‘He also voiced strong optimism that the days of the EU were numbered, illustrating this fact not only by the recent decisive votes against the proposed European Constitution in France and the Netherlands, but also by the upsurge of anti-EU sentiment in Austria, the Baltic States and Malta.
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Monday, 13 March 2006
SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER
March 2006 edition
We have recently received some very disturbing reports from Seal-Alert-SA about the growing numbers of dead and dying seals being found around South Africa’s Cape Coast. Although some of these seals have evidently been deliberately slaughtered by sadistic scum who do not deserve to be termed human, the vast majority have died of starvation because of the rapidly diminishing fish supplies in the seas of the area – a direct result of the abandonment of South Africa’s previous fishing quota and preservation measures by the ANC regime.
Such disregard for South Africa’s unique ecology and wildlife seems to be all too common in the “new” South Africa however, for as we have reported previously in the SCN there has been much unnecessary “culling” of land mammals – particularly elephants – in the country’s allegedly protected national parks (and in this regard it should never be forgotten that – in spite of his false reputation for being a backward-looking fundamentalist – it was actually President Paul Kruger of the South African Republic who had the forethought to establish the world’s first protected wildlife game park at the Kruger National Park.)
Alas such disrespect for environmental concerns and for the rights of wild animals has proved to be commonplace throughout Black Africa ever since the regrettable process of European de-colonisation began. All those who have seen the acclaimed film “Africa Addio” will recall the horrific scenes of the brutal slaughter of much of Kenya’s wildlife in the immediate days following independence.
Of course this cannot be viewed as a clear case of black and white. The sadistic slaughter of seal pubs on the Canadian Atlantic coast is a vile stain on that country’s otherwise excellent reputation; both Norway and Iceland continue to engage in whale-hunting (though perhaps not to the same savage degree as the dishonourable Japanese) to the anger of the rest of the civilised world, and of course the evil practice of fox and deer hunting was only outlawed in he UK as recently as last year. On the other hand we know that a number of Asian countries are trying to take positive action to protect the wildlife under their care, and we recall with admiration the work done by Black supporters of the South African SPCA (whose selfless efforts we salute with honour). But we must be totally honest in this regard – all these examples are exceptions rather than the rule. On the whole it is overwhelmingly the White nations around the world who are concerned with environmental protection and for the welfare of their fellow creatures, whereas the so-called “third world” nations mainly couldn’t care a damn.
Towards the end of the 19th century Kipling reminded everyone about “the White Man’s burden”. Today it is probably more valid to talk about the White Man’s duty and responsibility. When we advocate a return of Western global control we do so not do just in order to procure a rightful “place in the sun” for the White Man, but also more importantly to save our planet from ecological disaster, and to end the terrible suffering which our fellow creatures are still sickeningly experiencing in so many parts of the third world.
FEBRUARY SPRINGBOK CLUB/EMPIRE LOYALIST CLUB MEETING
Last month’s Springbok Club/Empire Loyalist Club meeting, which was addressed by Mr. Simon McIlwaine, proved to be a good success. Mr. McIlwaine, who is an active member of Anglican Friends of Israel (a non-partisan Christian fellowship which stands in solidarity with the Jewish people and the State of Israel), gave a most informative account of the current situation which confronts Israel and emphasised why the rights of the country must be supported, particularly in their struggle against terrorism. He then went on to tell of his recent personal visit to Israel, when he had met with several patriotic Israeli organisations and representatives of the beleaguered settlers in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. Most tellingly, however, speaking from a Christian perspective, he reminded everyone that following the attempted sell-out of the Jewish people by the British Government during the latter years of the Palestine Mandate Britain had lost most of its Empire.
It was interesting to remember that in 1990 the Durban-based Patriotic Forum (the predecessor of today’s Springbok Club) was planning to invite a representative of the Israeli Embassy in South Africa to address a meeting, as the organisation was well aware of the fact that the State of Israel was then one of South Africa’s best overseas friends, and both country’s faced a common threat from terrorist fanatics. Unfortunately, of course, most of the leading members of the Patriotic Forum were forced to leave South Africa before such a meeting could be arranged – so in a way Mr. McIlwaine therefore fulfilled the ambition to hold such a meeting in solidarity with the Israeli people 16 years later!
MARCH JOINT MEETINGS
The Springbok Club/Empire Loyalist Club will be staging two joint meetings during March 2006 together with the London Swinton Circle, under the umbrella banner of the Patriotic Forum.
Details of the first of these meetings are as follows :-
Guest Speaker : Ms. PAULA ADAMICK
Date : Tuesday 14th March 2006.
Time : 19.00 hrs for 19.15 hrs.
Venue : THE CLARENCE (the upstairs Parliament Room), 53 Whitehall, London W1
Paula Adamick is the Managing Editor of the London-based Canadian expatriate newspaper “The Canada Post”. This newspaper takes a clear conservative stance on most issues, and is particularly supportive of preserving Canada’s British culture and identity, and building stronger ties to the UK.
Details of the second of these meetings are as follows :-
Guest Speaker : Mr. BOB VINNECOMBE
Date : Wednesday 22nd March 2006.
Time : 19.00 hrs for 19.15 hrs.
Venue : THE CLARENCE (the upstairs Parliament Room), 53 Whitehall, London W1
Bob Vinnecombe is a New South Wales representative of the Australian “One Nation” party, and was parliamentary candidate for that party in the Blaxlands constituency of Sydney during the 2004 Australian general election. He is also a leading member of the Australian Monarchist League.
FUTURE SPRINGBOK CLUB/EMPIRE LOYALIST CLUB EVENTS
On Saturday 29th April the SC/ELC will be staging a visit to the Bishop’s Stortford Museum in Hertfordshire, which includes a special section in honour of Cecil John Rhodes which is housed in the very building where the great man was born in 1853. The Springbok Club previously visited this museum in January 2000, but since then it has evidently been considerably enhanced and expanded. The 2000 trip proved to be a highly enjoyable event, and it is hoped that for this subsequent visit even more supporters will participate. Rendezvous arrangements will be organised both in London and at Bishop’s Stortford, and full details will be given in next month’s SCN.
Towards the end of May the SC/ELC will be staging its annual Empire Day celebrations and buffet in central London, at which it is anticipated to welcome a very high-profile Guest of Honour. Further details will be announced in next month’s SCN.
SPRINGBOK CLUB/EMPIRE LOYALIST CLUB BRANCH NEWS
The Northern Ireland Branch of the SC/ELC held a highly successful AGM earlier this month at Enniskillen in Co.Fermanagh, where the guest speaker was Mr. Chris Richards, the Assistant General Secretary of the Protestant Alliance. There was a very good attendance at this event (indeed the turnout was even higher than for the central AGM of the organisation held in London earlier during the year!), and Mr. Richards gave a polished and most inspiring talk which was very well received. The Northern Ireland Branch is also planning to stage an event to celebrate Empire Day in late May. For more information please contact the branch direct at: The SC/ELC Northern Ireland Branch, P.O. Box 35, Ballymoney, Co.Antrim, BT53 7YE, U.K., or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The earlier planned get-together of the Kent Branch of the SC/ELC unfortunately had to be postponed, but will now be staged in Gillingham at lunchtime on Sunday 26th March. For more details please e-mail: email@example.com.
The London Branch of the SC/ELC are optimistic that they are finalising a regular venue where monthly social get-togethers can be held in future. Such meetings will probably be held during the early evening of the first Friday in each month, commencing in May. The Branch still anticipates holding a meeting at which one of their leading members will give a talk on early Anglo-Saxon history later during the year, though this will probably now not take place until the summer. For more details please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The planned social get-together of the Chilterns Branch of the SC/ELC has now been put back until early May, and will be held in either the Tring or Hemel Hempstead areas. It is still however anticipated that a well-known British patriotic writer will be the guest of honour. For more details please e-mail: email@example.com.
It is anticipated that the Hampshire Branch of the SC/ELC will be re-established with a meeting during the summer. Any supporter in the Hampshire area who would like to become actively involved should e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
LONDON SWINTON CIRCLE NEWS
The London Swinton Circle held a highly successful and well-attended meeting earlier this month at which the guest speaker was Mr. William Frazer of the Northern Ireland-based anti-terrorist organisation F.A.I.R. (“Families Acting for Innocent Relatives”). Mr. Frazer clearly outlined many of the serious problems currently being faced by the law-abiding population of Northern Ireland, particularly in South Armagh – problems such as criminal revenue-raising rackets undertaken by Sinn Fein/IRA and the emasculation of the security forces in Ulster. Although his main speech was by necessity somewhat pessimistic in tone, the question and answer session which followed (which involved both Mr. Frazer himself and his colleague from F.A.I.R. Mr. William Wilkinson) proved to be far more encouraging, as it was clearly emphasised how in spite of all the terrorist attacks upon the loyal population of Northern Ireland, and continuous attempts to appease the terrorists by successive Westminster governments, ongoing and defiant opposition by the Unionist population has meant that a complete sell-out to the Irish Republic is no nearer today than it was at the start of the SF/IRA terrorist campaign in the late 1960s.
The London Swinton Circle anticipates welcoming a number of sitting Conservative MPs as guest speakers during the months ahead, and in this regard Miss Ann Widdecombe has provisionally agreed to address the organisation again during the autumn. Fuller details about these meetings will of course be given in future editions of the SCN.
PROTECT THE BRITISH RED SQUIRREL CAMPAIGN
Robert Shipley, the Liaison Officer of the Springbok Club/Empire Loyalist Club and the Chairman of the Kent Branch, is also a keen nature lover, and in this regard has initiated a greatly admirable petition campaign to protect the indigenous British red squirrel as part of our national heritage. The petition reads as follows: “We hereby do declare our desire and insistence that the red squirrel species shall be protected from extinction and that its habitats and breeding grounds shall be protected and expanded when necessary.”
If you would like to obtain a copy of this most praiseworthy petition then please either e-mail: email@example.com or ‘phone Robert on: 07854-399131.
SUCCESSFUL AUSTRALIAN CAMPAIGN
Evidently last November there were plans by “The Courier Mail” to promote a lunch with “Hanoi Jane” Fonda at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in Australia. Such an event would of course be a great insult to all Australians who fought and died in the name of freedom and democracy during the Vietnam War, and as a result a campaign of opposition to the proposed visit by this treacherous woman was mounted in Queensland, spearheaded by our great friend and supporter Nick Maine. Happily we can report that this campaign was completely successful, with the lunch being cancelled with the weak excuse that she was not well. Nick Maine has shown by this action just how effective a bit of effort and initiative can be, and we salute him for his courage and efficiency in this regard.
LATEST FALKLANDS NEWS
The Argentinuian newspaper “Clarin” recently carried a report about Tony Blair’s Christmas message to Falkland Islanders. Entitled “Blair supports a decision of the Kelpers”, this concentrated on his support for the decision to issue long-term fishing licences, which is so opposed by Argentina. It also reported Blair saying that he “strongly supports the right to self-determination” and promises to maintain British sovereignty. It went on to report Blair’s remarks that the last year had seen “Diplomatic challenges in our relationship with Argentina”, and that Britain would work towards a “productive dialogue in areas of mutual interest”. “Clarin” also mentioned Blair’s congratulations to the new Councillors, and the Islands’ “spectacular wildlife” and the exciting tourism prospects this produces.
E-MAIL ADDRESS PROBLEMS
The Springbok Club has recently been experiencing some problems with its domain-name e-mail address of firstname.lastname@example.org. Although these problems have not been consistent, it will probably be best only to use the direct e-mail address of email@example.com for the foreseeable future therefore. (NB there is no “o” in the prefix of “springbk” in this address.)
GERMAN SPEAKER WANTED
The Springbok Club/Empire Loyalist Club has recently been contacted by Herr Heinz Calow, who when he was resident in South-West Africa during the 1980s became one of the earliest subscribers to and supporters of S.A.Patriot magazine. Now back in his native Germany, Herr Calow is producing a regular German-language broadsheet entitled “Nadsa Nachrichten Aus Dem Sudlichen Afrika” (copies of which can be obtained from: 77736 Zell a.H., Grun 13, Germany – please include a small contribution to cover costs if requesting a sample copy). We have received a number of issues of this publication, and it appears to be a most admirable effort – but unfortunately we know of no-one in the UK who speaks German sufficiently well to translate this material for us. If anyone is a fluent German-speaker and prepared to help us in this regard please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOME BILTONG MAKERS
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The Springbok Club is now retailing full-sized real South African and Rhodesian flags. They are priced £6.00 each for Full Members of the Springbok Club, £8.00 each for Associate Members and £10.00 each for non-members (please add £1.00 for p&p).
We are pleased to be able to announce that we now have stocks of the 2005 edition of the annual Ulster publication “The Twelfth” published by Glenwood Publications, as well as some remaining copies of the 2004 issue. Copies are available priced 50p each, though please add 25p for p&p.
Payments should be made to “The Springbok Club” and sent to: BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.
“WAY OUT OF LINE” by Trisha Jackson is a novel which tells the story of the profound impact that an innocent youthful love affair has on the lives of two young lovers. The plot moves from a cult and a maximum security prison in the US to the savannah grasslands of Mozambique and Zimbabwe – this makes for adventure, suspense and melodrama. Packed with conflict and sexual tension, anyone who loves romance, passion and excitement should enjoy reading this story.
Trisha Jackson was born and grew up in Rhodesia. She immigrated to the USA with her husband and three children in 1990. She and her husband live in a unique, rural community in the Tonto National Forest in the eastern mountains of Arizona.
Copies of WAY OUT OF LINE can be ordered from Amazon.com.
“THE GREAT SOUTH AFRICAN LAND SCANDAL” by Dr. Philip du Toit is a vital piece of work. South Africa can do without many things, but it cannot survive without its farmers. Thirty-five thousand commercial farmers feed 45 million people. Read what has happened to many productive farms which have already been handed over under the government’s restitution and redistribution programmes.
It is available priced R150.00 in South Africa from: Jack Loggenberg, TLU/TAU, P.O.Box 91251, Silverton, Pretoria, 0127, Transvaal, South Africa (payments to “TLU/TAU”), or priced £9.95 (+ 15% p.& p.) in the UK from: The Springbok Club, BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX (payments to “The Springbok Club”).
“GOVERNMENT BY DECEPTION” by Jan Lamprecht details the disasters of Mugabe’s Zimbabwe, and illustrates the similarities between Mugabe’s rule and that of Mandela/Mbeki in South Africa. It can be ordered on-line at: www.AfricanCrisis.org
“OF RICE AND MEN”, by Jimmy Walker
111 pages. Illustrated. With excellent cartoons by Fusilier Norman Lambert, produced whilst in captivity. Soft-back £5.00 (cover price £10.00)
An irreverent, left of centre, look at life as a POW by Jimmy Walker, who was captured by the Japanese following the fall of Singapore in 1942. Jimmy takes us through incarceration at the notorious Changi jail, forced labour on the railroad, and deportation to Japan, where the Japanese exploited the mining skills of the boys from Northumberland. Norman Lambert’s sketches are both amusing and frightening at the same time. Through the bitterness and resentment, and physical trauma of captivity shines the humour and the indomitable spirit of the British soldier. An enjoyable and educational read, with a surprise ending.
Prices include p+p. Payment can be made by credit or debit card. To order on line, log on to www.paypal.com and enter email@example.com as payment destination.
“THE BLIGHT OF BLAIRISM” by Francis Bennion is a devastating indictment of the “new” Labour administration. For more details about the book visit: www.francisbennion.com
“AT THY CALL WE DID NOT FALTER” by Clive Holt
Clive Holt is a South African living in Australia who has written and published a book on the Angolan War entitled “At Thy Call we did not falter”. It is a frontline account of what it was like to fight in the war and is based upon the diary he kept during his operational time in Angola. The book was published in Australia, but is now available globally through the web-site http://www.atthycall.com
BILTONG SALES IN THE UK
Biltong Brother produces top quality, handcrafted biltong. 100% British beef is used, no artificial flavourings or preservatives.
There are 5 types, Traditional, Garlic, Pepper, Hot & Spicy and Ostrich.
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THE SONG OF AN EXILE
“The Song of an Exile” is a poem written by William Hamilton (1891-1917), a South African serving in World War I. The words have now been beautifully illustrated and printed on fine art paper, signed by the artist. There is a limited print edition of 250. They are sized 27cm wide by 48cm long (approx. 11″ by 1’7″) and are delivered, rolled in a triangular box, together with details of both William Hamilton and the artist. It is an evocative reminder of home for all those South Africans now living abroad. Copies are priced £45 inclusive of post and packaging worldwide.
For more details or to place an order please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
FLAGS FOR SALE
The following flags are now available for purchase :-
Falklands Blue Ensign £ 5.00
Australian National Flag £ 10.00
Scottish Royal Standard £ 25.00
Queen’s Golden Jubilee “Union Jack” £ 12.00
also available :-
Queen’s Silver Jubilee booklet 1977 £ 5.00
Anyone interested in purchasing any of these items should contact Robert Shipley by either e-mail at: email@example.com, or by ‘phone at: 07854-399131.
EXOTIC HOLIDAY OPPORTUNITY
John Hardcastle reminds us of exciting holiday opportunities which he can provide in the Philippines :-
I am from Rhodesia, educated at Chaplin, Gwelo. Left in 1984 for South Africa, and then in 1995 for the Philippines. I’ve lived in the small village of Coron for the past eight years, and bought a dive shop “Dive Calamianes” several months ago. If you would be interested in having a holiday in this part of the world please contact me. The following is a sample list of price breakdowns :-
2 dive day US$ 45.00
3 dive day US$ 60.00
Equipment rental/day US$ 7.00
Nitrox tank US$ 7.00
Accommodation from US$ 4.50 to US$ 80.00
Average meal US$ 2.14
Beer/soft drinks US$ 0.45
Domestic flight US$ 46.00
Check our web-site for more details at : www.divecal.com
WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?
No.88 : Mr. WILLIAM “BILL” COOKE of Baltimore.
American citizen Bill Cooke has been a keen and active supporter of the patriotic cause for many years, and indeed gave a riveting and highly informative talk to the Patriotic Forum when he visited London in June 2000. Unfortunately recent attempts to contact him by e-mail have not been successful, and a subsequent letter written to his last known P.O.Box address in Baltimore has just been returned to us as he is evidently no longer the box-holder. If anyone could inform us where he can now be contacted we would therefore of course be most grateful.
RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH
Roger Helmer has been a Conservative MEP for the East Midlands since 1999, and addressed the London Swinton Circle in November 2004. Last year, however, he had the Conservative whip removed from him in the European Parliament because he believed his main duty as an MEP was to place Britain’s national interests first. A campaign has now been initiated to reinstate the Conservative whip to Roger, which has already been backed by many prominent members of the Conservative Party, and a web-site has been established to further this aim. It can be accessed at:-
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
OTHERWISE EVERYTHING ALL RIGHT?
I think it was a mistake to refer to the drunken rant at last year’s UDI Day Dinner again – I doubt if the gentleman concerned will apologise when he sees that reference (it also reminds people of Club defeats and gives the impression of permanent crisis which does not exactly encourage membership). Similarly it seems unlikely that the Capstick-Dales will pay what they owe given that they are in Rogues Gallery. I have
said before and will say again the existence of a Rogues Gallery section is one of the issues which has alienated many of those estranged from the Springbok Club. The Club is seen as overtly confrontational which is why it has declined in membership – several other members I believe hold the same view. Mike Smith told me that he supported the aims of the club until 2003 but was unhappy with Club criticism of those opposed to the War against Terrorism in Iraq.
A.R.N., London, U.K.
[Editor’s reply: Although there are many fair criticisms contained in this letter, I believe that several of the specific points made are either mistaken or wrong. I will therefore answer all the various points in turn. 1) It has been a great surprise and disappointment that the gentleman who caused the unfortunate scene at last year’s UDI Day Dinner has not so far apologised for his behaviour, as he was previously regarded as a man of great honour and conscience. By mentioning the “drunken rant” again I was merely trying to “name and shame him” – though of course I did not actually name him! Let us hope therefore that he eventually decides to do the decent thing and apologises for his disruptive performance – after which most of those who witnessed the event with probably be prepared to forgive him. 2) There is no chance that the Capstick-Dale’s will ever pay the amount which they morally owe, as indeed they have already arrogantly stated, and alas with the different national authorities involved legal action against them seems to be financially prohibitive. The only weapon left in my armoury was therefore to expose their total lack of business ethnics to as wide an audience as possible, in the hope that they will eventually become aware of this exposure of their lies and how they reneged on their previous promise and assurances – and thereby will think twice before they try to “con” any other small business people in future. 3) Although you may not like the “Rogues Gallery” section of the SCN, several other readers have stated that it was their favourite section! 4) Although membership of the SC did indeed decline during 2005, this was clearly as a result of all the troubles which confronted the organisation during that difficult year, rather than because we were allegedly “overtly confrontational” in any way. Furthermore, membership is now clearly on the rise again, and indeed several of those who let their membership lapse have recently re-joined again. 5) If Mike “Scruffy” Smith stated that he “supported the aims of the Club until 2003” then he is clearly talking nonsense (I would actually like to use a far stronger term!). “Scruffy” was totally antagonistic towards the organisation’s aims and objectives when he first bizarrely made contact with us during the late 1990s. After that date, fortunately, we had no further dealings with the man – until the smear campaign against us started appearing on his web-site. If he states that he “was unhappy with Club criticism of those opposed to the War against Terrorism” then quite clearly he is diametrically opposed to everything which we stand for, and is therefore our ideological enemy.]
THE CURSE OF SPRINGBOK
We have recently been shown an article from the anti-fascist magazine “Searchlight” which reveals that “The CDA Yahoo Forum was closed by Yahoo in November 2005 following an ‘endless stream’ of anti-Semitic postings.” This of course was the same web-site forum run by “Scruffy” Smith on which a smear campaign was conducted against the Springbok Club, the London Swinton Circle and two leading officials of these organisations earlier during 2005!
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