Whites have reason to be afraid
March 28, 2007 Edition 1
The heading of Max du Preez's recent column, "Don't believe everything you read" (The Star, Opinion and Analysis, March 22 2007) should also be applied to his own views.
White South Africans have every reason to be terrified, given the current breakdown in law and order, as well as President Thabo Mbeki's anti-white rhetoric.
French philosopher Alain Finkielkraut said during the Parisian race riots of 2005 that "the lofty idea of 'the war on racism'" was gradually turning into a hideously false ideology.
And this anti-racism will be for the 21st century what communism was for the 20th century: a source of violence.
During the Rwandan genocide in 1994, the infamous Radio-Télévision des Milles Collines broadcast a call to arms to its Hutu listeners by saying "cut down the tall trees" and "kill the cockroaches".
We all know what happened next, having seen the sanitised version of the events in the movie Hotel Rwanda.
Mbeki's claims that vast numbers of whites out there call blacks "kaffirs" and flatten their noses in racist caricatures are tantamount to anti-white propaganda.
A few months ago I spent a weekend with a foreign TV journalist and his cameraman.
After showing them a collection of newspaper clippings depicting the carnage that took place in December 2006 when every day more white and especially Afrikaner victims were reported murdered, tortured and raped, he soon stopped me, saying: "I've seen enough. What your government has done, is to designate you as targets. They don't have to kill you; they know someone else will do it for them."
Max du Preez is living in a dream world if he thinks that South Africa has good race relations and that there is no ethnic motive underlying our rampant murder rate.
In Europe, the murder rate is two per 100 000 per year.
In black ghettoes in the US it rises to about 40.
Among Afrikaner farmers it is more than 300 per 100 000 per year!
That single statistic justifies the hypothesis that we are already in the early stages of anti-Afrikaner genocide.