AFRIKAANS IS A DYING LANGUAGE? YOU SPELLED TRIBE WRONG
44 Afrikaans speaking South Africans, you say? Afrikaans speaking South Africans aren’t ignorant, stupid or allowing our language to die. What we are is a nation with a great love for our Afrikaans language, still raising our children to speak Afrikaans at home and as their first language at school, and they in turn, raise their children to embrace and carry forward our language, culture, heritage and values.
What is dying, and what isn’t very helpful is a tribe rich in language and culture, murdered in our homes, on our highways, at gas stations, in parks, and just around every corner and turn. What isn’t helpful is that we as a minority are being persecuted, discriminated against, and hated.
The Afrikaans tribe in South Africa could never have predicted the slow progression of our eradication that was implemented right under our noses in the early 90’s titled ANC Circular 213-6. We, you included, were so seduced by Nelson Mandela and his promises of freedom, equality and a rainbow nation that we failed to see the disaster that began threatening our very existence over a period of 28+ years. We were intrigued by the newly released Nelson Mandela who swore that there would be no more fighting and no vengeance by whatever the sins of our forefathers were. There would be no more hatred.
Yet here we are. 2022. The tribe, not the language, is facing extinction. Our tribe is dying. We are persecuted. Murdered. We are excluded from the job market, schools, universities, health care and sports only to name but a few. We are hated. Loathed. Targeted. Blamed. Branded thieves and second-class humans. We are being held responsible for things that are claimed to have happened but have never been proved. We are resented for the implementation of apartheid by the British – yet, abolished by the Afrikaans tribe. We are threatened and we wait for these threats to be carried out.
We wait. Our weapons meant to defend ourselves, have been taken away from us. We are a nation disarmed. Yet, the very weapons confiscated from us, are used in the murders of not only our farmers, but also in home invasions in our suburbs. We wait. Our homes are infiltrated by attackers seeking to eradicate our very existence. We wait. Our police or military can’t and won’t protect us. They withdraw from riots and protests; they are afraid of the brutality of the perpetrators which, as with our farm murders and home invasions, includes members of law enforcement. We wait. No other country offers ALL minority citizens of South Africa a safe place. We wait.
Our president is silent, yet – he excuses the hatred spewed by the majority black South Africans against the minority South Africans. He lies about land grabs, expropriation without compensation, and the murders to the rest of the world. Not once has he spoken out against all the anti-white laws crippling all South Africans. Not once has he condemned the cruel and barbaric aggression towards the minority South Africans. Not once has he condemned the hatred and incitement of murder through so-called struggle songs. Not once has he posed as president of South Africa but rather, as president of the ANC and enforces the ANC law and at the same time, condoning the actions and incitements by the EFF and the BFLF.
Our dying tribe is having our taxes, our mines, our municipalities, our schools, our law enforcement, our military, our hospitals, our minerals and all that was once supreme in this country, stolen by people calling for our slaughter. These are the people killing the old, raping our babies, torturing our women and children while cutting away the eyelids of our men so that they can watch unbearable cruelty unfold before them before ultimately, killing them. These are the people that have infested South Africa while attempting to destroy our language, our heritage, our culture, and all that once made South Africa great.
Our history no longer matters and is stripped from our schools and libraries, where generations from now will never know the true events of our country. The wars we once fought in Afrikaans for the freedom of our people will mean nothing – as though it never happened. Our lives don’t matter and that of our families’, don’t count.
We face daily protests, rapes, murders, torturing and beatings. We are no longer able to provide for our families and so many have found themselves in patched-together squatter camps. Education systems have failed. Health care has failed. Freedom is lost. Food is unaffordable. Citizens are confined to the four walls of their homes. We are hijacked on our highways and roads. Our teachers are assaulted by the youngest of students. The old and fragile are mercilessly assaulted and our babies raped.
All of us affected by the fact that we are being forced out of our country, unable to secure employment by the broad-based black economic empowerment laws, our restrictions in sport, universities, public service, and expropriation without compensation of property, not just farms, want to make it clear that it’s not our language dying, but our tribe.
To date, we are suffering brutal deaths, and our elderly, children, women, and men are mercilessly tortured before killed. We are faced with hate speech where our slaughter is being openly called for, yet our president and government refuses to address any of these issues. We rely on the law to uphold the South African law, instead, the ANC terrorist law prevails.
You spelled tribe wrong.