Furious farmers in South Africa have taken to the streets to protest after two white farmers were brutally murdered by two black men, just the latest in racist attacks on white farmers who’ve been accused of farming land that was taken from black natives during apartheid.
Two black men, Sekwetje Isaiah Mahlamba, 32, and Sekola Piet Matlaletsa, 44 - or, as I call them, Garbage 1 and Garbage 2 - stand accused of torturing and murdering a 21-year-old white farm manager named Brendin Horner. Police say they tied Horner to a pole and tortured him, finally stabbing him several times and strangling him to death by stringing his body up on a pole on remote farmland outside the town of Paul Roux last week.
A second white farm manager, this one a 44-year-old woman named Chantel Kershaw, was ambushed by two armed black men as she helped load a lawnmower onto a truck. The men then held her down, assaulted her, and strangled her to death in the garage of her farm just east of Johannesburg. They then pistol-whipped her mom.
In yet another incident, a gang of nine men attacked a white farmer named Paul da Cruz, his wife and four young children on their own farm. Da Cruz said the attackers threatened to rape his wife and kids if he didn’t agree to their demands. These latest are just several of the roughly 75 annual attacks that occur against white South African farmers, descendants of Dutch and Huguenot settlers who colonized the area in the late 17th Century.
Which leads to a far greater point: if CNN would take its lips off Black Lives Matter’s rear end for four seconds, maybe we’d have a few less race riots in our streets and a little more care for the actual atrocities happening all over the world. Like the countless Uyghurs still imprisoned and forced to work in Chinese concentration camps while liberal-loving Disney films multi-million dollar blockbusters in the field next door. Thousands of Christians are still being slaughtered by militant Muslims in Nigeria solely because of their faith. And white farmers are still being stabbed and raped and tortured and hung in South Africa because of the color of their skin. But over here in America, our media is too concerned about whether Donald Trump took his facemask off while standing on a balcony all by his lonesome.
If you want to slam systemic oppression, you’ve got plenty of examples to choose from and causes to take up - including that of white farmers in South Africa who are being brutalized for the color of their skin while the world turns a blind eye.
If only the media cared enough about racism to mention it.