Top 5 Myths About Rhodesia Even Pro-Whites Believe, Plus A Bonus NEW Myth!
Myth #1 – White Rhodesians Had Less Right To Their Nation Than Americans, Canadians, Australians & New Zealanders
There is a popular notion among many white people globally, that White Rhodesian’s did not belong in Rhodesia. Or in Africa at all. How many of these people look African-enough to you?
Only white people can’t be African? Or in Africa?
Most white Rhodesians had/have pioneering ancestors that progressively arrived in southern Africa and/or the African continent, from the mid 17th century onward. That is:
- Almost 200 years prior to New Zealand’s white pioneers.
- About 100 years prior to penal Australia.
- On par, if not earlier, than most white pioneers settling Canada and America.
Let’s reverse the White Rhodesian scenario:
1. An Australian tourist operator is informed an Aboriginal official’s daughter wants the successful tourism business he and his wife built, over decades, from scratch with just pennies in their pockets. They must now sell it for pennies in the dollar to her, or his wife and daughter will be raped and he will be made to watch. He abandons his business. It sparks an orgy of gluttonous theft. The economy crashes inflation hits 1,000,000%. The West sends food and aid to be distributed only to non-white Australians.
2. New Zealand farmers are told to walk off their farm, give their entire life’s work and earning’s (and that of their father and grandfather) to a Maori or face torture and death! In less than 5 years, those farms are barren ruins. The West holds a concert to raise money to feed the now starving Maori’s .
3. An American war veteran, after living in England a few years, is denied the renewal of his American passport, because he is white and not, so-called native American. As a fifth generation ‘invader’, he must now apply for a tourist visa to return home to Kansas. Land he owns in Kansas is ‘returned’ to ‘natives’ originating from Alaska, they sell it to a global hedge-fund.
The Matabele of Rhodesia’s Matabeleland, arrived under Mzilikazi Khumalo, celebrated as a hero. His wave of conquest and slaughter (including of the Shona) is perhaps second only to Shaka Zulu’s, his former leader from whom he fled. This invasion took place a mere 60 years before white man arrived.
The Matabele and Shona are of Bantu descent but are distinct (and frequently warring) ethnic groups – a little like French and Germans. However while no one believes either the French or Germans own the whole of the continent called Europe, it is assumed that the black Bantu from the central west Congo, own the whole continent called Africa.
Through invasion they stole land from others without mercy nor benefit. Further, they had not invaded all the way to Cape Town (though they had decimated the Khoisan peoples numbers) prior to whites arriving.
” It took TWO generations (1702) before White met Black in South Africa, 500-600 miles east of Cape Town. It took FIVE generations (1780) before the first major armed clash at roughly the same spot: The Great Fish River.”The Drop Dead Important Historical Facts
Myth #2 Whites Took The Best Land, Their Successful Farms & Nations Prove It True!
“Those who would destroy Rhodesia’s harmony say that the soils in the tribal lands are of poor quality while those farmed by the European are fertile. The areas occupied by black and white lie next to one another. The only difference lies in the way they are farmed.”A People’s Progress
Racist hate crimes against all white people globally are incited daily by MSM narratives and myths. The anti-white rhetoric is not harmless. The center image is France. Racism: Rhetoric and Reality.
This myth is used to justify slaughtering white men, women and children for the crime of having, working on or being at a farm-while-white. It is based on the belief in “magic-white-dirt”. In other words, wherever whites farm successfully it is because they stole the best “magic-dirt” from a non-white.
When maps of the terrain, rainfall, soil, population, land size, etc. debunk this myth, it is then claimed that the whites stole all the vital infrastructure, like roads and dams, and wouldn’t share it!
So let’s first visit Haiti:
After torturing and murdering approx. 5,000 white men, women and children 116 years ago, the black Haitians acquired all the “magic-white-dirt” and everything on top of it. Yet Haiti never progressed beyond third world status. 100 years later, in 2010, they were hit by an earthquake. Haiti failed to effectively rebuild and care for its citizens despite massive donations. External factors are perpetually blamed for their poverty, squalor and diet supplemented by mud-pies. This is despite Haiti’s GDP failing to decline after the earthquake. It in fact continued to increase.
Now let’s visit Rhodesia:
In Rhodesia it is claimed that the best land went to the white Rhodesians who enjoyed the benefit of not only magic-dirt, but also the roads, rail, water storage and dams they built!
In reality the Tribal Trust Lands were formed on the preferred and existing habitation areas. They served to stop the Matabele from raiding and enslaving the Shona (demanding horrific ‘tributes’), and the Shona from seeking violent retribution (Mugabe’s ZANU PF did just that after being given Rhodesia). Hostilities between tribes are the norm in Africa.
In little more than half a century Rhodesia’s black population exploded from half a million to 4,370,000 in 1968 while the white population grew from a few thousand to around 200,000.
During that period the tiny white population, around 5% of the whole, not only introduced the wheel and the plough, but also drove and funded the construction and development of:
- 3,362 schools educating more than 709,000 black children for free. i.e. more than 3 times the entire number of whites. Plus 21 teacher training colleges.
- The largest best equipped hospital in central Africa, tending to 1,000 black Rhodesian outpatients per day and 25,000 in-patient admissions during 1967 alone virtually free while whites had to pay for their medical treatments plus taxes for the blacks. The qualification of black doctors, nurses, assistants was well underway (see quote below).
- 62 dams >15m, more than 7,000 smaller dams opening farmlands.
- 25,000 certificated master farmers, plus 1,500 employees of the Department of Conservation and Extension helping them, at the white tax payers expense, to develop farming standards above subsistence slash and burn techniques.
- Thousands of square miles of land were being opened up for everyone, including Tribal Trust Land expansion. As fast as the whites could fund the building of the roads, bridges, water storage, irrigation and pest control (tsetse fly, etc). Tribal Trust Lands were prohibited to whites but free (including infrastructure) to black Rhodesians.
- And much more.
The world condemns rather than celebrates the incredible energy of the white Rhodesian’s who were still building their own farms usually without the benefit of roads, water and electricity (until they paid for and built those to!).
If whites stole the magic dirt, why after a mere 6,000 white men had been violently kicked off their farms and properties did Zimbabwe collapse? A nation of 12,000,000 people couldn’t keep a few thousand productive farms and businesses running?
Magic white soil finally reappears in Tanganyika, liberated in 1961, now known as Tanzania.
The pioneers lived humble lives and many succumbed to disease and other hardships. Usually the first ‘home’ was a shed until the farm started generating an income. Image: Kingsley Fairbridge (extreme left) and his family lived for several months in their wagons until their homes were built.
Myth #3 “Racist” Ian Smith Stated “I Don’t Believe in Majority Rule… Not in 1,000 Years”
What the MSM and ‘academics’ quote Ian Smith as stating:
“I don’t believe in majority rule ever in Rhodesia… not in 1,000 years.”
What Ian Smith actually said should make him the darling of diversity and multi-cultural proponents if they were genuine:
“I have said before, and I repeat, we are prepared to bring black people into our Government to work with us. I think we have got to accept that in the future Rhodesia is a country for black and white, not white as opposed to black and vice versa. I believe this is wrong thinking for Rhodesia. We have got to try to get people to change their line of thinking if they are still thinking like that. This is outdated in Rhodesia today. I don’t believe in majority rule ever in Rhodesia… not in 1,000 years. I repeat that I believe in blacks and whites working together. If one day it is white and the next day black I believe we have failed and it will be a disaster for Rhodesia.”
As The Imperialist Traditionalist fairly describes:
Ian Smith is not saying he wants Rhodesia ruled by White overlords. What he is saying is that one cannot divide a country based on racial lines, as his Marxist, Afro-Centric opponents from ZANU and ZIPRA would. A “Black” state would only lead to racial strife. … Along with corruption, ethnic violence is one of the main reasons African nations fail. Once the radicals had “Africa for Africans”, it quickly devolved into “Africa for my Tribe”.
Africa for my Tribe: A liberated Zimbabwean murdered in now lawless southern Africa for driving a truck at the Zambian-Congo border. Below: A liberated Zimbabwean set on fire in routine violence in South Africa. 50% of Zimbabweans are starving. Where do they go?
Myth #4 Rhodesia Was An Oppressive Apartheid State!
Rhodesia was not America, South Africa, Israel nor India (with its vile caste system). Being a young nation, the wheel arrived with the whites in the 1890’s, it was navigating its own formula for peace and prosperity for all. Starting with defining tribal land boundaries to cease the incessant violence between the tribes.
At a dance, one tribe will get up and dance, the other will sit down; half the audience will smile and joke, and other half will not. These are different tribes. If you build a township for one tribe, they will not tolerate members of other tribes living there. They will not tolerate members of other related tribes from different parts of Rhodesia, Zambia, or Mozambique living there. They will not dance together; they will not sit together; they will not talk to each other; they will not intermarry; they will not work together without frequent killing.Requiem For Rhodesia
Incidentally, “The vote had been open equally to all races, whether white or black, since 1898.” Further;
Unlike in South Africa, where salaries were paid according to a racial hierarchy (whites first, Indians and colored second, Africans last), salaries in Rhodesia were equal for blacks and whites doing the same job, so that a black junior doctor received the same salary as mine. But there remained a vast gulf in our standards of living, the significance of which escaped me at first…
The young black doctors who earned the same salary as we whites could not achieve the same standard of living for a very simple reason: they had an immense number of social obligations to fulfill. They were expected to provide for an ever expanding circle of family members…Andrew Cusack: Dr Theodore Dalrymple on Rhodesia
In Rhodesia the only people guaranteed the right-to-vote were the 700 tribal Chiefs and/or Headmen. Everyone else, even white men conscripted to the army, had to qualify based on income and other factors under limited franchise. Preferring a gradual expansion of the vote based on individual achievements (unlike the Western world’s welfare voting base), the limited franchise had already been relaxed as demanded by Britain in the 1961 Constitution. In less than 4 years Britain rejected their most recent toilet-paper Constitution demanding immediate majority rule ; despite knowing how disastrous the consequences would be.
Above: “Following a long tradition, at the Opening of Parliament the government and opposition members enter the chamber in pairs, led by the Prime Minister, The Hon ID Smith and the Leader of the Opposition, Mr JM Gondo.”
To the Rhodesian African the term “Tribal Trust Land” does not denote separate development, Bantustans or Apartheid, but only recognition of the Africans’ material and sentimental attachment to the home of their people.Lawrence Chaza, 1972
While laws prohibited whites from Tribal Trust Lands and the best Sports Stadium they built in Rhodesia, it wasn’t quite the same for blacks:
Rhodesia has segregated schools.
– Whites are fee-paying, black schools are free;
– the whites pay twice, tuition and tax as well.
– Black (tribes) are educated separately from each other. Why? Every time you put them together, they kill each other. [so whites built more schools!]
It is also because the Africans have no mutually intelligible language, apart from English, which they have to learn. It is impossible to imagine how basic their education must be. Many of them have never seen a table, a chair, a stairway, a handkerchief, a toilet.Requiem For Rhodesia
Israel is erroneously referred to as an ‘apartheid’ state (it has never practiced benevolent separate development). It is an interesting contrast to Rhodesia. The Israeli army, IDF, out of 500,000+ active and reservists, boasts of having a mere few dozen Arab volunteers. The rest of the army is Jewish.
The entire white population of Rhodesia was less than half the size of the IDF and supposedly hated by a black population 20 times it size. Yet the Rhodesian army and police force was 70% black and only the whites were conscripted to the army.
Coincidentally, the majority of the pale skinned Communist Liberation Ideology teachers inciting dissatisfaction and hatred against whites for “apartheid oppression” were Communist Jews. They formed the South African Communist Party the first outside of Europe with disastrous results for southern Africa.
The Communist teachers forgot to mention that racist Marx despised blacks.
#5 The Myth of All Myths: Mugabe Was a Bad Man, It Will Get Better When He is Gone!
This myth died faster than the MSM could come up with a reasonable narrative to explain a new low in the collapse of Zimbabwe-Ruins. Once again, Ian Smith and Rhodesian’s are proved correct. The Zimbabwean ZANU PF, like the ANC, and the Chinese Communist Party, will never surrender power. They are racist diktats. It is how they ensure a small number of families, their ‘tribal’ elite, enrich themselves at the expense of the masses. It is also proof they are preferred by the likes of the vampire squids of the globalist banking world – who are even more obscenely enriched.
For example, Communist China has poisoned 70% of its agricultural land creating a massive refugee and humanitarian crisis within its own borders. However, the murderous terror state of Communist China was aided by the entire Western world to use terrorism to overthrow the Rhodesian whites and blacks who opposed communism and wanted independence.
Today as Communist China aggressively expands globally there is no hot war declared on China by the West. No bombs, no sanctions, no censures.
Bonus ‘NEW’ Myth: White Rhodesian’s Cowardly Ran To The Hills & Hid Behind Their Ridgeback Puppies!
This bizarre myth, apparently originates from a few American city dwellers around the Washington D.C. area. I quote, as transcribed from one of several bemusing youtube livestreams:
“This idea of – just run to the hills! – the [White] Zimbabwean* strategy of, be a craven [coward]. Be a craven! Hide in a shack in the woods and be with a couple of families and raise your [Rhodesian] ridgeback pups, to hold off as long as you can until they come in and gang rape and murder your family; we send those folks packing! Everyone who was thinking that way, we send them packing!”
From one of several youtube livestreams by @NoWhiteGuilt in September/October 2019. In which, he referred *interchangeably, to white Rhodesian’s or white Zimbabweans. A prior livestream with a very genuine young woman using the moniker @Philosophi_Cat mentioned the Pippa photo below in passing. Possibly exciting this myth. Note: those who donated a few dollars to the livestreams often using pseudonyms, were referred to as “heroes”, not craven.
Hiding in the woods behind her Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy is she?
Mrs Pippa van Rechteren is on her own family farm. Not at a nuclear-bug-out-end-of-times bunker. She and her husband, the farm Manager, took over running her retired parents farm. They had launched legal battles against the theft of their inter-generational farm; not their bug-out-puppy-camp.
For many Americans it is probably difficult to fully grasp how different our two nations (and thus our psyche’s and societies) were and are:
All Rhodesian’s knew the British, American, Australian and European governments were helping foreign Communist backed forces to kill us. The globalist media was saturated with invented or twisted hate stories about us. We drove in army protected convoys in rural areas, we had guns on our laps while driving to the family farm. Some friends and neighbours did not make it.
For context, below is an enlarged map of the borders under assault by Soviet, Chinese, Cuban and NK Communist forces financing terrorists. These terrorists sneaked into Rhodesia laid hundreds of thousands of land mines, tortured and murdered isolated villagers, missionaries, farmers, anyone that was an easy target. Then they would flee back over the border to their camps knowing the MSM would scream blue murder if Rhodesian’s went after them and the noose of international sanctions would tighten.
We knew the work of “cravens” who fled and hid behind the skirts of Rhodesia’s borders. Read Rhodesia Unafraid. It was NEVER a black on white war!
The Western world ignored the unrelenting and horrific slaughter of thousands of whites in southern Africa due to the Communist Liberation Ideology. The whites in Rhodesia and South Africa had no such cowardly luxury, those poor souls needed us:
The flight of 500,000 Portuguese from Angola and 750,000 from Mozambique after vicious racial attacks is one of history’s “secrets”…
The Portuguese call it the greatest exodus in the history of Africa. Not even the Congo during Uhuru in the 1960’s where 90,000 whites had to flee for their lives between January and July, can compare with the human tragedy of the Portuguese in Angola and Mozambique in 1975.
South Africa, Brazil and Portugal at the time rushed to the aid of the more than one million Portuguese trapped in Angola and Mozambique.
…[South Africa and Rhodesia] absorbed about 120,000 Mozambicans after the September coup and October massacres of 1975…[many returned to Europe].Hannes Engelbrecht
There are countless images of Rhodesian’s including farmers with fences, weapons, and, *shock* Rhodesian Ridgebacks. Yet where are the images of the Rhodesian whites who “bugged-out” in family groups?