AmaBhulu the Blog


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.

Proper and Improper Parallels between the USA and South Africa


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On Thursday 29 June 2017, Dan Happel, host of the Internet Radio programme Connecting the Dots, interviewed Harry Booyens, author of AmaBhulu. The subject was “proper and improper parallels between the USA and South Africa”, and what the United States could learn from South Africa.

The  discussion touched on the remarkably similar histories of the two countries and their common origins; both started by the Dutch, both taken by the British, both fighting for their independence, both winning their first wars against Britain. In fact, South africa has been described as The Second America, a concept incorporated in the subtitle of the book AmaBhulu. The interview went on to look at parallels between the two countries in order to better clarify the damaging improper parallels that have been drawn between the two countries since around 1966, starting with the visit of the late Senator Robert Kennedy’s to South Africa.

The profound difference between the terms “African American” and “Black American” were discussed, along with the resulting implications that the USA is only now starting to appreciate after the departure of Barack Obama, an actual African American, from the White House.

While the American experience of Black/White relations may well be that of a Master and a Slave whose original culture had been forcibly removed, the South African experience is one of Clashing Civilisations. Unlike Black Americans, Black people in South Africa have no confusion about the culture and origins of their ancestors. When Americans, against this background, project their experience onto South Africa, they make serious errors of interpretation, analysis, and judgment.

The conversation went on to discuss the hopes for both countries centered on the new American President, Mr. Donald Trump.

The entire radio interview may be heard and downloaded HERE.

Trumped!… and hoist!


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It would seem my words were semi-prophetic. In my most recent blog post (And still my people die, Mr. President) I suggested folks simply delete the CNN channel from their TVs. I appear to be in good company, because in an interview this week that I was unaware of at the time, President Trump said,

CNN has covered me unfairly and incorrectly and I don’t watch them anymore. A lot of people don’t watch them anymore, they’re now in third place.

I also suggested that he keeps his pressure on the media. Yesterday, a day later he unwittingly obliged me in this matter by launching an attack on the US Mainstream Media at his rally (below) in Harrisburg Pennsylvania; this when all the regular pundits thought it was time for him to make nice with the media.

I confess, I enjoyed every second of him launching into them [watch the little girl in the righthand foreground of the video]. Of course, CNN’s cameras were there to follow him. The Washington Press Correspondents Dinner, which he pointedly spurned on order to be in Harrisburg, turned out to be a pretty pathetic affair where they failed to laugh at themselves, and the best they could manage was, “We are not Fake News“.

Really!? That’s the best they’ve got!?

My response to them is, “The point is, you’re not news at all! You’re pure destructive bile with no real insight, no real licence to speak on behalf on anyone, and no solid demographic behind you. You’re just unfortunately there when my TV turns on. And you did that all to yourselves by twisting information and forcing your own biased and twisted views down decent people’s throats. And, unlike President Trump, you need to be reminded that no one had a chance to vote you in. You just presume authority like a cheap tyrant. No one wants to know what you think. They just want the news. Try doing your job. It might be a revelation even to you.

The media is clearly on unfamiliar ground. They’re not used to being under the looking glass. They actually do not understand their own country between DC and Berkeley at all. Nor do they comprehend in any way the audience that Mr Trump has, and it terrifies the living hell out of them. So it should. If these ordinary decent folks could find the “head” of the media snake they, would assuredly “rip it off” and the world would be a better place for it. If the media people do not understand why, then they can read the book AmaBhulu.

I guess I should explain to them, “Surprise! Surprise! Welcome to America! Welcome to the world of Wal-Mart, Ford F150, Dodge RAM, Remington, Country Music, and the long-suffering Americans who made America Great in the first place so you could prey on it like a leech.”

Or, as the three farmers at a diner in Saskatchewan [that would be Canada!] told me 10 years ago, “Why don’t you leave that fancy SUV of yours at home, come visit us with your F150, and help us shoot gophers“. I was an instant fan. I love those folks to death. I think I have known them all my life…. and I grew up in South Africa. They are normal human beings.

The media might understand better if they were to take another look at the movie “O brother where art thou” and the political workings of the 1930s. Just replace the Bluegrass music with New Country.

As to the Democratic Party, whose party emblem is the donkey, they find themselves in the same situation as their emblem in the image below. And the load on the back is the Liberal US Media, Obama, and the two Clintons.

— Harry Booyens

And still my people die, Mr. President


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The Formal Media

— Lenin, who founded what was likely the single most malicious and murderous institution in the history of man, the U.S.S.R., was a newspaper man. He started the Iskra (“The Spark”) newspaper in Leipzig in 1900. In fact, his first issue (below) reportedly had two references to the South African Great Boer War. Like most Russians, he supported the Afrikaners against the Brits. But his later followers funded, trained, and supported the monsters who bombed the building complex where my mother lived in Amanzimtoti, South Africa in 1985.

iskra_dec_1900My mother was a manager at a periodicals distribution company in South Africa, responsible for the distribution of Time, Life, and Newsweek, each very influential in its era. They were the “New York Times” and “Washington Post” of the news magazine genre. As a result, when I was a child, I always got unsold copies of these news magazines. The first thing that struck me was that what they reported about South Africa did not match what I could see if I stuck my head out of my own window. I always wondered why they found it necessary to lie, twist, and generally mislead. It did not occur to me that South Africa was too far away for decent Americans to realize the horribly slanted nature of the reporting.

When I eventually grew up and became a responsible manager of a group of people, I ended up as contact with the media, and discovered that they loved to “misunderstand” things, rush to print, and then misquote me in banner headlines on the front page. Any retraction would be published in fine print on page 7. The degree of trauma it caused me was extreme. It included me being dressed down by generals and embassy officials for something I had never ever said. For this I can “thank” the formal media. They are driven by “The Story” and not by “The News”, and that assessment is being kind in the extreme.

In our present Era

On to the present United States, where the Mainstream Media is no longer the much vaunted Fourth Estate and essential part of the functioning of the State, but rather an Enemy of the Country hell-bent on dragging it down in their intense hatred of whoever dares to contradict their biased perspective on the world.

At this time, their every breath is devoted to just one thing, and that is destroying Donald Trump as president, and he full well knows it. Never in my life have I seen the degree of raw unadulterated hatred in the faces of TV presenters as what one can see today on CNN. It is now a culturally lost entity that used to be a respected news channel in times gone by, such as in the First Gulf War. Now they are at best described as “Dripping Bile in High Definition”, clearly dreading the possibility of the president doing something right.

Amazingly, there was a time that I respected them, but that is long gone. In the interest of the United States, I would suggest that Americans simply delete that channel from their television menus and let the ratings kill CNN. In short, they badly deserve to be Dixie Chicked. I should go on record as saying that I truly loved the Dixie Chicks’ music; their politics not so much. They did the best rendition of the Star Spangled Banner I ever heard in my life. Similarly, CNN was superb in the First Gulf War. But all that is done and gone.

It is now up to the entertainment shows to be reasonable, and it is on one of those that a visitor commented, “There is a huge untapped market for someone who would simply report the actual news“. Now and then, though, reality intercedes, as it did with Megyn Kelly of Fox News, who made every possible effort to turn Donald Trump’s election campaign into her personal career promotion plan. The expression of controlled agony on her face on 9 November 2009 (Pacific time), when her co-host announced Trump’s victory, was telling.

It would have been ever so much better if she had stuck to the actual news in the first place. Now she’s “missing in action” and apparently dead to the world somewhere invisible at NBC. Tucker Carlson, who took over her time slot at Fox, has greater viewer figures. This after Kelly wrote a book that honestly should have been titled, “You too can be as great as I am“. What a shame. Originally I quite liked her, until she got ahead of herself and made herself bigger than the actual news.

What has all this got to do with this Blog?

Simple! When Liberal people are faced with the truth—and 95% of newspaper people are liberal—they will go into a state of denial and dredge up any argument they possibly can to maintain their self-deception. Reality is simply not allowed to intrude. And so it is that a Dutch reporter named Catherine Keyl (below), writing in 2013 for the important Dutch paper, De Telegraaf, managed to convince herself that the farm murders of white farmers in South Africa are being committed by white people trying to foist the blame on South Africa’s black people.


The American Conservative internet newspaper, The New Observer, picked up on this crazy story and published a rebuttal by Arthur Kemp under the title “Holland’s Largest Newspaper Caught out Lying over South African Farm Murders

According to TNO, said journalist Keyl has confessed that she had been duped.

This is exactly what has been happening with the US media which has been repeatedly caught out over the past several months brazenly lying about President Trump, all in an urge to somehow sink him. Their greatest fear is that, as President, he should get anything right. That is why they are no longer just the watchdog of democracy. They are actually the enemy. A proper Free Press laments and highlights mistakes by a duly elected president, they do not actually do everything in their power to engineer and invent mistakes to hurt their country. They are no longer a Fourth Estate, they are now more akin to a Fifth Column.

To President Trump

Dear Mr President,
— We as Afrikaners have lived with this phenomenon, including lies by missionaries (of all people) being printed as gospel truth in Northern Hemisphere books and newspapers ever since the first decade of the 1800s. But we were ignorant back then and did not realize the permanent damage being done to us. Like the Middle Americans who voted for you, we were largely ordinary farmers and workers, unaccustomed to the subterfuge and lies the media thrives on.

Featured-CoverWe never realised the Left firmly believed that news was supposed to be created from thin air. That is why we were completely surprised to be dragged in droves before circuit courts around 1814 on charges of murder constructed from thin air by self-educated “missionaries” of the London Missionary Society. They had secretly poisoned London against us. And we were mere powerless “subjects” of “His Majesty, the King of Great Britain”. In the end, not a single one of those charges stuck, and the British judges went on record criticizing the missionaries for inventing them. All this may be read in AmaBhulu.

We stupidly thought a man was supposed to be known by the firmness of his handshake, the reliability of his word, and the depth of his Christian Faith. We thought a man was supposed to earn his keep by the sweat of his brow. And so we were painted so black that, by the time we understood what had been done to us in faraway London, the die was already cast. We were the “permanent pig in the media picture”, no matter what we did or did not do.

We have never managed to shake that image in two hundred and sixteen years, and the formal media has given us not an ounce of credit for anything ever since then. That same image was used in 1899 to foment the Great Boer War against us, and even then we thought that decent men would listen to reason. It turns out they would not, and, as a result, 30,000 of our women and children died in British Concentration Camps in 1901, a massive loss for a tiny nation. The New York Times of 20 November 1901 ran an article titled,

THE CONCENTRATION CAMPS.; Boer Woman in One of Them Says She Is Well Housed, Fed, and Clothed, and Does Not Have to Work.”

According to the article the men and woman “could play tennis all day“. Somewhere, in the process, the New York Times misplaced the deaths of 30,000 camp inmates. An entire 57% of my family who entered those camps died there. Forgive me if I imagine the New York Times really believed the infamous words over the gates of the later Auschwitz (below).


In reality, what was happening in those British camps is silently described by the 1901 picture below of Elizabeth van Zijl in the Bloemfontein Concentration Camp. She and her family were placed on lesser rations, because her father had not surrendered.

Unlike the New York Times in the matter of tennis, I can produce the documentary evidence of the deaths of my family from the British Army’s own records and formal death notices in the South African Archives. The best the New York Times can offer is the hope that readers will forget their reporting and their vivid lapse in morality.

Now, yet another century or so later, that same media actively refuses to report on the incipient genocide of white farmers in South Africa. It prefers to laud the South African government that incites the killings with its deadly poisonous rhetoric. There is nothing new in what the media does, Mr. President. Afer all, Hollywood produced Mission to Moscow to make Stalin palatable to Americans in WWII.

…and still my people die, Mr. President.

So, Mr. President, please keep up the pressure on your media, because if you let them keep doing what they are doing, you will end up like us Afrikaners, facing Genocide while some in the media seek to blame us for “killing ourselves”.

You heard it here, Mr President. Please trust your instincts; they were spot-on until now. Be not misled by this serpent that weaves itself through the diseased apple tree of Washington.

That apple ain’t what it seems.”

Harry Booyens

[This article was originally written on 2 March 2017, in the midst of a series of  disproven reports in the US media, but I held it back. It still holds as it stands, but the situation in South Africa has only got worse].

The Early Booyens Family Revisited


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A few weeks ago I presented a Blogpost about the Booyens progenitor possibly spending six months on the infamous Robben Island. Since then I have had help from Corney Keller, an experienced Dutch genealogist with serious skill in deciphering the often bewildering Old Dutch East India Company documents from the 1600s and 1700s.

Two things became clear in the process of investigating the Booyens Stamvader in South Africa, Pieter Boijens and his father, Joen Pieter Boijens:

Firstly, the man who spent six months on Robben Island (above) was indeed Pieter Boijs van ‘t stigt Bremen, the bishopric of Bremen, but he was not Pieter Boijs/Boijens/Boeijens, the son of Joen Pieter Boijens. Pieter van Bremen was  employed as a woodcutter at the Cape by the Dutch East India Company and appears on the muster roll of that company at the same time as “our” Pieter Boijens appears on the Freemen muster roll. The Company eventually records Pieter van Bremen as “deserted” and they suggest he absconded with a passing French fleet. The two Pieters are not the same person.

Even more outrageously, there is a third Pieter “Boijens” at the Cape over the same period, and he stays for several years longer, also as an employee of the company. He is Pieter Booij van Holsteijn, with the same basic origin as our Pieter’s father. He serves as wagon driver for the company. It is rather ironic, given how rare the surname Booyens is in South Africa, that there would not just be four men named variations of “Boijens” at the Cape in early 1714, but that three of the four would be named Pieter, all mutually unrelated.

Such is genealogy. It pulls these oddities out of old records and produces intriguing conundrums that somehow always seem more outrageous than fiction. And they will mislead one.

So, the end result around “our” Pieter is that we still do not know how it comes about that he appears on the 1712 Muster roll of Free Men at the same time that his father is at the Cape. It is still quite likely that he came to the Cape on the same fleet that the Huis te Hemert, Pieter van Bremen’s ship, sailed in. This would mean that two men named Pieter Boij(en)s arrived in the same fleet.

Secondly, the life of Pieter’s father, Joen Pieter Boijens turns out to be vastly more interesting than we ever thought. Not only does he marry twice more when Pieter’s mother dies, but he loses both those wives while away on Dutch East India Company journeys or duties. Over his lifetime he sails from the Netherlands to Batavia at least three times, and once from Batavia to the Cape and back, and then dies in Batavia, shown below. In the process, he spends first 3½ and then, much later, five years at the Cape. He eventually dies in Batavia, leaving his estate to his son Pieter at the Cape of Good Hope, who apears to be his only surviving child.

While stationed at Batavia, he serves on at least two more ships, and we have no idea where they sail, because those logs have disappeared. One should remember that, for a long time, the Dutch had sole rights to trading with Japan. They were allowed to use the tiny island of Deshima in the bay of Nagasaki. It would be interesting to trace the movements of the three “missing” ships in books other than the missing logs, for example the Daghregisters. Who knows, perhaps Joen sails to Nagasaki Bay on one of the seasonal trips. The Dutch would dominate the trade with Japan for 218 years.

The whole story of Joen Pieter Boijens may now be read on the Genealogy web for the Family Booyens of South Africa.

— Harry Booyens

Apartheid, or Bloodlust of the Racist “Savage”?


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— On 24 February 2017 I posted an article under the title The Real Face of South Africa. In it, I referred to the Howarth family of Dullstroom who were tortured and shot by their attackers. Sue Howarth, a British citizen, died as a result. As one might imagine, this raised some interest in Britain, where they are slowly coming out of their liberal coma; at least enough to have voted for Brexit. Perhaps that is an indication that they are getting their general socio-political brains back, which had certainly deserted them for some decades. Perhaps these events make it clear to Britons what “foreigners” are capable of.


Three of five men arrested in connection with the attack, torture and murder of the Howarths appeared in Court earlier this week. Given that this is but one of 30 farm attacks in February 2017, the police have some way to go. Of course, this would be the same government body that refuses to make public the statistics of farms attacks in South Africa. The lack of faith on the part of the farmers will therefore be understood. After all, this is the same goverment that disarmed them so that they could more easly be tortured and killed; all because they are white. Perhaps Americans who view their Second Amendment as a problem should take note.

Blaming Apartheid

The question this author has, is why it is that Black South Africans immediately try to haul out apartheid policies of more than a quarter century ago to try and defend these torture murders? Let me make this clear: The average age at which a woman first gives birth in South Africa is 22.5. If that woman was an innocent ten-year-old when Mandela walked out of his cozy Victor Verster “jail” with its personal pool and its dedicated personal White Afrikaner cook—read it in his own hand in his book—, then she had her first child in 2002 when his ANC government passed the racist discriminatory Black Economic Empowerment laws. That child is now 15 years old  and, having lived with 5 years of indoctrination by that post-apartheid and entitlement-addled mother, he is now ready to take to the streets and burn the country down. It is therefore actually that child’s GRANDparents who managed living with apartheid. I am pretty sure they would not approve of what is now happening in that country. I’m also sure they would not blame apartheid; they would blame the quarter-century old government that has all the power to do something about this nightmare, but has instead elected to disarm these farmers.

And the young accused?

Now return to that image above and estimate the age of the accused on the left. He looks as though he is in his early twenties. He was likely not even born yet when apartheid was written out of the statute books in 1990. How on Earth can his actions be attributed to apartheid? One might as well attribute Global Warming to that policy, and given its predeliction for blaming its own mistakes on apartheid, I am sure the African National Congress in fact does think that changes in climate are due to the policy from a quarter century ago.

It is ironic indeed that left-leaning Americans would attribute this kind of incitement to Donald Trump, when they have but to read these posts to see what it actually looks like when Western Christians are tortured and murdered due to a Government that targets and threatens them, and a president who actually REALLY DOES sing about killing white people. How can folks be surprised when ANC supporters then DO go out and torture and kill farmers?

So, is it Apartheid, or is it just the savage bloodlust?

Amnesty International

It is reported that a British friend of the Howarth family plans to plead the case of South African farmers with Amnesty International, an organization that is habitually quiet when Caucasian South African Christians are the suffering party.

AmaCover2Amnesty International is part of the Western Liberal Hegemon that has decided to pay for its own guilty conscience with the lives of the white South African farmers. These Liberals are merely impatient for all white South Africans to die out so they don’t get sidetracked from their myopic view of the world in which we live; a world in which they believe only white people do evil. In South Africa we have lived under the yoke of that collective warped  Liberal Guilt Psychosis ever since the London Missionary Society arrived in 1800. It is the reason for the country having the borders it has; it is the reason for the country having the problems it has; it is one of the embodiments of the evil that stalks the West as a whole. These are people who believed in the warped concept of “The Noble Savage”. Most never met a “savage”. If found guilty—I still believe in “innocent until proven guilty”— that would be the “Savage Nobility” in the picture above.

As a nation, the Caucasian Christian Afrikaner has suffered this warped philosophy and the role of Whipping Boy for the sins of the West ever since the end of the first decade of the 1800s. It is ever so useful to liberal people in the West to have such a whipping boy available, suitably far enough away from their own backyards.

For those too liberal and “enlightened” to know the meaning of the term, Google “Whipping Boy“. Remember to put it in quotes. Unlike the real whipping boys, we have never experienced an upside to the role.

Read it all in AmaBhulu.

Harry Booyens