From Edil Ayan: “Listening to the media outlets today on the coverage of Madiba’s passing brought me to a state of great mutug. Not an hour of his death went by before the rewriting of history began. They’re already going on about his Gandhi like status. This is why I have little patience for white liberals, why they infuriate me so. They will love you once you are underground, when they can mold your story to reinforce the preserve of their status quo.
What happened to Madiba’s terrorist status? What about Thatcher’s indictment of him? What about Canada’s collusion with the apartheid project? What about Israel popping fists with the Afrikaners? WHAT ABOUT ALL OF THIS?!
Yo, listen, Mandela believed, advocated and used armed resistance against that disease of white supremacy illustrated by Afrikaner apartheid. He spent 27 years in prison, more than my entire lifetime, because he would not recant his faith in the basic humanity of black South Africans. Let’s not forget this. He was not Gandhi. He believed in forcibly taking back what belonged to him, his humanity, his right to walk under the blue sky in dignity, the right to come and go and become as he pleased. This is why we celebrate MLK and hardly a whisper about Malcolm X. This is why they murdered Steve Biko and Patrice Lumumba. If they cannot kill you in the prime of your leadership (and they could not with Madiba), a recourse to that shall be the passing of time, the slow decline of memory, the rewriting of your story of any animosity towards white supremacy. Do not mourn him in false memory. Just, don’t.”"