CALLER: Yeah. That’s why I called. I’ve listened to your radio station for a lot of years, and I’m like, you know, when I go to South Africa, the first thing I know people are gonna say, “But why is it he went to jail?”
RUSH: Yeah, okay, so why was it?
CALLER: So most Americans believe that he went there for his political views.
RUSH: No, they think he went there because he was black, and because of apartheid.
CALLER: Yes. And apartheid. I grew up in apartheid. I’ve got a lot of black friends living in South Africa, and, you know, people do not really know why he went there. And I tell everybody it’s because he was incarcerated not for his political views but for the involvement of 23 different acts of sabotage, that he wanted to overthrow the government.
RUSH: Call it terrorism. He was in prison for acts of terrorism –
RUSH: — that he would not renounce.
RUSH: “Here’s a Nelson Mandela quote on the United States. ‘If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.’ And so Nelson Mandela was no different than anybody else on the left anywhere in the world. America was imperialist, and it was imposing itself, and it was opposing communism as a stunt.”