Sunday, March 6, 2011
THERE ARE MANY RASTAFARI WHO HERO WORSHIP NELSON MANDELA THOUGH THE MAN HAS CAUSED A LOT OF HARM AND SETBACKS WITHIN THE AFRIKAN FAMILY. THE MAN IS THE PROTECTOR OF THE INTERESTS OF THE WHITE RACISTS IN AZANIA WHO HAS MANAGED TO FOOL MILLIONS OF BLACK PEOPLE TO BELIEVE IN THE NEW AFRIKKKAN ILLUSION IN THE NAME OF RAINBOW NATION. THE MAN WHO WROTE BELOW IS AN EXAMPLE OF THOSE RASTAFARI WHO ARE CAUGHT UP IN THAT TRAP. READ HIS COMMENTS AND THEN MY RASPONSE TO HIM AFTER. UHURU!
Yes I. With all due respect and no intention at rancour, I personally, disagree with anyone who asserts that Nelson Mandela was a ‘sell-out’. Remember, we had just come out of a traumatic period of continuous violent bloodshed, with countle...ss lives lost for the sake of a morally wrong ideal and had Mandela adopted a confrontational attitude, South Africa would have been plunged into a total period of futile insurrection. Being an activist, I probably would’ve become another death statistic in the fight for our freedom.
The sole purpose of President Mandela, I believe, was to unite a nation that had become fractious and was only a president by default. Please note that I do not speak for the man but only to defend his honourable legacy, as is incumbent upon all South Africans, who are still benefitting from it. Any decision then, to either left or right and we would’ve been dog’s meat by now. At that time, the only viable (although not popular) option, was the route of reconciliation, which in fact has since become the common glue of our society in South Africa, notwithstanding the infectious in our communities. The tricky part was to try and maintain it, which he does admirably I must say.
Throughout (history), we had our pacifist leaders like Malcolm X, Dr Martin Luther King, Gandhi, HIM King Haile Selassie I and even the Christian Jesus; who were all prepared to surrender their selves for the sake of the greater good and to deem that as ‘selling out’ is both iniquitous and contemptuous of their humane (sic) sacrifices, at severe personal cost.
Look at the opposites of Mandela’s calibre, by the uprisings and unstable countries in our present day Africa. THEN LOOK AT US SOUTH AFRICANS, the beneficiaries of his wisdom. Had these leaders adopted Mandela’s attitude, imagine how many African lives would have been saved on our continent and how many African nationalities would have stayed in their own countries to help rebuild it, instead of becoming refugees and immigrants in strange lands.
To say many people feel like you implies some kind of a conducted consensus or a survey?? The overwhelming reason why Mr Mandela is revered all over the world, is for that exact trait which is seen as capitulation by ‘others’. The guts to be able to forgive and reconcile. That is why he is so loved universally. Today, South Africa is considered to be an expert on constructive, national reconciliation, even our TRC model is used and reproduced worldwide and not because of de Klerk, Mbeki or Zuma, but uTata Mandela.
Bottom line is, it’s not what someone else does but what you are prepared to do for your nation.
Trusting that di I’s don’t take this as inimical, but part of the reasoning elicited, as I don’t dispute the thrust of the discussion, but only some assertions. I apologise in advance for any umbrage I cause.
We must always try to share a rather unusual value, than to become dogmatic and clichéd. To deal in concrete, indisputable facts instead of fleeting emotions of like and dislike.
More love ina Rastafari.
RASPECT MA AFRIKA BLOOD FAMILY
@ JAH ROOTSMAN. FIRST OF ALL I’M NOT A SOUTH AFRIKKKAN THOUGH I WAS BORN HERE IN AZANIA, I AM AN AFRIKAN OR AN AZANIAN. I’VE CONSCIOUSLY REJECTED THE SOUTH AFRIKKKANISATION OF THE SELF FOR THE PURPOSE OF ATTAINING TOTAL LIBERTY AND CONTROL OF AFRIKAN SELF AS SOUTH AFRIKKKANNESS PERPETUTE WHITE DOMINATION AND FALSE CONSCIOUSNESS TO ITS AFRIKAN BLOOD ADHERENTS FROM MY OWN OBSERVATION. THAT’S WHY I’VE CHOSEN TO FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MANGALISO SOBUKWE AND BANTU BIKO IN TERMS OF STRUCTURE, FRAMEWORK AND PHILOSOPHICAL GROUNDING. WE AFRIKANIST WITHIN THE AFRIKANIST MOVEMENT HERE IN AZANIA STILL MAINTAIN THAT OUR LAND IS STILL IN THE HANDS OF THE EUROPEAN SETTLERS AND THERE IS NO FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE IN THE SOUTH AFRIKKKAN STRUCTURE. ONE MUST REMEMBER THAT SOMETIMES THINGS CHANGE BUT TO REMAIN THE SAME. SOUTH AFRIKA IS NOT EXEPTION TO THIS PHENOMENON. IT IS STILL THE OLD WINE IN THE NEW BOTTLE. I DO NOT OVERSTAND WHY YOU CHOOSE TO DEFEND THIS MAN WHO HAS CAUSED MISERY, SUFFERING AND PAIN TO THE LIVES OF THE MAJORITY OF AFRIKAN BLOOD PEOPLE. THE ANC COMPROMISE AND SOLD THE ASPIRATION OF AFRIKAN BLOOD PEOPLE TO THEIR WHITE SUPREMACIST MASTERS. THE “AFRIKA FOR THE AFRIKANS” PRINCIPLE OF MARCUS GARVEY, QADAMAWI HAILE SELASSIE I, MZWAKHE LEMBEDE, KWAME NKRUMAH AND MANGALISO SOBUKWE WAS BETRAYED AND ABANDONED BY THE CIRCLE OF LUTHULI AND MANDELA IN KLIPTOWN 1955 AFTER THEY WERE MANIPULATED BY THE ENEMY AGENTS WHO INFILTRATED THE MOVEMENT BY ADOPTING WHAT IS KNOW AS FREDOM CHARTER(FREEDOM CHEATER), WHICH LED TO THE DIVISIONS WITHIN THE MOVEMENT WHICH CULMINATED TO THE FORMATION OF THE PAN AFRIKANIST CONGRESS OF AZANIA IN 1959 UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF MANGALISO SOBUKWE. THE FIRST LINE OF FREEDOM CHEATER DECLARES THAT AZANIA (SOUTH AFRIKKKA) BELONGS TO ALL WHO LIVE IN IT BLACK (OPPRESSED) AND WHITE (OPPRESSOR). AS PAN AFRIKANISTS WHO LIVICATED OUR LIVES TO THE TOTAL LIBERATION OF AFRIKA AND HER PEOPLE, WE MUST ALWAYS BE VIGILANT AND STEADFAST. PAN AFRIKANIST STANCE OF TRUTH AND RIGHT MUST REIGN SUPREME WITHOUT COMPROMISE. QADAMAWI HAILE SELASSIE I HAS ALREADY DECLARED THAT “AFRIKANS HAVE ADVANCED THE CONCEPT OF PAN AFRIKANISM AS THE BEST METHOD OF SOLVING AFRIKAN PROBLEMS AND OF FURTHER STRENGTHNING AFRIKAN INDEPENDENCE AND UNITY. ETHIOPIA HAS FULLY IDENTIFY HERSELF WITH PAN AFRIKAN MOVEMENT IN THE FURTHERANCE OF WHICH CAUSE SHE HAS ALREADY PROPOSED AT THE 16TH SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE UNITED NATIONS, THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRIKAN STATES.” WHEN ETHIOPIA WAS AT WAR DURING THE REIGN OF QADAMAWI HAILE SELASSIEI AFTER IT WAS ATTACKED BY ITALIAN AGGRESSORS, ETHIOPIA NEVER SEEK PEACE, RECONCILIATION AND FORGIVENESS WITH THE DEADLY AND VICIOUS ENEMY WHICH WAS WELL ARMED WITH SUPERIOR WEAPONS AND POISONOUS WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. INSTEAD HIS MAJESTY INSPIRED AND MOTIVATED THE ETHIOPIANS TO FIGHT FOR THEIR LAND AND THEIR FLAG (RED, GOLD AND GREEN)UNTIL UNTIL THE LAST DROP OF THE ETHIOPIAN BLOOD.
HERE IN AZANIA JAILS ARE FULL OF FREEDOM FIGHTERS, POLITICAL PRISONERS OF (AZANIAN PEOPLE’S LIBERATION ARMY AND AZANIAN LIBERATION ARMY COMBATANTS) WHO FOUGHT AND ARE STILL FIGHTING AGAINST THE WHITE SUPREMACIST COLONISTS AND THEIR AFRIKAN LACKEYS. THE RACIST WHITE SUPREMACIST WHITE MAN AND WOMAN HAVE MASTERED THE ART OF WAR (DECEIT). UNFORTUNATELY MANY OF OUR PEOPLE ARE VICTIMS OF THIS ONSLAUGHT TO THE AFRIKAN MIND BY THESE RACISTS WHO ALWAYS SERVE THEIR WHITE POWER INTERESTS BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY. ONE WANT US TO RASPECT THIS MAN WHEN OUR PEOPLE ARE KILLED LIKE FLIES WITH AIDS, DRUGS, ALCOHOL, POVERTY, DISEASES, MISINFORMATION, MISEDUCATION, LIES AND MORE LIES DECEIVING THE PEOPLE CONTINUOUSLY. AS PAN AFRIKANISTS WE STILL MAINTAIN AND PROCLAIM THAT MANDELA IS A SELLOUT WHO IS USED BY THE IMPERIALISTS TO ADVANCE THEIR RAPE OF MAMA AFRIKA AND HER PEOPLE WITHOUT APOLOGY TO THE POWERS THAT BE AND TO THOSE WHO HERO WORSHIP HIM. EVEN WINNIE MANDELA KNOWS ABOUT THIS TRUTH. WHICH LEGACY OF MANDELA ARE YOU HONOURING JAH ROOTSMAN? INTERGRATION WITH THE COLONISTS WITHIN THE COLONIAL STRUCTURE, RECONCILING WITH THE ENEMY WITHOUT JUSTICE AND EQUAL RIGHTS FOR BLACK PEOPLE AND FORGIVING THE PERPETRATORS OF AZANIAN HOLOCOUST WHO SHOW NO REMORSE OF WHAT THEY DID TO US AFRIKAN PEOPLE AFTER 500 YEARS OF KILLING, RAPING OF AFRIKAN MAN AND WOMAN, LAND DISPOSSESION AND PURE EXPLOITATION OF AFRIKAN PEOPLE IN GENERAL BY EUROPEAN INVADERS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THEIR WHITE NATIONS IN EUROPE AT THE EXPENCE OF AFRIKAN PEOPLE. IF ANC AND MANDELA ARE NOT SELL OUTS WHY OUR LAND AND OUR NATURAL RESOURCES ARE STILL IN THE HANDS OF EUROPEAN INVADERS TO THIS DAY? WHY OUR GOLD, DIAMOND, PLATINUM, URANIUM AND OTHER MINERALS ARE OWN AND CONTROLLED BY THE EUROPEAN BLOOD FAMILIES LIKE DE BEERS, OPPENHEIMERS, ARKERMANS, ANGLO AMERICAN AND THE MAFIA GANG OF INTERNATIONAL CAPITALISTS? THE FACT IS THAT WE ARE STIL IN THE STATE OF WAR WHICH WAS WAGED BY WHITE COLONISTS EVER SINCE vasco d agama and jan van rieebek SET THEIR FOOT ON THE AFRIKAN SOIL. THEIR PLAN WAS TO ENSLAVE, COLONISE AND EXPLOITE AFRIKA AND HER PEOPLE FOR THE BENEFIT OF EUROPEAN STOCK, A PLAN WHICH IS STILL IN OPERATION NOW MANAGED BY THE ANC. NOW YOU WANT US TO RASPECT AND HONOUR A PERSON WHO ALLOWED HIMSELF TO BE USED AND MISUSED BY THE IMPERIALISTS. HAVE YOU EVER ASK YOURSELF THE QUESTION WHY THEY NEVER KILLED HIM AS THEY KILLED BIKO AND SOBUKWE IF HE WAS A THREATH TO THE WHITE ESTABLISHMENT. THE TRUE LEADERS OF THE AFRIKAN REVOLUTION IN AZANIA (LEMBEDE, TIRO, BIKO, SOBUKWE, MASEMOLA, MOTHOPENG, PAMA) WERE KILLED BY THESE RACISTS WHITE SUPREMACISTS WHO ARE NOW NOT ONLY FRIENDS WITH THE ANC, THEY ARE ALSO MEMBERS OF THE ANC. Marthinus van schalwyky WHO WAS A LEADER OF NATIONAL PARTY OF SMUTS,VERWOERD, BOTHA AND DE KLERK WHICH DISSOLVE (PURE INFILTRATION) ITSELF AND BECOME ONE WITH THE ANC IS NOW A MEMBER OF THE ANC AND ALSO A MINISTER.
I DON’T SEE AND FIND NO TANGIBLE BENEFITS IN THE WISDOM FROM THE TRAITOROUS LEGACY OF MANDELA RATHER THAN SHAME, PAIN, LOSS AND DESPAIR BECAUSE OF HIS FOOLISHNESS AND COWARDICE. TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISION WAS A FARCE AND A JOKE. HOW CAN YOUBIG UP PEOPLE WHO CRIMINALISE THE JUST AND RIGHTEOUS STRUGGLE OF THE OPPRESSED, DISPOSESSED AND COLONISED. HOW CAN YOU JUSTIFY TRC WHICH FORCES A SLAVE TO APOLOGISE TO HIS SLAVE MASTER FOR TAKING A WHIP FROM THE SLAVE MASTER WHO WAS WHIPPING HIM AND USE IT TO DEFEND HIMSELF FROM EVIL WHITE MASTER? ANY COUNTRY WITH THE SAME SOCIAL, ECONOMICAL AND POLITICAL REALITIES SIMILAR TO AZANIA WHICH SEEKS TO EMULATE THE SOUTH AFRIKKKAN TRC MODEL WILL DROWN IN FOOLISHNESS FORIVER. YOU CAN NOT EQUATE THE VIOLENCE BY THE OPPRESSED FOR NATIONAL LIBERATION WITHIN THE STRUGGLE OF THE OPPRESSED WITH DEADLY VIOLENCE OF THE EUROPEAN INVADERS WHO KILLED MILLIONS OF OUR BLAMELESS AFRIKAN PEOPLE ONLY TO POSSES WHAT IS RIGHTFULLY OURS. TRC WAS A FRAUD AND THE PERPETRATORS OF THIS FRAUD SHALL PAY ONE DAY IN LIBERATED AZANIA. THE RAINBOW NATION ILLUSION WILL ALWAYS COME AND HAUNT US HEAVY AS AFRIKAN PEOPLE IN AZANIA UP UNTIL WE LIBERATE AZANIA FROM RACIST WHITE SUPREMACY, FOOLISHNESS AND ILLUSION AND RESTORE OUR LAND CREATING IT IN OUR AFRIKAN IMAGE. WE WOULD RATHER FIGHT WITH THE ENEMY TODAY TO SECURE OUR COLLECTIVE FUTURE THAN TO LIVE IN ILLUSION AS SECOND CLASS CITIZENS WITH NO COLLECTIVE SECURITY FOR THE FUTURE. AS AFRIKAN BLOOD PEOPLE WE CAN NOT ESCAPE AND RUN AWAY FROM OUR COLLECTIVE RASPONSIBILITIES OF LIBERATING OURSELVES AND OUR LAND TOTALLY FROM THE GRIP OF EUROPEAN VAMPIRES. IF AS RASTAFARI PEOPLE WE EMBRACE THE IDEA OF CREATING ONE NATION WITH RACIST WHITE SUPREMACISTS COLONIAL SETTLERS (RAINBOW NATION), WHAT ABOUT THE MILLIONS OF AFRIKAN PEOPLE WHO WERE TAKEN AWAY FROM MAMA AFRIKA SCATTERED ALL OVER THE WORLD TO BE ENSLAVED BY THE SAME WHITE RACISTS, WHO CRY TO REPATRIATE BACK TO MAMA LAND? WHAT ABOUT THE VISION OF MARCUS GARVERY OF CREATING BLACK GOVERNMENT IN AFRIKA FOR THE INTERESTS AND SECURITY OF BLACK PEOPLE AT HOME AND ABROAD? ARE WE NOT SUPPOSE TO BE ADVOCATING AFRIKA FOR THE AFRIKANS, REPARATION AND REPATRIATION OF AFRIKAN PEOPLE AS ARASTAFARI PEOPLE RATHER THAN SERVING AND INTERTAINING WHITE IDEA OF RAINBOW NATION OF MANDELA? IS NOT THE LAND THAT WE SUPPOSE TO UTILISE FOR OUR AFRIKAN DEVELOPMENT, RE SETTLEMENT, REPATRITION PROGRAMMES STILL OWNED AND CONTROLLED BY THE WHITE RACIST SETTLERS FROM EUROPE?
I WOULD RATHER DIE FOR AN IDEA THAT WILL LIVE THAN TO LIVE FOR AN IDEA THAT WILL DIE.