Volkstaat (Afrikaans for "People's state") is a proposal for the establishment of a homeland for Afrikaners. Outside a possible use of force, the South African Constitution and International Legislation present certain possibilities for the establishment of such a state. The South African regime declared that they would not support a Volkstaat, but "would do everything they could to ensure the protection of the Afrikaner language and culture". What a fine job they are doing.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

It’s time for another (political) vehicle

Some profound food for thought.

THE fate of a political party that breaks one too many promises, has been demonstrated in many a country of the old Communist bloc as well as in Africa.

Political party rhetoric, especially in Africa, of blaming everyone else but itself for failure after failure, is fast becoming a disqualification rather than, like in the past, added justification for a cause long lost.

The analogy of the situation in South Africa appears laughable at first glance. South Africans sit secure in a multi-party system, comfortable with a government of national unity that seems set to hold for ever, and a presidency that the ANC is likely to win again this year.

Yet they should fear for their stability. They are witnessing too many spectacles. When principle is gone, permanence cannot guarantee performance.

South Africans can wake up one morning and realise that the emperor has no clothes on!

True democratic institutions are less vulnerable to this process than the Marxist ones that toppled everywhere. Free societies are not immune. A seismic shift in the South African political landscape, bigger than anything since 1994, may be closer that we think.

South Africa’s economy is living on borrowed time, and the social fabric is fraying. In consequence, legitimacy could destroy all of the established political parties, equal stockholders in the mounting crisis – sooner rather than later.

One broken promise can finish a party, or a cartel of parties.

South Africans have been promised safety in the streets, equality without favouratism, foreign investments, hundreds of thousands of homes and hundreds of thousands of jobs, own schools, protection of their numerous languages and cultures, a sound economy, in fact: they were promised that SA would be a model for Africa.

Responsibility for the whole string of failures falls evenly on politicians from all sides of the political spectrum, yes, even the Freedom Front who had promised its "Volkstaat"-mandate of 640 000 supporters a Volkstaat and who had failed to produce.

If is so that all of a sudden the Freedom Front is blowing down the ANC’s neck as regards its Volkstaat, but this could prove to be nothing more that political rhetoric as the 1999 election results are already on record.

In SA there is a government who claims to be democratic while walking hand in hand with Communists and Socialists. Even if the ANC should sever its ties with the latter, there is too much doubt whether the ANC would be capable on running what is in effect a First World country.

Value lies in the future. To ensure that it realizes, a country, a people, needs tomorrow-men and tomorrow-women. Without such there can be no tomorrow.

The Boervolk in South Africa wants no part in the endeavours of the Afrikaner.

For the Boervolk, the clock could be turned back sooner than anticipated – to its date of birth at the Battle of Blood River when party politics was shunned and the Volk stood together in unison, proclaiming their Boer Republics as a Volk.

Party politics, which divides, rather than unifies, would be replaced by a "Volk’s" movement. Various Boer organisations are involved in intensive behind the scenes deliberations. Its aim is a confederation, equal rights and self-government to all indigenous peoples.

The ultimate goal is the regaining of the old Boer Republics, the Oranje Free State, Transvaal and Northern Natal.

The vehicle to achieve this goal, is definitely not a party-political one. Slowly but surely the Boers are realising that a "Volk’s" movement based on Boer consciousness, Boer identity, their faith and their aspirations to rule themselves in total sovereighty, is the only vehicle to ultimate glory and triumph!



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