Nevertheless, four of Alaska's leading politicos decided to express their condolences upon the death of Mandela. From Senator Lisa Murkowski's Facebook page:
"RIP, Nelson Mandela. Today the world has lost an icon, a truly inspirational leader who was the personification of patience, positivity and perseverance. Despite facing the longest of odds and the most difficult and exhausting of obstacles, he was able to find a path to freedom and equality. His aspirational vision was without bounds; that he reached so many of his goals will be a legacy for millions for generations. He said 'It always seems impossible until it is done'. That is truly a message for all of us facing adversity or challenges in our lives of all sizes".
From Senator Mark Begich's Facebook page:
"Today the world grieves the loss of Nelson Mandela. His vision for equality for all people and his passion for peace and forgiveness will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace".
From Congressman Don Young's Facebook page:
"Nelson Mandela will be remembered for more than his anti-apartheid leadership and as a defender of human rights, but for his humility and caring compassion for South Africa and the world. Today, I join in mourning his death and recognizing his life and legacy".
From Governor Sean Parnell's Facebook page:
"Nelson Mandela will live in our hearts and memories; he was truly a change agent in the world. Although his contributions will be missed, we can all individually reflect in our own lives the respect and dignity he showed others".
The record may show that once he became President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela did disavow terrorism and promote racial reconciliation. Perhaps his moderation prevented an overt race war from being launched against whites, despite a low-level campaign against Boer farmers which has cost over 3,000 lives since 1994. Genocide Watch claims that an average of 50 people on average are murdered in South-Africa per day, of which at least 20 of them are whites; they also claim that 95 percent of the whites murdered are killed by blacks. On Sen. Murkowski's Facebook page, Tom Smalley provides a short list of some of the more outrageous acts of terror by the ANC:
Nelson Mandela was the head of UmKhonto we Sizwe (MK), the terrorist wing of the ANC and South African Communist Party. He had pleaded guilty to 156 acts of public violence including mobilizing terrorist bombing campaigns, which planted bombs in public places, including the Johannesburg railway station. Many innocent people, including women and children, were killed. Source: The State v. Nelson Mandela et al, Supreme Court of South Africa, Transvaal Provincial Division, 1963-1964, Indictment.
THE ANC'S VICTIMS WERE MOSTLY CIVILIANS:
1981 – 2 car bombs at Durban showrooms
1983 – Church Street Bomb (killed 19, wounded 217)
1984 – Durban car bomb (killed 5, wounded 27)
1985-1987 – At least 150 landmines on farm roads (killed 125)
1985 – Amanzimtoti Sanlam shopping centre bomb Dec 23 (killed 2 white women and 3 white children)
1986 – Magoo’s Bar bomb (killed 3, wounded 69)
1986 – Newcastle Court bomb (wounded 24)
1987 – Johannesburg Court bomb (killed 3, wounded 10)
1987 – Wits command centre car bomb (killed 1, wounded 68)
1988 – Johannesburg video arcade (killed 1 unborn baby, wounded 10)
1988 – Roodepoort bank bomb (killed 4, wounded 18)
1988 – Pretoria Police housing unit, 2 bombs (wounded 3)
1988 – Magistrate’s Court bomb (killed 3)
1988 – Benoni Wimpy Bar bomb (killed 1, wounded 56)
1988 – Witbank shopping centre bomb (killed 2, wounded 42)
1988 – Ellis Park Rugby Stadium car bomb (killed 2, wounded 37)
Late 1980s – numerous Wimpy Restaurant bombs (killed many, wounded many)
The ANC also made explosives disguised as children's toys. Apartheid was wrong, but Mandela was a violent, Marxist, terrorist.
Some Alaskans also expressed concern about Mandela's legacy on the Juneau Empire website:
lawrence a love 12/06/13 - 05:43 am:
he was a che style communist twit not to mention a militant race bater, and all around black supremacist.
He launched a campaign of terrorism in South Africa, then caused untold deaths, suffering, and destruction. He was a darling of the global left, and ultimately was able to creat enough support through the propaganda of his liberal (communist) allies to force South Africa to capitulate. What followed was a purge, and persecution of White South Africans, and the complete communist takeover of South Africa.
South Africa went from the wealthiest, and most stable country on the African continent, a shining beacon of freedom, and the free market, a first world country that was a strong American ally, that was once called "the bread basket of Africa" because it's abundant crops once fed nearly the entire continent, to being another third world African hellhole, run by communist pricks with a destroyed infrastructure, and economy, and famine. Today South Africa is known as the rape capital of the world where 3, out of every 4 women report being raped, most repeatedly.
This change is due to mandella.
AKjustice 12/05/13 - 07:22 pm:
...This communist is definitely in the ranks of Stalin, Lennon, Castro, Shavez, Obama, ect. ect. Oops, the last one is still alive but one can hope for an early passing...
GJSmith 12/06/13 - 12:13 pm:
Mandela helped dismantle apartheid in South Africa. So what then were his great accomplishments after that? There has been a complete void from the Western media regarding the economic and social chaos occurring in South Africa. The Western media made Mandela into a modern-day "colossus" superhero, but then the media immediately ceased reporting after their icon was created.
South Africa is the rare example of a fallen modern-day first world-class country, and yet the media fails to report why.
Here's risking the big question the media avoids asking - Exactly how are the people of South Africa better off now than before Mandela? And be sure to ask the people of South Africa and not the Western liberal elitists.
The South African elite is cautiously optimistic about the country's future. Former President F.W. deKlerk, the last apartheid president who surrendered the country to the ANC in 1994, paid tribute to Mandela, saying "He was a great admirer of the Boeremagte [Boer forces], the Boers, my people who fought against the British empire, and the generals - General De Wet and General De la Rey - and we spoke about that...". Bishop Desmond Tutu also paid tribute to Mandela, while at the same time functioning as somewhat of an apologist for the ANC's terrorism. However, the African National Congress has become a byword for corruption and gangster criminality, and the manner in which it abandoned millions of supporters to lives of destitution in a scramble for personal enrichment has provoked rising unrest. The contrast with the rest of the continent is also sharp. Economies in the rest of Africa are taking off. But South Africa, for so long the uncontested continental powerhouse, is beset by waves of violent labor protests and a political leadership trapped in endless political drift by internal party fights.
Nelson Mandela's courage may be beyond debate, but his legacy is still checkered.