SHOOT: Well said. I'd rather be realistic and right and labelled an alarmist, than delusional and wrong and part of a dysfunctional collective. It seems to me an important thing - to be one of a few voices of reason crying out. A chorus is forming, and soon, I hope, an orchestra and a choir. This is how you effect change. By raising your voice, your blog, publishing a column and seeing others see the light, changing their hearts and minds and raising their voices too. Pretty soon hopefully we'll see decisive action.
As MANY South Africans do, I have at times dismissed as Afropessimists those who raise fears about South Africa ending up like some of the failed states of our continent.