Ok, my guess is, by looking at the footage and photo’s and reading all the articles I could find about Angus and his Mighty Men Conferences, is that the average age of the men who visit there is between 45 and 55.
That puts their birth dates between 1954 and 1964.
Ok, so then by the time these men were ready to go to high school, the years were 1966 – 1976.
During that time in South Africa’s history, all the afikaans schools were segregated, the churches were segregated, and just about every thing in the country was segregated. The dominees were all using the bible to explain why the Afikaners were god’s “chosen” people, and why appartheid was right. The afikaans schools were all aggressively preaching the same doctrine and successfully brainwashed just about everyone who went through that system.
The foundation had been laid.
Then South Africa became a full democracy. All of a sudden the schools are for all citizens, the churches open up to all races, and the dominees start changing their tune. Mostly without an explanation or apology. This leaves a couple of million completely delusional people in the country, for whom no good change came, but instead they feel that they were sold out. Their religious leaders lead them down the wrong road, and everything is falling apart in their little world.
So of course they are looking for a new leader. Their De La Rey!
The foundation for brainwashing and delusional belief has been laid, so when a guy like Angus comes along, and he sings the right tune, it all kicks in.
Angus has the right tools.
He has the bible and jesus christ. One of the most important foundations for any Afrikaner.
He has a “true” story where god saved him because he had faith. Also very important if you want people to follow you.
He promises change and hope. One of the most important things the people are looking for.
He tells them god speaks to him. Say no more!
He gathers masses of them together. It creates a warm fuzzy feeling and unity. How could this be wrong?
Then he can tell them what ever he wants to, and they will not doubt him. Remember, the foundation of faith and belief is deeply rooted in the core of these people. You just have to stimulate it right, and they will follow you down to the ends of the earth right up god’s arse, and never question it.
This is a phenomena that has repeated itself many times in the history of man. A recent example is the Nazi’s in Germany. They bought Hitler’s ideology hook line and sinker, and millions died. Today when you talk to German people you can hardly believe that really happened. They are smart people, successful people, but it happened to them too. Their system for brainwashing was copied by the South African government during the apartheid years. And it worked! It worked damn well.
Angus is getting more and more dangerous. Like Hitler did when he started to get more and more power.
Angus now truly believes that god talks to him. He truly believes that god has given him divine power. He truly believes he can save his followers. He truly believes he can cure diseases. He truly believes he rose from the dead. And so does most of his followers.
Watch out for this nonsense. People get hurt. But they also get pushed back into obscurity by not addressing the real problems in their lives because they believe a spook is going to fix everything. So as long as the Afrikaners are going to believe in ghosts, spooks and messiahs like Angus, they are not really going to achieve as much as their potential could allow them.
The Germans got a real rude awakening during and after the war. Those events as well as the truth when it became clear to all who was still alive, was enough to scare the hell out of them, and make it quite unlikely that they will fall for another con like that any time soon.