Calls for monuments to be removed, calls intimating that the flag, national anthem and even names of places be changed is not a surprise to me. You may ask why? Well this is the exact same strategy that has been carried out over the last several years in South Africa. Province names, city and town names, airport names and yes, the flag and national anthem had to change.Random Thoughts from An Immigrant
I was blessed with the opportunity to settle in the US about 15 years ago. The road to permanent residency and citizenship was fraught with frustration and financial costs. That typed, I thank God each day for bringing me here and I also thank Him for my citizenship, The Constitution and the friends that have been placed in my path.
I would like to get a few frustrations off my chest.
I was born and raised in South Africa, a wonderful country with countless natural resources, friendly and hospitable people, stunning wildlife and breathtaking scenery. Growing up, I saw the twilight years of the Apartheid era and that was indeed a dark time in the country’s history. I was one of countless whites who voted for change and with Mandela’s release and the ANC taking power in 1991, there was a feeling of hope and excitement that this new chapter in the country’s history would have the people working together to build on what was a solid infrastructure.
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