Posts Tagged ‘South Africa’



Gullible, ignorant people annoy me greatly. This is how it works in the real world: you cover up your crimes (conspiracies) for as long as possible until no one cares anymore, say 55 years, but of course it was a crime, murder, assassination, all along from day one…

Apartheid SA Killed UN Secretary General
Dag Hammarskjold may have been killed by South African agents backed by the CIA




With all the crocodile tears finally drying, let’s get real about where the US stands vis a vis third world people’s movements.

Chicago Tribune:

“We have turned Mandela over to the South African security branch. We gave them every detail, what he would be wearing, the time of day, just where he would be. They have picked him up. It is one of our greatest coups.“ -CIA Officer Paul Eckel

And guess what, America?  Dr. King had more than a dream too, and elements of the US government killed him because of it.  They also succeeded in erasing his legacy of opposing the war and fighting for equality and economic justice, so that your kids hear a tiny fraction of what the man actually stood for.


On Invictus (2009)

Posted: December 16, 2009 in Binoy Kampmark
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Invictus: Dreams and Realities
Column: Binoy Kampmark

I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul
William Ernest Henley, ‘Invictus’ (1875)

When the Springboks, South Africa’s famed rugby team, returned to the international fold after decades of isolation, suggestions were made to change the name. Drop the label and jersey, went the cry, those hated symbols and reminders of apartheid. Embrace, instead, the emblem of the floral protea. But the Boks were spared by the sagacious and calculating President Nelson Mandela. A traumatized nation had to be healed, and rugby might well assist in that enterprise. Clint Eastwood’s Invictus, based on John Carlin’s account in Playing the Enemy, is a narration on the subject.