No, I am not an activist and have never been one.
But I do believe that South Africa is gradually imploding due to the incessant political shift to the left. It’s the entropic nature of democracy, mind you.
Moreover, economic (and social) collapse is inevitable when the overwhelming majority of policymakers facilitate political correctness while sliding down the slippery slope of progressivism.
This means that a counterbalance is necessary.
And such a counterbalance exists, thanks to a growing minority of the population rejecting the status quo. Lobby groups, think-tanks, and organisations are pushing back.
Here are my top 5 South African causes to support (in random order).
This one is a no-brainer.
I had the great pleasure of meeting AfriForum’s deputy CEO Ernst Roets, for the first time, in 2017. It was love at first sight, mainly because I had finally met somebody who had been labelled more things than I had been labelled.
From AfriForum’s website:
AfriForum is a non-governmental organisation with the aim of protecting the rights of minorities.
The organisation receives a lot of heat from the media, which is all the more reason to support it.
Dear SA is like a gay ghost; you don’t realise that it lives in your house until it rearranges your furniture and hangs up new curtains while you’re out.
A sponsor of Jerm Warfare, Dear SA does an incredible amount of good work behind the scenes. Basically, it’s an online platform, with legal backing, on which the general public can voice its views surrounding anything the government proposes. Kind of like direct democracy.
For example, Dear SA collected approximately 230,000 comments opposing land expropriation, which it then delivered to Parliament.
The Institute Of Race Relations has been around since the dinosaurs, and has consistently fought in the battle of ideas.
The right ideas, that is.
Such as decreasing the size of government; celebrating individual liberty; and advancing freedom of speech.
These are all principles no longer defended by the evangelical left.
Responsible firearm ownership is especially important at a time when the government wants to disarm civilians. Yet, ironically, the police’s big cheese literally stated that they can’t fulfill their mandate to protect the public.
GOSA is an incredibly friendly group of people and are super helpful and safe to hang around. (Because, you know, they’re armed and trained.)
While Solidarity is a trade union (and probably the only one I will ever support), it is also a lot more than that.
It is a movement.
A set of values.
A parallel economy.
A strategy of hope in an era of despair.
I quite like the following quote from Solidarity’s website:
Solidarity’s success lies in a total network of work.
Ignore Solidarity’s positive impact at your own peril.
This is the end of part one.
I will list more in part two.
For now, go give your support to at least one of the five causes I listed in this blog post.
You’ll thank me later.