Who stole the Land?: The Great Trek- Part 1


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— 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

Who Stole the Land? – Status Check


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— 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



Dan Happel and Four Afrikaners

Two Sundays

— On 1 March 2020, Dan Happel, host of Connecting the Dots, had me as guest on his show. On this, the first of two shows, we were joined by Brendi Wells, the South African-born wife of John Wells. John operates a show in the USA called Caravan to Midnight. Our further South African-based guest was Hendrik de Ryke who keeps us apprised of the situation on the ground in South Africa. A recording of our show is HERE. Since I shared the effort with others, I should confirm that, as always, I speak for myself and no other individual and I make up my own mind about any matter based on proper evidence.

I was 40 minutes late for the show, which, at my request, had been opened with a YouTube clip of Bobby Kennedy addressing a liberal NUSAS student audience in 1966 in Cape Town. This speech of his would start 54 years of misunderstandings about the reality in South Africa and wrongly extrapolated parallels with the situation that pertained in the USA in 1966.

We discussed various matters related to South Africa, alternating between Brendi, Hendrik, and myself to answer questions posed by Dan. I arrived too late to put the matter of slavery in context. I did explain to Dan afterward that there were indeed slaves in South Africa in the early days, but none of them were indigenous South African people.

The guest for the show after ours could not make it, and so I volunteered to remain on the air for ANOTHER HOUR, as I had come late.

The Second Show

A week later, on 8 March, we did the second of the two planned shows. On this occasion we were joined by Jason Bartlett, who, as folks will know, is walking from Austin, Texas to Washington DC in the hope of making the deplorable situation of the farmers in South Africa clear to President Trump. I have reported on this BEFORE.

This particular show is recorded HERE.

My Thanks

My thanks go to Dan Happel. I do not believe he would mind me copying here a line from his latest e-mail to me.

I will stand with you, my friend, as a watchman on the wall.

My response was, Don’t look now, but you have just explained why, when all is said and done, my faith is in Americans.

Dan grew up in the Dutch Reformed Church in the USA. Of course, the Dutch Reformed Church is the major church of Afrikaners.

Harry Booyens

Pompeo speaks; Marx sits …and sits


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About Marx and Marxists

— I had some hope several months ago when Lana Marx was finally formally installed in her job as US Ambassador to South Africa. Since then, unfortunately, she has done her level best to ingratiate herself with the ex-terrorist ruling party in South Africa, Nelson Mandela’s Marxist African National Congress. This would be the same government that attacks white people day in and day out based on their skin colour. It has been threatening to simply take the property of white people without compensation. In fact, South Africa’s current president, Cyril Ramaphosa, got his job by promising the ANC kingmaker, Ace Magashule, that he would steal the property of white people.

Just yesterday, Bernie Sanders, the leading contender for the role as Democrat Party nominee for President of the USA, equated himself to that very Nelson Mandela who created this situation. Perhaps Americans who happen to have a white skin colour should take note and carefully contemplate their future…. just saying.

Pompeo Speaks

Into this picture, yesterday, stepped Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State of the United States. Just to be clear here, as Head of the US State Department, Mike Pompeo is Marx’s boss. In an address in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, he stated, …

Centralised planning hasn’t worked – look at the failed socialist experiments of years past in Zimbabwe, in Tanzania and right here in Ethiopia. Even now, as we stand here today, South Africa is debating an amendment to permit the expropriation of private property without compensation. That would be disastrous for that economy and most importantly for the South African people.

“Socialist schemes haven’t economically liberated this continent’s poorest people. But we all – everyone in this room – know the right way forward. Basic strong rule of law, respect for property rights, regulation that encourages investment. You need to get the basic laws right so that investors can come and invest their capital

“Who knew, and when did they know it”

Folks in South Africa have drawn up a petition to have Marx removed as ambassador for her ill-considered kow-towing to these Marxists. She has been a phenomenal disappointment to thinking people in South Africa. This is particularly true after President Trump announced around two years ago that Mike Pompeo would investigate what is happening in South Africa.

Pompeo may want to consider cleaning out that entire embassy contingent and replacing them with people who implement President Trump’s policies. Surely the “Impeachment Debacle” has shown thinking people just exactly how ingrained Anti-Trump individuals have become in the State Department and they have attempted to undermine the President.

Surely it can be understood that, if an entire embassy staff just sat there and shut up for decades while the horror in South Africa developed, then they are part of the problem. I hold them at least in part accountable for the deaths of South African farmers on their watch.

It is time to ask the infamous American question,

Who knew, and when did they know it.

— Harry Booyens

Walking to President Trump


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Jason Bartlett is a proper young Christian South African with a big goal. He is walking from Austin, Texas, the capital of the Lone Star State, to Washington DC. He is doing this in the hope that President Trump will grant him an audience. At between 1,500 and 1,600 miles, that is pretty much halfway across the United States.

I should mention that he comes from a part of South Africa that looks so much like Western and Southwestern Texas that it makes one’s heart ache. He would know all about doing steak on mesquite and on its more flavorful South African equivalent, sweet thorn. And yes, the Germans imported mesquite into Namibia and it spread into the West of South Africa.

Like myself, Jason is desperately concerned for his people in South Africa, disgusted at what the ANC has turned his country into, and dismayed at the fact that folks in South Africa are just simply sitting there, apparently paralyzed with fear.

No Leadership

The awful truth is that there is at present no leader of civilized men in South Africa. Those who do have the ability will not lead. Those who would lead have no ability. There certainly is no one worth a mention in parliament; they are part of the problem, not part of the solution. So far, most determination and leadership has been shown by musicians, which I wrote about before. It would seem from afar that fear is paralyzing people.

The Death of Civilization

Non-South Africans need to understand that South Africa is run by groups who, in the past, burnt to death those who disagreed with them. It has become a country where one gets sentenced to three years in jail for using the equivalent of the N-word. It is a country where politicians now have their opponents murdered. It is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ and Bernie Sanders’ dream: the supposed Rainbow Nation. Dare I point out that the rainbow hath no color white?

The present mess was predictable, as will be clear from my book on the subject, AmaBhulu. Political party leaders like Julius Malema now dance on stage singing “Kill the farmers”…. (and you do not need to translate anything to see what he is doing in that clip). You are witnessing the death of civilization. To Americans I say, “They are destroying your closest cousins on Earth”.

Some still Care

The lack of action in South Africa puts a massive burden on the few outside the country who care, and Jason, it would seem, is one of them. I trust he will reach DC and I trust President Trump will exhibit the depth of character to hear the young man or at least receive his message.

Helping Jason

My appeal to Christian Americans is to help and support the young man. If folks operating Conservative Talk Radio could give him air time it would be wonderful. If churches along the way could take note, it would help so much.

Of course, President Trump could always actually DO WHAT HE PROMISED on 22 August 2018, which is to investigate the phenomenon of Farm Murders and the Government Theft of White-owned property in South Africa, as promoted by SA president Cyril Ramaphosa. The US Left went hysterical at the time of the President’s tweet, as did the ANC government of South Africa. That should tell decent Americans absolutely everything they need to know. It was a 100% sure sign that the President had hit the right button.

Mooi Loop (Go thee well), Jason.

—Harry Booyens

America, see your future!


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Talking to America

—Today, I was one of two guests of Dan Happel and his producer, Randy “Thumper” Wilson, on Dan’s show, Connecting the Dots. Our other guest, Hendrik, joined us from South Africa via Zoom. The show was pre-recorded yesterday and livestreamed today. The matter of South Africa and some of its bearing on the United States was discussed. The two hour show is now available in full in recorded video form and may be seen HERE.

I shared some of the graphics from my series Who stole the Land and from my book AmaBhulu, along with various more recent video clips.

Dan, Randy and I have all met personally and I can testify that the two American gentleman are of the character of those who fought and won WWII. Such men still do exist today in the United States, despite what TV is telling you. Just as that media is lying to Americans about South Africans,  that media is lying to South Africans about Americans. And these men are listening and taking note of what is happening in South Africa, despite the best efforts of CNN and the like trying to tell them South Africa is a heavenly rainbow nation of great delight and bliss.

ERRATA: Yes, I know, I said “Johannesburg” when I very obviously should have said “Durban” for the bomb map. I also said “1983” when I should have said “1993″ for the St James Church Massacre on 25 July 1993 in Cape Town. What can I say? It is tough keeping one’s dates, numbers, names, etc together under pressure “on the fly”.

Harry Booyens

The Long March to Hell


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Waiting for Mao

—A rational person is not always sure whether to laugh in amusement, cry in dismay, or scream in horror when dealing with events in South Africa. After a while, one just becomes numb. No outrage is ever too great in that tortured country. They keep trying to up the ante in that domain. After all, it is the place where an elected representative wanted a national research laboratory to find out what is the cause of the lightning. One is not even sure where to begin to comment on that.

Somehow, it was not the litany of idiocies besetting the place that drew my attention, nor the business failures of the national air carrier or electricity utility, the rampant corruption of the government, the extreme excesses of those in power, or the overall general failure of the place as a country under the sway of an ANC “government”, listed as Terrorist Organization by the Reagan Administration. Instead, it was the trinket farm called the Long March to Freedom that I could not dispel from my mind. They’re supersized trinkets, but trinkets nonetheless, and I see no freedom at the end of the so-called “march”.

One wonders why the government thought it intelligent to spread a collection of contrived figures from “Black Liberation History” at Sterkfontein, the world famous site west of Pretoria that keeps producing prehistoric hominid bones. Then again, I always thought of Fidel Castro as an “early hominid”. Yes, of course he is there in the “parade” of characters (see above); how else? He’s walking right in front  behind Mandela, who is just out of view in this temporary display in Cape Town. I’m just waiting for Chairman Mao.  If their criterion is—as it appears to be—individuals who orchestrated the killing of white people, then we should rationally expect to see Stalin and Hitler there. Err…that is, unless the mass murderers have to be black to qualify.

The following photos are © National Heritage Monument / National Heritage Non-Profit Company.

Harry the Beachcomber

Before anyone on the Left mouths off ignorantly about the above, they should note that the earliest character represented is my own Ancestral Khoi uncle, Autshumao (left), who has somehow grown an extra “t” before the “o” on the trinket farm. He was better known as Herry die Strandloper (Harry the Beachcomber). He was the uncle of my direct ancestor Krotoa, who became interpreter for Commander Jan van Riebeeck. His small Goringhaikona clan had no cattle and they lived from what they could gather off the rocks, hence their name, Beachcombers. They neither grew anything, nor fished anything. They just hung around.

So, let’s be honest here: My ancestral uncle was NOT an upstanding example of the Khoi people of the day. There were several more impressive representatives of the Khoi around. He was just the first to meet European visitors. Mostly, he was just a nuisance, not only to the Dutch but also to his fellow Khoi. I suspect he is there because he killed a young Dutch cattleherd.

Imagine my surprise upon reading on the website of the trinket farm that the Goringhaikona were now somehow elevated to having been “a KhoiKhoi people of the Table Bay region who had abandoned grazing in favour of trade.”

Wow! That is in the same spirit as saying the Apache under Geronimo were in the lead metal trade in the American Southwest. If I were to report the truth on what his people did to get tobacco and oven soot from the sailors, there would be a lot of red faces around and I’d be called Politically Incorrect and insensitive. Heaven forbid! Then again, I’m talking about my own ancestral uncle and others without those particular credentials should rather stay silent.

I should also point out that Johann Moolman, who created the particular figure, could not have done extensive homework on the Khoi people, otherwise he would have realized that the hair is completely too dense for the person to be Khoi. The mustache is another extremely unlikely oddity. It is also not clear whether the sculptor added the dried sheep entrails that the Khoi typically wore as adornment.


Naturally, they have Shaka (left), bloodthirsty founder-King of the amaZulu. Rather than expound on him, I refer the reader to my earlier exposé on the Mfecane, Twenty years of Hell on Earth, which is laid directly at his door. Read it and shudder to the core of your soul. He, as a single individual, will destroy your faith in Mankind. I have a lot of respect for the amaZulu people, one of the most cohesive, organized, and honorable nations on earth, famous for their warrior culture; but their founder was an utter monster.

Why he is here is a little unclear. To my knowledge he was not responsible for the killing of any White folks. So what “freedom” exactly did he create? The amaHlubi and amaNgwane may have something to say about that.

And then there is Mzilikazi

He is treated in the same article about the Mfecane. It is a little difficult to understand what he is doing in the parade at all. Oh wait, he killed a few White people; that makes him “hero” to these creatures. The fact that he wiped out many thousands of Black people with his bloodthirsty massacres, burning them alive, seems not to matter. He turned entire nations into cannibals. He took his people to Zimbabwe in the end.

I’m really struggling to understand in what conceivable way he is a hero in the supposed “March to Freedom”. I also do not know why sculptor Mike Mawdsley has him wearing a bandolier. His people never used guns in South Africa; they used Zulu style spears. He might just as well be shown  flying a A-10  Warthog.

What on earth are the organizers thinking? Between Shaka and Mzilikazi, they denuded Central South Africa of people and completely wiped out several nations. They chased the Ba’Tswana into today’s Botswana, the Ba’Sotho into the Drakensberg Mountains and the Ba’Pedi to the Soutpansberg Mountains. Then again, the truth has never stopped people like this. Why should it? The international media indulges them on every outrage, just as they indulge every lie about President Donald Trump and protect the perpetrators of the lie.

Who’s missing?

I wonder if they are going to show Chief Matiwane, who was killed by Dingane, Shaka’s despotic half-brother who personally shipped Shaka to the Hereafter. If they don’t, Matiwane’s amaNgwane people in the interior of Natal may get a little restless. After all, he did fight the British in 1828 in one skirmish. And then there is Mpangazitha of the amaHlubi, who was killed in battle by Matiwane at the southwestern end of Lesotho. And then there is Sebetwane, David Livingstone’s friend and a Sotho chief who was actually a slave trader, as Livingstone eventually discovered. YES, you heard that right.  Oh wait, Mpangazitha did not kill any whites; how silly can I be. So he likely does not qualify. Sebetwane at least fought the half-Khoi people at Dithakong near Kuruman. So, he may very well make the list, even though he ended up in Zambia with his people, who were renamed the Makalolo.

And… where on earth is King Ngqika of the amaRharhabe? His sons Sandile and Maqoma are there. Has he been left out because he and the white people fought together as allies against the other amaXhosa in the first two frontier wars? See(?)… when people do stuff like this, one has to ask pointed questions.

The website DOES say that they have only 100 of 400 figures completed. So let us wait and see. This could get more interesting as they twist themselves into ever more of a propaganda pretzel.

The Long March to Hell

Is the message clear yet, or do I need to carry on? After all, they do say the “march to freedom” took “350 years”, obviously referring to the arrival of white people in 1652. So it is brazenly anti-white, containing only those white individuals who consigned their own to hell and sped them on their way there. That would include various white Communists, such as Joe Slovo, Ruth First and Bram Fischer. Folks have those creatures in the United States and Europe as well. You know them; … of course you do. If you don’t, then check your universities and media. You’ll find them in the woodwork.

For a REAL March to Freedom, see THIS. The trinket farm is in fact a monument to the Long March to Hell, a stationary bronze account of how one turns an advanced country with one of the major economies of the world, an Ally in WWI, WW2 and Korea, into an African Basket Case and International Ground Zero for Farm Murders in just 25 years. After all, it is the place to study to understand How The West Ends.

—Harry Booyens

Commander-in-Chief: Trump vs. Obama


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Stones & Dust: All that is left of the hideout of al-Baghdadi near Barisha. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the depraved  leader of ISIS, was killed in an American military operation on 26-27 October 2019 outside Barisha, close to the Turkish border, and a considerable distance from any area previously occupied by ISIS. He was chased to his death by the Belgian Malinois, Conan. It is fitting that the last thing this murderous extremist saw or heard was a dog coming for him, considering that contact with dogs is proscribed as “impure” in his Faith.

Having previously written an article in which I presented the Situation Room picture of (former) President Obama and his people during the Raid on Bin Laden on 2 May 2011, I felt it would only be appropriate to do the same for the above raid. However, upon putting the two pictures next to each other, the profound differences struck me immediately. It seemed to me they were worth sharing.

The Raid on Bin Laden : Operation Neptune Spear

First, we consider the Raid on Bin Laden outside Abbottabad in Pakistan, the town founded by and named for James Abbott. He was a British army Officer and later Colonial Administrator in what was then British “India”. (Please do read up about him; a very interesting eccentric). The image below shows the Situation Room on the night of the raid.

The Raid on al-Baghdadi: Operation Kayla Mueller

This raid was named for the young American woman volunteer who was murdered by  al-Baghdadi’s ISIS after being abducted while helping Doctors without Borders. That already tells one something. For example, I have no idea what Neptune’s spear has to do with Bin Laden. I know exactly what Kayla Mueller has to do with al-Baghdadi.

Comparing the pictures

A. The Bin Laden Raid

In the 2011 picture, there are at least seventeen people huddled in this room, one being the photographer, and three with just portions of clothes or tops of heads showing. We can list the identifiable people follows: On the far left is Joe Biden, then Vice-President of the United States, and the man who advised that the mission should NOT be undertaken because it could end like Jimmy Carter’s abortive mission in the desert of Iran on 24 April 1980. I lived in New York at the time and I well remember my best friend in life, an American, in tears. Israel, South Africa and Germany had all successfully undertaken similarly logistically complex raids in the recent past, and the most powerful nation on Earth had failed, forced to leave its dead in the desert next to the burnt out hulks of its aircraft.

The man in the sweater, hunkered down in a low chair in the left corner was then leader of the most powerful nation in the world; the man who had approved the mission to go ahead after much agonizing, President Barack Obama. He was no doubt, in line with his stated doctrine, “Leading from Behind”.

The man apparently in command in the room is in the chair at the head of the table, Brigadier General Marshall B. “Brad” Webb, USAF, Assistant Commanding General, Joint Special Operations Command. As befits a man with his responsibilities, he is focused on his workstation and is NOT—repeat NOT—checking his Facebook account. To his left and the viewer’s right sits Denis McDonough, Deputy National Security Advisor. So, the deputy is at the table, and not the actual National Security Advisor to the President, who is Tom Donilon, in blue shirt, standing behind the aforesaid Brig. General Webb.

Next to McDonough sits Hillary Clinton, then Secretary of State, clearly so stressed out that she is pulling a fold into the skin of her face. And she’s the one who had commercials about the nation wanting HER to take the much dreaded call on the red Doomsday Phone? The White House had to pixelize the Classified picture in front of her. Somehow she just always seems to have security issues.

Nearest the camera is Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, a man who has always commanded respect from all sides of the US political spectrum. Standing to the right of Donilon is Admiral Mike Mullen, USN, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the most senior professional military man in the room. Standing on Donilon’s left is Bill Daley, White House Chief of Staff. Behind Daley is Tony Blinken, National Security Advisor to the Vice President, trying to look over Daley’s shoulder. The lady at the back, stretching to see past Blinken’s elbow, set off a veritable firestorm of investigations back in 2011, because she was unidentified at the time. It eventually turned out that she is Audrey Tomason, Director for Counter-Terrorism. Unlike most people in that room, and specifically the two men in front of her or Hillary, she actually had at least a nominal reason to be there.

The last two men on the far right in the 2011 picture are John Brennan, Obama’s appointed Homeland Security Advisor (later Obama’s CIA Chief) and James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence. Unlike with Brennan, his role requires approval by the Senate. Both these men are today regarded with extreme suspicion as being part of the “Deep State” cabal that formulated the plot to remove President Trump from Office in what is in effect an attempted coup by the unelected security structure of the Country.

To my mind, the only people who should have been in that room were Obama, Biden, the general, the admiral, Secretary Gates, Donilon, and perhaps Audrey Tomason, though my jury is out on that last addition.

A. The al-Baghdadi Raid

The picture contains evidence of nine people, eight fewer than the Obama picture. Besides the photographer, there appear to be two more arrangements of writing materials, as though individuals are sitting at those positions at the table, but out of view. As for the individuals visible, none are standing, none are stretching to see past someone’s elbow or over anyone’s shoulder. There seems to be no superfluous humans present among them. They are, from left to right, National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien; Vice President Mike Pence; President Trump, clearly in command at the head of the table; Defense Secretary Mark Esper; Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley; and Brig. Gen. Marcus Evans, Deputy Director for Special Operations on the Joint Staff, the man commanding the mission.

Now look in the faces of these men, and compare what you see with the faces of the people in the 2011 raid. I have one simple observation: I see six men with grim determination written in their faces in 2019. If you were a determined enemy of the United States, which of the two pictures would make you think twice before crossing swords with the USA?

Sometimes international politics, like real life, is as simple as this question, and I do not think Obama ever understood any of this. Certainly, Hillary did not. Both of them were visibly less stressed about the loss of the brave men at Benghazi. Oh… and by the way… she did NOT “pick up the red phone” when the men in that embassy desperately called for help. But she had the mental wherewithal to lie about it afterwards and ascribed the Benghazi attack to a silly video.

Is it not amazing what a picture can tell one?

Harry Booyens

A Good Man Speaks Out


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— Alex Newman is an American freelance journalist who is best known for his articles in the New American. He is one of the dismally few Americans who have a working grasp of the realities of South Africa. He has warned for decades about the ANC. Like myself, he sees in the events in South Africa a dire warning for the United States and the entire West. The kind of forces that brought about the collapse of Western Civilization in South Africa are at work in North America and Europe. I have written quite a bit about that, and it is the thesis of my book AmaBhulu.

Newman has published in the past week a new extended video on the subject of South Africa that I believe the whole world needs to see. THIS LINK will take the reader to the video. It addresses essentially the same issue. He quite correctly refers to the Afrikaner as the American’s Closest Cousin on Earth. The parallels are quite uncanny.

As a proven friend of South Africa and a man I have dealt with quite bit, he should be taken seriously. We’ve done joint interviews and have spoken at the same conferences. He is a man to reckon with and to count on. It should be mentioned that it is Alex who contacted me, seeking help for refugee South Africans. His heart is solidly in the right place.

Of course he and I differ on some points, particularly as regards US politics and the characters who populate it, but that is a healthy difference of views between mature people — something that is no longer possible in South Africa.

I think we all know a good man when we meet him, and Alex is every inch that man.

—Harry Booyens

Lana Marks Finally Approved as US ambassador to SA


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— Lana Marks, whose nomination I addressed on 21 November 2018, around ten months ago, was finally approved as the United States Ambassador to South Africa yesterday, 26 September 2019. I have no idea why this should have taken so long. Perhaps the House of Representatives is too busy trying to assail the US president, and the Senate too busy defending, to actually do any real work. Perhaps Americans should think on these things. If the US Democrats had spent as much time on the USSR as it has spent on attacking President Trump over the past three years, that Communist Empire may well have fallen in the 1970s, so to speak.

This means we now have (1) a USA Ambassador in Pretoria, and (2) a  National Security Advisor in Washington who can both speak Afrikaans. Marks can speak isiXhosa, so she knows darn well that “Bulala amaBhulu” means “Kill the Whites”. She cannot pretend not to. Both have actual experience of South Africa, which is more than can be said for any of their predecessors.

Most of the world thinks that all is perfect in South Africa, because the anguish of non-Black folks is being buried, at least in part by themselves. I know it is not in the character of the folks, but the time has come to “Scream your bloody heads off“. It is time to be in the street in front of the US Embassy in Pretoria with placards and much shouting and screaming. Unfortunately, that is what gets US attention. Just talking sensibly will not work.

This is the moment in which FW de Klerk can do the one thing that might redeem him in the eyes of his own people. He could meet with both these individuals and tell them that the entire New South Africa experiment was a terrible disaster. He can ask for their help in fixing the disgusting mess he precipitated on the lives of those who put their faith in him back in 1990. That is the least he could do before he sheds this mortal coil. He could follow that up by handing his Nobel Prize back to Norwegian King Harald V in the presence of the World Media. If he does not act, he will go to his grave marinated in the undying hatred of his own people and his name will live in infamy. But, I’m not holding my breath.

Non-black South Africans desperately need a leader of character at this time.

— Harry Booyens