A footnote to sum up for new comers ...because people must be confused what the we're on about when they first come to this site.
South Africa. Beautiful, quirky, wonderful South Africa ! With all it's diversity of Fauna , Flora , culture and cuisine etc ! But what's that you're hearing ? The place has gone to the dogs ? Huh ? It's on a downward spiral ? It's the next zimbabwe ? Stop right there ! You might just be talking to a f#ckface !
Violent crime is down 44% since 1994 in South Africa. The economy has grown 600% in real terms. 10 million people have houses, water and electricty who didn't have it before. The real income of all South Africans has more than doubled. Despite this some crazy neurotic retards are going around telling everyone the sky is falling here. Appealing to anyone who ever got "boo" said to them to join them in their hateful worldview and unsophisticated cartesian dualistic racism and bigotry in various ways including alarmism and scaremongering.
Most of those doing to scaremongering are older ex South Africans who are motivated by hate for their new lifestyle compared to what it is like in new South Africa and bitterly spitting out the dummy at the people they percieved forced them to move (blacks) . As well as motivated by the brainwashing handed out to them while in the South African army where they were promised blacks all wanted them and their families killed . This is known as "Die swart gevaar" (The black danger) mentality and it has long since drowned out any piece of free thinking and rationality that reasonable people like you and I have and left a paranoid neurotic mess of a man. They try explain how they were forced to emmigrate because of lack of job opportunities (Whites make up 70% of coporate positions in South Africa) and other rubbish. Truth is they left because their imaginations were very fertile , just the wrong crops were planted. They now spend their miserable, bitter, useless reactionary lives going around the net and trying to piss on the party of white South Africans who stayed in the country and are thriving. Often they will try advance their true loony anti black agenda by hitching their cart to various issues such as crime and the performance of Eksom (The South African electricty producer who has put 10 million new people on the grid in 16 years.) Under this thinly masked veil they voice"concern" via overtly harsh critique of anything a black person ever was in anyway associated with.
Their "concerned about South Africa" websites too often give the game away with stories about Barack Obama, pictures of baboons, dead black babies (in the context of comedy) with wildly far fetched and sometimes flat out bullshit stories posted as "the real truth" etc. Other than being total blowhard crazyassed b#llshiters they also all share a characteristic of deeply bemoaning any South African success and wildly celebrating any failures. Another characterstic they have is that they're all unbearable twats who even their own mothers wouldn't piss on if they caught fire.
The soccer world cup...or as you might call it ...the football world cup is coming up and it's a deeply worrying time for these pathetic excuses for human beings. On the one hand they're wetting their pants at the prospect some tourists might die. Their hope is that this will enlighen the rest of the world as to the nature and "reality" of black people. The truth however is that South Africa has an excellent record for tourist safety. I have written many articles about this and I'll link to them shortly as I intend to focus a lot of time online this year debunking some myths that the type of silly people I'm exposing have created on the internet. Browse back a little and you should get the bigger picture.
The other irony is that they are setting people's expectations so low (from an already very low base) for what to expect in Africa that the world cup is likely to blow people's minds as to how comparitively affluent , safe and friendly South Africa is. These people have been boring anyone who cared to listen for years about the warzone nightmare that is South Africa. The egg is going to be pouring down their face like they have taken part in a japanese bodybuilders bukkake during a protein powder shortage.
So that's where we stand at present. South Africa : A country trying hard to shake off a tricky and complicated past. A country with many challenges to face such as poverty , crime , corruption , hiv/aids. So in that way not unique in anyway and like anywhere else these things are for the gross part very isolated and the average middle classed South Africa will likely never be exposed to them or even know they exist other than reading a sensationalistic newspaper. But also a very beautiful and hopeful country with infinite potential to surge ahead thanks to the growth potential of sub saharan Africa from a low base and it's needs for South African services , technological know how, products , processed goods etc.
The thing for South Africans to do is to take a side. Either be part of the future...or as I always say....or at least get the f#ck out of the way.