They are conservative, Christian
Caucasians, a fact that might help explain why the fashionable left in
the West doesn’t much care that they’re being exterminated.
The Boers—or farmers—of South Africa have tilled the land for
generations, on small holdings or on large commercial farms. But
orgiastic killing sprees by The People, in combination with a
Stalinesque land grab by their representatives, is threatening
this minority’s survival.
Not to mention making life an inferno for farmers across the county.
Journalists for "Carte Blanche," the South African equivalent of
conducted a six-month investigation into what has become known as farm
murders, or "plaasmoorde" in Afrikaans. The
short documentary opens with a funeral, Elsie Swart’s. Elsie was one
of three farmers killed in the span of only seven days. She died after
being “severely tortured, burned with an electric iron, beaten, and
strangled to death.”
The victims of this ongoing onslaught, we are told, are invariably
elderly, law-abiding, god-fearing whites, murdered in cold blood, in
ways that beggar belief. For the edification of racism spotters in the
West, "Carte Blanche" ought to have pointed out that their assailants are
Typically, the heathens will attack on Sundays. On returning from
church, the farmer is ambushed. Those too feeble to attend Sunday
service are frequently tortured and killed when the rest are worshiping.
In one crime scene, Bibles belonging to the slain had been splayed
across their mangled bodies. In another, an “old man’s hand rests on the
arm of his wife of many years.” She raped; he, in all likelihood, made
to watch. Finally, with their throats slit, they died side by side.
Beatrice Freitas has survived two farm attacks. Her equanimity belies
the brutality she has endured. She and her husband immigrated to South
Africa from Madeira 40 years ago. They built a thriving nursery near the
Mozambiquean border. It supplied the entire region with beautiful
plants. Some people build; others destroy. Beatrice tells her story as
she drifts through the stately cycads surrounding the deserted
homestead. There’s an ephemeral quality about her.
When the four men attacked her, Beatrice says her mind “disappeared.”
She and her permanently disabled husband, José, were tied up while the
home was ransacked. When the brutes were through, they wanted to know
where she kept the iron. They then took her to the laundry room, where
two of them raped her, coated her in oil, and applied the iron. They
alternated iron with boot. When they were through, 25 percent of
Beatrice’s body was covered in third-degree burns. They suffocated her
with a towel, and left her for dead, but she survived. She says the Lord
No one was ever arrested—not then, and not after the couple was attacked
three years later. This time Jose died “in a hail of bullets.” Arrests
and convictions are rare. "Carte Blanche" tells of Dan Lansberg, shot dead
in broad daylight. Members of his courageous farming community caught
the culprits, but they “escaped” from the local police cells. As I’ve
explained before, the newly configured South African police is a
corrupt, illiterate, and ill-trained force, “riven by feuds, fetishes,
and factional loyalties.” The South African justice system has
collapsed, confirms Professor Neels Moolman, a criminologist. In
democratic South Africa, a person has over a 90 percent chance of
getting away with murder. Or as Moolman puts it, pursuing “a criminal
career without fearing the consequences.”
Sky News sent its correspondent to the northern province of South
Africa, where the viewers are introduced to Herman Dejager. (CNN’s
Anderson Vanderbilt Cooper and his pal Angelina Jolie were
nowhere in sight.) Before retiring every night, Herman prepares to fight
to the death to protect what’s his. He checks his bulletproof vest,
loads the shotgun, and drapes ammunition rounds on the nightstand.
Herman’s father died in his arms, shot in the face by intruders. Kaalie
Botha’s parents were not so lucky: “You can’t kill an animal like they
killed my mom and father. You can’t believe it.” Kaalie’s 71-year-old
father’s Achilles tendons had been severed so he couldn’t flee. He was
then hacked in the back until he died, his body dumped in the bush. His
wife, Joey, had her head bashed in by a brick wielded with such force,
the skull “cracked like an egg.”
Dr. Gregory H. Stanton heads Genocide Watch. He says the slaughter of
2000 Boers is genocide. (One wonders why "Carte Blanche" drastically
underreported the number of murdered Boers, pegging it at 1400 all told,
when back in
January of 2006, Genocide
Watch reported a total of 1820 murders.) The rates at which the
farmers are being eliminated, the torture and dehumanization
involved—all point to systematic extermination.
“Genocide is always organized, usually by the state,” Stanton has
written on Genocide Watch’s website. Indeed, according to Sky News, the
farmers believe “these attacks are an orchestrated, government
sanctioned attempt to purge South Africa of white land owners, as has
already happened in Zimbabwe.” Consequently, Zimbabwe, once the
breadbasket of Africa, is now its dust bowl. Robert Mugabe,
Zimbabwe’s Marxist President, is greatly admired by Thabo Mbeki, South
Africa’s strongman, and head of the African National Congress.
That certainly would explain why the ANC plans to dismantle the Commando
System, a private Afrikaner militia that has existed since the 1770s,
and is the only defense at the farmers’ disposal. More damning—and
contrary to the pro-forma denials issued by the ANC’s oleaginous
officials—The Daily Mail
reported, in February 2006, that the government is dead-set-on
forcibly seizing the land of thousands of farmers. By the year 2014, a
third of the Boers’ property will have been given to blacks.
In democratic South Africa, dispossession is nine-tenths of the law.
©2007 By Ilana Mercer
FMNN, titled "The
of Democratic South Africa"