No Matter What, They’ll Call You A Racist

I have a lot of respect for Helen Zille. She leads South Africa’s official opposition to the criminal gang known as the ANC, the creeps currently strangling her country to death. While the opposition is somewhat tokenistic, it is able to conduct itself with honour. Zille’s party, Democratic Alliance, holds sway in the Western Cape, the only province out of nine in the country not ruled by the ANC.

And surprise, surprise: the Western Cape is the only province doing well for itself . It has a semblance of order, the rule of law, economic growth and good governance. The province is home to the city of Cape Town. During Zille’s time as mayor of that city, crime fell by 90%, the deficit fell by nearly R1 billion, services improved, and Zille proclaimed, rightly, that “the ANC is pro-poverty, not pro-poor”.

The Western Cape has been a beacon of hope for many South Africans and even many others outside the country. Families from the Eastern Cape have flocked there to place their children in its superior schools, which has caused an acute crowding problem. This is utterly embarrassing for the ANC. Zille has referred to those migrating to the DA-run haven as “refugees”. The ANC has raised hell over her comments. Of course, the only argument they could muster was to call her a racist. Which seems to be the only argument the ANC and its foreign apologists are able to wield these days. Jacob Zuma himself even refuses to debate Zille on the most pressing issues of the day on television, because he knows he will be humiliated, and have to resort to calling her a racist. Have a read of this enlightening report:

Johannesburg – The ANC on Wednesday bemoaned opposition leader Helen Zille’s comment in which she referred to Eastern Cape pupils who flocked to the Western Cape for a better education as refugees.

“The ANC is vindicated by the statement made by Helen Zille,” said African National Congress spokesman Jackson Mthembu.

“This is typical of the erstwhile apartheid government’s mentality that resorted to influx control measures to restrict black people from the so-called white areas.”

Mthembu said the statement was “racist” and must not must not be tolerated.

The DA leader sparked a war on social networking site Twitter on Tuesday as many users were angered by her use of the word “refugee”.

However, Zille remained firm and defended herself throughout the day.

Her statement was in reference to a protest in Grabouw over overcrowding at a local school.

The DA shifted the blame to the department of public works’ continuous delays in approving alternative land to build additional school buildings in the area.

“Zille’s racist statement underpins the DA’s policy of exclusionism of blacks,” said Mthembu.

“She will never say the same thing about whites who relocate from one area of the country to the Western Cape or even those who relocate from other countries to the Western Cape.

“To reduce South Africans who have free movement in their own country as refugees is tantamount to instigating against them by labelling them with a tag associated with foreigners,” Mthembu said.

Asked by a Twitter user on Tuesday to define a refugee, Zille responded: “Refugees are ppl who have to escape because their rights are violated. That describes E Cape pupils exactly.”

Mthembu said the DA viewed blacks as useful voters to win elections and nothing else.

“We call on all black DA members to see the DA for what it is, a white racist party,” he said.

“We also call on all those blacks who are in leadership structures of the DA for window dressing purposes to resign from the DA and not be used unduly.”

That Zille was a former anti-apartheid and pro-democracy activist who exposed the Nationalist government’s murder of black youth leader Steve Biko in the 1970s means nothing. She shows up the ANC. She must be a racist.

The relative success in the Western Cape province proves that South Africa can indeed be prosperous, and that it can work properly. It just needs more Locke and less Lenin, more Israel and less Palestine, more economic growth and less anti-racism and environmentalist conferences*.

I live and hope.

A sobering survey from the Rainbow Nation, the one that was more diverse under apartheid.

* This might just be the slogan of my dream political movement.

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About Cranky Notions
Reactionary. That fella from the Norris scandal.

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