Author: Dr. Abdul Ruff
Edited & Moderated by Divas
The unprecedented mourning on global scale of anti-Apartheid leader from South Africa Nelson Mandela is significant from different angles.
Nelson Mandela represents not just South African freedom struggle, but thousands and thousands of others who lost their lives and freedom while fighting the foreign occupation and oppression.
World celebrates human victory as glorious symbol for future human survival from fascist aggression.
Interestingly, the top terrocracies of world world that supported South Africa’s apartheid rule and aided in the capture and imprisonment of Mandela as a “terrorist” half a century ago, also now mourned and even praised Mandela.
Capitalist governments and their global mafias, the corporate-controlled media the world over have finally have good wards to say about Mandela.
Barack Obama, who promotes fanaticism and fascist wars in the Arab world for energy security for the USA and EU, who now presides over the horrors of NATO wars as well as Guantanamo – a US prison system that holds over 1.5 million behind bars, also claims to be one of the countless millions who “drew inspiration” from Mandela.
Inspiration to kill humanity?
Humanity having lost one of their luminous lights in history admire and adore Mandela’s will to resist an oppressive system. But has Mandela really inspired Obama and Co in the capitalist world that keeps increasing their wealth by imperialist wars and illegal occupations?
Obama and his imperialist allies are ever-ready to punish those who seek freedom and sovereignty, say in Pakistan, stand or speak against the oppressive systems, leaders and regimes with imprisonment or drone missile assassination.
Has Nelson Mandela inspired them to kill innocent populations?
Not even the incumbent regime in South Africa really respects the leader Mandela, who bravely fought with his own life for the freedom of South Africans. Even as the entire world is mourning one of the greatest leaders of the globe, South African government has ordered the cricket board not to postpone the usual joint cricketism exercises with India series, going on now in SA.
Fake cricket runs and rankings are more important to South African terrocratic regime than real freedom struggle that gave them the right to speech. So much of love and respect for the departed soul, one of greatest sons of world!
South African regime is keen to work for preserving capitalist interests in the country under the most explosive conditions. Cricketism exercises promote that anti-humanity illness. The criminalized class inequality and discrimination, decades after the ending of the legal racial oppression of Apartheid, now represent the paramount issue in South African society.
South Africa today ranks as the most socially unequal country on the face of the planet. The gap between wealth and poverty and the number of poor South Africans are both greater than they were when Mandela walked out of prison in 1990. Rulers who came to power after Mandela quit politics. Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma, are now the corrupt representatives of a wealthy ruling establishment that is pledged to the global capitalists and International Monetary Fund.
Shame on South African leaders!
Humanity internationally pay tribute to the courage and sacrifice demonstrated by the African National Congress leader Mandela who was forced long years of illegality, persecution and imprisonment under the hated Apartheid regime.
It is unfortunate that as a close ally of USA, South Africa is now among top arms merchants selling terror goods to the “needy” nation.
Meanwhile, freedom movement leaders should not strike deals with imperialism; nor will they consider pursuing wealth and privilege in the countries when they obtained freedom from foreign yoke, for a narrow layer of the population for getting funds.
A nation becomes healthy and prosperous not merely by obtaining freedom and independence but when they ensure truly equality among all sections of populations. Otherwise, freedom is meant only for the rich while the poor remains enslaved.
However, the Nelson Mandela phenomenon will continue to guide the human struggle for freedom and independence from brutalities and aggression.