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Nelson Mandela “proven” to be a member of the Communist Party after decades of denial
Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:00PM GMT 08 Dec 2012 | Colin Freeman and Jane Flanagan

Posted on 12/09/2012 12:54:46 AM PST by Olog-hai

For decades, it was one of the enduring disputes of South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle. Was Nelson Mandela, the leader of the African National Congress, really a secret Communist, as the white-only government of the time alleged? Or, as he claimed during the infamous 1963 trial that saw him jailed for life, was it simply a smear to discredit him in a world riven by Cold War tensions? Now, nearly half a century after the court case that made him the world’s best-known prisoner of conscience, a new book claims that whatever the wider injustice perpetrated, the apartheid-era prosecutors were indeed right on one question: Mr. Mandela was a Communist party member after all.

The former South African president, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993, has always denied being a member of the South African branch of the movement, which mounted an armed campaign of guerrilla resistance along with the ANC. But research by a British historian, Professor Stephen Ellis, has unearthed fresh evidence that Mbsenior rank in the South African Communist Party, or SACP. He says Mr. Mandela joined the SACP to enlist the help of the Communist superpowers for the ANC’s campaign of armed resistance to white rule. …

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: anc; antiwhiteracism; apartheid; communism; communist; communistparty; mandela; mandelacommunist; nelsonmandela; reds; sacp; safrica; southafrica

1 posted on 12/09/2012 12:54:55 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I hate communists


2 posted on 12/09/2012 1:03:12 AM PST by onona (Merry Christmas Brothers and Sisters)
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To: onona
I hate communists

So do I.
But at this point I'd say that 100% of the democrats and two-thirds of the republicans in Washington D.C. are communists ... so what do you do...

Sure,Mandela was/is a communist. No surprise. What is a surprise is that we elect the same as our President, Senators, and Representatives...

3 posted on 12/09/2012 1:11:12 AM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Olog-hai
isn't this old news; didn't he (knowingly) hang around them for decades...
c'mon now, they didn't know either?

5 posted on 12/09/2012 1:19:19 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today; who can take your income & tax it all away..0Bama man can :)
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To: El Cid

The communists say he was elected. There is plenty of suppressed evidence to the contrary.


6 posted on 12/09/2012 1:31:16 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: skinkinthegrass

Decades-old news. But when the press is on the same side, they aren’t going to bother with truth or evidence.


7 posted on 12/09/2012 1:34:20 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: El Cid; All
"What is a surprise is that we elect the same as our President, Senators, and Representatives"
*disgust* yhea, I know.. and some have been getting re-elected (D/R) for too many decades..
Barrack-a-Claus, didn't start in '08; try Woodrow Wilson & his constitutional amendments.
1916 onward...Seeds of our Federal Republic destruction.

8 posted on 12/09/2012 1:38:17 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today; who can take your income & tax it all away..0Bama man can :)
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To: Olog-hai

oh come on, of COURSE he was a communist. They were all communists. The IRA was a commie outfit, something they conveniently hid from their lovely Irish American supporters.

And Obama, he’s a gosh darn communist too. And the Teachers Unions.

No, I’m not being snarky, they are all as red as they come.

But, we tolerate it. We re-elect them all. SO to hell with us. That’s what I say.

I’m joining Barbie on the dark side.


9 posted on 12/09/2012 1:45:26 AM PST by jocon307
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To: Olog-hai; All
Wasn't "Pravda"; the Russian word for "Truth"?
strange how the "western free press" has been (mostly)
corrupted by "the liberal crusaders" of freedom; very few
(really) reliable news sources out there now..CFP/DM & FR

10 posted on 12/09/2012 1:48:39 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today; who can take your income & tax it all away..0Bama man can :)
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To: jocon307

Do we really re-elect them all? Did anyone ask the corpses, the electronic voting machines, or Mickey Mouse . . . ?


11 posted on 12/09/2012 1:50:13 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Anyone who was paying attention knew of Mandela’s true philosophy.


12 posted on 12/09/2012 2:05:58 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment,a Matter of Fact,Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Olog-hai

Castro agressively denied his communist background until after his revolution too.


13 posted on 12/09/2012 2:44:12 AM PST by cunning_fish
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To: Olog-hai

Meanwhile, we’re waiting for someone - anyone - with some sense and a modicum of insight to declare Obama a member of the communist party.


14 posted on 12/09/2012 3:11:09 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Olog-hai

Mandela and all the ruling class in South Africa are communists. They, like the monster currently ruling the USA, are thoroughly indoctrinated marxists who believe that their job is to enrich themselves at the expense of the downtrodden they rule.

Communism is an ism that believes in the gluttonish enrichment of a few, but as Orwell famously wrote: some pigs are more equal than others.

Perhaps Bronco Bama wants to turn America into something like Zimbabwe. (Or is it Zimbabme or Zimbabyou?)


15 posted on 12/09/2012 3:15:05 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: onona

And my college classmates thought I was a racist when I told them Mandela was a proven racist and commie.


16 posted on 12/09/2012 3:19:28 AM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Olog-hai

But research by a British historian, Professor Stephen Ellis, has unearthed fresh evidence that during his early years as an activist, Mr Mandela did hold senior rank in the South African Communist Party, or SACP. He says Mr Mandela joined the SACP to enlist the help of the Communist superpowers for the ANC’s campaign of armed resistance to white rule.


17 posted on 12/09/2012 3:43:19 AM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Jack Hammer

Meanwhile, we’re waiting for someone - anyone - with some sense and a modicum of insight to declare Obama a member of the communist party.


Since no politician will do it I’ll step up and do it......I declare Obama is a member of the communist party.

There, now do I win some type of prize or reward?


18 posted on 12/09/2012 3:52:43 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: DH

Alas, no - no reward. You have too much common sense to win.


19 posted on 12/09/2012 4:00:44 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Olog-hai; All

No surprise here

Most of the media’s favorite Black leaders of all time, in the US and abroad, were Commies and Marxists

Look at the NAACP here in the US....it was founded by known Commie WEB DuBois. DuBois was traveling to, and, in the USSR well before the US even recognized the USSR

So Mandela being a Commie is no surprise


20 posted on 12/09/2012 4:08:17 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Illegal Aliens do not pay Social Security...Employers do.)
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To: El Cid

I see you are a realist.


21 posted on 12/09/2012 4:15:59 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: max americana; El Cid

Imagine what their heads would have exploded if you told them that the Naacp was founded by white communists !


22 posted on 12/09/2012 4:44:38 AM PST by onona (Merry Christmas Brothers and Sisters)
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To: Olog-hai

Mandala was a terrorist and proof that one man can destroy the prosperity of a country if that man has enough people who are stupid enough to follw him

America should learn that lesson from him.

We now have that man in the White House.


23 posted on 12/09/2012 4:45:45 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Olog-hai

Communist or not, when Mandela dies, the Republicans in DC will be fighting each other to get in front of a TV camera to deliver the most glowing tribute to Mandela.


24 posted on 12/09/2012 4:49:30 AM PST by OKRA2012
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To: Olog-hai

He wrote a communist manifesto while he was in prison titled “How to be a Good Communist by Nelson Mandela”. Is that what tipped them off?


25 posted on 12/09/2012 5:09:49 AM PST by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: Olog-hai

well yeah . the ANC has always been a Marxist organ . now if only we can get the POSOTUS to fess up?


26 posted on 12/09/2012 5:19:22 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: DocRock


How to be a Good Communist byNelson Mandela

27 posted on 12/09/2012 5:27:44 AM PST by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: Olog-hai

Yes, he was a communist. Just about all liberals/progressives are one of the following:
- Foolish dupes
- Fellow-travelers who sympathize with the communist agenda but either can’t admit to themselves or are in denial about it
- Deceivers practicing a political form of Taqiyya.

Mandela, IMHO, was the third type. Jail time and the desire to be liked by the global community has moderated him somewhat.


28 posted on 12/09/2012 6:40:14 AM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Olog-hai
So was Martin Luther King. At least, King was recruited by the Moscow-controlled CP. How much and how long the CP controlled him might be open to debate.

But we're not supposed to talk about that.

The CP cleverly sought out and exploited groups of "discontents" in the first half of the 20th century.

And American blacks were justifiably discontent over Jim Crow laws and other discriminatory practices -- little did they know, however, that hitching their wagon to socialism's star would eventually result in the destruction of the black American family, and make life immeasurably worse.

29 posted on 12/09/2012 6:58:00 AM PST by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: Jack Hammer

He didn’t use the word Communist, but still....

http://www.therightscoop.com/allen-west-negotiating-with-obama-who-is-a-marxist-socialist-rigid-ideologue-is-silly/


30 posted on 12/09/2012 8:09:23 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Olog-hai

I would add to the list that lawyer in India, Gandhi. He used the same tactic against England the communists and Islamist vowed to use against us...using our own laws against us.

obama is using a slightly different tactic, he just ignores all our established laws and it’s easy because he owns the Department of ‘Justice’.


31 posted on 12/09/2012 8:23:01 AM PST by RetSignman ("A Republic if you can keep it"....)
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To: Olog-hai
Gee, Nelson Mandela was a communist? (I know, some Brit finally figured it out.) Big whoopee.
32 posted on 12/09/2012 9:49:07 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: onona

“Imagine what their heads would have exploded if you told them that the Naacp was founded by white communists !”

and that WHITE is a COLOR.


33 posted on 12/09/2012 3:41:18 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: jocon307
I don't know how anyone who attended a US university in the last 30 years is surprised by this.

The dominant ideology in any university humanities dept is Marxism.

34 posted on 12/09/2012 4:04:15 PM PST by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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