By Andile Mngxitama
The title of this short report is more appropriately expounded by the theme “white praise: how do good blacks go rogue?”. We have watched, over the years, good black people becoming anti-black and praised servants of white power. Many blacks can’t withstand white torture, which in turn firstly deflates their morale and destroys their independence and secondly rebuilds them into poodles in service of white power.
It must be stated that the former Public Protector, Adv Thuli Mandonsela, didn’t start out as an agent of white power. She had over time fallen into the subliminal conditioning regime of white power which proceeds by reward and punishment. The method of choice used to tame blacks, who are not under white influence, is praise through the white owned media.
They start with violent unfair criticism. They show you how much power they have. They put you under constant pressure. They project you as incompetent, corrupt and compromised. Every week they manufacture a story about you. They go to your past and dig. If they find nothing, they just go ahead and invent something which they thereafter repeat as if it’s the thruth. Then their political arm kicks in. The opposition parties shall have their way with your name in the mud and gutter. They will threaten law suits or even institute some. It won’t matter that their aspersions are based on vexatious, spurious and vindictive allegations. These will be reduced to writing in court papers and repeated as fact.
Such assault takes its toll. Then one act on your part that suggests criticism of President Zuma will earn you great relief. They will praise you to the hilt. They will project you as the saviour we have been waiting for. They will gently, through excessive praise, prod you to go further and join the regime change faction led by white capitalists like Johann Rupert. Your office will be enlisted to fight the Guptas who are seen as competition by white monopoly capital.
Before you know it, the seduction of white praise shall have turned you into a blind defender of white capital. You get hooked on white praise like a nyaope addict. You live for the next hit. The white owned press will be a generous dealer. For every move in defence of white capital, there shall be oodles of white praise. They will disfigure your self-perception and you will be so high on white praise that you will start believing the lie.
Take the Chief Justice, Mogoeng Mogoeng. Many may have forgotten what avalanche of hate from the white owned media followed his appointment. The Johann Rupert media literally projected him as mad. The racist cartoonist, Zapiro, had a field day. Mogoeng was the devil incarnate, allegedly appointed by President Zuma to wreak havoc with the independence of the judiciary. Mogoeng cracked under white criticism. He gave them what they wanted and then the potent addictive stuff flowed in abundance. He has been high on white praise for a while now. We lost the Chief Justice to the other side. Like your predecessor, he is a man covered in the white cloud of white praise.
Withstanding the charms of white praise is an almost impossible task. The attacks which have started to rain on your Office are part of a well worn strategy. They are aimed at trying to break you down. How long you will survive, only God knows. If you crack and give in, I won’t be surprised nor embittered. I have seen too many good blacks go rogue under the weight of white brutality driven by their media and opposition political vparties. Today its worse – the alliance for white power runs across the full spectrum of the political field. Expect open attacks from even the ruling party leaders. See the relentless attacks on Hlaudi Motsoeneng, Brian Molefe and Dudu Myeni? One has to wonder for how long shall they hold up.
When they fully break you like the apartheid security forces used to break captured MK or APLA soldiers, they will give you guarantees that you need not worry about your livelihood when you leave Office. They will reassure you that a well paying job awaits you after your tenure as Public Protector has ended. That’s how they make askaris of good black people. Don’t underestimate them. They have a brilliant track record of converting good blacks into harmless poodles.