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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.