Friday, June 11, 2010

So incredibly Proud to be SOUTH AFRICAN

Who can write at a time like this.

Who can READ at a time like this!

Ke nako. Insanity. Ke nako

- When we won the award 6 years ago, I had thought I’d be experiencing the tournament with at least one child of my own running about. HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHA! How very wrong.

- My heart is aching to be home.

- (White) Australia will never ever know this feeling that South Africa is experiencing right now. Because they will always be too comfortable to know how to nationally fight in the face of outside patronising adversity. (Which is why the bitter racist ex-S.Affers love it here… patronising in peace ((Sorry, I had to do that stab. I had to deal with some bitters in the past day. Blood boils)) ).

For 6 years we have listened (some South Africans have listened since the 19th century) that we are useless, too disorganised, we cannot do it, we are not up to “civilised” standards.

And all these celebrations are a big FUCK YOU! We did not listen! Because we knew we could! We can! We have! And we are doing it OUR STYLE!


- There is a fkc load of controversy going on quietly on the sides, and we don’t want to face it right now. And we know we will in our hangover. One interesting example I was made aware of yesterday: Why are coke vendors out of business for this tournament? Coca Cola doesn’t want to know who they are right now, but in 5 weeks time, Coke will be back to asking them to sell for the Multinational. Could some plan not have been made, Coca Cola??

- We have extreme poverty in South Africa. From here on out, money had better be wisely spent. But remember, even poor people are allowed to experience rich emotions. Emotions of hope & pride that this world cup is bringing.

And in the words of others:

Some broadcasters actually requested that the humble vuvuzela be banned from the stadiums, but FIFA chief Sepp Blatter couldn’t hear them for the racket that was going on and ignored their pleas. This is an African World Cup, the first of its kind, and the locals are going to make this a unique tournament unlike any we have seen before. So let’s not approach it with these imperialist attitudes. Let us embrace the vuvuzela for all it symbolises. Vive la difference.

(Oz newspaper)

Whatever the critics might say, the authorities are adamant that the World Cup has delivered what it set out to do: improve the image of South Africa, show the world that an emerging African nation has the skills and smarts to put on an event of this proportion and, importantly, act as a rallying point to unite this fractured society. The World Cup here is a celebration of African pride and a stimulus for self-belief.

''We are ready,'' reads the slogan posted all over the nation. They are.

(Oz newspaper)

With a dollop of the right attitude, this country will change your life.

(Supersport advice for foreigners)

They'll call me Freedom! Just like a Waving Flag!

Ke Nako!

Go Bafana!!

Well done South Africa! You did it!


DBAWIW said...

Wearing my yellow Bafana t-shirt for you today, dude. :-)

Champagne Heathen said...

Ah! Thank you!

Mine arrived in the post today! I hope not too late, but then again, these aussies wouldn't know wtf team it was for!