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Enter Saint Mandela…

It’s a common saw that when a politician dies, he/she automatically becomes an elder statesman; a man/woman honored by all for their accomplishments and their principals – even though 5 hours before they passed, they were being chewed up and spat out by their political enemies!

Witness Nelson Mandela

Mandela proceeded on an African tour, meeting supporters and politicians in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Libya and Algeria, continuing to Sweden . . . Encouraging foreign countries to support sanctions against the apartheid government, in France he was welcomed by President François Mitterrand, in Vatican City by Pope John Paul II, and in England he met Margaret Thatcher. In the United States, he met President George H.W. Bush, addressed both Houses of Congress and visited eight cities, being particularly popular among the African-American community. In Cuba he met President Fidel Castro, whom he had long admired, with the two becoming friends.

It is in the context of that sideshow of the Cold War that was the Angolan Civil War that Mandela’s remarks praising Cuba and its operations in Angola must be understood. The Cubans and their MPLA familiars committed many atrocities.Mandela knew of these since he kept constant track of South African military as well as continental political affairs. He never, to my recollection, condemned them.

Angola held the first round of its 1992 presidential election on September 29–30. Dos Santos officially received 49.57% of the vote and Savimbi won 40.6%. As no candidate received 50% or more of the vote, election law dictated a second round of voting between the top two contenders. Savimbi, along with eight opposition parties and many other election observers, said the election had been neither free nor fair. An official observer wrote that there was little UN supervision, that 500,000 UNITA voters were disenfranchised and that there were 100 clandestine polling stations. Savimbi sent Jeremias Chitunda, Vice President of UNITA, to Luanda to negotiate the terms of the second round. The election process broke down on October 31, when government troops in Luanda attacked UNITA. Civilians, using guns they had received from police a few days earlier, conducted house-by-house raids with the Rapid Intervention Police, killing and detaining hundreds of UNITA supporters. The government took civilians in trucks to the Camama cemetery and Morro da Luz ravine, shot them, and buried them in mass graves. Assailants attacked Chitunda’s convoy on November 2, pulling him out of his car and shooting him and two others in their faces. The MPLA massacred over ten thousand UNITA and FNLA voters nationwide in a few days in what was known as the Halloween Massacre.

As far as I can determine, Mandela never condemned the Halloween Massacre either.(Sipsey Street Irregulars, Wikipedia)

And yet it took me hours scouring the Internet, blogs and news, to find such things.  The Mainstream Media has made no mention of the wholesale government-sponsored theft of Afrikaner-owned farms, and the murdering of their owners, either. (i.e. redistribution of wealth).

This is NOT an excuse for the previous apartheid system, but a statement that removal of white property ownership by force and murder following the ‘legal’ shifting of power in South Africa is not to be excused, either.

Mandela made the mistake many ‘freedom-fighters’ have made.  That is changing one school of oppression for another, one with a history of violent death and genocide, for a new improved version of the same. Doesn’t work.

Who was it who said one man’s revolutionary is another’s freedom-fighter?

Considering the abysmal treatment of whites in this country by the Department of Justice, could we be headed for the same fate?

“The cause of Communism is the greatest cause in the history of mankind!”  –  Nelson Mandela

“There’s one place where (Fidel Castro’s) Cuba stands out head and shoulders above the rest – that is in its love for human rights and liberty!”  –  Nelson Mandela

“Che Guevara is an inspiration for every human being who loves freedom.”  –  Nelson Mandela

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About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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9 thoughts on “Enter Saint Mandela…

  1. Guffaw1952 – Dear Sir, Everything you have stated is absolutely correct. One item you omitted however is the bountiful praise bestowed on Mandela by Obama. zinger3006 Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2013 15:01:08 +0000 To: tthuntzinger@msn.com

    Posted by zinger3006 | December 9, 2013, 8:27 am
  2. Yup.
    Mandela dies and suddenly he’s remembered as Opie Taylor.

    Posted by KM | December 9, 2013, 11:46 am
  3. Nelson and Winnie Mandela, King and Queen of the “necklace”.

    Posted by robertsgunshop | December 9, 2013, 1:43 pm
  4. “It’s common saw” ???

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    Posted by Gloria | December 9, 2013, 2:00 pm
  5. Mandela was imprisoned for terrorism, not because of MartinLuthertha’King-esque civil rights marches.

    Posted by kx59 | December 10, 2013, 9:38 pm

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