Benjamin Netanyahu Under Fire for Not Bowing Down to Mythical Idol Nelson Mandela
By Julio Severo
The mainstream international media were chocked when Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres said they would not be attending the funeral of Nelson Mandela in South Africa, citing costs and health reasons.
Why so much fuss about it? Russian President Vladimir Putin decided not to attend it, and he has not received the widespread criticism Netanyahu did.
For Putin, who was an active leader in the infamous KGB, to attend Mandela’s funeral was just natural. During the white rule, South Africa was anti-communism and KGB was operating behind the scenes supporting the African National Congress, which is today the ruling party. Mandela’s victory was KGB’s victory. So there is no reason for a KGB agent or former agent to miss such event.
Mandela and Palestinian Terror
Yet, the international Left was not focused on Putin’s absence. Their focus was Netanyahu, who had good reasons for his decision, considering some Mandela’s statements:
1) “But we know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians.” (Address by President Nelson Mandela at the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, December 4, 1997, Pretoria.)
Comment by Julio Severo: The World Conference against Racism held by the United Nation in South Africa in 2009 was used as a platform against Israel, whose government boycotted it.
2) “I believe that there are many similarities between our struggle and that of the PLO.” (1990)
Comment by Julio Severo: PLO, or Palestine Liberation Organization, was a terrorist Islamic group responsible for many terrorist attacks against Israeli citizens, including children.
3) “We identify with the PLO because, just like ourselves, they are fighting for the right of self determination.”… “Arafat is a comrade in arms.”
4) “If one has to refer to any of the parties as a terrorist state, one might refer to the Israeli government, because they are the people who are slaughtering defenseless and innocent Arabs in the occupied territories.” (1990)
|Nelson Mandela and Yasser Arafat|
Modern South Africa and Its Crazy “Security”
Yet, there is somebody who definitely should not have attended Mandela’s funeral. He was not a world leader, but he was representative of the modern South Africa. His name is Thamsanqa Jantjie and he is a South African. According to the Associated Press, he is a schizophrenic man with violent tendencies. By simulating a sign language interpreter, he was able to be very near world leaders, including just 3 feet from Obama, at Mandela’s memorial.
|Obama and Thamsanqa Jantjie (right)|
The South African government was unable, or unwilling, to explain how he was able to get clearance to be near world leaders.
The Associated Press said that in South Africa, Obama was exposed to “an array of confusion and security risks that typically would not be tolerated by the Secret Service in the United States.” Jantjie is just an example. He was a definite threat to Obama and other leaders.
Obama was at the mercy of the South African government — and at the mercy of its schizophrenic, paranoid, bogus sign language interpreter. By the current South African standard, this was security, and it is much more security than most South Africans will never see in their lifetime.
Jantjie is a small sample of a South Africa the world refuses to recognize: the Marxist change Mandela brought to his nation made it the world’s rape capital, with also a very high rate of murders and assaults.
Wait a minute: hallucination or demon possession?
Modern South Africa and Old Witchcraft
Mandela inaugurated in South Africa an era where witchcraft was recognized and respected by the state.
Last year, the festivities of the centenary of the ruling African National Congress, of Mandela, were marked by animal sacrifices and rituals held by witches “to remember their ancestors and remember their own gods in a traditional way.”
This “traditional way,” or African way, is known in Brazil: candomble and other afro-Brazilian religions. By the way, if you disapprove this way by pointing that in the Bible God condemns witchcraft, the Brazilian state response follows the leftist mantra: criticism of the African worship and its gods and demons is discrimination, even racism!
|South African witch|
Rituals at Mandela’s funeral were similar. Animals were sacrificed. The ceremonial slaughtering of animals is one of the ways the “ancestors” are called upon for help. Guests in these rituals drink blood of the slaughtered animals. Veneration for the world of the ancestral spirits plays an important role in South African “culture.” (I know these terms very well. In Brazil, we are taught by our leftist government that Christianity is a religion and African witchcraft is just “culture”!)
Following this tradition, Mandela’s body was accompanied by individuals who kept communication with his spirit and other spirits.
I do not know if criticism of such witchcraft involvement in South Africa amounts to racism. But this is not the only problem. South Africa is under the spell of the Western Left.
Mandela and his African National Congress were about to turn South Africa into a violent Marxist, communist country in the Soviet or Cuban model “when they were bought off by the [socialist] American Democratic Party and big multi-national business who showered the new black rulers with wealth and power, and, above all, with favourable international media coverage,” according to Rodney Atkinson, brother of Rowan, the famous “Mr. Bean.” They were bought off by the Western Left. The result? They became a violent socialist nation in the Western model.
Under the spell of this model, South Africa has been implementing moral decadence as no other African nation has done. For Mr. Atkinson, Mandela has a murderous legacy. In 1996, Mandela endorsed one of world’s most liberal abortion laws.
In other words, while many other African nations follow the tradition of protecting the family, including against gay “marriage” and abortion, in this respect South Africa under Mandela followed the Western socialist model. Just in regard to religion, Mandela opened the national doors for the traditional African way and its demons.
Calvinism in South Africa
Just as other African nations, South Africa was also strictly against sodomy and abortion, under white administrations. White administration officials were mostly Calvinist, and undeniably South Africa greatly flourished under Calvinist inspiration. Their greatest challenge was to prevail over racial barriers — a common problem in Africa, considering tribal wars where tribes hated, enslaved and massacred one another for racial and “cultural” differences. Just consider Tutsis and Hutus.
The Calvinist difficulty to prevail over racial barriers opened the doors to resistance, especially communist, and a gradual weakening of their own religious tradition.
In 1985, while under white administration, 92% of Afrikaners (South African whites) were members of Reformed (Calvinist) Churches. But after the pro-abortion and pro-sodomy Mandela rule, everything changed. By late 2012, this figure had dropped to 41%, while actual weekly church attendance of Reformed Churches is estimated to be below 25%.
Gandhi, Apartheid and Racism
Their weakening follows a strange societal idea that Apartheid is worse than any evil South Africa has been suffering since the end of Apartheid.
Apartheid has been elevated above the rampant rapes, including of children and babies, in South Africa.
Apartheid has been elevated above the troublesome personal life of its greatest opponent, Mandela, described by DailyMail as a “womanizing wife-beater.”
Apartheid has been elevated above the evil of socialism, abortion and other threats.
And it is very suspicious that Marxism, adhered by Mandela, embraced a supposed fight against racism. According to American Black academic Walter Williams, Karl Marx was a racist man. How then did Mandela espouse Marxism to fight Apartheid and, later, used Marxism to legalize abortion?
And now, Marxists, whose father was a racist, put Mandela in the same mythical level of Mahatma Gandhi — another racist! For Gandhi, Africans were no better than the “Untouchables” of India. He thought black people were subhuman.
Gandhi was, according to HuffingtonPost, elevated to a 20th century messiah by both European and American Protestant clerics and missionaries. For example, John H. Holmes, a liberal Unitarian pastor from New York, praised Gandhi in his writings and sermons with titles like “Gandhi: The Modern Christ” and “Mahatma Gandhi: The Greatest Man since Jesus Christ.”
Will Mandela be the new messiah deified by Protestant clerics and missionaries? Any doubts?
Calvinism and Pentecostalism
Perhaps Calvinists in South Africa might have averted the catastrophic destiny of their nation by opening the doors for spiritual revival. Some 100 years ago, when the African National Congress began its fight against Apartheid, the United States began to experience an abundant outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and the Pentecostal movement was born. The Holy Spirit did no distinction of race and color: whites and blacks were baptized in the Holy Spirit and whites and blacks became leaders in the Pentecostal church.
While leftist and feminist birth control campaigner Margaret Sanger preached the extinction of blacks through birth control some 100 years ago, poor whites and blacks were united in their Pentecostal experiences.
Pentecostalism, rejected by many affluent and proud Calvinists, has been God’s way to address racial issues since the early 1900s.
Calvinists, who blessed South Africa over three centuries with their capitalism and hard work, needed such Pentecostal experiences to face the 20th century challenges. Failure to do so eventually became victory for Marxist idols and their “liberation” with epidemic rapes, abortion and homosexuality.
Netanyahu: No to the Anti-Israel Idol
So I am not amazed at Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter going to South Africa to pay their tribute to their pro-abortion and pro-sodomy comrade. Yet, what was George W. Bush doing among them? Where was his courage just to say “no”?
South Africa is today an anti-Israel nation, in contrast with the past white administrations, which were pro-Israel.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had the courage to say “no.” He could have made the very expensive travel, to see, as other world leaders did, the crazy antics of Thamsanqa Jantjie, a demon-possessed man who was hallucinating near Obama in a sad representation of the witchcraft, rape and murder culture in South Africa. He could see world leaders in their antics to pay tribute to an Anti-Israel man. But he did not do so.
An American reader in Charisma magazine noted, “Mandela was a supporter of Palestinian terrorism and an ardent critic of Israel. For the Israeli Prime Minister to participate in honoring him would be akin to him going to a tribute to the Ayatollah. It would be an insult to everyone who was a victim of Palestinian terrorism.”
Netanyahu, not Putin, has been under fire for not following world leaders, especially US leaders, in their attendance of Mandela’s funeral. But Israel should get used to be criticized and isolated. In the future, Israel will suffer more criticism and isolation, and all of this has been prophesized in the Bible.
Babylon and Its Idols
Old Babylon ordered citizens over its control to bow down to its mythical idol: “And the herald proclaimed aloud, ‘You are commanded, O peoples, nations, and languages, that when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, bagpipe, and every kind of music, you are to fall down and worship the golden image that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up. And whoever does not fall down and worship shall immediately be cast into a burning fiery furnace.’ Therefore, as soon as all the peoples heard the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, bagpipe, and every kind of music, all the peoples, nations, and languages fell down and worshiped the golden image that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.” (Daniel 3:4-7 ESV)
Daniel the Jew did not bow down to the idol set up by Babylon.
Modern Babylon, especially represented by the socialist United States and Europe, wants the whole world to bow down to its mythical idols.
Netanyahu the Jew did not bow down to the anti-Israel idol set up by modern Babylon.
While America follows the ways of the nations, and nations follow the way of Babylon, Israel follows her own way and destiny.
Portuguese version of this article: Benjamin Netanyahu é criticado por não se prostrar ao ídolo mítico Nelson Mandela