Anyone who does not take this seriously is living in a dream world.
Believing these people are misguided fools/idiots/etc is at your own peril.
They are largely filled with hate and racist tendancies, most of them were born in the free new South Africa but their minds have been poisoned by uncontrolled rhetoric that the ruling party, the ANC, turns a blind eye to because it suites their political goals.
The ANC has failed them completely in almost every aspect of life in South Africa from health to education to job creation.
The natural response is to blame the old enemy, the white population of this country.
The more pressure that is put on the ANC by opposition, the more regular these statements will become, until one day it happens for real.
Take the smoke and mirrors away and this is exactly what happened in Zimbabwe.
There is an excellent speech by Roy Bennet of the MDC and the parallels of what happened up north, and what is happening here now are so similar, it cannot be ignored.
The bottom line is that no matter what white people do in this country, they will always have a big bullseye on their backs due to ANC failure to deliver and their complete and utter inability and lack of political will to govern efficiently.
The only interests they have are lining the pockets of the elite.
Some extracts from RB's speech. Its a chilling read in full.
The key to understanding the land invasions is to look at motive. Why did Zanu-PF endorse and organise the land seizures? The rhetoric of land reform and the constant harping about race and inequality was another smokescreen.The fundamental reason was political-Zanu's grip on power had been threatened.It was a deliberate attempt to appeal to base instincts-and to cash in on some cheap gratitude. The evidence is more than circumstantial. In private conversations, Zanu leaders made explicit reference to this rationale. In one document from a sensitive source, Eddison Zvobgo, a senior member of the party, says that he regretted the economic chaos that would result from the invasions but remarks that it had to be done for electoral reasons.But it's not just a problem for Zimbabwe. We are not just breeding and importing disease and destruction, we are exporting it as well. Most strikingly, the Zimbabwean cancer is spreading to South Africa.The president of the ANC Youth League, Julius Malema, visited Zimbabwe to learn some of the tricks of the trade from our Minister for Indigenisation, the ironically-named Saviour Kasukuwere. Malema probably thought he had to give them something back, so he taught them the song, ‘Kill the boer', which was banned in South Africa-though they changed the lyrics to ‘Kill Roy Bennett'.