#Fallists the emergence of African Nationalism?

silverharp

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This video was doing the rounds on Twitter yesterday, a bunch of South African students saying they need to abandon Western modern science and start again and develop their own which might include Black magic :lol: is it just a few middle class "progressives" like we see at the loony fringe of US education or is something bigger going on?

[video=youtube;C9SiRNibD14]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9SiRNibD14[/video]


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#Fallist culture: The emergence of African fascist nationalism | Thought Leader


On how notions of pan-Africanist identity, post-apartheid liberation ideology and demographics are coalescing to give rise to African fascist nationalism

Across Africa we’ve witnessed the worst of political permutations as she vaunted herself out from under colonial exploitation. In many instances pseudo-democracy was achieved as a facade for a new black capitalist elite that mobilised the state apparatus to access and amass national wealth as personal fortunes for elites. These countries remained largely undeveloped and their people became the liberated poor. The rest is history. South Africa was the exception in many ways. The miracle advent of South African democracy surprised even the most hopeful idealists as white and black seemed to put the past behind them and bask in the afterglow of the first democratic vote. It is said that “one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter”. Nowhere had that been more true than in South Africa, where Nelson Mandela became our collective liberator. But that was the 1990s and we were naive.

Since the romantic Mandela-Mbeki decade, pragmatism and realpolitik has set in. South Africa is a country fraught with problems. Our political system is one where loyalisms and ideological fortresses propel incompetence to positions of power. Our economic system is one where rent seeking has followed from a hyper-consolidated consumerist club of glass towers. The bridge which we built to connect these two worlds is now known as Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment, except it was not very broad, and although it was black it succeeded in simply turning deployed cadres into the invested compromised core. The result of the prolonged inefficiency in both spheres has been that instead of a trickle down effect from economic growth through rapid expansion, there has been a sprinkle down attempt at widespread distribution through the rapid expansion of social grants. The Mbeki-Zuma decade of decline has not so much harmed the democratic and social project as halted it and, by so doing, resurfaced the old structures of injustice and resentment that have marked this land since early colonialism.

Simply put, apartheid’s disenfranchised majority has been replaced by democracy’s economically and materially alienated underclass. They also happen to be young, uneducated and angry.

Into this potent mix steps a brutal and charismatic African unapologetically seeking power and pleasure. “Juju” is more than a nickname for Julius Sello Malema. It is the alter ego of a political generation of Africans who hold a collective set of expectations and disappointments. The Economic Freedom Fighters is the mechanism through which the third factor in the three-part recipe for mass mobilisation lies – a collective narrative of why things are so, complete with heroes, villains and a climatic endgame. Of course, real life does not work that way and nations do not develop on the basis of mere imagery and drama. Instead, they rise out of the nexus of productivity, innovation and contextual necessity. That said, political movements have been known to crescendo on mere promises.

In this view, the scene is set for the rise of a new form of fascist nationalism, with a uniquely African flavour and particular South African focius.

What do you get when a large cohort of a population is young, uneducated, urbanised and politically engaged? You get #FeesMustFall. When your political culture turns into puppeteering to the tune of populist ultimatums? Youth get #BlackFirstLandFirst. When centuries of oppression and suppression have inculcated a culture of subservience and a deep loss of identity, other than in vague cultural habits and forceful liberation movement collectivism?
 


neiphin

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your paranoid
 

silverharp

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your paranoid
I find it amusing not scary, I hadnt heard of the term until yesterday , it seems to be a thing. this is a discussion site, discuss
 

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We were in South Africa last year. We both have an incredibly deep love of the Boer folk. What is happening there is utterly horrific. There was a lot wrong with the Separate Regime granted but they were so wrong to just abolish it until the genocidal filth of the ANC had been completely crushed and they are paying the price now. The Boers are a deeply Christian people- of all the Calvinist peoples they by far the best- and they saw Communism as basically Atheism so when the USSR fell they thought everything would be okay. How wrong they were, with Russians around the place things might have been alright but the ANC's "Socialism" was only about cadging money from the Soviets. In our bedroom I have a "Hang Nelson Mandela" on the wall- hell is to good for that scummer.

People should pray for the martyrs who held the line so long against the rapists and murderers of the ANC;

[video=youtube;1EGQdex7BiY]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EGQdex7BiY[/video]
 

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We were in South Africa last year. We both have an incredibly deep love of the Boer folk. What is happening there is utterly horrific. There was a lot wrong with the Separate Regime granted but they were so wrong to just abolish it until the genocidal filth of the ANC had been completely crushed and they are paying the price now. The Boers are a deeply Christian people- of all the Calvinist peoples they by far the best- and they saw Communism as basically Atheism so when the USSR fell they thought everything would be okay. How wrong they were, with Russians around the place things might have been alright but the ANC's "Socialism" was only about cadging money from the Soviets. In our bedroom I have a "Hang Nelson Mandela" on the wall- hell is to good for that scummer.

People should pray for the martyrs who held the line so long against the rapists and murderers of the ANC;

[video=youtube;1EGQdex7BiY]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EGQdex7BiY[/video]

 

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This video was doing the rounds on Twitter yesterday, a bunch of South African students saying they need to abandon Western modern science and start again and develop their own which might include Black magic]


some background
Gravity? The Sopranos said Newton invented it coz some ass$hole hit him with an apple.[video=youtube;NWdiZVvM54s]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWdiZVvM54s[/video]

This type of nonsense has been going around since well before the Sokal Hoax. It is rampant in the USA and other places amjd keeps wastrels in jobs.
The striking thing about the video is the two women just use a rosary of cliches and buzz words. The one on the left has nice hair.
 
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