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THE SOUTH-AFRICAN

Transvaal had proved

the

British

CRISIS.

powerless to protect subjects 0; and the whole capitahsts press at itself

Cape thrashed out this ''gross case" against the Boers, and Mr. Chamberlain by means of his Blue Books brought all these recriminations and all these the

journalistic tirades, before the

Areopagus of Parliament.

was thus that public opinion, to his own liking, was created and that the country was prepared for a war of brigandage. Oh! but, it may be said, this was not to interfere in the internal affairs of the It

Transvaal;

this

was simply keeping watch

for the complete protection of British subjects, or rather the good apostles of Johannesburg who having first said

the

to

Transvaal

magistrates

with your police,"

came had

to

not

blows,

"Allow us to dispense

afterwards,

when

complained

bitterly

them

But what

protected

2).

their

meeting

that the police is

this

row

in

the amphitheatre at Johannesburg compared with the disgraceful scene in Trafalgar Square, in London even ?

There remains indeed!

the

charge

of corruption.

Strange

The Volksraad was corrupt! and yet war

is

made on the Transvaal because the Volksraad determined not to do what the capitalists desired. There a formal contradiction here and one of the proposi-

is

tions excludes the other.

VII.

Coming

to

the

other serious grievance arising out

Green Book pp. 19 and -20. Cf. Een eeuiv van onrecht, p. 48 (ed. Dordrecht). An English edition has been published at Baltimore by M. van der Hoogt. ^)

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van maandag 1 januari 1900

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The South-African crisis - pagina 44

Bekijk de hele uitgave van maandag 1 januari 1900

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 85 Pagina's

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