Sunday, November 01, 2009

I'm glad Nelson Mandela is in reasonable health. In fact, I hope he lives to 100…

… because, and I have to be honest about this, I simply cannot face the theatrical grief, competitive tributes and weeks of official mourning that the liberal establishment will force on us when he does pass away. Nelson Mandela is a figure of historical significance who helped end the apartheid regime in South Africa after enduring many years of imprisonment with stoicism and then – his greatest achievement, in my book – set an example to the world by preaching a message of forgiveness.

But his political legacy is looking more tarnished by the day as the ANC continues wrecking South Africa, and Mandela has to bear some of the responsibility for that. He could have, and should have, restrained some of the worst actions of the wretched Mbeki government – and, especially, should have done more to mobilise world opinion against its disgusting Aids denialism.

Don’t expect a nuanced treatment of his career from the media, however, when he does die. This time, the BBC newsreader won’t omit to wear a black tie, you can be sure of that: the airwaves will be cleared with a ruthless efficiency reminiscent of a dictatorship. Children will be marched into school assemblies for sermons on the life and miracles of a secular saint. Leaders of political parties will be drawn into contests for most moving tribute. No one wants to make the mistake of William Hague, who fatally kept a sense of proportion when Diana died…

Source: Damian Thompson (Blogs Editor of the Telegraph UK)

5 Opinion(s):

Anonymous said...

Mandela, should die because that is what South Africa is doing, thanks to the communist kaffir.

I hope, when the time comes, you burn in hell - savage kaffir!

h said...

He is a terrorist in my books, nothing more.

Doberman said...

He is and will always be a terrorist.

Anonymous said...

He needs to die a painful death. He has no legacy in my book.

Anonymous said...

That cunt is really two faced. Then do we have to wait for Uhuru?