Friday, October 13, 2006

Unreported World

I watched Channel 4 Unreported world about the illegal immigration in South Africa and the crime rate ensuing. It makes me a bit upset to know that my friends live in these conditions, but they don't seem to mind. It's normal for them. A few weeks ago, my colleague said he as driving out to lunch with his client and his car got caught in a shooting, he considered himself lucky that his car was not hijacked and his client not injured. the cute Alison also seems oblivious to the problem, and they are all a very happy bunch of people. It is a very good attitude, if you have to live with the problem you might as well not let it stop you from being happy and leading as normal a life as you can. I don't know why it surprises me though because that's pretty much how we made it through our years in India.

Anyway, if the Western world thought that immigration is a problem in their country, wait to read this:
http://www.channel4.com/news/microsites/U/unreportedworld/

This reminds me that I have yet to watch the Oscar winning Foreign-film 'Totsi' from South Africa about a man who steals a car with a baby in the car and facing a reality-check.

1 comment:

Hammer said...

Scary. I've read about the rampant rise crime and murder rate in South Africa.

I feel very fortunate to live in a safe place.