magnetic--blue asked: You know Mandela was linked with communism, torture, necklacing. He also called for the genocide of Caucasians. I felt bad not knowing much about him but quickly learned his horrific history. Some say allegations, careful in your search. GRAPHIC
After getting this question, I was initially shocked. Not shocked by what you revealed to me, but shocked how someone could post something so innocently beautiful, only to have it attacked by something that had not been sad with a lot of thought.
After that shock wore off, I decided to research Nelson Mandela properly, as I didn’t know these things about him, however, my research did not make me hate Nelson Mandela. I think the good he did far outweighs the bad - especially taking his legacy in to consideration. How many people honestly know of his wrong doings? and why? Because nobody is fucking perfect, including Nelson Mandela.
Why can we not remember him for the good, rather than the bad? Why can we not quote the amazing things he brought to the world? Why can we not wish him to rest in peace? Why must we focus on the negativity?
Research other do-gooders such as Florence Nightingale and Mother Theresa for a couple of examples and you’ll find dirt on them. Research anyone and you’ll find dirt. But why make it all about the dirt?
Life is what you make of it. If you want to make it negative, so be it. I choose to see the good in everything and see that Nelson Mandela was a good person, who like everyone else, made some mistakes.