Poor Noonan, not very well informed about Mandela and obsessed by his involvements to free the blacks of their plight. Sure, you can call him a terrorist, a communist, but he has achieved more in his lifetime than Noonan will ever be able to achieve. Now, I understand that Noonan’s generation grew up with the propaganda of its days, supporting the Apartheid Regime in South Africa and I understand that the nuances of Mandela are not easily understood. I personally believe that Christ himself would have walked side by side with Mandela.
Wikipedia: However, he [Mandela] stated later that he did not join the Party because its atheism conflicted with his Christian faith, and because he saw the South African struggle as being racially based rather than class warfare.
and this snippet…
Mr Mandela, now 94, retired from public life in 2004 and is now in poor health. He did, though, allude to a symbiotic relationship with the Communists in his bestselling biography, The Long Walk to Freedom. “There will always be those who say that the Communists were using us,” he wrote. “But who is to say that we were not using them?”
Mr Noonan is still stuck in the teachings of his past, nothing to blame him for, just hoping that he can change when given the rest of the story.
Comment by Edward C. Noonan yesterday
Speaker John Boehner twitted this afternoon: “Nelson Mandela’s long walk to freedom showed an enduring faith in God and respect for human dignity.” Maybe Boehner doesn’t know jack squat about who and what Mandela stood/stands for? On Fox News there has been no mention of the communistic or terrorist activities that stunk-up Mandela’s short(?)/long(?) terrorist career. I fear Dec 5th will forever be a national holiday in Amerika to honor this Communist-Terrorist Comrade thug from South Africa.