“There is nothing sacred or inherently superior about non-violent methods of struggle.”
—Nelson Mandela, Author of How to be a Good Communist
Last week, I saw a Christian church marquee announcing that on the upcoming Sunday they would be celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela.
Given the national half-staff flags, the Christian churches devoting their Sunday services to the life of Nelson Mandela, and the constant media propaganda about this man (Apple.com even dedicated their landing page to Mandela for several days), we must not allow the hard, inconvenient truths surrounding him to be ignored:
- Unlike Martin Luther King and Ghandi, Mandela denounced nonviolence and chose radical revolution as a means for change.
- He was a convicted terrorist, admitting to 156 terrorist acts where men, women, and children were burnt, blown up, and/or killed. South African Christian Missionary Peter Hammond relates of Mandela...He admitted in open court—and remember, he was trained as a lawyer—he pleaded “guilty” to 156 acts of public violence and terrorism. He was the head of the revolutionary terrorist wing of the African National Congress, “Umkhonto we Sizwe.” And he was behind so many different operations: from the plotting of bombs in the railway station (which killed women and children, which crippled people), bombs in shopping centers, attacks on farmers, . . . so many acts of violence.
During Mandela's revolution, blacks, missionaries and their children, and Red Cross ambulance drivers were murdered. Whole families were killed by land mines.
This man had his lips and ear cut off while his wife was cooked and eaten:
This woman had her lips cut off because she spoke out against the Communists:
One act of terrorism that Mandela pled guilty to was the fuel suitcase bombing of this little girl in the airport:
- He condoned, and his wife endorsed, "necklacing," the practice of placing a tire on a victim's neck, dousing it with gasoline, and lighting it while watching the excruciating death of the person being burned alive as the rubber melted into the skin. 1000 people were necklaced by the African National Congress, of which Mandela was the head of the military wing.
- He was a Marxist, a leading member of the central committee for the South African Communist Party (SACP) and author of "How to Be a Good Communist."
- He was an ally and friend of mass murderers Castro, Che, Mao, and the Soviet Union.
Under President Mandela, the government DENIED much-needed AIDS drugs to blacks and others (can you imagine the world's response to that under anyone else's leadership?). Since then, poverty has increased and South Africa is now the murder capital of the world.
If the media and politicians were really a friend of the minority, they would not "whitewash" and ignore these facts and the state of South Africa since Mandela.
Democracy does not equal morality.
Yes, apartheid had to go. But have blacks - or any South Africans - been better off since Mandela and the Communists took over?
Socialists/Communists/Progressives always promise the moon to the hurting and desperate black population...and deliver only more poverty and destruction.
And in America?
Since the "War on Poverty" was declared in 1964, American blacks are worse off than ever. Billions of dollars have not helped their plight. Think, people. Why do you think that is??
American politicians and race-baiters continue to purposefullykeep blacks in poverty in order to keep their power.
Truth is, if the black community were to succeed,
many politicians would no longer have a job.
But I digress…back to the topic at hand.
The Church would be wise to first learn the truth about this man, then see how his life lines up to Scripture.
If the Church focused on the life of the only Man worthy of our celebration, our nation - and the world - would be a much better place.
If you care about facts, if you'd like to know TRUTH rather than propaganda about Mandela, here are some very good resources…
1. See here for what the South African Communist Party says itself about "Comrade Mandela":
[These facts clearly demonstrate what we all know: No matter how much money we throw at these people to soothe our consciences, the government cannot replace the father. The family unit and Godly manhood must be restored if future generations are to see real change. Additionally, we must work to change the current laws that encourage unwed pregnancies and poverty.]