Willem Ratte, an icon of the Boer nation PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 25 October 2010 14:08

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The following text was taken from the article “A tragedy in Angola”, by Antony LoBaido for WorldNetDaily, published in January 2000.


“Although Angola is plagued by landmines -- many thousands have lost limbs to the mines, and farmers will not plant crops for fear of the mines -- they are needed to defend UNITA-held territory [UNITA: União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola (movement for the liberation of Angola, which fought against the Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola (MPLA, communist-inspired). Ed.],” said Willem Ratte, a former South Africa Defense Force Special Forces commander who led South Africa’s war in Angola against the Russians.


In March 1987, a small contingent of 3000 South African Defense Force personnel, trained by Willem Ratte and other SADF elite special forces soldiers, rallied with 8,000 UNITA troops to take on the Soviet-bloc advance.


This left UNITA alone to stand against the Cuban-backed MPLA, the United Nations' military presence, as well as the corporate-funded Executive Outcomes [a private army, often to the service of global transnational corporations. Ed], and the new Marxist regimes of Zimbabwe and Namibia.
“If UNITA wins, they owe the West nothing,” said Ratte in an interview with WorldNetDaily. “The MPLA, on the other hand, long ago sold its soul to the Western multinational corporations. Russia and China now control Southern Africa for all intents and purposes.”
Ratte added, “There is nothing the communists respect more than strength. There is nothing they despise more than weakness.”


Willem Ratte was imprisoned by the ANC for staging a peaceful protest [Fort Schanskop, 7th December 1993. Ndr]. He went on a hunger strike, almost died, but emerged from prison to retake his place as an icon of Afrikanerdom. […]

“The real Puritan ethic of those who run the post-Christian West is that no group of individuals can dare to rise above the designated level set for them by the ruling elites at the U.N. and U.S. State Department,” said Ratte, in an interview with WorldNetDaily.

“We are back to building the Pyramids. Sure, the Egyptians didn’t allow unions or have UPC labels on their bricks. But there is no doubt that a rebellion is needed against the ruling elites that are destroying our Western nations, our culture, morals and Christian heritage. It would be better to die fighting against evil than to live in shame,” he added.

Ratte invited this reporter to be a guest on his Radio Donkerhoek station outside Pretoria. Donkerhoek is an Afrikaans word meaning “Dark Corner,” in reference to the site of British concentration camps during the Boer War where 26,000 Afrikaner women and children were starved to death between 1900 and 1902.

Within 49 hours after speaking about the issues described in this article, Nelson Mandela sent in the army, complete with infantry and helicopter support, to destroy the radio station and arrested Willem Ratte. The ANC government subsequently blocked two contracts this reporter had agreed to with major South African publishers to publish a Christian, anti-communist novel called “The Third Boer War.”