“It makes a white man cringe that the greatest man ever born is BLACK! He’s so great that a bunch of white people from all over the world decided to make he’s birthday an internationally celebrated day… You will hear about Nelson till you die.”
As many are aware, the world has been celebrating the postmortem 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela, former leader of South Africa and the African National Congress (ANC)- a celebration that has been turned into an international, almost religious celebration led by the United Nations.
Nelson Mandela himself is very much a folk icon in Africa, and is seen by many as some sort of saint– a sentiment echoed by any and all notable figures in the western neoliberal establishment.
For millennia men have vaulted up certain men above all others; heroes and sages of whom great stories were told. Some men were even euhemerised; turned into gods- the personifications of the archetypal forces.
The idea that humans could, through initiation, through pursuing strength and through maintaining purity, embody these forces while alive and/or dead. This was a foundational philosophy of gods and civilizations of all sorts.
In the past, these heroes, sages and saints were understood to be cultural figures that represented the virtues and desires of a specific group of people. Ultimately, these men were seen as legitimately encapsulating elements of the archetypal and Divine, serving to re-orient a fallen consciousness to the Higher.
But now,we live in a secular world that has disregarded the Divine Natural Order as the basis for a just and good society. Now what is “just and good” is about people being able to reap the benefits of material wealth and luxury; i.e. “progress“.
This is the new “kingdom of heaven” promised to the masses through these saints of revolution; the promise of “justice” through material comfort and prosperity.
This is a world where the Natural Order is subverted and domineered by the oligarchs; a world that seeks to sniff out any shred of aristocracy or virtue.
When man and his societies are not oriented towards the Divine, his heroes will not be either. This has become the case in our modern world where the Divine Natural Order has been inverted to serve the desires and passions of the oligarchs and the general public that has been groomed to emulate them.
But at the same time, humans still instinctively desire the leader who symbolizes and encapsulates virtue- something that is apparent whenever some figure is tarnished or taken down by scandal.
The ruling oligarchy long ago found the common person’s desire for virtuous leadership as something that could be exploited for their own gain. Hence, through mass-media and standardized education, new heroes, new sages, new saints (at least in their portrayal) are now imposed onto the “international community” (i.e. the Western-led democratic neoliberal order) as figures for ALL to emulate, adore and worship as demigods; regardless of cultural or ethnic background.
These new “secular saints” are those that represent “freedom, justice, and democracy“- the ideals of the Western world; while all inconvenient truths are scrubbed away. Cleansed and repackaged for mass-consumption, these figures become the prophets of the new world religion of the United Nations and modernity, with their quotations (real or fabricated) adorning everything from government buildings, to urban cultural centers, to greeting cards.
These men (and women) are said to be the greatest example of our “shared humanity” at its greatest- and to say otherwise is to be a heritic against the UN-led religion of secular modernity and its political “sages“.
For example, to point out Mandela’s culpability in the atrocities both committed directly and sanctioned by the Communist ANC, both during AND after Apartheid (which has led to a mass-exodous of Boer farmers into Russia); not to mention the fact that Mandela and the ANC only siphoned off the wealth and infrastructure created during Apartheid is to commit heresy against the religion of modernity.
In fact, the entire premise for the claims of Whites stealing of land and resources by colonizing South Africa is historically false, as what became South Africa was essentially uninhabited when the White settlers arrived, and it wasn’t until later on after Cape Town had been established that the black African tribes from the north migrated down and eventually decided they wanted “in” on what the colonists had built.
But any historical fact that tarnishes the legacy of the secular saint is deemed to be heretical and morally wrong- particularly one seen by the global establishment as being as important as Mandela obviously is.
The figure of Mandela can be seen as representing this next phase of the Empire’s evolution, where the peoples the Empire conquered in an earlier form are assimilated into this new “global humanity” with their cultural heroes becoming those of a fabricated global monoculture.
Of course hero worship and the cherry-picking and obfuscation of historical data to create a favorable image to match legend is nothing new to modernity. The American Founding Fathers are surrounded by all sorts of “bad history“.
But is more bad history for the sake of a feel-good story really what we need? Especially when the gory details of that story give such insight as to what is happening to the West right now.
Is Mandela or any of the other secular saints of modernity truly representative of the Highest potential of all humans- or is it simply about the creation of a global humanity to be ruled over by the oligarchs who run the U.N. and believe they know what is best for everyone on Earth.
A myth is meant to be productive and have us reach for our highest potential. But when a myth like this and others like it through their insertion into the mass mind, serve to bring guilt, envy, resentment and discord to society at large, can we really say it’s a “good thing“?
Personally, like I told Samantha Colee, I have no interest in joining this Mandela cult. To me, he is really only a hero to those who desire who feel they are entitled to wealth and power that another group possesses- or those that naively or ignorantly believe in the fairy-tale of the “Rainbow Nation“, and that “fighting inequality” is somehow possible or or even good.
This is particularly true when it seems that to many in South Africa, “fighting inequality” is extracting “justice” and retribution of all kinds from the white population in an emotional fervor.
There are many things you could call men who are motivated by these passions, but “saint” probably isn’t one of them…
The U.N. website stated that ” The Centenary is an occasion to reflect on (Mandela’s) life and legacy, and to follow his call to “make of the world a better place.”
If such an event can inspire people to do some ACTUAL good in their communities, then I will concede that the legacy of Mandela is not entirely without its merit, regardless of whether it is based in the distortion and fabrication of history.
However, ultimately I don’t think we need to enshrine this man as some sort of pseudo-religious figure for us to seek out opportunities to show kindness and be of service to the people and place around us.
Show kindness to the world around you.
WR-ALDA’S Blessings unto you and yours.
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