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Hysteria about Solidarity’s opposition to AA misplaced

12 September 2012, 11:28

A lot has been written about Solidarity’s complaint about Woolworths’s recruitment policy. At the heart of it all, is the allegation that Woolworths discriminates against white people by refusing to hire them, even if they qualify. Whether Woolworths actually discriminates against white people or not, is a moot point. The real issue for me is that people are actually surprised that Solidarity has reacted in the manner it did!

I argue that this hysteria about Solidarity’s opposition to affirmative action is misplaced. Solidarity is simply fulfilling its historical mission, which is to protect the interests of white Afrikaners.  To expect them to behave differently is like expecting Kenneth Meshoe to defend atheism, just because the constitution offers atheist the same rights as those who are believers.

 Forget about their rhetorical references to the constitution or their claim to be opposed to discrimination on the basis of colour, it’s what they do and say every day that determines whether they have made a clean break with their past.

 For the benefit of those whose memory fails, lets remind ourselves as to who or what Solidarity is! Formed out of the merger of Yster en Staal Unie, Mynwerkers Unie and others in the early 2000’s, Solidarity’s conservative parentage cannot be more apparent. Ivan L. Walker and Ben Weinbren in their book titled;” The 2000 Casualties- A History of the South African Labour Movement”, write about the conspiracy by the Broederbond and the National Party to take over the then whites only unions, where the Afrikaners were dominant, such as the Garment Workers Union, the Mineworkers Union amongst others, as part of the grand plan of achieving Afrikaner hegemony in South Africa.

Brian Bunting, in his book titled; “The Illuminati - The Rise Of The South African Reich”, writes about the take-over of the unions as follows;” The next large-scale attack on the trade unions was launched by the Economic People's Congress (Ekonomiese Volkskongres) of the Reddingsdaadbond held at Bloemfontein in October 1939. The Reddingsdaadbond had been the brainchild of the Rev. J.D. Kestell who, appalled by the fact that one sixth of the White population, mostly Afrikaners, were classed as poor Whites, had issued at the time of the Voortrekker celebrations in 1938 an appeal for a tangible tribute to the memory of the Voortrekkers, declaring that they would be honoured if 'something were done for their "sunken" descendants'. Reddingsdaad committees had been formed in all parts of the country to raise half a million pounds, and the Economic People's Congress was held to decide what to do with the money….. he further points out that; ” Two main courses of action were decided upon - on the one hand to promote Afrikaner capitalist enterprises (surely something that the Rev. Kestell never dreamt of in his philosophy) and on the other hand to reform the trade unions on Christian-National lines. According to a report in Die Vaderland of 6 October 1939.”

Seed funding for the takeover project was donated by the Marais Trust fund, a known benefactor of the Nationalists at the time. A nation-wide network of offices and activists were put to work to realise the aim of converting the union into an Afrikaner Christian National Trade Union.

Walker and Weinbren point out that;” One of the tragic consequence of the campaign to convert the Mineworkers Union into an Afrikaans Christian-National Trade union, was the assassination, on June 15, 1939, during daylight in a busy Johannesburg street, of Charles Harris, the then general secretary of the Mineworkers Union.” With Harris now out of the way, the take-over became a mere formality.

The final takeover happened in 1948, soon after the National Party won the elections. This was made possible by the tireless efforts of Dr. Albert Hertzog; the son of former Prime Minister JBM Hertzog .This was followed by an undisguised job preservation policy, which, amongst others, declared that no Black person may supervise a white person.

So, why then, are we surprised that Solidarity, like a spoilt child, throw their toys out of the cot and cry foul at the slighted hint that white privilege is threatened?

Even if, on paper, Solidarity gives the impression that its links with verkrampte and looney Afrikaner organisations is history, let’s remember that as late as 1995, Solidarity’s predecessors, the Mynwerkers Unie and the Yster en Staal Union, were part of a deputation of organisations that approached the United Nations asking for the recognition of parts of South Africa as a Volkstaat.

Even as we speak, the Boerevolkstaat Party points out, with pride on their website that; “The Boere Republikeinse Verkiesingskommissie (BVK; in English: Boer Republican Electoral Commission), was a committee supported by various Boer movements and associations - including: Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB); Boerestaat Party (BSP); Boere Weerstandsbeweging (BWB); Boere Vryheidsbeweging (BVB); Boere Krisisaksie (BKA); Radio Donkerhoek; Mynwerkersunie; Vakbond Yster en Staal - which had the task of registering Boers for the election of a “Boer Volksraad” (Boer parliament). “

So, remember this, each time you hear Solidarity complain about the so called, reverse racism or affirmative action, they may just be defending the Volk.

 Now, there are no surprises there, are there?

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