"Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.” —Nelson Mandela
Listen to Nelson Mandela’s response to a very condescending question put to him in 1961 by ITN reporter Brian Widlake: “Are there many educated South Africans in South Africa?”
"Yes, we have a large number of Africans who are educated and who are taking part in the political struggles of the African people. But the question of education has nothing to do with the question of the vote. On numerous occasions it has been proven in history that people can enjoy the vote even if they have no education. Of course we desire education and we think it’s a good thing. But you don’t have to have education in order to know you want certain fundamental rights, you have got aspirations, you have got claims, it has nothing to do education.
We are not anti-white, we are against white supremacy !
Nelson Mandela(via beab0mbshell)
❝We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.❞
Rest In Peace, Nelson Mandela
The Empire State Building is lit in the colors of the South African flag in honor of Nelson Mandela
Eiffel Tower lit up in the colours of the South African flag in honour of Nelson Mandela
L is for Leader
Nelson Mandela sets the standard. There’s no other like him.
Also RIP to Nelson Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013)
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.
Remembering the unvarnished truth of Mandela’s words means refusing to let anybody sanitize his legacy. As the United States attempts to piggyback on Mandela’s revolutionary spirit, never forget that it was the CIA who helped jail him for 28 years. His sentiments toward our imperialist government reflect what our government remorselessly tries to keep we citizens from seeing, that indeed ”…the United States now feels that they are the only superpower in the world and they can do what they like" regardless of who we harm in the process.
Here are a few more quotes we are unlikely to see in the mainstream press:
“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.”
"A critical, independent and investigative press is the lifeblood of any democracy. The press must be free from state interference. It must have the economic strength to stand up to the blandishments of government officials. It must have sufficient independence from vested interests to be bold and inquiring without fear or favor. It must enjoy the protection of the constitution, so that it can protect our rights as citizens."
It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.”
“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. YOU can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.”
“We know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians.”
“No single person can liberate a country. You can only liberate a country if you act as a collective.”
"If the United States of America or Britain is having elections, they don’t ask for observers from Africa or from Asia. But when we have elections, they want observers."