I’ve listened to the praise of Nelson Mandela for hours now. Within minutes after the news of his death, Fox News correspondents began extolling his extraordinary decency. I understand that Mandela emerged from prison a peaceful figurehead after entering prison for the murders and maiming of many. After 27 years of cruel and unusual imprisonment by U.S. standards, Mandela did shine, while the dead were still dead – both black and white and others. At the time of Mandela’s arrest, the Communist movement was strong and he was a part of it. When he left prison so many years later, Communism was a harder sell to the world. Mandela needed the world, and he got it. The South African Communist Party stepped aside and supported Mandela, his African National Congress (ANC) and it’s militant wing Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) which killed more black Africans than whites killed black Africans, by the thousands, as you’ll see below.
There were 48 years of apartheid (apartness – segregation) in South Africa – 1948 to 1994. Mandela was released from prison in 1990. His African National Congress was “unbanned” in early 1990. Today the ANC is the most powerful political party in the country with leadership largely made up of the South African Communist Party (SACP). ANC is also a “Full Member” of Socialist International.
According to the U.N. Human Rights Commission, South African blacks murdered blacks in huge numbers, laying waste to the long-held stories of a white government killing blacks in unprecedented numbers, quoted from I Luv South Africa..But I Hate My Government (read much more here):
Let me summarise, this needs to sink in:
1948 – 1989: 7 000
1990 – 1994: 14 000 (of which 92% as a result of ‘black-on-black’ violence)
Really, is this the death toll of the “heinous” apartheid system the world grew to hate? Just 7000 deaths? And was it the worst thing to happen in the 20th century?
Portugal held the area we now know as South Africa from the late 1400s to the late 1500s when the Dutch settled (The Dutch East India Company) and formed Cape Town in the mid-1600s. The great and evil colonizer (seriously), Britain, took the area from the Dutch in 1795, then gave it back in 1802, only to return in 1806 and the rest is history. The story is far more complicated than this simple narrative as Germans and Huguenots – whites, showed up as well.
The Mayflower arrived in what was to become America in 1620. There was just something about those Europeans. They could build ships and run from oppression. It sets us apart, but we were fleeing from Britain, we fought them and they lost. Such is history.
“Common currency has it that whites ‘stole’ land from indigenous blacks [in South Africa] and that this theft was legally ratified by the 1913 and 1936 Land Acts which divided up the land and codified these divisions,” the TAU report said.
In reality, “whites who came to South Africa in 1652 and thereafter found a land devoid of basic development and infrastructure, sparsely populated by meandering tribes who had no written word and whose way of life was the absolute antithesis of Western mores….
“Whites and black African groups arrived in various parts of the country around the same time. They met at the Fish River in the Eastern Cape, and wars followed.”
The TAU also pointed out that prior to the arrival of the whites, the black population—which as pointed out above, arrived simultaneously with the European settlers and therefore have no more claim to the country than the whites—did not have any concept of land ownership or even writing. Source: The New Observer
Slaves were brought to South Africa from elsewhere, especially Indonesia and Madagascar. There was inter-marriage. Whites dominated until apartheid ended in 1990.
Mandela was first sentenced in 1962 to five years in prison for inciting strikes. In 1963 the ANC Rivonia (Johannesberg) headquarters were raided and
Mandela’s connections to extreme violence were confirmed. The ANC headquarters were financed by Communists around the world, particularly the USSR. The Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA) went underground for awhile but eventually emerged as the South African Communist Party (SACP) in the 1960s.
Building upon its established tactics of clandestine activity the party embarked upon an ambitious forward-looking program to escalate its challenge to apartheid. It continued to work with members of the ANC and other like-minded allies within the Congress Alliance to utilize the greatly constricted ‘twilight zone’ of semi-legal political space. It undertook initiatives to establish its presence outside the country in tandem with similar initiatives taken by the banned ANC. It supported the efforts of the ANC to establish an underground presence, symbolized by Nelson Mandela’s travels overseas and his ‘black pimpernel’ existence in South Africa before his capture in August 1962. In mid-1960 it accepted that there must be a turn to organized violence against the state. With carefully chosen allies in the ANC who had also accepted that violence must be utilized, the SACP created Umkhonto we Sizwe to undertake a campaign of sabotage and then move beyond to organize for guerrilla activity. The purchase of Rivonia in a northern suburb of Johannesburg as a ‘safe house’ for the leadership of Umkhonto testified to the confidence of the SACP leadership that its hitherto successful modes of seemingly secure underground operation could be extended to the direction of a sabotage campaign and planning for a more expansive armed struggle….
A major feature of the thirty years from 1960 to 1990 was a deepening collaboration with the ANC, the full nature of which will continue to be a subject for further research, discussion and reassessment. Building upon links forged in the 1950s (and even prior to 1950), the SACP as an organization worked closely with the similarly banned ANC – underground (including prisons) in South Africa and outside the country in the organization of armed struggle (centered in Umkhonto we Sizwe), and in anti-apartheid activities throughout the world. In keeping with party policies, SACP members joined the ANC (whose membership after 1969 was opened to non-Africans) and ANC members were selectively recruited to the SACP. The close ties between the two political organizations were symbolized by appearances of ANC leaders at reported SACP gatherings and by SACP spokesmen in ANC meetings and publications. Following the organization of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) in 1985, representing tens of thousands of workers within the country, the ANC, COSATU, and the SACP came together in 1988 in Harare in a formal tripartite alliance, dedicated to the destruction of the apartheid state. Only when the party was unbanned in South Africa in 1990 did the SACP emerge for the first time as a ‘legal’ party, following the precedent of its predecessor, the CPSA…
In the first democratic election under the 1994 constitution, the SACP chose not to run as a separate party, but to give full support to the ANC. Many party members were nominated as ANC parliamentary candidates and as such were elected to parliament. Prominent communists subsequently became ministers in the ANC-led government, subject to the leadership and directives of the ANC, the senior partner in the Tripartite Alliance with COSATU and the SACP. Within the Tripartite Alliance the SACP has periodically criticized ANC policies and the failure of ANC leadership to accept its views, but it has continued to reaffirm its adherence to membership in the Alliance.
Simultaneously, the SACP maintains its existence as a separate political party that “strives to be the leading political force of the South African working class whose interests it promotes in the struggle to advance, deepen and defend the national democratic revolution and to achieve socialism.” Its constitution proclaims that it is “guided by those principles of Marxism-Leninism whose universal validity has been proven by historical experience.” The document also states that “the ultimate aim of the SACP is the building of a communist society in which all forms of exploitation of person by person will have ended and in which all the products of human endeavour will be distributed according to need. The attainment of such a society will require an interim socialist formation in which reward will be measured by contribution.” Membership in the SACP is open to “all South Africans over the age of 16 who accept the programme and policies of the SACP, undertake to carry out its decisions and to be active in a SACP structure and pay whatever dues are decided on”. Read more – Fall 2007.
Today, South Africa ranks among the countries with the highest crime of sexual abuse. Some 500,000 rapes are believed to take place every year. In 2001, 41 per cent of rapes were reportedly perpetrated against minors. In the decade before 2002, under the leadership of the anti-apartheid period, rape went up 400 percent. That’s FOUR HUNDRED PERCENT under ANC rule.
According to the following, since 1994, 50 whites a day have been murdered. My math estimates that to be 21,900 on the low end and 29,200 on the high end in almost 10 years. Compare that to the U.N. Human Rights Commission number of 7,000 blacks killed by whites in 41 years (above).
Since 1994, the end of the so-called Apartheid, whites people, especially white farmers, have been subject to extremely brutal and racist murders. About 50 people on average are murdered in South-Africa per day, of which at least 20 of them are whites(95+ % black on white murder rate). Please take into consideration that white people make up only 9% (4 500 000) of the demographics in South-Africa and therefore the white murder rate in South-Africa is quite significant. Source: Genocide Watch
“It’s politically correct to kill whites these days. What is so strange is the fact that we white farmers feed the black population. But look at Zimbabwe. The black leaders have engineered a famine against their own black citizens. It’s as if it’s all part of some horrible ‘master plan.’ Apparently getting blacks to starve blacks to death doesn’t really bother anyone in the Western world.”…
One of the latest problems facing South Africaís farmers is that some of the farm killings appear to be drug related. South African Police told WorldNetDaily that Pakistani’s have bought up several farmers after the white owners were killed and began planting poppies of Central Asian origin. “South Africa’s dirty little secret, well, there are many dirty secrets here, is that we are the transit point for 25 percent of the world’s drugs,” South African policewoman Debbie Botha told WorldNetDaily.
Along a highway on a grassy hill, thousands of white crosses — each one representing an individual victim of brutal farm murders, or plaasmoorde in Afrikaans — are a stark reminder of the reality facing European-descent farmers in the new South Africa. One of the iron crosses was planted last year in memory of two-year-old Willemien Potgieter, who was executed on a farm and left in a pool of her own blood. Her parents were murdered, too — the father hacked to death with a machete. Before leaving, the half-dozen killers tied a note to the gate: “We killed them. We’re coming back.”
Apartheid was/is wrong. The diminishing of a population’s humanity from another population is evil. We all know it. We’ve seen what colonization has done around the world. I’m not defending it, but there is a lesson. This is a story of communism building and now holding a power grip on a country. Mandela murdered and maimed in the name of the perceived freeing of his people. Sometimes it is justified. I don’t know if this is one of those times, but he went into prison a communist and came out a sweet-talking, deceiving communist. Such a story NEVER ends well.
In his book Long Walk to Freedom Nelson Mandela wrote that as a leading member of the ANC’s 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 P.W. 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 F W de Klerk freed him unconditionally. The bottom line? Nelson Mandela never publicly renounced the use of violence to further the ‘cause of freedom’. Source: Uncensored South African News
Let’s bring this story back to the U.S. and Congress. Also close to Mandela, and involved in
Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), was South African Communist Party member, ANC member and MK Chief of Staff, Chris Hani who bestowed an award from People’s World to Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL) at the Communist Party USA headquarters in Chicago in 2012. Remember this story?
Read more at Noisy Room, Uncensored South African News, PJ Media Dave Swindle, The Truth About South Africa, and Kathy Shaidle’s Raining on the Nelson Mandela Parade. UPDATE: read Donald Douglas’ excellent exposé on Mandela here.