replied to the thread Ted Cruz Supporters are Crazy Like Adora Bull
" South Africa was an oppressive society. Before jailing, Mandela was a revolutionary. After years of attempting to work within the system for change, he gave up and aggravated and led more violent actions.
His jailing was a turning point in how he approached change in South Africa. After jail, 27 years, he approached and got the end of apartheid as well as the Presidency. The country has its challenges like any other, but the racial animus that existed prior to apartheid is greatly reduced. No race war, no cleansing, etc.
His ability to change tactics and reach the goal benefitting the most people after enduring a hardship that would break most is considered pretty special. "
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