Archive for February, 2010

Mandela 20 years on

As South Africa celebrates the 20 year anniversary of the release of  Nelson Mandela,I’m not going to go into a diatribe, there is enough of that already on the Internet today, but  I  do reflect back on those 20 years and the years before that, and I must say there will never be another Mandela. Every so often there are extradonary men and women who grace history, Shakespeare, Dickens,Churchill, Mother Teresa, Marie Curie, Anwar Sadat,Pope John Paul  to name a few – and Nelson Mandela.

Nelson Mandela 1990 South Africa

 A man who gave up 27 years of his life for others. People praise him as a man of vison, a man of peace and love, a man almost god-like, It wasn’t until June  2008, however,  that U.S. lawmakers erased references to Mandela as a terrorist from their national databases!!!

He believed in something, so strongly he was willing to do anything to make it come true, a very noble thing, it wasn’t just his dream, like Martin Luther King fighting for the same thing in the USA, it was the dreams of a nation, he was fighting for, he not only made his dream come true for himself but for all those who dreamed it too.