The Media Myth and Global Cult of Nelson Mandela

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Introduction

  The ugly truth about the world’s favourite terrorist-turned-politician, Nelson Mandela, has been buried deep beneath the media-created myth of the man, who for decades was given such a whitewashing by the liberal/Socialist media that the real Mandela disappeared from the world’s eyes, and in his place appeared a messiah, a saviour, a demigod, whose only resemblance to the real Mandela was the outer shell.  The man who emerged from prison and became president of South Africa was at heart the same man who had gone into prison so many years before, a Communist revolutionary, much older but just as committed to the ideology and the revolution as he had been when the prison gates slammed shut on him.  Yet by the time he emerged from prison, the worldwide liberal/leftist media had repackaged him, presenting him to the world as a wise, big-hearted, moderate, decent man, who had been unjustly imprisoned for his stand against apartheid, and who would, when he became president of South Africa, govern this complex and diverse country with wisdom and magnanimity, creating a wonderful earthly paradise where all would live happily ever after. 

  The real Nelson Mandela was, however, vastly different from the media-created myth. But this was the deliberately-constructed image which the international Communist movement, and Mandela’s own organisation, the African National Congress (ANC), wanted the world to believe; and the  media, so enamoured with Communism and the ANC, ensured the dissemination of this myth.  As the saying goes, tell a lie, tell it often enough, and the people will believe it.  They did.  In their millions.

  And this media-created, lying image of Mandela the wise, Mandela the magnanimous, Mandela the elderly statesman, Mandela the Great, indeed Mandela the Messiah, continued to be fed in the years that followed, not only during the time he was president of South Africa but afterwards as well, as he gradually retired from public life and grew increasingly frail, and especially – on an unprecedented scale – when he died.  The media continued to build up the myth.  Many referred to him as “the greatest man of the twentieth century”, as “the world’s greatest hero.”[1]

  By the time he died in December 2013, he had been transformed into a man so great that in the eyes of multiplied millions he deserved to be placed higher than virtually all others, even on an equality with, or greater than, the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.  He had become a Christ-figure.