Over the years I have mentioned on odd occasions that a portion of
Afrikanerdom (maybe 1/3rd of all Afrikaners?) have been trying to get
their own White country for the last 20 years. Even though I mentioned it
in passing, I never really concentrated on the idea, its practicality or
I must admit that I never fully grasped some of what this pursuit would
In my book, Government by Deception, I did mention that I did not believe
that we Afrikaners will get so much as 1 grain of sand from the (ANC)
Blacks... ever! I mentioned how General Viljoen formed the Freedom Front
and abandoned an Afrikaner Armed struggle in favour of trying to get the
Afrikaner Country peacefully via negotiation. I mentioned how he resigned
in frustration after 7 years in parliament. He even negotiated with
Mandela, and eventually gave up in disgust and said so in a very moving
speech in parliament when he finally walked out.
The Afrikaner pursuit for their own country continues to this day, and
many Afrikaners intellectuals struggle with this idea constantly -
including my good friend Dr Chris Jordaan.
I would like to make some comments of my own on this Afrikaner desire.
Firstly, the Afrikaner pursuit of self-rule is largely ignored in the
mass media in South Africa. It hardly ever gets a mention, even though
the Freedom Front is a political party with seats in parliament. The
Freedom Front's express purpose for existing is solely to work towards an
Afrikaner country. This is a "no no" type of subject in South Africa.
Secondly, Afrikaners mention the concept of "self-rule" in a very quiet
way. They are all very quiet, very proper and very gentlemanly about the
entire pursuit. Nobody gets all irritated. Nobody threatens the ANC. The
whole subject really seems a lot like a game of cricket... all very
gentlemanly and cultured - on both sides - both the Afrikaners and the
Yet, underneath this veneer of culture, lies a subject that is
exceedingly explosive. I would go so far as to say that NO IDEA or
concept in South Africa is potentially as dangerous and explosive as the
Afrikaner Homeland idea. Now that I have had my own experiences with
Blacks in the political world, I am utterly convinced that the Afrikaner
Homeland idea, if ever pursued seriously, would result in response from
Blacks that is extremely violent and forceful. I don't believe that
Mandela or any of the other Black leaders ever had anything but contempt
for the idea. When Mandela negotiated with General Viljoen, I am certain
he had no intention of giving General Viljoen one grain of sand, nor
ANYTHING else. Indeed, as events proved, he strung General Viljoen along
for 7 years and gave the Afrikaners nothing.
My understanding of the Afrikaner Homeland idea is that Afrikaners want a
Homeland, inside South Africa, where they can rule themselves. They don't
want to secede from South Africa. They want a White homeland (akin to the
Black homelands - Bantustans - they once set up for the blacks). They
just want autonomy within their own region. They don't want to live in a
separate country from the Blacks... or at least that is not what they
dare ask for openly.
So in short, the Afrikaner demands will not cause South Africa to be
broken up. What they are asking is the equivalent of what they had
already given the Blacks under Apartheid. Now that the situation is
completely reversed they are asking for a "White Bantustan". It is not an
Yet, the ANC will never give them so much as one grain of sand...
I think that there is no idea that gives the ANC the creeps like this
Afrikaner Homeland idea. I also think that there is no idea the ANC will
kick against like this one. I think the chance of Afrikaners getting
anything... is... LESS THAN NOTHING!!! I believe, that if the Afrikaners
were patient and negotiated with the ANC for a 100 years... that they
will get absolutely nowhere.
What few people may realise is this: That the EU has a definition for
what constitutes a NATION. Because so many different countries and
nationalities exist within the EU, they developed a definition of what
exactly is a "nation". Among the points in this definition are the
1. A valid historical claim to land which they once ruled.
2. A unique language of their own.
3. A culture of their own.
Afrikaners who have studied the EU definition of what constitutes a
"nation" tell me that they fulfill ALL THE EU CRITERIA for being a
validly recognised nation.
I believe that Afrikaners have no hope in hell of getting a Homeland, no
matter how "weak" it may be. No matter how few powers or how little true
independance it may have. I just can't see the Blacks in South Africa, or
even Africa as a whole allowing it - not now - not ever.
The extreme violence and force with which Blacks will kill this idea may
not be apparent to people, because of the gentlemanly way in which
Afrikaners have pursued, and continue to pursue this idea.
It is my belief that if Afrikaners ever got fedup and decided to act on
their own, they would be on the receiving end of a violence the likes of
which has never been seen before.
During my sojurn with the Black Zimbabweans some years back, at one
point, Jay Jay Sibanda was questioned by the ANC Intelligence Dept, and
was told in no uncertain terms: "We do no like White people getting
involved in politics." These statements were made with reference to my
activitives in support of Blacks who were against Mugabe.
It is my view that the ANC will only tolerate Whites in politics up to a
certain point. There are many areas in politics in South Africa where
there is an unwritten rule to the effect: NO WHITES ALLOWED HERE!
Self rule... is one of those places.
What I am trying to emphasise is that although this whole self-rule idea
has been pursued for a long time... (even under Apartheid believe it or
not)... it is potentially a NUCLEAR BOMB in South African politics. I
think one could liken it to the attempted cessession of the South during
the American Civil war. I believe, any attempt to establish a "White
homeland" in any forceful way, will be met with an instant declaration of
war by Blacks... and very possibly... with attempted genocide of
Afrikaners (and Whites in general)... in an INSTANT.
So where to for the Afrikaner?
Here are my thoughts:-
1. I think it is wrong for Afrikaners to think in terms of a "Homeland".
Even though a "Homeland" is less threatening, less "free" than an
independant White country... Blacks will *NEVER* accept it. I think
Afrikaners must instead pursue: An Independant White Country - which is
not a part of South Africa or in any way under ANC/Black jurisdiction. In
other words: Fully blown cessession. Either path will be equally
difficult, so Afrikaners might as well go for Full-freedom instead of
2. Show me any nation on earth (except a tiny handful of exceptions),
which came into existence without bloodshed. I concede exceptions like
Liberia, for example. But these are the exceptions. 99.9% of independant
nations on Earth came into existence in one way only: Through bloodshed.
Many nations only became established not through one war... but through
SEVERAL WARS. Some had to fight on and on for their existence until their
enemies finally accepted their existence.
To sum up: Though Afrikaners are very gentlemanly and cultured about the
whole thing, I believe, they will never get so much as one grain of sand
until the day when that sand is stained red with blood.
I do believe that Afrikaners are also in no hurry because they are
watching the ANC ruling South Africa, and I am sure that consensus among
them is that the ANC will weaken South Africa and consequently ITSELF...
and in time to come, when the ANC is weaker, Afrikaners may be able to
make their move. So Afrikaners may be wisely biding their time, waiting
for the moment when they believe it is opportune to act.
So just because Afrikaners are not jumping up and down in frustration at
the moment does not mean that one day, they won't be much more aggressive
about the whole thing. And when that day comes... you will see an
explosion in South African politics the likes of which has never been
Now it could be that the ANC itself fears such a day and that the ANC
will work day and night to strengthen itself and to head off such an
But to return to the whole Afrikaner Homeland thing... and achieving it.
I don't believe it is an easy thing to do at all. I believe that to
achieve it will require tremendous willpower, tremendous determination...
and above all... TREMENDOUS COURAGE and SACRIFICE. I don't believe this
Afrikaner dream can come true without many people dying in the process.
And if the Afrikaners ever achieve it, I don't believe they will be left
alone in peace for one minute either. I believe that like Israel... they
will have to be ready to fight 24/7... in defence of whatever they
I am not being negative about the whole concept. Indeed, I am quite keen
on the whole idea these days. I have become a full convert to this idea.
I just want to make it clear to people that I don't think it can be
attained in a peaceful manner at all. All of history is filled with
examples of peoples trying to break away to form their own state.
I would like to mention the concept of Right Wing terror in this regard.
The Far Right, who have dreamed of this idea, have accepted that
attaining it won't be easy and that blood must flow or else it won't
happen. Thus it was that the Far Right was prepared to engage in Right
I am not going into a military analysis of Right Wing terror and why I
believe it is completely doomed to failure. I don't believe that Right
Wing terror will in any way help the Afrikaner forward. Indeed, I believe
it may well hinder the Afrikaner cause.
It is my view that if Afrikaners want to establish a state one day, that
they will have to do it in a proper military manner. They would need to
form a proper army which will engage in a series of battles to create
this state. Such an action would of course result in an immediate race
war and civil war of the bloodiest kind.
How does one create a fully blown army out of nothing if you don't have a
state, or funds? Well, its nigh impossible. If it was easy, everyone
would be doing it. But in reality, it is an extremely difficult task...
and maybe even impossible to a certain degree. Yet... I believe the
creation of a proper Afrikaner Army would be a prerequisite for any
Afrikaner state to stand even the slightest chance of coming into being.
The only positive comment I can make is this: If Afrikaners want to
establish an Independent State then it probably CANNOT be done without
the support of at least two or more other countries in the world. Only
Governments have the sort of power which can really aid people to create
The Blacks in Africa did not run their wars by themselves. Without the
generous sponsorship of the Soviet Union, China and Warsaw Pact nations,
the Blacks would have achieved NOTHING. The same applies to Afrikaners.
Without support... most probably from Europe since their kith and kin
originate from: Holland, Belgium, Germany and France - Afrikaners stand
no chance. They can very possibly get some sort of support from Australia
and New Zealand too one day.
This leads me to my final points about achieving an independant White
Afrikaner State in Africa:-
1. All negotiation with the ANC will be completely futile and as a matter
of principle should not be done - for many reasons.
2. As experience has proved, the Zulus (and possibly the Coloureds) might
be supportive of the idea since the Zulus might want their own Homeland
(and the Coloureds would probably jump at a chance to get away from ANC
3. Apart from the Zulus and Coloureds, all further negotiation on the
African continent will be completely futile and counter-productive. All
other negotiation must therefore take place, most likely in Europe, but
also with certain parties in the USA, Australia and probably New Zealand.
4. If Zulus, Afrikaners and Coloureds formed a united front on the
matter, and engaged in such foreign negotiations as a group - they might
make a lot more headway faster.
5. Expect all hell from the ANC if they find out any of this is going
on!!! BUT... for any headway to be made, the ANC would have to be ignored
as much as possible - to the bitter end.
In closing: Afrikaner (and White Political Freedom) cannot be attained
with out a lot of sacrifice and courage. It will be a hideous road to
walk... and it is not for the faint-hearted. Chances are, once it is
attempted, relations between Whites and the Blacks will be beyond repair.
My view of course is that the long term result will be well-worth it...
no matter how horrific the path to it may be. In my view, this would be
the "final solution" to our problems of trying to co-exist with Blacks.
We have tried it for 350 years, and I think its time to call it quits and
move on. We should just go it alone... because in the end, we will be
much better off. Without us, the Blacks will collapse anyway, and then
they will be less of a threat to us.
For those who do not see the positive military/security benefits of such
a solution... well they should ponder it. As I said in my book, living
among Blacks, where we are outnumbered, and surrounded, is truly
dangerous and opens us up to terrorism and murder. But once we are
separated from them inside a country with defensible borders (preferably
chosen according to terrain - e.g. Rivers and mountains)... defending
ourselves will be a peace of cake and we will be MUCH SAFER than we would
ever be living among the Blacks where we can be murdered off one by one.
The benefits of having one's own territory with one's own defence force
The ANC is busy DISARMING US... and criminals are murdering us off.
Historically tribes and nations have fought for their own territory
mainly because that is the best way of achieving SAFETY. And let's be
frank... we are extremely unsafe. We are living in a country which is 8
times as violent as the world average - and most of that violence is
aimed at US. We should begin thinking in terms of DEFENDING OURSELVES.
Even if we were permanently at war with the ANC, we would probably lose
less people then than we do nowadays by living amidst them. Think about
Consider this: There are 4 million Israeli Jews... which is close to the
number of Whites in South Africa. In a fully-blown war, like the 1967
6-day war, the Israelis lost a total of only a few hundred men. In the
October 1973 war where they were caught off guard their total losses were
less than 3,000 people. The Israelis are up against 100 million
enemies... and yet they lost less people in FULLY BLOWN WARS... than are
murdered in South Africa in 1 month. Think about it.
1,600 White farmers have been murdered in South Africa in the last 11
years. How many White farmers do you think would be murdered if they were
safely behind borders protected by our own army? I'd bet 1/10th of that
amount or less.
Here we all are... moaning about safety, cringing from masses of violent,
armed criminals, yet, this is precisely the reasons other tribes and
nations sought independance in the past. It is not only about Freedom and
the God-given right to choose one's own future - it is also about
PROTECTING OURSELVES. We have a God-given right to self defence too.
There are many benefits to having our own country, but I have never seen
anyone sit down and spell out the plusses. In my view, the concept has
just not been marketed in detail. If it were... there would probably be a
lot more converts to the idea.
If the benefits of a White country were marketed by spelling out:-
1. The financial benefits of being free of a majority of Black Socialist
Freeloaders who will tax, steal and drive us into poverty.
2. How many lives would be SAVED, if we were able to protect ourselves?
How many women and children would be saved from savage rape, torture and
death? How many of the lives of our own people would be saved from the
needless savagery of violent Black criminals?
If thousands of us are going to be murdered annually ANYWAY... Why not
take a chance on war? Why die needlessly when one could instead DIE FOR A
CAUSE? Why let women and little children be murdered... when grown men
could rather die on the battlefield trying to make it safer for them? I
am convinced that the deaths resulting from trying to get away from ANC
rule will be no worse than facing a slow, long, drawn-out genocide.
Indeed, when the body count is finally added up in the end, I'm willing
to bet we'll lose less lives that way anyway.
They want to disarm us and let the violent criminals kill us off one by
one. Why let them have it that easy?