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18 December, 2011
From the editor of “Volkstaat.org” to the editor of “Republican Trekker Volk” website.

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Some time ago I thought that you and Theuns Cloete were the same person. [...] I'd like to publish a your […] presentation. [...]

20 December, 2011
From the editor of “Republican Trekker Volk” website to the editor of “Volkstaat.org”.


Hi Maccio

That's why I started blogging & posting responses on this topic. To try to inform folks about the history of the Boerevolk & their long struggle for self determination. There are so many misconceptions about the Boers because most folks do not take time to actually research & look into the topic. Even friends of the Boers like Frank & John of The Right Perspective [ one of the few outlets which actually interview & talk to Boers ] often have misconceptions about the Boers too -  ie: their initial erroneous belief that that Boers are Afrikaners or that "the Boers ran South Africa" when in fact they did not outright [ nor could they as they were outnumbered ] as they were a co-opted segment within the larger Afrikaans speaking population & within the White population in general.

That is a sticking point for a lot of folks who have not looked too closely at the topic because most folks will erroneously equate Afrikaans speakers with the notion that they all come from the Boers. Authors like David Harrison made this tragic mistake in his book: The White Tribe of Africa. Even though he too admits early on that the inhabitants of the western Cape region were different from the folks on the frontier. The truth is right in front of a lot of peoples faces but they have been too influenced or contaminated with the Broederbond [“Afrikaner Brotherhood”, a kind of white Afrikaner Freemasonry, founded by Cape Dutch. Ed] version of history - which Harrison actually specifically sought out as he interviewed Broederbonders all the way & took their version as gospel. He erroneously called the inhabitants of the western Cape region "Boers" too when that term was NEVER applied to them as even none other than the historian Hermann Giliomee [ who was a Broederbonder & denies the distinct status of the Boers ] even ADMITS in his own published documents that the term Boer was only ever applied to the folks of the Cape frontier simply because the folks who occupied the frontier were the Trekboers from whence the very term Boer was derived from.

The reason why so many folks forget about the Cape Dutch population stems from the fact that when the Afrikaners ascended to power in the 20th cent - they hijacked a truncated & formulated history of the Boers [ often ignoring a lot of Cape Dutch history probably for politically expedient purposes seeing as how they were historically pro Colonial & pro British & the ascending Afrikaners were rising on the platform of nominal anti-British imperialism & nominal pro republicanism ] in order to maneuver themselves into power over the macro State. Authors like Sheila Patterson were aware of the Cape Dutch omission within the ascending Afrikaner narrative [ save for the Afrikaans language movement of 1875 from Paarl which is curious in itself as TWO of its founding members were Dutch individuals from the Netherlands ] but she too often presumed that the Afrikaners were a progression from the Boers when in fact it was a Cape Dutch dominated affair [ a Broederbond affair in particular ] which only happened to hijack a bit of Boer history in order to capture the new macro State of South Africa & to prevent the Boers from breaking it up [ or restructuring it ] as they had attempted in 1914 with the Maritz Rebellion which was aimed at restoring the Boer Republics as they existed prior to the Anglo-Boer War.

Then their are authors like Oliver Ransford who authored detailed books on the Boers & their history but called them "Afrikaners" as per falling captive to the Broederbond perspective when they retroactively turned Boers into Afrikaners. [ His book on the Great Trek was published in 1973. ] That was no doubt a shrewd political move on their part to condition the Boers into erroneously thinking that they are all part of a larger non-existent Afrikaans population group. Even some Boer descendents shamefully played a role in this dispossession like Henning Klopper as he was greatly influenced [ when he was a young rail worker ] by the speeches of JBM Hertzog who convinced him that he was an Afrikaner. Hertzog often described Afrikaners as being both Afrikaans AND English speaking so Boers who think that they are Afrikaners really must look into the history of the term Afrikaner & how it was applied. It was not until the 1930s - 1950s that the term Afrikaner was hijacked to describe all White Afrikaans speakers. Remember: the first time the term Afrikaner was used was to describe the Asian slaves & Khoisan then LATER it was applied to anyone born in Africa [ in a strictly geographical sense ie: they were not talking about a multi-ethnic Afrikaner Nation ]. There was a Khoisan group proudly calling themselves Afrikaners in the early 19th cent LONG before the Cape Dutch began to ironically usurp the term in the late 19th cent. I say ironic because they hardly ever saw themselves as African [ Afrikaner ] unlike the Boers who saw themselves as African ever since they emerged on the Cape frontier. The Boers cut all ties to Europe [ as noted by Oliver Ransford & many other authors ] while the Cape Dutch always had strong ties to Europe. The term Afrikaner was a clever ruse they used to co-opt the true White Africans: the Boer Nation.

Some people also though I was Theuns Cloete as I made videos of his great interview with The Right Perspective & am long since aware of most of the same points he raises. When I was listening to him live I was aware of much of what he was saying & got the thought to turn the interview into videos in order to show the various flags he was talking about & to show some maps & to just plain expand on certain points or to correct Frank's assertions. I am planning on doing more soon when time allows. People really must listen to the various interviews he does as he really knows the history of the Boers. He researches a lot into it as well.

Ron.