Orania: Afrikaner Volkstaat

Orania Flag

In a world that is changing (for the worse) ever more rapidly, we find that the most important aspects of a society are quickly disintegrating around us. Our ethnic/cultural norms and heritage are being ruined by the satanic forces of globalisation, so that the world shall eventually become a rootless, disharmonious melting pot, its people devoid of even the most minor sense of identity.

However, there are people of the occidental world who are fighting against these destructive forces to preserve their identities. One such group of people are the residents of a small town named Orania, located in the Northern Cape, South Africa. Orania is an Afrikaner town that has been built up by the Orania Beweging, a movement dedicated to preserving the Afrikaner culture since the end of racial separation in 1994.

An Afrikaner academic named Carel Boshoff founded a group in 1984 called Afrikaner volkswag, a movement aimed at putting into practise the notion of creating a volkstaat for Afrikaners in a small part of South Africa. The concept first came into being as many academics in the 1970s and 80s began to realise that Apartheid as a policy could not be sustained, even with reform, and therefore they had to find a way to preserve their identity after the impending desegregation of South Africa.

Unlike people in Europe today, Carel Boshoff and his collaborators on the Afrikaner volkswag had good enough foresight to know that the coming enfranchisement of the African was bad for their future and their identity, so sough to do something about it. Incidentally, Carel Borshoff was the son-in-law of former South African PM and Afrikaner nationalist hero Hendrik Verwoerd, who was assassinated in 1966 by black terrorists.

Anyway, by 1990 the town of Orania in its previous form was an abandoned ghost town in desperate need of either repair or demolition. A group of 40 Afrikaner families headed by Carel Boshoff bought the land for the equivalent of $200,000 and set about redeveloping it. In 1995, the first new residents moved in and the town has been growing in population and prosperity ever since.

Today the population of Orania is 1300 and growing steadily. The town is built on the concept of Afrikaner selfwerksaamheid, or Afrikaner self-reliance, whereby the town is self-sufficient as far as possible and all labour is done by and for the Afrikaner residents. Today the town has over 100 businesses located there, with its own shopping centre, private hospital and town council. The town even has its own currency, the Ora, which is fixed against the value of the South African Rand (which is somewhat unfortunate considering the economic mismanagement of the Rand by the ANC government).

Orania 2

The eventual aim of the town is to create a volkstaat for Afrikaners, consisting of an Afrikaner majority region that is independent from the state of South Africa. The Afrikaner state is to be created between Orania and the western coast of the country, by encouraging the development of more settlements of a similar nature over time. They did not choose the historical land of the Boer republics such as the Transvaal or Free State as these are areas of plentiful natural resource that the black majority South African government would be unwilling to concede.

The purpose of Orania, as previously stated, is to preserve and encourage the Afrikaner culture. This includes the Afrikaner language as opposed to English which is forced upon children in mainstream South Africa, as well as their religious heritage in the Dutch Reformed Church, and their values of hard work and independence. There is a criteria for settling in Orania – not just anybody can go there. To live there one must be Afrikaans-speaking, as well as a practitioner of Afrikaner culture. This does not explicitly prohibit anybody on ethnic grounds, as an Englishman would be just as unwelcome there as a black South Africa, one suspects.

Orania 3

This project is wonderful and those who theorised and put this into practise deserve much credit. They knew their people faced extinction in the ‘rainbow nation’, so decided to act. This has proved to be a masterstroke: 80,000 white South Africans have been murdered since 1994, including over 4,000 Afrikaner farmers, mainly by newly enfranchised black Africans. Conversely, crime in Orania is as good as non-existent, with any disputes settled internally by the town’s council.

Due to mass migration, the people of European nations also face a big problem in terms of their future survival. Unfortunately, there are few with the foresight that Boshoff and his fellow academics had in the 1970s and 80s.

It may be worth exploring options such as theirs, however, to ensure the continuation and celebration of the cultures of European nations. Be in no doubt that the societies of England, France, Belgium, Holland and many more nations face cultural/ethnic cleansing by way of multiculturalism, but in order to respond to this and avert disaster we must have the will to think outside of the box in terms of our solutions. There comes a point when the nation you know is beyond saving and a solution must be sought in a different way, although that is not to say we are at this point yet.

Multiculturalism is destroying age-old civilisations right across Europe and the British Isles, putting our cultural/ethnic identity at risk. We must be careful to find an answer to this problem before it is too late, and Orania is a fantastic model to follow.

JW.

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