DA Lies 2: Why I Called Helen Zille A Liar (Part 1) — 8 Comments

  1. A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You don’t have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed. For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
    Nelson Mandela

    Geddit yet Helen? Nope? Bugger. ***Sigh***

  2. Isnt freedom of speech a wonderful thing, just a pity you appear to feel you have the only right to it since you have blocked me from commenting on Love Knysna and deleted my comments. Bit hypocritical if you ask me, but what can we do hey.

    • Not at all. People are free to have an opinion so long as they stick on topic. Commenting on a status update instead of the articles themselves is a very cheap way of substantiating your bias e.g. i could say “the DA did this” and your automatic response will be akin to, ” you must be wrong for saying that.” That’s not freedom of speech. That’s nearer hypocrisy.

      Accusing me of being ANC when i’m not is not only another superficiality of substantiation but a jumping on the bandwagon of cheap propaganda.

      As an example, to be productive, in this article, you could say that it’s wrong for anyone to lie – that would surely be a moral. But if you ignored what it’s about only to attack me that would question your motives. Now, in your case, when questionable motive is repeated sans logic, i have to accept that you only there to denigrate, not constructively debate. You, and others, have made your own history which is is incredibly one-sided and off the track.

      There are others, such as Patrick, who have questioned me but even if i disagree with such as him, i have to accept it because they motivate with reasoning. Sometimes both sides can be wrong and right at the simultaneously.

      You haven’t been one of those so rather than experience deconstruction for deconstruction’s sake, or a hidden agenda, i keep things on topic by bidding you farewell.

      • Except I am not the only one you have blocked from commenting on Love Knysna am I now, (remember small town people talk so we know who you block). You dont value other opinions as much as you claim. But really in this important time with voting due, you continue to post negative opinions only of the DA. You have just over 1500 on your FB page and continue to give them reasons why not to vote DA. Doesnt seem to be very constructive does it. Every single vote we can get in for the DA counts, yet with the bad impression you enjoy posting about Helen, you may well have lost some votes. If you really wanted DA in, you would be saying the positive stuff they do as well. Dont let your personal feelings get in the way of the greater good for the people who want a better future. Dont worry I will understand if you block me from commenting here as well, no problem.

        • I’m aware i’m in a small town. I experience that far more than most. I choose not to hide who i am or what i do. I choose not to be duplicitous. I choose to back up my thoughts. I choose to hate bias. I choose to think for myself. I choose to despise the ANC for their greed. I choose to despise the DA more for their greed because they are in power and most affecting our lives in Knysna. I choose not to ignore the many times people stab without substantiation. I choose not to be intimidated by old school thought that encourages hate and no solution. I choose to hate conservatism that ensures the same system that has repeatedly let us down is kept on a pedestal as a fake barrier between us and our fears. I choose not to ignore the history of commentators with hidden agendas. I choose not to ignore commentators who refuse to stay on topic because they think playing me somehow wins an argument. I choose not to fear threats and small town gossip. I choose not to be a sheep. I choose to block you because i choose truth. PS: And your friend, Sharon, who i blocked, was after several attacks with no substantiation. Even then, i offered to meet her so she could ask questions up front and let me reply. She chose not to. To easy to shoot from the dark on the net. I offered construction but she turned it down. Again, not into hidden agendas and people pretending to be someone else.