Monday, August 13, 2018

Homework

Perhaps the only place to find answers...

Farm Side research for the week has had me reading blogs and news stories from far-ranging sources. Australian news seems to offer more balanced coverage than other sources.

I would love to know what you think about the issue of farm expropriation in South Africa...

Really....you could be quoted if you like. This is an incredibly complicated issue, rife with political posturing and shocking violence. Such takings have a long history of failure, but the allure of something for nothing coupled with the possibility of redressing wrongs, both real and imagined has great appeal.

Here is some of what I have read so far...only 620 of a thousand words written at this point.

One of the better ones.

Unfavorable

About the same

Without compensation

Violence

More violence from last year, horrifically graphic!

Statistics, might not be the best ones though.

I am kind of queasy after reading some of these. You may want to skip the one labeled graphic and just read the others. I have a lot more reading...and thinking... to do myself, but I am going to put it aside until tomorrow and go out and plant some flowers....

2 comments:

Linda said...

It all makes me sick. And I think...those in South Africa are in for a horrendous ride...one I would not like to be on. :(

threecollie said...

Linda, exactly, it is simply sickening. And it has never worked before and most likely won't work now.