African National Congress (ANC), Afrikaners, Farm Attacks, Land expropriation without compensation
— On 27 February 2019 I did an interview with Sarah Westall on the subject of what is going on in South Africa. We were let down somewhat by the vagaries of Skype, which always seems to cough and splutter just when a clear transmission is imperative; this despite my high technology equipment.
The interview comes in two parts and was posted yesterday:
Sarah’s webpage on the subject is HERE.
For those who would like to have later history addressed, I’d be entirely happy to continue the discussion. We really only got as far as 1814. I personally believe one of the basic problems in South Africa to be that many people seem to think the history of the country starts in 1948. By the middle of 1990 most of the discriminatory laws on the ground had been repealed. In fact, the period from 1948 to 1990 is no more than about 11% of the history of the country since the Dutch arrived. I submit it is important to understand the other 89% of that history and I’d welcome the opportunity to discuss this…. warts and all.
But here’s the thing, and there is no way to get around it:
- It took 320 years to build the country;
- It took 18 years for the international community to grind it into the ground ;
- It took three years of subsequent political mayhem; and then
- it took the ANC government just 25 years to destroy the results of 320 years’ worth of hard work handed to them on a silver platter.
Along the way we had a stupid and insensitive White government. But it was competent. Now the place has a stupid and insensitive Black government, and it is incompetent.
The thing is, I do not remember White National Party leaders dancing on stage singing “Shoot to kill! Kiss/ll the Black, the Ba’Ntu! P-r-r-r-r pow! pow!“. In fact, I have no evidence that they could dance at all. I do not remember the National Party accusing Black nations of stealing the land of others, even though they DID EXACTLY THAT. I do not remember the National Party accusing Black South Africans of enslaving other South Africans, though the SA Black people DID DO EXACTLY THAT. Yet White South Africans have to hear this “land theft” stuff from a national president whose own people arrived in South Africa at the same time as the Dutch. — go figure!!
So, sure! Let’s talk about it!
— Harry Booyens
Loxie Davie said:
Thanks for the correction, Dr. Booyens!!! As I say….no one cares about “facts” in this day & age!! Too sad!
Loxie Davie said:
Thank you SO MUCH, Dr. Booyens for the interview with Sarah Westall!!! I, like most Americans, had no clue about the true history of South Africa, but when I began to hear of the killing of white farmers, I wanted to find out!!!
The problem in this day & age is that “facts” do not seem to matter & one wonders, “Where is the UN in all of this?!” You were quite right in asserting that we Americans had been handed a sanitized version of Nelson Mandela. I remember vividly, watching on TV as he walked out of prison!
You were quite right in pointing out that white men NEVER owned black men in South Africa, as was the case here in America! It was quite mindblowing for me to learn that the closest inhabitants were 700 miles away when the first Europeans arrived at The Cape in 1652!!! Then, another mindlower, that it took 130 years before the two cultures clashed!!!
Thank you for taking the time to put together a true history of your country!! You SHOULD be getting interviews in the mainstream media, but we all know how “controlled” that is at this time.! 😉
Many here will remember the British production of “Shaka Zulu) some years back. I’m sure your book reveals the true part that uprising played in the Scheme of Things!
I DO hope Sarah will have you back on her program to continue this most needful discussion of what is going on in real time in South Africa. It truly IS most important that we understand the history of how things got to this point!
Foxie Grandma!! 😉
Harry Booyens said:
Thank you for your support.
I do have to correct ONE thing. White men DID own Black men– they owned my ancestor.
My statement was very carefully, word for word, and extremely explicitly, “Never… in the history of South Africa… did any white man from anywhere… I’ll repeat…. any white man from anywhere …. ever enslave any indigenous black man from South Africa... PERIOD!”.
There WERE black slaves from elsewhere in Africa. That is why I have a black woman as ancestor. The first ones arrived at the Cape when the Dutch captured a Portguese slave ship. The point is that Black South Africans were not enslaved by White people. Yet, most Americans believe the Dutch went to South Africa in 1652 to “catch slaves”. That is 100% unadulterated rubbish. In fact, the first commander had specific recorded instructions AGAINST that. But folks do not want to read and and they don’t want to hear facts. They cannot argue with the facts, so they do not want to hear them. They prefer to just scream hate and call for our deaths.