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“Nelson Mandela was a stranger to hate,” (John Kerry)

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry shakes hands with Palestinian Chief Negotiator Erekat in the West Bank city of Ramallahmandela5
“Nelson Mandela was a stranger to hate. He rejected recrimination in favor of reconciliation and knew the future demands we move beyond the past." (U.S. Sec. of State John Kerry)

Hatred is the central element of our struggle!... Hatred that is intransigent….Hatred so violent that it propels a human being beyond his natural limitations, making him violent and cold- blooded killing machine….

We reject any peaceful approach. Violence is inevitable. To establish Socialism rivers of blood must flow. The victory of Socialism is well worth millions of atomic victims!”

“My nostrils dilate while savoring the acrid odor of gunpowder and blood. Crazy with fury I will stain my rifle red while slaughtering any surrendered enemy that falls in my hands! With the deaths of my enemies I prepare my being for the sacred fight and join the triumphant proletariat with a bestial howl!

"Che Guevara is an inspiration for every human being who loves freedom. We will always honor his memory.” (Nelson Mandela)


Let a right-winger fly a Confederate battle flag or make an off-handed comment in favor of Robert E. Lee and he's a "hater!" Let a left-winger "honor" a man who gloried in the murder of his defenseless enemies and prescribed nuclear incineration for millions more and he's "a stranger to hate."

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