- Oct 23, 2006
I don't really follow sports (for a country) and don't care who wins or whatever. I like to enjoy watching performances of many countries. Now what? Am I a traitor to SA ? In most of the aspects, I don't care for country borders either (other than legally that I have to of course) and I try to be as humanist in approach as possible.I follow much of the Christain Afrikaans part of SA customs, and speak two of the official languages. I support South African sports teams over all others.
From what I can tell, you don't work, socialize and interact solely with people from your old country, and you don't try and make changes so that your neighbourhood is more like the country you come from.
If I ever immigrate, the new country will be my home. I will learn to speak one of the official languages of that country, or I won't go there. I will support their sports teams over the South African ones. I will join their groups, and not only socialize with other South African expats.
I will respect and adopt their way of doing things and will not promote my usual way of doing things over theirs. That does not mean I will completely forget my culture and I will definitely find a way to acquire or make biltong.
I will also not move into an area where there's a majority of other South Africans. Not because I don't like South Africans, but because I believe it's disrespectful to the country that allowed you in.
I don't think this is a problem in Denmark. Main problem I think is these people are muslims and hence not allowed to have their own community, so to speak. If they were Amish, then they will fit right in even if they probably form same 'ghettos'
p.s. Interesting to note you won't move in with Safficans. I have no idea why it will be disrespectful to that country if you do that. Again , you can't be going to Perth then.