L'altro Sudafrica (“The other South Africa” - Rome, 13 April 2013) - Letter to CasaPound Italia PDF Print E-mail
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Open Letter to CasaPound Italia [translation from Italian. The original text is here. Ed.]

April 3, 2013

Dear CasaPound Italia,
My name is ******* ******* (“******”) and I'm the editor of the “volkstaat” websites (in Italian, English and Afrikaans) that promote the nationalist cause of the Boer volk (Boer people-nation).

http://www.volkstaat.eu/

In the past I have already written to your press office (as well as those of other Italian political associations), to report news and/or initiatives about the Boer volk. In any case, I have never received any kind of response from you.

L'altro Sudafrica (“The other South Africa” - Rome, 13 April 2013)Today, I am writing you in relation to your initiative “The other South Africa - The drama of the Boer people”, that will take place in April 13th, 2013 at your headquarter in Rome, in Napoleone III street.

On the poster that promotes your initiative, first you wrote about “the drama of the Boer people” (“il dramma del popolo boero”) but, below that, you speak of “Afrikaner-Boer people” when you mention your own guest.
The difference is obvious and substantial.
The Boer people is not the “Afrikaner-Boer people”.
The identity of a people is accurate or it is not.

The terms “Afrikaner” and “Boer” are not synonymous.
The term “Afrikaner” can be used to identify all the Afrikaans-speaking people (with no racial distinctions). The Boers are the biological and spiritual descendants of the Trekboers (semi-nomadic migrants), of the Voortrekkers (pioneers) and the citizens of the free Boer Republics.
The Boers founded, in total, 15 Republics. The most well known Boer Republics were the Transvaal Republic (Zuid Afrikaanse Republiek, ZAR), the Orange Free State, the Natalia Republic and the New Republic [Nieuwe Republiek. Ed.]. The Boer Republics of the ZAR (which was joined by several smaller Boer Republics) and the Orange Free State were recognized by the international law.

The “Afrikaners” are not, and have never been, a nation; the Boers are.
Things don’t change even if you use the term “Afrikaner” only for white “Afrikaners”, giving to that word a specific racial connotation.
The Anglo-speaking white people aren’t a nation, while English people are. The French-speaking white people aren’t a nation, the French are. The Afrikaans-speaking white people (“white Afrikaners”) are not a nation, but the Boers are.

The Boers are Africans (albeit white) in all respects, because their nation and their culture were formed in Africa, on what was, at that time, the Cape frontier (an area consisted of the territories north of Paarl and east of Stellenbosch, right up to the Brak and Sundays Rivers).
During the late 1600s and all throughout the 1700s, while the majority of white people who spoke a proto-Afrikaans language remained at the Cape, happy to submit themselves to the Dutch colonial power (for this reason they were called “Cape Dutch”), a number of the poorest white people at the Cape migrated north and east, on the Cape frontier, driven by the desire for freedom. They were called “Trekboers”, because they were nomadic pastoralists, a lifestyle they adopted in order to survive on the harsh Cape frontier. From these men germinated the Boer nation, and the Cape frontier was the crucible that forged it.
The Boer people, therefore, didn’t develop in Europe, nor among the “Cape Dutch” (the majority of proto-Afrikaans speaking white people, who had remained at the Cape), but on the Cape frontiers.
The Great Trek (the great Voortrekkers migration that led to the foundation of the free Boer Republics) did not originate from Cape Town, but virtually entirely from the Cape frontier, where the Boer population developed at least 150 years before (with the Trekboers).
During the Second Anglo-Boer War, the “Cape Dutch” fought against the Boers under the banner of the British Empire, driven by international capitalism. The vast majority of Cape Rebels (the only Afrikaans-speaking white people of the British colony of the Cape, who stand with the Boer Republics) were Boers. In fact, they came from the Cape frontier and they also spoke a different language/dialect.

The term “Afrikaner” (that originally meant “African”) has been used referring to a specific group of people since 1880. In that year, in fact, while the Boers of the Zuid Afrikaanse Republiek (literally: “South African Republic”, Boer Republic in the region of the Transvaal) took up arms against the British rule, the Afrikaner Bond, in the British Cape Colony, began to use the term “Afrikaner”. It referred to the settlers (until then known as “Cape Dutch”) who spoke proto-Afrikaans, today classified as West Cape Afrikaans. Meanwhile the Boers developed a different language / dialect, today classified as Eastern Border Afrikaans - with reference to the Cape frontier, where the Boer nation germinated. The Afrikaner Bond accepted the British sovereignty, becoming a member of the British Empire, and enemy of the Boers.

After the conquest of the Boer Republics by Great Britain, on behalf of international capitalism, and the creation of macrostate/empire of the Union of South Africa in 1910, which forced together the former British colonies and the Boer Republics conquered, the term “Afrikaner” began to be used for all the Afrikaans-speaking Whites, without distinction between Cape Afrikaners (formerly known as “Cape Dutch”) and Boers.
On this classification, absolutely artificial and wrong, is based the so-called “White Afrikaner nationalism”.

In a subsequent step, the term “Afrikaner” began to be used to define any white citizen of the Union of South Africa (later Republic of South Africa).
On this classification, which is also artificial and wrong, is based the so-called “White South African nationalism”.

If, therefore, as a first step the classification as “Afrikaner” was simply alien and foreign to the Boers (because it referred to the Cape Dutch / Cape Afrikaners), it gradually included them in order to deny their national identity and right to independence.

The so-called “White South African nationalism” and “White Afrikaner nationalism” are false nationalisms, invented by international capitalism against the Boers (after the conquest of their Republics [1902]), to make the Boers a minority within numerically largest foreigner groups.

Although nowadays a number of biological descendants of the Boers uses the term “Afrikaner” to define themselves, justifying this choice by the fact that its meaning is “African”, this only proves the identity crisis of these people, victims for decades of the disinformation work of international capitalism. The term “Afrikaner” [as well as “South African”, Ed.] cannot be used to define the Boer nation, which is distinct and independent from any other, and cannot be confused with any other. [1]

The classification of the Boers as “Afrikaners” or simply as “South Africans” is an act of genocide, because it is aimed to erase their identity in order to deny their right to freedom as a nation.
The artificial and arbitrary classification as “South African” of all the different volk of Southern Africa (without distinction of any kind) is the basis of the last creature of international capitalism-communism: the “new” multiracial Empire of the Republic of South Africa (RSA post-April 1994).

I'm well aware that your movement, CasaPound, is a specifically Italian movement, so I can imagine you have a rather superficial knowledge about Southern Africa and about the Boers, a land and a people so far away. Although I'm inclined to assume your good faith, I notice that at your conference on the “drama of the Boer people” you don't have invited a Boer patriot or a supporter of the Boer cause, but one of the greatest contemporary exponents of the “White Afrikaner nationalism”, Hendrik van de Graaf.

I must say that I'm not surprised, conscious of the relationship between you and Solidarité - Identités, an association closely linked to movements which support the so-called “White Afrikaner nationalism”, busy in spreading its thesis in Europe, and in Italy too.
The initiative in question, however, is signed by Casapound. And so I'm addressing to you.

Hendrik (Henk) Van De Graaf is a prominent member of the Verkennersbeweging; he was a candidate of the VVK (Volksraad Verkiesing Kommissie, the Electoral Commission of white Afrikaners); and now is a “deputy” in the so-called “Boere-Afrikaner Volksraad” (“Boer-Afrikaner Parliament”).
The VVK, as well as the “parliament” that it has formed, is basically a creature of the Verkennersbeweging, a new form of Afrikaner Broederbond (the “Afrikaner Brotherhood”), a kind of white Afrikaner Freemasonry, which works to confuse the true nationalism (Boer) with a false one (white Afrikaner).
The “White Afrikaner nationalism” is a Masonic creature, and it is in its nature to be subservient to Judaism. This also applies to the VVK and to its White Afrikaners “parliament”. In this regard I advise you about two articles of Volkstaat.org: “The nature of the VVK” [2] (focused on various prominent personalities who work to spread the so-called “White Afrikaner nationalism”) and “The nature of the Afrikaner 'volksraad' of the VVK” [3]. In this latter article, it is reported an interesting letter of Paul Kruger, President of the VVK and collaborator of its “parliament”; the letter is addressed to a Russian-Jew, a supporter of the Jewish state and of the so-called “white Afrikaner nationalism”. It almost seems a declaration of loyalty by VVK and its “parliament” to Judaism and to the Jewish State in Palestine.

The VVK “parliament” is absolutely illegitimate, as well as that of the Republic of South Africa. The only parliament that can represent the Boers is a Boer parliament.
The VVK says it wants to free the “Boer-Afrikaners”, a volk that doesn't exist. Confusing the identity of a volk doesn’t help free it, but destroy it. This is a Boer Genocide too.

The VVK, in October 2012, has produced a document entitled “Die Boere-Afrikanervolk se eis om selfbeskikking” (“The Boer-Afrikaner nation's claim to self-determination”), which denies the specificity of the Boer volk than other white Afrikaans speakers [4][5], which is a fabrication of history. The Trekboer wars; the Voortrekkers' migration; the Blood River Vow; the Boer Republics; the Wars of Liberation, the people died in the British concentration camps; all of these are a heritage and an exclusive property of one volk only: the Boer one, the only white volk of Africa.
The VVK argues that the “old” Republic of South Africa (1961-1994) was a continuation of the Boer Republics [6], and this is another distortion of history. The “old” Republic of South Africa wasn’t born from the Boer Republics, but from the Union of South Africa (1910-1961), the British dominion forged by international capitalism that ended the Boer Republics (1902), and it created the “new” Republic of South Africa (post-April 1994).

The Boers rebelled against the Union of South Africa in 1914. The Rebellion was suppressed by British and Cape Afrikaners.
The Boers of the Ossewabrandwag (OB), the National Socialist movement which eventually had 500,000 members between 1940 to 1948, did not support the Union of South Africa but demanded the restoration of the Boer Republics. The OB was dismantled with the arrival of the White Afrikaner “nationalists” to the government of the Union.
The Boer Armed Campaign for Independence (1990 - 1994) was opposed to the Republic of South Africa in an attempt to restore the Boer Republics, or at least a part of them. The supporters of the “White Afrikaner nationalism” took part in the foundation of the “new” Empire.

The document “Die Boere-Afrikanervolk se eis om selfbeskikking” has been classified by Volkstaat.org as an act of Boer Genocide.

The document of the VVK, as well as the arguments of the so-called “White Afrikaner nationalism”, is in complete contrast with the documentation [7] presented in 1995 to the UN by Boere Republikeinse Verkiesingskommissie (BVK), the Boer Republican Electoral Commission (of which also the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging [AWB] of Eugene Terre'Blanche was part). The AWB, in fact, even it was born as “white Afrikaner nationalist” movement, around 1985 [about 12 years after the foundation] it came to the Boer nationalism.
Fred Rundle (historical Boer nationalist and AWB spokesman for years) - as a representative of the BVK – after returning to southern Africa, told to the reporters: “We are indigenous people from the soil”. “We don’t know any other country. We don’t claim to represent all the white people in South Africa. We only represent the Boers. Afrikaners are distinctly different from Boers. The Boers were the people who tamed the country, who fought the British.” “We are not interested in any elections held by the ANC. We leave that to the Vryheidsfront and the Konserwatiewe Party.” [8]

The fact that at UNPO (Unrepresented Nations and People Organization) the “Afrikaners” (with reference to all Afrikaans-speaking whites) are represented even if they’re not a volk, is caused by the misinformation work of the so-called white Afrikaner “nationalists”. In particular, it’s due to the Vryheidsfront Plus (VF+ / Freedom Front Plus, FF+), the Afrikaner party that collaborates with the Empire of the “new” RSA, an Empire that VF+ has helped to create.
One should bear in mind that the leader of VF+ is Dr. Pieter Mulder. In 1994 Dr. Pieter Mulder was elected to the parliament of the Empire of the “new” RSA and since 2009 he’s the Deputy Agriculture Minister in the imperial government. The fact that a member of the South African imperial government could represent a supposed “volk” prisoner of the same Empire, is absurd, grotesque and very serious.
The fact that white Afrikaners have obtained representation at UNPO misusing the history; the flags; and the martyrs of the Boer volk, it isn't only a theft, but an act of Boer Genocide. Stealing a volk of its identity is an act of genocide.
On 23 April 2011, Dr. Lets Pretorius (father of the Pretorius brothers, Wilhelm, Johan and Kobus, Boer war prisoners held in South Africa), wrote a letter [9] to UNPO on behalf of the BVR (Boerevolk Verteenwoordigende Raad - Boerevolk Representative Council). He protested against the manipulation of the Boer identity, used to give an identity to an artificial “nation”. Therefore, he confirmed the specificity of the Boer volk, and remembered that the Boers (and the Boers only) have already had two Republics internationally recognized.

Southern Africa is currently plagued by a serious problem, the White Genocide, a racist extermination against white people (mainly Boers). And this is definitely a priority. Certainly, though, the White Genocide cannot be solved by promoting the destruction of the identity of the only white African volk, the Boer one.
This is the only purpose of this letter: to protect the identity of the Boer volk.

The supporters of the so-called “white Afrikaner nationalism” accuse the Boers to create "divisions”. But to defend their national identity is to defend its existence. Mixtures which promote the loss of their identity aren’t useful: they’re a key to destruction, not to survival.
Destroying the Boer identity, confusing it with other identities, won’t help the whites of southern Africa. Pretending otherwise would be, for example, meaning that for the sake of Europe it is necessary to cancel the different identities of the European peoples.

The history of Africa is very clear. The only indigenous white nation is the Boer one.
White people who want an own nation in southern Africa have only one way: assimilate themselves (if they can be assimilated) to the Boers, in the Boer nation. Being Boers.
Eugene Terre’Blanche, historical Boer leader, spent his life uniting Afrikaners (in reference to Afrikaans-speaking whites) and other whites of southern Africa, not dividing them. He wanted to unite them under the flags of the Boer nation, in order to make them Boers.

Today, April 3rd, the anniversary of the murder of Terre'Blanche, I think it is worth mentioning some of his words:
“The AWB, the resistance movement, didn’t rise from hate against other nations or people. The movement rose from love for our country and our nation, the Boer nation. The Boer people are those who left the Cape, which was a British colony, to find their own freedom and a new land.
What we want is our land back. The land of the Boers. The two republics and the northern part of Natal. We don’t want the whole South Africa. We know that South Africa cannot go on like this. The AWB, the resistance movement, is preparing itself to continue the conflict which my forefathers fought against your forefathers, against the British people. We know that our government is busy selling out the whites in South Africa, but we won’t fight, or start a battle on racist basis. We will fight it according to the international law. We have a rightful claim on certain parts of South Africa, that is the old Boer republics, and I want my land back.” [10]

All initiatives against the White Genocide in South Africa are welcome, but without confusing the identity of the Boer volk, otherwise they will turn into acts of Boer Genocide. Because genocide is not only the physical elimination of a people, but also all the actions aimed at its contamination and erasing or confusing its identity.

My purpose isn’t to start a controversy, but to help you understand the Boer people, the people you are talking about at the beginning of your poster.
I hope you reconsider, in a radical way, your initiative on April 13th.
I remain at your disposal for further clarification.

Sincerely,
*****
tel. ***. *******


1. The Boers are not Afrikaners. Article by Ron for Republican Trekker Volk. Translated into Italian by Volkstaat.org.
2. The nature of the VVK, by Volkstaat.org, September 2011, http://www.volkstaat.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1134:the-nature-of-the-vvk&catid=85:electoral-commission-for-the-volksraad-vvk&Itemid=142
3. The nature of the afrikaner “volksraad” of the VVK, by Volkstaat.org, May 2012, http://www.volkstaat.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1253:the-nature-of-the-afrikaner-volksraad-of-the-vvk&catid=85:electoral-commission-for-the-volksraad-vvk&Itemid=142
4. Point n. 1, “Die Boere-Afrikanervolk se eis om selfbeskikking”.
5. Point n. 24, “Die Boere-Afrikanervolk se eis om selfbeskikking”.
6. Point n. 3, “Die Boere-Afrikanervolk se eis om selfbeskikking”.
7. The identity of the Boer nation. Document of the Boere Republikeinse Verkiesingskommissie (BVK, the Boer Republican Electoral Commission), submitted to the UN on July 1995. http://www.volkstaat.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1095:the-boer-nation-of-southern-africa-boere-republikeinse-verkiesingskommissie&catid=113:boer-republican-electoral-commission-bvk&Itemid=178
8. The Boers at the U.N. - 1995, by Volkstaat.org, http://www.volkstaat.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1230:the-boers-at-the-un-1995&catid=113:boer-republican-electoral-commission-bvk&Itemid=178
9. Letter from the Boerevolk to UNPO - Lets Pretorius, 23 April 2011, http://www.volkstaat.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1221:letter-from-the-boerevolk-to-unpo-lets-pretorius-23-april-2011&catid=107:articles&Itemid=168
10. 1990. Terre’Blanche: “our nation, the Boer nation”, From “AWB, South Africa’s neo-Nazis” (1990), http://www.volkstaat.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=953:1990-terreblanche-our-nation-the-boer-nation&catid=57:awbeng&Itemid=101