Sunday, 11 November 2012

Shocking Documentary on Lawlessness in Johannesburg

Louis Theroux, Law and Disorder in Johannesburg 

The beginning to Part 4 of the documentary is especially shocking when a man who is a murderer, car hijacker and house robber is interviewed.

He mentions that his last robbery was in Benoni the night before where he 'took' four cars.

The interviewer asks how he got the cars.

"We take it with a gun, what can we do?"

And to hurt people?

"Ja, the people, I will show you with your last born" and by this he means a child or baby.

"Take him to shower or to hot shower" meaning that he puts the baby under boiling water.

"Or to the oven, microwave oven. I put like this to the oven" and indicates forcefully pushing a baby inside.

"Then you see I want money."

"Take your child, I put in oven and make oven on" he indicates turning the knob.

"Or I take your wife and I put a knife here" and puts a finger across his throat. Then pulls his finger across.

"Like example, then you see the blood."

"They feel f**** all, even to kill somebody" says one of the black security guards who is with the interviewer.

The end of the documentary also provides some interesting answers to the questions of the interviewer.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

'Whites excluded from charities'

(Article from Friends4Humanity)

Nelson Mandela’s ANC government announced earlier this year the implementation of the ‘second transition’ policy. The ‘second transition’ is defined as a radical call to finalize “economic freedom”. The ANC regime chose to roll out this second transition with a death blow to the most vulnerable in the European Minority community, the:
  • impoverished;
  • displaced;
  • elderly;
  • traumatized; and
  • children.
Ironically, they chose to use the same strategies to marginalize the European Minority as Hitler used against the Jews. Over the past 20 years they have implemented many programs, some legislated and some not, that have as their aim the destruction of the European minority. These policies have been held up as redistribution of wealth and transformation. However, they are true to communistic guidelines with the aim to bring into line those who do not align with their views.

These include the exclusion of the European minority from business ownership, trade and employment. The European minority is also excluded from accessing tertiary education as well as school education in their home language. Their defense mechanisms have been removed through disarmament, and the removal of the effective policing structures that protected them, which places them in grave danger of being tortured and attacked.

As a result of these strategic economic policies, approximately a million of the European Minority members are now displaced and living in abject poverty, with a large percentage of the remaining members barely surviving financially. The second transition will push them over the edge into displacement. However, the immediate crisis is but two weeks away, a countdown that do not bode well for the most vulnerable members who have already been marginalized and traumatized. They will loose the one meal a day that is currently supplied by retail food chains.

The government has systematically removed any assistance or aid they may get. They are excluded from receiving state welfare or other benefits. Furthermore, Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and charities are precluded from allocating more than 9% (the demographic proportion of Europeans) of their resources to ease their plight. Government enforces this through the interception of NGO and International donor funding by the President’s Office. As a result, the European minority ethnic group affected by policies of redress has been left with no hope and absolutely no opportunities to work their way out of the situation they find themselves in.

Now the final blow

Nelson Mandela’s ANC gazetted new legislation, effective December 2, 2012 that will reduce the Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) status of companies that donate to charities assisting minority members. BEE status effectively ensures that a company can obtain business in South Africa. 
This will affect orphanages, displaced people camps, old age homes, Safe houses and NGO’s similar to Childline and Rape Crisis. Although many are already forced through current legislation to refuse people assistance, the new legislation will also force them to abandon the current European Minority members.

Charities need funds to help others. Companies need funds to donate to charities. This well-orchestrated assault will effectively break the cycle and remove any recourse to destitute and vulnerable European Minority members. This will force orphanages, safe houses and old age facilities to now abandon Europeans and prohibit companies to supply the only meal to many homeless and displaced people, including the elderly and children.

Deliberately inflicting on the European Minority conditions of life, calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part. This in itself meets one of the five criteria to proof genocide, notwithstanding that any of the criteria should be met to meet the definition of genocide. There are detailed examples of actions taken by the South African government that meet all criteria below:
  1. Killing members of the group; or
  2. Causing serious bodily or mental harm to the group; or
  3. Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life, calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; or
  4. Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; or
  5. Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.

Genocide Watch determined during an intensive investigation during July this year that there is evidence that meet the first criteria; murder, rape, mutilation and torture. South African police fail to investigate or solve many of these murders, which are carried out by organized gangs, often armed with weapons that police have previously confiscated. 

The racial character of the killing is covered up by a SA government order prohibiting police from reporting murders by race. Instead the crisis is denied and the murders are dismissed as ordinary crime, ignoring the frequent mutilation of the victims’ bodies, a sure sign that these are hate crimes.

Police abuse and intimidation have proven to cause serious physical and mental harm to the European Minority, which meets the second crieteria, as set out in our article, Police: Protector or Predator?

The first three criteria automatically bring about conditions to ensure the forth and fifth criteria, compounded by deliberate actions and policies by the ANC government to ensure effectiveness.

Operation Final Countdown

Friends 4 Humanity is launching Operation Final Countdown to attempt to prevent a human catastrophe of epic proportions that will paralyze the most vulnerable members of the European Minority.

It is imperative that we create a safety net to ensure the protection of the 96,000 orphans, undetermined amount of elderly, children in safe houses and approximately a million displaced people that will be affected by the new legislation when companies implement measures to ensure their BEE status.

Companies will redirect their funding to charities that comply, to comply; charities will have to immediately abandon the European Minority Beneficiaries. The ANC government ensured that these abandoned and vulnerable persons are left without recourse by limiting the timeframe between announcement and implementation to three weeks. It is anticipated that they will implement this legislation in the same manner as they have done with similar human rights abusive legislation, ignore opposition and force compliance.

We trust in the integrity of people’s convictions to oppose these racist policies and we established a task team in South Africa to immediately contact charities who refuse to abandon their European beneficiaries to arrange for alternative funding and determine which of these charities will be able to accommodate people left destitute.

It is envisaged that the majority of the abandoned orphans and children from places of safety will end up in displaced camps or on the street. As previously reported, these children are favored by Nigerian and police child prostitution syndicates who use the lack of human trafficking legislation in South Africa to manage their despicable operations. 

Once on the streets, we have 48 hours to find them before they are kidnapped and subjected to the 21 day cycle of abuse, gang raped and force-fed drugs. After this, these children are scarred for life and few are able to recover. We hope to arrange with charities that choose to comply with the new legislation not to abandon the children but transfer them to charities or facilities that will accommodate them.

It is expected that some families will ensure the care of their elderly but it has to be realized that many family members of the elderly are already marginalised  homeless or displaced, hence their stay in charity based old age homes, which translates into many of the elderly also ending up in over extended displaced camps with little or no hygienic facilities or food sources. As with the case of the orphans, we will attempt find alternative funding for charities and to relocate the elderly to these facilities.

The estimated million displaced people face the loss of the one meal a day or every second day, that is currently provided to them by benefactors, which are mainly soup kitchens sponsored by retail food chains. The benefactor companies will have no choice but to withdraw donations from these soup kitchens as it will impact their operations if their BEE status is affected. 

The ANC government effectively reaches their genocidal goal by starving the displaced Europeans and orchestrating conditions to ensure their demise.

Ironically, this legislation was announced soon after the visit by Hillary Clinton to South Africa to strengthen economic ties. A new initiative by USAid was also announced that will make $150-million available to small and medium businesses in South Africa, notwithstanding that this will exclude, through legislation any members of the European Minority. Mrs Clinton also hailed the ANC for their contribution to human rights in South Africa, despite clear evidence of the contrary.

Another irony is the honor bestowed on President Zuma, who received honorary citizenship of Texas and the freedom of the City of Houston in 2011. Whether this is done out of ignorance or political manipulation, only Americans can enforce adequate pressure on their government to not only stop enabling the ANC but to intervene.

How can you help?

It is envisaged that the ANC government will strongly oppose any remedial assistance to these destitute children, elderly and displaced. The only way we can ensure their safety and security and that of the volunteers and charities that wish to participate in the intervention, will be an extremely visible and public awareness campaign. This can only be achieved with your help, please help us to help this vulnerable section of the European minority. If you are unable to help, please tell someone that can.

Your donations will ensure the funding for charities that refuse to comply and will be crucial to establish immediate food relief as well as long term solutions for the approximately million displaced people.

The Stanton Commission of Inquiry, through Genocide Watch, will investigate and determine who exactly is behind the Genocide of the European Minority. Your public support and donations to the Commission and Secretariat will ensure intervention, to not only end these atrocities, but launch long term solutions and secure International legal action against the perpetrators.

We established the Genocide Intervention Fund and trust you will support it –

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Article from 1994 - "Silk Tie Revolutionaries"

(Excerpts from The New American)

Monday, 30 May 1994

Silk Tie Revolutionaries
Written by  William F. Jasper

Conservatives have long railed at the communist/liberal-left axis that has formed the most visible base of the worldwide attack on South Africa: the Soviet Union, Cuba, Libya, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe; the United Nations, the World Council of Churches, the NAACP, the Congressional Black Caucus, Jesse Jackson, Andrew Young, and the whole network of professional civil rights/human rights radicals that grew out of the 1960s antiwar movement; and, of course, the literati and glitterati of the national press, academe, and Hollywood. 

These formidable elements, marching under the camouflage of the anti-apartheid banner, have comprised a force that has done much to bring South Africa to its knees. But all of the AK-47s, mortars, bombs, Soviet advisors, terrorist training camps, assassinations, demonstrations, and biased broadcasts of these revolutionists combined could not, of themselves, have brought about the transformation in South Africa of a vicious terrorist group and its titular head from the status of political outlaws to that of global cult heroes and de facto heads of state. No, these subversive elements merely provided the "pressure from below," an essential ingredient, but not sufficient of itself without "pressure from above" to produce the revolutionary transformation.

CFR Workings 

In the case of South Africa, this "pressure from above" came from the same cabal that has betrayed and overthrown so many of our anti-communist allies since World War II — China, Cuba, Nicaragua, Iran, and Rhodesia, to name a few. The leading cabalists in this ongoing betrayal come from the highest echelons of the international banking and corporate elite of Europe and America and their political front groups. 

Foremost among these fronts have been the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in the United States, and its "sister bodies," the Royal Institute of International Affairs (RIIA) in Great Britain, the Institute Francais des Relations Internationales in France, the Forschungsinstitut der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Auswartige Politik in Germany, and the South Africa Institute for International Affairs (SAIIA) in South Africa.

In the United States, the CFR elitists have virtually run the federal executive branch since World War II, controlling the White House and especially using the Departments of State, Treasury, and Defense to advance their globalist "new world order" designs.

International Pincer Attack

For decades the CFR's agenda on South Africa has been outlined in its journal, Foreign Affairs, and has been put into effect by such CFR operatives as Henry Kissinger, Cyrus Vance, George Shultz, and Warren Christopher. These agents, along with their colleagues in the media and their counterparts in Europe, were able to orchestrate an incredible international pincer attack, combining political blackmail, economic extortion, and public opinion pressure to paint South Africa as the most execrable nation on earth. 

Their high-level pressure helped force the South African government to make one deadly concession after another to the communist enemies of all Africans, whether black, white, Indian, or colored. At the same time, communist, Marxist, and other "Third World" regimes were (and still are) slaughtering their peoples by the hundreds of thousands and oppressing millions in the most unspeakable manner, with little international public outcry, diplomatic repercussions, or economic sanctions whatsoever.

Examples of the CFR conspiratorial duplicity against South Africa are too legion to enumerate here at any length. Following are but a few:

 • In 1959, the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), a violent offshoot of the ANC, was organized in the Johannesburg offices of the United States Information Service (USIS) under Secretary of State John Foster Dulles (a CFR founder) and his successor at State, Christian Herter (CFR).

 • In 1965, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, under the direction of its president, Joseph E. Johnson (CFR), brought forth a detailed plan advocating a military invasion of South Africa by the United Nations. The Carnegie Endowment, a vital adjunct of the CFR, has continued its anti-South Africa attacks non-stop. In the Winter 1986-87 issue of the Carnegie Endowment journal Foreign Policy, William Minter militantly charged that "there is no alternate way, short of Western military action, to induce the apartheid regime to negotiate its surrender."

 • The giant Ford and Rockefeller Foundations, always run by CFR members, have unstintingly lavished enormous sums on left-wing South African groups for decades.

 • Vice President Walter Mondale (CFR) stated in May 1977 that President Carter (CFR) would give high priority to "smashing" South Africa's apartheid. The Carter regime soon validated that statement. On October 27, 1977, President Carter ordered an immediate arms embargo on South Africa because of its "blatant deprivation of basic human rights." At the same time, Carter was pursuing normalization of relations with Red China and expanded relations with the Soviet Union, both sterling champions of "basic human Rights."

 • In 1978 the South African Foreign Ministry released a report showing that, in the previous three years, Western governments had provided about 69 million rand (at that time about $79 million) to the SWAPO (South West Africa People's Organization) terrorists alone. The U.S. government's contribution had been around $3.9 million.

 • A 1984 article in Foreign Affairs by Thomas G. Karis (CFR) signaled the Establishment's open support for South African communists and terrorists. Praising the thoroughly communist-dominated ANC and United Democratic Front, Karis glowed at the prospect of a South Africa governed "by individuals like ... Desmond Tutu, Oliver Tambo, and Nelson Mandela."

 • On September 8, 1985, President Reagan signed Executive Order 12532, which declared: "I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States, find that the policies and actions of the Government of South Africa constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy and economy of the United States and hereby declare a national emergency to deal with the threat." 

Thus, South Africa was officially deemed to be a greater "threat" than the Soviet Union or China.

 • In 1986 a comprehensive study by Rand Afrikaans University's Institute for American Studies provided details concerning the funneling of hundreds of millions of U.S. tax dollars by the Reagan State Department into the coffers of radical, pro-Soviet, pro-ANC groups in South Africa. Some $200 to $300 million were channeled through the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Information Agency, the National Endowment for Democracy, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and other agencies.

 • Also in 1986, Assistant Secretary of State Chester Crocker (CFR) described the ANC as "freedom fighters," marking an official about-face from State's previous designation of the ANC as a terrorist group. Crocker, author of the Reagan Administration's disastrous South Africa policy of "constructive engagement," first outlined the CFR game plan in a 1980 article for Foreign Affairsentitled "South Africa: Strategy for Change."

 • Due to U.S. bludgeoning, South Africa signed the Nkomati Accords, the Lusaka Accords, and the Namibia Accords, all of which involved the abandonment and betrayal of South Africa's most important military allies: Savimbi's UNITA guerillas in Angola, the RENAMO forces in Mozambique, and the South West Africa Territorial Forces in Namibia.

 • On January 28, 1987, Secretary of State George Shultz (CFR), in a high-profile event, met in Washington, DC with the ANC's top terrorist, Oliver Tambo. That night, Tambo declared to Ted Koppel (CFR) on ABC's Nightline that he and Shultz had come to a "meeting of minds" and shared a common goal for South Africa.

 • On February 5, 1987, M. Peter McPherson (CFR), director of the U.S. Agency for International Development, announced a Reagan Administration pledge of $93 million in new aid to Botswana, Angola, Mozambique, Tanzania, Lesotho, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe.
These Marxist "front line" states were involved in deadly guerilla warfare against South Africa and provided sites for Soviet-backed terrorist training camps.

 • The Clinton State Department admitted last August that it was assigning U.S. personnel to train bodyguards for Mandela and other ANC officials. It had no comparable program for Zulu Chief Buthelezi or other South African leaders who are far more vulnerable than ANC leaders to assassination attempts.

 • On July 5, 1993, David Rockefeller hosted a dinner for top corporate executives to honor Nelson Mandela and raise funds for the ANC election drive. ANC Foreign Secretary Thabo Mbeki praised Rockefeller as a longtime friend who has "backed the ANC financially for more than a decade."

 • Barely two weeks prior to the South African elections, an international coterie of "mediators" led by Henry Kissinger (CFR) descended on Johannesburg to undermine the demands of Zulu Chief Buthelezi and to confer the Insiders' benediction on Mandela and the ANC.

Rhodes' Legacy

Certainly some of the most strategic "pressure from above" has come from inside South Africa itself, which is hardly surprising considering that many of the Insider groups we have been discussing can trace their genesis to that South African Insider of fabled wealth and power, Cecil John Rhodes. With Rothschild and J.P. Morgan money, Rhodes became the worldwide king of diamonds and gold in the latter half of the 19th century. But years earlier, while a student at Oxford, he had become a disciple of Professor John Ruskin, a revolutionary utopian socialist. (Ruskin wrote in his own newsletter, "For, indeed, I am myself a communist of the old school — reddest also of the red.") According to Rhodes biographer Sara G. Millin, "The government of the world was Rhodes' simple desire." Rhodes established a secret society called the Round Table and used his vast fortune to promote his Ruskinite plans for socialist world government. His Round Table progeny include the CFR and its corresponding sister bodies now operating in most of the major powers of Europe and Asia.

Rhodes' mantle was transferred in the early 1900s first to Ernest Oppenheimer, and then to his son, Harry F. Oppenheimer, who holds the reins to one of the largest and most powerful financial and industrial empires the world has ever seen. The Oppenheimer kingdom includes the vast resources of the enormous Anglo American Corporation, the de Beers diamond cartel, the Minorco conglomerate, Highveld Steel, and hundreds of diversified companies encircling the globe.

Like fellow Insiders David Rockefeller and the late Armand Hammer, Oppenheimer has always been cozy with the communists. For 40 years his Anglo American Corporation has held strategic gold and diamond sales agreements with the Soviet Union. Oppenheimer has been a longtime supporter of the ANC and was an early and powerful voice calling for the release of Nelson Mandela.

In 1985 Oppenheimer sent Anglo American chairman Gavin Reilly and other business leaders to Zambia for a meeting with Oliver Tambo and other senior ANC officials. This provided an enormous boost to the ANC's prestige and credibility. Oppenheimer's controlling interest in Argus Newspapers, South Africa's largest newspaper group, has enabled him to shower the ANC/SACP with an incredible propaganda windfall.

His Oppenheimer Fund annually pours millions of dollars into radical causes. According to South African journalist Aida Parker, Oppenheimer's conduits have poured 320 to 350 million rand into the ANC since 1985 and have given the PAC more than 50,000 rand in the weeks leading up to the election.

Naturally, Oppenheimer is a key player in Rockefeller's global CFR network. For many years he has been a leading figure in the South African Institute for International Affairs. Like his American and European counterparts, he has used his position, power, and pelf to betray his country and advance the diabolical designs of the new world order. The Oppenheimer influence, together with strategic pressure from the U.S. Europe Rhodes network, explains many of the suicidal and otherwise inexplicable policies and actions of the National Party (NP) under F.W. de Klerk.

"Conservative" Sellout

Like leaders of the Republican Party in the United States, the de Klerk coterie in Pretoria knows how to strike a conservative posture while actually selling out all South Africans to the ANC/SACP reds. A few examples serve to illustrate a long chain of perfidy:

 • On September 26, 1992 de Klerk and Mandela agreed to outlawing Inkatha members from carrying their traditional weapons — spears and knobby sticks — but did not require ANC armed units to refrain from carrying their traditional weapons — AK-47s, grenades, and other high-powered weapons.

 • In November 1993, de Klerk's National Party and the ANC agreed to the merger of the ANC's military arm, the terrorist Umkhontowe Sizwe (MK), with the South African Defense Force (SADF) into a new National Peacekeeping Force (NPKF). The results have been frightening. As Ray Kennedy reported in The European for April 22-28, the ANC's members at the NPKF training camp near Bloemfontein "distinguished themselves with nights of drunken rampaging when they hurled abuse and threats at white instructors from the South African army and broke out of the barracks. And in its attempt to quell a firefight between ANC supporters and Zulu hostel-dwellers this week, wild shooting ensued, in the course of which a press photographer was killed."

 • The NP/ANC Goldstone Commission was a predictably one-sided affair. Judge Goldstone was the only judge acceptable to the ANC — because of his pro-ANC leanings. Goldstone demonstrated his ANC bias earlier this year when he issued a report to the ANC before issuing it to the government. The Commission's charges that the SADF was arming Inkatha death squads was reported as 'fact' around the world.

 • The Independent Election Commission (IEC) set up by the NP/ANC negotiators and headed by Judge Johann Kriegler was a farce, as expected. Kriegler, a founder of the left-wing Lawyers for Human Rights, is pro-ANC and the entire IEC became a full-employment program for ANC cadres.

 • The blatantly pro-ANC/SACP constitution was constructed by the ANC's Secretary General Cyril Ramaphosa and the NP's Constitutional Development Minister Roelf Meyer — with the help of Harvard's Roger Fisher (CFR) and other Insider internationalists. It amounted to an abject surrender of the government by the NP to the ANC. But it was presented to South Africans by de Klerk and company as a great negotiation "victory."

 As always, it is the revolutionaries in silk ties at the top who are the most dangerous.  

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Article from 1987 - "South Africa: The Questions that Need to be Asked..."

(Excerpts from The New American)

Monday, 02 March, 1987

South Africa: The Questions That Need to Be Asked
Written by Warren L. McFerran

The issue of South Africa is of concern to everyone, not just South Africans. Indeed, according to former British Foreign Secretary David Owen, it is over this issue "that the world faces its greatest challenge." Faced with such a challenge, it is time for all concerned Americans to penetrate the haze of myths and misconceptions that has been deliberately created.

Unless we wish to see a repetition of the recent tragedies of Iran, Nicaragua, and Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) — where U.S. foreign policy decisions resulted in the replacement of friendly governments with anti-American, pro-Soviet regimes — we must seek out the truth by raising pertinent questions and obtaining factual answers. In light of the Free World's hostility toward South Africa, a good place to begin is by raising a very fundamental and simple question.

How economically advanced and technologically sophisticated is South Africa?

In stark contrast with all the other nations of the African continent, the Republic of South Africa is an economic and technological success story. According to a study made by the United Nations, South Africa is one of the few "developed" nations in the world and the only one on the continent of Africa. 

Occupying only about 3.5 percent of the surface of Africa, South Africa produces 66 percent of the continent's steel, 54 percent of its wool, and 36 percent of its maize. She also provides 40 percent of the continent's industrial output and 45 percent of its mining output, has 29 percent of its railway lines and 46 percent of its passenger and commercial vehicles, and consumes 60 percent of its electricity.

Modern, interprovincial, four-lane superhighways stretch across the country. Cars, televisions, radios, and all the other conveniences of modern life are to be found in South Africa. Computers are made there, the world's first successful human heart transplant was performed there, and a method of enriching uranium was discovered there. 
That country has overcome threatened oil embargoes by developing a process of manufacturing oil from coal, and she has also successfully overcome an arms embargo by developing her own armaments industry.

Many of the other countries on the continent as far north as Zaire are heavily dependent upon the South African economy. Not only do more than one million foreign Black Africans find employment in that country, but most of the Black-ruled nations in southern Africa are almost totally dependent on South Africa for such basic needs as transportation and electricity. In fact, it has been said that, with a flip of a switch, South Africa could plunge the rest of southern Africa into darkness.

How important is South Africa to the Free World?

Two years later, the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations issued a report on the U.S. mineral dependence on South Africa:
The Western industrial world depends heavily on Southern Africa for chrome, manganese, vanadium and platinum. A major disruption in the supply of these minerals would have a disastrous impact on oil refining and the production of a variety of specialty steels needed in such industries as aerospace and machine tools.... 
The U.S. is almost completely dependent on imports of chromium, manganese, and platinum.... It is particularly dependent on South Africa for imports of chrome and ferrochrome and platinum.

South Africa contains the world's largest known deposits of gold, platinum, chrome, manganese, vanadium, and fluorspar. It also contains substantial deposits of antimony, asbestos, coal, copper, diamonds, iron ore, lead, limestone, mica, nickel, phosphates, titanium, uranium, vermiculite, zinc, and zirconium. Nevertheless, even if we completely ignore the fact that South Africa is a mineral treasure house, that country is still strategically important to the West due to her geographic position.

What is apartheid and why was it adopted?

South Africa is home to approximately 30 million people, including about five million Whites, at least 20 million Blacks (Bantu), and nearly 4 million Coloreds (mixed race) and Indians (Asians). That country is not really one nation, but is in fact many nations, each possessing its own language, cultural heritage, and loyalties.
Even among the Whites, two languages are spoken — English and a unique language derived from Dutch known as Afrikaans. The Coloreds speak either English or Afrikaans, or both. Among the Asians, 65 percent are Hindus, 21 percent are Muslims, 7 percent are Christians and Buddhists, and 7 percent are officially classified as "other."

Yet the greatest tribal and cultural diversity is among the Bantu. Blacks are divided into ten major tribes, each loyal to itself and jealous of the others. Within the major tribes are sub-tribal groupings and clan divisions. The Venda, for instance, are South Africa's most homogenous Bantu tribal group; yet they are really an amalgamation of 27 different tribes. Among the Zulu, on the other hand, there are 200 distinct tribes. The Bantu languages can be divided into four main groups, 23 sub-groups, and numerous local dialects.

The philosopher John Stewart Mill observed early in the 19th century: "Free institutions are next to impossible in a country made of different nationalities. Among a people without fellow feelings, especially if they read and write different languages, the united public opinion, necessary to the working of representative government, cannot exist."

Instead of trying to create a great unitary state from the diverse elements within its borders, South Africa adopted in 1948 the policy of apartheid — or more properly, Separate Development — whereby each major population group was recognized as a nation entitled to develop its own political and social institutions separate from the others. 

According to this policy, each of South Africa's ten major Bantu homelands would evolve into a self-governing, independent, democratic sovereign state.

In October 1976, the Republic of Transkei received its independence from South Africa, thereby becoming the first Bantu homeland to achieve sovereign status. The second Bantu homeland to receive its independence was the Republic of Bophuthatswana, which became autonomous in December 1977. The Republic of Venda became sovereign in September 1979; and, in December 1981, the Republic of Ciskei was born.

Although the rest of the world refuses to recognize these sovereign Bantu states, as of January 1987 there were six other Bantu homelands awaiting their turn for complete self-government: the National State of Gazankulu, the National State of Kangwane, the National State of Kwandebele, the National State of Kwazulu, the National State of Lebowa, and the National State of Qwaqwa.

Have Blacks enjoyed the fruits of South Africa's prosperity?

Because South Africa is a "meeting place" between the First World and the Third World economies, it is not surprising that a gap exists between Black and White standards of living.
What is surprising to many, however, is that the gap has narrowed substantially: From 1971-1980, the real income of Blacks increased by 40 percent while that of Whites actually decreased by three percent.

Even South Africa's most severe critics will acknowledge that the country offers Blacks greater opportunities than does any other nation on the continent. As a consequence, millions of alien Blacks seek to enter South Africa every year, legally or illegally -- in sharp contrast with conditions in Communist-held lands such as East Berlin, where a wall has been erected to prevent people from escaping.

Statistics released on March 28, 1980 gave a good indication of the Bantu lifestyle in the South Western Township (Soweto) near Johannesburg, where more than one million Blacks reside. The report revealed that Soweto had more than 1,600 Black-owned businesses, 300 churches, 314 schools, 115 soccer fields, 81 basketball courts, 39 children's playgrounds, 4 soccer stadiums, 6 public swimming pools, 5 bowling alleys, 11 post offices, 6 libraries, 63 day-care centers, and 2 golf courses.

According to statistics released in February 1984, one out of every three South African Blacks owns a refrigerator; 20.2 percent of the Bantu own automobiles, 11.8 percent own color televisions; 5.4 percent own washing machines; and 2.7 percent own freezers. These percentages are not high compared to the standard of living that we enjoy in the U.S., but they are high compared to the primitive conditions that exist elsewhere on the African continent.

One of the best yardsticks for measuring the standard of living is the percentage of income that has to be devoted to the most essential item of all, food. Generally, the higher this percentage, the lower the standard of living. According to the 1984 report, South African Blacks spend an average of 45.1 percent of their household budget on food, which is virtually the same percentage that goes to food among the wage earners of Italy. In fact, South African Blacks spend a smaller percentage of their household income on food than do the populations of any other African country where comparisons were possible. (In many African countries comparisons were not possible because as little as six percent of the populations were employed in wage-earning jobs.)

How does South Africa's human rights record compare with the record for the rest of Africa?

South Africa's State President Pieter W. Botha recently issued this challenge to the world: "It is the big lie that a Black government in Africa is, of necessity, a majority government. I challenge the world to contradict me. It is a sad fact that only a minute percentage of Blacks in Africa have obtained democracy, liberty and justice."

Strife, famine, anarchy, and civil war are the hallmarks of Black Africa, and racism against non-Blacks is widely encouraged and institutionalized. Article 27 of the Liberian Constitution, for instance, declares that "only persons who are Negro or of Negro descent shall qualify by birth or by naturalization to be citizens of Liberia."

Free elections in the countries north of South Africa are non-existent, and the usual mode of changing governments in Black-ruled Africa is through violent revolution. In some cases, the deposed ruler is actually cooked and eaten by cannibals. A case in point is Major General Ironyi of Nigeria, who was actually eaten by the victorious tribe following his overthrow.

Toward the end of 1985, the Catholic daily Munno reported on conditions in Uganda: "The soldiers are once again on the rampage, shooting and knifing civilians, abducting women and young girls and taking turns to rape them." According to Amnesty International, atrocities in Uganda routinely involve raping women and "crushing or pulling testicles of men."

The Republic of South Africa has by far the best human rights record on the African continent. Yet the "human rights" zealots in the Free World have chosen to ignore glaring abuses of real human rights in the rest of Africa and have concentrated on South Africa. As a result of this persistent criticism and pressure, the South African Government has resolved to abolish apartheid.

Is the internal reform process real?

The South African people have often reminded the world that they are an independent, sovereign nation, asserting that their sins, whatever they may be, are not ours. Yet they are also sensitive to Free World criticism, and they have accordingly dismantled the most objectionable laws that have become associated with the concept of Separate Development (apartheid), including pass laws, laws forbidding interracial marriage, and restrictive housing laws. In recent times, nearly every phase of South African life has been integrated, from the work place to the sports stadium.

The first major constitutional step toward a form of "power sharing" was made in 1984 with the adoption of a new Constitution. This "New Dispensation" provided for a tricameral legislature, with Whites, Coloreds, and Asians each having their own house of parliament. Although not yet finalized, plans are currently being made to include Blacks in the evolving federation structure.

The reform program in South Africa is certainly genuine. But it has also made South Africa vulnerable to attack. The philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville once observed: "Experience shows that the most dangerous moment for a bad government is usually that point at which it begins to reform itself." This is also true for good governments, when they undergo reform in the face of charges and accusations that they are "bad" governments. Such a government undergoing reform in response to pressure and coercion is vulnerable because its action is widely perceived as a sign of weakness and as an admission of past wrong-doing.

Not only has the Free World utilized South Africa's reform process as the means to increase coercive tactics, but internal subversive groups have seized the opportunity to launch an unprecedented and bloody wave of revolution within South Africa.

Does the Soviet Union have designs on South Africa?

Leonid Brezhnev stated in 1973: "Our aim is to gain control of the two great treasure houses on which the West depends — the energy treasure house of the Persian Gulf and the minerals treasure house of central and southern Africa.".

Not only are the Soviets moving rapidly to surround the strategic Middle East, but they are also moving rapidly to conquer all of southern Africa. Angola, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe are already in the hands of puppet dictators loyal to World Communism. There are also numerous Communist-bloc combat troops stationed in southern Africa, including some 40,000 Cuban troops in Angola alone. As a consequence of these ominous developments, South Africa finds herself completely flanked by hostile Marxist states, and the final battle for the control of southern Africa has already begun.

What are the main anti-apartheid revolutionary groups in South Africa, and who are their leaders?

Of the many revolutionary groups operating against the Republic of South Africa, two predominate — the African National Congress (ANC) and the United Democratic Front (UDF).

Although the original purpose of the ANC, which was founded in 1912, is rather obscure, ample documentation exists proving that it is now totally dominated and controlled by the South African Communist Party (SACP), which in turn is controlled by the Kremlin. In his official history of the South African Communist Party, Michael Harmel, writing under the pseudonym A. Lerumo, stated:
Today the ANC has been so thoroughly infiltrated and taken over by the SACP that the two are virtually synonymous.... Joint planning by the USSR, ANC and SACP of the strategy to be used against South Africa is coordinated in Moscow where there has recently been increasing pressure on the ANC to provide proof that it is capable of "intensifying the struggle."

In November 1982, the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Security and Terrorism issued a report, entitled Soviet, East German andCuban Involvement in Fomenting Terrorism in Southern Africa. Among those who testified before the Subcommittee was Bartholomew Hlapane, a former member of the Central Committee of the SACP and of the National Executive Committee of the ANC. Hlapane, it should be noted, paid with his life for daring to tell the truth about the African National Congress.

Shortly after giving his testimony before the Subcommittee, he was gunned down by an ANC assassin armed with a Soviet AK-47 assault rifle.
Hlapane testified: "No major decision could be taken by the ANC without the concurrence and approval of the Central Committee of the SACP. Most major developments were in fact initiated by the Central Committee." He added: "The military wing of the ANC, also known as Umkhonto we Sizwe, was the brainchild of the SACP, and, after the decision to create it had been taken, Joe Slovo and J. B. Marks were sent by the Central Committee of the SACP to Moscow to organize arms and ammunition and to raise funds forUmkhonto we Sizwe." Joe Slovo, a White South African and a Colonel in the Soviet KGB, is a member of the National Executive Committee of the ANC and of the Central Committee of the SACP.

The acting head of the ANC is Oliver Tambo, who has repeatedly promised death and violence for South Africa. Tambo has also attended official meetings of various Communist Parties around the world, and has even addressed some of those meetings to praise the goals of the world Communist movement.

At the 60th anniversary celebration of the South African Communist Party, held on July 30, 1981, Tambo stated: "Members of the ANC fully understand why both the ANC and the SACP are two hands in the same body, why they are two pillars of our revolution." 

Of course, the symbolic leader and "martyr" of the ANC is Nelson Mandela, who has been serving a life sentence in prison since 1964 for plotting the violent overthrow of the South African Government. When brought to trial in 1964, Mandela confessed to writing books "on guerrilla warfare and military training" and admitted that he "planned violence." Placed in evidence at the trial were documents in his own handwriting bearing such titles as Dialectical Materialism and How To Be A Good Communist.

In one document, Mandela wrote: "As in Cuba, the general uprising must be sparked off by organized and well-prepared guerrilla operations...." In another, he wrote: "We Communist Party members are the most advanced revolutionaries in modern history...." And in still another: "The people of South Africa, led by the South African Communist Party, will destroy capitalist society and build in its place socialism...."

For the past few years, the South African Government has offered to release Nelson Mandela if only he would pledge to refrain from violence. Mandela has thus far refused to take that pledge. While he stays in prison, by his own choice, his wife Winnie serves as his mouthpiece and carries on with his revolutionary work.

What are these anti-apartheid revolutionary groups fighting for?

What the anti-apartheid revolutionary groups claim they are fighting against has always been far better understood than what they are fighting for. To clarify their position, the subversive groups formed the Congress of the People, which convened at Klipton, near Johannesburg, to adopt a so-called Freedom Charter on June 25 and 26, 1955. This Freedom Charter is still officially endorsed by the ANC and the UDF, and therefore offers further insight into the nature of the internal South Africa revolution.

The Freedom Charter promised a utopia for South Africa: "The People Shall Share the Country's Wealth!" "There Shall Be Work and Security!" "There Shall Be Houses, Security and Comfort!" "There Shall Be Peace and Friendship!" The method of bringing this worker's paradise to South Africa was spelled out in detail.
"The national wealth of our country, the heritage of all South Africans, shall be restored to the people," by confiscation. "The mineral wealth beneath the soil, the banks and monopoly industries shall be transferred to the ownership of the people as a whole," as Karl Marx advocated.
"All other industry and trade shall be controlled to assist the well-being of the people," as the basic tenets of scientific socialism dictate.

This Freedom Charter sounds as if it had been written by Communists because it was written by Communists. In testimony before the U.S. Subcommittee on Security and Terrorism, former ANC and SACP executive member Bartholomew Hlapane said: "It is a document I came to know about, just having been drafted by Joe Slovo at the request of the Central Committee and finally approved by the Central Committee of the Communist Party."

By what methods are the anti-apartheid groups "liberating" the South African people?

The revolutionary forces of "national liberation" within South Africa are trying to "liberate" the non-White peoples by waging a systematic campaign of terrorism in the Black townships and by murdering the very peoples they claim to be liberating.

Dominating the scene in that country are assassinations and intimidation of Black policemen and democratically-elected local Black officials, firebombings of Black-owned businesses, boycotts and strikes enforced by coercion, calls for nonpayment of rent, and the establishment of revolutionary Marxist "People's Committees" and "People's Courts." The struggle is not Black versus White, but Black and White versus Red.

Black-on-Black civil war has gripped virtually every Black community in South Africa. At Crossroads, near Cape Town, decent Blacks have organized "vigilante" groups to defend themselves from crazed ANC-UDF mobs, and thousands of homes have been burned in pitched battles, leaving some 200,000 Blacks homeless. 

In Durban, Zulu Chief Gatsha Buthelezi's Inkatha members are openly battling the ANC-UDF Marxist "comrades."
And in Soweto, one resident recently told a Newsweek reporter that "Soweto is in a state of civil war. It's no longer news to wake up in the morning and see bodies in the streets and the front yards." It was in response to the breakdown of law and order, in fact, that the South African government imposed a state of national emergency.

Especially significant is the growing number of public executions of decent, moderate Blacks with the technique of "necklacing." This technique calls for ANC-UDF radicals to place a rubber tire around a shackled victim's neck. The tire is then filled with gasoline and set on fire. As the victim is engulfed in flames, the radicals gather around to taunt him with a callousness that defies human understanding. Necklacing is a savage form of torture and murder. Yet, Winnie Mandela has boldly proclaimed: "With our boxes of matches and our necklaces, we shall liberate this country."

Whose side is our government on?

There was indeed an "Orwellian perversity" in the Anti-Apartheid Act, the official name of the 1986 sanctions bill. Among other things, the law called for U.S. funding of anti-apartheid South African groups; termination of U.S. military cooperation with South Africa; pressure on Western allies to apply similar punitive measures; the "unbanning" of terrorist organizations such as the ANC; and the release of all "political prisoners," with Nelson Mandela mentioned by name.

In his remarks on the Senate floor in opposition to the sanctions bill, Senator Jesse Helms noted that the measure "is not about segregation. It is not about the sharing of power, it is about the transfer of power ... to a small minority elite. That elite is the Communist Party of South Africa." Helms continued:
The intent of the new legislation is to recognize the Communist movement of South Africa as the legitimate and preferred successor to the present government of South Africa. The bill itself gives preference in almost every respect only to those opponents of the government and those groups that are deeply committed to the Communist Party of South Africa, an organization funded and controlled by the Soviet Union. The non-Communist leaders of the Blacks and non-Whites are treated as though they do not exist.

The Senator from North Carolina asked: "Why is it that the only persons mentioned by name in the bill are Communists? Why is it that the only parties referenced are precisely those parties which are under the total control and support of the international Communist movement?" Helms summarized the matter by stating frankly that the measure "is a bill for Communist rule" in the Republic of South Africa.

How do the facts add up?

South Africa is a close friend and time-tested ally of the United States and, because of her geographic position and valuable mineral deposits, is strategically important to the survival of the Free World. 
South Africa has by far the best human rights record on the African continent. It is undergoing a genuine reform process, a process that has rendered that country more vulnerable to internal and external attack.

The Republic of South Africa is under attack by subversive forces that are clearly under the total control of Moscow. 
Those revolutionary forces are torturing and murdering the very peoples they claim to be liberating. Most important of all is the incontrovertible fact that our government is supporting those revolutionary forces.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Cosatu: "Guerrilla military skills of MK needed on ground"

(Excerpts from Politicsweb article)

A speech by Cosatu's president to the MK Military Veterans Association....

Input by Sidumo Dlamini, COSATU President, to the Conference of the MKMVA held at Birchwood Conference Centre, October 15 2012

I think it is important that right from the onset I clarify some of the basic things about COSATU, the African National Congress and MK.
Firstly, we come to address this congress not as friends of the ANC, but as strategic revolutionary allies who shared, and continue to share, the trenches of war against colonialism of a Special Type with the ANC.

Secondly, we did not and continue not to participate in this struggle simply as beneficiaries but as part of the South African working class whose hard conditions of life compelled them to be at the forefront amongst the ranks of the Congress Movement to attain the National Democratic Revolution vision.

We know that we are the most organised detachment of the working class and therefore we subject ourselves to the revolutionary discipline of the working class as a whole, which is the conscious and uncompromising leading detachment of the motive forces of our revolution as led by the ANC.

We know that the working class has the responsibility of uniting the widest range of classes and social strata in a common struggle for the realisation of the strategic objectives of the National Democratic Revolution.

The history of our revolution bears testimony to the facts that you are our own.
It was not a mistake that amongst the members of the Luthuli Detachment who participated in the Wankie Spolilo operation, which was the first MK group...were amongst the first to receive military training in the Soviet Union.

The 1978 Politico-Military Commissions Report contained what was later to be popularly referred as the Green Book said that "the armed struggle must be based on, and grow out of, mass political support and it must eventually involve all our people. All military activities must at every stage be guided by and determined by the need to generate political mobilization, organization and resistance, with the aim of progressively weakening the enemy's grip on his reins of political, economic, social and military power, by a combination of political and military action."

As COSATU, we later saw comrades testifying in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission [TRC] on their roles as commanders of the MK units.
Amongst those many units was the called "Operation Butterfly Unit".

Amongst those...who testified that the limpet mines which exploded on 27th September 1985 at OK Bazaars, and Game in Durban West Street, were directed at the dispute between unions and management which was refusing to accede to workers demands. 

Sasol had become a symbol of South African independence. It was South Africa's answer to the oil embargo and through those struggles, the apartheid project was disrupted. History will show that MK targeted and bombed SASOL twice.

We want to challenge the MKMVA to make their project to detail the historical facts which must demonstrate the organic relationship between MK activities and trade union struggles.
Actually, you must consider having a joint political education project with COSATU on this matter. The history of our revolution must be written by those with first- hand experience and MKMVA must lead that process.

What we have seen and continue to see happening in the mining sector is not without its own historical, political and economic basis.
And any genuine revolutionary, who is genuine about freedom, will not use those platforms to attack the movement but use them to deepen class war against the class enemy which are the employers.

The fact of the matter is that workers of this country are paid less as compared to the wealth they produce and also incomes of their bosses.

We want to warn those who continue to kill our people, and those who continue to insult the leadership of our movement and setting up units to destabilize and weaken the NUM: Our patience is not endless!
We will soon be calling on our people to defend themselves.

Comrade, Chris Hani taught us that it is those, who knows how to fight, who will be the first to call for peace.

We call on members of the MKMVA to work with our structures on the ground as we explain facts to people...

We've got to have MKMVA members using their guerrilla military skills to work with us on the ground to defend this movement and our revolution as a whole which is being threatened by demagogues, who are seeking political survival by all means and at all costs, even at the cost of the very revolution they claim to advance.

We are coming from our 11th National Congress drawing inspiration from the recommendations of the ANC policy conference which called for radical second phase of our transition. 

We are now preparing for the ANC 53rd Conference to be held in Mangaung and we are going there to argue that the radical phase of the second phase of our transition will require the programme of the movement must be clearly biased towards the working class.

And also that it must be based on an agreed platform which is implemented by government; that we deliberately build an activist interventionist state and that the ANC-led Alliance should constitutes the strategic centre of power which directs the National Democratic Revolution [NDR]. 

And the ANC shall always reflect this dominant character without underplaying the other class interests.

In our view comrades, there can be no radical second phase of transition if the ANC does not prepare to generate a programmes that are driven and supported by the masses.

It is actually the ANC's adherence to the mass line which took us to the 1994 breakthrough, albeit with the emergence of alien tendencies which began to emerge during the negotiations in which the masses began to be treated as secondary.

The period we are going through and the period of the radical second phase of our transition will require the political commissars and real commanders must practically occupy the front ranks of our revolution.

We want practical answers from the MKMVA!

Issued by COSATU, October 14 2012
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