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Into the Cannibal's Pot: Lessons for America from Post-Apartheid South Africa Paperback – April 24, 2012
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"Ilana Mercer calls her book `a labor of love to my homelands, old and new.' The old is South Africa, which the author left in 1995. The new is the U.S.A. In both nations the founding European stock yielded up their dominance in the interests of justice and liberty. Instead of moving to equal citizenship under fair laws, however, both nations - in different style and measure but with similarly dire results - have embraced official tribalism (`multiculturalism') and state-enforced racial favoritism (`affirmative action'). For South Africa the transformation has been fatal - brutally so for victims of the nation's swelling social disorder, as Ms. Mercer documents in heartbreaking detail. For the U.S.A. it is not too late to change course. The lesson of South Africa, if widely known, will help to open American eyes. Here is the lesson, in a compelling and important book." --JOHN DERBYSHIRE, novelist, "National Review" columnist, pop- math writer, author most recently of "We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism," and all- round bon vivant
"`The truth shall set you free,' a memorable Biblical phrase tells us. It does not say the truth shall make us comfortable or happy. `Into The Cannibal's Pot' fits this mold: it is an interesting, important, well- written and well-documented book that informs the reader but is likely to upset, perhaps even anger, some or many of them. --THOMAS SZASZ, the author of "The Myth of Mental Illness," "Psychiatry: The Science of Lies," and many other books
"Egalitarianism leads to democracy; democracy leads to socialism; socialism leads to economic destruction; and democratic socialism in multicultural societies leads to death and democide. This, in shocking detail, is what Ilana Mercer illustrates superbly in her case study of post-apartheid South Africa. America's political and intellectual `elites' will ignore this book, because it is politically `incorrect.' We can only do so at our own peril." --HANS-HERMANN HOPPE, Austrian school economist, libertarian political philosopher, emeritus professor of economics, University of Nevada, distinguished fellow, the Ludwig von Mises Institute, author of "Democracy: The God That Failed," and "The Economics and Ethics of Private Property"
"If you want to witness the end result of what in America is called `diversity,' you must read `Into the Cannibal's Pot.' `Diversity' is a euphemism for racial retribution administered mostly by guilty white liberals in universities, corporations, and government. It is a thoroughly collectivist notion that condones punishing the current generation of white males for the sins of the past. It's most extreme form is practiced in post-Apartheid South Africa, and its effects are meticulously documented by Ilana Mercer (who also writes marvelously): rampant black-on-white crime, racist labor laws that have created `The world's most extreme affirmative action program'; the confiscation of private property; economic socialism; state-sponsored terrorism; and, most sickeningly, the idolization of the corrupt and murderous Zimbabwean dictator, Robert Mugabe. The Western media ignore all of this because of their ideological love affair with the communistic African National Congress and, frankly, their support for many of these same policies." --THOMAS J. DILORENZO, professor of economics, Loyola College, Maryland, author of the best-selling "The Real Lincoln," "Lincoln Unmasked," and most recently, "Hamilton's Curse"
"Ilana Mercer's well-documented, encompassing study is at once heartbreaking, infuriating, illuminating and instructive. Ethnic cleansing is underway in the once great nation of South Africa, but Americans hear nothing of it; they are deliberately shielded by the same parties that served to bring it about, the liberal elites in Western governments and the press who believe that white South Africans `have it coming.' It is white guilt and the so-called right of black reprisal extrapolated to ghastly extremes; political correctness on steroids, and all in the name of craven progressive ideology. If the West is ever to occupy anything resembling moral high ground - not to mention avoiding this fate itself - it will have to come to terms with its part in South Africa's demise, and the misery, degradation and naked horror of those who now suffer." --- ERIK RUSH, columnist and author of Negrophilia: From Slave Block to Pedestal-America's Racial Obsession. Erik was the first to break the story of President (then Senator) Barack Obama's ties to the militant, Afrocentric, Chicago preacher Reverend Jeremiah Wright.
"Into the Cannibal's Pot is well-written, courageous, and is clearly a strong socio-political tract on South Africa." --- IRVING LOUIS HOROWITZ, Hannah Arendt distinguished professor emeritus, Rutgers University, New Jersey
"An unflinching take on South Africa. This is well done." --- JED DONAHUE, Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI)
"Into the cannibal's Pot is brilliant, exceeding all my expectations. It is very courageous of Ilana Mercer also to attack the whole notion of 'democracy.' This is a much-needed shot at a holy cow." --- DAN ROODT, Ph.D., noted Afrikaner activist, author, literary critic, director, PRAAG
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Continually correlated with past and present day America, as the title suggests the book carries with it a lesson. A clarion call if you will to anyone who respects the rule of law and the basic principles of liberty. She illustrates how with relative ease a society can wither away, or in South Africa's case be hacked to pieces with a machete.
"Into the Cannibal's Pot: Lessons for America from Post-Apartheid South Africa" tells the true story of South Africa not the sugar-coated, multi-cultural utopia the Western liberal media and their conservative counterparts will have you believe.
And as these barbarians wander the country, preying on their victims, the South African government has made it nearly impossible for terrorized whites to legally defend their lives and their loved ones against these bloodthirsty troglodytes.
Their recourse? Rape insurance that provides policies for victims of rape just in case they get AIDS from their rapists, which is entirely possible in a country where garlic and beetroot, as well as rape of infants is considered "medication" for the HIV positive thug. And because the African National Congress (ANC) has no regard for life or property (at least not when it comes to its white citizens), justice is nonexistent.
"'Before you can act in self-defense,' remonstrates Anton du Plessis of the Institute for Security studies, 'the attack against you should have commenced, or at least be imminent. For example, if the thief pulls out a firearm and aims in your direction, [only] then you would be justified in using lethal force to protect your life.'"
If you stop to contemplate the severity of the threat against you, you could very well watch helpless as armed thugs gang rape your loved ones.Read more ›
Ms. Mercer's book tells the real story of South Africa in the face of almost universal silence by the Liberal Media in the West. Her candor and lack of political correctness is refreshing and her application of the lessons of South Africa to America is instructive. Her book is a timely warning of what can happen when a nation leaves its core principles for the sake of poltical expedience and phony compassion and equality. I was very impressed with her book and look forward to reading more from her in the future.
Ilana Mercer's "Into the Cannibal's Pot: Lessons for America from post-Apartheid South Africa", will have none of that. South Africa, once her home, is put front, center, and under a microscope. The lessons for America are clear and found in Zimbabwe and South Africa she insists i.e., the changing of an ordered society of high-intelligence people sharing the norms of civilization into a disordered society of rudimentary Communism, black/minority empowerment (entitlement), and black/minority dispensation (freedom from culpability).
"Into the Cannibal's Pot" features an invaluable contrast of past and present throughout the book, the past/present of Ian Smith/Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe, deKlerk/Mandela-Zuma South Africa, and is best represented in the U.S. by pre 64' Civil Rights Act America and present day America. Many believe and Ms. Mercer concurs and makes a case that The Civil Rights Act has put us on the road to Zimbabwe with no hope of laughs or a happy ending.
The optimists who look up as we descend, Ms.Read more ›
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I worked in the U.S. "intelligence" community for three decades. I received this book on a Saturday morning and did not put it down until Sunday afternoon, because I never... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Timothy Reid
Into the Cannibal's Pot, by Ilana Mercer, is an eye-opening examination of what is going on in South Africa after apartheid. We would be wise to pay attention. Read morePublished 6 days ago by R. Carl Wells
What happens when blind hate against a race turns against whites, such that police don't bother to investigate their murders or rapes? Read morePublished 15 days ago by Tamara Wilhite
While I support freedom for all, the fact is violence has gone up dramatically in South Africa since the end of the apartheid regime. Read more
A brutally honest, fearless book. It will change your perception about the reality of marxist communist South Africa and at the same time warns Americans what is coming their way... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Sally
As I am living in South Africa I recognize all the problems that this book presents. One of the biggest problems of Western civilization is the political correctness necessary with... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tommy Javerfalk
Recommended reading for anyone concerned about the racial troubles we are facing. I think it's an accurate and un-politicized portrayal of what is really happening there, and an... Read morePublished 4 months ago by billy on bass