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Obama Condemns Slavery, Then Celebrates The Life Of Terrorist Nelson Mandela

July 3, 2013 by  

Obama Condemns Slavery, Then Celebrates The Life Of Terrorist Nelson Mandela
President Barack Obama toured the Maison des Esclaves with the first lady.

“I saw the inconceivable mystery of a soul that knew no restraint, no faith, and no fear…” ― Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

As his popularity plunged in the United States, President Barack Obama and the first lady went on an African excursion that included a somber visit to South Africa. There, Obama spoke emotionally about the man who so inspired him, fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner and former South African President Nelson Mandela.

Obama has always said that he is walking in the footsteps of greatness, in the footsteps of men like Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi. But the truth is that Mandela is far more like Obama’s other mentor, Bill Ayers, than he is like Gandhi.

Then again, the truth is not something Obama seems to focus on. He mostly concerns himself with three things:

  • The promotion of his African-American agenda.
  • The shifting of America to the far left.
  • His future legacy.

The ‘Door of No Return’

Part of that legacy for the President and the first lady begins with America’s collective guilt over slavery. Little wonder the first stop on the Obama African Express was Senegal.

The New York Daily News captured the story in its headline: “President Obama pays emotional visit to slavery museum.”

Never one to miss a photo opportunity, the President and first lady stood grim-faced at the “Door of No Return” as they visited the Maison des Ecslaves, the point where African slaves were shipped west until the mid-19th century.

No sooner did we learn about the President’s pilgrimage to the African slave house than we learned something new about the President. Yes, folks, he too has slave forefathers.

International Business Times reported:

Until recently, it was thought that Obama did not have any slavery roots — unlike most African-Americans — as his father was born in Kenya and his Caucasian mother was a Kansas native.

Last year, however, website revealed the existence of a blood line connecting the President’s mother to the first African documented slave in the U.S., John Punch.

The President’s mother! This white lady has roots to slavery. The truth is that if we go back far enough in time, Obama’s father had roots to slave selling. (More blacks are culpable for selling African slaves, but that is an “inconvenient truth” and something liberals will not discuss.)

If we go back far enough, we all have roots to slavery. Each of us has ancestors back to the dawn of time. No doubt some of your and my ancestors were owned, perhaps by those damned Romans. Of course, that is all ancient history — nothing at all like what ended in the 1860s.

Obama’s Selective Memory

While our President can’t forget slave times from 150 years ago, he has amnesia regarding his hero, Mandela, and the atrocities committed by Mandela’s African National Congress (ANC) from the 1960s into the 1990s.

I don’t have roots in Africa, but I spent a month in South Africa in 1990 with my uncle, Dick Myers. At that time, the country was in the grips of racial and tribal violence. (A great read on the atrocities being committed in 1990 is The Bangbang Club: Snapshots from a Hidden War, written by photojournalists who covered it, Greg Marinovich and Joao Silva.)

The focus of my trip was to report on the political climate and whether subscribers should hold or sell their South African gold mining stocks.

While in Johannesburg, we had fancy accommodations that were incredibly cheap. (I think our suite cost $60 an evening because tourism ceased during this time of Western sanctions against the Pieter Willem Botha apartheid government.)

One night, Dick and I decided to take a late-night walk. A few blocks from the hotel, we were intercepted by two white South African soldiers, each packing submachine guns and wearing combat gear.

They told us that some supporters of the ANC, Mandela’s political party, wouldn’t hesitate to execute us on the spot. They escorted us back to our hotel lobby and left us with this: “Don’t be idiots!”

I also remember many South Africans, especially black South Africans, who despised Mandela. Scores of South Africans were convinced that Mandela was a dangerous man, and there was a lot of angst about his upcoming release from prison. Even more hated was his then-wife Winnie Mandela, because she would order executions of political opponents by having them “necklaced” by her gangsters. (“Necklacing” is a method of execution in which a gasoline-filled tire is placed around someone’s chest and arms and ignited.)

Back then, Mandela was seen by people of all races as a man who had not hesitated to use terror to promote the Marxist ideals of the ANC.

Madiba, The Terrorist

Beginning in the 1960s, South Africa was plagued by terrorism. Much of it was committed by the ANC’s guerrilla organization, the MK, which translated to “Spear of the Nation.” That organization was founded in 1961 by Mandela. The next year, Mandela was arrested, convicted of sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow the government, and sentenced to life imprisonment.

But in 1985, the Botha government offered to release Mandela if he would repudiate terrorism. Not a chance. South African History Online states: “Mandela communicates his refusal of the offer through his daughter, Zinzi Mandela, who reads his statement to this effect at a rally in Soweto on 10 February 1985. He states that the ANC’s [sic] only adopted violence as a means of protest ‘when other forms of resistance were no longer open to us.’”

It seems South African whites and other black groups were responsible for the terror being carried out by the ANC, including the Church Street car bombing in May 1983 that killed 19 people and injured 217 others.

This attack 30 years ago is ancient history to Obama. But it is not so easily forgotten by the people of South Africa, some of whom still have to stand up to the intimidation of Mandela’s political party. Last month, the Mail & Guardian reported that the ANC had lashed out at AfriForum’s youth wing for observing a minute of silence for civilians killed in ANC terror attacks:

On Tuesday, the ANC called AfriForum Youth “irrelevant” and “isolated”, following Monday’s event.

AfriForum Youth said the event celebrated the lives of 19 people killed in the 1983 Church Street bombings. AfriForum Youth’s national president Charl Oberholzer said the ANC tried to rewrite history by portraying its leaders as heroes.

“Thousands of innocent civilians, black and white, paid a terrible price during these violent attacks by the ANC. The event is not only a protest against the ANC’s biased rewriting of history in which ANC leaders are portrayed as blameless heroes, but also an opportunity to celebrate the lives of those who died in terror attacks,” Oberholzer said.

He said the ANC’s “dark history” was often “glossed over.”

“But the reality is that many families are still struggling to cope with the brutal way in which their families were murdered,” said Oberholzer.

“More than 500 people were killed by means of necklacing since 1984, hundreds were set alight while still alive and 250 were killed in bomb or landmine attacks by the ANC. Even though the ANC did sign the Geneva Convention in 1980 and undertook not to target ordinary South Africans, 80% of terror attacks by the ANC targeted innocent civilians,” he added.

ANC spokesperson, Keith Khoza, said AfriForum’s views were “unfortunate”, and said the ANC was not aware of the event.

He said it was necessary for the ANC to rewrite it’s history to some extent, because it had been distorted during apartheid.

But, he said, history had to be factual and based in reality. Khoza added the party encouraged people – “even white people” – to start documenting their own history, whether it occurred pre- or post-1994.

Even white people! How gracious of the ANC. How good of South Africa’s ruling party and Obama’s hosts to allow that “even white” people deserve some consideration.

Obama: An African Or American Leader?

Obama described Mandela, whom he refers to by his clan nickname Madiba, as a “hero for the world” as well as a “personal hero,” adding that Mandela’s legacy “will linger on throughout the ages.”

South African President and ANC leader Jacob Zuma was quick to add that Obama and Mandela “both carry the dreams of millions of people in Africa and in the diaspora who were previously oppressed.”

Silly me, I thought that Obama was supposed to carry the dreams of millions of Americans.

Yours in good times and bad,

–John Myers

P.S. The quote at the beginning of this article is from Heart of Darkness. The reference is about the character Kurtz, but I think it could apply to Obama or Mandela.

P.P.S. Have a happy Fourth of July!

John Myers

is editor of Myers’ Energy and Gold Report. The son of C.V. Myers, the original publisher of Oilweek Magazine, John has worked with two of the world’s largest investment publishers, Phillips and Agora. He was the original editor for Outstanding Investments and has more than 20 years experience as an investment writer. John is a graduate of the University of Calgary. He has worked for Prudential Securities in Spokane, Wash., as a registered investment advisor. His office location in Calgary, Alberta, is just minutes away from the headquarters of some of the biggest players in today’s energy markets. This gives him personal access to everyone from oil CEOs to roughnecks, where he learns secrets from oil insiders he passes on to his subscribers. Plus, during his years in Spokane he cultivated a network of relationships with mining insiders in Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

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  • shadow1776

    Obama is not any kind of leader, nor has the American people had a leader in over 30 years. If we the people had a leader, we wouldn’t be in such a spot. Government wouldn’t be out of control, spying and spending like there is no tomorrow. Forcing Americans to buy what they can’t afford. Putting Americans out of work, tearing the constitution apart, sending weapons to terrorists, and money to Africa. Keeping our military over seas, that costs trillions every year, and increasing Government. Ect.. Ect… They have proven time and time again, they are power hungry fools who don’t care about the people.

    • Rich

      Right on brother, you have my vote if you ever decide to run for office.

    • Ron r

      And that leader 30 years ago would be who??????

      • Gemintheruff

        Your country is in the toilet Ron. You truly don’t wish to read the writing on the wall. Us Canadians feel for all of you in the states. But we too will feel the hit but not as hard and devastating. Just a matter of time

      • Ron r

        1st the so call trouble this country is in started under another administration. 2nd, most idiots on the right think your country is socialist, it’s just a matter of time till you disagree with one of them and they will eat you. So if you love in a glass house , don’t throw stones.

    • T Kisamore

      I say start a legitimate petition to oust the President, just like they did in Egypt, and hold another election. I say make Condoleezza Rice the Republican candidate. Whaaaaat? Yep, that’s what I said!

  • Esther Lindberg

    Tis the season when “Good is Evil, and Evil is Good” and they all did what was right in their own eyes!
    Isaiah 5:20 – 23.

  • Random Erik

    Well, it should come as no surprise that Obama would seek to further the lies surrounding his “heritage.” Yes, Mr. President, your privileged upbringing offers so many parallels between what your white mother’s great grandfather’s nephew’s friend’s neighbor’s acquaintance endured, and the plights of the average African national of today. And how “decent” of you to capitalize on the ANC’s rewriting of modern African history, in an effort to legitimize its own declining popularity, as well as yours. It comes as no surprise to Americans that you should seek to embrace such a leftist, communist-backed political system, while expounding on your own definitions of what you proscribe to be the hopes and dreams of the people – about which, you know nothing.

    But then, Aparthied sought to build greater financial power on a platform of cheap labor, didn’t it! Something you yourself have been working hard to achieve back here in America! Tell us Sir, how is it that we are expected to reconcile these to things?

    One look at mining and commercial farming in Africa is all that is needed to see that slavery is still alive and well there. One look at the manipulation of the laws and of the US dollar is all that is needed to see that, like communism, it is still thriving here as well.

    But then no lie can stand forever. Just as Nelson Mandela is on life support today, so too, is your presidency.

    • Ron r

      So where’s the reaction to Bush being in Africa ??? Can’t wait till Obamas Kenyan army takes over.

      • VictorA

        You are a complete idiot! Go move to Africa and see how well you’ll be treated! You are a Troll!!

      • Ron r

        And you victor are even worse. You are misinformed.

  • http://Doyoutrustobamapoll Joan Landry

    It’s pretty obvious that he considers himself the ruler of black America and oppressor of all. He has done all he could to squeeze working Americans into the largest slave collar possible. Now I’m not talking about whites working for the sole benefit of blacks, I’m talking about everyone working for union bosses (overseers). Obama and his “liberal” cronies work tirelessly using stupid rich actors and talking heads monies to create and force laws passed illegally upon a nation totally unaware of his dangerous agenda. He wants to remake America in the image of his forefathers, Mandela and his massacring mercenaries. Americans Wake Up and take your country back.

    • Ron r

      So under you pretext all past president represented only white America . If so them it’s about time don’t you think. So all that crap I used to tell my kids about the white man (presidents) keeping blacks down being bull s@@t by your account was in fact true.

  • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Patriot

    Tell me once again…just what did Obama win the Nobel peace prize for? Anybody?

    • Ron r

      I can tell you why Bush did not win it.

      • http://none johnny reb

        so you don’t have a answer huh?

      • Ron r

        So you do?? Read the award it tells you why.

      • mark

        Ron r,
        I really enjoy your comments. The question was why did obama win a nobel prize? Answer that question NOT blaming President Bush. Unfortunately I can’t read the award so I have no idea why obama won it. Just like obamas past its all hidden and sealed so the truth can never be known. Ron r please enlighten us as to why the anointed one received an award.

  • Luke Simmons

    In respect I had no idea about the history of Mandela, that he committed such acts in his life out of prison, how can Obama feel such love for a terrorist?

    • Ron r

      Nothing he did could ever out do what was done to Africans who lived under murders like Pig Botha.

  • shadow1776

    To everyone, Obama supports terrorism. Why else would he send weapons to them. Remember Hillary went to Palestine and was talking about sending them billions to rebuild. Why.? So they can spend there money on rockets to attack Allies. To the next question, why did he win the peace prize.? He didn’t win anything, some one bought it for him. I mean come on, he hasn’t done anything but wreck America and support terrorists.

    • Ron r

      Nothing you said makes any sense. So all Palestinians are terriost? That’s like saying all Americans are arrogant. BTW did some other president send SOS Colin Powell to Palestinian to talk with Arafat prior to his feat? Then I guess we had a terriost in the White House eight years before Obama .

      • T Kisamore

        Didn’t you know that Arafat was offered a plausible and realistic solution to the Palestinian problem and turned it down because he (like many others) wanted all or nothing. Plus he liked the limelight too much and caved in to drama mode.

  • flashy

    Is there no shame for reaching to the lowest levels of denigration ? No doubt there are those who will cheer and agree with this shameful denigration of one of the most admired men on this earth, that such mindset exists is not to be admired, nor encouraged to spread such toxic pollution in a world seeking guidance to escape from oppressive and extremist elements.

    Should the author hold forth Mugabe as a man to detest and who betrayed his nation…there us no debate. But to say Mandela, the man who led his nation and then stepped aside to give the example of democratic values can and should be,adhered to, to say he was a terrorist and should be denigrated and shamed … Such is nothing more than proof positive the radical extremists in our midst deserve to be pushed aside, marginalized, and their whining cries of self despair muted so this nation can move forward .

  • Ron r

    If Nelson Mandela is a terrorist then there are no names left for the former South African government and its policy of apartheid , nor is there any other word left for you Myers than racist. It also brings to light your thinking that when people like you and other groups like the Ultra right advocate taking up arms against a government you are called patriots. When people of color advocate the same they are called militants ,and terriost .

    • flashy of two things. Either the author is totally ignorant of history, not only of Mandela, but also.Washington, Wellington, Juarez, Bolivar, etc … Or he is deliberately playing to the extremist elements to add to.the opposition’s endeavors to destroy this nation.

      One has to make their own conclusion. If Mr. Myers is a racist is unknown … But that he plays to that element common to the extremist right is not a question

      • Ron r

        I agree, racist is a strong word ,but he does play to the most extremist arm of the reich wing.

  • Ron r

    BTW Mr. Myers , the slave in the mothers family story has been rebuffed , but like always tell a lie enough and it becomes the truth in the right wing bubble .

  • Suzanne

    I am a white woman who used to live in SA for three years from 2001-2004 and know that you are telling the truth. I saw Sasolburg where the ANC blew it up. This is a fuel refinery city that takes coal and refines it into petrol. The residents of Sasolburg still speak of the ANC of terrorists acts there. Madiba was not wanted in power because he was not of the largest ruling tribe. He should have never been in power but the Afrikaaners did like him somewhat……the country is actually going backwards now but there had to be freedom for all. I remember the saying ” white by day, pass by night.” The blacks could not go in the cities at night without a pass during apartiad. The Americans have apartiad right here in our own country I believe. I know that stories in SA never get published across the world. You have to live there to know the real truths.

    • Ron r

      Your point ?

      • T Kisamore

        I got it. Why didn’t you? Must be that “fog” that many Obama supporters stay in.

  • Strongman

    Obama is a terrorist himself praises another terrorist!

  • Rebeccageddie

    And o’bummer and Mandela were Nobel peace prize receipients? This article very enlightening. Thank you.

    • Ron r

      This article is the lie of a big fat gold and oil man ,who along with his uncle stole gold mines from white South Africans in order to line their pockets. Ask him how much he and his uncle have invested in South African gold or at lest the shares of the former owners. Mandela could never as bad as Pig Boltha and his nazis.

  • mark

    Amazing how the truth about madella is hidden. You would never know about his atrocities from our media. Hmmm just as the mainstream media hides obamas lies and subterfuge.

    • Ron r

      Tell the author to give some documented proof. Whatever Mandela did was in no way worse than what was done to him and the peoe of South Africa .

      • mark

        I was in south africa right after aparthied was ended. The murder rate skyrocketed. Blacks killing whites, but I’m sure with your misguided moral values that is ok as long as black are killing whites. Why is rascims against whites accepatable? Isn’t rascism bad be it white against black or black against white??? The leftists whackos seem to condone racism as long as its blacks killing whites. The left has an extremely misguided sense of moral values.

  • http://none johnny reb

    ron r,
    you need to listening to the voices in your head.

    • http://none johnny reb

      quit that is…..

  • http://none johnny reb

    this is no surprise at all,obamski is a dicktator himself,so to idolize another wacko just shows the twisted mind of the narcissist himself.
    birds of a feather will praise one another,it takes one to know one.

    • Ron r

      And you just need to stop.

  • Ron r

    So Mr. Myers you and your uncle were in South Africa to fear monger gold from the white South Africans. I should have known. Have you no decency sir. I bet you thought MLK was a terrorist and the church bombings in Alabama was a mistake and the prosecution years later was overkill.

  • Roy

    Obama loves slavery. He just has a new version of it. Opportunity should be reserved only for members of government and those in collusion with government. All others be damned.
    Of course Obama would revere someone that employed violence and revisionist history to maintain a grip on political power. Obama has not resorted to violence, as far as we know, but he certainly has not let morals restrict his actions.

  • http://n/a vivian shannon

    Great to hear the truth.

  • http://None Dee Todoroff

    All this information makes me sick ,I am sad to think what is going to happen inAmerica , to bad we don’t have a election sooner, get Obama out of our house

    • flashy

      Lol….so the majority will vote him in a third time! That’s one of the problems with the wracked…they cry “rule of law” when they perceive the slightest far fetched based grievance … Yet they won’t practice we hat they scream and accept what the majority twice have stated.

      Bunch of whiners. Believe any whacked put far fetched lunacy as long as it bashes who they hate ( about 90% of the world) … And refuse to accept reality, a reality in which the vast majority states they’re a bunch of crazies.

  • wheressandy

    OH, PLEASE, STFU! You idiots make me as sick as I make you. The OPINION of PRESIDENT OBAMA’s concerns makes me want to scream. PRESIDENT OBAMA is the FIRST and likely, the LAST President in the USA to genuinely care for ALL Americans and people of the world. That is what bothers your ilk the most. GET OVER IT. And, YES, I would elect him for a third term. Since I can’t, I wish Michelle Obama would run. WE would vote her in. That would REALLY drive you right fools really crazy!

  • shadow1776

    Sandy, your head must be in the sand. What has he done that has benefited Americans.? Try to tear the constitution apart, spy on us, give weapons to terrorists, give incentives to hire people who aren’t even Americans, or the jobs that got cut in half because of Obama care.? There is lots more, but I will leave it at that. My family, has fought in every war this country has had for over 200 yrs. For freedom, not socialism.


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