Saturday, May 29, 2010

Stop Boer Genocide Protest at UK Parliament.

This is a great development. My brief comments are in blue for clarification.

Stop Boer Genocide protest, UK parliament.

Boers demonstrate against ethnic-cleansing targeting them in South Africa.

Westminster, United Kingdom -- On Saturday morning, 8 May 2010, around 20 Afrikaners, referring to themselves as “Boere” [ because that was what the Boer population segment was historically called before the term Afrikaner was imposed onto ALL White & other Afrikaans speakers ], conducted a “silent protest” in Parliament Square against what is known in South Africa as “Plaasmoorde” – Farm Murders.

With their mouths taped up and without chanting any of the slogans on their placards ranging from “More than 3,000 farmers murdered since 1994” and “Families butchered everyday” to “No farmers, no food” and “Boer genocide = African famine” they symbolized the silence of the world press when it comes to the reporting of these genocidal killings.

Apart from two high profile murders which had enticed a couple of media reports for a week or two, these often very gruesome murders have gone largely unnoticed.

Man holding Orange Free State Vierkleur flag.

When asked what the aim of the protest was, the organizer of the event, Wynand Kr├╝ger, said: “ Whilst we acknowledge that South Africa’s rampant crime leaves every citizen and tourist very vulnerable, we wanted to emphasize the ethnic nature of what we consider to be targeted attacks in order to scare and intimidate white farmers off their land.

“Do you realize that Genocide Watch recently raised South Africa’s threat level to Stage 5 out of the 8 possible stages of Genocide [ Genocide Watch raised the threat level to Stage 5 in 2002 & has recently stated that it is considering raising it to level six due to recent developments ], referring to Boers and refugees as the potential victims? That is why we also chose to display Boer flags here today; we consider “plaasmoorde” to constitute a process of ethnic cleansing that echoes the concentration camps of the Anglo Boer War.

* “No-one believed it then and no-one is believing it now. Our people need, and would be very thankful for, another Emily Hobhouse, hence the protest here in Parliament Square.”

ANC-government ‘racially-prejudiced against ethnic minorities’

One protester also commented that the ANC-dominated government’s failure to adequately address farm murders, as well as its racially prejudiced policies towards ethnic minorities since Nelson Mandela stepped down, left her feeling marginalized and unable to identify with the new South Africa, its flag and the idea of a Rainbow Nation any longer. “The ANC preaches one thing, but practices another”, she said.

Another protester wanted to know why Mr Mandela was so quiet on the farm murder issue, especially since the ANC defended Julius Malema’s singing of the genocidal hate-speech song “Kill the Boer”.

* “Mr Mandela won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993, where is he now? Last year he shared a stage with now president Zuma, thereby endorsing Zuma and the ANC during the previous election.”

Bean Earle, chairman of the Jack Hindon Scouts in the UK, said: “the frightening statistics of more than 3,360 farmers being murdered in more than 10,000 attacks since 1994, the ANC’s failure to discipline Julius Malema for his hate speech and calling for Zimbabwe-style land grabs, the fact that South Africa can now be mentioned in the same breath as Zimbabwe and Iraq (both listed as at stage 5 by Genocide Watch) when potential genocide is discussed, as well as the knock-on effect of these factors on dramatic drop in the food production in Sub-Saharan Africa, all send a multitude of shivers up one’s spine. It is therefore unsurprising that there are serious doubts about the prospects for a peaceful future in South Africa. “

Despite the protest in Parliament Square being a silent one, those present hoped that the message got across loud and clear, he said.


This type of protest is essential in trying to get the truth out about this genocidal situation.

8 Opinion(s):

Anonymous said...

More of this sort of thing to come, I hope.

Still, deep down, I suspect the British establishment doesn't give a rat's ass about white people being tortured or murdered in South Africa or anywhere else.

They don't even care about white people in Britain, so why would they care about white South Africans?


Exzanian said...

Great Pics! There are more people in London concerned about whites in ZA and doing something about it, than there are in SA! C'mon you lazy South Africans in ZA, get up off your arses and start protesting for yourself!

Anonymous said...

@ExZ. Indeed. Recently I was invited to a dinner, which included visitors from Sandton, South Africa. What a shitfest that turned out to be. We were relentlessly attacked for having left the country, and ridiculed for the perceived "step down" in our stations in life. Long story short, they are only too happy to return to the "utopian" New South Africa, and live in "luxury". So forget about any demos from the ignorant affluent anytime soon.

FishEagle said...

VI, a little compassion is the best medicine under such circumstances. You are better off where you are now. You know what we are heading towards in SA. There are staggering levels of denial here in SA and it's just going to get worse as the conditions in the country get worse. The frog in this boiling pot is already half dead.

Exzanian said...

VI, yip, it's a toughie, it may sound condescending, but the folks that choose to remain in SA somehow feel betrayed by our leaving. Anyhow, that's how I felt in 2001 when my sister left for Canada and also in 2003 when my brother left for the UK. I gave them the icy shoulder until I left myself in 2006! Since then we have mended many broken bridges...It's just pride and ego on both sides. But as FE says, the frog is half boiled due to denial. It is harder to leave than stay, therefore I claim the prerogative, with no ego involved at all...facts are just facts.

Anonymous said...

Not a bit of it made the British News, but at least the Protests in the Eastern European Countries made their national news.
Remember "White African", WESTERN BIG BUSINESS (and therefore, Western Governments) ARE THE REAL ENEMY!
Remember your basic training: Ken Jou Vyand!

Common Sense

Born to be wild said...

VI: South Africans, especially those from Sandton, forever take what others do differently, as a personal affront. This is because Joburg is an old mine dump with delusions of grandeur.

Anonymous said...


How about another article? You write well and it always makes for interesting reading and discussion.