The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is a national institution established by Section 184 of the South African Constitution, act 108, with the mandate to “a) promote respect for human rights and a culture of human rights; b) promote the protection, development and attainment of human rights; and c) monitor and assess the observance of human rights in the Republic.” Additionally, the SAHRC describes its vision as follows: “Transforming society. Securing rights. Restoring dignity.”1
“Human rights,” at least as interpreted and promoted by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations, which is what the SAHRC seeks to promote, is both misanthropic and anti-Christian, seeking to replace God’s perfect Law for mankind with a man-made law, and God-given rights with imaginary rights, ultimately overthrowing God’s established order and leading only to destruction.
The South African Human Rights Commission has recently also started to have a lot of success in reaching their destructive goals, as they have successfully persecuted a variety of local individuals and groups who merely slightly dissent or hinder the purposes and goals of the humanist religion on which the South African Constitution is based. These range from evangelical churches who advocate heterosexuality or corporal punishment in the household, to self-proclaimed liberal activists for minority rights. I cannot imagine the harsh persecution which an organization or individual truly advocating traditionalism or biblical Christianity would suffer at the hands of this monstrous institution.
Previously I have criticized the Electoral Commission for the Election of the Boer-Afrikaner People’s Assembly (VVK) for failing to follow a solid Christian ethnonationalist approach by preferring the Jacobin nation-state principles of Rousseau. Nonetheless, a lot of positives have come from the council elected in 2011 to represent the Afrikaner-Boer people. The council itself declares on its website, “The Holy Scripture, the infallible Word of God, as understood and construed in the 16th-century Reformation of which we are the thankful heirs, forms the foundation of this council.”2 One of the members of the council is also the leader of the AWB, an organization which continues to work from biblical principles and indeed fights the battle for our people in the Name of the Lord, as Scripture commands (1 Sam. 17:45-46; Col. 3:17). On the 3rd of December last year, the council actually launched a complaint against the South African government with the South African Human Rights Commission, citing the government’s failure to act on repeated calls for self-determination by the Boer minority as contrary to article 235 of the South African Constitution, which guarantees the right to cultural self-determination for “any community sharing a common cultural and language heritage.”3 On the 29th of August this year, the SAHRC replied to the complaint, stating, among other falsehoods, that “no gross human rights violations attributable to the State on the group in question are noted” and that it is “also mindful that in the context of our countries [sic] history this is a claim that has significant impact for hard-won victories, the constitutional spirit of reconciliation and acceptance of diversity and social cohesion.” In the end, the Commission’s report concludes by advising that the matter would be better placed before courts “to more fully consider its many complex and nuanced dimensions.”4
When a people faces genocide in addition to various other discriminatory government policies like affirmative action – and in particular in a country where the president not only openly sings about killing us, but his government’s officials also openly and freely make false and ill-considered accusations against our identity – one would expect that a commission supposedly instituted for the well-being of the country’s people would show a willingness to earnestly consider our plight for self-determination. However, considering the destructive purposes of the United Nations and its puppet organizations like the SAHRC, their handling of this complaint comes as no surprise. As the head of the people’s council noted in its commentary on the report, it would also be counter-productive for the council to call upon a constitutional court filled with officials who hate our people. Of course the SAHRC is well aware of this, and the sentiments of the report in reality represent the deliberate attempt of the political system of South Africa and its architects to further suppress and humiliate our people.
Despite the failure of this operation by the council, a concluding remark in its commentary gives reason for optimism: “The council wants to press it upon the hearts of our people that our fate rests solely in the hands of God and that we place our trust in Him alone. When we bring our case before worldly institutions and governments, we do this in the knowledge that He also brings about his decrees even through them and that He also uses their wicked intentions for his purposes.”5 The council is able to present a more orthodox understanding of the doctrine of divine providence in the midst of the current crisis of our people than the Afrikaans churches.
The astounding hypocrisy of South African human rights activists seems consistent with the spiritual foundations of their religion (John 8:44). The fact of the matter is that South Africa has become an unsafe place for Christians, nationalists, and white people in general. The need for God to rescue us from the dismal status quo is becoming increasingly great. Yet, in the midst of this crisis, the very best our supposedly “Christian” intellectual leaders seem to provide us with is formulating heretical confessions of contradictory white pseudo-repentance.
The aggression with which even the liberal dissenters from the cultural Marxist moral standard are currently being persecuted in South Africa is rather disturbing. It is clear that the dark forces behind this agenda have renewed their focus in the battle against Christendom in South Africa. One can expect the persecution to even further intensify as the South African government moves to criminalize “hate speech”, which will place further legal restraints on the Church’s duty of preaching against sins like sodomy and feminism, as well as restraints on objective historical research.
It is evident that there is no hope for real reform or sustainable solutions within the current internationalist system with its Marxist foundations. The need for real repentance from actual sins is vital for our day and age – by the Boer people, and all of their white kinsmen in the West. This will prove to be the determining factor in our continued struggle for existence as a race. The divine terrestrial judgment we are currently forced to endure is a result of our apostasy as a people, and consequently we need to pray and seek reformation – for our own lives, our families, our communities, and our nation. This reformation needs to start with repentance and, as part of sanctification, needs to proceed into secession. We need to secede as individuals, families, communities, and nations, which first and foremost means living sanctified lives separate from the Marxist mainstream culture. Although Orania cannot be regarded as an outstanding example of a Christian theonomic ethno-state, it is an example of a Boer community that (at least to some degree) succeeds in shunning the mainstream and practically living out many aspects of the traditionalist worldview. Its example is, in many regards, one worthy of being followed.
- http://www.sahrc.org.za/home/index.php?ipkContentID=1&ipkMenuID=28 ↩
- http://volksraad.co.za/geloofsgrondslag/ – note: source is in Afrikaans ↩
- http://www.info.gov.za/documents/constitution/ ↩
- http://www.awb.co.za/images/stories/Downoads/vr-koerant%2005%20%202013-10-04.pdf – note: source is in Afrikaans ↩
- Ibid. ↩