Smaller parties must unite - CDP

2011-05-23 13:06

Johannesburg - Smaller political parties should unite to prevent an impending "communist dictatorship" in South Africa, the Christian Democratic Party said on Monday.

In the current socio-economic climate, "what we face in the medium term is a bloody revolution which may result in a full blown communist dictatorship," CDP spokesperson Christo Landman said.

He said that the results of last week's municipal election "... pave the way for shrinking parties... to take hands and so change the present course in the political scene".

Landman said that the African National Congress and the Democratic Alliance both relied on heavy taxation of the middle class, making this sector of society poorer.

"This means that the ethnic policies of Dr HF Verwoerd have been replaced by a class system."

This situation, Landman said, would lead to an "eventual revolution of the poor against the rich bourgeoisie", if smaller parties did not band together.

  • v3 - 2011-05-23 13:22

    ummm, maybe the other parties don't want to associate with a raving nutter.

      Andrew - 2011-05-23 14:17

      All I can say is..."cuckoo cuckoo!!"

      zaatheist - 2011-05-23 14:48

      Agreed. Religious belief is the most pernicious form of self-deluding mental illness to inflict the human race. Religion continues to receive unwarranted preferential treatment under law. In the future, when government (hopefully) becomes 100% neutral in its relationship to religion, then secularists can begin to ignore it. Until then, however, religion continues to be an unacceptable intrusion upon our right to be free from government coercion in matters of conscience. We do not need loons anywhere near government.

  • Corra - 2011-05-23 13:23

    I agree! CDP, ACDP and VF+ should unite and start a new party!

      Steen - 2011-05-23 13:32

      but even then their support will still be under 2%, i would suggest for DA to buy all the other Parties.

      zulufox - 2011-05-23 13:44

      who wants to unite with apartheid lieutenants in VF+?

      daboss247365 - 2011-05-23 14:35

      Actually Zulufox, for once, has a valid point.... The DA should steer clear of parties like the FF, as it will just risk suspicions. Rather work on taking their voters come 2014 than risk loosing trust of the people by merging with a party that has the stigma of being racist. A strategic decision is needed here, not a quickie of getting a few hundred votes & risking thousands.

      zaatheist - 2011-05-23 14:50

      @zulufox The ACDP desperately want to to save themselves from extinction. Note the apartheid style demonising of 'THE COMMUNISTS". Even their imaginary sky daddy ignored them during the election.

      African'shtr - 2011-05-23 15:03

      zaatheist - get out of that internet cafe and go visit a doctor for brain check up how can you call god like that, you son of body auctioner

  • Peter - 2011-05-23 13:29

    DA should rather work at winning over ANC voters - parties such as the ACDP, VF+ etc bring too few voters with too much baggage with them.

  • mbube - 2011-05-23 13:30

    I agree. Can't wait for the Dagga for Jesus Party.

      daboss247365 - 2011-05-23 14:16

      LMIMFPI!!! :)

      zaatheist - 2011-05-23 14:52

      Well you could certainly get raptured more often.

  • Mfezi - 2011-05-23 13:30

    Typical Christian doomsday prophecy with a South African twist. This is as bad as Zuma going around telling people about ancestral haunting and an ANC vote as a vote into heaven. Simply playing on people's fears and not providing anything constructive or conclusive for that matter.

      zaatheist - 2011-05-23 14:53

      More and more I have come to regard religious people as children who have yet to grow up, their inability to face up to the reality of death is evidence of that. As children there were things that frightened us and our parents told us comforting stories to help us with our fears. Some of us grew into adults and no longer needed those stories to get by. Religious people, on the other hand, physically became adults, but mentally remained children, still dependant on comforting stories in order to be able to face up to the realities of life.

  • somap2 - 2011-05-23 13:35

    There is very little difference between many of the parties and they should consolidate. Just one problem however - each party leader will want to be the leader of the new party - everybody wants to be king and no king wants to give up his throne

  • Darkwing Duck - 2011-05-23 13:41

    I like the sentiment, but it isn't in touch with reality. There are just too many irreconcilable differences with the private mandates of all these smaller parties. If the DA was to assimilate them, it would invite the crippling in fighting we observe withing the ANC and COPE. Helen, Patricia and Lindiwe you make us proud. Keep doing what you do!

  • Born To Fish - 2011-05-23 13:47

    Do we not have a communist dictatorship already?

      El Cid - 2011-05-23 14:05

      Yes we do butthe masses (sheeple) are too stupid to realise it until it's too late. The story of the frog in water applies to them. If you put a frog in hot water, it will jump out but if you put a frog in cold water and gradually boil it, the frog will die. It's called being "comfortably numb"

      Andrew - 2011-05-23 14:27

      not yet, wait until the land is taken and mines are nationalised.Then elections are banned and we have a one party state. Don't confuse corruption with communism.

      zaatheist - 2011-05-23 14:54

      Yep! Jesus was the first communist. Read your bibble.

  • Bosj - 2011-05-23 14:10

    I think the headline should read "Smaller parties must die". Even if they unite, they still can't fill-up Ellis Park stadium.

      daboss247365 - 2011-05-23 14:36

      Good point actually... think it should be limited to ten at most, 5 preferably. These small parties are useless.

  • Papsak - 2011-05-23 14:16

    Dream ,dream, dream

  • terry - 2011-05-23 14:23

    The fact is that all those little parties have very little to offer, and are irrelevant in the big scheme of things. They are largely based on one person's over-inflated ego. They keep contesting elections in the hope that neither the ANC or DA party will gain an outright majority (e.g. Cape Town 2006), and then they can play king-maker and hopefully get some acknowledgement - but in reality they have very little else to offer.

  • Chemboff - 2011-05-23 14:36

    I think that anyone who brings in less than 2% of a nations votes should automatically be disqualified as a potential party for future elections. All they do is divide the nation more

  • markusjoe - 2011-05-23 15:12

    "communist dictatorship?" What century are you living in bru? The Rooi Gevaar is long gone, you can come out of your laager now. On second thought, you'd better stay in, the Swart Gevaar is still out there!

      daboss247365 - 2011-05-23 15:32

      All these dam gevaars that are looming out there... rooigevaar.. swart gevaar... witgevaar... must be a minefield out there

  • Stefanus - 2011-05-23 23:47

    Why is news24 even reporting on what the ACP has to say?

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  • Statler_and_Waldorf - 2011-05-26 19:47

    United smaller parties? What do you mean by that? Muslim Boers for Legalisation of Cannabis?

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