This is sick. And barbaric. And it seems that no one in our media is talking about it, so I figure I’d at least mention it.
South Africa’s ruling party wants to amend their constitution so that they can go ahead and start seizing land – mostly from white farm owners. The whole “amend-the-constitution” thing hits close to home, because I hear of people wanting to do that here (in the U.S.) all the time, and it makes my stomach turn.
I suppose it’s convenient for the “ruling class” to be able to take land where they see fit – it’s just not so neat for the white farmers getting their family land taken away from them by force when those (white) landowners refuse a sh*tty offer of one-tenth of what the land is actually worth. And oh yeah – they’re getting murdered in the process:
Yep. This is Actually Happening.
And this story, y’all. This story just breaks my heart into pieces:
“…the South African government pushes ahead with plans to amend the country’s constitution to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation.
The seizures are intended to test the ability of the government to take land under existing laws, which the ruling African National Congress has previously stated is allowable if “in the public interest”.
Earlier this month, City Press reported the government had drawn up a list of 139 farms it planned to seize “to test out” section 25 of the constitution.
The newspaper said employees at the department had been ordered to press ahead with the process at the Land Claims Court.
If the seizures go ahead, it would be the first time the state refuses to pay market value for land. Since the end of apartheid in 1994, the ANC has followed a “willing seller, willing buyer” process to redistribute white-owned farms to blacks.”
This is why I shake my head when I see yahoos like Charlize Theron talking about how raaaaaaaaaaacist America is. Theron is FROM South Africa, for crying out loud.
Huh – wonder why she doesn’t live there now. Folks like her sure don’t have a problem bad-mouthing America, though.