reply to post by trouble_every_day
Well that's an interesting point.
But no matter how much global news reports swing any bias it never comes to a point.
The global establishment celebrated the ANC, and despite many other scandals and deaths the liberal establishment continued to do so.
The ANC is trying hard for damage control, since they run and train the police since 1994.
So we get some leftist reports criticizing all this, but what are they actually criticizing?
There's no right-wing or colonial state they can blame for the excessive force.
They have to blame their own creation.
Most don't realize it at first, but the initial outrage quickly gives way to some cultural comments on violence in SA (I heard yesterday they blamed
it on our "macho" male culture).
Who is the outrage directed at?
"Saint Mandela" and his party?
So it becomes very circular and harks back to apartheid history and irrelevant comparisons.
If the police are to blame, the ANC is to blame, and if the ANC is to blame the entire neo-liberal leftist global intelligentsia is to blame.
So the language in the articles is quite interesting - there's an outrage, but ultimately nobody is clearly to blame!
If it wasn't so tragic, it would be funny.
It's like a revolution without a revolt.
It's the bad police, who work for ... oh never mind ... it's just the bad police.
Well maybe the world has finally seen a truth about SA.
But they'll forget soon again, and then criticizing the ANC will again be similar to racism or internalized colonialism.
Just like they forgot about Mugabe.
I'll give the ANC credit so far though in that they stuck to their police, and a huge chunk of the country for the first time actually sympathizes
with the police, because we cannot go forward like this where every group with a beef uses weapons.
People outside SA may not understand, but behavior in that vein is a pattern in our country, and ultimately it destabilizes our society and
edit on 18-8-2012 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)