According to history, textbooks, Google, the truth and reconciliation commission etc. the “Apartheid” government was established in 1948 and ended in 1994.
The disarticulated implications of this re-written history is that the Boer (Farmer) were (and are) uniquely responsible for Apartheid. But, I contend this modern-day myth is a fairy tale intended to demonize today’s White South African people:
Apartheid found roots in South Africa under British Colonial rule beginning in 1894: The Glen Grey Act –
Implemented in 1894 by British citizen, industrialist (and, infamous seditionist) Cecil John Rhodes, Rhodes sponsored the Glen Grey Act while the Territory was under the British Colonial Rule. Rhodes racist dreams of separate/un-equal treatment of citizens based on skin color did not die with him when he died in Muizenberg on March 26 in 1902.
Cecil John Rhodes: Glen Grey Act
“Rhodes’ [racist] policies were instrumental in the development of British imperial policies of South Africa…. It is essential to point out, however, that Rhodes did not have direct political power over the Boer Republic of the Transvaal. This is because the Transvaal government of the Boer Republic was a free standing government not related to the British Empire at all. The Boer Republic tried to maintain a separate nation, both politically and philosophically from British Empire in general, and, the racist policies of Cecil Rhodes in particular.
In 1895 Rhodes supported an attack on the Transvaal in an effort to gain full control of the Boer area and to institute his racist policies. Rhodes’ invasion into the Transvaal region was summarily repulsed, forcing him to resign as Prime Minister of the Cape. Ultimately, however, the Boer lost their fight for independence in the Second Boer War. This War was lost because of a new British invention – the Concentration Camp – and will be examined in another article as it is beyond the scope of this discussion.
As the British Colonial government continued their incursion into other non-white areas in the ensuing years, white settlers (not Boer) accompanied the British South Africa Company to Mashonaland. Once in the new region, the settlers became farmers and the displaced Matabele and Mashona tribes, who, naturally, rebelled. The British South Africa Company police force crushed Indigenous resistance and displaced them. The conquered lands were named Southern and Northern Rhodesia, to honor Cecil Rhodes, a British citizen. As British later retreated from these areas due to their political and military defeats in subsequent battles, the local inhabitants renamed their countries Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Notice how today’s South African History page (Google, SA Govt, etc) memorializes these events:
“He [Rhodes] did not, however, have direct political power over the Boer Republic of the Transvaal. He often disagreed with the Transvaal government’s policies and felt he could use his money and his power to overthrow the Boer government”
The assertion being made, here, is that the Boer were the authors of Apartheid. Yet, we’ve seen that the Boer specifically fought Wars and lost lives trying to separate themselves from these racist policies and British colonialism.
Further, it must be said, that the “Boer” inherited this racist form of segregation upon assuming the reigns of their own national sovereignty in 1948. Before that, they weren’t even a country! How could Rhodes in 1894 have “disagreed [with the Boer’s racists policies], when (1) Rhodes was the author of these racist policies in the first instance and, (2) a government Rhodes was said to disagree with wouldn’t come into a full-fledged Apartheid-existence for another 54 years ? The lives destroyed and the government policies which institutionalized racism in South Africa must necessarily rest at the feet of the controlling legal authority that created them: the British Empire.
It is intellectually honest to admit that “Segregation”, or “Apartheid” were social technologies employed on every populated continent on Earth in 1948. Our unique solution featured providing resources, technologies, financial and educational assistance to the segregated areas – unlike other governments who simply killed segregated citizens and/or marched them off the land. We did such a good job with our inclusive policies that the (segregated) Homelands’ populations grew 1,800% during the period 1948 to 1994 – where other segregated populations either grew about 10% or, actually shrunk during the same period of time. It is 20/20 hindsight, and, frankly, race-baiting politics to judge this “new” Boer government  with their inherited Apartheid form of government with today’s social technologies. It must said, the Boer’s President (de Klerk) – and the Boer citizenry were the first to peacefully reject segregation through the ballot box. Mandela and de Klerk were later recognized for this development with the Nobel Peace Prize.
So, where did Apartheid “start”?
British Criminality; 1913 Land Act
To appreciate this, one must first consider the African National Congress (the ANC):
The ANC was formed in 1912 at a time when South Africa was changing very fast. Diamonds had been discovered in 1867 and GOLD in 1886. Mine bosses wanted large numbers of people to work for them in the mines. British Colonial laws and taxes were crafted to force Native peoples to leave their land and serve these British interests. The most severe law the British Colonialists passed was the 1913 Land Act, which prevented African Blacks from buying, renting or using land, except in the Reserves. Many communities and families immediately lost their land because of the British 1913 Land Act. And, thus, for millions of other black people, it became very difficult, if not impossible to live off the land. The Land Act caused overcrowding, land hunger, poverty and starvation.
1. Cecil John Rhodes, a British citizen and ardent racist implemented Apartheid in 1894 under British Colonial rule.
2. The African National Congress (ANC) formed in 1912. This is 36 years before the so called “Apartheid government” controlled South Africa.
3. “Apartheid Government” 1948 – 1994 This government should be more properly considered a Transitionary Government as they inherited defacto-Apartheid from the British in 1948 and are the only Government in history to peaceably abolish such practice through popular Referendum. Only those wishing to re-write history for racist-political ends will deny that both De Klerk and Mandela shared a nobel peace prize for this collaborative effort:
Many race-baiters in government today also enjoy using racist tactics to malign South Africa’s minority white community by exaggerating and misrepresenting the true Human Cost of Apartheid. And, we agree with such humanitarian sentiments, insofar as every single human life lost due to racism should be considered a Crime against Humanity – racist slaughter of any kind should be pursued internationally – regardless of skin color – and, we believe, successful prosecution of racist-inspired murder should have uniquely severe penalties. But, today’s race-baiters did not stop their agitations with their elevation to power in 1994 … they inflate the slaughter of innocent Blacks (while ignoring other races sacrificed to their political ambitions), thus:
How many people died under the so called Apartheid rule?
The number of black people that was killed by the “Apartheid government” is generally inflated today by the ruling ANC and the Media Industrial Complex. When the ANC was spreading propaganda around the world during their Washington-sponsored “struggle”, they seldom backed their claims up with hard facts, as one would imagine. And, when they did manage to supply “facts”, those manufactured statistics were wildly at odds with the Truth!
To this day one hears the government-indoctrinated innocents speak about “massacres of black people under Apartheid”. The sort of language and imagery they conjure up to describe such horrific acts face-paint the Boer to resemble Nazi murderers: as if the White government actually randomly lined them helpless victims, shot them execution-style and dumped lifeless bodies into hidden mass-graves.
The statistics these race-baiters employ are famously false and misleading. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa, an impartial United Nations’ sponsored Group, studied these murders and uncovered the truth of the matter: Their study, released statistics of all the politically motivated murders in South Africa since the realization of the South African State from 1948 through to 1994.
This study was inclusive of the Apartheid era for which the Boer may legitimately be held to account and the Post-Apartheid Era which followed the release and political acceptance of the ANC (1948-1994). The statistical results are shocking and call out the lie perpetrated in today’s media:
Description (as documented by the UN Commission) Date Range Killed
Total Blacks Killed For Political Purposes 1948-1994 21,000
Sub-Total Killed (Boer Government, Apartheid Period) 1948-1989 7,000
Sub-Total Killed (Boer Government/ANC Legitimization) 1990-1994 14,000^
^ UN Study shows vast majority of political slayings were Black on Black murder.
We hear our South African leaders and reliable mouthpieces in the Media today claim that Whites killed 21,000. The impartial and exhaustive study found, however, that most of the deaths happened much more recently – and most of these deaths were not at the hands of Whites. It is important to remember that most of these deaths (14,000) happened in the period from 1990 to 1994, which is AFTER the unbanning of the ANC, and, for all intents and purposes, AFTER the conclusion of Apartheid. And, only a Student of the Truth will acknowledge that the vast majority of these 14,000 murders were the result of Black on Black violence between the ANC and the IFP and various other factions!
Let me summarise, this needs to sink in:
1948 – 1989: 7 000
1990 – 1994: 14 000 (of which 92% as a result of ‘black-on-black’ violence)
Really, is this the death toll of the “heinous” apartheid system the world grew to hate? Just 7000 deaths? And was it the worst thing to happen in the 20th century? Um, let’s look at the Left’s favourite socialist/ communist/ marxist/ dictators leaders to name but a few:
Jozef Stalin (USSR, 1932-39) : 23 million (the purges plus Ukraine’s famine)
Mao Ze-Dong (China, 1958-61 and 1966-69, Tibet 1949-50) : 78 million
Pol Pot (Cambodia, 1975-79): 1,7 million
Menghistu (Ethiopia, 1975-78): 1,5 million
Apartheid: 7 000
The list of far worse political systems is quite extensive and apartheid wouldn’t even feature. But such was the venom against it that the result is a country destroyed. Apartheid was far from the monster it continues to be portrayed. I agree though that it was unjustifiable and unsustainable and just plain wrong and given a do-over, everyone should have been left to find their own way rather than provide jobs and healthcare and other services which caused a population to balloon from 500 000 when Van Riebeeck landed to the almost 40 million in 1994… Facts people, inconvenient little things that keep getting in the way.
Does The Truth Matter To You?
Do we care about facts? Does it matter who did what? When today’s policy decisions are directed at righting-wrongs – and, where the wrongs identified are merely racist fictions created to congeal cheaply-bought support at the expense of targeted scapegoats – WE MUST CARE.
We’ve seen what racist governments do to scapegoats in the last 100 years: 250 million deaths and counting … this is the cost of believing The Big Lie.
The Truth Does Matter. Our very lives depend on the Truth getting out!
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