Saturday, July 9, 2016

On the Fact that (According to the Fellow's Own Autobiography) John Barrow, Personal Secretary to Sir George Macartney (the First British Civilian Governor of the Cape Colony), Once Referred to (Probably Over a Cup of Earl Grey) the San Bushman and amaXhosa Natives of Southern Africa as "a Mild and Peaceable Race of Natives" - this While Referring to the Afrikaner Farmers as Creatures with Hooves

The man obviously had no knowledge of anything beyond the coast, and what little information that he did have was probably obtained from the loathsome former Graaff-Reinet Magistrate, Honoratius Maynier, a fellow who a) despised the farmers and b) thought that black-skinned people could do now wrong (the whole "noble savage" construct). The real truth of the matter is that these natives had been anything but peaceable in that they murdered women and children, burned entire farms to a tinder, and consistently stole livestock. In fact, if it hadn't have been for the commando system and the fact that these farmers had guns, there more than likely would have been a genocide and not a single tear from Barrow, Macartney, and the rest of those Limies pricks.    

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