Making the Victim and Blaming The victim
An Overview on Historical Talking Points
A casual look and perusal on the History, Media and information systems in South Africa reveal a very well orchestrated effort to blemish the image of African South Africans who are Victims of
Apartheid in the eyes of the world, to that of a Tyrannical Majority as has been promulgated through the Web. It was well and good that Mandela was freed from prison and became the first African President of South Africa. But what has happened since then is what has been billed as Rainbow-type of social relations that have manifest themselves as a "new" reality to South Africa. In plain and simple language, the strategy is to criticize African rule as being incompetent, corrupt and tyrannical have become the buzz-words of South Africa today.
Some of it is true, the other is propaganda. The democratically majority-elected ANC has been assailed by the minority former assets of the white intelligentsia who are also hurling all types of accusations their way; and, it is that type of dialogue that is presently found and is dominant on the Web and internal newspapers and radios/TV in South Africa today. What has happened in South Africa to Africans under Apartheid has not really been told in its full Historical narrative from the point of view of the victims, yet.
The Apartheid regime saw to it that during their rule, they erased "most" of the horrid and degrading practices, history and memory on the Africans and what and how they did it by fully utilizing their Censorship Board, Security Apparatuses, Draconian Laws, Shredding of Evidence, and looting and seizing information from the African Press
Some books in the libraries had pages excised or plastered-over with hard glue and carefully cut newspaper pieces, blackened out pages and the like, from through some Health for African South Africans, segregated Sports, separate Social living, dilapidated Poor Housing, sparse Social services, unequal land Inferior Education, One sided Economy, separate Religion and divided religious practices; unequal allocation of the country's wealth, and unfair land allocation and distribution, permeation and entrenchment of racist attitudes, Inferior foods, Intensive and torture, intimidation, frontline wars murder and plunder and human degradation and dehumanization, in a word or so.
The erasure of African history in the past 50-plus years of Apartheidized rule and victimization and genocide of Africans, is now being worked on and restored as the new communication of Internet Medium makes possible access to the world easier and practical.
Genocide in Random House Dictionary is defined as: "The deliberate and systemic extermination of a national, racial, political or cultural group." The continued deaths among the people of African descent in South Africa from AIDS, TB, Cholera, Dysentery, Poverty and joblessness,Drugs, Crack, Mandrax Pills crime and lack of medicines and poorly staffed hospitals and so on, has been recorded in some books, and now it needs to be talked about more in the Web.
One of the main problems of the many is that the past of Apartheid has not still been properly confronted, justly and fully addressed. Corruption and racism are deeply embedded deep within the present society. Both these social evils are working in tandem to conceal, effectively, the many tears that had been shed from the murderous and insane abuses of Apartheid onto the souls and society of Africans. Many of the core apartheid machinery's most senior functionaries still remain within the army, the police, the secret services and the civil services.
The present ANC leadership is beholden to its former masters and are compromised because they too still harbor secrets and abuses which leave them open to blackmail and manipulation. They are fully in cahoots with the past regime in a myriad ways. The collusion between the former Apartheid Masters and their present oppressed ANC government need to be put into a much more clearer perspectives in the future. Apartheid has and is alive and still decimating the African population through one of the most horrific racist social engineering techniques of modern times in South Africa.
In the middle, between the Masters(Apartheid Regime) and the Slave drivers(ANC) , are the poor and repressed, depressed and oppressed African Masses crying and in a schizophrenic way, give loyalty and support to their detractors — more specifically, the ANC government: which, and leaves the people are now wondering about as to what type of government they have put in power, which during its 20+ year rule, the ANC has been foreshadowed by time constraints, managerial shortcomings, bungled social engineering efforts, corruption, inefficiencies.
Also, lacking-in-experience in governance and a myriad of other failures, cronyism, nepotism and with this has drawn towards itself attack form their former masters as they, too, cover their atrocities which they have dealt the African society, and now the African society has been left to its own means — meanwhile sustained criticism is consistently laid on the Door of the ANC administration and all those that voted them into power.
South Africa's Hidden War Within
In the paragraph above, the definition for genocide has been cited from the — Random House Dictionary to be able to unveil the curtain of what is called the political miracle that is the "New South Africa" is like, and this will be helpful in putting into perspective the hidden history of the Apartheid's past and unstable and horrible concrete reality faced by the African masses.
The release of Mandela from prison in Robben Island did not end Apartheid, nor was he becoming the First African President of the country since the coming of the European Settlers meant that the African people were free; his release merely sub-ducted the Afrikaner past and atrocities into the underbelly of turbulent contemporary South African society. A lot is known about the previous Apartheid regime when it was in 'plain sight,' as a regional power and a government, but as to how it got there, what did it do in the waning days of its last gasp and where it is lodged now, is a very hard thing to do, and simply less known. It is important to begin by looking first overall Apartheid's Total, as a desperate measure applied by the regime in various stages and areas of social endeavors, throughout the South African Social life and within the African milieu.
The collapse of the Portuguese colonial empire in Mozambique(now Maputo) and Angola in 1974, and then, six years later, the minority regime in Rhodesia(now Zimbabwe), made way for independent African governments. The leaders of these countries were committed to opposing Apartheid and to giving all possible support to the Majority Africans within and outside South Africa. Inside South Africa, police repression had been so harsh that it successfully eliminated all African opposition to apartheid.
In the mid-sixties, ANC had launched a series of moves trying to infiltrate some guerrillas into the country but they were crushed in what got to be known as the Wankie wars; in this case, Ian Smith played a very crucial role in intercepting the fighters as they tried to pass through the then Rhodesia(Zimbabwe). But the police shootings of the youth protesters in Soweto, in June 1976 helped to swell the ANC ranks and the onset of guerrilla attacks within the country.
The challenge to white domination emerged at many levels - African protest and guerrilla activity at home, the new African governments opposed to Apartheid on its borders, and intensified international pressures through sanctions and boycotts, made it necessary to conceive of a strategy.
The total strategy doctrine conceived and applied by the Botha government was an attempt to counter each of these multi-pronged attacks on it , that they relied heavily on their military machinery and also on the intelligence and police apparatus. Botha's government decided to implement a strategy by which modifications in the structure of Apartheid were to be carried out behind a shield of aggressive military and various other covert and overt means which set the stage for systematic oppression that has lasted to this day. This was orchestrated and managed by the Broederbond and other state apparatuses
The Broederbond, Military, Police and the Security Forces
The National Party that came to power in 1948 was a vehicle of Afrikaner Nationalism, the political expression of the interests and attitudes of a large majority of Afrikaner workers, farmers, businessmen, lower-level civil servants, and Professionals. After the defeat of the Afrikaner Republics in the Anglo-Boer War, at the turn of the century, and their incorporation into the united South Africa, Afrikaners found themselves in the bottom ranks of White society. English-speaking whites, who were generally better educated and trained, and with their ties to British capital, dominated the social and economic structures.
The leaders of the National Party embarked on a campaign to weld the Afrikaner Volk together and thereby regain political power. Under the guidance of the Broederbond, a secret society of select Afrikaner leaders, ideological cohesiveness to promote the Volk through the National Party was provided by linking Afrikaner churches, cultural organizations, and trade unions. A populist tone was adopted, reflecting the subordinate economic and political position of Afrikaner among Whites.
Local English-speaking capitalists and their allies, foreign investors, were castigated both for exploiting the country for their private gains and for promoting the "Black Peril" — the threat of whites being swamped by Africans. After World War II, the issue of the "black peril" took on greater urgency. The United Party, then in power with General Jan Smuts as prime minister, was seeking a means whereby the African urban population could be incorporated permanently into areas of the country which had been reserved for whites and become a settled labor force. This did not sit well with the Afrikaner public, and they rallied the base for the 1948 vote.
The Broederbond - The Hidden Boer Warlords