How can EFF be in alliance with DA?

2015-02-23 13:09

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Dr Blade Nzimande correctly warned the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in Parliament when he told them to be wary of the route they were taking.

It is baffling that the EFF has formed an alliance with the Democratic Alliance (DA), yet it claims to be a force of the left.

How can a force of the left ever choose to be in alliance with an organisation like the DA, an official spokesperson of capitalists, an organisation which represents the interests of those few white male capitalists who owned property during apartheid era, and an organisation which makes it clear that it advocates for the privatisation of all the major industries of the country, including services that are currently provided by the state to the public?

The ANC has taken a correct position in rejecting all calls for privatisation. Private property is simply the sum total of the deposits of the workers involved in the final product.

In a capitalist system, which the DA only wants to broaden and deepen, the labour of the workers is exploited by the employer for his own exclusive benefit.

Employees work for very long hours creating wealth for their employer whilst they get nothing out of it. The only benefit they get, in the form of wages, is worked for only in the first few hours of work whilst they spend the bulk of their working day working for the employer and thus the employer gets absolute surplus value from which no worker benefits.

Thus, the employer only cashes this absolute surplus value for himself, such value having been produced by the real producers – workers.

Protection of private property is therefore protection of the rights of the non-producer – the employer. This is the situation that the DA advocates for. The EFF has ignorantly partnered with the DA in the fight to destroy the ANC and thereby escalate the fight for privatisation policies. This route will take us all into a major crisis if they are not aware.

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