It starts in but four days. Once, this website dared point out similarities between the movie District 9 and Haiti.
We were wrong... South Africa is District 9.
One reader of this website asked why we spend so much time talking about South Africa and the World Cup. The answer is the same reason we discuss Detroit, Atlanta, Baltimore, Birmingham, Newark, Chicago and any city in the United States that represents the future... now.
Whitopia's represent a dream, a glimpse at what can't be for much longer. South Africa represents your future and it will be replicated in every corner of the so-called western world.
Consider, the United States ambassador to South Africa warning for Americans traveling to the World Cup:
The U.S. ambassador to South Africa downplayed the State Department's crime alert to Americans attending the World Cup.
Ambassador Donald Gips, wearing a U.S. national team road jersey, attended Sunday's American training session, which was watched by several hundred vuvuzela-blowing children brought by youth groups partnering with the embassy.
"There is no new concern about violence," Gips said on the side of the field. "South Africa does have a crime problem that they're addressing, and we want to make sure Americans are aware of that and stay in places that are safe."
On May 27, the State Department cautioned U.S. citizens in South Africa attending the World Cup to keep car doors and windows locked while driving and not to leave valuables in plain view or to wear expensive jewelry.
"Criminal activity, including violent crime, is prevalent throughout the country," the department said.
Gips said South Africa had to progress from its past.
"It is a country that is coming from the legacy of apartheid," he said. "In the 15 or 16 years since it's been a free democracy, they've made huge strides, but it's a very difficult legacy to overcome. So there are still problems that need to be addressed."
The shelf life for blaming Apartheid for continuous misrule by the Black government in the new South Africa is up. Indeed, the crime rate soared when Black people gained the freedom to act with the impetuous nature of the aliens in District 9, only when the Apartheid government fell to the thunderous applause of the international community.
The nation that Black people were handed in 1994 was a first world power with nuclear weapons, some of the finest cities, soundest infrastructure and a model for rule of law (no better metaphor for the hand over from white rule to Black can be found then Ponte City).
Crime, a horrible reality in post-apartheid South Africa, was kept in check by the only methodology that could possibly return order to America's major cities: the will to survive. However, that was long ago replaced with a desire to live a peaceful, preparatory extinction phase in the safety of Whitopia's, only delaying that haunting inevitability.
Like the aliens in District 9, the only reason Black people were able to reproduce with such fecundity was due to the benevolence of the host population:
Now, so-called brutal methods for dealing with the rising crime in South Africa can only be achieved through re-introducing Apartheid-era police tactics:
At the start of the year 1900, the number of African South Africans was found to be 3,5-million according to the British colonial government census. By 1954, our African population had soared to 8,5-million — and by 1990, there were a full 35-million of us — all carefully managed, closely policed, counted, shunted around in homelands and townships — and all of us chafing and griping under the suppressive yoke of the Afrikaner Broederbond’s rigid racial segregation system.
During apartheid, our population grew apace however because we also had the benefit of the Broers’ medical knowledge and their excellent agricultural skills.
Our population growth and our average life expectancy in fact showed us Africans in South Africa to be in better than average health when compared to other Africans on the rest of the continent: in the decades prior to the official policy of apartheid, (which was started in 1948), the average life expectancy of African South Africans was only 38 years.
However, during the last decade of the apartheid era from 1948 to 1994, our average life expectancy had risen to 64 years — on a par with Europe’s average life expectancy. Moreover, our infant death rates had by then also been reduced from 174 to 55 infant deaths per thousand, higher than Europe’s, but considerably lower than the rest of the African continent’s.
The Financial Times is wrong: In a recent article, that magazine claims the slide into the abyss is far from certain for South Africa. Wrong, as the overwhelming evidence of money spent protecting the fans coming to enjoy "the beautiful game" in South Africa attests.
With one of the highest homicide rates in the world, South Africa has been struggling for years to reduce the violence. Next year's FIFA World Cup soccer tournament has increased the pressure for action, amid fears that a major crime could taint the event.
So desperate is the African National Congress government to cut crime that it has been willing to water down post-apartheid-era laws that made it illegal for police to shoot to kill when pursuing fleeing suspects.
The apartheid-era police force was feared and distrusted, and now surveys indicate eroding confidence in the contemporary force, due in large part to corruption and the frequent reluctance of police to act on crime reports or visit crime scenes. Wealthy suburbs are policed by "24-hour rapid response" private security squads and farmers volunteer for rural patrols.
We will continue to post stories about South Africa (remember, we are only 2 posts into our 7 part series on the South African World Cup), for no more important event in the history of the world has the ability showcase the falsity of egalitarianism like this sporting contest (save a careful reading of world history).
Perhaps if the International community had not imposed a sports boycott on South Africa prior to Black rule in 1994, a peaceful and monumental World Cup could have been held in that nation long before 2010.
Alas, that scenario is the stuff dreams are made of.
Now you understand why the World Cup must covered with the same ferocity of a London Tabloid (God Bless The Daily Star) at this website.
We might not like soccer and find it insipid to watch, but only in dreams could a scenario unfold like the one we will soon see in South Africa.
Regular posts will continue, but detailed looks at the World Cup will become much more frequent.
This world we live in is due to the power transformative power of sports, and through this same power will it finally end.
Haiti isn't District 9. South Africa is though, and the World Cup will show the so-called civilized world that truth.
Remember: one game changes everything.
This World Cup was forced on South Africa by Disingenuous White Liberals within FIFA, at a time of great unrest with the Black governments performance in that nation - not to mention the murder of a man who could have led a civil war against the ANC in 1994 happening but two months ago.
If SBPDL was in the film Inception, this would be the scenario extracted from any dream dreamed.
This is why the World Cup will be kicked around a little longer at SBPDL.