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Defender of apartheid will go to the funeral of Mandela – Leão Alves

The Brazilian government officially announced that President Dilma Rousseff will go to the funeral of former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. For the South African people will probably be just another leader among many others who will be attending the funeral on December 15 of the man had a life marked by the confrontation of apartheid.
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Another man whose life is also marked by apartheid is much less known in Brazil: the former South African prime minister Hendrik Verwoerd, the “architect of apartheid”. Probably the name Dilma Rousseff is so unknown in South Africa as the name Hendrik Verwoerd is unknown in Brazil. Though separated by time and space, ideas and racial policies of the two white rulers have much in common.
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The name of Verwoerd is poorly recorded by the Brazilian mass media, even in reporting on South African apartheid. When there are reports about Nazism is almost a rule be referred to the name of its chief ideologue and leader, Adolf Hitler. Even second-tier figures of Nazism are widely known and cited than the principal architect of the South African apartheid, despite implementation of this segregationist regime have occurred after World War II, ie, in most recent date.
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What is the cause of that, which is not recent? Even when Mandela was still in prison and reports on South Africa appeared more frequently in the Brazilian media, the main ideologist of the racist system was almost never mentioned.
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What ’s wrong with that? What is the importance of disclosing the racist’s name? Apartheid was an elaborate system, it was not simply a disorganized expression of hatred turned into laws. Proponents of apartheid sought to justify their political ideas. Does the fact that their arguments are very similar to those of the current advocates of racial territories of desmetiçagem (”unmixing”) and other multicultural policies which leads to a silence about their names and their texts?
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But who was, what advocated and what did Hendrik Verwoerd? He was Prime Minister of South Africa from 1958 to 1966. When Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment, Verwoerd ruled South Africa.
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Verwoerd was Professor of Applied Psychology and Sociology at the University of Stellenbosch. In 1950, Prime Minister Daniel François Malan appointed him Minister of Native Affairs of South Africa, one akin to the post of chairman of the National Indian Foundation (Funai) in Brazil at present time. In this role he began to implement apartheid measures such as the requirement that South African inhabitants were racially classified as Black, White, Coloured or Indian, creating racial urban areas, pass laws and other rules of segregation.
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Just as President Dilma Rousseff, of the Workers’ Party (PT), deploys racist policy trying to get the idea that is doing the contrary, Verwoerd also argued that the apartheid system was meant to benefit Black South Africans – identified as Bantu in this passage from a letter explaining what would be apartheid: “There is thus no policy of oppression here, but one of creating a situation which has never existed for the Bantu; namely, that, taking into consideration their languages, traditions, history and different national communities, they may pass through a development of their own.”
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Verwoerd aimed apartheid avoid miscegenation, warning about the “problem” of coexistence between Whites and Blacks: “simultaneously with the development of this demand, he will desire the same in the social, economic and other spheres of life, involving in due course, intermixed residence, intermixed labour, intermixed living, and, eventually, a miscegenated population – in spite of the well-known pride of both the Bantu and the European in their respective purity of descent.”
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In Brazil, the racial politics of the president Dilma Rousseff is focused on Desmestiçagem (the ethnic elimination of the Mestizo people). To this end, her party pushed through a law that classifies Browns as Negros, the Statute of Racial Equality. To the President the Brazilian population is composed of Negros, Whites and Amerindians, but not Mestizos . In February of th last year, the minister responsible for the implementation of this policy has conditioned the care of his secretary the Mestizos  of mixed Amerindian and White to them identify themselves as Negros.
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On becoming Prime Minister, Verwoerd continued with the implementation of apartheid laws such as the Promotion of Bantu Self-government Act, which created indigenous territories, the Bantustans, and favored the expulsion of whites – that’s right, the white defenders of the apartheid, as the verwoerdist indigenists in Brazil, advocated the expulsion of whites from indigenous territories. “Indeed, the kernel of the apartheid policy is that, as the Bantu no longer need the European, the latter must wholly withdraw from the Native territories”, defended Verwoerd.
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In Brazil , the Workers’ Party introduced a bill that aims to create the “White territories” of preservation of racial and ethnic identity of descendants of immigrants, in the most European Germans, Dutch and Italians. If a territory, for example, is declared a conservation area of German culture and someone try open a house of Brazilian northeastern music he may be banned in the name of preserving diversity of languages​​, traditions, etc., in Brazilian territory. I imagine Verwoerd would approve it.
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He probably would approve of the strict policy of creating racial territories taken by the president, even in urban environments as in apartheid South Africa.
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At Christmas, 2012, military forces sent by President Dilma Rousseff underwent ethnic cleansing in the region of Suiá Missu in the State of Mato Grosso, in order to create more of a Bantustan for Amerindians.
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In addition to the moral and material violence committed against the expelled people, there are accounts of constraints against mixed couples in the expusions that occur throughout the country.
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Nelson Mandela in a letter to Verwoerd in 1961 – in which also invited the Indian and Coloured communities and Whites to unite Blacks against the regime – demanded a national convention “on an equal basis irrespective of race, colour, creed or other limitation”. In Brazil, on the reverse of the idea of ​​citizenship of this demand, the President Dilma Rousseff’s party presented a project to implement racial quotas in national to local legislatures, aiming extend it to other sectors of power.
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Verwoerd was killed by own ideology and policy that cultivated, stabbed by a disgruntled man for being classified as white, which prevented him from marrying a Coloured girlfriend. Defenders of racial segregation crowded the streets following his funeral – a event much more appropriate to the presence of people with the mentality that the president that is moving forward with apartheid in Brazil.
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Leão Alves is secretary general of the Mestizo Nation Movement.
The Brazilian government officially announced that President Dilma Rousseff will go to the funeral of former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. For the South African people will probably be just another leader among many others who will be attending the funeral on December 15 of the man had a life marked by the confrontation of apartheid.
.
Another man whose life is also marked by apartheid is much less known in Brazil: the former South African prime minister Hendrik Verwoerd, the “architect of apartheid”. Probably the name Dilma Rousseff is so unknown in South Africa as the name Hendrik Verwoerd is unknown in Brazil. Though separated by time and space, ideas and racial policies of the two white rulers have much in common.
.
The name of Verwoerd is poorly recorded by the Brazilian mass media, even in reporting on South African apartheid. When there are reports about Nazism is almost a rule be referred to the name of its chief ideologue and leader, Adolf Hitler. Even second-tier figures of Nazism are widely known and cited than the principal architect of the South African apartheid, despite implementation of this segregationist regime have occurred after World War II, ie, in most recent date.
.
What is the cause of that, which is not recent? Even when Mandela was still in prison and reports on South Africa appeared more frequently in the Brazilian media, the main ideologist of the racist system was almost never mentioned.
.
What ’s wrong with that? What is the importance of disclosing the racist’s name? Apartheid was an elaborate system, it was not simply a disorganized expression of hatred turned into laws. Proponents of apartheid sought to justify their political ideas. Does the fact that their arguments are very similar to those of the current advocates of racial territories of desmetiçagem (”unmixing”) and other multicultural policies which leads to a silence about their names and their texts?
.
But who was, what advocated and what did Hendrik Verwoerd? He was Prime Minister of South Africa from 1958 to 1966. When Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment, Verwoerd ruled South Africa.
.
Verwoerd was Professor of Applied Psychology and Sociology at the University of Stellenbosch. In 1950, Prime Minister Daniel François Malan appointed him Minister of Native Affairs of South Africa, one akin to the post of chairman of the National Indian Foundation (Funai) in Brazil at present time. In this role he began to implement apartheid measures such as the requirement that South African inhabitants were racially classified as Black, White, Coloured or Indian, creating racial urban areas, pass laws and other rules of segregation.
.
Just as President Dilma Rousseff, of the Workers’ Party (PT), deploys racist policy trying to get the idea that is doing the contrary, Verwoerd also argued that the apartheid system was meant to benefit Black South Africans – identified as Bantu in this passage from a letter explaining what would be apartheid: “There is thus no policy of oppression here, but one of creating a situation which has never existed for the Bantu; namely, that, taking into consideration their languages, traditions, history and different national communities, they may pass through a development of their own.”
.
Verwoerd aimed apartheid avoid miscegenation, warning about the “problem” of coexistence between Whites and Blacks: “simultaneously with the development of this demand, he will desire the same in the social, economic and other spheres of life, involving in due course, intermixed residence, intermixed labour, intermixed living, and, eventually, a miscegenated population – in spite of the well-known pride of both the Bantu and the European in their respective purity of descent.”
.
In Brazil, the racial politics of the president Dilma Rousseff is focused on Desmestiçagem (the ethnic elimination of the Mestizo people). To this end, her party pushed through a law that classifies Browns as Negros, the Statute of Racial Equality. To the President the Brazilian population is composed of Negros, Whites and Amerindians, but not Mestizos . In February of th last year, the minister responsible for the implementation of this policy has conditioned the care of his secretary the Mestizos  of mixed Amerindian and White to them identify themselves as Negros.
.
On becoming Prime Minister, Verwoerd continued with the implementation of apartheid laws such as the Promotion of Bantu Self-government Act, which created indigenous territories, the Bantustans, and favored the expulsion of whites – that’s right, the white defenders of the apartheid, as the verwoerdist indigenists in Brazil, advocated the expulsion of whites from indigenous territories. “Indeed, the kernel of the apartheid policy is that, as the Bantu no longer need the European, the latter must wholly withdraw from the Native territories”, defended Verwoerd.
.
In Brazil , the Workers’ Party introduced a bill that aims to create the “White territories” of preservation of racial and ethnic identity of descendants of immigrants, in the most European Germans, Dutch and Italians. If a territory, for example, is declared a conservation area of German culture and someone try open a house of Brazilian northeastern music he may be banned in the name of preserving diversity of languages​​, traditions, etc., in Brazilian territory. I imagine Verwoerd would approve it.
.
He probably would approve of the strict policy of creating racial territories taken by the president, even in urban environments as in apartheid South Africa.
.
At Christmas, 2012, military forces sent by President Dilma Rousseff underwent ethnic cleansing in the region of Suiá Missu in the State of Mato Grosso, in order to create more of a Bantustan for Amerindians.
.
In addition to the moral and material violence committed against the expelled people, there are accounts of constraints against mixed couples in the expusions that occur throughout the country.
.
Nelson Mandela in a letter to Verwoerd in 1961 – in which also invited the Indian and Coloured communities and Whites to unite Blacks against the regime – demanded a national convention “on an equal basis irrespective of race, colour, creed or other limitation”. In Brazil, on the reverse of the idea of ​​citizenship of this demand, the President Dilma Rousseff’s party presented a project to implement racial quotas in national to local legislatures, aiming extend it to other sectors of power.
.
Verwoerd was killed by own ideology and policy that cultivated, stabbed by a disgruntled man for being classified as white, which prevented him from marrying a Coloured girlfriend. Defenders of racial segregation crowded the streets following his funeral – a event much more appropriate to the presence of people with the mentality that the president that is moving forward with apartheid in Brazil.
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Leão Alves is general secretary of the Mestizo Nation Movement.
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