Last week, a video went viral on social media showing a South African political leader leading a crowd at a rally in a racist, pro-genocide chant. Following widespread condemnation of the incident, the New York Times is now defending the chant — prompting Elon Musk to argue that this would be a good time to “cancel” the outlet.
Julius Malema, leader of the far-left Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party in South Africa, recently led rally attendees in a chant openly advocating for White genocide. The chant included just three lyrics, “Kill the Boer,” which refers to South African Whites of Dutch ancestry, “Kill the farmer” and “Brrr, pow,” mimicking the sound of a gun.
Shocking video shows South Africa’s black party singing “kill the Boer (Whites), kill the White farmer”
This is all downstream from the rotten secular religion of wokeness and CRT plaguing America today.
You have been warned.
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) July 31, 2023
In an article titled “‘Kill the Boer’ Song Fuels Backlash in South Africa and U.S.,” the New York Times tries to make the case that the song’s lyrics should not be taken “literally.”
“Right-wing commenters claim that an old anti-apartheid chant is a call to anti-white violence, but historians and the left-wing politician who embraces it say it should not be taken literally,” the article’s subheading reads.
The left-leaning outlet, which has no problem taking statements out of context when they are made by conservatives, insists that there is more context to be added to the blatantly racist and pro-genocide chant.
Claiming that the chant was “seized upon by some Americans on the far right,” the outlet denounces supposed mischaracterizations of what it deems “one of many battle cries of the anti-apartheid movement that remain[s] a defining feature of the country’s political culture.”
“Despite the words, the song should not be taken as a literal call to violence, according to Mr. Malema and veterans and historians of the anti-apartheid struggle,” the Times added.
The outlet went on to claim that the chant was meant as a war cry against an “oppressive system” rather than a call to violence against individual White people.
However, Malema has openly suggested the possibility of killing White people in the past, stating during a speech to a crowd of EFF supporters: “We are not calling for the slaughtering of White people. At least for now.”
He later refused to denounce those statements in court.
The anti-White bias in the media is so strong now that they will outright defend calling for the slaughter of White people.
Here is the same Julius Malema in court last year. What is ambiguous about this? pic.twitter.com/i3eGiXx5gV
— Keith Woods (@KeithWoodsYT) August 4, 2023
Meanwhile, Musk — who was born in the South African city of Pretoria — strongly condemned the New York Times for their defense of the chant.
“The New York Times actually has the nerve to support calls for genocide! If ever there was a time to cancel that publication, it is now,” he wrote in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter.
The New York Times actually has the nerve to support calls for genocide! If ever there was a time to cancel that publication, it is now.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 4, 2023
Another user shared a cartoon pointing out the difference in news coverage between the “Kill the Boer” chant and Jason Aldean’s hit song “Try That In A Small Town” — which the left characterized as racist and “pro-lynching” despite never mentioning race or lynching.
— Natalie F Danelishen (@Chesschick01) August 4, 2023
Musk has also demanded that South African President Cyril Ramaphosa condemn the chant — writing that the EFF is “openly pushing for genocide of white people in South Africa” and asking him: “why do you say nothing?”
They are openly pushing for genocide of white people in South Africa. @CyrilRamaphosa, why do you say nothing?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 31, 2023