This video says about itself:
Nelson Mandela first interview 1961
Nelson Mandela died. Billions of people all over the world sincerely mourn and honour this freedom fighter.
However, a minority of the tears now is not so sincere. Like in the case of British Conservatives who used to call Nelson Mandela a “terrorist”, and to call for him to be hanged, while he was alive. Or in the case of the Spanish conservative ruling party, which used to prefer dictator Franco to Mandela while Mandela was alive, but who now shed crocodile tears as well.
On the extreme Right side of the political spectrum, some show their anti-Mandela bigotry even now.
Now, they are planning to disrupt the ex-president of South Africa’s funeral with an anti-Mandela protest. They say they thank God for killing Mandela. They claim that is because Nelson Mandela divorced and remarried. Extremely probably, they hate Mandela too for abolishing the anti-LGBTQ laws of the Apartheid regime in South Africa. Plus they will hate Mandela for the usual far Right “reasons”, for supposedly being a “communist terrorist” etc.
Dutch neo-nazi party Nederlandse Volksunie (NVU) on 6 December 2013 put an article on their Facebook page (no, I will not link to them) by Geert Wilders admirer Joost Niemoller. The article claims that Mandela changed a South Africa where things supposedly went well under the Apartheid regime, to a “hell on earth”.
Constant Kusters, Nederlandse Volksunie fuehrer, proposes in the election platforms of his party for the 2014 Dutch local elections, to remove the name Nelson Mandela from streets, bridges etc. named after the South African freedom fighter in various towns in the Netherlands.
Soon after that, a Dutch football club played a European cup match in a big stadium in Portugal. The dictatorship in Portugal then waged bloody colonial wars in Angola and its other colonies. In Angola, Africans had to work on Portuguese coffee plantations in conditions very akin to slavery. In the Netherlands and other countries, anti-racists and anti-colonialists campaigned for a boycott of coffee from these plantations in Angola.
During the football match, millions of TV spectators saw big signs, saying in Dutch: “Importeer en drink Angola koffie” [Import and drink coffee from Angola]. The Portuguese regime had put these signs around the football pitch; tipped off to do so by their Nederlandse Volksunie sympathizers.
Present NVU fuehrer Constant Kusters was still a non-political toddler when this happened. However, he is continuing his party’s racist policies on southern Africa which date from the NVU’s earliest days.
Al Sharpton Rips Historical US Policy Towards Nelson Mandela: here.
12 Mandela Quotes That Won’t Be In the Corporate Media Obituaries: here.
World leaders continued to heap praise on anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela over the weekend. But it was at grass-roots level that true affection for the revolutionary leader was being expressed: here.
Latin American solidarity activists paid heartfelt tributes to South African liberator Nelson Mandela at the weekend: here.
- Spanish conservatives, Nelson Mandela and Franco (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- R.I.P.: Nelson Mandela (marciokenobi.wordpress.com)
- Nelson Mandela to get a plaque in Yankee Stadium’s Monument Park (hardballtalk.nbcsports.com)
- World Jewish Congress reaction to death of Nelson Mandela (fidest.wordpress.com)
- Who’s who of world leaders descends on South Africa (worldnews.nbcnews.com)
- The Nelson Mandela Foundation: preserving a legacy (blogs.abc.net.au)
- Tory grandee smears Nelson Mandela and claims apartheid was harder for WHITE South African leader (mirror.co.uk)
- ART: Amazing Tribute To Nelson Mandela (davidmixner.com)
- Continuous Live Coverage Of Nelson Mandela Memorial On South African TV Channel SABC (theobamacrat.com)