have all sorts of chances). No, the victims are either Blacksnkilled by the predominantly Black police quelling organizednriots or (mostiy) Blacks killed by other, hostile Blacks.nNelson Mandela’s wife has repeatedly menaced politicalnopponents of her jailed husband with the “necklace”ntreatment (a tire tube filled with gasoline, put around thenneck of the victim and set ablaze). The “necklace” isnpracticed widely and even praised and advocated bynSechaba, the periodical of the ANC, which is printed innNeubrandenburg, East Germany.nAs can easily be imagined, the USSR has a vestednstrategic and economic interest in becoming established onnthe Cape of such global importance. The ANC has a rulingnboard of 30 members, 21 of whom are members of thenCommunist Party of South Africa. Its leader. NelsonnMandela, is in jail for murder. Despite this, the governmentnwould release him if he would only promise not to use ornadvocate violence.nYet to our leftists he is a real martyr. I encountered manynAfrikaners who would be in favor of Mandela’s “illegal”nrelease because then he would cease being a martyr. Whennthe SWPO’s leader, Toivo Jatoivo, was in Namibian jail henwas a martyr. After his discharge he became useless tonSWAPO and even ceased being their leader. But Mandelanis a convicted murderer. In this progressive century, however,nwe have become used to countless murderers runningnaround.nThe leaders of the moderate Blacks are mostly unknownnin the West and are largely bypassed by our visitingnpoliticians. As might be expected, all the radical Blacknorganizations are pledged in varying degrees to socialismnand to large-scale expropriations — after all, nationalism.nIn the forthcoming issue of Chronicles:nBreaking Silencen”Thus any leader or statesman, from the citizens of thenGreek city-states, through every kind of emperor or monarch,nabsolute or benevolent, on through the rebelliousngeneration of Jefferson, would surely and easily define ourncontemporary American social situation, with its elaboratelynformulated, indeed, codified absence of any systemnprotecting the rights of the law-abiding citizens and theirncivilization from predatory assaults, as clearly, unequivocablyntyrannical.”n24 I CHRONICLESn— from “Tyranny by Sloth”nby George Garrettnnnracism, and socialism easily go together and attract fools.nNevertheless, a free market economy immediately attractsnsimple, unpropagandized Blacks. Even in the illegal squattingnareas near Johannesburg or Capetown little businessesnspring up almost automatically.nIn nearby Namibia, which is economically attached tonSouth Africa and receives some military aid from it, thensituation is more evolved. There is no Group Area Act, thengovernment is half Black, the integration (except for thenpublic, but not the private schools) is total, and SWPOnterrorists are held at bay. I watched the assembly innWindhoek debate about schools, and the representatives ofnall races participated. There were also “White” votes innfavor of desegregation, yet the specific Southwest Africannsituation must be taken into consideration. It differs radicallynfrom the United States, where none of the so-calledn”Blacks” come either from the “bush” or the desert. Such anpremature integration would retard most of the non-Whitenpupils, whereas now advanced Blacks have chances in thenprivate schools, either by paying tuition or by receivingnscholarships, which happens quite frequently. The army ofnNamibia is predominantiy Black (but to a minor extent alson”Colored”). I had talks with two ministers, one a Herero,nthe other one an Ovambo, but the problem of a constitutionnhas not yet been settied. The one-man, one-vote formulanwould lead in Namibia to a one-sided Ovambo rule. ThenOvambos form a vast majority but live only in the far north,nvery densely, along the Angolan border. The minoritiesnliving in the much larger but more arid part of the countrynwould then be underrepresented. Internationally the situationnof Southwest Africa (Namibia) is very complex. ThenUnited Nations, as expected, recognizes the SWPOnterrorists as the “legal government of Namibia,” and thenUnited States refuses to recognize the existing governmentnand applies sanctions against it, because its public schoolsnare not integrated and there is “discrimination in the healthnservices.” Of course, the SW^PO assassins, organized andnbankrolled by the Soviets, are worthy partners in a dialoguenwith the West—and so is the bloodthirsty ANC. We shouldnwonder whether the USSR will eventually “honor” thesenservices of the United States to their foreign policy.nWe must bear in mind that the foreign intervention innsouthern Africa is happening at a time of great, if notnradical, reforms carried out by the National Party, made upnalmost entirely of Afrikaners. All the advances the non-nWhites have made since the late I950’s were, after all, thenwork of the National Party, whose slogan for the May 6,n1987, election was “Reforms, yes. Capitulation — never.”nPress censorship in South Africa, on the other hand,nrefers mostly to not giving publicity to acts of terrorismn(whereupon terrorism had considerably decreased). Also,nthe collaboration between terrorists and picture-taking foreignncorrespondents has been made much more difficult —nwhich, unfortunately, has not been the case in Chile. Allnthe sanctions somehow remind me of the dog barking up antree after the little cat’s gone. To interfere in such a delicatenperiod in South African affairs is truly vicious and stupid.nDemocracy, however, is not based on reason or virtue butnon a numeralist, ideologically conditioned volitionism. Woento all of us if it continues to decide the fate of the still freenworld.n