When police killed 34 black miners and wounded 78 on August 16, 2012, the West belatedly realized something was wrong in South Africa. Unfortunately, the murder and torture deaths of some 3,000 white farmers had not made the news. A nightmare is rapidly unfolding in that country and the United States will inevitably be drawn into it. AmaBhulu, is aimed specifically at providing Americans the necessary background.
AmaBhulu—the white men—is a 400,000-word formal history of South Africa in 30 chapters. One third of the work comprises extended vignettes written in the present tense to create immediacy. These follow a selection of the author’s ancestral family lines through that history from their origins in 17th century New York, Europe, Indonesia and Africa—all ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances—indigenes, slaves, frontiersmen and fighter pilots. They are variously banned to tropical islands, thrown in dungeons and killed with poisoned arrows. Their families are massacred and impaled by despotic black kings. Their relatives die in huge numbers in British concentration camps. Their friends are enslaved by the Moors. Some go in search of the legendary land of Monomotapa. Yet others rescue shipwrecked 18th Century Americans. Some fight in the skies over Europe. From the 1950s the author himself witnesses the catastrophe in the making that is South Africa.
As an Afrikaner, the author’s family ancestors at the Cape of Good Hope include Eva Krotoa, indigenous Hottentot interpreter to the first commander in 1652, as well as Angela, a slave in the commander’s household. The immigrant founding father of the Afrikaner nation in 1657 is an ancestor. The author’s DNA, a 360-year bloodline in the country, his direct personal exposure to the everyday realities of the country, and his professional background in research and evidentiary fact position him well as author of a work of this nature and scope.
AmaBhulu is not just another book about Afrikaners by a journalist, politician, sociologist or history professor; it is the history of Africa’s White Tribe as experienced by 12 generations of real Afrikaners themselves—men and women who had hopes and dreams and families, and who had to make their way through the painful history of one of the most unique and misunderstood places on Earth.
The work opens in 1652 with young Eva on the Cape beach. It closes with the author taking the oath of loyalty to the British Queen—the country of his father lost to him forever. The work comprises several hundred photos and graphics, with extensive evidentiary notes and references for the quite understandably incredulous.
Many in the country still want to make it work. But that will take a radical change in the government from the top to the bottom; change that could never happen without firm international pressure. It will also require honest introspection on the part of the Western Media in respect of its reporting on South Africa over a period of at least six decades; reporting so intensely and consistently slanted that it has exposed a Western Christian nation to genocide.
For some grasp of the degree of depth to which the author has researched the materials of this work, the reader is referred to Cliffwood Fogge, the literary home of this work. The works available for download from that site collectively form the basis of much of the first three chapters of the present work.
1. [Up to 1652] The Beginning
… in which our indigenous ancestor “Eva” Krotoa watches from the beach at the Cape of Good Hope as Dutch ships approach on 6 April 1652. We follow our key American, European and slave ancestors from their roots in the 1600s New York, Holland, Denmark, Germany, France and Indonesia before they settle at the Cape.
2. [1652-1687] The Cape of Good Hope
… in which Eva is taken into the household of Commander Jan van Riebeeck and a slave ancestor becomes nursemaid to the family. The first permanent settler at the Cape arrives from the Bishopric of Cologne and we meet little Ariaentje Sterrevelt in New York. In France, our ancestors are hounded by Louis XIV.
3. [1687-1713] Religious Persecution
… in which our French ancestors flee their farms to Geneva and thence to Holland. Ariaentje’s family leaves New York and she resurfaces as an orphan at the Cape. The San, armed with poisoned arrows, attack the settlers. An ancestral brother names the new nation. Fifty years after the founding, we meet black people for the first time 600 miles east of the Cape.
4. [1714-1795] The Wild East
… in which the eastern frontier is settled and hostilities increase with the San Bushmen to the north. After 130 years, the first war occurs with Black people on the Eastern Frontier. We learn the role of the Cape of Good Hope in the American War of Independence. Just as rebellion breaks out against Dutch authority, the British invade and take the settlement.
5. [1795-1800] The Second America
… in which the Royal Navy describes the Cape as a “Second America”. The British Governor raises a Khoekhoe army to intimidate the white frontiersmen. Our ancestral family helps shipwrecked Americans reach the Cape. The British mismanage the Cape Colony, losing almost half of it to invasion—a vision of an alternative America that stayed British.
6. [1800-1806] A Culture of Guilt
… in which the London Missionary Society influences the British Government against the governor and the frontiersmen. The murder of an ancestor by the Khoekhoe under the protection of a hated Magistrate reveals to the British the extent of their folly. It is too late. The Treaty of Amiens returns the Cape to the Dutch and the Frontier erupts again.
7. [1806-1818] The amaBhulu
… in which the British return and install an American Loyalist magistrate. When the Dutch trade the Cape to the British, our ancestors become powerless British subjects. British racist intimidation leads to the death of an ancestral brother. A bloodless effort to avenge this ends in a botched public hanging of ancestral relatives and 150 years of national bitterness.
8. [1818-1834] The British Settlers
… in which the Fifth Frontier War erupts under “witchdoctor” Nxele. Based on an American captain’s report to President Madison, British settlers are placed on the frontier as a buffer. British military men are among the ancestors who arrive. The United States starts resettling its freed slaves in Liberia, bought for 18 guns and four barrels each of rum and gunpowder.
9. [1834-1836] The Third Abandonment
… in which the amaXhosa invade the Cape in the Sixth Frontier War just as the British slaves are freed. The invasion is beaten back jointly by the British and Afrikaners. The London Missionary Society convinces the British Government that the Settlers, the Afrikaners and the Governor are to blame for the war. The ruined frontiersmen prepare to leave the Colony.
10. [1836-1837] The Great Trek
… in which an ancestral brother-in-law leads the vanguard of the Great Trek. Five thousand Matabele warriors attack a small band of Trekkers. In retaliation, the Matabele capital is attacked and the resident American missionaries leave with the Trekkers. Another brother-in-law leads the main Trek to subtropical Natal to barter unpopulated land from the Zulu King.
11. [1837-1838] Descent into Nightmare
… in which a contract is concluded with the Zulu King. After signing, he has the trek leader and 99 of his men killed and impaled due to machinations by a British pseudo-missionary. The Zulu army massacres the unsuspecting Trekker women and children. Attempts to punish the Zulu fail and the British are literally driven into the sea. The Great Trek is at its lowest ebb.
12. [1838-1840] The Covenant
… in which the Trekkers make a covenant with God in anticipation of battle for Natal. We follow the epic Battle of Blood River blow for blow. Widely regarded as Divine Intervention, the battle sees only three Trekker flesh wounds, while 3,000 Zulu lie dead. Perversely, on the very same day the British Army arrives in Natal to take the new country from the Trekkers.
13. [1840-1862] The Pharaoh steals Canaan
… in which machinations by the London Missionary Society (LMS) leads to a battle between Trekkers and the Brits, and Britain annexes Natal. A new war between the amaXhosa and the British on the Cape Frontier finally reveals the seditious nature of the London Missionary Society. Ultimately Britain grants the Afrikaner Trekkers independence in the interior of what is now South Africa.
14. [1863-1883] Greed and Imperialism
… in which diamonds are discovered in the interior. Britain moves to annex territory to own the diamond fields. Cecil John Rhodes arrives to become diamond magnate and politician. Britain annexes the Transvaal Republic and invades Zululand to defeat the Zulu. The Afrikaners go to war against the British and defeat them repeatedly in battle to regain their freedom.
15. [1883-1899] The European Rape of Africa
… in which European leaders callously divide Africa among themselves to create the borders we see today. Gold is discovered in the Transvaal Afrikaner Republic. Rhodes invades the Matabele country north of Transvaal to create Rhodesia and then fails with an invasion of the Transvaal Republic. Britain forces war on the Afrikaner Republics to get the gold. Mark Twain reports.
16. [1899-1900] The last Gentleman’s War
… in which the British Army is resoundingly defeated on all three fronts of the war. Panicked, Britain calls on its entire Empire, sending more than 400,000 men to fight 40,000 farmers. The weight of numbers eventually tells and the two Boer capitals fall. Our ancestral families fight on both sides of the war, in some cases brother against brother. Americans arrive to help the Afrikaners.
17. [1900-1902] Total War
… in which the Boer forces turn to guerrilla warfare. The British burn the Boer Republics to the ground, destroying farmsteads and killing livestock. 28,000 women and children die in British Concentration Camps. Afrikaners in the Cape rebel and are eventually caught and executed. Peace is agreed and the British become the Imperial masters of the white Afrikaner yet again.
18. [1902-1919] Under the Spider Flag
… in which Boer War General Louis Botha becomes the first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa. When the First World War breaks out, some Boer War generals rebel against the British. Botha puts down the rebellion and takes Namibia from the Germans. Family members die in the Battle of the Somme. The African National Congress is created.
19. [1920-1949] War and Poverty
… in which the Soviets take an interest in South Africa. The author’s family is destituted by the Great Depression and his father-in-law fights the air aces of the German Luftwaffe in World War II. The National Party is voted into power and Nelson Mandela joins the executive of the ANC. All the political chess pieces are in position even before the author is born.
20. [1950-1960] Uhuru! Nowhere else to go
… in which South Africa supports the US in Korea. European flight from Empire leads to immense horror in Africa as part of Uhuru, turning to cannibalism in places. The author is born into a world in which his destiny is already sealed beyond his control. Events at Cato Manor and Sharpeville inflame tensions. Kenya, the Congo and Angola erupt.
21. [1961-1973] Alone
… in which South Africa opts for independence. Homelands are declared for different black nations. Black Nationalist movements are banned. Nelson Mandela receives military training in Communist countries. The black Poqo movement kills white children. Mandela and other ANC leaders are tracked down and convicted. Bobby Kennedy visits.
22. [1973-1976] The Soviets are coming!
… in which the ANC declares whites “the enemy”. Portugal abandons its colonies in Africa and supports Communist Black Nationalistic movements. The Soviets are on our doorstep as part of the Brezhnev Doctrine. The US and Black African countries approach South Africa for help in stopping the Soviets in Angola. We follow the 1975 Angolan War blow by blow.
23. [1976-1979] Adapt or die
… in which the consequences of the American debacle in Angola are presented. Riots break out in Soweto and international pressure on South Africa mounts. The country opts for military self-sufficiency and starts developing nuclear weapons. Rhodesia comes apart on the watch of US President Jimmy Carter. Some black homelands become independent.
24. [1979-1986] You should just die!
… in which the author experiences the United States as young Afrikaner. Uhuru descends on the Liberians and their country is bathed in blood despite their black American ancestry. South Africa dismantles socio-economic Apartheid. The ANC turns to open terrorism and the United States Congress overrides a veto by Pres. Reagan in order to place comprehensive sanctions on South Africa.
25. [1987-1989] The War for Africa
… in which the US and South Africa both enter the fray in Angola in response to massive Soviet military support for the Angolan MPLA Government. South Africa completely stymies the Soviets, who withdraw and stop support for Cuba. The Berlin Wall falls and formal talks start with Nelson Mandela. The Mandela homes become the epicenter of a murder campaign.
26. [1989-1996] The end of Apartheid
… in which the Apartheid laws are scrapped and the ANC ends its “armed struggle”. International sanctions are lifted, but the situation worsens dramatically as elections for a New South Africa approach. Black Nationalist movements attack white churches with grenades. A new government is elected and Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as State President.
27. [1997-1998] The Rainbow hath no color white
… in which Mandela withdraws from governing and the government under Mbeki pivots dramatically to assailing white people in several domains. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission attempts a form of cultural healing under Desmond Tutu, but it turns into a mix of farce and outrage. It does serve to expose the horrors around Winnie Mandela.
28. [1998-2000] The Death of the Second America
… in which the vulnerable white farmers die in the most extreme of torture murders while the governing ANC sings “Bulala amaBhulu! Kill the Boers”. It places political officers in the ordinary workplace to exercise Soviet-style total control. Race relations deteriorate. The Arms Deal, which will eventually become an instrument of institutionalized national corruption, is signed.
29. [2000-2007] God help the Rainbow Nation
… in which the ANC supports Mugabe to intimidate white South African farmers. Thousands of South Africans serve as contractors in Iraq. The Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) Act is launched to economically oppress whites, but is revealed as a tool for corruption to benefit the ANC elite. A polygamist Africanist Zulu, Jacob Zuma, is elected as president of the ANC.
30. [2007-2012] When the loerie sings again
… in which the “South African FBI” is shut down after being too successful at investigating ANC Members of Parliament. Zuma and Mbeki clash and Zuma becomes president of the country. One fifth of the white population has fled the country. The UN-accredited Genocide Watch warns of impending genocide.