In the early 1990s, the apparently new phenomenon mentioned in a Time magazine article regarding young African National Congress (ANC) supporters killing white people, and leaving a note behind ‘We kill only Whites’, sounded like random acts perpetrated by angry black men. But over the years, along with politically-motivated people violent rival gangs not only perpetrate violence against other gangs but make white men their prime target.
The building of a “Rainbow Nation” dreamt by Nelson Madela, a myth of successful black leadership anticipated by Leftists and liberal international media, and promoted by the media coverage of the Obama couple as a future great achievement, has been going down the tube over the years. Yet, many clung to the myth and refused to let it die. ‘Disgrace’, a 2010 film based on the novel written by South African Nobel Prize winner J.M. Coetzee in 1999, a story taking place on a white-owned farm, looks like a premonitory sign of the fate of whites today.
“Already during Mandela’s rule, the South African Communist Party planned to carry out large-scale attacks on whites after Mandela’s death. Between 1991 and 2001, more than 800,000 white South Africans moved overseas, mainly to Britain, Australia and New Zealand. However, the large-scale plan for anti-white pogroms called ‘Operation Rainy Day’ with thousands of black men transported to Johannesburg to take over fuel points, kill whites and stage a political coup, did not happen. Nonetheless, the toll on white lives started to increase dramatically…”
Already during Mandela’s rule, the South African Communist Party planned to carry out large-scale attacks on whites after Mandela’s death. Between 1991 and 2001, more than 800,000 white South Africans moved overseas, mainly to Britain, Australia and New Zealand. However, the large-scale plan for anti-white pogroms called ‘Operation Rainy Day’ with thousands of black men transported to Johannesburg to take over fuel points, kill whites and stage a political coup, did not happen. Nonetheless, the toll on white lives started to increase dramatically. President Mbeki’s condemnation of racially-motivated crimes cut little ice.
Recent videos tell a grim story of white farmers. Men and their children are hacked to death, and their wives raped and tortured. In the course of time, while the younger generation of whites migrate to English-speaking countries, mainly Britain, their parents stay behind. 75-year old women are shown with signs of torture on their bodies, others are killed and their bodies dumped in woodlands. Searching for their relatives’ bodies in the middle of the night with the help of policemen has become a regular happening in white communities.
Old couples travelling in their cars are randomly stopped by gangs and killed on the spot. Their story is generally ignored by the mainstream media who have been geared to portray only non-whites as victims in many countries.
Reports on the plight of whites come from their own initiative to inform the world about their plight.
Camera videos show groups of young armed black men sneaking into white-owned farms in the middle of the night. Colonisation and apartheid, even during the 1976 uprising in Soweto, resulted in fewer killings in the black population, compared to the alarming high figure of white victims in the post-apartheid period since the ANC government took over.
The Mandela rule failed to cope with widespread lack of education, unemployment, squalor and increasing poverty which ended up hitting even whites. As early as the 2000s, rising xenophobia targeted foreign nationals. Migrants from Zimbabwe, Mozambique and other countries are terrorized as well. They settled in South Africa with an entrepreneurial spirit and set up trades. Shops are routinely destroyed, shop owners murdered, and businesses shut. Most of the attacks are perpetrated by South African Zulus. Prevalent and vicious gang members kidnapped and threatened Asian businessmen for ransom. Middle-Easterners and Indians are not liked either.
Things got worse for whites during President Zuma’s rule. Labour policies shut whites out of the labour pool. The economic freedom fighters’ credo of land redistribution that would address racial disparities in land ownership seems to follow Zimbabwean’s line of brutal confiscation, with no clear long-term strategy involving skilled farm work and technical know-how to maintain productivity.
The motion to allow land to be stripped from owners without any compensation has stoked fears among white farm owners of a violent and disastrous land redistribution akin to the one that crippled Zimbabwe in the 2000s. South African leadership’s endorsement of the chant: Kill the farmer! Kill the Boer! emboldened violent black gangs to go on the rampage.
High taxes flow into state coffers from commercial farming and wildlife farming run by white farmers. There is concern over productive farmlands turning into wastelands in no time. Right now, the main concern for whites in South Africa is their very survival. Many whites live in fear of murder, mutilation and rape. There have been petitions to the European Union, mainly the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, to take in whites.
President Trump has been called upon to take steps necessary to initiate an emergency immigration plan allowing Boers to come to the US, and to stop admitting refugees from African countries and the Middle-East who are likely to prey on state welfare and be a burden on public purse.
If anything, the experience, know-how and work culture of South African white farmers may be useful to other countries with vast abandoned farmlands in Europe for the development of the agricultural sector that is shunned by the younger generation.
* Published in print edition on 30 March 2018