First, the Ship of Theseus is a Logical Paradox – a thought experiment that explores the point at which an object, when it loses part of itself, ceases to be that object. Since the government of South Africa changed in 1994 with the advent of Mandela, many things changed.
Well over a million Whites have fled the country to avoid being murdered (52 murders a day in South Africa since 1994), and raped (it is estimated that over 40% of South African women will be raped in their lifetime and that only 1 in 4 rapes are reported. It is also estimated that only 14% of perpetrators of rape are convicted in South Africa since 1994), and the population has swollen by at least 15 million Blacks to 55 million. The White population has shrunk to 5 million, a million of whom now live in squatter camp slums.
The country has changed so dramatically for the worse that it is almost unrecognizable in many ways for people who lived there most of their lives. Here are some scary facts.
Secondly, the Sorites Paradox is derived from the Greek word soros (“heap”). The puzzle explores at which point a small number of things become an actual pile and vice versa. E.g., How many grains can you take away from a pile of 100 grains of wheat before it ceases to be considered a “pile”?
Since South Africa is made up of many parts – for example, the population, the government, the civil and economic structures, buildings, the defense force, the culture, the country’s reputation, its laws and legal structure (that is how it works in practice, not in theory), the argument can be made that the “pile” of things as they were has all but disappeared, to be replaced by a very different (smelly) pile.
Rhodesia, once Southern Rhodesia, had its name changed to Zimbabwe by Mugabe. At one stage, the name, Azania, was favoured by Blacks in South Africa. I suggest they reconsider it.
Rhodesia was a civilized, safe, wonderful country where people got along and respect and decency and kindness were evident everywhere. Zimbabwe is a cesspit of Black failure, just like the rest of the African countries that kicked the Whites out and murdered them at will while the rest of the world, Canada included, turned a blind eye. The same is now true of South Africa, where White genocide is ramping up by the hour.