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MASS MARKETING THE MANDELA MYTH IN FILM .. Dr. Peter Hammond, SA Missionary

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Dr. Peter Hammond, SA Missionary has a different perspective of Mandela than the MSM hype the West has promoted.

 

The new Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom film presents a selection and distortion of the history of South Africa and Nelson Mandela as the secular humanists of the New World Order would like us to percieve it. The film rushes through the life and times of Nelson Mandela, completely ignoring the Cold War context and threat of Soviet communism on the borders of South Africa at that time. It glosses over the murders and massacres of the Marxists and presents scenes that stereotype whites as racist and blacks as noble revolutionaries only seeking for justice. 

Political Propaganda

Producer Anant Singh is recognised as South Africa’s preeminent anti-apartheid film producer. Previous productions of Singh include: Place of Weeping, Sarafina!, Red Dust and Cry, the Beloved Country. Heavily funded by the South African ANC government and the Nelson Mandela Foundation, this 22 million Pounds authorised biopic presents a selection of incidents from the history of South Africa and the life of Nelson Mandela that will go a long way towards further marketing the Mandela myth. 

Emotive Speeches Backed by Orchestras

Shot for spectacle with impressive crowd scenes, the legend of Nelson Mandela is presented with numerous speeches backed with swooning orchestration that climbs to emotional peeks whenever Nelson Mandela addresses any crowd. 

English Born Actor Plays Mandela

London born actor, Idris Alba, plays Nelson Mandela from his early days as a smooth lawyer through his recruitment to the African National Congress (ANC), to his arrest, imprisonment, eventual release and election as president. Naomie Harris plays Winnie, the fiery revolutionary love interest and second wife of Nelson Mandela. 

Animistic Circumcision Rituals

The film begins with Nelson Mandela as a teenager going through the Xhosa circumcision ritual where witchdoctors prepare youth for initiation rites. The painting of their naked bodies in white chalk, passing through the smoke of burning everything relating to their childhood and washing off in the river, with full frontal male nudity, is disturbingly depicted. 

Anachronism

Next we see the Nelson Mandela character depicted as a smooth lawyer in a three piece suite walking past anachronistic security gates and burglar bars (which did not exist in South Africa in the 1940s). 

Shallow Stereotypes

The film is a mythic and heroic story of man against man. In this case it is a black man leading all black people against white people who are depicted as uniformly racist, shallow and stupid. The film makers apparently believed that the best way to exalt Nelson Mandela was to depict all whites as narrow-minded, selfish, racist bigots. The first scene of whites in the movie is of them sipping champagne on a balcony, while the black workers bussle around on the streets below. Numerous fictional incidents and comments are inserted in order to reinforce this stereotype. 

Reluctant Revolutinary

The time worn cliche of the reluctant revolutionary is inserted into the story turning Nelson Mandela from a happy-go-lucky smooth lawyer confounding a white woman in the witness box, to a frustrated and angry revolutionary fighting for justice, peace and equality for all. 

Police Brutality

Numerous incidents of mindless police brutality are depicted, giving the impression that, without any provocation, or reason, they would beat up, or shoot, black men, women and children in cold blood. 

Adulterous Affairs and Abuse

Nelson Mandela’s pattern of adulterous relationships and repeated beating of his first wife are briefly touched on in a few fleeting scenes. Then much attention is given to the romance with Winnie, who became his second wife. 

Prefering Paganism

In contrast to the repeated, respectful treatment of animism, Christianity is dismissed in a few striking statements and scenes. Mandela states that God only seems to answer the prayers of the Boers, and Winnie declares that there is no God who will save us, we must save ourselves! 

Necklace Murders

Later Winnie Mandela gives a revolutionary call to violence from the front of a church, where the cross is obscured. With much anger and expressions of hatred, Winnie Mandela repeatedly calls for using stones, boxes of matches and petrol to ‘necklace’ the informers and kill the enemy. One brutal burning to death of a supposed informer through the ANC’s signature necklace method is depicted. Actually, over 1,000 black people were burnt to death by the brutal necklace murder, so publicaly promoted by Winnie Mandela. Many of these were elected black town councillors and mayors – but that is not acknowledged in this film, which claims that blacks had no rights, no votes and no elected representatives. 

Ignoring the Cold War Context

Significantly there is no mention of the Cold War context and not a scene or a reference to communism, the Soviet Union or the Russian and Cuban troops, at that time engaged in conventional warfare on the border of Angola and South West Africa. 

The Missing Victims

No mention is made of the Cuban training in terrorism received by Nelson Mandela. Nor are any of the victims of his bombing campaign depicted. From the film one would get the impression that his armed struggle consisted of nothing more than night time bombings of unoccupied municipal offices and a power station. In fact none of the ANC’s car bombings are depicted, not even the Church Street bombing bloodbath. None of the ANC assasinations, such as of Bartholemew Hlopane, are depicted or referred to. Nor the Shell House massacre when Nelson Mandela, as head of the ANC, after his release from prison, ordered his security to open fire on unarmed Zulu protestors belonging to the INKATHA Freedom Party. 

The Communist Connection

At no time does one even see a hammer and sickle. The huge Soviet and South African Communist Party flags that Nelson Mandela spoke in front of are nowhere to be seen in this film. Neither are any of the white Russian communist members of the ANC, such as Joe Slovo and Ronnie Kasrils, depicted in any way in this film. 

The Making of a New Religion

It is disturbing that this film is due to open across the United States on Christmas Day. With songs of praise and hymns glorifying Nelson Mandela being sung by choirs and taught to school children, we seem to be seeing a beginning of a new religion. 

Icon of the New World Order

Certainly Nelson Mandela is the pre-eminent icon and idol of the New World Order. The United Nations General Assembly has even declared 18 July, Nelson Mandela International Day! 

Strategic Timing

The timing of this heavily state-funded propaganda film is interesting as the ANC, mired in corruption scandals, is heading into an election year. Many see the timing of this film as a distraction from the disastrous failures of the ANC, by rewriting history to depict the past in the worst possible light and rally the voters of South Africa behind the party of the revered Nelson Mandela. 

Blame Everything on Apartheid

The violence of the ANC is mostly blamed on Winnie Mandela, with Nelson Mandela apparently disapproving. Even when referring to Mandela’s divorce from Winnie, Mandela’s character blames it on the apartheid government! 

The Missing Opposition Parties

There are disturbing and shocking scenes of the black on black violence in the townships with axing, macheting, shooting and hacking of men, women and children, but no explanations given as to who was doing what to whom. At no time is any hint given that there were actually other black political parties in South Africa, such as the INKATHA Freedom Party, with whom the ANC were locked in deadly turf wars. 

The Last Word on Everything

Throughout the film, Nelson Mandela dominates the screen and always has the most intelligent and profound things to say. He always has the last word, even in court and in prison. No one else ever seems to have a reply for his dogmatic statements. 

A Redemptive Message

After all the depictions of white racism and evil, the film concludes with Nelson Mandela commenting: “If I can forgive them – you can forgive them!” He asserts “peace is the only way.” The film ends with a quote from Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom book: “My country is not meant to be a land of hatred. People are taught to hate and they can be taught to love. Love comes more naturally than hate.” 

Divorced From the Historical Context

If the message of the film is forgiveness then it is a good message. However, divorced from the context of the brutal war being waged by the ANC to intimidate the people in the townships, and terrorise farmers and civilians, this film turns communists into heroes and Christians into villains. It also denies the depravity of man, claiming that love (apart from God) is natural and dismisses God as irrelevant. 

Presidential Performance

The film wisely stops at Mandela’s Presidential Inaurguration in May 1994. That is understandable, because at two and a half hours long, the film drags and sags at times. It is quite episodic. However, it would be relevant to note that the Nelson Mandela presidency was a disappointment and a failure in many ways. Nelson Mandela reintroduced race classification for Affirmative Action, Black Economic Empowerment and job reservation. He legalised pornography and abortion. Violent crime exploded with rape and child abuse increasing 400% during his presidency. The currency imploded and the ANC looted the country of billions of rands through chronic corruption. 

The Abortion Holocaust

Over one million babies have been killed, officially, legally, in South Africa, with taxpayer’s money, since Nelson Mandela forced through the Termination of Pregnancy Bill 1 February 1997. 

Crime Wave

Under Nelson Mandela’s presidency, an average of 25,000 people were murdered each year. Yet, to celebrate his birthdays, Nelson Mandela would regularly open prison doors and set many convicted criminals, including armed robbers, murderers and rapists, free. Some of these were murdering and raping within 24 hours of being released. Well over 100,000 people were murdered under Mandela’s term as president. 

The Growth Industry of Murder

To put this into perspective, in 44 years of apartheid, 18,700 people were killed in politically related violence. This included soldiers, police, terrorists, civilians, necklace murders, rioters – all victims. However, after Mandela became president in 1994, an average of 25,000 people were murdered every year. Over 67,000 whites have been murdered in South Afica since 1994, 3,000 of them farmers. Many fear that this film will incite further race hatred and targeting of whites for murder. Genocide Watch warns that South Africa is already in the Genocidal process stage 6 targeting white Afrikaners for extermination.
 
Economic Deterioration

In the 1970s, even while facing terrorism, riots and engaged in a border war with the Cubans in Angola, the SA Rand was stronger than the US Dollar. In Mandela’s first four years as president, the Rand lost 80% of its value and more than 2.8 million man days were lost to strikes. The national debt doubled under Nelson Mandela’s presidency. 

Financial Failure

Therefore, under Mandela, even with no war, no sanctions, no riots, no conscription and with massive international aid and investment, the Rand plummeted to R10 to the Dollar. Economic deterioration and sky-rocketing crime marred his presidency. The Economist at the time described Nelson Mandela’s presidency as: “a failure.” 

Do Not Let the Facts Get In the Way of a Good Story
However, we are not meant to allow facts to get in the way of a good story. So, this Mandela film calls us to forget all these facts and to shelve our pro-life, pro-family, moral convictions and bow before this new idol, sing this politician’s praises and effectively burn incense before the image of a new Ceasar
 
Rewriting History

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom presents a selection and distortion of the history of South Africa and Nelson Mandela as the African National Congress (ANC) would like us to remember it. This heavily state-funded biopic is politically correct propaganda which markets the Mandela myth by ignoring the Cold War context and threat of Soviet communism on the borders of South Africa at that time. Stereotypical and episodic, it includes numerous obscenities, nudity, occultism, pagan and humanist worldviews, anti-Biblical and anti-Christian sentiments, immorality, adultery, drunkenness, smoking, extreme, brutal and disturbing violence, revisionist history and racism. See: www.movieguide.org for reviews on all films from a Biblical perspective. 

Summary

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom markets the Mandela myth by demonising white South Africans, dismissing Christianity and God, promoting paganism, occultism, humanism, socialism, and justifying violent revolution. The film is a mythic and heroic story of man against man. Despite ending with a call for forgiveness and love, the rest of the film seems more inclined to incite hatred and racial sterotyping. It does not allow the facts of history to get in the way of their story of this icon and idol of leftist causes and the socialist New World Order.
 
 
Dr. Peter Hammond

Frontline Fellowship
P.O. Box 74 Newlands 7725
Cape Town South Africa
Tel: 021-689-4480
Fax: 021-685-5884
Email: mission@frontline.org.za
Website: www.frontline.org.za
 
 “If you ask any Cuban who Mandela is, they will place him among the greatest men who have ever lived,” Havana journalist Maria Elena Calderín told TeleSur.

In 1994, Nelson Mandela became South Africa’s first black president and Fidel Castro was the guest of honor at the inauguration ceremony.

 

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9 Responses to MASS MARKETING THE MANDELA MYTH IN FILM .. Dr. Peter Hammond, SA Missionary

  1. Daniel Wallace December 7, 2013 at 12:35 pm #

    Remember the old cartoon series, “Fractured Fairy Tales,” where they would take a fairy tale and rewrite it to be some outrageous story nothing like the original? Very funny stuff! Well, that’s what Progressive Liberals and other Socialists like to do with history when the truth doesn’t fit their agenda.

    • Fred Brownbill December 7, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

      Daniel, I agree 100%. History has been and is currently still being re-written to suit their progressive agenda.

  2. Jad Letcher December 8, 2013 at 2:35 am #

    I really liked all this information and the burden Peter has to tell the truth in spite of all political and sociological pressure to conform to the spirit of this age. God bless you Peter and thanks Fred for putting this out there. May God richly bless you.

  3. HETTIE HATTINGH December 28, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

    About a week or two ago I received a FW which was written by an Australian, dr Peter Hammond. Perhaps an expat? I was extremely upset about the tone of his writing, the hate and resentment flowing vehemly from his keyboard. After googling his name I discovered with shock that he is a missionary. With a loveless attitude like this?

    I am not a politician and do not want to take him on about his political facts such as dates and figures. But dr Hammand acts aggressively on several issues.

    But I would like to remind dr Hammond about the facts of the filming of The Long Walk To Freedom. Dr Hammand’s malignantly laments about “the film presents a selection and distortion of the history of South Africa and Nelson Mandela as the secular humanists of the New World Order would like us to perceive it. The film rushes through the life and times of Nelson Mandela, completely ignoring the Cold War context and threat of Soviet communism on the borders of South Africa at that time. It glosses over the murders and massacres of the Marxists and presents scenes that stereotype whites as racist and blacks as noble revolutionaries only seeking for justice.”

    Doctor, I ‘ve been living in SA as a white Nationalist for 50 of my 70 years. What you saw was the truth. This was our history. Don’t just look at the nice side of it Living in SA in your white zoned areas with curfew siren blowing at 8 pm and any black person in the white street thrown in the back of a police van to appear in court tomorrow. I had experienced it myself on several occasions how the Police kicked my servant’s door open to check her pass book late at night and arresting her husband for trespassing, according to them.
    Living accordingly as a White does not give you a fair view of the lives of the oppressed under Apartheid.
    Dr, the film was not meant as a overview of the South African political history during the 20 th century. I would like to remind you doctor it was the filming of Nelson Mandela’s auto biography which changes the inclination and contents completely from expectations.. It wàs àll about Mandela’s personal life as he perceived SA and his role in it. The doctor’s ignorance shows by the words : ”The film wisely stops at Mandela’s Presidential Inauguration in May 1994.

    That is understandable, because at two and a half hours long, the film drags and sags at times. It is quite episodic. However, it would be relevant to note that the Nelson Mandela presidency was a disappointment and a failure in many ways….. ……… And his poison kept on flowing…..

    My dear doctor, I bought the book in 1995 which was written during 1994. Do I need to explain the relevant time of the ending of the book?

    Another petty thought: “Producer Anant Singh is recognised as South Africa’s preeminent anti-apartheid film producer. Previous productions of Singh include: Place of Weeping, Sarafina!, Red Dust and Cry the Beloved Country.’ I as a real boere tannie voting for the ruling party all my life until 1994, got to my senses by reading these mentioned books and watching these films on it. The truth is not always nice to face, but it brings liberation from preset brain washing by parents and leaders.
    I think we as South Africans are all sad about the way our beautiful country with so much potential and changes in our attitudes from both sides, is now falling apart by the hands of incompetent corrupt vultures – not Mandela’s view at all. I think the day is close that we as South Africans no matter our color will stand together in the battle to return to Madiba’s vision.

    This morning we had a lovely sermon about discipleship. The pastor stressed the instructions from the Bible that we as the real children of God, those born again into Christ are now made righteous by the blood of Jesus and therefore we are his image and should imitate the traits of Jesus and live to be like Him in our daily interaction with the world. Doctor, you know the biggest commandment? I am talking about relating to our neighbor and often to our brothers which are black. Why do you hate so much? Because of the changes in SA? Yes, abortion is a sin and is wrong. Do you know how many African women are raped annually? But what about our own attitudes towards to the broken, the poor and the oppressed? SA was not better off before 1994. Dr why the hate and aggression in your writing?

    When we voted in the referendum during 1993 (?) for a democracy we were also scared. Particularly as white Afrikaners. Some left our country. Most of us stayed behind – in ambivalence . But we soon learned to love Madiba. Why? We learnt with surprise he was a man of integrity and character.
    He loved.
    He respected
    He forgave
    In many ways he encapsulates the traits Jesus highlighted you would find in someone who is advancing God’s Kingdom. (Matthew 5) He was:
    * Meek * Merciful * A Peacemaker * Persecuted for righteousness sake.
    He forgave the captors who stole 27 years of his life and turned his enemies into his allies. Dont forget he was a freedom fighter for the liberation of his people.( All nations see this as noble and not terrorism in their own situation, like the right wing Boeremag of today, the heros of their followers. To us, evil filled law breakers.)
    The White South Africans are part of this community since birth. Here’s the truth; the majority of us sing Mandela’s praises.
    We love him!
    Only the minority of whites consisting of the far right and of them also Terrorists sitting jail kindling their loveless attitude of hate.
    We loved him
    Yes, he had all the reason to hate and resent us.
    He taught us love vs hate – and he lived it. We loved him. These traits above, aren’t they all traits named in the New Testament of spiritual- fruit and gifts? As Paul stressed 1 Cor 13 : 13 Meanwhile these three remain: faith, hope, and love; and the greatest of these is love.

    Dr Hammond when you come face to face with Jesus one day and you tell him all your good deeds through your ministry, and He asks you “Did you keep my commandments? by loving your neighbor, even your “enemy” as yourself, would you be able to answer this truthfully?

    A last word. I read your short profile on Wikipedia.

    I now understand ….. and say no more.

    • VAMISH December 30, 2013 at 4:54 am #

      i am just a born free foreign national from an African country who is residing in SA, who only watched the life and times of Mandela during the 10 day mourning period when majority of TV channels were airing clips and films and memories of what happened during the apartheid era. I don’t know much about SA history but all i can say is Mandela did his part, its up to everyone in this world to ask yourself what am i doing to live a Godly life. what am i doing to make a change, the mentality in all races is all wicked. we can blame Mandela, but from my understanding he is resting in a better place. He did his part as a HUMAN BEING not as a BLACK PERSON. he really tried to make things right for this country in the eyes of God. Its just like Jesus, did he not die on the cross to save us, did people change even if they came to realize that they have killed the son of God, are people changing their ways, NO. instead people are making bombs, guns, nuclear, bio weapons for what to kill each other. Man are raping their own children and wives, in South African context is it Mandela’s fault that people are choosing to be corrupt, people are resorting to murder, using drugs and all the evil things that they are doing to each other, is it Mandela’s fault that at the work place people are being hired not because of their qualifications, but because companies want to underpay these people, is it Mandela’s fault that school children decides to beat up the teachers because they are being disciplined in class, misses school, do drugs, all the evil things that are happening in SA the xenophobic attacks the list goes on. Its not, Mandela made a choice he lived by his principles. If i can ask is it Mandela’s fault that his own family there are reports that they are fighting over his estate a BIG NO. my point is the long walk to freedom is about Mandela, not south Africa or the soviet union or what ever that Dr is writing about, its about what happened in his life what choices he made as an individual, what he tried to achieve through the trying times of his life, the producers of the film did make changes to make the film interesting, that is why there is a disclaimer, “some of the events in this film are fictitious and some are based on the true events of life of MANDELA”
      Dear Doctor stop criticizing without making any changes, what changes have you made in your life, is your life going to be celebrated the way Mandela did, or we are just going to remember you as a critic of every good deed that other people are trying to do? take a look around you and find a cause for saving Humanity not criticizing what others did. to HETTIE HATTINGH i agree with you in everything that you said about MAndela

    • Mandy Reed January 14, 2014 at 8:23 am #

      Kudos to you Ms Hattingh! My sentiments exactly>
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      Mandy Reed

  4. Mac January 16, 2014 at 7:15 am #

    I agree with Dr Peter Hammond. He is an intellectual, and his perspective is spot on.

  5. Brian Raymond March 14, 2014 at 2:38 pm #

    Seems research is needed, Hettie…the Peter Hammond page on Wiki is not the same one…might help your perspective don’t know the real Dr. Hammond here:

    http://www.frontline.org.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1266:the-director&catid=55:about-us-cat&Itemid=170

    It’s all perspective…and Dr. Hammond has a right to his. The stats cited are plenty. Mandela had his good points, don’t we all, but he also has more attrocities than all of us reading this article combined. Blessings…

  6. Dr P Steyn May 21, 2014 at 6:15 am #

    Ask Hammond about his past as a friend and associate of Fred Shaw who was funded by the SA government in the seventies and eighties.

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