Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Old RSA Flag Was Not a Boer Flag.

The old flag of the Republic of South Africa was not a Boer flag as it was a flag which came about as a compromise flag between the 3 main White ethnic groups of South Africa in 1927. An acrimonious debate prior to the adoption of the flag almost caused the break up of the State & Natal considered a motion to secede from the union. The orange / white & blue colour scheme was adopted due to the widespread belief that it was the first flag ever hoisted at the Cape & was no longer being used in 1927 by any other nation-state thus was considered to be a flag which could not be confused with the flag of another nation-state. This flag was later adopted by the later Republic of South Africa as the RSA never adopted its own flag. Though there was a strong movement to abandon the flag & a plan to replace it was initiated in the 1960s prior to the assassination of Prime Minister Verwoerd but was itself abandoned upon the ascension of Vorster to power.

This flag made on odd come back in recent years & was seen at Bok van Blerk concerts despite the fact that the Orange Free State Flag [ an actual Boer flag ] was seen in the De la Rey video. A lot of Boer descendents appear to be oblivious to the true nature of the flag. This was the flag of a macro State in which the general White population were granted nominal voting rights but one wherein the actual Boer people were outnumbered within the White population.

6 Opinion(s):

Ron. said...

Not to mention the obvious cognitive dissonance concerning those t-shirts with this flag on them with the erroneous message of: "100% Boer" underneath the flag. The flag itself was only about ten percent Boer representing a Boer population which would have only been about 25 % of the general White population.

RED PILL said...

Yep, that is quite sad to say the least.

That entire interview with Theuns Cloete was very good!

Anonymous said...

With an attitude like that, you dare to complain about Boer genocide?

Anonymous said...

Good! Posts like this help to destroy the myth that Boers (white africans) had anything to do with Apartheid. In fact they always just wanted their own country and never sought to have the sort of Apartheid that the big western companies seeking cheap labour had so much to do with!

Ron. said...

Red Pill. Theuns Cloete did 3 interviews with The Right Perspective program in 2007 & one with the Newsguy on his own internet radio program in April of 2010 after the killing of Eugene Terre'Blanche. Concerning the one he did last year with the Newsguy: I learned that the Boers almost took back the Transvaal by legal means during the early 1990s but were prevented when AWB [ agent provocateurs? ] folks soon rushed the stage at one meeting causing the police to disrupt the meeting & thus cancel the nomination process which would have led to the legal removal of the National Party from those places. Click here for that interview. There was a lot covered in that one & is two hours long.

Anon April 11. I am not sure who you are directing your comments to & what the basis of your argument is because pointing out the reality of the old South African State flag is certainly not at odds with the documented escalating Boer / Afrikaans / White / etc. genocide. The Boer people have been facing genocide since the British concentration camps of the second Anglo-Boer War / then were faced with what is described as ethnocide [ ie: destruction of identity & attempted assimilation into larger estranged whole ] during the 20th cent & are now faced with open genocide once again.

Anon April 12. Great points. Apartheid was the creation of the British Imperialists which was essentially based around "big Western companies seeking cheap labour" as you note & certainly not based on any sound or long term viable policy of authentic self determination. While Apartheid was drawn up by the British & later expanded upon [ reformed as Separate Development which never quite got off the ground & one of its main architects Werner Eiselen even gave up hope on the government ever fully implementing it ] by the Afrikaner Nationalists - a few Boer descendents did play a minor role in legislating some of it but the bulk of the Boer people in particular only ever wanted to regain their own self determination & not rule within an Afrikaans speaking coalition as a "surrogate colonial power" [ Johann Wingard. A Democracy That Could Have Been. ] of a macro State they never wanted in the first place & fought two wars of liberation against even forming. Since the Boers had their own countries prior their conquest & absorption upon the imposition of South Africa: one could say that their old republics have been under occupation since 1900 & continued until the present.

RED PILL said...

Thank you very much for the 2 hour interview Ron, I cannot wait to listen to it. If you know where to find any other interviews I'd really appreciate it.
Even when I was very young, and much more uninformed than now, I never really took to the Old RSA flag - I knew enough history to despise that Union Jack.