by Laura Oneale with research by G Vallone
Why are we releasing this article?
The national elections will soon be upon us and proponents and apologists for the ANC and the rainbow nation have all but forgotten who and what the ANC is.
For people who still see the African National Congress (ANC) as a political party composed of moderates I hope the following article and video-the most IMPORTANT film of its kind available on the internet, will refresh our collective memory of who the ANC are, and the violent nature of their actual legacy.
I often like to tell people that have never lived in South Africa that life under Apartheid is a maddening experience. Imagine a government with a history of terrorism, that thrives on political instability, and survives through rigged elections. One that sleeps on duty, partakes in tribal dancing on the floor of our esteemed government buildings, sings about Killing the Boer minority, wears work boots to functions etc.
It is all a bit surreal!
When people respond with their typical, but it has to be better than Apartheid, I often sadly find myself defending the old institution. It wasn’t perfect and changes needed to be made/were being made, but compared to the ANC? In my opinion it is FAR worse now.
I often begin my defense of the old system by clearing up some misconceptions made popular by the mainstream international media.
Apartheid, although outdated in modern thinking, was never based on the ideology of racial supremacy; rather on the survival strategy of the Boer people. Imagine a few million people who’d given more to the African continent than any other in the history of mankind, living in the midst of a black African population.
Apartheid was basically implemented to reduce interracial friction and secure the existence of the Boer people. It was never about pushing white superiority, as the leftist media controlling the global narrative tell us. It wasn’t an anarchic system based on hatred. Although it did impose restrictions on race, it also did its utmost to improve the living conditions of both black and white alike.
It helped both black and white, albeit separately. Today’s system hurts both black and white together.
Under the apartheid system, white South Africans paid thirty-two percent of their income in taxes and received only nine percent back in service and social benefits. The excess of the taxes collected was consumed by blacks in the form of welfare, housing, healthcare, theological advancement and education. Blacks were generally happy with life under Apartheid.
Realising the system had holes that needed addressing the Nationalist government began implementing changes in the late 1970’s.
South Africa in fact scrapped much of the Apartheid system during the 1980’s. Coloured (mixed race mulattos) and Indian people were represented in parliament, influx control laws were abolished, common facilities were shared by all and apartheid laws were all but repealed. Blacks had the right to own property and attend historically white universities, but this was never enough.
Marxists don’t want change, equality, justice or any of the things they discuss. They want power and see moderates and change as an obstruction on the path to power. This is why you’ll find moderates, both black and white, are typically murdered by communists during their rise to power. It happened during the Bolshevik revolution-also led by foreigners, as well as the ascent of the ANC.
It is my belief that South Africa would have produced a decent black middle class population as well as full acceptance into the political arena even if the strict international boycotts and sanctions were not imposed.
The people behind the media were never going to be satisfied with the changes made, and saw to it any change that did occur, would not do so organically.
I am not saying that changes would have happened on their own, just that any changes made that gave equality to blacks, would NEVER have been enough as equality was never the motivation of the communists usurpers.
Crime was a problem during the apartheid era but largely confined to the black townships-where it was still under control in comparison to what we see today.
A competent white police force kept the crime under control. The judicial system worked, and harsh sentences were handed out. The death penalty and lengthy harsh jail sentences for murder and rape acted as a deterrent.
During the 1950’s and early 1960, the South African government continued to isolate the black people of the country by passing various laws and implementing repressive measures that at times were counter productive. The ANC and the SACP continued to petition the government, by bombing and slaughtering the life out of us, for so-called freedom and equality. It was during this period the members of the ANC and the South African Communist Party (SACP) decided that non-violence and civil disobedience wasn’t for them.
This might have something to do with the fact that the people behind the ANC themselves had nothing to lose and were not of South African origin-enduring the same struggles the Boer people endured to secure South Africa as their homeland. Although men like Joe Slovo and Moishe Geller and women like Nadine Gordimer were seen as white under the eyes of the law they were in fact immigrants from Eastern Europe, and had little that bonded them to South Africa or our struggle.
The men and women behind Mandela, were NOT black.
The true legacy of Nelson Mandela is that he is a terrorist, the founder of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the military wing of the African National Party (ANC). Mandela left South Africa in 1962 and sought help for a violent struggle not in the democratic west, but in Eastern Europe and Latin America. He negotiated for both financial and military aid with communist countries, including East Germany and China. He gained strong support from Cuba, the Egyptian government, and the Soviet Union, whom all gave tremendous financial and military aid to his terrorist organisation. Like Idi Amin, he received training in Israel.
The leaders of the ANC left the country to gain support for their struggle, and this was a turning point for Nelson Mandela. At a gathering of local and foreign reporters he said, “If the government’s reaction is to crush by naked force our non-violent struggle, we will have to reconsider our tactics. In my mind, we are closing a chapter on this question of a non-violent policy.”
Mandela presented proposals to the leaders of the ANC, and at first they were rejected but after a long period of deliberation. Mandela had support in his opinion and quoting JN Singh who said, “Non violence has not failed us, we have failed non-violence.” He finally had the power to implement the military wing of the ANC. The peaceful method of the struggle was over, there had to be other alternatives, and this was an armed struggle, with violence, in the context with the Marxist and communistic ideology. A true revolutionary practice.
The aim of the new military wing, Umkhonto resize (MK) was to “strike back within our power in defense of our people, our future, and our freedom.” Officially launched on December 16, 1961 the same day in 1836 when the Afrikaners defeated the Zulus at the Battle of Blood River. Perhaps this date was a significant reminder to the white government that the armed struggle was to continue.
Mandela underwent extensive military training in Ethiopia and Israel, and gained skills in sabotage, bombing, and guerrilla warfare. Upon his return to South Africa, he was detained for leaving the country without a passport and inciting strike. Mandela was convicted for his part in the alleged 235 separate acts of sabotage in the famous Rivonia Trial.
Nelson Mandela described the “Operation Mayibuye” in his book “Long Walk to Freedom” as the keystone of the state’s case. The six page documented plan was confiscated by authorities and in Mandela’s own words, “Sketched out in general form the plan for a possible commencement of guerrilla operations, and how it might spark a mass armed uprising against the South African Government.”
The international pressure at that time caused the government to sentence Mandela to life imprisonment rather than death. The government at the time believed it had prevented a bloody civil war.
While in prison and although not personally involved in the direct campaign of terror, Mandela’s group went on to kill thousands of innocent people with the infamous “necklacing” technique made popular by Mandela’s wife Winnie, who once said we will necklace South Africans into submission. Black moderates were predominantly murdered via the technique.
Necklacing is the forceful action of putting a rubber tire, filled with gasoline, around a victim’s chest and arms, and setting it on fire. The victim can take up to 20 minutes to die, and suffers severe burns in the process.
The MK military group became famous for his bombing campaign and especially the Church Street bombing where 19 people were killed. On May 20, 1983, a car bomb attack in the South African capital Pretoria was one of the largest assaults perpetrated by the ANC during its armed struggle. The target was the South African Air force headquarters, and the bomb set off during rush hour killing and wounding civilians.
The state president P W Botha, on January 31, 1985 offered to release Mandela from prison on condition that he renounces violence as a protest to bring about change in the country. Nelson Mandela refused the offer and his daughter Zinzi Mandela read a statement at a rally in Soweto on February 10, 1985. In the statement, Mandela said he only adopted violence as a means of protest, when all other forms of resistance had failed.
Amnesty International, as left wing an organisation as you’ll find, even refused to call for the release of Mandela due to his support of violence. Of Mandela, they wrote,
“While the greatest sympathy was expressed for those who find themselves deprived of every form of public protest, the movement recorded that it could not give the name of ‘Prisoner of Conscience’ to anyone associated with violence, even though as in ‘convential warfare’ a degree of restraint may be exercised.”
The left still seethe over the fact that Amnesty International never recognised Mandela as “prisoner of conscience” or asked for his release.
During this time, some other political prisoners of the ANC accepted the government’s proposal and were released from prison. Mandela called for the unbanning of the ANC and asked the British government to negotiate with the organization as a political party. The South African government stated that they were prepared to start negotiations if the ANC group renounced violence.
Mandela denied being a part of the Communist Party, in spite of the fact he was. He worked closing with the communist Party of South Africa, and Mandela never renounced any of his ties with the communist leaders. Several years ago, a report confirmed his close relationship with communist dictator Fidel Castro.
Mandela during this time admitted that the ANC used torture against any suspected enemy agents, including white people, but mostly against black moderates. Many of the violent acts were directed against the Zulus and the Zulu political movement, the Inkatha Freedom Party and not the apartheid government. After release from prison, Mandela would indulge in the fantasies about killing whites, in spite of the fact that necklacing was a black on black crime.
Torture by the ANC military wing would include electric shock therapy as it was known, suffocation with gas masks, day long broom beatings, the infamous bee stingings and countless other inhumane methods of communistic torture. We can hardly go one Hollywood season without hearing how evil the Nazis were or about the abuses of slavery, the cruelty of empire. I ask if we’ve seen film depicting the abject cruelty of communists?
The communists were in fact responsible for the death of some 300 million people this past century. The left are stil deafly silent on the matter as Barack Obama hangs Chairman Mao Christmas ornaments from the White House ‘holiday tree’.
Other methods of torture included being forced to undress and lie on the ground in the middle of ants or being hit on the buttocks with a tree branch for the entire day.
The acts of torture used by the ANC cadres were an absolute human rights violation. The people executed after conviction by the ANC military tribunal were not afforded proper legal representation and suffered gross violations of their human rights.
In 1987, Margaret Thatcher condemned the ANC as a terrorist organization. The Conservative Party youth called for him to be given the death penalty by distributing propaganda. The United States listed the ANC as a terrorist organization until 2008. The President of America at that time; Ronald Reagan resisted the call to impose sanctions on the South African Government. President Reagan had support, however, Richard Lugar argued for sanctions, and thus began the nationalist government’s demise.
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We also ask that you watch the following UNCENSORED video and read its companion piece, discussing the people behind the rise of the terrorist ANC Party. It is a truly eye opening film everyone needs to see. PLEASE I urge you all to spread this information.
By Laura Oneale