To: free from tyranny
Can you refresh my memory and tell me why he was in prison in the first place? What sets Mandela apart from other people who may have been unjustly imprisoned during apartheid? I am sure there were other people who did nothing at all and because of the racial situation were in jail. How about people like Mark Mathabane that grew up in South Africa under apartheid but made something of himself?
I guess I'm ignorant but I believe South Africa is worse off than ever before. Perhaps if things were done differently? I dunno. Apartheid was bad but I think Mandela didn't do such a good job. His wife was a terrorist that I know.
posted on 01/31/2003 10:28:00 PM PST
Friends of my parents went to SA on vacation a couple of years ago.
Said if they ever went again they would take AK47s.
He was tossed in the klink in 1963 (I think) after being caught with a truck full of explosives. Way back when, he was a bomb thrower for the ANC. He became, due to his prison stay, the symbol of racial oppression in SA until his release.
posted on 01/31/2003 10:44:41 PM PST
(HOOAH! Not just a word, A way of life!)
" His wife was a terrorist that I know."
. . .yes Winnie, his wonderful wife, preferred 'necklacing' as her choice of torture. Cannot even remember if she went to jail or not for her efforts. Thinking she did. . .
South Africa is worse off than before and just as many poor Blacks there are suffering from racist hate. . .it just comes from the 'new Middle Class of Blacks who mistreat their 'lessors' like slaves.
. .not to mention a host of other Marxist ills that have brought this beautiful country to a ruinous economy and environment.
posted on 01/31/2003 11:40:24 PM PST
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