[DEBATE] : Zille on Constitutional politics
azwell at ecsecc.org
Wed Jul 23 15:24:58 BST 2008
A very cynical and clever use of political language, by the defender of SA
liberal capitalism, below.
Liberation struggles are not about "attaining power" as the Zille puts it -
so as to demonise the struggle for power by liberation movements.
Rather, liberation struggles are about the restoration of their humanity to
those who have lost it, including through the violent liberal destruction of
their humanity, no matter how cleverly concealed such deadly invasions of
the humanity of others may be.
One of the greatest tragedies of our times is that the legitimate struggles
to restore, to win back their humanity from exploitation, oppression, gender
and all sorts of states of unfreedom, the majority of the people of SA ended
up with a "Constitutional democracy" rather than liberation and real
SA is said to be a "Constitutional democracy" in which the liberal
capitalist constitution whose chief purpose is to protect the collective
class interests of the ruling elites is supreme.
Can someone tell me: how did it happen that the struggling masses got
replaced by a liberal constitution?
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[mailto:debate-bounces at debate.kabissa.org] On Behalf Of Stefan Andreasson
Sent: 23 July 2008 01:09 PM
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Subject: [DEBATE] : Zille on Constitutional politics
"Liberation struggles are about attaining power. Constitutional
democracy is about limiting power. Very few activists who have engaged
in liberation struggles understand this distinction, and they
therefore cannot make the transition to the next stage of
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