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Divided Party (DiP)

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Divided Party was registered during 2019. The certificate of incorporation, issued by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) in South Africa, instituted the legal person. Work is ongoing to contest local, provincial and national elections.

Political Theory

Matrix of Politics:
X - Axis: Left (-6) to Right (6)
Y - Axis: Unity (-4) to Self-Determination (4)

Matrix of Politics

Reasons to vote for DiP

A primary decision of voters, is, choosing between multiculturalism in one "United" state, or, self-determination of each group. It is two mutually exclusive conditions due to cultural dynamics. Multiculturalist culture, does have a right to self-determination. It means multiculturalists do not have the right to claim all the territory in South Africa for their control. There need thus be a balance between democratic rule and self-determination of powerless groups. Being "United" with a capital "U" is a fallacy, because despotic Leviathan governments are "the sovereign" of "United" territories. That is partly why democracy came into being. Imperialism and being "United" are similar. The phenomenon is present at socialist and capitalist thinking. True "democracy" will respect self-determination of individuals each. DiP is the only party, drawing votes from all South African groups, for self-determination of groups each, practically, and individuals each, idealistically. Any person believing in self-determination for all, can vote for DiP. Choosing multiculturalism in South Africa, implies rejecting own language development, in favour of English. A Multiculturalist House and a House of Independents of DiP will be formed during the 2020 Annual General Meeting of DiP.

Striving for fallacious "Unity", caused the 2nd World War. Germany was too diverse to be one "United" state. Multiculturalism, is currently causing much friction in the USA and Europe, like before the 2nd World War, because democracy gives majority culture all the territory. South Africans have been indoctrinated with the "Union", which is a culture, since after the Anglo-Boer War. The same that happened before 1994 is busy happening again. The ruling dominant group cannot consider the other groups sufficiently, because cultures are too different. It is unavoidable that cultural convictions will be forced down on minorities. The reality is, in most places in the world, governance can be divided into cultural and multicultural groups. Before colonisation, Africa was divided into language groups, like most of Europe is currently. Switzerland seems to come closest to how DiP promotes self-determination. The territorial units there are becoming smaller. The last secession happened recently, without war. Switzerland is currently divided into 26 cantons. Some are German, some are French, one is Italian and some are multiculturalist (French, German, Italian and Romansh). Canada is another example. It seems therefore, uncolonised places tend to structure themselves into language, cultural and multicultural groups. It often however, happens with wars. A modern phenomenon, for example, in the European Union, is, "citizens" own property among other language speakers.

DiP promotes self-determination for all, unless it infringes on the rights of others' self-determination. The universal idea Love, to not do evil to others like selves do not want evil done to, is relevant, when self-determination of all is considered.

DiP can draw votes for the idea self-determination from all groups of South-Africa, including the multiculturalist group, because of a unique constitution, which supports all groups, with different policies, convictions and beliefs. It is not necessary for all leaders of DiP to agree. The only policy to agree about is self-determination for all groups, which implies mutual respect.

The objective to divide, according to acceptable criteria, for self-determination of all groups, is simple and clearly distinct from fallacious "Unity", which includes all territory. It will depend on negotiations in the future, instead of possible war. DiP turns the clock back to before 1994 for a renegotiated dispensation, retrospectively taking new information and new realisations into consideration.

Each group will determine their own economic, legal, education and other policies, therefore the decision to vote for DiP, during 2024, does not depend on those things. A vote will be primarily for the idea self-determination. More detail will be published in the future. Currently, it seems, the only South Africans who will not have a House in DiP, are the ones who convict in "Unity" of all territory, as opposed to self-determination.

Priorities

Priorities are funding and votes. To support DiP, donate or buy an investment in Africahead Ipparts (AFA). Donations are tax deductible and donators receive Moiom (MIM), a new ERC20 Ethereum token. Africahead pays commission, within the law, of 20/120 for selling of AFA and of MIM. The first R1'000'000 (ZAR) raised with AFA, will go to DiP. The House of Intequinism in DiP, subscribes to the foundation of Africahead, its philosophy. Other organisations must also fund DiP and establish their own Houses.

Policy of DiP

Domestic Policy

The ideas of the party motivate self-determination. Self-determination is an internationally accepted right, which opposes democracy. The attainment of the right in a peaceful way will be more likely if different groups work together in one party to attain the goal. Acceptable dividing criteria exist, and if the criteria are respected, people from different backgrounds can divide themselves in a peaceful united way and attain self-determination. Previously, division and consequential self-determination came into being via wars, which are unacceptable. Logically that is why the right to self-determination must be respected by democratic majorities. Switzerland is an example for the world, with regard to this, because recently, secession there caused the 26th canton, without war.

Different groups will be represented by DiP, each with their own policies. Land policy, because it is the most topical, can be used to explain the policy. The policy of DiP implies, South Africa must first divide into regions with self-determination before any Expropriation Without Compensation (EWC) happens. It is however unlikely, unless the ruling party changes their mind or they lose the election. The only shared policy, among the leaders to be, of DiP, is, governance of land must be divided. How the division will take place, and where borders will be, are matters for negotiations. The division of land does not mean people will have to move, if they do not want to. In Europe, for example, people can live anywhere, whilst governance of land is divided into language, cultural and multicultural regions. In Switzerland, for example, each canton decides self, which official language(s) to use. Before colonisation and before the 1910 "Union" of South Africa, language regions existed. Since the idealist false "Union", South Africa had trouble among language groups, basically because in a "Union" only one group controls all others, and a group cannot consider other groups' self-determination sufficiently, because of different cultural preferences.

A proposal in DiP, is to attach, language and belief preferences, to land. Areas each can have only one first language and English as second language, whilst the laws of the region mirror the beliefs/convictions of the group, governing the region. Other areas can have many official languages in multiculturalist groups.

Governance will become more decentralized. Culture and philosophy/religion have an important influence on the law and education, therefore each area will have an own legal and education system. A big difference exists among different groups, when, for example, "the individual" (individuals each) is considered or not. All cultures do not respect the two primary ideas of Intequinism, Truth and Love, the same way. One House of DiP has Intequinism as its foundation.

Other Houses will form in DiP. Many "religious" people have conviction, that, only "God is honest", causing deceit towards others. It is accepted in DiP, but with the caveat, division is necessary into different Houses. Probably, each House will represent a region, but how the Houses will develop, is not predetermined. These cultural differences have a major impact on creativity, development methodology and sustainability. Different beliefs/convictions on the same piece of land cause friction, because belief/conviction determines the law, which should keep the peace. How money forms, is influenced by belief/conviction. With modern technology, different areas can align their money generating policy to their belief/conviction, if they want to.

A leader of DiP may promote any policy, but the policy must align with the constitution of DiP, to divide peacefully. Therefore, different Houses will form in DiP, something the constitution makes provision for.

The following proposed steps to determine division can be discussed.
1) Different groups based on language and/or belief/conviction/morals, interested to determine their futures and record their history self, are identified.
2) A referendum divides the population into folks/groups.
3) The votes are regionalised according to addresses.
4) Negotiations take place.
5) Borders for decentralized governance are drawn.
6) Assuming 3 groups among each language folk, and the multiculturalist group exist, gives reason for around 40 cantons. The multiculturalist group will be situated in different metropolitan cantons, because multiculturalists are usually city-folk.

Language, cultural and multicultural areas already exist in South Africa. The following language map of South Africa, produced by Stats SA from 2011 census data, was sourced from Wikipedia.

Language map South Africa

Another useful map is the district municipal map of South Africa at Wikipedia.

NB: Moving is not a prerequisite for dividing a country. Division can happen only with regard to governance, without requiring movement. Most local governments are currently dysfunctional, partly because of different cultures and languages represented in local governments each. Much infighting will be stopped if each region is governed by only one language, cultural or multicultural group. If people want to move, it can happen as time goes on, after establishing different governance regions. Changes in the short term, in most areas, will probably not be much. In the long term, adjustments in line with reality, will happen gradually. DiP therefore promotes constant gradual changes, and rejects revolutionary change.

Foreign Policy

A foreign policy of DiP, proposed for South Africans is, South Africa should have no foreign enemies and no foreign allies, because the South Africa nation, divided into different folks, cannot afford to be divided more by foreigners.

South Africa is a big enough territory to be independent from foreigners, if good governance is present.

Constitution of DiP

The constitution of DiP explains its primary purpose.

Houses of DiP

The following Houses were formed: KhoiSan House, House of Intequinism, Christian Afrikaans House, English House, Zulu House, Xhosa House, Sotho House, Tsonga House, Tswana House and Venda House.

A Multiculturalist House and a House of Independents will be formed on the next Annual General Meeting.

Other Houses will be formed to include as many groups as possible, for self-determination of all.

Funding of DiP

Refer to the Fundraising Page. DiP needs fundraisers. Refer to the Jobs Page.

Local, provincial and national elections.

DiP did not contest the 2019 general elections, but needs local candidates in all municipalities for the local elections of 2021 and by-elections before 2021. Refer to the Jobs page.

Social Media

DiP can be discussed at Google Groups and Twitter.

DiP can be contacted at the Google Group email address:
divided-party@googlegroups.com or info@dividedparty.org.

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