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Monday, October 10, 2011

The Reawakening of the Boer-Afrikaner!


It has been a while now that I’ve not been in the mood to share my private thoughts concerning the Boer-Afrikaner issue and their right to self-determination with nobody. In fact, I have not been in the mood to discuss politics or religion at all!

During the past year almost every single Afrikaans-speaking individual I’ve spoken to, concerning the issue of self-rule, have shown a total lack of interest in the subject. Many had never heard of the initiatives of the Volksraad-Verkiesing-Kommissie (VVK), or any other similar ventures. 

Eventually I got quite fed-up with people giving me that robotic wide-eyed blank stare, often followed by the lower-jaw dropping to the floor, whenever the subject cropped up. This is one of the reasons why I prefer blogging from the privacy of my home study.

The inauguration of a new People’s Council (Volksraad) for the Boer-Afrikaner people took place today, on Monday, 10 October 2011. It was the culmination of 4 to 5 years hard work, and the beginning of a new era for a minority group of White Christians, who have begun a legitimate process of action, which will hopefully lead to future self-governance, separate from the Marxist-Communist ANC Regime. At this point in time there are only about 22,826 of them, and that’s me included!

It will be interesting to see whether today’s event will be covered by the media, or not, and if any mention thereof will be made in the national newspapers on Tuesday, 13 October 2011, and also how it will be portrayed. My guess is, there will probably not be a single word mentioned!

VVK STATS - FOR THE RECORD:

The countrywide elections on 24 September 2011 yielded 22,826 votes. Out of the nine (9) representatives that were elected, seven (7) are on a national level, and two (2) representatives are designated to represent the Natal and Cape provinces respectively. These elected candidates have, by means of a free and fair democratic election, been given a mandate by The People (Volk) to act on their behalf.

The complete results of the elections can be downloaded here.

Although the figure of 22,826 is extremely low, considering that there are roughly 400,000 Afrikaners living in or around the city of Pretoria, and approximately three million spread over the rest of the country, I wouldn’t exactly describe this figure as a small insignificant number - but,
as silly as this may sound in our modern-day and age, I'd prefer to describe them rather as, “22,826 Voortrekkers,” in other words, the FIRST pioneers breaking new ground.

In the game of pool (billiards) there’s a saying: "It's not over until the fat lady sinks!"

That there are a few loud spectators sitting on the sideline mocking these figures, and declaring the whole exercise “a failure”, before the games have even begun, is somewhat disturbing, but then again, I suppose it is a completely normal phenomenon in South Africa’s fragmented society. In this sense the scornful remarks and arguments of those opposing the VVK initiative are thus totally irrelevant. It is also impossible to predict what’s going to happen in the future, as there are simply too many variables at play.

One cannot ignore the fact that there are some serious obstacles that will, in the end, complicate the establishment of a future autonomous State, within the current borders of South Africa, that will become a homeland for people sharing one national identity… (more or less). As I’ve stated before in previous postings, the current geographic dispersal of White minority communities throughout South Africa, is one factor that makes this vision an impracticality. However, it is not an impossibility, not if it is based on a federal system, like the systems that exist in Europe, in countries such as in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 


The page on the Cape Party’s website - Self-determination around the world, where some maps are presented, is also worthwhile visiting.

There are already countless so-called ‘gated’ communities scattered throughout South Africa that are governed by constitutions closely resembling mini-Boer Republics. The only problem with most of these communities, is that they are too “exclusive” in the sense that they are unaffordable for most folk.

Before I continue, there’s one little aspect I need to clarify BEFORE accusations of racism and White Supremacy start piling up in the comment section:

There are a considerable number of very wealthy Black people living in Soweto. These Black people can easily afford to buy luxury mansions in Waterkloof, but they prefer to live among people of their own kind, who share similar norms and values unique to their own culture and beliefs. In the upmarket area called Diepkloof Ext, for example, some of the houses there cost millions… So please, don’t come with pathetic accusations of racial discrimination and racial intolerance. I WILL delete such comments!

Let’s get on with the main subject of this posting…

SOME OBSERVATIONS FROM THE “VVK” STATS:

Before the September elections there were 23,678 registered voters. 10,854 people registered at the various countrywide voting booths on the same day the election took place, bringing the total number of registered voters to 34,532. It is thus safe to assume that these 10,000-plus people then also voted on that same day. This means that, for some reason or other, a total of 11,972 previously registered people never cast their votes.

KLEINFONTEIN – A Mini-Boer Republic?

The place with the highest number of votes (4,556) was Kleinfontein. This is an exclusive Boer-Afrikaner community, 860 hectares in size, situated on the Magaliesberg mountain range, 30km South-East from Pretoria, on the historical terrain where the battle of Diamond Hill (Donkerhoek) took place during the Second Anglo-Boer War.

The Kleinfontein property is managed as a business enterprise known as “Kleinfontein Boerebelange Koöperatief Beperk” (KBK Bpk). It was established in terms of the Cooperative Act, Act 91 of 1981. Their mission statement, as contained in their internal rules, is straightforward:

Afrikaans:
Om die eiendom in sy besit in ‘n leefruimte vir vryheidsliewende lede van die Boere-Afrikanervolk te ontwikkel, waar hulle alle fasette van hulle eiesoortige volksbestaan, waarvan hulle Christelike geloof, taal en kultuur die belangrikste is, vryelik, onbedreigd en ongehinderd kan uitleef in ‘n plaaslike welvarende ekonomie wat op volkseie arbeid gevestig is.

Translated to English:
To develop the property in its possession into a living area for freedom loving members of the Boer-Afrikaner people, where they can reside freely, unthreatened and unhindered, in all facets of their distinctive nationhood, of which their Christian belief, language and culture are the most important, in a local prosperous economy that is established on local labourers (volkseie arbeid).

The rest of their internal policy places special emphasis on Christian values. They even stipulate, among other things, that NO VIOLENCE or incitement to violence may be propagated, and that NO HATRED, based on race, cultural-ethics, gender or belief, may be promoted.

If we take into consideration that almost the entire Kleinfontein community (4,556) supported the VVK initiative, and that these are people who consider their Christian belief, language and culture important enough to be included in the wording of their mission statement, coupled with the fact that Afrikaners in South Africa are becoming increasingly fragmented and secular in their thoughts, then it becomes clearer why the VVK were unable to harvest 700,000 supporters.

The VVK voter-registration form had a similar clause, which stated: “That I strive towards upholding the freedom principles of The People, by believing that The People must govern themselves according to norms and values unique to their culture, in obedience to God…”
(Translated from Afrikaans).

I firmly believe that it is this fundamental principle of “obedience to God,” and not a lack of funds and/or poor marketing strategies of the campaign, that contributed towards a general lack of interest among the majority Afrikaners in this country. Why else would the VVK attract only 3,575 members to their Facebook page, while a pathetic foul-mouthed Afrikaans singer (whose name I will not mention) can attract 128,224 members almost overnight? ANSWER: The pursuit of material things, worldly addictions, and other forms of pleasure, are far more fun and far more important than the preservation of the soul, or the preservation of identity.

The VVK added the words, “who delivered us from Blood River and other places,” after the words “obedience to God…”, which some may perceive as a major marketing flaw in the design of their registration form. However, whether you like it or not, the Battle of Blood River has historical and spiritual significance for Boer-Afrikaners. Incidentally, the battle even has a spiritual significance for the Zulu people.

Many Afrikaners, particularly the younger generation whose minds have been influenced by the State school-system, mass media propaganda, peer pressure, and so forth, will be surprised to see how many people alive today still honour the sacred public Vow that was taken by a Trekker commando on 16 December 1838, which bound future descendants to commemorate the day as a religious holiday (sabbath).

Incidentally, a small inconsequential fact is that there were also English volunteers who joined the Voortrekkers in taking that Vow.


(For further info. click here to read a most informative article on this blog about The Day of the Covenant, presented by Dr Peter Hammond.)

Other reasons for the low “VVK” supporter numbers:

The VVK’s course of action, and especially its marketing strategies, was not without its flaws, but on the other hand no system where people are involved, is! I suppose it’s too late now to suggest that a more publicly pleasant slogan could have been adopted, for example:  “REGISTER NOW FOR FREEDOM”, or a similar catchphrase. On the other hand, the organizers probably wrestled with the dilemma of a lack of funds, and with the peril of not wanting to sound too political.

Whatever the case, I think it was deplorable how certain rival elements within the Boer-Afrikaner nation tried to boycott the process, by spreading misinformation and casting doubt in the minds of many Christian folk, who have for years been longing for some form of legitimate organized mass action that will free them from the tyranny of the ANC government and their cronies. WHEN are these pro-Boer/Afrikaans groups ever going to start working together?

I shudder to think how many Boer-Afrikaners, including those among the 11,972 previously registered voters, were negatively influenced by misinformation and misunderstandings. The media’s reluctance to mention a kind word, and their refusal to place advertisements, was something I expected from that demonic liberal mob… enough said!

Hostile elements will, no doubt, be lurking in the shadows, waiting for the ideal moment to pounce and spew out more hateful criticism, which they’ll feed to the main stream media for further embroidery and final dispersal. I sincerely hope the VVK’s elected representatives are fully prepared for this treachery!

Although I still have much on my mind concerning this subject, and which I’d like to share with readers, I think I’ll end this posting now with a little story. It’s a true story from our rich historical past, which I believe contains a most fitting lesson for all of us:

There was once upon a time two main separate Boer States, whose Boer leaders were unable to negotiate a confederation between the two. Intense disagreements, once upon a time, even culminated in open warfare between the Boers themselves. One specific bout of political madness gave Blood Street (Bloedstraat) in Pretoria its name.

Bloedstraat derived its name in the year 1862 when a young man named Jacobus du Toit, son of Pretoria’s surveyor, was riding out on horseback to visit his girlfriend. At that point in time Paul Kruger had posted sentries in an effort to prevent his political rival, Schoeman, from sending messages out into the country to rouse supporters. With his mind intent on courtship, Jacobus du Toit failed to hear the challenge of a sentry. He was fatally wounded in all his finery of courtship, and his carefully groomed horse was shot dead beneath him. Bloedstraat (the street of blood) commemorates the place where the tragedy occurred.
(Source: Lost Trails of the Transvaal by T.V. Buplin, 1965 Edition, chapter 12 “Thunderstorms”, pg. 94)
 

It’s thus no wonder the ANC government has not changed the name of this street yet!

Read the above paragraph again, and again, until the wisdom it illustrates sinks in! If you cannot see the significance, then I’m afraid no amount of explaining or ‘schooling’ will facilitate understanding thereof.
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” - Hosea 4:6 (KJV)

A REAWAKENING HAS BEGUN - IT’S TIME TO SET ASIDE OUR DIFFERENCES!

 
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Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

BEST HOPE FOR THE AFRIKANER:

"In today’s South Africa, it is the ANC who have inherited the Empire. Their constant talk of themselves as a liberation movement echoes the empty propaganda of the British Empire in crying injustice at the treatment of the Uitlanders and blacks living within the Boer republics. As soon as they assume power, their motives become clear – enriching themselves economically through political means. Their talk of righting the wrongs of Apartheid and their active discrimination against the Afrikaner minority are only convenient distractions from their true intentions. Their project, like that of the British before them, is doomed to failure.

So where does that leave today’s Afrikaner? Many have chosen to secede from South Africa through migration. But I feel strongly that it is secession through migration within Africa that offers the best hope for the Afrikaner. To once again take the trek that Piet Retief and others took, to build a new home that offers the best chance of reviving the ancient Boer ideals of freedom."

By Aaron Kahland, ambassador of Orania in Germany.


Sourced from a part of a speech by Aaron Kahland. Click here for the full article.

Daniel said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Thanks for your helpful commentary. Please continue with your efforts to update the English speaking world with the status of the Boer/Afrikaner fight for independence.

Sincerely,

Daniel (USA)

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Your mind are sick. So convinced by what you are telling but you are so un objective. It's people like this that creates problems. We need people of peace and with a loving and understanding attitude towards everybody. I don't see at all what this is doing. English speaking world, nobody is going to help anybody fight, this always only lead to hate. damnnn some people never learn. so sad but true.

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@Anonymous (8:51 PM) Yes, I agree 100% - we do need people of peace and with a loving and understanding attitude towards everybody. Yet, your opening line “Your mind are sick” already exposes the fact that you do not practise what you preach, and will thus never understand the concept of good neighbourliness, in other words -- the fact that people of different cultures and ethnicity can live separately and still be at peace with one another. Here, go read this>> Orania, Xhosa community sign agreement

“… some people never learn.” – So what exactly do you want to teach us?

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