Wednesday, August 01, 2018

The Boers' Stockholm Syndrome Complication.

Those Boers who tragically identify as Afrikaners are displaying classic Stockholm Syndrome & are allowing themselves to be dispossessed by the leadership that controls the Afrikaner designation. These self professed "Afrikaners" & or "Boer Afrikaners" appear to be ignorant of the history of the anti-Boer orientation of the Afrikaner political grouping. The Cape Dutch Afrikaners helped the British to round up Boers into the concentration camps during the second Anglo-Boer War. [ 1 ] Prior to that the Cape Dutch accused the Boers who went on the Great Trek of being heretics & were ridiculed. [ 2 ] The Dutch Reformed Church even forbade them from going on the trek. [ 3 ] Going even further back to the mid 1700s: the Dutch East India Company established the Cape frontier towns of Swellendam & Graaff-Reinet in order to control the nomadic Trekboers. [ 4 ] The Afrikaner Bond political party of late 19th cent Cape tried to infiltrate & control the Boer Republics after gold & diamonds were discovered within the republics. [ 5 ] Prior to the discovery of gold & diamonds - the Cape Dutch had very little interest in the Boer people / nation. 

The Afrikaner Bond was formed in the aftermath of the gold & diamonds found within the Boer Republics in order to usurp the republics & secure them under the dispossessing rubric of the Afrikaner designation. Only a few individuals in the Boer Republics were ever persuaded to join the Afrikaner Bond. [ Like F W Reitz. ] Notable Boer leaders like President Paul Kruger of the ZAR & President Marthinus Steyn of the OVS wanted nothing to do with the Afrikaner Bond. [ 6 ] President Kruger did not even like having too many Cape Dutch people in his country as he viewed them as being too pro British. [ 7 ]  The Cape Dutch leadership have always had an anti-Boer agenda [ 8 ] & worked with the British in securing the resources & minerals of the conquered Boer Republics. The standardization process of the Afrikaans language involved the changing of numerous words & terms within the Boer dialect in particular [ 9 ] as the Cape Dutch that ran the process were often Dutch language purists who introduced Dutch terms to replace the original organic local based terms that were used for centuries prior. 

The Afrikaner run establishment committed an ethnocide against the Boer people when they tried to destroy the Boers' identity by rolling them into the manufactured Afrikaner designation [ which was run by the Cape Dutch ] & rewrote history in books they published when they changed the term Boer to "Afrikaner" when describing Boers. The British Lord Alfred Milner even publicly noted that the term Afrikaner was meant to destroy the identity of the Boers [ 10 ] as it lumped them in with the numerically larger Cape Dutch [ & initially with the Anglophones [ 11 ] as well ] population. When large numbers of Boers were migrating to the cities in the aftermath of the second Anglo-Boer War they often encountered Afrikaners [ 12 ] who were in the process of taking control of major institutions. One of the main founders of the Afrikaner Broederbond: Henning Klopper betrayed his lack of critical thinking when he admitted that he viewed himself as an Afrikaner simply after watching JBM Hertzog speak at public rallies. [ 13 ] Hertzog promoted the notion that all Caucasian citizens of South Africa regardless of the language they spoke & who were loyal to South Africa were all Afrikaners. [ 14 ] This harmful propaganda was part of the process that conditioned & outright brainwashed the smaller Boer people out of having their own identity outside of the new manufactured & dispossessing Afrikaner designation [ 15 ] which was in fact led & controlled by the larger Cape Dutch population. The Afrikaner establishment along with the South African Party government put down the Maritz Rebellion with force in 1914. The major aim of the Maritz Rebellion was the restoration of the Boer Republics. 

The Afrikaner Broederbond of the 20th century was set up in part to counter Boer Nationalism which is why they often promoted some aspects of Boer history like the Great Trek. [ While tellingly omitting events prior to 1815 & after 1915. ] [ 16 ] The Afrikaners coined the terms: The Great Trek & Voortrekker [ 17 ] as part of this appropriation process & constructed the Voortrekker Monument as a means to co-opt the Boer Nation. The Afrikaner leaders Malan & Smuts [ both from the Cape Dutch population & childhood friends [ 18 ] who were now running the two main political parties in the South African Parliament ] worked together to stop the Boers from restoring their Boer Republics during the late 1940s. [ 19 ]  Malan's incarnation of the National Party [ which differed somewhat from the original of 1914 started by JBM Hertzog. ] worked to secure & co-opt the Boer people into the Afrikaner fold. 

The voting patterns between the Cape Dutch & the Boers have had stark differences. The referendum of 1960 on turning South Africa into a nominal republic was not supported as much by the Cape Dutch - but it was overwhelmingly supported by the Boer people particularly the inhabitants of the old Boer Republics. [ 20 ] The Boers falsely thought that Verwoerd was offering a true republic. Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd [ who was a Dutch immigrant ] created a false republic for the entire artificial macro state of South Africa in 1961 in order to scupper the Boers natural drive towards restoring their Boer republics. Robert van Tonder called Verwoered out in the same year of 1961 on Verwoerd's betrayal of the Boer people & of the Boer Republics. [ 21 ]  Van Tonder began calling for the restoration of the Boers Republics in 1961 but was met with resistance from the Afrikaner establishment. He was forced to run an illegal underground printing press [ 22 ] in order to try to get the truth out to the Boer people in particular & to the world in general. 

Robert van Tonder correctly noted in 1977 that the Afrikaner government of South Africa was putting the Boers' culture into a straight jacket. [ 23 ] National Party politicians rarely mentioned the term Boer [ 24 ] & when it was mentioned it was often put down. Afrikaners often claim that the Boers are a "minority" due to being outnumbered by the Cape Dutch [ & the larger South African population in general ] when in reality the Boers are a nation whose existence predates the state of South Africa & even of the introduction of the Afrikaner political ideology of pan White South Africanism of the late 19th cent. [ 25 ] A clear sign of the Stockholm Syndrome some Boers are suffering from is evident with the t-shirts & patches of the old South African flag with the tragic & inaccurate words: " 100 % Boer "  printed over them - when in actual fact the old orange / white & blue flag represented a state & regimes that were anti-Boer. President P W Botha refused to consider the notion of allowing the Boers to have any area of South Africa for their own use for self determination. The National Party helped bring the ANC to power while Afrikaner companies like Sanlam help fund & prop up the ANC. [ 26 ]  A number of former prominent National Party members have since joined the ANC. [ 27 ] The entire National Party eventually merged with the ANC & the major Afrikaans media publications propagandize against Boer self determination. The Afrikaner Broderbond controlled all major institutions of South Africa & were a major force against Boer Republic restoration.

Notes. 

1. This was noted by Theuns Cloete of Boervolk Radio during an interview with The Right Perspective radio program. Robert van Tonder stated the following about the Cape Dutch.  

Quote: [ During the British War the members of the Afrikaner Bond, that still kept the pro-British government in power in the Cape, formed the core of the British Town Guards and they were the forerunners in hunting down the Boere-rebels that fought on our side. The word 'Afrikaner' therefore leaves a foul taste in the mouth of a Boer. ] From Boerstaat. Chapter 13. Robert van Tonder. 

2. Quote: [ The emigrants were ridiculed for leaving their homes for the wilderness ] From: The Great Ber Trek. Stephen Crane. Link.  

3. Quote: [ The Dutch Church in the Cape offered no blessing to those who trekked. The Church was part of the establishment and gave its support to the government of the day even if it was British. ] From: The White Tribe of Africa. David Harrison. Page 15. 

4. Quote: [ The officials there, attempting to reassert their authority in the distant districts, appointed magistrates to Swellendam and Graaff Reinet, but this only increased the tension between the frontiersmen and the Company's servants at the capital. Open revolt flared up in 1795: numbers of trekboers withdrew their allegiance from the Company and set up two republics of their own. ] From: The Gret Trek. Chapter One. Oliver Ransford. 

Quote: [ The Company in Cape Town attempted to bring these frontiersmen under control by establishing magistracies in Graaf Reinet and Swellendam but caused open revolt in these areas. ] From: The Great Trek - South Africa 1835 - 1845. Link.  

5. The Afrikaner Bond tried to make inroads into the Boer Republics. The Afrikaner Bond was founded at the Cape - after the discovery of gold & diamonds found within the Boer Republics -  in part as a vehicle for the Cape Dutch to claim control over the resources of the Boer Republics. 

6. Quote: [ In the Republics the Bond did not flourish: neither President Brand nor President Kruger wanted his authority questioned. ] From: Michael Barthorp. The Anglo-Boer Wars. page 44. 

7. Paul Kruger was wary of the Cape Dutch. Quote: [ Paul Kruger did not like people from the Cape - he felt they were subjugated by the British, so he encouraged people from the Netherlands to work in the Transvaal as a way to strengthen Boer independence. ] From: Clare Wyllie interviews Professor Gerrit Schutte. Link. Kruger's suspicions were ultimately proven to have been justified. 

8. Quote: [ The Bond scientists in Holland had fully persevered in their craftily laid programme. After having succeeded in producing race hatred between Boer and English, the next step had been to convince the Boer leaders and the people of the inevitableness of a contest for ensuring the supremacy of the Afrikaners... ] From: Author C H Thomas. Thomas also noted that the goal of the Afrikaner Bond of the Cape was to covertly goad the British into going to war with &  conquering the Boer Republics. In effect The Cape Dutch were using the British as the muscle to conquer the Boer Republics in order to get their hands on the wealth of the republics. 

9. Quote: [ Afrikaner intellectuals worked very hard to ‘clean up’ Afrikaans —they appropriated the language developed by the ‘coloured’ lower classes and claimed it as their own, ‘white’ language. They removed black and Malay as well as English influences; for example, many southern Nguni words, which had entered the dialect in the Eastern Cape, were replaced by Dutch words in the new dictionaries devised by teachers and academics, to reinforce the idea that Afrikaans was respectable and ‘white’. ] From: Afrikaner Nationalism Captures the State. 

10. Lord Alfred Milner noted that the idea behind promoting the Afrikaner designation was to destroy the identity of the Boers. A plan that was started by the Cape Dutch leadership during the late nineteenth century after gold & diamonds were discovered within the Boer Republics & continued into the 20th century by organizations controlled by the Afrikaner Broederbond.  

Quote: [ The British masters of Southern Africa therefore engineered the National Convention of 1909, which saw the creation of the Union of South Africa. This union consisted of the former Cape Colony, the Natal Colony, and the two former Boer Republics. This union was not merely a geographic convenience, but a deliberate plan to try and destroy the independence minded Boers by mingling them with the Cape Dutch & English settlers. ] From: The Boers of Southern Africa by Arthur Kemp. 

11. There are 3 books I have come across that specifically note that the term Afrikaner was applied to all White / Caucasian citizens of South Africa until the 1930s. Those books are: The White Tribe of Africa from David Harrison. The Rise of Afrikanerdom: Power, Apartheid, and the Afrikaner Civil Religion from T. Dunbar Moodie & Boerestaat from Robert van Tonder. 

12. 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. ] From: Boer, Afrikaner or White: Which are you? Adriana Stuijt. Link.  

13. 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. ] From: The White Tribe of Africa. David Harrison. Page 61.  

14. 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 language - although each group should learn the language of the other. ] From: The White Tribe of Africa. David Harrison. Page 59.  

15. This process was started by the Society For True Afrikaners in 1875 then later by the Afrikaner Bond of the Cape from 1881 onwards then later picked up by South African politicians & academics during the 20th century notably under organizations controlled by the Afrikaner Broederbond founded in 1920. 

16. Testament to this is the fact that few people seem to know about the first Boer Republics of 1795 on the Cape frontier [ Swellendam & Graaff-Reinet ] & much of the Boer history from 1700 - 1815 nor of the post Anglo-Boer War history of particularly post 1915. 

17. Quote: [ The exodus from the Cape was not organized in a single movement at the time, but it was later termed the Great Trek by nationalist historians, and its participants were called Voortrekkers (pioneers). ] From: The Great Trek. The United States Library of Congress.  

18. Quote: [ A new personality had emerged among the Nationalists. This was Dr Daniel Francois Malan, one of Smuts' neighbours when both were children in the western Cape and, bizarrely enough, one of Smuts' pupils in the local Sunday School in the 1800s. Malan was born in 1874, four years after Smuts; he was the son of a Cape wine-farmer of Huguenot descent. Like Smuts he was not a typical sport-loving young Afrikaner: but there the resemblance ended. ] From: The Afrikaners: an historical interpretation. By Godfrey Hugh & Lancelot Le May. Page 160. 

19. Theuns Cloete of Boervolk Radio pointed this out on December 7 2007 on The Right Perspective radio program. The Afrikaner establishment [ despite political divisions ] was united on stopping the Boers from restoring their old Boer republics. The Afrikaner establishment did not want to lose control over the resources found within the Boer Republics region.

20.  Quote: [ Natal had voted against: in the Cape the republicans had a majority of fewer than two thousand from over half a million votes cast. But the Afrikaner [ editor note: Boer not Afrikaner ] strongholds, the [ Orange ] Free State and the Transvaal had swung the victory. What Verwoerd would have done had the majority gone the other way is not clear. With his Parliamentary majority he could still have put a republican bill through the Assembly. But the issue did not arise. The gamble had paid off. ] From: The White Tribe of Africa. David Harrison. Page 166. 

21. 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 article at: iol.co.za entitled: Right Wing Leader Robert van Tonder Dies. Dated August 5 1999. 

22. Quote: [ Robert van Tonder spent most of his own money to plead for the Boer-cause abroad. He not only self-published his boek 'Boerestaat' in four different foreign languages with many reprints: English, Dutch, German and French; he also maintained his own (illegal) underground printing press at his farm, and all his school-age children were involved in printing this small book, and also distributing his monthly newspaper 'Die Stem". ] From: Adriana Stuijt. Posted on a blog on Wednesday, July 2, 2008 10:33:00 AM. 

23. Quote: [ Van Tonder is scornful of South African policies. "It's a police state," he says. "It's putting my culture into a straitjacket." ] From: a 1977 Time Magazine interview with Robert van Tonder. 

24. Quote: [ under the National Party government, they weren't allowed to know a lot of their own rich history and the word "Boer" wasn't used much by National-Party ministers. ] From: Adriana Stuijt. Posted on a blog on Thursday 21-Jun-2007. 

25. The Boer people emerged on the Cape frontier just before 1700 & referred to themselves as Africans viewing Africa as their homeland while the Cape Dutch did not start using the term Afrikaner to describe themselves until 1875: a full 175 years later. The Cape Dutch leadership were hoping to use the term Afrikaner to build a pan White Afrikaans speaking movement that included the larger Cape Dutch population conflated with the smaller Boer people / nation. Afrikaner leaders like Jan Hofmeyr went so far as to promote a generic pan local White citizen movement which included Anglophones & was the precursor to how the term Afrikaner was used by early 20th cent politicians like Louis Botha & JBM Hertzog.

26. The late Boer activist Fred Rundle noted this fact on The Right Perspective radio program. 

27. Former Foreign Affairs Minister of the National Party government Pik Botha was among the first to join the ANC but eventually included many others as well as Marthinus van Schalkwyk - the last leader of the National Party & the New National Party. The New National Party folded into the ANC beginning in 2005. The ANC regime is basically a more recent puppet regime of South Africa in much the same way the old National Party regime was for the true power.   


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