While Dying Sister Lives in One Room with Seven Relatives!

In past years when one spoke of problems in South Africa, he often referred to the mistreatment of Blacks and their drive for racial equality in a nation dominated by a white minority. In this situation Nelson Mandela always became relevant to the conversation.

Mandela (educated at a Wesleyan Mission School) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 although it was obvious to all except the deaf, blind, and dumb (especially the dumb) that he was a terrorist and waged war against his own people and nation. But then, the Nobel Peace Prize seems too often be given to those who lean to the left, are left handed, and live out in left field. Of course, their left knees jerk incessantly.

Mandela was cofounder and director of the militant Spear of the Nation and was involved in burnings, brutality, and bombings by the dozens. One of his terrorist acts was the bombing at Church Street in Pretoria that killed 19 people and injured 217. He even advised black youths to burn down their schools. Those same children are now struggling in college because they missed so much school in their early grades where foundational facts are taught.

It is unusual if the media do not refer to him as a political prisoner; however, it is interesting that Amnesty International did not consider him such because that group “rejects the proposal to recognize as prisoners of conscience people who use or advocate the use of force.” Nelson did not qualify and the media’s “make over” will not change that fact.

Mandela is known for his many illicit affairs, but we are expected to overlook all that because he was so devoted to freeing his people and throwing off the oppressive white yoke! One day, his first wife returned home to find that Mandela had installed his mistress in his bedroom!

Nelson was married three times and abandoned his first wife (a Jehovah’s Witness who was never political following the precepts of that sect) to raise their three children alone. He married Winnie who lost all credibility with everyone except those whose salaries and benefits she pays. Nelson shot her into space (divorce) when she embarrassed him and became a drag on his political life. She was vocal about advocating terror and violence to support her cause.

Winnie, convicted of fraud and theft in 2002 and still a member of the ANC’s National Executive Committee, rides in a limousine and wears very expensive clothes and jewelry, and has scores of bodyguards wherever she goes. She was convicted of kidnapping a young man who was subsequently murdered. She also said, “With our boxes of matches and our necklaces we shall liberate this country,” referring to the grisly township practice of putting a gasoline-soaked tire around the neck of suspected apartheid agents (anyone working for the white regime), cutting under their arms, and setting the tire on fire. Then the black crowd of “freedom fighters” taunted the dying “agent of apartheid.” Minnie is a sweetie.

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