Back in 2019, having a sense of what was to come, select Frenchmen, Spaniards, and their European kin started to move in small numbers back into the old medieval haunts of their ancestors. Motivated by an instinct never articulated for sure imprisonment, these prescient few lived as they had done, raised their families, and carried on as before, but with the knowledge that, at the very least, there was one extra protection against that day they knew in their bones would eventually arrive. Their countrymen were too paralyzed by fear or too deluded by utopian visions to see that an old, weary continent, but for the far-sighted few, had already surrendered.
Not that this ennui was limited to Europe, no. Across the Western world the painted-faces of tolerance and inclusion happily abolished their borders, and if it was an ocean that separated them, that, too, was abolished, as the ships streamed in to port and planes landed and more vibrant colors were sewn into the rich tapestry of humanity in New Zealand and Australia and Nova Scotia. Backward as they were, and heaped with scorn, the prescient ones quietly rejected these “gifts”; some of their progeny stayed, some left for the vibrant big cities, but their numbers were replaced by others sensing where the river of history was flowing.
There was much global congratulations on the release of the French census one year that showed they had finally joined their enlightened cousins in demographic transformation. It hadn’t been easy. French President Jean Loumont was a veritable rock star at the Annual Global Diversity Summit sponsored by the United Nations in Dubai. Most memorable, perhaps, was the embrace shared by Loumont with UK Prime Minister Raheem Sahel, with German Prime Minister Hidayet Gülden looking on approvingly in the background. After a series of contentious trade disputes, the notorious near-miss of Brexit and the full re-integration of Britain in an arduous process into the European Union, the moment reminded the global community that progress doesn’t just happen on demand. It is a difficult process, hard-won through activism and political change and education, but it seemed, finally, that humanity was ready to embrace this new, long-heralded future. Almost everyone, anyway.
Notably absent at the Summit were heavy-weights Japan, the Russian Federation, and the United States, always behind the curve it seemed. Chinese President Xi Xiu had drafted a resolution condemning the three nations—as well as the other abstainers in the Visegrad Union, the Balkan League, the Baltic Defense League, Ukraine, Belarus, Argentina, and Uruguay—which was co-signed by every other major international political leader present. Some of these co-signers, like Italian Prime Minister Giorgio Sentorini and Spanish Prime Minister Felipe Fernandez, did so with great reservation, but under immense pressure from their home populations. Sentorini, with yet another election looming, was backing off some incendiary comments he had made a few months prior regarding the root cause of a crime wave across southern Italy.
The Summit was a perfect chance for healing and reconciliation for those nations present. After an introductory speech by Gülden that featured a standing ovation for his commitment to stronger sentencing for those convicted of hate speech and Holocaust Denial, and praising the contributions of his fellow Turks in transforming Germany from a nation stained with shame from the Holocaust to one at the vanguard of demographic change, the keynote address by South African President Prince Malusi-Iwoh Buza really set the world on fire. After the first two-thirds of the internationally televised speech drew polite applause and much nodding of heads to President Buza’s social justice boilerplate, Buza shifted gears, calling for the “abolition of whiteness,” which has been such a uniquely destructive and pernicious force in human history. After citing well-documented examples of oppression, racism, enslavement, and genocide, Buza put the exclamation mark on the speech by rising to a crescendo with the immortal words of Susan Sontag:
“The truth is that Mozart, Pascal, Boolean algebra, Shakespeare, parliamentary government, baroque churches, Newton, the emancipation of women, Kant, Marx, Balanchine ballets, et al., don’t redeem what this particular civilization has wrought upon the world. The white race is the cancer of human history; it is the white race and it alone — its ideologies and inventions — which eradicates autonomous civilizations wherever it spreads, which has upset the ecological balance of the planet, which now threatens the very existence of life itself!”
The gallery exploded in applause, and around the globe, Buza quickly became canonized, surpassing in just one evening his countryman Nelson Mandela as the patron saint of justice and equity.
It was not a good night for everyone around the globe, however. Riots in Milwaukee, Baltimore, Memphis, and St. Louis in the United States claimed a total of 138 lives, and the banlieues of Paris burned for three days straight. Across the entire planet, Buza’s words stirred a ferment in the breast of those victimized by whiteness, by colonization, and by systemic oppression. In Sydney, three teenaged girls walking home from school were raped and decapitated by an agitated mob of Aborigines. A Leftist demonstration in Amsterdam turned violent, and seventeen civilians and eight police officers were killed. The world-renowned Mullah Ishaq Azam led a demonstration in Copenhagen that turned violent, with twelve of his followers killed by police. In Durban, South Africa, a white woman was accused of uttering that most unholy of words—kuffar—and was lynched from a streetlamp. Toronto, Frankfurt, Brussels, Stockholm, Oslo, and Auckland all witnessed major unrest.
Despite all of the forward progress toward a unity of all peoples, civil unrest became the norm for the next few months. Already unwilling to enter the notorious “No-Go Zones” of Europe for fear of their lives, police in major European cities—along with first responders—began to restrict their patrols even further. The neighborhoods bordering these No-Go Zones became increasingly victimized, and fires often burned out of control. One firetruck dared to try and put out a fire raging on the outskirts of Rinkeby, in Sweden, and the firemen were brutally assaulted, the truck stripped for parts while several apartment buildings went up in flames. Eighty-nine people died that day.
Buza’s world tour was met with a dramatic spike of violence in every city he landed in, but the global press was essentially eating out of the palm of his hand. His speeches, all generally variations on a theme, advanced the abolishment of whiteness as the singular aim of his administration, as the single greatest good mankind could commit to in order to secure an equitable future for all. The constitutional land expropriations in South Africa, already decades in the books, had reduced the few remaining whites in the country to abject poverty, and the general outcry at fast-tracking thousands of white farmers out of that South Africa in 2018 by the Australian government was a blow that nation was never quite able to recover from. Ostracized by most of the global community for its explicit racism, Australia had tried to make amends by increasing its acceptance of refugees and loosening its immigration laws, and the youth vote galvanized by this naked racism pushed the Australian government hard to the Left. Their sweeping legal changes in 2022 regarding hate speech and racist speech were still not enough to remove their scarlet letter in the eyes of the world, and despite her presence at the Global Diversity Summit, Prime Minister Andrea O’Hara was treated a bit like a leper. Never mind that her nation was far ahead of France in equity, justice, and demography, the stain was still there.
The world was moving forward, coming together under the aegis of globalism—diversity, equity, and inclusion; the abolition of borders; the rise of socially-conscious megalopolies driving social change; supra-national entities and banking syndicates determining fiscal and immigration policy—in short, much of the world was finally in the hands of those who truly knew what was best for its people.