When stakeholders do research about South Africa and it’s
socio-political and it’s socio-economical situation they come back to us
with the conclusion: “Things aren’t so bad – you seem to be coping.”
When we ask how they come to such a conclusion and we query how they have reached such a conclusion three topics come across:
1. “Well, many people of European descent vote for
multicultural parties – this infers they wish to stay within a
2. “Many people of European descent vote for parties
that do not advocate self-determination – this infers they wish to stay
and reside with South Africa in its current state.”
3. “Many people of European descent vote for parties that stand strongly for Affirmative Action, BBBEE and BEE – this infers they wish to keep those laws because it is an extension of what they believe.”
Considering the above three points, it must be self-evident that
votes and the party for which one votes for becomes very important in
the grand scheme of things. We must understand that the “right to vote”
is not about simply drawing a cross in the box of an opposition party –
voting is a moralistic issue.
YOUR vote is an extension of what YOU personally value.
YOUR vote is an extension of what YOU personally stand for.
YOUR vote is an extension of what YOU personally want society to be.
YOUR vote is an extension of the future in which YOUR children wish to grow in.
When people put on a blue t-shirt and say “Vote DA, we need to keep the ANC at bay”,
is that how shallow our beliefs have become; so-much so that we want to
vote for a party that intrinsically believes in laws to keep you AND
you children out of a job??
Is that what YOU value? Is that what YOU stand for? Is that what YOU
want society to be? Is that the future YOU want for your children?
YOU must again internalize the fact that YOUR vote is an extension of who you are.
The Afrikaans word for “vote” is “Stem”; “Stem” alternately
translated means “Voice”; “Stemme” alternately translated means “Voices”
– that is what the outside world is hearing. Is this a true reflection
of what is happening in South Africa?
I will leave that up to YOU to decide.
Front Nasionaal Jeug / Front National Youth
Chairman, Youth Wing of Front Nasionaal SA – blad