There's a hilarious post up on S.A.S where some crap writer complains that he gives up....he just can't convince the "dellusioned" white South Africans that South Africa is a bad place and they should leave. He never stops to consider that it's because South Africa is an awesome place full of vibrancy and opportunity. He just blames this on "liberalism" and goes on to say there are far more of these liberals than "right minded people".
Basically he's admitting that the kooks at S.A.S are a minority of embittered nazi's who your average white South African would laugh off (or worse). To me this is perfectly obvious and true, because the great majority of white South Africans I know(despite the odd moan) are very happy in South Africa and love the country and fully feel part of it. Sadly on the internet though you're more likely to come across the bitter expat in his crummy new home because he's got no quality of life, friends and is stuck at his computer and miserable.
Next he goes on to describe his recent trip to South Africa ...His parts are the parts in bold letters (or to put it another way : the stupid parts) , and my deconstruction follows in regular font.
I was there over a year ago, and just seeing how different it is, very changed, (no shit sherlcok...it's a million times better)I knew it was no longer a place I want to be (because you're a racist nazi?)...just squatter camps and low cost housing all over the place. (Amazing. 20% of black people have pulled themselves out of poverty and squatter camps have increased....amaingly bullshit that is) Security villages and security estates..all very fancy yes...all very high walled. (yup..very fancy well protected gated communities everywhere...what's the problem ?) Gawd awful Joburg was a sight, urban sprawl all the way to Pretoria,(he means new developments due to the economic boom) and black heads like an ant invasion (yes there are black people in africa folks)...and the traffic...too dreadful. (Ie : Much more people can afford cars) Go into Edgars, Woolies, Pick n Pay..just AA staff, salespeople and cashiers (he means black..and yes...there are lots of black people in stores now because they have money)...hawkers at traffic lights and car gaurds everywhere. Just about the only whites you see in the large stores are the customers. I noticed even restaurants had less young white students then there were in the past (no , what you saw was the same amount of white students just with the inclusion of their black friends). It all looked and felt very different (It is different...thank god !!!)...and it was so dry and dusty. (Blame the black man for the weather now too ?)
For the expats or recent returnees out there who found the grass not to be as green as you hoped. Maybe you could post about it up here so we can balance out the information from the S.A.S types.