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Mandela´s world has gone awry
Telegram & Gazette [Worcester, MA], by Clive McFarlane

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Posted By:onashi, 12/9/2013 6:28:10 PM

I cannot remember exactly when Nelson Mandela entered my consciousness, but I remember the giddiness I felt when they were forced to turn him loose after 27 years of captivity. I remember, after his release, how the stories and the songs that before had passively comforted me exploded with a kinetic energy that shattered the skepticism I had about my place in the world. To me, he was David slaying Goliath with a sling and stone. He was Bob Marley´s "Duppy Conqueror." "… the bars could not hold me... force could not control me..." Today, however, I am afraid that we tend to view the lives of individuals like Mandela,

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In this rambling mush of a column with lots of hypothetical unanswered questions, because he didn´t bother to research the answers, Clueless Clive shows an ugly streak. FTA: "Why did Israel, after the experience of the Holocaust, feel that its survival depended on maintaining a close and long lasting military and economic relationship with the government of South Africa"? OK, Clive, where is the evidence that Israel felt its survival depended on maintaining a close relationship with (apartheid) South Africa? Proof, please.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: schnapps, 12/9/2013 6:52:06 PM     (No. 9647220)

Here´s another question for your enquiring mind, Clive, but take your meds first.

When Mandela was offered his freedom several times during his incarceration if he would renounce violence, why did he turn it down?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: LoneVoice, 12/9/2013 7:28:57 PM     (No. 9647255)

I know the progressives of the world are writing hagiographies (holy scriptures) of Mandela, but really he´s just another dead Godless communist. The world praises another man of this world.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Michaelus, 12/9/2013 7:38:27 PM     (No. 9647265)

I sure hope that Obama gets to meet loyal Mandela followers like Aboobaker Ismail (see Church St. Bombing) or Robert "Bomber" McBride who blew up a bunch of civilians at Magoo´s Bar. Both these guys have great jobs today in SA.

Tell me one more time how we hate the idea of killing the innocent. I dare you.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bugboy, 12/9/2013 11:44:02 PM     (No. 9647496)

Mandela´s world would be a socialist/communist state.

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