PRESIDENTS and premiers concede that media, rather than the ballot box, decide who rules parliaments.
Media can break and they can make legends. One of mainstream’s most enduring creations was that of Nelson Mandela. Indeed, media beatification of one of the world’s most toxic terrorists calls into question the integrity of western journalism.
It begs the question, if correspondents venerate such a proven mass murderer, what hope is there for humanity whatever colour its skin?
In mid-February South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma resigned. Replaced by Cyril Ramaphosa, Zuma was the latest in a string of South African presidents hopelessly mired in graft.
We can be certain that western journalists will continue to launder that benighted country’s recent history. The sainthood conferred on Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013) was a lurid example of such chicanery.
Media’s cult of personality woven around Nelson Mandela equalled their beatification of Joe Stalin, their favourite and most blood-drenched Soviet dictator.
Nelson Mandela was convicted in a properly constituted court of law. The South African terrorist was under no duress and had the best defence counsel Moscow money could buy.
The leader of the African National Congress (ANC) pleaded guilty to 156 counts of public violence, including mobilising terrorist bombing campaigns, which planted bombs in public places.
Victims of the ANC’s terrorist outrages included people of all ethnicities; the Communist slogan being ‘the end justifies the means’. That Mandela wasn’t deservedly hanged was the biggest mistake ever made by South African judiciary.
His prison ‘embalming’ gave the Moscow-backed ANC time to whitewash his history and reinvent Mandela as a freedom fighter.
His canonisation by the west’s liberal left brought about the ridiculous reincarnation of Mandela as a respectable and benevolent freedom fighter.
That which occurred after Mandela assuming the presidency leaves an indelible stain on the Anti-Apartheid Movement, the church and media.
Once a terrorist always a terrorist; Mandela released thousands of criminals, murderers and rapists from jail every year to celebrate his birthday, his dictate unleashed even more violence, chaos and death on the people of South Africa.
Over 100,000 people were murdered under Mandela’s presidency, an average of 25,000 people each year.
This is well up from 170 each year under the system called separate racial development (apartheid 1948 – 1989).
During the first four years of his presidency, the South African currency lost 80 per cent of its value and 2.8 million working days were lost due to strikes.
The national debt doubled under Mandela. Nelson Mandela was far from the magical myth we’re supposed to believe in.
The world has repackaged and rebranded him but posterity is never politically correct.
Nelson Mandela remains as he always was; a self-serving murderous terrorist.