John R. Houk
© December 10, 2013
I posted “Mandela is Deserving of Praise in South Africa, but NOT USA” a few days ago. In that post I had to admit that Nelson Mandela was and should be a Civil Rights hero for the Black Majority of the nation South Africa. Mandela’s political struggle was as a bona fide freedom fighter for Black South Africans that were treated as second class citizens ever since Europeans began exploiting the area for economic gain and colonialism roughly around the 1650s. The other side of the coin is not so praise worthy.
Mandela was a Marxist that sided with the goals of Radical Islam to destroy Israel and was Anti-American in his rhetoric. An American President should be honest enough to publicly show both sides of the Mandela coin. In eulogizing Mandela in South Africa President Barack Hussein Obama praised the one side of the coin and in effect castigated Western nations about economic inequality between rich and poor with the implication the
good President was including the USA. Here is a WaPo quote (For those who don’t know “Madiba” is a term of endearment for Mandela):
"There are too many of us who happily embrace Madiba’s legacy of racial reconciliation, but passionately resist even modest reforms that would challenge chronic poverty and growing inequality," Obama said, less than a week after delivering a broad warning over the consequences of rising economic inequality in the United States. "And there are too many of us, too many, who stand on the sidelines, comfortable in complacency or cynicism when our voices must be heard." (Italics added - Eulogizing Mandela, Obama celebrates and scolds; By Scott Wilson; Washington Post; 12/10/13 8:28 am)
Here is the typical eloquence of President Obama eulogizing Nelson Mandela. It is a little over 18 minutes long courtesy of ABC:
President Obama failed completely to show the Marxist, Anti-American and pro-Islamist nature of Nelson Mandela. Of course if Obama actually demonstrated truthful courage he would not be making the public eulogy in South Africa.
Joseph Farah provides a good dose of truth about Nelson Mandela – primarily in Mandela’s own words - that few American politicians and Mainstream Media elites would dare to tell because the politically correct thing to do now is to only talk about the Liberty provided for the majority of Black South Africans who suffered under the White Minority.
The real Mandela in his own words
Exclusive: Joseph Farah shares quotes from late South African president
By Joseph Farah
December 9, 2013
I noticed over the weekend that lists of quotes from Nelson Mandela had gone viral on the Internet.
None of the lists I saw included any of these – which say more about the man and the myth than you could have learned by reading all the reports in the international establishment press.
1) “If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.”
2) “Long live the Cuban revolution. Long live comrade Fidel Castro … Cuban internationalists have done so much for African independence, freedom and justice. We admire the sacrifices of the Cuban people in maintaining their independence and sovereignty in the face of a vicious imperialist campaign designed to destroy the advances of the Cuban revolution. We too want to control our destiny. … There can be no surrender. It is a case of freedom or death. The Cuban revolution has been a source of inspiration to all freedom-loving people.”
3) “[T]he people of Asia and Africa have seen through the slanderous campaign conducted by the USA against the socialist countries. They know that their independence is threatened not by any of the countries in the socialist camp but by the USA, who has surrounded their continent with military bases. The communist bogey is an American stunt to distract the attention of the people of Africa from the real issue facing them, namely, American imperialism.”
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4) “Under a Communist Party government, South Africa will become a land of milk and honey. Political, economic and social rights will cease to be enjoyed by whites only. They will be shared equally by whites and non-whites. There will be enough land and houses for all. There will be no unemployment, starvation and disease. Workers will earn decent wages; transport will be cheap and education free.”
5) “Yasser Arafat was one of the outstanding freedom fighters of this generation, one who gave his entire life to the cause of the Palestinian people.”
6) “The cause of communism is the greatest cause in the history of mankind!”
7) “Those who feel irritated by our friendship with President Khadafy can go jump in the pool.”
8) “There’s one place where (Fidel Castro’s) Cuba stands out head and shoulders above the rest – that is in its love for human rights and liberty!”
9) “The victory of socialism in the U.S.S.R., in the People’s Republic of China, in Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland and Rumania, where the living conditions of the people were in many respects similar and even worse than ours, proves that we too can achieve this important goal.”
10) “Communists everywhere fight to destroy capitalist society and to replace it with socialism, where the masses of the common people, irrespective of race or color, will live in complete equality, freedom and happiness. They seek to revolutionize 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.”
11) “In our own country, the struggles of the oppressed people are guided by the South African Communist Party and inspired by its policies. The aim of the S.A.C.P. is to defeat the Nationalist government and to free the people of South Africa from the evils of racial discrimination and exploitation.”
By the way, I did find one quote from Mandela that I really like. I don’t think he meant it. I do. In fact, if he got his wish on this one, the international media’s reporting about Mandela’s death would have been much different.
“A critical, independent and investigative press is the lifeblood of any democracy. The press must be free from state interference. It must have the economic strength to stand up to the blandishments of government officials. It must have sufficient independence from vested interests to be bold and inquiring without fear or favor. It must enjoy the protection of the constitution, so that it can protect our rights as citizens.”
Amen to that last one.
You know what they say: Even a broken clock is right twice a day.
Obama Forgets Mandela’s Anti-American Side of the Coin
John R. Houk
© December 10, 2013
The real Mandela in his own words