Simple Questions That Make Sense Of Rhodesia & Destroy The White Supremacist Narrative
Editor’s Comment: In 2017 David Strong watched the 1979 British TV hit piece gloatingly titled ‘Goodbye Rhodesia’, on youtube. He then posted the following, intriguingly simple, response. Quoted in its entirety. All images and captions have been added.
By David Strong
Rhodesia Makes Sense If The Simple Questions Are Asked. For example:
Why is it that the only time that the country has experienced any significant development, growth, prosperity, law and order was during the Rhodesian era?
Why was there no refugee crisis during the Rhodesian era?
Why was the Rhodesian army 80% percent black, with only white conscripts?
Why were the standards of health housing and education the highest in Africa for all races during the Rhodesian era?
Why was there high levels of employment?
Why did the nationalists start their war of liberation 18 months before UDI [Universal Declaration of Independence]? Why did the nationalists boycott the 1962 election which was based on the non-racial constitution that they amended and agreed to in 1961?
What was the purpose of nationalists’ war given that the 1961 constitution guaranteed “unimpeded progress to majority rule”?
Why do people only want to discuss the country’s history from 1893?
Do people realise that the Matabele had invaded the country [a mere] 70 years before the pioneers arrived and were in the process of annihilating other tribes including the Shona?
Do people know that it was the actions of the pioneers that brought peace to the warring tribes?
Are people aware that blacks were guaranteed representation in the Rhodesian parliament – they had seats reserved exclusively for them?
Are people aware that the tribal trust areas were set aside to ensure that blacks always had land that the whites could not buy?
Do people know that Rhodesia always had a non-racial constitution, that enabled anyone, regardless of race or colour, to hold the highest office in the country?
Why does the country pre- and post- Rhodesia look the same, with rampant tyranny and tribalism with despotic leadership?
I could go on, but why? Ignorance is something that many people just don’t want to let go of!
Was the country perfect – no, not by a long shot, but it was better than any other country in Africa and many globally. Even by today’s standards, the Rhodesian policies on managing and respecting diverse cultures, agriculture, environment, economics, and social issues are excellent.