Obama flies U.S.flags Â at half mast for a fellow communist who reinstated apartheid tyranny in South Africa:
Tim BlairÂ –Â Friday,Â DecemberÂ 06
Among one or two other accomplishments, the lateÂ Nelson MandelaÂ inspired this toe-tapping tune:
UPDATE. AÂ clear-eyed viewÂ from theÂ Wall St Journal:
The bulk of his adult life, Nelson Mandela was a failed Marxist revolutionary and leftist icon, the Che Guevara of Africa. Then in his seventies he had the chance to govern. He chose national reconciliation over reprisal, and he thus made himself an historic and all too rare example of a wise revolutionary leader …
He started his life sentence at Robben Island prison near Cape Town a would-be Lenin. He walked out of jail on February 11, 1990â€”at age 71â€”an African Havel.
Age mellowed him. Times changed … Mandela became the biggest of African men by refusing to act like a typical African “Big Man.” He transcended his party’s history of Marxism, tribalism and violence. The continent and world were fortunate to have him.
Mandela DIDN’T murder millions. He DIDN’T become a Mugabe. What an achievement!
And Moonbats in the west praise him for not behaving like the savage they expected him to be?
The legacy of the South African Moonbat Messiah:
“The Pretoria Church Street attack on May 20, 1983 killed 19 and injured more than 200 people when a car with 40kg of explosives was detonated outside the SAAF headquarters.
Two MK cadres, who were in the car at the time, were also killed because the bomb exploded two minutes early. A huge pall of smoke rose hundreds of feet into the air as debris and bodies were strewn around the scene of the explosion. It exploded at the height of the city’s rush-hour as hundreds of peopleÂ Â were leaving work for the weekend. Glass and metal were catapulted into the air as shop-fronts and windows were blown out. Many passers-by had limbs amputated by the flying debris. Others bled to death. In his book “Long Walk to Freedom”, Nelson Mandela wrote that as a leading member of the ANC’s executive committee, he had “personally signed off” in approving these acts of terrorism. This is the horror which Mandela had “signed off” for while he was in prison – convicted for other acts of terrorism after the Rivonia trial. The late SA president PW Botha told Mandela in 1985 that he could be a free man as long as he did just one thing: ‘publicly renounce violence’. Mandela refused.”