SOUTH WEST AFRICA ON THE RACK
THE SOUTH AFRICAN OBSERVER DECEMBER, 1982
THE UNITED NATIONS, organized to stop aggression, has not stopped aggression. It has not stopped cold war, it has not stopped infiltration, sabotage, subversion and terrorism the world over. On the contrary, it has increased and fostered them.
It contributed considerably to the suffocation and take-over of the captive nations. It has served chiefly as a sounding board for Soviet propaganda against free governments.
The sinister and degrading accusations hurled by Soviet spokesmen from the rostrum of the U.N. are broadcast by press and radio to the remotest corners the world.
Its forum has been used as a permanent loud-speaker – and thus the principal world impact of the U.N.’s activities has been to increase the prestige and advance of the communist world revolution everywhere on earth.
When the United Nations was established in 1945, communism controlled 200 000 000 people, in and around the Soviet Union. Today, communism strikes terror in more than 1 000 000 000 souls in Europe and Asia.
Roughly, one-third of the world’s population is now under communist influence and control. A truly remarkable achievement when it is realized that the communists have never fought a military war in the name of communism.
TREMENDOUS U.S. AID
Nor must we forget the tremendous aid given, and still being given, to the international communist conspiracy by American Governments and sources of information, since the end of World War II.
Year after year under the Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Carter and present Reagan foreign policy, the United States has retreated from ever-larger areas of the world – to be replaced by the Soviet or their client communist states.
As a result, the communists today hold a world-encircling belt of formerly Western naval and military bases – and also right across Africa.
This is one and the same U.N. organization, which the former Prime Minister, B.J. Vorster, enabled to get a firm foothold in South West Africa, in 1973.
Mr. P.W. Botha, the present Prime Minister, was his Defense Minister at the time.
And, in the matter of South West Africa, it must be stressed that all our former Prime Ministers, before Mr. Vorster and Mr. P.W. Botha, repeatedly stated that the U.N. had no right whatever to South west Africa, and each of them made a solemn promise to the Whites in the territory that South West Africa would never be separated from the Republic of South Africa.
Dr. Malan refused to render reports to the U.N., stating: “We will never budge.” And Dr. Verwoerd clearly told the U.N. to keep their hands off the territory, warning that South Africa would defend South West Africa with arms, if necessary.
That was position when Dr. Verwoerd was assassinated, and the whole position then changed when Mr. Vorster became Prime Minister.
It was he who, together with Mr. P.W. Botha, took it upon themselves to decide on the future of the territory, and their decision was that the territory must be separated from South Africa, just as the U.N. and all our enemies had always demanded!
It was also a most incredible development, too, the full seriousness of which has still to break through to the South African public, when Mr. R.F. (Pik) Botha, (now South Africa’s Foreign Minister) told Parliament in his maiden speech, in 1970, that the time had come for South Africa to accept and identify herself with the U.N.’s Declaration of Human Rights!
This was said with the full support of the Vorster Government at the time, and reflected a radical change in foreign policy from the days of Dr. Verwoerd and Dr. Eric Louw. It revealed the extent to which our Foreign Affairs Department had then already become a nursery of liberalism and internationalism.
It clearly reflected, too, the extent to which the Vorster regime was prepared to go to curry favor with the U.N. and, if given the opportunity, to adjust South Africa and her policies – and the South West African and Rhodesian issues, at the time, to the prevailing “liberalism” of the West.
The United Nations, it must be emphasized, had been the chosen instrument of United States foreign and domestic policy, ever since its inception.
FORMULATION OF SOVIET SYSTEM
The new-found fervor of our Foreign affairs Department for the United Nations and its Declaration of Human Rights took no cognizance of the fact that the human rights of the U.N. Declaration are the “human rights” envisaged purely within the framework of Marxist doctrine, which regards man primarily as an economic animal.
They did not seem to realize – indeed they ignored the fact – that the U.N. Charter may be accurately be described as the formulation of the Soviet totalitarian system, habituated to Western ways of thinking and modes of procedure.
Furthermore, the U.N. was conceived and brought forth in an atmosphere of secrecy, deception and treason, and nurtured in an environment of hatred, greed and corruption. It functions today with an entire lack of system, rule and principle, in giving its rulings.
Its disregard of its own Charter to suit its subversive, revolutionary ends have become commonplace. It perpetuates itself with double-dealing, double standards and blatant criminality.
Backed in full by International Finance, it aspires to securing eventual control of political, economic and military power over the entire human race.
Its “one-world” purpose is to denationalize all races, nations and governments, and to erect on the break-up of Western Christian civilization their collectivist order.
PRICE OF CONFRONTATION
And at a time when South Africa and every self-respecting nation – white, black, yellow or brown – should have been walking out of this much-vaunted organization of “human rights” and of “international peace” and “security”, we found our leaders, all so-called Nationalists, telling us the time had come to accept and identify ourselves with the Declaration of Human Rights of the U.N.! And any doubts that South Africa was firmly on the road of capitulation and sell-out to the enemies of the White man in Southern Africa – were finally removed by the policy statement of the then Prime Minister, Mr. Vorster, on December 21, 1974 – and endorsed by his Defense Minister Mr. P.W. Botha, now Prime Minister.
Mr. Vorster said that we were at the crossroads, and must choose between peace and escalating conflict and that the price of confrontation would be “high, far too high” for Southern Africa to pay!
This was said shortly before the hand-over of Moçambique to the communist Frelimo, and the start of the general break-up of what was once the geopolitical unity of Southern Africa: Moçambique, Angola, Rhodesia, South West Africa and South Africa itself.
But as to the “price” for achieving peace, a price he apparently did regard as too high, Mr. Vorster and Mr. P.W. Botha have had nothing to say.
HIGH PRICE BEING PAID
The price which the White man has had to pay – and our enemies have been willing to accept nothing less – all meant:
- The undertaking not to interfere directly or indirectly in the process of communist “change” in Moçambique and Angola at the time;
- Withdrawing South African forces from Rhodesia, at the time, and sacrificing Rhodesia on the altar of black majority rule;
- Withdrawing South Africa’s presence from South West Africa and moving towards “real independence” for the territory, by handing it over to the U.N. or other control, as we see today; and
- At home, it has all along meant accelerating the process of multiracial change and reform, throwing apartheid overboard, and accepting black majority rule for the whole of Southern Africa, including ultimately and inevitably, South Africa.
But just to imagine any former Prime Minister of South Africa telling the country, as did Mr. Vorster and his Defense Minister at the time, Mr. P.W. Botha that in the matter of White authority and survival, the price of confrontation with their enemies was too high, would have been unthinkable.
It would have been regarded, and rightly so, as capitulation and sell-out of the White man and his entire future in Southern Africa.
Today, South Africa and the American Government are playing for high stakes in South West Africa. Both governments need a form of settlement that can be sold to their respective supporters, while South Africa’s approach is additionally affected by the needs of national security.
The result in concrete terms is the linking of a Namibian settlement with the withdrawal of Cuban troops from Angola. The linkage idea emanated from Washington, and was gladly accepted by Pretoria.
The importance of the linkage idea to the United States was revealed by U.S. Vice-President George Bush who before leaving for Zaire, the last stop on his seven-nation African tour, last month, told journalists:
“The United States will continue linking the withdrawal of Cuban troops from Angola. We see this as a way to accomplish the fulfilment of an independent Namibia, an Angola free of foreign forces and separation between South Africa forces and Angola. That’s our position. We’re going to stay with it, and we respect those who point out to us a different view,” he said.
He was also reported earlier to have said that he “hoped South Africa would be soon out of Namibia”!
‘MAKING GOOD PROGRESS’
Because a South West Africa settlement is pivotal on future relations between South Africa and the United States, most of the questions to South Africa’s Foreign Minister, Pik Botha, after his five hours of talks with the U.S. Secretary of State, Mr. George Schultz, and to a State Department spokesman, centered on South West Africa and the Cuban issue which is currently blocking further progress towards an international recognized settlement.
Both Mr. Botha and the State Department senior official denied that there was an impasse in the search for a settlement.
Mr. Botha went further, telling media representatives at the State Department: “I think the American Government has a real chance of achieving an internationally-acceptable solution in Namibia.”
Later he told media representatives that he believed the United States was making good progress towards a basis on which a settlement could be found.
“They have not overcome all the difficulties but nothing has happened which precludes a settlement…nothing appears insurmountable right now,” he said.
‘NO INSURMOUNTABLE OBSTACLES’
The chances of an agreement on a Cuban withdrawal from Angola were “50% plus” – but the implementation of the plan, particularly in the light of a new leader in the Soviet Union, could cause problems, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Pik Botha said at a Press conference and Jan Smuts Airport on his return from his four-day visit to the United States for talks with U.S. Government officials.
Mr. Botha said Cuban withdrawal was the “main outstanding element” holding up a settlement in South West Africa. After that there appeared to be no further “insurmountable” obstacles.
“There are a number of matter connected with phase two which will then still have to be sorted out, but I believe once you have a firm agreement and a programme on Cuban withdrawal then the outstanding issues, in our opinion, would be speedily settled.”
The S.W.A-Namibia settlement process is now set to enter a phase of intensive consultations between the U.S. and South African Governments.
“From now on, hardly a week will pass without discussions between U.S. officials and ours,” said Mr. Botha.
Meanwhile, the peoples of South West Africa should be under no illusion. They and their country are firmly on the rack – pushed there and kept there, by the South African Government.
The fate of the people of the territory is now sealed – unless of course they can somehow find the courage and the opportunity to achieve independence for their country, on their own.
The “speedy settlement of outstanding issues” by the P.W. Botha and the U.S. Governments will ultimately mean nothing else that withdrawing South Africa’s control from South West Africa and handing it over to the U.N.’s power masters and manipulators – thus opening the way for black majority, and Swapo, take-over and rule.
Exactly the same pattern of surrender and sell-out of the White man and his authority, as took place in Moçambique, Angola and Rhodesia.
And the next pawn in the world revolution take-over game?
Once the P.W. Botha Government’s reform programme and its new constitutional initiatives get into their stride, backed as they were by the U.S. Government, the answer is of course – South Africa itself.