17 June 2016
How to achieve an Independent Cape
By Mike Smith
17th of June 2016
The idea of an independent Western Cape is not new. Nine years ago on the old SASucks blog I first proposed it in an article called, What future is there for Whites and other minorities in South Africa?
It created a shit storm. People considered the idea revolutionary and seditionary. I took a lot of flak for that article, even from my own friends, colleagues and fellow bloggers. Most saw only one alternative to the New SA and that is emigration. My alternative for those who did not want to leave or could not leave was to establish an independent Cape.
Shortly after my 2007 article, Jack Miller started the Cape Party which I endorsed in 2009 and still do today. They received 2,552 votes and currently have more than 1000 members.
My proposal was that the northern border should be the Orange River and the Eastern Border should be the Kei River. The Cape Party prefers the Fish River. As far as I am concerned the Independent Cape as proposed by me and those from the Cape Party is morally, historically and physically defensible. Historically blacks have no claim to this area.
In 2010 I asked the question of how this independence will be achieved with an article called: South Africa - Civil war or Peaceful split? in which I proposed a peaceful solution such as Norway/Sweden, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, etc.
Over the years support grew for the idea of an Independent Cape Republic. But that is how revolution works. The small seeds of revolution are sown and years might pass until one day when the conditions are just right and the rain comes the freedom fighters pop up everywhere like mushrooms.
Last year I wrote an article called The yearning for an independent Cape Republic is not only alive and well; It's growing stronger as the Coloured Politician Peter Marais and businessman Hein Marx openly discussed the idea on Radio Tygerberg where they said that a federal Cape is “an achievable prospect”.
So it was of little surprise when I read two days ago that the political commentator, journalist and Cape resident, R.W. Johnson, also added his support of such an idea to the chorus of people crying out for an independent Cape in an article titled: An independent Western Cape?
The article is a bit long, but worth reading, because Johnson discusses in detail the possibility of the Cape breaking away and getting more autonomy.
He acknowledges that people in the Cape are nowadays openly discussing independence. He also acknowledges that the Cape is much better run and maintained than the rest of South Africa that is run by the ANC. The Cape municipalities consistently get clean audits everywhere and the ANC is insanely jealous and simultaneously embarrassed by it, because it shows them up for the corrupt and thieving scum they are.
Of course the ANC accuses the people of the Cape to be “racist” and not African enough. That it is a white and coloured “Boerestaat”, etc, etc.
Nevertheless in the opinion of Johnson, the major watershed will occur when the people of the Cape stop paying taxes to the ANC and rather to an internal fund or trust.
For understandable reasons, Johnson stays well clear of the possibility of a war of independence, which I find will ultimately be unavoidable. He only talks about an own police force, not an own military.
However, the elephant in the room cannot be ignored. The ANC will not let the Cape go without a fight. They will use their supporters in places like Grabouw and Khayalitsha to wreak havoc, burn property down and fling poo at statues, universities and airports…as they have done in the past. Ultimately they will use their police, army, MK veterans, Narysec, and other goons like the Hawks to prevent such a breakaway. If we want Cape Independence, then we are going to have to FIGHT for it.
I am of the opinion that ultimately a three tier strategy of Political, Urban and Rural Guerilla warfare will bring independence to the Cape.
The political campaign I have discussed already and extensively with my articles on peaceful resistance. For more detail read these articles:
By Mike Smith: How do we want South Africa to be after the ANC is gone?
Mike Smith: Our vision of tomorrow - The Goose Egg Principle
Mike Smith: Exploring the usual options of struggle against a dictatorship
Mike Smith: Non-violent political defiance as the only viable option to change in South Africa
Mike Smith: Political defiance and the importance of branding
Mike Smith: Samuel Adams the original blogger and the American Revolution - A case study in Political Defiance
Mike Smith: Non-violent resistance - Ghandi and the Salt march: A Case study
Mike Smith: The structure of the ResistANCe campaign
Mike Smith: No money for road signs? We’ll see
Mike Smith: Why do people obey dictators?
Mike Smith: Give the regime a daily dose of disobedience and defiance
Mike Smith: Overcoming fear of the Dictatorship
Mike Smith: Reading the first signs of a revolution
Mike Smith: The typical Revolutionist
Mike Smith: Why we should all join the revolution
Mike Smith: How the "South African Spring" will be fought
Mike Smith: Answering the revolution's detractors
Mao’s cat and an independent Cape
As can be seen, I am an advocate of a peaceful solution for independence of the Cape, not because I am a pacifist, but simply because it achieves the best results quicker with the least amount of loss of life.
However, knowing the ANC and their terrorist tactics and habits, I am fully aware that they will answer such a campaign with violence. The reality is that they will send in the army and the police, because…dumb fucks that they are, it will be the only solution they will be able to see.
Therefore to restrict and exhaust their resources, the other two campaigns of Urban and Rural Guerilla warfare will have to be fought.
In the beginning the idea is not to hold any ground. There just won’t be enough guerillas and they will be too poorly armed to take on the army and police in direct battle. The idea is to hit and run, harass, irritate so that the regime will be forced to spread its forces thinly chasing ghosts…making them vulnerable to isolation and attack. Eventually they will be demoralized and forced to restrict themselves to their police stations and bases, taking the heat off the political campaign.
For me the watershed will come when the Cape forces spring all the bridges across the Orange and Kei Rivers simultaneously. Not that it will stop the regime’s forces from crossing over, because it won’t. Modern military engineers can quickly build makeshift bridges and infantry can be dropped in by parachute or helicopter. The springing of the bridges will be a symbolical act…A cutting of the umbilical cord to the rest of Africa so to say.
Only one bridge should not be sprung, the N2 over the Great Kei River. The illegal immigrants who were bussed in by the ANC in the last 25 years will need to be shown where the backdoor is so they can return the same way they came in.
The biggest problem is not the technicalities of the campaigns, but rather convincing the people of the Cape that independence is not just a pipe dream, but a real prospect. A real possibility.
We must be prepared. Our biggest resistance will not be coming from the oppressive regime, but from our own naysayers and pessimists.
People have a natural tendency to believe that, because they cannot think so far, others cannot either. They simply don’t believe in themselves and when it is not possible for them, it won’t be possible for anyone else either.
That is what the regime wants you to believe. They want you to believe it is all hopeless and there is nothing you can do about it.
These people need to be taken by the hand, spoon-fed and shown clearly in small doses that they are not helpless little lambs, but have the potential to be vicious wolves.
They forget there are people who already know the names of every single bridge across the Orange and Kei Rivers, what they are made of and how far the nearest towns are. There are people who know all the mountain passes off by hand, know exactly how wide they are and how to congest them. I for one, counted them all. Did you know that some bridges actually have police stations next to them? You don’t have to believe me. Check it out on Google Maps. You have loads of intelligence there. Satellite pics, street view, pictures, etc.
Further…If you don’t know where the construction companies and mines keep their explosives you can make your own. With a simple still and nitrator made from everyday material like a fish tank air pump you can make any kind of explosive, blasting cap, igniter, primer, you name it….from stuff you already have in your kitchen, garage and garden shed.
Once you know what it is you want to achieve it is easy to make it happen.
Apart from explosives such as ordinary gunpowder, gelatin dynamite, ammonium nitrate, picric acid, ethylene glycol dinitrate (EGDN), RDX (C4), etc, primers such as Ammonium tri-iodide, Mercury Fulminate, Potassium Chlorate, Nitro cellulose (gun cotton), can all be made at home from simple things like battery acid, aspirins, hexamine camping firelighters, fertilizer, toilet bowl cleaner, etc.
You can make tear gas such acrolein from Jays fluid and glycerin. Or Chloracetone from Jays fluid, bleach and nail polish remover. The French used it in World War One.
You can make poisons such as chloral hydrate (Knock-out drops), hydrogen cyanide (Prussic Acid), the heart poison, concentrated Nicotine (extracted from chewing tobacco. A few drops are lethal) to Alkaloids extracted from Oleander or Water hemlock.
Imagine a few buckets of “knock-out drops” in the water supply.
Incendiaries like Napalm…no problem. 36 parts petrol, 25 parts Lux or Palmolve soap flakes (detergent won’t work) and a bottle of Vodka or Meths. Potent stuff.
To burn through steel beams and trusses you need Thermite. You can get it from gouging rods.
Thermite is nothing more than three parts Ferrous Oxide (FeO, ordinary iron rust) and two parts powdered Aluminum. It burns at a temperature of over 1000°C and will melt or weaken any steel beam so that it collapses. You need an igniter and booster though to get it going, but a simple kid’s magnesium sparkler will do. Thermite is used to weld train tracks together. You can use it to cut train tracks, cut train axles, cut tracks of military tanks, throw it in the barrels of artillery pieces…the uses are endless.
You can make a simple Thermal lance to slice up any bridge, steel or concrete in a matter of a few hours. Once the one end comes down, the whole thing will come down.
You can use these explosives to make anything from handgrenades to claymore mines and anti-personal or anti-vehicle mines. A claymore mine is made by strapping explosives and shrapnel to a plough shear, setting it off with a battery or cell phone signal.
No problem. Piece of piss for anybody with a matric knowledge of chemistry and a basic knowledge of mechanics. You can teach anybody on a long weekend how to make it all.
You see, the point is not to produce and use explosives. The point is that people need to know they are not helpless against an oppressive, totalitarian regime. Further and more importantly is that the regime also needs to realize that people are not little lambs that can be kicked around and stepped on. Once people realize their full potential there won’t be any oppressive regimes left on earth.
The regime does not want you to know what you are capable of. I, on the other hand, see it as my duty to show you the way.
We the people of the Cape and of South Africa in general do not need to put up with the oppressive scum of the ANC. We can get rid of them whenever we decide to do so…and ACT on it. They need to fear us, not the other way around.
For the ANC a peaceful split is the only option when the people of the Cape demand it. Anything else will be futile. They don’t have the resources to fight a protracted guerilla war. Their army and police are too weak. I expect more from their MK vets and Narysec “green bombers” than from their useless police and army. Knowing how greedy they are, they will rather steal the money, cut and run than to waste it on a war they cannot win anyway.
The last thing they want to do is step on us enough to force us underground, because once we get those home labs cooking nothing is going to stop us. Once we wake up and stand up and demand our independence, they should rather not get in our way, because once we gain the initiative and decide to cross our own Rubicon, the Orange River, we will chase their sorry asses all the way back to the equator. The piece we will take then is what Dr. Verwoerd proposed and Eschel Rhoodie called "The Third Africa"...a sort of European Union of Southern Africa.
Verwoerd was a nice man who had a vision of cooperation through "good-neigbourlyness". I don't like neighbours. If you want it you TAKE it.