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Friday, 21 June 2013

Kenny Kunene’s letter to Zuma

zuma cluntBy Kenny Kunene, South African businessman

Dear President Jacob Zuma...

I'm writing this because I've never been more disappointed with the ANC you lead. I was once your fervent supporter, I attended some of those night vigils during your trials, and, like many, I believed you would be the force for change the youth and the poor desperately need in our country. Like many others, I donated to your cause when I was called on, and allowed my facilities to be used for ANC and Youth League meetings, sometimes for unusual meetings where your political comeback was planned.

You may wonder what qualifies me to make any kind of political comment. As everyone knows, I'm just a socialite and a businessman, but it's also no secret I am a hobbyhorse for politicians to ride whenever they want to criticise "crass materialism" and the decay of morals. It's true, I like to spend, and I'm not an angel, but unlike politicians I'm not spending taxpayers' money. My real point is that, as a socialite and a businessman, I meet many people, including politicians. When they speak to your face, Mr President, they tell you your imperial clothes are very stylish. When they talk to me, and feel they are safe from your army of spies, most of them admit that you, the emperor, have no clothes.

The Gupta issue alone should be the last straw for many South Africans. But the extent of how much the Gupta family controls you, and by implication this country, has not even begun to be understood. It's amazing how terrified most people in the ANC are to speak about this reality, because they truly fear you. Even if you're not in government, tenders are used to inspire fear among people of influence. Thank God my livelihood is not dependent on tenders. I'll save you the trouble of trying to find out if I have any tenders so you can cut me out of them. I don't have any.

You show no loyalty even to those who kept you out of prison. After the Shaiks and Julius Malema, the Guptas must know that you can drop them faster than they could drop your name. In your quest for self-preservation, you have become heartless.

The reason I supported you and your campaign is because you were marketed to us as someone who would unify us and get rid of the politics of fear, but today there's more fear and more division in the ANC than ever before. In public you smile and laugh, but in truth you behave like a monster, a tyrant who will target perceived enemies ruthlessly, and because of that fear few dare to speak openly. We'd have had yet another Cabinet reshuffle if your wings had not been clipped a little in Mangaung.

Of course, I am not so naive as to blame everything regrettable that happens in the ANC on you. But in my home province, the Free State, the premier, Ace Magushule, imitates your behaviour and even seems to be trying to outdo you in being entangled with the Guptas. He learnt it from you. He thinks its okay to blow R40-million (or R140-million, others say) on a website. It's not a great website either, by the way. When even your Kenny Kunenes start thinking a guy is wasting money shamelessly, you should know how bad it is. Of course, we'd all like to know where that money really went.

This is not what the ANC is or should be. We thought it was bad enough with the Shaiks - but who could have predicted your, and therefore our, wholesale nationalisation by the Guptas?

Even your immediate community, your neighbours in Nkandla, have to walk past your ridiculously overpriced palace donated to you by a once-unsuspecting public, knowing how you have your own private clinic they cannot use and their children must play in the dusty streets among the stones, while your compound has an astroturf sports field that cost the taxpayer R3.5-million and costs R100 000 a month to maintain. How is fake grass a part of security upgrades?

Everyone knows the Public Protector's report will find damning evidence of what went on there - but something must be said now already, in case you find a way to shut her up too.

It's no wonder the ANC lost the vote in Nkandla. If the people who know you best, the place you are from and where you occupy tribal land, do not trust you enough to vote for you, why should the rest of us?

This ANC is no longer the ANC of John Langa Dube, Oliver Tambo and other illustrious names. I'm also getting tired of hearing about how the ANC is bigger than any individual.

There are those who are stubbornly loyal to the ANC, as if it's some kind of marriage, who keep the faith that some day the party will return to its roots. But even if they're my friends, I can't enthusiastically join in with the declarations of those who say they will die in coffins wrapped in ANC colours, no matter what, as my former business partner Gayton McKenzie once said to me.

Mr President, I don't want to be one of those who tell you in fear that you have clothes on, when it's obvious you are completely exposed. I know the dogs will be set on me for saying this, but you have been naked for longer than most of us were willing to admit. And you're now stripping the ANC of the last shred of its integrity. The world laughs at us.

I love the ANC, or what it's supposed to be, but I don't love your ANC. For those of us who care, the question now is, as Vladimir Lenin asked: "What is to be done?" - The Star

* Kenny Kunene is a South African businessman. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of Independent Newspapers.

Monday, 17 June 2013

Dan Roodt on Youth Day

This article by Dan Roodt is even more thought-provoking when compared to the recent Marikana incident.

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Click on extract to read full article at PRAAG.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Blaming it on Apartheid

South Africa homelands HumanAction used to blog on economic freedom and state tyranny.  Sadly, they don’t blog anymore, but you can still find some gems over at their site.  I am reposting the following from their site, which will hopefully remain active for future reference.

In the first of their blog posts referenced here, they refer to News24 columnist Peet van Aardt and his article where he proclaims that all whites benefited from Apartheid.  He seems to be one of those arrogant twats who thinks he has been given some right to make statements on behalf of other people and that his views are the correct ones.  You know, the typical liberal leftist lackey mentality.

It is unfortunately for him and other socialist and Marxist-inspired revisionists of history not true that all whites benefited from the minority white government.  Not all whites supported the National Party and certainly not all whites agreed with the specific laws and application of Apartheid.  Some stood against what could possibly come into play when looking at the history of Africa.  I am not going to debate the merits of which tribe was entitled to which land in what is South Africa today.  There is enough information available for any person caring to look further than revisionist history and claims by groups of people who do little more than just claim entitlements in some form.  You will certainly not find an accurate version of events in MSM publications.

As a simple starting point of the history of South Africa from the conception of the union in 1910, you will find that many laws intended to protect the interests of elite powers abroad, for instance in the mining industry.  To this day, a significant part of the mining industry is controlled from outside the borders of South Africa.  You can choose to believe a muppet like George Galloway that the majority of mines are owned by “Boers”.  Or you can do some research and draw your own conclusions.

 

Blaming it on apartheid


By JGalt, on August 15th, 2011

The more the present regime blames absolutely everything on apartheid, the more people they are actually getting to believe them.

Peet van Aardt has written an article for news24 wherein he makes the case that because he benefitted from apartheid, that all white people should pay more taxes as per Desmond Tutu’s wish.

To argue on your superficial and topical level: How much did our sport stars, who weren’t able to get any exposure on an international level and hence not earn an internationally competitive salary, benefit?

In your proposed social engineering-restitution experiment should our past sport stars such as Danie Gerber not maybe also be compensated for this loss during apartheid?  Are they not also “previously disadvantaged?”

If you benefited, while a guy like Danie Gerber didn’t, why don’t you pay a portion of your salary over to him every month?  Why should all whites pay a redistributive flat-tax?

Also, why does no-one seem to ask the question of why the government should manage the great white-black redistribution? Why can’t the admitted guilty white apartheid benefactors such as Peet not manage the process.  Wouldn’t this at least be a little more efficient?

Once, again, people keep overlooking the fact that apartheid was not a white vs black issue, but rather that it was the government vs all. Nothing has changed.

Forcing whites to pay higher taxes and redistribute to “previously disadvantaged” will only make our problems worse.

Read our (recent) past articles on the issue here and here.

 

Apartheid didn't benefit whites


By freeman, on June 24th, 2011

It is a pervasive and entrenched narrative (accepted with the same confidence that we accept that summer follows spring and spring follows winter, and winter autumn) that white South Africans benefitted from Apartheid while black South Africans suffered under Apartheid.

This myth needs to be squashed and refuted for the nonsense that it is once and for all.  I doubt a little story on Human Action will change the collective belief in the lie (yet), but at least let’s get the conversation going.

Firstly, let’s get all the necessary caveats out the way and pay homage to the reality of Apartheid so that some reactionary readers don’t have a fit on the spot. Yes, blacks suffered painfully under Apartheid.  Yes, Apartheid was evil.  Yes, whites were inordinately privileged compared to blacks.  Yes, whites lived better lives than blacks.  Yes, whites had infinitely better economic opportunities available to them than blacks.  Yes, whites were 1st class citizens and blacks were 2nd class citizens.

We all get this and we don’t need to deny it or overemphasise it.  It happened. It sucked.  Period.

But the central question we are posing here is: did whites benefit under apartheid?  That is to ask in another way: were whites better off under Apartheid and the White Supremist Fascist Nationalist State than whites otherwise would have been under a (imperfect) constitutional democracy as has prevailed since 1994?

To this the answer is emphatically NO!

How on earth can we argue that whites benefitted from forced autarky, trade sanctions, industrial subsidies, central economic planning, capital controls, restricted association, lack of freedom of expression, monetary debasement, group areas act, forced ‘morality’, a police state, excessive military spending, international travel restrictions, and goods rationing?

The Apartheid state, to maintain the grossly unstable status quo of oppressing the vast majority of the population, had to destroy the basic freedoms of whites as well.

It is true that whites, as the owners of businesses, may have ‘benefitted’ from being able to hire black labour at below market prices, enabling more profitable businesses and cheaper production of goods for white consumption.  But even here the assumption we are making is that by coercing blacks into forced settlement in the homelands wastelands, whites destroyed black living standards and economic opportunities to such a degree that they were able to offer very poor marginal labour opportunities to blacks that were readily accepted.  But it could also be argued that by shunting blacks off to the wastelands, whites actually limited their available labour pool and therefore paid more not less for labour.

But even if the dubious proposition that labour was cheaper under Apartheid is indeed true, vastly countering this is the myriad of ways in which black subjugation created far more economic hardship than benefits for whites.  The list is almost endless, but would include the following few:

  • Disallowing blacks from gaining skills kept those skills more scarce than they would otherwise have been, making goods and services produced by those skills more expensive, thereby excluding more whites from consuming those goods and services and/or forcing more income to be diverted to those goods and services, thereby diverting income away from other goods and services, limiting those business opportunities.
  • No blacks producing goods and services and running their own business meant competition was weak, allowing oligopolies to easily form and high prices to become entrenched, reducing real wealth and spending power.
  • Forcing blacks to accept horrible economic opportunities and denying them education and the ability to up-skill, create value and earn good incomes, not only kept the pie from growing and all benefitting (after all blacks and whites would have freely traded), but kept the size of the consumer market small, meaning that white producers had limited selling opportunities compared to what they otherwise would have had.  That they were then subject to international sanctions meant that exports were limited in addition to a limited local market, a double blow for white entrepreneurs.
  • Whites could not legally take on black business partners and allow black ownership of their businesses, losing out on executive skills that blacks would have been able to offer.
  • White employers, due to the Group Areas Act, had to jump through numerous red tape hoops to legally allow a black person to live permanently on their property for the purpose of work.  In fact, the Apartheid state had to enact a pot of alphabet soup of regulations pertaining to interracial business and economic relationships that made life unambiguously harder for white business owners.
  • Whites who spoke out against the government were jailed or killed.
  • White anti-state associations were banned.
  • Whites did not have legal or easy access to certain overseas products, books, movies etc. Choice for whites was limited under Apartheid.
  • Commercial trade between black and white (barring the employment-labour trade) was usually banned or greatly curtailed by law and by spacial aspects of the Group Areas Act.  Few opportunities for trade definitely made whites worse off than they otherwise would have been, because, by definition, more free and mutually agreed trade is utility-enhancing for everyone, while less or restricted trade detracts from welfare and wealth.
  • Whites (especially Afrikaners) who were employed by the large Apartheid state, were generally employed in inefficient sectors, gained poor skills, and leached off the other white taxpayers.  These folk may have appeared to ‘benefit’ under Apartheid, but when equal opportunity arrived, or technologies made their jobs redundant, these formerly state-employed protected folk were left destitute with little capacity to function successfully in a modern economy.  Apartheid had benefitted them falsely.

There are certainly many other ways in which black racial subjugation by law, and the coercive statist rule that accompanied it, made whites’ lives worse than they otherwise would have been.  We must understand that whites adopted Apartheid out of fear for what they PERCEIVED incorrectly as a potentially worse situation, that of black majority rule.  But just because whites in South Africa were as economically illiterate as all other people anywhere in the world, and therefore derived a fallacial psychic benefit from black oppression, does not mean they ACTUALLY benefitted from it in an economic sense.

Blacks, or indeed anyone, who complain that whites are only in the prosperous economic standing they are because of Apartheid are completely wrong.  Whites are where they are DESPITE Apartheid.  Despite the bans and central planning.  Despite the debauched currency and limited trading opportunities with blacks.

Since 1994, whites have been incredibly prosperous and are immeasurably better off than they were before (as indeed are blacks!), able to find better access to offshore markets, able to trade freely with blacks, partner with blacks in business, marry blacks, work for blacks, sell products to blacks, build houses for blacks, get good ideas from blacks, and generally live freely with people of all races (albeit an imperfect freedom).

The reality is that white South Africans’ living standards had fallen embarrassingly behind those of Americans and Europeans by the end of the 1980’s.  White South Africans had become international country bumpkins, walking around offshore destinations wide-eyed as they gawked incredulously the living standards, choice, technologies, freedom, variety, colour and dynamism of overseas economies and societies.  In short, Apartheid saw white South Africa stagnate and even begin to regress.

No my friends, Apartheid did not benefit whites any more than one would ‘benefit’ from never driving a car for fear of dying in a car accident: never dying in a car accident, but never driving anywhere either.  In the same way, whites avoided black rule, but achieved nothing of true benefit.  Apartheid stifled whites, yes to a wholly different degree to blacks, but stifled them nonetheless, and therefore it nonetheless was an economically irrational policy for whites to follow and retarded white development.

So the next time you’re sitting around a braai and someone pipes up that whites benefitted from Apartheid while blacks suffered, ask them to explain how then whites have done so well in the post-Apartheid world, and show them how whites too were disadvantaged by Apartheid and the evil system it was.

Maybe with this understanding, we’ll be able to think more clearly about our present and our future as well.

 

An Inconvenient Apartheid Truth


By freeman, on July 6th, 2011

This is a short follow-up post to our June 24th post “Apartheid didn’t benefit whites“, which has got under the skin of a few people.

As readers will have noticed by the general lack of reader comments on this site, HA is not the most widely read blog on this planet, but our Apartheid post certainly seems to have generated a little ripple in the Twittersphere (definitely not a wave yet:)).

Now it appears that for some black South Africans in particular (and possibly some folk in Oranje) the truth that whites didn’t benefit from Apartheid is a rather uncomfortable one.  It seems to shatter their sense of injustice and sense of blame.  It needn’t do this.  White supremist nationalists perpetrated Apartheid and blacks got the raw deal of raw deals because of it. Period.

But it does remove from blacks their monopoly on Apartheid victimhood, which blacks have clung to rabidly for 17 years and more.  The brutal truth is that ALL South Africans were victims under Apartheid, and our post simply showed that whites, the most privileged of unfree classes by far, were also victims of the Fascist-Socialist state.  In fact, whites were peculiar victims, because they for the most part didn’t even know it at the time, such was their brainwashed, darkened stupor.

So we mustn’t conflate separate issues.  It is two completely different things to talk about who was worse off under Apartheid and who actually benefitted.  As far as I can tell, the genuine beneficiaries of Apartheid, as under any dictatorship, were a narrow state-centric elite, and even those of this clique who lived to see the democratic revolution in 1994 have had to live their days out in the greatest of shame, which must have rendered a fairly considerable psychic loss for all but the most callous bittereinders.

One Tweeter indignantly tried to argue…”it still doesn't mean that whites didn’t benefit in comparison to blacks.”  By this we take this Tweeter to be arguing that somehow being relatively better off than someone else confers an absolute benefit.  By that sloppy logic Indians and Coloureds also ‘benefitted’ from Apartheid right?

Our post was actually less about Apartheid and race, and more about economics, which is what this blog is about.  It was about showing people that if you apply sound economics to our history you can start to draw different and interesting conclusions that can change your perspective to a truer one.  Having a clearer and more accurate perspective of our history means we can live more constructively in the present and make better decisions about our future.

It’s high time we de-racialise and de-ethnicise economics and economic policy.  Racio-ethic groups are always blabbering on about how they don’t want x, y, or z culture’s economics foisted upon them but want to forge their ‘own’ economy.  So we hear about a uniquely ‘Latin economy’ suited to the ’specific culture’ of the Latinos, or we hear about a uniquely ‘African economy’ for African’s (which 9 times out of 10 you can take to mean “for blacks”), or about how unique and special ‘Chinese economics’ is.  Usually this is nothing but a cheap front for adopting get-rich-quick-rape-your-capital-base economic policy.

This is nothing short of nonsense, pure nationalistic and cultural pride and, quite frankly, arrogance. Good and bad economics transcends race, culture and nation. Doesn’t matter if you’re white, black, pink or purple, saving more than consuming is still a good idea, free trade is still a good idea, individual liberty is still a good idea, freedom from state oppression is still a good idea.

If you want to disagree with our Apartheid post, prove with good economic argument that whites benefitted from Apartheid.  We doubt you will be able to though with any credibility, because whites most certainly didn’t benefit.

In fact, in a great and tragic irony, many blacks, by arguing that whites benefitted from Apartheid, are actually doing the freedom they fought for such a great and debilitating disservice.  They are arguing that state subjugation of certain identity groups benefits to the broad identity group of the state perpetrating the subjugation.  It might not be a far step to use this logic to enact a ‘reverse Apartheid’ (some would say already well under way in a ‘lite’ form), in the hope of redressing the injustices of the prior Apartheid.  All this would do, and indeed is doing, is keep blacks mired in their own mud puddle of poverty.

To the dissenters among the Twitterati, please stop conflating your retro-anger over Apartheid, with blacks getting the worst deal by far, with relative suffering between races, with sound economic reason.  These are distinct issues and confusing them is getting in the way of your better judgement on these matters.

Cheers, and here’s to a better present and future where hopefully all race groups in SA can be allowed to steward their own property freely without interference, reap the full fruits of their own labour, take advantage of and create economic opportunities freely, live free of state oppression, trade feely, associate freely, and ALL BENEFIT from the fruits of genuine liberty.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Mandela & Church Street Bomb

Today marks exactly 30 years since the Church Street bomb in Pretoria, on 20th May 1983.

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You can read more about the terrorist attack here:

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Europe Business Assembly awards to corrupt SA municipalities

The Europe Business Assembly seems to be another organisation which doesn’t have a clue what is going on in South Africa.  I suggest taxpayers from any country which sends municipal entries to it, should enquire with their local councils or municipalities on the validity of entrants and the value of spending their tax funds on rewarding corruption.

ineptocracy from Sunette Bridges:

South African Municipalities that are completely bankrupt and facing charges of fraud, maladministration and theft of municipal funds, are invited by this organisation to partake in Award Ceremonies at the expense of taxpayers.

Not only do taxpayers have to foot the bill for their entry fee, but end up paying for the travel, accommodation and meals of delegations that travel abroad to receive these nonsensical awards from people who have NO idea how badly these municipalities are actually governed!

 

 

 

 

There are numerous articles regarding the maladministration of the very municipalities being "rewarded". Some of the articles can be found at the following links:


This has been uncovered in an article in "Rapport" today.  It is unfortunately in Afrikaans, but notes that awards have gone to Madibeng and Ehlanzeni municipalities – the same municipalities involved in corruption mentioned above.

http://www.rapport.co.za/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Uitgevang-20130518

Saturday, 18 May 2013

‘White scum’ racist walks free

 

solomon from: The Scottish Sun

A RACIST churchman who told a shocked mother her kids “would be shot and hung” in his country walked free from court yesterday.

South African pastor Solomon Makhathoela branded neighbour Catherine Kerr “white scum” after learning the mum-of-two was unwed.

And the crazed bigot told her fiancé Alan Brown it was a “f****** disgrace” they had kids.

But Makhathoela escaped with a telling off at Stirling Sheriff Court despite being found guilty of racially aggravated abuse.

Last night Alan, 28, fumed: “I’m sure the courts would have dealt with me more harshly if it had been the other way round.

“The guy is worse than the devil. It’s a living hell having him above us and he gets off with not even a slap on the wrist.”

Just a month before launching his hate rant in April 2012, jobless Makhatholela was fined for trying to hit Alan with a golf brolly.

But the dad said his family welcomed Makhathoela, 49, when he moved into the flat above theirs in Raploch, Stirling, with his wife and two kids in 2011. He said: “At the beginning he was fine. I even helped him move his stuff in.

“He kept calling Catherine ‘my wife’ until eventually I told him we weren’t married.

“Ever since then, he’s been a nightmare. He said it was a f****** disgrace we had kids outside of wedlock.”

The animosity escalated until his racist outburst. Alan said: “Catherine went outside and he shouted she was ‘white scum’.

“Then he said if our kids had been born in his country they would have been hung and shot.”

But Sheriff William Gilchrist simply admonished Makhathoela, telling him: “You have to ensure there are no further incidents.”

Last night Tory Chief Whip John Lamont said the ruling appeared “too lenient”.

He added: “Sending Makhathoela away without punishment sends a bad message.”

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Cops Supplied Boeremag Explosives: Proving False Flag.

This recent news report further demonstrates that the so called Boeremag [ a term coined by the State & the media ] was in fact a State sponsored operation & thus a false flag as it exposes how the bomb was supplied by police. The bomb was earlier noted as being a military grade bomb that was not likely obtainable on the open market.

‘Cops supplied Boeremag explosives’.

February 25 2013 at 08:09pm

By SAPA

Pretoria - A former crime intelligence officer on Monday testified in the High Court in Pretoria that the police supplied explosives used to train rightwingers to plant bombs.

Retired Captain Deon Loots told the court he had kept on handling police spy JC Smit after deciding to leave the police in 2000, because Smit trusted him.

He gradually introduced Smit to a new handler, Col Louis Pretorius, who used to meet Smit at Loots' home.

Loots testified that during one meeting Pretorius suggested people had to be trained to manufacture explosives.

Loots was testifying in an application for a special entry on the court record, which could eventually be used on appeal in an application to set aside the treason convictions of the 20 Boeremag members.

Pretorius undertook to provide Smit with explosives “that would not be dangerous” so he could train people without causing damage.

Loots said Pretorius told them he had people in Bela-Bela who could be trained how to use explosives and sabotage power lines.

“I objected. I said it was unethical. You could not train people to commit crimes and then wash your hands of it... Col Pretorius said he could get explosives at a depot in the Potchefstroom area. Later he brought a person from the explosives factory with him to my house to train Smit how to work with explosives.

“I withdrew completely because I did not want to be associated with it,” Loots said.

“About two weeks later JC (Smit) phoned me one evening and said he had received explosives from Col Pretorius to train the people in Warmbaths (Bela-Bela) how to use explosives.

“I said he should not do it, but he said it was part of his instructions as an informer... I personally phoned Col Pretorius and confronted him for putting JC in a situation where he would make himself an accused by training people in handling explosives and making bombs.

“We had words to such an extent that JC feared Pretorius would have him arrested while he was on his way to Warmbaths with explosives in his car,” he said.

Loots helped Smit by taking the explosives in his own car to Bela-Bela, where Smit unloaded them, before going to where the training took place.

“Before we left I phoned Col Pretorius to express my discomfort. When we returned I told JC it was wrong. I said even if he had authorisation, how would he justify it if he trained people to plant bombs and someone died,” Loots said.

The trial continues. - Sapa.


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Monday, 13 May 2013

Banana Republic thugs

The following incident is described by the cyclist involved and posted here unedited.  The video was captured by a school pupil.

 

On Wednesday, the 8th of May, while out on a training ride (bicycle) I was nearly hit by a Black Mercedes Benz on the corner of Roper (road leading out of University of Pretoria) an brooks, the vehicle drove down Roper street and didn’t attempt to slow down or stop at the stop street, and preceded to cut in front of me, traveling North on Roper with me having right of way. In my attempt to get the drivers attention by cycling next to the driver sides door/window repeatedly shouting and in a final attempt to get his attention, hitting down twice on his side wing mirror (which was completely un damaged), the vehicle deliberately tried to run me over by swerving into me right outside Pretoria Boys High and the 3 way stop street on the c/o Roper and Anderson, in a manner that also nearly caused a traffic accident as the vehicle nearly collided with another vehicle travelling south on Roper. It then became evident by registration of the car that it is a DIPLOMATIC vehicle. [key to note here is that a short while later the Driver 1. Admitted that he saw me at the previous intersection and felt he didn’t have to stop and that I will have to take evasive action to counter act his driving decisions, 2. The driver also stated that the second incident of deliberately trying to run me down was by instruction of the Diplomat sitting in the car, he also told this to the police officer who was on scene, when the police officer asked him why he broke protocol by not driving to the embassy.]

After an exchange of words/ heated argument, where I told the driver after him asking me why I was throwing such a scene was that I wanted him to apologies as it is drivers like him that hit and seriously injure cyclists using our public roads (mostly captured on video) the driver of the car (who broke diplomatic protocol by instruction of the Diplomat in the car) threatened to brake my neck (this has been admitted by the driver to witness and there is a recording of him saying that he himself did say it) , along with this the driver tried to prove that he will act out his threat as in the process of stating it, he removed his jacket and tie in an attempt to intimidate me. He tried to tempt me to hit him by telling me t o, but I refused as I knew everything was being taped, and that I have not done anything wrong and wanted to keep my side of the story clean.

I repeatedly tried to obtain the nationality of the diplomat;

1stly tried to ask the driver, and the diplomats B1 body guard who had by know gotten out of the passage side of the vehicle, but they refused, and I then proceeded to take photos of the vehicle, license plate, car license, the body guard and the driver (during this process the driver/body guard told me take photos, it will get you nowhere).

2ndly I attempted to ask the diplomat directly through the drivers open window where the diplomat himself directly threatened me and told me I was going to go to jail and that he will see to it, the driver then pulled up the window.

The situation went calm as we where waiting for the police to arrive, the driver/diplomat had called them. Minutes before the police arrived the diplomat turned down the window opposite to him, I used this opportunity to take a photo of him as no one wanted to tell me the nationality of the diplomat. The body guard saw this, and the driver the preceded to hit my phone out of my hand cracking the glass of the phone, and took the phone after the body guard openly assaulted me while I was screaming for help (captured on tape by n school boy who's details I have and will receive the video).

After practically being rescued by passers by and parents of student, the police (Diplomatic police) arrived, I told them what happened, that I wanted to press charges, and required their assistance. They where rude (the police) and arrogant, took down only my info, address, cell etc. and got into their car and everybody drove off as of nothing happened.

I then went to the Brooklyn police station to press charges and open a docket where they told me "they cannot open a case and that I have to go to some headquarters in troy street. As it involves diplomatic police and foreign diplomats”

South African govt ignores Jihad camps

Let me see if I get this.  The SA government via Crime Intelligence could entrap a bunch of concerned citizens in the “Boeremag” saga, keep these guys locked up for more than 10 years while their farce of a trial is going on with SAPS intelligence officer testifying how the state manipulated and set up these guys, but they ignore known Al Qaeda terrorist camps?

Sounds like a typical anti-white, anti-Boer day in South Africa.

jihad from Eye Witness News:

JOHANNESBURG - It has emerged that the police's specialised unit, Crimes Against the State (CATS) and the State Security Agency (SSA) have uncovered Al Qaeda linked military training camps operating in South Africa, but are doing nothing about them.

The year-long investigation by the Daily Maverick revealed inaction by the police despite incriminating evidence about the training camps and those who set them up.

State intelligence agencies started monitoring the activities soon after the World Trade Centre attack on September 11, 2001 but ceased their surveillance in 2010.

After nearly a decade of top secret surveillance and intelligence gathering, it has emerged that state intelligence has even stopped spying on known military training camps.

The Daily Maverick investigation found camps setup near Erasmia, east of Pretoria, on a farm in the Klein Karoo and attempts to create one at a golf estate along the Garden Route in Tsitsikamma.

The camps are equipped with training facilities and barracks which are believed to sleep mostly Pakistani and Malawian immigrants.

The operations are said be led by Johannesburg dentist, Junaid Ismail Dockrat and his cousin, Muslim cleric Farhad Ahmed Dockrat who have been identified as Al Qaeda financiers, recruiters and facilitators.

The pair dismissed the Tsitsikamma claims saying it emanated from a disgruntled former employee.

The Hawks declined to explain why their operation was halted, saying they do not comment on ongoing investigations.

United States and British intelligence agencies regard South Africa as an international terrorist halfway house.

For nearly a decade South Africa's intelligence agencies had been spying on Islamic military training camps and those linked to them, but this was all stopped in 2010, without an explanation.

In addition to the camps, undercover intelligence operatives in conjunction with the South African Revenue Service (Sars) have established that more than R9 million has been smuggled to terrorist organisations in the last two years.

In October 2008, SARS traced an amount of more than R31 million which was smuggled overseas by a Pakistani group.

(Edited by Tamsin Wort)

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Censored Viewable Post at ToxiNews Gets Resurrected.

by Ron:

Looks like it was intentional that my post at the ToxiNews blog was not posted as the editor has censored / removed a previous post I submitted that was up for a period of time. No doubt the editor is not interested in debating the issue, but to resort to censoring the entire post reflects badly on both of us. On himself for being afraid of a little truth or at the very least a disagreement - & on myself as readers could be left with the impression that I strayed from the topic of infringed against common blog rules or etiquette. The following is the short post that was censored at Survival of the White South African Part 2 . I could have written a larger response, but I responded to just a few basic points - which was deemed too much for the author.


The following is the post. 

Quote: [ Talking about "so called Boers" is part of the problem because the Boers still exist even if too many were conditioned to see themselves as part of an artificial macro grouping under the Afrikaner designation. Just because the Boer Republics were "signed away" [ which were supposed to regain full independence as part of Article 7 of the Vereenigning Peace Treaty but were denied ] does not mean that they can not be reinstated or restored.

All peoples want their independence. This has always been especially true of the Boer people. You talk about the Republic of South Africa as some crowning achievement when it was simply an Afrikaans version of the old [ British ] order. You talk about the "Republican flag" of South Africa as though it was an authentic flag of the Republic of South Africa while forgetting that it was in fact the flag of the UNION of South Africa [ the flag in question was adopted in 1927 ] because the Republic of South Africa simply inherited the old flag of the old dispensation. The National party wanted to adopt a new flag & Verwoerd even signed off on a new design shorty before being assassinated. 

The added irony is that you document quite well how the various components within the White population could not live together [ as they were different people with different traditions & outlooks ] yet attack them for not wanting to be united for the sake of the nominal republic.

The notion that the Vierkleur is "stupid" rather says a lot about the author than it does the Boers as the Boers lost 50% of their child population in the concentration camps defending the freedom they had under that flag. No. The VOC brought the Indians to the Cape. Not the Boers. The Boers were ruled by the VOC but the VOC was not run by Boers lest you want to corrupt the term as many folks do to mean all White people in South Africa & even the world. ] End of censored post. 

I spotted this censoring after not long after finding his: What is a Boer? post.

Obviously the author was not interested in having his erroneous assertions countered.

I could have gone on longer - but this little bit was too much.

It looks like he redacted the word "stupid" within his article after reading my response.

Thank goodness I try to save just about everything I post.

Zuma kicks off his stand-up career

SA Promo Magazine commented on Jacob Zuma’s Freedom Day speech on 27 April 2013.  They suggest that he confused the date with 1 April, as he describes South Africa being at the forefront of fighting corruption.  They may have a point.

On closer inspection it actually reveals the problem of having a president with grade 3 education running what was once a thriving powerhouse in Africa.  He probably has the emotional intelligence of a 9-year old too.  It also confirms a theory I read many years ago regarding types of managers in an organisation.  The most destructive type was described as those with significant limitations not aware of their own limitations.  Unfortunately for South Africa, Zuma falls into this category.

from SA Promo Magazine:

zuma 

Click on extract above to read full article

Thursday, 18 April 2013

A chance to meet old friends

Dr Mangosuthu Buthelezi reflects on attending Baroness Thatcher’s funeral.

You probably know this by now, but I have loads of respect for Dr Buthelezi.  For one, he could see past hate and race to possible solutions for South Africa when the ANC killed people of all races in terrorist attacks on civilians in the 1980s and 1990s.  He is an honourable man.  He is a visionary.  He even helped David Cameron understand the facts…

0000229427_resized_mangosuthubuthelezi from News24:

I am thankful to the Thatcher family and the UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs for inviting me to attend Baroness Margaret Thatcher’s funeral.

As I stated at the time of her passing, apart from our strong political ties, she was for me a real friend.  I could have not missed the opportunity to pay tribute to her along with thousands of people who wished her farewell in her last journey inside St Paul’s Cathedral, in the streets of London and around the world.

The funeral was a huge operation. VIP guests were required to be at Lancaster House by eight, although the funeral service only began at midday.

I felt that only the British could organise and conduct such a huge and complex operation so well and in such a style.

We were seated in the cathedral by 10 am, with the warning that no toilet facility would be available there.

As groups of participants arrived in procession, including Her Majesty the Queen, one was left in no doubt that this was a very sombre and dignified occasion.

For me it was also a wonderful opportunity to renew old acquaintances. They included former US secretaries of state Dr Henry Kissinger and Prof. George Shultz. After the service I met former US Vice President Dick Cheney, whom I last met when he awarded me Charlton Heston’s Courage under Fire award.

I also met Mr Lech Walesa, the founder of Solidarity, the great Polish trade union.

I reminded him that when the great US trade union AFL-CIO created the prestigious George Meany Human Rights Award, he was its first recipient and I and the late Dr Neil Aggett were the second co-recipients.

From our own country, we were joined by our former president FW de Klerk and his wife, Elita, and by our Deputy High Commissioner, Bongiwe Qwabe.

Former president De Klerk and I met UK Prime Minister David Cameron, whom I reminded of my special bond with Baroness Thatcher. When he inquired about the nature of such a bond, I replied that Baroness Thatcher had supported me when I campaigned against economic sanctions and disinvestment against South Africa.

I did so because when Prime Minister Cameron visited South Africa shortly after having been elected Conservative Party leader, he apologised to our ruling party for Baroness Thatcher’s support of my campaign against sanctions and disinvestment.

The Right Reverend Richard Chartres described what Lady Thatcher had stood for.

He stated that this was a time for truth that transcends political debate, quoting Baroness Thatcher stating that we are all interdependent and part of a greater whole.

For me this resonated with our belief in ubuntu-botho.

He quoted a letter from a nine-year-old boy to Baroness Thatcher, in which the boy queried whether anyone but Jesus could do no wrong. In my mind, this resonated with one of St Paul’s letters stating that none is without sin.

I sat in the cathedral between my friend Dr Kissinger and Israeli Prime Minister Mr Benjamin Netanyahu, separated by Dr Oriani-Ambrosini [of the Inkatha Freedom Party] and an aide.

I told Netanyahu that we must remember that we all acknowledge Abraham as our father, including those who believe in Jesus the Jew and the Muslims who too regard Abraham as their father. He agreed with me.

I was grateful that I had the opportunity to offer my condolences directly to Lady Thatcher’s son, Mark, who pounded his heart when he told me that he knew the depth of my relationship with his mother.

I regret that I did not talk to his twin sister, Carol.

After the funeral I reflected how, given the chance, I would walk my political path the same way I did, and would be proud to do so with Baroness Thatcher again.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Addendum to Response to What is a Boer at ToxiNews Blog.

This article could also be called: One Dimensional Terms Dispossess the Boer Nation. 

This is an addendum to Response to What is a Boer at the ToxiNews blog. I was originally just going to add to that article but decided to create a new one as I went slightly into depth in rebutting & countering the erroneous assertions & one dimensional outlook of the author of the original article on his blog. 

The author claimed that the various White groups have somehow lost their ethnicities & used a cynical devise when he claimed that there are supposedly "only White South Africans" when this term is not a sociological term describing even a single ethnic / biological or national group but rather is a civil term describing a diverse array of various peoples solely on the basis of being White & having been incorporated into the British created macro / mega / super State of South Africa. Try going to Europe & asserting that there are no ethnic groups: "just White Europeans". They will think you have lost it. The terms White & Black when applied to people are dispossessing terms as it deracinates the various peoples & ethnic groups of the region. The fastest way to deracinate a population is to stop referring to their ethnicities & to refer to them along generic one dimensional racial lines. The tactic of deracination is a strategy that the global elite have always used in order to gain total control over a region through a blending & friction process. There are those who play into this process & talk of a purported "White minority" & a purported "Black majority" which is a most ineffective & incomplete manner of analyzing the peoples' of the region as peoples' ethnicities & cultural background play a much larger role in shaping identity & cultural tradition. 


                                                   
                                                                   Image from: Boerevolkstaat website.

The author asserted that the Boers have a superiority complex which is yet another example of his reversing the reality of the situation because it was the Cape Dutch that historically had this superiority complex & looked down on the Boers [ complete with claiming they have "no culture" ]  & even ridiculed them for trekking during the Great Trek. Theuns Cloete of Boervolk Radio even noted how the term Afrikaner was always put in a positive light creating an incentive for people to want to "be an Afrikaner" while the term Boer was always put in a negative light as part of a psy-op aimed at driving people way from "being a Boer" & thus from their actual ethnic identity. The Boers lost their countries in 1902 not 1994. What they lost in 1994 was the little say that thought they said had within the old dispensation as per their already dented self determination. [ As Professor Louw notes ] Robert van Tonder actually had no problem in communicating with folks in their own languages, therefore the assertion of the author is moot or at the very least questionable / debatable. A number of British individuals were absorbed into the Boer people so the author's assertion that having some British roots "disqualifies" one from being a Boer is utter nonsense. The Anglophones who accompanied the Boers on the Great Trek were absorbed into the Boer Nation. The author seems to go out of his way in promoting straw man arguments in a desperate but weak attempt at denying the existence of the Boer Nation. 

The author uses some faulty logic & downright double speak as he erroneously asserted that "there are no Boers" [ ? ] then goes on to define them as those who "stand with the Boers" thereby admitting that there must be some pre-existing Boers around with which to stand with in the first place. The truth of the matter is that the Boers did not just disappear [ this was dealt with at length in the previous article ] when the British then later the Afrikaner then later still the ANC regimes took over, as the Boers were simply renamed at an official level & strategically lumped in with the Cape Dutch population - & larger White citizenry as a whole - within a limited / one dimensional & marginalizing political context. 

The notion that "no one was born a Boer" is ridiculous & laughable as well as an obvious insult to the 1.5 million people who were born part of the Boer people / nation. No one would assert [ as far as I am aware of ] that "no one was born a Scot" yet the author seems to think that it is logical to claim that the Boers stopped reproducing. The notion that there are no Boers is old British & later Afrikaner Broederbond propaganda aimed at preventing Boer self determination & the fact that he was promoting this old discredited canard is quite telling. 

The author goes out of his way to promote the dispossessing & nebulous term White South African when in reality the Boer people pre date any notion of a White South African by centuries. By the time the notion of a White South African was declared: the Boers had already established upwards of seventeen Boer Republics & fought many liberation wars & lost half of their children within the British concentration camps. The terms White South African & Afrikaner are civil terms. Not terms describing actual ethnic groups. The term Boer is a sociological & cultural term describing a specific ethnic group which can never be trumped or overtaken by the terms White South African or Afrikaner as those latter two terms are civil terms which are applied in a very generic & loose manner to more than just the numerically smaller Boer people who are marginalized & dispossessed under both terms as a result.  

Monday, 15 April 2013

Bloody South Africa… part 2

from Sunette Bridges:

Capture

Click on extract above to read full article

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Response to What is a Boer at the ToxiNews Blog.

Now & then I come across some obtuse or one dimensional articles on the Boers & often try to post a response to the author. There is this one at the ToxiNews blog entitled: What is a Boer? that at first looked like it was trying to clarify the issue but only promoted lies / distortion & deliberate confusion. I posted a response but it was never posted for whatever reason so I expanded my response adding numerous excerpts to back up my points & decided that it would make for a good article on its own as it clarifies the erroneous assertions made in the article. There is just too much deliberate confusion and misrepresentation in it and no mention of the Cape Dutch. For example: the article states that Jan Smuts was a Boer when he was in fact not a Boer! He was from the Cape Dutch population. So was JBM Hertzog. A lot of folks from around the world fought with the Boers but that did not make them biological Boers. The Trekboers coined the term Cape Dutch to describe the Western Cape Afrikaans speakers back in the late 17th cent when they started to move inland into Africa to get away from the VOC rule. A Boer is not some nebulous undefinable quasi political concept as the article outrageously asserted, but rather a people / nation that was derived from the Trekboers of the 1700s who developed on the Cape frontier and have virtually nothing to do with the Cape Dutch population. 

                                               
                                                                Image from the Boerevolkstaat site.

The following is from Arthur Kemp. Quote:
[ Those who stayed behind in the Cape became known amongst the independence minded Boers as the "Cape Dutch" - symbolizing their attachment to Europe. This group loyally supported any European colonial government, and vehemently opposed all attempts by the fledgling Boer population to break ties with the colonial governments. ] From: The Boers of Southern Africa. Also titled: Who Are The Boers? By Arthur Kemp. [ http://www.arthurkemp.com/whoaretheboers.htm ]
Robert van Tonder did not "invent" the modern Boer. [ as the article further outrageously suggests ] The term Boer was used massively when the Boers were calling for the restoration of the Boer Republics during the 1940s!!!!! Later Prime Minister Hans Strijdom [ one of the fewer ethnic / biological Boers who governed South Africa ] called for the restoration of the Boer Republics and died [ likely killed ] just a few months later. All this LONG before Robert van Tonder left the National Party in 1961 to advocate for the restoration of the Boer Republics.

The article ludicrously asserts that the Boers are "a creation of the Afrikaner Broederbond" I kid you not. Anyone having done a just a little research would know how ridiculous that erroneous assertion is as the Afrikaner Broederbond tried to stamp out Boer identity & routinely suppressed Boer self determination. The Afrikaner Broederbond was started by Henning Klopper [ among many others ] who was influenced by National Party leader JBM Hertzog in the adoption of the dispossessing Afrikaner designation. The Broederbond was an enemy of the Boer people as it sought to conflate them with the Cape Dutch under a false political dialectic. The Cape Dutch were historically pro-British & were the ones who coined the term Afrikaner to describe themselves after the language they named Afrikaans. The Cape Dutch control the Afrikaner designation.

The author conflates the misplaced pro Verwoerd sentiment some appear to have as having anything to do with Boer identity when in fact Verwoerd promoted an Afrikaner agenda that subjugated the Boer people & the National Party hardly ever mentioned the term Boer. Verwoerd was not a friend of the Boer Nation. Listen to Theuns Cloete [ of Boervolk Radio & the Transvaal Separatists think tank ] himself note in brief detail how Verwoerd was a dire threat to the Boer Nation and did great damage to them. Click here for the link. Robert van Tonder was a public opponent of Verwoerd as Verwoerd's policies were a betrayal of the Boers & sold out the Boer Nation.

The following is from the Independent Online news article on the death of Robert van Tonder. 
Quote: [ Van Tonder broke away from the National Party in 1961 because of what he described as its betrayal of the old Boer republics. ] From: [ http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=13&art_id=qw933873780531O134 ]

                                                       
                                                                        Robert van Tonder.

The following is from journalist Adriana Stuijt within a post at the African Crisis forum posted on Sunday Oct 7 2007. Quote:  
[ For a while people in the Transvaal and Orange-Free State Republics were independent and referred to themselves as "Boers' even though many weren't farmers. Many also referred to their language as die Taal or Boertaal. The Boers have always viewed themselves as different from the Afrikaners at the Cape. After they were defeated by the British, the Boers suddenly were no longer allowed to refer to themselves as Boers, but were forced to join the ethnic-identity of the Afrikaners of whom many had fought with the British and many of whom were given farms as a reward. These Afrikaners generally dominated in the Afrikaner-Broederbond and were very insistent on always suppressing the Boer identity and also the Boers' history. ] End of quote. From: [ http://www.africancrisis.co.za/Article.php?ID=18320& ]
The following if from Professor Tobias Louw of the Cultural Justice Foundation. Quote: 
[ Another point of grotesque confusion that we need to clear up, is that Boers are not "Afrikaners". None of your co-workers seem to have any understanding of this. All Boers are aware of the systematic subterfuge and distortion of "identity" that has been the result of the makings of the Broederbond and the National Party, based upon the then image of the British imperialist gentleman. This artificial identity was meant to wean away the Boers from their strong identify, from their history, from their nationalism, and thus weaken them. ] From: [ web.archive.org/web/20031001202018/rebellie.org/Raaktief/rk_openletter_ISS.htm ]
The following is from Theuns Cloete of Boervolk Radio from an interview from December 2007. Quote: 
[ And so it's actually a farce because today when you ask people what happened to the Cape Dutch. Where are they? Where have they gone? Did they become like the dinosaurs? Just wiped out. Did some meteorite hit the Cape province & destroy them? Where did these Afrikaners come from? You know. What happened to the Boers? They cant answer you. You know because the Boers are there... The Cape Dutch have disappeared... Although they say the Afrikaners are there.
Which means the Boers have disappeared and the Cape Dutch have disappeared. So somehow the two became "one". They never became one as a nation. Never at all. They became one as a myth of the politicians to form a new nation. As Milner said: to destroy the Boers there is only one way. Do not ever try to go to war with them again. Britain will lose. Because Britain was nearly bankrupted at the end of the Anglo-Boer War. It was the most expensive war they ever fought.
And Milner said "the only way to destroy the Boers is to destroy their identity". And that's exactly what they did the politicians. They removed our identity from our souls from our nation. And they started calling us Afrikaners in our schools / education systems in our churches and you name it. People started calling themselves Afrikaners. And today a lot of them still don't realize that they're actually Boers because of the propaganda. ] End of quote.
The notion that no one can be a Boer simply because their Boer Republics were conquered [ as the article further ridiculously asserts ] is a lot of absolute dispossessing nonsense! Did the Scots stop existing just because Scotland was conquered for hundreds of years?! What nonsense! The Boers might live in the same South Africa as the Xhosas / Zulus & Griquas etc. but... those groups STILL exist! Just as the Boers still do. They are not all now JUST South Africans as the author disingenuously implied. The author appears to put stock in the mythology of a "South African" when in reality that is a civil term used to describe the citizens & inhabitants of the macro State of South Africa as created by the British in 1909 from an act of British legislation. The Boers will continue to exist so long as they continue to reproduce. The Boers emerged from the Trekboers of the late 17th cent. [ just a few decades after the arrival of Van Riebeeck ] and have existed throughout the era of the Boer Republics [ named after the Boers! ] and throughout the 20th cent despite Broederbond attempts at stamping out Boer identity! Read up on how the Afrikaner Broederbond attempted to stop Robert van Tonder from reporting the Boers' own POST Anglo-Boer War history! The Broederbond tried to eradicate the identity of the Boer people in much the same way the ANC is today trying to eradicate ethnic identities across the board.

The following is another quote from Adriana Stuijt from Wednesday, July 2, 2008. Quote: 
[ Robert van Tonder merely propagated his Boerestaat idea - and, realising that most people had been deliberately denied much knowledge about their own post-Anglo-Boer war history, most of his time was spent trying to teach people about their own history. His opponents inside the Nationale Party also were tireless in discrediting him as much as they could - and they had all of the state's machinery to do this with. ]  From: [ https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=2434489302861048952&postID=2338376545231088075 ]
Another horrendous lie perpetrated in the article is the erroneous notion that the Boer folk got started during the Great Trek. I have seen this lie promoted in a few other places but this lie is ITSELF the true making of Broederbond propaganda because the Boers existed LONG before the Great Trek. The Boers got started from the Trekboers of the late 1600 & 1700s. The Boers existed for 150 years BEFORE the Great Trek. I think this erroneous notion must have been promoted by the Afrikaner Nationalists [ Afrikaans Collectivists who were directed by the Afrikaner Broederbond ] in order to deny the anthropological distinction of the Boer Nation.

                                  Trekboer migration map: start of Boer Nation.
                                                       Source of the map.

Then there is the misnomer that they were all originally Dutch speakers when in fact the ancestors of the Boers spoke many different languages & Dutch was at the bottom of the list as very few ancestors were outright of Dutch origin. Once the ancestors began to reproduce & amalgamate among one another on African soil: they began to adopt the patois spoken at the Cape which was a blend of Dutch / Malay / German / Portuguese & Nama: a Khoi dialect.

The Boer people emerged from the Trekboers of the 1700s & speak their own Afrikaans dialect that historians have classified as Eastern Border Afrikaans. The term Afrikaans was coined by the Cape Dutch [ & two Hollanders ] when they started a nominal language rights movement in 1875 for which they began calling themselves Afrikaners for the first time ever in their nebulous history of which virtually nothing was heard from them prior.

I am flabbergasted that the author of the ToxiNews article could write such an offensive anti-Boer hit piece because he was openly implying that the Broederbond created the Boers [ wtf? ] when they were in fact specifically trying to eradicate the Boers! The Afrikaners suppressed Boer identity and oppressed the Boers in the process. Theuns Cloete rightly noted [ in the first interview he did with The Right Perspective ] that the Boers were "also under Apartheid" as they were prevented from obtaining any form of self determination.

The following is from From: Boer, Afrikaner Or White - Which Are You? By Adriana Stuijt. Quote:

[ It's a little-known part of history which started shortly after the end of the Anglo-Boer war in 1902, when the Boers were a defeated, poverty-stricken people who had been chased off their farms and whose towns had been destroyed by the British. They were dirt-poor and plunged into an unprecedented famine. Many had to flee to the cities to survive - places which were totally alien to them, places were only English was being spoken, places where their churches were being run by people who referred to themselves as Afrikaners.
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After this first genocide to target the Boer nation, their descendants still managed to cling to their identity for at least another generation - until the secret cabal of wealthy Afrikaners called the Afrikaner Broederbond gained hegemony -- and then took away their identity from about 1933 onwards.
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Thus all the history books were rewritten and Boers with too-long memories such as Robert van Tonder of the Boerestaat Party and Eugene Terre'Blanche (of the incorrectly-named) Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging were persecuted publicly by the regime, aided and abetted by the Afrikaans-language news media. Eugene's heart is in the right place: he bears the flag of the old Boer Republic and he refers to himself as a Boer. But his organisation's name bears witness to his ethnic confusion, caused by the Afrikaner Broederbond's rewriting of his own history.
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The old Voortrekker Streets all over South Africa are now being renamed to Chris Hani and Nelson Mandela streets and other names of people who, unlike the old Voortrekkers, actually have contributed absolutely nothing to the development of those streets whatsoever.
Thus the ANC is proving itself to be just as fascist in its nature as the old Afrikaner Broederbond they had replaced.
Both organisations are still hell-bent to wipe out all evidence of the Boer history.
They even continue to persecute and jail anyone who wants to rekindle Boer history such as Eugene Terre'Blanche and the Boeremag-15, undergoing their hyped-up, trumped-up treason trial in Pretoria High Court. ] End of quote. From: [ http://www.rense.com/general56/boerafrikanerorwhite.htm as well as  http://www.stopboergenocide.com/29301/index.html ]
More from Stuijt from a post within the Stop Boer Genocide site. Quote:
[ Small wonder these people are confused about their own identity! A "trekBoer", a "grensBoer", a "Voortrekker" and a "Boer" all refer to exactly the same people who had founded and supported the Independent Boer Republics of Natalia, the Orange Free State and the Transvaal (ZAR) and who were independent citizens in their own democratic republics for about fifty years before the British destroyed them in their ethnic-cleansing campaign.
History records that the British, the Dutch, the Germans, the French, the Americans and indeed many other foreign governments during those years invariably referred to the voters of these republics as "Boers." After they were defeated, they suddenly weren't allowed to call themselves Boers any longer by the British victors -- and the elitists Afrikaans-speaking collaborators who had worked with the British to defeat them and who had always referred to themselves as "Afrikaners" - after the language they spoke -- then started calling the former, defeated voters of the Boer Republics "Afrikaners."
One can generally still identify people who call themselves Boers these days as those Afrikaans-speaking paler-skinned people in South Africa who are mainly descended from working-class Afrikaans-speakers; many of those were mineworkers and technical workers at the former State-owned companies such as Telkom, Sasol etc. It's actually amazing how many of these people still privately refer to themselves as Boers even though they are being derided and sneered at from all sides. ] From: Journalist Adriana Stuijt at Stop Boer Genocide Forum. [ http://www.stopboergenocide.com/108362/66301.html?cc=0.6592351616083536&i=25271013#start ]
I would highly recommend that if anyone really wants to know who the Boers were and are:

That you visit my Boer history & information blog: Republican Trekker Volk. Click here for the link. So named as it is specifically about the specific folk who developed a sporadic trekking / semi nomadic lifestyle as Trekboers & would soon be known as Boers who in turned adopted a republican outlook & established numerous Boer Republics. Unlike the meanderings of the article I am responding to: my humble blog dispenses with all this confusing & divisive claptrap and goes straight to the heart of who the Boer people are & their general outlook. The Boers were lumped in with the Cape Dutch under the dispossessing Afrikaner designation which was a designation promoted by the politicians / press / churches & the British in particular for the express purpose of destroying the identity of the Boers so that there could never be a rerun of the Maritz Rebellion of 1914 which almost restored the Boer Republics.

The Afrikaner establishment does not want the Boer Republics to come back as it would threaten their control over the region and their access to its resources. The notion that the Boers "do not exist" or are a nebulous fringe political concept is dispossessing and damaging anti-Boer nonsense designed to further subjugate & destroy the Boer Nation.

Mantashe backs Zuma on Apartheid blame

Now there is a surprise.  The ANC still using the “blame Apartheid” card.  But this buffoon has stooped to a new low by comparing the legacy of Apartheid to that of the Holocaust.

Millions were killed in the Holocaust.  21,000 people died in South Africa due to political violence during the whole Apartheid area.  Of those 21,000 deaths, 14,000 were a result of black-on-black violence during the transition period, when the ANC and specifically Nelson Mandela refused to end violent struggle.  When the National Party government wanted to discuss solutions, Mandela and his ANC thugs planted bombs and limpet mines in shopping centres.  They also killed thousands of IFP supporters.

I don’t exactly remember Jews killing each other during the Holocaust.

Zille Zuma Mantashe high res XXX from News24:

Johannesburg - ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe (right in photo) has added his voice to the debate on whether apartheid can still be blamed for South Africa's problems.

Mantashe appears to have thrown his weight behind President Jacob Zuma's (left in photo) comments on Wednesday that "we can't stop blaming those who caused it".

Zuma's comments were an apparent reference to Planning Minister Trevor Manuel, who told public servants last week that it was time to stop blaming apartheid for the country's problems, and take responsibility for solving them.

Mantashe told Talk Radio 702 on Thursday that he asks a historical question when this debate comes up.

"When did the holocaust happen? And I ask the question: Why is it as fresh as if it happened last year? Because it was such a major injustice against a particular community.” 

Mantashe said economic apartheid still affects the life chances of young black people, even though they were born after the end of apartheid.

"If you are a young white graduate you are likely to have an uncle in the furniture business. If you are a young African graduate you’ll battle at the labour market."

Friday, 22 March 2013

New Black Panthers hit South Africa

from The New American:

Capture

Click on extract above to read full article

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

The Origin of the Afrikaner Designation.

There is a lot of confusion as to the origin of the term Afrikaner as well as general ignorance to how this term has been used & applied [ sometimes arbitrarily ] to different peoples within southern Africa over the course of a few centuries. The term originally used was Afrikander: a Dutch word for African [ & used well into the nineteenth cent. by authors ] - by the Dutch East India Company to loosely describe the White & mixed race [ proto Coloureds ] peoples who were born in Africa. There was no sense that it was being used to describe any single emerging ethnicity being formed on African soil, as it was simply a geographical term / descriptor similar to the use of the term European to describe those who were born on European soil. To this day there is no ethnic group in Europe named after the term used for the continent. 

The term Afrikaner was first used in open court in 1707 when a defendant named Hendrik Biebouw was referring to himself as an African & as such could not be judged by the European power. The Afrikaner Broederbond of the 20th cent. later used this as a pretext to co-opt all White Afrikaans speakers under the rubric of the amorphous Afrikaner designation.

The term was however used prior to 1707 & referred to anyone who was born in Africa from the various peoples & races the VOC dumped at the Cape during the 17th cent. The term was used in a general geographical context & was not reserved for any singular ethnic group. Thus under the original usage of the term: the Coloured population as well as "free Blacks" were a section within the Afrikaner designation. It was not used to describe just White people born on African soil.

The term Afrikaner has always been a complex term whose definition has changed from time to time. It was initially used by the VOC to describe anyone who was born in Africa of White & mixed race descent & it was of course first used in a public context in 1707 when the aforementioned Hendrik Biebouw was in court asserting the he was an African [ Afrikaner ] who does not want to be ruled from Europe. There were Trekboers & Boers who called themselves Africans [ Afrikaners ] but they also simultaneously saw themselves as distinct from the Cape Dutch of the Western Cape [ 1 ] ie: the bulk of the folks who later appropriated [ & or were assigned to ] the term Afrikaner from the late 19th cent onwards. During the early 19th cent a group of mixed race Basters used this term calling themselves Afrikaners led by a one Jager Afrikaner. [ 2 ] It was not until the late 19th cent & 1875 in particular when the term Afrikaner was now being used by the Cape Dutch descendents when a few intellectuals from Paarl [ & two from Holland ] started a language rights movement. [ 3 ] These newly baptized "Afrikaners" then attempted to export the term Afrikaner in a dispossessing political context onto the Boers mainly via the Afrikaner Bond: an Afrikaans speaking Cape political party with an aim of creating a loose pan White Afrikaans nationalism. [ false nationalism: as lumping two ethnics into one is the opposite of nationalism. ] President Paul Kruger of the ZAR & President Marthinus Steyn of the OVS rejected the overtures of the Afrikaner Bond [ 4 ] & the Boers of the Boer Republics generally rejected these overtures. The high ranking F W Reitz being a notable exception. Therefore the term Afrikaner is not an ethnic term as it includes Cape Dutch / Griquas / Boers / Basters & Cape Coloureds in general. Thus referring to someone as an Afrikaner is an amorphous description & is akin to referring to someone as British which covers Scot / English / Welsh & Northern Irish. The term Afrikaner is a geographical term & everyone in Africa is technically an Afrikaner. Those who insist that Afrikaners are only those of Cape Dutch & Boer descent are in fact clinging to revisionist post 1930s official definition of which most Cape Dutch & Boers never consented to as it was a political decision made on behalf of the Afrikaner Broederbond: a then semi secret organization generally unknown to most folks. 

None other than JBM Hertzog [ the founder of the original National Party & later Prime Minister ] asserted that one does not have to be an Afrikaans speaker in order to be an Afrikaner as he recognized English speakers as Afrikaners too. [ 5 ] Further demonstrating the amorphous nature of the term Afrikaner as it includes not just Afrikaans speakers of varied cultural / racial groups but also English speakers who identify with Africa more than with Britain. This is all the term Afrikaner ever meant - therefore those who promote it are also promoting the marginalization of the constituent groups who fall under the macro designation. The Afrikaner Party of the 1940s itself was started by the followers of JBM Hertzog who promoted his pan Afrikaans speaking & English speaking coalition of the term Afrikaner. No one for example would call Acadians "French Canadians" as it would marginalize the actual Acadians even though they are also French speaking Canadians because the term French Canadian is historically applied to the French speaking inhabitants of Quebec & Ontario. The Quebec portion of which since the 1960s now generally refer to themselves Quebecois. The folks of Boer descent are similarly marginalized & dispossessed under the macro / umbrella term Afrikaner as the Boers are outnumbered by the Cape Dutch portion.

Now of course someone can indeed be of Afrikaans ancestry who no longer speaks Afrikaans & thus not viewed as an Afrikaner just as one can be of French ancestry but not necessarily speak French. Like many of the modern era Cajuns of Louisiana. J M Coetzee is a perfect example of someone of at least partial Afrikaans ancestry but would be rejected as an Afrikaner by those who define Afrikaner as an Afrikaans speaking person. Though someone like JBM Hertzog would accept Coetzee as an "English Afrikaner" along with his "Afrikaans Afrikaner" designation to describe the macro Afrikaans speakers. When attempting to refer to someone's ethnicity one should avoid the term Afrikaner as its definition is amorphous & ever changing & has been used by Afrikaner Nationalists [ the 20th cent manifestation of the Afrikaner Bond & run by the Afrikaner Broederbond ] to describe both Cape Dutch & Boer descendents. The Afrikaners are not a single ethnic group but a continental / geographical group - whereas Boers / Cape Dutch / Griquas / Basters & Cape Malays are ethnic groups. Further someone can be of Boer descent but speak English or be of Griqua descent but speak German. 

The following is from Cape Slavery Heritage. [ cape-slavery-heritage.iblog.co.za/category/original-black-afrikaners ] Demonstrating a gradual change in definition. Quote: [ As the ‘Regte Afrikaner’ (True Afrikaner) movement  grew stronger amongst the white descendents of the early European colonists, so the term ‘Afrikaner’ receded in usage amongst the people that the British labelled Coloured. For the new Afrikaner nationalists, ‘Bruine-Afrikaners’ (Brown Afrikaners) were not ‘Regte Afrikaners’ but ‘Kleurlinge’ - ‘creatures of colour’. And so the Cape Creole Coloured cousins of the ‘Regte Afrikaners’, through new political movements, began to reach out to their indigene African cousins. ]

Quote: [ The early emergence of the term Afrikaner and Afrikaans as a language is rooted in the emergence of a coloured Cape Creole people. In the early 1700s the term Afrikaner was generally used to refer to mulatto Cape born slaves and Free Blacks. It was only in the mid 1800s that the term found favour with the forebears of present day White Afrikaners. ]

Quote: [ This was the world in which 17 year old Hendrik had grown up. This young man`s world was sans identity boundaries and disconnected from the establishment world. He saw himself as one of those local Afrikaners, like his sister born of a slave mother and other mates of mixed roots. He certainly would have been aware that at the time the word Afrikaner was not generally used by members of polite white society to describe themselves no matter what gripes they had with the VOC. The story further illustrates that the Afrikaner identity first emerged as an identity within the coloured and mixed working class community outside of the powerful colonial establishment and respectable classes. ]

This is how author Augustus Henry Keane describes the term Afrikander / Afrikaner. 

[ Afrikander: at first an African-born White with a strain of native ( Hottentot ) blood; later, any African-born White, Dutch or English, as in Afrikander Bond. ]

From: The Boer states: land and people. Augustus Henry Keane. Page xv.

The distinct nature of the Boers was noted as well in Chapter One of The Great Trek by Oliver Ransford with the following quote.

[ More and more Boers followed the pioneers into the interior where conditions suited them so well that they experienced a minor population explosion and formed the nucleus of a new nation. They were as nomadic as the Hottentots, or as the antelope they hunted. Trekking for them became a way of life. ]

Now if the Boers are supposedly part of the "same" nation as the Cape Dutch then one would expect that Cape Town would be the "nucleus" of this nation. The fact that the Trekboers of the Cape frontiers became the "nucleus of a new nation" & also had "a population explosion" DEMONSTRATES that the Boers are a distinct people / group from the Cape Dutch whom the Boers moved away from starting 150 years before the Great Trek.


Notes.


1. Quote: [ Trekboers certainly recognised the differences in language, religion, etc. between themselves and the British. They had certainly developed a way-of-life and a set of values that were distinctive, but they were also significantly different from people of Dutch descent in the western province areas of the Cape. The latter regarded the Trekboers as rather wild, semi-barbarous frontiersmen and the sense of common identity was limited and incomplete. The westerners followed the Trek with interest and probably with a good deal of sympathy, but they certainly did not see the trekkers as the saviours of some mystical Afrikaner ‘nation’. ] 

From: Professor Wallace Mills. The Great Trek.

[ when the British invaded in 1795, a number of trekboers were in rebellion and had declared themselves a republic. It is important to remember that this tradition predated the coming of the British. Trekboer political notions were very close to anarchy. Please note that ‘anarchy’ is not a synonym for chaos. Anarchy involves a desire for little or no government or authority; it is a social and legal system where law and order are maintained by social pressures and informal means rather than authority figures or structures. ]

From:   The VOC Period.

2. Quote: [ The most famous of the Orlam (Malay for 'wise guys') was Jager Afrikaner, an escaped Khoisan farm worker. His group called themselves "Afrikaners" after him. When they migrated to central Namiba, the Afrikaners stole sheep from the Nama. In retaliation, the Nama called them "Gu-nu", 'sheep stealers'. ]

From: Disparate Cultures: Shock Of the Other, Collision, Apartness, and Resolution.

3. Quote: [ The Genootskap van Regte Afrikaners (Afrikaans for "Society of Real Afrikaners") was formed on 14 August 1875 in the town of Paarl by a group of Afrikaans speakers from the current Western Cape region. From 15 January 1876 the society published a journal in Afrikaans called Die Afrikaanse Patriot ("The African Patriot") as well as a number of books, including grammars, dictionaries, religious material and histories. Die Afrikaanse Patriot was succeeded in 1905 by today's Paarl newspaper. ]

From: Genootskap van Regte Afrikaners.

4. Quote: [ In the republics the Bond did not flourish. Neither President Brand nor President Kruger wanted his authority questioned ] Page 44 of The Anglo-Boer Wars. Michael Barthorp.

5. The definition of Afrikaner has changed numerous times. The JBM Hertzog definition was anyone regardless of language who saw Africa as their home & wanted to build an Afrikaans / English coalition. During the early 19th cent the term was  reserved for the mixed race folks of the Cape. The Malan definition stressed White Afrikaans speakers only & a coalition between Cape Dutch & Boer. Those who cling to this definition are in fact clinging to an outdated pre 1950s definition of the term as more Boers & even Cape Dutch have opted out of the designation & other non-White Afrikaans speakers have opted into the designation. 

Quote: [ Hertzog had always recognized that there were two groups both deeply rooted in South Africa, the English and the Dutch. he accepted them as "twin streams", equal but separate, and believed that both could be called Afrikaners in the widest sense. He insisted that each group should educate its children in its own - although each group should learn the language of the other. ]

Page 59. The White Tribe of Africa. David Harrison. 

The manner in which the mid 20th cent version of the term Afrikaner was adopted was telling as it was adopted without much critical thought by those who were promoting it. One of the founders of the Afrikaner Broederbond - Hening Klopper - even admitted as much after he attended speechs by JBM Hertzog.

Quote: [ Immediately after the speech, nineteen year old Henning Klopper now a railway clerk in his first job, attended a meeting with seven others at Oogies station, where they passed a resolution supporting Herztog. Klopper was elected secretary and sent off a telegram "saying we would stand firmly behind him... It just came out of your whole being. You couldn't suppress it. You were an Afrikaner and that's all about it". Hertzog's inevitable confrontation with Botha came when he was dropped from the cabinet. ]

Page 61 The White Tribe of Africa.

Here is more on Hertzog's definition of an Afrikaner.

Quote: [ Even as Dr. Malan, [ continued Hertzog ] they have taken an oath secretly to permit no co-operation from the English side with an eye to national unity, and in this way they stand in direct racial conflict with our English fellow Afrikaners, striving by means of Afrikaans-speaking domination to place the foot on the neck of the English speaking South African. ]

JBM Hertzog. Page 100. The White Tribe of Africa.

The term Afrikaner was not defined to refer to all White Afrikaans speakers until the early 20th cent when the Broederbond began to rewrite history after the took / usurped control of the history books. The Human & Rouseau company in Cape Town was instrumental in this endeavour. The term Afrikaner was redefined to refer to those of Cape Dutch & Boer descent under one umbrella thus marginalizing the smaller Boer Nation.