Move on

Am I the only who gets hot under the collar when I see someone waving the old South African flag at an international sporting event? Clearly not!

Why do I find it offensive? After all, it is the symbol of a time in history, and of a regime, that kept me comfortable in my youth, allowed my parents to get their jobs and generally kept me oblivious to the real pain being felt in our country's consciousness.

It's ironic though, that waving the flag ony really happens at international events. I can only draw the conclusion that the waving is done by people who left our country at a time when they felt their comfort and safety were under threat, resent the introduction of democracy and now wait for the international stage to show their old allegiance and defiance.

Please, move on.

 

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