by Dan Roodt
With violence and anti-white racism rising in South Africa, Afrikaners need international support to survive. Our unique testimony of how a Western nation is being dominated by non-Westerners may just save the whole of our civilization!
It is now commonly accepted that Afrikaners and South African whites generally are in deep trouble. There are now two, no three, major black political parties who are trying to outbid one another in confiscating white-owned land, taxing us more, putting stricter racial quotas on our rugby and cricket teams, swamping the remaining white-majority schools with black pupils and making it harder for white students to gain entry to university. Even local taxes are used in an attempt to bankrupt many white-owned small businesses or family-owned farms.
All in all, the multicultural experiment is failing dismally in South Africa. Violence and mayhem are rising (70 000 of us killed since 1994), like corruption, environmental degradation and intolerance among South Africa’s linguistic and ethnic groups. Foreign Africans, like white farmers, are routinely killed and more often than not the police and the criminal justice system are turning a blind eye.
To many people overseas, South Africa is a lost cause, a sinking ship only worth abandoning. Yet, the very failure of our society presents a powerful argument against political correctness that may still save us and European civilization. It will take decades for Europe or North America to reach the state of advanced decay that South Africa finds itself in. We are ahead of the curve, as they say. We are the empirical proof that multiculturalism, affirmative action, the adulation of black people simply because they are black, lead straight to disaster!
But still, the skeptic may ask, why is it worth saving three or four million million whites in South Africa when the entire European/Western civilization is currently at risk? When support is needed to save France, Britain, the USA, from a programmed demise and takeover by other cultures, why bother about South Africa?
I accept that laying down our lives for most of the twentieth century in at least four wars fought for the Allies of for the West, does not count for much. But here are some persuasive reasons why you should support us now, in our final battle for survival. It is not a physical, but a spiritual battle, one of the will. We have many enemies and few friends… Yet we continue, against all odds, to resist being murdered, being acculturated, being assimilated!
Why the Afrikaner people is worth saving (and supporting)
Most of us come from Northern Europe which, for the last 300 years or so, ever since the Enlightenment, has produced some of the foremost breakthroughs in science, philosophy, art, music and literature. If it is worth saving Northern Europeans, it is worth saving us. In fact, we are a unique group of interbred Dutch, Germans, French and Scots who mostly speak a modernised Germanic dialect called Afrikaans. During the twentieth century we were united during a great national movement that was only brought down through foreign intervention, terror, intense propaganda, financial sanctions and more. Instead of getting a federal system and tolerance for ethnic diversity, we got Leninism and ethnic domination, even a slow genocide during which we are being killed one by one, family by family.
To many people, language is but a means of communication. Yet without Milton or the English Romantic poets, the English language would never have expressed a unique national identity, nor would German have acquired a high status without Goethe, Russian without Pushkin and Dostoevsky, etc. The astonishing aspect about our language, Afrikaans, is that, while evolving into a simplified grammar, its lexicon or vocabulary has remained more or less intact since the European Middle Ages, much more so than even the major European languages. We maintain a unique link with our distant past in Europe. There is some evidence that most of Northern Europe spoke dialects very similar to Afrikaans from 1300 to 1600 when Low German was the lingua franca of the Hanseatic League, a forerunner of the European Union which bound hundreds of cities together, from Russia to England and the Low Countries. This trade and seafarer’s tongue finally beached right here in South Africa in 1652. We nurtured and cared for this language which today, against the hostility of the state and global corporations who would like to see it disappear, remains a vehicle for cultural and scientific expression, for teaching anything from law to mathematics, from film to cooking, from information technology to accounting or high finance.
After more than three centuries in Africa, we have become hardy and strong. Is there any other country in the world where blacks have to impose racial quotas favouring themselves because they feel threatened by the sporting prowess of whites? Not to mention the most radical affirmative action programme on earth, in order to starve us economically, intellectually, even literally, so as to prevent us from producing food on our farms, like we have done since the 1650s!
The battle for South Africa is not over. One would have thought our fate was sealed in 1994 when Nelson Mandela became president of this country, after the dismal failure of the then Afrikaner leadership during the negotiations at Kempton Park. An avowed communist and co-conspirator of the East German Stasi, Joe Slovo, triumphed over them all. Yet, such is our resilience in the face of terror, farm murders, racial and language discrimination, economic and educational injustices, that after 20 years of very hostile government we are still here!
The unique contribution of Afrikaners to the future of Europe?
Just today I saw a French TV debate on Ce soir ou jamais! in which a Cameroonian author, Léonora Miano, told Elisabeth Lévy “not to be afraid of becoming a minority in France”. Lévy took the risk of articulating the apprehension of many French people in seeing their country changed culturally by immigration. With supreme arrogance, Miano told her bluntly that “this is what is called a mutation” and “it is going to happen”.
What wil life be like once the French are a minority in France, the Dutch a minority in the Netherlands, the Italians a minority in Italy, and so on? Well, they need look no further than South Africa to find the nightmarish answer. Once one becomes a minority under a non-Western majority, one is simply forced to undergo constant violence, debasement, humiliation and impoverishment through racial and ethnic quotas.
The testimony that we Afrikaners bring to the international debate on immigration, multiculturalism, race and ethnicity, may yet save Western and European civilization! Yet for that possibility to be realised, we ourselves need to survive.
We did not ask to be cast ashore in 1652, yet we have made the most of our opportunity by building the most successful country in Africa, a country where we are today cast as foreigners. We are denied access to the very institutions our forebears had founded while our names are removed from towns, streets and buildings, to bring home to us that we are the racial and cultural “other”. We are good enough to pay taxes but not to be counted as full citizens; a myriad of laws impose a fundamental inequality on us under the pretext of ensuring, precisely, “racial equality”.
In South Africa, as there will no doubt soon be all over the world, something caled “fair discrimination”, which is nothing other than anti-white racism.
If you believe our voice and unique testimony should be heard and that we do not deserve simply being killed or expelled from our own country, then we humbly ask you to support our struggle for dignity, equality and fair treatment by the black majority and their radical communist allies. For our long-term survival, like that of the Palestinians, only self-government will suffice.
Please support us, in word and in deed!