The DA isn’t on our side. They’re not the “good guys and gals”. The DA is just another political party against the Nation, the DA against the People.
The reality is that the DA governs on behalf of the Party, not the People – not illusions of white, coloured or black interest. Those topics only matter according to how they can be persuaded to vote.
This is about the DA’s fake commitment to truth, transparency and accountability. It’s the work of a con artist, a sleight of hand, designed to deceive the Public into thinking that the DA cares about them.
The DA’s anti-corruption and responsibility slogans are nothing but code words in a radical marketing campaign meant to gain your vote no matter the cost.
The DA has long abandoned the real idea of democracy and liberalism, if ever they believed in that at all. Votes for their power is empowerment for dishonest politicians and their secret sponsors… and scraps, or nothing at all, for us.
FAKE GOOD GOVERNANCE
Under the banner of good governance, the DA promised to use the power of our support to improve our lives but consider this:
The DA uses that power to funnel deals and big salaries to property developers, contractors and themselves… even if it assuredly means that Public funds will be stolen and towns, consequently, will have to be ruled by fear.
“Good governance” is a marketing campaign, not a plan for creating better society with safer citizenry. The “good governance” lie is a tool for empowerment for the connected few.
For example, in Knysna, the 30-year plan for the town benefited those who never won the first tender but got it anyway, and were illegally overpaid. Some of those in government who protected them had been illegally appointed, a seeming servitude for salary. Even when pressure from an extreme minority of brave civil society forced a few of those crooks out, bigger crooks simply moved them to new illegal positions. A circle of corruption, by nature, struggles to discover end.
The DA’s “good governance” isn’t about improving the living conditions of us citizens. It’s a lie, multiplied at election time, so that those in power can stay in power, especially those who rule the DA from Cape Town.
SALARIES & SPONSORSHIP AS BRIBES
Even when the DA can confront the private sector, without fear of their loss of position, such as those aforementioned property developers, or those who publicly promised donations to the victims of the Great Knysna Fire but never delivered, the DA just won’t do it because maybe there’s a crony or future party sponsor in every skyscraper’s boardroom.
It’s the same on the ground where those beholden to them, the smaller politicians and municipal directors, can do as they wish so long as they support the DA before the voters. There’s no need for them to challenge corrupt police or corrupt colleagues because they will receive their salary so long as they bow not to the voters but to their leadership in Cape Town. They cannot sin if their Blue God is blind.
The fear and anxiety experienced by us citizens doesn’t affect their future. Only the DA does.
In the bigger picture, the DA doesn’t practice rightful things because they’ve learned from the ANC that those in corporate power rely on government to keep the dirty money flowing thick and fast.
This is the one thing that unites all the candidates in the current DA’s succession battle, whether it’s Alan Winde or Bonginkosi Madikezela you support, or Helen Zille versus James Selfe. Some of them may not be talking to one another now but they have all shared in the power feast and taken their salaries along the way. No matter which one of them wins, the feast will continue. It’s just about who gets to sit where at the table. It’s the DA first, the People last…
The DA’s message to South Africans is this: “You are less than the us, get to the back of the line, we’re still eating… and remember, you owe us because we fight the ANC.”
Theirs, as much as the ANC and EFF’s, is power derived from prejudice and hate.
The DA is not on the side of us. The DA is just another political party against the Nation, the DA against the People.
THE HONEST POLITICIAN
In contrast, let me spell out what an elected, Honest Representative could be:
An Honest Representative is firmly on the side of all of the People who voted for him or her; on the side of those who’ve been forgotten, marginalised and left behind by politics that measures importance by self-importance. To us neglected South Africans, the Honest Representative says, “You are valuable, you are legitimate, and you are equal. And you have much more right to opportunity and a stake in our future than the current lot of politicians will ever give you. I am for you. I will fight for your interests, new opportunities. I will fight against discrimination and unemployment. Above all else, I will fight corruption for there is nothing new or improved without that battle won. I will fight corruption for the sake of you, not just for some of you or those who voted for me BUT FOR ALL OF YOU.
Wherever the DA governs, corruption governs. Where I govern WITH YOU, life will get better, maybe not as much as we want because of the forces that face us, but life will get better. If there is any among you who thinks that impossible then they are the ones who haven’t tried except to hurl words from the side-lines as reflections of the reflections of the reflections of political marketing campaigns.
We are an alliance of the previously excluding coming together. We are the mighty alliance of the majority.
The time is coming for all of those who wish with us for a better future to join us so that together we can confront and tear down the walls that too many politicians continue to build to divide us. To rescue this lost generation and the future generation, we must take our values and hopes into the thick of the fight for justice and opportunity for all.
THE CON ARTIST
This is truth parody, protest against political hypocrisy wherein politicians do not practice what they preach.
This ‘episode’ is dedicated to Geordin Hill-Lewis (view his original speech). He was previously Helen Zille’s right-hand man, then Mmusi Maimane’s right-hand man, currently one of the DA’s top-ranking men. Geordin Hill-Lewis refused to act on the DA corruption I reported to him. Instead he stood “100%” behind the corrupt Mayor Eleanore Spies who was then promoted to the District municipality. Geordin Hill-Lewis also stated that he’d ensure that Maimane’s office banned my emails.
Maimane and Zille are masterful hypocrites but this parody relates to Hill-Lewis’ SONA 2017 speech which sounded good but meant nothing. Pointing fingers is deception when you haven’t wiped your own baby’s arse. The DA, the ANC, the EFF, the ACDP etc – they’re all on the same side, the side of power versus us.