Media Blackout on Mandela’s Criticism of the US, Praises of Cuba and Libya


Jay Janson
RINF Alternative News

The war investment industry seeks to keep Americans in childlike ignorance, as the dumbest misinformed population majority of any nation on earth. The entire media with greatest fanfare and pronouncements of the same adulation Nelson Mandela is held within majority mankind, which remains the target of plunder by the same US government that once made sure that Mandela stayed in prison.

In 1986, Nelson Mandela —Mandela was serving the 23rd year of what would ultimately be a 27-year prison sentence, but
“Dick Cheney Didn’t Regret His Vote Against Freeing Nelson Mandela, Maintained He Was A ‘Terrorist’”
[The Huffington Post, 12/05/2013

All the above quoted Nelson Mandela severe denunciations of the United States have surfaced plentifully on Internet magazines and newsletters since Mandela’s passing. But so far the Internet’s publishing Mandela’s anti-US remarks probably has made but a small dent in the blackout of corporate media, which blankets the nation and to an increasing degree the planet.

Mandela’s “If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America.. they don’t care for human beings.” will reach relatively few Americans just as the outcry of Martin Luther King Jr.’ “The greatest purveyor of violence in the world is my own government… for the sake of the hundreds of thousands trembling under our violence, I cannot be silent; “see individual capitalists of the West investing huge sums of money in Asia, Africa, and South America, only to take the profits out with no concern for the social betterment of the countries, and say, “This is not just.” remain relatively unknown on Main Street USA.

However, as the Greek philosopher Heraclitus wrote, “Nothing is permanent except change.”

With information sharing technology racing forward, cell phone personal instantaneous contact with nearly anywhere in the world and computers providing at a touch documentation on past events, there is going to be a hard awakening for masses of Americans made simple minded about the wars King and Mandela condemned. A hard rain is going to fall when the many millions of survivors of US military’s police actions in dozens of poor nations sue for compensation for wrongful death, injury, destruction of property and theft of natural resources.

At Nuremberg US Chief Prosecutor Robert Jackson thought to point out that the laws concerning genocide and crimes against peace were not written as applying only to Nazi Germany, but to all nations. As one example of what can be expected in time, in the fall of 1966, General Telford Taylor, who was Counsel for the Prosecution at Nuremberg, stunned a CBS interviewer with his stating that he strongly supported the idea of trying the U.S. pilots captured in North Vietnam as war criminals — and that he would be proud to lead in their prosecution. [Robert Richter, an Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker, and political director for CBS News from 1965 to 1968 recently wrote in Bomber Pilot McCain: War Heroism or War Crimes? published by Institute for Public Accuracy, October 15, 2008]

With every charge of ‘crimes against humanity’ the US and its European allies level at uncooperative leaders of African nations in special courts put together by these industrialized former colonial powers (presently neo-colonial powers), eye brows are raised in incredulity, and more and more wonder when the logical will happen once there be a shift in power toward the majority mankind that has been attacked, robbed and exploited for so long.

When this belated prosecution happens, important personages of Western media will most probably not escape the same scrutiny that brought indictments, trial, sentencing and punishment of five Nazi media personalities.

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Jay Janson is an archival research peoples historian activist, musician and writer. He has lived and worked on all continents and his articles were published in China, Italy, UK, India and the US. He now resides in NYC.