the return of eugene terre’blanche and his AWB: youtube
This is really captivating viewing: a YouTube clip of Eugene Terre’Blanche at the end of last year.
Yes, he’s has made a comeback, appealing to the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging bittereinders to adjust their rhetoric of discontent. Gone is the gun-toting hyperbole of standing their ground, and subtler is the racist language of their leader. Their new mantra, from what I’ve gathered, is one claiming that white land rights were acquired in legitimate nineteenth-century transactions, and have been rejected and ignored in the post-apartheid regime. In effect, they are deploying the same land rights discourse that indigenous peoples around the world pioneered in the 1960s and 1970s. According to the Mail and Guardian, this is part of the AWB’s plan ‘to unite 23 right-wing organisations under a single umbrella that can take the fight of “the free Afrikaner” to the International Court of Justice in the Hague’.
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