Frankly, I don’t think whites have a future in South Africa. In 15, 20 years it will all look like Zimbabwe today. You can take that to the bank.
I followed Western mass media with bemused interest after it was announced that Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black President from 1994 to 1999, had died on December 5, 2013. It wasn’t unexpected, since the man was 95 years old and had been ill for years. I never hated Mandela, but the lavish praise he received from Scandinavia to Alaska went far beyond what was rational or fact-based.
It has been publicly confirmed that Nelson Mandela was a leading member of the South AfricanÂ Communist Party’s central executive committee at the time of his arrest for terrorist activities in 1962. This party then had ties to the mass-murdering totalitarian Communist state known as the Soviet Union.
Really? Now, I’m not a Christian, but according to Christian beliefs, Christ is the son of God and divine himself. This senior writer in a supposedly conservative newspaper thus compared an African former leading member of the Communist party to a god.
We have previously seen a tendency on parts of the political Left to elevate certain human beings, especially Marxist leaders such as Stalin and Mao, almost to the status of demigods. It is a bit disturbing to see the same pattern of personality cult being emulated even in allegedly conservative circles. It only shows that the radical Left has won most of the cultural battles for the past fifty years or so.
- Media flayed for ‘kiss ass’ Obama worship
- Mandela’s legacy: South Africa’s hero is big business
- Jumping on the hero worship bandwagon
- Thatcher was not welcome in SA, because she Â had maligned the ANC as “a typical terrorist organisation”.
Meanwhile in Peter Oborne’s native Britain, the sandwich shop ownerÂ Neil PhillipsÂ was arrested and held for eight hours by the police, who also took his DNA and seized his computer. The reason? He had dare to make some Mandela jokes.
Earlier that same year, in April 2013, there were open celebrations in parts of the political Left in Britain when the former conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died. There were even public “ThatcherÂ death parties” in British streets, in which the participants were not arrested.
Thatcher was a leading anti-Communist who fought against the repressive system of the Soviet Union. It is apparently acceptable in the Western world to celebrate the death of conservative white anti-Communists, whereas it is socially impermissible to say critical things about long-time African Communists with a militant past.
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