A Slow and Silent War!
Here’s one example, while the world turns a blind eye and a deaf ear on the events unfolding daily in South Africa; One farmer is brutally murdered every 5 days and 56 people are murdered daily in South Africa reminds myself of the genocide that occurred in Rwanda during 1994, some 800,000 people, mainly minority Tutsis were slaughtered by the military and by Hutu militias. which unfortunately was eclipsed by the first “democratic” election in South Africa.
The Rwandan Genocide - resulted from the conscious choice of the elite to promote hatred and fear to keep itself in power. This small, privileged group first set the majority against the minority to counter a growing political opposition within Rwanda. The civil war and genocide only ended when the Tutsi-dominated rebel group, the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), defeated the Hutu perpetrator regime and President Paul Kagame took control.
Policymakers in France, Belgium, the United States and at the United Nations were aware of the preparations for massive slaughter and failed to take the steps needed to prevent it. Aware from the start that Tutsi were being targeted for elimination, the leading foreign actors refused to acknowledge the genocide. Not only did international leaders reject what was happening on the ground, but they also declined for weeks to use their political and moral authority to challenge the legitimacy of the genocidal government. They refused to declare that a government guilty of exterminating its citizens would never receive international assistance. They did nothing to silence the radio that televised calls for slaughter. Even after it had become indisputable that what was going on in Rwanda was a genocide, American officials had shunned the g-word, fearing that it would cause demands for intervention.
When international leaders finally voiced disapproval, the genocidal authorities listened well enough to change their tactics although not their ultimate goal. Far from cause for satisfaction, this small success only highlights the tragedy: if weak protests produced this result in late April, imagine what might have been the result if in mid-April the entire world had spoken out.
The Silence is Deafening. Today there is no condemnation from world leaders about the atrocities that continue daily in South Africa, they do not listen, they are not paying attention despite having been well informed in advance by many organizations, opposition political leaders, forums and persons of influence from South Africa. But they will when they realize that South Africa has become a powder keg and if left could become another Rwanda genocide that is of course if time remains on their side ... time has already run out for most and still world leaders continue to ignore their plight.
Minority South Africans no longer expect help from the outside, they must paddle their own canoe but if the situation was the opposite there would be massive world-wide condemnation and sanctions applied as before!