I'm talking about the 2010 world cup. It is true what they say, the hopes of many people are riding on it. However for many of those people it will prove to be nothing more than a pipe dream.
Take this asshole fom for example...
From this site : I'm a total knob.
Good, we want the world cup in SA. For different reasons of course, the main one being 40 000 journos poking their noses into every nook and cranny. Maybe the illusion the world has of the idyllic ‘rainbow nation’ will go poof and they will see it for what it is: a beautiful country and culture being ruined by a despotic, kleptocratic organisation.
We need the quick coverage. Blogs like this and word of mouth will take too long to spread the truth.
Yes, it will be a good time. As for the event falling flat? A bonus. Bring on 2010.
So he thinks that 40 000 journalists, who have read nothing but negative scaremongering about South Africa and expect to land in a squatter camp engaged in warfare are going to arrive in South Africa and be anything less than astounded at how amazingly wealthy, modern , clean and beautiful it is ? Do you really think they will be unimpressed by our amazing infrastructure, hotels ,service industry, sights , friendly people , brilliant sporting fascilities ? All this in so called "hell hole" South Africa ?
Now that is a pipe dream !
Anyone I've ever met whose travelled to South Africa has been extremely pleasantly suprised. Every single one. And why wouldn't anyone be ? We're got first class tourist facicilities, the best game farms in the world, beautiful scenery, masses of fantastic wildlife reserves, awesome adventure tourism, wonderful and diverse cultures, a hauntingly beautiful and untouched coastline, extremely affordable food and wine, some of the most diverse fauna and flora in the world, world class cities, mountains ....everything !
I sometimes think the people who write the above rubbish are simple out of touch. In my community they are as we speak billions and billions of rands worth of investment pouring in everyday. New stores and shopping malles are opening everyday because the ones already open are packed to the rafters. New housing projects and development (middle to upmarket stuff) are going up extremely fast, yet not as fast as people can buy them. Every Tom and Harry with a business or trade is making a killing (all the Dick's have left). So remind me again ...which f#cking country are you muppets talking about ?
South Africa has a history of hosting excellent sporting events. The world cup cricket and Rugby were world class and universally celebrated as total sucesses. Clinging to the desperate hope that the South African world cup will be a failure is incredibly sad. I can't wait for that time...I can picture you boys now in your little expat bars screaming and throwing peanuts at the screen as the praise comes in.
Ah yes...the 2010 world cup. Never again after that time will anyone wander across your sites and take them seriously (if anyone even does). You'll be exposed for the out of touch scaremongers that you all are. And when you eventually do return to South Africa, the land of opportunity, realising what decline the west is in don't expect a welcome with open arms. Stay where you are f#ckheads. You're not wanted.