Monday, December 09, 2013

The barbaric regime spectrum

Reluctant as I am to encourage more wind-baggery by proto-hagiographers of Nelson Mandela, I was astonished to read Dan Hodges describe the Afrikaner hegemony in South Africa as "one of the most barbaric regimes on the planet".

Even a cursory review of world history in the period 1948 to 1990 must conclude that South Africa was not in the top ten nations on the barbaric regime spectrum.  Not even in the top twenty.  Not even in the top thirty.

Saying such a thing Mr Hodges just makes you appear silly.

But perhaps you are banking on the fact that this week commentators can say any old rubbish in favour of Nelson Mandela and no-one will dare correct them.

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