28th of April 2013
It was a chilly morning of 17th March 1961 when Canadian Prime Minister John Diefenbaker returned to Ottawa from the tenth Commonwealth Prime Minister’s Conference in London where South Africa was “Black Balled” and made to withdraw from the Commonwealth because of her Apartheid policies on 16th of March 1961.
South Africa was re-applying for membership after voting to become a republic which it did on the 31st of May 1961.
Diefenbaker, a conservative, who was instrumental in South Africa being kicked off the Commonwealth, was received as a hero. When he stepped off the plane, he said that the Commonwealth was stronger than ever before after South Africa was basically kicked to the curb.
To South Africans it was a bit of a shock at the time.
A year earlier on 21 March 1960 Sharpeville took place and a few days later Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd survived an assassination attempt on 9 April 1960, when he was wounded by two .22 shots from an English business man David Pratt.
At the time the UN wanted to kick SA out, but Canadian Prime Minister Diefenbaker or “Dief” as he was affectionately known by the Canadian media stood by South Africa in 1960.
I always wondered if he ever knew what “Dief” meant in South Africa.
So here you had the Canadian Conservative Prime Minister in 1960 standing by South Africa and a year later he was instrumental in kicking South Africa out of the Commonwealth…what happened?
Enters Canadian hypocrisy… Les De Villiers, in his book “South Africa, A skunk amongst nations” (1975) in chapter two page 51 states that in 1960:
“He (Diefenbaker) hinted that someone in the commonwealth might equally dislike Canada’s restriction of coloured immigrants and its treatment of the Indians”.
For an entire year Diefenbaker was ruthlessly bombarded by the press and MSM.
He wanted to get re-elected. Eventually he caved in and sold out South Africa.
South African Foreign Minister Eric Louw said that Diefenbaker was in trouble at home and he was simply pandering to the ultru-liberalistic Anti South African circles in Canada at the time.
On page 47, De Villiers writes:
"On the day of Diefenbakers’s departure from Ottawa to attend that fateful Commonwealth meeting in March 1961 a three column photograph of the doyen of the press corps in Canada, Charles Lynch, appeared in the local press. In his hand he held a black ball. The caption read: “Black Ball Ends Crystal Balling”. Students planned to hand the black ball to Diefenbaker at Ottawa airport, it was stated, so that he could drop it in the lap of the South African delegation at the Commonwealth conference. They were prevented from doing so by Royal Canadian Air Force Guards, and Charles Lynch took over the mission.”
Operation Black Ball succeeded. South Africa withdrew to be spared the humiliation of being kicked off from an organisation they helped to find.
Boer General Jan Smuts, a lawyer, with his philosophy of holism was instrumental in the founding of the Union of South Africa, the Commonwealth, then the League of Nations and virtually singlehandedly drew up the charter of the United Nations as we know it today.
Nevertheless, the Afro-Asian block also applauded Diefenbaker. But how did they perform at home?
India with a rigid cast system and millions of third-class citizens called “untouchables”, Ceylon (SriLanka) with her stateless Tamils, Ghana, a dictatorship and Nigeria on the verge of the Biafran civil war between her major tribes all condemned South Africa because of Apartheid.
Said South African Premier Hendrik Verwoerd to the Indian Prime Minister during deliberations:
“Within ten years we will stamp out illiteracy on the part of our Blacks, but you won’t do so in fifty years.”
Winged words by a great and visionary man.
But Karma came knocking two years later when John Diefenbaker lost the general election in Canada.
The Commonwealth lost its last “model” Black democracy in a night of terror which left the Nigerian Prime Minister, Tafewa Balewa, and his cronies in shallow graves near Lagos.
Then followed the Biafran War in which two million blacks died –blacks killing blacks.
Kenya and Uganda forced tens of thousands of Indians to leave.
India and Pakistan fought over borders.
Then came Bangladesh and another few hundred thousand victims died.
None of these nations were kicked off the Commonwealth or out of the United Nations.
Early in 1966, Dr Hendrik Verwoerd won another election and was in charge of an economically prosperous and buoyant South Africa.
In Canada in the House the debate centered on the newly independent Rhodesia and the need to crush “White Supremacy” there.
Diefenbaker, now in the opposition seat rose laboriously from his seat. This question of Rhodesia, he argued, was an internal matter for Britain to solve. The Commonwealth should not interfere.
When someone started asking uncomfortable questions about if he was not the one in 1961 who opposed Apartheid and instrumental in getting SA kicked off the Commonwealth due to Apartheid, he replied:
“At no time did I indirectly or at all support the removal of South Africa. At no time was such a stand taken.”
That was the kind of snake John Diefenbaker was.
Always twisting and wriggling himself out of difficult situations. But remember how Diefenbaker stated in 1961:
“…someone in the commonwealth might equally dislike Canada’s restriction of coloured immigrants and its treatment of the Indians…”
Why, whatever did he mean?
How many of you know that currently in 2013 a Truth and Reconciliation Commission is being conducted in Canada?
That is right, Canada is a few years behind South Africa.
It has emerged that for more than 150 years Canadian liberals have kidnapped Indian children and put them in white communities and forced them into white schools to force them to become white people with red skins.
They called it the “Kill the Indian in the child” program that lasted from the 1870’s to 1996. “Ashantai Hatheway, Press TV, Montreal, video 02:08 minutes into the video. 26th of April 2013) Canada aborigines were abused at school
This is the psychotic extremes liberals will go to, to prove their racial egalitarianism and cultural relativism theories.
An estimated 150,000 aboriginal children have been uprooted from their families and culture and sent away to government-funded boarding schools where many of them were subjected to emotional, physical and sexual mistreatment.
There were reportedly over 130 residential schools across Canada.
The first schools opened in the 1870’s and the last one was closed in 1996.
Another victim said,
“Our traditional, spiritual way of life was pulled away from us, taken out of us, kicked out of us, punched out of us.”
The First Nations children in schools were not allowed to speak their native language.
They also had to deal with difficult conditions including overcrowding, unhealthy food and poor sanitation.
Now contrast that with the former National Party Government of South Africa and its Apartheid policy who granted every aboriginal tribe in South Africa its own governance, complete with its own police force and army, who built schools and universities for every single tribe in South Africa and always fanatically stressed mother tongue education for all the tribes at least up to primary school level.
For that, Apartheid was declared “A Crime against Humanity”, whilst the real criminals against humanity like Canadian liberals go unpunished today.