Skip to main content

Self Hating White South African’s memories of Nelson Mandela


(CNN) — I was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1964, the year Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the Civil Rights Act was passed in the United States, and Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison.



Mine was a relatively idyllic childhood in the affluent and segregated northern suburbs of Johannesburg. Like many White South Africans, I lived in an ignorant cocoon of privilege, with no idea that having two live-in maids, a full-time gardener and a driver was unusual. It was perfectly normal for my African nannies, Rosina and Phina, to live with us rather than with their own children, and there was no need to learn their language or even their last names.
It was only as a teenager that I began to realize something was horribly wrong. Phina and I were walking along the road of our pristine “Whites only” neighborhood when we saw a police van stop. Two armed White police officers got out and began interrogating the Black passers by. They roughly shoved several of them into their van, screaming obscenities all the time.
I was terrified and asked Phina what was going on. She explained that the police were on a “pass” raid, and any Black person in a White suburb without an identity book stamped with official permission to live and work in Johannesburg was a criminal and liable to arrest.
From that day on I was no longer innocent to the evils of apartheid.
A teacher in my segregated public elementary believed in schooling her privileged White students in the injustices happening all around them. Suddenly Phina and Rosina became real people to me, and I learned for the first time about Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress.
Songs like “Free Nelson Mandela” became part of our consciousness, but Mandela himself was still a mythical figure: the blanket of South African government censorship, which made it a crime to publish the words of prohibited leaders and organizations, or to write about the South African Security Forces or prison conditions, kept us in relative ignorance.
The Soweto riots happened on June 16, 1976. Police shot into huge crowds of schoolchildren of all ages protesting a directive they could not be taught in their own language. Hundreds of people were killed; the cruelty and brutality of the government’s reaction was met with rioting that spread to other townships. It was the beginning of the end of colonial, racist South Africa. The shooting death of 13-year-old Hector Peterson galvanized the world. Yet we knew little about it, even though Soweto was less than 20 miles away.
In high school, history teacher Mr. Lowry, who had been arrested several times for anti-apartheid activism, insisted we wear Black armbands every June 16th. We complied. But it was only in February 1994, in my late 20s and standing for hours in a long line of Black and White South Africans to vote in the country’s first democratic election, that I came close to truly understanding the unforgivable nature of apartheid.
We whites had lived in a place that denied people their basic human rights. Why had it taken so long to change this inhumane system? How had we allowed it? I stood in that line experiencing a mixture of jubilation and guilt. Had I really lived for 29 years in a country that had denied the majority of its people the right to vote?  >>MORE<<
Izak Nieuwoudt • a year ago
the maker of this “documentary” is a ignorant, foreign- observer, documenting lies and opinions instead of truth and testimony. I live in South-Africa, and I’m shocked every day, by reports of large scale corruption in the government, and most of all the inhumane killing, in fact, geonoside of the white minority, which are being labled, by outsiders such as this, as bad people, and so doing, not only justify, but support the wipeout of an entire race. who by the way lovingly built the country they are being exterminated in from nothing.
Reminds you of nazi Germany, only this time, the killing is being supported, not condemned by the world!
The ‘minority’ described in this fairy tale, is no more in control of the country’s economic resources, than the maker of this film is in control of my pet fish!  >>source<<  read the comments at source

Short URL: http://www.newsnet14.com/?p=125867

Comments

Thomas said…
Tikkun Olam

Nadia Bilchik is a Jew. As a Jew she was never part of the South African settlement in the 17th Century but like many Jews moved there 250 years later using their Soviet connections to overthrow South Africa and take control. Think about it - why did she move to South Africa? Answer that question. Why, of all places in the world, did she move to South Africa? Approximated 400,000 Lithuanian Jews moved to South Africa in the middle of the 20th Century. Within one generation Joe Slovo had orchestrated a Communist/Marxist revolution run by Jews, while putting a black face on all of the propaganda making it look like "the people" wanted this. White farmers were murdered and their farms confiscated 'for the people'; just like what the Jewish Bolsheviks did in the Holodomor.

What Nadia Bilchik is celebrating is genocide, lies, and mass murder.

Notice she never mentions the name Joe Slovo, but look him up. Look at the wrinkles on her face and guess when she moved to South Africa.
Thomas said…
Tikkun Olam

Nadia Bilchik is a Jew. As a Jew she was never part of the South African settlement in the 17th Century but like many Jews moved there 250 years later using their Soviet connections to overthrow South Africa and take control. Think about it - why did she move to South Africa? Answer that question. Why, of all places in the world, did she move to South Africa? Approximated 400,000 Lithuanian Jews moved to South Africa in the middle of the 20th Century. Within one generation Joe Slovo had orchestrated a Communist/Marxist revolution run by Jews, while putting a black face on all of the propaganda making it look like "the people" wanted this. White farmers were murdered and their farms confiscated 'for the people'; just like what the Jewish Bolsheviks did in the Holodomor.

What Nadia Bilchik is celebrating is genocide, lies, and mass murder.

Notice she never mentions the name Joe Slovo, but look him up. Look at the wrinkles on her face and guess when she moved to South Africa.
Thanks for the comments, I appreciate it. I am doing research and a putting together a piece on Joe Slovo right now. Although I think I have done little bits about him in past posts!?! I found this which I'm going to use in a future post I'm working on SPEECHES AND WRITINGS OF JOE SLOVO http://www.sacp.org.za/people/slovo/

Popular posts from this blog

1914 Germany Afrikaner farmer Agreement

thank you Etienne 
translated from Afrikaner to EnglishTo all the people of the white race all over the world, most of all to the German nation: This is an important agreement Concerning the South African Boer people and the German nation. It has to do with an agreement between the Boer rebellion and the German troops in Southwest Africa. The Boer rebellion were lead by leaders of the Afrikaaner nation (General Manie Maritz, General SG Maritz, General Koss Delarey) and who’ll be fought against the English in the Second Anglo-Boer war from 1899 to 1902, where the Afrikaaner nation under hun president In Paul Kruger ulcers completely humiliated by the English when ze ulcers forced to sign the Treaty of Vereeniging in 1902. The atrocities committed against the Boers in the Concentration camps ulcers horriffic to say the least, and at least 30 000 Boer women and Children Were driven from hun farms Which Were torched under Lord Kitchener’s Scorched Earth policies. The attached files are an ima…

Gangs are everywhere, including the burbs, not to worry though 'We Have A Program For That"

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2006
Hardcore Gangs Hit Ohio Suburbs GANGS IN THE ’BURBS
Subversive element creeping beyond Columbus’ borders
Last year, Westerville North High School suspended two students who flashed MS-13 hand signs and drew gang insignia during an English-asa-second-language class. MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha, is a notoriously violent street gang with roots in Los Angeles. It was formed by immigrants from El Salvador.

Gang crime isn’t nearly as serious or common in the suburbs as in some Columbus neighborhoods, but suburban schools and police departments are increasingly on watch.
"It’s not so centralized in the inner city as it used to be," said Pat Brooks, a veteran Columbus police gang unit officer.

Suburban police call Brooks and his colleagues when they suspect gang activity in their jurisdictions.

Most of the crack dealers in Reynoldsburg are gang members who live in Columbus, said Tye Downard, a Reynoldsburg police narcotics detective.

They go there to make mor…