There’s a lot of ‘commiseration’ happening on social media from people who didn’t follow Dianne or the DA. Much of it is fake and intended to fan fires within the party – and written by people who truly believe the DA is racist. With such people, nothing can dissuade them – not facts, not anything.
Anyone stopping to think would realise that 2 things are true here:
1) most of SA is currently so into rage that it cannot figure out the difference between truth & satire – therefore, perception being reality, the party had little choice. It would have been damned if it did, and damned if it didn’t.
2) The second thing happening here: SA suffers under a regime that would rather deploy the guiltiest of MPs than discipline them – clearly the DA is trying to send a message: we won’t shield even our most valuable from discipline. Sure, it’s over-the-top, but SA is over the top. We will vote for excitement before accountability on any day of the week – we even say so on social media. What has happened here is down to us – all of us.
As for voting: vote for policies that you agree with and for people who’ll actually carry them out.