Farmlands

Lauren Southern,* a Canadian independent journalist and activist, made the documentary film Farmlands about the attacks on white farmers in South Africa and the movement to expropriate their land. The film was released on YouTube and is free to watch. It has over 2 million views.

Southern traveled to South Africa to investigate. Even though she has strong political views, she made an effort to be as objective as possible.

The film begins with a review of South African history beginning with the arrival of Europeans in 1652 to the present. Unsurprisingly, it is a history of violence. It provides a useful context to understand the current political situation and the land claims.

Upon arriving in South Africa, she summarizes the current state of affairs, including a significant amount of political violence and destruction of property. She interviews a group that specializes in crime scene cleanup, some of the victims’ families, an official of the ruling party (ANC), and an official of the more radical Black First Land First party, unapologetic communists.

It’s a well-produced, professional documentary. That’s a testament to her crew’s skill and to the capabilities that current technology brings to independent creators given that the project’s budget was probably small. The leftist press characterizes Southern as “far right” and her film as “white nationalist agitprop.” When it comes to agitprop, the Left are certainly the experts.


*Southern also appears in the film Hoaxed, reviewed here. She was interviewed by Dave Rubin two years ago. For a 23-year-old, she’s accomplished a lot.

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Author: drlorentz

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22 thoughts on “Farmlands”

  1. Why is it that one race attacking another race is tolerated? If the race were switched, the outcry would be nonstop.

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  2. 10 Cents:
    Why is it that one race attacking another race is tolerated? If the race were switched, the outcry would be nonstop.

    Welcome to the post-modern world.

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  3. 10 Cents:
    Why is it that one race attacking another race is tolerated? If the race were switched, the outcry would be nonstop.

    Check your melanin level.  Higher is better, highest is best.

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  4. Roxie:

    10 Cents:
    Why is it that one race attacking another race is tolerated? If the race were switched, the outcry would be nonstop.

    Check your melanin level.  Higher is better, highest is best.

    This is the first time that “tan your hide” has been considered a plus.

    What do I tell a geisha who has worked hard to get that “white look”?

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  5. 10 Cents:

    Roxie:

    10 Cents:
    Why is it that one race attacking another race is tolerated? If the race were switched, the outcry would be nonstop.

    Check your melanin level.  Higher is better, highest is best.

    This is the first time that “tan your hide” has been considered a plus.

    What do I tell a geisha who has worked hard to get that “white look”?

    As her kind of white washes off, tell her never to go outdoors without washing her face and adding ‘darkface’?

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  6. I worked with several Afrikaners while living in So Cal and was always quite appalled and puzzled by their brusque, even nasty demeanor. I often wondered how they could ever assimilate with us, the relatively happy Americans. I never trusted them and it was very difficult to do business with them because of this.

    This video gave me an insight I did not have before.

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  7. EThompson:
    I worked with several Afrikaners while living in So Cal and was always quite appalled and puzzled by their brusque, even nasty demeanor.

    You know, Israelis have a similar reputation.  It may be that spending your whole life in close proximity to people who want you dead and covet your land leads to that kind of disposition.

    The Boers I’ve met also seem to share with Israelis the spirit of “we’re all in this together”.  The joke in Israel is about the motorist who will run you down if you’re in the crosswalk a half second after the light turns green and then volunteer to drive you to hospital.

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  8. John Walker:
    You know, Israelis have a similar reputation.

    They do indeed but oddly enough, I’ve enjoyed all my interactions both abroad (Tel Aviv and Jerusalem) and in LA/NY with Israelis. They’re tough but when they decide they like you, you’ll never have a better friend.

    Full disclosure: I do have a bit of a crush on Benjamin Netanyahu. 🙂

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  9. John Walker:

    EThompson:
    I worked with several Afrikaners while living in So Cal and was always quite appalled and puzzled by their brusque, even nasty demeanor.

    You know, Israelis have a similar reputation.  It may be that spending your whole life in close proximity to people who want you dead and covet your land leads to that kind of disposition.

    I’ve found the same regarding Israelis but it’s OK by me. Interestingly, Israelis seem to especially rub American Jews the wrong way. I’ve noticed this several times.

    I was traveling in Norway with a (Jewish) college friend. We wanted to get from Bergen to Trondheim, viewing the fjords on the way. A couple of Israeli guys with a VW microbus needed some passengers to share expenses. We joined them, along with a couple of South African girls (English, not Boers). My friend butted heads with the Israeli guys the whole way to Trondheim. The South African girls were very nice, so not like Boers I guess.

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  10. drlorentz:
    Interestingly, Israelis seem to especially rub American Jews the wrong way.

    Well we finally agree! I’ve noticed the same thing and in fact I got combative with one of my best friends (conservative Jew) who believes Israel is far too hawkish and approved of his youngest daughter dating a Muslim and living in Lebanon.

    You would probably remark that it depends upon the individual (which would be a fair statement) but this shiksa wasn’t having any of that.

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  11. EThompson:

    drlorentz:
    Interestingly, Israelis seem to especially rub American Jews the wrong way.

    Well we finally agree! I’ve noticed the same thing and in fact I got combative with one of my best friends (conservative Jew) who believes Israel is far too hawkish and approved of his youngest daughter dating a Muslim and living in Lebanon.

    You would probably remark that it depends upon the individual (which would be a fair statement) but this shiksa wasn’t having any of that.

    Remember the quote, “American Jews earn like Episcopalians and vote like Puerto Ricans.” Israelis are very different from that.

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  12. EThompson:

    drlorentz:
    Remember the quote, “American Jews earn like Episcopalians and vote like Puerto Ricans.”

    Why is that?

    This is one of the great mysteries that folks have been pondering for decades, with no satisfactory answer in sight. The quote is from Milton Himmelfarb, who happens to be Bill Kristol’s uncle.

    I know, I know, Bill Kristol. But you have to remember that the younger generation are quite different from their elders. For example, Norman Podhoretz (father) is a Trump supporter; John Podhoretz (son) is a NeverTrumper.

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  13. No worries about quoting anybody related to Kristol; I have always admired his mother, Gertrude Himmelfarb and own The De-Moralization of Society. Still wish to solve the mystery however.

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  14. EThompson:
    No worries about quoting anybody related to Kristol; I have always admired his mother, Gertrude Himmelfarb and own The De-Moralization of Society. Still wish to solve the mystery however.

    I think they want to be seen as anti-WASP even if that goes against their interests.

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