Nelson Mandela is a hero to many, that is for certain. But should he be lifted and portrayed as a peaceful shining example of success and equality? The media by in large is pandering to people’s desire to embrace him as such. Barrack of course would be top on the list of proponents to Mandela this is what I would expect. However there are two sides of the story and turning the other cheek seems to be the status quo here.Rather than speak out against human rights violations for the people of Indonesia under Suharto or Libyans under Gaddafi, he gave them a firm handshake. Now that may sound benign but taken into consideration his violent past, it is just too much to give him the title of a “peace loving man.” As the leader of the ANC Mandela allowed or oversaw bombings and shootings of hundereds of innocent civilians. This is an ugly side that truley needs to be recognized and not ignored. South Africa is a now an extremely dangerous place for people of fair colored skin, murders and anti-white sentiment abound. Is that the end product of this peace loving mans mission?