It is AMAZING to me to see the right wing ranters mindlessly spew about a nation and it's struggle out of the highly undemocratic political system and only sees one side, the black side as terrorists, murderers, or vile.
To hear these 'sons of liberty' spew on in other threads they would never just stand by if our Government murdered unarmed civilians just like the white government in South Africa did. But they expect Mandela to not respond like they would...
They rant and rail about terrorist this and that but we seem to not recall how Israel was founded by terrorists. Reagan embraced Shamir, who was a terrorist.
The South African government called the ANC communist to curry favor and aid from the USofA. The radical right may not see daylight between socialist, marxist, communist but they see to ignore that Israel's 'freedom fighters' embraced first Hitler and then Stalin. You reach for those who help, not those who rebuff you. The USofA picked the white minority government and that's a black mark on us.
Our Government, under Reagan, embraced Saddam Hussein when that very brutal dictator launched an unprovoked war against Iran, yet will scowl at Mandela liking a Libyan?
Highly selective wouldn't you say?