I DIOTIC RESPONSE
IT was inevitable that the debate about Julius Malema’s singing of the song Shoot the Boer would provoke some idiocy. The Afrikaner singer Steve Hofmeyr has duly, and predictably, obliged.
He’s penned a tribute to the murdered Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging leader Eugene Terre’Blanche titled Ons Sal Dit Oorleef (We Shall Survive It). This alone makes Hofmeyr a candidate for the prize of national dunce (except he already has that title for his eulogy to ET at his funeral).
But on top of it all he wants to include the K-word in the lyrics if Malema wins his case which is currently before court.
His argument, such as it is, is: “If Julius Malema is allowed to sing Shoot the Boer in public, we too will sing songs that have the K-word.”
In other words, he misses the point of the debate and the basis of AfriForum’s legal challenge. One can’t know if Malema’s singing of the song is based on malicious intent, or if he wants to instil fear among farmers or Afrikaners generally. He has argued that the song has cultural roots and should be left alone. Hofmeyr’s retort, apart from being illogical, is entirely gratuitous, and does no more than stoke the fires of hatred.