“He was of Boer stock, who became Boer Commander who rather reluctantly fought against the British in the Boer War, then after peace embraced the Empire becoming a unifying figure among white South-Africans.” Jez Turner, English nationalist and chairman of the prestigious The London Forum.
REMEMBERING SOUTH AFRICAN PRIME MINISTER Jan Christian Smuts. The British still regard the great man as a hero. But how should South African patriots remember him?
Intro by J. Coetzee, article by Jez Turner
That quote about the much vaunted South African statesman, Jan Christian Smuts, was taken from an article (published below) penned by British nationalist Jez Turner.
Jack Sen sent it to me this morning during our morning briefing. We discussed Smuts for the better part of a half hour before I decided I wanted to give our audience a chance to decide for themselves if Smuts was a hero, warrior and leader, as he is often portrayed, or a slightly more complex and controversial figure, as I recall him.
My dad in fact saw Smuts as a “Rothschild agent who gunned down miners while selling Boers out to the City of London and the SA Reserve!” He saw the world in a similar manner to many of our ancestors: the Boer against the world.
Regardless, it’s interesting reading an English nationalist writer’s perspective of a figure many Boer and Afrikaner South Africans have mixed feelings about.
As Liberal and Conservative perspectives differ, so do opinions espoused by nationalists from Britain and South Africa, often times to a greater degree than those expressed by Afrikaner, Boer, Anglo and Black Saffa factions.
I say this is many of you will recall that under the National government (pre 1994) we were sometimes taught that Smuts was an agent of the British, who’d sold us out to enrich himself. We were also told how he’d ordered the shooting of destitute white miners in Fordsburg, Johannesburg, as well as conspired with the British against South Africa’s interests for decades.
While fighting against the British his troops were also responsible for massacres of unarmed Africans acting as drivers and porters for the British army-all but wrecking relations many of our people had with the African population. The ANC still use this event to vilify us today.
British historian, Richard Dowden, claims that, after the war, Smuts played a crucial role “in striking the deal between Britain and the Afrikaners”-often seen as quite one sided in favour of Britain, as well as “passed the first piece of legislation which separated white and black areas and in 1920 the Native (Urban Areas) Act”.
Although Afrikaners are often ‘blamed’ for Apartheid, Smuts developed the plan based on the British model of segregation-once again leaving us to feel the brunt of the blame.
It’s certainly interesting reading an Englishman’s perspective of a truly complicated historical figure. I for one see Smuts as both an accomplished statesman and flawed man due to the fact he sold us to the SA Reserve Bank and answered to the city of London more than he did SA citizens.
Hopefully Mr Turner will respond to the points I have raised in my introduction, so we can continue the debate below his fine article. We need more opportunity to debate our historical figures with our English friends, due to the complexity of our shared history.
Note – Mr Turner’s article was sent to us by EKP spokesman Jack Sen and originally published in Heritage & Destiny Magazine (England). Enjoy. Yours truly, J. Coetzee
48 pages – which includes title page, index, pictures, appendix, footnotes and a review by Kerry Bolton – might not seem much space wherewith to write a biography of a great man such as General Jan Christian Smuts. For in his day and in his way he was a great man – scholar, soldier, politician, diplomat – seemingly popular among all strata of the British Empire, a white knight on a white horse being sent to wherever trouble brewed or danger threatened .
He was of Boer stock, who became Boer Commander who rather reluctantly fought against the British in the Boer War, then after peace embraced the Empire becoming a unifying figure among white South-Africans. In WWI he was a member of the Imperial War Cabinet where he helped create the Royal Air Force and WWII he became a Field Marshall and was the only person to sign the treaties that ended both wars. Similarly he was the only person to sign the charters of both the League of Nations and the United Nations Organisation.
In South Africa as recent as 2004 he was voted one of the top ten South Africans of all time, yet in Britain he is largely forgotten – the limelight being taken up by his contemporary Winston Churchill to whom he had many similarities. To do justice to Jan Christian Smuts’s achievements would take a lot more than 48 pages. And yet… and yet it is far easier to destroy than create, to demolish rather than to build and the subtitle of this book ‘The debunking of a myth’ says it all.This small booklet tells you all you need to know about ‘the great man’ and puts it in admirable context explaining the Boer War, the First World War and the Second World War and the peace that intervened and followed all 3 conflicts and the part he played in all. It tells of his youth and his fascination for the poetry of Walt Whitman, of his admiration for and close cooperation with Cecil Rhodes and the Rothschilds, of this betrayal of the Boers to the Oppenheimer & De Beers interests at the Treaty of Vereeniging in 1902 , of his insatiable vanity that led him to try and conquer German South West Africa/Tanganyika in 1916 – tried and failed for his vastly superior force was outwitted by 600 Germans and 6,000 Askaris under the leadership of General Paul Emil von Lettow Vorbeck.
The Jews need their Gentile errand boys – Churchill, De Gaulle, Thatcher, Nelson Mandela (see the predominantly Jewish Marxists behind Mandela) and Tony Blair being prime examples. They need Gentile errand boys not so much because they haven’t the numbers to provide their own people to do such errands – after all multiple Jewish advisors always dog the steps of such ‘great leaders’, (even going so far as to warn off more sincere non-Jewish advisors such as Norman Tebbit), but because the Jews need camouflage.
Disraeli, Michael Howard, Leon Britton, Peter Mandelson, Sarkozy, General Wesley Clark, Henry Kissinger, Madeleine Albright, David Milliband etc etc are all very well, but they are just ‘too obvious’ for some unpopular or high-profile tasks and despite heavy handed politically-correct training regularly meted out to the host populace, said populace still harbours an instinctive, atavistic, subconscious distrust for such characters. So a puppet is needed and a puppet is searched for.
Jonathan Bowden when in the Conservative Party in the 1980’s was approached by a talent scout looking for just such a puppet and was asked a leading question – what he thought of Israel. Bowden replied that it was a foreign country and the talent scout went off in a huff. Eventually, a willing puppet is found. A puppet willing to put Jewish interests ahead of his own people’s interests, in other words a puppet willing to betray his own people. For the top jobs the puppet must be superficially ‘popular’ , superficially pro-Jewish, and superficially intelligent. In a world he must be superficial.
Such a puppet must be controllable, he must be malleable. He must be willing to do their bidding either through bribery, blackmail, brainwashing or through bullying. They may find him in the ranks of the Freemasons or of the one-world fantasists, they may find him among the ambitious political party nodding –dogs, they may find him among those who have a weakness for drugs, sex, alchohol, gambling, or they may find him among those whose only concern is their own selfish self. But find him they will.
And for a while, perhaps for many years if he does well, long after his death if he does very well, he will be a hero, lauded by the mass media, the Establishment, the publishing industry and it will seem that his name will live forever as a role model for his people to follow. Films, statues, and paintings of him will abound.
And then along comes an honest man who is interested in history and in truth. And this honest man writes a book, it needn’t be a large one, wherein the truth is set forth clearly and concisely. And the hero is revealed for what he is – a grubby little puppet serving his hidden masters for his own grubby little ends.
In the Emperor’s New Clothes fairy tale, the little boy shouts out ‘’Look at the Emperor – he’s got not NO clothes on, he’s stark NAKED!’’ What the fairy tale doesn’t tell you is what happens to the little boy after this outburst. Well I’ll tell you. The boy is arrested and thrown in a cell. The law makers hastily contrive a law with retrospective jurisdiction, a new fangled law, ‘a hate law’with the grand title ‘’Emperor’s New Clothes Denial’’. And the boy is sentenced to 20 years in prison. And no one complains or raises a fuss. And then eventually there is a revolution and the boy, now a man, is released from prison and becomes a national icon – the statues of the Emperor are torn down and statues of the boy are put up in their stead.
Just so it will be with brave authors like David Irving who has demolished Winston Churchill’s carefully contrived image and Stephen Mitford Goodson who has now done the same with General Jan Christian Smuts. I’d like to see similar books on Thatcher and De Gaulle and Blair and other such traitors. One day such traitors of the White Race will be reviled by all, not just by those in the know. One day such authors will receive the recognition and the plaudits they deserve from the population at large, until then we few, we happy few, salute them.
Writer and activist, Jez Turner, runs the highly regarded London Forum (we will be covering it shortly) – an exclusive gathering of nationalism’s brightest minds and most sought after speakers. Past speakers include Professor Kevin Macdonald, Mark Weber, David Irving, Jack Sen, and many more.