I can remember as a child that we were taught of the Boer war and always saw it as a great tragedy for South Africa because I believe that is were it started. We were a country with great promise full to the brim of potential and minerals now. If you think of America when it was found it was much like us a native land with native people that was colonized by people trying to find a new beginning. Where as America fought against the united kingdom and won we did not we became a British colony. Look at history all the countries that where own by Brittan at one point is struggling. As soon as they let the country find “independence” the hardship really starts. Look at India it was the wealthiest country in the world if just left who knows how they would have turn out but instead they had to work for years to repair the damage done to their people. Same here except one thing the whites stayed bitter for what their woman and children had to endure the blacks only saw what the boors done to them and forgot all the hardship the English made them go through. That is one of the reasons when I see they want to take down the monuments from that time to replace it with black leaders i do not think they realize they are taking away from our history. Our countries history not the whites history it was all who suffered during the war not just the boere. We can see it clearly now with all the stories they make of that time.
Back to Britain they take from countries for example the biggest diamond ever found in the world was found right here where is it Britain and some of Egypt’s greatest treasures is in the British museum. they personally set back many countries by years. Now it is the new empires time America. They impose rules on the trade so that they get the most out of it they can get products and no one can compete. Its a different way of crippling a country. I’m of topic again, what I want to say is when I was in england I saw statues contributed to the boerwar not in memory of the thousands of woman and children who died but in memory to the brittish soldiers they called them “heroes” saying on the plake that they died trying to bring “salvation” to south africa. What a load of crap I was furious dumbfounded how could they say such nonsense they didn’t come here to “save the people” they came to enslave the people and take all africa’s gold and diamonds or at least keep it in they’re control.
I know what most are thingking: Its history forget about it. But how can we when the world is so terribly misinformed and the people are trying to destry the truth right under our noses. Yes the black heroes should have a place but why do they insist on wanting to get rid of the past. We will never be rid of the past it happened we cannot escape it. What we can do is live with it learn from it and accept all that has happened to this young country.