Nelson Mandela, a standout among the most unmistakable human rights images of the twentieth century, is a man whose commitment to the freedoms of his kin motivates human rights advocates all through the world. Nelson Mandela, prisoner and president of South Africa. Sentenced to life detainment, Mandela turned into a capable image of resistance for the rising against politically-sanctioned racial segregation development, more than once declining to bargain his political position to get his flexibility. At last discharged in February 1990, he strengthened the fight against abuse to achieve the objectives he and others had embarked to perform just about four decades prior.
In May 1994, Mandela was initiated as South Africa’s black president a position he held until 1999. He managed the move from minority principle and politically-sanctioned racial segregation, winning worldwide admiration for his promotion of national and global compromise. A universal festival of his life and re-dedication to his objectives of flexibility and equity was held in 2008, on the event of his 90th birthday. A Nobel Prize Winner and arguably the most influential man of the 20th Century. A Humanitarian that although different in stature and style only has one equal in Gandhi as to the how an individual can turn a government around in rightful protest. There are no accolades high enough that can be sung that would even come close to how this enigmatic man lived. His wit and character are renowned yet he played down his worth to make other feel more worthy. Very few, if any knew there would be a civil war in South Africa which would begin the uniting of a new Rainbow Nation.
A Nation where no-one would be oppressed. Whether they be black, colored or white. Christian, Muslim. In other words race, color, creed or sexuality. Mandela was jailed for 17 years for a trumped up charge of terrorism. At a speech he made in Court on his conviction and sentencing that is now famous he stated he wanted to believe that South Africa was a country where all races could live in equality and that he was prepared to die for this belief.
When he was released and shortly thereafter became president of South Africa in a landslide victory after the first democratic election that allowed blacks the right to vote, he backed a law that if anyone or thing was oppressed or discriminated against (that was not breaking the law or another’s rights) then that thing would be deemed unconstitutional. Previously to be homosexual in South Africa was deemed a crime. To be in possession of a Playboy magazine was a crime that could see you incarcerated. The importation of newspapers from overseas without it being vetted and censored by the authorities was illegal. To be in possession of sex toys in South Africa would certainly lead in the confiscation and the selling of one in South Africa would be a jailing offense.
Nelson Mandella allowed the LGBT community to become loud and proud with Cape Town becoming one of the top three Gay Tourist destinations in the world. Bringing in huge amounts of pink dollars from overseas tourist to the suffering economy. It was like a big gay sex party after so many years of discrimination and the best adult stores in South Africa matched and even surpassed those of overseas carrying a vast array of sex toys. It was like a child in a candy shop. South Africans queued to enter these stores to get what was formally taboo. South Africa became a sexed up nation being starved so long from what should have been an adult’s choice in shopping. Nelson Mandela was a great man and his passing is one of the saddest, but not many people realize that his beliefs are that every person and every business should be given, subject to law, freedom of choice. Below are some famous Nelson Mandela quotes which are known worldwide:
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”
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