Julius Malema, the ANC Youth League president, has defied the South African court order and sung “Kill the Boer” again.
So much for the Rainbow Nation.
Speculation: In the United States, what happens if South Africa disintegrates in the run up to the World Cup? Obama will face the first real foreign policy crisis of his administration. How will America’s “post-racial” president handle the disintegration of Nelson Mandela’s “post-racial” society? Can Obama afford to back the ANC with its incendiary “Kill the Boer” rhetoric? It would be political suicide for Obama to become associated with Robert Mugabe and Jacob “Machine Gun” Zuma.
Obama’s presidency actually presents the Boers with a unique opportunity. A White American president like George W. Bush or Ronald Reagan could intervene military to stop Afrikaner secession. Obama can’t do that without further alienating the White voters he needs to win key battleground states like Ohio, Florida, and Virginia. These people are already pissed off with him over “healthcare reform” and various perceived racial sleights.