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PostSubject: We are the Boere.   We are the Boere. EmptyThu Sep 17, 2009 10:08 am

So everyone here knows by now that me and DEW are from South Africa. People don't quite understand what we are and when we tell them we are white then they get very confused. There are many white people in South Africa, we are called the Boere. We are descendant of Dutch people, German people, Swedish people and People from Belgium. We speak our own language called Afrikaans, which is very close to Netherlands.

For anyone that is interested here is a bit of history about our people and how we have fought for our nation.

Boer (pronounced /ˈbʊər/, /ˈboʊ.ər/, or /ˈbɔər/; Afrikaans: [ˈbuːr]) is the Dutch word for farmer which came to denote the descendants of the proto Afrikaans-speaking pastoralists of the eastern Cape frontier in Southern Africa during the 18th century as well as those who left the Cape Colony during the 19th century to settle in the Orange Free State, Transvaal (together known as the Boer Republics) and to a lesser extent Natal. Their primary motivation for leaving the Cape was to escape British rule as well as the constant border wars between the British imperial government and the native tribes on the eastern frontier.

Origin
The Trekboere, as they were originally known, are descended mainly from Dutch Calvinist, Flemish and Frisian Calvinist as well as French Huguenot, and German Protestant origins dating from the 1650s and into the 1700s. Minor numbers of Scandinavians, Portuguese, Greeks, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Scots, English, Irish also contributed to this ethnic mix.

For more information on history before the Great Trek, see Afrikaner.

Great trek
Main article: Great Trek
Those Trekboers who trekked into and occupied the eastern Cape were semi-nomadic. A significant number in the eastern Cape frontier later became Grensboere ("border farmers") who were the direct ancestors of the Voortrekkers. The Voortrekkers were those Boers (mainly from the eastern Cape) who left the Cape en masse in a series of large scale migrations later called the Great Trek beginning in 1835 as a result of British colonialism and constant border wars. When used in a historical context, the term Boer may refer to an inhabitant of the Boer Republics as well as those who were cultural Boers.

Anglo-Boer wars
Main articles: First Boer War and Second Boer War
Though the Boers, without resistance, accepted British rule in 1877, they fought two wars in the late 19th century in order to defend their internationally recognized independent countries, the republics of the Transvaal (the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, or ZAR) and the Orange Free State (OFS), against the threat of annexation by the British Crown. This led the key figure in organizing the resistance, Paul Kruger, into conflict with the British.

Boer War diaspora
After the second Anglo-Boer War, a Boer diaspora occurred. Starting in 1903 the largest group emigrated to the Patagonia region of Argentina. Another group emigrated to British-ruled Kenya, from where most returned to South Africa during the 1930s, while a third group under the leadership of General Ben Viljoen emigrated to Mexico and to New Mexico and Texas in south-western USA.

Boer Revolt
Main article: Maritz Rebellion

Jopie Fourie executed by firing squad for treasonThe Maritz Rebellion or the Boer Revolt or the Five Shilling Rebellion or the Third Boer War, occurred in South Africa in 1914 at the start of World War I, in which men who supported the recreation of the old Boer republics rose up against the government of the Union of South Africa because they did not want to side with the British against Germany so soon after they had had a long bloody war with the British. Many Boers had German ancestry and many members of the government were themselves former Boer military leaders who had fought with the Maritz rebels against the British in the Second Boer War, which had ended only twelve years earlier. The rebellion was put down by Louis Botha and Jan Smuts, and the ringleaders received heavy fines and terms of imprisonment. A renowned Boer, Jopie Fourie, was executed for treason as he was in 1914 an officer in the Union Defence Force and was convicted as rebel for his refusal to take up arms with the British.

Characteristics
Culture
The drive to trek (known as the trekgees) was a notable characteristic of the Boers in the past beginning in the 1690s out of necessity when the Trekboers began to inhabit the northern and eastern Cape frontiers, to the era of the Great Trek when the Voortrekkers left the eastern Cape en masse, as well as later after major republics were established such as during the Thirstland Trek.

A rustic characteristic and tradition was developed quite early on as Boer society was born on the frontiers of white settlement and on the outskirts of civilization.

The Boer quest for independence manifested in a tradition of declaring republics, which predates the arrival of the British since when the British arrived a number of Boers were in rebellion from the VOC having declared republics.

The Boers of the frontier were known for their independent spirit, resourcefulness, hardiness, and self-sufficiency, whose political notions verged on anarchy but had begun to be influenced by republicanism. Most of the men were also skilled with the use of guns as they would hunt and also be able to protect their families with them.

Nationalism
The Boer nation is well-known for their strong nationalistic characteristics. Their nationalism was born of hundreds of years of fighting against imperialism, a continuing struggle for independence battling mainly British expansion into central South Africa, as well as the harsh African climate, a strong sense of nationhood. As with any other ethnic group that has come from troubled land to troubled land, many of them see it as their duty to educate future generations on their people's past.

Calvinism
Main article: Boer Calvinism
The Boer nation is mainly descended from Dutch, German and French Calvinists, who migrated to South Africa during the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries. The Boer nation has revealed a distinct Calvinist culture and the majority of Boers today are still members of a Reformed Church. The Nederdeutsch Hervormde Kerk was the national Church of the South African Republic (1852–1902). Also note the "Orange" in Orange Free State (1854–1902) was named after the Protestant House of Orange in the Netherlands. Recently, however, many Boers have found a spiritual home in the Christian Identity Movement, a white supremacist sect of Christianity. The Calvinist influence, however, remains, in that some fundamental Calvinist doctrines such as unconditional predestination and divine providence remains present in many of these Identity Churches. A small number of Boers may also be members of Baptist, Pentecostal or Lutheran Churches.

Modern usage
In more recent times, mainly during the apartheid reform and post-1994 eras, a number of white Afrikaans-speaking people, mainly with "conservative" political views and of voortrekker descent, have preferred to be called "Boers" or Boere-Afrikaners, rather than "Afrikaners". They feel that there were many people of Voortrekker descent who were not co-opted or assimilated into what they see as the Cape-based Afrikaner identity which began emerging after the Second Anglo-Boer War and the subsequent establishment of the Union of South Africa in 1910. Certain Boer Nationalists have asserted that they do not consider themselves a right-wing element of the political spectrum.

They contend that the Boers of the South African (ZAR) and Orange Free State republics were recognized as a separate people or cultural group under international law by the Sand River Convention (which created the South African Republic in 1852), the Bloemfontein Convention (which created the Orange Free State Republic in 1854), the Pretoria Convention (which re-established the independence of the South African Republic 1881), the London Convention (which granted the full independence to the South African Republic in 1884) and the Vereeniging Peace Treaty, which formally ended the Second Anglo-Boer War on 31 May 1902. Others contend, however, that these treaties dealt only with agreements between governmental entities and do not imply the recognition of a Boer cultural identity per se.

The supporters of these views feel that the Afrikaner designation (or label) was used from the 1930s onwards as a means of unifying (politically at least) the white Afrikaans speakers of the Western Cape with those of Trekboer and Voortrekker descent (whose ancestors began migrating eastward during the 1690s and throughout the 1700s and later northward during the Great Trek of the 1830s) in the north of South Africa, where the Boer Republics were established.

Since the Anglo-Boer war the term "Boervolk" was rarely used in the twentieth century because of this attempt to assimilate the Boervolk with the Afrikaners. A portion of those who are the descendants of the Boerevolk have reasserted this designation.

The supporters of the "Boer" designation view the term "Afrikaner" as an artificial political label which usurped their history and culture, turning "Boer" achievements into "Afrikaner" achievements. They feel that the Western-Cape based Afrikaners — whose ancestors did not trek eastwards or northwards — took advantage of the republican Boers' destitution following the Anglo-Boer War and later attempted to assimilate the Boers into a new politically based cultural label as "Afrikaners".

Here is one of my Favourite music videos.





Text Prologue Translation: By the end of the Anglo Boer was a small force of Boere stood against the full might of the British Kingdom.

Their farms burned down, their wives and children starving and dying in concentration camps.

82 742 Boere 346, 693 British Soldiers

In times like these, legends are made...


Song Lyrics Translation:
In the mountians at night, we lie in the darkness and wait
In the mud and blood I lie cold, streepsak and rain clings to me
My house and my farm, burned to the ground so that they could catch us
But those flames and those fires now burn deep, deep in my heart

(Chorus)
De la Rey, Dela Rey, will you come lead the Boere? De la Rey, De la Rey
General, General, as one man we will stand by you General De la Rey

Listen, the British they laugh, a handfull of us against their entire great might
and the canyons lay here on our backs, they think it is over
But the heart of a Boer, is deeper and braver, this they will soon see
On his steed he comes forth, the Lion of the West Transvaal

(Chorus x2)

My wife and my child, are slowly dying in a camp
And the British boot crushes a nation that will rise once again

(Chorus x2)

General, General, will you come lead us again........

Note: This was in no way meant to offend British people. This happened a long time ago and we should not hold any grudges. I have nothing against British people.


The Boere have fought many wars in hope of finding a place to call home, but even today that ideal is being shattered. The Boere are being opressed by the Government and are being treated as outcasts in their own Country. The Black Africans despise the Boere and there have been more than 25 000 murders and attacks on white farmers this year alone. Our language (Afrikaans) is ignored and people refuse to asnwer us if we speak it. Our culture and the Boere people are slowly being driven out and will be lost if things keep going the way they are going.
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PostSubject: Re: We are the Boere.   We are the Boere. EmptyThu Sep 17, 2009 1:04 pm

Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: We are the Boere.   We are the Boere. EmptyFri Sep 18, 2009 1:38 pm

Cool beans!
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PostSubject: Re: We are the Boere.   We are the Boere. EmptyFri Oct 23, 2009 10:18 am

How do you get xbox live in south africa? South africa is not one of the countries that gets xbox live I think
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PostSubject: Re: We are the Boere.   We are the Boere. EmptyFri Oct 23, 2009 11:18 am

We register as UK or USA users.
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PostSubject: Re: We are the Boere.   We are the Boere. EmptyFri Oct 23, 2009 11:21 am

oh
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PostSubject: Re: We are the Boere.   We are the Boere. EmptyMon Nov 02, 2009 4:51 am

II XShogunX II wrote:
We register as UK or USA users.


we do the same thing here Very Happy or register as japanese or singaporean users
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PostSubject: Re: We are the Boere.   We are the Boere. EmptyMon Nov 02, 2009 5:17 am

What about Prawns, aren't there like a ton of Prawns now living near Johannesburg? Wink

District 9 is a great movie BTW.
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PostSubject: Re: We are the Boere.   We are the Boere. EmptyMon Nov 02, 2009 8:30 am

lol yeah it is great Smile
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PostSubject: Re: We are the Boere.   We are the Boere. EmptyMon Nov 02, 2009 6:53 pm

343_Guilty_Spark wrote:
What about Prawns, aren't there like a ton of Prawns now living near Johannesburg? Wink

District 9 is a great movie BTW.

i hated District 9.It was a waste of money.It was BORING.
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PostSubject: Re: We are the Boere.   We are the Boere. EmptyWed Nov 18, 2009 1:28 am

Republicaneer

cheers
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PostSubject: Re: We are the Boere.   We are the Boere. EmptyWed Nov 18, 2009 1:29 pm

I didnt know that SA had anything to do with Scandinavia... I have always thought most of it was "Dutch".

Well you always learn something new every day Smile
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