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Nelson Mandela ´proven´ to be a
member of the Communist Party
after decades of denial

Telegraph [UK], by Colin Freeman and Jane Flanagan

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Posted By:earlybird, 12/10/2012 9:04:35 AM

Cape Town--For decades, it was one of the enduring disputes of South Africa´s anti-apartheid struggle. Was Nelson Mandela, the leader of the African National Congress, really a secret Communist, as the white-only government of the time alleged? Or, as he claimed during the infamous 1963 trial that saw him jailed for life, was it simply a smear to discredit him in a world riven by Cold War tensions? Now(Snip) a new book claims that whatever the wider injustice perpetrated, the apartheid-era prosecutors were indeed right on one question: Mr Mandela was a Communist party member after all.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: nina584, 12/10/2012 9:11:05 AM     (No. 9057463)

OMG! Just like Zero.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 12/10/2012 9:21:49 AM     (No. 9057479)

I thought everyone already knew that!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JAN, 12/10/2012 9:23:02 AM     (No. 9057482)

He was jailed for plotting to blow up the Parliament. He had explosives.

We always knew he was a communist which is why the left deified the man.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: zoidberg, 12/10/2012 9:28:04 AM     (No. 9057490)

This is my shocked face.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: tocsin, 12/10/2012 9:30:12 AM     (No. 9057493)

Mandela is a member of the Communist Party AND a terrorist.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Tucker, 12/10/2012 9:48:04 AM     (No. 9057516)

Communist and terrorist....of course the left thinks he such a wonderful role model. Just their ideal.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Judith, 12/10/2012 9:54:16 AM     (No. 9057526)

Walks like a duck, squawks like a duck? Really, when you take the total of their words and actions, how hard is it to spot a communist/socialist? Oh, that´s right, a majority of the USA voters STILL haven´t figured that out.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 12/10/2012 10:02:15 AM     (No. 9057541)

And he´s a murderer. Give the man a "necklace."

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Reply 9 - Posted by: LadyHen, 12/10/2012 10:04:55 AM     (No. 9057549)

This little tidbit might have been nice to know prior to him becoming completely incapacitated, incoherent, and on the verge of death... you know like when he was in charge of a whole country and being praised as a modern day messiah.

Thanks media. /s

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Reply 10 - Posted by: janjan, 12/10/2012 10:10:13 AM     (No. 9057563)

Another liberal icon exposed. Is he on the WH visitors list? He could be a real asset to this regime.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Salt5792, 12/10/2012 10:14:47 AM     (No. 9057576)

For the last 15 years of his imprisonment, SA was trying to get him to leave the prison. All he had to do was say he wouldn´t try to blow up parliament. He refused.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/10/2012 10:16:23 AM     (No. 9057582)

Who cares what he is now? The only thing that matters to me is that the earth will be a slightly better place when he and his "wife" are no longer on it.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: steveW, 12/10/2012 10:27:50 AM     (No. 9057611)

The ANC was always tied to the Soviets, the masters of slavery. But to "progressives" that was a good thing. And it´s no coincidence that South African Nobel Peace Prize winners Tutu and Mandela are passionately anti-American (that alone can win you a Peace Prize nowadays - just look at 2009´s recipient).

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Reply 14 - Posted by: chicodon, 12/10/2012 10:38:51 AM     (No. 9057637)

Why do you think Michelle sought his counsel?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Democracy First, 12/10/2012 10:57:28 AM     (No. 9057659)

Mandela never hid his early flirtation w Communism. He later disavowed it and violence too, as part of his political maturation. This is not news. Read "Long Walk to Freedom. ". He divorced the evil Winnie in part because she wouldn´t give up violence.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: KTWO, 12/10/2012 10:57:46 AM     (No. 9057661)

Historic trivia now. The CP was in all the black African political movements. Moscow was in a Cold War and backed anyone who irritated the West or who would produce chaos.

The dogma of communism seems to provide answers to every problem. The complexity of democracy does not. Communism thus appealed to the black intellectuals and leaders in Africa.

After all, who doesn´t want answers to problems when you are running a revolution?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: tisHimself, 12/10/2012 11:01:10 AM     (No. 9057672)

Makes it sound like Communism in the Africa was a bad thing.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: chance_232, 12/10/2012 11:05:53 AM     (No. 9057678)

I figured that out the first time that I hear of Nelson Mandela....and I believe that Reagan was President at the time.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: WIBadger, 12/10/2012 11:17:30 AM     (No. 9057701)

I had NO idea....at all....

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Reply 20 - Posted by: wepeople, 12/10/2012 11:22:01 AM     (No. 9057705)

And the media enabled him and his butchers all, just like today.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 12/10/2012 11:37:57 AM     (No. 9057734)

My South African friend is of the opinion that South Africa would be far better off now if they would of just shot Mandela and his blood-thirsty wife forty years ago...

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Reply 22 - Posted by: heartlandconservative, 12/10/2012 11:59:02 AM     (No. 9057765)

Communism has the answer to any problem that comes up, its called a bullet. See how easy communism is.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: JimS, 12/10/2012 11:59:20 AM     (No. 9057766)

And if Nelson Mandela had a son, he would be just like Barack Obama

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Dante, 12/10/2012 12:00:13 PM     (No. 9057770)

Also a violent terrorist, but hey let´s not let the facts get in the way of insipid media idolatry.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 12/10/2012 12:36:32 PM     (No. 9057824)

Duh. Actions speak much much louder than words.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/10/2012 1:11:41 PM     (No. 9057892)

Did anyone expect any other outcome?

Now to Zero...

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Reply 27 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 12/10/2012 5:56:48 PM     (No. 9058446)

He should have met the same fate as Guy Fawkes.

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