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Reply to "Does MLK Get A Bad Rap?"

Originally posted by Nmaginate:

Would you call Mandela's strategy "in effective" or less productive?

Are we in SA? Are the conditions that we fight under the same as in SA? Are we in the vast majority here? Is our government surrounded by black people and governments supportive of our liberation?

This is the entire point. We're discussing strategy and tactics. The only principle at hand should be a commitment to achieve our objective. Based upon his context, Mandela chose tactics that he thought had the best opportunity for success. He was right. They achieved their freedom and Mandela was elected president. Our context was/is entirely different and therefore requires a strategy and set of tactics that are precisely developed for it.

Do you understand that now? Comparing Mandela's approach to those used here is irrelevant and nonsensical. It has NOTHING to do with it.

ON THE OTHER HAND, comparing two people/movements who operated under the same context and during the same time and for the same objectives - is entirely appropriate.

There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life
that is less than the one you are capable of living. - Mandela