By the way, Julius is a typical Nazi. And this young man was brought up by the African National Congress Party (ANC), i.e. the very rainbow and cemented by myths organization whose president was licked by the press and cinema Nelson Mandela. Now, Malema is actively campaigning for weaning from the white population not only land, but also mines, factories, factories, and mincemeat, and personal property.
In between the discrimination of white Africans and open attacks on unwanted journalists (Julius regularly “punches” his position in the media with his fists), this political leader rolls on to the super popular Nigerian preacher Josua TB. Citizen Joshua’s Church regularly reports healing, miracles, and even offers services of rituals resembling exorcism, and the pastor himself is credited with a prophetic gift and at the same time a fortune of several tens of millions of dollars.
Therefore, despite the fact that Malem was repeatedly accused of tax evasion, money laundering and a call for extremism (“cutting the whites” - a quote), he remains Teflon. Even when in the 2013 year, Malem was taken on a hot trip after traveling at a speed of 215 km / h in his BMW in a specific state of consciousness, he was immediately released after paying a fine in the 5000 rand (however, this is also familiar to us). Whether influential friends serve as a support for the indefatigable Julius. Whether the ability, with the help of the old as the world and the promising slogan “to take away and divide”, to mobilize the illiterate black masses to unrest helps it not to fall out of the cage. Either the entire schizophrenic reality of South Africa has led to the untouchability of such citizens.
Mass unrest in support of Malema
Most likely the last. And here it is necessary to roll back a little when the same horror story of “apartheid” arose, in the fight against which it finally disappeared into the fog of myths and stereotypes historical objectivity, like modern realities. It was this information fog that led the townsfolk to believe that whites in South Africa are an anachronism of a planter with slaves, the country itself gets rich only thanks to the work of blacks, and the population is strictly divided into a living white minority and a single oppressed black majority ... The latter is absolutely fierce nonsense, given that the people of Kos and Zulu, even at the end of the apartheid dismantlement, slaughtered each other with Auschwitz enthusiasm. And this despite the fact that both belonged to a group of Bantu peoples.
This photo I would call "Oh, my wet nurse!"
The first white settlers from Europe appeared in South Africa in the 17 century. And the Bantu peoples, who are now crying the most about “injustice,” did not even smell there. At that time, small and fragmented groups of Bushmen and Hottentots, belonging to the Khoisan language family, lived on parts of the vast territory of the future South Africa. Peoples were engaged in nomadic cattle breeding, gathering and hunting. According to one version, they were pushed to the south by the Bantu peoples.
Much later than these events in the 19 century, a large expansion of the Bantu peoples began. The ruler of the Zulus Chuck gave a big push in this direction, he is sometimes called black Napoleon. Chuck was the illegitimate son of a Zulus ruler. Dad did not really complain about the “left” family and soon drove the mother along with her son. My son grew up, saddened, tied up with the support of a neighboring tribe, and he himself ascended to the throne of Zulu.
Having crushed rivals in a small vinaigrette, Chuck got a taste and decided to create a real empire. The main achievement of Chuck’s rule is advanced, for the African continent, naturally, reform of the troops. The mobilization of the male population was introduced, the previously formless crowd was divided into units, regular training and exercises were conducted, and the previously generally accepted mating even in the conditions of the campaign was prohibited under pain of death. Thanks to strict discipline, the new Zulus empire began to grow before our eyes. Tribes, formerly peaceful and sedentary, falling under the dictates of the "black Napoleon" were obliged to serve him or ... or all. So the empire set in motion thousands of people in the south of the continent - someone fled to desert lands, someone joined the Zulu army. All these events went down in history under the name “mfekane,” which means grinding is a good term, isn't it. The people involved in the bloody circulation themselves became conquerors in the Zulu army, or simply during the search for new lands.
Chuck in person
Chuck himself was characterized by despotism and bloodyness. As a full-blooded absolute monarch, as he himself believed, Chuck decided to bend any power under him - be it judicial or religious. Over bumps suffered an old proven system of sorcerers. There was a murmur in the people. As a result, "black Napoleon" killed his own brother.
At the same time, the Zulu empire was already in military clashes, not only with the Boers, but also with the Hottentots and Bushmen, whom the Zulus happily slaughtered. The expansion of the so-called "country of the Zulus" was generally accompanied by a massacre of entire villages, but this is not to be taken into account. But the movement of the Boers into territories that have never been controlled by an individual people, either politically or militarily, is called “bloody”. At the same time, the resettlement of the Boers was essentially an escape from the British. And, being on the border and partly controlled lands of the new Zulu empire with small foci of under-cut Bushmen, they sent ambassadors to the emperor to get permission to build and live. They were received in the best traditions of Chuck, i.e. just like Chuck himself finished.
War broke out. The immigrants caught in the way, cut out with their families. A week after the killing of the ambassadors, the Zulu killed over half a thousand Boers. Finally, the Boers, enjoying the fame of good hunters and accurate shooters, without being able to retreat (simply nowhere), in one of the decisive battles - the battle on the Bloody River - won a brilliant victory. Several hundred Boers armed with a gunshot weaponsdestroyed about 3000 Zulu warriors. As a result, the Zulu agreed to give the white colonists the land south of the Tugela River (now this place is south of Johannesburg and Pretoria itself) and not to disturb them anymore (which did not last long). It was there that the Boer Republic of Natal was founded - the political forerunner of the Transvaal and the Orange state.
Monument in honor of the battle on the Bloody River. Immortalized in the stone van of the Boers, used as a fortification
Even then, the territory of present-day South Africa was monstrously divided by lifestyle, ethnic composition, etc. In the south, the rules of Britain in the form of the Cape Colony were the ball, Natal and the Zulu lands were located to the northeast, a little later the Transvaal and the Orange State emerged further north. And this is not counting several quasi-states, such as the Eastern and Western Greenvaland, which were inhabited by the sub-ethnic Grikva - the result of intermarriage of Boers and Bushmen. By that time, the grikva legally considered themselves an indigenous people, since Boers lived in these territories for about 200 years, and the Bushmen for thousands of years.
At the same time one of the main stones in the garden of the Boers, who threw both in those days and now, was slavery. The fact took place. The Boers, like all the inhabitants of Africa at that time, used slaves. The slaves were exploited, in fact, not legally, and the British colonies in Africa, and the Belgian, and the black Africans themselves loved the exploitation of manpower, especially the conquered tribes. Even in the “ideal” USA, slavery was abolished in 1865, and the last state to ratify this abolition was Mississippi in 2013 ...
However, Natal was not able to gain complete independence from the British. Squeezing the Boers with attacks on their way of life, taxes and outright disregard continued. Detachments of white Africans rushed to the northeast. On the lands of the future republic of the Transvaal and the Orange Free State, they unexpectedly for themselves were drawn into a tribal war. As it turned out, shortly before the Boers, one of the former military leaders of Chuck, Mzilikazi, coached the land. This leader led the people of Ndebele, who had already waged a long war of all against all, and began to rule no worse than his "boss", grinding all uncontrolled tribes. The remains of the Vendian and Bushman tribes were forced to flee.
Map of South Africa. Notice the size of the territories in which clashes with the Bantu peoples — Natal and Transvaal — were recorded and compare with all sizes of South Africa, in particular the Cape Colony
Mzilikazi naturally attacked the Boer troops. October 16 1836 of the year 5-thousandth army of Ndebele attacked the squad of Andris Potgitera. To break through the circle of vans, which during the attack were instantly lined up by the efforts of the Boers in the form of original defensive structures, the Ndebeli could not, but they stole the cattle. The detachment was facing the threat of famine. And suddenly help came from the leader of the Rolong tribe, who was forced to flee from the militant Mzilikazi with his despotism. Rolong sent a detachment of fresh cattle with a mischievous thought to podgadit his enemy. As a result, the Boers managed to defeat the Mzilikazi troops and drive him out of these lands.
In view of all the above events, it is impossible in principle to talk about any tribe autochthonousness, since the territories for which the tribes were driven out by the tribes became their home for the peoples, in order to drive out other tribes themselves. At the same time, attempts to cultivate the stereotype of wise Aboriginal people living in unity with nature seem to be full of light pink idiocy. Since all the “wisdom” consisted in the fact that good is when my tribe stole cattle, and evil when my tribe stole cattle. However, little has changed.
Soon, as a result of the huge number of political, military and economic (after all, the Boers did not refuse to trade freely with the British, they only wanted to preserve their way of life and their rights) Transvaal (1856-60) was created with its capital in Pretoria (in this area the main settlement camp — Kraal — located Mzilikazi) and the Orange Free State with its center in Bloemfontein (1854 year). However, many years of peace were not to be expected. Against the background of a sluggish war with the Zulus, which, often out of habit and without the knowledge of the supreme rulers, attacked the Boer farms, the First Anglo-Boer War (1880-1881) and then the Second (1899-1902) broke out first.
And here Russian volunteers come to the fore. However, these were not isolated desperate adventurers, and, as often happens, simple adventurers. Many of our volunteers were quite successful people, prudent and at the same time possessing the Russian mentality with its constant search for justice. Indeed, by that time, news of the practice of using concentration camps and the monstrous methods of warfare of the British against the Boers had come to the Russian Empire. The names of Yevgeny Maximov, who will become a “fencing general” in the Boer army, Fyodor and Alexander Guchkov, Eugene Augustus, Vladimir Semenov, who later became famous as a prominent architect, author of plans to restore Stalingrad and Sevastopol, and many others, will remain in history.
To be continued ...