WHY THIS JOURNAL?
The Afrikaner Journal has come about in response to the growing need among AFRIKANERS for a voice that could carry the story of their suffering across the world and to act, as a continuing narrative of the trails and tribulations of this very MARGINALIZED community in SOUTH AFRICA.
AFRIKANERS, and those identifying with this culture, make up approximately 9% of the current POPULATION, between 3 and 4 million PEOPLE (4, 584, 700 according to estimates). Many AFRIKANERS have however, left the country because of CRIME and the GENOCIDAL policies of the AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS.
AFRIKANERS are the descendants of ethnic EUROPEAN people, who came to live in South Africa in the 17th century. They adhere to a Western European culture and their language is closely related to that of the Dutch and German languages spoken in Europe today. In fact it is a vernacular, very similar to Flemish but also very distinct, in that it was formed here, in AFRICA.
AFRIKANERS are deeply religious. They are predominantly CHRISTIAN (Protestant Calvinist) and these values form part of the very CORE of their CULTURE.
Famous and well known AFRIKANERS:
- Paul Kruger · (First President of the ZAR)
- Andries Pretorius · (Voortrekker Pioneer & Freedom Fighter)
- Louis Botha · (Freedom Fighter)
- J. B. M. Hertzog · (Politician)
- Jan Smuts · (Poitician)
- Eugene Marais · (Writer)
- André Brink · (Writer)
- J. M. Coetzee · (Writer)
- Charlize Theron · (Hollywood Actress)
- Francois Pienaar (Rugby Player)
- Christian Barnard (World Famous Cardiologist)
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE STRUGGLE:
AFRIKANERS have struggled for INDEPENDENCE and RECOGNITION of their Culture and Language (AFRIKAANS) since the GREAT TREK when the VOORTREKKERS (The first PIONEERS) extracted themselves from BRITISH RULE by moving away from, what was then called, THE CAPE COLONY.
These brave people then moved to the north and found the Independent Boer Republics of the ORANGE FREE STATE, THE ZUID AFRIKAANSCHE REPUBLIEK and the REPUBLIC of NATAL.
Independence was however lost during the ANGLO-BOER WAR in which many thousands of AFRIKANERS died as a result of BRITISH IMPERIAL GREED.(1899-1902)
Britain then formed the UNION of SOUTH AFRICA which included all the above territories in 1902.
The Republic of SOUTH AFRICA declared independence from BRITAIN in 1961.
AFRIKANERS and APARTHEID
AFRIKANERS are better known in the world as the architects of APARTHEID and forceful segregation of the VARIOUS cultural groups in SOUTH AFRICA.
Apartheid has ceased to exist, but the NEW DEMOCRATIC DISPENSATION under the leadership of the ANC has brought about far reaching consequences for ALL cultures in SOUTH AFRICA, but especially the AFRIKANER community.
The ANC, it seems, will NOT cease to demonize, marginalize and oppress AFRIKANERS as a means to PUNISH them for the past. This has now turned into a fully fledged attack on the very EXISTENCE of the AFRIKANER PEOPLE. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afrikaners, http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.com/2010/01/cruel-farm-attacks-in-north-cape-free.html,http://www.farmitracker.com/, http://www.projek2010.co.za/Projek2010/aanvallys.aspx
The ANC has introduced measure help the above along, by promulgating and enacting RACIST LEGISLATION to disempower AFRIKANERS, alienate them from the workplace and remove them from all spheres of life.
These policies have created conditions of ABJECT POVERTY for an estimated 800 000 people. http://www.labour.gov.za/legislation/acts/employment-equity/employment-equity-act, http://www.labour.gov.za/legislation/acts/basic-guides/basic-guide-to-affirmative-action, http://www.dti.gov.za/bee/bee.htm, http://www.acts.co.za/bcoe97/index.htm
INTERNATIONAL CONCERN: GENOCIDE
There is a growing INTERNATIONAL voice of concern for the WELFARE of this GROUP and even ORGANIZATIONS such as GENOCIDE WATCH have taken note of conditions and worrying legislative trends to disenfranchise AFRIKANERS.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afrikaners, http://www.unpo.org/,http://www.facebook.com/jacques.mare?v=app_2309869772#!/album.php?aid=20552&id=116752351671946, http://greenheritagenews.com/entries/human-rights-and-the-law/plight-of-afrikaners-in-south-africa-needs-world-attention-and-end-to-violence
Furthermore the VICIOUSNESS of these crimes are highlighted by the SEVERE torture inflicted on some of the victims and can be summed up in this quote:
“Some victims have been burned with smoothing irons or had boiling water poured down their throats.“
“ Genocide Watch has theorized that farm attacks constitute early warning signs of genocide against Afrikaners and has criticised the South African government for its inaction on the issue, pointing out that the murder rate for them (“ethno-European farmers” in their report, which also included non-Afrikaner farmers of European race) is four times that of the general South African population. There are 40,000 white farmers in South Africa. Since 1994 close to two thousand farmers have been murdered in thousands of farm attacks, with many being brutally tortured and/or raped.
Should one include the killing of AFRIKANERS in the urban areas of South Africa, the number may be closer to 3739. http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.com/2010/10/farm-murder-death-list-1994-2010.html
youtube video: Zuma answers the question about AFRIKANER murders in the European Parliament
THE WAY FORWARD
Today, the AFRIKANER NATION is a LEADING member of the UNREPRESENTED PEOPLES ORGANIZATION. This organization strives to promote SELF DETERMINATION for all its members AND informs the world of its progress towards this goal, http://www.unpo.org/
APPEAL FOR SUPPORT FROM THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY.
The aim of this blog is to spread the word about the INJUSTICES perpetrated against AFRIKANERS and to rally support amongst all right minded people, to put PRESSURE on the ANC regime to cease and desist from doing any further harm to them with their failed policies of INTEGRATION AND BLACK EMPOWERMENT.
As Afrikaners, we believe in the right be called South Africans, and the right to be treated EQUAL IN ALL RESPECTS.
We furthermore believe that the colour of our skin, the LANGUAGE be speak or the CULTURE we belong to, should not be the cause of DISCRIMINATORY ACTION by any entity or organization against us…and especially NOT, BY our GOVERNMENT.
We feel strongly that if the present government cannot adhere to this REASONABLE request, we will FOCUS our attention on secession and the development of an Independent Territory where we can practice our culture in peace.
We appeal to the international community to support us in this endeavor.