The song "shoot the boer" has recently been banned. I was just watching the morning news when the question was asked in it's defence "How would you feel if we banned Afrikaans songs ?"
For once I'm going to take the sides of the Afrikaners/extreme right. Let's acknowledge a general truth: In this country if a black person is killed it is very likely to be at the hands of another black person. But if a white is killed it's again likely to happen at the hands of a black person.
With that FACT let's admit that the time has gone for you to see yourselves as the victim. You must atone for this reality by at the very least having the good sense to not sing songs/make light of the violence that is carried out.
Now I'm very outspoken about the fact that farm murders are highly exaggerated. I've proved that over and over and there's really no doubt about that. BUT they do happen and they are too often extremely violent involving torture etc. To sing such a song in the face of this does exactly what the far right does...it polarises people. And I'm sure as hell not in the favour of that.
So stop it. Stop defending this song. Your right to a fuzzy feeling of nostalgia can not come at the expense (real or not real) of people feeling afraid. Ethically your right to " a good time" does not trump another persons right to a feeling of security. Maslow’s hierarchy and all that.
Besides, it's a crap song.
And what's more Julius Malema has about as much chance of doing anything to help the poor in this country than does a catholic priest of becoming the head of a anti paedophile movement. None.
I mean fuck this guy. I'm so damn tired of reading about him. Boycott any newspaper who puts anything about him in it. We shouldn't care what some communist populist has to say and we sure as hell shouldn't be helping spread his message.