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Background for Official Petition to President Trump

STOP THE COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT OF MINORITIES IN SOUTH AFRICA

PETITION TO STOP THE COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT OF MINORITIES IN SOUTH AFRICA


When a government punishes an entire ethnic group for the wrongdoings of some members of that group, the act of Collective Punishment is committed. Collective Punishment is outlawed worldwide as a war crime by Article 33 of the Fourth Geneva Convention [1].


But while the world universally condemns Collective Punishment during times of war, it has remained strangely silent on the ongoing Collective Punishment of South Africa’s minorities. Even though the white minority voted overwhelmingly to end Apartheid an entire generation ago, they (along with brown minority) are increasingly being blamed, vilified and discriminated against. 


Minorities are openly threatened without fear of consequence, with statements like “Kill the Boer kill, kill the farmer” [2] and “we are not calling for the slaughter of white people, at least for now” [3]. White farmers are being attacked and murdered at rates four times higher than the general population, making it one of the most dangerous professions in the world [4]. The ANC government have enacted 114 race-based laws that discriminate against minorities, compared to the 17 racial laws of Apartheid [5].

 

It is therefore with dismay that we would like to draw the attention of the United States, and indeed the World, to the rapidly deteriorating situation in South Africa (SA) with regards to the safety and future of minorities. 


The most significant and immediate threat is that the ruling ANC has already decided to change the constitution to allow seizure of white-owned farms without compensation [6]. However, President Ramaphosa recently denied while in the US that this decision had already been taken [7], and also denied that that violent land invasions and riots have already started [8,9]. Just like in Zimbabwe, it is likely that the SA government will lose control of the situation leading to violent land grabs, economic ruin and even civil war. 


Land seizures are however only the tip of the iceberg. Today, more than 25 years since Apartheid ended, the dream of a peaceful Rainbow Nation has been shattered by widespread corruption [11], incompetence at all levels of government [12], out of control violent crime [13] and a return to race-based policies and legislation. Most concerning is that almost all the failures of the ANC government, over a full generation, are increasingly being blamed on the minorities [10].


Almost two decades of Black Economic Empowerment laws have not redistributed wealth to poor South Africans, but have instead forced companies to give up ownership to a group of government-connected elites. This includes the current President, who quickly amassed a fortune during the early 2000’s when these laws were passed. ANC government officials and their friends have also looted billions of dollars from the state, and this culminated in State Capture [14].

 

Discrimination against the brown and white minorities has been steadily increasing since 1994, and despite the efforts of reconciliation by these minorities, the situation has markedly taken a turn for the worst in recent times. Fanned by brazen racist populism from the far-left, the SA government is nationalizing key organizations and have begun the process of dismantling both the constitution as well as the capitalist and democratic fundamentals of SA’s society.


The pace at which the situation is deteriorating, and the possible disastrous consequences, warrants the international community’s full attention. A full risk analysis of the situation in SA has been compiled by the United Liberty Alliance (ULA), and is available on our website [15].


We are also particularly concerned that the concepts of “collective punishment”, “generational guilt” and “racial guilt” now seem to be readily accepted, even though they undermine the basic principles of individual rights and responsibilities that countries like the United States is built on.


We therefore implore the United States (and the rest of the World) to act to avoid a humanitarian crises, just like you did during Apartheid. We also sincerely hope that the World will act long before SA turns into the next Syria, Yemen or Burma. Please don’t allow the dangerous precedent where violence and racism against white and brown minorities are tolerated due to past injustices. 


Our research has shown that a two-state solution is the only realistic chance that SA’s minorities have for avoiding oppression and widespread confrontation, as well as for creating a sustainable safe haven where they can enjoy liberty and pursue happiness. The ULA was formed to oversee the peaceful creation of this new state. 


The ULA therefore kindly requests United States Government assistance in the form of:


1) ​Condemnation of actions committed against minorities in South Africa

As the leader of the free world, it would be of immense significance if the US Government strongly condemns the racist actions directed against minorities by the SA Government and radical groups. This could include condemnation of:


  • Any and all calls for the killing, marginalization, persecution, victimization, racial profiling, dehumanization and targeting of any racial minority group in SA by any of its officials;
  • Failure by the SA Government to prosecute non-government organizations and individuals who make similar calls;
  • Any law that unjustly expropriates land from any individual or otherwise threatens ownership rights without fair, just and equitable compensation;
  • The brutal murder, torture and other attacks on minorities, and especially on white farmers in SA, and the subsequent denials by the SA Government and President Ramaphoza.

2) ​Expression of support for a two-state solution


3) ​Provision of strategic advisers to assist minorities in their quest for freedom


Selected Mainstream Media References: 


[1] ​https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourth_Geneva_Convention

[2]​ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOaLIIxxQlQ

[3] ​https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/1338292/wont-slaughter-whites-now-malema/

[4]​ https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/world-economy/young-boy-forced-to-watch-mums-repeated-violent-sexual-assault-in-south-africa-farm-attack/news-story/09785cd0d06c221eab6b6c6115057a7a 

[5] https://ulacongress.com/race-based-policies

[6] ​https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/world-economy/south-africas-ruling-party-to-amend-constitution-to-allow-for-land-seizures/news-story/e2817dd887abefd6cf90969f4b05e280

[7]​ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kH-Lk9O89Is

[8]​ https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2018-08-27-protests-and-land-invasions-escalate-in-cape-town/

[9] ​http://www.sabcnews.com/sabcnews/da-concerned-increase-land-invasions-jhb/

[10]​ https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/1218871/anc-stop-blaming-apartheid-malema/ 

[11]​ https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/15/world/africa/south-africa-ramaphosa-corruption.html

[12]​ https://www.biznews.com/undictated/2017/10/17/looting-cadre-deployment-infrastructure/

[13]​ https://businesstech.co.za/news/lifestyle/271997/heres-how-south-africas-crime-rate-compares-to-actual-warzones/

[14]​ https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/1651069/r250bn-lost-to-state-capture-in-the-last-three-years-says-gordhan/

[15]​ https://ulacongress.com/background

We humbly request:

1) As the leader of the free world, it will be of immense significance if the US Government strongly condemns the racist actions against minorities by the SA Government and radical groups:

- Calls for the killing, marginalization, persecution, racial profiling, dehumanization and targeting of any minority group and failure to prosecute organizations and individuals who make such calls;

- Any law that unjustly expropriates land from or threatens ownership rights without fair, just and equitable compensation;

- The brutal murder, torture and attacks on minorities, and especially on white farmers in SA, and the subsequent denials by the Government and President Ramaphoza.

2) Expression of support for a two-state solution

3) Provision of strategic advisers

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