Global Warming and National Suicide

Beginning in 1856, the Xhosa tribe in today's South Africa destroyed its own economy.  They killed an estimated half-million of their own cattle (which they ordinarily treated with great care and respect), ceased planting crops, and destroyed their grain stores.  By the end of 1857, between thirty and fifty thousand Xhosa had starved to death -- a third to a half of the population.  The British herded survivors of the once-powerful tribe into labor camps, and white settlers took much of their land, as reported by Richard Landes in Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience. The Xhosa had acted on the prophecy of a fifteen-year-old girl who promised that if they destroyed all they had and purified themselves of "witchcraft" (including evil inclinations and selfishness), the world before the white invaders came would be restored.  The British oppressors would flee, and the Xhosa ancestors would return, bringing with them an even greater abundance of...(Read Full Article)

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