The former President of South Africa and a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Mandela is hailed almost universally as a hero of nearly godlike proportions. Everyone from Clint Eastwood (who made a movie about him) to Barack Obama (who loves anyone who's sufficiently anti-American) to the authors of America's schoolbooks refer to Mandela as one of the great liberators and heroes of modern times. To say otherwise is regarded as something close to blasphemy.
In point of fact, Mandela and his former wife Winnie were two of the most bloodthirsty, racist murderers who ever defiled the continent of Africa. The truth about Mandela is available, on the Web and in the libraries of the world, but the truth is not "politically correct," so it is obscured and erased whenever possible.
Below is a video about the man, from a somewhat offbeat Christian YouTube channel. Regardless of the source, the facts presented are true. Nelson Mandela is indeed a martyr: a martyr to Communism, terrorism, and, yes, racism. He joins such African leaders as Robert Mugabe and Idi Amin in infamy, and the world is a cleaner place without him.
As the tributes roll in from every quarter, one would do well to remember the words of Jesus Christ: Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets (Luke 6:26). And, that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God (Luke 16:15).
We take no pleasure in Mandela's death, because the world doesn't need another Communist martyr; but we will reserve our tears for the Christians, such as Saeed Abedini and Asia Bibi, who, while being tortured to death by Muslims, will never achieve Mandela's shameful popularity.
"How to Be a Good Communist" by Nelson Mandela
For Mandela Reverence, But Criticism Too (NY Times)
Nelson Mandela: Just Another Thug
Mandela Criticism: Yahoo Answers
ADL criticizes Mandela's anti-Americanism
Few Dare to Criticize Ailing Mandela