Tweet from Donald J. Trump: “I have asked Secretary of State to closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers. “South African Government is now seizing land from white farmers.” Predictably, the media coverage was overwhelmingly negative.

The plight of the nation’s Afrikaner farmers is foreshadowing worse to come for the entire white population. 

South Africa’s violent crime is overwhelmingly black-on-black or black-on-white. Almost all of the convicts in its prisons are either black (79.6%) or mixed race (18.2%).

The rate of rape is the highest in the world. Police are ineffectual, often corrupt, and sometimes a criminal menace themselves. Cape Town’s waterfront “is well lit, rigorously patrolled by private security guards, and has over 800 CCTV cameras that are centrally monitored by a control room that can dispatch armed security or medical services to any point within minutes.”

Political violence is common in South Africa. There have been at least 90 political assassinations since 2016, double the rate of the previous 15 years.

Cyril Ramaphosa, the nation’s current president is one of the wealthiest men in the country, with a net worth of $550 million.

Cronyism spills further down the food chain through widespread political hiring in government agencies. Whites face substantial discrimination due to government-imposed affirmative action. Ilana Mercer, author of Into the Cannibal’s Pot, said a black editor of the Sunday Times once candidly admitted  “My African colleagues who manage large companies or government departments tell me that to get a job done, you usually have to employ a white.” 

In a country riven by corruption and incompetence, they desperately need a skilled labor force but only white people can provide that.

Politicians like Donald Trump and the national populists of Europe have roiled the body politic, but neoliberal and neoconservative elites still hold significant power. The same global forces that once broke South Africa are working to do the same thing to every Western country. If they succeed, South Africa’s protection racket could await us all.