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RIP Nelson Mandela!…A life well-lived…XXOO

RIP Nelson Mandela. …a life well-lived….RESPECT. ♥♥♥

Nelson Mandela Quote

Our march to freedom is irreversible. We must not allow fear to stand in our  way. Universal suffrage on a common voters’ role in a united democratic and  non-racial South Africa is the only way to peace and racial harmony.

In conclusion I wish to quote my own words during my trial in 1964. They are  true today as they were then:

‘I have fought against white domination and I have fought against black  domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in  which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is  an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an  ideal for which I am prepared to die.

-Nelson Mandela-

16-June-1964-Eight-men-am-011 image fr (when they still reported news, not PR propagandas back in the old days!)

Growing up in Australia there was very little context of the world that Nelson Mandela endured for 21 years under a dictatorship. My only memory of having any understanding of the pervasive inequity of the world of Apartheid was a “moment” when I was sitting with my dear friend Nicole (who immigrated from South Africa, who went on to run for Miss Australia through her charitable work). We were waiting for a train in Melbourne, when side by side we sat on the platform waiting for a train and Nicole asked me a curious question,” Cecilia, are we allowed to sit on that train carriage together?”

I said,”Allowed? Well, if it is not too full…I’m sure we will get a seat!”

She said,”No, that’s not what I meant, sorry.”

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I just looked at her strangely. It was a few years into our friendship that she explained,”In South Africa, when I was really young, I saw my best friend shot in the head in front of me. It was only later that I understood, we were Honorary Whites under Apartheid, even though I look Indian and had a Jewish grandmother. It didn’t matter what we looked like. It mattered how we were classified in the system.”

So according to Apartheid South Africa, Nicole and I may not be able to sit next to one another on a train without breaking a law, unless we checked that both of us, Chinese and Indian were both “honorary whites”.

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Ironically she explained this to me while we were on our way, in the car to go to see a talk by the Dalai Lama in real life. I really cannot imagine a world where I would have to be “honorary white” in order to just sit on a train with my friend.

The despicable nature of Apartheid and the imposition of Racist inequitable laws were the personification of Evil. Nelson Mandala’s life and his refusal to abide by such an inequitable system will always be a beacon of light, in a world full of haters and people using “isms” to incite hatred.

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Death is inevitable. ..but what a life!!!! If I could be 1/100th the symbol for freedom that he was…I would be so proud. Thank you ♥♥♥Nelson Mandela ♥ ♥ ♥ for the symbol that you are to the world against racism and unjust laws created by dictators. ♥♥♥

♥♥♥♥ I celebrate the lifecof Nelson Mandela ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Freedom is Priceless! ♥♥♥♥

“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 1996 Hamba Kahle Tata

There will always be cretinous haters who use Mandela’s death to incite hate….the best is to refrain from participating in their stupidity and remember that it is far better to live as Mandela  did and have the world love you and mourn your death…than to be Hitler, Stalin or Mao where everyone were grateful  that your death meant that your dictatorship was over !

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11 comments on “RIP Nelson Mandela!…A life well-lived…XXOO

  1. Anonymous
    January 25, 2014

    Just want to say your article is as astonishing. The clearness in your answer is cool. I don’t think it matters if he was attributed with communism. A phase, as you say.


    • ceciliawyu
      January 28, 2014

      I know. It is just a phase… people drinking too much at 1st year university! Thank you. 🙂


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      January 28, 2014

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    January 21, 2014

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  7. Milfa
    January 21, 2014

    I just wanted to you’re dead wrong about Mandela. His early involvement with South Africa’s Communist Party. You are very anti-communist for human rights in China. Yet you honor Mandela. Your post doesn’t make any sense.
    Read this:


    • ceciliawyu
      January 21, 2014

      I know. That was already pointed out by a few Americans. All I can say is this: He was just a symbol for many. Ironically, it is some Azanian socialist blog in South Africa who decided that even a “hardened cynic” like me, was forced to reassess by the legacy of Mandela and argued for a more moderate view of him as a flawed human being instead of a symbol. Here’s their quote of my blah-blah:

      He is just a symbol for women like my friend Nicole, who needed something to stand up to the oppressions she had internalised. So in this respect, you are right, we all need to take “symbols” with a grain of salt. But my, oh my, what a symbol he was! So why don’t we chalk this down to me admiring him for being a very good Symbol and it has very little to do with the human being. Many morons in the world believe in communist symbols like Mao and Stalin; it get billions of people killed and generations left illiterate by their communist crap. But if one of their symbols emerge as something worthwhile that got rid of just a little bit of racism in the world…I say: Fight fire with fire.

      That does not mean I am going to suddenly cry because he was communist for a while. Everyone goes through that phase when they get political at some point, most people are smart enough to get beyond it after…oh…about a week! 🙂 It doesn’t mean they don’t move on to do something great. Unfortunately you have to feel nothing but pity for the losers who stay stuck their whole lives defending communism which is just a stupid little cult for haters and their red sk8nks! 🙂

      Thank you for pointing out alternative views. I like that! Ciao. Cecilia


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