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Article written and posted by: White Nation correspondent Johannesburg 28 May  2019









“I regret promoting Black leadership in DA”  – Helen Zille

MY biggest mistake in DA was to contribute in promoting Black leadership in DA and propelling both Mmusi Maimane and other Black provincial DA leaders to the echelons of power within DA. By doing so I lead DA to the trap of racial politics and promotion of skin color over skill and talent.

In the cut-and-thrust of politics, especially in the run-up to an election, politicians constantly talk about their past successes and future plans. For years, I have wanted to write a series of articles about my mistakes and failures. I am, at last, free to do so. It has been an interesting exercise, working through documents drawn from almost 15 years in executive office, trying to decide which of my many flops to analyze. But today I begin this series by analyzing what I perceive as my greatest failure as DA leader because it is the one that causes me the most anguish. It is difficult to analyze honestly, because I have to face a self-initiated betrayal of my life-long dedication to constitutionalism, non-racialism, and a culture of personal responsibility. To make things easier for myself, let me first summarize the narrative on the “positives” of my leadership term: the DA more than doubled its vote in ten years, to over 4 million. We made the crucial transition from being a party of opposition to becoming a party of government. We demonstrated we could govern well. And where we achieved this, we established a lasting shift in voter patterns.

However, my greatest failure, by far, is that I did not fight hard enough to prevent the DA from entering the ANC/EFF’s “race narrative” arena. What’s more, I actually sometimes facilitated our entry and (even worse) proceeded to play their game. It was a game we should never have engaged because it was impossible to compete, and undesirable to win. The rules of this game meant that winning would strip us of one of our primary reasons for existence — to promote genuine and inclusive non-racialism. That has never been the ANC’s objective, and no-one should be fooled into believing it is (or ever was) beyond the symbolism projected by former President Nelson Mandela. This much was already evident to me in my political involvement 30 years ago. Rarely in history has there been such a disjuncture between the personality of a President and the reality of the organization he led. I am aware how risky it is to write about this particular failure of mine in the current climate because my words are almost guaranteed to be willfully misinterpreted and manipulated. One of the reasons for this is that the ANC has successfully consolidated a huge weight of public opinion (particularly among political commentators) behind the idea that the pursuit of racial representativity, as an end in itself, is a noble goal.

This inevitably means prioritizing a person’s immutable biological characteristics above other attributes necessary for value and accomplishment. Among the many morbid consequences of this approach is that it inexorably degenerates into a smokescreen for cronyism, corruption and the criminal, captured state. So how, exactly, did I set off down the treacherous path of trying to satisfy our ANC opponents on the issue of race? It started with the conscious pursuit of diversity, which I still strongly believe is a noble goal in and of itself. It is essential in a country like ours, and increasingly world-wide. Diversity is very different from representativity in that it does not seek to reflect the precise demographic composition of society in the make-up of an organization. It requires genuine opportunities and real support for people from all backgrounds, with the talent and commitment and work-ethic required to progress in life.
Representativity, on the other hand, pays little attention to broadening opportunities. It focuses primarily on manipulating outcomes to reflect society’s racial demography. This inevitably requires quotas that make genetic, biological characteristics an impervious career barrier (for some), or a runway for others, irrespective of their other attributes.
This is an approach which the DA has always rejected entirely (and I believe still does).

But the critical nuances of this debate are lost when you are playing against a dominant team whose aim is total racial hegemony, and whose race narrative is established as the moral yardstick in much of society at large. Let me be clear: when I became leader, it was crucial to diversify the DA, and to change its style. We had to cross boundaries in our complex, divided society and convince South Africans that the DA’s policies and principles would provide the best foundation for successful governance in the interests of all, especially the poor.
But I hadn’t anticipated one crucial unintended consequence: the more I worked to diversify the DA, and the more successful the party became, the more our opponents accused us of being a “white party” (with the backing of the usual media chorus). Eventually, I concluded that, if the party was led by a black person, and backed by a significant majority of elected black provincial leaders, we would finally rid ourselves of this tag. And it would become far easier to cross remaining barriers into new voting communities, while remaining true to our principles.
I was wrong. The more diverse we became, the more stridently our opponents resorted to the race card. They had nothing else.

Trying to win this argument is, as Tony Leon once said, like feeding steaks to a crocodile in the hope that it will become vegetarian. By the time I stepped down, we were well and truly into the game that I can only blame myself for initiating (even if there were important and valid reasons for doing so). Let me emphasize that this self-criticism is not intended as a negative reflection on any of the DA’s black leaders. The ANC would have continued to escalate the race rhetoric even if they had been able to walk on water. So when the ANC and its fellow-travelers continued describing them as Zille’s “puppets”, the strategic logic I had initiated inside the DA’s inner circle moved to the next logical step, encouraged by advice from an American “expert” (straight from the world capital of identity politics). The DA election strategists (ironically most of them white) concluded that if they could crush me publicly, we would truly, at last, lose our “white-party” image. This is not a conspiracy theory. I have a document that was circulated to the Federal Executive, explaining it. The immediate “casus belli” was a statement I made, in a series of tweeted observations on my Lessons from Singapore, that the LEGACY of colonialism was not ONLY negative. This has been said scores of times before, by black South African leaders including Nelson Mandela, and appears in many post-apartheid history textbooks authored by black historians. It is a statement backed by almost every respected historian in the world.

But because it caused offense to our political opponents (most of them elite, university educated devotees of identity politics who would never vote for us anyway), the DA seized on the chance to further “purify” the party. I was suspended, and when this still didn’t work, they tried to entice me to leave South Africa. The DA even found a donor to generously sponsor their strategy. If I disappeared, they reckoned, the party would at last be seen as “transformed”. When I politely declined to resign as Premier and leave the country, I was banished from all party activities. During the election campaign, when the polling started reflecting problems, the party approached me, through an intermediary, to request my assistance. I immediately agreed, and was duly trotted out in scores of meetings, events and interviews, across three provinces. Unsurprisingly, as soon as the last ballot was counted, the party took their finger off the pause button of the “crush Zille” strategy. I say this not to play the victim. I have only myself to blame. I was the one who saddled and mounted the Tiger. I thought we could manage it. When I dismounted it attacked me. What did I expect?

I can already hear the chorus of critics shouting that I only have myself to blame because of my Tweets. Here again, I disagree: my most recent tweets were precisely geared at exposing the fallacy of racial generalizations, and the double standards that lie behind the dominant narrative of identity politics (which involves laying sole blame on minorities, for the country’s problems). I would have thought that my attack on hypocrisy and double-standards would have dove-tailed comfortably with the DA’s script. Liberalism 101. But I had again committed the ultimate sin of offending our opponents (whom it is our first duty to please). I certainly have a lot to answer for. But not for the reasons most commentators think. And I intend to spend the rest of my career in the political domain seeking to make amends and being true to my belief in an inclusive form of non-racialism.

Helen Zille

The English version first appeared in politicsweb


Editor’s Footnote:

( Well, well, well……typical a liberal that got a crash course in reality I might say. Now sis Helen sounds so much like the British executioner Albert Pierrepoint– who hanged 600 people in a 25-year career that ended in 1956. When asked if if he think capitol punishment is a determent for crime after his retirement – he answered that in all his years as a public executioner capitol punishment did not deter crime- and he does not support it either. That is after he himself hanged nearly 600 convicts.  So why actively participate in something you do not believe in? That doesn’t make sense at all- but then again nothing white liberals do really do make sense- now does it?

So here we have madam Helen- that for 44 years were actively supporting black “upliftment. ” Zille – her real name is Otta Helene Maree- (her husband is the far leftist professor Johann Maree)-    was an active member of many liberal organizations . In the 1980s, Zille was involved in NGOs and was a member of several anti-apartheid organizations the “Black Sash”-( a Jew-cerated anti-white organization   started by Jewstresses  Jean Sinclair, Ruth Foley, Elizabeth McLaren, Tertia Pybus, Jean Bosazza and Helen Newton-Thompson. Later on Helen Suzman- another Jewsterss- joined the happy family. Zille started her liberal political career as a correspondent with the far-leftist Rand Daily mail. Zille’s mother was a volunteer for the Black Sash- thus no surprise the apple did not fall far from the tree either. Zille was heavily involved in the Black Sash movement during the 1980s- and was also vice-chair of the End Conscription Campaign in the Western Cape. She served on the regional and national executives of the organization, – helping and smuggling ANC terrorists into the country- and hiding them in her house when the police was searching for them. 

Zille and her husband later offered their home as a safe house for black terrorists  during the 1986 State of Emergency, and she was temporarily forced into hiding with their two-year-old son.  She knew and was mentored by another Jew conspirator figurehead Harry Schwarz since she was a child. So sis Helen really was sucking up to black  arse BIG TIME in her career- something blacks in reality DESPISES– traitors to their own kind. A black man have NO respect for a traitor….friend or foe. Blacks will fight each other in their tribal disputes- but when a “common” enemy appears on the horizon…like “Jan Van Riebeeck”- they will immediately band together- unite- and fight off the enemy. After the enemy was destroyed- they will again continue their homogeneous squabbles. And that is PRECISELY what is now happening between Ramaphosa, Malema…and Miamane…they are banding together against the “common” enemy…Jan Van Riebeeck. In her case..Maria Van Riebeeck if you will.  Their culture teaches them to be proud of their race- something white liberals missed in class. Dingane already showed this narrative with Piet Retief. Liberals have this totally distorted idea that they could teach their pets some new tricks- then start to exploit them to their own selfish gain. What they do NOT realize- is that the truth is just the opposite!

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Zille’s sucking up black arse reminds us so much of yet another white liberal idiot pulling the same stunts…now doesn’t she?

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So as with Pierrepoint who committed his life to something he suddenly did not believe in- here we have sis Hellen- doing precisely the same…..committed her life to a cause she now rejects. She worked her life to get a black as president- now that she succeeded- she realized a black African will never change his skin color or African preferences. An African will stay an African, support an African, vote for an African- and associate with an African. That much we can say for Africans– they do not change their colors according to their environment- something liberals seem to have perfected. Africans at least have something they call “black pride”- something white liberals do not have. Pride is something they do not posses- just selfish  greed. This little truth we could have told sis Helen years ago already- but liberals seems to have thicker skulls than the rest of us…they never learn from past mistakes- and then want to cry foul when reality have a quick check with them. Helen kindled a viper at he boesem- then want to cry crocodile tears when that same viper- true to it’s nature- lashed out and fanged her.  For many years she and her Jew cronies assisted terrorists in killing people, she trampled on white Afrikaners to “uplift” her black pets, she was part of the conspiracy to bring a corrupt terrorist movement into power that in 25 years totally f*cked up the country- left more than 4000 farmers dead, more than 150 000 normal people murdered in our streets- and a country now in financial ruins with a parasite organization still running the macabre show.  Liberals never change their minds- they merely “adjust” their sights on a more lucrative target as long as they benefit from it.  Their whole life liberals spent making life miserable for a country- screw it up – then on the end they feel “sorry ” about their deeds. Now THAT is your cut-through liberal for you! Take it away Max ol’ chap!!! -Ed)




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