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Apr. 4th, 2010 | 09:20 am

Eugene Terreblanche gains a redeeming feature - "being dead".

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Be your own hammerbeam angels of the air

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from: just_the_ash
date: Apr. 4th, 2010 04:48 pm (UTC)

That can't have been his birth surname, can it? Is it really just a striking coincidence that someone named "White Land" became an asshat supremacist?

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from: fridgemagnet
date: Apr. 4th, 2010 06:25 pm (UTC)

Hm, according to Wikipedia it seems to be a real name:
The progenitor of the Terre'Blanche name (translatable as either 'white land' or 'white earth' in French) in the region was a French Huguenot refugee named Estienne Terreblanche from Toulon (Provence), who arrived at the Cape in 1704.[1] The Terreblanche name has generally retained its original spelling though other spellings include Terre'Blanche, Terre Blanche, Terblanche and Terblans.[2]
Though it's one of those ones I'm sure the early settlers would have approved of.

To be honest he would have been considered pretty moderate had he lived in earlier times: after all, he didn't actually want to exterminate all black people, just the odd few pour encourager les autres.

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