Name-calling, then genocide

2015-04-30 16:15

REV. THEUNIS BOTHA, leader of the Christian Democratic Party (CDP):

IN a study by Genocide Watch, it is shown how the polarisation and isolation of a certain group begins by calling the members of the group names.

There have recently been worrying signs of this phenomenon in South Africa. This is harmful and does not ensure a positive future for this country.

The CDP has noted with alarm the latest tendency of prominent politicians to use expressions such as the “evil” of colonialism, apartheid and now even white supremacists.

The ANC and Malema’s support for the removal of Cecil John Rhodes’s statue on the University of Cape Town’s campus, the illegal damage of the British War Memorial in Uitenhage by the EFF, along with its threats to take matters into its own hands and even pull down the Paul Kruger statue in Pretoria – claiming that this will rid South Africa of every vestige of colonial, apartheid and “white supremacist” legacy – is a clear sign that they are attempting to rewrite the history of the country and target the white minority.

Some of the colonial and apartheid legacies that are also being destroyed include an uninterrupted electricity and water supply, as well as a road, health and economic infrastructure.

But before either the ANC or Malema can claim that they have rid the country of the last vestiges of colonialism and apartheid, they have to get rid of the brick and mortar homes and buildings they utilise, the expensive motor cars they drive, the western clothes they wear, the mining and banking sectors they are greedily ogling and threatening to nationalise, as well as many other obviously inherited benefits.

Unlike other colonial powers that have come to rape and take out of the country as much as they can, Afrikaners and British settlers – and their children’s children – are still here and have made a valuable contribution to the development of South Africa.

We need to take a stand against ignorance regarding our history and expose it.

The CDP would like to add its voice to those of reason. We reject and oppose the sentiments expressed by the ANC and EFF and urge all to work together for a future South Africa free from communist lies, causing hatred and polarisation

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