Wednesday, 03 July 2013 18:20

“Saint” Mandela? Not So Fast!

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President Barack Obama has compared him to George Washington. MSNBC’s Chris Matthews heralded him as “perhaps the world’s greatest hero.”

The Las Vegas Guardian Express dispensed with the “perhaps,” declaring in headline: “Nelson Mandela World’s Greatest Hero.”

Others have christened him “the greatest man of the 20th century.” Many revere him as “the savior” of South Africa. School children worldwide read books, write essays and sing songs about him, and watch movies extolling his virtues and heroic accomplishments.

As we write, the 94-year-old Mandela has been hovering near death for days, the subject of hourly news updates and the beneficiary of tearful prayer vigils worldwide. With the announcement of his death, the eulogies will soon be sounding and in his honor innumerable streets, highways, schools, stadiums, parks, and public buildings will be renamed.

For the past three decades, Nelson Mandela has been swathed in global media adulation unlike any other human being in history. No pope, president, king, war hero, movie star, or rock star can boast of having been the beneficiary of such undiluted, unalloyed, and unbroken acclaim. It is common for totalitarian dictators to employ their state-controlled media to create a worshipful cult of personality about themselves — Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Fidel Castro, Kim Il-sung — but outside of their countries there are usually journalists and media organs that will report their crimes, failings, and misdeeds. Mandela has not had to worry about dirty laundry; he is the first individual to achieve a near-universal cult of personality on the global level, thanks entirely to the unparalleled glorification campaign bestowed upon him by the major media in the United States and Europe.

As we reported in 1990 regarding his world tour that year, following his release from prison, his media saturation coverage (and infatuation coverage) was unprecedented — and has not been matched by anyone since. He has received the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom from the United States, the Lenin Peace Prize from the Soviet Union, and numerous other honors from countries, universities, and institutions.

What is it about Nelson Mandela the man that justifies this global adoration? To be sure, his mien contributes; he is tall, dignified, and statesman-like in appearance, gracious in public speech, and grandfatherly in tone. He does not exude the radical, self-promotional hucksterism of, say, Al Sharpton, Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe, or the ANC’s current head, Jacob Zuma. And, yes, he served many years in prison, but not merely for opposing injustice and racism, as his legions of hagiographers would have us believe. He was a leader of the African National Congress (ANC), an organization designated a terrorist group by the U.S. State Department and many governments and intelligence agencies. He was also a co-founder of the ANC’s Umkhonto we Sizwe (Spear of the Nation), a militant terrorist group within a terrorist group. He was tried and convicted for his terrorist and subversive activities within those organizations (more on which in a moment). 

Countless thousands of genuine prisoners of conscience, who have never done anything more “criminal” than praying, or speaking out against tyranny, are languishing in prisons all across the planet without so much as a peep of protest from the legions of Mandela worshipers and his chorus of media promoters. How many of those praising Mandela as the world’s moral compass have ever heard of Ignatius Cardinal Kung, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Shanghai, who was imprisoned in Communist China for 33 years, most of it overlapping the same period in which Mandela was in prison? Cardinal Kung’s heroic incarceration was in many ways more severe than that faced by Mandela, but no media love-fest awaited him when he was released in 1988. Ditto for Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet, a black Cuban physician who was released from Fidel Castro’s prison system in 2011 after brutal captivity for the “crime” of criticizing the island’s communist regime. But did Nelson Mandela chastise his comrades in Beijing and Havana when he visited there, or did he bring up the plight of the countless political and religious prisoners in their gulags? If so, there is no public record of it, though there is plenty on record of him praising those oppressive regimes.

Mandela: Communist, Terrorist, Liar

This leads us directly to one of the most important issues concerning Nelson Mandela: Was he a Communist with a capital “C,” meaning a disciplined member of the Communist Party, which, in this case means the South African Communist Party (SACP)? In the 1958 treason trial, Nelson Mandela denied being a member of the SACP, a denial he has repeated many times since, and has maintained to the end. His defenders fall into two general categories on this issue, those who believe his denial and those who say, in effect, “So what? What does it matter if he was/is a Communist?”

Those who say they believe his denial must ignore an overwhelming mountain of evidence to the contrary, much of which has been available for decades and much which has only recently come to light from: previously unavailable SACP records; government archives of Communist countries; memoirs and biographies of, and interviews with, SACP and ANC members of the period. 

Those who say “So what?” to the question of Mandela’s membership in the SACP must ignore the well established facts that show: 

• The SACP was, and remains, a hardcore Marxist-Leninist organization in which all members must pledge unquestioned obedience to the will of the Party, as determined by its Central Committee;

• The SACP took its direction from the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), and, as such, was an agent of a hostile foreign power;

• SACP members, including Mandela, secretly took control of the ANC, pushing aside and sabotaging ANC leaders committed to reform and change through peaceful, political means;

• ANC and its terrorist arm, Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), which was also controlled by the SACP, were trained in Soviet Russia and Red China, or in Communist “Frontline States” — Zambia, Angola, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zimbabwe — by Soviet, Chinese, East German, Cuban, Czech, and other Communist instructors;

• The SACP-controlled ANC and MK exploited the conditions of apartheid, racism and colonialism not to help South African blacks, but to further the objectives of the Soviet Union and the world Communist conspiracy;

• The SACP-controlled ANC and MK used the Communist-provided training and arms to direct their terror, torture, and murder against South Africa’s black majority even more often than against the white minority;

• If Mandela was not only a Communist Party member, but also a top SACP leader — which the evidence irresistibly shows he was — then he is not only a colossal and persistent liar, but he is all the more culpable in the innumerable acts of terror, torture, and murder committed by ANC mobs and MK cadres over the past several decades;

• Mandela has bequeathed South Africa a one-party state ruled by the increasingly tyrannical and kleptocratic ANC/SACP, which is leading the country down the path toward economic destruction, record-level violent crime, chaos, and genocide. 

The coming wave of terror and genocide

The last point mentioned above is especially relevant, since the ostensible purpose of the ANC/SACP revolution was to ameliorate the plight of the disadvantaged black population. Instead, they are transforming what was by far the most prosperous state in Africa (and the one to which black Africans were fleeing to escape Red/black oppression, despite South Africa’s apartheid system then in place) into a corrupt despotism with: squashing of dissent; looting of the treasury by top government officials; sky-high unemployment; increasing poverty and homelessness; some of the world’s highest rates of murder, rape, robbery, kidnapping, car-jacking; and the world’s highest HIV/AIDS infection rates.

Resolving the issue of Mandela’s role in the SACP is all the more important when viewed in its proper historical context, which is in the context of the Cold War and the Soviet’s aggressive campaigns in the Third World through “wars of national liberation.” During that period the Communists were killing tens of millions of their own subjects in what Professor R. J. Rummel calls “democide,” or mass murder by government.

Dr. Rummel, who has painstakingly catalogued the top 15 of the mega-murderer regimes, puts the number of their victims during the 20th century at a conservative estimate of more than 151 million — and that was only up to 1987. The vast majority of those were slaughtered by Communist regimes that claimed to be the forces of “liberation.” A significant portion of that slaughter took place in Africa by those same forces of liberation. And it hasn’t ended. In fact, as we have reported, the stark ominous signs, as cited by genocide experts, are that the ANC is preparing to unleash a Communist-style genocide campaign in the “Rainbow Nation” against the remaining white population (see here and here) that will surely also be directed against Indians, Chinese, and millions of blacks.

The genocide campaign against white South Africans has already been underway for several years, but has not yet reached the all-out intensity of the slaughter stages witnessed in Rwanda, Burundi, or Sierra Leone. But that time may be coming soon, and if it does, Nelson Mandela will have helped to launch it. Chilling video footage of Mandela singing an ANC/MK genocide song about killing whites belies the sainted image.

Similarly, in another stunning video, Mandela’s longtime comrade in the ANC and the SACP (and current president of South Africa) Jacob Zuma, sings “Kill the Boer,” meaning kill the white farmer. Even more chilling than the words of the murderous song is the near frenzied behavior it stirs up in many of the assembled mob members. This is clearly incitement to genocide by the top members of South Africa’s ANC ruling regime, the same individuals who incessantly pose as peace advocates. (See both of the videos imbedded at the bottom of this article.)

Yet, the "hate speech" police in our media, who are quick to pounce on any real or fabricated racial or "homophobic" gaffe by politicians, celebrities, or common citizens, have hypocritically ignored the Mandela/Zuma genocide endorsements — or have attempted to exonerate them of any malice with lame excuses about the songs being mere cultural/political slogans.  

But with the fires, violence, and chaos already burning in South Africa, these actions by the ANC's most revered leaders are pouring gasoline on the fire. They are stoking a genocidal inferno. We have already seen what this will look like and it is horrible beyond the ability of words to convey. Videos of the ANC’s “necklacing” torture/executions have documented the kind of grotesque “justice” that is meted out by the comrades and minions of Mandela, Mbeki, and Zuma. In this unutterably vicious method of terror/murder the victim is seized by a howling mob, beaten, stabbed, stoned, and then, while still alive, has a tire soaked in petrol placed around his/her neck and set ablaze. It can take agonizing minutes for the unfortunate victim to die. (See videos of necklacing here and here.)

Hundreds of victims, the vast majority of whom were black, were killed this way by ANC-led lynch mobs. Nelson Mandela’s second wife, Winnie Mandela, was caught on video infamously shouting to a huge mob: “With our boxes of matches and our necklaces we shall liberate this country!" Despite this and the fact that she was convicted in court in the torture/murder of 14-year-old Stompie Moeketsi and found by the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission to be guilty in the kidnapping, torture, and murder of numerous men, women, and children, Winnie Mandela is free as a bird and still sits on the ANC’s Executive Committee. If Nelson Mandela and Jacob Zuma have any “moral authority,” it has not evidenced itself in the form of condemning and removing this murderess from the ANC’s highest body. 

Necklacing is one of the ANC’s enduring “gifts” to humanity; it has been exported to Haiti, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Mexico, and many other countries. And, over the past couple of years, many news stories from South Africa report on its revival there. 

Overwhelming evidence: guilty beyond reasonable doubt

The evidence that Nelson Mandela was a member of the South African Communist Party is so enormous that we will be able to detail only a tiny fraction of it. Dr. Henry R. Pike solidly established the record on this matter in 1985 with his 600-page monumental work, A History of Communism in South Africa, which is massively documented with many photographs and reproductions of official court records and SACP, ANC, and MK documents. 

Important new evidence has been made available since 2012, with the publication of historian Stephen Ellis’ extraordinary book, External Mission: The ANC in Exile, 1960-1990. Dr. Ellis, a professor based at the Free University of Amsterdam is no conservative and no apologist for apartheid; he is a former researcher for Amnesty International and was a researcher on the Mandela-appointed Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa. In fact, he seems to bend over backwards to put the best slant possible on Mandela’s SACP involvement. Nevertheless, the facts speak for themselves — and they are damning. (For articles on and reviews of Dr. Ellis’ book see The New American here and The Telegraph (U.K.) here. A lengthy abstract of an article by Ellis surveying much of the material in External Mission is available here.

In addition, we now have many admissions against interest from interviews and articles over the past decade in the official Communist Party press and in the books and articles of Vladimir Shubin, a Soviet official who was stationed in South Africa for many years and played a key role in the Kremlin’s policies vis a vis South Africa and, more specifically, its aid to and direction of the SACP and the ANC.

In his book, ANC: A View from Moscow (Bellville, South Africa: Mayibuye, 1999), although Shubin is careful to still put the Kremlin spin on his revelations, he nonetheless confirms much of what anti-communist critics had long claimed (and which the so-called intellectuals and media mavens had long scorned), as well as providing details not previously in the public domain. 

Here is a brief sampling of the mountainous record documenting Mandela’s long, conspiratorial role in the South African Communist Party:

• Among the evidence uncovered recently by Prof. Ellis are the official minutes of a secret 1982 SACP meeting at which veteran Party leader John Pule Motshabi explains to the comrades that Mandela has been a (secret) SACP member for two decades;

• Rowley Israel Arenstein, a lawyer and leading SACP member since the 1930s, said that Mandela was chosen by the SACP to create Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), and Mandela was the SACP’s main instrument in “hijacking” the ANC and marginalizing its longtime leader and president Albert Lithuli, an opponent of the SACP’s program of “liberation” through armed struggle.

• During the Rivonia Trial (October 1963-June 1964), Bruno Motolo, a black member of SACP, ANC and MK, provided devastating testimony of Mandela’s involvement in all three groups. Despite death threats, he later provided even more details in his memoir, Umkhonto we Sizwe: The Road to the Left;

• Other prominent SACP members that have publicly identified Mandela as a fellow Communist include Paul Trewhela,3 Joe Matthews, Hilda Bernstein and Brian Bunting;

• Paul Trewhela, an SACP member who was imprisoned (1964-1967) for his communist activities, and more recently assisted Prof. Ellis in his research in the archives of the Stasi (the KGB’s East German subsidiary), has said: “Mandela was indeed a member of the Central Committee of the South African Communist Party.”

• During the Rivonia Trial, more than 10 documents in Mandela’s handwriting were introduced into evidence, totaling hundreds of pages. One, entitled, “How to be a good communist,” stated: “Under communist rule, South Africa will become a land of milk and honey… In our country the struggle of the oppressed masses is led by the South African Communist Party and inspired by its policies.” He also wrote: “The people of South Africa, led by the South African Communist Party, will destroy capitalist society and build in its place socialism.”

• Mandela’s Rivonia documents also declared that “traitors and informers should be ruthlessly eliminated,” and he recommended “cutting off their noses” — among other barbarities — a tactic he had adopted from Algeria’s communist FLN terrorists and which he put into practice by MK;

• Mandela did not deny writing the damning material, but merely attempted to explain it away by claiming they were notes he had taken down for study purposes;

• A Rivonia trial surprise witness was Gerard Ludi, a top SACP member who was actually an infiltrator, Agent Q-018, for the Special Branch of the South African Police. Ludi provided detailed incriminatory evidence on the SACP’s leadership and illegal activities. He identified Mandela as “a top man in the central committee of the underground communist party.” Subsequent revelations have proven the reliability of Ludi’s testimony. 

Nelson Mandela and Joe Slove• In the category of a picture being worth a thousand words, one of the most striking images of Mandela is of him standing beneath a giant Communist hammer and sickle symbol (photo at left), side-by-side with Joe Slovo, top leader of the SACP — with both men delivering the communist clenched fist salute. Mandela declared: “I salute the South African Communist Party for its sterling contribution to the struggle for democracy.” It is worthy of note that this occurred not once, but many times, as Mandela and Slovo toured South Africa;

• Comrade Slovo, a Lithuanian-born Communist and a colonel in the Soviet KGB, was for decades one of Mandela’s closest associates in the SACP, ANC, and MK; 

• Slovo himself stated, in his 1986 propaganda article, "The Sabotage Campaign": “To constitute the High Command [of Umkhonto we Sizwe] the ANC appointed Mandela and the Party appointed me.” Since Mandela was himself a secret top member of the Party, this constitutes a admission that the SACP appointed and thereby controlled MK from the start. 

So, Nelson Mandela was not only a SACP member, but a top Communist at that, a member of the ruling Central Committee. And not only that, but he was selected by his fellow top Communists to be the key Red who would launch the Kremlin-approved, Soviet-backed terror war against the South African government. 

The ANC had begun as a non-communist organization, and, as a broad-based mass organization, always had many non-communist and anti-communist members. However, they were no match for the rigidly disciplined and conspiratorial SACP, which quickly infiltrated and took control. “The first real alliance between the ANC and the communists,” Dr. Pike wrote, “dates back to 1928, when E.J. Khalile, the ANC general-secretary, was elected to the SACP’s central committee. From this time onward, the alliance continued.” Albeit the alliance went through rocky periods when the non-communists tried to extricate themselves from the communist grip; but they never succeeded.

The new colonial masters: Moscow, Beijing, Havana

Here is a small sampling of the overwhelming evidence of the SACP’s ties to Moscow and Beijing and SACP’s decisive control over the ANC and MK: 

• In 1960, top members of the SACP went to Moscow and Beijing for aid. In Beijing they met personally with dictator Mao Zedong and Den Xiaoping, Mao’s assistant and eventual successor. It was only with the blessings of the Kremlin and Mao that the SACP-led ANC launched their armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe. The meetings with Mao and Deng had not been public knowledge until revealed by Dr. Ellis’ research;

• Bartholomew Hlapane, a former member of the SACP Central Committee, testified in court: “All policy-making in the ANC was first discussed by the Central Committee of the Communist Party.” He also stated: “Umkhonto we Sizwe’s policy was formulated by the communist party and the organization received its instructions from this party.” For this and other testimony Hlapane and his wife were brutally murdered and their daughter shot and left paralyzed;

• In 1982, Jorge da Costa, a personal friend of Joe Slovo and the head of security for Communist Mozambique’s dictator Samora Machel, defected to South Africa, bringing irrefutable proof of the Soviet/SACP/ANC connection. Regarding the SACP’s Slovo, da Costa said: “There is no doubt in my mind that Slovo is behind every operation launched by the ANC against South Africa. He has a brilliant mind and is one of the best-informed people about this country.”;

• SACP general secretary Joe Slovo, a KGB colonel, was in regular touch with fellow KGB agents, such as Vasily Solodovnikov, the Russian ambassador to Zambia, through which Moscow directives were channeled to the SACP/ANC/MK; 

• The World Peace Council, a KGB-directed international communist front organization has been one of the ANC’s most durable allies and can claim much of the credit for organizing the decades-long “Free Mandela” media campaign that resulted in his release from prison;

 • In his 2003 memoir, Nothing But the Truth: Behind the ANC’s Struggle Politics, SACP leader Benjamin Turok recalled “how easy it was for a small group like ours to exert much influence in the mass movement without giving away our existence.”

• In They Were Part of Us and We Were Part of Them: The ANC in Mozambique from 1976 to 1990,  published in 2008, veteran ANC members reminisce on their experience. Among the many nuggets is an interview with Franny Rabkin and Ronnie Ntuli which contains this admission: Franny: “For us: We were Communists, and we were ANC.” Ronnie: “And so was everyone else.” 

• Soviet official Vladimir Shubin wrote: “The Russian press has calculated that from 1963-1991, 1,501 ANC activists were trained in Soviet military institutions.” Thousands more were trained in the Frontline States. Communist veteran Gerald Horne, stated in Political Affairs, the official journal of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA): “There can be no doubt that the direct involvement of Soviet officers helped to raise the level of combat readiness of ANC armed units and, especially, of the organizers of the armed underground.”

 • Mandela passed on control over the ANC and South Africa to Thabo Mbeki, his longtime comrade and a “former” SACP member. Mbeki subsequently lost out in a power struggle with another Mandela comrade and prison mate, Jacob Zuma, also a “former” SACP member, who is accelerating the ANC’s destructive policies as the current president of South Africa.

 • Zuma has continued the Tripartite Alliance, the formal agreement among the ANC, SACP and COSATU, which guarantees that the SACP and the Communist-dominated COSATU will back the ANC as the Communist-run front group that runs South Africa.

 • In 1998, at age 80, Mandela married for the third time, to Graca Machel, the widow of Mandela’s longtime ally, Samora Machel, the ruthless Communist dictator of the People’s Republic of Mozambique. Graca was a longtime member of FRELIMO, the communist terrorist organization run by her husband that took control of Mozambique in 1975. For more than a decade, she was a partner in Samora Machel’s vicious reign of murder and torture of men, women, and children, including even many of his FRELIMO comrades whom he turned against. 

Media propagandists unfazed by the evidence

Again, we have barely scratched the surface. But the enormity of the damning evidence notwithstanding, the doyens of the Establishment chattering classes continue to sing the same pro-ANC, pro-Mandela rhapsodies and offer the same lame excuses. In a recent article in the New York Review of BooksBill Keller, the former New York Times executive editor and the Times’ former bureau chief in Johannesburg, attempts to dismiss the communist commitment of SACP members with the assertion that “Most [SACP] members weren’t all that Communist.” Yes, goes the argument, they were merely a bunch of African nationalists dressing up their rhetoric with some Marxist ideology for effect. That was the argument Keller, the Times and their ilk would drag out time after time during the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s whenever a startling new revelation threatened to make it obvious that the ANC were not freedom fighters but instead a bunch of Kremlin-backed, bloodthirsty, communist thugs. South African author Rian Malan takes Keller to task, pointing out that among the many SACP veterans refuting Keller’s claim is Hilda Bernstein, friend of Slovo and wife of SACP Central Committee member Rusty Bernstein. “Joe and Rusty were hardline Stalinists,” she said in a 2004 interview. “Anything the Soviets did was right. They were very, very pro-Soviet.”

But Keller is unmoved. In a reply to letters to the editor from Malan and former SACP member Paul Trewhala, he dismisses their evidence and that of Prof. Ellis, saying he disagrees “that the alliance with the Communists damns the ANC as a Stalinist front. That is simply Red-baiting nonsense.”

It is virtually axiomatic that no matter how iron-clad the evidence presented, MSM “journalists” such as Keller will see any charges of communist conspiracy as “Red-baiting” and “McCarthyism.” And, conversely, no matter how contrived, flimsy and false the charges by leftists and communists against conservatives, anti-communists, pro-lifers, Christians, Tea Partiers, Birchers, military veterans, etc., the Kellers of the Fourth Estate will rush to give these smears credence. (See here, here, here, and here.)

Mayor LindaWe witnessed this dynamic in action in South Africa with a cruel vengeance during the 1960s-'90s, as the MSM joined the Communist press, not only in their glorification of the ANC, but also in viciously attacking (or completely ignoring) the moderate South African black leaders, many of whom had far larger constituencies and more legitimate claims to moral authority than Mandela and his ANC comrades. Those moderate leaders included: Zulu Chief Mangosuthu Bethelezi, who is also head of the Inkatha Freedom Party; Tomsanqa Linda, former mayor of Ibhayi township (photo at right); Nelson Botile, former Mayor of Soweto; Bishop Lekganyane of the Zionist Christian Church; Bishop Isaac Mokoena, leader of the Reformed Independent Church Association, which claims a membership of four and one-half million members; Dr. Elijah Maswanganyi — and many others. Chances are good you never heard of any of them, or that you only heard nasty, negative things about them. But that wasn’t a matter of mere chance; it was according to a plan that was to insure that no serious challengers to Mandela and the ANC/SACP leadership would come to the fore. That same plan continues in place, guaranteeing that the thugs and thieves who are Mandela’s ANC heirs will remain in charge of South Africa. 

Unsung Hero, Genuine Freedom Fighter: Tomsanqa Linda pictured on U.S. Speaking tour. Despite serious dangers to himself and his family, Tomsanqa Linda, the mayor of Ibhayi Township (population 400,000) and president of the Eastern Province Council Association (representing 74 townships with a total population of nearly 14 million) came to America in 1990 for a national speaking and media tour to expose Nelson Mandela and the ANC. In city after city, he preceded by two or three days Nelson and Winnie Mandela’s triumphal tour. Although he was ignored by the national media, he reached millions of Americans with his powerful message through local television and radio news programs and talk shows. He was sponsored on this important national tour by The John Birch Society.

Photos of Nelson Mandela in this article: AP Images

Update: After Nelson Mandela passed away on December 5, 2013, both the South African Communist Party and the African National Congress acknowledged in official statements that Mandela was a high-level member of the South African Communist Party. For an updated article about this admission after decades of denial, click here.

Related articles:

Mayor Linda Versus Mandela

Mandela's Messianic Image: The Rest of the Story

New Evidence Shows Mandela Was Senior Communist Party Member


  • Comment Link sirburban Wednesday, 11 December 2013 23:03 posted by sirburban

    Frenzied crowds came to listen to him speak;

    they cheered when he spoke of "liberty" and freedom from oppression.

    Most didn't have the slightest idea of what liberty and freedom meant.

    He and Joe Slovo, the KGB Master and mastermind of the South African Communist Party ruled over him taught him him the use of deceptive coded language.

    As typical reds they don't have the guts to be frank about their objectives;

    cowards, they are;

    afraid to say what they really mean.

    For to them liberty and freedom means the power to kill anyone at will;

    even two month old babies are targets of their mad terror chores.

    These people have no morals.

    They chant with an amoral heart and raise their clinched fists high;

    They look silly.

    For without their CFR masters they would be laughed at as the clowns they are.

    He chanted about smashing the Afrikaner, the Boer farmer;

    but meant to include all whites in other countries too.

    He was elected president and sought to go forward with his outdated

    commie ideas.

    The Chinese and the reds in Vietnam said to him:

    " You are behind the times, comrade. Get on the same page, comrade!

    "Don't you know we reds are supposed to be liberalized?

    "Today we love privatized businesses.

    "Get with the program, Mandela.

    "Today we comrades use capitalism to build communism.

    "We're deadbeat reds so we must con the capitalists out of their capital.

    "Today we reds forge trade agreements with the west.

    "Change you old ways, Mandela.

    "We reds no longer believe in aparthied with the capital west.

    "We seek capital equality so that one day we can surprise them."

    Now he is dead;

    And many a capitalist in the west are dead in the head for not figuring out how the

    low down commie operates above the ground.

    Now you are below the ground and

    they take I-phone photos of themselves and laugh.

    They talk to each other about how nice it was to have

    someone like you to use for their agenda.

  • Comment Link Yolande Fourie Tuesday, 10 December 2013 12:15 posted by Yolande Fourie

    Our people are dying. The world must please take note. When did it all start....... Please follow the link to see what the media is not telling the world.......

  • Comment Link Terry Tuesday, 10 December 2013 01:00 posted by Terry

    Leave it to the New American and the Birch Society to speak the truth about Mandela. The Corporate controlled media owned by the international financier globalist elite dare not betray the carefully constructed image of Saint Mandela. Reminds me of another Marxist Saint who is still alive, the Yes We Can and Change We Need fraud.

    I attended an NFL game on Sunday attended by tens of thousands of people. We were all asked to maintain a moment of silence to honor Nelson Mandela. I couldn't help but say out loud, "Mandela, f him he was a Marxist." Fortunately, no one jumped me. Sorry Lord, but the deceptions sometimes make me so angry I can't restrain myself.

    The commentary from the media about this fraudulent image and the responses of citizens are positively sickening and maddening. How naive and uninformed people are and allow themselves to be.

    Thank you JBS for being a voice in the wilderness speaking the truth despite the overwhelming resistance to do so. Keep up the good work.

  • Comment Link Todd Monday, 09 December 2013 13:09 posted by Todd

    Gyad-dang it Thomas, you stick your air huffing nose up so high, I swear I can see a contrail ! You want to know what’s ignorant ? All the people that don’t realize just how bad it is over there. Everyone there says its bad, even some blacks dared the necklace and said apartheid was better. No one there is happy. And why should they be ? It’s a murder hole ! Death capital of the world. Third highest homicide rate, likely the highest considering the amount of corruption and rigging in the police dept. AIDS rampant, rape out of control, starvation, all services declining or in disarray, The only thing that has progressed is decay. The only ones who think its good are the fat-cat politicians and liberals who are too strung out on khat or cocaine to give a damn about anything else. And with secrecy laws muzzling their party bugler media, how can you trust anything therein ?

    Winnie’s divorce was due to her cheating on Nelson, not out of her dark nature. What’s that old saying, “the apple never falls far from the applecart”. Winnie publically endorsed necklasing 6 yrs before their separation. Did Winnie invented the practice ? Probably not. But, around that time, among the first to get their heads burned off was a little black girl. And, you defend these people ? They killed more blacks who opposed them, than whites. But, you say they had fair and good reasons - I guess we’ll just have to take your word for that. Winnie was charged with other gross human rights violations, kidnapping, and ordering murders. And Nelson supported her in trial. She also met charges several times for theft, fraud and corruption. Winnie largely evaded prison in each case. She was either removed from a position, hearings dropped (by none other than Nelsons own “Truth and Reconciliation Commission”), or sentences reduced to a fine or suspended sentence. A slippery lady, or favors ? And she remained on-board with the ANC in spite of all this.

    A friend of tyrants like Castro, Gaddafi, Suharto and fully supported and even trained by USSR and China. It seems you’d be smart enough to tell a person character, by his friends, or who he admires. Who really gives a crap if they sent troops in support. Of course they would. They’re allies. But, do mass murderers usually support icons of higher virtue ?

  • Comment Link Todd Monday, 09 December 2013 13:09 posted by Todd

    He founded the violent MK with the communist Slovo. Twice rejected an offer for freedom if he would simply renounce violent as a political tool, and a third time reaffirming continued ANC violence. We’re not talking Gandhi here. Though in early life he was against communism, he fully embraced it later. He advocated nationalization of banks, mines and farms, and of the later, we certainly see farmers being systematically exterminated. I talk to people over there every day; and its not ordinary crime; its organized and systematic attacks involving tortured deaths. They call it ‘plaasmoord’. And its been going on since Mandela first took power. Gee, you think there could be a connection there ? Communist allies; nationalization of farms; MK militants; farm murders ? I’m not saying that Mandela was directly responsible for it, but I cant say he wasn’t indirectly, and I don’t think you can either. But, I suppose you’ll still go off now and congratulate yourself incessantly, by extension of my ‘ignorance’. Well - I’ve got pictures of dead bodies. Lots of them. And the magnitude is about 10 to 1 of whatever retribution might have been deserved. Yet, how on earth can you justify the torture death of even one man, women or child for any reason ? I wouldn’t do the things I’ve seen to Hitler, let alone his children. So, when you speak of ‘human nature”, you are showing me exactly what it. But, greatness rises above it, rather than granting subtle approval of the worst of its forms.

    And by the way, I don’t remember reading anything about the US founders burning the heads off of children. Would you please elaborate on your grievances ? I suppose you’ll reference the trail of tears - granted - a travesty of justice. That was Jackson, many years later. He also had about 40 slaves, was against abolition, and founded the democrat party. You want to condemn me ? My ancestors were republicans in the north fighting slavery. Do you thing some of us can get a thank you while you condemn us ? I’ll bet not. Some of those who were murdered in SA were also against apartheid. The murder gangs don’t bother to ask for union cards. And those American Indian tribes were not all peaceful pot-smoking teepee dwellers. Some were, some were not, as reflected by, “. . . the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.”.

  • Comment Link matthew schoech Sunday, 08 December 2013 19:31 posted by matthew schoech

    The only breathtaking ignorance seems to be coming from the apologists for the ANC. Opposing communist terrorists apparently qualifies one to be labeled a right wing rebel. And bending history to fit your conclusion is Cute, but no cigar. The creation of straw issues is apparently the only way for the truly self deluded apologists for the terrorist Mandela to make any points - as irrelevant as they are. Left wing progressive knee jerk excuses qualifies one to ignore blood of blacks who opposed Mandela's "liberation". Oh, I forgot, it's all Winnie's fault. Go back to your MSNBC sinking ship, but first maybe you should re-read William Jaspers excellent factual coverage of Mandela and the approaching tyranny in South Africa.

  • Comment Link James Thomas Saturday, 07 December 2013 06:01 posted by James Thomas

    I'm really impressed at the ignorance of your readers.

    @Old Mullet: You have a country where since colonial times have lived under racial segregation during Dutch rule, and under apartheid since 1948. Their family members and friends have been kidnapped, beaten, killed and thrown in prison over generations and when the policy ends, YOU seem to believe that every black in south africa SHOULD HAVE FORGIVEN AND FORGOTTEN ALL THE SUFFERING INFLICTED ON THEM!?! Rather than accept the reality that some people will have the strength and courage to forgive and forget what has been done to them (i.e. Nelson Mandela?) and other people will seek a bit of retribution for their family members and friends (i.e. Winnie Mandela?). Your ignorance about human behaviour is breathtaking. And as for being "elevated to a position that by the forced removal of others" I guess you're referring to the removal of an all-white government in a country where 80+% of the population were not allowed to vote because of the colour of their skin!?! I think you're statement speaks for itself!!!

  • Comment Link Old Mullet Friday, 06 December 2013 21:02 posted by Old Mullet

    It seems to not matter what the "truth" of a situation is anymore. It has become common to call "the truth" anything that benefits the ones promoting it. Mr. Mandela has been many things to many thousands of people(s). His position was elevated when he became the figurehead of a movement to free his Africa from all non-black people. First by elevating blacks to positions made available by the forced removal of others. Next by convincing the world his "backers" were (figuratively) part of the Wonderful World of Disney. However, videos are available from the past few years showing South African non-blacks gathering in remote locations in protective communes. Others show and discuss how family members had been removed and never returned. Web sites currently have input from (primarily) non-black citizens of Africa who fear for their safety and lives with no way to flee. They are being ostracized by food stores and other markets. The world, mean time, ignores their potential genocide by the leaders of South Africa while our President leads the line to praise the one who could have made a "better" choice.

  • Comment Link James Thomas Friday, 06 December 2013 18:09 posted by James Thomas

    Bravo! You show breathtaking ignorance about what transpired in southern africa. Back in the mid 70s when the majority of western countries who now want to idolise Mandela were not only backing the apartheid regime but alongside the South African army backed military and financially the right wing rebels in Angola who were about to overthrow the government, Cuba sent 30,000 troops to back the Angolan government which prevented its defeat. The result of that intervention was a peace conference where one of the preconditions for completing the agreement was the freeing of Nelson Mandela. That's why he made a point of going to Cuba and China because when the western governments where doing everything possible to prop up right wing dictatorships in Africa and an apartheid government in South Africa, the ones who were helping the ANC were Cuba and China.

    So now according to you because he embraced the ideas of those who supported him, we should demonise him? And it's so obvious that he's a hard core communist because when he came to power he like socialists in France (Mitterand, Jospin, Holland, etc) pushed to the extreme to realise his communist ideals!?! South Afirca of today is a communist or maybe socialist paradise because of Mandela!?!

    But it gets even better, because he is singing with blacks and whites one of the legacy ANC songs for rallying the people to the ANC's cause. He must be racist!?! Because when he was in a position to ACTUALLY DO what they are singing about, he did it on a massive scale!?! And the wife who he divorced because she changed into a truly horrible figure is killing anybody (black or white) who defies her Mandela must be, BY ASSOCIATION, as bad as her!?! And Jacob Zuma and Nelson Mandela, they are joined at the hip. Thinking the same thoughts, doing exactly the same things!?! Thanks Will, you're article really enlightened me. Because far worse things NEVER happened in the USA to native or african americans by the so-called "great" figures of American history!

  • Comment Link joe Friday, 06 December 2013 14:56 posted by joe

    Great article. I am a member of a rather large forum we had a member post This.
    "I'm searching for words but they often times escape me so I'll resort to what I understand best. Numbers.

    It should be crystal clear that Le Jeune (young in English) Mandala was a Microcosmic reflection of the Macrocosmic love and light.


    Let's not let that essence escape from us..."

    Thanks to this article I posted this

    "Well I have a different opinion of him and it isn't what has been posted above.
    Nice little ole video with him leading a song. "

    he came back with.
    "after watching the video a few times I didn't get the impression he was leading the song. He may have started it, but there was no enthusiasm in his participation. Neither was he the first to pump his fist. Puts enough doubt in my mind that a possibility exists he was being blackmailed with someone holding a gun to him."

    I posted back.
    "Being part of a lynch mob even though you don't think hanging the person is right and don't take the steps to stop or intervene in the hanging constitutes acceptance. He accepted the song and the words to his followers, this is the same thing. He might not have wanted this and the following murders, but he didn't have the guts to stop it either, so if he wanted it or not he promoted it by being a part of it. To me he is as guilty as the ones that did the act."

    To me he is a murder and nothing less than a worthless man. The world is a better place now that he has gone to hell.

  • Comment Link Gary Wednesday, 17 July 2013 22:43 posted by Gary

    I was starting to think I was going crazy. There are so many millions of people that credit him as a hero! Next they'll be at Mugabe's death bed calling him Zimbabwe's saviour. It's disheartening that people are so easily won over by mass media campaigns. Thank you for taking the time to write this article!

  • Comment Link John Wheeler Monday, 15 July 2013 10:45 posted by John Wheeler

    Thank God for William Jasper and other credible professional journalists who have both the historical memory of the facts and the courage to speak the truth about those facts boldly. Today's politically correct progressives in the mainstream media have carefully crafted a false aura of adulation around Mandela and his totalitarian ilk. But those of us who have lived through the second half of the 20th Century, and paid attention along the way, know that Mandela has been a murderous terrorist his entire life. This old Communist leopard has not changed his spots. Jasper's facts are true and irrefutable.

  • Comment Link John Adams Ghost Sunday, 07 July 2013 22:35 posted by John Adams Ghost

    So was Hitler, so was Mao, so was Lenin, so was Stalin, Khrushchev, Putin, Guevara, Castro . . . Do you have a brain REMant? Communism is a belief system. Belief systems are more powerful than idealisms, and infinitely more potent at a psychological level. When he was a communist in the 1930's Whittaker Chambers felt that Stalin was justified, as a communist, for the infamous purge in Moscow.

    As a communist you use all sorts of horrific tools as a means to an end. That end? Unlimited power over the many in the hands of the few. Pull it out, buddy.

  • Comment Link REMant Friday, 05 July 2013 16:40 posted by REMant

    Churchill was willing to make a pact with the devil, why not Mandela?

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