By the time apartheid came to an end in South Africa, white people were about 13% of the total population. The percentage of whites in South Africa through the period of apartheid regimes never exceeded 20%...

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/12321499/

All indications are that white people will become the minority population in America during the current half century...

Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans seem prepared to trade two or three congressional election cycles for one more seat on the Supreme Court....

The question:

Are American Republicans attempting to establish a regime similar to that which existed in South Africa between 1940 and 1990 in which the white minority dominated all levels and aspects of South African society?

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Comment by alsoknownas on October 3, 2018 at 7:02am

I think that's as good of a summation of their motives as any. 

Comment by moki ikom on October 3, 2018 at 10:35am

Euro-White folks' racism, myths, frauds, thefts and impunity to account for their genocidal deeds was and remains a global phenomenon. 

Mitch McConnell portrait 2016.jpg

u.s. senator Addison Mitchell McConnell Jr.  is to the United States what

Pieter Willem Botha was to apartheid Republic of South Africa:

 

" I never have the nagging doubt of wondering whether perhaps I am wrong."

 "I am one of those who believe that there is no permanent home for even a section of the Bantu in the white area of South Africa and the destiny of South Africa depends on this essential point. If the principle of permanent residence for the black man in the area of the white is accepted then it is the beginning of the end of civilisation as we know it in this country."

"Where in the whole wide world today (1987) can you find a more just society than South Africa has?"

"The separation of races happened long before the Nationalist Government. God separated the races."

" I am tired of constantly hearing how guilty the Afrikaner and the National Party are and the time has come that this myth be crushed."

" Our enemies latched unto the word "apartheid" and in a very sly manner transformed it into the strongest weapon in the onslaught against freedom and civilization in our country.

" Most blacks are happy, except those who have had other ideas pushed into their ears."

" I am sick and tired of the hollow parrot-cry of “Apartheid!” I’ve said many times that the word “Apartheid” means good neighbourliness."

Comment by Maui Surfer on October 3, 2018 at 1:43pm

In a word, YES.

Interestingly enough, globally whites are already less than 20 percent of humans currently breathing. The vast majority of those who are living on the planet are Asian males, due to China's one child policy.

Comment by marshall bjohnson on October 4, 2018 at 8:46am

as a white male in amerikka i am privy to some locker room talk about demonizing blacks, womyn and immigrants. however as my reach into power structures is extremely limited i can see only what i experience. the media is the message. the dystopia we may have feared is upon us. cultural relativism is akin to cartesian politics being ascribed the antidote to religious abuses...we don't have a 'we' outside of our tribal affiliations because the capitalist culture consumes the individual best. it (the chaos, the unrest and division) only continues uninterrupted by morally-weak leaders and weaker followers. we are addicted to the hero model of savior. miles davis. fdr.pope john paul. maya angelou. or even oprah is never national treasure enough for our rapiciousness. famous underground write charles bukowski wrote "Fante is my god." fante wrote "man must have a god." so our (amerikka as a collective) god is....the realization of our 'progress' is nothing more than an increasingly  greater appetite for the future- be it annihilation or salvation. we hurtle. we jostle. we create but then we destroy. emerson told it long ago as: "I am a god in nature; I am a weed by the wall." 

Comment by marshall bjohnson on October 4, 2018 at 9:33am

With conscience cocked to listen for the thunder
He saw the Devil busy in the wind
Over the chimney steeples and then under
The doors of nuns and doctors who had sinned.
What apparatus could stave off disaster
Or cut the brambles of man’s error down?
Flesh was a silent dog that bites its master,
World a still pond in which its children drown.
The fuse of Judgment spluttered in his head:
“Lord, smoke those honeyed insects from their hives;
All Works and all Societies are bad;
The Just shall live by Faith,” he cried in dread.
And men and women of the world were glad
Who never trembled in their useful lives.

W.H. Auden fr. "Luther" 

From St. Augustine’s Confessions, Bk. XI:

"But if only their minds could be seized and held steady, they would glimpse the splendor of eternity which is for ever still. They would contrast it with time, which is never still, and see that it is not comparable. They would see that time derives its length only from a great number of movements constantly following one another into the past, because they cannot all continue at once. But in eternity, nothing moves into the past: all is present. Time, on the other hand, is never present all at once. The past is always driven on by the future, the future always follows on the heels of the past, and both the past and the future have their end in the eternal present. If only men's minds could be seized, and held still!"

Comment by Maui Surfer on October 4, 2018 at 10:30am

mbj- very insightful, admissions of fact are good, the Eddy Murphy white folks on the bus alone skit is decades old now but timeless.

As to Augie, his intellectual musings are often timeless, as is his own admission on humanity's still primal nature, ""Please God ... "Oh, Master, make me chaste and celibate - but not yet!"

Comment by Rodney Roe on October 5, 2018 at 4:21am

Yes, but it won't hold, just as it did not hold there.  In the meantime, before the ruse fails there will be a long period of misery.

The domination of black and brown people is only part of the plan.  They want to economically dominate the 99% and socially dominate women. 

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/18/648737143/memoirist-evangelical-puri...

Comment by moki ikom on October 6, 2018 at 12:50am

The “gravedigger of American democracy”: Holocaust historian says Mitch McConnell broke politics historian Christopher Browning compares the GOP senate leader to Germany’s Paul von Hindenburg

CODY FENWICK  OCTOBER 5, 2018 8:54PM (UTC
This article originally appeared on AlterNet.)

--In a new piece for the "New York Review of Books," historian Christopher Browning warnsthat there are troubling parallels between the present-day United States and the days of fascism's rise in Europe.

Browning, a specialist in the areas of the Holocaust, Nazi Germany, and world war-era Europe, isn't arguing that President Donald Trump is a modern Adolf Hitler or that Trumpism is akin to Nazism. But he does argue that certain stress fractures in the society and the international order appear to be re-emerging and that these patterns portend troubling trends for the United States and the rest of the world.

And there is one figure in American politics that Browning does see as a relatively direct — and troubling — analog to a crucial world war-era figure. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Kentucky Republican, is becoming "the gravedigger of American democracy," Browning wrote, a role played for Germany beginning in the 1930s by President Paul von Hindenburg.

.. Most ominously, Browning warns that the detrimental effects of figures like McConnell and Trump will last for a long time. However long they stay in power, they will eventually leave — but the damage done to democracy and American institutions may persist for generations. -- cody

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