Sarah, the author of this factual article (written just before the 90th
birthday party of this media celebrity), is an Englishwoman endowed with an
incisive and razor-sharp understanding of South Africa 's recent history as
I do having lived there for 24 years. Unlike so many millions of
brain-washed lemmings in the UK, she sees right through the media-contrived
smoke & mirrors, lies and myths as propounded by the MSM. (Mass Media.)
Thanks to Sarah for the OK to reproduce this here. It says it all.
By Sarah, Maid of
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, 2008 London's Hyde Park played
host to a concert in honour of Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday and it
received 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.
beaming old man will appeared 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
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 except by those who know
and care about history being recorded factually.
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
Burmese 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-Qaeda,
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.
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 Mandela'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 naivety is not
uncommon when it comes to the adoring reporting of Nelson Mandela, 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.
The Legend and the Legacy Part 2, By Sarah, Maid OF Albion.
In the second of two
articles examining the life of Nelson Mandela, in advance of Friday's
concert in Hyde Park celebrating the living legend's 90th birthday, I shall
look at his legacy and the new South Africa which he created after coming to
power on a surge of worldwide optimism and hope in 1994, when, following the
end of Apartheid, he and his followers promised a new dawn for what became
termed the Rainbow Nation.
Today South Africa
has the reputation of being one of the most dangerous and crime ridden
nations on Earth which is not actively at War. In 2001, only seven years
after the end of Apartheid, whilst the city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands
with 5,6 murders per 100,000 population was declared the 'murder capitol of
Europe', Johannesburg, with 61.2 murders per 100,00 population and remains
the world's top murder city.
In South Africa as a
whole, the murder rate is seven times that of America, in terms of rape the
rate is ten times as high and includes the ugly phenomenon of child rape,
one of the few activities in which South Africa is now a world leader. If
you don't believe me, you can read what Oprah Winfrey has to say about it
All other forms of
violent crime are out of control, and Johannesburg is among the top world
cities for muggings and violent assault, a fact seldom mentioned in
connection with the FIFA Soccer 2010 World Cup
which is scheduled to be hosted in South Africa.
As always with black
violence the primary victims are their fellow blacks, however, the rape,
murder and violent assault of whites is a daily event, and there is more
with the Rhodesian/Zimbabwean Matabeleland massacres, news of which the BBC,
together with much of the world media suppressed for twenty years to protect
their one time hero, Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, another secret genocide is
being ignored by the world media, the genocide of white Boer farmers,
thousands of whom have been horribly tortured to death in their homes since
the end of Apartheid. Anyone who clicks on this link should we warned that
it includes some very gruesome images as the savagery of these attacks belie
the authorities attempts to dismiss them as nothing more than a 'crime
Given that it is now all
but illegal in South Africa to report the race of either victim or the
perpetrator of a crime (unless the perpetrator is white and the victim
black) and as modern South Africa's official crime statistics are
notoriously massaged, it is impossible to know the exact numbers of farm
murders that have taken place. Many reliable sources estimate the figure as
close to 3,000, but even if we take the more conservative figure of 1,600
quoted in the politically correct South African press (but not quoted at all
in ours) this is three times the numbers killed by the South African
security forces over a period of 43 years, and which the UN calls a crime
To put this in
perspective, the population of South Africa is 47 million, (13 million less
than Britain despite its far greater land mass) of which the 4.3 million
whites account for 9.1%, about 1% less than the immigrant population of
Britain. Can you imagine the outcry if 1,600 (let alone 3,000) members of a
minority community in Britain were tortured to death by the native
Yet when the victims
are white, there is hardly a peep in the South African press and silence
from the international media. Compare this to when a white youth is the
killer, such as in the case of white farmer Johan Nel, who shot three
Africans who were trespassing on his farm, a story which became instant
world-wide news with the predictable screams of racism and machete wielding
mobs baying for his blood.
(And they accuse us of
hate?!! Don't such people nauseate themselves with their hypocrisy?!)
Crime aside, Mandela and
his ANC inherited the strongest economy in Africa, indeed, despite economic
sanctions, South Africa was still one of the richest nations in the world,
and indeed initially there was a brief post Apartheid boom, resulting from
the lifting of sanctions and due to
the fact that until
affirmative action forced most of the whites out of their jobs to be
replaced by under qualified blacks, those who had built South Africa were
still in place.
However, any optimism
was to be short lived. Now, after just 14 years of rule by Mandela and his
grim successor Mbeki, corruption is rife, the country is beset with power
cuts and the infrastructure is crumbling.
The nation's great
cities like Durban and Johannesburg, which could once rival the likes of
Sydney, Vancouver and San Francisco, had descended in to decaying
crime-ridden slums within a decade.
And in the last few
weeks we have seen the so called Rainbow nations ultimate humiliation, as
xenophobic anti immigration violence spreads across the country.
“Xenophobic” is what the media call racism when blacks do it. As
poverty and unemployment explodes and is exacerbated by the floods of
immigrants flooding in to escape the even more advanced Africanisation of
the rest of the continent, the mobs turn on those they blame for stealing
their jobs, their homes, and their women.
Thus the cycle turns,
and, like watching some barbaric version of 'Back to the Future', on the
news we see exactly the same scenes we saw on our televisions twenty years
ago, wrecked buildings, burning vehicles, mobs brandishing machetes, axes
and knives hacking at everything and everyone which comes within their
reach. Most horrific of all, we see the return of that
most savage symbol of African brutality, the necklace where, to the cheers
of a blood thirsty crowd, some poor trembling soul, with a tyre around his
neck, is dragged from his home and set alight, exactly as all those other
poor souls were set alight throughout the Apartheid years, when we were told
it was all the evil white man's fault. But the white Africans never ever
did such a terrible thing: only the terrorists now in power did that to
scare the other black Africans into joining their cause.
As nothing else the
return of the necklace exposes the failure of Mandela's revolution, and
those who fought for him should weep.
Under Apartheid, blacks and whites went to
separate hospitals but they received world class health care, whatever their
colour. Now the facilities are collapsing or non-existent.
Black children went to different schools than white children, but they
received an education, something which is now a privileged luxury.
When they grew up, their bosses may have been white, but they had jobs and a
living wage, as the recent violence shows us, such security is but a memory
for most South Africans.
Eighteen years after
Nelson and Winnie made their historic walk towards the cameras, and 14
years, since Mandela assumed power on a tide of optimism, a once proud South
Africa slides like a crumbling, crime-ridden, wreck towards a precipice
created through greed, corruption and incompetence.
For all his gleaming
smiles, grandfatherly hand gestures, and folksy sound bites, tomorrow night,
when crowd cheers the retired terrorist in the gaudy shirt, they would do
best not to focus too closely upon his much admired legacy, as they might
just find that the Xhosan Emperor has no clothes. For Nelson
Mandela's lasting achievement is that, in the face of a world wishing him
well, he, and the party he leads, have shown the world that, for all its
flaws, Apartheid was a more benign system than what replaced it, and that
the average South African was immeasurably better off under the hated white
rule than they are under the alternative that black rule has since created.
quite an achievement, Mr. Mandela; Happy
As an addition, if Nelson
Mandela was treated so badly, why is he now 90 years of age? In a
black governed country in Africa, he would have died within months if he
had not been hanged the time.