Jesus Christ, ANC

Two Mandela morsels for the lions.

Trebots @ Tuesday December 10th 2013 10:14

Re Dominic Lawson: I never managed to shake hands with this marvellous man, but came within striking distance on a couple of occasions. The first was as conductor of a splendid bunch of commies:

... who had the custom of singing for him on his frequent arrivals at Amsterdam airport - his quid pro quo for considerable Dutch donations. And they all fancied him, and not half, a necessary condition for the leader of a millenarian sect.

The second was at another airport where, quite remarkably, he recognised one of the numerous offspring of someone with whom he had worked closely prior to his imprisonment, and whose siblings suffered considerably and then profited more in subsequent developments in MK and the ANC. There there is an exquisitely non-self-critical perception that, like Our Lord Jesus Christ, NM became the pretty face of a rapacious bureaucracy, and that the truly dreadful Jacob Zuma kept him wired up to machines for as long as possible purely to improve his chances in next year's generals.

If some day our Utopia is to come, it ain't going to be tomorrow. But you're probably bored of reading that here.

  • Jacob Zuma (1) Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, GCB is the President of South Africa,elected by parliament following his party's victory in the 2009 general election.
  • Umkhonto we Sizwe (1) Umkhonto we Sizwe was the armed wing of the African National Congress, co-founded by Nelson Mandela in the wake of the Sharpeville Massacre. Its founding represented the conviction in the face of the massacre that the ANC could no longer limit itself to nonviolent protest; its mission was to fight against the South African government. After warning the South African government in June 1961 of its intent to begin retaliatory acts if the government did not take steps toward constitutional reform and return of the freedoms denied under apartheid, MK launched its first guerrilla attacks against government installations on 16 December 1961. It was subsequently classified as a terrorist organisation by the South African government and the United States, and banned.
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  1. MM
    December 10th 2013 17:22

    Should they not have blacked up?

  2. Trebots
    December 10th 2013 18:57

    Hahaha, I struggled to attain my normal state of 101% relaxation with that type of repertoire (even the May 1 celebrations at the Troelstra monument in the Hague seemed quite normal in comparison) and tried to lead them into the woods of weird, but the workers united will never be offbeated

 

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