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saltwn 12-05-2013 05:08 PM

Nelson Mandella Passes away
 
Nelson Mandela - Bio - C-SPAN Video Library

saltwn 12-05-2013 05:10 PM

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Nelson Mandela dead at 95 - chicagotribune.com

Nelson Mandela, former South African president and anti-apartheid leader, dies at 95 | Fox News

Message from The Nelson Mandela Foundation, The Nelson Mandela Children?s Fund and The Mandela Rhodes Foundation

Great man. Great loss.
R.I.P.

Spencer Collins 12-05-2013 06:02 PM

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"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." - Nelson Mandela

R.I.P. old friend of freedom

Hairy Jello 12-05-2013 06:19 PM

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21 vuvuzela salute!

lurch907 12-05-2013 06:44 PM

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Me thinks he'll have a lot of explaining to do on the other side. He spent a lot of years with the earned title of "terrorist" as opposed to "icon".

Joe Shoe 12-05-2013 07:19 PM

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Originally Posted by lurch907 (Post 623563)
Me thinks he'll have a lot of explaining to do on the other side. He spent a lot of years with the earned title of "terrorist" as opposed to "icon".

Interesting. I honestly didn't know that much about Mandela, and assumed he was the imprisoned 'peaceful' figure the media has portrayed him as over the last couple of decades. After seeing your comment and doing some research, I see he was not the peaceful man I thought and prison may have been deserved. http://thebackbencher.co.uk/3-things...elson-mandela/
Goes to show one will not get the whole picture from MSM.

saltwn 12-05-2013 09:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Joe Shoe (Post 623568)
Interesting. I honestly didn't know that much about Mandela, and assumed he was the imprisoned 'peaceful' figure the media has portrayed him as over the last couple of decades. After seeing your comment and doing some research, I see he was not the peaceful man I thought and prison may have been deserved. 3 Things You Didn?t (Want To) Know About Nelson Mandela - The Backbencher
Goes to show one will not get the whole picture from MSM.

Nelson Mandela is the example I gave to my children when each of them asked me why they should vote. He spent 30 years in prison as a result of his efforts to be able to vote.
Part of that time, though he had a great education, he spent as gardener to the person responsible for him being in that situation.
That takes grace.
Before Mandela, a native South African could not travel without a pass. And they were herded onto reservations some of which were lines drawn encompassing parts of several different tribes.
They were beaten and they were killed for trying to travel and to vote.
See A Dry White Season.
I remember that time and the calls for an end to Apartheid. The white Afrikaners who are dispersed throughout the world now cry for the homeland too. It could have been so different if those in power had tried to come into the light.
But it is as it is for historians to peruse. As for me, and my opinion, Mandela is one of the true heroes of my lifetime.

Oftencold 12-05-2013 09:24 PM

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Originally Posted by saltwn (Post 623547)

"Mandela then said, 'If there is a country in the world that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America.'"

LINK

This was said after decades of us trying to get his ungrateful butt out of the prison he belonged in, and after the 911 attacks.

As far as I'm concerned, he can be buried under a parking lot somewhere.

Lollie 12-05-2013 09:40 PM

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu
: "He was a unifier from the moment he walked out of prison. He taught us how to come together and believe in ourselves."

Former US president Bill Clinton: "History will remember Nelson Mandela as a champion of human dignity and freedom, for peace and reconciliation."

British Prime Minister (PM) David Cameron: "A great light has gone out in the world."

Amnesty International Chief Salil Shetty: "His courage helped change our entire world."

Poland's Solidarity leader and former President Lech Walesa: "A great man has died."

U2 singer Bono: "Without Mandela, would Africa be experiencing its best decade of growth and poverty reduction?"

World pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

BridgetRose 12-05-2013 09:47 PM

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RIP a Life well lived.


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