It's a lonely fight sometimes, feeling you're the only one battling needless agenda ridden scaremongering that harms the countries potential. But mister Huntley, the "giant" martial arts expert, who claims to have been attacked 7 times in Cape Town (Yes, quaint little Cape Town), has open pandora's box regarding this issue.
Yesterday at a braai after the rugby we laughed about this little story and how ridiculous it was. What was interesting was almost everyone took the view that some of these expats sure "speak a lot of kak." A view I harbour in secret because most of my friends are not well travelled or political or frankly to busy enjoying life to ever think about this type of thing. It was very cathartic to know that at the heart your average white South Afican distances himself from this bitter expat rhethoric.
The sunday times this morning is also full of wonderful stories affirmating my perspective. One article is a mock letter written to the Canadian authorities in gross hyperbole style. It states how the writer is white and perspectuted but not racist, he has black friends...or would have if they didn't try and kill him , rape his wife and eat his children. How he's been raped 7 times ,stabbed 50 and murdered 3 times at the hands of blacks etc...you get the drift. Another lambasts white amnesia and how whites seem to remember the country very differently before 1994 than it was. It also notes how whites are still born into amazing priveledge in this country and have shared most of the massive economic growth experienced since 1994.
This goes out to the zasucks of the world. You see. We reject your rubbish message and peccimism. All you will achieve by probing and scratching at this issue will be a backlash from your fellow white South Africans. So stop pretending you represent or speak for us. You don't ! Most of you don't even live here and good riddance. Kindly either come back to South Africa and cure your obvious existentialesque gloomy homesickness. Or stay away and stop trying to fuck it up for those of us who remain by presenting the country in such a negative alarmist light.
There could after all only be one reason to ever justify such hateful rhetoric, and that would be if someone your cause morally trumped the means. That would reuire that what you were doing somehow helped the world in some way. Not only are you not helping you are hindering...actively wishing failure and despair on an entire country because you're emotionally unintelligent. You're silly sites and false rhetoric haved probably stopped many potential tourists and foriegn investment which are much needed. It's truly a testiment to how wrong you are about South Africa and it's people that despite a climate where we find the world drowing in negative South African mythology, yet despite this...thrive.
As always I leave you with my mantra : If you're not part of the future , get out of the fucking way.