PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
No.You're a handbag
 
Comments: 7
Article views: 362
 
 
Latest Badges:



 
View all No.You're a handbag's badges.
 

Is the DA perfect? Is the ANC?

15 May 2012, 21:15
Very often, on this forum, politics devolves into a racial slanging match. The ANC has become synonymous with black South Africans, and the DA with white South Africans.

As a result of this slightly infantile approach to politics, any comment about the DA from a white South African is viewed as racially biased at best, or a direct attack on black South Africans at worst.

Likewise, any comment against the ANC is seen as racist, and born from a desire to return to apartheid.

As I said, that is an entirely infantile way to approach politics, and it's time that the people who think that way grow up, and educate themselves about the nature of politics in OTHER countries - because South Africa, in general, is a very warped example of how things should work.

Now that we have that out of the way, down to the topic of this post. Is the DA perfect?

In a word: no.

They've had their fair share of scandals, for one thing (although their handling of scandal is light years ahead.) They sometimes have a too conservative approach to politics, that would be right at home in the first world, but falls flat in the land of stadium rallies and chicken bucket bribes.

They're not perfect, and I think they know that.

They're probably not even - in their current form at least - a viable long term option to lead South Africa.

But even knowing this, they still have my vote.

Why?

Is it because I am racist?
No.

Is it because I pine for apartheid?
Hell no.

Is it because they have a white leader?
No again.

It is because, of the two major political parties in South Africa, they're the only ones who have any clue how to govern.

It's because of the two major political parties in South Africa, when the DA is the subject of scandal, it's still shocking. It's newsworthy. When the ANC is the pivotal focus of scandal, all it really means is that it's another day.

Because be honest here - can anyone out there remember a single day in the last five or ten years when there WASN'T an ANC scandal making news?

I am fairly certain that I am not alone in saying that on the happy day that the DA finally topples the corrupt, bloated, out of touch, past their sell by date ANC, I will start looking for alternative parties who might deserve my vote.

Why?

Because we should always strive to move forward, and to have the best people at the helm.

When the day comes that there is a better option for South Africa out there, in terms of political parties, they will have my vote.

That's because I vote with my head.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
7 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Mark Liprini
Where are our true leaders?

Our beloved South Africa is on a perilous path at present. A very bleak future is appearing on the horizon. Read more...

4 comments 285 views
Submitted by
Larry
Gaza Strip Show

Morality demands that Israel fight this war, but allows no way to fight it morally. In this conflict, reason and rationality itself seems to fail. Read more...

3 comments 103 views
Submitted by
THE SHEPHERD
The Catholic Islam Connection

 Read more...

6 comments 216 views
Submitted by
Godless Heathen
Boetman is die bliksem in

 Read more...

3 comments 213 views
Submitted by
MikeHampton
If I were the Devil in South Afri...

I guess I would leave things pretty much the way they are now. Read more...

9 comments 1642 views
Submitted by
Bolsheviks Partysa
Only in the Department of Correct...

The Department of Correctional Services should refrain from acting in ways which is not only questionable to say the least but also evidentiary of factionalism, cronyism, and nepotism when the shoe fits. Read more...

0 comments 434 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

2 TV Series for R250

Get 2 TV Series box sets for R250 and save up to R148! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing deals on beauty & fragrances

Save up to 30% off beauty and fragrances. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 50% off hair care products!

Save up to 50% on professional hair care products at kalahari.com. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off academic books

Score a mind blowing 30% off academic books! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing deals on electronics!

Save up to 35% on electronics. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.