White South Africans may have a better chance of survival than their European relatives, according to Jaco Kleynhans of Solidarity Movement: “What sets Africans apart is that we have lost a demographic and political battle without losing our language, identity and faith. The odds for Western Europeans to become extinct in the long term are greater than the chances for Africans to become extinct.”
Speak to Marella MediaSolidarity International Liaison Kleynhans and Dr. Heinrich Matthee, honorary chair in security studies at the Academy in Centurion, South Africa commented on the recent fall of the Dutch government in the face of new mass immigration, and civil war-like unrest in France.
Heinrich Matthee called Europe’s migrant crisis “a policy crisis or even a crisis of the current model of peaceful coexistence, which is struggling under the pressure of mass migration.”
Europe’s mass migration was reinforced by “a tremendous loss of support for nation-states and secure borders, as well as a loss of shared values such as beliefs and culture among Europeans,” Kleynhans noted. “The over-reliance on national identities and borders, which led to both world wars, is starting to wane in the West – something that is not happening in other parts of the world such as Japan, South Korea, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United States. Arab Emirates.”
Unlike the West, these countries have not turned their backs on nation-states and nationalism, which is why they have had no problems with illegal immigration, said Kleynhans. “On the contrary, measures have been developed in the West to try to accommodate illegal migrants by cultivating a culture of excessive tolerance. This has created a perception that illegally immigrating to Western countries is acceptable.”
Decreased tolerance for mass migration has led to stricter migration policies, say Kleynhans and Matthee. Demographic shifts can lead to “tipping points” where both sides of the population, indigenous people and immigrants, begin to behave differently.
“As immigrants are no longer a minority, they are increasingly making claims and even occupying entire territories and institutions. On the other hand, European ethnicities such as Germans or Dutch also feel alienated,” said Kleynhans. This is why there is “emerging right-wing and populist politics – which, however, does not mean a return to Western conservative roots.”
“Clash of Civilizations”
According to a 2021 poll by Harris Interactive, “two thirds of all French people are concerned about the “replacement” of indigenous people, says Kleynhans. “Today, we are faced with a large number of immigrants and their descendants who are building parallel societies in Europe where they are not integrated and assimilated with the local population,” said Matthee. “This is a clash between civilizations that are rapidly aging and even systematically dying, versus very young and energetic civilizations that are ready to conquer new territories. One is the first world, and the other is the third world; one is culturally more advanced, and the other is less advanced.”
“There is a clash of values and beliefs—the secular West versus the very conservative and religious newcomers,” says Matthee.
South Africans may be projecting their situation too quickly onto that of indigenous Western Europeans, Matthee warns: “They travel to a few major European cities and think that the enclaves of migrant communities there are evenly spread across the country. In fact, there are many social spaces and events where Indigenous Europeans visibly represent the dominant culture.”
While the future of Europe and its leadership “will look and function differently from the 1970s,” Afrikaners should not write off Western Europe too soon, according to Matthee. “African organizations will miscalculate if they think that the greater political and economic influence of Western Europeans compared to Eastern European players will simply disappear in the next decade.”
Afrikaners must Build Ties with America
This is why Afrikaners must “kindly build strong ties and projects with their homeland and their distant American cousins to ensure their demographic, cultural, and territorial sustainability.”
On questions about the survival and sustainability of Afrikaners, Kleynhans is optimistic. “What sets Afrikaners apart from what is currently happening in Europe is that we have lost a demographic and political battle but without losing our language, identity and faith.”
“Western Europeans are more likely to go extinct in the long term than the chances that Africans will go extinct,” he said.