Ignorant Wellingtonians mourn death of a monster

Never underestimate people’s capacity for stupidity. Most people would be shocked if they heard that others were holding a church service to mourn Hitler’s death or were wearing T-shirts with his image on them yet they think nothing of wearing ‘iconic’ T-shirts with the face of a Cuban terrorist on them.

Che Guevara was not someone to look up to. He ordered hundreds of executions without trials. He openly despised the United States and?stated that he wanted to launch a nuclear war against America. He was a cold-blooded killer and he enjoyed killing.Quote:

He said ?a relentless hatred? toward the enemy transforms the men in his army into ?an effective, violent, selective, and cold killing machine.? He even wrote to his own father that, ?My nostrils dilate while savoring the acrid odor of gunpowder and blood?I?d like to confess, Papa, at that moment I discovered that I really like killing.?End of quote.

Che Guevara also suppressed freedom of speech.? He said, “We must eliminate all newspapers; we cannot make a revolution with free press.? He also set up hard labour camps for political prisoners that doubled as re-education camps. Yet despite all his many crimes stupid people wear his image on their T-shirts as a symbol of revolution and freedom. They think that his image is cool. In fact the image has become so popular that it is now considered an iconic image.

It is the same ignorance that is behind a group of deeply ignorant Wellingtonians mourning the death of a brutal and evil woman because they mistakenly think that she is a symbol of freedom and the fight for justice. Quote:

A memorial service for Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at St Peter’s Anglican Chruch in Wellington. Photo / Frances Cook

Wellingtonians have come together to mourn the death of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the former wife of Nelson Mandela and one of South Africa’s most prominent and polarising figures.

Madikizela-Mandela died earlier this month at a hospital in Johannesburg, aged 81.

Tonight a memorial service is being held at Wellington’s St Peter’s Anglican Church, to commemorate the woman known as South Africa’s mother of the nation.

Reverend Brian Dawson said Winnie Madikizela-Mandela had pushed for change even when others pushed back.

“We like our heroes meek, mild, quiet, and male.

“But there would not have been a Nelson Mandela without Winnie Mandela. We owe Winnie a lot.”

AUT social sciences associate professor Camille Nakhid said Nelson Mandela was remembered because his then-wife Winnie made sure he had a voice, when others would have preferred him to be silent.[…]

It sickens me that a church would mourn a monster like Winnie Mandela and provide a highly sanitised version of history in order to do so. In order to mourn Winnie Mandela and hold her up as a hero, you have to either be very stupid or accept that the ends justify the means.

I saw a tweet on Twitter on the day she died where a woman who was praising Winnie showed just how ignorant she was. She thought that a Winnie Mandela necklace was a special necklace like one worn by her when in fact it was her signature method for brutally killing those she wanted to be eliminated. Quote:

Necklacing?is the practice of?summary execution?and torture carried out by forcing a rubber?tyre, filled with?petrol, around a victim’s chest and arms, and setting it on?fire. The victim may take up to 20 minutes to die, suffering severe burns in the process.

In South Africa?Necklacing was used by the black community to punish its members who were perceived as collaborators with the apartheid government.?These included black policemen, town councillors and others, as well as their relatives and associates. The practice was often carried out in the name of the?African National Congress, although the ANC executive body condemned it.?In 1986,?Winnie Mandela, then-wife of the imprisoned?Nelson Mandela, stated, “With our boxes of matches, and our necklaces, we shall liberate this country”, which was widely seen as an explicit endorsement of necklacing,?which at the time caused the ANC to distance itself from her,?although she later took on a number of official positions within the party.

The first victim of necklacing, according to the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, was a young woman,?Maki Skosana, on 20 July 1985.

Moloko said her sister was burned to death with a tire around her neck while attending the funeral of one of the youths. Her body had been scorched by fire and some broken pieces of glass had been inserted into her vagina, Moloko told the committee.[…] End of quote

While this ignorant and sickening tribute to a monster was being held in Wellington I wonder if any of the mourners spared a thought for the genocide currently being waged against white South Africans now that black South Africans are in power? Little white children have been nailed to tables and raped in front of their families before their families are slaughtered. Will the leaders behind this genocide one day be mourned too inside Christian churches? I sincerely hope not.

Winnie Mandela Kids T-Shirt featuring the painting Winnie Mandela by Tony B Conscious