Do you know anything of one of if not the greatest man in history?
He never was a communist, he never joined the communist party, he helped draw up the freedom charter which was capitalist in nature, and supported equality and freedom for all.
One man one vote.
In 1984 dick Cheney voted against his release from prison, but no Nelson refused a conditional release from prison, until his demands where met.
He walked out of there after a total of 27 years in prison and said "I forgive you, lets make peace and move on"
After the apartheid regime shot 15 year old kids in t he back, beat people to death and tortured them, they non violent protests of the ANC
and other movements, if it be black or white were always met with violence.
Mandela then formed the MK
, the armed wing of the ANC
, to bring the nats to the negotiating table. Which it did, and South Africa is a better place today than it was under them, was the MK
then important yes. Its the same as any other tyrant, such as Hitler and Stalin. Just with Hitler the world stood against him and no one in t he world originally backed Nelson and the ANC
because they never understood their ideas and ideals. Eventually the Dutch were the first to impose sanctions against South Africa.
Nelson does say he advocated violence to bring out a peaceful end which he did, fight fire with fire which worked. Once it had run its course he said no more, and the very allies of the united states kept killing people in informal settlements to disrupt the peace process.
Nelson also said I'm surprised I won the Nobel price after I had set up an armed wing.
Im a white male and he fought for me, he fought an oppressive regime for the collective peoples of South Africa. He is still on the US terrorism list, has never been taken off, he is a head of state hence he is allowed to visit and now ex head of state.
Those pictures you see are very biased, white 27 year man can shoot a black girl in her back running away from police, kill her, and then be awarded a medal? Get real, you are completely oblivious to the truths of Nelson Mandela and t he situation in South Africa, do your self a favour and read his book.
The is the same as a KKK website.