In this second part of the series, we will continue looking at Marinov’s podcast on the Boers in South Africa and, in particular, his misrepresentation of history and misinterpretations of divine judgments.
Marinov argues that the government should be completely taken out of the immigration business and let “non-criminal people travel freely”. The obvious question, however, is how to define a “non-criminal individual” and how to practically distinguish them from criminal individuals. According to Marinov, those who practice and promote false religions such as Muslims are non-criminal individuals – so according to him, theonomy is all about implementing religious freedom for historic enemies of the Faith. Marinov hereby reveals that he has forsaken biblical ethics for secular ethics, since he obviously adheres to a non-biblical standard of criminality.
Marinov proceeds to propose a form of apartheid in America. He says: “Let non-criminal people travel and settle freely. Only control citizenship; maybe even deny them citizenship forever, who cares. Citizenship is only a privilege, not a right.” Under this scenario America could have an immense population – say, 500 million Africans – who could freely travel and move to America, but who could justly be denied citizenship forever. Yet this is just to say that a white minority of American citizens could justly rule over a majority-nonwhite population. Sound familiar? Yet, this moron in the very next paragraph goes on to describe exactly the kind of system he proposes, when it was implemented in South Africa, as “the most repulsive system of overt institutional racism, unique in the whole world in its government oppression of whole populations of people.” Marinov is a delusional, deceptive lying enemy of Christianity. By the way, unlike with the system Marinov proposes, where whole groups of people would be denied voting rights based solely on their national origin, during apartheid black people actually had voting rights in their own homelands and participated in democratic elections.
Marinov describes the background to racism in South Africa as the Enlightenment’s influence on the West, arguing that, prior to the Enlightenment, genetics were not considered to be a constitutive element of culture – only religion – and that apartheid was the result of an evolutionary Darwinistic worldview. This couldn’t be further from the truth. If Marinov were to study (or be honest about) more primary sources, he’d discover that the early church was racist, the medieval church was racist, and the Reformation was racist.
The Calvinistic heritage of the Boers was what drove their desire to preserve their racial and cultural identity, in contradistinction to the Enlightenment legacy that, contrary to Marinov’s claims, promotes racial integration and propositional nationhood. Abraham Jacobus De Mist, the Dutch Enlightenment Revolutionary Freemason, brought the ideas of racial egalitarianism to the Cape Colony in the early nineteenth century.
Marinov also claims that “racism was deeply embedded in the way white farmers were able to acquire that land in the first place.” Marinov presumably equates ‘racism’ here with injustice. He reveals his historical ignorance here. According to Otto Scott, in a conversation with Marinov’s far superior predecessor, the numbers of blacks in South Africa were quite insignificant until after white settlement was firmly established in the eighteenth century. That South African whites did not steal or otherwise unlawfully acquire their land has also been well documented.
According to Marinov, South African history does not support the idea that the blacks were savages while the whites were civilized. He claims that during the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902), the Boer, like the British, also implemented a scorched earth policy. This is not only false but nonsensical, as the war was fought on Boer lands. He argues that blacks suffered under this policy and were driven from their lands, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. The white Boers were the victims. In fact, it was a distinct policy of the Boer commanders not to involve the black population in the war in any way.1
He conveniently says nothing about how blacks in South Africa massacred both each other and whites until the full-scale genocide was finally brought to an end by the Boers and British in the nineteenth century. Marinov’s black Zulus were so civilized that they massacred two million people in just a couple of decades, wiping out entire tribes. The non-Zulu black tribes of South Africa all survived because of the white men’s victories over the Zulu armies in the nineteenth century.
Marinov goes on to utilize all the known cultural Marxist objections and historical misrepresentations about apartheid, which we have previously covered and debunked here on Faith and Heritage. He concludes that the Boer people are experiencing judgment due to apartheid. He couldn’t be more wrong.
The Boer people are experiencing judgment, not because they brought literacy, infrastructure, technology, and the gospel to the black people of South Africa during apartheid, but because of the arrogance and apostasy that followed the blessings which God bestowed upon white South Africans following their steadfast maintenance of Christian principles in the face of post-WWII liberalism. South Africa’s population, both black and white, were extremely blessed during the 60s and 70s. But the white man, who made all of this possible, forgot that he could neither achieve anything, nor exist at all, apart from the grace of God. Humanism and liberalism consequently took hold of Afrikaners towards the end of, and after, the fall of apartheid, and we are now being punished for that covenantal apostasy. White guilt became the theology of the churches, despite Marinov’s claim that “for a generation after the end of the apartheid in South Africa, there was no word of remorse or repentance from those who carried the name of Christ and pretended to worship Him in their churches Sunday morning. The opportunity was there.” He’s obviously never attended an Afrikaans church service, and he’s obviously a liar. We have entire church denominations who base all of their theology around apologizing for the sins of our ancestors.
Marinov seeks to cast a narrative in which whites are being punished for covenantal apostasy, but in his narrative they were never even truly Christian in the first place. Marinov understands that the Boers are being judged – he gets the object of the judgment right – but he is completely unfamiliar with the ways and will of the One carrying out the judgment. He is an evil liar who cannot but serve the devil, his father.
- https://indieskriflig.org.za/index.php/skriflig/article/viewFile/588/470 note: Article is in Afrikaans ↩