David Cameron has said Nelson Mandela is his personal hero. But he didn’t always feel that way.
When Cameron latches on the Mandela bandwagon this week, remember that in 1985 he was a top member of the Federation of Conservative Students, who produced the “hang Mandela” posters.
In 1989 Cameron worked in the Tory Policy Unit at Central Office and went on a anti-sanctions fact finding mission to South Africa with pro-apartheid Lobby Firm that was sponsored by Botha.
Remember this when he tells the world he was inspired by Madiba.
The Taliban were seen as heroes to the west, when they defeated the Russians. Today the same west calls them “terrorists”, and fights them in a phoney “war on terror”.
Nelson Mandela was seen as a terrorist who should be executed, a few decades ago, and wasn’t removed from the “terror watch list” until 2008, yet today many western hypocrites will shed tears and mourn his death.
The western world will celebrate Mandela’s achievements, his struggle to end apartheid. The same western world has turned a blind eye to the apartheid in Palestine, which has been going on for decades.
One mans terrorist, is truly another mans freedom fighter.