Is City Press in favour of race war? Reply to Assata Shakur

Publishing a radical exhortation to sedition by a convicted black extremist like Assata Shakur in City Press (Listen up! The European is not your friend) is not only irresponsible, but demonstrates the double standards at work when it comes to freedom of expression in South Africa. If I had written a piece like that, telling white Afrikaners to “use force to break the shackles and obtain emancipation”, the police would have broken down my front door and I would have been charged with “high treason” like the Boeremag and might have been sent to prison for life.

roodt_fbfotoOstensibly her article is about Rhodes’s statue. However, it represents a blanket call to arms against whites or “Europeans” world-wide, especially South Africa’s beleaguered white minority of 8% that is already subject to official hostility, Nazi-style race laws and sustained criminal or ethnic attacks such as the gruesome plaasmoorde (farm murders).

A cursory internet search reveals the following about Shakur: She was born JoAnne Deborah Byron and sentenced for the murder of a white policeman or state trooper, Werner Foerster, in the USA. Not only is she still wanted there as an escaped convict, but she was classified as a “domestic terrorist” by the FBI in 2005 with a price of $1 million on her head.

How come that if you speak out on behalf of the oppressed Afrikaner minority you are marginalised and censored, but an extremist anti-white radical like Shakur has free reign in the mainstream media to stir up racial and ethnic passions?

Apart from the xenophobia playing out on our streets, we also have leukophobia (“fear of whites”) which Shakur openly wants to inflame, causing even more violence than we are already experiencing. Section 16(2) of the 1996 constitution is quite clear that “freedom of expression… does not extend to a. propaganda for war; b. incitement of imminent violence; or c. advocacy of hatred that is based on race, ethnicity, gender or religion, and that constitutes incitement to cause harm”.

Obviously, Shakur’s diatribe against us whites contravenes all three sub-sections prohibiting so-called “hate speech”. Many people thought that South Africa was an exception on the continent and that we would not experience African-style ethnic strife, followed by economic collapse as happened in Rwanda, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Angola, Zimbabwe, the DRC and so many other countries. But our leftist media, besotted as they are with concepts like “revolution” and “transformation”, are inciting the same kind of racial and ethnic hatred that has been the bane of Africa since independence. Like the Indians were expelled from Uganda and Malawi, or the Portuguese from Angola and Mozambique, we should ultimately be booted out of South Africa in a glorious act of “black emancipation”.

Some might argue that Shakur is nothing but a caricature of black radicalism, as described in a book from my student days, Tom Wolfe’s Radical Chic and Mau-mauing The Flak Catchers. A more sophisticated reader – I daresay “European”! sipping coffee in a café in Paris or Milan – might see it for what it is: a pathetic attempt at fomenting racial revolution from Cuba, one of the last outposts of Marxist dystopia on the planet.

But given that South Africa is already mired in racial and ethnic strife, with axes and knives brandished on our horror-movie streets, its citizens brainwashed with simplistic notions of “white privilege” and “black disadvantage”, Shakur’s discourse could easily lead to civil war. Is that really what City Press and the directors of Naspers, its owners, have in mind for us?


  • John Deer

    a Very good Question. Have to explore before I give an answer seeing that the Asata Ashur Link has been pulled.

    • Try the link now; it should work.

  • Dorette Forrester

    I was also told by an American friend that she is wanted for the killing of a state trooper. The hypocrisy in this country is astonishing. But the BS is running out. All of a sudden you see people speaking out about farm murders etc. This whole xenophobia thing has brought the message home that whites are also under attack albeit not as visible and not reported. If the media does not report the truth you go find the truth somewhere else.

  • P.W.B

    Great new look for Praag.
    Disgusting article for City Press to publish but it can be expected coming from the Naspers stable.
    One day we can line up the directors of Naspers against the wall for the traitors they are.

  • Nevyn

    The new layout is very nice Praag, wow good job.

    I can never actually wrap my head around the fact that our MSM will punt the worst type of psychopaths the world has ever seen and nothing gets done about it, not a thing. In fact they get standing ovations more often than not.

  • david ras

    Great Article Dan. Glad to see you are now also referring to “Nazi style race laws”–because that’s what the ANC really is-a bunch of black Nazis. To those who stll differ–Nazism is not restricted to anti-semitism, The Jews don’t have copyrights on the term Nazi.
    South Africa is ruled by the AFRICAN NAZI CONGRESS and that is lethally dangerous.

    • Rooikop

      Agree! The way they have been behaving. Having a strong youth league ensuring civil obedience. Leaders followed blindly by the populace despite the abuse of power. It would actually be a good article to compare the rise of the ANC to the rise of the Nazi party in Germany before WW2

  • ernie

    good & honest article!