I’ve registered to vote yesterday. It wasn’t part of my plans but me and some mates got into some braai side banter about where best to put out “x”. With Mrs Zille or with the brothers at COPE. The conclusion of which was “it doesn’t” really fcking matter does it , just as long as we weaken the A.N.C enough.
But for therein lies the issue for me. We want to weaken the A.N.C , but not to the extent they are forced in the search of populism to turn far lefr in their policies. To dismantle their current fantastic free market economic policies to something say , more like…….Stalin “5 year- everybody dies plan” .
This is the trick….The A.N.C WILL win this election. The D.A won’t and nor wil COPE unless white people stop talking about it as a good thing. Trust me , a sure way to ensure the black South African masses are no going to vote of something is to give it white endorsement. You wanted the A.N.C out all you needed to do years ago was to endorse them and praise them. I would have let on sooner , but for a long time I thought they were doing a pretty decent job. Now……now Post the brilliant Thabo Mbeki…, no …..we are divorced.
So I’d be interested in hearing peoples honest options. We vote cope to try and give a single strong opposition, tensioning a massive struggle between the two for the hearts and minds of the impoverished (ie : leaning towards aggressive arrogance) or for the D.A and get the opposition voice with the excellent Helen Zille ?