District 9, and Africa without Africans
District 9 is a new movie by Peter Jackson that will be released this month. It's pretty much the first alien movie set in Africa. It's supposed to be about some aliens that land in South Africa in an area called District 9 or something like that.
Either way, that's not the point. The point is this:
I am willing to bet that although this movie is set in South Africa, and although everything in this movie is supposed to be about South Africa, ALL the main characters in this movie will be White South Africans. And some of the supporting characters will be Africans. I am also willing to bet that majority of the actors that play roles like driver, carrier, assistant, cleaner, poor bystander, and majority of the actors that play bystanders that get killed will be African. But I promise you, all the lead characters will be White South Africans.
Because everyone knows that although Africans make up 80% of South Africa's population and whites make up only 9% - meaning that there are 8 Africans for every Boer in South Africa, only the Boers are important enough to play any key roles when the first alien mothership lands in Africa.
Why do I even bother with this shit? It's not like I expected any different.
Anyway, you go watch the movie, and I'll watch the movie, and let's see if I'm right.
I really, really, hope I'm wrong. But I'll probably be right. The main character (the one fondly known as 'THE ACTOR' in Nigerian circles) will almost certainly be white. And I'm also sure that almost if not all the key players in this movie will be white.
Once again, it looks like Africa is only good when there are no Africans in sight.