Friday, 19 September 2008
If ever you needed proof that what was spewing from the mouths of the folks at S.A.S and the likes, you can find it right here. A week now I’ve had my challenge up asking for someone to show me something ….anything that could justify their ludicrous idea that South Africa has gotten worse since 1994.
Of course all sane South Africans , or South Africans still in the country would tell you that there has never been a better time to live in South Africa. A booming economy , a crime rate that has decreased 28.8% since 1994, an emerging middle class of educated black people, a youth fully racially integrated and not filled with the stupid rhetoric of their previous generations. There is more cause for optimism now that ever in this nations history. What possible case could there be to moan ?
Now if you’re a perpetual cry baby you could point out that South Africa still has the 6th highest crime rate of countries that keep reliable statistics, but that’s not the point of the challenge is it ? The point was in every single important way South Africa has and is improving everyday. It is a widespread utter piece of bullsh!t mythology to state that South Africa was better before the A.N.C took over.
And not just for black people (for whom millions now have housing , education , opportunity, water and electricity or have joined the middle classes) but for white and asian people too, who have benefitted the most from new south African business opportunities and are thriving more than ever before. And I don’t begrudge these White/Asian people. They are being rewarded for their skills and investment in the future of our country. They stood around and allowed their children to be integrated into a truly African South Africa and I am glad they are now seeing the fruits of their efforts. They create jobs and provide much needed training and skills to the emerging black middle classes who were oppressed, and who are now quickly assimilating an adopting the values/principles of free market/hard work and education equals success capitalism.
With that I make the tricky claim about “oppression”. So today’s question goes out to the Afrikaaners amongst you.
Why are you so quick to dismiss the impact of your oppression on black people, and at the same time to quick to point out their oppression against you ? Do you wish to propose that in fact the so called “oppression” you face in South Africa is anything close to what you did for 70 years to the black people ? When you’re all begging on the streets from black people in their german sedans, will you still be making claims about race and intelligence based on socio economic conditions ?
Please let me know.
For now I’d like to make a toast to the death of the myth of a declining South Africa, and at the same time to my awesomeness. I called you muppets out and left you gawking. Be man enough to admit you simply were flat out wrong/lying about the state of South Africa being in decline and find something honest to moan about.
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Posted by The Rooster at 09:20