The purpose of these articles is to counter the deliberate re-writing of history with those stubborn things called facts, and that wonderful thing called truth. "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil" (Isaiah 5:20)
Great: Of persons: eminent in point of attainments or achievement; exhibiting signal excellence in some important work. In recent use, often with an implication of more or less loftiness and integrity of character. Lofty, magnanimous, noble. (The Oxford Universal Dictionary)
In 2004 the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) aired – and then pulled – a programme called "The Greatest South Africans." It was a programme in which viewers were asked to vote for the 100 greatest South Africans of all time. "The people" got all excited. Nominations poured in. Predictably, considering that the SABC is the voice of the ANC government, former South African president, Nelson Mandela, was declared to be the greatest South African of all time. In fact, they didn't even wait for the voting to be over: even before voting started, the advertising for the "contest" showed profiles of different people, with Mandela's unmistakable profile above them all. It was very evident that as far as the organisers were concerned, his victory was a foregone conclusion. And sure enough, he was declared to be "the greatest" by far.
But what exactly is it that makes Mandela great? Nothing. Nothing whatsoever. He is portrayed by the fawning media as the greatest South African, indeed the greatest African, ever; but – why? He has done none of the things which make a man great. He does not display "integrity of character", he is not "magnanimous" or "noble". He helped to establish the armed wing of the terrorist ANC. He was justly imprisoned for life for extremely serious crimes. He was released 27 years later and went on to become SA's first black (and first Communist) president. He did not create a reconciled nation. He did not heal the rifts between black and white. He uttered many very racist, anti-white statements. He enthusiastically supported the world's worst criminals, thugs, dictators and Marxist madmen. His worshippers cannot see that, in truth, "the Emperor has no clothes"! Even if we ignore his personal character, etc., and look only at his achievements, he is not "eminent in point of attainments or achievement; exhibiting signal excellence in some important work" (see dictionary definition above). He achieved nothing of any lasting value, nothing of excellence. He is merely the creation of worldwide media hype. "The Mandela magic" is really the Mandela myth. The man is real, but his supposed greatness is not. It doesn't exist.
Anyway, as the results started pouring in, the organisers became decidedly uneasy with what they were seeing. Although the No.1 slot was a foregone conclusion given the way Mandela has been artificially turned into the continent's icon, it was found that the public had voted for just too many "undesirable" South Africans to fill up the other 99 slots! There were apartheid-era politicians coming in the top 100 (Gasp! Shock! Horror!)! And some of them were far more popular than various Communist/terrorist "leaders of the liberation struggle" (translation: the terrorist revolution)! This would never do, the SABC powers-that-be decided; it was embarrassing. So – the programme was cancelled! Typical Marxist tactics: they allowed an "election", but when the results were not to their liking, they declared the election "null and void", and declared that they would possibly hold the "election" again – when they could be assured that the results would be to their liking (this last point, of course, was not stated openly)! The judicious use of fraud, the careful rigging of the results, would doubtless ensure the "right" outcome at a later date.
So for the present, the programme was scrapped. We could care less. It was nothing but an attempt to whitewash Mandela and other "struggle" heroes yet again, to have yet another opportunity to sing their praises, extol their supposed virtues, and build up their images to even greater heights in the minds of a gullible public.
Not to be outdone, New African magazine, going beyond the idea of "the Greatest South Africans of All Time", conducted a poll to find "the Greatest Africans of All Time." The results were published in their issue of August-September 2004 – and they were horrifying. All kinds of wicked, murderous dictators, tyrants and thugs made the list!
Readers voted Zimbabwe's evil Communist dictator and tyrant, Robert Mugabe, the man who has utterly ruined once-prosperous, once-peaceful Zimbabwe, as the third greatest African of all time!
Kwame Nkrumah, the first black president of Ghana, was also chosen as one of the greatest Africans of all time. Yet this evil man was a brutal dictator who ruined his country. Patrice Lumumba of the Congo was chosen too. Yet this man, so renowned a terrorist that the Soviet Union even named their main terrorist training facility after him, was responsible for the deaths of thousands at the hands of the Simba terrorists. Julius Nyerere of Tanzania was another who was chosen. Yet this evil Socialist brought immense ruin to his country as well. Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia was chosen – a Socialist dictator who also ruined his country, one of the richest in Africa before he destroyed it. Samora Machel of Mozambique was chosen, a Marxist who hated Christianity passionately, who closed down, confiscated or destroyed thousands of church buildings, put hundreds of thousands of people in concentration camps, had tens of thousands executed, and turned his country into the second-poorest on earth. A man who once dared God ("if He existed") to strike him dead, and then triumphantly declared that God did not exist as he was still alive.
South Africa's former president, F.W. de Klerk, came in at No.50; yet this man handed his mighty and beautiful country over to Nelson Mandela and his Communist-controlled terror organisation, the ANC. What is great about him? And what makes Desmond Tutu, the Anglican archbishop of Cape Town, deserve to be placed at No.99? He too should not be anywhere on the list at all, for he was (deservedly) Public Enemy No.1 in SA in the 1980s, as he called for international sanctions against SA, thus reducing millions of his fellow-blacks to poverty. He is a Bible-denying, Christ-denying wolf in sheep's clothing.