Saturday, May 17, 2014
On the African National Congress
It was never an indigenous movement (much more of a Western construct) and it never had the full backing of the black South Africans. That, and the power that it did accrue was gained predominantly by violence (99.9% of its victims being fellow blacks; moderates and professionals, mostly), terror, and intimidation ("identify, defame, and destroy" - the tactic, according to Buthelezi). For folks to even attempt to imply that the actions of these people was in any way motivated by a desire to improve the lot of the citizens (as opposed to a bald-faced power-grab) is at the very minimum dubious.