Nelson Mandela is Dead – Updated

December 6, 2013

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His fan club rushes forward with praises. Mitt Romney, Alveda King, Barack Obama and a host of so-called world leaders seem to be in a contest to outdo one another with praise for Mandela.

Alveda King says he was a “great gift to the world”. Christopher Ruddy calls him a “hero for our times”. John Gizzi remarks how Nelson Mandela became “father of a nation”. If, in fact, Nelson Mandela merits these noble assessments, then it seem appropriate, perhaps, to also call Mao Zedong father of his modern nation of China.

Nelson Mandela was a communist to the day of his death. Regardless his post-imprisonment statesmanship, his legacy reveals the true fruit of his revolution. Today, South Africa has a murder rate four times the global average. A fellow TEA Party leader defended Mandela, saying all this murder happened after he left office. Yes and that is my point exactly.

Mandela Admired Castro
Mandela Admired Castro

“Long live the Cuban Revolution. Long live comrade Fidel Castro… Cuban internationalists have done so much for African independence, freedom, and justice. We admire the sacrifices of the Cuban people in maintaining their independence and sovereignty in the face of a vicious imperialist campaign designed to destroy the advances of the Cuban revolution. We too want to control our destiny… There can be no surrender. It is a case of freedom or death. The Cuban revolution has been a source of inspiration to all freedom-loving people.” — Nelson Mandela, 1991, in Cuba to celebrate the Cuban Revolution

George Washington is known as the father of our country and after he left office America did not become the murder capital of the world. Washington’s legacy of faith and freedom remain with us today, despite the fact we have a communist in the White House.

Nelson Mandela’s stated leadership philosophy was: “Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front.” Let’s compare Nelson’s with Obama’s. Though not publicly stated by President Obama, this philosophy of “leading from behind” is an observation by his adoring media wonks, including MSNBC and CNN talking heads. What benefit from “leading from behind”? It leaves blame for actions that go wrong far removed from the man with the power.

Winnie Mandela invented the 'necklace', a gasoline-filled tire placed over a victim and ignited
Winnie Mandela invented the ‘necklace’, a gasoline-filled tire placed over a victim and ignitedRead more from BBC News

About Mandela’s affinity for communism, contemporary leaders seem to forget. Let’s examine the words of Nelson Mandela, speaking on the matter of communism, gun control, and other tyrannical matters.

Necklacing was a hideous death, taking up to 20 minutes before death comes
Necklacing was a hideous death, taking up to 20 minutes before death comes

“I went to Cuba in July 1991, and I drove through the streets with Fidel Castro. There were a great deal of cheers. And I also waved back believing that these cheers were for me. Fidel was very humble; he smiled but he never said a word. But when I reached the square where I had to make some remarks to the crowd, then I realized that these cheers were not meant for me, they were meant for Fidel Castro. Because everybody forgot about me, and was really aroused by Fidel Castro. Then I realized that here was a man of the masses.” – Nelson Mandela following his 1991 visit to Cuba

Soviet Union and labor unions backed Mandela and his wife Winnie
Soviet Union and labor unions backed Mandela and his wife Winnie

Imprisonment of Mandela: Why?

Although Nelson Mandela attempted to disassociate himself from the African National Congress (ANC) and to deny his communist affiliations, evidence to the contrary is what led to his lengthy sentence. Open this link to view the Criminal Record of Nelson Mandela.

Related article: The Real Mandela

His admirers applaud his imprisonment as a form of political persecution, but facts run contrary to that lovely theory.

Added 7 Dec. 2013: 7 Nelson Mandela Quotes You Probably Won’t See In The U.S. Media

Added 9 Dec. 2013: 3 Things You Didn’t (Want To) Know About Nelson Mandela

By no means do I suggest the South African policy of apartheid an acceptable position for any government. A struggle to liberate slaves in our country culminated in the bloodiest war of our history. However, the means by which Mandela attempted to end apartheid were violent and oppressive beyond the imagination of contemporary Americans. It is also helpful to recognize that nothing Mandela and his ANC did actually defeated apartheid. It was international pressure on the country of South Africa by free countries that ultimately dissolved the official practice of apartheid.

Neither my time nor the reader’s patience allow further commentary on the role of the Soviet Union and South African labor unions in the actions of Nelson Mandela’s African National Congress. Therefore, for the truly curious, for those who go just a little deeper, I leave you these links:

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