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    06 Dec '13 12:42
    Originally posted by hopscotch
    A true hero who was part of an organisation whose military branch had an operation to kill all the whites to take over the country.
    A true hero who was convicted of sabotage involving blowing stuff up with explosives and potentially killing innocent people.
    A true hero who dressed so badly I don't even have adjectives for it.
    like i said, i cannot comment on him as man. it is the icon, the legend of mandela that i found inspirational and heroic.
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    06 Dec '13 14:14
    Originally posted by stellspalfie
    like i said, i cannot comment on him as man. it is the icon, the legend of mandela that i found inspirational and heroic.
    As did millions around the world. He was a uniter, he got the extreme left and extreme right to talk to each other and something better came out of it.
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    06 Dec '13 14:24
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    The world mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela.

    He was a towering champion of freedom and human rights.

    Don't be distracted by the pig squeals of racists.
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    06 Dec '13 14:42
    Originally posted by hopscotch
    HA HA. HA HA HA HA.

    You mean, the mounting bloody, violent, revolution had nothing to do with it? It was all Mandela writing letters from his jail cell? The National Party were %$£$ing their pants, they were going to all get killed by angry mobs. Outnumbered, alone, outgunned, De Klerk decided to let Mandela out to soothe the seething masses.

    Let me put in another way
    Mandela e4.
    Let's have it then, no more beating around the bush.

    Do you think Apartheid was a good idea? The people didn't think so. I'm guessing the only ones who did were De Klerk and the rest of the white ruling party.
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    06 Dec '13 14:50
    Reading facebook this morning, I thought someone from The Specials had died.
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    06 Dec '13 15:181 edit
    Originally posted by steve45
    And ive got my opinion, and i don't appreciate his comment, regarding the HA HA HA HA.
    Which part do you take issue with, other than the derisory laughter?
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    06 Dec '13 15:51
    Originally posted by huckleberryhound
    Which part do you take issue with, other than the derisory laughter?
    I thought I had already explained myself. The black race has continually been attacked and humiliated for centuries, for no other reason than the colour of their skin. Nelson Mandela decided to stand up and try to fight back. In my book, that dos'nt make him a terrorist. And here's a question for Hopscotch. If he really describes Mandela as a terrorist, I would like to know exactly how he describes all the white brutal rapists and killers of black people over the last few centuries.
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    06 Dec '13 16:12
    Originally posted by steve45
    I thought I had already explained myself. The black race has continually been attacked and humiliated for centuries, for no other reason than the colour of their skin. Nelson Mandela decided to stand up and try to fight back. In my book, that dos'nt make him a terrorist. And here's a question for Hopscotch. If he really describes Mandela as a terrorist, I w ...[text shortened]... describes all the white brutal rapists and killers of black people over the last few centuries.
    Why blame Hopscotch though? As an Englishman, all the ills of the world can basically be blamed on the British empire in some way...maybe rather than arguing with him, you should apologise.
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    06 Dec '13 16:24
    cannot say the man has impacted upon my life in any way, that is not to say that he has not on others.
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    06 Dec '13 16:38
    Originally posted by darvlay
    Reading facebook this morning, I thought someone from The Specials had died.
    Funny, I didn't even look at the link in the OP until now.
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    06 Dec '13 16:44
    Originally posted by hopscotch
    Not that great. Alexander was great. Mandela was just another politician.
    Funny that you should mention Alexander. Isn't he the patron saint of white supremacists?
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    06 Dec '13 17:26
    Originally posted by Tygert
    Shut up you old bat. The man was our national hero and you dare not insult him.
    Which side of Table Mountain are you on? I want to be covered when you start shooting rainbows out your ass.
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    06 Dec '13 17:26
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    As did millions around the world. He was a uniter, he got the extreme left and extreme right to talk to each other and something better came out of it.
    So the INTENSE international pressure and threat of civil war had nothing to do with it, it was Mandela that did all the work? And you know nothing of the extreme left and extreme right. They would never talk to each other.
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    06 Dec '13 17:27
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    Let's have it then, no more beating around the bush.

    Do you think Apartheid was a good idea? The people didn't think so. I'm guessing the only ones who did were De Klerk and the rest of the white ruling party.
    Before I answer your question, let me say that the rest of that paragraph is a lie. Apartheid was around long before De Klerk and was supported by millions of people.

    Secondly, do I think it was a good idea? Hmm... I'll answer that question by telling you about the greatest tragedy of the last 100 years in South Africa. It was not Mandela's death. It was not the invention of Apartheid. It was not the Sharpeville Massacre. It was District 6. Probably the greatest cultural melting pot in the history of planet earth, destroyed by bulldozers because of fear. I hope that gives you some perspective about me.

    I am old enough to have lived during and after Apartheid, seen the changes made, I think we're better off without it, thanks.
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    06 Dec '13 17:31
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    The world mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela.

    He was a towering champion of freedom and human rights.

    Don't be distracted by the pig squeals of racists.
    Nelson Mandela was not Martin Luther King Jr.
    Nelson Mandela was not Gandhi.
    Nelson Mandela was not Jesus Christ.

    If anything he was Joan of Arc. The mascot which rallied a great army.

    (during a civil cold war but you people don't want to hear much about history)
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