Mandela even called out the racial divide of the United Nations before the election of the United States' first African-America president,
". . .many people say quietly, but they don’t have the courage to stand up and say publicly, that when there were white secretary generals you didn’t find this question of the United States and Britain going out of the United Nations. But now that you’ve had black secretary generals like Boutros Boutros Ghali, like Kofi Annan, they do not respect the United Nations. They have contempt for it. This is not my view, but that is what is being said by many people.
Mandela was liked by the world community for his ability to "forgive".
How does anyone stay imprisoned for 27-years, labled a "terrorist" eventually democratically elected to lead the nation that imprisoned him and after five years just walk away.
Hum. Why are we memorializing him?
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