columnBy Udo W. Froese
THE progressive national-political and democratic forces find themselves embattled by a strategically orchestrated and heavily funded agenda of political and economic realignment. That realignment is no part of any democratic process, though it claims it. It is the outgrowth from capitalism into global corporatisation and neo-colonialism.
The tool of the owners of such political realignment is a thinly veiled promotion of "neo-liberalism supported by people's power", closely networking with international Western aligned forces within the "global village" to "honour your past and own your future."
Let this writer keep reminding you ad nauseam - follow the money. Now, what "honour" is there in the colonial-apartheid "past", by being told to forget it, in order to be hijacked to become part of that "global village"? Should the hoodwinked electorate - another description of the absolute majority of the average, uninformed human being - accept and thus, live with such organised crime? How, in that structure and context can anyone own their future? Those are the worst of criminal lies.
In fact, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe repeatedly warned against the corporatisation of governments, where elected national political parties have been thrown to the marauding dogs of destabilisation and eventually, succumbed to the vendettas, discrediting and finally collapsing everything, indigenous Africans have ever stood and fought for. Corruption and abuse of power are the pillars meted out by the infiltrators into popular people's movements. It is very much part of their hidden agendas.
The leader of one of South Africa's political opposition parties, the Democratic Party/Alliance (DP - DA), Helen Zille, who ever so badly attempts to copy popular song and dance from the majority ANC, claimed, "What we are seeing is the ANC (African National Congress) in the process of disintegration. Nobody thought that would be smooth and easy. And everything we are seeing is a symptom of that process, including Marikana. Obviously people are depressed about the implications of that. But it is a part of the realignment of SA's politics."
That is some admission.
Namibia's Swapo Party, like South Africa's ANC had been undermined from the onset. Their enemy was hard at work to ensure that leadership would be compromised, kowtow the line of powerful foreign interests only, in the process losing the moral high ground.
That plan of undermining and assisting with the creation of a new breed of 'comrades in corruption' was strategically orchestrated even before the self-anointed 'captains of industry', or 'owners of the economy' met with the leadership in exile and in jail.
Agent provocateurs and moles had been deployed to be accepted, infiltrated and built up as "leaders". They were then planted into strategic key positions. Since then, some of them have been unmasked and left for the political wilderness. However, many other such plants remain in senior political positions, even hailed from newly created public platforms, the academia and the media, in the hope of gaining national popularity.
It was important that first Swapo and finally the ANC had to become 'broad churches', accepting anyone and everyone into their ranks. Obviously it meant that a host of local, regional and international forces and their infiltrators would have to be accepted into their structures, before they were allowed back from exile. It was part of the beginning of the implosion of black African majority rule. To retain the economic status quo meant to dress the colonial-apartheid ownership up as the will of the people. The iron-grip on the throat of this continent has tightened since. A hidden, much crueller neo-colonialism has taken over, sugar coated as neo-liberal democracy.
The media conglomerates have made their platforms available to those very agents and moles. Civil society, the owners of the economy and the media promote them as "efficient leaders against state corruption", stifling the real national debate. In fact, the national democratic debate has been replaced with a vicious vendetta against any influential and credible leader, who is not part of their destructive realignment of political power.
From the outset, the media has nailed its colours to the mast. Continuous propaganda is confused with news and current affairs reporting and analysis thereof. Be informed that the war for Africa, more particularly against its inhabitants, masquerading as "implementing democratic values", followed through with the collapse of African structures and values, bribery and corruption, so-called civil and tribal wars, xenophobia and black-on-black violence, structured abject poverty and diseases is far from over. The covert grand-plan for a final conquest of the African continent is revealing itself.