For myself the conspiracy of silence, and selective moralism amongst Western intellectuals, liberals and socialists (based on simplified racial
polemics) is well illustrated in the book: Inside Quatro: Uncovering the exile history of the ANC and SWAPO
by Paul Trewhela (Jacana Books:
The bulk of the book concerns an examination of the ANC and other southern African liberation movements' gulags and torture camps, and the local and
global liberal conspiracy of silence around the issue.
In 1984 some MK soldiers of the ANC led a mutiny to demand more democratic decision making in the partially KGB trained movement. Their loyalty was
never in question, but they dared to question the totalitarian power of the movement's undemocratic elite, who were living the corrupt high-life in
Lusaka, funded by Western liberals and nefarious activities like drug running. For this "crime" they were falsely accused of being traitors to the
"struggle", and tortured in some of the most inhumane "prison pits" ever described. So while the ANC ran it's "democratic" propaganda, it was involved
in torturing, executing and working people to death in Quatro and other gulags in Angola and Tanzania. Most of these people were their most loyal
supporters, who merely wanted a discussion on reforms, since the exiled MK was largely ineffective in fighting for change in SA.
Some surviving exiles were intimidated, assassinated and even burnt to death upon their return to SA since 1988, while Winnie Mandela spearheaded a
brainwashed youth club that intimidated the black townships into submission for the ANC.
During the world tour with her former husband, the liberal press not once questioned her on such capital crimes.
Other leaders like Thambo and Hani knew of the camps, and fully endorsed them.
Amnesty International had to be "threatened with exposure" before it investigated the camps, as a few socialist activists wanted to inform the world,
and safeguard SA's truly democratic future from similar abuses. The world of course, was run by a liberal academia that was not willing to listen to
anything concerning black on black violence in the name of stalinist tyranny.
Even the liberal Council of Churches was involved in the cover-ups.
Trewhela painfully points out:
The campaign provided a painful lesson in the lack of concern for human rights among socialists and liberals, when relating to nationalist and
stalinist politics in southern Africa. ... At a meeting in the London School of Economics in February 1992, a leading officer of the RCP
(Revolutionary Communist Party), suggested from a platform that I 'deserved a bullet' after I had spoken to the meeting about the ANC prison camps.
Two-thirds of the audience, members and supporters of the RCP, cheered vociferously.
The worst was the silence of Nelson Mandela concerning a letter written by former inmates of ANC torture camps (Mandela being a "saintly" myth created
by the SACP, who was imprisoned under a fair trail for over 150 acts of terror and treason, who never forswore violence and whose grandson is involved
in the corrupt Aurora mine saga, and who was bizarrely personified as the face of a struggle against white racism above the other Rivonia
The press inside and outside of SA is similarly largely disinterested, although the despotic politics of resentment are clear today in the ANC - one
thinks of the deference for Mbeki's Aids denialism, Malema's blatant racism, veiled threats in townships against those who vote for opposition parties
(usually veiled in religious allegory), an increasingly brutal police force, and the untouchable nature of corrupt individuals connected to the ANC
The fact that most of the planet still believes the "Mandela myth" and other propaganda is a symptom of ideological racism, in which only white
capitalists can be wicked.
They want to believe this (no matter what the evidence), because it seconds their mental conditioning.
edit on 20-5-2011 by halfoldman
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