Posted by: ShackledMuse on May 26, 2010
I don't usually watch Special Assignment, but the ads got my attention. A documentary about the Suidlanders, a right wing religious group of Afrikaners. I thought, Hey, I've just written a nice heartfelt blog about why I love South Africa and why I dislike the not-so-proudly South Africans, so why not watch Special Assignment and let my blood pressure rise a little? Nothing like some good old fashioned Afrikaner racists to push my temper levels to the limit.
Now I hear some of you saying: Shackled, why do you care about some right wing cult group? (May I refer to them as a cult?)
In fact, I've been told many many times before I should just let it slide. Ya know, when I overhear a converstation leaning towards "old regime thinking," my first reaction is to dive in there and defend the new South Africa. No No No No, just let it slide, its not worth your time.
We've all heard those type of conversations. The two women behind us in the queue at Absa complaining about how "they" mess everything up. The afrikaans speaking ooms making fun of the Groenewalds. The people complaining over their wimpy coffees about how much better everything was 20 years ago. Just let it slide.
Why should I? Those two tannies in the queue think they're entitled to speak on my behalf just because my skin is white. That I should agree with their line of thinking. And if I stand there and listen to their drivel without speaking up, they'll continue thinking that. If I keep quiet, I'm agreeing with them. Now I've noticed the majority of Afrikaners just agree with what others say. They might not really harbour any ill feeling towards their fellow South Africans, but because one dude makes some ignorant remark the entire cirlce of friends will agree with him. They might not go on killing sprees, but they'll nod their head, and say "ja ne" just because they dont know any better and everyone else seems to be agreeing too.
Thats why I care about some right winged cult group. I care about the people they influence. And brain wash.
Thats why I wont keep my mouth shut. I wont agree with them just by remaining silent or nodding my head. South Africans of all races and backgrounds need to realize that we're in this together.
Now, back to the original train of thought....
The Suidlanders: in preperation for Uhuru
Actually its a tad bit difficult to establish what the Suidlanders' aim is. From what I could gather, its a group of Afrikaners who believe that when Mr Mandela passes away, there will be a nationwide attack on white people, (night of the long knives, uhuru, etc) instigated by the ANC. This was prophesied by their prophet, Siener and was also the corner stone of the Apartheid Regime.
According to an ex intelligence officer, who I presume is also a main leader or preacher dude, the DVD's distributed by the Suidlanders show people that the South Africa we live in wont always be sunshine and roses.
In the event that Mr Mandela passes away, (ie, when Night of the long knives, or Uhuru, is upon us) the Suidlanders will begin with the immediate "evacutation" of approximately 800 000 white people. Evacuation sites have already been established and will be manned 12 to 24 hours after Mandela's death has been broadcast.
The locations of these farms are unknown. The Special Assignment team visited one such farm. There's enough space for 8000 people, with supplies to last three months. Only one way in and out of said farm, so its a safe haven. In the event of strikes, xenophobic attacks, war or night of the long knives. Strikes, I hear you ask? Yes strikes. The "trade unions are in the position to launch a nation strike, which will drastically cut the supply of fuel, electricity, etc, leaving white people quite vulnerable." Among the people interview were:
- Paul Kruger and Andries Breytenbach, who's on the Volksraad Verkiesings Kommittee;
- Andre Visagie, AWB spokes person;
- Barend Strydom, aka The Wit Wolf
- Frans Jooste of the Kommando Corps;
- Zizi Kodwa, Presidential spokesperson, as well as
- historical and political analysts, Christi van der Westhuizen, Andre Duvenhage and Henri Boshoff
Die Volksraad Verkiesings Kommittee (VVK):
Ja.... The Volksraad Verkiesings Kommittee wants a seperate homeland, complete with a government and elections among their own people. Because the South African Constitution is worthless. All this planned for May next year and they already have 10 000 voters. Zizi Kodwa was quoted saying the government is very adament that a seperate "volkstaat" is most definately not on the cards. To which the VVK replied that they'll settle on a piece of land and take it by force if needs be. They'll take the law into their own hands, and if it ends in violence, its a war forced upon them by black people.
Like I said earlier, we're all in this together. We are all South Africans regardless of our skin colour, language, background or sex. And to make South Africa work, we need to realize this and work together. I really dont see how a seperate state is going to fix things. I guess to understand all this one needs to go back the very roots of racism and why certain people think they're better than others. but then we could just sit here for hours.
The AWB; Tereblanche's death
Christi van der Westhuizen explained that Eugene's death made him a right wing martyr under AWB members, especially since he died in a self fullfilling prophetic type of way. She's of the opinion though that the far right wing ideal will never be acceptable to the majority of Afrikaners. They dont want to horde together in one territory, cut off from the rest of South Africa.
Andre Visage said that "Mr Tereblanche's afsterwe het die grense onder die Afrikaners weggewas." (Tereblanche's death washed away any borders that existed between Afrikaners.) . It awakened a huge interest among afrikaners to join the AWB. They get about 200 calls per day. See? There they go thinking for me again. His death really didnt make me "see the light," and it certainly didnt make me want to join the AWB.
Andre Visage made it clear that anybody who feels that the new South Africa is good and acceptable will not qualify for membership.
Awww shucks, might as well withdraw my application then....
The Kommando Korps (or is it Corps? I'm not really sure.)
Oh my word. Frans Jooste is going around from town to town and city to city recruiting young people and training them. (Dare I say brainwashing?) Theoretical training, guns, even some AK 47 lessons. (I visited my home town a month ago. Now I didnt realise it at the time, but they've already been there as well. Them, or some other similar rogue group. There was a schedule on Spar's notice board. Of all the activities and lectures. Its sad, actually.)
In his "recruiting speeches, he asks the young ones: Wie haat Malema? Malema is besig om 'n leeu in 'n hoek te druk. Wat is ons?
To which all the young people shout: Ons is LEEUS!
(Who hates Malema? Malema is aggrevating a lion. What are we? We are LIONS!)
I'm not a big fan of Malema, but really now? Look at it like this. Malema said Kill the Boer. They say Kill Malema. Is Malema the only dumb dude in this scenario? No. Malema stooped to some low level, and they're just copying him and following him down there as well.
Besides that, their uniforms have the Vierkleur on, as well as a litte label that says: "V#k jou, ek is 'n wit suid afrikaner." (F you, I'm a white South African.) Now maybe its just me, but I really dont take people like that seriously.
Its Boetie gaan border toe all over again....