In past years when one spoke of problems in South Africa, he often referred to the mistreatment of Blacks and their drive for racial equality in a nation dominated by a white minority. In this situation Nelson Mandela always became relevant to the conversation.
Mandela (educated at a Wesleyan Mission School) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 although it was obvious to all except the deaf, blind, and dumb (especially the dumb) that he was a terrorist and waged war against his own people and nation. But then, the Nobel Peace Prize seems too often be given to those who lean to the left, are left handed, and live out in left field. Of course, their left knees jerk incessantly.
Mandela was cofounder and director of the militant Spear of the Nation and was involved in burnings, brutality, and bombings by the dozens. One of his terrorist acts was the bombing at Church Street in Pretoria that killed 19 people and injured 217. He even advised black youths to burn down their schools. Those same children are now struggling in college because they missed so much school in their early grades where foundational facts are taught.
It is unusual if the media do not refer to him as a political prisoner; however, it is interesting that Amnesty International did not consider him such because that group “rejects the proposal to recognize as prisoners of conscience people who use or advocate the use of force.” Nelson did not qualify and the media’s “make over” will not change that fact.
Mandela is known for his many illicit affairs, but we are expected to overlook all that because he was so devoted to freeing his people and throwing off the oppressive white yoke! One day, his first wife returned home to find that Mandela had installed his mistress in his bedroom!
Nelson was married three times and abandoned his first wife (a Jehovah’s Witness who was never political following the precepts of that sect) to raise their three children alone. He married Winnie who lost all credibility with everyone except those whose salaries and benefits she pays. Nelson shot her into space (divorce) when she embarrassed him and became a drag on his political life. She was vocal about advocating terror and violence to support her cause.
Winnie, convicted of fraud and theft in 2002 and still a member of the ANC’s National Executive Committee, rides in a limousine and wears very expensive clothes and jewelry, and has scores of bodyguards wherever she goes. She was convicted of kidnapping a young man who was subsequently murdered. She also said, “With our boxes of matches and our necklaces we shall liberate this country,” referring to the grisly township practice of putting a gasoline-soaked tire around the neck of suspected apartheid agents (anyone working for the white regime), cutting under their arms, and setting the tire on fire. Then the black crowd of “freedom fighters” taunted the dying “agent of apartheid.” Minnie is a sweetie.
Such savagery did not stop after Blacks took over. Three men were killed by necklacing last year for burglary. Early in 2013 four students were necklaced in Nigeria, so this gruesome death penalty is spreading across Africa, Haiti, and Brazil.
All the victims of necklacing in South Africa have been black! Almost 200! Nelson even defended Winnie’s infamous speech on necklacing! Yep, a man of peace, principle, and purpose.
In Mandela’s long walk to free the Blacks of white domination, he and his former wife, Winnie, and his Red buddies at the ANC became filthy rich. One ANC leader said, “I didn’t enter this struggle to be poor.” They aren’t poor anymore. Meanwhile, the “natives on the reservation” are angry since the trainload of goodies did not stop for them. The gravy train stopped just long enough for Mandela and his Red cronies to climb on board before it chugged on down the tracks leaving millions of poor, disillusioned blacks wiping the soot from their faces. Winnie even said, “[Nelson] Mandela let us down. He agreed to a bad deal for the blacks.”
Mandela carefully maintained a statesman-like, friendly, likeable, reformer persona, trying to help his people (Blacks) but he has not shown any concern for his only living sibling, his elderly and sick sister. While Mandela built himself a 30-room mansion, surrounded by a high wall next to the main highway, his sister lives with seven relatives in one, round-shaped room sleeping in just four beds! However, it is crass, if not crude to speak of such things since he was a “man of conscience” and the “George Washington and Abraham Lincoln” of South Africa!
And he did spend 27 years in prison but even if he had been innocent, it would not qualify him being nominated as a member of the Trinity by the unbalanced, untruthful, unskilled, and unnecessary media!
Copyright 2013, Don Boys, Ph.D.
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Fact, Fraud or Faith?
by Don Boys, Ph.D.
Only an uninformed fanatic says that evolution or creation can be proved scientifically. Christians believe in creationism because we believe in the veracity of the Bible but we also have scientific evidence to support our position. In every debate I’ve had with evolutionary scientists, the arrogant, asinine accusation is made, “Well, evolution is scientific while creationism is religion.” Evolution is about as scientific as a voodoo rooster plucking ceremony in Haiti. Almost.