A petition at Change.org is calling for the European Commission to recognize the "Right of Return" for all South Africans of European descent to return to the Continent because of the racism, violence
, and overt persecution from the government
Whites face in the new "democratic" South Africa
. As of this writing, it has over 23,300 signatures.
The idea that white South Africans have the right to return to Europe is based in the concept of indigenous rights and self determination.The white South African population currently faces ethnic cleansing and persecutions at the hands of the ANC government, the EFF, and various individual anti-white aggressors. Over 4000 white farmers have been brutally murdered, often including torture and rape and mutilation. Many white South Africans today live in poverty and squalor as a consequence of the ANC government's Black Economic Empowerment policy which shuts whites out of the labour pool.Based on the Israeli government's policy of allowing all Jews the right to return to Israel, we believe it is not only advisable but morally obligatory that Europe should allow all white South Africans the right to return.As it currently stands, many white South Africans who try to apply for citizenship to European countries such as the Netherlands and UK are rejected. Many of these white South Africans seeking citizenship are direct descendants of the very same European nations that reject them.[Allow all white South Africans the right to return to Europe, by Rodrigo Herhaus de Campos, Change.org, May 20, 2015]
It's hard to argue with any of this and this is a masterpiece of framing the debate. Every line of this would be taken as common sense if we were talking about any non-White group in the world. The explicit parallel with the Israeli situation
is nicely done.
But this isn't an exercise in trolling. The consequences for White South Africans are real, serious, and immediate, as the European descended population faces nothing less than genocide
. Readers are encouraged to read the petition and consider signing.
The Main Stream Media has largely ignored the petition, but there have been a few revealing reactions.
For example, a story from the UK shrieks, "EUROPE could be overrun by white South Africans who believe they have "the right to return" to Europe, according to a shocking petition"
[by Alix Culbertson, Express,
May 23, 2015]
Of course, while most White South Africans would be better off and safer in Europe (at least for now
) than in an African state which is rapidly regressing to the mean. But this isn't the real solution. Immigration rarely is.
The real solution, especially for the Boers, would be their own sovereign state in the territory of South Africa, a solution Nelson Mandela promised to consider when he took power but never did [When Patriotism Meet Conservatism,
by Gregory Hood, American Renaissance,
May 3, 2013]
After all, White South Africans have been in the South Africa almost as long
as Whites have been in the United States. They have every right to remain where they are and live in peace and safety. Besides, even National Review has endorsed the Boer ethnostate!