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Rugby’s Rainbow Nation

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“We come from different backgrounds, different races, and we came together with one goal . . . I really hope that we’ve done that for South Africa . . . We can achieve anything if we pull together as one.”

— Siya Kolisi, Captain of the Springboks

It was utterly predictable and started the moment the final whistle blew. The commentators exalted in the fact that the Springboks had won the Rugby World Cup for the first time ever, laying the ghost of Apartheid finally to rest, and that it would be a black South African team captain who would raise the Webb-Ellis trophy aloft in Yokohama. Memories of former victorious Springbok captain Francois Pienaar waiting patiently for the palsied Nelson Mandela to waddle across Ellis Park in his green-and-gold rugby top to shake hands in 1995 were invoked. Other platitudes about a new dawn for the multiracial melting-pot were recalled. The theme tune to Invictus, a film based on John Carlin’s 2008 book Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Made a Nation starring Morgan Freeman was played, and close-ups of Cyril Ramaphosa’s cannibalistic smile graced our screens as the pundits waxed lyrical about what an exhilarating speech the South African President had given the team in the locker room before kickoff.

Then there was the chimp-like behavior of Bryan Habana, a former wing-player married to a blonde woman who is now a television pundit. He could not hide his almost orgasmic pleasure in the fact that a man of color would be honored in such a way. He wept literal tears of joy as he hugged the almost illiterate Siya Kolisi, who was stumbling through his victory speech, clutching his half-breed children Nichoolas and Keziah while his white wife Rachel looked on, smiling. This was a symbolic image the camera lingered over for some time in order that the worldwide audience would get the point, made all the more potent when the Daily Mail ran headlines which claimed she had been accused of “wasting good genes” when she married Kolisi in 2016.

The other theme was, of course, “the township boy made good” angle, where we were treated to tales such as:

Kolisi grew up in the township of Zwide. He was an underweight child who slept on the floor and survived on jam sandwiches. With no money to the family name, his favourite toy was a brick. Aged 12, his grandmother died in his arms. By the age of 16, his mother and aunt had also died and he subsequently lost contact with his two half-siblings, who disappeared when they were sent to an orphanage.

This fairytale rags-to-riches story was made real for all the world to see when Kolisi stated, “When I was a kid, all I was thinking about was getting my next meal.” Other newspapers ran with stories like “I want to inspire every child in South Africa” and “A lot of us in South Africa just need an opportunity. There are so many untold stories. I’m hoping that we have just given people a bit of hope to pull together as a country to make it better.”

Then there was the obligatory team photo in which the black players took center stage, despite the fact that the victory was almost completely due to the brilliant tactical planning of white coach Rassie Erasmus; the overwhelming strength of the Boer players like Pieter-Steph du Toit, Eben Etzebeth, Malcolm Marx, and Duane Vermeulen; the craftiness of the gazelle-like Faf de Klerk; and Handre Pollard’s consistent kicking game.

Thus, nearly a quarter of a century after the National Party submitted to black majority rule, the same lame and misleading innuendoes were either implied or trotted out by half-wit commentators with a sub-optimal knowledge of political, cultural, or social history. “This will continue South Africa’s journey as a Rainbow Nation!” “Sporting success would bring the people of South Africa together!” “Mandela’s legacy lives on!”

There was simply no end to the trite pro-black partisanship on display; a courtesy that was of course likewise extended to the defeated English team – well, their black players at least. Excuses were made for their lackluster performance. The facts that Kyle Sinckler was taken off after only a few moments and that Itoje gave a woeful performance in the set-pieces that lost England possession nearly every time they lined up for a throw went without comment. Similarly, the Vunipola brothers were said to have performed valiantly, and Courtney Lawes was described as battering the Springboks try line. But little was mentioned of Anthony Watson’s tragic fumble that cost England vital points, as opposed to the photographs of him scoring unopposed the previous week against the All Blacks.

The double standards and editorial innuendo of the commentators’ scripts are so blatant that we must now recognize that sport, like advertising, is being weaponized against us. Regardless of the merits and attributes of non-white athletes, the overarching fact is that they cannot be criticized, regardless of their fecklessness or failings in their chosen endeavor. Any hint of criticism will be attributed to conscious or subconscious racism, as will any lack of empathy for the trials and tribulations these princely pariahs have had to overcome in order to do us the favor of representing our communities on the international stage.

In the case of South Africa’s rugby triumph, little is said of the fact that Ramaphosa is leading a campaign to seize white-owned land; the fact that the vast majority of the blacks who travelled to Japan to support their team are no doubt the beneficiaries of pro-black racist employment quotas and the endemic corruption that blights the country; and of course the mass murder of white farmers by Julius Malema-inspired insurgents wielding machetes and pangas – a Zulu impi of wilding hyenas raping and killing their way across the Veldt.

Now that he has an international platform, perhaps Kolisi would like to take the opportunity to say a few words about the fact that his suffering – after all, he was brought up in the post-Apartheid era – was the direct result of the incompetence of presidents like Jacob Zuma and the other ebony potentates of the African National Congress? Perhaps he could read aloud some obituaries for elderly white couples, such as Henning and Hilda Schourie, who were bludgeoned to death in Sophiatown, near Johannesburg? Maybe he could speak out about the attempts to infiltrate and despoil the only safe and civilized place in the whole country, Orania, a whites-only settlement in the Northern Cape, by prominent black advocates like the author Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, who says it represents “a downright hostility to the idea of a single, united, non-racial country”?

This, of course, brings us back to the myth of the rainbow nation and its supposed inclusivity, when really it is far more like how Ilana Mercer described it in her book Into The Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America from Post-Apartheid South Africa (2011), and in her other writings such as The Genocide of Democratic South Africa and The Erasing of the Afrikaner Nation. South Africa has been so badly run by the black majority that it is almost always at the top of any global crime, murder, rape, and corruption league table, and is rolling inexorably towards the slow but steady eradication of the only people that could reverse its continuing descent into primitive barbarity.

Never have the words of the Dutch Minister of the Dutch Reformed Church, John Daniel Kestell (1854-1941) – “my nation is in peril, from his “My Nasie in Nood” – ever been more relevant, and never has there been a moment when the return of the Ossewabrandwag has been more necessary.

Ringing out from our blue heavens,
From our deep seas breaking round;
Over everlasting mountains,
Where the echoing crags resound;
From our plains where creaking wagons
Cut their trails into the earth,
Calls the spirit of our country,
Of the land that gave us birth.
At thy call we shall not falter,
Firm and steadfast we shall stand,
At thy will to live or perish,
O South Africa, dear land.

— “Die Stem van Suid Afrika”

27 Comments

  1. ex South African
    Posted November 11, 2019 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    Eye witness account in the heat of the battle, as experienced by rifleman Kelvin Luke:

    https://bethlehemssappers.blogspot.com/

    • Fenek Solere
      Posted November 11, 2019 at 8:23 am | Permalink

      Simply Astounding – real history – no Spielberg edits, cuts or casting
      Best
      FS

  2. VanSpeyk
    Posted November 9, 2019 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the article, Mr. Solère. Some interesting and rare books on South African & Rhodesian military history ca be found here: http://www.rhodesia.nl/Book%20Sales/book%20list.html

    • Fenek Solere
      Posted November 10, 2019 at 9:40 am | Permalink

      Thanks so much Van Speyk

      I will look them up!

      There are more articles to come
      Best wishes
      FS

  3. Jason Blaha
    Posted November 9, 2019 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    This is the second time South Africa has won the rugby World Cup, not the first time.

    • Fenek Solere
      Posted November 9, 2019 at 9:47 am | Permalink

      Dear Jason,
      I am fully aware of that. There is a clear reference to the first victory and the Mandela handshake in the article.I think there was an error when the article was transposed to the site. It was meant to say it was the first time a black captain lifted the trophy…
      FS

  4. Muhammad Aryan
    Posted November 9, 2019 at 7:07 am | Permalink

    The International Cricket Council kept the South African cricket team ostracised from the cricketing world for almost 20 years due to ‘apartheid’. The ban was lifted circa 1990. The still exclusively Afrikaner team was frightening. Then in the late ’90s came coloured quotas to promote black players.

    Nevertheless, after two decades of engineering, the greats of South African cricket include White Afrikaners and an exceptional non-black Muslim player (Hashim Amla).

    • Fenek Solere
      Posted November 9, 2019 at 9:51 am | Permalink

      Dear Muhammad Aryan,
      It is the same story all over. We need more and more white role models in all sports in order to encourage the next generation
      Best
      FS

      • Mr Pooey Bum
        Posted November 13, 2019 at 10:21 am | Permalink

        Check out the boxing then. We’re dominating nearly every weight division.

        • Fenek Solere
          Posted November 13, 2019 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

          Hi,
          Wait until you see my next sports related article
          Best
          FS

  5. ex South African
    Posted November 8, 2019 at 11:50 pm | Permalink

    Mr. Fenek Solère, you have a good understanding of South Africa. Your surname sounds like of of the many Eastern Europeans that found refugee from communism in South Africa during the Cold war.

    With reference to the letter of Dr. F. Feichtinger on page 232 in this book (I have once met mr. Klaus Vaque over a cup of tea):

    https://archive.org/details/KlausDVaqueThePlotAgainstSouthAfrica/page/n119

    All that we bushwar veterans once idealistically stood and fought for has been betrayed, and a new white class equivalent to the Homo Sovieticus seems to have evolved out of that dastardly system. It is a cancer that has spread all over the Western world.

    When the table has turned and we return to a healthy society, one must remember that recovery can also be contagious.

    • Fenek Solere
      Posted November 9, 2019 at 4:12 am | Permalink

      Dear Ex South African,
      If you have not yet had the opportunity please do listen to my podcast – South Africa and a New Mythology on youtube. I am a GREAT admirer of the Afrikaner nation and long for your swift restoration to pre-eminence in the land of your forefathers!
      FS

      • ex South African
        Posted November 11, 2019 at 12:07 am | Permalink

        I listened to your YouTube narrative. Very much true so what you said. However I am not a Boer but a immigrant son of a father who experienced a lost much bigger war and lost everything to the Soviets. Thus I was a bush war volunteer and grew up in South Africa and married into the Boer community and know that country inside out.

        Don’t forget our police, who were more soldiers than police (“Internal Stability Division”). Portugals war in Angola is also a lesser known chapter, but they were real heroes.

        https://www.samirror.com/

        About Rhodesia, a 1970’s report:

        “Their brave fight bought 12 years for South Africa. Ian Smith reacted to the day’s events, but he did not have the big idea for the future of Rhodesia. Incidentally, the popularity of the Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith has plummeted within his own party – a consequence of his compromise policy.”

        Whatever will become out of South Africa, I will most probably not find out. We from the bush war generation are aging and the grim reaper is busy chopping in our part of the woods. So the batton is already in the hands of the next generations.

        With us, we today listen to how good we were while we thought we just did our duty and today pay a high price for that. In return, many of us have landed in extreme poverty and sit with issues from the past which each soldier, whether fulltime or part time as conscripts, handles in his own way. We struggle to come to terms that everything was for nothing and that we were sold out by our own leadership. And the country generally suffers under a high suicide and trauma rate.

        • Fenek Solere
          Posted November 11, 2019 at 3:04 am | Permalink

          Dear Ex-South African,

          History will judge you for what you were and are – ‘Heroes’ – fighting a merciless and mindless enemy – creatures hell-bent on destroying and tearing down what they themselves cannot create or even comprehend – Boers, Anglos and all who served deserve the respect of those who follow in their wake. It is a debt that will take many years to repay and I hope we prove worthy of people like yourself who went before us – I salute you and all the veterans who took part in that struggle ( an opening salvo in a world-wide conflict that is just starting to pick-up pace). I strongly condemn F.W. de Klerk and Ian Smith for their compromises (though at least Smith was a brave man) – but de Klerk (and his predecessors) should have had the terrorist Mandela hung for his hideous crimes) rather than treat the Communist sock-puppet with any kind of dignity or respect.
          Best
          FS

    • Posted November 9, 2019 at 7:51 am | Permalink

      I’m fascinated by the Bushwars. You guys fought spectacularly!

      Your Recce’s were badasses.

      The Rhodesian Fireforce Operations must have been something to participate in. The Saints the S.A.S. and the Selous Scouts are legends!

      • Fenek Solere
        Posted November 9, 2019 at 9:53 am | Permalink

        Dear Paracelsus,

        There are some fantastic books on the market about these warriors. I tried to capture some of this in my last novel
        Best
        FS

  6. Francine
    Posted November 8, 2019 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

    I don’t watch sports. I agree with Chomsky in that pro sports is a way to keep the bewildered masses occupied with meaningless shit so that those in power can get on with making decisions without being bothered by the plebs. That, and why would I want to cheer for my country’s team when half of the players have been imported from Africa? Not to mention that leagues and teams from the NHL to the NBA are owned by Jews.

  7. Irishman
    Posted November 8, 2019 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    The pro multicultural propaganda is nauseating and it’s getting into all sports. Even in our national sports in Ireland, Gaelic football and Hurling, advertisements feature African players even though there are none on any significant team yet. The globalists want no white teams full stop. Another thing is the excessive promotion of women playing/participating traditionally male sports such as rugby and boxing. They even refer to the women by surname only sometimes and fail to mention it’s a woman’s team in sports headlines forcing the sports fan to click on articles about ladies matches. The powers that be are always attempting to direct public attitudes. It’s so important that there are outlets like counter currents that point out the obvious!

    • Fenek Solere
      Posted November 9, 2019 at 1:49 am | Permalink

      Dear Irishman,
      Yes, I’ve noticed the massive increase in coverage/representation of multicultural teams in sport (even when there are no significant participants of color or even ‘interest’ in that particular sport by non whites!). The globalists are merely applying a Pavlovian technique – for sporting success – ‘Diversity is Our Strength’- They will exaggerate or misrepresent the role, skills or talents of anyone who is gay, trans, bi or melanin injected to the point of obsessional repetition. While often overlooking the performance of white sportsmen. Adverts are the same – there are simply no white couples or families in British advertising – everyone is either in a mixed-race relationship, are of mixed race themselves, Muslim, African or some other coffee-color. Mark Collett’s video on this subject totally reveals the multiracial propaganda machine the advertising ‘merchants’ have become.
      FS

      • Irishman
        Posted November 9, 2019 at 7:57 am | Permalink

        Yes I agree fully with your and Mark Collett s assessment of the massive increase in multi culti propaganda in the recent past. I think they like it in sport in particular because it’s live and they can get the narrative in easily by getting commentators and media people to make PC observations. Getting back to the Irish situation again- in a recent high profile match, the referee was a gay man with gay supporters who went with the rainbow flag to the match to cheer on the referee. Next day then, Ryan Tubridy (equivalent to Jay Leno or other guest show host) kept talking about how wonderful the ref was etc etc
        In the good old days you would hear about the match, the atmosphere of the occasion but now it is just a case of dose the public with far left ideaology

        • Fenek Solere
          Posted November 9, 2019 at 10:00 am | Permalink

          Dear Irishman,
          It is noticeable how they push or propagate the lesbian element within women’s football or rugby. Likewise, the mostly sympathetic way they treat transgender athletes. Even as I type this there is a massive push on the TV about transvestites in the Ru Paul show…You would have to be blind not to notice…
          Best
          FS

  8. Alexandra O.
    Posted November 8, 2019 at 9:08 am | Permalink

    The only pretense to “Rainbow” in South Africa today is the golden sun overhead in a brilliant blue sky shining down on fertile green farm fields where white legs are being parted by black fingers and white throats are spurting red blood from black knife-wielding hands. There’s your rainbow.

    • Fenek Solere
      Posted November 8, 2019 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

      Dear Alexandra,
      An exact description of the situation. Are you familiar with my novel Kraal ?
      Best
      FS

  9. Mad Celt
    Posted November 8, 2019 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    They won a game and lost at everything else. Especially the things that truly mattered. Typical.

  10. chd7
    Posted November 8, 2019 at 7:39 am | Permalink

    Thank you for the article. The media coverage of this was, and still is, nauseating.

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