• Die verlede en die toekoms

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    1. benblixem's Avatar
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      Red nou 'n nasie met pampoene soos die: http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opini.../#.VUiOv_mHOip

      The post-Apartheid miasma to which South Africa succumbed, encouraged by the sway of a beatified presidential mandala, induced a strangely protracted period of national narcissism that saw enthusiastic processes of renewal and repentance. These processes cut far and deep with gut-wrenching scenes of truth and reconciliation helping us to introduce ourselves to each other, many for the first time. This engineered recognition of our collective humanity formed the basis of many a presumption that we have somehow changed, evolved, become different. That we are one. But collectively, the nation overlooked the persistence of the dogmas that nurtured the toxic mythology at the very core of Apartheid. The deeply emotional hub of the segregation policy was precisely what enabled its proponents to give it life among a people who espoused god and goodliness with a fierce and Calvinistic tenacity that enabled other equally rather irrational undertakings such as the Great Trek and a series of battles and invasions that set out to own the land and enforce the submission of the savages that occupied it. The question is whether this has really changed.
      * Disclaimer – the following opinions are not necessarily politically correct.

      The mythology of savagery and some inherent Black proclivity to collective rage and violence has in recent weeks subsisted in thousands of Facebook posts and hashtags that vent an immeasurable hatred of “these people” and their “barbaric” actions. The semantics bespeak identical emotions and the distance between the judgment and the judged remains as vast as it was then – the fear of total onslaught it seems, has never really gone away. It’s been one of the biggest social scams in history though, and this renewed exposure of communal bigotry is making a lot of us very uncomfortable all over again, as we are cast into associated stereotypes of variable whiteness. Everyone who is white should be feeling incensed by the pseudo-outrage and its subtext of hate speech that makes proxy bigots of us all. Even a cursory glance at our social media reveals that these are mostly not even opinions - they are unfettered feelings that are just as savage as the panga-sharpening dance shown on local and international television.

      The injustice, however, feels even worse when you are a white Afrikaner whose proxies are the cringeworthy grey shoe shuffle of a tone-deaf Steve Hofmeyr who strangely passes for a sex symbol while he flabbily stands up for the volk in-between ‘concerts’ in every small dorp in the country. The injustice is even worse when you see again the mythology that typified Apartheid creeping back across the land and the extent to which it has gained, not lost, traction in the unconvincing post-Apartheid trance that has seen whites quietly retreat into the political shadows and gated communities where they can whisper about Blackness without fear.

      Beyond Steve and company the white Afrikaner has some very visible representations that jar with variable pain from the hillbilly-esque rural support for the policy-less Vryheidsfront, led by family cliques, to the somewhat secreted presence in the Democratic Alliance (DA) of chino sporting un-liberal, ex-NP types, where they try to keep the DA’s transferral of leadership within the bounds of symbolism.

      White civil society is limited to anti-crime activities, driving community patrols at night with weapons on their laps and talking about the ‘’grensoorlogdae’’ even if they were never involved or simply too young to have been ‘operational’. They share ‘statistics’ from white genocide websites that have been saying the same thing for the last two decades: the end is nigh, we are all doomed (because we are white).

      The church has stayed pretty much on trend as well. The triage of so-called ‘’Suster Kerke’’ includes at least two of which are still deciding whether Apartheid was unconditionally wrong, never mind if it qualifies as an actual sin. The other one is in a never-ending process of drafting and redrafting post-Belhar or similar declarations while sitting in almost exclusively White ‘’sinodale vergaderings’’ – the solemn gathering place of the doctor dominee that gave its blessing to Apartheid in tidy step with the machinations of the Broederbond and State (yes, with a capital S) – another blurry trinity that typifies the Apartheid architecture.

      And unlike other more ostensibly extremist doctrines, the white Afrikaner church makes few moves outside its congregation. They have missed one massive opportunity after another to make themselves, and the flock, a fundamental part of a new social fabric. And there are very few Black sheep inside the flock as well - despite no formal exclusions there has been little proactive drive to deracialise. The dearth of Black congregants assumes an odious irony given the generic white claim that domestic workers are part of the family.

      A caustic similarity pervades a few other generic refrains that echo through White Afrikaner enclaves in South Africa (and drone on in excruciating sameness in London and Sydney). They go something like this:

      The ANC government should not blame Apartheid for its own perceived failures.

      Truly they do not see that Apartheid was a fundamental process of racial, social engineering that changed the fabric of society – education, opportunities, spatial presence, political rights etc. Sure, British colonialists may have done some groundwork, but Apartheid was the sick brainchild of White Afrikaners, many of whom still do not get what the fuss is all about.

      Racial discrimination was probably wrong but we realised it and the final goal was separate but equal development for ethnic groups.

      A little bit of denialism with your holocaust, anyone?

      Current levels of violence are the result of poor government policies and the violent nature of the liberation struggle – insert repeated references to necklacing here… But the White government and its intelligence and security force structures fomented ‘Black-on-Black’ violence for over a decade. It armed Zulu impis to kill train commuters; mine hostels became mini-military bases from where anti-Apartheid protestors were attacked and often butchered; the Civil Cooperation Bureau and Vlakplaas operatives (sometimes called part of the SADF’s ‘special operations’) employed known criminals to kill ‘enemies of the state’; opponents of White minority rule were assassinated over the world; the Apartheid government built weapons of mass destruction and paid doctors to prepare toxins to kill opponents; tens of thousands of young white men were conscripted and indoctrinated to hate Black people, communists, liberals, and homosexuals, not necessarily in that order. Nothing barbaric about any of that!

      But we did not know, whines the white cry. You did – you knew about Apartheid; you went to the SADF; you sat in secretive Broederbond or Ruiterwag meetings; or maybe you were a real renegade and read the Vrye Weekblad. You helped make the Eugene de Kocks of our world – they were heroes because they killed the ‘enemy’ day after day. After all, without PW Botha’s stroke, and FW de Klerk’s ascension, we might well have just carried right on killing and suppressing Black people until full-scale civil war erupted and all that killing expertise would have come in handy indeed. We would have passed biological weapons around like salt – we would have said we did not know.

      It is not only the former white President or Cabinet or State Security Council members or the SADF and SAP senior officers or Apartheid’s spymasters or thousands of officials or the Broederbond elite or the church leaders who must share the blame for what happened and for our current troubles. Nobody is denying that the ANC, past and present, must also carry blame, but White Afrikaners were in control for many decades. They conceptualised and implemented Apartheid. They simply cannot escape collective responsibility for what is now happening in the country. To date they have tried to escape it entirely, preferring to withdraw from the new South Africa after 1994 and rather complain continuously about almost everything – including the cost of private schools and private medical services and private security. It is almost as though they have tried to privatise Apartheid and it has almost worked, but the associated high-visibility inequity is a call to arms amid a growlingly hungry population sick and tired of nothing changing.

      The fragility of this pseudo Apartheid makes it an obvious target and we must tear it down deliberately and openly before the constructs that keep us hollow men and women endure and devastate our future. We must try again to introduce ourselves to ourselves before the eyes we “dare not meet in dreams" become our own. Defying type, Breyten Breytenbach told his people this a few times and succinctly captures the embedded human dilemma: Mag die bome groen bly/en die sterre wit/en mag daar altyd mense wees/wat mekaar sonder skaamte in die oë kan kyk - /want die lewe is ‘n asem lank/en die sterre op die Anderplek donker. [May the trees remain green/and the stars white/and may there always be people who/can look each other in the eyes without shame-/because life is but a breath/and the stars in the Other Place are dark.]

      To save ourselves from this other place we may need to retrieve our past in all its ugliness, we may need national ceremonies at which we erect and re-erect embodiments of the evils of so many white men and women, many Afrikaners and many not – and their multiple accomplices. We need to more honestly face up to the horror of our own fears, hatreds, and what another Afrikaans poet, Wilma Stockenström, ironically calls our “klein verlede” – our small past – before it is eclipsed by a more defining tragedy that bears testimony to the monsters of suburban racism, and sanctions sustained social segregation without any law being passed. We need to become Afrikaners and Africans as a matter of urgency. DM
    1. Boertjie Phillip's Avatar
      Boertjie Phillip -
      Wat is 'n Volk sonder 'n geskiedenis, en wat is 'n geskiedenis sonder 'n Volk....onder die twee sou daar niks gewees het. Maar ons Boere het 'n roemryke geskiedenis en dit is die hartklop van die wat waarlik in hulle geskiedenis glo.
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      Stof tot nadenke.

      In a matter of 100 years we have deteriorated from a nation of people who – in 1899, in spite of their limited numbers and unpreparedness were prepared to take on the greatest power at the time "The British Empire" -- to retain their land and their freedom in the Transvaal and the Orange Free State.

      They were a people spiritually, morally and physically strong. The first paragraph of Sir Arthur Conen Doyles book "The Great Boer War" describes this Boere Afrikaner nation accurately:-

      Take a community of Dutchmen of the type of those who defended themselves for fifty years against all the power of Spain at a time when Spain was the greatest power in the world. Intermix with them a strain of those inflexible French Huguenots who gave up home and fortune and left their country for ever at the time of the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. The product must obviously be one of the most rugged, virile, unconquerable races ever seen upon the earth. Take this formidable people and train them for seven generations in constant warfare against savage men and ferocious beasts, in circumstances under which no weakling could survive, place them so that they acquire exceptional skill with weapons and in horsemanship, give them a country which is eminently suited to the tactics of the huntsman, the marksman and the rider. Then, finally, put a finer temper upon their military qualities by a dour fatalistic Old Testament religion and an ardent and consuming patriotism. Combine all these qualities and all these impulses in one individual, and you have the modern Boer – the most formidable antagonist who ever crossed the path of Imperial Britain. Our military history has largely consisted in our conflicts with France, but Napoleon and all his veterans have never treated us as roughly as these hard-bitten farmers with their ancient theology and their inconveniently modern rifles.

      I wonder what his description of the present Boere Afrikaner would be?

      Now 100 years later – the offspring of such a great ancestry have deteriorated into a nation of traitors, collaborators and in the main cowards. They have given away everything that 27000 women and children were prepared to die for; without any attempt at resistance and that against a paper tiger of an opposition – the present Boere Afrikaner has allowed materialism to blind him to the ephemeral nature of this materialism under the present disposition.
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      They were a people spiritually, morally and physically strong. The first paragraph of Sir Arthur Conen Doyles book "The Great Boer War" describes this Boere Afrikaner nation accurately:-
      Dom, daar bestaan nie iets soos die "Boere Afrikaner nation" nie, daar sal nooit en kan nooit so iets wees nie.

      'n Boer is 'n Boer, hy kan nie in wese iets anders word nie, want as hy iets anders word dan is hy nie meer 'n Boer nie.

      Die Afrikaner is enige ding wat Afrikaner wil wees. Net omdat die Boervolk deur die Afrikaner uitgemoor was, en steeds word, beteken nie die volk en die nasie gaan nou saamsmelt in een harmonieuse baster nasie gedrog word nie. Dit is absurd.

      Die Afrikaner haat die Boer, dit is waarom die Afrikaner nog nooit die misdade wat hy teen die Boer gepleeg het reg begin maak het nie, en ook nie gaan nie. Dis siek om te dink 'n Volk, met 'n eerbare karakter, geskiedenis en meer... gaan nou met 'n gewetenlose parasiet saamsmelt... om wat te word, 'n baster nasie ? en selfmoord pleeg ?

      Die HELE westerse wereld probeer die misdade wat hulle op die Boere gepleeg het wegsteek, dis waarom die kinder moorde en verkragtings deur die Afrikaner en die res NERENS in enige volksmoord gewys word nie. Dit is waarom die 2e Anglo Boere oorlog nie as die eerste wereld oorlog erken moet word nie, dit word weggesteek, want as dit uitgehaal moet word en die waarheid word gewys, dan moet die HELE westerse wereld herdefinieer word vir dit waarvoor hulle staan - en hierdie bedrog geloof waaronder hulle al hulle misdade pleeg heel bo aan.

      Daar is twee soorte WITtes, die met 'n gewete wat mense genoem word, en daar is die ander wat geen gewete het nie, dit is die parasiet wat altyd die mense bly vervolg en op hulle parasiteer. As dit nie so was nie dan sou daar geen oorloe gewees het nie, en daar sou wereld vrede gewees het. Die Engelse en die Afrikaner sou nie soos die kriminele wat hulle is, MENSE hier kom vermoor het sodat hulle die diamante en goud kon steel nie. 'n MENS pleeg nie hierdie misdade nie, net onmense doen sulke dinge, gedrogte wat soos mense lyk wat geen gewete het nie. Hulle word parasiete genoem.
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      They have given away everything that 27000 women and children were prepared to die for; without any attempt at resistance and that against a paper tiger of an opposition –[/INDENT]
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      "27000 women and children" is verkeerd. Na die "agbare" Afikaner generaal opperman en sy gesiene Afrikaner universiteit vroue kolega die grafte van die Boere kinders te Mafekeng gaan skend het (waar die ANC hulle weggejaag het) om dit uit die weg te probeer ruim, het dit geblyk dat daar meer kinders in die grafte gegooi was. Die ondersoek het die getal kinders nou amptelik op 35 000 Boere kinders, vermoor deur die Afrikaner en die Engelse.

      Die "vroue monument" met sy vrymesselaar fallis op om die vermoordes se energie aan die Afrikaner demoon god uit te saai is nie 'n "vroue" monument nie. die moet die Boere Kinder Monument heet. Die sowat 3000 vroue wat hulle vermoor het is in verhouding min. Die teiken was om KINDERS vir hulle god te offer sodat hulle 'n demoniese bestel hier kon vestig. Daar is geen ander rede waarvoor KINDERS geoffer word nie.

      Die klomp jode wat saam met die Afrikaner hier plunder en parasiteer - ek wonder hoe sou hulle te kere gegaan het as die Duitsers wel HULLE KINDERS in Duitsland geteiken en uitgemoor het. Onthou hulle is hierdie "geloof" se "uitverkorenes".

      Daar is elke dag, 65 Boere kinders vermoor, vir 570 dae aaneen ononderboke, ingesluit op hierdie "gelowiges" se "heilige" god se dag - en NIE EEN van hierdie gewetenloses het boe of ba gese daaroor nie, net agterna hulle misdade probeer toesmeer en hulle deur leuns en bedrog probeer veronskuld.

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      Now 100 years later – the offspring of such a great ancestry have deteriorated into a nation of traitors, collaborators and in the main cowards....the present Boere Afrikaner has allowed materialism to blind him to the ephemeral nature of this materialism under the present disposition.
      Dis wat jy kry as jy die Afrikaner parasiet enige plek inlaat - 'n nasie van verraaiers, samesweerders, en lafaards... wat materialistiese vergrype voor enige iets ander stel. Daarom se ek, die term "Boere Afrikaner" is absurd, en 'n belediging vir enge Boer om so genoem te word.

      Kyk nou hoe promofeer die Afrikaner sy drog term.
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      in 1899, in spite of their limited numbers and unpreparedness were prepared to take on the greatest power at the time "The British Empire" -- to retain their land and their freedom in the Transvaal and the Orange Free State.
      They were a people spiritually, morally and physically strong. [/I].
      Die Afrikaner het TEEN die Boervolk geveg as die Scouts, die Afrikaner het geen aandeel aan die edel geskiedenis van die Boervolk nie. Dis bedrog om die geskiedenis te verdraai asof die Afrikaner ooit enige iets "saam" met die Boer of "vir" die Boer gedoen het.

      Die Boervolk se sterkte het daarin gele dat hulle geen geloof gehad het nie. Geloof is ontwerp om MENSE op alle gebiede swak en nederig en onderhewige "gentile idiots" te maak wat oorheersing deur hulle heersers moet aanvaar. Herdie geloof het geen nadelige effek op parasiete nie, dit spoor hulle aan om meer misdade te pleeg sodat hulle meer energie daaruit kan tap.
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      Dom, daar bestaan nie iets soos die "Boere Afrikaner nation" nie, daar sal nooit en kan nooit so iets wees nie.

      'n Boer is 'n Boer, hy kan nie in wese iets anders word nie, want as hy iets anders word dan is hy nie meer 'n Boer nie.
      Ek stem saam.

      'n Boere-Afrikaner of Boere-Israeliet is nie meer 'n Boer nie. Hy is iets anders.
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      Boertjie Phillip -
      'n Boere-Afrikaner of Boere-Israeliet is nie meer 'n Boer nie. Hy is iets anders.
      So die Boer vrywaar homself van die bogenoemde.
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      F a n i e -
      Jy argumenteer soos 'n regte Afrikaner met woorde wat nie inpas nie maar dit klink of dit kan.

      So die Boer vrywaar homself van die bogenoemde.
      Wat is dit waarna jy verwys waarvan die Boere huille moet "vrywaar" ? Verduidelik wat is die "vrywaar".
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      Jy argumenteer soos 'n regte Afrikaner met woorde wat nie inpas nie maar dit klink of dit kan.



      Wat is dit waarna jy verwys waarvan die Boere huille moet "vrywaar" ? Verduidelik wat is die "vrywaar".
      Gaan my 'n jaar neem om dit aan jou te verduidelik. Die maklikste is 1 en 1 maak 2 vir sommige en vir ander 11....so hier kom die wysheid te pas vir die opregte Boere en hulle ken die antwoord.
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      Gaan my 'n jaar neem om dit aan jou te verduidelik. Die maklikste is 1 en 1 maak 2 vir sommige en vir ander 11....so hier kom die wysheid te pas vir die opregte Boere en hulle ken die antwoord.
      Dit is eintlik 'n absurde argument. Om te veralgemeen en mense in kassies te wil sit is gewoon 'n swak redenasie. Daar is Boere wat hulle eie sal verloeën en uitlewer. Daar is "Afrikaners" wat hulle lewe sal ge vir 'n medemens, veral 'n Boer want hulle ken nie die absurde argument nie.

      Ek sou myself graag wou vireenselwig met mense wat soortvan dink soos ek. Mense met die selfde waardes, mense wat my taal praat. Ek kan nou wragtig nie vir een oomblik omgee of die persoon se voorgeslagte kaalvoet oor die Drakensberg geloop het of in die Kaap gebly het en later noordwaarts getrek het nie. Om te veralgemeen is 'n faalbare konsep op sy beste.

      My een bloedlyn het wel getrek, van my voorours se familie is in konsentrasie kampe dood. My ander bloedlyn kom van Duitsland af. Volgens hierdie absurde argument is ek nou 'n Boer of 'n Duitser of 'n Makmoer?

      Daar is huidiglik bitter min mense wat met alle eerlikheid kan sê dat hulle bloedlyne onteenseglik die is van net trekkers. Dit is duidelik dat sommige mense met 'n agenda opgesaal is om wit Afrikaans sprekende mense so veel moontlik te verdeel.
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      Dit is eintlik 'n absurde argument. Om te veralgemeen en mense in kassies te wil sit is gewoon 'n swak redenasie. Daar is Boere wat hulle eie sal verloeën en uitlewer. Daar is "Afrikaners" wat hulle lewe sal ge vir 'n medemens, veral 'n Boer want hulle ken nie die absurde argument nie.

      Ek sou myself graag wou vireenselwig met mense wat soortvan dink soos ek. Mense met die selfde waardes, mense wat my taal praat. Ek kan nou wragtig nie vir een oomblik omgee of die persoon se voorgeslagte kaalvoet oor die Drakensberg geloop het of in die Kaap gebly het en later noordwaarts getrek het nie. Om te veralgemeen is 'n faalbare konsep op sy beste.

      My een bloedlyn het wel getrek, van my voorours se familie is in konsentrasie kampe dood. My ander bloedlyn kom van Duitsland af. Volgens hierdie absurde argument is ek nou 'n Boer of 'n Duitser of 'n Makmoer?

      Daar is huidiglik bitter min mense wat met alle eerlikheid kan sê dat hulle bloedlyne onteenseglik die is van net trekkers. Dit is duidelik dat sommige mense met 'n agenda opgesaal is om wit Afrikaans sprekende mense so veel moontlik te verdeel.
      Stem saam..Ben..
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