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The truth about Nelson Mandela cannot be silenced

I have been more than a little amused and, quite frankly, disturbed — though not unsurprisingly — about the saccharine tributes pouring out from the leftist press about Nelson Mandela since his death last Thursday. The deification of this man was wholly expected. Yet, the disturbing elements of his life — the fact that was a communist, that he plead guilty to over 150 charges of violence and terrorism in South Africa, his support of communist regimes around the world — have been generally absent, excluding new media outlets like this one and others who have been vocal and unafraid to the speak the truth about this man.

As the world prepares for the funeral that will further deify this man (odious comparisons are being made to Churchill’s funeral, for example), we present you three different viewpoints: one from the founder of Frontline Fellowship and Africa Christian Nation, a Christian South African who actually met with the man and was subjected to a thirteen year tax audit in South Africa for having the temerity to oppose him to his face (watch the videos of the interview with Rev. Hammond at the link), and two from Carlos Eire and Humberto Fontova, indefatigable defenders of the truth about Cuba and fighters for Cuban liberty, who know full well who Mandela was by his explicit support of the Beast of Biran, Fidel Castro.

Rev. Peter Hammond:

“I’m astounded that so many in the West idolize Mandela and lift him up as a messianic figure because they obviously don’t know what he teaches, what he believes or what he does – or his support for some of the most radical Marxist dictatorships on the planet with some of the worst human-rights records, such as the governments of Red China and Cuba. He has supported these dictators wholeheartedly and received them with the greatest honors.”

Carlos Eire:

Nelson Mandela died today at the age of 95.

Get ready for an endless barrage of saccharine drivel.

If the Western world could be said to have “saints” – secular ones – Mandela is one of them, canonized a long time ago by those who like to think of themselves as the intelligentsia, or thinking class.

“Santo subito!”, the crowd yelled in St. Peter’s Square back in 2005, when Pope John Paul II died. “Canonize him now,” is the rough translation. The same will inevitably happen with Mandela, though in his case it is redundant. He was canonized a long time ago, by the secular world’s equivalent of the Vatican: the academic-news media complex.

Mandela’s sainthood falls short of universal acclaim, especially among Cubans. While he dedicated himself to a noble and righteous cause – ending discrimination against black Africans in South Africa – Mandela was not at all opposed to employing violence as a means for his cause. Worse than that, he expressed nothing but admiration for Fidel Castro and his noxiously racist tyranny, and never stopped singing Fidel’s praises.

Fidel used Mandela and all of Africa in a deeply Machiavellian sense: insincerely, as a means of eliciting love and admiration, not because of any ethical principles. Siding with downtrodden Africans made Fidel beloved by the oppressed everywhere and by the liberals and eggheads who control the Western news media and the academic village that produces all journalists. Opposing apartheid in South Africa was a noble cause back in the 70’s and 80’s, perhaps the noblest cause of all in the entire West.

The cause became so noble that the Western World as a whole enforced an embargo on South Africa and forced its leaders to abandon apartheid.

Meanwhile, back in Castrogonia, Fidel and his henchmen were neck-deep in racist crimes worse than those in South Africa, controlling a nation through a more insidious sort of apartheid than that of South Africa.

Those who venerated Mandela back then and venerate him still ignore the fact that Mandela never spoke out for an end to apartheid in Castrogonia, or, even worse, that he kept praising Castrogonia until today, his dying day.

And we are a long way from the day when any mainstream media news outlet will focus on those brave Cubans – many of them of African descent – who struggle even more valiantly, and more peacefully than Mandela ever did, to end the racist totalitarian apartheid regime in Castrogonia, which is nothing more than a giant slave plantation.

Nelson Mandela is one of those “icons” of political correctness that make all Cubans writhe in exquisite pain. To us, he is worse than a monstrous kidney stone. He is an icon of our vivisection: a representative of the double standard that so-called intellectuals and self-righteous employ in their approach to repression and human rights.

Mandela is the scalpel with which we are cut open while still alive, without anesthesia, the saw applied to our bones as our limbs are severed. He is the acid splashed in our eyes, the molten lead poured down our throats.

Mandela opposed a regime that was actually more benign than that of the Castro dynasty and he became the poster boy for a “righteous” boycott/embargo of South Africa. That embargo brought down the system he opposed. Yet, the very same people who hail Mandela as a saint and who backed that embargo often – if not always– fail to denounce his support for the apartheid in Castrogonia or his unending praise of the Castro dynasty. Worse than that, these very same people tend to argue that the embargo against Castrogonia is immoral.

Do you need any further proof that there is something awfully wrong with the human race, and Western culture in particular?

St. Augustine spoke of the human condition as “monstrous.” He was referring to the warping of the human intellect and will caused by original sin, a defect that turned all of us into moral monsters and made each of us a potential tyrant bent on nothing but self-gratification at the expense of everyone else.

Fidel and Raul Castro are prime exemplars of what St. Augustine taught us all to fear: the beast within. They are as far from sainthood as anyone ever has been. Yet, these devils incarnate were good friends of Mandela, and he venerated them as saints within his pantheon.

The self-righteous buffoons who will mourn Mandela –the very same ones who ostracized South Africa’s apartheid regime, but vacation in Castrolandia and call for an end to the “embargo” against that slave plantation — are Augustinian monsters too, proof positive of the blindness to evil that afflicts the human race. Chances are that not one obituary or eulogy will hold up Mandela’s friendship with the Castro dynasty as a flaw in his character, or an indication of his own moral failures.

What does this say about Mandela? What does this say about the world we live in?.

Want to read the proper obituary on Mandela? Go HERE.

Humberto Fontova:

From NPR:

His (Nelson Mandela’s) cell became a private home with a swimming pool, complete with white servants. In this picture Nelson Mandela chats with his former chef Jack Swart outside the house he spent the last years of imprisonment….Upon his release from the hospital Mandela was moved to Victor Verster Prison…where he had a secluded cottage with the pool. When he arrived, he was greeted by Coetsee, the justice minister, bearing a case of wine…”The cottage did in fact give me the illusion of freedom,” Mandela wrote. “I could go to sleep and wake up as I pleased, swim whenever I wanted, eat when I was hungry…It was altogether pleasant, but I never forgot that it was a gilded cage,” Mandela said of his final prison.”

This post’s title comes from Anthony Sampson, one of the dozens of international observers at Nelson Mandela’s trial for terrorism in 1964.

South Africa’s apartheid regime was no model of liberty. But even its most violent enemies enjoyed a bona fide day in court under a judge who was not beholden to a dictator for his job (or his life.) When Nelson Mandela was convicted of “193 counts of terrorism committed between 1961 and 1963, including the preparation, manufacture and use of explosives, including 210,000 hand grenades, 48,000 anti-personnel mines, 1,500 time devices, 144 tons of ammonium nitrate,” his trial had observers from around the free world. “The trial has been properly conducted,” wrote Anthony Sampson, correspondent for the liberal London Observer. “The judge, Mr Justice Quartus de Wet, has been scrupulously fair.” Sampson admitted this though his own sympathies veered strongly towards Mandela. (Indeed, Sampson went on to write Nelson Mandela’s authorized biography.)

In sharp contrast, when Ruby Hart Phillips, the Havana correspondent for the flamingly Castrophile New York Times, attended a mass-trial of accused Castro-regime enemies, she gaped in horror. “The defense attorney made absolutely no defense, instead he apologized to the court for defending the prisoners,” she wrote in February 1959. “The whole procedure was sickening.” The defendants were all murdered by firing squad the following dawn.

In 1961 a Castro regime prosecutor named Idelfonso Canales explained Cuba’s new system to a stupefied “defendant,” named Rivero Caro who was himself a practicing lawyer in pre-Castro Cuba. “Forget your lawyer mentality,” laughed Canales. “What you say doesn’t matter. What proof you provide doesn’t matter, even what the prosecuting attorney says doesn’t mater. The only thing that matters is what the G-2 (military police) says!”

A reminder:

According to Anti-Apartheid activists a grand total of 3,000 political prisoners passed through South Africa’s Robben Island prison in roughly 30 years under the Apartheid regime, (all after trials similar to the one described above by Anthony Sampson.) Usually about a thousand were held. These were out of a South African population of 40 million. Here’s what Mandela’s “jail cell” looked like towards the end of his sentence.

According to the Human Rights group, Freedom House, a grand total of 500,000 political prisoners have passed through Castro’s various prisons and forced labor camps (many after trails like the one described by R.H Phillips above, others with none whatsoever. ) At one time in 1961, some 300,000 Cubans were jailed for political offenses (in torture chambers and forced-labor camps designed by Stalin’s disciples, not like Mandela’s as seen above.) This was out of a Cuban population in 1960 of 6.4 million.

So who did the world embargo for “injustice?” and “human-rights abuses?”

Mandela’s Castrophilia was simple loyalty to someone who had helped out his terrorist group when it most needed help. Actually, I can’t get too worked up over Mandela’s Castrophilia. Loyalty is (usually) a noble human quality, and he owed Castro big-time.

But how about the Castrophilia of the hundreds of other politicians and world “leaders” (many in the U.S.: George McGovern, Jimmy Carter, etc., etc.)???

There’s something really perverse there.

Perverse, indeed.

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