Tuesday, 21 February 2012

February 2012 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

February 2012 edition

Although we have often been criticised in the past for commenting upon matters which are not of direct relevance to South Africa in SCN editorials, we believe even so that as the United States remains the leading nation of the West that the forthcoming US Presidential election is of great importance to all of us, so is therefore a valid subject for comment.

When Chou En-Lai, the Chinese Communist leader, stated during the early 1970s that "it was too early to judge" whether the French Revolution had been a success or not, he was ridiculed. Viewed from the historical determinist perspective, however, there was probably much truth in this observation of his. Furthermore, perhaps much the same may be said about the American Revolution. If a recent TV series is to be believed John Adams, the first US Ambassador to the UK and the future President, was warned by King George III when presenting his credentials that the North American colonists could well regret severing their links with the British crown. Almost two and a half centuries later perhaps this warning of his is being proved perceptive.

To be sure, for the first two hundred and thirty years of its existence the United States seems to have been an unqualified success story. Furthermore, both the turns of the 19th/20th centuries and the 20th/21st centuries witnessed a strengthening and cementing of fraternal links between the United States and the British ancestral homeland of most of its citizens. Ever since the aftermath of the American Civil War, however, a fundamental but mainly overlooked change has been taking place in the nature of the United States. A mixture of misplaced guilt for slavery and the "Bring me your tired, poor and huddled masses" mentality have ensured that the ethnic composition of the country has altered dramatically, so that today third world minions comprise a significant and powerful voting-block amongst the electorate.

If we are to ignore for a moment the dispute regarding the true place of birth of President Barack Hussein Obama, the fact remains that even only twenty-five years ago the election of a member of the ethnic minorities as President would have been unthinkable. It has only been the influx of large numbers of third world "huddled masses" which has made this possible. It must be admitted that the first three years of Obama's presidency have not been as disastrous as many predicted, and he is certainly to be congratulated for eliminating both Osama Bin Laden and Anwar Al Awlaki. But has the relative acceptability of his presidency to date been mainly due to the fact that most of his administration have come from more traditional American backgrounds - and what will happen if during his second term of office, should he be re-elected, he re-shuffles his administration to reflect the ethnic composition of his support more accurately? Even more worryingly, what happens if in 2016 an even more radical third world firebrand is chosen as Democratic Party candidate?

For this reason this year's US Presidential Election - specifically the selection of GOP candidate - is of vital importance to the entire West. It could well prove to be the last opportunity for the United States to save itself. Unfortunately, however, the remaining GOP candidates still in the race do not fill us with much hope, as all appear to be flawed in one way or another. Initially we were very impressed with Michelle Bachmann, but sadly she was forced to drop out because of falling support. The front-runner, Mitt Romney, alas fills us full of trepidation - not so much because of his Mormon faith, but more because of persistent rumours that he is controlled by powerful German political interests. In spite of all his abilities and clear pro-Western stance Newt Gingrich concerns us both because of his conversion to Popery and because of his matrimonial infidelities. Rick Santorum is clearly a political light-weight, whose openly expressed antediluvian views, particularly not believing in evolution, means that he will alienate the vast majority of independent voters. As for the lunatic libertarian (i.e. ultra-liberal) Ron Paul, his deranged pro-Islamic policies mean that even the re-election of Obama would probably be preferable!

Much of course will depend upon the choice of the winning candidate's VP running-mate - and indeed upon the planned composition of their future administration. In this regard Newt Gingrich's promise to appoint John Bolton (perhaps the ideal candidate if only he had stood) as Secretary of State encourages us greatly. Perhaps he might even select Mrs. Bachmann as VP running-mate? Could Newt Gingrich, in spite of all his flaws, therefore prove to be the man of the hour who restores the United States, and therefore saves the West as a whole? We wish him well.

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SPRINGBOK CLUB'S 2012 AGM

The Springbok Club's 2012 AGM was held on 19th January in central London. After reports from both the Organiser and the Treasurer, and the election of a new Executive Committee for 2012, the meeting was treated to a fascinating presentation about the Battle of Rorke's Drift by Mr. Gary Vincent, using a re-constructed model of the battle site. Mr. Vincent, a prominent local historian, concentrated particularly on the military service of Private George Comberton during the Anglo-Zulu Wars. George Comberton was a Belfast-born volunteer in the British Army who served during the Anglo-Zulu Wars, but who subsequently settled in the east end of London and established a successful chain of butcher's shops in East Ham, Hampstead and Romford.

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SPRINGBOK CLUB KENT BRANCH'S FEBRUARY EVENT

The Kent Branch of the Springbok Club will be holding an informal pub-gathering during the afternoon of Saturday 25th February. This event will take place at the "Bat and Ball", 163 Old Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent (opposite the St.Lawrence Cricket Ground). Two Six-Nation Rugby matches will be taking place during the afternoon, Ireland v. Italy at 13.30 hrs and England v. Wales at 16.00 hrs, and both matches will be shown on the "big screen" at the pub - so therefore turn up at any time from 13.00 hrs onwards. The "Bat and Ball" offers an excellent selection of food, as well as a wide range of beers and other drinks.

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FUTURE SPRINGBOK CLUB EVENTS

During the next few months the Springbok Club will be holding a number of events, meetings and excursions which will be orientated towards the build-up to the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. In March it is anticipated that a prominent personality will be addressing the organisation, and in subsequent months trips are planned to a race meeting and to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in London. More precise details will be given in future editions of the SCN.

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SWINTON CIRCLE NEWS

Unfortunately the planned Swinton Circle meeting a few weeks ago featuring a prominent conservative philosopher had to be postponed because of a combination of inclement weather and the temporary immobility of the guest speaker. It is hoped however that this meeting can be re-scheduled for March, and further details will of course be forwarded to all Swinton Circle members and supporters as soon as finalised.

The Swinton Circle has been asked to participate in and help organise a planned convention to take place in June in order to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of John Enoch Powell. This event is due to consist of a conference/rally during the day, followed by a dinner in the evening, under the theme of "Was Enoch Right?". Further information about this event will of course be announced in the fullness of time.
 
Donations to the Swinton Circle can now be made via PayPal by accessing the organisation's web-site at: www.swintoncircle.co.uk  The Swinton Circle also now has a presence on Twitter, on which news about the organisation and policy statements are periodically posted. This can be found on Twitter@SwintonCircle.

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LATEST REPORT FROM THE SANWILD WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

We have recently received the following most distressing report from the SanWild Wildlife Sanctuary. We hope that many of our readers, particularly those still based in South Africa, will be able to help :-

"The SanWild lions are in serious trouble and we need your urgent response to avert a funding crisis. Our various appeals lodged towards the end of 2011 did not result in sufficient funding being raised to feed the SanWild lions. We are extremely grateful to everyone who responded and made a donation, but we now need urgent help to ensure that the lions will receive their next meal. On the 1st January 2012 we used our last funding available to purchase a meal for the 16 lions. All our funds to the feed the animals have now run out.

"No need for us to spell out just how serious and dire the situation is. All we can do is to trust that you will find it in your hearts to help out once again. Kindly please visit our web-site funding appeals pages for more details on the SanWild lions. You are also welcome to email us should you have any questions. Donations can be made :-

"With PayPal: On-line with your credit card at www.sanwild.com  Go to the support/donate page and use the drop-down box to find FEED THE SANWILD LIONS.

"By means of direct internet banking transfer to our trust account at ABSA, 9111 2211 80, branch code 334349, Swift code: ABSAZAJJ
For any enquiries please feel free to contact us at louise@sanwild.org

"To read the full background of the SanWild lions please visit our main web-site www.sanwild.org Success Story Archive page – SANWILD LIONS."

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KLEINFONTEIN BOEREBELANGE KOƶPERATIEF BEPERK

Kleinfontein is a community of approximately 1000 members of the Afrikaner people. We have established a settlement on property owned, controlled and managed by its members with a view to promote their identity in a safe and economically viable environment. This settlement was established in accordance with certain clauses in the South African constitution which makes provision for a form of territorial self-determination for people who share the same religious, linguistic and cultural values. The development is structured within a non-profit co-operative, is managed by mainly unpaid volunteers, is financed by its own members and consequently receives no financial assistance from the government. In view of the struggle of our people to retain our right to live in a dignified way, and government actions to impoverish our people legally by barring White persons from meaningful access to economic participation, any form of support, especially financial, will be appreciated. More than seventy White squatter camps (mainly Afrikaners) in our vicinity (Pretoria) are waging a battle to survive. The funds will be used for community upliftment programmes such as the upgrading of facilities at our home for the aged who need medical support, and our Christian primary school. Further information can be acquired at our website: www.kleinfontein.net

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OLYMPIC FEVER

Last weekend witnessed the first "test event" at a major Olympic venue when the World Cup Cycling championships were staged at the new London Olympic velodrome. This event proved to be an unqualified success, with sell-out crowds on all days of competition - thus giving the lie to all the moaning unpatriotic malcontents who used flawed "opinion polls" in order to try to convey the false impression that most people did not support the 2012 Olympics being held in London!

There was however one very worrying matter which was highlighted by this event, namely that the Individual Pursuit races were to be dropped from the 2012 London Olympics, following the earlier dropping of that other traditional Olympic Track Cycling event, the 1km Time Trial. It is not only Track Cycling which has suffered at the hands of IOC officialdom in this way, for Rowing has also had several of its traditional coxed races dropped from the Olympic schedule over recent years - yet at the same time silly artificial events which rely upon "artistic judgement" such as synchronised swimming and diving and rhythmic gymnastics have been added! We hope that we are not seeing a conspiracy theory here, but is it any coincidence that Cycling and Rowing are two Olympic sports where Great Britain and other core Commonwealth countries excel the most?

The Swinton Circle tried to initiate a campaign to have One Mile athletic races included in the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, as many readers will recall. Unfortunately, however, the IOC responded by stating that it was too late to have any additional events added to the 2012 Olympic schedule. Perhaps we should now therefore start to mount a campaign to have not only One Mile athletic races added to the 2016 Rio and subsequent Olympic and Paralympic Games, but also to re-instate the dropped Individual Pursuit and 1Km Time Trial track cycling events, and all the coxed rowing races!

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FLAGS etc.

The Springbok Club/ELC now retails Union Flag lapel badges and key-rings, price £2.00 each (plus 20% p&p).

Payments should be made to "The Springbok Club" and sent to: BM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK., or via PayPal on the Springbok Club's web-site at www.springbokclub.org.uk.

Copies of S.A.Patriot-in-Exile (editions 30 to 36) are still available price R5.00 or 50p each, as well as batches of 50 copies (including copies of the original S.A.Patriot) price R80.00 or £8.00 (plus 20% for p&p.)

Payments should be made to "Patriotic Press" and sent to: BM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.

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BOOK OFFERS

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To order please contact Susan direct at sgordon@morpheus.freeserve.co.uk to arrange collection or delivery at £12.00 a copy, or forward a cheque for £14.35 made payable to S.Gordon at: 106 Bittacy Rise, Mill Hill, London, NW7 2HL, UK. Alternatively copies may be obtained via authorhouse.co.uk (click "bookstore", type "Susan Gordon" in the top box then click "search" and the book appears – no need to register) price with postage is £13.32, or via amazon.co.uk (new releases) type "A Pot of Soup by Susan Gordon".

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"REDNECK P.I." a romantic suspense novel by Trish Jackson.

"Twila's a redneck and proud of it. Harland's a P.I. with a target on his back and a twin brother. An explosive situation!"

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"LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALFRED JAMES TOMLINSON: MEMOIRS OF AN AFRICAN PIONEER AND BSAP OFFICER" is now available at Amazon.com, and can be shipped to anywhere in the world. This book contains excerpts from Lieut. Tomlinson's writings detailing his experiences as a member of the B.S.A. Police in Southern Rhodesia, where he rose from the rank of an ordinary trooper to retire as the commanding officer. It also includes the personal story of Majaqaba Ncube, a man who was enslaved by Lobengula when his entire village was massacred by the chief's soldiers. After he escaped, Lieut. Tomlinson saved him from certain death and gave him a job. They lost contact and were reunited after 45 years, when Majaqaba presented Lieut. Tomlinson with an earthenware jar.

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"GOVERNMENT BY DECEPTION" by Jan Lamprecht

Details the disasters of Mugabe's Zimbabwe, and illustrates the similarities between Mugabe's rule and that of Mandela/Mbeki in South Africa. It can be ordered on-line at: www.AfricanCrisis.org

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"P.K. VAN DER BYL - AFRICAN STATESMAN" by Hannes Wessels

ISBN: 978-1-920143-49-7 / paperback / illustrated
Retail price: R250.00, Web-site price: R200.00 + postage

The narrative gives the reader an overview of the history of the White man in southern Africa with detailed emphasis on the Rhodesian story through the life and times of PK van der Byl, one of the major players in a political drama that ended in the accession to power of Robert Mugabe under the auspices of the British government. By his very nature PK was controversial and confrontational. This account is likely to give offence to some because it portrays him as bluntly as he was in real life. Much can be contested about PK van der Byl but few will dispute he was an extremely colourful character with a devilish sense of humour. This memoir covers his life with a full flourish while doing nothing to detract from the seriousness of the international political and military conflict in which he was engaged. The reader will glean new information on a highly controversial subject and emerge with a more sympathetic understanding of what PK van der Byl and his colleagues did and strove for. The human tragedy that has followed the removal from power of Ian Smith and his Rhodesian Front party will almost certainly force the reader to deal with some uncomfortable conclusions, of value to anyone sincere about grappling with the volatile and deeply troubling challenges that confront all Africans today.

This book and others of interest can be purchased from 30 Degrees South via their web-site: www.30degreessouth.co.za

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"BLUE WATCH" by Gwyn Fford-Osborne

Rhodesia, in 1975 and a bloody vicious civil war is at its height. A war between the White minority supported by the Black majority and the ZAPU and ZANU terrorist groups, supported by Zambia and Mozambique. Kensington, a small town in the farming belt has been the subject of several terrorist attacks but with only a small police force for defence, the local T.A. unit having been called up for service on the Zambia border the situation appears grim. Until Iffor Meredith turns up on a pilgrimage to meet up with his wife and son of his old army buddy, recently murdered by terrorists. A deadly ambush on the "Dix" family and his escape from a land mine attack makes Iffor determined to offer resistance of some form or other to the terrorists. His application to join the Rhodesian Army has been accepted and he sets about forming a small militia. With all the fit men already on call up, who can he recruit from. Then he's invited to a darts match at the Moth Club and meets up with the remnants of the town's Fire Brigade, the men considered too old for call up. Blue Watch.

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"THE SEVEN WATCHMEN" by David Ruppert

A new fascinating novel titled "The Seven Watchmen" by David Ruppert should appeal to South Africans and ex-Rhodesians. It can be ordered from Crest Publishing in South Africa at www.crestpublishing.co.za - or those abroad can buy it directly from David at rupedf72@comcast.net. It's also available on www.Amazon.com

Glenn MacAskill and Michael Bowery of Crest Publishing have also written three books each. Glenn MacAskill is ex-BSAP Special Branch and still working (as Mugabe has denied him any pension) and Michael Bowery is ex-South African Special Forces. Due to the difficulties confronting White writers in the "new" South Africa they launched Crest Publishing to self-publish their own books, and have been doing this since October 2006. Michael Bowery is author of: "Canham's Run", "The Sligo Piper" and "Kill the President", whilst Glenn MacAskill is author of: "King's Gold", "Crime Lords" and "Of Royal Blood". Special discounts to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!

For more information, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 97910, Petervale, Transvaal, 2151, South Africa, e-mail: crestbooks@mweb.co.za, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at: www.crestpublishing.co.za

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"THE SAINTS" - DVD versions of the book about the history of the RLI

Now available from Msasa Enterprises. Contact: msasasa@iafrica.com or UK tel.: 07732 685400.

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.159 :  Mr. ERIC "FLASH" FLOCKHART of Durban.

"Flash" Flockhart lived in the Seaview area of Durban, and was a loyal and active member of the Conservative Party of S.A. in the locality. He was also a keen amateur conjurer - hence his nickname! An extremely affable, albeit somewhat disorganised character, he was always willing to help. A number of former friends would be very pleased to learn what has become of him.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

The web-site of the Colonial Film Catalogue has recently been recommended to us. This web-site holds detailed information on over 6000 films showing moving images of life throughout the British Empire. Over 150 films are currently available for viewing online - and growing! Categorised by region and by country, films concerning Southern Africa will undoubtedly be of particular interest to our readers. The site can be accessed at :-

http://www.colonialfilm.org.uk

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

RIGHT HOOK

Sir,

Yes, the great Henry Cooper should have beaten that big-mouthed, Parkinson-riddled pr1ck [Muhammed] Ali.

Yours etc.,

Steve Smith, Dover, Kent, U.K.

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RUNDLED

Sir,

It was with immense joy and pleasure that I learnt that Fred Rundle croaked on 1st February 2012. He died as cowardly as he'd lived - taking an overdose of sleeping tablets and insulin.

We will forever remember this disgraceful and unremarkable fool as a cruel, vindictive, spiteful and petty buffoon, who back-stabbed and betrayed not only his close family and best friends, but also his people.

Rundle was a paid police informant for the ANC, all while masquerading as a right-wing AWB official. Whilst married to his first wife Margaret he committed statutory rape and incest by having illicit sex with 14 year-old Christina Otto, who was his first cousin. In later life Christina had to obtain a protection order against this violent bully, and a court order to force this squatter out of her property and her bitter life.

May John Frederick Otto Rundle's rotting carcass burn in hell, and may his accursed soul roam in tortured restlessness for all infinity, as retribution for the needless suffering, betrayal and pain he caused during his pointless, hate-filled life.

Goodbye Fred, and good riddance. The world's a better place now.

Yours etc.,

The Uhuru Guru., Pretoria, Transvaal.

[ Those who were politically active in right-wing political circles in South Africa during the 1980s knew of course that the AWB outfit was as phoney as a Nine-Rand note, and had been deliberately established by the sell-out NP government in order to divide and discredit authentic opposition to their surrender plans. We don't know too much about Mr. Fred Rundle, but if it is true that he was in some way involved with the AWB then it wouldn't surprise us in the least if these allegations of him being a paid ANC police informant are true. Ed.]

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ROGUES GALLERY

We have recently been alerted to a most revealing web-site detailing the sinister nature of Mr. Arthur Kemp. Most readers will be aware that although we regarded Mr.Kemp as a true friend and a loyal supporter of our movement whilst we were still based in South Africa during the 1980s, we were warned by another colleagues from the Transvaal even then that he was not to be trusted, as he was believed to be working for the security services in order to spy upon those opposing the NP government's sell-out plans - particularly the Conservative Party of S.A., for whom he worked for a while (until being dismissed after suspicions came to light). Alas we never listened to these warnings during the 1980s, and paid a very heavy price for this mistake some 20 years later after he mysteriously turned up in the UK and initiated a vile and seemingly irrational smear campaign against his former friends. Of particular interest in this recently recommended web-site is an article exposing the facts and true nature of Kemp apparently written by his first ex-wife (he is now twice married and twice divorced). We have subsequently had it verified that this article was definitely written be his ex-wife. It can be accessed at :-

http://slackbastard.anarchobase.com/?p=6713

Of specific current interest to us is Kemp's relationship to the late Fred Rundle, whose death has been commented about in a letter above. We had earlier believed that Kemp had been behind a smear web-site attacking Fred Rundle which was mentioned in a letter which appeared in the November 2011 edition of the SCN (www.fredrundle.info), as we knew that creating fabricated smear web-sites was one of Kemp's specialities. Subsequently, however, we have been informed that Kemp was evidently on very good terms with Rundle, and that he had not in any way been involved in this web-site attacking Rundle. We would therefore be very keen to learn any further information about these two controversial men and their relationship with one another. Needless to say, any information which we receive will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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