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White farmers murders surge in S. Africa amid pandemic

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CAPE TOWN, July 4 (Xinhua) -- South Africa has seen a sudden escalation of farm murders recently amid the COVID-19 pandemic, civil rights organisation AfriForum said on Saturday.

The latest murder involved well-known Afrikaans singer Wynand Breedt, who was shot and killed on his farm outside Worcester near Cape Town on Friday evening, said AfriForum.




Police confirmed the murder and said the motive for the killing is unknown at this stage.

High crime levels, especially farm attacks, which leave the farming community vulnerable, have further escalated over the past weeks after relaxation of the COVID-19 lockdown measures.

Dozens of farm attacks have been reported across the country, particularly in the Western Cape province, since the COVID-19 lockdown has been eased from level five to level four on May 1, and then to the current level three on June 1.

"The fact remains that, in most of the cases where inhabitants were killed, little or no assets were taken from the farm, not even food," said Thomas van Dalen, AfriForum's head of community safety in the Western Cape province.

"This is, once again, proof that it is a vicious criminal offence, directed against the farming community and not normal crime," Van Dalen added.

In South Africa, one of the countries that have the highest crime rate in the world, the rise in farm murders has become a focus of attention.

There were 552 farm attacks in 2019 as opposed to 433 in 2018, an increase of 27 percent. Almost 1,000 people were victims of these 552 attacks, the group said.


Land Reform and Farm Murders in South Africa: The Untold Story of the Boers and the ANC





South African farm murders have long been a niche cause on the Internet, and the country has made headlines again due to a South African government plan to seize the land of white farmers under the guise of “South African land reform.”

News of these farm murders and land seizures have gained steam with the release of Lauren Southern’s documentary Farmlands. And United States President Donald Trump has brought even more attention to the plight of Afrikaners with his tweet that he would be looking into the South African land and farm seizure.

Most people don’t know much about the history of South Africa beyond the simplistic propaganda of the 1980s – white South Africans bad, ANC good. The history and current situation of South Africa, however, is much more complex.

Defining Terms: Who Are the Key Players?
Before going any further, terms should be defined and the key players identified:

  • ANC: The African National Congress, the leading party in South Africa since the end of apartheid.
  • Afrikaners: Dutch-, German- and French Huguenot-descended white South Africans who primarily speak a language called Afrikaans.
  • Bantu: A group of black South Africans including the Xhosa (of which Nelson Mandela was a member) who originally lived in the northeast of the country.
  • Boers: A subset of Afrikaners who still lead a rural and agricultural existence.
  • Democratic Alliance: Currently the second-largest party in the South African parliament, the Democratic Alliance is a broad-based centrist party that is comparatively economically liberal for South Africa. It enjoys broad, multiracial support, though it is most popular among all racial minorities – white, Coloured and Indian. Its black supporters are often derided as “clever blacks” by ANC supporters.
  • EFF: The Economic Freedom Fighters, a far-left political party in South Africa that has pushed the South African government to seize land from white farmers. Sometimes derisively called “Everything for Free,” the EFF is the third-largest party in South Africa, but is poised to become the second.
  • Khoisan: A popular name for the original inhabitants of most of the territory now known as South Africa. This is not an ethnic designation, but a linguistic one. These are who the Dutch settlers first encountered.
Brief History of South Africa: From Early Settlement to the Boer War




To understand the current situation in South Africa, it is important to first understand the country before, during and after apartheid.

South Africa’s modern history begins with the Dutch East India Company, which established trading posts for sailors along the coast. Dutchmen soon started settling the area, with little, if any, conflict with the native Khoisan population. Dutch settlers, however, quickly came into conflict with the Dutch East India Company’s authoritarian rule.

Freedom-seeking Dutch settlers moved north starting in the 17th Century. In 1852, Boers founded the South African Republic (known as the “Transvaal Republic”) and then the Orange Free State in 1854. These are called “Boer Republics” and they, in turn, came into conflict with both southward-expanding Bantu tribes (most notably the Zulu, who were in the process of conquering other nearby Bantu tribes) and the British Empire.

White South Africans” are typically treated as a monolith, but there are two main, distinct groups: The Afrikaans-speaking Afrikaners and the English-speaking British. Indeed, there were intense hostilities between these two groups, especially after the Second Boer War when the Boer Republics were reforged as British colonies.

Telling the Afrikaners to “go home” is a nonsensical statement. They are not Dutch. They do not hold Dutch passports, nor would they at any point have been welcomed back by the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In many regions of South Africa, the Afrikaners have been around longer than the Bantus and have a stronger claim on the land, having purchased it from Khoisans. On the other hand, traditionally Bantu land was conquered from other Bantu tribes or taken by the Bantus from the Khoisans.

A Brief History of South Africa: The Boer Wars

“The Boer Wars” refers to two wars between the Boer Republics and the British Empire, but mostly the second one. The first was a rout for the Boers and left the British Empire with egg on their face. They would not be embarrassed a second time.

The first concentration camps were built for Boers. Not just any Boers, but primarily the wives and children of Boer Commandos (irregular guerilla troops) fighting the British Empire. The strategy was simple: Lock up their women and children, and they will lose their will to fight.

It worked. Adding insult to injury, the most publicized photo of the concentration camps, a picture of seven-year-old Lizzie van Zyl nearly starved to death, was touted in the British press as evidence of parental neglect by the Boers. There was great international outcry against the British during the Boer War, but it never amounted to much.

Boer Republics were reconstituted as British colonies. In 1910, three British colonies were unified as the Union of South Africa. After World War I, South West Africa, today known as Namibia, was administered effectively as a fifth province of South Africa, but for obscure reasons never integrated. South Rhodesia voted on membership, nearly joining, but the argument that it would become “the Ulster of Africa” proved too powerful. The history of South Africa is largely that of a rebellious and unhappy British Dominion until 1948.

Enter Apartheid




“Apartheid” is an Afrikaans word meaning “separateness.” It was a series of laws drafted beginning in 1948, after the success of the Afrikaner-heavy National Party in the national elections. There was a split in the party between those who favored apartheid as it happened versus those who favored complete separation, including parallel governance. The former won out in no small part due to a thirst for cheap black labor.

Most people know the basics of apartheid, but they are worth going over briefly here: South Africans were classified into one of four racial categories: white, black, Coloured (a non-pejorative term in South Africa, meaning roughly “mixed race”) and Asian or Indian. In 1949, mixed marriages were outlawed with cross-racial intercourse outlawed the following year. In 1953, amenities were segregated by law. Increasingly, the blacks of South Africa were segregated into townships and Bantustans, the latter being nominally independent “homelands” for Africans. This meant that as foreign nationals, in the eyes of the Union of South Africa, they were required to carry documentation to work in South Africa and needed to leave after they were done.

Coloureds, who had the vote, were slowly disenfranchised. Indians and other Asians were never allowed to vote.

Between the end of World War II and the declaration of a republic in 1961, internal politics were dominated by the division between conservative republican Afrikaners and liberal monarchist British whites. Apartheid enjoyed greater support among Afrikaners and less among British South Africans. British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan's "Wind of Change" speech increased support for apartheid among British South Africans because of a sense of abandonment by the homeland. Many were upset at being forced by the British government to choose between South African and British citizenship and passports.

Still, none of this amounted to what the National Party hoped to achieve – a cohesive and united white South African identity. Support for apartheid was always tepid among British South Africans.

It is certainly true that notions of racial superiority were a prime motivator for apartheid, but there was another factor in play: Communism. The Suppression of Communism Act was passed by the first apartheid government, banning any Communist organization. The Act took a broad view of what constituted “Communism.” However, given the infiltration of mass movements, particularly in the developing world at the beginning of the Cold War, this is perhaps less cynical than it is commonly made out to be. The Act was used to suppress the African National Congress, something we will talk about in detail later.

Finally, it’s worth mentioning that Afrikaner society is fundamentally and deeply conservative. Pornography and gambling were illegal in apartheid-era South Africa. Most businesses could not open on Sundays. Abortion, homosexuality and reproductive education were tightly regulated. There was no television until 1976, as this was believed to be immoral and a vehicle of Communism. English-language programming was seen as a threat to Afrikaans culture.


The Rise of the ANC and Nelson Mandela





The Suppression of Communism Act was the instrument used to outlaw the African National Congress. While the ANC is typically thought of as a democratic-liberal organization, this is simply not true.

The ANC’s closest ally was the South African Communist Party. Indeed, Nelson Mandela, the face of anti-apartheid resistance, was not only a member of the SACP, he served on its Central Committee, something he denied for decades. The SACP has never to this day contested its own candidates in South Africa, instead fielding their people on ANC slates.

What’s more, the SACP partnered with the ANC in forming Umkhonto we Sizwe (“Spear of the Nation”), the paramilitary wing of the anti-apartheid movement.

The average person on the street likely thinks that Nelson Mandela was imprisoned simply for being black or opposing apartheid. In fact, he was imprisoned for a bombing campaign carried out by Umkhonto we Sizwe, of which he was the head. In fact, Nelson Mandela was convicted of 193 acts of terrorism. He was offered his freedom multiple times on the simple condition that he condemn terrorist attacks against the apartheid regime. He refused every time.

The ANC was not the only organization in South Africa opposed to apartheid. Many white South Africans saw the system as unsustainable. However, outside of South Africa, the situation was largely posed by the media as a question of “apartheid forever or the ANC.”

The ANC and its allies in the Communist Party and the trade union congress COSATU (known as the tripartite alliance) were not the only alternative to the ruling National Party and thus apartheid. The Progressive Federal Party was the main parliamentary opposition to apartheid, which, as the name implies, was in favor of a federated South Africa. The New Republic Party was likewise in favor of power sharing and oriented toward reconciliation with the Commonwealth.

The New Republic Party and the Progressive Federal Party were also bitter enemies. The New Republic Party was a conservative party denounced as racists by the Progressive Federal Party. The Progressive Federal Party was a liberal party derided by the NRP with the nickname “Packing for Perth,” due to the impression that their members were all emigrating to Australia. Two-thirds of South African whites supported some sort of federalism or power sharing, but moderate elements never received any international support.

Nor was the ANC the sole representative of South African blacks. Zulu nationalists, currently represented by the Inkatha Freedom Party, were often bitter enemies of the ANC by the 1980s. Many black South Africans served in the police force and other aspects of the government, leading to the rise of a barbaric form of retribution known as “necklacing.” This is filling a tire with gasoline, hanging it around the neck of a suspected collaborator or political opponent, and lighting the tire on fire. Death can take several hours.

Winnie Mandela, then-wife of Nelson Mandela, declared that "With our boxes of matches, and our necklaces, we shall liberate this country.” This caused the ANC to create some distance between itself and her, but ultimately she was given further positions in the movement and the ANC government.

The ANC in the Saddle




In 1994, the African National Congress took power in South Africa. At this time, its paramilitary organization was integrated into the country’s regular defense forces. Convicted bomber Robert McBride, praised by no less than IRA terrorist Martin McGuinness, is the Executive Director of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate. Touted as the “Rainbow Nation,” the fall of apartheid in South Africa was part of an overall feeling of optimism throughout the world surrounding the Fall of Communism.

However, not everything was roses in the new Republic of South Africa. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was an attempt to lay bare the crimes of the apartheid regime. The tribunal, which did not dispense with sentences, but merely sought to find the truth, has been criticized for not dispensing any justice. Neither former National Party government members nor ANC partisans were punished by the Commission.

The elephant in the room at all times was an overwhelming increase in the crime rate. The term “rape gate” entered popular parlance as South Africans installed panic room doors on their bedrooms. Crime is the main reason for emigration from South Africa. The 2013 murder rate was seven times that of the United States, the 11th highest in the world. Between 2005 and 2015, over 200,000 South Africans were murdered – this in a country of about 50 million. There were over 17,000 murders in 2013 alone. Compare this to just over 14,000 in the United States during the same year, despite the fact that South Africa’s population is approximately equivalent to two states – California and Texas.

This is only the official murder rate. Many suspect that the rate is higher, due to a disengagement from formal policing and a reliance upon private security firms. Quality of public services has likewise deteriorated, with rolling blackouts being the norm in South Africa.

The ANC presides over what is potentially the largest welfare state in the world, according to economist Mike Schussler in 2010. Six percent (3.3 million South Africans) of the population pays 99 percent of the taxes, while 31 percent (16.4 million) receive social grants. This means there are five South Africans receiving welfare for every one paying taxes. 71 percent of South African children live in houses where no adult is employed.

South Africa has a sweeping affirmative action quota program. Employee demographics must, under the South African Employment Equity Act, represent the racial demographics of South Africa as a whole. This means that, for example, the national power company was pressured to fire a number of skilled white engineers, while the country was going through rolling blackouts. The country currently has a labor shortage of approximately 800,000 skilled workers.

The affirmative action program has not lead to a significant increase in the number of skilled black technical workers. In 1994, 15 percent of black South Africans held skilled technical positions. In 2014, this percentage had increased to 18. Meanwhile, between 1992 and 1997, the number of skilled technical degrees dropped by 13 percent while the number of degrees in public administration and social services skyrocketed by 199 percent.

Finally, the specter of corruption has hung over the ANC regime. Scandals surrounding the ANC government have included bribery in arms deals, the abolition of a task force dedicated to organized crime and corruption, sexual misconduct including criminal charges, and using government and civil organizations to fight its political opponents, particularly those in the Democratic Alliance.


What Are the South African Farm Murders?



It is currently twice as dangerous to be a South African farmer than a South African police officer. The murder rate among South African farmers is three times that of the standard murder rate in South Africa, which is already one of the highest in the world.

The government claims the motives for the farm attacks are robbery. However, this does not pass muster. Farm attacks frequently include raping the female members of the household – including young children – while forcing the male members of the household to watch. The victims are often then tortured to death in front of each other. Farmers claim police response to these attacks is sluggish at best and nonexistent at worse. The government stopped collecting statistics about farm murders in 2008.



What’s more, the attacks on white farmers in South Africa tend to have pitched levels of brutality about them. Without getting too lost in the weeds of the grizzly details, it’s worth mentioning some of the more grotesque attacks on farmers at least in passing:

  • In 2012, a 12-year-old boy was drowned in boiling water after watching both his parents murdered and his mother raped.
  • A 56-year-old grandmother was gang raped during a robbery netting approximately $2,000.
  • Five men sexually assaulted a woman in front of her 5-year-old son over the course of an hour and a half.
  • Over the course of six hours, a woman was tortured by having her skin cut off, raped and had her feet power drilled.
  • A 66-year-old man was beaten to death in front of his wife. She escaped being gang raped by saying that she had HIV.
  • Bedridden Alice Lotter, 76, and her daughter Helen, 57 were tortured to death over several hours, including by being stabbed in the genitals with a broken glass bottle. One had one of her breasts removed while still alive. “Kill the Boer” was painted on the wall in their blood.
  • Knowledge Mandlazi went on a killing spree in 2014, murdering five whites and stating that “My hate for white people made me rob and kill." He held up his middle finger to surviving victims in the courtroom.



Another common form of attack is the land invasion. In one example, 100 men began squatting land. The farmer did the sensible thing and left. Who could blame him in the kind of environment described above?

Far from being a “white nationalist conspiracy theory,” farm attacks have been reported on and denounced by Human Rights Watch and former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot. Afriforum, a wing of Christian trade union Solidarity, likewise reports on farm attacks regularly.

What is behind the SA Farmers Attacks?



Anti-white racism is a popular current in mainstream South African politics. The song “Kill the Farmer, Kill the Boer” is still publicly sung, despite this being declared a hate crime. The traditional means of protecting rural South Africans, the commando units, were disbanded in 2003, leaving many South African farmers with no protection.





Anti-white rhetoric in South Africa is very real and very mainstream. Here are a few examples:


What Are the Farm Seizures?


The South African Constitution has recently been amended to allow for Soviet-style expropriations of farms without compensation. Zulu lands are specifically exempted.

This is a bit nonsensical for two reasons. Many white South Africans have been in South Africa longer than most Americans have been in America. Second, the dominant black ethnic group, the Bantus, doesn’t have a strong claim to most of the land in South Africa – the Khoisans would, but they sold it to the Boers or had it conquered by the British. This is as if the U.S. government started seizing land from white families in upstate New York traditionally belonging to the Iroquois and giving it out to the Cherokee.

Still, despite the fact that farm seizures are precisely the means by which Zimbabwe ended up in such a failed state, there seems to be no stopping farm seizures in South Africa. Perhaps worst of all, there are rumors that South Africa’s banks intend to collect mortgage payments even after properties have been confiscated.

In the final analysis, the farm seizures in South Africa aren’t just about dispossessing an unpopular, market dominant racial minority – though that would be disturbing enough. It’s also a threat to South Africa’s incredibly fragile democracy. The ANC is a dominant party with little chance of losing elections and thus, little reason to behave accountably. Add to this the lack of a broad-based middle class with a vested interest in strong property rights, and you have a recipe for kleptocracy and starvation.

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Dont you know 3 unarmed black men were killed while attacking the police this year in America. END RACISM.

As if anyone will care about white people being killed by black people, heck no one cares about black people being killed by black people.
 

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Yeah, I've had a lot of friends from SA over the years, mostly white, but black too, and they've all said what a terrifying shit hole it's turned into since the fall of aparteid.

Some were of the smug about it, but most heartbroken. There was so much hope when Nelson Mandela was in power, such a sense that their racist, segregated past could be laid to rest, and SA could become the next future facing and wealth gaining former part of the British Empire, in the same manner India has been, but that hopes all been drowned in blood and corruption.

I've been told stories of parents gunned down infront of their children while just going shopping, not stopping at traffic lights because of how common car jacking are, the use of gas to incapacitate people in their homes so they're unable to move, but fully aware as armed gangs ransack their possessions and rape their female family members, women giving birth in Broad daylight in a gutter by a busy road, and simply walking away from their babies, a kid getting his hands cut off when a gang stole his bike, children drinking sewage water straight from an outflow pipe.

It's honestly sounded like a living hell from every new story I've heard, and getting worse each year.

Yet SA's themselves are usually some of the most upbeat and cheerful people you'll meet. Cynical as hell, but great to share a beer with and argue about sports.
 

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Ignorance here, but why can’t the Dutch or British offer these people citizenship or path to citizenship?

if I was in this situation I’d want out ASAP.
It is already an option, and a lot do. Many move to Canada, Australia and the US too.

But some people want to stay and fight for their homes, often rather risk dying than abandon farms that have been in their families for centuries.

It's just looking increasingly likely that dying is all that's going to happen.

There's pretty much no hope of SA improving at all, just further deteriorating, and there's going to come a tippikg point where scapegoating goes from isolated murders to organised ethnic cleansing, because that's how these things always go.
 
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Ignorance here, but why can’t the Dutch or British offer these people citizenship or path to citizenship?

if I was in this situation I’d want out ASAP.

They are not part of their kingdoms anymore. It's like saying new york people should be able to become dutch citizens because at one point they were a colony. White africans are just that white africans and that's about it with dutch and english ancestry.

What these people need to do is revolt massively against the government or move away from it to australia or other countries that wants them. because right now they are on borrowed time over there.

Just let the country collapse and let them all get chained up again by there new white overlords called china. Because that's what u get with these type of things.
 
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What these people need to do is revolt massively against the government or move away from it to australia or other countries which wants them they are on borrowed time over there. The moment they leave the entire country will completely implode and china could fill the vacuum and basically slam them all in slave camps again the next day.
 

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Simple the future they want, white people also take their businesses with them when they leave. u already saw this in zimbabwe or whatever that shit hole is called. They flushed out the whites and a month later they where starving to death and that shit hole country's president activily went out of the way to get them back again while applying to every single country for food help and that's the same guy that made the white culling happen.

There only future is china if they keep culling the whites over there and frankly china will exploit them endlessly or simple not bother with them at all. either way both are utter shit outcomes for them but hey have fun i guess starving to death.
 
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Didn't the same happen in Zimbabwe? All the whites owned the farms and kept the country rich and full of food, then the black warlords kicked all the whites off of their farms and out of their businesses and put their corrupt black friends in. It wasn't long until the country was bankrupt, the people were starving and the whites were killed as it was their fault.
 
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Didn't know SA did land reforms and farm seizures.

But we all know how Zimbabwe fared. lol. What a shit show that is to read.
 

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Simple the future they want, white people also take their businesses with them when they leave. u already saw this in zimbabwe or whatever that shit hole is called. They flushed out the whites and a month later they where starving to death and that shit hole country's president activily went out of the way to get them back again while applying to every single country for food help and that's the same guy that made the white culling happen.

There only future is china if they keep culling the whites over there and frankly china will exploit them endlessly or simple not bother with them at all. either way both are utter shit outcomes for them but hey have fun i guess starving to death.
Farmers have only just started going back to Zimbabwe.
 

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I have spent a considerable amount of time in South Africa, what is happening in that country is so sad. So much potential after the fall of apartheid, and they squandered it with increasingly bad leadership after Mandela.

and If things get bad, the world will not lift a finger to help the farmers. To understand South Africa takes a very real look at racism and very uncomfortable questions must be answered. You can chant it. You can’t put it on a poster board. It’s hard it’s difficult and is beyond most people’s interest in the subject as it threatens their narrative.

Such a beautiful place.... squandered
 

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But some people want to stay and fight for their homes, often rather risk dying than abandon farms that have been in their families for centuries.
It's just looking increasingly likely that dying is all that's going to happen.

At this point it makes no sense to stay and die in a losing battle.
 

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has nobody told African how diversity is their strength?

The other places is a good example on how to preach diversity and treat everyone as equal, caring, loving people without any boundaries





 
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Jesus Christ... didn't realize the full extent of how ugly things were in the country.
Like I wrote in the Joe Rogan thread about Jon Stewarts retarded comment about how the US should do things like they went in SA, the white south african families I know that are living in Germany now went here, because they are scared to raise their children there.

And they told me about that farmers and other whites getting killed thing for many years now.

Africa is a lost cause, unfortunately.
 
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They are not part of their kingdoms anymore. It's like saying new york people should be able to become dutch citizens because at one point they were a colony. White africans are just that white africans and that's about it with dutch and english ancestry.

What these people need to do is revolt massively against the government or move away from it to australia or other countries that wants them. because right now they are on borrowed time over there.

Just let the country collapse and let them all get chained up again by there new white overlords called china. Because that's what u get with these type of things.
If western countries can let in so many refugees from all over the world, I don't see why we can't help out these people who were originally colonists from our countries.
I say take all the white people outta SA and see how the country fairs.
 

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Such a beautiful place.... squandered

How my wife and I feel about SA. It's a depressingly sad state of affairs over there. World leaders and people of all races, backgrounds and experiences alike would be wise to learn from SA and apply it to their own current day societal fragmentations; especially the western world.
 

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To the folks asking why we don't revolt: you do realize that less than 6% of the country is white, right? We'd just be giving the radicals an excuse.
Well if the history of South Africa is anything to go by, you only need a couple hundred Boers to take out armies that are 30x bigger.

Only difference is there wasn't social media back then that would screech why is a bigger African country getting beaten by a small group of rebels.

 
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Well if the history of South Africa is anything to go by, you only need a couple hundred Boers to take out armies that are 30x bigger.

Only difference is there wasn't social media back then that would screech why is a bigger African country getting beaten by a small group of rebels.

Yeah, the Boere were hardcore. The British had to go after their wives and kids to conquer them. I remember my mom telling me stories that her mom had passed on about the British concentration camps, and the shit they had to do to keep the Boere in line.

Funny thing about the Slag of Bloed Rivier: the version that's currently being taught in schools is less of a battle and more "invading Whites massacre locals". Boer history is basically being scrubbed from the school curriculum.
 
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Yeah, the Boere were hardcore. The British had to go after their wives and kids to conquer them. I remember my mom telling me stories that her mom had passed on about the British concentration camps, and the shit they had to do to keep the Boere in line.

Funny thing about the Slag of Bloed Rivier: the version that's currently being taught in schools is less of a battle and more "invading Whites massacre locals". Boer history is basically being scrubbed from the school curriculum.
Sounds like what is happening here in the West. We're basically being told the same thing that our ancestors were all "evil" and all the good people only exist today.
Wish I was making this up but nah, the SJW's are hellbent on spreading this virus throughout the globe.
 
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Yeah, the Boere were hardcore. The British had to go after their wives and kids to conquer them. I remember my mom telling me stories that her mom had passed on about the British concentration camps, and the shit they had to do to keep the Boere in line.

Funny thing about the Slag of Bloed Rivier: the version that's currently being taught in schools is less of a battle and more "invading Whites massacre locals". Boer history is basically being scrubbed from the school curriculum.
Luckily the Afrikaans kids don't eat up that bullshit. Luckily grandparents and parents still tend teach the kids Afrikaner history
 

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I honestly wonder why people never use google before stating their opinions as fact.

There was an estimated 250,000 slaves in South Africa 4 years ago, and that number will have gone up.

That's just one of many articles talking about how rife slavery has become in SA, because sadly slavery seems to be the default societies always seem to return to.

I agree, stating his opinion as fact without citing any sources is poor form. That's why I called it out. Your article notes that slavery is still illegal, which proves my point.
 
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What's that? Modern slavery is still pretty much slavery? Uh no it isn't you are ignorant! Totally a different thing!
Country or continent: pick one. You seem to be having difficulty, and I doubt you're in either.
SA is in Africa isn't it? It is also not the only country that has modern slavery in said continent either.
I agree, stating his opinion as fact without citing any sources is poor form. That's why I called it out. Your article notes that slavery is still illegal, which proves my point.
Oh I'm sorry, is calling something illegal while law enforcement looks the other way on a large scale better?
 
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