Nelson Mandela: The Man and the Myth

Winnie Mandela, Nelson Mandela, and Yossel Slovo at ANC rally in 1990

Winnie Mandela, Nelson Mandela, and Yossel Slovo at ANC rally in 1990

Nelson Mandela: The Man and the Myth

“At the end of the day… violence was the only weapon that would destroy apartheid.” ~ Nelson Mandela, 1959

“As you press on for justice, be sure to move with dignity and discipline, using only the weapon of love. Let no man pull you so low as to hate him. Always avoid violence. If you succumb to the temptation of using violence in your struggle, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolate night of bitterness, and your chief legacy to the future will be an endless reign of meaningless chaos.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr., 1956

To alchemists, the phoenix symbolizes the destruction and creation of new forms of matter along the way to the ultimate transformation: physical (= lead into gold) and spiritual (= immortality, as an occult alternative to Christian salvation).

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Karl Marx’s Religion of Revolution: Regeneration Through Chaos

“This study examines the major facts of Marx and early Marxism: biography, religion, philosophy, and economics, first published in 1968, it has been updated with a lengthy Preface and a concluding chapter, plus an astounding appendix. “The Myth of Marx’s Poverty,” which proves that in the years when he wrote Das Kapital, Karl Marx was a rich man. It was not poverty that brought Marx to Marxism; it was his all consuming hatred. North shows that it was hatred of humanity that led Marx to revive the ancient pagan belief in social regeneration through systematic chaos, and then to provide it with new clothes and respectability through pseudo-economics. North’s study has been regarded for years as the most penetrating Christian analysis of Marx ever written, and this new edition is even more devastating than the first.”

BOOK – Marx’s Religion of Revolution, by Gary North – http://www.scribd.com/doc/59242941/Marx-Religion-of-Revolution

“Communists everywhere fight to destroy capitalist society and to replace it with Socialism, where the masses of the common people, irrespective of race or colour, will live in complete equality, freedom and happiness. They seek to revolutionise society and are thus called revolutionaries. Those who support capitalism with its class divisions and other evils and who oppose our just struggles to end oppression are called counter revolutionaries.” ~ Nelson Mandela

Source: HOW TO BE A GOOD COMMUNIST, by Nelson Mandela – http://www.rhodesia.nl/goodcom.html

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The Revolutionary: The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela

“During the 1950s Mandela was banned, arrested and imprisoned for challenging apartheid. He was one of the accused in the massive Treason Trial at the end of the decade and, following the 1960 banning of the ANC, he went underground, adopting a number of disguises–sometimes a laborer, other times a chauffeur. The press dubbed him “the Black Pimpernel” because of his ability to evade police. During this time, he and other ANC leaders formed its armed wing–Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK). Mandela was secretly appointed its commander in chief.”

Source: PBS Frontline – The Revolutionary – http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/mandela/revolution/

Nelson Mandela: Flawed Saint

“After the massacre of unarmed black South Africans by police forces at Sharpeville in 1960 and the subsequent banning of the ANC, Mandela abandoned his nonviolent stance and began advocating acts of sabotage against the South African regime. He went underground (during which time he became known as the Black Pimpernel for his ability to evade capture) and was one of the founders of Umkhonto we Sizwe (“Spear of the Nation”), the military wing of the ANC. In 1962 he went to Algeria for training in guerrilla warfare and sabotage, returning to South Africa later that year. On August 5, shortly after his return, Mandela was arrested at a road block in Natal; he was subsequently sentenced to five years in prison…

“During the Rivonia trial, it had emerged that he advocated cutting off the noses of blacks viewed as traitors or white collaborators. His wife Winnie—whom he divorced in 1996—had during the 1980s advocated that turncoats be punished by “necklacing”—execution by placing a gasoline-filled tire around the victim’s neck and setting it alight. She was later convicted of participating in the stabbing of a young black activist who was suspected of being a police informer.”

Source: Encyclopedia Britannica Blog – Nelson Mandela: Flawed Saint – http://www.britannica.com/blogs/2011/05/nelson-mandela-flawed-saint/

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Nelson Mandela`s Defense Of Violence

“A lot of Americans seem suddenly disappointed to find that Nelson Mandela, the man they welcomed to this country as if he were a reincarnated Mohandas Gandhi or Martin Luther King, is neither one.

The black South African anti-apartheid leader may be just as brave, eloquent and charismatic as they were, but he is less willing, it turns out, to confine his weaponry to turning the other cheek.”

Source: Chicago Tribune – June 30, 1990 – Nelson Mandela`s Defense Of Violence – http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1990-06-30/news/9002220709_1_nelson-mandela-american-south-dr-king

NY Times - Why Won't Mandela Renounce Violence?

NY Times – Why Won’t Mandela Renounce Violence?

See: NY Times – Why Won’t Mandela Renounce Violence? – http://www.nytimes.com/1990/06/21/opinion/why-won-t-mandela-renounce-violence.html

Nelson Mandela and the Armed Resistance Movement

“In 1961, Nelson Mandela co-founded and became the first leader of Umkhonto we Sizwe (“Spear of the Nation”), also known as MK, a new armed wing of the ANC. Several years later, during the trial that would put him behind bars for nearly three decades, he described the reasoning for this radical departure from his party’s original tenets: “[I]t would be wrong and unrealistic for African leaders to continue preaching peace and nonviolence at a time when the government met our peaceful demands with force. It was only when all else had failed, when all channels of peaceful protest had been barred to us, that the decision was made to embark on violent forms of political struggle.”

Source: Nelson Mandela and the Armed Resistance Movement – http://www.history.com/topics/nelson-mandela

On This Day: Nelson Mandela Sentenced to Life in Prison

“In 1961, believing that non-violent measures would not be successful, Mandela and other ANC leaders formed Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), a militant wing of the ANC. Beginning on Dec. 16, 1961, MK, with Mandela as its commander in chief, launched bombing attacks on government targets and made plans for guerilla warfare.”

Source: On This Day: Nelson Mandela Sentenced to Life in Prison – http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/June/Nelson-Mandela-Sentenced-to-Life-in-Prison.html

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MANDELA THE MYTH

“No matter how many speeches are given or how many news articles are written, it is safe to bet that the full truth about Mandela will not be told except by those who know and care about history being recorded factually.

“In fact the truth about Mandela is so hidden in mythology and misinformation that most know nothing about him prior to Robben island, and those who do tend to exercise a form of self censorship, designed to bolster the myth whilst consigning uncomfortable facts into the mists of history.

“For most people all they know about Mandela, prior to his release in 1990, was that he had spent 27 years in prison and was considered by many on the left at the time (and almost everyone now) to be a political prisoner.  However, Mandela was no Burmese Aung San Suu Kyi, he was not an innocent, democratically elected leader, imprisoned by an authoritarian government.

“Mandela was the terrorist leader of a violent terrorist organisation, the ANC (African National Congress) which was responsible for many thousands of, mostly black, deaths. The ANC’s blood spattered history is frequently ignored, but reminders occasionally pop up in the most embarrassing places, indeed as recently as this month the names of Nelson Mandela and most of the ANC remained on the US government’s terrorist watch list along with al-Qaeda, Hezbollah and the Tamil Tigers. Of course the forces of political correctness are rushing to amend that embarrassing reminder from the past. However, Mandela’s name was not on that list by mistake, he was there because of his murderous past.”

Source: MANDELA THE MYTH – http://www.spainvia.com/sarahmandela.htm

The Myth: “South Africa’s Bumpy Road to Democracy”

“This article is dedicated to the one year anniversary of South Africa’s first democratic elections, which took place on April 27, 1994. Nelson Mandela became president as a result of the elections. His approach was to create a nonracial democracy, as opposed to multiracialism. The difference between these two approaches is that multiracialism emphasizes diversity but fails to unite people, while nonracial democracy respects diversity but values unity. This unity can be achieved only through bringing the truth about the past to light. In South Africa this is done through a “committee that investigates crimes and promotes reconciliation…, as well as an affirmative action program”

Source: “South Africa’s Bumpy Road to Democracy” – http://www.colorado.edu/conflict/peace/example/sout6302.htm

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ANC necklace murder

The Truth: South Africa’s “Regeneration” Through Fiery Chaos

Winnie Mandela: “How should we deal with collaborators and traitors?”

Nelson Mandela: “We should cut off their noses!”

Winnie Mandela: “No, I have a better idea: we should throw tires filled with gasoline around their necks, light them on fire, and burn them alive.”

Nelson Mandela: “That’s a good idea!”

Necklacing

“Necklacing is the practice of summary execution and torture carried out by forcing a rubber tire, filled with petrol, around a victim’s chest and arms, and setting it on fire. The victim may take up to 20 minutes to die, suffering severe burns in the process.

“The practice became a common method of lethal lynching among black South Africans during disturbances in South Africa in the 1980s and 1990s. The first recorded instance took place in Uitenhage on 23 March 1985 when black African National Congress (ANC) supporters killed a black councillor who was accused of being a collaborator.

Necklacing “sentences” were sometimes handed down against alleged criminals by “people’s courts” established in black townships as a means of enforcing their own judicial system. Necklacing was also used by the black community to punish members of the black community who were perceived as collaborators with the apartheid government. These included black policemen, town councilors and others, as well as their relatives and associates. The practice was often carried out in the name of the ANC. Winnie Mandela, then-wife of the imprisoned Nelson Mandela and a senior member of the ANC, even made statements that endorsed its use. The ANC officially condemned the practice. The number of deaths per month in South Africa related to political unrest as a whole from 1992 through 1995 ranged from 54 to 605 and averaged 244. These figures are inclusive of massacres as well as deaths not attributed to necklacing.

“The first victim of necklacing, according to the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, was a young girl, Maki Skosana, in July 1985.”

Source: Wikipedia: Necklacing – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necklacing

VIDEO – Winnie Mandela calls for revolution and violence – http://youtu.be/FP_r5ET5CFU

VIDEO – Nelson Mandela Freedom Fighter or Terrorist? – http://youtu.be/R36lCK4IFuk

“As you press on for justice, be sure to move with dignity and discipline, using only the weapon of love. Let no man pull you so low as to hate him. Always avoid violence. If you succumb to the temptation of using violence in your struggle, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolate night of bitterness, and your chief legacy to the future will be an endless reign of meaningless chaos.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr., 1956

“At the end of the day… violence was the only weapon that would destroy apartheid.” ~ Nelson Mandela, 1959

 

VIDEO – Louis Theroux – Law and Disorder in Johannesburg (2013) – http://youtu.be/KZJ1w9-Umcw

 

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25 Responses to Nelson Mandela: The Man and the Myth

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  2. Sometimes violence is needed for the cause. Mandela’s ultimate cause was for equality. Mandela was a patriot for freedom and equality. For that, I cannot comment on his tactics.

  3. Great article, well researched and I appreciate that you have references.

  4. Anonymous says:

    The very first victim of his “necklacing tactic” was later found to be innocent. Without a proper trial, this form of “justice” is grotesque, despicable, immoral; and it only disparages the cause. It makes apartheid seem acceptable.

  5. AG says:

    The very first victim of his “necklacing tactic” was later found to be innocent. Without a proper trial, this form of “justice” is grotesque, despicable, immoral; and it only disparages the cause. It makes apartheid seem acceptable.

  6. ron van wegen says:

    Then when Mandela finally obtained power he legalized the violent murder of African children in their mothers’ wombs. A fine upstanding man of peace. A “flawed saint”? I think not. A very flawed man.

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  8. etype says:

    I despise the regime in post-apartheid SA but unfortunately you have nothing on this man that you would not do yourself in his shoes. Have the grace to call a spade a spade and give this man his proper respect.

  9. Anonymous says:

    YOU ARE FUCKING NUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. cecil says:

    The legacy of Nelson Mandela and the real lesson here:

    AFRICA FOR THE AFRICANS, ASIA FOR THE ASIANS, WHITE COUNTRIES FOR EVERYBODY??..

    It doesn’t matter what economic or political theory a brown country says it believes in, a brown country will be a tyranny and it will live in poverty the minute there are not enough white countries and white people to pull it out.

    The Big Lie is that SKIN COLOR does not matter.

    Meanwhile, back on earth, where do the non-whites go?
    To white-SKINNED countries.
    Not to IQ countries.
    Not to Culturally Aware countries.
    Not to religiously correct countries–and certainly NOT to ‘diversity’.
    On the real planet earth, the non-whites are ALWAYS swimming towards WHITE SKIN.

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s not the white people they are following. They are following all the resources all the white people have stolen and bogarted. And I’m white by the way.

    • JI says:

      You nailed it! “Africa for Africans, Asia for….” is a strong meme in the, I don’t know what to call it, the softbohemiandecadentdyingdemographicallysocialisttoeachhisown mainstream that controls the Western media and with it many of the Western people.

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  12. Bill Langhorst says:

    If we’re gonna compare BARACK OBAMA to NELSON MANDELA, can we at least throw Obama in jail for 27 years?!!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Tell me about Russians – they are kinda white, but low sort humans anyway?
    Cause of political reasons? Do you know how really is possible to get into your so called “paradise” for Russians?

    That they must to pretend gays/lesbians/Jews or just join a gang to cross Your Vaunted Borders???

    I guess, there are much better people to fill your “paradise” than really good Russians.

    And I guess, those better people will make you pay for your politicization.

  14. GANGSTER MANDELA’S LEGACY – http://aangirfan.blogspot.com/2013/12/gangster-mandelas-legacy.html

    Nelson Mandela Was a Revolutionary — and These Jews Made Common Cause With Him

    “While most South Africa Jews took the silent, implicitly conservative position of the Board of Deputies, the great majority of white South Africans involved in “the struggle” were Jewish. Many were Communists. Most were lawyers. A few had money…”

    Source: Nelson Mandela Was a Revolutionary—and These Jews Made Common Cause With Him – http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/145636/mandelas-jewish-helpers

  15. Christina says:

    Very interesting article but not balanced at all! you already formed your opinion before writing this article and that shows through. what annoys me is that you provided no background/insight to why Nelson Mandela may have done all these things. For years Nelson Mandela and others fought the inequalities of apartheid with non – violent protests, the ANC in the early years were about passive resistance in the forms of strikes and stay at homes but they were unsuccessful because passive protest was met with an iron fist meaning the state where violent towards individuals who participated. Innocent people were killed by the state (like the sharpeville massacra) and treated like animals just because of the colour of there skin but yet you fail to mention that! yes Nelson Mendela advocated violence but this was only AFTER he had tried for many years non – violent methods which where always met by violent weapons from the state. I wonder what you would do if you had to go through the same resistance and oppression from the law as people in South Africa went through. It’s so easy to have an opinion when your not fighting for your freedom as i’m sure you already have it. An interesting article but just as flawed as your portrayal of Nelson Mandela. There’s always TWO sides of the story and you have only focused on one.
    Lastly Nelson Mendela has never advocated himself as a saint or anything other than a black man fighting for his freedom, he even mentions in his autobiography that he was a supporter of violence in the latter years of the ANC so please don’t insinuate that he is the one to dupe people in believing he is righteous and virtuous ,it’s insulting.

    • Violence is never the answer. I remember the necklace murders during the 1970′s and 80′s and it seems they have all but disappeared from media accounts of the period. Down the memory hole, as they say. You’re trying to justify murder and violence… you’re saying two wrongs make a right… and you’re mistaken. Dr King was right, Mandela was wrong. Violence is never the answer. Mandela’s legacy is “an endless reign of meaningless chaos.”

      “As you press on for justice, be sure to move with dignity and discipline, using only the weapon of love. Let no man pull you so low as to hate him. Always avoid violence. If you succumb to the temptation of using violence in your struggle, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolate night of bitterness, and your chief legacy to the future will be an endless reign of meaningless chaos.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr., 1956

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