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In Death, as in Life, Truth About Nelson Mandela Overlooked
The New American ^ | 06 December 2013 | Alex Newman

Posted on 12/06/2013 10:42:58 PM PST by VitacoreVision

Nelson Mandela with South African Communist Party head Joe Slovo

Revolutionary leader Nelson Mandela died late Thursday, December 5, and presidents, dictators, and the press from around the world are in mourning, but it should be remembered that the U.S. government labeled his group a terrorist group for a reason.

In Death, as in Life, Truth About Mandela Overlooked

The New American
06 December 2013

With the widely anticipated passing of South African revolutionary leader Nelson Mandela late Thursday, December 5, presidents and dictators from around the world -- as well as everyday people, and especially the press -- are in mourning. Lost amid the tsunami of praise and adoration, almost canonization even according to some of his supporters, however, is the truth about the man himself, who was, after all, still just a man.

The announcement of Mandela's death was made by current South African President Jacob Zuma, the fourth leader of the so-called "rainbow nation" ushered in after the fall of Apartheid rule some two decades ago. “Our beloved Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the founding President of our democratic nation has departed,” said Zuma, a polygamous tribal chief who, amid never-ending corruption scandals, regularly sings “struggle” songs about murdering European-descent Afrikaners.

According to the current South African president, Mandela passed on “peacefully” in the company of his family late Thursday. “He is now resting. He is now at peace,” Zuma continued, adding that the deceased leader would receive a state funeral and flags would be flown at half-mast until then. “Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father. Although we knew that this day would come, nothing can diminish our sense of a profound and enduring loss.”

Like heads of state and the media around the world, Zuma celebrated Mandela’s alleged “tireless struggle for freedom” and how he “brought us together” in common cause. “Our thoughts are with his friends, comrades and colleagues who fought alongside Madiba over the course of a lifetime of struggle,” South Africa’s current president continued, offering the briefest of glimpses into the reality about Mandela that has been largely expunged from the history books.

President Obama, also heaping praises on Mandela, even ordered American flags flown at half-mast until Monday — especially shocking when considering that the late leader and his Soviet-backed armed movement spent decades on the official U.S. government terror list before being removed in 2008. “I am one of the countless millions who drew inspirations from Nelson Mandela’s life,” Obama said. “I cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that Nelson Mandela set. So long as I live, I will do what I can to learn from him.”

By contrast, even in the late 1980’s, shortly before the Apartheid regime surrendered to overwhelming global pressure to hand over power, Western leaders saw Mandela and his “African National Congress” in a very different light. “The ANC is a typical terrorist organization,” explained former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. U.S. President Ronald Reagan put Mandela and the ANC on the American terrorist list in the 1980s.

Indeed, outside of open support from ruthless communist dictatorships — the tyrants ruling over Cuba, East Germany, and the Soviet Union, for example — Mandela’s ANC and its South African Communist Party partners were widely viewed as ruthless communist terrorists. Considering their murderous activities, which included the barbaric executions and torture of countless South African blacks who opposed them, it is easy to understand why.

With help from elements of the Western establishment and the media, however, all of that gradually changed. Widely adored in South Africa and around the world, today Mandela is almost universally portrayed as a peaceful hero who struggled to bring down the white-led Apartheid regime that ruled the area for decades — all in the name of “democracy,” “equality,” and racial harmony.

Lost amid the cacophony of praise and near-worship, though, is the truth about the late South African leader, which has been all but erased from the planet’s collective memory. Today, for example, endless amounts of news reports on Mandela’s death continue to falsely suggest that he was a political prisoner jailed merely for his “beliefs” and opposition to the system of Apartheid (meaning separate development, which despite its myriad flaws, was working to grant full independence and sovereignty to the various tribal and ethnic groups in South Africa).

A mere handful of articles have offered even a hint of the truth. In reality, the Soviet-backed revolutionary was imprisoned for terrorism, sedition, and sabotage — an integral part of Mandela’s long communist history that his adoring fans tend to downplay, at best, or more often, ignore altogether. Almost none of the adoring eulogies pouring forth from around the world have noted, for example, that Mandela was offered the chance to walk out of prison a free man if he would just renounce violence. He refused.

Instead of a man of peace, as his legions of fans would like to believe, and in many cases do believe, Mandela was actually the co-founder of the armed wing of the ANC known as Umkhonto we Sizwe (Spear of the Nation). Outside of communist dictatorships, virtually every government recognized the movement as a communist-backed terrorist outfit — it was, after all, famous for murder, torture, bombings, sabotage, and more. More recently, as The New American reported, conclusive evidence further confirming Mandela’s senior role in the Soviet-backed South African Communist Party has been widely published.

Meanwhile, Mandela’s wife during much of that time, fellow ANC revolutionary Winnie, was a zealous and open advocate for one of the most brutal murder tactics ever conceived by man. Pioneered by the ANC, so-called “necklacing” involves filling a tire with gasoline before putting it around the victim’s neck, setting it ablaze, and watching the poor target slowly writhe in horrifying agony before eventual death. Most of the ANC’s “necklace” victims were fellow blacks.

Unsurprisingly, Mandela’s history of violence, brutality, terror, and communist scheming has scarcely been mentioned in the thousands of obituaries currently on the front pages of newspapers around the world. Instead, one of the ex-guerilla’s key accomplishments, which earned him praise from around the world, was his supposed ability to prevent a “blood bath” and mass-slaughter in the transition to “democracy” — as if genocide were the obvious course that history would have inevitably taken absent a figure like Mandela.

Almost incredibly, the few reports that have highlighted even the tiniest hint of controversy surrounding the life and works of Mandela suggest that the only criticism of his legacy comes from extremists who think the late leader did not do enough to turn South Africa into a full-blown Marxist dictatorship. An opinion piece in the New York Times, for example, describes the rage among some forces in South Africa over Mandela’s failure to completely disempower or even obliterate the Afrikaner people — a process that many respected analysts say is accelerating and could quickly spiral out of control.

“It is ironic that in today’s South Africa, there is an increasingly vocal segment of black South Africans who feel that Mandela sold out the liberation struggle to white interests,” claimed Ohio University Professor Zakes Mda, who knew Mandela, in the Times column. “This will come as a surprise to the international community, which informally canonized him and thinks he enjoyed universal adoration in his country.” As the Times’ piece suggests, even more extreme anti-white racist and Marxist forces are gathering momentum.

All of that, however, has been largely covered up amid news of Mandela’s death. “As we gather, wherever we are in the country and wherever we are in the world, let us recall the values for which Madiba fought,” said Zuma, referring to Mandela by his African tribal name. “Let us commit ourselves to strive together – sparing neither strength nor courage – to build a united, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic and prosperous South Africa.”

Acquitted of rape charges in 2006 by claiming that his victim was wearing a “kanga” and so, clearly wanted to have sex with him, Zuma has been steadily following in the footsteps of his communist-affiliated predecessors. With the economy crumbling and violence exploding, Zuma and his allies continue to publicly sing “struggle” songs inciting genocide against the white population at virtually every political rally.

Meanwhile, the ANC-Communist Party alliance that has ruled South Africa since the end of Apartheid is steadily working to foist tyranny and lawlessness on what was once among the most prosperous countries in the world. The planet’s top authority on genocide, a man who worked to help bring down Apartheid in South Africa, has even warned that the Afrikaners may be on the verge of literal extermination.

While the largely bogus public image created of Mandela certainly has some praiseworthy elements — opposition to racism, violence, and support for human rights, for example — it is important that reality not be overlooked. Senior Editor William Jasper with The New American magazine wrote a detailed piece on the real Nelson Mandela under the headline “Saint” Mandela? Not So Fast! If the truth is worth anything, Americans should resist the temptation to worship a fake caricature of a leader who was, after all, still just a man.

Related articles:

“Saint” Mandela? Not So Fast!

New Evidence Shows Mandela Was Senior Communist Party Member

Genocide and Communism Threaten South Africa

South African Communists’ Friends in High Places

Socialist International Congress Hosted by ANC Amid Genocide Alert

South African Tells of Genocide in Communist-dominated South Africa

Silk-tie Revolutionaries

South Africa: The Questions That Need to Be Asked

A Meeting of Minds

The Comrades' Necklace

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1 posted on 12/06/2013 10:42:58 PM PST by VitacoreVision
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To: VitacoreVision

good post, thanks.

2 posted on 12/06/2013 11:02:05 PM PST by BonRad (The world is full of educated derelicts-Calvin Coolidge)
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To: VitacoreVision

The “song” is called Kill the Boer. Not Kill the Afrikaner. The genocide that is occurring is overwhelmingly affecting the Boer people... not the Cape Dutch Afrikaners as much. The genocide is particularly aimed at the Boers as their legitimate claims to their old Boer Republics [ wherein the majority of the region’s resources are found ] represents a significant lawful threat to the establishment. That is why they are hoping on wiping them out. The establishment then hope on co-opting the remaining local White population.

3 posted on 12/06/2013 11:33:27 PM PST by Republican1795.
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To: VitacoreVision

Whenever I mention this to anyone, the universal reaction is: “How can this all possibly be true?”

The lie is so massive, it makes the truth seem impossible.

4 posted on 12/06/2013 11:38:13 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (If you don't stand up, you don't stand a chance.)
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To: Republican1795.

Boers are Afrikaner.

5 posted on 12/07/2013 12:10:56 AM PST by VitacoreVision
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To: VitacoreVision

You can’t speak any negative truths about a black man!


You wear a hood and a robe, don’t you?


6 posted on 12/07/2013 12:19:13 AM PST by Rodney Dangerfield (Paul Ryan shreds Obama:
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7 posted on 12/07/2013 3:01:14 AM PST by gattaca ("If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." Mark Twain)
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To: VitacoreVision

What the Boers should have done was establish their own country separate from the Bantu population. And then carefully select only those immigrants compatible with a modern society. It does not appear whites and blacks can live together peacefully in South Africa.

8 posted on 12/07/2013 4:02:15 AM PST by driftless2
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To: driftless2

It does not appear whites and blacks can live together peacefully in South Africa.

Let me correct that statement: It does not appear whites and Savages can live together peacefully in South Africa.

9 posted on 12/07/2013 4:29:39 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Rodney Dangerfield

Can’t wait to pi$$ on his grave-—’course there’s a LONG list of them.................

10 posted on 12/07/2013 5:05:20 AM PST by Flintlock ( islam is a lie, mohammed was a criminal, shira is poison)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

CAVEAT ON NELSON MANDELA ^ | December 7, 2013 | Humberto Fontova

A Martian visiting earth this week, coasting TV channels and perusing papers, would have to conclude that among the items that most interest this planet’s news bureaus is the plight of former political prisoners, especially black ones.

Well, many Cubans (many of them black) suffered longer and more horrible incarceration in Castro’s KGB-designed dungeons than Nelson Mandela spent in South Africa’s (relatively) comfortable prisons, which were open to inspection by the Red Cross. Castro has never allowed a Red Cross delegation anywhere near his real prisons. Now let’s see if you recognize some of the Cuban ex-prisoners and torture-victims:

Mario Chanes (30 years), Ignacio Cuesta Valle, (29 years) Antonio López Muñoz, (28 years) in Dasio Hernández Peña (28 years) Dr. Alberto Fibla (28 years) Pastor Macurán (28 years) Roberto Martin Perez (28 years) Roberto Perdomo (28 years) Teodoro González (28 years.) Jose L.Pujals (27 years) Miguel A. Alvarez Cardentey (27 years.) Eusebio Penalver (28 years.)

No? None of these names ring a bell? And yet their suffering took place only 90 miles from U.S. shores in a locale absolutely lousy with international press bureaus and their intrepid “investigative reporters.” From CNN to NBC, from Reuters to the AP, from ABC to NPR to CBS, Castro welcomes all of these to “embed” and “report” from his fiefdom.

This fiefdom, by the way, is responsible for the jailing and torture of the most political prisoners (many black) per-capita of any regime in the modern history of the Western hemisphere, more in fact than Stalin’s at the height of the Great Terror. But the Martian would only learn that it provides free and fabulous healthcare and is subject to a “cruel” and “archaic” embargo by a superpower.
Here are some choice Mandela-isms:

“Che Guevara is an inspiration for every human being who loves freedom.”

“The cause of Communism is the greatest cause in the history of mankind!”

“There’s one place where (Fidel Castro’s) Cuba stands out head and shoulders above the rest – that is in its love for human rights and liberty!”

Here are a few items the Martian would probably never learn regarding Nelson Mandela or the Stalinist regime he adored:

South Africa’s apartheid regime was no model of liberty. But even its most violent enemies enjoyed a bona fide day in court under a judge who was not beholden to a dictator for his job (or his life.)

When Nelson Mandela was convicted of “193 counts of terrorism committed between 1961 and 1963, including the preparation, manufacture and use of explosives, including 210,000 hand grenades, 48,000 anti-personnel mines, 1,500 time devices, 144 tons of ammonium nitrate,” his trial had observers from around the free world. “The trial has been properly conducted,” wrote Anthony Sampson, correspondent for the liberal London Observer. “The judge, Mr Justice Quartus de Wet, has been scrupulously fair.” Sampson admitted this though his own sympathies veered strongly towards Mandela. (Indeed, Sampson went on to write Nelson Mandela’s authorized biography.)

In sharp contrast, when Ruby Hart Phillips, the Havana correspondent for the flamingly Castrophile New York Times, attended a mass-trial of accused Castro-regime enemies, she gaped in horror. “The defense attorney made absolutely no defense, instead he apologized to the court for defending the prisoners,” she wrote in February 1959. “The whole procedure was sickening.” The defendants were all murdered by firing squad the following dawn.

In 1961 a Castro regime prosecutor named Idelfonso Canales explained Cuba’s new system to a stupefied “defendant,” named Rivero Caro who was himself a practicing lawyer in pre-Castro Cuba. “Forget your lawyer mentality,” laughed Canales. “What you say doesn’t matter. What proof you provide doesn’t matter, even what the prosecuting attorney says doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is what the G-2 (military police) says!”

A reminder:

According to Anti-Apartheid activists a grand total of 3,000 political prisoners passed through South Africa’s Robben Island prison in roughly 30 years under the Apartheid regime, (all after trials similar to the one described above by Anthony Sampson.) Usually about a thousand were held. These were out of a South African population of 40 million. Here’s what Mandela’s “jail cell” looked like towards the end of his sentence.

“N*gger!” taunted my jailers between tortures. “recalled Castro’s prisoner Eusebio Penalver to this writer. “We pulled you down from the trees and cut off your tail!” they laughed at me. “For months I was naked in a 6 x 4 foot cell That’s 4 feet high, so you couldn’t stand. But they never succeeded in branding me as common criminal, so I felt a great freedom inside myself. I refused to commit spiritual suicide,” continued the late Mr Penalver.

According to the Human Rights group, Freedom House, a grand total of 500,000 political prisoners have passed through Castro’s various prisons and forced labor camps (many after trails like the one described by R.H Phillips above, others with none whatsoever.) At one time in 1961, some 300,000 Cubans were jailed for political offenses (in torture chambers and forced-labor camps designed by Stalin’s disciples, not like Mandela’s as seen above.) This was out of a Cuban population in 1960 of 6.4 million.

So who did the world embargo for “injustice?” and “human-rights abuses?” (Apartheid South Africa, of course) And who currently sits on the UN’s Human Rights Council? (Stalinist Cuba.)

In brief, none of the craziness Alice found after tumbling down that rabbit hole comes close to the craziness Cuba-watchers read and see almost

12 posted on 12/07/2013 9:07:52 AM PST by Dqban22
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To: VitacoreVision

The Truth would kill the Progressive agenda of the Left.. one of their icons is a fraud.

NO biggie! almost every other icon is too..

Let ‘em rot where they fall.. the apple tree never had so many worms eating away at its bounty.

In the end, even the worms will tire of them.

13 posted on 12/07/2013 9:55:38 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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I think what Republican meant is that the Afrikaner community is divided into two parts-the Boers, whose ancestors left in the Great Trek in the 1800s, and the Cape Dutch, whose ancestors preferred to stay where they were.

14 posted on 12/07/2013 3:30:59 PM PST by Jacob Kell
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No. This was one of the many lies told about the Boers. The term Afrikaner is a political term that refers to a political regime: bot to an ethnic group. Under the Afrikaner designation were the Cape Dutch [ the folks who coalesced in & around Cape Town ] & the Boers [ the folks who emerged on the Cape frontier during the 1700s from the nomadic Trekboers ] & also included the Anglophones by JBM Hertzog’s [ a Cape Dutch who fought in the side of the Boers ] definition.

Theuns Cloete of Boervolk Radio rightly noted in 2007 that “the Afrikaners stole our [ Boer ] heritage by various different means”. in an American shortwave radio program called The Right Perspective. This is because when the Afrikaners rose to power in South Africa [ a macro State created by the British ] they appropriated quite a bit of Boer history but prevented the Boers from obtaining self determination as the Afrikaner establishment purposely prevented the Boers from reclaiming the Boer Republics during the 1940s when the Boers tried in MASSIVE numbers to get back their republics.

The Boers are only about one third of the total White Afrikaans population thus are marginalized by the dispossessing Afrikaner designation. The Cape Dutch have never had a freedom struggle while the Boers have had numerous freedom struggles. Which is why when Boers go forward as Afrikaners: they are DOOMING any prospect they could ever have at reacquiring their subverted independence self determination. The Boers people are facing an incredible obstacle by the Afrikaner establishment as the Cape Dutch are the ones with the money & power while the Boers never rose much higher than the working class & are shut out of power.

The Boers live in the more densely populated regions of South Africa thus are facing the brunt of the genocide while the Cape Dutch are fairly concentrated among the Cape Coloured region of the Western Cape & are not being targeted for death as much. That is why the genocide is overwhelmingly a Boer genocide despite the tragic fact that the Boers have been largely indoctrinated to see themselves as being part of the artificial Afrikaner macro grouping.

Cloete also rightly notes that the Boers were ALSO under Apartheid as the Afrikaners dominated them & prevented them from exercising any true form of self determination. The Boer people were NEVER part of the Cape Dutch [ who are much larger ] & are marginalized under the dispossessing Afrikaner designation.

15 posted on 12/08/2013 1:04:48 AM PST by Republican1795.
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To: Jacob Kell

O no. Unfortunately that is not the full truth. It is far more detailed than that. The Cape Dutch are the ones who coalesced in & around Cape Town & were always pro Colonial while the Boers developed & emerged on the Cape frontier during the 1700s [ away from the Cape Dutch ] & were very anti-colonial. By the time of the Great Trek [ which was one of the term the Afrikaners used to dispossess the Boers of their own heritage ] the Boers had existed on the Cape frontier for over 150 years as a distinct & contiguous people! The Afrikaner regimes rarely ever spoke about the Trekboers [ the ancestors of the Boers ] as they were working on indoctrinating the Boers to see themselves as part of the artificial Afrikaner macro grouping. The Afrikaner domination of the Boer people is arguably the biggest problem facing the smaller Boer people / nation.

16 posted on 12/08/2013 1:11:17 AM PST by Republican1795.
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To: Dqban22

The whole point of my name Republican 1795 is to point out that the Boers’ first Boer Republics were established in 1795 on the Cape frontier as a result of a revolt against Dutch rule wherein the Cape Dutch were quite content with as they would also be with British rule which came later.

17 posted on 12/08/2013 1:17:41 AM PST by Republican1795.
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To: Republican1795.

But the Cape Dutch and the Boers shared the same ancestors, didn’t they?

18 posted on 12/08/2013 2:20:18 PM PST by Jacob Kell
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To a limited extent. The VOC dumped a lot of different nationalities at the Cape. The main groups the VOC brought being: German / Frisian / Danish / French Huguenot & Dutch. There was a bifurcation soon after the establishment of the Cape colony though. The poorest ones began to trek out of the society as “they could not cope in Colonial society” & chaffed the most under the autocratic VOC rule. There was a long wave of German immigrants to the Cape & when many of the ones who arrived in the 1700s - they settled directly on the Cape frontier where the Trekboers / Boers had emerged. Thus the Boers have definitely quite a bit more German roots than the Cape Dutch.

19 posted on 12/08/2013 10:13:02 PM PST by Republican1795.
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>The main groups the VOC brought being: German / Frisian / Danish / French Huguenot & Dutch.

Those groups are the ancestors of both the Boers and Cape Dutch, to varying proportions?

>Thus the Boers have definitely quite a bit more German roots than the Cape Dutch.

I’ve heard that not all Boers are Calvinist. Some are Lutheran or other religions.

20 posted on 12/11/2013 8:34:48 PM PST by Jacob Kell
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