Alan & Anne Paton actively promoted Black rule for South Africa and now they cannot stomach the chaos that they helped to bring about.
It's time people realized that White SA was brought down only so that the Oppenheimers and their superiors, the Rothschilds and their fellow multinational banking and corporate moguls could have a field day enriching themselves from the natural resources of Africa, and the wealth the Whites built up. Through privitisation and Public-Private-Partnerships, initiated from the Bank of London, the rich and powerful seek to become even more so, while the White man in South Africa pays the price! Human Rights have a habit of mattering only in situations where upholding them can be of use to the money power of the world.
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Why I'm fleeing South Africa
by Anne Paton (widow of Alan Paton)
London Sunday Times
I love this country with a passion, but I cannot live here any more.
Among my friends and the friends of my friends, I know of nine people who have been murdered in the past four years.
On May I this year I was mugged in my home at three in the afternoon. I used to live in a community of big houses with big grounds in the countryside. It's still beautiful and green, but the big houses have been knocked down and people have moved into fenced complexes like the one in which I now live. Mine is in the suburbs of Durban, but they're springing up everywhere.
The last straw came a few weeks ago, shortly before my 71st birthday. I returned home in the middle of the afternoon and walked into my sitting room. Outside the window two men were breaking in. I retreated to the hall and pressed the panic alarm.This time I had shut the front door on entering. By now I had become more cautious. Yet one of the men ran around the house, jumped over the fence and tried to batter down the front door. Meanwhile, his accomplice was breaking my sitting- room window with a hammer.This took place while the sirens were shrieking, which was the frightening part.
Recently I telephoned to ask the magistrate when I would be called as a witness. She told me she had let him off for lack of evidence. She said that banging on my door was not an offence, and how could I prove that his intent was hostile?I have been careless in the past - razor wire and electric gates give one a feeling of security. Or at least, they did. But I am careless no longer.
A character in Cry, The Beloved Country says: "I have one great fear in my heart, that one day when they are turned to loving they will find we are turned to hating." And so it has come to pass.
President Mandela has referred to us who leave as "cowards" and says the country can do without us. So be it.
The situation is exacerbated by the fact that criminals know that their chances of being caught are negligible; and if they are caught they will be free almost at once. So what is the answer?
Recently there was a robbery at a shopping centre in the afternoon. A call to the police station elicited the reply: "We have no transport." "Just walk then," said the caller; the police station is about a two-minute sprint from the shop in question. "We have no transport," came the reply again. Nobody arrived.
There is a quote from my husband's book: "Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of our fear. Let him not love the earth too deeply. Let him not laugh too gladly when the water runs through his fingers, nor stand too silent when the setting sun makes red the veld with fire. Let him not be too moved when the birds of his land are singing, nor give too much of his heart to a mountain or a valley. For fear will rob him of all if he gives too much."What has changed in half a century? A lot of people who were convinced that everything would be all right are disillusioned, though they don't want to admit it.
The government has many excellent schemes for improving the lot of the black man, who has been disadvantaged for so long. A great deal of money is spent in this direction. However, nothing can succeed while people live in such fear. Last week, about 10km from my home, an old couple were taken out and murdered in the garden. The wife had only one leg and was in a wheelchair. Yet they were stabbed and strangled - for very little money. They were the second old couple to be killed last week.