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Stalinism Lives in South Africa:
Was Nelson Mandela a Secret Communist?

PJ Media, by Ron Radosh

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Posted By:steveW, 12/5/2012 1:30:35 AM

Last week, a book review appeared in the Wall Street Journal by South African journalist Rian Malan, a man from the Afrikaner family who ran the apartheid regime but broke with them and became an opponent of apartheid. Still, he was a journalist of integrity who did not hesitate to report on and to write about the dark side of the African liberation movement. His first book, My Traitor’s Heart, was an international bestseller in which Malan traced out his return from exile as he sought to learn the truth about his racist ancestors

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Imagine, a charismatic black leader who disguises his Marxism as "progressive" in order to gain power through popular support. Only in South Africa, right?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: miceal, 12/5/2012 2:07:54 AM     (No. 9049208)

Secret? He was a card carrying member for goodness sake....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: iamtinman, 12/5/2012 2:11:24 AM     (No. 9049210)

Walks like a duck, quacks like a duck. Yup by golly it´s a duck!


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Reply 3 - Posted by: zanutsa, 12/5/2012 2:20:42 AM     (No. 9049215)

And this is a surprise to. . .??????

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Reply 4 - Posted by: harper, 12/5/2012 2:24:02 AM     (No. 9049216)

Imagine, a charismatic black leader whose Marxism is disguised as "progressive" by the western media in order to gain power through popular support.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jond, 12/5/2012 2:32:00 AM     (No. 9049220)

With #1 and #3. This is a surprise to whom?

Marxism works great as long as you are locked in prison and fed more or less regularly.

Outside of that context, its a guaranteed failure.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: 4Justice, 12/5/2012 2:50:57 AM     (No. 9049228)

Hah! I knew he was a communist back in the 80´s when they were chanting/singing their "Free Nelson Mandela" rot.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 12/5/2012 2:55:14 AM     (No. 9049229)

I am not surprised. I never bought the Nelson Mandela sainthood. Once they bring out the evil white colonialists charge there is nothing further to be said. They have won.

South Africa was a pretty good country. I knew black rule would ruin it.

Some years ago returning from Europe I sat on a plane with an elderly Indian couple from South Africa. They told me that their children had to leave the country and that they knew they soon must also leave. Blacks are not tolerant of other races.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: KTWO, 12/5/2012 3:01:31 AM     (No. 9049231)

Answers to headline. (1) no surprise (2) yes, he probably was.

Marxism is a great recruiting tool when you are seeking to overthrow or oust colonial ruler or a race based regime such that of South Africa.

In simple terms the theory provides an explanation for all history and an outline of how to build a glorious future. That is appealing.

The Soviets knew that and used it during the Cold War. They also had no colonial baggage and could pretend to be totally free of racial prejudice.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: PageTurner, 12/5/2012 3:38:52 AM     (No. 9049242)

I don´t think it was a secret.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/5/2012 4:50:13 AM     (No. 9049263)

There really isn´t any difference between Obama and Mandela.Mandela is a liberal saint who actually used racism to destroy African progress from the inside out,just what Obama is doing here.

A couple weeks ago,Obama said the future workforce of America is blacks and latinos which can´t be any more racist in thought. Obviously this will never happen as long as the plantation gives you more money than going to work.

Obama was basically saying that white people are on their way out in this country and there´s enough white morons to help make it happen. To me, a white liberal is a traitor to his/her race.

Obama´s upcoming wealth grabs won´t be equally applied.All they have to do is call some hack from a state motor vehicle dept. to see what party your registered with.

Africa has unimaginable natural resources which could easily lift everyone out of poverty there,if applied sensibly.But world liberals,like at the UN loves them being below 3rd world status so they can "help"them by shutting down their own production and taking wealth from other countries and giving it to dictators there.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 12/5/2012 5:12:41 AM     (No. 9049267)

Like Obama, there was never anything secret about it if you watched his actions instead of his lips.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Phil_hk, 12/5/2012 5:21:36 AM     (No. 9049276)

Except Mandela did, I think love his country.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Tianne, 12/5/2012 6:00:41 AM     (No. 9049289)

Over 40 years ago there were several articles written in news magazines about Nelson and his former wife, Winnie, being Communists and being fine-tuned by the Communists to ´lead the struggle´ - and it´s a question now??

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Reply 14 - Posted by: thelmalou, 12/5/2012 6:21:20 AM     (No. 9049300)

No secret here, either. But thanks to Mr. Radosh (like Horowitz, a Red Diaper Baby who has seen the light) for continuing to speak truth.


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Reply 15 - Posted by: heartlandconservative, 12/5/2012 6:35:41 AM     (No. 9049314)

With respect #12, a communist loves no one or anything but themselves, everything and everybody else is for their personal gratification and expendable.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Japanorama, 12/5/2012 1:18:07 PM     (No. 9050141)

You´ll take it and you´ll like it, honkeydonkey.

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