IMHO definately a terrorist. But current, younger generation have been taught otherwise. And I can't see that he has shown statesman like qualities with his mad neighbour, or in fact, with continued corruption in RSA.
People who wern't around when he was up to his tricks have been educated to believe that he's a great statesman & leader.
This of course is complete fabrication. The man is a monster and when his time comes he should rot in hell.
That can't come too soon for me.
Here are two photos showing the Church Street bombing. As mentioned before, in his so-called book,â Long Walk to Freedomâ, Mandela says that he âsigned offâ with this act of terrorism. People should take a look at what Mandela âsigned offâ with while he was in prison â convicted for other acts of terrorism! President P.W. Botha told Mandela way back in 1985, that he could be a free man as long as he did one thing: Publicly renounce violence. Mandela refused. That is why Mandela remained in prison until the appeaser F.W. de Klerk freed him unconditionally. The bottom line is that Nelson Mandela never publicly renounced violence - and we should never forget that.
Murdering terrorist to Statesman in a generation, how quickly the world is 'told' to forget. Anyone can be wheeled out in front of the right people at the right time and shake the right hands, be advised what to say, when and to whom. That's not statesmanship, that's propoganda politics IMO and thousands of white Brits soaked it up last night. Let's face it, in the UK we are so gullible, I'm sure the lowest common denominator between us all is utter dumbness.
'What's black and slides up and down Nelson's column?'
On a more serious note, he's not the first 'terrorist'to be re-habilitated, look at Isreali cabinet over the past 60 years, we seem to forget the Zionists were hanging Brit soldiers from the lamp posts in Haifa in the late 40's. I seriously believe there will be statues of Gerry Adams in Belfast town centre in my lifetime. Watch this space.
Terrorist yes .....Statesman I would'nt agree, corruption is rife ( like every other black run country in Africa), crime is worse than it ever was under white rule, a small minority ( ie the one's who bribe officials) have the wealth, AIDS is ignored or sufferers are urged by the goverment to treat it with lemon juice ???.and old Nelson has'nt been too statesman like dealing with mad Bob Mugabe has he..
Give it a few years and RSA will go the way of Rhodesia sorry Zimbabwe and all the other African countries given independance, given half a chance I bet the loclas would welcome back white rule in a heartbeat at least they had work and food...
Funny that. My daughter, aged nine, came home a couple of weeks ago with some homework about Nelson, when I talked through his history as a terrorist she looked at me like I was mad.
I fcukin hate liberal teachers rewriting history.
She came home a few months ago talking about how this famous, important person was visiting the school, it turned out to be the local politician - Jeff Hoon no less. Queue a ten minute lecture on how politicians aren't important or famous, that they work for us etc...
My wife stopped me, she said I was beginning to rant.