Skip to comments.3 things you didn't know about Nelson Mandela
Posted on 12/05/2013 8:29:24 PM PST by ReaganÜberAlles
The hero of the anti-apartheid struggle was not the saint we want him to be.
The image of Nelson Mandela as a selfless, humble, freedom fighter turned cheerful, kindly old man, is well established in the West. If there is any international leader on whom we can universally heap praise it is surely he. But get past the halo weve placed on him without his permission, and Nelson Mandela had more than a few flaws which deserve attention.
He signed off on the deaths of innocent people, lots of them
Nelson Mandela was the head of UmKhonto we Sizwe, (MK), the terrorist wing of the ANC and South African Communist Party. At his trial, he had pleaded guilty to 156 acts of public violence including mobilising terrorist bombing campaigns, which planted bombs in public places, including the Johannesburg railway station. Many innocent people, including women and children, were killed by Nelson Mandelas MK terrorists
(But were too afraid to ask)
Ah, no wonder the progressive left idolized him.
They love their blood-lusting commies.
and you’ll not hear a word about this in the lamestream media.
this takes attention away from bammycare for a moment....
They never pulled the wool over my eyes on this guy.
He was a fraud from the word go.
sometimes the story is better than the reality, and sometimes it can accomplish the same things, so I’ll give Mandela a pass...just like we give MLK a pass and Kennedy a pass because they overall did good....
The end always justifies the means with these people.
Didn’t know he was still alive.
Perhaps, but in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.
The article does not mention necklacing. Was that Nelson or Winnie who necklaced many people?
I guess I knew about this side of him and could not understand all the laurels that the press is pressituting.
Winnie was famously written up about it but make no mistake she and nelson were very much the terrorist couple.
“The apartheid regime was a crime against humanity; as illogical as it was cruel.”
And if you accept that unquestioningly, you’re no better than those who assume Mandela was a saint.
He was a terrorist without a valid cause.
“Family That Necklaces Together Stays Together “
Oooh cruel. lol Yes, Mandela’s enemies became tired.
Not only that. I heard Lars Larson sort of praising him today and then later Andy Dean. WTH? Do these “conservative” radio hosts do any research? Normally I like to listen to both these guys but had to turn them off today. Never heard Levin’s or Limbaugh’s take on this “historic” event. Maybe tomorrow. Goodyear necklace anyone?
If I were you, I'd tread lightly on this thread.