Wednesday, November 04, 2009

De la Rey Song - with English subtitles

In light of the goings on with a fellow blogger from SAS, I think this song is more apt than ever. Time to stand united!



The controversial song by Bok van Blerk about the Anglo-Boer War that caused an outcry of indignation in South Africa.

As the British tried to do a hundred years ago, the black majority government is now trying to suppress the Afrikaner nation's culture - and in fact all traces of their history.

Public funding is being withdrawn from Afrikaner monuments, even though Afrikaners contribute more than their share to tax income. Millions are being spent on changing the names of towns, streets etc. while little is done to maintain infrastructure.

The new generation of Afrikaners had nothing to do with Apartheid, yet they are faced with a bleak future, suffering under racial discrimination in the form of affirmative action.

Although this excludes them from jobs and promotion beyond a certain level, it also stimulates entrepreneurship and innovative thinking.

The Afrikaner nation will rise again to take its place in the country their forefathers helped to build and develop. - MasakhaneSA

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