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    Re: Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital in 'serious condition' [W:47:W:117]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Oh that and 40 years of rumors substantiated by not just one, many.

    I just posted one.

    Remember those rumors of all those actors being members of a communist party too
    But question remains... So what?


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    Re: Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital in 'serious condition' [W:47:W:117]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Oh that and 40 years of rumors substantiated by not just one, many.

    I just posted one.
    Yeah, the white supremacists and racist law enforcement in apartheid-era South Africa are definitely credible sources on whether or not Mandela is a communist.
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    Re: Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital in 'serious condition' [W:47:W:117]

    He's 94 years old. How much longer are people realistically expecting him to live for?
    History proves that all dictatorships, all authoritarian forms of government are transient. Only democratic systems are not transient. Whatever the shortcomings, mankind has not devised anything superior. -Vladimir Putin

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    Re: Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital in 'serious condition' [W:47:W:117]

    Here's a thought: if any of you who say that Mandela is "an evil commie" were completely oppressed in every aspect of your lives based only on circumstances outside of your control, you'd probably become a violent revolutionary and radical as well. I have a feeling that not many of you would come to forgive your oppressors, as Mandela did.

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    As soon as you're systematically and brutally oppressed in every facet of your existence, you can do just that.
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    Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital in 'serious condition' [W:47:W:117]

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    If you want to get some perspective on what a violent, communist overthrow is really like, Zimbabwe is a far better example than South Africa. Mandela could have easily made himself dictator and then launched racist land policy against whites, like Mugabe. But he didn't.
    Not saying he was ever tempted to do so, but he really couldn't have done that.

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    Re: Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital in 'serious condition' [W:47:W:117]

    FORMER South African president Nelson Mandela is on life support at a Pretoria hospital, according to officials and members of his clan.

    Read more: Nelson Mandela 'on life support' in Pretoria hospital | News.com.au
    For the love of God, let him go and stop prolonging the inevitable. Disconnect his life-support and let him breathe his last breath free. He has earned the right to die with dignity.

    And when the moment arrives, rest in peace Madiba.

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    Re: Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital in 'serious condition' [W:47:W:117]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    Not saying he was ever tempted to do so, but he really couldn't have done that.
    Why not? If he stayed on the militant path, with all of the international support against apartheid it wouldn't have been impossible for the ANC to establish a dictatorship or a junta.
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