An entire stadium of red-clad men and women performed a warrior dance while chanting in unison about killing people of other races, making gun gestures with their hands and simulating gun sounds.
This did not take place at a KKK meeting, though. The New York Times approved of this event.
The Times released a piece on Wednesday downplaying the “Kill the Boer” cries that were heard during Julius Malema’s protest in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Writer John Eligon, who was present at the event, gave the following account of what happened:
“Thousands of supporters joined in, and when he reached the climax, they pointed their fingers in the air like guns. ‘Kill the Boer!’ Julius Malema chanted, referring to white farmers. The crowd in a stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday roared back in approval.”
Despite the song’s lyrics, Eligon continued to reassure his readers that it should not be interpreted as a literal call to violence, according to Mr Malema and veterans and historians of the anti-apartheid struggle.”
The Times stated: “Critics have described [the song] as a call to racist vigilantism. The country star portrays [the song] as a paean to neighbourly values.”
The song, below, was described in the piece’s description as “a culture war battleground.”
The song makes no mention of race, and Aldean has refuted the charges of bigotry.
In contrast, Malema’s chant specifically called out white people, and in a follow-up interview, he did little to allay suspicions of malign intent.
“We’ve not called for the killing of white people, at least for now. I can’t guarantee the future,” he said, calling his critics “crybabies.”
EFF leader Julius Malema says that he wasn’t calling for the slaughter of the White South African farmers…. Yet.
He also says that Black people are entitled to those farm lands, meaning that eventually, they plan to kill the farmers and take their land.
They always tell you… pic.twitter.com/TSuXCT2QNA
— Lauren Witzke (@LaurenWitzkeDE) August 5, 2023
Users of X (formerly Twitter) were quick to point out the hypocrisy of scolding Aldean for phantom “racism” while simultaneously shrugging off a literal call for white genocide.
The ‘New York Times’ supports ‘Kill the Boer’ song pic.twitter.com/yjJdOA1MI5
— Ben Owen🇺🇸 (@hrkbenowen) August 4, 2023
According to the New York Times, “Kill the Boer” is less offensive than “Try That in a Small Town.”
Think about that for a minute. pic.twitter.com/nXKrwldPDm
— American Virtue (@AmVirtueOrg) August 4, 2023
Elon Musk, the CEO of X and a native of South Africa, remarked, “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.”
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
Many Americans stopped trusting the New York Times a long time ago, but this furthers its slide into the woke abyss.
The Times is complicit in Malema’s message of hatred by defending his cries, even as it accuses conservatives of fomenting culture wars.