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Nelson Mandela Not An Actual Hero

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Recently, the world paid respect to former South African president Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela--passing away at 95. Known for his civil rights and racial reconciliation work, he wanted to show freedom is forgiving.

The first president, George H.W. Bush, stated: Nelson Mandela had the remarkable capacity to forgive his jailers following 26 years of wrongful imprisonment — setting a powerful example of redemption and grace for us all.” Mandela, seemingly, had the correct vision for human rights.

But on the biggest ‘non-negotiable’ in the Catholic Faith, many have questioned how Mandela felt about abortion.

In their statement at Mandela’s death, South African bishops revealed Mandela’s legacy was not all positive. In Providence (RI), Bishop Thomas Tobin has criticized all the praise media has heaped on a deceased Mandela, saying: signing a bill to legalize unlimited abortions was “shameful.”

John Smeaton (British Pro-Life SPUC), has supplied huge amounts of documentation on Mandela’s pro-abortion views. Smeaton is Catholic, and his comments remind all ‘pro-lifers’ to remember Mandela’s fight against apartheid, his 27-yr prison stint, and forgiveness for his captors. But it must always be remembered--he never respected life before birth.

Ken Orr (LifeNews) reports, despite achievements (1994-1999), should be remembered signing a bill to legalize unlimited abortions. That is the foundation of all other human rights. Without that, one cannot be a human rights crusader.

This bill was widely opposed by both the Black and White communities, and passed (10/96), by 209-87. A total of 99 Parliament members defied the ANC by absenting themselves from Parliament, and avoided voting for legalizing abortions.

Catholic leaders are duty-bound to stand up to public figures with anti-life records, even with meritorious records on other important issues.

Mandela, by signing into law the highly controversial by signing into law the highly controversial Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Bill (CTPB) and permitting ‘abortion on demand,’ essentially made this bill the most pro-abortion in the world.

In Mandela’s record on abortion, he quoted: “Women have the right to decide what they want to do with their bodies.” SPUC’s pro-life colleagues in South Africa says ‘CTPB’ was introduced into the Parliament by Mandela’s health minister. Signing this new law, Mandela made the legalization of abortion-on-demand commonplace. The African National Congress (ANC) was strongly committed to abortion, and the ANC Women’s League was a strong proponent of this legalization.

The ANC has always been strongly aligned with the South African Communist Party (SACP). Keeping very quiet, pro-abortion NARAL also praised Mandela’s pro-abortion record as well.

After his death, mainstream-media honored Mandela for two days on his accomplishments, fortitude, and apartheid battles. Not once did they mention the most important factor—his views on abortion--and how many African lives were killed.

Ilana Mercer’s homeland South Africa, is a state where ‘might’ makes ‘right.’ But she admits to some malfunctioning media revisionism: “…a “Rambo Nation” has been marketed to the world as the mythical “Rainbow Nation.” Mercer describes how truth on TV is severely rationed. We see how Mandela’s legend has been morphed by Oprah Winfrey, Naomi Campbell, and the ‘MTV’-oriented culture. Mandela’s TV smile downplayed his political philosophy, which is founded on Marxist income redistribution, and animosity toward the Afrikaner.

To the horror of his 'ANC' colleagues, Mandela considered professional boxing. But when jailed, ANC’s fear was eliminated. Mandela was even caught plotting sabotage and overthrow of the government. He freely admitted at his trial: "I do not deny that I planned sabotage."

The government later offered to release Mandela if he ‘swore-off’ violence. Refusing to do so, they let him ‘sit.’ Back then, the Pentagon classified ANC a ‘terrorist organization.’ Amnesty International showed agreement, but did not officially recognize Mandela’s imprisonment because of his commitment to violence.

Mandela was specifically ungracious to George W. Bush. In 2003, Bush conferred him with the Medal of Freedom. Mandela’s acceptance included several highly rude comments: “If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.”

Since coming to power in 1994, Mandela had almost 300,000 people murdered in South Africa. Almost a million Whites had already left the country---shrinking from 5.2 to 4.4 million, by 2005. Most refugees were skilled Whites, and Mandela accused them of betraying him, and of being “traitors” and “cowards.”

Now, the main force in South Africa is Black Economic Empowerment (BEE). They have required Whites to hand over large portions of companies to Blacks, and to surrender jobs. Most of those Blacks belong to a small elite, aligned with the ANC. ‘BEE’ is already occurring in mines, banks and factories.

Mandela was a huge part of this. But, you have never heard it from mainstream media. Shocking what you never hear from them.


Kevin Roeten can be reached at



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