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“ 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."
The Daily Reveille is the best college newspaper ever.
“ What the frick frack diddily dack patty wack snick snack crack pack slack mack quarterback crackerjack biofeedback backtrack thumbtack sidetrack tic-tac does she think she’s doing ”
President Snow Probably (via mellarkish)
President Snow Probably Will Be Played By Bill Cosby In The Mockingjay Movies
“ When I was a student in the 1980s a certain David Cameron was a leading figure in the Federation of Conservative students when they produced badges and posters saying “Hang Mandela”. Remember that when you see him paying tributes to a real political leader. ”
if I was in the hunger games I’d just get mcdonalds as a sponsor but instead of just eating the big macs they’d send me during the games I’d use them as bait to trap people and every time I’d made a kill I’d look up to the sky, give a thumbs and whisper “I’m lovin’ it”
why is this still circulating
Because it’s brilliant.
If Panem is the future of America, then this is EVERY tribute.
Rearranging my tshirt drawer with one pile alternating between Doctor Who shirts and Marshall shirts… yeah
I come across a lot of interesting photos on my dashboard each day, and lately I’ve taken an interest into adding context to a lot of them.
Such as why Nelson Mandela is pictured above in a Detroit Pistons warm-up jacket?
The context: in 1990, the South African liberation leader arrived in Detroit as part of his U.S. tour, where he was celebrated by employees at the Ford River Rouge automobile plant as a hero for working people.
The rest of the day included functions with the mayor and other city leaders, and culminated with a rally at Tiger Stadium, where the sold out crowd paid tickets up to $10,000 to hear Mandela.
It’s definitely a lot easier to get the home crowd on your side when you’re representing the Bad Boy Pistons at the height of their popularity.
photo via up north trips
Rest in Power, Nelson Mandela
Mandela in Pistons garb. Because why not :^D