Yet in Brazil color does not have the significance it has innNorth America, South Africa, or (theoretically at least) innChina. (Before the Red takeover in China, Eurasian studentsnoften suffered agonies, as Bishop Hsii of Hong Kongnexplained to me.) In an absolute monarchy, just as in antotally free market economy, not race but primarily meritncounts: intelligence, the inclination to hard work, reliability,nand loyalty. Independent monarchs and independent entrepreneursnhave always looked for such qualities. SouthnAfrican industrial leadership is as “color blind” as once thenBrazilian monarchy was. A director of ISKOR, the big ironnand steel enterprise, told me about the difficulties thenmanagement has with the White unions once it comes tonthe promotion of Black workers. Sir Harry Oppenheimer,nperhaps the richest industrialist in South Africa, has alwaysnpromoted Black causes and has done much for Blackneducation. (So also does the Christian-inspired OAU, thenOrganization for Advancement and Upgrading, which has anBlack leadership.)nBut today, with an ideologically conditioned, thoroughlynirrational, and hence pseudo-religious belief in humannequality and majority rule, the exceedingly few remaindersnof the apartheid system can and do cause a “worldwide”ncondemnation of South Africa. In this boycott the USSRnand the USA are the ringleaders. Since attacks against thenslave-based empire of the Soviet Union entail certain risks.nSouth Africa serves as an ideal whipping boy, moreover anvery pleasing one for the various heirs of “Uncle Joe” in thenKremlin.nWho, we might ask, called Switzerland to task when itnpracticed biological discrimination and excluded womennfrom the polls in national elections? In certain Swiss cantonsnwith direct democracy, women still have no voting rights. Inonce met the leader of a Swiss women’s league which isnagainst female suffrage. She was a university professor andntermed the female vote simply as “un-Swiss.”nOr who castigated the USSR when it discriminatednagainst “bourgeois,” monks, kulaks, or modern painters? Orncriticized the United States when it discriminated againstnracial minorities? Or Rumania, which still discriminatesnagainst Hungarians? Or the Spanish Democracy, when itnslaughtered masses of priests, friars, and nuns? (In that lastncase very much to the contrary happened: volunteers fromnall sides rushed to the aid of the slaughterers!)nWhat are the moralizing countries of the Free West nowndoing to lead South Africa into the “path of virtue”? Sincenmany of them have a predominantly commercial outlooknand ponder on what would hurt the grocer next door, theynapply economic sanctions against the republic. This, theynthink, is the most appropriate way to change the mind of thenwicked Afrikaners, but unfortunately (or fortunately) thenAfrikaners do not have the mind of the grocer next door.nThey have conquered and defended the country in bitternwars and have behind them a history of heroism andnsuffering. Moreover they are staunch Calvinists. They arenalso a traumatized people since they have seen the victimsnof the Congo and Rhodesia, and they remember the nunnand medical assistant Elsie Quinlan who, on November 9,n1952, was attacked in East London by ANC youngsters,nknifed to death, burned in her car, and partly subjected ton”gastronomic democracy.” (In the trial of “Emperor Bokas-nsa” of the Central African Republic, it became virtuallyncertain that he too had practiced cannibalism.)nSanctions, therefore, will harm not the breakfast table ofn”Pik” Botha, but the livelihood of the poorest of the Blacks,nwho might lose their jobs or even starve. If, in theirndesperation, they resort to violence and open rebellionn(which would delight our sadistic leftists to no end), theynwould be shot down like rabbits, and the guilt would lie withnthe hopelessly provincially minded and immensely selfishnharebrained American and Western European politiciansnwho only think of their mandates. As in the case of Poland,nsanctions merely foster “anti-Americanism,” and their impositionnhighlights the inanity of “democratic” foreignnpolicy. At long last Washington discovered the futility ofneconomic sanctions against Poland. The veiled origin of allnsuch policies is the Marxist belief that history, after all, isnnothing but economics. This view is held by numerousnAmericans who would violently protest if anyone would callnthem Marxists. And what about democratic diplomacy?nWell, the comportment of the American ambassador innPretoria, answering to American mass-media constituenciesnand disregarding the well-being of South Africa, is exactlynwhat it was expected to be.nIntelligent Blacks of South Africa and even its economicallynnot highly versed Catholic hierarchy (representing thenlargest single religious body) protested at long last againstnthe sanctions which either won’t work or, if they eventuallyndo, will have the opposite, if not a truly fatal, effect. Thesensanctions might also force Pretoria, if unemployment risesnsignificantiy, to get rid of all the foreign Black workersn(estimated to be between one and two million). This in turnnwould create the collapse of such dear, leftist neighbors ofnSouth Africa as Zambia and Zimbabwe.nSouth Africa needs a solution to its problems outside thenpresent Western pattern. A central government with anparliament based on strict majority rule would destroy thencountry almost instantiy. We have to bear in mind thatnSouth Africa is not only a country of four races but also ofnover a dozen languages and, to top it all off, 23 officialnparties and party organizations. There exist genuine tribalnand subtribal animosities which could easily lead to opennwarfare (as they already have in other African states).nThe efforts of Mugabe in Zimbabwe to “reduce” thennumber of the Ndebele, the cruel fights between Watussisnand Bahutus, the slaughters between Ibos and Yorubas,nbetween North and South Sudanese are what a Marxistnliberal-induced future for South Africa would entail. True,nthese ethnic and racial enmities are not confined to SouthnAfrica, and they can only be overcome in old establishednmonarchies with a crowned, impartial center or in countriesnwhere patriotism eliminates ethnieism (such as Switzerland,nwhere parties cross language lines). Yet already John StuartnMill has told us that “free institutions are next to impossiblenin a country made up of different nationalities.” It is easy tonimagine that the ANC and other leftist organizations want anmajoritarian democracy in South Africa as a preliminarynstep to the Red revolution, faithfully following the advice ofnEngels.nThe victims of violence at the present time are not allnwhites (though Mrs. Mandela has emphasized that sincenBlack women very often take care of white children, theynnnMAY 19881 23n