As Zimbabwe, So America: BLM Land-Stealing Plans
by David Sims
NOW THAT BLACKS have destroyed large parts of most major US cities, it has occurred to certain members of Black Lives Matter that Whites own 98% of the rural land in this country. They’ve concocted a narrative that none of these Whites bought the land with money that they earned by working, but rather that all of these Whites “stole” the land from “non-Whites” (i.e., from Amerindians, but they don’t emphasize that) — presumably personally.
This is “unjust,” they say. These BLM spokespersons insist that the injustice of White ownership of land in the countryside be redressed by giving some of it to “non-Whites” (i.e., to Blacks).
Beside the slippery dishonesty inherent in that rhetorical shell game, and beside the fact that none of today’s rural White landowners stole their farms and ranches, there is additionally a practical matter.
Everywhere, the world over, and for all of history, when the ownership of farmland has changed hands from White to Black, the productivity of that land has fallen, often to less than subsistence level for the land’s occupants. Blacks are usually poor farmers, partly through lack of knowledge and partly because they don’t like the work involved.
When San Domingue was a French colony, run by White people, its agricultural productivity exceeded that of any of the American colonies. Blacks worked the land, but they did so under White direction. It was “White power” that made Black labor productive. After the genocidal revolution in 1804, by which the Haitian Blacks took power, the farms didn’t grow enough food any more. To this day, Haiti depends on foreign aid, without which most of its population would starve to death.
You could make similar observations regarding farm productivity in Rhodesia after it became Zimbabwe. When Rhodesia was a White-run country, it never needed a handout from anybody. Indeed, its farms produced excess crops that kept the Blacks of many nearby African countries comfortably fed. As soon as Blacks were in charge, however, the food output dropped precipitously, and there was hunger even within Zimbabwe.
And it’s the same with South Africa. There are still some White farmers there who work hard and produce food in abundance. But the Blacks are taking land away from the farmers, without compensation, and giving it to Blacks. It’s what happened in Haiti. It’s what happened in Zimbabwe. It will be no different in South Africa. And, if America follows the same path in relation to the ownership of farmland, then it will happen here, too.
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