Consider the reaction when a halting site for our blessed compatriots the travelers (tinkers, knackers, call them what you will) is proposed. A joy to see political correctness go out the window as the local respectable community goes apeshit.
They go apeshit because they know what will happen if the knackers move in. Housebreaking, violence, litter, filth, caravans and burnt-out cars will be the new reality. Everything in the vicinity, houses, schools, clubs, all will spiral downwards in quality and value. That's the reason so few halting sites get permission. The majority sees to it that democracy prevails.
But what would happen if itinerants were in the majority? Say a majority of about six to one? What would the solid citizens do then?
They’d know that if knackers ran the country life as they know it could not go on. So I suppose they’d try to separate into their own enclaves, schools, clubs. Create a cordon sanitaire between themselves and the untermenchen. But how can they maintain this if itinerants are in the majority, looking enviously at their possessions?
I'd say they’d do what the white South Africans did.
I think that's what you would do if you’d been in SA under white rule. You’d probably shake your head at apartheid’s cruder manifestations, but you’d know what side your bread was buttered. You’d understand black Africans and their culture in a way Europeans never could. You’d know that if they got democratic control the country would, er, well, be like it is now. Heading to be the next Zimbabwe.
Perhaps you’d look for alternatives, some way of humanizing the system. But basically you’d look away. You’d hold your nose and pray that the system holds up, and that you can continue to lead your privileged life. ‘And why not?’ you’d rationalize. Whites made the country, everything the blacks have, not much admittedly, is paid for by the whites (there being no black tax-payers). And if it’s that bad, why are blacks from all over Africa trying to get in here?
You’d have no shortage of explanations.
You see, it’s easy to suffer on another man’s wound. It’s easy to get a moral orgasm when it doesn’t cost you anything other than, as in my case, not eating Outspan oranges.
Think you'd have been different?