reply to post by Misoir
No it's a terrible thing. Nobody can judge what happened in the early 1990s, when APLA massacred civilians in attacks like the St. James Church
attack, or the Amrican exchange student Amy Biehl was stoned and beaten to death by PAC members. Nevertheless, whites voted for De Klerk's reforms
and his dismantling of apartheid in a landslide referendum.
Now we have an atmosphere where the ANC play the race card to deflect from their own theft and corruption, and they'd rather have the disgruntled
masses with their violent protests for service delivery at white throats, rather than at their own. Terr'blance did assault two blacks, neither of
whom were mutilated or died, but he served his deserved jail time. Since then his marginal public political activities have all been within the
confines of our constitution, and he claimed to have become a reborn Christian. Even the blacks had little issue with him, and he was half-fondly
regarded as an eccentric and a national joke.
Then came Malema, the youth leader of the ANC and his "kill the Boer" song, in a context where white farmers seemed a special target group for
violent attcks and sadistic slaughter. Many feel that Malema is some kind of stooge or agent provocateur. He seems to say what the official leadership
of the ANC cannot say in public. Before this murder he went to the safety of Zimbabwe, where he continues to sing hate-speech songs and has committed
himself to Zim-style land grabs and nationalization.
The threads on SA are coming fast, and I already gave lengthy comments elsewhere. However, I doubt the official story of a wage dispute. We have some
of the most liberal and efficient labor laws and courts in the world. It is also unheard of that attackers phone the cops to collect them after a farm
murder. This is a political hit. Furthermore, they directly incited a group of right-wing whites with a history of violence, and yes, I think it's
meant to provoke violence and civil war.
I hope it doesn't.
[edit on 4-4-2010 by halfoldman]