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A man who leaves the world better then he found it is a rarity, this remarkable man had reason not to, he set an example, a high standard that will be hard for us to reach.
But if he taught us anything it is that we should always strive to.
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It is a measure of a man that when he dies he leaves having made the world a better place. Very few men fit this bill, but Nelson Mandela was one of those few.

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A good and decent man has passed - not perfect by any means, but a man who came out of an evil system with more grace and forgiveness than most would have been able to.

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He was a special man who endured so much to effect the betterment of the country that he called home. These type of people are very, very rare. Looking into the history of this man can only bring benefits to the person reviewing his life.

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I think it is important to remember Southern Africa in all of its splendor. At the time Mandela first rebelled against the powers that were, he was a man full of the ideas of Marx and Lenin. It was not a difficult choice, his people were failing at every point in society.

The British Empire was not supreme anymore, but vestiges of a once great culture still existed. Britain could not afford to protect its white citizens in South Africa anymore. The notion that white people were no longer protected by Britain, and were no longer capable of protecting themselves from the populace, that notion created a form of government known as Apartheid.

At that moment in time all of the evils of the British Empire were blamed on a small population of white South Africans who were simply trying to protect their families and their way of life. The international community then rose up and blamed all of the "crimes" of white people on a small group of white South Africans. It made for a good show, as these white devils tried to negotiate themselves out of a country.

I apologize for being so cynical, but I just wanted to give a voice to the other side in that conflict, the unforeseen victims of progress.
Mandela dies and you take the opportunity to misrepresent, justify and water down Apartheid. What a surprise.
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I think it is important to remember Southern Africa in all of its splendor. At the time Mandela first rebelled against the powers that were, he was a man full of the ideas of Marx and Lenin. It was not a difficult choice, his people were failing at every point in society.

The British Empire was not supreme anymore, but vestiges of a once great culture still existed. Britain could not afford to protect its white citizens in South Africa anymore. The notion that white people were no longer protected by Britain, and were no longer capable of protecting themselves from the populace, that notion created a form of government known as Apartheid.

At that moment in time all of the evils of the British Empire were blamed on a small population of white South Africans who were simply trying to protect their families and their way of life. The international community then rose up and blamed all of the "crimes" of white people on a small group of white South Africans. It made for a good show, as these white devils tried to negotiate themselves out of a country.

I apologize for being so cynical, but I just wanted to give a voice to the other side in that conflict, the unforeseen victims of progress.
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I think it is important to remember Southern Africa in all of its splendor. At the time Mandela first rebelled against the powers that were, he was a man full of the ideas of Marx and Lenin. It was not a difficult choice, his people were failing at every point in society.

The British Empire was not supreme anymore, but vestiges of a once great culture still existed. Britain could not afford to protect its white citizens in South Africa anymore. The notion that white people were no longer protected by Britain, and were no longer capable of protecting themselves from the populace, that notion created a form of government known as Apartheid.

At that moment in time all of the evils of the British Empire were blamed on a small population of white South Africans who were simply trying to protect their families and their way of life. The international community then rose up and blamed all of the "crimes" of white people on a small group of white South Africans. It made for a good show, as these white devils tried to negotiate themselves out of a country.

I apologize for being so cynical, but I just wanted to give a voice to the other side in that conflict, the unforeseen victims of progress.
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A great man who is a god in Africa.

It is relevant to recall that he was a radical communist before he was arrested. It is equally important to note that he changed when he was released after 27 years in prison.

He was the man who put South Africa at peace, such as it is (I have been there.) Without Mandela the bloodshed in SA could or would have been horrific. He was more Christ like than any living man.
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At that moment in time all of the evils of the British Empire were blamed on a small population of white South Africans who were simply trying to protect their families and their way of life. The international community then rose up and blamed all of the "crimes" of white people on a small group of white South Africans. It made for a good show, as these white devils tried to negotiate themselves out of a country.

I apologize for being so cynical, but I just wanted to give a voice to the other side in that conflict, the unforeseen victims of progress.
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South Africa could have ended up like Rhodesia, embroiled in its own civil war and Mandela becoming another Mugabe, but none of that occurred. However that is not to say Mandela was by any means a perfect man, almost Christ-like, as his greatness will never surpass that of Jesus Christ.
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