by Riana Malan
This week, with the world “remembering” South Africa’s transition to democracy presided over by former terrorist Nelson Mandela, was one steeped in amnesia and worse, anosognosia.
As Mandela was taken to lie in state at the Union Buildings, the seat of government in the capital Pretoria, South Africans recalled the day he was sworn in as the country’s first black president, 19 years ago.
Back then, many whites saw a dark future as the white generals and police chiefs of the apartheid government saluted their new boss, watched by dozens of world leaders, most of whom supported the long terror campaign against whites.
For the Afrikaans-speaking minority, which had wielded political power for half a century, it was an uncertain time. Mandela feverishly tried to reassure whites that he bore no grudge, but most Afrikaners were skeptical. And their fears have yet to be assuaged.
Whites feared that the black majority would seek revenge for perceived injustices. They were not wrong.
Cheered on by nations like the US, Britain and Australia — who until recently practised much worse forms of racial discrimination — the governing black majority embarked on a path of anti-white and discriminatory measures to disenfranchise the minority white population.
Mandela continued to make overtures to whites to placate them while he set in motion draconian racial laws to punish whites. Conscious of the power of symbols, he famously donned the jersey of the all-white Springboks rugby team — once an emblem of apartheid — to award the Rugby World Cup trophy when South Africa lifted the tournament on home soil.
This was the morphine the Afrikaners needed to forget the ever increasing attacks on and torture of white farmers, the scourge of child rape and the bold stripping of all their assets.
Jim Goad writes eloquently about what the obituaries all omit.
As postmortem tributes oozed sanctimonious brown-nosing, it should have been called Up Mandela’s Ass. I doubt that this saccharine chunk of carefully packaged propaganda was any more idealized, unrealistic, or one-sided than the thousands of other tributes that burst forth like millions of sugarcoated tears after his passing, but I was only able to handle one Mandela tribute lest my eyes roll so violently that they pop out of my head.
The 20/20 special peddled such obviously fraudulent lies as the allegation that Mandela’s African National Congress was “committed to nonviolent resistance.” Not a peep was made about the fact that Mandela was sentenced to prison not only for “treason”, but that he pled guilty to an indictment accusing him of complicity in “the preparation, manufacture and use of explosives—for the purpose of committing acts of violence.” Nothing was said about the radical guerrilla army he founded called “Spear of the Nation” that was linked to hundreds of acts of violence and sabotage. Nothing was said about his claim that “violence in this country was inevitable.” Nor was it mentioned that he was offered freedom from prison in February 1985 if he agreed to foreswear violence but that he refused. And they certainly didn’t dare to show a clip of an ANC “necklacing” that’s one of the most brutal snippets of mob violence I’ve ever witnessed. Nothing was said about the Church Street Bombing or any of the other bombings and violent acts committed in the ANC’s name that in other contexts would have Mandela dubbed a violent terrorist. Instead, 20/20 referred to him with the much cheerier sobriquet of “freedom fighter.”
The show argues that Mandela was able to quell racial tensions in South Africa and bring together a “rainbow nation” merely by being big-hearted enough to endorse the country’s rugby team. We are not informed that two years after his release from prison, Mandela joined ANC members in a group sing-along of a cheery ditty whose lyrics reputedly included “kill the whites.” Nothing was mentioned of other ANC slogans such as “kill the Boers” and “one settler, one bullet,” nor of ANC officials’ comments such as “When Mandela goes, we will kill you whites like flies.” And they didn’t dare show any photos of the thousands of white farmers that have been savagely massacred since apartheid ended. And we were not informed that rather than ushering in a post-racial utopia, South Africa’s Black Economic Empowerment program dictates wealth redistribution along racial lines.
The program refers to his second wife, Winnie Mandela, as “fiery and controversial” but neglects to include the fact that she headed a criminal gang that was responsible for the beatings, murder, and torture of adults and children. Nor did it mention his first wife’s divorce filing that included allegations of repeated physical abuse and threatening her with an axe.
We hear glowing reminiscences that Mandela was a voice of “democracy” but not a word about the fact that he was a lifelong committed Marxist. Even though he shrugged off accusations of being a communist, the South African Communist Party claimed on Friday that “At his arrest in August 1962, Nelson Mandela was not only a member of the then underground South African Communist Party, but was also a member of our Party’s Central Committee.” Nothing was mentioned about allegations that he handwrote a tract called “HOW TO BE A GOOD COMMUNIST” that claimed “THE CAUSE OF COMMUNISM IS THE GREATEST AND MOST ARDUOUS CAUSE IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND.”
The 20/20 special left out many other inconvenient facts. Not a whisper was made about the fact that Israel was a huge supporter of South African apartheid and the last country on Earth to sever ties with the regime.
Also left unmentioned is the fact that since apartheid ended in 1994, South Africa has slipped from #93 on the Human Development Index to #121 in 2013. We are not told that the nation now boasts the world’s highest Gini coefficient, highest per-capita rate of rape, highest total number of HIV infections, and a per-capita murder rate seven times that of the USA. We don’t hear about deliberate gang rapes that are jovially referred to as “jack rolling,” nor the impenetrable metal “rape gates” that several Afrikaners have placed on the entrances to their bedrooms like jail doors. We don’t hear about the gated communities and the flame-throwing cars. We don’t hear the merest suggestion that South Africa is likely only a decade or two away from becoming Zimbabwe.
Instead, we get Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey creaming their jeans over His Holiness. And at the very end, we see children’s choirs in South Africa and New York City singing a version of John Lennon’s “Imagine.” The final frames show a black boy hitting sour notes as he sings the line “And the world shall live as one.”
Consciously or otherwise, that coda may encapsulate what Mandela truly represents and why he’s being canonized to such an absurd degree—he was a charismatic footservant of globalism. In the end, despite his image as the foe of colonialism, he may have been nothing more than a useful tool of global finance. He is a token of white colonialism’s surrender to a specifically anti-white breed of global financial colonialism. If he’d been white and fought bravely in the name of blood and soil, his eulogists would be singing a much different tune.
The financial Powers That Be will continue to rape and exploit South Africa’s bounteous mineral riches, and the great masses of the country’s blacks will continue to wallow in violence, poverty, disease, and hunger. The main difference will be that the pesky and irksome Boers who pulled the region out of the Stone Age will no longer be in the way. Like the pioneers who tamed the American West, they have served their purpose and are now being discarded.
Mandela famously visited the Afrikaner enclave of Orania in 1995 to have tea with Betsie Verwoerd, widow of the architect of apartheid, Hendrik Verwoerd.
Perhaps this visit caused hundreds of thousands of whites to leave the country for good, because they finally began to understand the disingenuousness of the man.
Theo Venter, a “political analyst” who lectures at North-West University, and paid sycophant of the New World Order, says “one of the legacies of black emancipation has been the emergence of a black middle class that shares the same fears as whites”.
This nonsense is a popular theme with foreign powers that believe they have the money and influence to make racial differences and cultural mores go away.
The boos that current President Jacob Zuma, who has been dogged by Anglo-American criticism, elicited at Tuesday’s memorial service, according to Venter, was a good thing.
“The people who booed Zuma were black not white,” he says, forgetting that South Africa now has a far left and an extreme left vying for power. Whites, who make up around 9 per cent of the population, are helpless observers of the situation, rather than protagonists.
“In national politics the role of Afrikaners as a distinct group is gone forever,” Venter smiles, himself an Afrikaner. As the ANC becomes embroiled in infighting and scandal he sees South Africa’s 1993 constitution as “one of the most progressive in the world” and “the glue that binds the nation henceforth”.
Venter clearly means the “eraser” that binds the nation, for the demise of whites is eagerly sought by all black parties. He would never be mistaken for a real thinker, and his masters must be pleased since they probably believe they have enough money to smooth over the white genocide with spin.