer.”
    Now that the High Court’s initial ruling has been overturned, gun owners who failed to renew their firearms licenses must hand in their firearms to the nearest police station, where authorities will then proceed to destroy them.

    Many naïve political observers will paint this event as a casual gun control scheme, but any astute student of politics will recognize that the floodgates are now open for further encroachments – not only on the gun rights of South Africans, but also on others facets of theirs lives.

    A look at South Africa’s current political climate will give us an idea of the potential ramifications of this gun control scheme.


    Obviously Zerohedge has it's biases. In this case I happen to agree with their bias about gun control.

    Gun Control: A Tool for Tyranny

    No matter how socialist apologists rationalize it, the redistributionist agenda the South African government is pursuing will not be implemented passively. Ultimately, it must be carried out by force.

    The kind of force socialists seek is a monopolized kind, which extreme forms of gun control like gun confiscation help facilitate.

    The history of gun confiscation is one of repeated cases of tyranny.

    From countries such as Cuba to the Soviet Union, aspiring demagogues have used gun confiscation to disarm the populace. Logically, an unarmed populace will put up little resistance against their tyrannical acts.

    In South Africa’s case, farmers and their workers are already suffering ongoing attacks against their property. One could only imagine what it would be like for these persecuted farmers once they are stripped of their right to self-defense.

    For many Americans who have enjoyed historically unprecedented gun rights, South Africa’s gun control experience may seem distant and strange.

    But make no mistake about it, South Africa’s latest flirtation with gun control is not based on good intentions, especially when considering the political climate the country is enduring.

    South Africa should serve as a fair warning to Americans of the dangerous consequences gun control poses.
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    I feel like a lot of the people dismissing the events as "alt-right" news actually secretly would like to see a genocide of the white farmers. They would feel a certain satisfaction of payback against "white priveledge"
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      Originally posted by dwa12479 View Post
      I feel like a lot of the people dismissing the events as "alt-right" news actually secretly would like to see a genocide of the white farmers. They would feel a certain satisfaction of payback against "white priveledge"
      I get the same vibe, but try not to indulge that reading of the situation. Despite all the social media evidence to the contrary, I try to keep a positive view of people.

      I also try to keep a nice supply of ammunition.
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