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I have seen what the ANC do to people when they are "motivated" in their racist hate filled rage.
To lose one of the few great men left in this world.
On to a better place.
He was a communist terrorist. How can you guys think he was a great man?
His ANC were responsible for hundreds of killings.
Because he stopped a civil war. Because he prevented a backlash against the Boers. Because he kept a nation together and moving forwards. Because he gave people hope instead of despair. Because he forgave the scum who used to run his country. Will that do? Or do you have some more ignorant comments to throw against the wall in the vain hope that they'll stick?
You have absolutely no idea what your talking about.
He was leading the MK, the militant aspect of the ANC and conducted bombings against such civilian targets such as railway stations and post offices killing many innocent people, including black women and children, who had nothing to do with the government.
There was more black on black violence during apartheid than white on black violence and this was led by Mandela even after he was sentenced to prison.
Here's some of the charges which he never disputed.
(a) the preparation, manufacture and use of explosives—for the purpose of committing acts of violence and destruction in the aforesaid Republic, (the preparation and manufacture of explosives, according to evidence submitted, included 210,000 hand grenades, 48,000 anti-personnel mines, 1,500 time devices, 144 tons of ammonium nitrate, 21.6 tons of aluminum powder and a ton of black powder);
(ii) Further acts of violence and destruction, (this includes 193 counts of terrorism committed between 1961 and 1963);
I suppose you also support al-Qaeda and believe the people on 9/11 deserved to die don't you?
And you are failing to address what I said. He regretted his past. He made a better future. Are you denying that?
Sigh. Congratulations dear fellow members for once again showing us that ignorance and hypocrisy is far from dead. It is alive and well.
I am not even going to argue with the lack of insight and knowledge shown in this thread...
I'm just going to say that Nelson Mandela was a good guy, and I wish him a peaceful rest after a long and hard battle.
As an after-thought perhaps some of our members should listen once again to the words of the Jewish barber...
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It is a good thing to laugh in the face of misery. A dark moment that can push us all into a lower negative vibration.
I really want to share that on facebook, but the sad part is, a lot of people would actually get confused.
I'm a little torn by this.
the man was a terrorist, and although he obviously means a great deal to his country and people. I cant help but feel hypocritical if i mourn his death, it would be like mourning the death of Osama bin laden.
Someone terrorist is after all someone else freedom fighter.
How do you justify it in your head.
I mean blowing up a bus full of school children is an horrendous act, but it is acceptable because he suffered under aprtheid.
I dont know.