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Forgiveness liberates the soul. It removes fear. That’s why it’s such a powerful weapon.
– Nelson Mandela in the 2009 Hollywood film Invictus
The genius of the White Man is his extraordinary grasp of the power of Violence.
No other race has understood, practiced and perfected the use of Violence the way the White Man has.
The English, Dutch, Spanish, Americans, French, Belgians, and the Vikings long before them owed their fame, success and enormous wealth to the brutal Violence they unleashed on their victims.
When the White Man condemns Violence by others today, you can be sure it’s only because he considers other races are infringing on his divine right. 😉
The White Man’s greatest legacy over the last 1,000 years is the successful use of Violence to amass power, pelf and privilege!
South Africa – Blacks Under White Boots
In South Africa, Whites accounted for about 19% of the population. Blacks made up 68% of the country and Asians and other colored people accounted for the rest.
Despite their numerical minority status, South African Whites, with the active support of their White trash brethren like Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan in Europe and North America respectively, were able to violently crush the Blacks and keep them squirming under their boots for several decades through the racial discrimination policy of Apartheid.
Clint Eastwood’s Invictus (2009) is a dramatized look at the newly released Black leader Nelson Mandela, after 27 years in prison, in 1991.
The mood among Whites is grim in the early 1990s – Some leave the country and many fear that when the Blacks take over the government there will be retaliation for past injustices.
At the same time, there is resentment and simmering rage among Blacks over past injustices.
Invictus is the story of how Mandela appeases the White minority through his support of their Springboks rugby team.
Rugby in the apartheid era was a White Man’s game, which was understood or played by few Blacks. The game was hated by Blacks because in their eyes it was a symbol of apartheid.
Despite opposition from close advisers to his embrace of and support for the Springboks rugby team when there are far more pressing challenges, Mandela is undeterred and declares:
This country is hungry for greatness!
Director Clint Eastwood portrays Mandela’s support of the Springboks team as a clever political/human strategy to get Whites to support the new ANC government, maintain stability, grow the economy and foster reconciliation between the two races.
That is balderdash in reality but works well in movies.
Although running on predictable lines, Invictus is for the most part entertaining.
In the movie, Mandela is presented as a great man who transcended petty human frailties of violence, anger, revenge and hatred to unite a disparate nation.
“Forgiveness liberates the soul,” Mandela intones. In my view, 99% of South African Whites would have laughed themselves into a stupor upon hearing such drivel!
Morgan Freeman as Mandela is a great performance that justifiably won him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.
Matt Damon is alright as the Springboks team captain.
I’ve always expected less of Matt ‘Jason Bourne’ Damon and he’s never disappointed me by delivering more. 😉
Mandela Screwed Blacks
By pursuing the path of reconciliation, forgiveness and refusing to punish the White beasts who unleashed unspeakable atrocities on Blacks for over 100 years, Mandela did an enormous injustice to the Black victims.
In the movie, Mandela justifies his strategy by referring to the Whites’ control of the economy, military and police.
That’s like Obama or George W.Bush declaring that the U.S. must support Wall Street/Banks despite their venal behavior because they’re too big to fail.
Whites have rarely ever paid the price for collective bad behavior, be it in South Africa, England, Holland, France, Belgium or in my adopted country America.
If Invictus proves anything, it’s that Mandela was a traitor to his Black people.
No wonder then that millions of Blacks in South Africa are still struggling to survive, living on the margins of existence in ghettos and shantytowns like Soweto and Khayelitsha.
Whites can never be subjugated by Violence.
If it is path to teach them, then it requires some nomad on likes of Genghis Khan to teach them.
Mandela has understood this well.
You write: Whites can never be subjugated by Violence.
Until every great achievement is accomplished, people tend to think it can never be done!
Nobody thought we could go to the Moon until we (I mean the White Man) landed there!
Interesting Viewpoints as always.
As I mentioned in another comment, I did not know much (neither do I now) about him or Apartheid before watching this film.
But I remember from my reading after the film – that he tried the violent path as well – such as formation of armed wings, bombings, guerrilla warfare and stuff, and went to prison only for these acts and not only on political grounds.
But as the president of the country, how do you mean he should have “punished” the whites?
Punishment could have taken several forms.
Ideally, I’d prefer Redistribution (of wealth) and Higher Taxes on Whites.
But I am willing to settle for arrest & trial of a few prominent White leaders.
By not punishing the White trash, Mandela sent the wrong signal – That Whites can get away with the most heinous crimes in the world because of their skin pigmentation.
You make some really good points.
I do wonder though if Mandela was more a pragmatist than a saint.
He probably realised that the hand of the Blacks was not too strong at that time.
Don’t forget that Whites control a large part of the earth’s land and have lots of powerful weapons.
Doing anything that is too harmful to them would have unleashed the wrath of the European/American powers.
He probably needed to compromise and of course make soothing noises about forgiveness because he did not have much of a choice.
The problem with your line of argument is the sense of fatalism it begets because of the seemingly insurmountable power of the Whites. So non-Whites never try.
If the 15th & 16th Century European Whites in Spain, Holland, France and England had adopted a similar approach, they would have never sailed outside the safe waters of their countries.
Let’s not forget that in the 15th century, sailing outside the safe confines of European waters was often a ticket to death. But the boldest ones like Columbus, Vasco da Gama etc prevailed and went on to earn great riches for themselves and eventually their successors imposed misery on their non-White victims through colonialism. You mention in your comment the weak hand the Blacks have/had…but the hand of the early European sailors was no different. I could give other examples of how those “weaker hands” sometimes destroy the seemingly insurmountable powers. A small band of revolutionaries brought down the Tsarist regime in the early part of the 20th century.
My basic point is that repeated compromises on the part of non-White victims to heinous crimes by Whites is what has emboldened Whites to continue with their unspeakable atrocities in every part of the world.
On a related note, White solidarity is so strong that poor White trash a.k.a. Trailer Trash often disregard their financial self-interest and vote for the Republican Party in the U.S.
Should we hail people as Great Leaders just because they were locked up in a cell for 27-years?
Only a Social outcast from non white race can teach whites about lesson or two in non violence.
That’s why I remarked that nomad like Genghis Khan can payback whites. Such nomads who are social outcasts are brutal and ruthless when it comes to facing whites, because he has nothing to fear or lose.
People like Mandela or Gandhi simply want to appease the Society, media and intelligent; realise that they cannot take the path of violence to counter Whites.
Where Have All the Nomads Gone….Where is My Happy Ending?
So the mass leaders and Society (of non whites) as a whole never has courage to fight against whites.
I barely know about Mandela… but the movie Invictus was a cool one for me even though it was a predictable one.
They didnt made it a bore by over usage of bgm and dialogues
@ SI – “I’ve always expected less of Matt ‘Jason Bourne’ Damon and he’s never disappointed me by delivering more”
And man whats your problem with Matt Damon?!
He can do both simple guy/action hero decently.
Have you seen ‘We bought a zoo’ ? it is a feel good movie in which Matt perform as a father of 2 kids. He was good in that movie.. bourne series, elysium, departed.. in most of the movies I think he was pretty good.
1. Matt Damon is a decent actor but not in the league of Morgan Freeman, Jack Nicholson, Robert Redford or even George Clooney.
2. I’ve seen the trailer of We bought a Zoo a few times. Liked it. Never got a chance to catch the movie.
Let me check if Red Box or M-Go has the movie.
You said he is a decent actor.. 🙂 so my taste is not that bad haha!
BTW have you seen ‘Se7en’ acted by morgan freeman, brad pitt?
reviewers say great things about it. but that was a total waste for me.. the ending killed the movie. it got few awards including Oscar.
I think I may have seen the film Se7en.
Read the first few lines of Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Se7en and then stopped. Not sure if I’ve seen it.
In any case, I’ve just reserved the Se7en DVD at our local library…I should get it in 3 or 4 days.
You may like ‘we bought a zoo’. I am not sure.. but I love it. 🙂 it wont be a complete disappointment. trust me 🙂
Just placed a hold on We bought a Zoo too.
Our library system has 29 copies…So I should get it in a day or two.
@SI ” I’ve just reserved the Se7en DVD at our local library…I should get it in 3 or 4 days.”
hmm try your luck! you, the reviewers may like it. that one got 8.7 in imdb.
For me, too much seriousness and too much dark tone wont make a film good. my laptop screen was almost black in few scenes if my memory is correct!
Comments sections are ripe with intelligent discussion and insight, said no one ever.
1. The Republican Party is a bastion of White Trash, Semi-Literate, Racist, Jesus-Adoring, Obama-Loathing, Gay-Hating, Immigrant-Bashing, Abortion-Hating, Bud-Swilling Swines!
In my not so humble opinion, an average Republican would not know the difference between his Pee-Hole and Ass-Hole. 🙁
Apartheid lasted so long in South Africa because of morons and scumbags like Ronald Reagan.
I have not the slightest doubt that Reagan’s Alzheimer’s/Senility set in long before the criminal (remember the Contras fiasco?) stepped into the Oval Office!
Ditto with that British hag who kicked the bucket recently (alas, belatedly) after a lengthy tryst with Alzheimer’s!
Republicans make our pusillanimous, ball-less President Barack Obama look saintly, worthy of canonization.
2. My only grouses against Mandela are: 1) He was not militant enough and 2) He pursued reconciliation instead of retaliation against the White trash that brutalized Blacks and other colored people in South Africa for over 100 years.
Whatever may have been his weaknesses, Mandela was worthy of the adjective Great.
If you have time, enjoy the nonsense:
That was a good article shared.
Similar to that, I read this article sometime back – “three things you didn’t (want to) know about Mandela”
The post received 937+ comments (much of which came after mandela’s death last week) and people still are fighting over it.
If these debates on race / religion / caste / community / ethnicity proved one thing, it is that human beings are mere barking dogs and the absence of a tail did not make them any lesser.
The polarization is often along racial lines – A lot of Whites can’t stand Blacks and use various pretenses to demonstrate their hate.
Also, remember Whites’ control of the mass media makes it easy to dismiss Mandela as a terrorist.
Mandela was a saint compared to the likes of Dick Cheney and George W.Bush who attacked Iraq on false pretexts, causing the deaths of several hundred thousand people.
AAP is bad news in Indian politics regardless of what anyone says. AAP is showing a mirage as promise. The people of Delhi got taken by that mirage and voted for AAP and they have a better showing that anyone imagined. But then what? They are not just running away from responsibility of forming a govt, they are not even supporting someone to form the Govt. They are all talk and no substance. On top of that they display their arrogance by saying BJP and Congress should form an alliance. Not only it reeks of bad taste, it reeks of arrogance without having any grounding. A good election doesn’t a political party make.
What about the commitment for Lokpal Bill? for the sake of that Mr. Kejriwal formed political party. Now, it is perfect situation where he can pass the Lokpal Bill, the main motto to form political party. Has Mr. Kejrival’s motto has changed?
Let’s give them some time!
At least, they’re providing some ‘fresh’ entertainment.
The fun of seeing Congress get a mere eight seats is priceless! 😉
AAP is actually a good news in Indian Politics. If not their presence, but their recent winnings had sent ripples to every other party existing in India. I don’t know if Indian Voters know this fact, that for passing any bill/law in the legislative assembly, it should get a majority of MLAs supporting it. With a weak majority LokPal or whatever Pal can’t be passed. Both BJP and AAP are aware of this fact. One cannot believe those MLAs who give ‘outside support’ as they always expect “something” and they are the spoilers. BJP too is trying to play AAP here (clean image politics) and that is why they are not willing to form a Govt with a weak majority.
Believe it or not! Delhi results has kept not only congress but even regional parties puzzled on how to take the forthcoming elections.
Stay tuned for more entertainment (hopefully good) 🙂
1. I believe BJP is not only the other side of the Congress coin – Corrupt, driven by opportunism (look at what happened in Karnataka during B.S.Yediyurappa’s term and their subsequent loss to Congress) – but in some respects worse.
The BJP’s pro-Business stance stance will worsen inequalities in India.
The economic growth (thanks to software, BPO, biotech etc) of recent years has not lifted all Indian boats.
2. The interesting question now – Can AAP scale?
Winning big in Delhi is all nice and dandy but how do you establish roots in the far-flung corners of Mera Bharat Mahaan?
It’ll take years.
As a fall-out, I won’t be surprised if the Congress disintegrates or is reduced to a minor status as this is a hopelessly corrupt party with no ideology or grassroots organization except the cohesiveness and unity provided/imposed by the Nehru-Gandhi family.
I suspect we’re in for considerable instability and a lot of entertainment in the years to come.
Bollywood & cricket have a strong rival in the political tamasha that will unfold in the coming years. 😉