March of the Evil Empires!
English versus the feudal languages!!
VED from VICTORIA INSTITUTIONS
First drafted in 1989. First online edition around 2000
It is foretold! The torrential flow of inexorable destiny!
Part 1 - An Introduction to a perspective
The following text has some issues. As of now, I do not consider the Dutch as an exemplary population, comparable with the native-English.
It is only natural that I discuss South Africa here. It is easy to claim that the Dutch settlers exploited the Black Africans and they never allowed the Blacks natives to come up in life. It is a very complicated question. However, if anyone wants to speak on this affair, they should first check if there is any component of feudalism in the local Black African languages and dialects. And also, see if the major Black leadership come from higher feudal hereditary. If it is so, then it could very well be said that the Blacks would have been better off under the Dutch settlers’ rule. If both the answers are in the affirmative, then I can put it in words that there would be many Blacks who would improve their lot fantastically under the Black Majority rule, but the majority would be in plights, which are very pitiably indeed. And the more the difference builds up, the more the blame would be put on the erstwhile Afrikaner* rule.
Here I may seem to be saying that the White settlers are better people than the Blacks. That is only a mistake, easily made. For my arguments are on so fine a borderline, that they, if not properly understood, can seem to stand for the opposite of what it was intended to stand for.
What I am trying to say is that if the language software of the Blacks does have a stinging feudal element, then it will clearly be the reason why the Blacks do not improve as a group. And that same factor must have, indeed, been the reason why they were so disunited, weak and mutually antagonistic that led to the supremacy of the settlers on them. If this factor of feudal content is indeed in their language, then it is only correct that the Afrikaner did keep them at a distance; or else the same virus would infect and inflict them also.
Since the Black majority rule has come, naturally the native languages would once again be blooming. Now, what is disturbing is that if the Black languages and dialects do have this feudal content, then the whole country would get infected by it, the settlers included. Instead of the social and administrative systems and conventions improving, one could see a marked and steady movement to disaster. But these things being slow, solitary individuals may not be able to discern the disaster that looms on the horizon.
What I would like to say is, to put it more effectively, that the Blacks in South Africa, as a whole group, would not achieve the grandeur of the Blacks in U.S.A, unless they are able to remove any feudal language or dialect they otherwise use, and imbibe English as used in Great Britain or U.S.A. If they continue to feel fierce passions for their native tongue, or any other language just because of its hereditary associations, then they would just be carrying on the ancient encumbrances of the major peoples of Africa.