On 29 November 2021 I had a close on three hour livestream video session with Scott Balson on his Loving Life channel. The full show may be seen HERE.
— Harry Booyens
— Scott Balson is the owner of the popular South African-oriented Loving Life Youtube Channel. Today I was a guest on his Livestream and poured out my heart and brain on the subject of the country and the recent events and challenges there. He asked me about my early years, about the Cold War, about supposed Land Theft, on Western Secession, Boerestate, Politicians, and the way forward.
The 2.5 hour show may be seen HERE.
I believe the following points hold going forward:
For this, unity is needed; stop the “kleindorpse verskille” (parochial differences). Basically, cut the crap and the egos! People are dying here! Some unity has now been found after 26 years via Senekal and Brackenfell.
Momentum! Momentum! Momentum! … Remember Senekal!
— Harry Booyens
— The Great Trek is one of the most epic sagas in all of Western History. Today I release Chapter 8: The Great Trek (Part1) [click] in my series Who stole the Land. The series was initiated as my response to the detestable idea of the present Black Racist ANC government of South Africa to steal the legally acquired land of white people because they are white. This chapter covers the period 1836 to late 1837, focusing on the early Trekkers, their arrangements with black chiefs, their proper acquisition of land in what would become the Free State, and their first three clashes with Mzilikazi, the Terror of the Plains. It introduces the main Trekker leaders and records Piet Uys’ dream of a United States in Southern Africa.
I have elected to divide the Great Trek into two parts, the second dealing with events in Natal and across the Vaal River. Americans might well call these folks “Trailblazers” or “Pathfinders”, but is a little different when one tries to do that in Africa and one finds oneself attacked by thousands upon thousands of deadly, disciplined, and highly trained Zulu warriors. An American wagon circle attacked by a few Plains Indian (First Nations) braves on ponies is just simply not the same thing, folks.
The Canadian historian Theal observed that it was those who had lost most and suffered most who were least inclined to return to the comparative safety of the Birtish-run Cape Colony. I believe it takes an American to understand this last statement. Nevertheless, let the record show that some British Settlers also joined in the Great Trek, such as the Liversage family. There were lots of British Settlers who had become “Afrikaners by the heart and English by mouth”, but they were subject to different rules, as was described in Chapter 5.
I suggest folks actually read the references I provide and check things for themselves. I put a massive amount of work into providing those from online sources at places people do not usually look.
Herewith, I start on Chapter 9, which will take several weeks. As always, history is far more fascinating than fiction writers could ever dream up. And, somewhere back there, is the truth that politicians never want to face and can’t afford to hear.
— Harry Booyens
— In March 2018, I made available the first five chapters of my online series, Who Stole the Land?. Since then, I added two extensive chapters focusing on:
Chapter 6: The World of the Black People before the Mfecane: 1816 (added Nov. 2018), and….
Chapter 7: The Mfecane – Twenty years of Hell on Earth: 1816-1836 (added early 2019), describing the horrors suffered by the other Black nations in the wake of the creation of the Zulu nation.
And then I ground to a shuddering halt for a number of reasons, including matters of health in the family, other issues in respect of South Africa, and sheer volume of work in respect of my daily bread. I had no choice but to set this series aside for a while.
I have now returned to the subject, at least in part due to folks having contacted me to inquire as to the rest of the series. In starting on Chapter 8: The Great Trek, I realised that a huge part of what I had just written fits better into Chapter 5, and that a part of the original Chapter 5 fits better with Chapter 8.
I have therefore drastically expanded Chapter 5: The British Cape Frontier before the Great Trek: 1799-1836. (Click Link to read)
I hereby invite the readers of this Blog to return to Chapter 5 and read it again. It has been adapted to take one through a period of considerable upheaval at the Cape Colony between 1799 and 1836. It explains the background to the Great Trek that would ultimately determine the shape of South Africa today. There are certain parallels to South Africa at the present time, in which resentment is starting to reach a boiling point.
Chapter 8 on the Great Trek will pick up exactly where Chapter 5 leaves off to first fetch the story of the Black people by means of chapters 6 and 7. By the end of Chapter 7, in this new arrangement, the reader will be in 1836, both as regards the Black People and as regards the Cape Colony, then governed by Imperial Britain. And then, some weeks from now, I shall set the wheels rolling over the Orange River into the country of bleached human skeletons and cannibals described in Chapter 7.
Enjoy….. or weep, as the case may be. But, remember, history and the truth are often far more outrageous and exciting than fiction. If Hollywood tried to make up the truthful history of the South Africa lived by my ancestors, it simply would not be believed. Then again, since when have people in the Northern Hemisphere believed the history of South Africa? They have always preferred to make it up to suit their narrative.
— Harry Booyens
— On Sunday 26 May 2019 I did an interview with WeThePeopleRadio about the South African Election and what it reveals about the Western Cape. The link to the recording is HERE. Just move the player to 50 minutes and 51 seconds to get to the start of my roughly hour long segment.
I discussed some of the options for the REAL RAINBOW NATION of South Africa, the community of Brown and White people of the Western Cape and Northern Cape who share a common ancestry and who have walked a joint path for some 367 years through history. They were split by several events in history, including the British playing them off against each other and the stupid policy of apartheid, but they obviously have a common future. Since the ANC government denies them a plausible future, they have to start thinking clearly about their joint road ahead as Westerners with a joint culture that transcends skin colour, language, and religion.
I was born in “The Kolonie” and, beyond a host of Dutch, French, Danish and Germans, I count among my ancestors slaves from India, Indonesia and Africa, as well as at least one Khoi ancestor: Eva Krotoa. My DNA confirms my mixed, European, Indonesian, Indian, and African background.
Yet the apartheid system decided I was white and other folks with the same heritage were “Coloured”. This was the real hurt of that system. In South Africa, those distinctions have become transparent and irritating and folks realize the truth lies not in how the skin reflects light, but in where the heart is. It has nothing to do with skin colour, or language, or religion. I feel it is time for all who reject the Africanist Ba’Ntu-only philosophy of the ANC to stand together and realize they have a joint future. They are a nation built over 367 years and are quite distinct from the Ba’Ntu people of South Africa with whom they have practically zero in common.
I well remember Roos, the 4 foot 6 inch little Khoi-San woman who helped my Aunt around the house at Kendrew outside Graaff-Reinet in 1976. I asked her what she thought of the Soweto Riots which were taking place at the time, and her answer with big round eyes was (in Afrikaans):
“Oh my Lord, sir! The k*****s are coming. They are going to kill us all!”
Roos spoke the truth just as most “Coloured” people know that truth today. When the ANC is finished with those who still cling to it, it will spit them out and stomp on them…and their children will curse them. And, they know that only too well.