Thursday, 19 May 2011
I obviously voted DA. No question. Most white South Africans did. Most educated South Africans did. The better service and lack of nepotism is enough to attract voting.
Mother got us all to wake early and vote. I'd been planning a day off... But she insisted, so us four went off to vote.
I'm glad I did.
24 % is good. After Us is IFP with like 2 percent, then COPE, and the IFP offshoot.
24 percent, when whites are a minority. That means black votes. That means a lot of black votes.
I joked I wanted to play a Selena Gomez cd to block out the megaphone shouting ANC lies at campus on Monday already. Sadly many South Africans consider voting a duty not a right. That is to say if they register they feel they have no choice who to elect.
Fear and hatred of whites oft still dominates. We the slain beast. Just as Americans rejoice at the slaying of a certain senile arab.
Fear disrupts democratic truths. We are stopped electing who we want and instead vote against who we despise.
So, I voted DA... Because I'm sick... Tired... Of being ripped off for Electricity, unsafe roads, internet, telephone, cellular phone, tv. I'm sick also of a government which canvasses votes on hatred of my tribe- the white tribe- the "Europeans" who our basically illiterate president says are not consistent with a "true South African".
Speaking of which, #1984 who's next on America's hit list. Yemen?
Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Article by Marc Aupiais
Saturday, 14 May 2011
As we have a right to vote, we ought certainly vote right. Whether not voting at all, or voting for the right mayor.
Mother convinced me to vote this time. I am not to say for which party. Private as I am. No longer a Democratic Alliance politician at my University, I need no longer say whom I voted for.
Voting encourages transparency. Especially in by-elections when your voice is amplified. So few vote. So many count the consequence.
Both the COPE and ANC have raised the ancestors from the ground, and resurrected God for their campaigns- or so they claim.
The DA has claimed business management and experience and lack of corruption as their manifesto. And added bad dancing to the mix.
What does this all mean?
My electricity bill is so high it affects my ability to buy new gadgets. I am restricted in my number of pets I'm allowed, I think unfairly. Madmen have been forced to the streets so I fear to open my car window.
All this is my fault. Is yours.
For a healthy democracy we must debate, must vote, must raise the real issues and criticise both sides- objectively.
We must educate all on real issues. Not smoke, mirrors and sunlight dish washing liquid.
The DA and ANC's ability to build toilets and walls around them have been a focus.
People march and riot in streets. Police torture, murder.
My phone conversations, yours are all kept on record (RICA Amendment act), as with our e-communication.
Vote. But also talk politics.
Wake up oh sleeper. I certainly have. And I shall vote... Possibly DA as I always have.
Discuss the election. Write about it. Tell your friends on facebook.
You are more connected to your friends and acquaintances than anyone else... Than a distant newspaper writer with bi-focals.
Superman was my hero growing up. Not the guy with the underwear without. Likely not washed ever. And very uncomfortable and unfashionable in a woman's tights.
No- Clark Kent, Louis, his girlfriend. Tell the truth. It will set things right, and let the good out.
But tell it wisely. Look between the smoke and mirrors. God bless you. Now off and vote.