- Helen Zille has spoken out against 'wokeness', 'victimhood culture' and identity politices
- The bottom rung of this 'hierarchy', according to Zille, is occupied by the 'most privileged, presumed to be white heterosexual males'
- The bottom run of this 'hierarchy', according to Zille, is occupied by the 'most privileged, presumed to be white heterosexual males'
Former Cape Town premier Helen Zille is back at it with her controversial opinions on current affairs.
Speaking at the inaugural dinner of the Liberal Club in Johannesburg, Zille spoke out against 'wokeness' and identity politics.
Zille argues that supporting the 'right to be protected from offence' creates a 'victimhood hierarchy' where she feels the 'most privileged' people occupy the bottom rung. In Zille's view, this is the 'white heterosexual' man:
“They are fair game to be targeted by everyone, who have not only a right, but a duty to challenge their inherent privilege.”
In South Africa, Zille says, white heterosexual males are a tiny minority labelled as a 'demon group' and a victim of 'scape-goating'. Zille claims that this is done in order to:
“Deflect public attention away from the failures of a racially self-defined majority government, to curb corruption, uphold the rule of law, or make significant progress in delivering the opportunities promised by constitutionalism through a capable state.”
'Wokeness' also earned itself a blasting from the former premier, who commented that:
“Woke liberalism has all the hallmarks of an ideology, that claims to have discovered ‘truth’ and seeks to force the world into its framework. Good vs evil. Four legs good, two legs bad. In short, the very antithesis of liberalism.”
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