The western media and the NZ media in particular are fawning over Mandela to an extent that is nauseating. To provide some truth and balance, I have posted the excellent comment below made by Mawm on my friend Crusader Rabbit’s site.
“The Blacks in South Africa had the highest standard of living in sub Saharan Africa during apartheid. The migrants from Mocambique, Malawi, Zambia, Rhodesia, and Botswana during that time will attest to that. Since the ANC takeover South Africa has gone backwards in all measures of development (no matter how much they adjust and manipulate the figures) and the rise of the African billionaire (all cronies of the inner circle) has been phenomenal. Poor old average Joe is still poor, uneducated and now unemployed. And if you are a young white male your only hope is to emigrate.
Mandela was a violent man. At the same time that MLK and Gandhi were calling for peaceful resistance, Mandela and his ANC were blowing up women and children of all races. He was imprisoned for his acts of terrorism and continued to espouse violence from inside gaol. He was offered his freedom in exchange for renouncing violence, which he turned down. He is lauded for stopping the country from descending into civil war (it had already being going on since his declaration of “the armed struggle” in 1961) but in reality he was given large amounts of money by business South Africa to keep the peace. He continued with his self enrichment through corrupt deals (The Arms Deal) and siphoning money donated to his Children’s Fund to his own children’s fund.
He is a creation of the Anti Apartheid Movement which was run by Moscow (in their effort to tumble the white government which was their biggest obstacle to their expansionist dreams in Africa), that false image being promoted and repeated by the BBC and The Guardian and other media worldwide. To this day the majority of the senior ANC politicians and top appointees in the Military, Police, etc. are members of the South African Communist Party. In fact the South African Government is a tripartite alliance between the ANC, the SACP and the Congress of South African Trade Unions.
During the last 30 years of Apartheid approximately 70 deaths occurred in police custody and there were 20 000 deaths as a result of political violence. Last year alone there were 900 deaths in police custody and the Truth and Reconciliation Committee figures breaks down those political deaths into approximately 8 000 at the hands of the Security Forces and 12 000 through black on black violence as the ANC eliminated its opposition, mainly the Zulu nationalist party Inkatha. This includes the death of ANC cadres fighting with the Marxist Angolan Forces in Southern Angola that were killed by South African troops.
Every single incident of white-on-black violence during apartheid was beamed around the world, meanwhile nothing is said about the genocide against white farmers (3 000+ since the ANC takeover), many having been tortured first in the most horrible manner imaginable, or the black on white murders. From January to November this year there have been 100 whites murdered by blacks in which there is evidence of a “hate crime” having been committed. Not one of these has been reported by the MSM. Of course the number of white South Africans murdered far exceeds these numbers.
The African farm labourers were most usually the victims of white-on-black violence during apartheid, but this was the exception rather than the rule. Africa has many uneducated, unsophisticated people who were employed as farm labourers. They would usually be housed along with their family, clothed and fed (the whole lot). Farmers that I knew also allowed them to cultivate a certain bit of land as their own, allowed then to graze their cattle (traditionally their form of wealth) and even built schools and employed teachers for their children. The current redistribution of land means that many farms are going into the hands of the well connected African, most of them have subsequently evicted these labourers from the farm. Well over a million African labourers are now adrift and less than 20% of these farms are still productive. There used to be 80 000 commercial farmers, now there are only 20 000 and South Africa has, for the first time, become a net importer of food.”
Further reading- Three things you didn’t want to know about Nelson Mandela
Video- ANC Violence In Sth Africa (Dont watch unless you’re prepared to be horrified and saddened)