We’ve had it with Spanish here in the US and most didn’t (still don’t) see it coming. With the demographic change will come a permanent change in voting, thereby cementing the socialist changes that have happened here, and the functional destruction of the Constitution. We have ceased being a constitutional republic. It’s just a different route to the same end result.
South Africa gets it more directly because of the minority population that was relatively easy to overthrow and overcome, particularly with whole-world pressure. You went from a modern society, even acknowledging the social issues and problems, to a facade of an elected representative government that was populated by so-called communists at heart. I say “so-called” because the pure system of Marx has never existed, and never will. It, too, is another facade to allow for the installation of a dominant ruling party and the subjection of its subjects.
The Russians think they overcame “communism.” They never had it. Nor did the Chinese. The outer mask will change to meet the propagandist needs of the times, but the controlling, dominating spirit moves on. Marx and Engels called for the workers of the world to unite, and to destroy the social and political order by any means necessary. It’s all laid out in that hidden-in-plain-sight 3/4 of one page at the end of the Communist Manifesto. Communism, as carefully described in the previous three chapters, was never the true aim – that tiny 4th chapter riddles that theory with more bullet holes than Bonnie and Clyde. It’s all about getting power and gain by the select few – “They have a world to win.” The words communism, bourgeois, proletariat? All part of the facade – looking like one thing, but really covering quite another. And we’ve gotten to a point now in history where two seemingly contradictory things are happening: political groups and leaders are “coming out” more and more and proclaiming their “socialism” (Bernie Sanders in our country – actually running for the top job in the nation!), and/or their “communism.” Yet at the same time, if anyone brings up the word “communism” in an oppositional manner, they are jeered, derided, ridiculed off the stage as tin-foil-hat-wearing nut cases, because, after all, everyone knows communism is a thing now relegated to the history books (the Soviet Union is no longer, the Berlin wall is gone, and China has adopted capitalist practices, don’tchaknow.
MUCH study of the final words of the Manifesto can provide correspondingly much insight:
In short, the Communists everywhere support every revolutionary movement against the existing social and political order of things.
In all these movements, they bring to the front, as the leading question in each, the property question, no matter what its degree of development at the time.
Finally, they labour everywhere for the union and agreement of the democratic parties of all countries.
The Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims. They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions. Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win.
I ache inside for my own country, but I ache also for what’s happening in South Africa. Come here, if you can, but just know we’re on course for the same end point, just perhaps a little further out, and coming from a different direction. In the end, if they win (and they’re certainly on track), we’ll all be meeting at the same point – a great “hajj” that we didn’t even know we were on. At the meeting point will (figuratively) be a mysterious yet fully visible structure that all will simultaneously worship yet not understand. But inside, they cannot go – that is reserved for those “in charge.”