Jonas Nilsson’s South Africa: From One Apartheid to Another?
Jonas Nilsson’s South Africa: From One Apartheid to Another? (Sweden, Palaestra Media, 2018)
reviewed by Andrew Hamilton
THE TITLE of this crowdfunded Internet documentary about the plight of South Africa’s Boers is a bit confusing. Based upon the title sequence at the beginning of the film, translated from the Swedish (by me), South Africa: From One Apartheid to Another? seems most apt. However, it is frequently listed online as The Boer Project, and in the filmmaker’s translation is called South Africa: A Reversed Apartheid?
Nilsson qualified this unfortunate title in an interview with Red Ice TV. The plight of South African Whites, he noted, is objectively worse than apartheid was for Blacks. Besides being explicitly racist, genocidal, and integrated into a powerful international network of hate, the South African regime and its international controllers refuse to permit apartheid—separation—for Whites. They insist upon economic dispossession and physical destruction instead.
Nilsson’s worthy documentary can be viewed online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEDU0xIILKA&feature=youtu.be (1 hr., 27 mins.)
Though the film is in Swedish, it is easy for English viewers to follow. Nilsson’s onscreen explanatory narration and the few Swedish exchanges are translated with English subtitles.
And because Nilsson can’t speak Afrikaans, the Dutch-derived language of South Africa’s Boers, and Boers cannot speak Swedish, Nilsson and his subjects communicate with one another in English. Interviews are therefore presented in English with Swedish subtitles.
Omitted from the film is any discussion of the status and opinions of English-speaking and -descended Whites. The majority of English-speakers in South Africa are of British and Irish descent, but there are also German, French Huguenot, and some Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian people who speak English as their first language. It is desirable to obtain information about the status and beliefs of these people, as well, but I have seen virtually no information about them. I’m not even certain how the two groups compare in size.
Jonas Nilsson has lived and worked in South Africa for extended periods of time, so he is familiar with his subject.
A racist government program euphemistically dubbed “Black Economic Empowerment” (BEE) forces Whites into poverty by denying them employment. As a consequence, Boers have established poorly funded charities in an attempt to ameliorate their increasingly urgent plight. As one would expect, these charitable organizations receive no government or international assistance whatsoever.
Next, the notorious farm murders, a rancid policy of the globalist/communist/conservative/Jewish/Negro alliance, are analyzed. Survivors and informed South Africans are interviewed. The murders, imitating those of neighboring Rhodesia, occur on a mass scale.
They are accompanied by vile acts of rape, torture, and butchery, a direct consequence of state and international policy. They constitute hate crimes and terrorism. The South African and international press, politicians, and law enforcement lie about this, denying the racial motivation and falsely claiming that they are ordinary crimes. The butchers are not seriously pursued or prosecuted. Police side with the criminals.
A professional farm security man working in a remote area of the country tells Nilsson, “We’ve been in a slow genocidal war for the past 25 years.”
Chris van Zyl, a leader of the Transvaal Agricultural Union, a conservative farm organization representing the interests of South Africa’s large commercial farmers, notes the absence of statistics about the anti-White rural murders. South African police stopped keeping farm attack statistics more than a decade ago.
Thus, Jews, the Left, police, prosecutors, and judges around the world do the exact opposite of what they do for themselves in their histrionic official recording and “enhanced” punishment of alleged “hate crimes,” “anti-Semitic” incidents, tweets, and Internet posts they dislike. The System institutionalizes detailed recordkeeping of alleged “racist” and “anti-Semitic” incidents or speech while not even recording, much less reporting, its own vicious murders. The scam works like a charm.
The farmer’s union observes that White South Africans feel helpless after a quarter century of Black rule:
They have “adapted”. They have caved in to accepting the assaults on their heritage, the destruction of the hard work of their forefathers, the slumming of their cities, the trashing of their universities, libraries, state buildings, trains, buses, and even department stores. They mutter to their friends about the crime and the savagery concomitant with that crime, about the profligacy of the government elite, the corruption, the inefficiency, the nepotism, arrogance and narcissism, and the collapse of basic services. They declare they don’t read the newspapers or look at television because it is too uncomfortable, too frightening, and they worry about their future. They complain bitterly . . . yet they must carry on because, well, “what else can we do?”
Indeed, this can be seen in Nilsson’s film, though I’m not certain the filmmaker is aware of it.
Survivors exhibit White passivity in the face of blatant, vicious, state-sponsored slaughter of White men, women, and children. Typically they invite the murderers to take everything they want, but plead with them not to hurt them. The Blacks spurn the beggars. “We are here to kill you.” And they do.
At Plaassmoorde Whites erect rugged metal crosses representing every life lost in a farm murder. The international response, apart from contemptuous silence? State-coddled Negroes vandalize the memorials, forcing the victims’ families to continuously replace the crosses!
Counselling and therapy for survivors is a booming business, as in every Left-wing regime on earth, filled as they are with countless human wrecks. This keeps a large class of people well-fed, employed, and enjoying their remaining stake in the System.
Hannes Engelbrecht, leader of the miniscule Front National, which has zero out of 400 seats in the National Assembly, hopes one day to win as many as 200,000-500,000 votes in an election, thereby entitling the FN, theoretically, to petition the United Nations for Afrikaner self-determination! Good luck with that. Talk about spinning your wheels.
Indeed, the conservative farmer’s union is a purely defensive organization. A primary concern of van Zyl’s is that the pending seizure of farmland will result in Black suffering. Unfortunately, he is serious. South Africa is one of the few countries on the continent that is agriculturally self-sufficient (feeds its own population), and even exports food. He fears land seizure will result in Black starvation.
It is likely the policy will destroy the agricultural health of the nation, just as it did in Rhodesia. So what? Whites elsewhere will be forced to feed the Communists. Why in the world Whites give a damn what happens to Blacks at this point in time is beyond me. Have they no will to survive? No sense of justice? No capacity to hate and oppose evil? No willingness to fight?
The most interesting interview is with Simon Roche, articulate spokesman for Suidlanders, the only White South African organization that seems to have preserved a spark of the Life Force.
Its philosophy and planning are predicated upon White flight, though the organization does not call it that. It estimates it has some 100,000 members. The objective is to collect and store survival supplies now, and identify and secure a geographically remote locale to which “civilian noncombatants” can retreat as hate speech and murderous anti-White policies of South Africa and the international order continue to ramp up, inevitably igniting a Politically Correct holocaust.
They plan to “defend a perimeter, not go out and attack.” As a 3% minority (optimistically speaking), do Suidlanders stand a chance? “No,” Roche says, “But we believe it is better to die for something that is good than to live for something that is bad.”
The public spokesman but not leader of the group, Simon Roche is unusual because he speaks good English and reaches out to White English-speaking people around the world. This gives Suidlanders a huge advantage. Conservative Afrikaners habitually make little effort to network, or even dialogue, with other Whites, including English-speaking South Africans.
Relatively young, Roche is a former Leftist, “a tame White boy led by the nose like a cow to be slaughtered.” In interviews elsewhere he has disclosed his previous high-level employment by the ruling Communist African National Congress (ANC).
One of his arresting observations, forcefully stated, is that 60% of White South Africans even now are hardcore Leftists who believe the same nonsense as the people of Sweden. Their minds cannot be changed. They can’t be reasoned with.
Not mentioned in the video, Suidlanders is heavily infiltrated by agents of the South African Communist regime. It should be assumed that other international secret police agencies also have moles and subversives embedded in the group, inasmuch as South Africa represents the front line of White genocide.
This situation is not the group’s fault, but rather a hallmark of all Jewish/Left-wing dictatorships. In totalitarian regimes there is no way persecuted groups can preclude or avoid attempted subversion of this kind.
Though Roche describes Suidlanders as “an Afrikaner organization—of Afrikaners, by Afrikaners, and for Afrikaners,” it does permit any “White Christians” to join. “Christian” in this context seems to be an ethnic term, not a religious litmus test.
“Fellow White Christians are our ethnic people, going back thousands of years. They are welcome.” This philosophy transcends traditional Afrikaner insularity, which has been and remains a source of both strength and weakness for the ethnos.
At the same time, the group is grounded in religion—“a Christian organization, old-fashioned Protestant.” “Most people don’t understand,” Roche says. “They only want to know about beans and bullets. For us, the Bible is most important.”
In other interviews Roche has referred to Suidlanders’ core leadership as “Calvinist.” In particular, its leaders place great stock in what they consider to be the prophetic visions of an unlettered Christian mystic from the turn of the last century named Nicolaas van Rensburg, more commonly known as Siener van Rensburg. (“Siener” = “Seer” in Afrikaans.)
Suidlanders, like other conservatives, displays a touching (as in “touched in the head”) faith in the honesty and efficacy of “law,” a corrupt and useless institution now in the hands of ruthless despots. This naiveté is apparent in Roche’s assertion that though Suidlanders is hated, the government “has never been able to prosecute us for even the smallest crime. Everything is legal.” This woefully misunderstands power relationships, the corruption of law, and the fanatical nature of racial hatred.
The group’s “national emergency plan covers most of South Africa under international law,” he says, specifically “Protocols I and II additional to the Geneva Conventions.”
Partly, I’m sure, this reliance on law is pragmatic. But fundamentally it reflects blind faith, peculiar to White conservatives, in a system of justice that no longer exists. Misjudgments of this kind can be fatal.
On the other hand, Roche maintains that Suidlanders is “truly right-wing. We don’t apologize for anything”—a position that obviously repudiates conservatism, a groveling ideology that concedes the moral high ground to the gangster Left and accepts as legitimate whatever moralistic condemnations it makes. Making concrete plans and taking concrete steps to deal with the racial crisis is also non-conservative.
In the concluding segment of the documentary Nilsson returns to Sweden, where he interviews two leaders who helped spearhead the policy of White genocide in Africa.
Ironically (as Nilsson knows), Scandinavians once fought with Afrikaners against the British. At the Battle of Magersfontein (1899) during the Second Boer War, 8,500 Boers under General De la Rey defeated a British force of 14,964 men. The Scandinavian Volunteer Corps consisting of Swedes, Danes, Finns, and Norwegians was wiped out. In a letter to President Paul Kruger, Boer General Piet Cronjé wrote that “next to God we can thank the Scandinavians for our victory.”
The spirit of Magersfontein was memorialized in Bok van Blerk’s 2009 song “Afrikanerhart” (Afrikaner Heart) (in Afrikaans, with English subtitles). Another van Blerk song, “De la Rey” (2006) (Afrikaans with English subtitles), depicts the general as a mythical King Arthur-like figure personifying the rejuvenated spirit of the ethnos rekindled to save the people in its hour of need. (Coincidentally, Siener van Rensburg was a spiritual advisor to De la Rey.)
The first Swedish interviewee is an old man named Bengt Säve–Söderbergh. A Socialist bureaucrat, he was a leading player in Social Democratic support for the ANC, insuring that White South Africans did not fight back (“cause a civil war”) in 1994 when the traitorous Afrikaner-led National Party handed power over to Black and Jewish Communists without a fight. He was awarded the “Companion of Oliver Tambo” by the Black government, and the “Order of Merit” by Mozambique.
“The ANC had no other partner like us,” Säve-Söderbergh boasts, “not the USSR, not the U.S.”
The documentary does not relate the enormous part Sweden played in the slaughter of Whites throughout Africa because of its massive backing of Black terrorism and violence. The Swedish role in destroying White hegemony on the continent remains hidden to this day.
The second interviewee is Anna Sundström, former general secretary of the Stockholm-based Olof Palme International Center.
Examine these two creatures closely, because they look like us—they are us. There are thousands like them in schools and universities, government, the media, foundations, and churches throughout the world. They are evil—not mistaken, not misguided, not misinformed, but evil. Spiritually, they are as alien and deadly to humanity as any Jew.
If Whites eventually lash back to save themselves there will be a civil war, because people like Sundström and Säve-Söderbergh will fight to the death to exterminate us. They will not acquiesce, “turn moral,” or stop.
They, too, are the Other.
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