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Old 03-06-2015, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Macao
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Interesting Journeyman Pictures video:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcaSAcUOMTc

I can certainly see some extremely different perspectives on land usage between the groups though. I'm also quite surprised there are white Dutch Afrikaaner types that so incredibly conservative, religious, and so isolated from their greater community. I mean, it kind of makes sense, as their approach to everything is so different.

Nonetheless, interesting documentary.
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Old 03-06-2015, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Macao
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This is quite in contrast to how I've seen the Portuguese do things in Africa:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ySlZvCsf9M

You just see more Portuguese mixing and interacting more with Africa.

I'm kind of wondering if Mozambique's background with Portuguese has generally been relatively positive compared to South Africa's problems. Perhaps Mozambique assumed that South African Voortrekkers were more or less the same as Portuguese, when they seem to approach things quite differently.

(That being said, I don't know what all South African Voortrekkers are like, but the ones in the video going to Mozambique seem to have an extremely conservative, religious, 'better than', 'where are my servants' approach to life.
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Old 03-07-2015, 05:43 PM
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Interesting Journeyman Pictures video:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcaSAcUOMTc

I can certainly see some extremely different perspectives on land usage between the groups though. I'm also quite surprised there are white Dutch Afrikaaner types that so incredibly conservative, religious, and so isolated from their greater community. I mean, it kind of makes sense, as their approach to everything is so different.

Nonetheless, interesting documentary.
I've seen this documentary. I'm not that surprised to see such a deep conservatism. Now, I'm religious myself. I pray before meals, I believe in God. For that, I don't take issue with being religious.

I'm not THAT conservative though. One thing I did feel was a bit of tension, like the old wounds from apartheid have not healed. I'm not completely surprised by the deep level of conservatism if one were to take a look at history. One thing to consider is apatheid.

There is not only a greater sense of isolation from Blacks, but from other White people as well. Even many White South Africans that I've met don't have this level of isolation and conservatism.
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Old 03-09-2015, 08:06 PM
 
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Interesting Journeyman Pictures video:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcaSAcUOMTc

I can certainly see some extremely different perspectives on land usage between the groups though. I'm also quite surprised there are white Dutch Afrikaaner types that so incredibly conservative, religious, and so isolated from their greater community. I mean, it kind of makes sense, as their approach to everything is so different.

Nonetheless, interesting documentary.
That video is 18 years old.
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:25 AM
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That video is 18 years old.
That is true. It is an old video. One thing I've found is this. Of the persons who have the most complaints about the "New South Africa" are those who were born in the 1970s or earlier. I've rarely ever heard anyone born in the 1980s complain. I've heard people express their concerns, but rarely have I heard "the world is coming to an end" mentality. What I've heard is mainly of hope combined with realism. One person basically put it "bad things are going on, but we cannot go back to how they once were".
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