The statue of Queen Victoria (1904), that stands in front of the library in Port Elizabeth, is vandalized
Residents in Port Elizabeth laying wreaths at the Horse memorial statue which was recently dislodged.
Communist Chaos on Campus
COMMUNIST CHAOS ON CAMPUS
On Tuesday evening, my daughter was attending a ballroom dancing
event on the campus of the University of Cape Town.
As she attempted to walk up the stairs to Jameson Hall
mobs barred her way and threatened her.
Their curses and hostility were directed at anyone who was White.
Vile graffiti desecrated the memorial to students who had died in the
First World War and students were chanting that all Whites must be
A shack was built across the middle of one of the most important roads
on the university campus, disrupting traffic.
Rubbish bins were being burnt.
Then members of the Rhodes Must Fall protesters invaded the
residences nearby, forced themselves into the kitchens and stole food,
intimidating residents and threatening Whites.
The protesters then stole priceless, irreplaceable, original
oil-on-canvas framed pictures and made a bonfire of them.
The Molly Blackburn hall where the ballroom dancing
was taking place was invaded by thugs who smashed glass
and stole artwork for destruction.
Pictures were slashed, rocks were thrown and a bonfire was made
on which many of these historic portraits were thrown.
There were arson attacks that burned out one of the campus buses,
another university vehicle was damaged, a police vehicle was torched
and a petrol bomb was thrown into the office of the administration
building, into the vice chancellor's office, causing severe damage.
Violence and Arson
When the police finally came onto the campus,
rocks were thrown at them.
A running battle was fought between protesters and police over the
next eight hours, spreading on to the Main Road of Rosebank and
The Public Order Policing Services had to use tear gas and rubber bullets
to disperse the mob and bring the volatile situation under control.
Traffic Jams and Trauma
Many of the students and residents were traumatised
by the orchestrated chaos on campus.
Capetonians who have been stuck in some of the most frustrating traffic
jams in memory as a result of the disruption of traffic on the
M3 motorway, which runs past UCT, have been asking
what could possibly justify all this mayhem?
The Rhodes Must Fall protesters claim that the issue is about student
housing and "institutionalised racism" on campus. The Vice Chancellor
of UCT, Dr. Max Price, has responded that more than 75% of University
of Cape Town students staying in residence are Black.
Racism at UCT
He has declared that the university policy has consistently been to give
preference to Black students.
However, as they have
but only 6,600 beds
available for on-campus
obviously not all students
can be accommodated
"Our difficulty in finding accommodation has largely been aggravated
by the Rhodes Must Fall protests, because they invaded and shut down
our residence offices for three days during last week and this created
Who could possibly benefit
from this irrational disruption of studies
The image of the University of Cape Town was severely
damaged by the Rhodes Must Fall chaos of last year when excrement
was thrown at the statue of the founder of UCT,
Cecil John Rhodes' monument.
After weeks of disruptions the monument was removed.
The foolishness of thinking that removing a national monument could
do anything to improve studies, economics
or the life of anyone was apparently missed.
What the protests did succeed in doing was disrupting studies
and bringing the university into disrepute.
and the Economy
Those who manage to complete their studies will find their degrees
devalued in the eyes of potential employers because of the foolish and
destructive actions tolerated, and rewarded, on campus.
Even more than that, reports and pictures of the hysterical protesters
and mindless destruction taking place in what is meant to be a higher
institute of learning in Cape Town, have undermined investor
confidence in our country.
Devaluing UCT and the Rand
It has caused many tourists to cancel their visits to our city and country,
and contributed to the disastrous devaluation of our currency.
Therefore, those students
who do manage to
complete their studies,
despite the disruptions,
will find that they have a
devalued degree from a
discredited institution and
much less jobs available
as a result of the
undermining of investor
confidence in the country
and chasing away of many
of the employers.
Those few who gain
employment will find that
the rands they earn have
far less buying power than
it did when they began
When any currency
it steals from everybody.
However, it is unlikely that most of the hysterical protesters
on UCT campus are aware of any of these economic realities.
Pawns in a Political Power Play
That they are merely pawns in a cheap political move, may be the
furthest thing from their minds,
but throwing excrement at statues, blocking traffic, covering
monuments with black rubbish bags
and burning priceless and
irreplaceable works of art,
are not only meaningless and ultimately destructive gestures that will
do nothing to improve life, or education, for anyone,
Especially in an institution which should be dedicated to furthering
education, improving job prospects and encouraging investments in our
Protesting against injustice and wickedness is Biblical.
Damage to property and violence is not.
"For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace…"
1 Corinthians 14:33.
The Bible records a riot in a city of Ephesus (Acts 19:28-32) where the
people had no idea what they were actually rioting about! "…they were
full of wrath…so the whole city was in confusion, and rushed…
Most Do Not Even Know What They
are Rioting About
some therefore cried one thing and some another, for the assembly was
confused and most of them did not know why they had come together."
The city clerk concluded: "For we are in danger of being called in
question for today's uproar, there being no reason which we may give to
account for this disorderly gathering." Acts 19:40
Nearly 500 years ago, the great German Reformer, Dr. Martin Luther,
warned: "I am much afraid that schools will prove to be wide gates to
hell unless they diligently labour in explaining the Holy Scriptures,
engraving them on the hearts of youth.
Wide Gates to Hell
I advise no one to place his child where the Scriptures
do not reign paramount. Every institution in which men
are not constantly occupied with the Word of God,
must become corrupt."
The University of Cape Town has strayed far from its founding
Failure of UCT
From the Rhodes Must Fall campaign, to the Queer
Revolution's vitriolic attacks on student representative
council leader Zizipho Pae, to the Fees Must Fall
protests and orchestrated chaos, and now the riots
and destruction of property at UCT,
it is evident that this university has failed to diligently explain the Holy
Scriptures and to engrave them on the hearts of their
Students. Therefore, the institution as a whole has become corrupt and
proved to be wide gates to hell.
The faculty of UCT have tended to promote evolutionism. The idea that
order grown out of chaos. From mud, to monkeys, to man. Some kind
of cosmic explosion, a big bang, led to the universe around us.
Therefore, it is only logical that this has led to Social Darwinism where
some seem to believe that if we throw enough bombs, burn enough
things down, create enough explosions, order and social utopia is bound
to arise from the ashes!
"But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not
boast and lie against the truth, this wisdom does not descend from
above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy and self-
seeking exists, confusion and every evil thing are there." James 3:14-16
Of course, one must also recognise, amidst of this world war of
worldviews, that communists believe in what Vladimir Lenin called
Lenin declared that evolution leads to revolution. He also taught that
communists must create conflict, class warfare, race war, whatever is
necessary to break down the existing structures and provide fertile
ground for revolution and restructuring of all of life around the
communist party, leading to the dictatorship of the proletariat.
Frontline Fellowship has continued to conduct outreaches on the
campus, ministering to students, with literature evangelism, film
evangelism, personal one-on-one evangelism, using Evangelism
Explosion and Way of the Master materials to bring students to Christ.
The Battle for Hearts and Minds
We have also engaged in debates on campus and open-air preaching
where possible. Please continue to pray for our mission workers as they
continue to seek to be salt and light in a dark and decaying
Statistically, 75% of young people from Christian homes who enrol at
university stop attending church within four years.
Understand the Times
Evidently most churches, youth groups and homes are failing to
adequately prepare their young people to understand the times, know
what they believe and why they believe it, and how to defend it in
argument against those who are the intractable enemies of the Faith.
Few Christians who go on campus are prepared to engage in the
spiritual warfare and academic debates with situation ethics, radical
feminism, the GayGB pink inquisition,
socialist economics, revisionist Marxist history, secular humanist
atheism, existential philosophy and the blind anti-Christian antagonism
and hatred which predominate on all too many campuses.
Many are gambling with their son or daughter's faith and future.
"See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive
philosophy which depends on human tradition and the basic principles
of this world rather than on Christ."
We strongly recommend that you, your children, your school and church
screen and view these films in order to understand some of the conflicts
raging on campuses:
God's Not Dead, Audacity, Evolution Vs God and The Final Frontier.
Dr. James Kennedy said that
studying Dr. David Noebel's
Understanding the Times
would be worth
more than a college degree.
Some of the textbooks that I have written for our Biblical Worldview
Seminar and Summit courses are Biblical Principles for Africa, Putting
Feet To Your Faith, Answering Skeptics, Victorious Christians Who
Changed the World and the Biblical Worldview Manual.
We have also produced a series of audio MP3 box sets, including:
Answering Skeptics, War Against God, Understanding History, South
African History, and Biblical Worldview Summit.
Audio Visual Resources
If you do not want
your son or daughter
to be conformed to
this world, but to be
an effective Christian
witness at school or
college campus, then
ensure that they are
how to answer
skeptics and put feet
to their Faith.
Reclaim Our Campuses for Christ
"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the
renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and
acceptable and perfect Will of God." Romans 12:2
Dr. Peter Hammond
PO Box 74