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Why blacks vote ANC

12 December 2012, 10:05
I think I have figured it out.  It’s a question I have been asking for some time now.  Every time I’ve directed it at a black person on this forum, it’s been evaded. Before I start, let it be known that I try to avoid racist debates as I get so darned angry and disappointed and sad when I read the comments of the ‘haters’ amongst us, both black and white.


However, getting back to the subject at hand, this is my theory.  Prove me wrong, by all means.  I’m not being facetious, or self-righteous, or all-knowing. That’s not my intent.  My intent is to understand.


Right, here goes nuffink:


I had what I consider to be a bit of an epiphany this morning, when thinking about this,  To the ANC card-carrying members, the ANC must be akin to Jesus, or Allah or *insert deity here*.   I think that most ANC voters continue to vote ANC because of the fact that it was the ANC who fought for their freedom, their right to vote, their right to be seen as equal, their right to educate their children and to live wherever they wanted to.  


Liken it, for a moment, to the way you feel about your favourite sports team.  The Proteas or the Springboks, or Bafana Bafana.  Or even your loyalty to South Africa.  Even if they ‘do wrong’, or f*ck up, we still love them.  Consider your patriotism towards South Africa.


Could it be that black people feel the same way about the ANC?  After all, it was the ANC that emancipated them.


In view of this, I can only imagine (because I don’t know) that certain blacks feel that the Malema’s and Zuma’s of the world deserve whatever they get in light of their contributions towards The Struggle, or, in Malema’s case, deserves whatever benefits he gets in light of his (empty) promises and (pretense) assurances of the eradication of white ‘domination’.  Of course, I think that’s a bit screwed up.  In my opinion.  But what do I know?  I’ve never walked in their shoes.


I welcome your contributions.  Enlighten me, by all means...

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