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    Mandela, Freedom Fighter or Terrorist?

    In the light of Nelson Mandela's death, was Nelson Mandela a freedom fighter or a terrorist? Or "other" (please explain)?


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    Re: Mandela, Freedom Fighter or Terrorist?

    He was an inspirational and truly remarkable man. Proof that ordinary people can do extraodinary things. His capacity for forgiveness and reconciliation made him one of the most remarkable and respected individuals of modern times.

    He has become a symbol of what one can achieve with true dedication to a cause and the world is a poorer place as a result of his passing.

    RIP Madiba.

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    Re: Mandela, Freedom Fighter or Terrorist?

    I don't think he was a freedom fighter, per se. I think he was a great unifier.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Mandela, Freedom Fighter or Terrorist?

    If he was a freedom fighter he's now the best sort - dead. What? Too soon?

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    Re: Mandela, Freedom Fighter or Terrorist?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    In the light of Nelson Mandela's death, was Nelson Mandela a freedom fighter or a terrorist? Or "other" (please explain)?
    I vote freedom fighter. He certainly didn't have to endure the hell he paid for acting on the change he envisioned, but most are glad he did. His actions did spark change.

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    Re: Mandela, Freedom Fighter or Terrorist?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    In the light of Nelson Mandela's death, was Nelson Mandela a freedom fighter or a terrorist? Or "other" (please explain)?
    Over all Mandela was definitely a freedom fighter. His goal was to do away with white minority rule and apartied. To give black South Africans a voice in government and the vote. He freed his people, what more needs to be said.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Mandela, Freedom Fighter or Terrorist?

    Straight-up media darling. There's nothing worse. Was Bin Laden a terrorist or a 'freedom fighter'? lulz

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    Re: Mandela, Freedom Fighter or Terrorist?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    In the light of Nelson Mandela's death, was Nelson Mandela a freedom fighter or a terrorist? Or "other" (please explain)?
    All communist terrorist and jihadist terrorist have always called themselves freedom fighters.

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    Re: Mandela, Freedom Fighter or Terrorist?

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    All communist terrorist and jihadist terrorist have always called themselves freedom fighters.
    Oddly enough, so have imperialist.

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    Re: Mandela, Freedom Fighter or Terrorist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    He was an inspirational and truly remarkable man. Proof that ordinary people can do extraordinary things. His capacity for forgiveness and reconciliation made him one of the most remarkable and respected individuals of modern times.

    He has become a symbol of what one can achieve with true dedication to a cause and the world is a poorer place as a result of his passing.

    RIP Madiba.
    Serenity, make up your mind, was Mandela a "remarkable man" or an "ordinary" man ?

    Was Fidel Castro a remarkable man or an ordinary man who became a communist revolutionist terrorist dedicated to socialism ?

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