Sandy CashMailbox #108One of Mandela’s reasons for the ANC decision to defy the government decree outlawingthe group is that they believed that a result of Government policy, violence by the Africanpeople had become inevitable. This being said, they figured unless responsible leadershipwas give to canalize and control the feelings of their people, there would be outbreaks ofterrorism. Lastly, they are struggling against the principle of White supremacy.Mandela justifies the violence that the ANC did by saying, “we felt that without violencethere would be no way open to the African people to succeed in their struggle against theprinciple of White supremacy.” The form of violence the ANC adopted was sabotage,because it did not kill people. They also used sabotage, because they thought it offeredthe best hope.Mandela describes the segregation by saying, “The Whites enjoy what may well be thehighest standard of living in the whiled, whilst Africans live in poverty and misery.” Hegoes on to say, “Forty percent of the Africans live in hopelessly overcrowded and insome cases, drought stricken Reserves, where coil erosion and the overworking off thesoil make it impossible of them to live properly off the land.” The other thirty percent arelaborers, on White farms and work and live under condition similar to those of the serfsof the Middle Ages. This white supremacy has gotten so bad that the White man will lookfor an African to carry or clean, whether or not he works for him. These are the reasonsMandela gives for defy the government, the violence that the ANC did, and how theexperience of blacks under apartheid was.