Apparently the reasons for black, ANC, voters not wanting to switch alliance and vote for the DA are, (amongst others):
· The DA is a white party that wants to bring back Apartheid
· Helen Zille, is a racist and only cares for whites,
These comments appear to be a conviction of some ANC supporters, fostered by ANC propagandists who perhaps may even believe their own party line.
The democratic right to fairly criticize nepotism, fraud, racism and such like activities, is enshrined in the constitution and wanting to muzzle this right, (by limiting freedom of speech from a public or private platform, whether by censoring any media or sheer intimidation of individuals), is a direct infringement of that right.
It is a sad state of affairs that the failed education system, also failed to teach 20 generations of school leavers what a democracy is about, and it says much about a government, (and the citizens of a country), that they do not understand the nature and the essence of the freedom that they fought for. This is perpetuated by convoluted history lessons that skew South African political history into party line lectures.
Helen Zille’s looks obviously belies her age, as well as during which part of the history of South Africa she lived. Her struggle credentials are readily available, and her “caring for whites only” condemning chorus, is probably those frustrated individuals who did not make the cut-off date of 1994, and thus were too young to participate in the struggle.
The DA is a white party that wants to ‘Bring back Apartheid’ statement is an insult to all Black, Indian and coloured DA voters. This assertion makes a nice sounding cliché, but the extent to which this is used to perpetuate the Wit Gevaar bogeyman, is reflected in the comments of seemingly educated people. This again reflects on an education system that apparently does not teach logic either.
The mind boggles to understand how it can be conceived that enough black, coloured and Indian voters could be swayed to support a system that will result in 9% of the population being able to control the rest. There is no mention of the role these other non-white DA voters would play subsequent to this happening. And if the premise is that the black, coloured and Indian DA voters will support and participate in this, then someone needs to explain how that can be apartheid? Is apartheid not supposed to exclude all non-white people? As for disenfranchising all non-white voters, ‘nuff said! That’s now if someone can define who is which colour!!
It would be enlightening to have a response from the DA opponents as to exactly how a mechanical process can extract the milk from the coffee. There are so many people of all colours living and working amongst each other, that whatever process the Apartheid DA would follow to bring back Apartheid would take longer than the next election anyway. Where again, 78% of whites will vote against the continuation of the so-called apartheid, as happened just before 1994.
This all might seem to be obvious and perhaps a little childish to explain, but these arguments are continuously used as a red herring (stinking snoek in the SA context), whenever another ANC failure is on the cards. It however does a lot in assisting the victim mentality of people who were supposed to be, [allowed themselves to be?] oppressed for centuries.
The extent to which the above mentioned propaganda is effective, poses two thoughts. Either it is not effective, and thus exposes the ignorance or desperation of those propagating it, or it is effective, and thus exposes the ignorance and sheer inanity of those that believe it.
This concludes that the lack of education levels in this country is worse than believed. Dare one think that perhaps it a question that people do not want to be “clever”? Can one be condemned for having a mindset supporting the inference that, irrespective of what educational interventions proposed and implemented by the ANC, (in 10 year’s time by their expedited processes), it is too late?
Unless the message gets to the blind, indoctrinated and pitiful ignorant uneducated.
Which in all probability will not happen?.......
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