At South Africa's World Cup, VVIPs Are Very Very Important Polyamorists
Wearying news making the rounds about the 2010 World Cup:
Zuma himself has announced that he is bringing his three wives and his fiancée, while ex-presidents Mandela, Mbeki and their partners are expected to attend and to be placed next to the presidents of Mexico and Fifa.
What’s more, at the last African Union summit Zuma declared that this was not South Africa’s World Cup but Africa’s and that all African heads of state were welcome. It now emerges that 50 out of 52 are said to be coming plus their considerable retinues. Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir, may be among them, although there is a warrant out for his arrest from the International Criminal Court, and legally South Africa would be compelled to detain him. Another difficult case will be Robert Mugabe, since Biden and many others will wish to avoid having to meet the Zimbabwean president or shake his hand.
Huge numbers of cabinet members from across Africa also want to attend the junket. There will clearly not be room in the VVIP area or even the VIP area for all these VIPs and their extensive entourages. [...] On top of this Winnie Mandela is loudly demanding 25 VVIP tickets for herself and her entourage. Rich Mkhondo, a spokesman for the LOC admitted: ‘There is a huge demand for VVIP and VIP tickets for the opening and closing (ceremonies) but I cannot confirm the seating arrangements.’
The red carpet treatment for polyamorous "partners" is particularly suggestive of a new level of corruption headed our way, one which governments will find themselves unwilling to suppress, and which the biggest and best corporations will tacitly, and then more than tacitly, support.
But not, for now, in France! -- where, as with burqa banning, the best of western morality and mores tend to be upheld by the worst of western fiat and decree.