Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Opus 2018-065: An Solution to White Privilege

It will be informative to see how the land grab in South Africa works out.  In case you have not been following, the legislature in the Republic of South Africa has just voted to amend their Constitution to make it possible for the government to confiscate the land of the white farmers without paying them a fair compensation.  Last time I read about it the first step was the only one taken so far.  It still had to go through committees and more votes but the assumption is on the wall that the whites will soon be booted off their farms in the name of social justice.  One of the conditions that the white minority submitted to an end to apartheid was that there would be provisions in the Constitution guaranteeing that this would not happen.  Laws can be changed and when you are dealing with people of the Communist mind set, promises are made for convenience and are there to be broken.

This movement is loaded with the language we hear of reparations and the social justice warriors.   It also has veiled threats of genocide.  It garnered enough votes to get past the first step.  It remains to be seen if it will continue.

A few questions will influence the long term results:
  1.  Has the government confiscated the guns of the white citizens?
  2.  If so, how effective was that collection?
  3.  Will the whites fight or leave?
  4.  Will they be allowed to leave without a fight?
  5.  We have heard the communist politicians, what does the man on the street say?

Compare it to Zimbabwe, the neighbor to the north of South Africa.  In Zimbabwe the land was taken away from the farmers who were raising the food.  Some was given to poor people.  Some was made into estates for the ruling junta.  All of it stopped producing food.  From feasting, Zimbabwe went to famine.  From exporting food they began to import.  The people began to starve.  Since is was a socialist workers paradise the elite continued to live in luxury.  It was only the common people who suffered.

At independence the white population of Zimbabwe was around 8% of the total and began to decline after that.  In South Africa the current white population is estimated about the same percent of the country.  The big difference is that in Zimbabwe that 8% represented about 300,000 people and in South Africa it is 4 ½ million.  In those millions are the soldiers that made up the South African Army that was feared by the countries around it.  It is made up of the Boers who held off the British Empire.  I am not sure they will peacefully turn over the keys and abandon their heritage. 

There are at least three possible paths.  First, the effort to steal the land will fail.  Second, the whites will give up and leave the country.  Third, there will be a bloody war of a genocidal nature.

Pray for South Africa.

homo unius libri


  1. It's not looking good over there.

    1. And it will probably get worse.

      Grace and peace

  2. where communists take over misery and starvation follow, unless one is a politician--then it is a life of luxury.

    1. Those facts have been demonstrated repeatedly by history but Charley Brown keeps trying to kick the football.

      Grace and peace


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