Earlier this week, it was reported in the national news in South Africa that the Gauteng Provincial Legislature’s Portfolio Committee on Community Safety was investigating allegations regarding the little Afrikaner settlement of Kleinfontein’s “racial discrimination.” The initial response from Jan Groenewald, the chairman of Kleinfontein’s governing body, was actually somewhat commendable; he reportedly stated that in order to reside within the community, one has to be “an Afrikaner with Voortrekker heritage, a Protestant Christian and abide by the Blood River covenant…. We do not think in terms of race, we think in terms of culture… [but] you cannot ignore the fact that we have different races. That is the reality.”1 The reports on Kleinfontein immediately sparked outrage from the Democratic Alliance Youth, who organized a protest outside Kleinfontein’s gates on Thursday. On the same day, Groenewald also engaged in a debate with the DA Youth, an ideal opportunity to expose their Marxist worldview to all those allegedly “Christian” Afrikaners who support this cultural Marxist political party.2
Unfortunately, however, what made the news headlines yesterday was Groenewald’s statement in defense of the little settlement amid the accusations of racism, when he said that the town didn’t wish to discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, since, in his words, “You cannot use race as a base to determine anything.” This statement is nothing short of a downright endorsement of cultural Marxism, a total disregard for God’s design of humanity. It is terribly sad that this golden opportunity to glorify God through advocating orthodox, biblical ethno-nationalism was missed and that the debate was essentially forfeited, despite Marxists’ lack of a coherent moral framework with which to compete against Christianity.
The sad reality, evident from Groenewald’s mediocre response, is that the Boers, who were to a great degree protected from the neo-Marxist revolutions which destroyed Christian morality in the West during the 1960s, have now also bowed the knee to Marxist ethics and epistemology. A pragmatist could argue in Groenewald’s defense that he does find himself in a context where expressing love for your own race is regarded as blasphemy against the almighty state, but the irony is that Groenewald and Co.’s shunning of the reality of race in order to please their Marxist rulers will not get them anywhere in the long run. The office of the mayor of Pretoria has already stated in reaction to the investigation on Kleinfontein that “discrimination on the basis of language, race and colour as practiced by the Kleinfontein community is illegal.”3 It is quite clear that Marxists aren’t solely after the destruction of racial identity, and therefore the strategy of Afrikaner enclaves like Orania and Kleinfontein, who justify their existence in the Marxist universe by pretending that they are merely language clubs rather than white havens, are doomed to failure anyway. I think Kleinfontein can take a lesson from the the Golden Dawn of Greece, with their no-compromise approach towards tackling Marxist suppression.
Following the protest outside Kleinfontein, Carel Boshoff, the president of the other famous Afrikaner settlement in South Africa, Orania, has also invited the DA Youth to come visit the Afrikaner homeland. Yet, given recent statements from him showing his epistemological compromise with cultural Marxism, I remain rather pessimistic as to the eventual outcome of his proposal. The Afrikaner people are in dire straits, and the only way to fight the Marxist onslaught is to return to the solid traditionalist and ethno-nationalist principles: else we will certainly perish.