So, again I say when leaders around the world recognize the significance of his conciliatory efforts on behalf of his people and, as such, they recognize him as an example for peaceful leadership, how do you not honor such a man in this way?
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Also... I have no clue where you received your information on the 'Zulus' but a few things:
1. The Zulu were not and are not a monolithic entity. You are massively generalizing here. Thousands of Zulu joined the ANC such as the current president of South Africa Jacob Zuma.
2. If you are referring to Zulu nationalists like the Inkatha Freedom Party or the collaborationist Apartheid supported government of Kwazulu-Natal they both engaged in inter-ethnic terror and opposed the ANC for reasons of nationalism and as a mechanism for retaining power in their collaborator government.
3. Seriously... no terrorism? Arguably the most violent group in the spectrum of South African opposition parties and ethnic militias was the Inkatha Freedom Party and their associates.
I personally couldn't give a rats ass about Mandela the commie. Oh, and isn't SA and specifically Johannesburg the rape capital of the world? Great country ya got there, what with 1 out of every three women at risk of rape and 1 in 4 living with AIDS, you'll got to fly the flag of the USA to promote this man's accomplishments.. Accountability isn't exactly a word Obama knows very well though.. Wonder if we'll see Mandela's bust on the WH mantle anytime soon?
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I traveled to Rohdesia in 1977 via South Africa to meet her parents. I spent a few weeks in South Africa mostly surfing. I have a little knowledge what South Africa was like back then. They sure didn't have the crime they have today. If I were a black American, I sure wouldn't allow my daughter to travel to South Africa today.
He was never "a commie", and the ANC targeted government buildings. Mandela's "conciliatory" speeches date from before his imprisonment.
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