Last Updated on July 17, 2021
Current U.S. President, Joe Biden endorsed violence against what he called the “ugly white regime” ruling 1980s South Africa and was called out by Ronald Reagan’s Secretary of State during a 1986 hearing in which the then-Senator from Delaware told Secretary Schultz that he was “ashamed” of the United States for not backing those “taking up arms” against white South Africans and their government. 35 years later, South Africa is aflame as anti-white mobs reign lawlessness and terror down on the nation where shops and farms have been so severely looted that experts say famine is imminent.
Discussing the strained relationship between the United States and their South African counterparts, who were working towards the gradual end of the Apartheid system, Biden seemed to lose control of his emotions as he began ranting and shouting at Secretary Schultz, unhappy with a Reagan Administration policy that sought for the U.S. to remain part of South Africa’s “solution” to ending apartheid.
While working towards and end of apartheid, the Reagan Administration had not sought to involve the United States in fanning the flames of racial violence, but rather to allow South Africans themselves to rise to the occasion of ending the controversial system while not playing “favorites” from afar.
According to Biden, the United States had “favorites” in South Africa and it wasn’t the nation’s government or those working towards a peaceful transition, but the Soviet-backed militant groups and political parties, like Nelson Mandela’s Communist-aligned African National Congress, which engaged in anti-white violence and was designated as a terror organization by the United States until 2008.
A brief pause on this thread for a look back in time: Joe Biden (1986) on the "Ugly White Regime" of South Africa
Listen to this and imagine the future laid out for you when whites are a minority in this country. Look no further than South Africa to see what awaits pic.twitter.com/35gA9ohqv2
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“Dammit we have favorites in South Africa!” Biden shouted at Schultz. “The favorites in South Africa are the people who are being repressed by an ugly white regime!” Our loyalty “is not to some stupid, puppet government over there,” Biden continued ranting. “It is not to the Afrikanners’ regime!” he said before seeming to demand the Regan Administration reverse course and align with the Soviet Union and their sponsored terror groups. Taking up arms is “the only thing left available to them with that repulsive, repugnant regime of Afrikaaners there! It is the only thing they have!”
“They’ve tried everything for the last 20 years,” Biden continued. “They’ve begged, they’ve borrowed, they’ve crawled,” said Biden. “And now they’re taking up arms!” Following the rant, Reagan Secretary of State George Schultz called out Biden for his ringing endorsement of political violence.
“Let me say that I hate to hear a Senator of the United States calling for violence,” Schultz said, as Biden shouted over him, insisting that he was “ashamed” of the United States for not backing the militants and denying that he had endorsed the violence. “That’s what you’re doing,” said Schultz. “That is exactly what you’re doing.”