Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Mandela: The legend and the Legacy. Part 1

By Sarah Maid of Albion

It is often said that one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter, however, this usually means that the other man has been less than fastidious in his choice of hero, or that the “freedom fighter” in question was on the crowd pleasing side.

On the 27th of June, London's Hyde Park will play host to a concert in honour of Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday and we can be assured that it will receive wall to wall coverage by a star struck and worshipping media, who will continue to laud Mandela as one of the greatest, or indeed the greatest, heroes of our time.

No doubt the beaming old man will appear on stage in one of his trademark multi-coloured shirts and cheerily acknowledge the cheers of the adoring crowd, most of whom have been taught to believe in his sainthood since their first days in primary school, which, for many of them, will have occurred around the same time their hero walked free from Robben Island.

The unquestioning belief in Mandela's universally admired saintliness will again be displayed in the press and by the unending line of politicians and dignitaries who will queue up to genuflect before him and sing his praises. It is a brave politician or journalist who would dare to question the godliness of this legend and consummate showman, and hence no such questions will be raised, nor will his much vaunted “achievements” be subjected to any objective scrutiny.

No matter how many speeches are given or how many news articles are written, it is safe to bet that the full truth about Mandela will not be told.

In fact the truth about Mandela is so hidden in mythology and misinformation that most know nothing about him prior to Robben island, and those who do tend to exercise a form of self censorship, designed to bolster the myth whilst consigning uncomfortable facts into the mists of history.

For most people all they know about Mandela, prior to his release in 1990, was that he had spent 27 years in prison and was considered by many on the left at the time (and almost everyone now) to be a political prisoner. However, Mandela was no Aung San Suu Kyi, he was not an innocent, democratically elected leader, imprisoned by an authoritarian government.

Mandela was the terrorist leader of a violent terrorist organisation, the ANC (African National Congress) which was responsible for many thousands of, mostly black, deaths. The ANC's blood spattered history is frequently ignored, but reminders occasionally pop up in the most embarrassing places, indeed as recently as this month the names of Nelson Mandela and most of the ANC remained on the US government's terrorist watch list along with al-Queda, Hezbollah and the Tamil Tigers. Of course the forces of political correctness are rushing to amend that embarrassing reminder from the past. However, Mandela's name was not on that list by mistake, he was there because of his Murderous past.

Before I am accused of calumny, it should be noted that Mandela does not seek to hide his past, in his autobiography “the long walk to Freedom” he casually admits “signing off” the 1983 Church Street bombing carried out by the ANC and killing 19 innocent people whilst injuring another 200.

It is true that Mandela approved that massacre and other ANC killings from his prison cell, and there is no evidence that he personally killed anyone but the same could be said about Stalin or Hitler, and the violent history of the ANC, the organisation he led is not in question.

According to the Human Rights Commission it is estimated that during the Apartheid period some 21,000 people were killed, however both the UN Crimes against Humanity commission and South Africa's own Truth and Reconciliation Commission are in agreement that in those 43 years the South African Security forces killed a total of 518 people. The rest, (some 92%) were accounted for by Africans killing Africans, many by means of the notorious and gruesome practice of necklacing whereby a car tyre full of petrol is placed around a victim's neck and set alight. This particularly cruel form of execution was frequently carried out at the behest of the ANC, with the enthusiastic support of Mandela's demonic wife Winnie.

The brutal reappearance of the deadly necklace in recent weeks is something I shall reluctantly focus upon later.

Given that so much blood was on the hands of his party, and, as such, the newly appointed government, some may conclude that those who praised Madela's mercy and forgiveness, when the Truth and Reconciliation tribunal set up after he came to power, to look into the Apartheid years, did not include a provision for sanctions, were being deliberately naive.

Such nativity is not uncommon when it comes to the adoring reporting of Nelson Madela, and neither is the great leader himself rarely shy of playing up his image of fatherly elder statesman and multi-purpose paragon. However, in truth, the ANC's conscious decision to reject a policy of non-violence, such as that chosen by Gandhi, in their struggle against the white government, had left them, and by extension, their leader, with at least as much blood on their hands as their one time oppressors, and this fact alone prevented them from enacting the revenge which might otherwise have been the case.

As the first post Apartheid president of South Africa it would, be unfair if not ludicrous to judge Mandela entirely on the basis of events before he came to power, and in any event there is many a respected world leader or influential statesman with a blood stained past so in the next part I shall examine Nelson Mandela's achievements, and the events which have occurred in South Africa in the 14 short years since he took power in following the post Apartheid election in 1994.
To be continued:


The Green Arrow said...

A brilliant article Sarah and very timely. I look forward to reading the rest of your article.

Anonymous said...

After hearing the constant dribble over and over toward St Mandela on the radio i sent the presenter the You Tube video of the old guy singing Kill the White Man.
What next a statue of Bin laden or his own Tv char show?
White farmers are still being slaughtered in the most evil of ways yet not once has Mandela spoke out against this.
I for one shall not be watching any concert that glorifies a terrorist!!

Klein Verzet...
Dutch police goes after bloggers (2)

Last week it was reported that the Dutch police was going after Islam critical blogger named Hoei Boei. Now also Dutch blog geenstijl.nl announced that the state is prosecuting the often Islam critical blog (NL). Geenstijl.nl is The Netherlands biggest blog, commercially very successful and very much hated by the political correct Islam apologists.

Who will be next?

Another British soldier killed in Afghanistan checking out a mine.
Eleven in two weeks.RIP.

Anonymous said...

This man has openly stated on many occasions his hatred for whites, and yet white children are taught to adulate him. Absolute madness, though of course just what the doctor ordered.

Anonymous said...

So whats new? Terrorist commits atrocity, slaughters innocent people. Is condemned by governments who forcefully state" we will never give in to terrorism." terrorist continues to commit even worse atrocities. Government states. "We will never give in to terrorist intimidation." terrorist commits more crime against innocent people. Government begins to negotiate but takes tough stance. Negotiations break down. Government resumes negotiations and softens stance. Talks continue, government continues to soften its demands. Government eventually capitulates and gives terrorists everything they ask for. Terrorists make even more demands while they have the government on the run and gets even more than they originally demanded. Government hails their triumph for bringing about a peaceful solution to a difficult problem. Terrorists form government and take over country.It happens all the time.Its happenning now with the turnips as they gain ever more concessions and governments bend down to kiss arse. The USA kick arse. We kiss arse. An unbeatable combination! Unless you are a terrorist! Celtic Morning

Wolfblood said...

Don't forget Peter Hains part in SA, and Hains part in doing the same to Britain.

Tony Benn was another, and it was Benn who described the beginning of Mugabes reign of terror as "the happiest day of my life"

Brown, Mandelson, Straw, Clarke et al - expose them all!


Spread the word, people.
Tell the truth to one and all.

Roll on the day of retribution!

Anonymous said...

Retribution could be closer than you think!
Parliament illegal.
Automatic royal assent used to push thru EU illegal.
Asquith PM used Fabians and Irish group to cheat the British people.
Laws since 1911 illegal one and all.
News blackout here on a story discussed in the USA and Spain.
Now why would that be?
BBC license fee...illegal too.
Elizabeth Beckett an old lady from Cumbria fighting like hell in our courts risking her home. everything to stop the traitors at Westminster.
We can either look the other way or stand up and back this courages lady of England giving her 100 support.



Elizabeth Beckett, a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School, has spent much of her professional life in the teaching profession. ...
Her father also a Judge.
Bankrupted to save the country she loves.

Anonymous said...

The full weight of the British government brought to bear on an 83 year old lady. See the piccy!
What does this tell you about our media ..all of them?

What's that about terrorists'?