Afrikaners and Populism, By Keith Ruger

The South African Whites, Afrikaners, having surrendered apartheid supposedly to avoid sports boycotts, accepted Black majority rule, which has been far worse than anything has come from the previous regime. It has been made clear that their ethno-cultural elimination is part of the normal political agenda now, with killing the Boer type songs being popular hits. No such culture of racial death was ever imposed upon Blacks, whatever injustices, let alone farm murders, and the mass rapes.

Still there has been a quite stirring and the Afrikaners have made a few gentle squeaks for populism: "If we do not have cultural freedom, we will be dominated by the demographic majority in every area of our lives. This applies even to the most fundamental matters that affect our survival. Domination by the majority at the expense of minorities is fundamentally inimical to the very principle of a democracy. Democratic freedom can only be achieved if cultural freedom is ensured as an essential precondition for our survival.

At the same time, cultural freedom is a precondition for our mother tongue, Afrikaans, to continue its existence as a fully functional language.

The recognition of cultural freedom in the form of culture-related rights and spaces is a condition for the equal enjoyment of our individual rights. Without such recognition, the individual rights of the demographic majority annihilate the individual rights of cultural or national minorities."

They want to maintain their identity, which is good, but still as part of the multicultural mess that will destroy everyone in the end. Not good.

https://www.amerika.org/politics/afrikaners-make-a-bid-for-populism/

"Populism means appealing to the spirit of a people over democracy, which has become pulled in so many directions with so many footnotes and so much red tape that it can do very little.

In many ways, populism is civic nationalism growing up, since it talks about peoples instead of individuals and aspires to a founding culture not just through religion but values and behaviors.

Recently the Afrikaners took a stab at secessionist populism in their latest position statement:

"If we do not have cultural freedom, we will be dominated by the demographic majority in every area of our lives. This applies even to the most fundamental matters that affect our survival. Domination by the majority at the expense of minorities is fundamentally inimical to the very principle of a democracy. Democratic freedom can only be achieved if cultural freedom is ensured as an essential precondition for our survival.

At the same time, cultural freedom is a precondition for our mother tongue, Afrikaans, to continue its existence as a fully functional language.

The recognition of cultural freedom in the form of culture-related rights and spaces is a condition for the equal enjoyment of our individual rights. Without such recognition, the individual rights of the demographic majority annihilate the individual rights of cultural or national minorities."

In other words, they want the ability to be a people apart in a multicultural society. They do not want to be dominated by minorities; they want to have their own spaces, language, values, behaviors, standards, and aesthetics as any culture would if it lived in its own nation.

At the same time, they want to contribute to the multiculture around them and are careful to avoid being an explicitly racialist movement, despite race, ethnicity, and culture being linked by tradition and common sense.

The entire world seems to be going this way: populism asserts the importance of the founding culture, and then by removing civil rights laws, it hopes to allow itself to exist apart from the rest of the diversity and socialism dystopia."

 

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