Despite its flaws, South Africa was a prosperous country and an outpost of Western Civilization in a savage region. Having been destroyed in the name of political correctness, it is now reverting to savagery. The openly anti-Caucasian socialist government is in the process of reducing it to another Zimbabwe, the erstwhile Breadbasket of Africa that is now an infernal basket case. This makes South Africa a model for the ongoing “fundamental transformation” of America:
In an interview with Breitbart News Editor-at-Large Ben Shapiro, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) made the astute observation that Barack Obama is not just skeptical of our Constitution, but also has an alternative model in mind: the South African constitution. That document has been the object of fascination and envy for the American legal left ever since it was negotiated and passed in the mid-1990s, during South Africa’s transition to democracy.
The left is obsessed with a particular section of the South African constitution: its Bill of Rights, which includes so-called “positive,” or socioeconomic rights: the right to housing, the right to a clean environment, the right to health care, the right to food and water, and so on.
FDR was planning to inflict a similar Economic Bill of Rights when he finally died, thereby allowing the USA to immerge from the Great Depression. Imposing these “rights” would have required an omnipotent central government along the lines of the Soviet Union.
A liberal’s conception of “rights” are not rights at all, but privileges to be dispensed by an authoritarian bureaucracy. It should be obvious that no one has a right to force others to provide them with goods and services without payment — that is, to enslave them through the instrument of government.
American moonbats who believe in the faux “rights” promised by collectivist authoritarianism had a hand in drafting South Africa’s alarming constitution, including the infamous Derrick Bell, a militant black racist from Harvard who had a direct influence on Obama. Both have been openly hostile toward the US Constitution, which Obama will continue to assail, with help from the authoritarian media that keeps him in power.
Who will defend the Constitution? Don’t count on the Supreme Court.
Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan was familiar with Bell’s ideas, and lectured at least once on Critical Race Theory [a.k.a. Marxism for Anti-Caucasian Racists]. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a Clinton appointee, recently expressed a preference for the South African constitution. More broadly, enthusiasm for socioeconomic rights seems widespread among the cohort Obama brought to power.
That is, they believe in socialism, not liberty. No coherent person has ever believed in both, because the more you have of one, the less you have of the other.
Obama’s call to give “meaning” to the rights in our founding documents, and for “collective action” as a means for “preserving our individual freedoms” and providing “every citizen” with “a basic measure of security and dignity” clearly points toward the eventual creation of socioeconomic rights on something like the South African model.
Chairman Zero’s pretentious rhetoric no doubt causes the NPR/PBS set to puff their sunken chests in pride, but here’s where it inevitably leads in the real world:
On a tip from Sean C. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.