AFRICANGLOBE – When he was living, Martin Luther King was disliked by a whole lot of people.
Many people of African descent joined others in calling King a Communist, a Socialist or a troublemaker.
However, nowadays King is remembered as a Baptist preacher that “loved” his enemies and often dreamed about being Free at Last.
Our memory of Martin Luther King as a Prince of Peace and an advocate for non-violent social change is not a result of an accident.
Devilish powers that be only want us to remember what they want us to remember about King and other African American freedom fighters and heroes.
Whitewashed, Sanitized And Pasteurized
And just like they portrayed Martin Luther King, Nelson “Madiba” Mandela’s memory is being whitewashed, sanitized, pasteurized and watered down! Instead of being a freedom fighter, a warrior against White apartheid and White tyranny or a soldier in the fight for equal rights and justice, Nelson Mandela is to many people merely someone who worked with the South African government to bring an end to social apartheid!
I say social because in many ways Whites still run the South African economy just like white folk still run Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Georgia and other predominately Black cities in America and some Black cities and countries around the world.
No one wants you to concentrate on the fact that Martin Luther King met with and respected almost all Black community leaders including people like Malcolm X and Elijah Muhammad. Devils don’t want you to know King’s group, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), directly or indirectly worked with groups like the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Nation of Islam, the Black Panther Party and others.
Martin Luther King was an ordinary man that was blessed by God to do extraordinary things for his people and for the world. King taught us not to be afraid of the enemy.
So Many Haters
Just like Martin Luther King, Nelson Rohilalah Mandela had many “haters!” Extreme militants in and outside of the African continent are still angry about Mandela’s relationship with his Nobel Peace Prize co-winner F. W. De Klerk, the last State President of White apartheid era South Africa.
Western world leaders, including those in the United States, now say they loved Mandela but say little about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) involvement in Mandela’s arrest and the labeling of Mandela and other South Africans as terrorists.
The politicians that you love never ever loved the people that Nelson Mandela loved. Mandela loved Hugo Chavez and he loved Muammar al-Gaddafi. Nelson Mandela loved Fidel Castro and other world leaders hated by the West because people like Castro sent troops (many Black Cubans) to fight against African oppression and exploitation.
Yes, Nelson Mandela did what he had to do to save South Africa. Mandela had to keep Whites in South Africa even when victims of White apartheid wanted to kill all Whites in the country or at least make them leave South Africa at a time certain.
Mandela had to make “peace” with the Whites not so much because he loved them, he did it because Whites had all of the soldiers, all of the best weapons, all of the money, all of the technology, all of the high end work experience, most of the land and most of the country’s resources.
I applaud Mandela for doing what was right at the time.
Blacks in the United States have been “free” for 400 years and still don’t control much in America so why do you think Africans in South Africa can excel in every area and they haven’t been free from White apartheid for 40 years?
Mandela was a great, great person, and so was his former wife Winnie Mandela, but Nelson was not the “Mandela Lite” that Western governments and their imperialist press wants you to think he was.
By: Lucius Gantt’s author of “Beast Too: Dead Man Writing: More radical and thought provoking opinions from The Gantt Report” or contact him at www.allworldconsultants.net.