It's not often I give advice to the fearmongers, but I feel if I don't intervene and get them back on track I'll have no-one heads to f#ck with after the world cup. They're failing that badly.
Here's the problem and mistake they're making : They're over cooking it.
Picture this. You're a tourist coming over for the world cup and while you're looking for nice things to do you come across some of the most crazy right winged South African websites out there. Moments later you're reading about how South Africa is a war zone and how there's a "kill a tourist day" and how dogs walk around in the streets with dead babies in their mouths etc and other such drivel.
Picture that. Then imagine that tourists' thoughts when he steps off an aeroplane into Cape Town./Sandon etc
Without a doubt the most common first words to be spoken in this country are going to "What the fuck ?" just before they burst out in laughter at themselves for having allowed some rednecks to put stupid ideas in their heads before throwing away their ridiculous f#cking stab proof vests.
You see muppets, all you do by overstating the problems in this country to the extent you do is that when people are exposed to the reality, you've set their expectations so low that the country is actually going to seem a million times better than it is. The story of the world cup is going to be so overwhelmingly positive from the perspective of the spectators and journalists given the horror they were anticipating. It would take something freakishly insanely awful for the story to not be all about "How well this world cup has gone compared with expectations and how gloriously comparitively far from a hell hole South Africa actually is in relation to their expectations."
In fact there could now be something horrible like 5 tourist murders during the tournament(will never happen) and I bet at this juncture most of the journos would shrug it off as a great success on behalf of the A.N.C. You've gone THAT much too far.
So come on. Get back in the game. At least give yourselves a chance of coming away from the world cup with some sembelence of dignity and respectibility, rather than just total white trash racist wanker revisionists. Although to be fair that does describe you lot pretty accurately. You're making it far too easy for me.
Peace and love