Mandela was just a man, and that made what he did extraordinary - Page 3




 
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Boots
 
December 9th, 2013  
senojekips
 
 
I think I'd rather believe that there's a lot that shows up on Google that has little or no foundation, (conspiracy sites and outright Hate sites who have their own personal agenda), in fact there are quite a few things that could be described as no more than outright lies and personal opinions,.... but if there is something out there in the real world that does have a basis in truth, it's very rare that you won't find mention of it somewhere on the internet.
December 9th, 2013  
BritinAfrica
 
 
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Originally Posted by senojekips
You throw the reins to a group who've had precisely no experience in running a country except having been subjected to all that was worst in the Apartheid regime, and expect. the country not to fall into chaos?
The reins weren't thrown at them, they grabbed the reins with both hands, despite the fact they stuffed up their own homelands in the ciskei and transkie where they had the reins. The ANC threw out the skilled managers and workers in various state owned power, airline, municipalities and police then replaced them with people who were not qualified nor had any idea to do they job they were appointed to.

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The whites only voted that way because they were rapidly becoming the Pariah of the civilised world and subject to threats of trade embargoes. They didn't want to do it, and that is straight from the mouth of "Joopie" Joubert and his wife, South Africans who settled here in my town. Their underlying hatred of non Whites, is palpable,... unless of course, they are underpaid hired hands. They hate not having maids and gardeners all paid a mere pittance. But of course we must forgive them because they are great followers of their Church which they travel 80Kms to attend all day every Sunday
There were trade embargo's in place before the elections, except for trade in gold and diamonds which the rest of the world were quite happy to trade.

White South Africans were fed up with the violence which is why they voted the way they did, now most of them are regretting they did in fact vote the way they did. Your neighbour Joopie Joubert which I assume are dyed in the wool Afrikanner/BOERS of the worst possible kind, I know I've met their kind all too often being and despised by them because I and my family are English despite being white. Not all white South Africans are as obnoxious as your neighbours, the vast majority of South Africans treated their staff decently, paid their medical bills, school fee's as well as fed and clothed them. As a matter of interest an English woman bought a wine farm not far from here, she was disgusted that the non white staff were paid poorly, so going against the advice of her fellow wine farmers paid them the same daily wage as her white workers. They arrived for work on Monday and Tuesday, then the rest of the week they were a no show. When asked why they didn't show up for work the reply was, "We earned enough in two days so we didn't have to work."
December 9th, 2013  
senojekips
 
 
You find any recent (20 years) credible references to Mandelas "crimes" printed by any reputable Press Agency (Reuters AAP etc) and for everyone you find I guarantee there are 50 stating that he was a homegrown hero.

The world gave no acclaim to other "criminals" such as you would have us believe he is, especially once they died, in fact, that was when the knives came out. You may as well accept it, the world sees him as a saint. That maybe a little overwrought, but near enough in the circumstances.

Remember,....
You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
Yet that is what you seem to be insisting. If he were anything like the bogeyman you indicate, the world's VIPs (especially the non Blacks) would be staying away in droves.

If people were as good towards the Blacks as you say, there never would have been an ANC or any insurrection on the behalf of non Whites. Obviously those persons were a minority as they never managed to stop the Apartheid laws and all of the other BS that went on. South Africa under the apartheid government was regarded as a pariah state, and it never came about because of the behaviour of the non Whites. Any violence suffered by Whites was purely as a result of the previous actions of their own kind, even uneducated blacks have long memories.

As for the wages story, all I can say is, "That is what you suddenly throw money at people whom you have previously paid then a hand to mouth wage, they have never had the chance to develop expensive tastes" Don't worry we've allegedly had exactly the same story here in Australia, but I don't think that anyone has actually put their hand up and admitted to it though. Personally I think the majority of these stories are somewhat apocryphal.

We now have more and more Aborigines working in the mines on equal money for equal work, for some reason they all seem to turn up for work every day. Yes, in the early days there were a percentage that went "walkabout" but their jobs were soon filled by people willing to turn up every day ( I know of Whites like that too). Most don't take long to develop more expensive tastes. Also, we still have a percentage of the more "uncivilised" variety who are only happy living in a bough and sheet iron shanty in the bush, but that is their choice. All bearing in mind that the Australian Aboriginal is the most primitive man on earth, the last of them only have first seen white man 40 years ago.
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December 10th, 2013  
George
 
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Originally Posted by MontyB
I think you are missing my point, he sold himself as being the guy who wanted a non-violent end to apartheid but would not renounce violence.

I am not going to argue the evils of apartheid nor the methods used to achieve its end but you can not preach non-violence and refuse to renounce it at the same time that is hypocritical, had he been the guy that just said we want an end to apartheid and we will do what it takes to achieve that I would agree with you but he wasn't that guy.
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Originally Posted by senojekips
You find any recent (20 years) credible references to Mandelas "crimes" printed by any reputable Press Agency (Reuters AAP etc) and for everyone you find I guarantee there are 50 stating that he was a homegrown hero.

The world gave no acclaim to other "criminals" such as you would have us believe he is, especially once they died, in fact, that was when the knives came out. You may as well accept it, the world sees him as a saint. That maybe a little overwrought, but near enough in the circumstances.

Remember,....
You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
Yet that is what you seem to be insisting. If he were anything like the bogeyman you indicate, the world's VIPs (especially the non Blacks) would be staying away in droves.
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What we up here are seeing is a Liberal Love Fest over the guy. He was a man who used and advocated violence, perhaps justifiably. At least some of the stories on the news have brought up that aspec but lean on the fact that he didn't start a Race War or massacre the Whites makes him a Great man & maybe it does. At the same time we are seeing him being elevated to near Sainthood by the Press, comparing him to Ghandi, MLK, and even Mother Theresa, people who never advocated violence to achieve goals.
December 10th, 2013  
senojekips
 
 
Just open your ears and eyes and observe what is going on for the last week.

This is not happening for no reason at all.

Like I said, you find me a credible reference by any reputable Press agency, (Reuters AAP, UPI etc) to Mandela's alleged criminal actions and I can find you 50 that will say exactly the opposite.
December 10th, 2013  
BritinAfrica
 
 
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Originally Posted by senojekips
You find any recent (20 years) credible references to Mandelas "crimes" printed by any reputable Press Agency (Reuters AAP etc) and for everyone you find I guarantee there are 50 stating that he was a homegrown hero.
If you want photographic evidence of the crimes committed against whites I will gladly show them to you, police evidence photograph of a woman raped repeatedly by her attackers and then a broom handle pushed up inside her vagina into her body, or the young woman hung up by her heels and gutted like a fish or a baby burned alive. However, they are so graphic I don't think the moderators would be too happy with them.


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Originally Posted by senojekips
Remember,....
You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
Yet that is what you seem to be insisting. If he were anything like the bogeyman you indicate, the world's VIPs (especially the non Blacks) would be staying away in droves.
I'm not trying to fool anyone or insisting anything. This is just one example
http://www.bdlive.co.za/business/min...-resources-ceo

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Originally Posted by senojekips
If people were as good towards the Blacks as you say, there never would have been an ANC or any insurrection on the behalf of non Whites. Obviously those persons were a minority as they never managed to stop the Apartheid laws and all of the other BS that went on. South Africa under the apartheid government was regarded as a pariah state, and it never came about because of the behaviour of the non Whites. Any violence suffered by Whites was purely as a result of the previous actions of their own kind, even uneducated blacks have long memories.
No, those people were not in a minority, the vast majority treated their workers fairly and decently. As I said, I did not condone apartheid far from it, the vast majority of whites were not the pariahs that you try and make them out to be, they wanted an end to apartheid. There are exceptions like the BOER family who moved into your town.

The blacks wanted a government of their own, they wanted nothing to do with so called white parties, however more and more blacks are moving away from the ANC, some are even voting for white parties while others refuse to vote at all. You are right, uneducated blacks do have long memories, memories of the bullsh!te told to them by the ANC.

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Originally Posted by senojekips
As for the wages story, all I can say is, "That is what you suddenly throw money at people whom you have previously paid then a hand to mouth wage, they have never had the chance to develop expensive tastes" Don't worry we've allegedly had exactly the same story here in Australia, but I don't think that anyone has actually put their hand up and admitted to it though. Personally I think the majority of these stories are somewhat apocryphal.
I spoke to the woman concerned, her story was far from being "apocryphal."

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Originally Posted by senojekips
We now have more and more Aborigines working in the mines on equal money for equal work, for some reason they all seem to turn up for work every day. Yes, in the early days there were a percentage that went "walkabout" but their jobs were soon filled by people willing to turn up every day ( I know of Whites like that too). Most don't take long to develop more expensive tastes. Also, we still have a percentage of the more "uncivilised" variety who are only happy living in a bough and sheet iron shanty in the bush, but that is their choice. All bearing in mind that the Australian Aboriginal is the most primitive man on earth, the last of them only have first seen white man 40 years ago.
I have travelled quite a bit throughout this region into Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. In Namibia those living in straw/reed huts take pride in their homes, I have seen women even brushing the dirt into intricate patterns around their huts, taking pride in their surroundings, the same in Botswana and Zimbabwe. I have never seen anything like it in South Africa.

The ANC had a blank canvas to turn South Africa into one of the most amazing places on earth, they have had 20 years to get their act together and pull the country out of chaos, they haven't, theft, corruption and lies are the order of the day. I can see the potential of this country, sadly the ANC had other ideas.

We are going to go around and around in circles. I live here and have done so for over 20 years, I know what went on and what is going on at the moment, I have a far better grasp of the true situation then you have.
December 10th, 2013  
senojekips
 
 
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Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
If you want photographic evidence of the crimes committed against whites I will gladly show them to you, police evidence photograph of a woman raped repeatedly by her attackers and then a broom handle pushed up inside her vagina into her body, or the young woman hung up by her heels and gutted like a fish or a baby burned alive. However, they are so graphic I don't think the moderators would be too happy with them.
And can you show us the hundreds of atrocities and crimes against humanity that the Apartheid regime committed. After all they were well documented by a dozen International Press agencies.

This is all just getting too stupid for words, as a half dozen exremists scream about his crimes and 9/10 of the civilized world are in mourning for the greatest Statesman of the 20th century. Who do you think has it right?

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Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
No, those people were not in a minority, the vast majority treated their workers fairly and decently. As I said, I did not condone apartheid far from it, the vast majority of whites were not the pariahs that you try and make them out to be, they wanted an end to apartheid. There are exceptions like the BOER family who moved into your town.
Rubbish!!!, if they were the majority, how come they never stopped such things as the Apartheid Laws etc. You can say what you like the physical evidence says you are wrong.

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We are going to go around and around in circles. I live here and have done so for over 20 years, I know what went on and what is going on at the moment, I have a far better grasp of the true situation then you have.
Like the Zionists you fail to realize that a countries crimes are more often seen by outsiders before the locals, often almost as they occur. The main trouble being that the SA Police and other agencies documented so many of their own crimes.

No I don't know who is perhaps shagging your neighbour's wife, but I get the real news as fast as you do maybe faster.
December 10th, 2013  
George
 
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Originally Posted by senojekips
This is all just getting too stupid for words, as a half dozen exremists scream about his crimes and 9/10 of the civilized world are in mourning for the greatest Statesman of the 20th century. Who do you think has it right?

Rubbish!!!, if they were the majority, how come they never stopped such things as the Apartheid Laws etc. You can say what you like the physical evidence says you are wrong.

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Is it a suprise that the Liberal Press posts way more positive stuff about a Liberal Icon like Mandela?? The Press likes to ignore negative stuff about their side. I'm sure they were appaled that the Lewinsky story got out to embarass Clinton. As far as majorities...how many Germans were NAZIs, how many Russians/Chinese were Communists. Didn't matter, who had control did.
December 10th, 2013  
BritinAfrica
 
 
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Originally Posted by senojekips
And can you show us the hundreds of atrocities and crimes against humanity that the Apartheid regime committed. After all they were well documented by a dozen International Press agencies.
Yes I can show you the crimes committed by the apartheid government, I am not denying that crimes were carried out by the white government. I AM saying Mandela is not the saint that so many people make him out to be.

http://thebackbencher.co.uk/3-things...elson-mandela/ This is well worth reading.

http://vincenton.wordpress.com/2013/...liberal-media/

http://www.netcomuk.co.uk/~springbk/enemy.html

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Originally Posted by senojekips
This is all just getting too stupid for words, as a half dozen exremists scream about his crimes and 9/10 of the civilized world are in mourning for the greatest Statesman of the 20th century. Who do you think has it right? .
Yes this is getting too stupid for words, 9/10 of the civilized world didn't suffer deaths and maimings to innocent women and children from the nail bombs planted by Mandela and those under his command.

He signed off on the deaths of innocent people, lots of them

Nelson Mandela was the head of UmKhonto we Sizwe, (MK), the terrorist wing of the ANC and South African Communist Party. At his trial, he had pleaded guilty to 156 acts of public violence including mobilising terrorist bombing campaigns, which planted bombs in public places, including the Johannesburg railway station. Many innocent people, including women and children, were killed by Nelson Mandela’s MK terrorists.
Tellingly, not only did Mandela refuse to renounce violence, Amnesty refused to take his case stating “[the] movement recorded that it could not give the name of ‘Prisoner of Conscience’ to anyone associated with violence, even though as in ‘conventional warfare’ a degree of restraint may be exercised.”

Yep he was a freedom fighter.


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Originally Posted by senojekips
Rubbish!!!, if they were the majority, how come they never stopped such things as the Apartheid Laws etc. You can say what you like the physical evidence says you are wrong.
Lets not forget the government in charge at the time were no better then NAZI Germany, if anyone spoke out against the government, they suddenly disappeared during the night. The majority of people were sick of apartheid and its government, they wanted an end to it.

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Originally Posted by senojekips
Like the Zionists you fail to realize that a countries crimes are more often seen by outsiders before the locals, often almost as they occur. The main trouble being that the SA Police and other agencies documented so many of their own crimes.
I fail to realize nothing, I am not disputing the crimes committed by the state.The apartheid regime was a crime against humanity; as illogical as it was cruel. It is tempting, therefore, to simplify the subject by declaring that all who opposed it were wholly and unswervingly good. It’s important to remember, however, that Mandela has been the first to hold his hands up to his shortcomings and mistakes. In books and speeches, he goes to great length to admit his errors. The real tragedy is that too many in the West can’t bring themselves to see what the great man himself has said all along; that he’s just as flawed as the rest of us, and should not be put on a pedestal.

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No I don't know who is perhaps shagging your neighbour's wife, but I get the real news as fast as you do maybe faster.
Neither do I know who's shagging my neighbours wife, nor do I want to know.

As you get the latest news probably faster then I do, what's the latest news on Zuma's Palace and the corruption associated with it?
December 10th, 2013  
senojekips
 
 
I have come to the conclusion that like VD you are determined not to see reason, in spite of the evidence all about you, because it suits your own selfish purposes.

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Lets not forget the government in charge at the time were no better then NAZI Germany, if anyone spoke out against the government, they suddenly disappeared during the night. The majority of people were sick of apartheid and its government, they wanted an end to it.
To which the simple answer is that we should also not forget that these so called "good" south Africans were the very people who put that Government in place. The clear evidence being that the majority of them both supported the Govenment and it's racist policies.

I'll say it again, "you are shouting about Mandela's criminality, while virtually the whole of the civilised worlds people are mourning his passing as the greatest statesman of the 20th Century". Your story just doesn't hold water. Whatever you might say, you are never going to change what the world sees as fact. As I said before, "You can fool some of the people,... etc. etc."

I have only posted a few Zuma items of the dozens (if not hundreds) which are available. Even though he is not on my required reading list we all know of his recent corruption and rape allegations and the subsequent judgements clearing him of any guilt, Blah, blah, blah. As if anyone expected any different. One thing I can guarantee is that Zuma will not get the send off or recognition that Mandela did.
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http://nsnbc.me/2013/12/10/south-afr...-honor-madiba/
http://www.sabc.co.za/news/a/7642470...te-to-Madiba--
http://www.sabc.co.za/news/a/b072fd0...Mandela:-Zuma-
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South Africans Celebrate First Black President, But Boo the Current One

Thousands, including dozens of global dignitaries, piled into Johannesburg's Soccer City stadium to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela. But when current President Jacob Zuma took the stage, he was roundly jeered.
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Mandela will take more than just an incredible legacy of fighting for justice with him to the grave, he will take with him a country's moral center and a major source of legitimacy for the party he lead, the ANC.
I see no mention of this criminality allegedly belonging to Mandela there,... nor have I seen it in any legitimate Press report.

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Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
Mandela has been the first to hold his hands up to his shortcomings and mistakes. In books and speeches, he goes to great length to admit his errors. The real tragedy is that too many in the West can’t bring themselves to see what the great man himself has said all along; that he’s just as flawed as the rest of us, and should not be put on a pedestal.
It's not that we are not aware he made mistakes, it's the fact that firstly he's been man enough to admit his mistakes, no man is free of any flaws whatsoever, and secondly that the world sees his flaws as far lesser than those of the people he was fighting, and that has also been admitted. Thirdly, many of the alleged "crimes" you refer to were done whilst the ANC were effectively at war with the Apartheid Government in which case they were justifiable to achieve a just end. Finally the fact that the actions of ANC caused world opinion to force the end of Apartheid and the ruthless oppression of 12 million people by a tiny minority, shows that yes, as the figurehead of the ANC at the time, he does deserve to be put on a pedestal, and from what is in the world Press today, it seems the rest of the world agrees.

I think, if you really want a definitive answer on this subject, the easiest way would be for you to start listing links to recent Press articles about Mandela's past alleged criminality,.... and I will start listing his tributes. That will at least have to give a reasonable indication of exactly how he is perceived by the world today.