Nelson Mandela had No Fear of Confronting White Supremacy - [but white supremacy is still undefeated]
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the first black South African to hold the office, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. [MORE]
Unlike so-called Black leaders of today he had no fear of identifying and confronting white supremacy/racism as the major problem facing Black people. He knew that confronting this murderous reality could lead to an unnatural death. According to his legend, he was a "patriot" - in the sense that he was committed to dismantling the system of white supremacy and replacing it with a system of justice. [more] But that did not happen during his lifetime.
And Still the Heaviest, Heavyweight Champion of the World. Thus far, Non-white persons have been unable to decode the white supremacist/racist playbook - all persons who have attempted to establish justice and/or to eliminate racism have failed - 'it is a losing streak that is centuries long.' [MORE]
Neely Fuller explains that "of all the white people in the known universe, it is those who practice white supremacy (racism) who have the greatest will, the greatest ability, to do whatever they choose to do in all areas of people activity including economics, education, entertainment, labor, law, politics, sex and war. They have also shown, through the practice of white supremacy, that they have the great will and great ability to subjugate non-white people, basically through the skilled use of deceit and violence. They maintain this subjugation through a day-to-day "code" of thought, speech and action, utilizing a variety of words and deeds in a manner that promotes falsehood, non-justice, and incorrectness."
Although this 'daily code' of white supremacy is right in front of our eyes, non-white people fearfully look away -- pretending that issues of class are to blame or that white Republicans are the source of our collective mistreatment. There is great fear in recognizing reality because to do so would mean that once and for all something must be done about it. Mandela is a role model in this way. Rather than hurrying or busying himself in the simple minded or cynical, endless pursuit of pleasure and excitement or contentment with maintaining a level of survival he acted to resist white supremacy and was willing to to give his life for the achievement of justice.
According to Frances Cress Welsing, this fear of recognizing white supremacy 'coming from our Black collective is consistent with submission to and/or cooperation with the racist oppressive dynamic - albeit with an historical and continuing chorus of complaints and worrying. This thinking and behavior is also consistent with the illusion that there can be a complete integration of non-whites into the white supremacy system.' [MORE] Non-white people can never be integrated into a white supremacy system. [MORE]. "The victims of Racism (non-white people) are neither "separate" from the racists, nor are they "integrated" with the racists. Therefore under this condition, the victims of Racism have only two choices: 1) act in support of the practice of racism, or 2) act to eliminate the practice of racism" [MORE]
Last March Nine South African police officers pleaded not guilty to charges of killing a man who died after being dragged behind their police van - after police tied him to it. [MORE]
Historians label different episodes "Jim Crow", "Segregation" and so on but they all lead to a refinement of white supremacy [decrease the necessity for using direct violence against non-white people, preferring to use deceit to gain acquiescence and control].
The "apartheid" system is part of this highly observable pattern. It might be gone, but the system of white supremacy rolls on 24/7, worldwide in all areas of people activity. In South Africa, white people own the vast majority of all the land and 85% of Black people are poor (see article below). In fact some have said that "the ANC government now is simply an extension of the apartheid government." Even now the media is working to sell you that white supremacy will somehow be buried along with Nelson Mandela - this of course is the opposite of reality and that is the point. Go turn it own and see for yourself...
The Illusion of Freedom. For white people, South Africa's economic growth since the fall of apartheid has been significant, according to a new report from investment banking firm Goldman Sachs. Among the advances made in the economy since 1994, the gross domestic product (GDP) jumped from $136 billion to $400 billion and the number of households with electricity went from nearly 60 percent to 85 percent. Among other changes: tax receipts increased from $114 billion to $814 billion and the Johannesburg stock market cap went from $3 billion to $50 billion.
These numbers mean little to the Black population. There are stark racial inequalities in terms of income, with 85 percent of blacks poor, while 87 percent of whites are middle to upper class. [MORE] and [MORE]. The number of South Africans living on less than a dollar a day has doubled along with the number of millionaires in the country.
Eight Black men, among them Nelson Mandela, raise their fists in defiance through the barred windows of a prison car in 1964 after receiving a life sentence for conspiracy, sabotage and treason. [MORE] A former U.S. official said the CIA Helped Jail Mandela. [MORE]
Aside from the low pay and poor working conditions, black South Africans have to deal with a 29 percent unemployment rate. Nationwide, the rate is number four in the world at 25 percent and has not dropped below 22 percent since 2007. Unemployment levels among young black workers is nearing 50 percent. Also, 73 percent of top business managers are white. Meanwhile average earnings for black households are a sixth of their white counterparts. Therefore, the overall labor market for black South Africans, is in an abysmal state of affairs.
Prior to the apartheid, two land acts – one in 1913 and one in the 1930′s – were passed in which over 90 percent of all land was seized by white settlers, confining the indigenous population to the measly leftovers. At the end of apartheid and the rise of ANC political machine, land was supposed to be transferred back to black ownership in an attempt to even the playing field. However, since that time very little land has been redistributed to the black population. Some estimates put the figures of white land ownership at between 50 and 87 percent, while whites only make up about 10 percent of the population.