South African activist Jason “Buffalo” Bartlett is continuing his walk from Texas to D.C. to raise awareness about a supposed “white genocide” occurring there. Bartlett hopes to spread his message to members of Congress and even President Trump himself.
When we last heard from Bartlett, he was fearmongering about white genocide to Glenn Beck’s BlazeTV. And late last month, Bartlett appeared on the openly white supremacist podcast The Political Cesspool, hosted by James Edwards and Keith Alexander.
To give an idea of what The Political Cesspool is like, one could point to Edwards denouncing Martin Luther King Jr. as a “fat, greasy, white-hating Communist.” Or calling Nathan Bedford Forrest an “American hero.” Or claiming Muslims have “invaded” the U.S. and Europe.
Edwards also has a penchant for inviting on white supremacist and antisemitic guests, such as Pat Buchanan, Michael J. Thompson (a.k.a. “Paul Kersey”), Kevin MacDonald, Virginia Abernethy, Nick Griffin, and David Duke. Bartlett has already appeared on one white nationalist program — Jean-François “J.F.” Gariépy’s The Public Space — and it seems he wanted go on another.
During his appearance, Bartlett told the hosts that white farmers were being “brutally tortured and murdered” in South Africa, a country he referred to as a “Pagan nation full of hate” and a “socialist, Communist cesspool of absolute debauchery and Paganism.”
Keith Alexander, who later in the show called himself “an advocate for white people” who “want[s] to see those genes preserved,” asked Bartlett why white farmers don’t carry firearms and shoot their attackers. Bartlett claimed they would be arrested as the aggressors and placed in a cell with “twenty” inmates who will “rape you so that they can give you AIDS.”
Bartlett said he wants to speak with President Trump about accepting white South Africans as refugees at a time when the Trump administration has slashed the number of refugees allowed to enter the U.S. Bartlett also said he had a “business proposal” for President Trump, but did not elaborate.
Alexander then asked Bartlett whether white South Africans are “trying to get out” and “if not, why not.” Bartlett falsely told Alexander and Edwards that farmland in South Africa “rightfully” belongs to white farmers — ignoring South Africa’s history of refusing to allow black South Africans to own farmland.
According to Bartlett, however, whites “were there before any of those Pagan people tried to take over the land.” He added that they “came in 1652” while the “[Cyril] Ramaphosas and the Julius Malemas” “all came in the 1700s.” In other words, Bartlett’s entire mission is based on the lie that white people are entitled to South Africa’s farmlands.
Despite this, Bartlett believes a “bold, Christian president” like Donald Trump will hear him out. And if right-wing media outlets continue to promote questionable figures like Bartlett, he might be right.