Mike Smith - 10/28/2009I sick and tired of this Soutpiel/Dutchie s*! In my life I have learned that the English speaking South Africans basically have two gripes… ”I was bullied by Dutchman(Afrikaners) at school”…or… ”My Dutchman officers in the army gave me a hard time”….
Oh and by the way their excuse for not being able to speak Afrikaans after learning it at school for twelve years is always, “They laughed at me when I tried to speak Afrikaans, so I just thought… stuff them”.
So the “Engelsman” is always playing the victim. Shame the Afrikaners always gave them a hard time, ever since the Boer war. The English speaking South Africans have some other gripes and belly aches as well such as the “Verkrampte” Afrikaner churches and politicians were traitors and backstabbers and sold out all whites in South Africa. It is today easy to blame the politicians of the NP who were almost all Afrikaners for the situation of South Africa today, but who were the actual voters and how did they vote in the 1992 referendum?
Maybe it is time we look at these issues in an honest, objective and open-minded manner.
Growing up during Apartheid in South Africa, my experience was that the English people were always the liberal ones. The English neighbour next door always voted for the PFP (Progressive Federal Party) who was incidently led by Dr Fredirik van Zyl Slabbert, a liberal Afrikaner academic. The Afrikaners almost exclusively voted for the National Party and a few for the Conservative Party of Dr. Treurnicht. I never met an Afrikaner who EVER voted for the PFP who were once the official opposition after the CP took over that job in 1987. Even Wikipedia says that the PFP drew support mostly from the liberal English speaking Whites in South Africa.
If South African Whites are 50% Afrikaners and 50% English then some interesting facts emerge.
The official results were, 68,73% for the yes vote to give the country over to Blacks and 31.27% voted “No”. In Cape Town and Durban where English is in the majority and Afrikaners are much more liberal, 85% voted yes. In the Transvaal only about 52-57% of all the whites voted Yes and one needs to note that Afrikaners in this area are the majority.
It appears that almost all the English people voted yes and about one third of Afrikaners voted Yes. Two thirds of Afrikaners voted NO in the 1992 referendum. Ultimately the blame of the referendum results does not lie with the politicians who called the referendum, but with the whites who voted YES.
The referendum results aside, let us move on the language issue. It is quite common knowledge in South Africa that Afrikaners can speak English far better than English people can speak Afrikaans. Both groups of Whites are taught from about the age of six to speak both languages. For the next twelve years at school they study both languages. Why is it that at the end of that twelve years Afrikaners are better at English than English South Africans are at Afrikaans? Simple. Most international music is in English. The best movies and television programs are in English. The perception is therefore that Afrikaans helps one nowhere so what is the need to learn it? The world is English and with English you will get a lot further than with Afrikaans. So English speaking whites treat Afrikaans as a necessary evil they have to endure throughout their school carreers and never really see any need to learn it, because in in South Africa everyone can speak English to a reasonable degree.
When one poses the question to English speaking South Africans why they are unable to speak the language after learning it at school for twelve years, one is met with the usual urban legend and myth that, “The Afrikaners laughed at me when I tried to speak Afrikaans so I gave them the middle finger and told them to stuff their language.”
This is simply not true and English speaking South Africans are not being honest with themselves or others why they could not be bothered to learn Afrikaans.
Further, I have been to Holland and Belgium and I am able to speak Afrikaans to them and they understand me 100%. I can also understand them 100%. I have also been to Aruba and Curacao where a simple greeting in Afrikaans allows one to go through customs unhindered, because they think you are Dutch, whereas the English speakers with their passports have to stand in line for hours and get searched. I experienced similar things in Surinam and Indonesia….And then I am constantly told that, “Afrikaans helps you nowhere in the world. It is simply a myth and an urban legend that holds no substance. Funny that the very first word in the Oxford Dictionary is an Afrikaans word, “Aardvark”…even more funny is that the second word, “Aardwolf” is also Afrikaans.
Then comes the church… The big bad NG Kerk is to blame for everything, when everybody forgets the Anglican Church, The Church of England, with their Black Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the overwhelmingly English speaking Roman Catholic Church’s involvement in liberation theology and their support of the Marxist terrorist ANC who are currently ruling South Africa.
The other urban legend that keeps on dividing Afrikaners and English South Africans is the one that Afrikaners gave English South Africans a hard time at school or in the army.
I once had a friend, let us call him Willie… When I first met Willie he told me how he had a business that folded and how he lost R200,000. Problem was that every time me and Willie got together for a Braai, he told me the story again, but every time the amount that he lost, doubled. Eventually Willie was telling me the same story for the umpteenth time, but by then he had lost R8 million. He was obviously bullshitting and believing his own bullshit.
If I had a Rand for every English speaking South African who ever told me how they were bullied by Afrikaners at school or in the army, I would probably have R8 million rand today. These lies and urban legends are floating out there as we are reading this, but if English speaking people in South Africa are truly honest with themselves then they will realise that these urban legends and lies that they have told to others for many years are simply not true and all bullshit.
I further actually feel very sorry for English speaking South Africans, because all the Black tribes like the Zulu’s, Xhosas, Tsawanas, etc have their own cultures. The Afrikaners have their own rich culture with their Boeremusiek, Volkspele, poems and jokes. The Afrikaners have a guy called, Jan van der Merwe whom they make jokes about, just like the Irish have Paddy or the Germans have Eullenspiegel. The Afrikaners have their own cuisine with their “Boerewors” and “Potjiekos”… But what culture does English speaking South Africans actually have? Everything they have are borrowed from other cultures. They tell South African jokes calling Jan van der Merwe, “Old Van”. No original culture ever emerged from the English on African soil.
No, it is easier to blame others and play the victim through spreading urban legends and lies.
It has come time for us Whites in South Africa to push all this bullshit aside that is dividing us and that keeps playing into the hands of our enemies. The Anglo Boer war is more than a hundred years ago and history. None of us who are alive today ever fought each other in that war. None of us were in an English concentration camp and none of us were one of the gaurds.
If we were to take stock of our current situation we will see that we have a common enemy and we are all equally deep in the s* and that our only way out is if we stand together. The time has come to bury the Lee Enfields and Mausers. We are a new generation of WHITE South Africans who are facing extinction in a country we love and call home and where we all share two common thing. BIRTHRIGHT and RACE ! That is enough for me.