How extreme are many of the folks who make up the Tea Party brigades who so joyfully helped elect Ted Cruz to the U.S. Senate? Check out Sen. Cruz’s Facebook page to see what happened when he said something respectful about Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday. South Africa’s white government imprisoned Mandela for nearly three decades because of his opposition to apartheid, first through peaceful resistance but later through sabotage. He later served as the country’s first black president, creating a Government of National Unity that included representatives of black and white political parties.
Sen. Cruz joined with other political leaders in mourning Mandela’s death, posting on his Facebook page:
“Nelson Mandela will live in history as an inspiration for defenders of liberty around the globe. He stood firm for decades on the principle that until all South Africans enjoyed equal liberties he would not leave prison himself, declaring in his autobiography, ‘Freedom is indivisible; the chains on any one of my people were the chains on all of them, the chains on all of my people were the chains on me.’ Because of his epic fight against injustice, an entire nation is now free.
We mourn his loss and offer our condolences to his family and the people of South Africa.”
That didn’t sit well with many of Sen. Cruz’s supporters. We’re not surprised so much by their attacks on Mandela as a socialist, communist, etc. But we’re fascinating that so many critics posting on Cruz’s Facebook page see white South Africans as the real victims in that country’s history. And, of course, some make comparisons with President Obama, this country’s first black president. Naturally.
Here’s a sampling of some of the comments on Sen. Cruz’s page:
“Really Ted? The way I see it, the whites built that country and that terrorist stole it from them.”
“Ted, I supported you vehemently but you have jumped in the bandwagon here. Do you support communist terrorism?”
“Won’t be voting for you now you don’t know history so can’t be in my future Sellout”
“What is the deal here. Is Ted ignorant, complaisant or a fool? I just lost any trust in Ted if he does not know anything about Mandela.”
“I disagree Mr. Senator. Do not fall victim to the media’s lies. The man was a Communist, a terrorist and a racist.”
God help the White South Africans . It is a disgrace that our government refuses to let them come to the US as political refugees even though they are being slaughtered with impunity. Now that Mandela is dead the streets will be filled with their blood and barely a peep will be heard from our media.
“Wasnt he really just a communist that hated white people? Much like Obama.”
“HE advocated the genocide of Whites in South Africa. Check facts. He wasn’t in prison for being a peace loving hippie”
“Well Ted Cruz, you lost my vote. He was a POS communist that hated white people. Why is the truth so BAD.”
“Lost my vote on STUPIDITY. ..READ A BOOK CRUZ!”
“Stop praising Mandela: : he was a committed pro-abort and had strong ties to the communist party.”
“Nelson Mandella was a racist, Anti-White communist/terrorist! Why honor a POS like him? He was no better that Robert Mugabe who committed white genocide in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe. Anti white racism, attacks, rapes and murders are going on currently in South Africa and American politicians as well as America/NWO media ignores this! Sen. Cruz just lost my respect and support. Shame on you Sen. Cruz!”
“He’s [Mandela] as bad as Che, Castro, Saddam, Bin Laden, and Hitler.”
“He was a murderous communist serving in prison for thousands of white murders. Don’t whitewash the true history of this murdering villain. Instead of buying into the media glorification, read the violent history of South Africa.”
“Give me a break! Mandela was a communist and a terrorist. He stood against apartheid, not because it was wrong, but because he is a racist and cared only for his own color. Since apartheid ended, whites in Africa have been brutally butchered, but you won’t hear a peep about that in the news or Mandela.”
“Sorry Ted, all BS. He was a communists who killed thousands. SA is experiencing white genocide now!”
“Nelson Mandela is no hero to the world. He was in fact a uniquely anti-American Third World soft fascist dictator.”
“This is not truth … we want only truth to prevail … please stop telling us lies.”