“Demographics is destiny” – we’ve all heard it innumerable times. But I fear white men in the Western world, in countries where they still form the majority of the population, often fail to recognize the urgency of this warning. Recent political developments in South Africa show the urgency of this warning to all white nations around the globe.
In South Africa, whites currently make up 7.9% of the population. When white people voted to enter the multiracial democracy in 1992, whites still made up nearly 20% of the country’s population and (because apartheid had just ended) most still lived in neighborhoods that were 99% white, and attended 99% white churches, clubs, schools and universities. It was easy for moderates and leftists to not recognize the reality of the demographic disaster we were heading to. Now that legacy is long gone.
Today we sit with the reality that the government threatens our religious liberties and property rights. The government is in the process of amending the constitution to allow for the confiscation of white property without compensation. This recent development has thankfully led to a resurgence of Boer nationalism among my people over the past two to three years. On the 8th of May, South Africans went to the polls to vote in the country’s national and provincial elections. Considering the results, a safe estimate would be that nearly 40% of whites voted for either a conservative party advocating white minority rights or for a nationalist party. While this is still a minority, this is up from an estimated less than 20% in the previous general election in 2014. The right quite literally doubled its vote. Yet, here’s the sad reality – all of the right white vote reepresents merely 3% of the total votes cast in the election. Neo-Marxist, Pan Africanist and Revolutionary Communist parties still gathered nearly 97% of the total vote. Even if every single white man in South Africa voted right wing, this would not amount to much more than 8-9% of the general vote.
There’s no democratic solution to our problem. White Boers and Anglos in South Africa need to realize that we are under divine judgment. We are being judged for apostasy. And in Scripture (see e.g. Deutoronomy 28) the greatest and most common means by which God judges a covenant people is through oppression by foreigners. This is, quite literally, what is happening to the Afrikaner-Boer people today – and even if there is currently (finally) a return to nationalist ideals among many of our people, this will amount to nothing unless God liberates us from the current oppression by African Marxists.
But, if the liberation comes from God, the nature of the liberation has to be consistent with and in harmony with his will. God is always consistent in all his ways. He is unchanging and nothing in his will and being is contradictory. Here it is important to note the nature of the covenant people’s liberation from judgment as promised in God’s Word. In II Chronicles 7:14 God said that he would liberate the land of his “people” if they repent. In the Hebrew and Greek of the Biblical text, the word used for “people” or “nation” denotes an ethnic group. That is, a group of people united by a common ancestry. Not a propositional “nation” united by common ideas – which is more akin to an empire. Thus, the promise of political liberation for repentance is not made to the church, not to individual christians, and not even to families – but to nations. This is why, when over a million Christians united in prayer in South Africa in 2017 to earnestly pray to God for healing this country, God did not hear their prayers and things just got worse. They did not pray in accordance with his will and revealed character. The reality that an ethnic volkstaat is the only means by which the white man can survive in Southern Africa is becoming more evident by the day.
With his divinely ordained social order being tribal and ethnic, God has revealed to us that it is his will that each tribe or ethnicity live seperately in their own homeland (Acts. 17:26b) in order to create the best circumstances for the kingdom of God to flourish (Acts 17:27a). In his wisdom, God set a providential precedent for the failure of multiculturalism at Babel and this has historically manifested itself over and over again throughout history. The great Princeton theologian Geerhardus Vos recognised this when he wrote in his Biblical Theology:“Under the providence of God each race or nation has a positive purpose to serve, fulfillment of which depends on relative seclusion from others.” (Vos, G. Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments. (1949) Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, p. 72.)
Therefore, while it is not sinful to pray for America’s restoration, it is important to note that getting Americans on their knees is not in itself sufficient to please God. The fundamental character of the nation needs to change from being propositional to ethno-covenantal. Only when the social order is radically altered and brought into line with God’s law, can we expect liberation from Christ our King. Given current demographic realities in the United States and – perhaps even in some Western European countries like France, secession into ethnic homelands seem to me to be the only viable solution to meet the demands of Divine Law. I am not necessarily advocating a complete break-up of countries like the United States (although I personally believe this would be best), but viable alternatives could include a confederate model whereby individual states protect their demographic make-up with strong border control. Nonetheless, until we start working towards redeeming the social order towards the one-ethnicty-per-political-unit principle of Acts 17:26, we can’t expect God’s blessing on our endeavors. And achieving this is much easier if you don’t postpone it until the day you are reduced to an insignificant minority. Let us start actively working towards this goal today.