For more proof that bigotries flock together, let’s take a look at some tweets the always despicable Matt Forney made today after learning of the death of Nelson Mandela:
His “statistical evidence” of an alleged “white genocide” in South Africa? A page that links to a curious document full of unsourced claims and hysterical language, and which refers to South Africa’s former apartheid system as “so-called apartheid.” (It’s a pdf; TRIGGER WARNING for gruesome pictures of murder victims.)
Here’s a piece from Africa Check debunking similar claims of a “white genocide” in South Africa.
Forney’s “statistical evidence” that life was better for everyone under apartheid comes from a publication called “The New Observer.” To get an idea of what sort of publication this is, here are some of the top stories on the site at the moment:
- Liberals Aghast as US’s “25 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods” All Happen to be Black
- The Extermination of Whites in Europe: “We Are the Last 3 German Children in Our School.”
- If White Americans Don’t Start Having Babies Now, the US Will Vanish by 2100
Here’s another Africa Check piece that takes on widely disseminated Facebook post that also claims things were better under apartheid.
Forney’s “statistical evidence” that “[u]nder Nelson Mandela and his successors, South Africa became the rape capital of the world” is a link to an article in World Net Daily about a single serial rapist in South Africa. There are no statistics in it.
While it’s a bit ironic to see Forney — an admitted girlfriend-abuser who once wrote that “[w]omen should be terrorized by their men [because] it’s the only thing that makes them behave better than chimps” — grandstanding about violence against women, it’s actually rather hard to track down reliable statistics about rape in South Africa, much less statistics about rape during apartheid, because back then the white authorities didn’t exactly give a shit about black victims of rape.
Many of those who’ve studied the culture of rape in South Africa argue that the country’s history of apartheid made the problem far, far worse, engendering “an exaggerated culture of aggression and male dominance, among both black and white,” as one researcher has argued.
My favorite tweet of the bunch, though, is this one:
Yeah. Screw Anne Frank, too. All she did was sit around in that dumb attic.
Here’s “Free Nelson Mandela,” by the Special AKA. When it came out, I never believed it would ever come true.
EDITED TO ADD: Thanks to
@HamSushi on Twitter for pointing me to Forney’s lovely tweets!