The Power of Propaganda

As much as it pains me to say it, the Apartheid regime propagandists, modern-day fanatical Defenders of the Myth, and other assorted ‘useful idiots’, really have done an amazing job of entrenching their utterly false version of the Boer War deep...

Mass Murder at Tweebosch

De la Rey’s victory over Lord Methuen’s column at Tweebosch on the 7th of March 1902 is one of the more trumpeted battles of the Boer War. Modern day True Believers can hardly contain themselves as they squeal how the plucky old Boers vanquished...

Pick a number! Any number!

I was recently loaned this book by a friend, and it didn’t take long before I spotted a hilarious claim on page v: ‘It is not certain how many of the 100,000 Boer farms that were burnt, were located in the Eastern Transvaal’. As anyone who...

Razors and Teapots

“What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence” Christopher Hitchens Though popularised in the early 2000s by the journalist and writer, Christopher Hitchens, this ‘philosophical razor’ is actually an English...

Wikipedia Nonsense

Wikipedia is, of course, a useful tool, but it also seems to have be adopted by the ‘useful idiots’ to spread their myths of victimhood. I came across this section on the page about the South African republic: So, yes: uneducated...

Flat Earthers and True Believers

“The Enemies of Truth – Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies” Friedrich Nietzsche, German Philosopher The other day, I watched a documentary film on Netflix, called ‘Behind the Curve’, which is all about the (apparently...