Azania (South Africa) made international news when a notorious white supremacy was eradicated from the earth by Africans freedom fighters. One thing I always find ironic about white people in Azania, is their fictitious claim to African lands, I mean they are settlers! It reminds me of all the times I’ve been told “to go back to Africa” by white and Negro reactionaries; no problem by me, can I get a little help removing the settlers and their foreign diseased capital out of my motherland!
Sorry, let me maintain focus and a semblance of linear progression; was it me or was I not the only one who was totally disgusted by the ANC’s response to the Africans freeing themselves from this human albatross;
“It is important that all leaders lead this country, from different political formations, and non-governmental organizations should unite in the call for calm in this country. I condemn this act, cowardly act, and the matter of Mr. Terre’Blanche, it’s not acceptable in our society, in our democracy. We all should unite against violent crime. And certainly, in due course, we’ll know as to what is it that led to this terrible action.”
These were the words of ANC President, Jacob Zuma. Now let’s put this into a “human context”; if there was a person running around exposing Nazi rhetoric, had been to prison for brutalizing Jewish people, and longed for the days of old, when you could round up Jewish people into death camps; now I don’t proclaim to be clairvoyant, but I can say with 100% certainty that you wouldn’t see AIPAC making apologetic statements like Uncle Zuma. Oh yeah, that’s right, Africans aren’t humans, therefore ostensible human rights legislated on pieces of paper, doesn’t mean by any means that you act like a human being, by fighting back. Africans must always remember to fight back within the highly defined system designed by their oppressor to obtain respectability for their struggles.
This leads me to Professor Frank B. Wilderson III book Incognegro. Incognegro takes us on a journey from America during the liberation struggles of the sixties, all the way to apartheid Azania, were he was a member of the armed wing of the ANC. His nonlinear style of writing is reminiscent of Assata Shakur’s autobiography; he uses deeply visceral imagery in describing political analysis in the world. His humor is ironic, acidic, and witty; and makes the read that much more enjoyable. He gives us insight into how the ANC sold out the people of Azania to the same apartheid rulers it was suppose to be fighting against. Here is a brief summation of the book I obtained from Voxunion.com (believe me this description doesn’t even begin to touch the tip of the iceberg of this book);
“In South Africa, Mandela once called the author, one of the few African-Americans to help lead the ANC, ‘a threat to national security’—in short, a terrorist. Wilderson was named such because he and his colleagues continued to clandestinely push for socialism by any means necessary while Mandela had embraced the military-corporate establishment and the idea of peace and reconciliation—the latter the author dismisses as “anger management for Blacks.”
Incognegro, provides a first person account of the betrayal of the ANC, so you can understand why an ANC president can make such apologetic statements about the death of someone whom is humanity’s sworn enemy. This book is a definite must read.