Why can’t we be more like South Africa?

I remember when this country used to be more progressive than South Africa. Whatever happened to that?

The South African parliament on Tuesday approved new legislation recognizing gay marriages _ a first for a continent where homosexuality is largely taboo… “When we attained our democracy, we sought to distinguish ourselves from an unjust painful past, by declaring that never again shall it be that any South African will be discriminated against on the basis of color, creed culture and sex,” Home Affairs Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa- Nqakula told the National Assembly…


Discussion (3)¬

  1. The Pete says:

    What’s going on? The world used to make so much sense. I just heard we’re 54th on the list of countries with a free press. I grew up thinking America led the world, but we’re falling more and more behind.

  2. Doug says:

    Hell… with South Africa approving gay marriages and GERMANY suing Bush Administration officials for crimes against prisoners of war… up is down and black IS white, brothers.

    When the Nazi Party’s home town is coming down on US for the torture and murder of prisoners of war… it’s time to really think about how far we’ve flopped, gang.

  3. Tiffany says:

    They sure have come a long way since Apartheid! I remember holding a “Divest Now!” card at a rally in the ’80s. I wonder if South Africans are going to one day be holding the same cards in protests at their universities, only aimed at the US?