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AmaBhulu – The Birth and Death of the Second America was first published in November 2013 as an e-book, and is now also available in a 630 page B&W printed softcover edition. This work is a comprehensive study of the complete history of South Africa, but with the unique differentiation that it tracks a few real bloodlines through that entire history. AmaBhulu describes how real individuals of European and North American descent experienced that epic history on the ground. The reader is placed among these real people. The author is the first to point out that his family is in this respect “dreadfully typical” and completely representative. AmaBhulu is therefore not a family history, but a History of a Nation by way of a few example bloodlines who happened to have been at the key formative events in that history.

These bloodlines systematically converge and by the 1950s they lead to the author and his wife, proving the author’s natural DNA-based authority in writing on the subject. AmaBhulu thereby also differs from the library of books by British newspapermen talking either about or to Afrikaners who are then treated as “subjects”. In AmaBhulu the world may hear an ordinary Afrikaner—not a reporter beholden to his editor, politician beholden to his party, or government-paid political history professor beholden to his pay cheque—talking about his own people based on actual experience, backed by solid evidence. The author is beholden to no one and no thing; only to his conscience, to his ethics, and to his respect for evidence.

AmaBhulu provides more than 1280 notes in evidence and a massive 270 bibliographic entries in support of any points it makes. The evidence is often from 17th-19th century texts, communications, or diaries. In more recent cases, the evidence is provided from British Hansard records and recently cleared US State Department documents. The author even provides recent documented supporting evidence from the enemy he was opposing.

Join the author in the epic and painful story of the Afrikaner nation as it evolves at the southern tip of Africa to build the country that became to Africa what America was to the world in the 20th century. In one sense, it is the story of what would have happened to the United States if it had not gained independence in the 18th century.

In 1797 the British Royal Navy was concerned that South Africa would become a “Second America” and take India from them. AmaBhulu holds stern warning for the First America if it wishes to avoid the present sad fate of the Second America.

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Zuma – It’s not the man; it’s the hat!

— Years ago there was a TV commercial for Cremora Coffee Creamer, in which the man of the house was struggling to find his Cremora. It ends with the man growling,”It’s not inside! It’s on top!“, referring to the Cremora on top of the family refrigerator.

The problem with the tribal polygamist Zulu president, Jacob Zuma, is like the refrigerator in the Cremora commercial. It is not what is inside of him, it is what is on top of him. He is just a traditionalist Zulu who believes in a culture of “hail to the chief”, “what’s yours is now mine”, brazen patronage, gifts to the chief, and all the other cultural things that make Africa a Global Backwater. He simply cannot get his head around why corruption is wrong. He believes it is expected, and if you’re NOT corrupt, you are deemed an idiot not worthy of the position or the respect that comes with being chief. He cannot understand any of this “Corruption stuff”, and he will die not understanding it.

The actual problem is with what’s on top…. of his head. That is an ANC (African National Congress) cap. The man has survived six motions of no confidence in parliament, because the African National Congress Party of Mandela has bailed him out every single time. This is because THEY believe corruption is correct. They have bled the country dry and have pilfered the system of the country to the point where the world at large has finally realised it. Of course, the regular media of the West sees their black faces and immediately thereupon forgive them anything from theft to murder. So, they repeatedly get away with it. Meanwhile, his head is clearly too big for the cap. It kind of “comes with the territory”; welcome to Africa.

However, yesterday the Constitutional Court finally ruled that the Assembly—read “The ANC”—had “failed to hold to account” the president. It gave them a time limit for doing something about it.

It is pretty clear that various folks will be going all out to impeach him, and he should have been impeached and removed years ago. However, I want him to stick around. Every minute his savage tribal mug appears under that hat in the picture is a blow in the interest of civilization. The reason is simple: he is just a symptom, the disease is the ANC. Every minute he can be associated with the ANC is a minute well spent.

So, dear Mr. Zuma, I’d love for you wear an ANC hat every single day for what remains of your tenure. Unfortunately, the people of South Africa think you are the problem and that the hat is just an adornment. They are terribly wrong. You are just a regular backwater Zulu village chief doing what regular backwater village chiefs do al over Africa. What makes you so odious and destructive is that despicable thing on your head which gave you access to the state coffers. However, since they all think the stink of corruption emanates from you, I’d be ever so happy if you’d remain under that hat for as absolutely long as possible to do maximum possible damage to the ANC.

It is said that a fish rots from the head. However, in South Africa the whole fish has been rotten for decades now. In this particular case, the whole fish has to be destroyed because it is stinking up the whole countryside. And I’d like Zuma around as advertisement for the problem. Two more years of mayhem after twenty-four is a small price to pay for the long-term gain of seeing the ANC rot off its own bone.

The problem with South Africa is not Zuma; it is the ANC.

Harry Booyens

Black Folks upon White Farmer’s Return

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—In Zimbabwe, Robert Smart returned to his farm last week. Robert Mugabe had him chased off his farm with AK-47s and tear gas six months ago. Last week it was returned to him by Emmerson Mnangagwa, the new leader in Zimbabwe.

Watch CNN to see if they try to report, “Black female farm worker wants to strangle white racist farmer“. HOWEVER, click on the image to see the video of the actual truth.

This must worry the hell out of the ANC and Malema in South Africa; and it SHOULD. Their rhetoric and policies are inciting people to kill white farmers in South Africa. The ANC has just announced its intention to implement the confiscation of white owned farms.

In Zimbabwe a total of twelve white farmers were killed. In South Africa it is now somewhere inexcess of 2,000 white farmers and their people who have been murdered, often tortured to death.

The outcry from CNN is “deafening”. Perhaps we should forgive them, because they are simply too busy tearing down President Trump with repeated lies  than to report on this. I imagine they feel we need to be “understanding”.

As to my own feelings on Zimbabwe: I remember who and what Mnangagwa really is. While the book does not address Mnangawa in person, folks can read in AmaBhulu what happened in Rhodesia.

Harry Booyens

Capitalism, Democracy, and Freedom of the Press

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Capitalism, Democracy, and Freedom of the Press

Was a time the United States lectured the entire world on Democracy and the Free Press. This would be done with gestures just short of salaaming, and sometimes hand on heart. By this set of supposed “values”, Civilization itself was ostensibly guaranteed. Those who lectured on it often veered off into left field, referring to deliverance from Hitler and such. Of course, they neglected to tell their audience that Hitler was a sick product of Democracy combined with the French and British abuse of the German people in the Treaty of Versailles.

The fact that most Communist countries insisted on calling themselves the
“Peoples Democratic Republic of This, That or the (literally) Bloody Other”, was dismissed as an abuse of the term and general propaganda “eyewash”. Those who questioned the logic had to live with comments such as,”we-e-e-ell, they’re not really democratic”.

We have now seen three big developments on these matters since 1989, namely, (1) the Collapse of Communism in Europe and its associated adoption of the trappings of Capitalism, (2) the ostensibly democratic “Arab Spring” and associated “Color Revolutions” as far afield as the Ukraine, and (3) the vicious rejection of a democratic Presidential Election by the “Democratic Party” and the “Free Press” in the USA.

The limits of Capitalism and Communism

The hideously rampant abuse and economic failures under the flag of Capitalism in the late 19th and early 20th century had to be brought to heel by tempering the philosophy and adapting the very model of the concept. One saw that as late as 1987 with the Black Monday stock Market meltdown. The United States had to ask even deeper questions when faced with the Worldcomm, Enron and Bernie Madoff disasters early in the new century. The Final Damnation was the Subprime Mortgage Crisis of 2008 (below) in which the United States managed to export its financial exposure and liabilities to other nations as “De Luxe investments”. It practically collapsed the world economy and financially destroyed Iceland. Capitalism had overplayed its hand.

Why then are the great defenders of Capitalism so surprised that Communism would also adapt itself to reality. Those who profess the Communist philosophy have realised that the rampant abuse and economic failures under that flag in the 20th Century had to be brought to heel by tempering the philosophy and adapting the very model of the concept. Despite the fact that this author strongly believes that China will be hitting an economic wall of reality in the not too distant future, that country represents the leading example of this “New Communism”. It is more akin to “corporatizing” the Communist State than anything else. Russia combines that with all-pervasive corruption from top to bottom. Both countries have grasped the benefits of Capitalism, whilst having little if any concept of the ethics or responsibilities that come with it.

The point is that, just as the shine came off the American Capitalist Penny in 2008, the two leading (ex?) Communist countries launched revivals. In both cases, their leaders by far outperformed Barack Obama. One can hate Vladimir Putin, but there is no denying that he has been a brilliant leader for Russia. There is no denying that China is a heavily controlled country with little in the way of individual freedom, but Xi Jinping has been a very effective leader of that country.

For an ordinary leader of an ordinary country, say the Philippines’ Duterte (below) it is by no means obvious which way to align himself. In simple terms, the West has lost its Capitalist mojo and is no longer the obvious choice.

The limits of Democracy

Commentators in the United States could hardly contain themselves in the wake of one Tunisian street vendor, Mohamed Bouhazizi (below), resorting to self-immolation in protest against state control of his business life. This act eventually led to the dictator of Tunisia, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, stepping down. This in turn led to “pro-Democracy” demonstrations spreading across the Arab World, a sequence of events eventually referred to in the West as the “Arab Spring”.

Before invading Iraq in 2003, President George W. Bush had told us that the secret to stability in the Middle East was Democracy. This author watched him make this speech from afar and told the rest of the family, “Yeah, right!” (end sarcasm)

The subsequent betrayal of the Sunni Iraqis to the Shia majority in the name of Democracy led directly to the so-called “Insurgency” as Sunnis struggled to figure out how to stay alive in a country where the government was now their historic enemy. This invasion ultimately turned Iraq over to Iran on a silver platter when Barack Obama pulled out US troops in 2011. ISIS followed in the wake of the vacuum left by the USA.

When the Tunisian event above happened, the “dominos started to fall” in other countries, including Egypt. Obama promptly thought he could repeat the South African experience in the Middle East and proceeded to force Mubarak out of office. But these misplaced efforts at Democracy soon all turned into nightmares. So far, Democracy has given Iraq to Iran, Eastern Syria and Western Iraq to ISIS, Egypt to the Muslim Brotherhood, Gaza to Hamas, and most recently Lebanon to Hezbollah. If anyone in the West could direct me to a spot where Democracy has actually worked among the Arab nations, I would appreciate hearing about it.  Democracy has overplayed its hand.

Fundamentally, it is impossible to implement a system predicated on respect for another man’s opinion in a society where there is not even respect for that man’s life. So far, the 21st century has only managed to prove that Democracy begets savagery and horror at the hand of those not ready to be entrusted with it.

The author was in the good company of the Israelis in being very worried about this so-called “march of democracy. The Israelis had many decades of experience of Arab political philosophy and the author had the equivalent experience of African political philosophy. The United States had neither. The result was inevitable.

Ronald Reagan famously said  that the nine most terrifying words in the English language are, I’m from the government and I’m here to help“. I beg to differ; I think:

The scariest words in the English language are, “I am from America and I’m here to bring you Democracy”.

In a nutshell, Democracy works well among people who agree anyway on the more important issues. It can be ably used to sort out the lesser issues. But, if Democracy were as wonderful as many Americans wish to make it out to be, then Germany, France and the UK would have voted to avoid World War II. Democracy works well for Germans in Germany, but having the numerically superior Germans vote on what should happen in France is obviously an infantile thought. Why then are the Sunni people of Iraq expected to submit to the whims of the Shia majority when democracy is abused to subject them?

We should remember these words as we watch what happens in Catalonia in Spain; or in Eastern Ukraine, for that matter. The same holds as regards the White Christian Afrikaners of South Africa who labour under a government that wishes to destroy them by abusing Democracy while that government is fawned on by the West.

The question is, what is the difference between “Democracy” and “Tyranny by the Majority”? And the answer is, “Civilization”. The road from Civilization to Democracy is a one-way-street:

Civilization engenders Democracy; Democracy does not engender Civilization.

Is it really any surprise that an intellectually astute world leader like Vladimir Putin (below) would comment about the United States that “Whatever they start doing, all they end up with is Libya or Iraq“? He is perfectly right. But fortunately President Trump has realised this. He made that clear before he was elected.

In the United States, the Left had lectured South Africans about how we should accept Democracy and all its “wonders”. It got us a bunch of savages, thieves and convicted murderers in command over us, scheming morning, noon, and night on how to further hurt us. When the United States elected a successful businessman as president THIS is how that very same Left that had lectured us reacted.

I trust this explains to the reader the visceral anger this causes in folks like the present author. Clearly Democracy is good for everyone, and they should shut up and suffer it, but it is apparently not for Left leaning Americans. These “illuminated” creatures may somehow reject their legitimately elected president and denounce Democracy when it suits them.

After this, I am not brooking any further lectures on Democracy from the United States. Apologies to my longest standing friends in my life. They are Americans.

The limits of the Free Press and Media

In the United States, the Party of Slavery, better known today as the Democratic Party, has undergone a sea change since the days of the Civil Rights Movement in the mid 1960s. It effectively converted itself into the “Party for Black Folks and Immigrants”. It adopted a liberal social mindset. Along with this came the overwhelming majority of the Media.

Over the two terms of Barack Obama, the Party lurched violently to the left, and is now struggling to retain any credibility with ordinary salaried white people and small business owners. It may be solidly counted upon to always represent the opposite of the interests of ordinary Americans. Hillary Clinton infamously referred to them as “The Deplorables” and threatened blue collar miners that she would put them out of business. Yet, with few exceptions, the Media remains wholly in the Democratic Party camp.

The proper and formal election of Donald Trump as President of the United States has shaken the very foundations of the Democratic Party. It has reduced them to clinging to the Pacific and Northern Atlantic coasts of the country. Trump has virtually single-handedly managed to portray the US Media as being “Anti-American”. Their reaction to him has only served to make his point even more convincingly. It would appear that the Democratic Party has become the “Anti-Democracy Party”. The supposedly “Free Press”, which is practically wholly in the pocket of leftist liberals, is now devoted around the clock to assailing the President’s person, rather than his policies. They seem to talk to no one but themselves and generally hold TV talk shows that are vivid demonstrations of dripping hatred and group think run amuck. Harvard Business School would do well to base some courses on how such group think can limit intellectual discourse, using CNN or MSNBC footage to make the point. Freedom of the Press has overplayed its hand.

It would appear that the US “Free Press” has finally run completely off the rails. At the end of a normal day’s exposure to CNN, an innocent viewer might very well think President Trump a greater threat to America than the entire Russian nuclear arsenal. The situation is completely out of control, with bevies of talking heads looking at one another and laughing at their president as though their mocking is an indictment of him. They’re just waiting for him to get hanged; they just do not seem to know what exactly for. It is entirely obvious that they are never exposed to any form of intellectual debate, or any information that does NOT fit their prejudice. Ten minutes of the North American version of CNN should be enough for any rational human being to recognize the problem. President Trump calls them Fake News.

The Media in the United States is no longer serving anyone. They are an active impediment to the intellectual development of the country and its people. It is this very group think of theirs that led to them mocking the idea that Mr Trump could win the election. Had they read my article on the subject, they would have understood that he could entirely rationally win. But they would not listen to anyone but themselves.  When indeed he did win, they proceeded to go into what many describe as Trump Derangement Syndrome, best demonstrated by THIS distraught young lady (below), who could not control herself when the Trump victory was announced. Thinks: {I wonder what she did when she lost her Barbie Doll}.

 

The point here, is that this leftist Media of the US has been feeding Americans rubbish as news for decades, and now some Americans cannot handle reality. What Americans must ask themselves is, if these people can be so desperately wrong about Donald Trump, as proved by the election results, what else have they been getting wrong? The answer to that question is, if the news was about another country, they were mostly selling you a fabrication to fit their script.

It will come back to haunt you

One might ask “So what?” Well, with (1) the international table scrambled as regards “Bad” Communists and “Good” Capitalists, (2) Democracy thoroughly discredited as a means of civilizing the world, and (3) the so-called Free Press having become little more than Fake News and a voice for “Trump Derangement Syndrome”, the hands of all three concepts have been overplayed. Decent Americans capable of independent thought should be questioning the entire picture they have been sketched about the world by the participatnts in this debacle.

This holds in particular for places like South Africa. Democracy has failed in that country; the country has drastically regressed into savagery; it is a textbook case of Tyranny by the Majority; it has moved into the orbit of Russia, China and Iran; the government is muzzling the real Free Press; life and limb is under threat; and it is the international cultural headquarters of all anti-white thinking on Earth, even leading the US by the nose on the subject. The effort to take down statues in the USA was born in South Africa and got to the USA via Berkeley. Barack Obama himself was inspired to get into politics as a result of matters in South Africa.

Americans need to seriously revisit these three holy cows, because they do not seem to be serving their country particularly well anymore. It is time to realize that if “The Free Press” and “Democracy”  are holy cows, then they seem to have Mad Cow Disease at this time. At a time when the West has “lost its Mojo”, the USA cannot afford further stupidities.

My comments to any American are, “(1) If you are getting your news from the US Media, then you are most likely being misled” and (2) “I beg you stop sqaundering the pearl of Democracy on unworthy people left right and center. You are making the world a more dangerous place thereby“…. “it will come back to haunt you“. After all, as I show in another article, the stupidities of 1975 came back to haunt you on 11 September 2001.

Harry Booyens

Harry Booyens Interview on CCN

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On 14 November 2017 the CCN channel (Conscious Consumer Network) did a two-hour live interview with me as the author of AmaBhulu. The hosts were Mel Ve in Portugal and Karin Smith in the United States, both of South African extraction. Click the image below to see the interview on CCN.

Having made the point that “Everything goes back to Graaff-Reinet between 1795 and  1803“, I was obliged to explain. I suspect many folks do not know that key history.  There is a lot from that period that informs the current situation in South Africa. It also neatly “strangles” a few political holy cows.

In the last quarter I am asked to address the current situation in South Africa, which I do via three key points:


  • White folks should stay out of the fight that inevitably is coming between Black South African political factions.

  • White South Africans need to stop thinking that they can ignore reality and they need to start making decisions about the future of their families.

  • Those who feel unsafe should move West.

Since I feel strongly about some of the issues, I got a little animated (below), shall we say. But that hopefully adds a bit to the value of the interview.

Correction: I know that, as a scientist, I tend to harp a bit on facts and numbers, but I need to point out that at one point I stated that an event or situation was in “1700”, when it was entirely clear from the preceding content that I had meant to say “1800”. My apologies to the audience for misspeaking. I had the 1700s on the brain, so to speak.

Technological: As a technological person, I feel obliged to point out that the hosting technology was Zoom, which allowed me to be interviewed in my studio office in Vancouver, British Columbia. It also allowed me to share maps with the audience, though it worked less than 100% perfectly. Though my system is 1080p compatible, bandwidth constraints in running the interview among three countries  reduced the video quality.

I shall make a point of figuring out how to better share images during such interviews on Zoom.

Harry Booyens

Trump, the Media, and the Cambridge Four

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The Cambridge Four.

— Starting in the 1930s, a club of (at least) four devout British Communists from Cambridge University (below) managed to worm themselves into MI6, the security woodwork of the United States, and even into the Royal family. From here they undermined the security of the West with impunity for decades. They leaked the plans of the US Nuclear effort to the Soviets. They were Kim Philby, Guy Burgess, Donald Maclean, and Anthony Blunt. Blunt was a third cousin of the British Queen Mother and took tea with her. Of the four, three eventually fled to the U.S.S.R. Burgess an Maclean fled in 1951; Philby in 1963.

Blunt (below) secretly confessed in 1964 in exchange for immunity. This was revealed more than a decade later by Maggie Thatcher. Philby later explained that they got away with it because they were “members of the British Elite”.

The Liberal Elite

First Question: Where have you recently heard the word “Elite”? could it be in conjunction with the word “Liberal” in the United States. Phliby, Burgess, Blunt, and Maclean were the “Liberals” of their day. They were “untouchable” by the British Law of the day because of being supposedly “Elite”. Why does that smell just like what I see in the United States today with the Clintons being apparently above the law?

Philby was given the Order of Lenin by the U.S.S.R.  That is rather poetic, because Lenin was a newspaperman, and it brings me to the Second Question:

The Media

If these British Communists could stay hidden and operational as Soviet spies for several decades wreaking so much havoc, by what failure of intellect are folks trying to convince me that the Western Media has not been similarly penetrated? I can think of no better way to damage the West today. Witness the Trump Derangement Syndrome that has befallen the Left and the Media in the United States. Who is actually calling the shots in this? And who is actually benefiting? I ask, because it is not the ordinary decent people of the United States.

Again the ordinary folks have to trudge up the treadmill of life while these elite types float effortlessly around the top and undermine the country. In Britain they tended to have their posh hot potato accents and clubs. In the United States they speak all the right words to enthrall the liberals of the two Coasts and little girlies who think that the greatest challenge in life is how to get free birth control pills.

Paranoia or Experience?

I make these points because, way back in the 1970s the South African Government used to harp on Soviet infiltration. We all thought they were a little paranoid and were seeking a Russian spy behind every Karoo bush. They were particularly intense about the Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow, which they maintained was a training operation for KGB agents.

I should point out that one of the key conspiracies in South Africa indeed involved a farm just west of Victoria West in the desert Karoo, but folks don’t seem to remember key facts from history. That would be like looking for a Soviet spy at a farm outside Caliente in desert Nevada (below- Yes, I took the picture in 1980 on a road trip from Salt Lake City to Yosemite).

Then, one day in the early 1990s, just before the Yeltsin government took over in Russia, we had a formal visitor who was a member of the Post-Soviet Russian parliament. I had to attend to him for the morning up to the lunch. He could speak not a word of English and came with the obligatory interpreter. All through the morning’s proceedings the interpreter and I focused on each other.

When we got close to the formal lunch, I thought it fit to announce diplomatically that I appreciated that Russia was going through a torrid time, but that I wished them every good fortune. I also said that I see the Russian people as one of the key nations of  Western Civilization, and that I believe they would get back on their feet. And then I added in Afrikaans, “After all… ‘n Boer maak ‘n plan” (Eng: A farmer makes a plan”). This is a well known Afrikaans proverb, suggesting “You’ll figure it out”.

My local colleague kicked me in the leg and told me under his breath to “say it in English!”. I did nothing of the sort. I just stared straight at the intepreter, who looked a little like a younger, pinker, and more blonde David Duchovny (The X-files TV series – below). He held his pose for three seconds more, and then folded spectacularly. He went blood red from the collar upward. Then he turned to his boss and translated. The boss burst out laughing and wagged his finger at me.

So I asked the young red-faced interpretor where he had learnt Afrikaans. Came the answer: “Patrice Lumumba University. I studied Dutch and majored in Afrikaans.” So the “paranoid” Old South Africa government had been right all along.

Paranoia? Really? Or is it just experience of the real world.

So, sure, no-no-no-no….not a single suspect in the US media. [End sarcasm]

Really? Are you kidding me? And they want to take on Donald Trump who has been working in the glare of the limelight all his life? This brings me to my thought for the day:

Always remember, Lenin was a newspaperman.

In AmaBhulu I describe more about American Communists and the roles of some of them with respect to South Africa. And the first issue of Lenin’s newspaper, Iskra, reportedly had two references to the struggle of the Afrikaners in the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902. The budding Communists were preoccupied with South Africa even back then.

Harry Booyens