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Many of you know I was raised in South Africa. I moved there with my parents when I was five years old. By then censorship and propaganda were well entrenched by the Whites-only Apartheid government, this representing just 4% of the total population. The problem was that those of us brought up in it did not even see what was happening, even though the rest of the world could see this was not okay.
The official government narrative was that Apartheid was good for all South Africans, regardless of race. And us Whites of course believed them. Why wouldn’t we? After all, it served our selfish desires to turn a blind eye to the truth. Until it all ended in 1994.
Meet the Author
Nigel B. Patterson was born in Tanzania, Africa and has lived in four countries across three continents. A significant life-crisis at the age of thirty-five shattered his carefully constructed ego-based self, and propelled him onto the path of the spiritual warrior. Today he is an author, coach and spiritual teacher living in Hawaii. He supports clients around the globe in their quest for freedom.