Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Mandela a Man, not a G-d

Mandela a Man, not a G-d
Commentary by Sanford D. Horn
December 10, 2013
While one should not libel the dead, the truth may indeed hurt – and that includes Nelson Mandela, who died last week and deified by Howard Witt in his December 8 column “Mandela was one icon without feet of clay,” in The Indianapolis Star.
Witt regaled his readers with tales of personal experiences with Mandela, who should get the credit he deserves for helping to end the horrible system of apartheid that riddled his native South Africa.
That said, Witt offered a saccharine-laden editorial about some cartoon superhero deified for his suffering when the unvarnished truth remained ignored, and not just by Witt but by news outlets of all stripes.
Warts and all, Mandela was a communist and virulent anti-Zionist calling Israel an apartheid state. This is an insult of the highest level because it came from Mandela who suffered under bona fide apartheid and thus he should have known better. Israel has afforded Muslims, Christians, women, homosexuals, and other minorities more rights and safety than any of the Muslim/Arab states surrounding the Jewish state.
Additionally, Mandela endorsed the terrorist group Hamas and supported the likes of career-terrorist Yasser Arafat (1929-2004), Cuba’s Fidel Castro, and Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi (1942-2011) – with the numerous photos to boot. Mandela also opened South Africa to the PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organization) and his ANC (African National Congress) was a solidly communist operation.
Mourn the man Mr. Witt; but mourn the whole man and all for which he stood.
Sanford D. Horn is a writer and educator living in Westfield, IN. This column was submitted to The Indianapolis Star, but was not printed.

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