Wednesday, 15 April 2009

You emmigrated to this Sh!t hole ?

I've recently been bemused at the hype over Jade Goody in Britain almost as much as I was over the hype over gold digger Princess Diana. However in the grand scheme I was not particularly suprised given the decayed and intellectually bankrupt status of your average modern day British person. Why in the name of anything sane would anyone emmigrate to that cesspitt ful of rude yobos, cold weather and crappy lifestyle ?

Something is rotten in Britain. Young men are stabbing each other to death at an unprecedented rate, the centres of many towns are no-go areas on weekends as drunks spill out of bars and terrorize passersby, and Britons are obsessed with celebrities such as Jade Goody, whose funeral last weekend led to scenes reminiscent of the death of Princess Diana. Anyway...this is an interesing take on the scenario.

In a recent article, British talk show host Michael Parkinson heaped scathing criticism on Ms. Goody, calling her "all that's paltry and wretched about Britain."

Brought up by drug-addicted parents in a poor neighbourhood of London, she was transformed by the glare of reality television into a multi-million-dollar product whom the public was urged to celebrate, especially after being diagnosed with cervical cancer, Mr. Parkinson noted.
"Jade Goody has her own place in the history of television and, while it's significant, it's nothing to be proud of," he wrote in the Radio Times.

"When we clear the media smokescreen from around her death what we're left with is a woman who came to represent all that's paltry and wretched about Britain today. She was ... barely educated, ignorant and puerile. Then she was projected to celebrity by Big Brother and from that point on became a media chattel to be manipulated and exploited till the day she died."
What made Ms. Goody stand out in her reality-TV appearances was her shocking ignorance of her country's geography, her naked and drunken exploits and her racist bullying of an Indian housemate.

But she is not the only sign something has gone awry.

Over the past 25 years, an incredible decline in unity has become evident in everything, from rioting at soccer games to the "alien nation" characterized by high numbers of immigrants in some areas, said Ninian Mellamphy, professor emeritus of English at the University of Western Ontario.

"It looks as if the whole nation has, to a greater sense, kind of lost its moral focus," he added, noting this may reflect resentment at a loss of status resulting from the dissolution of the British Empire.

"[It took away] a kind of self-respect that had to do with British power and perhaps British arrogance, and so you have an arrogance now that has no relationship with power."
Last year, Ray Winstone, an actor known for tough-guy roles, threatened to leave, saying Britain had "gone to the dogs" and citing increasingly lawless behaviour among youths. "We're a mess. And do I really want to live in this mess any more? I feel bad saying it, but I'm just not sure."
In Mr. Mellamphy's eyes, the spiritual malaise gripping modern Britain has created something of a "moral vacuum" that feeds off itself.

Last week, two brothers, aged 10 and 11, were accused of attempting to murder two other boys, who claimed they were robbed and beaten in a wooded area in northern England. The accused, who had recently been placed in foster care, became some of the youngest people ever charged with such a serious crime in Britain.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown's office called the crime a "disturbing but singular event" that should not be used to draw conclusions about the state of society.
Yet signs of cultural decline have also become evident in the familial sphere, an area the opposition Conservative party has identified as a priority, touting a goal to make Britain the most "family-friendly" country in the world.

It seems they have far to go. In February, Alfie Patten, 13, was reported to have fathered his 15-year-old girlfriend's baby. Though The Daily Telegraph dubbed him "the exploited face of broken Britain," it soon appeared he was only one of several teens claiming paternity. DNA tests later confirmed he was not the father.

Other young people, increasingly girls, are getting drunk at an alarming rate. A Daily Mirror series on the "epidemic" said more than 5,000 teenage girls landed in hospital last year because of binge drinking. Those same teens - loaded up with cheap alcohol - have been fuelling soaring crime rates.

"Last year violent crimes by teenage girls reached a shocking 23,000, many of them alcohol-related," the Mirror said, going on to note that British teenagers "now drink more than almost anywhere in Europe."\

But it's not making them any happier. A recent report by the New Economics Foundation found Britons aged 16 to 24 experienced some of the lowest levels of trust and belonging - key elements of social well-being - in Europe. Only Bulgaria and Estonia reported lower rates.
Part of the problem seems to be the number of people leaving school without any qualifications as the dropout rate remains stubbornly high.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

why do people go to the uk

well i wa birn in zim as were my parents but we grew up in durbs
but my grandparents were born in scotland so for me going to the uk is almost like going home not that africa isnt home

but even with all its problems andit does have alot it still is safer than sa

Anonymous said...

this is stuff u see in sa all thetime
but sa is even worse

plus look how dangerous the roads are in africa i hears sa has 56 raod deaths aday way worse than the uk

zuma is still singing brong me my machinge gun africa is alos full of aids awefull crime bee and and on the door step ofsome of the poorest countrys in the world and tjey all want ot move to sa(bringin crime and disease) i dont see much of a future left for sa
i dont feel safe with zuma coming in and i hear affirmative action isnt going nowhere

Anonymous said...

http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/Advice/South_Africa

crime info for u.k from aussie gov

Petty crime such as pickpocketing and street theft occurs at tourist destinations and on public transport, including the London Underground and at airports.

Credit card and ATM fraud, often involving sophisticated equipment, is increasing in the United Kingdom, as is the incidence of identity theft. Take care to shield your pin number when using ATMs and when using internet cafes, particularly for internet banking.

now for sa

We advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in South Africa because of the high level of serious crime. Muggings, armed robbery and other forms of theft are common. Murders, rapes and carjackings involving foreign tourists have also been reported. Travellers have been robbed and assaulted after having their food or drinks spiked.

Crime is significantly higher after dark in the centres of major cities and in township areas. The inner suburbs of Johannesburg (Berea and Hillbrow) and the beachfront in Durban are particularly prone to crime and you should avoid travelling to these areas. As crime rates are generally high in the townships, you should only visit township areas with an organised tour run by a reputable company. You should also avoid isolated beaches, lookouts and picnic areas.

Due to the very high prevalence of HIV/AIDS, victims of violent crime, especially rape, are strongly encouraged to seek immediate medical assistance.

When travelling by car, you should keep the doors locked and the windows up. Valuables should be kept out of sight, and you should exercise vigilance in public places.

There is a luggage theft and pilferage problem at Johannesburg and Cape Town airports. Use an airport plastic wrapping service when available and avoid placing electronics, jewellery, cameras and other valuables into checked luggage.

Criminals operate out of the airport in Johannesburg, following some overseas visitors to their homes or hotels and robbing them. We advise against accepting unsolicited assistance with transport when arriving at the airport in Johannesburg. Assaults and robberies have also taken place on local commuter and metro trains between Johannesburg and Pretoria, as well as on commuter trains in Cape Town.

Hikers have been attacked on the tracks on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town.

Commercial fraud scams are common in South Africa. If you receive a scam message, don't be fooled: if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. Our information on international financial scams provides details on common commercial fraud scams. If you are a victim of a scam you should not travel to South Africa to seek restitution given the risk of physical assault from the perpetrators of such crimes. Fraud incidents may be reported to the Commercial Crimes Unit of the South African Police Service in Johannesburg, telephone +27 11 970 5300.

The Rooster said...

this is stuff u see in sa all thetime
but sa is even worse

plus look how dangerous the roads are in africa i hears sa has 56 raod deaths aday way worse than the uk

zuma is still singing brong me my machinge gun africa is alos full of aids awefull crime bee and and on the door step ofsome of the poorest countrys in the world and tjey all want ot move to sa(bringin crime and disease) i dont see much of a future left for sa
i dont feel safe with zuma coming in and i hear affirmative action isnt going nowhere


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Oh fuck my sideways...another dumb twat harping on about that fucking song. Look I dont like zuma but for fuck sakes he sings it as a old protest song. I see kids singing "ring a ring of roses" but I don't fucking think they're wishing the black plague on anyone (although they probably are the sick little fucks)Get the fuck over it already.

Everything you say is a cliche and ll informed. Africa is "full of aids"....we've been hearing that since the late 80's and nothing close to the devastation they predicted has ever even come close to occuring....boring !! Stop the drama -queen scarmongering !!!

The Rooster said...

http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/Advice/South_Africa

crime info for u.k from aussie gov

Petty crime such as pickpocketing and street theft occurs at tourist destinations and on public transport, including the London Underground and at airports.

Credit card and ATM fraud, often involving sophisticated equipment, is increasing in the United Kingdom, as is the incidence of identity theft. Take care to shield your pin number when using ATMs and when using internet cafes, particularly for internet banking.

now for sa

We advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in South Africa because of the high level of serious crime. Muggings, armed robbery and other forms of theft are common. Murders, rapes and carjackings involving foreign tourists have also been reported. Travellers have been robbed and assaulted after having their food or drinks spiked.

Crime is significantly higher after dark in the centres of major cities and in township areas. The inner suburbs of Johannesburg (Berea and Hillbrow) and the beachfront in Durban are particularly prone to crime and you should avoid travelling to these areas. As crime rates are generally high in the townships, you should only visit township areas with an organised tour run by a reputable company. You should also avoid isolated beaches, lookouts and picnic areas.

Due to the very high prevalence of HIV/AIDS, victims of violent crime, especially rape, are strongly encouraged to seek immediate medical assistance.

When travelling by car, you should keep the doors locked and the windows up. Valuables should be kept out of sight, and you should exercise vigilance in public places.

There is a luggage theft and pilferage problem at Johannesburg and Cape Town airports. Use an airport plastic wrapping service when available and avoid placing electronics, jewellery, cameras and other valuables into checked luggage.

Criminals operate out of the airport in Johannesburg, following some overseas visitors to their homes or hotels and robbing them. We advise against accepting unsolicited assistance with transport when arriving at the airport in Johannesburg. Assaults and robberies have also taken place on local commuter and metro trains between Johannesburg and Pretoria, as well as on commuter trains in Cape Town.

Hikers have been attacked on the tracks on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town.

Commercial fraud scams are common in South Africa. If you receive a scam message, don't be fooled: if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. Our information on international financial scams provides details on common commercial fraud scams. If you are a victim of a scam you should not travel to South Africa to seek restitution given the risk of physical assault from the perpetrators of such crimes. Fraud incidents may be reported to the Commercial Crimes Unit of the South African Police Service in Johannesburg,

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Surprise , fucking surprise....the south african government warns you to avoid bad areas and inorms you crime (like the rest of the world) exists here too. Thats total fucking common sense isn't it ? Its no fluke we harp on about it in our tourist brochures too ,when we can;t shut the fuck up about it in every other aspect of life. Get some fucking perspective.

Anonymous said...

Everything you say is a cliche and ll informed. Africa is "full of aids"....we've been hearing that since the late 80's and nothing close to the devastation they predicted has ever even come close to occuring....boring !! Stop the drama -queen scarmongering !!!

well last time i checked sa has 700 aids deaths a day

even if that number is way out there
aids is still a serouis issue as the crime is sa . no where in the workd is worse than sa full stop

Anonymous said...

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Surprise , fucking surprise....the south african government warns you to avoid bad areas and inorms you crime (like the rest of the world) exists here too. Thats total fucking common sense isn't it ? Its no fluke we harp on about it in our tourist brochures too ,when we can;t shut the fuck up about it in every other aspect of life. Get some fucking perspective.



airports are not meant to be bad areas i havre perspective


There is a luggage theft and pilferage problem at Johannesburg and Cape Town airports. Use an airport plastic wrapping service when available and avoid placing electronics, jewellery, cameras and other valuables into checked luggage.


nothing bout bad areas hre just crime and grime
Murders, rapes and carjackings involving foreign tourists have also been reported. Travellers have been robbed and assaulted after having their food or drinks spiked.



Crime is significantly higher after dark in the centres of major cities and in township areas. avoid citys at night u shouldnt hve to do that

high aids
Due to the very high prevalence of HIV/AIDS, victims of violent crime, especially rape, are strongly encouraged to seek immediate medical assistance.

anddurban beachfront should not be a bad area

Anonymous said...

hey rooster

i got this info from the world health org bout south africa

Statistics:

Total population: 48,282,000


Gross national income per capita (PPP international $): 8,900


Life expectancy at birth m/f (years): 50/53 (does that mean u dont live very long if u r poor )


Healthy life expectancy at birth m/f (years, 2003): 43/45


Probability of dying under five (per 1 000 live births): 69


Probability of dying between 15 and 60 years m/f (per 1 000 population): 598/531


Total expenditure on health per capita (Intl $, 2006): 869


Total expenditure on health as % of GDP (2006): 8.6


Figures are for 2006

Anonymous said...

more from the who org

Causes of death in children under-5
Distribution of causes of death
among children under 5 years of age
South Africa, 2000-2003
Causes
Deathsb Regional
average
(%) (%)
Total neonatal deaths 100 100
Neonatal causesa 35 26
HIV/AIDS 57 7
Diarrhoeal diseases 1 17
Measles 0 4
Malaria 0 17
Pneumonia 1 21
Injuries 5 2
Others 1 6
a. Includes diarrhoea during neonatal period
Sum of individual proportions may not add up to 100% due to
rounding.
b.
Annual estimated proportions of death
by cause for neonates
South Africa, 2000
Causes
Deathsc Regional
averagec
(%) (%)
Total neonatal deaths 100 100
Neonatal tetanus 1 9
Severe infectiona 21 27
Birth asphyxia 23 24
Diarrhoeal diseases 1 3
Congenital anomalies 10 6
Preterm birthb 36 23
Others 7 7
Includes deaths from pneumonia, meningitis, sepsis/septicaemia
and other infections during the neonatal period.
a.
Includes only deaths directly attributed to prematurity and to specific
complications of preterm birth such as surfactant deficiency, but not
all deaths in preterm infants.
b.
c. Sum of individual proportions may not equal 100% due to rounding.
Causes of Death
Top ten causes of death, all ages
South Africa, 2002
Causes
Deaths
Years
of Life
Lost
(000) (%) (%)
All causes 679 100 100
HIV/AIDS 355 52 63 (thats a big number )
Cerebrovascular disease 30 5 2
Ischaemic heart disease 27 4 2
Lower respiratory infections 23 4 3
Violence 19 3 3
Tuberculosis 14 2 2
Diarrhoeal diseases 13 2 3
Road traffic accidents 13 2 2
Diabetes mellitus 12 2 1
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 9 1 1
Source: Death and DALY estimates by cause, 2002
http://www.who.int/entity/healthinfo/statistics/bodgbddeathdalyestimates.xls
Life expectancy at birth among males (years)
South Africa, 2004
Life expectancy at birth among females (years)
South Africa, 2004
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births)
South Africa, 2000
Legend:
WHO African Region
South Africa
Source: World Health Statistics 2006

The Rooster said...

What are you trying to demonstrate with these figures ? Not to be a bithc but I don't know what they're trying to illustrate.

zaza said...

Rooster-
i dont know how you keep your head amongst the fear mongering drama queens who comment ridiculous things to valid their half baked,uninformed chicken ass decisions(ahem moving miserable places like NZ and backwater Aus to live half lives bwhaha)and attempt to respond to them rationally but well done,
keep speaking your sweet,sweet truth roosteroo

Anonymous said...

hey rooster

i sent u the figures as i thought u might find them usefull in some way. they are i think what is the man causes of death in south africa

i jsut would like to send you stuff to help out once in a while

if u want i will keep sendig stuff

here is the latest sas rascist kak


and i told thme it was rascisit and was told to push off sure u will see from this story how wrong the site is .....

In 1992 I had only been in SA for less than a year and was fairly ignorant about Black stupidity although I´d heard a few hilarious stories and jokes.

Having driven from the Cape to Joburg via Durban I had my car stolen on my very first day in Joburg. And, guess what else? In the boot was a recently purchsed case of 24×250ml dinkies of Nederberg Baronne (1984 “superior”) …! The bottles had screw caps, so predictably enough, the simians must have joy-ridden it around whilst pouring the stuff down their ugly necks because I eventually found the car a writeoff – front end completely stoved in – in a police stolen car compound (a vast field) in Soweto, the inside littered with empty broken wine bottles.

Shortly thereafter, still in Joburg, I bought a 1984 Honda Prelude (nice car), which I later took to one of those drive-through car wash places. I stepped out of the car to ask the ape attendant the routine, prices etc, and was about to get back into the car when the monkeyman seemed to indicate it wasn´t necessary for me to actually sit in the car during the wash.

Hmmmm I thought…anyway I fell for it..!

But there must have been something especially primordial about the look of this being that made me somewhat doubt whether I was talking to a human (of course, I have since realised that I was not) or some other creature, so I carefully watched my car going through the process and noticed that exactly at the end of the rail where the car stops – or not, as in this case - the tarmac suddenly became a slope of about 10 degrees for about 15 metres or so, beyond which a troupe of simian wekkas were lazing around munching on fried Chicken and coke as is their fashion.

I looked around for my monkey but he must have disappeared back into his tree, so there I was helplessly wondering whether the car would come to a stop at the end of the process or would it career away driverless down the slope into the adjacent zoo and the waiting simians? Naturally enough it did the latter and I had to break into an Olympic dash and jump inside just before it wiped out the audience of Chicken Men who were meanwhile laughing uproariously at this stupid mlungu chasing alter a runaway car..!!

I went back to angrily berate the ape attendant, who hearing the commotion had climbed down from his tree, but all I got was SILENCE, and a blank hate-filled stare from BALEFUL EYES…!

Tags: Incompetence, Race Matters, Typical SBG stupidity

The Rooster said...

Rooster-
i dont know how you keep your head amongst the fear mongering drama queens who comment ridiculous things to valid their half baked,uninformed chicken ass decisions(ahem moving miserable places like NZ and backwater Aus to live half lives bwhaha)and attempt to respond to them rationally but well done,
keep speaking your sweet,sweet truth roosteroo


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I will keep fighting the good fight. Peace bro.

Anonymous said...

REfernce: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1172414/Bring-machine-gun-Thats-chilling-100-cent-Zulu-boy-elected-South-Africas-President-week.html

There have been some achievements, for sure. A million basic little matchbox houses have been built, and millions more blacks are now connected to water and electricity grids than under apartheid.

But the standard of public hospitals is a disgrace; the ANC’s Aids policies - blighted by Mbeki’s bizarre belief that anti-retroviral drugs were a toxic imperialist conspiracy - have condemned millions of people to ill-health and early death from what is now a largely treatable condition.

The South African economy has grown enormously since the shackles of apartheid were removed, and there is obviously a great deal more money around in the major cities than there was 15 years ago at the time of the first democratic election.

Yet the rate of economic growth is far below what is needed to bring jobs to the millions of unemployed crammed into informal squatter settlements around the cities, desperately looking for a way to make a living, by legal means or otherwise.

The level of violent crime remains the biggest single reason for South Africans to emigrate. There are some 20,000 murders a year, 126,000 armed robberies - one every five minutes. The incidence of rape is terrifying and the true figures are unknown, so common is it in the townships.

that is so true rooster crime in sa is so common real stats r hard to come by

Anonymous said...

Fear of crime never leaves the visitor to South Africa, not only in Johannesburg but increasingly in Durban, Cape Town and beyond.

Staying here in Jo’burg with friends, I was told by my host that there was, on average, one armed break-in every night in their suburb - a small enclave in a fashionable part of town no more than ten streets wide.

Mbeki and his Cabinet spoke and acted as though they regarded concern about such violence as a preoccupation of white ‘racists’ determined to run the new democracy down. By talking about getting tough on criminals, Zuma has shown he understands better what people really think.

The problem is that the police force is now so demoralised that it most probably could not be rebuilt, even if the political will were there.

The Rooster said...

REfernce: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1172414/Bring-machine-gun-Thats-chilling-100-cent-Zulu-boy-elected-South-Africas-President-week.html

There have been some achievements, for sure. A million basic little matchbox houses have been built, and millions more blacks are now connected to water and electricity grids than under apartheid.

But the standard of public hospitals is a disgrace; the ANC’s Aids policies - blighted by Mbeki’s bizarre belief that anti-retroviral drugs were a toxic imperialist conspiracy - have condemned millions of people to ill-health and early death from what is now a largely treatable condition.

The South African economy has grown enormously since the shackles of apartheid were removed, and there is obviously a great deal more money around in the major cities than there was 15 years ago at the time of the first democratic election.

Yet the rate of economic growth is far below what is needed to bring jobs to the millions of unemployed crammed into informal squatter settlements around the cities, desperately looking for a way to make a living, by legal means or otherwise.

The level of violent crime remains the biggest single reason for South Africans to emigrate. There are some 20,000 murders a year, 126,000 armed robberies - one every five minutes. The incidence of rape is terrifying and the true figures are unknown, so common is it in the townships.

that is so true rooster crime in sa is so common real stats r hard to come by


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Apart from the lie about Mbeki's view on aids I take no issue with the above comments. Thabo Mbeki never denied the existance of aids. And anyone who thinks he did never took the time to actually look up what he really said,.

The Rooster said...

Fear of crime never leaves the visitor to South Africa, not only in Johannesburg but increasingly in Durban, Cape Town and beyond.

Staying here in Jo’burg with friends, I was told by my host that there was, on average, one armed break-in every night in their suburb - a small enclave in a fashionable part of town no more than ten streets wide.

Mbeki and his Cabinet spoke and acted as though they regarded concern about such violence as a preoccupation of white ‘racists’ determined to run the new democracy down. By talking about getting tough on criminals, Zuma has shown he understands better what people really think.

The problem is that the police force is now so demoralised that it most probably could not be rebuilt, even if the political will were there.

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Your host is lying and probably a mello-dramatic racist idiot.

Zuma is a populist....if suddenly everyone decided that puppies should be killed he'd be on tv with little fido's head on a stick..

Anonymous said...

well to be honest while i was still iving in sa it was on the news the anc said only whites complain about crime and safety so they r rascist but that is a way of ducking the bullet

i have seen many blacks in sa complain about crime jsut go to hillbrow the blacks there r fed up but the anc dont give a dam as long as they r lekker why should the care they are a self interest goverment for expample spending a billion rand renaming pretoria

wouldnt that money have been better spent on aids schools the police things that rwally matter

The Rooster said...

well to be honest while i was still iving in sa it was on the news the anc said only whites complain about crime and safety so they r rascist but that is a way of ducking the bullet

i have seen many blacks in sa complain about crime jsut go to hillbrow the blacks there r fed up but the anc dont give a dam as long as they r lekker why should the care they are a self interest goverment for expample spending a billion rand renaming pretoria

wouldnt that money have been better spent on aids schools the police things that rwally matter
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a billion rand reaming pretoria ? Well I doubt for a moment it cos anything close to that to put up a few signs and print a few new maps. But let your silly imagination and uncritical mind run away with you if that's your style.