Originally Posted by Emma F
Funny, I can remember my Dad spouting forth about Mandela when I was a kid ... he was considered a terrorist back then. Things change, people change. I believe the good outweighed the bad in the end.
That is because he was a terrorist. He has been known to have said that he believes his imprisonment saved him. And yes, he brought his country together. Amazing.
“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”