I see the filthy hypocrite won't acknowledge "the good" done by Nazi Germany. There she goes AGAIN going on a random twitter rant costing the DA votes for no reason and perpetuating the "party for racist whites" image.
Those angry tweets by young black people with access to the internet? Yeah that's you pissing off the DA's only hope of ever winning an election. All so that you can be edgy and trigger people online.
But as usual another BS apology came apologizing for a tweet that "may have offended" came. As if it was just a single tweet instead of being followed up by a series of more tweets defending her view.
This is where education comes into play, colonialism is here directly compared to Nazism. Ignoring colonialism, tribalism is hailed as the king. Apartheid messed the people up on all sides, but then one needs to explore why colonialism is also viewed as negatively elsewhere, and why colonialism is only associated with the white man. Never mind that the many Bantu people are as much colonial to SA as the European and British, and Indian, and Chinese, and...
Colonialism is still exploitation, no matter how we look at it. To be honest, historically, there are not many long-standing (or good-standing) relationships between the colonists and the indigenous peoples. The negatives outweigh the positives, perhaps not in the colonist’s view, you know what I mean. People simply do not share the same experience…
Nobody is blaming the Romans, do they? Who’s blaming the Zulu's?
She's talking nonsense. All those positives could have been introduced without colonialism, through trade, sharing of knowledge, alliances and mutual respect. The idea that the oppression and subjugation through the establishment of colonies was necessary for development is nonsense.
LOL. Helen Zille is an imbecile. Whether what she says is true or valid is irrelevant. Any politician with an IQ in the double digits, should know that this sort of comment is best shared around the braai with close friends or family. Not to the world at large. Thanks for handing back some if not all of the votes you got from your opposition and playing right into their hands.
The thing is though, Nazism is not colonialism. The people rallied behind a cause… It like saying that colonialism is Apartheid, Apartheid it is an ideology turned into abusive legislation by a minority through control.
The problem in our country is due to the media and the government, because the minute you talk about Colonialism then every bodies mind change the word to Apartheid/oppression.
But she is right that it brought a lot of things we all enjoy today, but just like all the other comments it also brought the bad stuff and that is what everybody remembers and not the good part either.
The issue is that she needs to word her tweets much better as there is no emotion attached to online text.
So what she means and what she types does not always come across the same thing