“If you don’t like living in South Africa, go back to Europe!” It’s a new spin on a popular rebuttal spoken by red-blooded Americans when any person that they deem un-American complains about the state of affairs in the United States. The all too common refrain, “If you don’t like it here, go back to Africa” is thrown out so casually with little thought given as to how a large portion of Black people ended up on the continent to begin with. Usually the ones who utter the juvenile response neglect to address that a good number of Black people did not migrate to the US willingly and to just go back to Africa is not as simple as the statement suggests.
On the other hand however, more and more South Africans are standing up for their birthright, the land they inhabit, and are giving White farmers the boot, one way or another. Call it xenophobia. Call it nationalism. Call it racist. Call it what you want but South Africans don’t care as long as they are getting back their land from the White colonizers who have decided upon themselves to call the place home and take over, subjugating the inhabitants.
Tensions have reached a fever pitch in South Africa with many calling for the eviction or killing of White landowners. Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe, threw his support of the movement agreeing that the land belongs to the children of the continent, Africans, and not Jimmy, Becky, and Sue.
With African leaders expressing support of a mass exodus of Europeans from the continent, a movement has surfaced leaving many White farmers shivering in their coveralls. There has been a spate of murders of White farmers with their land be distributed back to South Africans.
On Monday, these farmers and their supporters organized a protest with concern to the increased number of murders of White farmers. Several highways leading to Cape Town, Pretoria and Johannesburg were jammed as hundreds of cars and trucks purposely moved at a crawl to protest the murders. The protest, dubbed “Black Monday”, aimed at bringing the focus to the high rate of White farmers’ murders, which was higher than the overall murder rate in the country. Last year 70 farmers met their fate in 341 recorded attacks on farms.
According to Ian Cameron, head of community safety of Afriform, “A farmer has 4.5 time more chance of being murdered in South Africa than an average South African. Afriform is a lobbying group that promotes the right of the White minority in the country.
“That means a farmer is three times more likely to be murdered in South Africa than a police officer in this country. So farmers have by far the most dangerous job of all people in this country, at the moment. We cannot allow this to continue the way it is,” Cameron added.
The protest has seen some pushback especially from Black 1st Land 1st group who referred to the farmers as “racist, cruel land thieves. According to the group the White farmers did not deserve their sympathies.
The group has reached out to the South African government to “expropriate land of White farmers & make sure farm workers are prioritized.”
Well, what’s good for the goose is also good for the gander. Like they say in South Africa, “if you don’t like it here, go back to Europe!”