Sep 10, 2018

South African Land Grab: The Last Stand for Rational Thought

The South Africa economy has slipped into recession for the first time since 2009. The leadership of that nation has been so preoccupied with its plan to steal land from white farms, it should be no wonder why the nation’s economy has slumped in negative growth.

President Cyril Ramaphosa thinks that the land reform plan will revive South Africa. “We can make this country the garden of Eden,” he said during a visit to Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini at his Osuthu palace in Nongoma, where he said that South Africa could turn into the ultimate paradise with the implementation of the policy of expropriation of land without compensation.

Each of these white farms already produces enough food to feed 1,000 people. Ramaphosa is delusional if he thinks he can improve on this production rate. South Africa has already tried several land reform programs that all ended in failure. When you give land to people who mostly rely on government handouts, the concept of self-reliance is unknown to them.

British Prime Minister Theresa May recently made a trip to South Africa. She was there to announce plans to increase the U.K.’s investment in Africa after Brexit. Seemingly keen to stay on the good side of her new friend Ramaphosa, May said she supported land reform in South Africa.

“The UK has, for some time now, supported land reform that is legal, transparent and follows a democratic process,” May said. “I welcome the comments he has already made about approaching land reform, bearing in mind the economic and social consequences…and that land reform will be no smash and grab.”

The statement made by May is a textbook example of how to appease a tyrant. Ramaphosa is in the process of stealing the land right now. He should have been confronted about the negative consequences of his action.

The US State Department had an even worse response to the South Africa land grab. Fox reporters that asked this department a month ago about this problem were told that South Africa was a vibrant democracy and that reforming the distribution and ownership of land will be good for the nation.

It took a tweet from President Trump to move the State Department back to a more appropriate approach. “I have asked Secretary of State @SecPompeo to closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and large scale killing of farmers,” Trump said on Twitter.

After Trump’s remarks, the State Department issued a rare warning to South Africa. U.S. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said, “The expropriation of land without compensation… would risk sending South Africa down the wrong path. We continue to encourage a peaceful and transparent public debate about what we consider to be a very important issue.”

Every major trade organization that South Africa is a member of has a requirement for the protection of property rights. If it moves forward to steal land from white farms, it should force every member of the UN to place an embargo on all South African productions.

I cannot think of a better example of insanity than this current situation. You have a nation that endured protests for 30 years by the world community over its racist apartheid police state. The whites finally handed over power to the blacks, and everyone cheered the dawn of racial tranquility in South Africa. Years later, we find the nation led by a black prime minister who is singing about killing whites; and Trump is called a racist for pointing out reality.

South Africa is traveling the same path as Zimbabwe, which plunged into famine after a government-sanctioned purge of white farmers in the 2000s. The change from 2004 to the present in Zimbabwe has been stunning. At the turn of the century, there were 600 tea companies in Zimbabwe. Today, there is only three. The unemployment rate went from 40% to a peak of 90%. The Zimbabwe dollar lost 100% of all its value, forcing the nation to use other nations’ currency.

Zimbabwe’s political and financial landscape has seemingly changed for the better after the resignation of President Robert Mugabe in November 2017. It will take a long time for Zimbabwe to earn back the trust of global investors.

I think President Ramaphosa is going to proceed with his plan regardless of the cost. The world has become so evil that rational thought is no longer our guide. To now predict the course of world events, you only need to select the most immoral possibility.

To avoid a bloody civil war, South Africa should apply to the IMF for the money needed to buy out the white farms. They could move to a more friendly nation. Within five years, South Africa would default on the loan, and the nation would come begging to the global community for help. Since the West is creating its own financial Armageddon with debt, we may not be in any shape to come to South Africa’s rescue.

In the end, South Africa will become another example of why socialism doesn’t work. The lesson will likely be meaningless to this generation. It has become so demonically blind to reality, people can witness a disastrous blunder and then fall right into the same trap.

“As I have observed, those who plow evil and those who sow trouble reap it” (Job 4:8 NIV).


More Prophetic Stage-setting

Actors for carrying out one of the most famous military actions of prophecy yet future are beating the war drums. At this point they are only the drums of economic warfare, but the beat sounds familiar to the student of Bible prophecy. Like so much of prophetic stage-setting going on at present, the Trump administration is at the heart of this particular end-times development.

President Donald J. Trump a couple of weeks ago announced a steep tariff on Turkish steel and aluminum. This was done, in part, because Turkey has kept an American pastor incarcerated under what the president considers false charges and refuses to release him. Turkey’s lira has fallen significantly as a result, and relations have degenerated. Some within NATO, of which Turkey is a member, have also gotten crossways with Trump on the matter.

At the same time, Russia is having economic problems, with its ruble falling to two-year lows. The trouble is caused in part because the U.S. imposed severe sanctions due to a poisoning incident in Salisbury, UK, for which the Russians were deemed responsible.

So, two nations that are thought to be key players in the Gog-Magog attack in the Ezekiel 38-39 prophecy are reeling economically. Like so much going on at present, one who truly observes from the biblical prophecy perspective can see the orchestrating hand of God directing the actors in preparation for things to come.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, angered by the American president’s actions, called the United States “wild wolves” for imposing the sanctions. He vowed that Ankara would pursue trade with the Russians that doesn’t involve the American dollar. This is a relationship that has been in process of coming ever closer together over recent months and years. It is, most who observe from the biblical prophecy perspective believe, a coming together that is inevitable. Russia and Turkey, financially strapped to prop up their dictatorships, will one day soon seek “spoil” as Ezekiel the prophet, under divine inspiration, put it.

Turkey is in the geographical area believed to have constituted what is termed Togarmah by Ezekiel the prophet. We see the prophetic relevance in the following passage:

And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords: Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet: Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee. (Ezekiel 38:3-6)

While the United States of America isn’t mentioned by name anywhere in Scripture, we see almost on a daily basis, in my estimation, that America is influencing the shaping of things to come, prophetically speaking. In this case, of course, the American president–no stranger to controversy–is instrumental in pushing Turkey into the arms of Mr. Putin’s Russia. It is an astounding thing to watch, if one keeps in mind at all times that God is directing the end-times play.

The American dollar, as example of the U.S. being used to shape the prophetic picture, is the most powerful influence on earth, economically speaking. All the while, the dollar is supposed to have collapsed–to have died, bringing the economies of the world down with it. I, as most who read these commentaries know, believe that the dollar and all other things in the global economic scheme of things are being supernaturally propped up in order to prevent world financial collapse. That will happen, I’m convinced, when the Rapture of the Church takes place.

Russia and Turkey, along with all of the other players in this end times drama, are being channeled into precise positions for prophetic fulfillment. This doesn’t mean that free will has been done away with by the Grand Director of things. It’s just that the Lord knows the end from the beginning.

Turkey–Togarmah–is being channeled into the camp of Rosh–Russia–as many who observe Bible prophecy believe. The stage continues to be set.