by Al Benson Jr.
For literally decades we were told that Nelson Mandela was not a Communist, that this accusation was thrown at him only so the forces of apartheid could stigmatize him before the world. We were told his only crime was wanting equal treatment for blacks in South Africa, that he was really a South African patriot--and on and on the usual drivel went.
Now, after South Africa has basically gone Communist (is there a lesson for the US here?) we are informed that Mandela was, after all, a Communist. What a surprise! Some of us knew this forty years ago. People like the John Birch Society were smeared as "Red baiters" for telling the truth that Mandela lied about. In an article by Colin Freeman and Jane Flanagan that was on http://www.telegraph.co.uk appeared the following: "For decades, it was one of the most enduring disputes of South Africa's anti-apartheid struggle. Was Nelson Mandela, the leader of the African National Congress, really a secret Communist, as the white-only government at the time alleged? ...Now nearly half a century after the court case that made him the world's best-known prisoner of conscience, a new book claims that whatever the wider injustice perpetrated, the apartheid-era prosecutors were indeed right on one question: Mr. Mandela was a Communist Party member after all."
The article continues: "But research by a British historian, Professor Stephen Ellis, has unearthed fresh evidence that during his early years as an activist, Mr. Mandela did hold senior rank in the South African Communist Party, or SACP. He says Mr. Mandela joined the SACP to enlist the help of the Communist superpowers for the ANC's campaign of armed resistance to white rule."
Let's get one thing straight. If Mandela was a Communist then his first, primary concern was to further whatever agenda the Communist Party in his country put forward, not to help black people. Communists are noted the world over for using black people as cannon fodder in their "wars of resistance." So if Mandela was, indeed, Red, then his first loyalty was to the Party and not his people.
The British researcher, after noting Mandela's Party membership, goes on to talk about how "magnanimous" Mandela was to all South Africans. Communists are not magnanimous people. That doesn't fit into their agenda for world governance, which, contrary to popular opinion, they still have.
Just another case of the public, world-wide, being lied to by the media movers and shakers. What else is new?