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1 iossarian  Fri, Dec 6, 2013 7:14:25am

Note that the Compassionate Conservatives of the time were careful (sometimes) to nod at the fact that apartheid was a shittily unfair system - it was just that, for them, the need to maintain good relations with the raw material-producing establishment.

Much like our current relationship with Saudi Arabia and the other oppressive Gulf states. I wonder who the local Nelson Mandelas are, in this analogy?

2 The War TARDIS  Fri, Dec 6, 2013 8:32:25am

re: #1 iossarian

With Saudi?

Imprisoned or dead. The goal in the end should be for the Saudi state to be dismembered.

3 Bulworth  Fri, Dec 6, 2013 9:13:47am

These people are almost always spectacularly wrong about important stuff.

4 moderatelyradicalliberal  Fri, Dec 6, 2013 9:29:24am

re: #3 Bulworth

These people are almost always spectacularly wrong about important stuff.

Always on the wrong side of history.

5 CriticalDragon1177  Fri, Dec 6, 2013 10:07:40am

Randall Gross,

This is something I’m certain they all wish we would forget now.

6 thecommodore  Fri, Dec 6, 2013 10:41:15am

Jerry Falwell got in hot water back in 1985 or so when he came out in support of the apartheid regime. He called Mandela a terrorist and Bishop Desmond Tutu a “phoney.” He had a show called “Jerry Falwell Live” in which devoted an entire episode to exposing Mandela, Tutu, and the ANC as a “Communist threat.” I’ve looked for clips from it without success, but it is one of the more remarkable example of wingnut tone deafness.


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