Aryan Skynet

Reinheitsgebot A Namibia Breweries billboard advertises its lager’s adherence to the Reinheitsgebot.

Readers might be surprised to learn that one of the few countries in the world where the Reinheitsgebot or Beer Purity Law of 1516 is still observed is Namibia, the former German possession of South West Africa. The German and Dutch cultural influence in the country remains visible, though these peoples’ genetic presence has not survived exactly intact. Namibia is home to tens of thousands of “Baster” people who, according to Afrikaner Way, resulted from “intermarriage between Dutch, German and French settlers and indigenous Khoikoi women. Baster is the Dutch word for bastard but the Baster people use this designation proudly as part of their heritage.” A people without a recognized country of their own, the Basters have pretensions to nationhood and in 1872 founded the Free Republic of Rehoboth1. A German ethnologist, Dr. Karl…

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