A Jolly Good Lesson

We have spent two hundred million pounds to prove the fact
once more,
That horses are quicker than men afoot, since two and two
make four;
And horses have four legs, and men have two legs, and two
into four goes twice,
And nothing over except our lesson–and very cheap at the

— Kipling

In a land where very few citizens pay much attention to the history of their own country, and where even less know anything about the history of the rest of the world, pretty much nobody knows anything about the history of the Boers – except for a small minority of South Africans.

Yet the Boer wars against the English empire were remarkably significant to not just South Africa, but to the future (and ultimate end) of the British empire, and to the end of warfare as a “civilized” conflict between “civilized” people, most of them white people.

And why is this obscure bit of history important to us? Perhaps it is just one more example of how violent and murderous the State is, and perhaps also it is a lesson for those of us who wish to fight for our freedom – states will stop at nothing to murder, enslave and steal, and so one must fight very hard, if you are going to have any chance of success.

The second Boer War in particular was brutal and savage, and included the massive use of artillery and machine guns, the destruction of civilian farms and crops to starve the Boers, and the British putting Boer women and children, and many black South Africans, into concentration camps, where many died of starvation, disease, and ill treatment.

And why did the British expend roughly 50 billion dollars (in todays dollars) in order to defeat a small colony of farmers descended from the original Dutch settlers of the 17th century? The British government made up several excuses, but really the answer is very simple.



Die Boer En Sy Roer – https://youtu.be/GTat03aAqp4

Concentration Camps – https://youtu.be/FB6XeDIedI8

SA Documentary – https://youtu.be/TdmZDHVYRoA

Boer War Series – https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-QOo5fdpPtMCtRJyw-0FVtwWYiGUfHlt


Boer War Podcast – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-anglo-boer-war/id1289060208


We Have Had A Jolly Good Lesson – https://www.poetry.com/poem/33484/the-lesson

Trekboers – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trekboers

The Great Trek – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Trek

First Boer War – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Boer_War

Gold! – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witwatersrand

Cecil Rhodes – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecil_Rhodes

Milner – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Milner,_1st_Viscount_Milner

Oom Kruger – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Kruger

Second Boer War – https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Boer_War

Commando – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boer_Commando

Bittereinder – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bittereinder

Weapons And Tactics – http://www.heliograph.com/trmgs/trmgs4/boer.shtml

Mauser – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauser_Model_1895

Maxim – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxim_gun

Diamonds, Gold, & War – Diamonds, Gold, and War: The British, the Boers, and the Making of South Africa – https://a.co/d/2fMnxh3

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x