By Tiisetso Makhele
In the field of scientific research, there is a branch called geobiology, which is a science that combines geology and biology to study the interactions of organisms with their environment. Due to the complex nature of racists, there is hardly any science, except for geobiology, that can assist us better understand these weird organisms. For the purpose of this piece, I will use the Democratic Alliance, one political party which has proven to be the safest haven of racists, as a case study.
- Racists are distinct in demeanour and nature
There are at least three different types of racists, as can be seen in the DA colony. For example, you have the unassuming racists, those who are not afraid to go on social media and refer to blacks as monkeys. These racists, who are also likely to be violent to people from other races, make no effort to hide themselves. An example here is Penny Sparrow.
The second type of racists in the DA colony are the masked racists. This type, an example of which is Helen Zille and Athol Trollip, is confusing. It is the type that delivered colonialism to Africa. Whilst they may kiss, hold hands and become ‘friends’ with people from other races, and even speak an African langauge, they are utterly racist. In most instances, they apply loads of Jeyes Fluid and wash themselves after kissing or holding hands with Black Africans or coloureds.
The other type of racists, the smiling racists, are very difficult to spot. They are so friendly to people from other races that they always smile at them, without any provocation to smile. There are so many in the DA that it is not necessary to cite an example thereof. These types of racists, who usually love dogs, cats, etc., only reserve racist chats to braai and tea sessions, where they proclaim their hatred for blacks and other nations without impunity.
- Racists are blind to the feelings, emotions and rights of people from other races
Irrespective of their type, racists are all insensitive to how people from other races feel. Not so long ago, Helen Zille argued that colonialism was not only bad as it brought, amongst others, the “independent judiciary”. Not only was this assertion flawed, but it was insensitive to the millions of indigenous African people, ,who have lost land, their brothers and sisters, their fathers, their identities, their minerals, their wealth, their cattle and the like to colonialism.
Even today, the DA, a colony of racists, has not seen the urgency of disciplining her, nor has she shown any remorse about her utterances. This is because racists do not believe that the feelings of people from other races matter. Racists can save a dog and not do the same for another human being from a different race. Such is the geobiology of a racist.
- Racists believe their ilk is holier and superior than others
Because they are generally intellectually challenged, racists always have to hide behind a veil of arrogance which seeks to intimidate people from other races. Like tribalists, racists are not interested in using their minds to interpret and analyze social phenomena. In the case of crime, racists use simplistic responses like; “Blacks are rapists, murderers”, and so on. This character is similar to that of a tribalist, who equally resorts to stupid conclusions like “Zulus are crazy”, etc.
Racists believe that their race is holy, and that people belonging to their race are more superior to others. This is nothing but a reflection of the psychological instability of racists. Racists are generally sick people, whose lack of self-esteem results in them ridiculing others, or using arrogance in order to project themselves as invincible. Such nonsensical behaviour is severely prevalent inside the DA colony.
The DA colony is the best case study for South Africa’s nature of racism. In the DA, the racists have found their political Orania. I have not mentioned Black Africans and Coloureds in the DA because they exist as modern-day slaves, whose task is to assist racists to realize the legacy of Hendrik Verwoerd. The Black Africans and Coloureds in the DA are used as pawns.
For example, in Western Cape, where Black Africans and Coloureds have assisted DA to rule, the provincial cabinet defies the demographics of the province or the country. Out of the 11 people in the cabinet, 6 or 56% are White, 3 or 27% are Coloured and 2 or 18% are Black African. This happens in a province where 49% of the population is Couloured, 33% is Black African and 16% white. In the DA colony, there is nothing wrong with the reality above. In the DA colony, racists believe that Whites must rule Blacks because Whites are superior!
Makhele is an ANC member and Spokesperson to Free State Premier Hon. Ace Magashule. He writes in his personal capacity