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This review is from: Conversations With Myself (Hardcover)
I think that Nelson Mandela is one of the greatest leaders and humanatarians of our time. This book is exceptionally excellent, because it was compiled when he was serving his time on Robben Island. It is also a very personal look at his thoughts. He talks about numerous issue's with regard to his family his Mother and his wife Winnie.
The Long Walk to Freedom in Mr Mandela's words was really a collective of the people he served time with all of their trials and tribulations. This book is more about him and his thoughts not as a collective.
Again an awesome read from a great person............
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Initial post: 30 Jun 2014 09:42:54 BDT
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John Rose says:
What naïve fools you all are who consider Mandela a great leader and humanitarian.
Concerning Mandela's jail sentence.The crimes he committed were shamelessly criminal and included no heroic acts in fact it's still a mystery why the then state attorney Percy Yutar did not file for murder,but manslaughter instead.Based on the facts it is commonly agreed by legal scholars that Mandela would have been hanged if Yutar filed for murder.The western press often show Mandela's cell on Robben Island,this is not where he spent most of his time.He later lived in a house under so-called "arrest" a luxurious property and the press never show photographs of that.While in the house "jail" he had free access to the telephone,fax and other communicating facilities to organize the murderous ANC that is why he was still leader when he was released by the appeaser and traitor F.W.de Klerk.
He was supposedly in "jail" for 20yrs or more and one would expect that he had a negligible income during that time,yet when he and his wife divorced about 4 years after his "release"he had to pay her millions in settlement.Where did these millions come from?Who else could earn millions in 4yrs from a salaried job in South Africa after taxes?It's obvious Nelson was up to something.Once he had left "jail"(the house the government provided) he moved into a very luxurious home in one of the richest suburbs of Johannesburg, however he kept a little four-room house in Soweto & pretended to live there.That is where he would interview reporters and photographs were taken.What a liar and bigot,can you believe the press never knew, it simply played along to sell his falsehood of a hero and martyr,he only lived in poverty when it suited him.One of the worst acts of terrorism carried out by Mandela was the "Church Street Massacre" in which the humanitarian Nelson Mandela approved of a bomb set to explode at rush hour to maximise casualties of Afrikaner women,chidren and babies.The same Mandela who told Black youth of South Africa to "burn down" their schools has produced a lawless,unemployable generation.Mandela has also travelled to Libya to present one of the other great leaders and humanitarian, one Colonel Gaddafi with South Africa's highest military medal.The crimes commited by Mandela's ANC in the name of liberation are legion.First,there was the practice of "necklacing",in which a petrol-filled tyre is placed around the neck of a victim (mostly black) and set ablaze an action carried out by Mandela's charming wife Winnie and her minions,approved by Nelson and named the Mandela "Necklace".Way back in 1985 Mandela was asked by the South African government to publicly denounce violence,Mandela refused.The bottom line is Mandela never renounced violence and was until his death a lying,murdering terrorist with not one ounce of pity or remorse shown to his victims both black and white alike.
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