Sunday, 19 April 2015

THE LEFT NEO-COLONIAL BLAME GAME THAT ATTACKS THE ANC, AND REFUSES TO SEE OR HEAR ANYTHING ELSE


Keeping decolonial anti-imperialist loyalty to the Liberation Movements

"You know Ali, it's hard enough to start a revolution, even harder to sustain it, and hardest of all to win it. But it's only afterwards once we've won, that's when the real difficulties start" 
(FLN leader in conversation with Ali La Pointe, in Battle of Algiers, approx 1:08:00)

"PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma challenged political and business leadership in SA and Zimbabwe to implement and unapologetically capitalise on laws aimed at transforming the economies of the two countries.

Mr Zuma was speaking in Pretoria on the second full day of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s official state visit, which is already said to have the highest attendance of any official visit between the two African countries.

Mr Zuma’s remarks at the Sheraton Hotel in Pretoria on Thursday morning were in tune with Mr Mugabe’s address at the Union Buildings in which the 91-year-old leader urged African nations to unite for self determination and to grow their collective economies in the global community." (source)

This is what happens when you advocate unity of all our forces in a common struggle! ie., our forces unite closer and influence each other in a positive manner against the common enemy and for common liberation. This is excellent news that Zuma and the ANC/SA leadership are focusing increasingly on the economic as well as decolonial anti-imperialist socialist-oriented approach. MANY challenges and battles to go through before getting there, look at Zim, it had to go through MANY Chimurengas (uprisings against colonialism and imperialism) to reach the level of radicalism and relative liberation it enjoys today. Only a very few year ago Zim nearly faced a full war of neo-colonial destruction against it like which has been unleashed against Iraq, Libya etc. Instead, Zim is put under siege by imperialism by war sanctions.

I am amazed at the amount of abuse emanating from a neo-colonial arrogance against the ANC (it was the Mbkei from the ANC last year who exposed the brits plans for a war of aggression against Zim, see here). People seem to want to blame ALL the forward nations of the Global South who are facing off neo-colonial war such as ANC/SA, China, Russia, Algeria, Syria, etc. I find it outstanding in the most negative sense that people would attack the ANC over the xenophobic attacks taking place in SA.

This is some additional comment I made on a comrade's anti-social network page who was blaming what I consider a wholly unethical blame-game:

How did it it come to pass that those of us in the 'west' decided to pass judgement on the ANC and assert that they are to blame?

Who and why and how is it that a short time after the ANC (and SACP, PAC, COSATU and others) conducted a heroic and massively sacfricing liberation movement to defeat the apartheid state, that some have decided to turn nearly all their ire on the ANC?

The ANC and their mass base (including the SACP and COSATU in the on-going Tripartite Alliance) the liberation forces have hardly begun to actually address the substance of apartheid and neo-colonialism in South Africa and some of us here in the neo-colonial centre who have done nothing to build our movement in the last 20/25 years decide to pass this judgement against the ANC?

The ANC and the liberation forces won the formal end to apartheid in the WORST regional, continental and global situation that Global South peoples have ever faced for over a hundred years: the ANC 'won' the defeat over apartheid in a context of massively raised war on all fronts against Africa, a offensive which continues today.

The fact is that the ANC, ZANU and general Frontline states (which is formally SADC today) and the African continent is STILL facing a intense hostile neo-colonial war on all fronts (Libya, Mali, Somalia, british attempts at a all out war against Zimbabwe and war sanctions instead, promoting neo-colonial death squads, economic war all across Africa, usa army Africom spreading across Africa and much much more), and deserve our struggle that much more now, remember what the FLN leader said in Battle of Algiers: "You know Ali, it's hard enough to start a revolution, even harder to sustain it, and hardest of all to win it. But it's only afterwards once we've won, that's when the real difficulties start." 
(FLN leader in conversation with Ali La Pointe, in Battle of Algiers, approx 1:08:00)

A profound comment, which should point us towards not spitting on our fighters and liberation movements just cos they have gained some slight advances from the popular armed struggle days, we should keep in support of them against neo-colonialism until neo-colonialism in this period where the enemy is constantly seeking to divide us from our leadership and struggle and continues to conduct covert and overt constant war against them. We MUST stay loyal until neo-colonialism coloniality is cast into the museum of antiquities.

- Sukant Chandan, Sons of Malcolm

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