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?

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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?

The pioneers put an end to endemic tribal genocide. Ironically the Zezuru people (one of the Mashone tribes) would have been wiped out by the Matabele and Mugabe might never have been. A Handful of Hard Men p14.

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.

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  1. Linde says:

    This feature and its comment will remain an important part of the Western story for the forseeable future. British author Simon Webb has this Oct. 2020 published his latest work on a subject which is an important part of this matter: “The Forgotten Slave Trade : the White Slaves of Islam” He reads from the introduction on his video Oct 18, 2020.

    For millennia , Africa was the hub of human trafficking and this is what the endless tribal wars were essentially about – raiding and slaving. The traffic operated out of the Gold and Ivory Coasts and North Africa. In his new work Webb deals only with the traffic of European slaves to great ports in North Africa to be sold to the Islamic Caliphates of the Middle East.

    The European colonies in Africa put an end to these wars and this sordid traffic on behalf of Europeans AND Africans. As an English born in America I am unrepentant in my approval ending slave wars and human trafficking. And I do not regard this approval as ‘racist’ at all. Post the Communist Revolution in Africa, the Marxist states are again busy with tribal slave wars and trafficking.

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