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Tuesday, 14 August 2012 07:07


The Three-Sevens flag

The Three-Sevens flag, historical flag of the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB), is red with a white circle and the black Three-Sevens in its center.
It was designed by Jan Groenewald, one of the 7 original founders of the movement.


Three-SevensThe symbol, the central and most important element, has a profound biblical significance. The Three-Sevens (three number seven: 777) is JHWH, JaHShua - JaHWeH incarnate - and the Spirit. Is the biblical number of perfection as opposed to 666.
The Three-Sevens is not derived from any pagan symbol, and is Separated from them by its very nature. Define it “triskelion” is improper, if not for the threefold rotational symmetry, which isn't its key feature.
Dries Albert, for a long time AWB member and propaganda master, refined the symbol slightly to make it more symmetrical and effective.

With the exception of the symbol, design and colors of the AWB flag, as confirmed by Jan Groenewald, are clearly inspired by the National Socialist flag, the flag of the NSDAP (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei - the National Socialist German Workers' Party) of Adolf Hitler, then flag of the German Third Reich and in the modern era international symbol of the National Socialist ideal.

In the official description of its flag, however, the AWB has always used references to its specific reality. In its first official program of principles, issued in booklet form in 1979, the red was “the colour of the blood which the Christian Afrikaner had to sacrifice as a guarantee for his self preservation,” the white symbolized “the White race and the purity of our ideal” and the black of the Three-Sevens, contrasting with the white background, was “symbol of division and racial authenticity.”
In the same pamphlet Three-Sevens was thus described: “three sevens represent the biblical figure of perfection and final victory in and through Jesus Christ [JaHShua. Editor's Note]. The 777 figure stands in direct contrast to 666 - the figure of the anti-Christ [the false messiah. Ed] the animal of the Biblical book of Revelations. The circle form in which the three sevens is placed symbolizes continuous movement forward and therefore everlasting life in Jesus Christ [JaHShua. Ed].”

In 1988, with the drafting of the new official program of principles (the second), the description of the colors of the flag was changed. Red for the “blood of Christ [JaHShua. Editor's Note] shed on the cross for our sins. It also stands for the blood of the Christian and the Afrikaner-Boer”; white for “purity of the ideal”, and the black of the Three-Sevens as the heraldic symbol for “bravery.”
The latter description (of 1988), less focused on the concept of “race” then the previous (1979), also shows the term “Boer”, although related with “Afrikaner”. The AWB in fact, although was born as a white Afrikaner movement, around 1985 (about 12 years after the foundation) came to the Boer nationalism.

The AWB, although still formally active at present day (August 2012), has changed its policy direction and significantly slim down, till to be one of many movements, all small and with few followers, that characterize the 'white Afrikaner' political landscape and the Boer one. From the historical point of view the AWB, as Boer independence movement capable of mobilizing large numbers of people, was ended in 1996/1997.

The Three-Sevens flag and the Three-Sevens over the years have been used by people and movements of various nations [1], and not only as symbols of a specific political movement of southern Africa, but also as symbols of a particular religious/political belief, which should be coherent with their biological and spiritual inherent meaning.

1. Genesis, 17:4.