Johann Rossouw on Republicans vs Nationalists

Pretoria was founded in 1855 by republicans, people who believe that the area is the basis of community, as opposed to nationalists, for whom blood is that basis.
For Republicans, the community can grow by accepting others, including immigrants, while for nationalists the community can only grow through procreation.  The takeover of republicanism by nationalism is one of the great tragedies of Afrikaner history.

 

Translated from  ‘n Rooi Z4 en ‘n Renaissance-kasteel, (Johann Rossouw)  January 2000

 

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