Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Guys this really does exist....give it some love and I'll update it...



pincer said...

If you are in part from German stock and also from Afrikaner stock, where the Afrikaner himself is constituted to a large part from German stock, why do you hate the Afrikaner so much? Is it self hate?

If you still can understand German, you may read this (I provided the English link):


The Rooster said...

Please read the disclaimer. Not everything is meant to be taken so seriously.

Yes I am from German stock. No I don't hate Afrikaners. I can still get by in understanding German but speaking wise I'm pretty dismal these days.

Dachshund said...

South Africans of German descent with German speaking parents, and who have therefore been brought up with some German, will see themselves as German rather than as Afrikaners. I am myself of immediate Dutch descent with Dutch as a home language when growing up. I'm not of an age, though, where I can pack it in here and go back to Holland. Rooster has a German passport and is a lot younger so he can therefore go pretty much where he likes, providing he finds employment.

One of the things I have noticed about people of immediate Dutch or German descent - and for that matter from Greek or Portuguese or Italian descent - is that they tend to see themselves as distinct from other South Africans, in the same way that English speaking South Africans see themselves as distinct from Afrikaans speaking people.

The Afrikaner sees himself as the pig that must provide the bacon for breakfast, he can only be totally committed - unless he has the means and desire to emigrate. One can understand that it must stick in ones craw to be pushed into emigrating if you see yourself as wholeheartedly South African. And that is the core of the dilemma in which the Afrikaans speaking white South African finds himself. It's a dilemma that others shouldn't scoff at just because they see themselves as the chicken that provides the eggs for breakfast.

Dachshund said...

But that doesn't mean that I don't think a lot of Afrikaners behave like absolute aresholes.