Skip to comments.Nelson Mandela: Media Fawns Though He was a Marxist Terrorist
Posted on 12/06/2013 7:46:38 AM PST by Mozilla
I got a little nauseous tonight after I learned of the passing of Nelson Mandela. Some of the sources that I would expect to give that "fair and balanced" reporting they promise, definitely failed in that regard. That is my opinion. Check out these headlines:
I could go on with this list. The question is, are people are buying it? Unfortunately, I think most probably are.
I received an email yesterday from an overseas friend who has some expertise on this subject matter:
Mandela has finally been proclaimed dead. The world including your President are now gushing about what a wonderful man he was.
He was not. Obama could take lessons on how to live a lie and keep people fooled! Obama says he studied Mandela I can believe it.
I wrote this article in June:
It's an excellent article. I was already busy gathering facts and sources when I received her email.
Now let's get this out of the way because I am sure I will receive the typical response from the uninformed who will call me a racist rather than arguing the facts, which they usually seem to know nothing about.
Nelson Mandela was very instrumental in the defeat of apartheid, and apartheid is, and was, a crime against humanity. It is his methods I question, and his methods that the world tends to conveniently overlook.
Are you aware that Nelson Mandela could not enter the United States without a special waiver until 2008? Up until that time, he was on a terrorist watch list.
Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress were on a U.S. terror watch list until President George W. Bush signed a bill removing them in 2008.
How can the man that is most credited with the end of apartheid be on a terrorist watch list in the U.S.? Well, you are about to hear the rest of the story.
Ronald Reagan was instrumental in the classification of Mandela's ANC (African National Congress) as a terrorist group. He cited the ANC as one of the world's "most notorious terrorist groups." Now let's pause there for just a moment. I want you to ask yourself whose judgment you would trust if given the choice. Would you trust George W. Bush or Ronald Reagan on correctly assessing the character of this man?
The argument is that Mandela was a different man in 1988 than he was in 2008, but I think we need to look hard at the facts and see that, in South Africa, there are people very much on edge even today.
I want you to understand why Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher were outspoken against the African National Congress. Were they racists? Not at all.
There was a revolution going on in South Africa, and it was not blacks killing whites (that would come later). It was the ANC killing anyone who opposed them or anyone who was in the wrong place at the wrong time, including over 20,000 blacks. Here is a video that you might find interesting.
The thought of some is that Nelson Mandela was orchestrating these planned attacks from prison. Either way, you can not dispute that it was his organization that was responsible. If he didn't want to be associated with such violence then he could have renounced the ANC and its violent tactics.
Here is a short list of the ANC bombings from CSBR:
SA exile Henri le Riche writes: "Other than the ANC siding with the communists during the Cold War, why did UK prime minister Margaret Thatcher and US president Ronald Reagan call the ANC a terrorist organisation? I will let the current US president, Barrack Obama, answer that question. After the April 16 2013 bombing at the Boston Marathon, he said: "Any Time Bombs Are Used to Target CIVILIANS It Is an Act of Terror."
The ANC had an easy choice: Fight soldiers, or take the easy cowardly option terrorists worldwide take,and that is target civilians..
THE ANC'S VICTIMS WERE MOSTLY CIVILIANS:
1981 2 car bombs at Durban showrooms
1983 Church Street Bomb (killed 19, wounded 217)
1984 Durban car bomb (killed 5, wounded 27)
1985-1987 At least 150 landmines on farm roads (killed 125)
1985 Amanzimtoti Sanlam shopping centre bomb Dec 23 (killed 2 white women and 3 white children)
1986 Magoo's Bar bomb (killed 3, wounded 69)
1986 Newcastle Court bomb (wounded 24)
1987 Johannesburg Court bomb (killed 3, wounded 10)
1987 Wits command centre car bomb (killed 1, wounded 68)
1988 Johannesburg video arcade (killed 1 unborn baby, wounded 10)
1988 Roodepoort bank bomb (killed 4, wounded 18)
1988 Pretoria Police housing unit, 2 bombs (wounded 3)
1988 Magistrate's Court bomb (killed 3)
1988 Benoni Wimpy Bar bomb (killed 1, wounded 56)
1988 Witbank shopping centre bomb (killed 2, wounded 42)
1988 Ellis Park Rugby Stadium car bomb (killed 2, wounded 37)
Late 1980s numerous Wimpy Restaurant bombs (killed many, wounded many)
In 1985, Mandela received an offer for his freedom. All he had to do was renounce the violence and help end the bloodshed.
On 31 January 1985, State President P W Botha offers Nelson Mandela, leader of the banned African National Congress (ANC), conditional release from the prison sentence he had been serving since the conclusion of the Rivonia Trial in 1964. The condition of his release is that he renounces violence, and violent protest, as a means to bring about change in South Africa.
Source: South African History Online
Does that sound like a "man of peace" to you? Whether the violence was justified or not is a matter of opinion, but I think it is fair to say that Mandela was never the Ghandi-like man that he was portrayed to be in American mainstream media.
What people need to understand is that the violence in South Africa did not end when Mandela was released, and it did not end with the death of apartheid. In fact, it may have grown worse.
Despite the end of apartheid, the racial division of a leader who claimed to be about peace has caused black on white crime and genocide to explode.
In July of 2012, Dr. Gregory Stanton, head of the nonprofit group Genocide Watch, conducted a fact-finding mission in South Africa. He concluded that there is a coordinated campaign of genocide being conducted against white farmers, known as Boers. "The farm murders, we have become convinced, are not accidental," Stanton contended. "It was very clear that the massacres were not common crimes," he added especially because of the absolute barbarity used against the victims. "We don't know exactly who is planning them yet, but what we are calling for is an international investigation," he added.
Source: Frontpage Mag
It seems like the black population of South Africa finally decided to take out generations of built up hostilities on the white people who once ruled them. But this is not the ruling class they are killing. These are civilians. Notice a theme here?
I understand that they didn't want to openly oppose the military but killing innocent civilians is not acceptable collateral damage. It is terrorism. It is terrorism when a jihadist does it. It was terrorism when Timothy McVeigh did it. The trademark of terrorism is the killing of innocent civilians. You can not put pure motives upon the killing of innocent people and justify it, at least not in my book.
So what did Mandela have to do with the killing of white farmers?
Like any world leader, he was so well insulated that even if he was ordering these killings you would likely never prove it. And since the ANC has now gained a sense of legitimacy they would be careful to cover their tracks as well. So how can I logically relate Mandela to this senseless violence?
Mandela wass a race baiter. He wass very much like Barack Obama, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. He has been about inciting people to violence on the basis of skin color. The thing is that he was far less subtle than the black-on-white race baiters in America. In this YouTube video he sings about killing whites:
So where does all of this leave us?
Should I have simply kept my mouth shut and reported upon the passing of this world leader?
Folks, that would be wrong because the legacy of Mandela is not dead yet, and there are white South Africans heading for cover as we speak. Let's revisit an RT article from October:
A section of the white population in South Africa is preparing for the worst scenario in case aging former South African President Nelson Mandela passes away. The national evacuation plan over possible genocide was drafted almost a decade ago.
Since Mandela's was elected South Africa's first black president in 1994 after spending 27 years in prison for actively opposing the segregationist policies of apartheid in the country, Afrikaners say over 3,000 white farmers have been murdered in revenge for the suppression enforced by its own National Party. Afrikaners say the government has never shown much desire to investigate the deaths.
And now as Mandela is in and out of hospital at age 95, Afrikaners and their supporters are preparing for the worst upon his death.
Genocide Watch, an organization that analyzes conditions around the world that could result in mass murder, puts Afrikaners' risk of slaughter at level six or "preparation" stages, one level away from killings.
Gustav Muller and his team preparing for the worst are afraid level seven could start any moment. A former intelligence officer in the South African army, he says it was simple to read the warning signs.
Muller, a leader of the Suidlanders movement, has helped establish a countrywide operation with more than a hundred safe areas.
When the alert is given, people across the country will be notified by SMS, and they will go to a pre-arranged meeting point from where they will travel by convoy to the safe areas.
"The death of Nelson Mandela is a risk scenario," Muller said. "He is a political icon and his passing could see violence flaring up again."
The history books will likely never show this side of Nelson Mandela. They will likely report on how instrumental he was in the ending of apartheid and talk of his Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. You won't likely read about his terrorist methods. In fact, if you read about it at all you will likely read about the travesty of the United States having this man on a terrorist watch list for 20 years.
You don't just stay on a terrorist watch list for 20 years for no reason my friends. Republican and Democratic administrations alike had a chance to take him off of that list. But it wasn't until he was 90 years old that George W. Bush signed his release.
Think about that. Think about it hard.
Or you can go read about how great he was if you would like. It doesn't matter to me. I am after the truth.
I don't care if he was white, black, yellow, green or purple. The man was about hate, and he was very dangerous and divisive.
Nelson Mandela was a Marxist and a terrorist, who drove people to kill on the basis of skin color. After his death, they will likely continue to reign terror upon their countrymen and that is what he leaves behind.
That is the truth.
Yeah. All but a few are remembering a terrorist commie as a “hero.”
Sort of a black Yassir Arafat.
His wife had multiple people executed with blazing car-tires hung around their necks.
Remember it is the victors who write history.
They called it “necklacing”
The left wants us to worship the icons they worship and hate the figures they hate. They will accept nothing less.
You mean erase the history and clean it up to suit themselves. That is what is called white washing the truth.
What is interesting is that the white Europeans were the very first people to settle the are known as South Africa. Blacks only arrived after the boers had established a society.
You can tell by how they ignored Margaret Thatcher’s death but are all over Nelson Mandela’s passing. Some outlets did do a few reports on Thatcher but didn’t make it a main story. Thing was Obama was fing around with Syria which also was timed to throw her off the front page.
Then the Brits came and forever destroyed it.
I beg to differ (with the headline).
Big Media and Big Government fawn over him BECAUSE he was a stalinist terrorist.
The only coverage they gave of Thatcher’s death consisted of showing the scumbags who were celebrating her death.
For all I know Mandela matured into a decent statesman (or maybe not), but I refuse to kneel before another of the left's gods.
He now sits on the right hand of Saint Trayvon.
Nelson Mandela did a GOOD thing, doncha know. He ended Apartheid in South Africa.
So he was used by the Communists, aren’t they the champions of “equality” everywhere? Not only was he used by the Communists, he embraced the concept of “one man, one vote”, but also added “one way, one time” to that litany. And THAT is entirely compatible with Communist doctrine.
Agreed, apartheid was a Bad Thing, and should have been ended. But the struggle was a tribal war, the various Native African tribes arrayed against the White Tribes (Afrikaans and English), which jointly held ruling power. The Native African tribes were also at war BETWEEN each other, and the force of arms maintained by the White Tribes was to try to hold these warring factions from endless raids upon each other. So for this reason, much like the reasoning that put Native Americans on reservations, the various Native Tribes were herded into “lands” with defined boundaries, in an attempt to limit the violence. This arrangement did nothing to reduce the existing mutual suspicions and hostilities, but some order was restored to the remainder of that tormented land.
At least, until world opinion was sufficiently shifted, through embargos and economic sanctions, and the Afrikaans and the English (actually two separate White tribes) were forced to share power with the various Native African tribes.
The history of the South Africa republic is much more complex than many people realize. Once part of the British Commonwealth, there was considerable immigration from India and other parts of the former Commonwealth.
And that’s a good comparison between his path before he went to jail, and his path when he got out.
Why would anyone expect South Africa to turn out any differently than Zimbabwe (Rhodesia)?
He was the leader of the ANC terrorist wing and personally signed off on many atrocities.
George & Martha Washington they were not
Agreed...prior to jail he was a vicious terrorist who went well beyond “freedom fighter”. Frankly, he should have been executed.
And somewhere while he was in jail, he changed. Perfect? Not be a long shot. But his actions afterwards were not at all what one would expect from someone sitting in those jails stewing.
The Ivy League schools in the US, who led in the anti-Apartheid divestiture movement, and the liberal MS media will deserve credit for any bloodbath/socital degradation that occurs. They were instrumental in the destruction of South African society in the 80s and 90s.
They were the first to settle in the area known as Cape Town. Bantu and Xhosa had already migrated into areas north and east of there before European arrival. The first of the frontier wars was around what is now Port Elizabeth.
He did not change in jail. There is no evidence he ever changed.
He was promised his freedom by Botha if he renounced violence and he never did.
He was in prison when he continued to sign off on more terror bombings, this he admitted in his own book.
The Church Street attack on May 20, 1983 killed 19 and injured more than 200 people when a car with 40kg of explosives was detonated outside the SAAF headquarters. Two MK cadres, who were in the car at the time, were also killed because the bomb exploded two minutes early. A huge pall of smoke rose hundreds of feet into the air as debris and bodies were strewn around the scene of the explosion. It exploded at the height of the city’s rush-hour as hundreds of people were leaving work for the weekend. Glass and metal were catapulted into the air as shop-fronts and windows were blown out. Many passers-by had limbs amputated by the flying debris. Others bled to death.
In his book “Long Walk to Freedom”, Nelson Mandela wrote that as a leading member of the ANCs executive committee, he had personally signed off in approving these acts of terrorism, the pictures and details of which follow below. This is the horror which Mandela had signed off for while he was in prison convicted for other acts of terrorism after the Rivonia trial. The late SA president PW Botha told Mandela in 1985 that he could be a free man as long as he did just one thing : publicly renounce violence. Mandela refused. That is why Mandela remained in prison until the appeaser Pres FW de Klerk freed him unconditionally. The bottom line ? Nelson Mandela never publicly renounced the use of violence to further the cause of freedom. On 11 July 1963 the police raided the home of Arthur Goldreich in Rivonia near Johannesburg, where it captured, by surprise, the leadership cadre of the Umkonto we Sizwe underground. Seventeen people were arrested. Five of those arrested were Jews. They were : Arthur Goldreich, Lionel Bernstein, Hilliard Festenstein, Dennis Goldberg and Bob Hepple.
No kidding. Facebook is all aflutter with the loss of a “great man”.
RIP is the nicest thing I can say.
According to the left, Washington, Jefferson and other founding father were monsters because they owned slaves but Mandela who was a murderer and terrorist is a saint.
I’m aware of all that, in general. I (specifically) didn’t say that he changed the moment he walked into the jail doors.
Now show me something that contradicts what I said AFTER he got out of jail.
he never testified about his activities at the Truth & Reconciliation fraud did he?
“Freeeeeeeeeeee Nelson Mandela. Freeeeeeeeeee Nelson Mandela!”
A comparison between Mandela and Adolf Hitler: neither one actually killed anybody, they were only giving orders!
Mandela was a freedom fighter, a patriot and founding father. He didn’t do anything that hadn’t been done to his people.
Huh? Murdering innocent people is ok when promoting communist ideology? Revenge killing is acceptable to you? Communists are freedom fighters? How can you use the term “freedom fighter” to describe a commie? Do you also believe that Arafat and Castro were freedom fighters?
If I had photoshop skills, I’d fake up a Mandela Tire Sale sign at a tire shop.
If I owned a tire shop....yep, I’d run that sale.
If you do an image search for “Mandela Tire Necklace”, you will find several images of burned bodies, and live people with tires around their neck.
Every image is of a black man.
These murders weren’t some sort of retribution for crimes against ‘his people’. In a manner very similar to the Taliban murdering anyone in a village who collaborates with Americans, to teach the rest of the villagers a lesson....Mandela’s forces murdered ‘white sympathizers’.
Including the Ted Cruz Facebook page. Presented w/o comment:
“Nelson Mandela will live in history as an inspiration for defenders of liberty around the globe. He stood firm for decades on the principle that until all South Africans enjoyed equal liberties he would not leave prison himself, declaring in his autobiography, ‘Freedom is indivisible; the chains on any one of my people were the chains on all of them, the chains on all of my people were the chains on me.’ Because of his epic fight against injustice, an entire nation is now free.
We mourn his loss and offer our condolences to his family and the people of South Africa.”