The Orania Movement: A template For Success
Orania is a fascinating place. It is an ethnically closed-off town in a harsh region within an irreconcilably divided South Africa.
South Africa is an interesting case study for what happens when whites become a minority. I wrote about that here: A Nationalist View Of South Africa. Orania is seeking to overcome that problem by breaking off from the government behemoth.
Orania is also a great model for what we should be doing here in the States. We could learn a thing or two from our brothers across the ocean.
In this article, I want to share some resources on what Orania is, some videos describing it, and a podcast with the head of the movement speaking on the whys/hows of the settlement.
Let’s start off with a description:
Orania is a town founded by Afrikaners in South Africa. It is located along the Orange River in the Karoo region of the Northern Cape province.
The town and its mono-ethnic and monoculturalist ideals have been the subject of much press coverage. The town was founded with the goal of creating a stronghold for the Afrikaner minority group, the Afrikaans language and the Afrikaner culture through the creation of a White Afrikaner ethnostate known as a Volkstaat. The town is generally described as “Whites-only”.
By 2022, the population was 2,500. The town was experiencing rapid growth and the population had climbed by 55% from 2018. Living in the town requires application, and is based around being Afrikaner and fluent in Afrikaans. The town’s economy is focused around self-sufficiency and based on agriculture, notably of pecan nuts. Afrikaner Calvinism is an important aspect of local culture. While the South African government has stated that it is opposed to the idea of a Whites-only community, it has generally ignored the town. Orania prints its own money and maintains the last transitional representative council in South Africa, but receives no national funding.
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In short, Orania is a white, Christian, South African enclave nestled among the hostile surroundings of EFF-dominating South Africa. They have their own economy, their own money, and their own system of governance.
It’s not perfect by any means—They are constantly dealing with threats from the outside wanting to destroy them and the difficulties inherent in trying to find self-sustainability in a harsh climate—but they continue to grow and gain stability, nonetheless.
Enclaves like these are important and what we should be doing here in the states. It provides a power source for further activism, instead of working in enemy territory.
Can you imagine what we could do if we had a town with over two thousand dissident families? One that also had its own self-sustainable economy, resources, money, and governing system? We would be leaps ahead of where we are now. The Oranians have the right idea.
I, and plenty of others, have written on this exact need numerous times before:
We need our own space to push our own culture and ideas. This does not mean we surrender everything outside of it, but that we have a coordination base and a centralized point of our own, instead of constantly playing defense.
The South African whites understand the necessity of unity and local autonomy, something our people have forgotten. They’ve learned it through the harsh reality of losing power in South Africa and dealing with the constant attacks against them. Something that we too will someday learn, if we do not get our you-know-what together.
While I am not certain that Orania will be a success in South Africa due to how outnumbered they are compared to the black tribes, at least they are working toward an active defensive posture. That is more than the rest of the West is doing.
AmRen recently had an excellent podcast with one head of the Orania movement. It is well worth a listen.
Find it here: Orania: Afrikaner Homeland in South Africa.
If you would prefer to watch an interview, this guy on YouTube interviewed the same guy as AmRen (Joost Strydom). The topics are similar, but the video goes more in-depth on the answers:
Enjoy reading up about Orania. It is a riveting dive into what we could have across the entire world one day.
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