This is me writing again. The press release is done. There is strong enmity between
South Africans and other Africans and I will briefly poetically touch on that in part III. For now, I’m curious as to why that is and from where it comes. This especially intrigues me because of the fact that
In January Haley and I saw a play in
“What about the economy and the money?”
The queen steps forward and plays a South African game similar to paper-rock-scissors.
She plays against a peasant and wins!
“YEEEEeeeeees! Yessss! I get the money, I get the money?”
“What about the TV station?”
The queen steps forward again and plays against another peasant.
This time the peasant wins and all the peasants go crazy!!
“Yebo, yebo!!! We DID it! Ja! Ja! We keep the news!!”
“What about the government? Who gets THAT?”
The queen steps forward and plays another peasant.
This time it’s a tie at first, so they play again.
The peasant wins and all the peasants rejoice giving hi-5’s!
“We even get the government? It must be raining blessings from Heaven?
(Hey, where was God all the time we were suffering under this woman?)”
“Who gets the military and other key institutions? Who gets THAT?”
The queen tries one last time to redeem herself summing up all her SA rock-paper-scissors skills to defeat the peasant who is cracking his neck from side to side as if they are about to box in the match of the century.
BOOOM. The queen wins and all her royal friends rejoice.
“We keep it, you reap it. We own the stuff; you sweep it!”
I’m of course paraphrasing. I don’t remember what key institutions were done, but you get the idea. I mean Mandela has been accused once (back in 1996) of being a “black head of a white country,” a slur which really hurt South Africans (this was when Nigerian-South African relations were not good). All this brings me to a recent soccer match that happened a week ago from today (June 10).