16th December is the single most important day of the year for the Whites of South Africa, especially the Boers. It commemorates a fascinating day wherein the Christians believe they struck a deal with God and that God came through for them.
This is the only event in South Africa that has an enormous monument to it. It represents the most “holy” structure and event in South Africa.
In this video, I give a brief overview of the adventures of the Boers wherein they were sick to death of the British Liberalism they lived under and they set out to create their own Republic. In the end they founded several, but only two lasted for a long time and these were eventually crushed by the British Empire.
This is the story of how the adventure to create their own land began, and how it went horribly wrong for them when they encountered the Zulu king. The Zulus are the most warlike tribe in South Africa.
What followed were bitter racial clashes and eventually, the Boers came through and smashed the Zulus.
At the end of the video I also do a short analysis of:-
1. Why did Dingaan ask the whites to get the “Stolen cattle?” Why did Dingaan kill the Boers and launch attacks?
2. Mistakes the Zulus made
3. The role of Technology for the Boers in particular, but whites in general, and why technology is a critically important factor even for us in the future. I briefly discuss what technology did for the Vikings, Ancient Greeks and Romans.
Technology is ONE of our critical strengths, and it applies even in the age of the Internet and the future. But we have many strengths, which I will revisit in other scenarios.