South Africa was in the news recently when American Supreme Court Judges Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg complemented the ruinous, socialist based South African Constitution and in the case of Ginsburg disparaged her own Constitution as not worth the parchment its written on.
As a reminder; after the overthrow of apartheid and despite inheriting one of the wealthiest economies on the planet South Africa, like its neighbour Zimbabwe, has descended into a poverty stricken, diseased, crime ridden kleptocracy.
On the other hand the USA under its Constitution, which guarantees individual liberty and limited government, has delivered peace, freedom and prosperity for the vast majority of its citizens.
Global 'progressive' spinners centred on the UN, who are incapable of admitting the truth, would have us believe that the South African people are much better off as a multi-cultural Rainbow Nation than they were under the apartheid regime where now all the races mingle happily together and the country is at ease with itself.
This could not be further from the truth but the objective of the global 'progressives' was ending of apartheid regardless of the consequences for the people.
Unfortunately this false view of a benign South Africa is widely held and is proof that the PR image makers can make the intellectually challenged people of this world believe anything they want them to.
If any further evidence is needed that the PR image makers can achieve the impossible then its the transformation of Peter Hain from a political impostor and runaway coward into a fearless warrior against apartheid.
Associating Peter Hain with the downfall of apartheid is an insult to the real hero's of the struggle who stayed behind in South Africa and suffered harassment, imprisonment, torture and death.
Quoting from an earlier post; the spinners tell us that Peter Hain bravely ran messages for the African National Congress (ANC) and at the age of ten his bedroom was searched by the police looking for incriminating evidence.
The PR men and spinners attempt to give Hain credibility as a conciliator for delivering the eulogy at the funeral of terrorist John Harris who was hanged for murdering a 77 year old woman and mutilating 23 innocent civilians when he placed a bomb at a railway station.
He would have got more credibility among his black countrymen had he denounced Harris as the bloody indiscriminate murderer that he was.
After a banning order the Hain family decided to abandon their comrades to their fate and run away to the safety of Great Britain.
Peter Hain went on to finish the elite education that he started in South Africa and embarked on his political career by joining the Liberal Party and becoming a Trade Union researcher.
At the same time Hain was building up a reputation as an anti-apartheid campaigner but his fearless opposition consisted only of the 'Stop the Tour' campaigns against the South African rugby and cricket tours of Great Britain.
At no personal risk whatsoever he was involved with digging up cricket wickets and scattering nails on rugby pitches then milking the subsequent publicity for all it was worth.
Among the majority of the British people Peter Hain was nothing more than an irritating publicity seeker and outside of the usual motley band of pimpled full time activists he was universally despised.
Hain realised he had no chance of a political career as a Trade Union researcher belonging to the Liberal Party so he 'discovered' socialism, stabbed his colleagues in the back by dumping the Liberals and joining the more electable Labour Party.
It is worth noting that at the same time as Hain was using the anti-apartheid movement to further his political ambitions the real campaigners back in his native South Africa were still being harassed, imprisoned, tortured and killed.
Peter Hain went on to have a political career noted for its backstabbing, expense scandals incompetence and police investigations into corruption.
As a government minister and as he did with his comrades back in his native land, he indicated his willingness to sell out the proud and loyal people of Gibraltar to the Spanish despite the fact that they had voted in referendums to remain British.
He was prepared to do the same to the people of Northern Ireland and sell them out to the Republic of Ireland against their wishes.
Needless to say Hain is despised by the people of Ulster and the Rock to this day.
As the record shows Peter Hain having 'fundamentally transformed' Great Britain into a northern version of South Africa he has retired to the backbenches to await his sinecure in the House of Lords or the European Union.
What is certain is that Hain will not be retiring to his native South Africa despite it being the much lauded multi-cultural, Rainbow Nation at ease with itself.
Many people I have spoken to wonder why Peter Hain would prefer the gloomy, inclement, post industrial, welfare addicted towns of Neath and Port Talbot to Cape Town or Port Elizabeth with their wonderful vistas, perfect climates and supposedly harmonious communities.
The truth is that the so called Rainbow Nation is an artificial construct of the UN spinners to cover the fact that the deconstrucion of apartheid was poorly handled resulting in a disaster for the South African people.
Just as the downfall of the Smith Regime in Zimbabwe was more important to the global 'progressives' than the emtpy bellies of the people left behind, so the downfall of the apartheid regime was an end in itself simply to satisfy the emotional needs of the global 'progressives' while the well being of the South African people was was not even a consideration.
If Peter Hain thinks that the new South Africa is as good as the spinners claim it is then surely he would be there in prference to a gloomy, damp South Wales town.
This post is in honour of anti-apartheid hero's who stayed loyal and didn't run away:
Denis Goldberg Helen Suzman Billy Nair David Webster
Dr Nico Smith Harry Schwarz Ahmed Kathrada Harry Lawrence
Colin Eglin Berbard Spong Joe Slovo