South Africa Sucks isn't a blog for the faint-hearted. It’s goal is to encourage South African whites to leave that country as soon as possible, and to chronicle the catastrophic decline of that once great (if flawed) country. Moderate it is not. That they have castigated your humble Savant as a limp-wristed liberal pussy gives you some indication of its tone.
However, nobody could accuse it of being dull. A great, furious, roiling romp that will have even the most prissy peecee trying to suppress a laugh, it also brings a valued alternative insight into what’s really happening in SA. Written by highly articulate professionals, to me it exemplifies the value of the blog over the MSM. To the extent possible I have fact-checked its posting and I can tell you this: it provides an immeasurably more accurate picture of the country that anything you’ll get on the MSM.
In it’s short life-time it’s got hundreds of thousands of hits, from all over the world. And therein lay its problem. It was becoming an embarrassment to too many powerful people, not least the ruling junta in SA. Without warning, Google (who host Blogger) pulled the site. Just like that. Closed it down. So much for Google’s much-vaunted ‘do no evil’. As they showed when bowing to the Chinese, a more appropriate motto might be ‘do no evil – unless there’s money to be made’.
A lesson for all of us, namely, that the blogosphere is not as free as we might think.
Anyway, the good news. SAS is back in all its gory glory on this new URL. Try it out – you can always cover your eyes at the gory bits!