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Afrikaner Farmers Migrating to Georgia
VOA ^ | September 15, 2011 | James Brooke

Posted on 09/17/2011 11:06:50 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican

South African farmer Piet Kemp inspecting baby corn in Sartichala, Georgia

A South African court on September 12 convicted Julius Malema, president of the African National Congress Youth League, of hate speech for singing "shoot the Boer, kill the Boer" at a rally last year. But some Boers (white South African farmers) say they have had enough of violence and racial tension in South Africa and are planning to move out. VOA's James Brooke visited one Afrikaner who started farming this year in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia.

Piet Kemp's family farmed in southern Africa for four centuries. But now at age 66, this Afrikaner farmer has traded South Africa's Eastern Transvaal for Eastern Georgia. Here, he is reviving wheat and corn production on what was once a Soviet collective farm. Kemp says he has no regrets:

"I have a new life here," said Kemp. "I try to make friends with all the people in Georgia, learning their culture. I have been here since 3rd of March, and I have not heard of one murder in Georgia in this time. I didn't hear about any bank robbery. I didn't hear about any one hijacking."

It was not just high crime rates that prompted Kemp to leave South Africa. "There is no security of land, absolutely no security of land in South Africa," Kemp added.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: afrikaner; afrikaners; boer; farming; georgia; georgianrepublic; safrika; southafrica
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1 posted on 09/17/2011 11:06:54 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

and in no time, he will encounter overt, government-sponsored anti-white racism here as well


2 posted on 09/17/2011 11:07:41 AM PDT by icanhasbailout
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To: icanhasbailout

“and in no time, he will encounter overt, government-sponsored anti-white racism here as well”

Do they have lots of different ethnic groups in Georgia? I thought the Georgians were mostly Caucasian.


3 posted on 09/17/2011 11:13:18 AM PDT by Big_Harry (Ecc10:2 "A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left")
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To: icanhasbailout

Think you confuse the Georgia he is speaking about.
Not Georgia, U.S.A., but Georgia former USSR.


4 posted on 09/17/2011 11:15:59 AM PDT by 9422WMR
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To: Big_Harry

LOL, Place is over run with illegals.


5 posted on 09/17/2011 11:15:59 AM PDT by org.whodat (so Perry's purchase price starts at $5001.00: and $29,000 , was a sell.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
I wonder how well they would adjust to Georgia. The Georgians love their wine, song, and "supras."

Info on "supras" on following site
link

6 posted on 09/17/2011 11:16:05 AM PDT by apocalypto
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To: MinorityRepublican

In before someone thinks this is in Georgia USA instead of the Republic of Georgia...
...oops, too late.


7 posted on 09/17/2011 11:22:10 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a small monthly donor.)
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To: Big_Harry


In a manner of speaking, yes.
8 posted on 09/17/2011 11:22:44 AM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: MinorityRepublican

“I have a new life here,” said Kemp. “I try to make friends with all the people in Georgia, learning their culture. I have been here since 3rd of March, and I have not heard of one murder in Georgia in this time. I didn’t hear about any bank robbery. I didn’t hear about any one hijacking.”

Sounds like a great deal for anyone who wants to work and especially for the country of Georgia and its people. Reviving those states of the old Socialist Republic is a good idea. Good for him. I hope he is very successful and the example for more to follow. Some countries like his own are just bent on destroying themselves - much as we see happening here today.

Meanwhile some of us here also look for a place to run to - Georgia would not have been a country first on our list. I would expect the weather is pretty doggone extreme. Days without murders and crime of all sorts does sound pretty darned good tho’....


9 posted on 09/17/2011 11:24:41 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: Big_Harry

Notice that while they may be Caucasian, they’re right next to a black sea. There goes the neighborhood!


10 posted on 09/17/2011 11:25:49 AM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: Big_Harry

Mind you, it’s the Russians, Ossetians, and Chechyns they ought to be worried about.


11 posted on 09/17/2011 11:27:59 AM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: MinorityRepublican

Wish him luck, but he may be trading one set of problems for another.

How long till the new neighbors get jealous and start acting against the immigrants?


12 posted on 09/17/2011 11:31:12 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: yup2394871293

Flew in from Miami Beach BOAC
Didn’t get to bed last night
Oh, the way the paper bag was on my knee
Man, I had a dreadful flight
I’m back in the USSR
You don’t know how lucky you are, boy
Back in the USSR, yeah

Been away so long I hardly knew the place
Gee, it’s good to be back home
Leave it till tomorrow to unpack my case
Honey disconnect the phone
I’m back in the USSR
You don’t know how lucky you are, boy
Back in the US
Back in the US
Back in the USSR

Well the Ukraine girls really knock me out
They leave the west behind
And Moscow girls make me sing and shout
They Georgia’s always on my my my my my my my my my mind
Oh, come on
Hu Hey Hu, hey, ah, yeah
yeah, yeah, yeah
I’m back in the USSR
You don’t know how lucky you are, boys
Back in the USSR

Well the Ukraine girls really knock me out
They leave the west behind
And Moscow girls make me sing and shout
They Georgia’s always on my my my my my my my my my mind

Oh, show me round your snow peaked
mountain way down south
Take me to you daddy’s farm
Let me hear you balalaika’s ringing out
Come and keep your comrade warm
I’m back in the USSR
Hey, You don’t know how lucky you are, boy
Back in the USSR
Oh, let me tell you honey


13 posted on 09/17/2011 11:31:15 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: yup2394871293

They can always eat Turkey...


14 posted on 09/17/2011 11:33:14 AM PDT by null and void (Day 970 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: icanhasbailout

Not the US Georgia. lol.

That is the Georgia that the Russians attacked a few years back.


15 posted on 09/17/2011 11:42:10 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Thank You Rush

Look at the map and know that South Ossetia and Abkhazia use to be part of Georgia. Russia has invaded Georgia very recently so I wouldn’t exactly call it a safe country.


16 posted on 09/17/2011 11:45:24 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Georgia is where the golden fleece was located. (Greek mythology)


17 posted on 09/17/2011 11:46:14 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: null and void

That turkey’s big enough to eat them.


18 posted on 09/17/2011 11:46:14 AM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: yup2394871293

Nahhh, they’re peaceful muslims...


19 posted on 09/17/2011 11:48:29 AM PDT by null and void (Day 970 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: MinorityRepublican

The vanquished fleeing the victor, an old story.


20 posted on 09/17/2011 11:50:15 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: yup2394871293; GeronL; MinorityRepublican; All

“There is no security of land...in South Africa.”

Yeah, let’s here it for security of land in all the former Soviets with Putin in the driver’s seat.


21 posted on 09/17/2011 11:55:01 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: 9422WMR

Maybe we need to call it Sakartvelo (the Georgian name for their country) or Gruziya (the Russian name) to avoid confusion with “our” Georgia.


22 posted on 09/17/2011 12:10:35 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: 9422WMR

Yes, it is a damned shame they are not coming to our country! They’d make PERFECT immigrants and would integrate into the community rapidly and seamlessly.


23 posted on 09/17/2011 12:10:59 PM PDT by MSF BU (YR'S Please Support our troops: JOIN THEM!)
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To: icanhasbailout

Soviet Republic of Georgia, not in the United States.


24 posted on 09/17/2011 12:12:02 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Perhaps true, but frankly put, I would far rather make a new life than try to wrench stuff back from the victor. Sometimes the fight isn’t just worth it at all. Would you prefer he stay and die (along with his family) rather than leave alive with his family? He can make a new life in Eastern Europe and that is a far better place than Africa, which is first going to kill all the whites, and then themselves. Then the Chinese will take over.


25 posted on 09/17/2011 12:12:38 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: redgolum

The natives might actually be happy that they’re there, putting their farming expertise into practice there and then growing food taht will be put on the tables and also provide solid jobs. Then of course, the farmers can teach the natives about the newest farming technology and bring their know-how there. It benefits everyone.


26 posted on 09/17/2011 12:15:09 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: redgolum

Ex-soviet Georgia faces many problems Russia has - low birth rate, lousy agricultural investment, Muslim growth. Importing German and English, Christian speaking farmers into an area with German and English speaking Georgians, with farmers eager to be safe is better than importing Turks. And South African farmers exported a lot of crops - bringing an international trade network former Soviets do not have.
This is likely a win - win. It is certainly better than Afrikaaner farmers, currently facing the world’s highest murder rate, being slaughtered.


27 posted on 09/17/2011 12:16:21 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: tbw2
Ah, that would be the free state of Georgia. Thanks for the correction ;)
28 posted on 09/17/2011 12:16:21 PM PDT by icanhasbailout
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To: null and void
They can always eat Turkey...

...and drink Black Russians.

29 posted on 09/17/2011 12:17:59 PM PDT by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: MinorityRepublican

***Piet Kemp’s family farmed in southern Africa for four centuries.****

When the Dutch first settled in SA there were NO BLACKS there, a few bushmen but NO BLACKS, until the impis of the Zulus forced northern blacks to flee to the south.

Now they have taken over. Does not bode well for the SW US as Mexicans are taking over.


30 posted on 09/17/2011 12:19:45 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS & PAINTINGS)
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To: MSF BU

We don’t accept useful, educated, productive white people. Only ignorant, diseased 3rd worlders ready for welfare. Particularly if they are muslims.


31 posted on 09/17/2011 12:22:40 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: tbw2

I hope you are right.

For that matter, it may be a place I have to check out.


32 posted on 09/17/2011 12:23:26 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

South Africa is ruined.


33 posted on 09/17/2011 12:26:05 PM PDT by pallis
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To: MSF BU
Yes, it is a damned shame they are not coming to our country!

Would you?

34 posted on 09/17/2011 12:26:55 PM PDT by null and void (Day 970 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: null and void
Nahhh, they’re peaceful muslims...

Tell that to the Byzantines, Greeks, Bulgars, Serbs, Hungarians, Austrians, ARMENIANS and their generations of ghosts who fought the Ottomans. I used to think better of the Turks but now they have turned from Ataturk's path back into Fundamental Islam and it isn't a good thing.

35 posted on 09/17/2011 12:38:25 PM PDT by SES1066 (1776 to 2011, 235 years and counting in the GRAND EXPERIMENT!)
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To: SES1066

I didn’t think anything ending in ‘peaceful muslims’ needed a </sarcasm> tag...


36 posted on 09/17/2011 12:47:55 PM PDT by null and void (Day 970 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: MSF BU

Many of them have come here, but the lion’s share have gone to Australia and New Zealand as I understand it. I wish we could attract more of these talented, hardworking people.


37 posted on 09/17/2011 12:57:32 PM PDT by 3Fingas ( Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: MSF BU

Nah, we get the illiterate, baby making, welfare grubbing, criminal illegals. THAT is what the present administration wants. Not anyone who can contribute to a better America.


38 posted on 09/17/2011 1:01:16 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Niuhuru
Western man(sorry to sound so grandiose) has become a demographic concerned only with their own little individual pleasures. We are no longer a People. Our enemies united in their hatred of the westerner will scatter us like chaff.

Given the loss of social and political cohesion it is probably wiser for the individual to flee,at least as long as he can.

39 posted on 09/17/2011 1:06:50 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: null and void
I didn’t think anything ending in ‘peaceful muslims’ needed a tag...

Sorry, I wasn't taking you to task, I thought I was just adding emphasis.

I am truly sorry for the turn in the Turk's viewpoints. My Dad recalls them as being ferocious and dedicated allies in the Korean War. The Soviet Union was frequently stymied by their loyalty to NATO and their control over the Bosporus. It is a sad thing to lose a friend to the fanatic's flames.

40 posted on 09/17/2011 1:13:03 PM PDT by SES1066 (1776 to 2011, 235 years and counting in the GRAND EXPERIMENT!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

USA should have a population exchange with S. Africa.


41 posted on 09/17/2011 1:16:53 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought ("The proposition that the government is always right is manifested either in corruption or benefits)
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To: SES1066

Absolutely. Ataturk used to be the role model for modern people of the Islamic faith in Turkey. Now, it is Ahmedinah-nutjob or Bin Laden.


42 posted on 09/17/2011 1:19:14 PM PDT by 3Fingas ( Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Big_Harry
Do they have lots of different ethnic groups in Georgia?

Ethnic groups that didn't like Georgia left Georgia already (and took their land with them.) That's what those wars were about. There should be no trouble now.

43 posted on 09/17/2011 1:24:54 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: MinorityRepublican
I try to make friends with all the people in Georgia, learning their culture.

It's a shame that more immigrants around the world don't have that kind of attitude.

44 posted on 09/17/2011 1:26:56 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I never win at Scrable.)
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To: MSF BU

Yea, those Afrikaners would be must better citizens than that skank from South Afrika, you remember, the whore Teresa Heinz Kerry?


45 posted on 09/17/2011 1:27:11 PM PDT by 9422WMR
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To: Thank You Rush

The weather’s pretty moderate. More like southern Virginia. the mountains in the north close off a lot of the extreme winter weather. They grow palm trees there. Average temp in winter is about 41 degrees. Summer 71 degrees. Lots of rain though.


46 posted on 09/17/2011 1:36:17 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: yup2394871293

Interesting neighborhood:

Georgia -- about 89% Christian
Armenia -- 97% Christian
North Ossetia -- majority Christian
Azerbaijan -- 99% Muslim
Chechnya -- 94% Sunni Muslim
Dagestan -- 90.6% Muslim
Karachay-Cherkessia -- majority Muslim
Kabardino-Balkaria -- majority Muslim
Turkey -- 96% Muslim
Iran -- 98% Muslim


47 posted on 09/17/2011 1:40:23 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: yup2394871293

LOL!


48 posted on 09/17/2011 3:40:09 PM PDT by Big_Harry (Ecc10:2 "A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left")
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To: org.whodat
LOL, Place is over run with illegals.

LOL to the 2nd power. Another one who can't be bothered to read the cited article.

49 posted on 09/17/2011 4:43:56 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Keynesians take the stand that the best way to sober up is more booze.)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
we get the illiterate, baby making, welfare grubbing, criminal illegals.

But they buy a lot of stuff at Walmart with their welfare money and their EBT cards.

50 posted on 09/17/2011 5:00:17 PM PDT by ladyjane
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